With the school year back in swing, it's busy, busy, busy. But, you can still make time for family fun. We have plenty of ideas! Remember to look for the kids’ planner each Thursday for a fresh batch of to-dos.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: Downtown Plymouth on Friday (12-11 p.m.), Saturday (7 a.m.-11 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Why Go: Kick off the school year with a good old-fashioned festival. You can come early for the pancake breakfast or stay late for the spaghetti dinner.
Pricing: Free; carnival, special event and meal tickets sold separately
Where/When: Maple Beach at Kensington Metropark on Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m.-midnight
Why Go: Stargaze on the beach with telescopes and binoculars, provided by the Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs.
Pricing: $5 daily parking permit
Where/When: Compuware Arena on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Why Go: See the Detroit Moose Hockey Club out on the ice and pay tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11.
Where/When: in Northville on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Why Go: Celebrate the new school year with a family lunch and some children's theater.
Pricing: $17.95 for adults; $14.95 for children
Where/When: in Northville on Sunday (1-5 p.m.), Monday and Tuesday (12-7 p.m.)
Why Go: Get ready for Northville's upcoming Victorian Festival! Check out new, gently used and vintage clothing and accessories for kids and grown-ups.