Calendar of Events
Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies
Talk by award-winning batik artist Elizabeth Abeel. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 665-0703. [map]
Every Tues. when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:45-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $15 for the year. 665-0105. [map]
A CSI-style look inside a dead hive to determine why it didn't make it through the winter. Also, a discussion of how to introduce packaged bees to a hive.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking). 660-8621. [map]
All invited to lie down on mats while Leah Mitchell plays Tibetan singing bowls, instruments whose music is said to restore harmony and balance.
7-8:15 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. $15; preregistration recommended. email@example.com, 997-7229. [map]
HVA Behind the Scenes offers insider's view of EMS
Interested in a behind the scenes look at Huron Valley Ambulance? If so, register for HVA Behind the Scenes, a free interactive 6-week program where participants explore what it takes to provide quality emergency medical services to HVA's multi-county service area.
HVA Behind the Scenes participants learn how 9-1-1 medical calls are dispatched, train in the latest first aid and CPR techniques, and visit Pittsfield Public Safety for an up close look at fire and police operations. Additional HVA Behind the Scenes activities include:
• a tour of the HVA facility, including the 9-1-1 Communication Center
• training for American Heart Association Heartsaver and First Aid Certifications
• demonstrations of the life-saving skills HVA paramedics use in emergencies
HVA Behind the Scenes runs for six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting April 3 through May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at HVA's headquarters located at 1200 State
HVA Headquarters, 1200 State Circle. Free. (734) 477-6781. firstname.lastname@example.org hva.org [map]
Amateur radio operator Dave New discuss the use of a band scope, a device that provides a visual display of the signals in a wide section of the radio frequency spectrum, allowing users to identify empty spots to make contacts.
7-9 p.m., WCC Room BE172, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. w8pgw.org. [map]
Second Thursday Build Nights have a special emphasis involving the Raspberry Pi! Bring one if you have one, or try out one of ours!
Makers gather here at the AHA! Shop. We take our world and play with it like legos. Mixing and matching recipes of life like a top chef with a picky client. A dash of electronics, a pinch of art, a scoop of biology and a MONSTER amount of awesome.
Have a project? Bring it down! We can provide:
- Basic Hand Tools (Screwdrivers, hammers, files, wrenches, scissors, knives)
- Safety Equipment (Goggles, Gloves, Masks)
- Power Tools* (Drill, Reciprocating Saw, Dremel, Drill Press, Lathe)
- XYZ Tools** (3D Printer, Laser Cutter, CNC Mill)
- Awesome (Sewing Machines, Needles, Thread, Glue Guns)
- And a whole lot more.
Don't have a project? Come down and WATCH AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN. You'll learn something, and maybe help someone else out!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Free. Donation. email@example.com http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]
The Ann Arbor YMCA is looking for volunteers to help with an ongoing volunteer project: Quilting for a Cause. Learn to up-cycle t-shirts into blankets for local shelters. No sewing experience is necessary - there's lots to do without a needle - and if you want to learn to sew we can teach you. We will meet every Friday from 11am to 12:30pm.
Ann Arbor YMCA, 400 W Washington St. Free. 734-661-8043. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.annarborymca.org/quilting-cause.php [map]
Connections is a place for babies and those who care for them to meet and enjoy one another. We encourage new and expecting parents, grandparents, and nannies to come enjoy the benefits of getting to know others who have recently birthed or who are caring for babies or young children. Other caregivers are a wealth of support and information, and Connections is designed to be a place where you can share, and glean from others.
Some of the groups will also feature a brief class from a Hygeia practitioner. These sessions will offer information that will enhance your well-being or skills as a caregiver, benefiting you and your baby! All Hygeia practitioners believe in the importance of strong joyful attachment between caregivers and babies, and are skilled in various ways to enhance your health, overall wellness, and understanding of your baby.
Fridays from 2:00 - 3:30pm. We recognize that getting places on time with a baby can be a challenge. Please come when you can!
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. Free. 734-769-6100. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
All invited to join a group performance of this traditional devotional call-and-response music based on Hindu Vaishnava texts and the writings of poet-saints. Accompanied by live music based on rhythmic Indian ragas on bass guitar, tabla, and drums.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 761-7435. [map]
College for Creative Studies art teacher Pat Candor introduces adults & teens in grade 6 & up to the finer points drawing cloth and drapery.
1-4 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
All adults & teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn how to make colorful bracelets out of clear vinyl tubing filled with candy, glitter, beads, and more. Supplies provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
Local crafter Beth Battey shows adults and youth in grade 6 & up how to crochet a beaded bracelet to take home. Supplies provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.
2-5 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 678-7549, 761-1451. [map]
All invited to experiment making various bubble solutions using kitchen ingredients. and make a decorative wand, try your hand at bubble art, and demonstrate your bubbling skills. Bring a small hand towel or bandana.
4:30-6 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $8 per person. 997-1553. [map]