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VegFest at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi

Michigan’s biggest vegan event, VegFest, will feature plant-based food, sustainable living presentations and family activities on April 28, 2019.

Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village in Dearborn

All aboard the train and full steam ahead for a Day Out with Thomas, April 27-28, May 4-5 and May 11-12, 2019, at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.

The Novi Home & Garden at the Suburban Collection Showplace

Gear up for spring at the Novi Home & Garden Show, which offers home improvement and gardening displays and tips, April 12-14, 2019, at the Suburban Collection Showplace.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Ford Field in Detroit

Motocross fans gather at Ford Field in Detroit for some high-octane action during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Families can check out the 31st annual North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit, Jan. 19-27, 2019.

Woodward Wonderland by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

Celebrate your love of Christmas and the Motor City with the annual Mosaic Youth Theatre play, Woodward Wonderland, at the Detroit Film Theatre, Dec. 8-9, 2018.

Target L.O.L. Surprise! Scavenger Hunt Hits Metro Detroit Stores

The toys are on lots of holiday wish lists this year. Get kids in the spirit with the Target L.O.L. Surprise! scavenger hunt event Nov. 10, 2018.

Ann Arbor Russian Festival at St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church in Dexter

Stop by St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church in Dexter Sept. 15-16, 2018, for the sixth annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival.

Somewhere in Time Event at Elizabeth Park in Trenton

Wayne County Parks takes families back in time with old-fashioned entertainment at the annual Somewhere in Time event on Sept. 16, 2018, at Elizabeth Park.

Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival

Gather for hot tunes and even hotter barbecue at the 13th annual Smokin' Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival in downtown Brighton Sept. 7-8, 2018.

Charter Schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Whether you live in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw or Wayne County, southeast Michigan charter schools are plentiful. Here's our list of options.

Best Family Nature Centers in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Experience the great outdoors and learn about the wonders of nature at these southeast Michigan nature centers in Metro Parent's 2018-19 guide.
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Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?