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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


September 2013
 Noon  Free! 

Chelsea Area Garden Club.

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Sept. 9: Retired DNR environmental educator and natural history interpreter Tom Hodgson presents an illustrated talk on "Wildflowers Through the Seasons."

Oct. 14: Announcement of the club's annual grants to nonprofits and individuals for horticultural-related projects, including Chelsea Community Kitchen and the Intergenerational Garden at the Chelsea Senior Center, and a representative of St. Louis School Tranquility Garden, a 2011 recipient, makes a presentation showing highlights of what it has accomplished with the grant.

Nov. 11: Fraleighs Landscape Nursery nursery manager Dan Sparks-Jackson, an avid birder, discusses "Gardening for the Birds."

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Noon, First United Methodist Church, 128 Park, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. chelseaareagardenclub@gmail.com. 426-9112. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Trout Unlimited.

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Schultz Outfitters owner Mike Schultz recaps the summer fishing season and discusses prospects for fishing smallmouth, salmon, and steelhead fish in Michigan in fall and winter. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by dinner and drinks.
7 p.m., Creekside Bar & Grill grounds, 5827 Jackson Rd. Free (buy your own food & drinks). mouradia@gmail.com. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Keep Herbs Indoors During the Winter": Evening Herb Study Group.

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Talk by club members TBA.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m..  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
7:30-9:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). 274-9463.
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Tuesday


September 2013
 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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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]
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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Garden Restorations": Dexter Garden Club.

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Club members show and discuss photos of their gardens.
6:45 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free. 996-4441. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Hive Management I": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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First of a 2-part discussion of pre-winter prep for hive health, pests, and pathogens, as well as how to determine if the hive is strong enough to survive the winter.
7-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botancial Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. brescue@att.net. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"IPM in the Rose Garden": Huron Valley Rose Society.

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California entomologist and rosarian Baldo Villegas gives a slide-illustrated talk on integrated pest management for roses. Q&A and refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 277-0112. [map]
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Wednesday


September 2013
 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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

CHADD Chats: CHADD of Washtenaw County.

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Washtenaw County CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD) presents:
Looking for an alternative high school that may better suit your teenager with special needs/learning differences?
Come to our free AIM HIGH SCHOOL Presentation
September 11, 2013 7-9pm at the WISD building in Ann Arbor, MI
Aim High School is a private, tuition-based 9th-12th grade school for students with Asperger's Syndrome, anxiety disorders, attention deficits and similar learning differences. Aim High School is located at 11648 N. Main Street in Whitmore Lake, MI, 48189. What makes Aim High School unique is its dynamic academics in a small class setting, communications and life skills curriculum, individualized accommodations and assessment, after-school and summer programs, fifth-year options, and health and wellness instruction. At Aim High School students don't just survive high school, they THRIVE in high school!
The presentation will be done by Stephanie Ritter, Director of Marketing. F
Washtenaw Intermediate School District Building, Teaching and Administrative Building, 1819 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. kagarver@gmail.com www.meetup.com/AnnArbor-ADHD-ADD-Support [map]
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Thursday


September 2013
 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. $7. 761-6691. [map]
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 7 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

AHA - Raspberry Pi Meetup!: All Hands Active.

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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. allhandsactive@gmail.com http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]
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Friday


September 2013
 6 p.m.  Free! 

Student Open House: Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe.

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We play with swords. It's like a martial art, in that it requires hard work and discipline. It's not something you can learn in a day, or a week, or a month. It's not something you can learn without the guidance of a teacher. However, it IS completely amazing.
Studies show that practicing stage combat makes you better looking and more attractive. Really! Your movement, spatial awareness, stamina, flexbility, and muscle tone all improve with sword play. We don't actually hit each other, so unlike the warriors of old we can play with the awesome weapons and still look pretty when we're done.
Join us for an intro session about what it means to be a member of a stage combat group. Meet the swords and the people behind them. Learn about the performance and growth opportunities being a Ring of Steel member has to offer.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. Free. 734-320-1147. rosteel@umich.edu http://ringofsteel.org [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

FLY Fridays!: Macrame Necklace!: FLY Children's Art Center.

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Join jewelry designer Amanda McCreless for a fun night of creating! Learn the art of macrame for the first of our FLY Fridays this Fall...We will learn to weave bottlecaps and beads into cool works of art that you can wear! This class is appropriate for students 8 and up, and tuition is $10/student! Register at flyartcenter.org
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $25. info@flyartcenter.org flyartcenter.org [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Noteworthy Notebooks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All youth in grades 6-12 make a decoration for their school notebook. Bring your own notebook or use one provided.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Older Lesbians Organizing.

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All lesbians invited to join a discussion of hospice with a U-M medical social worker TBA.
7:30 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. Free. 995-9867. [map]
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Saturday


September 2013
 11 a.m.-noon 

"Fairy Make & Take": The Garden Mill.

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Garden Mill staff help participants make the beginnings of a fairy garden to take home, along with some ideas for adding to it throughout the year.
11 a.m.-noon, Garden Mill, 110 S. Main, Chelsea. $25 includes materials. Preregistration recommended. 475-3539. [map]
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 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat.All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. Free. 475-1583. [map]
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On June 8, 2013, Scott wrote:
Group meets at the Pierce Park picnic shelter in the summer months.


 5 p.m. 

Outdoorsman's Dinner: Chelsea Lacrosse Club.

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How it works:
The ticket ($50 donation) gets you in the door along with a catered dinner (6:30 p.m.) and drinks. (Beer & wine is included for 21 and over, must be 18 or over to attend).
A gun distributor is there with multiple guns and bows for auction or you can get store credit and shop their store. You buy a raffle ticket for each raffle, which has a min/max number of bidders, so you have a 1 in 40 chance to win a new gun or bow with each raffle you participate in. Raffles go on ALL night - as long as there are 40 bidders!
There are also numerous other items that are part of the auction that are NOT gun related (including items for the ladies!). Each item has its own drawing!
Volunteer to be a table captain, and your name goes into drawings for prizes that only table captains are entered into! All you need to do is fill a table of yourself and 7 of your friends!
All proceeds benefit the Chelsea Lacrosse Club!
Contact Coach Joe Koengeter for questions? jkoengeter@yahoo.com
Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 Old US 12 Hwy, Chelsea. Donation. $50. 734-323-4860. jkoengeter@yahoo.com [map]
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 5 p.m. 

Texas Hold 'Em: Saline American Legion.

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Poker tournament. Prizes. Refreshments. Note: The Sept. 14 & Oct. 5 dates are tentative.
5 p.m. (registration begins at 4 p.m.), American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan, Saline. $50. 429-7310. [map]
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Sunday


September 2013
 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]
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 3-4:30 p.m. 

Kaffeeklatsch: Kempf House Museum.

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All invited for coffee, tea, traditional German coffee cakes, and conversation. Held inside in case of rain.
3-4:30 p.m., Kempf House garden, 312 S. Division. $10 by reservation, $12 (if available) at the door. 994-4898. [map]
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 7-8 p.m. 

Bellydance Technique and Choreography: A2 Aviary.

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This class will drill your dance fundamentals and teaches choreography to music from traditional to Macklemore. Coral Rose of Unveiled Bellydance and Lunatic Vagabonds will teach you to bellydance to anything on your playlist!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance [map]
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