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Ann Arbor City Club

1830 Washtenaw [map]
(734) 662-3279

Member-owned organization established in 1951. Provides charitable, social, education, cultural, and service opportunities. Fine dining, business networking, lectures, art classes, trips, bridge, event opportunities, and an annual classic car show and arts and crafts festival. info@annarborcityclub.org, annarborcityclub.org


Ann Arbor Newcomers and Neighbors


Social activities: book club, community service, closing club, canasta, and more. Dues $20. annarbornewcomers@gmail.com, newcomersannarbor.com


Ann Arbor Polyamory Network


Monthly events offer discussion, support, and friendship for those practicing, interested in, or supportive of polyamory, and non-monogamy. a2polynet@gmail.com, facebook.com/a2polynet


Ann Arbor Schwaben Verein


(734) 954-0281

German-American social club whose purpose is to assist members monetarily in times of sickness and death, and to actively support and maintain members' German heritage. Host annual Bockbierfest in the spring, Kirchweihfest in the winter.


Ann Arbor Ski Club


Est. 1954. Year-round sports and social club. Activities include alpine and cross country skiing, biking, golfing, volleyball, kayaking/canoeing, numerous social events, summer picnics, weekend getaways for skiing and biking, and week-long trips to western ski resorts and warm weather destinations. General meetings and theme parties take place from Sept.- April at a variety of locations. a2skiclub@gmail.com, a2skiclub.org


Ann Arbor TNG


(734) 995-9867

Kink and fetish-oriented group for adults ages 35 and under. Focuses on support, sharing information by demonstrations and discussion groups, and socializing. Meets 3rd Tues. 8-10 p.m. at the Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. People of any gender identification and sexual orientation welcome. jimtoycenter.org/groups


Chinese American Society of Ann Arbor (CASAA)


Non-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization, founded in 1994. Promotes Chinese and American cultural exchange and friendship among CASAA members and other Ann Arbor residents. Raises funds for local charities by sponsoring various activities, including Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, and Moon Festival. Seminars, cooking lessons. Dues $5, families $10. facebook.com/pages/chinese-american-society-of-ann-arbor/89542663100


German Park Recreational Club

5549 Pontiac Tr. [map]
(734) 769-0048

Located on 20 acres, the members-only German Park hosts public picnics with traditional German foods, beer, wine, and beverages, and a dance band on the last Sat. of June, July and Aug. Active and prospective members participate in work sessions and parties throughout the year. germanpark.com


International Neighbors


Julie Cassano: (313) 815-0413

International and local women make friends with women from all over the world. Programs include beginning & intermediate English conversation, tea groups, foreign language discussion groups, special interest groups such as hiking, painting and international cooking and excursion groups. Monthly International Day 3rd Thurs. at Zion Lutheran Church. Fall Open House on Sept. 20th, 2018, 1-2:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church Social Hall, 1501 W. Liberty. All programs are free, non-commercial, non-political and non-religious. English is not necessary to participate and children are welcome. international-neighbors.org V


Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor

2935 Birch Hollow [map]
(734) 971-0990

Open to all, guided by Jewish values. Activities, classes, and programs for youth, teens, families, active adults, and older adults, including visual and performing arts, culture, education, and current issues. Health and wellness classes and Israeli dancing. See Entertainment, p. ??, for cultural festivals and holiday celebrations. Fees vary. jcc@jccannarbor.org, jccannarbor.org S,V


LezRead Ann Arbor


Lesbian book club reading fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by lesbian authors or about lesbian life. Meets last Sat. 4-6 p.m. at the Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. jimtoycenter.org/groups


Nerd Nite Ann Arbor


Monthly event during which locals give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines while the audience drinks along. Accompaniment may include bands, acrobats, trivia, and other activities. Learn math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or debunking beer myths. See website for upcoming talks and locations or to suggest your own topic. nerdnitea2@gmail.com, annarbor.nerdnite.com


Older Lesbians Organizing


Provides older lesbians with the opportunity to socialize with like-minded women and share mutual interests. Meets for discussion 2nd Sun. 1-2:30 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. jasmithers@sbcglobal.net, jimtoycenter.org/groups


Society of Les Voyageurs

411 Longshore [map]
(734) 662-1553

Established in 1907, this independent co-ed fraternal society sponsors Sunday dinners during the school year often followed by environmental education and outdoor-themed talks or activities. U-M students may be voted in as active members; others with an educational or vocational passion for the outdoors are invited as associates.


Temple Beth Emeth (Reform Judaism)

2309 Packard [map]
(734) 665-4744

Groups open to the public. Twenties and Thirties Group (TNT): monthly events for singles and couples ages 21-39, including those with young children. Families with Young Children (FYC): monthly and holiday programs for Jewish families with children age 5 & under; older siblings, grandparents, and nonmembers welcome. Ruach/Renaissance Group (R&R): monthly events for individuals and couples, age 40 and up; events are planned under rotating leadership and include bridge, cultural outings, and dinners. templebethemeth.org


Twenties and Thirties in Ann Arbor (T2A2)


Progressive, politically diverse, and multi-faith respectful group of young adults. Weekly events, service projects, and outings; monthly brunch. First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. firstpresbyterian.org, facebook.com/FPC.T2A2


U-M Club of Ann Arbor


Awards scholarships to Washtenaw County students attending U-M and athletic scholarships including a football scholarship; supports a basketball student manager and the general athletic scholarship fund. U-M football and basketball coaches appear weekly during their seasons, along with the coach of another varsity team. Meets Aug.-Apr. Mon. 11 a.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson. Membership $60; $20 youth (ages 12-18). Guests may attend up to 3 meetings ($5/meeting). uofmclubaa@gmail.com, uofmclubofannarbor.com


Washtenaw Ski Touring Club


Ed Steinman, (734) 665-0248

Promotes cross-country skiing, nature, outdoors, and enjoyment and fellowship of others with similar interests. Organizes cross-country ski trips and other outdoor and social activities. Meets early Nov.-mid-March every other Tues. 7 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. Fourth. Membership $15, $5 under 18 yrs old. wstcski@gmail.com, wstcski.org




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