Family Events for the Week of March 2, 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 MARCH?  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.


Kids Night Out – Rochester
Friday, March 6, 2020 from 6-8:30pm

  • Address: The Robot Garage – 1659 West Hamlin Road Suite F
  • Description: Register to bring your kids to The Robot Garage for a Kids-Night-Out and they will LOVE that you’re leaving them behind for a night to yourself. Our amazing staff will oversee informal LEGO and robotic activities .
  • Students may pack dinner and a water bottle or sign up for Pizza for $6 per student.

Cub Club: Owls! – Detroit
Saturday, March 7, 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 Michigan’s different owls. *This special program will feature live owls from our friends at Michigan Avian Experience. Preregistration is required, and there is a maximum for this program.
  • Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission. Preregistration required.

Family Game Day – Detroit
Saturday, March 7, 2020 from Noon-3pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: Winter blues giving you cabin fever? Well, get out of the house and come to the Outdoor Adventure Center for some fun indoor family games! Lots of fun activities will be available for every age. Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.

Michigan Birds of Prey – Detroit
Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 2-3:30pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: Join our friends from Michigan Avian Experience to meet some of Michigan’s fascinating raptor species! The program will focus on raptor adaptations and behaviors, and audience members will have an opportunity to feel feathers, skulls, feet, and/or bones. You don’t want to miss this one! Please check in at the front desk to receive your wristbands.
  • Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.

Archery Explore It: March-ery Madness – Detroit
Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 12:15pm-1:15pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: This is your chance to explore archery. Archery Explore It is a one-hour program that will give participants the opportunity to learn how to safely handle a bow, learn proper stance and shoot several arrows. Browse our Explore It program selections to find the program that best suits your interests.  This month’s Explore It program will be run tournament-style in honor of March Madness. Learn a bit about the rules and regulations of competitive archery, and how to keep score.
  • Participants must be 8 years of age or older. All equipment is provided. Limited to 18 participants.
  • FEE: $12 per class. Preregistration is required.

March is Reading Month: Benson’s Adventures in the USA at the OAC – Detroit
Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 2pm-TBD

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: Presentation by authors Shannon Cooper-Toma and Tracy Foster. Join Tracy and Shannon as they share their new book, “Benson’s Adventures in the U.S.A.” Students are transported through the pages of the Benson’s Adventures books to the different regions across the United States to learn about our nation’s capital, historic landmarks, national parks, diverse cities, and many other iconic locations, while also learning many fun “Did you know…” facts about our nation. The authors share their secret to success and practical ways for families, educators, and communities to DREAM EVEN BIGGER for their children. See how their work with ABC News, NASA, Hollywood, Chicago, and New York has changed the lives of children. The authors will also be selling and signing their books.
  • Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.

Community Cats: Where They Came From & How You Can Help – Novi
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7pm

  • Address: Novi Civic Center – 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Description: Community Cats- Where They Came From and How You Can Help Using the TNR Process. Please join us to learn about community cats and what you can do to help them in your own neighborhood. TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) is the only humane, cost effective and proven way to reduce suffering among outdoor cats.  This interactive talk will touch on this process while providing an interesting and entertaining look at cats and their quirky ways.
  • Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.
  • Age: Any
  • Price: Free

NYA 38th Annual Bowl-A-Thon – Novi
Friday, March 7, 2020 from 1-4pm

  • Address: Novi Bowl, 21700 Novi Road
  • Description: Come support Novi Youth Assistance, a prevention program servicing families and youth from Novi, at its 38th annual Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser. The organization is accepting all levels of sponsorships (corporate, lane and prize donors). If you would like to sponsor a lane or are interested in signing up a bowling team, contact 248-347-0410. Learn more and register at cityofnovi.org/nya.

Morning Munchkins – Madison Heights
Friday, March 6, 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.

Discover Michigan Fresh – Waterford
Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9-Noon

  • Address: Oakland County Farmers Market: 2350 Pontiac Lake Rd Waterford, MI 48328
  • Description: Discover Michigan Fresh provides growing, handling and preserving tips as well as healthy recipes to help you take advantage of delicious Michigan-grown bounty from your backyard or local farmers market. The kids program is 9-10 a.m., and the adult program is 11 a.m.-noon. Topics at the free presentations include: fruits; vegetables; gardening; food preservation and safety; meat; fish; eggs; nuts; and more. Attend all six sessions (Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, Feb. 29, March 7, March 21) of this educational series. Call 248-858-5495 or email OCmarket@oakgov.com for more information.

Scout Badge Day – Daisies – Madison Heights
Saturday, March 7, 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 Daisies, during which they’ll complete their Space Science Explorer 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 – Wolves – Clarkston
Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10-4pm

  • 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 Wolves, during which they’ll complete their Digging Into The Past 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.

Seasonal Hiring Fair – Waterford Township
Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10-2pm

  • Address: Waterford Oaks Activity Center: 2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford Township 48328
  • Description: Stop by the Waterford Oaks Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 7 to eat a donut, drink some coffee and apply for a summer job at Oakland County Parks and Recreation! At our Seasonal Hiring Fair, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about all of our available summer positions, what it’s like to work at a park and meet some of our awesome current staff members. We’ll have laptops and iPads available to use for applications.

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie – South Lyon
Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 10-Noon

  • Address: The Lyon Theater – 126 E Lake St, South Lyon, Michigan 48178
  • Description: Tickets Only $5 Rated: PG, Approx. Runtime : 1hr 40min, Plot: Sonic tries to navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend — a human named Tom Wachowski. They must soon join forces to prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination.

Free Winter Term Planetarium Shows – Detroit
Friday, March 6, 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.

Howell Winter Marketplace – Howell
Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 10-2pm

  • Address: Howell Opera House – 123 W Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan 48843
  • Description: Come in from the cold and enjoy our Winter Market! This free, family friendly marketplace offers seasonal gifts, baked goods, honey, jewelry, art, specialty spices, and more! We pride ourselves on our local, independent vendors – everything is handmade and locally produced.

Welcome Spring Event – Mason
Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10-5pm

  • Address: Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage LLC – 352 W. Columbia Street, Mason, Michigan 48854
  • Description: Join us on Saturday March 7th to celebrate that Spring is almost here! Our vendors bring in all new Spring inspired signs, home decor, florals, planters, mugs, jewelry, scarves, candles, pillows, bags & more!

Oak Pointe Church MOPS Mom to Mom Sale – Novi
Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 8:30-Noon

  • Address: Oak Pointe Church – 50200 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48374
  • Description: Shop and save at over 80 tables of gently used baby and kids clothes, toys, furniture, books, maternity clothes and more. Large items room opens at 8:30 sharp.
  • A $2 entry fee will be collected at the door. Strollers are welcome!

Shamrock Race – Plymouth
Sunday, March 8, 2020 starting at 7:45am

  • Address: 777 W Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth, Michigan 48170
  • Description: 10K, 5K, Double (15K), 1/2 Mile; Hoodie Jacket & Medal to all participants; Post Race Party with Bigalora pizza & Arbor Brewing Beer or Pop! Heated Tent

Daddy Daughter – DAY PARTY – Detroit
Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 3-7pm

  • Address: The Artist Village Detroit – 17336 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219
  • Description: THE ART OF BEING A FATHER TO A DAUGHTER. This Day Party is for Father’s and Daughter’s. Balloon Drop, Manicures, Art Projects, Music, Food and Vendors. Most of all Daddies and Daughter Having FUN!!!!
  • Cost: $30-$60

Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” – Detroit
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2pm

  • Address: Fox Theatre – 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
  • Description: Sing, clap, dance, and move to the music with all your favorite Nick Jr. friends! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music”, an all-new, one-of-a-kind adventure. For the first time on stage together, this musical spectacular features characters from multiple Nick Jr. hit animated series, including Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol (produced by Spin Master Entertainment) , Dora The Explorer, Shimmer and Shine, Blue’s Clues and You, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Top Wing. Families will have the opportunity to make lifelong memories together at any of the six performances at the Fox Theatre in The District Detroit from Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8.

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