Get Out: Stitch 9/11 Flag, Yuck It Up At Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle and More

Snag a spot at the Great Family Campout, visit a fine arts show or check out "Science on a Sphere" at the Detroit Zoo.

There are plenty of options this weekend for indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Check out these ideas, leave a comment to add your own and then head out to have some fun.

Great Family Campout

When: 4 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: , 26315 Scotia Road, Huntington Woods

Why go: Play games, sing songs, grill hot dogs and make S'mores before you camp out under the stars. Then, join friends and neighbors for breakfast in the morning.

Cost: $30 per campsite

What else: Call 248-541-3030 for more information or to register. Registration closes at 9 p.m. Thursday due to limited space. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags.

Warren B. Hall at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: , 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak

Why go: Check out the comedian, who has toured with Comics on Duty and been on Comics Unleashed and The Bob and Tom Show, along with opening act Steve Bills.

Cost: $18. Click here to buy online.

What else: Call 248-542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com for more information.

Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair

When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: , Woodward Ave. & W. 13 Mile Road

Why go: Check out ceramics, painting, fiber arts, photography, wood, glass, mixed media and more during the 40th annual juried fine arts show. Food will be available for purchase.

Cost: Admission and parking are free.

What else: Call 248-246-3180 or visit www.royaloakarts.com/artfair for more information. No dogs, please.

Stitch the National 9/11 Flag

When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday

Where: , 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield

Why go: The National 9/11 Flag, which was destroyed in the World Trade Center collapse, makes a stop in Michigan during its journey across the United States. Local heroes will take a turn stitching the flag during the early afternoon before it is opened to the public to stitch.

Cost: Free

What else: Call 248-661-1000 or visit national911flag.org for more information.

Science On a Sphere

When: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August

Where: Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

Why go: Check out a a 6-foot sphere representing the the Earth as viewed from space, complete with atmospheric storms and climate change. "The Detroit Zoo is only the second zoo in the country to install Science On a Sphere as a permanent attraction; the other is the National Zoo in Washington, DC.," according to a press release. "There are 45 Science On a Sphere systems operating in the United States; 70 worldwide."

Cost: $12 for adults ages 15 to 61; $10 for seniors 62 and older; $8 for children ages 2 to 14; children younger than 2 get in free.

What else: Call 248-514-5717 or visit www.​detroitzoo.​org for more information.


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