Family Events for the Week of February 3, 2020

We have some fun ideas for your winter fun this week.  Our top picks for Metro Detroit family events.  Looking for some great places to visit this February?  Check out our indoor play place suggestions in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Gearing up for winter? Check out sledding hills in Metro Detroit, or outdoor ice skating pages.

MineCraft Night-Birmingham
The Robot Garage Birmingham – 637 South Eton Street
$24 per child Grades 1-9 / Members 10% discount / $6 pizza or BYOD

Come hang out and play MineCraft on our custom server. There will be both survival and creative areas to enjoy either with individual play or with friends. Get your own space on our server so your work will be saved for the future or play on our group server with other kids who attend this event. Play at your own level and explore all the aspects of a multi-player MineCraft experience within the safe controlled environment of The Robot Garage. Students may pack dinner and a water bottle or sign up for Pizza for $6 per student.

“The Wizard of Oz”
6500 Middlebelt Rd. Garden City, MI
$6 online. $7 at the door

he Plymouth-Canton branch of AAUW. We are a non-profit that raises money through our annual plays for children. The profits are used for college scholarships for women in our area. This year, we are performing “The Wizard of Oz” at Garden City High School February 6th-8th.

Wonderful Winter Outdoor Activity – Detroit
January 04, 2020  –  February 29, 2020 from 1-2:30pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: Join us outside at the OAC for a fun winter activity. From ice fishing and snowshoeing to snow Pictionary and sledding, these are all activities that can be enjoyed right outside our front door, and across the state. Our activities will be weather and condition-dependent. Check the OAC Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. Throw your winter gear in the car, just in case!
  • This is a free outdoor event. Regular admission fees apply for building access.

Friend Friday: Archery – Detroit
Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6-8pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center with your friends for a night of archery and fun. For half of the evening, participants will enjoy an introductory archery class. We will also have a fun activity to guide your exploration of the OAC.
  • Fee: $20

Cub Club: Burrowing Buddies – Detroit
Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 11-12:30pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: A special set of opportunities for our youngest guests. Children ages 3-6 will enjoy a story time, arts and crafts, and hands-on nature experiences. This session will focus on animals that burrow to stay warm during the winter. We recommend joining the fun at the start time. We may not be able to accommodate those who arrive more than 15 minutes into the activity.
  • Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.

Science Olympiad Workshop: Weather or Not – Detroit
Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2-3:30pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: This workshop is designed specifically for students competing in the Elementary-Level Science Olympiad. The workshop will run for one to one and a half hours and will cover this year’s relevant content and include a practice test. Each child attending must be accompanied by an adult. This workshop is intended for competing students and parents and/or coaches only. Participants must sign in and pick up a wrist band at the front desk.
  • Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.

Archery Graduate Shoot – Detroit
Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 3:15-4:15pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: Graduate open shoot is available to students who have taken any paid archery program at the OAC (this excludes try-it programs). Sessions will allow returning students the opportunity to practice their skills without having to go through the instructional portion of a class. Archery games may be available to archers upon request. All equipment is provided. Limited to 12 participants.
  • FEE: $12. Preregistration is required.

Tiny Twigs – Clarkston
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 10-11 am

  • Address: Wint Nature Center: 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI 48348
  • Description: Looking for a fun way to spend an hour with your preschooler? Head to the nature center for Tiny Twigs Hour. We will engage your child with a story, story-related craft and activity. Each session will focus on a different theme, so attend as many sessions as you like as you increase your knowledge and love of nature.
  • FEE: $4/child. Preregistration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center (248-625-6473) on Saturdays.

Morning Munchkins – Madison Heights
Friday, February 7, 2020 from 10:30-11:15am

  • Address: Red Oaks Nature Center: 30300 Hales Street Madison Heights, MI 48071
  • Description: Bring your preschooler to the nature center for a favorite story and a related hands-on, nature-based discovery activity. This series will be offered the first Friday of each month. $4/child. Preregistration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays.

Sugar Rush – Davisburg
Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6-9pm

  • Address: Springfield Oaks Activity Center: 12450 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI 48350
  • Description: Gumdrops and lollipops and frosting, oh my! Grab your family, friends or your sweetie for the ultimate sugary experience from 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Springfield Oaks Activity Center! Sign up for a time slot to play a jumbo-size classic board game favorite, similar to Candy Land. Your team will travel on the rainbow-colored path, passing the Peppermint Woods and the Lollipop Forest in the hope of reaching the Kandy King’s Castle before the other teams! Themed games and crafts will be available before and after your game time. Decorate a cookie for a sweet treat! $15 per family or team. Limit 5 members per team. All ages welcome.

Youth Abilities – Saturday Sports Special – Royal Oak
Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 9:30-11am

  • Address: Jack & Patti Salter Club: 1545 East Lincoln, Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Description: Join us for Youth Abilities Saturday Sports Special! For youth with disabilities ages 6-18. Activities include parachute games, floor hockey, kickball, basketball and more. Registration is required, but there are no registration fees. Questions? Contact Sandy Dorey at or 248-424-7077.

Scout Badge Day – Webelos – Madison Heights
Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10-4pm

  • Address: Red Oaks Nature Center: 30300 Hales Street Madison Heights, MI 48071
  • Description: Choice of two time slots: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. This interactive session is designed specifically for Webelo scouts, during which they’ll complete their Earth Rocks badge. All snacks and materials are provided. (Badges are not supplied by the nature center.) Programs take place rain or shine. Dress for the weather, as portions of the program may be outdoors. One adult is required for every five scouts. Cost: $7/scout and $3/adult. Pre-registration is required. Call the registration line at 248-858-0916 during regular business hours to register and pay by phone. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Or you may mail check and registration form at least one week prior to event.

Farmers Market Cooking Demonstration – Waterford
Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10-11am

  • Address: Oakland County Farmers Market: 2350 Pontiac Lake Rd Waterford, MI 48328
  • Description: Cooking with EdibleWOW will allow you the opportunity to discover cooking secrets and sample dishes sourcing fresh produce from local Michigan farmers. No registration is required. For more information, call 248-858-5495 or email

DIY Great Lakes Stone Pendant – Clarkston
Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 1-3pm

  • Address: Wint Nature Center: 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI 48348
  • Description: Our beloved lakes have created a beautiful stone for you. Choose one that speaks to you, then use it as your inspiration to make a pendant. Use oven-bake clay to create the pendant that will hold the stone. (Non-toxic clay pendant will need to be baked in a standard home oven after class). All materials including necklace are provided. No experience necessary. Program is suitable for ages 6 and up.
  • FEE: $16/pendant. Preregistration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center (248-625-6473) on Saturdays.

Chasing Coral – Novi
Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 11-1pm

  • Address: Novi Public Library – 45255 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Description: This film explores and explains why coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.  Pre-registration required by calling 248-347-0414.
  • Age: Any
  • Price: Free

Daddy Daughter Dance – Novi
February 7 and 8, 2020

  • Times: Friday, February 7 from 7pm – 9pm; Saturday, February 8 from 2-4pm; and Saturday, February 8 from 7-9pm
  • Address: 45175 Ten Mile Road Novi, MI
  • Description: The City of Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services invite you to the Daddy Daughter Glow Dance.  $15 per person. Price will increase to $20 after February 2. Corsages and keepsake charm available for additional cost. No registration at the door.

Free Winter Term Planetarium Shows – Detroit
Friday, February 7, 2020 from 7pm-8:15pm and 8:30pm-9:45pm

  • Address: Wayne State University Planetarium – 4841 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
  • Description: Come join us under the dome for a planetarium show at Wayne State University! Located in room 0209 Old Main, we’ll do some hands on demonstrations, give you a live star talk about the current night sky and our favorite astronomical objects, and follow up with ‘Phantom of the Universe: The Search for Dark Matter’ – a full dome film about the search for this material that physicists believe makes up 27% of the universe, narrated by Tilda Swinton.

54th Annual Detroit RV & Camping Show – Novi
February 5-9, 2020

  • Address: Suburban Collection Showplace – 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, Michigan 48374
  • Description: More than 350 RVs, including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, toy haulers, fifth wheel travel trailers and a park model, ranging in price from $6,995 to more than $400,000. 75 booth exhibitors featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on-site RV financing and RV rentals make this the complete RV show experience. Educational seminars open to show attendees.

The Milford Handmade Only Market – Milford
Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 11-4pm

  • Address: American Legion Hall Post 216 – 510 W Commerce St, Milford, Michigan 48381
  • Description: This Market is a HANDMADE ONLY MARKET, all Vendors are hand selected by our team at Events With Christine. We want to bring one of a kind small local businesses to our town!

Elementary Skate Night – Detroit
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5:30-8pm

  • Address: Northland Roller Rink – 22311 W 8 Mile Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48219

Winter Blast Weekend – Detroit
February 7-9, 2020

  • Address: Campus Martius Park – 800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226
  • Description: Join us in Campus Martius Park February 7-9, 2020 for Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend! The traditional one weekend festival that has transformed downtown Detroit into a winter themed wonderland is back and ADMISSION IS FREE!

Chilly Outside/Chili Inside February Freeze Chili Cookoff! – Detroit
Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 1-5pm

  • Address: Abick’s Bar – 3500 Gilbert St, Detroit, Michigan 48210
  • Description: Comin up! Sunday Feb. 9, competition chili’s set & ready to serve by 1:00. Spots available to complete, $20 entry. Everyone’s a critic…$10 donation makes you a judge while helping support the mission of Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan.

Michigan’s Misunderstood Mammal: The Opossum – Detroit
Sunday, February 9, 2020 from Noon-2pm

  • Address: DNR Outdoor Adventure Center – 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207
  • Description: Michigan’s Misunderstood Mammal: The Opossum. Visit this Featured Exhibit to discover what makes this animal so unique, and dare I say… cute. Leave with a newfound appreciation for North America’s only marsupial, and a craft to take home!

February Flicks – Toy Story 4 – Detroit
Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 1-6pm

  • Address: Beacon Park Detroit – 1903 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226
  • Description: Lights! Camera! Action! February Flicks returns to​ DTE’s Beacon Park Detroit​ featuring a fantastic lineup of free films and movie-themed activities on Saturdays, inside the heated tent! Guests will also be able to build their own toy to take home!
  • Toy Story 4 (G) 1h 40m – screenings take place at 1pm and 4pm.
  • For a full lineup of February Flicks visit:
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