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]
Celebrate the excitement of New Year's Eve at NOON! This family friendly event will take place in the Kerrytown Farmer's Market and include an outdoor ice rink, cocoa, roasted marshmallows and much more! Skate's available for rent with proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.
Kerrytown Farmers Market. Donation. email@example.com www.facebook.com/noonyearseve [map]
Dec. 26-Jan. 5. Family-friendly hands-on activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mon.-Fri., except Jan. 1) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun. & Jan. 1), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 (members & infants, free) regular museum admission. 995-5439. [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]
(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]
All preschoolers through 5th graders invited to make hats and noisemakers for New Year's Eve.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Dec. 26-29 & 31. Movie and TV star, playwright, and Purple Rose founder Daniels is also a singer-songwriter whose folk-flavored originals include such favorites as "If William Shatner Can, I Can, Too," "The Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues," "State Trooper," and "Recreational Vehicle." His shows are interspersed with chats about how each song came to be. Tonight's show features a mix of old favorites and newer songs. A benefit for Purple Rose.
8 p.m. (Dec. 26-29 & 31), 3 p.m. (Dec. 28 & 31), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $75 in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Looking for something different for New Year's eve?
Tiny, flavor-packed morsels served on small plates are designed to be shared and ideal for end of the year entertaining. In this class we'll show you how easy it is to prepare a piquant assortment of fabulously savory bites to spice up your New Year's Eve celebration or cocktail parties for any holiday season.
Seared Shrimp with Tomato and Saffron ¨ Catalan Flatbread with Piquillo Peppers ¨Spicy
Mussels with Chorizo ¨ Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquettas with Pimenton Aioli
Great cooking isn't about recipes¡ªit's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.
¡öLearn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
¡öWork side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
¡öInteract with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
¡öClasses are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unl
Arbor Hills, 3050 Washtenaw Ave. $69. 734-531-0304. firstname.lastname@example.org www.surlatable.com [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]
All kids in grades K-8 invited for a pizza dinner with dessert and to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Also, movies, games, and free time wih friends. Bring pajamas & sleeping bags.
7:30 p.m.-9 a.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $35 (JCC members, $25). Space limited; preregistration required. 971-0990. [map]
The Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to host a New Year's Eve street party in downtown Ann Arbor. The evening will feature six hours of live entertainment and a midnight ball drop.
The headlining musical entertainment artist will be Michelle Chamuel, star of 'The Voice' and former Ann Arborite. Chamuel will perform with Tyler Duncan and their band, S/HE. Chamuel, who also performs under her electronic alias The Reverb Junkie, recently released her first solo album titled "All I Want." The night will also feature DJs Robert Lux, Ross Federman, DJ Scout and live drumming from Mike Shea.
Main Street in Downtown Ann Arbor. Free. Ann Arbor. email@example.com www.VisitAnnArbor.org