Family Events for the Week of October 14th

October 14-20

Be sure to check out all the fun Halloween and Fall themed events.

6:30pm – 8:00pm
Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim
Goldfish Swim School 550 South Street Rochester, MI 48307
$5 per person or $15 per family

Join us for Family Night Out from 6:30-8:00 pm! We will have crafts, food, open swim and, raffles! Cost: $5 per person or $15 per family Pre-registration is required for this event. Simply give us a call the day of the event at 248-596-1914 or send us an email at to sign up! Make sure to like Goldfish Swim School – Rochester on Facebook to stay updated on all the latest events!

Brick or Treat
 – (Auburn Hills) 2019
October 5-31, 2019

  • Address: Legoland Discovery Center – Michigan: 4240 Baldwin Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • Phone: 866-622-0605
  • Time: regular business hours
  • Cost: varies
  • Description: Treat the kids to spooky, kooky, bricktastic fun all Halloween season! Jump inside the world’s spookiest box of LEGO® bricks at the only Halloween Party that’s built for kids! Our LEGO® FUNgineers are busy making the attraction boo-tiful and are planning awesome activities around every creepy corner.
    • Halloween-themed LEGO build activity
    • Positively perfect LEGO build activity that you can take home (while supplies last)
    • Kooky costume parade
    • Spooky Scavenger Hunt in MINILAND
    • Enter to win a Halloween Prize package
    • And more!

Fish or Treat – (Auburn Hills) 2019
October 5-31, 2019

  • Address: SeaLife Aquarium– Michigan: 4316 Baldwin Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • Phone: (248) 409-6009
  • Time: regular business hours
  • Cost: varies
  • Description: SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium invites guests to its Fish or Treat event to take part in several Halloween-themed activities —including half off the price of admission for everyone dressed in a costume every day until Halloween. Families can search for ghoulish goodies in the touch pool and see incredible underwater pumpkin carvings in the ocean tank. Underwater pumpkin carvings will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and 22 and at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.

5 PM – 9 PM
Downtown Berkley Moms’ Night Out
2838 Coolidge HIghway, Downtown Berkley

Join Downtown Berkley and the Berkley DDA, 5-9 p.m., Thursday, October 17, for its first-ever a night to celebrate and pamper Mom and the ladies and gents who support her. Moms of children, expectant moms, maybe-in-the-future moms, pet moms, work moms and those who just like to wear mom jeans are all welcome (no judgment here). Aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, friends, co-workers, too! Attendees will be treated to an evening of fun, friends, special MOMents, MOMosas as well as – A Q & A session with Amber Louchart and the team from Metro Detroit Mommy -Mini massages -Decadent dessert samples from some of Berkley’s finest bakeries and restaurants -How-to jewelry making sessions -Meet and Greet with a Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger -Flavorful Wine Tasting -MOMentus discounts and giveaways at select retailers and restaurants throughout downtown Berkley -Complimentary shuttle rides between the 12 Mile Rd. and Coolidge shopping districts There is also a chance to win cool prizes donated by all the participating businesses in downtown Berkley. PLUS, one lucky Mom or a member of her squad will win the much-coveted Grand Prize. And because we know Moms Move the Mitten, we’ve partnered up with a local non-profit, Mittens for Detroit to collect new, warm, and unused mittens and gloves for children and adults in need in the Detroit-area and other underserved communities. Mittens for Detroit will have 2 locations for drop-off donations, one on 12 Mile and one on Coolidge. No cost to attend. All welcome. Stay tuned for more details. See you there!

Every Tuesday and Friday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Backyard Playroom 2119 Catalpa Berkley, Michigan
  • (248) 543-0767
  • Cost: FREE
  • Every Tuesday and Friday morning we offer a place for parents to take a breath, connect with one another, and enjoy watching their young children learn and grow through imaginative play.  There will be a 15-minute story-time at 10 am every Friday followed by unstructured playtime until noon.  Come and go as you please!
    Parents can recharge with locally roasted coffee or tea and allergy-sensitive snacks are available for the kids.  Our Drop-In & Play program is FREE to the community and the coffee and snacks are reasonably priced.

6:30pm to 8:30pm
Moster Mash Bash
Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave., Warren, MI 48092
$5 and up, parents admission is free

Don’t miss the Monster Mash Bash in Warren. Dancing, games, raffles, food & drink, costume contest & lots of Halloween fun.

6pm – 8:30pm
MineCraft Night
The Robot Garage 172 N. Adams Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309
24 per child Grades 1-9 / Members 10% discount / $6 pizza or Bring Your Own Dinner

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.

Zoo Boo
October 18-20
October 25-27
3:00 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Detroit Zoo: 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • The Detroit Zoo is transforming into a Halloween Spooktacular with dazzling and daring aerialists, mesmerizing mimes, superhero reenactments, a joking juggler and height-defying stilt-walkers. Make sure to check out the never-ending corn maze, pumpkin smasher and haunted creatures in the Holden Reptile Conservation Center. Plenty of fun family photo ops.
  • Detroit Zoo Boo

Smashing Pumpkins
October 16 and October 26 11:00am-3:00pm

  • Detroit Zoo: 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Watch as the animals at the Detroit Zoo receive fall harvest goodies that they can play with, roll around in, tear apart and smash during this fall favorite.
  • Check out the pumpkin smashing schedule here.

Young Frankenstein
October 21 and 22   8:00pm

  • Redford Theatre: 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219
  • Tickets: $5
  • 1974 / 1 hour, 45 minutes / 35mm / Black & White
    The Frankenstein monster is spoofed in this hilarious, visually stunning comedy from Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr. Rated PG
  • Click here to buy your ticket(s) today.

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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