Grab & Go Kids Planner
A family movie and folk music top the list of things for the whole family to do this weekend.
Each week, we give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
Where/when: Brighton District Library, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Why go: Kids ages 3 to 7 can enjoy a movie, craft and story at the library; get cozy … BYOP&B (bring your own pillow and blanket).
Where/when: Brighton Bowl, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Why go: Bring the whole family, but Saturday and Sunday "Dollar Days" are perfect for young bowlers. Bumpers raise automatically, making it easy to avoid the gutters. Bowling balls are available in a range of colors, starting at six pounds. Best of all, the price is right!
Pricing: $1 per game (limit three). Shoe rental, $2.75 per pair.
Where/when: Hartland Music Hall; doors open 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Why go: One of Scotland’s finest folk singers and songwriters (he’s won several awards), Malcolm is making a repeat appearance at the music hall.
Pricing: $12 in advance and $15 at the door for adults; admission is free for kids under 11. A two-show package to see Malcolm and Julianne and the Rogues is $18. Purchase tickets through PayPal on The Kettle Coffee House’s website.
Where/when: The Opera House, downtown Howell; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why go: Sunday marketplace is fun for the whole family.
Pricing: Free, aside from what you might buy.
Where/when: The Opera House in downtown Howell; 4-8 p.m. Thursday.
Why go: Support local elementary school student artists by attending the exhibit; it’s open all week, but Thursday’s the last day.