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Events in September 2022
September 28, 2022
“Rain Garden and Wet Meadow Planting”: City of Ann Arbor Give 365 Volunteer and Outreach Program.
Sept. 21, 23, 24, & 28. All invited to plant native flowers and weed. Wear long pants, and sturdy closed-toed shoes; bring water; tools and gloves provided. Burns Park (Sept. 21, 10 a.m.–noon). Veterans Memorial Park (Sept. 23, 10 a.m.–noon). Buhr Park Wet Meadow (Sept. 24, 9–11 a.m.). Northside Community Center (Sept. 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.). Various times and locations. Free. Preregistration required at bit.ly/a2loveapark9-22, email@example.com, or 794–6445.
Country Fair: Wiard’s Orchards.
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 10–Oct. 30 and Wed.–Fri., Sept. 23–Oct. 28. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. An apple cannon, paintball, apple or pumpkin picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Wed.–Fri.), Wiard’s Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $23.50 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $17.50 (babies, free) online only at wiards.com. 390–9211.
Backyard Dancing on the Old West Side: H Dominique Abed
510 5th Street, Ann Arbor. https://dominiquedancesyogastudio.com/heart-dance-therapy-classes/. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org. H Dominique Abed. 358-0986.
Love how you feel in this unique, joy-filled and joint-friendly fusion of movement arts including dance and yoga. The simple moves and uplifting music are designed to lift your spirit while improving your flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability.
We will meet on alternate Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am, weather permitting. Our emphasis is on fun and community. No experience is needed and the event is suitable for all adults regardless of life stage.
View Schedule and Pre-register at www.dominiquedancesyogastudio.com.
Cost is 15.00 or buy a discounted class pack which can also be applied to in-studio classes on Boardwalk Drive.
Full Vaccination is Required.
In case of rain, your registration will carry over.
Mind Matters Brain Games: Ann Arbor Senior Center.
Every Wednesday Via Zoom at bit.ly/a2braingame, passcode: 739714. Free. Check meeting status before coming. 794–6250
Painting Salon: Pittsfield Township Community Center
Painting Salon, no instructor, bring your own materials (Wed. 10-11:30 a.m.). Pittsfield Township Community Center (701 W. Ellsworth, 822-2120, recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov). Free. Check meeting status before coming.Free.
“Playgroups for Babies”: Ann Arbor District Library
Every Mon.–Wed. (except Sept. 5). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings. Mon. 10:30–11:30 a.m. (Malletts Creek), Tues. 11 a.m.–noon (Traverwood), Wed. 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (Westgate). Free. 327–4200.Free.
“Tiny Tails Story Time”: Humane Society of Huron Valley
Sept. 7, 14, 21, & 28 (10:30–11:30 a.m.). Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. For kids ages 2–5, accompanied by an adult. Tiny Lions Lounge, 5245 Jackson Rd., ste. A1. $7 per kid (babies under age 1, free). Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, email@example.com, 661–3575.
Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library
Every Wed. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2–5 (with caregiver). Wed. 10:30 a.m. (Malletts Creek). Free. 327–4200.Free.
Chime Concert: Kerrytown Market & Shops.
Every Fri., Sat., & Wed. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime’s numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome. Noon–12:30 p.m. (Fri. & Wed.) & 10:30–11 a.m. (Sat.). Kerrytown Market. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com.
Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
Tai Chi (Mon., Wed., & Fri., noon–12:30 p.m.) via Zoom. U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program. Free. For Zoom links see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353.Free.
Rotary Club weekly luncheon: Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
Each week we meet in the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union. Lunch is a buffet at $11. Please join us to learn more about our club, and after we have lunch and our business portion of the meeting, we have a speaker. This week's speaker is: Richard G. Ohye, M.D., Topic: “Pediatric Cardiology in Central America”530 S State Street, Ann Arbor. At the door. $11. firstname.lastname@example.org. a2rotary.org. 734-222-5252.
Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program. Free. For Zoom links see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353.Free.
Bingo: Pittsfield Township Community Center
Bingo, $1 per card (Wed. 1-2:30 p.m.). Pittsfield Township Community Center (701 W. Ellsworth, 822-2120, recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov). Free. Check meeting status before coming.$1 per card.
Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
Chess (Wed. 1–4 p.m.) in person, all levels welcome, call if interested. U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998–9353.Free.
Leadership in Technology: Distinguished Lecture Series with Toomas Hendrik Ilves: University of Michigan Information and Technology Services
Join Dr. Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at U-M, for a conversation with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the president of Estonia from 2006-16. The conversation will cover the intersection of technology and government, cybersecurity, and more — Ilves was in office when Estonia was a victim of a massive cyber-attack, believed to have originated in Russia, in 2007.
Ilves is renowned for making Estonia one of the most digitally advanced nations through innovative policies that invested heavily in the future. He used his office to further the country’s leadership in digital governance as well as in cyber security. His interest in computers stems from an early age — he learned to program at the age of 13 — and he has been promoting Estonia's IT-development since the country restored its independence. Ilves was born to Estonian refugees and raised in the United States, and holds a BA from Columbia and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania.
This event is a Zoom Webinar. Register online to receive the link: its.umich.edu/speakerseriesZoom Webinar, Register online. Free. email@example.com. https://its.umich.edu/events/leadership-in-technology.
Michigan Marching Band Practice.
Every Mon.–Thurs. The U-M’s highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1–2 hours. 4:45 p.m., Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764–0582.
“West Side Nite Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 10 to 30 miles, along the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills Metropark and/or Dexter Huron Metropark with a possible visit to the Dexter Dairy Queen. This ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders. 5 p.m. sharp, meet at Forest Lawn Cemetery parking lot, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116.
Board Game Night: Bløm Meadworks.
Every Wed. All invited to play popular board games. “Board Game Guru” on hand to answer questions. 5–9 p.m., Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 548–9729.
Magic: The Gathering Game Play: Sylvan Factory.
Every Fri., Sat., Mon., & Wed. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Friday Night Magic rotating draft (Fri. 6–10 p.m.), cost varies. Intro to Magic: The Gathering (Sat. noon–3 p.m.), Free. Commander Pods, casual groups of 4 players (Sat. 6–10 p.m.), free. Just Another Modern Monday power cards (Mon., except Sept. 5, 6–9 p.m.), $10. Casual Commander, the most popular form of the game (Wed. 5–8 p.m.), free. Prizes paid in store credit. Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. firstname.lastname@example.org, 929–5877.
“To Be Heard: Public Art Interventions”: U-M Stamps School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.
Brooklyn-based painter Tatyana Fazlalizadeh discusses her site-specific public art installations that consider how women, queer, and Black and brown people, experience race and gender. Fazlalizadeh is currently Artist in Residence at the U-M Institute for the Humanities where her exhibition Pressed Against My Own Glass is on view (see Galleries). 5:30 p.m., Art & Architecture Building, 2000 Bonisteel. Free. 668–8463.
Bonsai Auction: Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.
Silent and live auctions of bonsai equipment and trees by club members. 6:30–9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free admission; metered parking. email@example.com.
“An Evening of Poetry and Written Word”: Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle.
Reading, via Zoom, by poet and novelist Charles Harper Webb, the Southern California–based author of 12 inventive and accessible poetry collections. Followed by open mic. For guidelines, see cwcircle.poetry.blog/poetry-workshop-guidelines. 7–9 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. 668–7523.
“Howl’s Moving Castle”: Fathom Events.
(Hayao Miyazaki, 2004). Dubbed (Sun. & Wed.) and subtitled (Mon.) screenings of this Oscar-nominated Japanese anime love story about an 18-year-old girl, cursed into an old woman’s body, and a wizard who can see through the curse. Ann Arbor 20 only. 3 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.). Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973–8424), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316–5500). Different times. For updated schedule, see FathomEvents.com/events. $12.50 (unless otherwise noted) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.
“Poltergeist”: Fathom Events.
(Tobe Hooper, 1982). Horror classic about a young family who turn to an spiritual medium when their 5-year-old daughter is taken by evil spirits haunting their home. Ann Arbor 20 only. 4 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.). Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973–8424), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316–5500). Different times. For updated schedule, see FathomEvents.com/events. $12.50 (unless otherwise noted) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.
“The Logos”: Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.
Novelist Mark de Silva joins University of Detroit-Mercy English professor Nicholas Rombes to discuss (via Zoom) his latest book, the epic story of a lonely, obscure artist who lends his talents to a publicity campaign for a line of products designed to enhance human perception. 7 p.m., for URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2022-09. Free. 585–5567.
Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, felters, sewers, and other crafters invited to work on their own projects with others. Questions welcome, help available. 7 p.m. or so, for URL join facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926–8863.
Latin Jazz Wednesday: Aguanko: Blue LLama Jazz Club
Conga player and composer Alberto Nacif was born in the isthmus state of Oaxaca on Mexico’s west coast where Cuban derived rhythms were part of everyday music. Nacif and the superlative musicians who make up the sizzling Latin Jazz septet AGUANKO now have a new, all original Latin Jazz recording titled “Pattern Recognition”, produced by Jose “Pepe” Espinosa, and released in July 2018.314 S. Main St , Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Cover at opentable.com. $10. email@example.com. bluellamaclub.com. 734-372-3200.
Meditation & Discussion: Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Chöling.
Every Wed. All are invited for a dharma discussion. The program begins with a group meditation. 7-8 p.m., 614 Miner (enter through back door). Also livestream; for URL see annarborktc.org. Free. 678-7549.
“Barns”: Salem Area Historical Society.
Local architect and barn preservationist Chuck Bultman discusses the restoration of the SAHS’s historic Dickerson Barn. 7:30 p.m., Jarvis Stone School, 7991 North Territorial at Curtis, Salem Twp. Admission $2 (members, free). (248) 486–5515.
Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.
Every Wed. All singers invited to rehearse with this semi-professional a cappella ensemble that performs Renaissance and Victorian-era music in period dress. The official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. 7:30–9:30 p.m., Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Rd. Free. TheArborConsort.org.
Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience needed. Wear comfortable low grip/tread shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson. 8–10 p.m., Vandenberg rm., 2nd fl., Michigan League, 911 North University. Mask and proof of vaccination (with booster) required. $5 (free for members and those who attend the lesson). swingannarbor.com.
University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M Music School.
Jayce Ogren directs this music student ensemble in contemporary American composer Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’Clock Shout, the Intermezzo from early 20th-century Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar’s cantata Sången, and a performance of French composer Ida Gotkovsky’s Trombone Concerto featuring trombone soloist Yuki Mori, winner of the U-M student concerto competition. The program concludes with Schoenberg’s brilliant orchestral transcription of Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor, a treatment that effectively transforms the chamber piece into a symphony, giving each member of the orchestra an opportunity to shine. 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-2538.