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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: February 28 – March 1

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Whether you have a free Saturday morning or a full weekend of festivities to plan – if you’re looking for fun things to do with your kids in Metro Detroit this weekend, LittleGuide Detroit has you covered! 

 

Sweeten up your weekend with a trip to the brand-new Bakehouse46 in Birmingham (136 N. Old Woodward Ave.)! The bakery is a joint venture between Blake Farms and the Cupcake Station and offers cider mill and gourmet donuts, apple cider, candy and caramel apples and fudge and cupcakes! Enter to win FREE donuts and cupcakes from Bakehouse46.

GIVEAWAY: Bakehouse46

Enter to win a dozen cider donuts and 6 cupcakes from the new Bakehouse46 in Birmingham.

 

ALL WEEKEND

OUTDOORAMA

February 28 – March 1

@ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

The original Michigan Sportsmen Show is the largest size ever with the expanded Suburban Collection Showplace! Whether it’s hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, mushroom hunting or bird watching, this is the show of the year.

 

ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

February 28 – March 1

@ The Detroit Opera House, Detroit

Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

 

HAPHAZARDLY EVER AFTER

February 28 – March 1

@ Baldwin Theater, Royal Oak

Tons of magical fun awaits in this fractured fairy tale farce. A kind king and queen want nothing more than to live happily ever after, but their four unhappy adult children are making that impossible. Haphazardly Ever After is presented by youths, ages 8 -18.

 

ROBOLIGHTS

February 28 – March 1

@ Museum Of Contemporary Art, Detroit

In Robolights Detroit, visitors are invited to wander along pathways inside of a dazzling carnival filled with sculptures of towering robots, dinosaurs, alien spacecraft, and fantastical creatures from the future, all painted in a wondrous array of vivid colors and wrapped up in thousands of lights.

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ

February 28 – March 1

@ Bloomfield Hills High School, Bloomfield Hills

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations, and now you can take the family to enjoy it live.

 

 

FRIDAY

ABRAKADOODLE: DOODLERS

Friday, February 28 / 9:30am – 11:30am

@  Community House, Birmingham

Touch it, Smell it, Hear it, See it, Taste it!  Make art through sensory exploration to experience the world through not only what you see but what you feel, taste, and hear too!

 

PRESCHOOL OPEN GYMS

Friday, February 28 / 10:30am – 11:30am

@ Extreme Gymnastics USA, Warren

Bring your little ones ages 6 & under to crawl, climb, run & jump. Parents may accompany children onto the gym floor.

 

PARENT HUB AND GRUB AND COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER

Friday, February 28 / 12:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Brilliant Detroit, Detroit

Real talk on resources for programs supporting families.  Talks will include how to find preschools, Healthy Kids Dental, Double Up Bucks, Home Visiting, Find Help, Find Fun.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS PRE-K OPEN GYM

Friday, February 28 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm / 4:30pm – 7:30pm

@ Troy Gymnastics Center, Troy

Kids 12 months through 5 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours.  If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

HOMESCHOOL HOP

Friday, February 28 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Sky Zone, Shelby Township

Every Friday home school students and their siblings can get 90 minutes of jump time for a discounted price.

 

DETROIT CITY CHESS CLUB OPEN PLAY

Friday, February 28 / 4:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court. Watch as these young players hone their craft or even sit down to test your own skills.

 

NIGHT HIKES ON THE FARM

Friday, February 28 / 6:00pm – 7:00pm

@ MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden, Novi

Night Hikes on the Farm is a series of bi-monthly events that offer educational and recreational opportunities for visitors to venture the farm in the nighttime and explore fascinating natural science topics.

 

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Friday, February 28 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

@ Devil’s Ridge Country Club, Oxford

This paw-tastic event is appropriate for ages 5 to 11 and will include adoptable animal interactions, a cheese pizza dinner and an animal themed movie with popcorn!

 

MOTHER SON CARNIVAL AND DANCE

Friday, February 28 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Novi Civic Center, Novi

Join us for a special Mother Son carnival themed dance at the Novi Civic Center. Appetizers, carnival games, music, photo booth, desserts, and more are included.

 

FREE PUBLIC PLANETARIUM SHOW

Friday, February 28 / 7:00pm – 9:30pm

@ Wayne State University Planetarium, Detroit

The Wayne State Planetarium presents public planetarium shows on a regular basis. Our public shows are presented at 7 PM and 8:30 pm on most Friday evenings throughout the semester.

 

USA HOCKEY -$5 FUN NIGHT

Friday, February 28 /  7:00pm – 10:00pm

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth

Our fifth $5 Fun Night of the season takes place as the U17s faceoff against the Waterloo Blackhawks. Be sure to get in on the $5 select seating, photo station, multiple prizes and family fun!

 

MAPLE MADNESS: CAMPFIRE SUGAR

Friday, February 28 / 7:30pm – 8:30pm

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Learn about tapping a maple tree and then taste samples of treats you can make at home using maple syrup both sweet and savory, yum!

 

FLIPPED OUT FRIDAY

Friday, February 28 / 8:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Extreme Gymnastics USA, Warren

Need a couple hours free of the kids? Drop them off for a Friday night open gym like no other!

 

 

SATURDAY

STORY HOUR (AGES 3-5)

Saturday, February 29 / 9:30am – 10:30am

@ Auburn Hills Community Center Gym, Auburn Hills

Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, craft, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities.

 

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE

Saturday, February 29 / 9:45am – 10:35am

@ Farmington Ice Arena, Farmington Hills

Sign up for a 1-day hockey clinic for FREE!

 

PRE-BALLET DROP-IN

Saturday, February 29 / 9:45am – 10:45am

@ Lil Dumplins, Detroit

3.5 – 5 year old’s “Pre-Ballet” class introduces basic vocabulary, positions, concepts and rhythms of ballet.

 

YOUNG OUTDOOR EXPLORERS: COLORS OF NATURE

Saturday, February 29 / 10:00am – 11:00am

@ Hudson Mills Activity Center, Dexter

Through hands-on exploration, your child will search and play with colors to learn how they are used in nature.

 

OPEN GYM

Saturday, February 29 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Ganbaru Detroit Ninja Gym, Detroit

Every Saturday adults and kids alike can learn how to leap, jump, and fly through our obstacle course and training apparatus.

 

MOM TO MOM SALE

Saturday, February 29 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Hoover Elementary, Lincoln Park

Pop in to the Mom To Mom Sale and see what gently used items you can find for your little one.

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS

Saturday, February 29 / 10:00am – 4:00pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Motivate your kids to be the next great inventors or entrepreneurs with stories of past and present-day changemakers at this weekly program in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Explore the innovations — big and small — that make the world what it is today, and learn by doing with hands-on, minds-on activities designed for youth ages 8-12.

 

FREE ADMISSION SATURDAYS

Saturday, February 29 / 10:00am – 5:00pm

@ Flint Institute Of Arts, Flint

Huntington celebrates the Flint Institute of Arts by providing everyone access free of charge every Saturday.

 

STORYTIME AND CRAFTS WITH COWBOY ALEX

Saturday, February 29 / 11:00am – 12:00pm

@ Royal Oak Senior Community Center, Royal Oak

Listen to Cowboy Alex read fish stories, joke around with his puppet pals and do silly magic tricks.

 

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, February 29 / 11:00am – 1:00pm

@ Livonia Civic Center Library, Livonia

Are you looking for a Preschool for your little scholar? Stop by the library to chat with area preschools.

 

MAPLE’S SWEET STORY

Saturday, February 29 / 11:00am – 2:30pm

@ Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford

Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: GROWING WHERE WE’RE PLANTED

Saturday, February 29 / 12:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit

This year, the Detroit Historical Museum honors the legacy of toil and resistance in the Black community through the lens of the urban agriculture movement. Take part in a day-long exploration and celebration of this legacy with a panel discussion, craft activities, vendor marketplace and more!

 

DROP-IN NINJA 

Saturday, February 29 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday Troy Gymnastics offers ninja classes for ages 5 years – 23 years!

 

DROP-IN TUMBLING

Saturday, February 29 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Every Saturday Troy Gymnastics offers Drop-In tumbling for ages 5 years and up. Participants do not need to be enrolled in a tumbling class to participate.

 

FEBRUARY FLICKS- AVENGERS ENDGAME

Saturday, February 29 / 1:00pm – 7:30pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Beacon Park’s heated tent will be decked out with comfy couches, pillows and blankets but you’re also invited to bring your own seating. And don’t forget to stock up on snacks while you’re here — popcorn, food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 

SCIENCE ALIVE ANIMAL SHOW

Saturday, February 29 / 1:30pm – 3:00pm

@ Blake’s Farm And Apple Orchard, Armada

Enjoy a family fun, hands-on show where children will see, touch, and physically interact with animals from around the world!

 

LEAP DAY

Saturday, February 29 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Red Oaks Nature Center, Madison Heights

Get up close and personal with our resident nature center amphibians.

 

MOTHER & SON DATE NIGHT

Saturday, February 29 /  5:30pm – 7:30pm

@ Ford Senior Activity Center, Taylor

Spend the evening playing games, dancing, and more with your son!

 

GYMTACTICS OPEN GYM

Saturday, February 29  / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Gymtactics, Highland

Saturday Night Open Gym (Ages 6+) is an open play time for our older athletes. Come explore, flip, jump, and play!

 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

Saturday, February 29 / 6:00pm – 9:30pm

@ BounceU, Troy

We will provide the kids with a night of non-stop bouncing, games, and pizza and drinks for dinner, while mom and dad have a night on the town.

 

MOTHER SON DANCE

Saturday, February 29 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

@ Devil’s Ridge Country Club, Oxford

You and your special date are cordially invited to enjoy a night out of dancing, music, refreshments and a
complementary photo to capture this special evening.

 

GLOW SKATE

Saturday, February 29 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Garden City Ice Arena, Garden City

Glow skate is offered every Saturday night! Admission includes a complimentary glow necklace.

 

 

SUNDAY

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, March 1 / 9:00am – 12:00pm / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Come on out to Troy Gymnastics for open gym! Kids 12 months through 23 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours. If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

MAPLE SUGARING IN YOUR BACKYARD

Sunday, March 1 / 10:30am – 4:30pm

@ Heritage Park, Famington

Discover the basics of making maple syrup from your own Maple tree.

 

JAPANESE GIRLS’ DAY CELEBRATION

Sunday, March 1 / 11:00am – 5:00pm

@ Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

The Japan Culture Development along with the General Consul of Japan in Detroit and the DIA’s auxiliary Friends of Asian Arts and Culture invite you to celebrate Hinamatsuri with a showcase of traditional arts and modern Japanese culture including, tea ceremony a Hina doll display, story-telling, a Kimono demonstration and hands-on workshops featuring origami, Ikebana and Japanese sweets.

 

ARCHERY: TRY IT!

Sunday, March 1 / 12:15pm – 1:45pm

@ DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

This 30-minute program is designed as a brief introduction to archery. Participants will learn to safely handle a bow and shoot several arrows.

 

KERRYTALES WITH MOTHER GOOSE

Sunday, March 1 / 2:00pm – 2:30pm

@ Hollander’s Book & Paper Store, Ann Arbor

Little Ones can enjoy a Mother Goose Tale read by storyteller Trudy Bulkley.

 

DISNEY’S MOANA

Sunday, March 1 / 3:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Berman Center For Performing Arts, Bloomfield Township

Watch this Disney favorite at the Berman!

 

LIGHTWIRE THEATRE: MOON MOUSE-A SPACE ODDITY

Sunday, March 1 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm

@ Music Hall Center, Detroit

Lightwire Theatre proudly presents a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences. Bring the family down to Music Hall for this amazing adventure.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, March 1 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Kids 12 months through 23 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours. If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Sunday, March 1 / 6:00pm – 9:30pm

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth

It’s Sunday Funday at USA Hockey Arena! Join us on select Sunday nights for extra ice time and mini-games.

 

 

For MORE EVENTS happening this weekend, please check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!

 

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About Mary Furgason

Mary Furgason is a fitness instructor and writer on LittleGuide Detroit. She lives in western Oakland County with her husband and four kids. Mom of kids in pre-school through high school she knows the ins and outs of motherhood and the best things to do with kids of all ages.

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