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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
 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Treasure Hunt": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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A chance to sift through a big grab box of U.S. & foreign covers (envelopes with canceled stamps) purchased from the American Philatelic Society. Small charge for each cover you take home. Also, club members prepare for the upcoming stamp show in November.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]
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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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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Iris Folding Card Craft": Dexter District Library.

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Local origami instructor Helen O'Toole shows how to make cards using the iris folding technique. Themes are fall (Sept. 17) and Halloween (Oct. 25).
1 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"What's New with AAUW?": American Association of University Women.

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Members discuss the club's various interest groups. Also, a chance for new and returning members to sign up for groups and projects. Refreshments.
7-9 p.m., Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth. Free. 973-6287. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Sept. 3 & 17. Club members show slides (Sept. 3) and prints (Sept. 27) on various topics, including this month's assignment of "Impressionistic."
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium (Sept. 3), 1701 Newport, & Forsythe Middle School cafeteria (Sept. 17), 1655 Newport. Free ($30 annual dues for those who join). 327-4781. [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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Thursday


September 2013
 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Reception: International Neighbors.

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A chance for all area women to meet and socialize with women from more than 80 countries and to sign up for various activities throughout the year, including English conversation and discussion groups, tea groups, and special interest groups such as quilting, knitting, and painting. International Neighbors is a 54-year-old group of local women organized to welcome women from other countries during their stays in Ann Arbor. Nursery care provided for preschoolers. Refreshments.
1-3 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church social hall, 1500 Scio Church Rd. Free. 995-1645. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle".

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]
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 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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Friday


September 2013
 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, and more. Maker Works members will be on hand to help fix things. Refreshments.
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). Free. 222-4911. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

FLY Fridays: Crochet a Hat: FLY Children's Art Center.

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Have you been wanting to learn how to crochet? With winter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to learn! Join us to learn the basics of crocheting, where you will learn to make a cute winter hat...no experience necessary! Class tuition is $15 per student, per session or $25 for both, all materials and tools are provided! 9/20 - Session 1: Learning to crochet/increasing 9/27 - Session 2: Decreasing Registration is required for these classes, and space will be limited to the first 10 students registering. Register at flyartcenter.org
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $15/$25. info@flyartcenter.org flyartcenter.org [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What I Did This Summer": Ann Arbor Train & Trolley Watchers.

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All invited to show and discuss slides, digital photos, and/or videos of their summer adventures.
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church lower level blue classroom, 306 N. Division ("just up the hill from the Amtrak station"). Free. 996-8345, 971-8329.
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Saturday


September 2013
 9:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"God's Extreme Makeover": Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Talk by club leaders.
9:30 a.m.-noon, 340 WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 971-4545. [map]
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 9:45 a.m. 

Vikki Pignatelli: Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Talk by this Ohio quilter who's known for her curvy quilt designs. Followed at 11 a.m. by a member show & tell.
9:45 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). (248) 349-7322. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m. 

"World Hobbit Day Celebration": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A celebration of the birthdays of Bolbo and Frodo with a program of games and craft activities, along with some fun surprises, for all ages. All invited to dress up in their favorite Middle Earth costume. Snacks.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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.


 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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Sunday


September 2013
 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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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-5763.
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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Equinox Ritual: Shining Lakes Grove.

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All invited to join local Druids as they honor Ana, the goddess of the Huron River. Potluck (bring a dish to pass and table service) and raffle. Preceded by a Sept. 21 overnight fire watch.
2-5 p.m., Cavallo Farms, 2185 N. Harris, Ypsilanti. Free. 277-1897. [map]
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