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Metro Detroit Weekend Events 2015

Weekend events and fun things to do for families in Oakland County, Metro Detroit and SE Michigan. 

Metro Detroit Weekend Events Calendar for March 6, March 7, and March 8, 2015…

There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the Metro Detroit weekend events – big and small – for kids and families. I’m going to be using this article to post events and activities that are either free, or at least family affordable.


Friday, March 6, 2015 from 9a-5p
Farmington Hills MI Weekend Event – Antique Appraisal
Longacre House (24705 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI)
Bring up to three antiques to be valued by renowned appraisers from DuMouschelle Galleries. You will have 10 minutes with staff members to discuss your items and find out the value of your antiques. Appointments are necessary and can be scheduled by calling the number below. The appraisers can evaluate jewelry, artwork, books, furniture, dolls, toys or games (no guns). The cost is $7 per item and the limit is 3 items per person. For more information or to arrange an appointment call (248) 477-8404.

BlackFinn1RestaurantRoyalOakNow through March 8, 2015
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Royal Oak MI Restaurant Week 2015
Participating Royal Oak Restaurants
Royal Oak favorites are participating and offering deep discounts to some of the finest restaurants and bars in Michigan. Each participating restaurant will be offering three-course menu selections at a discounted rate of either $15, $25 or $35 (depending on the restaurant. Participating restaurants here.

Friday, Saturday, And Sunday through May 10, 2015
Flint MI Weekend Event – VIDEOTOPIA Video Games Exhibit
Sloan Museum (1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503, 810-237-3450,www.sloanlongway.org)
Actually play the classic video games you know and love, just like in an arcade at this awesome museum exhibit! Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Q*Bert are just few of the names of the more than 70 games at the Sloan Museum. Hours: Friday 10a-5p, Sat and Sun noon-5p. Admission: $9 adults, $8 Seniors (60+), $6 Youth age 2-11, Children 1 and under are FREE. Review and pics!

Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5:30p-9p
Northville MI Weekend Event – First Friday for Kids Party
Northville Community Center
This party is perfect for kids ages 4-12. There will be games, make unique and themed crafts, sing Karaoke, and more! Kids are welcome to dress in their pajamas and bring their favorite pillow and blanket for an optional movie time. Snack and drinks will be provided. Pre-registration is recommended, limited space available. Pre-registration required – call 248-349-0203 for cost info and to register.

BounceU9Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6:30p-7:40p
Troy MI Weekend Event – Cosmic Bounce
BounceU Troy (1101 Rochester Rd, Troy MI 48083, website)
Pre-teen and teen fun at BounceU. Each child receives a glow necklace. Black lights and a DJ light up the bounce room. Review – pics of BounceU Troy.

Friday, March 6, from 7:30-8:30p & Saturday, February 28 from 3:30p-4:30p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event – Open Gym / Drop-In Gymnastics
GTC Gymnastics Training Center (1813 Northfield Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Ages & up. This is a great opportunity to practice the skills learned in gymnastics or just have fun! Jump on the trampoline or flip around in foam pits. You do not have to be in a GTC class to participate, so invite your friends and neighbors to come along. ( A waiver form must be filled out by a parent/guardian before anyone may attend.) See www.gtcgymnastics.com for more info or call 248-304-7634.

DIADetroitInstituteofArtsFriday, March 6, 2015 at 7p
Detroit MI Weekend Event - Friday Night Live at the DIA
Detroit Film Theatre: Stop the Pounding Heart: 7 p.m.
Stop the Pounding Heart is set on a rural Texas farm where 14-year-old Sara is one of 12 siblings being home-schooled and infused with strict fundamentalist values and moral guidelines. Director Roberto Minervini gives us a humane portrait of a family isolated from the modern technology and social activities others take for granted. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Friday, March 6, 2015 from 8:15p-10:05p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event - SK8 Jamz
John Lindell Ice Arena (1403 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
Open ice-skating with a rockin’ DJ. Perfect for children and teens! Admission is just $10 and includes ice skate rental!

home depot kids workshopSaturday, March 7, 2015 from 9a-noon
Metro Detroit Weekend Event: Home Depot Free Kids Workshop
Metro Detroit, Michigan Home Depot Stores
Build. Learn. Create. Kids workshops are FREE How-to workshops designed toward kids ages 5-12. The hands on sessions are offered on the first Saturday of each month between 9am and noon at all Home Depot locations.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9:30a-2:30p
Oakland County MI Weekend Event(s) – Free Bus Trips to the DIA
Various locations around Oakland County.
The Detroit Institute of Arts is offering free bus transportation to the DIA from 6 Oakland County Locations. Visitors can browse the DIA, view exhibitions, participate in an art-making activity and/or enjoy the DIA’s two restaurants. Think of it as an “old-school” school field trip! Bus transportation locations and pickup times.

TroyComm4Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10a-9p
Troy MI Weekend Event – Troy Community Center Birthday Party
The Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083)
Enjoy bouncehouses, open swim, magicians, appearances by the Frozen Queen, Detroit Pistons Hooper and more! Call 248-524-3484 for times.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 (various times)
Oakland County MI Weekend Events – Oakland County Mom2Mom Sales
Various Locations
It’s a big weekend for Mom2Mom sales! Save big on baby items this weekend at Mom to Mom sales in Oakland County. Click here to find out the Mom2Mom sales info going on this weekend around Oakland County!

Kathy SmithSaturday, March 7, 2015 from 10a-3p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Holistic Health and Wellness Expo
Royal Oak High School (1500 Lexington Blvd, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
The Holistic Health and Wellness Expo will showcase alternative-natural methods to manage physical and mental ailments including pain, stress, and more. The Expo will bring together practitioners and instructors to showcase their services for community members interested in learning and participating in holistic health and wellness practices. A donation of $2 is requested for admittance.

MJR8Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8
Metro Detroit MI Weekend Event – MJR Children’s Film Festival
ALL Metro Detroit MJR Theatres (see link)
MJR Digital Cinemas in Metro Detroit MI are offering a FREE Spring Children’s Film Festival every Saturday and Sunday in March. Take your kids to the movies for free and parents pay just $1! Advance tickets are not available, and tickets are distributed on a first-come, first served basis until theatre capacity. Call MJR theatre for showtimes or check online the Tuesday prior to the show at mjrtheatres.com. Locations / Movie info.

WildWeekend23ZooKidsSaturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 11a-3p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Detroit Zoo Wild Winter Weekends
Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
Wild Winter Weekends are themed events for kids that include indoor crafts and fun. All activities are free with Zoo admission. All sessions are held at the Ford Education Center. For more info, visit www.detroitzoo.org. Full review of Wild Winter Weekends.

Saturday, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28 (various times)
White Lake MI Weekend Event – Maple Sugaring
Indian Springs Metropark (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386)
Participants will learn how the local American Indians discovered the sugaring process and how they shared this treat with the settlers. Hike out to the Sugarbush where we’ll guide your group in the proper tapping of a maple tree. After you have tapped a tree, check out the evaporator to see how the maple sap is boiled down into syrup. Of course, no one leaves without a taste of pure maple syrup! Call 1-800-477-3192 or 248-625-7280 for cost info, times, and to register.

maple syrupSaturday, March 7, March 14, and March 21 (various times)
Troy MI Weekend Event – Maple Syrup Time
Stage Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Highway, Troy, Michigan 48098)
This program starts with a short introduction to maple suryping indoors and then participants can hike the trails to see how sap is collected. Afterwords, participants will stop in the sugar shed and see the wood-stocked sap evaporator in action. The tour finishes with syrup tasting over warm mini-pancakes! Presentations will begin every half hour between 9 am and 3 pm. Call 248-688-9703 for cost info or to register – ori visit www.troynaturesociety.org.

Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 (and Saturdays and Sundays through March 29) from noon-3p
Milford MI Weekend Event – Maple’s Sweet Story
Kensington Metropark (2240 W Buno Rd, Milford, MI)
Take a guided walk through the farm’s sugar bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and the sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple syrup. Real maple syrup products will be available for sale–taste a sample at the end of your tour. Tours begin every half-hour. Call 810-227-8912 for cost info and to register.

model train displaySaturday, March 7 & Sunday, March 8, 2015 from noon-5p
Holly MI Weekend Event – Model Railroad Club Open House
Detroit Model Railroad Club (104 N Saginaw St, Holly, MI 48442)
Michigan’s largest “O” Scale Model Railroad Club See multiple sound equipped radio controlled trains operating on 6000 feet of track. Adults $5, Kids $2, Under 5 free. Call 248-634-5811 for more info.

Saturday, March 7 (and Saturdays and Sundays through March 29) at 1p, 2p, and 3p
Northville Twp MI Weekend Event – The Maple Syrup Experience
Maybury Farms (50165 Eight Mile approximately 1 ¼ miles west of Beck, Northville Twp, MI 48167)
Take a hayride to the Maple tree grove, tap the trees, bring sap back to evaporator and watch how maple syrup is made. Your family will not only see all of the steps in producing maple syrup but they will also take part in the process. Maple syrup and maple syrup products for purchase in our General Store in the Welcome Center. Dress warmly and boots are a must. Call (248) 374-0200 for cost info and registration info.

flipstarz gymnasticsSaturday, March 7, 2015 from 3p-4:30p
Orion Township MI Weekend Event: All Ages Open Gym
fLipSpot Gym (233 Kay Industrial Dr, Orion Township, MI)
Saturday open gym session at fLipSpot is for all ages. The cost is $12 a person or $25 for a family. Kids under 5 have to have a parent in the gym. All participants must have a signed waiver on file. A waiver can be filled out electronically at flipspotgym.com.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 6p-7p
Berkley MI Weekend Event – 2015 Berkley Cartoon Theatre
Berkley Center (2400 Robina, Berkley, MI, 248-658-3470)
A laugh-filled hour of classic artoons and animated short films. Call 248-658-3470 for tickets. Tickets are just $8 for family, $3 for adults, $2 for kids.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 7p-8:50p
Berkley MI Weekend Event – Saturday Night Rockin’ Skate
Berkley Ice Arena (2300 Robina, Berkley, MI – 248-658-3460)
Berkley Ice Arena kicks up the music for open ice-skating. Adults are $5 and kids are just $4. $3 for ice skate rental.

full moonSaturday, March 7, 2015 from 8p-9:30p
West Bloomfield MI Weekend Event – Full Moon Hike
Nature Nook Recreation Activities Center
Experience the trails by the light of the moon with a naturalist-led walk. Oakland Astronomy Club will have telescopes available. Register by contacting West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation at 248-451-1900.

Sunday, March 8 (10:30a-12:30p & 1:30p-3:30p) and Sunday, March 22 (10:30a-12:30p & 1:30p-3:30p)
Farmington Hills MI Weekend Event – Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard
Heritage Park (24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI)
Celebrate one of the first signs of spring – discover the magic of making your own maple syrup from a maple tree. Identify and select a maple tree, collect the sap, boil it down, and turn it into delicious syrup. Please dress for the weather; a portion of the program is outdoors – Call the Nature Center at 248-477-1135 for cost info and to register.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 11a-noon or 12:30p-1:30p
Oakland Twp MI Weekend Event – Monster Maples
Cranberry Lake Park (388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Charter Township, MI 48363)
Visit the monster maples at Cranberry Lake Park. Inside you’ll learn a bit about the tools, techniques and history of maple sugaring. Outside you’ll learn how to identify maple trees and learn how to tap a tree. Then we’ll warm up inside again as we learn how to boil sap down to syrup, do some taste testing and have a maple themed snack. Each participating family will get to take home a tapping kit of their own with the basic supplies needed to tap their own tree. Dress for the weather – wear warm, waterproof boots. Register by March 2. Call (248) 651-7810, ext. 405, for cost info and to register.

pistons2Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 6p
Auburn Hills MI Weekend Event – Pistons vs Hornets
Palace of Auburn Hills
The Pistons are rebuilding and making a playoff run! Check out the affordable family fun available at the Palace for Pistons games! Tickets available at www.palacenet.com.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1p
Detroit MI Weekend Event - Family Sunday at the DIA
Sunday Music Bar: Leslie DeShazor Adams: 1–4 p.m.
Classically trained violist Leslie DeShazor Adams regularly performs with the Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Flint and Sphinx Symphony Orchestras as well as jazz ensembles.
Detroit Film Theatre: Stop the Pounding Heart: 2 p.m.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Ongoing Weekend fun in Oakland County

See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

Check out the Entertainment and Fitness and Recreation sections of our Oakland County Family Business Directory. These businesses cater to family fun and hold their own special weekend events and activities. Find out open ice-skate times, open roller skating times, bowling specials and more!

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

List researched and compiled by Glen LaGrou, co-owner of OaklandCountyMoms.com.

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