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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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Tuesday


October 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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 11:30 a.m. 

Newcomers Coterie Club of Ann Arbor.

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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 highjs1@gmail.com. 929-2841. [map]
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 6-9 p.m. 

Quartermania: Saline American Legion.

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A cross between a live auction and a raffle in which participants bid 1-4 quarters on items before they're raffled off.
6-9 p.m., Saline American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 429-7310. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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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]
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Wednesday


October 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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 6:30 p.m. 

Bingo: Saline American Legion.

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Prizes. Note: Nov. 6 is tentative.
6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan, Saline. $1 for hard cards (book of 10 games, $7). 429-7310. [map]
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 7:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]
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Thursday


October 2013
 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs., except Thanksgiving. 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.  Free! 

Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society.

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DVD of Pennsylvania rock collector Thomas Moore's thumbnail collection, a collection of rocks that fit into 1-inch square containers.
7 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church social hall, 900 S. Seventh St. Free. 665-5574. [map]
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Friday


October 2013
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Euchre Night: St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

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All invited to play.
7 p.m., Freedom Child Care Center, 8753 Pleasant Lake Rd. just west of Parker Rd. Free. 663-7511. [map]
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Saturday


October 2013
 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

14th Annual Jam Contest & Tasting: Downtown Home & Garden.

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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]
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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice their juggling skills. Beginners welcome. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. 761-1115.
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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. 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]
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 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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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]
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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


October 2013
 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Comic Artists Forum": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Traditional Thai Pottery": Yourist Studio Gallery.

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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]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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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 a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569. [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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Science camp for kids ages 6-14
Esquire Interiors Ann Arbor MI
Top of the Lamp, Ann Arbor's locally owned lighting specialty store.