Whether you have little ones, teens or tweens at home, there’s something to keep everyone in the family busy this weekend. Take your pick: you can kick back for some sweet storytime, paint a masterpiece, take in a live dance performance or even go skating with Elmo!
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FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: in Canton on Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Why Go: Besides the chance to hang out with everyone's favorite furry red monster, this event includes a mini skate lesson, a hot dog, snack and drink. If your kids are under 7 years old, this outing is for you.
Pricing: $6 per child; parent's admission is free with child
Where/When: in Plymouth on Friday from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Why Go: This class is a way to spend some quality time with your school-age children. This month's theme is painting, so bring your creativity with you. Please give the gallery at least two hours notice if you plan to attend.
Pricing: $28 for one parent and child; discounted rate of $50 for two classes
Where/When: on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Why Go: You can reminisce about your favorite old 45s while your teen checks out more recent memorabilia. Proceeds from the show benefit 88.1 FM, a student-run radio station.
Pricing: $3; $5 for early admission between 9-10 a.m. Admission is free for Plymouth, Canton and Salem High School students.
Where/When: The Candy Trail in Plymouth on Saturday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Why Go: Michigan authors will be on hand to read to the kids and do book signings. Just try to leave this story time without a sweet treat from the store.
Where/When: on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Why Go: You can enjoy the sounds of Motown while watching the Northville High School Varsity Dance Company put on their annual performance.
Pricing: $8; tickets can be purchased at the door