Calendar of Events
Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is designed for moms with kids from birth through kindergarten. At meetings moms can socialize with other moms, listen to speakers and participate in activities. Children are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
Crossroads Community Baptist Church, 2580 Packard Road. $40 per semester, $23.95 MOPS Intl. fee. (734) 971-0773. firstname.lastname@example.org www.crossroadsa2.org [map]
Every Thurs. Jan. 3: Local physician Thomas Clark leads snowflake making. Jan. 10: classical, jazz, and tango by the flute-guitar duo of Tracy Kash Thomas and Duane Allen Harlick. Jan. 17: New York artist Alli Berman demonstrates her PuzzleArt therapy activities. Jan. 24: Jazz standards, originals, and Latin jazz by Edie Herrold & Red Shoes. Jan. 31: Classical and jazz piano by Jim Vincent.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
Jan. 10 & 24. All invited to learn about the club's downhill and cross-country ski and snowboarding outings and other social activities. Refreshments. Must be 21 or older. Followed by dancing (Jan. 10) to music spun by a DJ and by a movie night (Jan. 24).
7:30 p.m., Cobblestone Farm barn, 2781 Packard. $5. 786-2237. [map]
One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Awards for the top three finishers in each class. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10:30 a.m.-midnight, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $16 to race. (517) 960-5252. [map]
Talk by Archives of Michigan archivist Jessica Miller. Followed by "Sharing Artifacts," a genealogical show & tell for which all are encouraged to bring and discuss something (or a photo of it) that has been handed down in your family.
1:30 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off E. Huron River Dr. at Clark Rd.). Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799. [map]
This nationally known sewing expert discusses her popular blog and her new book, Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques. Signing.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
All invited to celebrate this ancient Celtic late winter festival of light and the earth's hidden fertility, which honors the hearth goddess Brid. Also, a potluck (bring a dish to pass) and a raffle.
2-5 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. Free. 277-1897. [map]
Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. except Sept. 2. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Wed.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; & 1-2:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]