Grab & Go Family Planner: From Nature Walks to Making Aprons With Mom

Recycle at Beaumont's Recycl-a-thon, take a nature walk, or be inspired to create at the School Children's Art Exhibit at the DIA – pick and choose from this week’s array of family events.

Family best bets for the week ahead:

Moms to Moms Sale

Why go: You might find great things for your children on the second floor, in the gym.

Where: 202 East Fifth Street, Royal Oak

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Cost: What you purchase

More information: 248-546-6555 or http://www.mom2momsalesmichigan.com/may-sales.html



Why go: All day (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) there will be walks, pond study and nature photography for families. There is an Animal Habitat for Young Children Walk at 1:15 p.m. Children will be looking for animals and evidence of their existence while walking through the woods. 

Where: Tenhave Woods (park at Lexington/Marais lot and meet at Lexington entrance)

When: 1:15 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free

What else: Children must be 5-8 years old

More information: 248-246-3000 or www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/portal/community-links/nature-society/nature-walks


Why go: Here’s your chance to get rid of things and raise money for children with speech and language disorders. You can drop off your old computer, car batteries, cell phones and stereo equipment (a complete list is on the website) and know that 65 percent of the proceeds are going to Beaumont Children’s Hospital.

Where: Northwood Shopping Mall parking lot at 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak

When: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and May 12

Cost: Free

More information: 248-551-5330, http://foundation.beaumonthospitals.com/e-clutter-for-kids


Mom and Kids Apron

Why go: This is a great Mother’s Day present. Three sessions with your mom, learning how to read a pattern, how to sew on a sewing machine, and coming out with an apron.


When: 10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturdays, May 7-21

Cost: $75

What else: The children must be ages 8-11

More information: Register, 248-541-0010 or  http://www.habermanfabrics.com


Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition

Why go: Your kids will be inspired to create when you look at the winning painting, sculpture, pottery, drawing and mixed media made by school kids in Detroit Public Schools, grades K-12.

Where: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, April 30-June 5

Cost: Free with museum admission, $8 adults, $4 children ages 6-17

What else: If you’re going on the weekend, be sure to create at the noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Drop-In Art Workshop and check out the 2 p.m. Sunday Family Fare.

More information: 313-833-7900 or www.dia.org


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