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Calendar of Events

Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies

From singing groups to card clubs, bird watching, and amateur radio, there's plenty to do every week. The Calendar is the most complete listing of events in and around Ann Arbor.





 
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Monday


March 2013
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Herb Seed Giveaway: Evening Herb Study Group.

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Club members discuss how to grow herbs from seed. Also, free small seed packets.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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Tuesday


March 2013
 11:30 a.m. 

Newcomers Coterie Club of Ann Arbor.

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Plymouth Historical Museum and Henry Ford Museum curator Pam Yockey discusses "Victorian Dresses and Victorian Garments." All women who have recently moved or returned to the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area invited. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson. $16. Preregistration required via email to dududmom@aol.com. 369-4499. [map]
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Wednesday


March 2013
 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 8:30-10:30 p.m. 

Trivia Night: Pizza House.

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Every Wed. All invited to bring or join a team to enter a trivia contest. Prizes.
8:30-10:30 p.m., Pizza House, 618 Church St. Free admission. 995-5095. [map]
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Thursday


March 2013
 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 

Heidelberg Charity Poker Room.

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Daily. Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, and open-face Chinese poker and blackjack for players of all levels. Also, Hold 'Em tournaments at 7 p.m. Wed. & Thurs. Net proceeds donated to a different charity each week.
6 p.m.-2 a.m., Heidelberg (3rd floor), 215 N. Main. $10-$500 buy-in to play poker, $2-$20 per-hand blackjack, $40 buy-in for hold 'em tournaments. 834-2237. [map]
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On May 21, 2011, jashu wrote:
great place to relax and enjoy the games of chance. I would recommend to all....


 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $5. 761-6691. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Logo Remix": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 7 & 16. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make a video-animated remix of the AADL logo to enter in a contest. The entries are projected during the FoolMoon festival on Apr. 5. Prizes.
7-8:30 p.m. (Mar. 7) & 10 a.m.-noon (Mar. 16), AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Mont Saint-Hilaire & Montreal Area Quarries": Huron Hills Lapidary and Mineral Society.

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Screening of a video.
7 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church social hall, 900 S. Seventh St. Free. 665-5574. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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Mar. 7 & 21. All age 21 & over invited to learn about the club's downhill and cross-country ski and snowboarding outings and other social activities. Refreshments. Followed by dancing to music spun by a DJ. Note: the Mar. 21 meeting includes club officer elections.
7:30 p.m., Cobblestone Farm barn, 2781 Packard. $5. 786-2237. [map]
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Friday


March 2013
 11:10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Drop-in and Draw: Fridays in the Gallery": UMMA/Ann Arbor Art Center.

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Mar. 1 & 8. All invited to make drawings inspired by works in the museum. Art Center instructor Lea Bult is on hand to offer guidance.
11:10 a.m.-1 p.m., check-in at the UMMA information desk, 525 S. State. $10 (includes materials). 764-0395. [map]
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 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
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 12:30 p.m. 

Casino Bus Trip for Charity: Supporting Eyeglass Missions: Ann Arbor Evening Lions Club.

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Ann Arbor Evening Lions Presents…
Casino Bus Trip

Friday March 8, 2013
FireKeepers Casino, Battle Creek
12:30pm Departure
Meijer, 5645 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor
1pm Additional Pickup
Meijer, 3333 East Michigan Ave, Jackson
7:30pm Depart Casino Ticket price of $30 includes:
• $20 in casino play plus
• $5 food voucher
• Roundtrip Bus Transportation
• 50-50 raffles
• Raffle prizes
Seating is limited. Reserve your ticket TODAY!

St. Patrick's Day is coming soon.
Do you have the luck of the Irish?
Supporting this Lions Eyeglass-Vision Program fundraiser could boost your luck!!
Reserve your seat today by mailing a $30 check to:
Ann Arbor Evening Lions
c/o Cathy Koning, President
10887 Ella Lee Rd, Saline, MI 48176
Include your full name, address, and birthdate so the casino can prepare your player card.
Questions?
Please contact Lion Cathy at (616) 745-0119 or cathykoning@yahoo.com
Reservation deadline is February 20th.
United States, 10887 Ella Lee Rd. $30. cathykoning@yahoo.com. cathykoning@yahoo.com http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/annarborelc/ [map]
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Saturday


March 2013
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Terrific Tile Making": Ann Arbor Solid Waste Department.

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All invited to make a mosaic tile with found art, recycled glass pieces, and other durable items. Guided tours of the city's recycling and trash disposal center.
10 a.m.-noon, Materials Recovery Facility, 4150 Platt Rd. Free. 994-2807. [map]
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 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-midnight 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Raceway.

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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]
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 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All ages invited to bring knitting projects to work on. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ($5.50; age 60 & over, $3; reservations required).
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"3-D Printing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All Hands Active staff show how to a 3-D printer works and how to experiment designing objects with the freely available Google Sketchup. Participants submit simple designs to be printed and picked up at a later date.
2-4 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Windsock Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make a windscock for your yard.
2-4 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Windsock Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make a windcock for your yard.
2-4 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. Jugglers of all skill levels invited for informal practice. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. 761-1115.
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Sunday


March 2013
 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Drop-in Luminary Workshops: Workantile/FestiFools.

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Every Sun. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon procession on Apr. 5. Snacks.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. $10 suggested donation. 763-7550. [map]
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 Noon 

"A Vegetarian Take on Irish Cooking": Pittsfield Grange/Preserving Traditions.

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All invited to make Irish soda bread, colcannon (a mashed potato and kale dish), boxtys (potato pancakes), and bairin breac (a cross between sweet bread and cake that's traditionally served on Halloween). Vegan versions of recipes available.
Noon, Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). $5-$10 sliding scale (Grange members, free). Preregistration required. preservetrad@umich.edu, 769-1052. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

Older Lesbians Organizing.

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All lesbians invited to join a discussion of diet and nutrition.
1 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. Free. 995-9867. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Roses for the Garden & the Smaller Garden": Huron Valley Rose Society.

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Talk by a club member TBA. Q&A and refreshments.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Pokemon League: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. All invited to play this popular card game and trade cards with other players.
3 p.m., Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. Free. 786-3746. [map]
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 6-8 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance based on the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Gretchen's House Child Care Center, 1580 Dhu Varren (just east of Pontiac Tr.). Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 747-8138. [map]
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The Purple Rose - Chelsea
Arbor Dog Daycare. Cage Free Care For Your Dog.