Every Tues. All seniors age 50 & over invited to play noncompetitive bridge. No partner required. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 769-5911. [map]
Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings. Also, "Toddlertime" (Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 10, May 1 & 8, 15, 22, & 29, June 5), a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($4), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mahjongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Also, at 1:30 p.m., Yiddish Tish, a Yiddish conversation group that also includes readings of Yiddish stories. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]
(Alexander Payne, 2013). An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Times TBA at michtheater.org, Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
(John Lee Hancock, 2013). Dramatic biopic about Mary Poppins writer P.L. Travers' difficult childhood and relationship with Walt Disney. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks.
Times TBA at michtheater.org (unless otherwise noted), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
The traditional program of scripture readings interspersed with sacred carols, anthems, and hymns. Performed by the church's chancel choir, brass quartet, and organist. Also, a 30-minute instrumental prelude precedes each program.
5 & 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466. [map]
Free Christmas Eve Luminaria display of 1000+ candle lanterns from Superior Township Hall, 3040 N. Prospect Road, west along Cherry Hill Road, continuing north and south along Frains Lake Road and Stommel Road. Display begins at dusk and continues until candles are consumed.
Superior Township, 3040 N. Prospect Road. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Every Tues., Dec.-Mar. 10- to 20-mile ride, at various paces, along the well maintained Border-to-Border Trail, to a restaurant in either Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti. Front & back lights required, reflective clothing strongly recommended
6 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]
The church presents the Christmas story through a program of alternating scriptural readings and choral and congregational singing adapted from the famous Christmas Eve service at King's College, Cambridge (England). Children welcome; child care provided for infants and toddlers.
7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 512 E. Huron. Free. 663-9376. [map]
St. Andrew's music director Deborah Friauff directs the church choir, bell choir, soloists, and other musicians in Britten's exuberant and musically variegated A Ceremony of Carols in candlelight.
10:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518.