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Published on March 28, 2019
Kid-friendly events and deals worth seeking out in Detroit this weekPhoto: Spencer Dahl/Unsplash

Looking for family-friendly events to keep the kids busy this week?

From musicals to roller skating, there's plenty to do when it comes to opportunities for learning and fun. Read on for a rundown of what to do this week.

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Kids' Grief Relief: March Madness

Hosted by the M.I.C.H.A.E.L Organization (Miracles to Inspire Change and Healing After Experiencing Loss), this 2nd annual event seeks to help grieving children work through the anger that often accompanies the loss of a loved one. Anger can be a misunderstood emotion in response to grief.

Children will learn through games, activities and music that they are not alone in their feelings, and will have the opportunity to gain new coping skills. This event is also open to the family members of grieving children and community members as well.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2-5 p.m.
Where: 5555 Conner St., Kilpatrick Room
Price: Free
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"Diary of a Worm"

This family-friendly musical centers around characters from the bestselling books, namely Worm, Fly and Spider.

The story builds suspense when Fly's Aunt Rita needs help, and Worm, Fly and Spider must work together to come to her rescue. Children will learn about themes such as earth science, eco-consciousness and being tolerant of others during this event. 

When: Sunday, March 31, 5 p.m.
Where: Music Hall Center, 350 Madison St.
Price: $10
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Up to 51% Off Adventure Walk from Wacky Walks

Join in a family-friendly scavenger hunt around Detroit via smartphone prompts and checkpoints. Participants will answer questions and complete tasks to try to win the game.

The average Adventure Walk takes about two hours. This deal has options for two people ($19.50), four people ($40.50) and six people ($61.50) at up to fifty-one percent off the regular price.

Where: 199 W. Jefferson Ave., Downtown Detroit
Price: $19.50 for two guests; $40.50 for four guests; $61.50 for six guests (up to 51 percent discount off regular price)
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50% Off Roller Skating at Detroit Roller Wheels

This family-friendly deal from Detroit Roller Wheels has options for admission and skate rental for two people ($12) or four people ($22) at fifty percent off the regular price. Plan an afternoon or evening of skating with this deal before the warm weather arrives. 

Where: 16611 Schoolcraft Ave., Grandmont
Price:  $12 for two guests; $22 for four guests (50 percent discount off regular price)
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