Family Events for the Week of November 18th, 2019

We have some fun ideas for your fall fun this week.  Our top picks for Metro Detroit family events.  Looking for some great places to visit this November?  Check out our indoor play place suggestions in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Gearing up for Christmas?  Check out places to meet Santa, Tree Lighting Ceremonies or Meals with Santa.

Family Sensory Days – Royal Oak
Monday, November 18, 2019 from 2-8 PM

  • Address: Bowlero Lanes & Lounge – 4209 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak, MI 48073
  • Description: Every 1st and 3rd Mondays in November and December the bowling alley offers dimmed lighting, quieter music, and special amenities for an enriching and fun outing for the whole family.  Staff who are sensitive to those with special needs. Weighted vests & noise-cancelling headphones, available free of charge. We are working on becoming a Certified Autism Center (IBCCES).
  • Cost: $20/hour/lane

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Kid’s Night Out – Robot Garage
BIRMINGHAM Robot Garage 637 S. Eton St. Birmingham MI 48009
$14 per child $6 for Pizza or bring your own dinner

Grades K-8 DROP YOUR CHILD OFF AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN! Register to bring your kids to The Robot Garage for a Kid’s Night Out and they will LOVE that you’re leaving them behind for a night to yourself. Our amazing staff will lead LEGO and robotic activities for ages K-8. Parents are subject to a late fee of $1 per minute for any child who is not picked up within 10 minutes of the end of the event.

Pewabic Tile Workshop – Detroit
Friday, November 22, 2019 6-8pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: Join the OAC and Pewabic Pottery for a tile workshop. Pewabic Street Team will provide blank tiles and supporting materials for you create your own tile to keep or give as a gift.**Tiles will take four to six weeks for processing and may be picked up at Pewabic Pottery.
  • Cost: $25

Radiant Reptiles – Detroit
Saturday, November 23, 2019 1-3pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: Get to know some creepy crawly creatures, and maybe find out why they aren’t so creepy after all. We will have a ssspecial ssscaly friend to hang out with while we discover some Michigan reptiles and make a craft.
  • Cost: Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.

Turkey Day at the OAC – Detroit
Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:30-3:30pm

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207
  • Description: 12:30-2:30 p.m.: drop-in activity and crafts. 2:30-3:30 p.m.: interactive presentation. Besides being the unofficial symbol of the Thanksgiving season, the wild turkey is also a symbol of conservation success in the United States. Join us for a the OAC Turkey Day to take a closer look at the wild turkey in Michigan. Learn about where they live, what they eat, the noises they make, and even take the opportunity to feel some wings and feathers from real wild turkeys.
  • Cost: Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.

How to Compost at Home – Novi
Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30-7pm

  • Address: 45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Description: During this talk you will learn how to: make compost the easy way – what we teach and why, hot vs. cold composting, managing food waste for successful outdoor composting, compost feeds the soil… or does it? Is compost a soil amendment, fertilizer, or both? Bins – pros and cons of different types; recommendations for the public, managing the compost mixture, classroom composting – “orange pail” composting project.
  • Cost: There is no charge for the following programs, but pre-registration is required by calling 248.347.0414.

Northville Light Up Parade – Northville
Friday, November 22, 2019 6:30pm

  • Address: downtown Northville
  • Description: Hometown Holiday is a community celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The celebration begins with the parade and the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Town Square. Northville is decorated in holiday splendor to warm your hearts which will get you in the holiday spirit. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sip free hot chocolate, community sign-a-long and enjoy the special events planned.

Annual Tree Lighting at Campus Martius – Detroit
Friday, November 22, 2019 7pm

  • Address: Campus Martius Park800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226
  • Description: Join us for the most magical night of the year! If not able to attend watch WXYZ beginning at 7:00 pm. Santa will “flip the switch” on the most beautiful tree just before 8:00 pm. It’s going to be a festive epic evening.

A Very Harry Potter Holiday – Northville
Friday, November 22, 2019 6-8pm

  • Address: Barnes & Noble (Northville, MI)17111 Haggerty Rd., Northville, Michigan 48167
  • Description: Join us for a holiday shopping preview event – Harry Potter style! Celebrate the kickoff to the Holiday Season with a magical bang! Get early access to select Black Friday deals and visit our Harry Potter shop for all the latest Wizarding wonders!
  • Activities include:
  • Yule dance party, Make your own wizard ornament, Wizard coloring station, Temporary tattoos station, Photo booth and selfie stations, Magical wizard and drinks and treats in our café, Harry Potter Lego community build, Not sure what Hogwarts house you belong to? Try our sorting hat!

Katie Rork

Katie is a hard workin' momma who loves to be where the people are. She has a daughter named Charlotte (almost 4 years old), a son named Silas (19 months old), and her husband's name is Jeff (married 6 years). She graduated from Madonna University with a degree in Broadcast and Cinema Arts. She shared her love and passion for journalism at 9&10 News, Northern Michigan's News Leader for 8 years as a reporter and anchor. Her family moved to Metro Detroit to be closer to family and her husband's new job. Katie is excited to write for MDM and help other mommas!

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