Family Events for the Week of January 6, 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 January?  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.



10
January
6-8:30pm
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. Online registration open until the midnight before the event.

Sleigh Rides
Every Saturday and Sunday @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm through 1/26/2020

  • Address: Kensington Metropark, Farm Center – Map Me
  • Description: Winter has arrived with crisp air and (hopefully) a blanket of snow covering your favorite trails. Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice.

Youth Abilities – Saturday Sports Special – Royal Oak
Saturday, January 11, 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 adaptive@oakgov.com or 248-424-7077.


10
Jan
10am
KIDZ BOP LIVE 2020 Tickets go on sale

$25+

Calling all KIDZ BOP fans, the #1 music brand for kids, announced today their brand-new tour, KIDZ BOP Live 2020 will make a stop in Metro Detroit. In partnership with Live Nation, KIDZ BOP will bring the highly-anticipated family-friendly live concert experience to DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan on Saturday, June 20th, 2020. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, January 10 at 10 am. For tour dates and ticket information, visit KIDZBOP.com and LiveNation.com.

Scout Badge Day – Daisies – Madison Heights
Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10-Noon or 2-4pm

  • 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 Daisies, during which they’ll complete their Sunny 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.

Scout Badge Day – Brownies – Clarkston
Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10-Noon or 2-4pm

  • Address: Wint Nature Center: 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI 48348
  • Description: Choice of two time slots: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. This interactive session is designed specifically for Brownies, during which they’ll complete their Senses 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.

Platform Tennis Open House – Waterford
Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1:30-3:30pm

  • Address: Waterford Oaks County Park: 1702 Scott Lake Road Waterford, MI 48328
  • Description: Learn more about platform tennis during our free open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 at Waterford Oaks County Park! This is an opportunity to “test drive” platform tennis and learn about play from local residents who are platform tennis enthusiasts. Instruction will be provided by the Waterford Paddle Club. Extra equipment will be available during the clinic. No pre-registration is necessary, but participants should dress for the weather and wear tennis shoes. No previous experience is needed and all ages are welcome. For more information, call Jay Reynolds at 248-645-9671 or Oakland County Parks and Recreation at 248-858-0916.

Christmas Tree Recycling Starts – Oakland County
Now until January 26, 202 from 9am-4pm

  • Address: 11 Oakland County Parks
  • Description: From Dec. 26 to Jan. 26, trade your Christmas tree for a new tree! From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the week, follow drop-off signs at Christmas tree recycling sites: Addison Oaks, Catalpa Oaks, Glen Oaks Golf Course, Groveland Oaks, Independence Oaks-North, Lyon Oaks (Park), Oakland County Farmers Market, Orion Oaks, Red Oaks Golf Course, Springfield Oaks (Park) and White Lake Oaks Golf Course. In return for recycling a Christmas tree, the Oakland Conservation District will distribute FREE white pine seedlings on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1580 Scott Lake Road, Waterford. No charge to drop off trees, no commercial trees accepted, plastic, tinsel and wire must be removed.

Nerf Wars – Novi
Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6:30pm-8pm

  • Address: Novi Civic Center – 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Description: Grab your Nerf guns and get ready to battle. An all-out Nerf war is about to begin with capture the flag, target practice and freeze tag. Bring your own Nerf gun, darts and safety glasses will be supplied. Each participant will receive pizza and a drink. Ages: 8-12
  • Price: Res. $15 / Non-Res. $17 per person.

Pruning Like a Pro – Novi
Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1-2:30pm

  • Address: Novi Civic Center – 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Description: Practicing proper pruning techniques is an excellent way to protect your trees and your property against future hazards. But how do you determine which branches should be cut? When should trees be pruned? Why is it important and what tools are required? The City of Novi’s own forester will lead you through each of these questions and more, while also discussing the City’s maintenance of more than 37,500 city-owned trees.
  • There is no charge for the following programs, but pre-registration is required by calling 248-347-0414.

Turning Teen: Body Basics for Girls – Novi
Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1-3pm

  • Address: Novi Civic Center – 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Description: Body Basics is the first in the Turning Teen series and provides age appropriate, medically accurate information about puberty in an engaging and relaxed manner. This is an introduction to your body and its parts, the difference between boys and girls, physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty, rules for body respect, emotions and more. For more information and to register visit turningteen.com.
  • Ages: 8-12 with trusted adult
  • Price: $60 per couple

2020 Plymouth Ice Festival – Plymouth
January 10-12, 2020

  • Address: Plymouth Ice Festival – 350 S Main St, Plymouth, Michigan 48170
  • Description: Mark your calendars for the Plymouth Ice Festival in Plymouth, Michigan! (Fri-Sun, Jan 10-12, 2020) You can follow Plymouth Ice Festival for event details, giveaways and more info about this 3-day winter event.

Free Winter Term Planetarium Shows – Detroit
Friday, January 10, 2020 from 7pm-8:15pm or 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.

Green Day – Detroit
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from Noon-3pm

  • Address: Detroit Zoo – 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
  • Description: The holidays may be over but the fun is just getting started for the animals at the Detroit Zoo. Many of their habitats will be “spruced up” when they are given recycled holiday evergreen trees to play with, roll around, strip and tear apart.
  • A scheduled distribution of trees will take place at the following times:
    • Noon – bison
    • 12:30 p.m. – wolverines
    • 1 p.m. – arctic foxes
    • 1:30 p.m. – polar bears
    • 2 p.m. – grizzly bears

The Milford Handmade Only Market – Milford
Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 11-4pm

  • Address: American Legion Hall Post 216 – 510 W Commerce St, Milford, Michigan 48381
  • Description: Welcome to The First Milford Handmade Market of 2020 on January 12th, located in the beautiful town of Milford. 510 W Commerce, Milford, MI 48381. 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! Milford is a very close town where people gather together, support one another, and offers hospitality to all! We’re so happy to be a part of this wonderful community!

Vision Board Building – Plymouth
Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6:30-9pm

  • Description: We are excited to present a *complimentary vision board event. Doesn’t matter where you are on your journey, come join us!! Together we are going to build our vision boards. The best part is we don’t have to spend the time or money locating a million magazines and it makes for less waste ♻️ and more fun. Light refreshments provided!
  • Bring: Poster Board or *Cork Board*, 3-5 magazines (any type but we recommend you bring/buy some in alignment with your dreams…ie: buying a house, buy a home decor magazine, a notebook & pen…for journaling of course, blanket or yoga mat.

Community Free Day – Sponsored by Axalta – Detroit
Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10-5pm

  • Address: Michigan Science Center – 5020 John R St, Detroit, Michigan 48202
  • Description: With the support of Axalta Performance Coatings, MiSci is providing complimentary admission on Saturday, January 11, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and environmental stewardship. General admission tickets are free with pre-registration. The community is welcome to experience “Conserve This Colorful Planet”, which aims to inspire guests to learn about water conservation in a colorful and engaging way. Through additional partnership with Ducks Unlimited and Six Rivers Conservancy, guests will be thrilled with a colorful exhibit experience, fun activities and education including access to 220+ hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, a Smithsonian Spark!Lab, Kids Town, STEM Playground and more.

Live Michigan Mammals with Howell Nature Center – Detroit
Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-3pm

  • Address: DNR Outdoor Adventure Center – 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207
  • Description: Michigan Mammals with Howell Nature Center. Join Howell Nature Center for a fun and educational program about some magnificent wildlife…Michigan mammals! Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of our state’s mammal residents and their habitats, followed by a Q&A and a chance to get an up-close look at some furry fauna.
  • FEE: Included with the price of admission.


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