Calendar of Events
Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies
U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program director Abbie Lawrence-Jacobson discusses OLLI offerings. All newcomers to the area or longtime Ann Arbor area residents invited. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m., Polo Fields Golf & Country Club, 5200 Polo Fields Dr. (off Zeeb Rd. north of Liberty), Scio Twp. $18. Preregistration required via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 929-2841. [map]
Oct. 1 & 15. U-M senior photographer Eric Bronson, the 2013 University Photographers Association of America Photographer of the Year, discusses "Sports Photography" (Oct. 1), and veteran club members Sue Dempsey, Greg Czarnecki, and Dietmar & Kris Haenchen present a panel discussion on "Two Villages in Italy: Comacchio and Portico" (Oct. 15). Also, club members show their recent projected digital images (Oct. 1) and prints (Oct. 15) in both assigned ("Black and White") and open categories.
7:30 p.m., Wines School auditorium (Oct. 1), 1701 Newport, & Forsythe Middle School media center (Oct. 15), 1655 Newport. Free ($30 annual dues for those who join). 327-4781. [map]
All invited to taste--and vote on--homemade jams submitted by Downtown Home & Garden customers. Freshly toasted Zingerman's bread provided for the tasting. Prizes. Anyone can compete; entries must be submitted at the store by 7 p.m. Oct. 4.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]
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. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]
Oct. 5 & 19. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them. Note: The Oct. 19 session is a practice for the 3rd Saturday Contra Dance that evening.
3-6 p.m. (Oct. 5) & 4-6 p.m. (Oct. 19), Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 994-9307. [map]
Chicago writer and illustrator Justin Castenada, creator of the When I Was Little children's book series, talks about visual storytelling and writing from life. Participants also work on their own comics; materials provided. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
1-3 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Screening of a video about a potter's travels to the pottery villages in Thailand.
4 p.m., Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 662-4914. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). Free. Email email@example.com to confirm. 717-1569. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance [map]
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.