Ann Arbor Observer cover
Unstoppable
Ann Arbor Weather:
Tuesday November 30, 2021
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

DEC

        1   2   3   4
  5   6   7   8   9  10  11
 12  13  14  15  16  17  18
 19  20  21  22  23  24  25
 26  27  28  29  30  31  
             

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, December 22, 2021






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 All Day.  Free! 

35th Annual Hometown Holiday: Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Dec. 3-5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 22, & 24. Family activities, including Santa visits and crafts. Merchant sales with entertainment and refreshments at many stores. For complete schedule, see chelseamich.com/hometown-holiday. Dec. 3: Tree lighting ceremony (4-6:30 p.m., Pierce Park), and a Live Nativity Scene (6:30-7:30 p.m., Palmer Commons). Dec. 4: Holiday Homemade Gift workshop for teens & tweens (time TBA, Chelsea District Library), a parade through downtown Chelsea (6-6:30 p.m.) featuring dozens of lighted floats and vehicles, marching bands, Santa, and more, and drop-in to a holiday pet photo booth (12:30-4 p.m., Lane Animal Hospital, 701 N. Main). Dec. 5: Waterloo Farm Museum's "Christmas on the Farm" (see 4 Saturday listing), the chance to visit with Santa at "Donuts & Selfies with Santa" (10 a.m.-noon, Smokehouse 52 BBQ, 125 S. Main), and Hometown Holiday Concert (3 & 7 p.m., First Methodist Church, 128 Park St.) by the Chelsea Chamber Players and members of the Chelsea High School orchestra. The program includes works by Emilie Mayer, Florence Prince, and Christmas selections. Dec. 9: Reading by local writer Jan Brett (time TBA, Chelsea District Library) and an outdoor performance by the Arbor Consort Carolers (4-5 p.m., Chelsea District Library lawn) while dressed in Victorian holiday costumes. Dec. 10: A raffle (5-6 p.m., Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, 222 S. Main) with a portion of the proceeds going to Chelsea High School graduates. Dec. 17: The chance to visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, as well as Chelsea fire & police department staffers (6-9 p.m., Ugly Dog Distillery, 218 S. Main). Hot cocoa available for kids. Dec. 19: Pick up gingerbread-making kits (noon-2 p.m., Chelsea Palmer Commons, 304 S. Main) to assemble and decorate at home. Dec. 22: "Holiday Spirit" program TBA (time TBA, Chelsea District Library). Dec. 24: Livestream storytime with Santa (1:30-2 p.m., for URL see chelseamich.com/events/hth-virtual-storytime).
Various times and locations, Chelsea. Free. 475-1145.


 10 a.m.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mind Matters": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven leads various mental exercises(via Zoom) from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Masks required. For more information email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Holiday Artist Market: The Guild of Artists & Artisans.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues.-Sat., Nov. 26-Dec. 23. Holiday sale of works in various media and styles by over 60 jury-selected artists.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tues.-Thurs.) & 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.). Free admission. 662-3382, elizabeth@TheGuild.org. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. 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. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 Noon-8 p.m. 

Santa: Briarwood Mall.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Nov. 26-Dec. 24. All kids invited to sit with Santa or visit from a distance; photos available for purchase. Note: Santa takes breaks 3-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. only.
Mon.-Sat. noon-8 p.m. and Sun. noon-6 p.m., Briarwood Von Maur court. Appointments encouraged at simon.com/santa. 769-9610. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. lesson (online and in-person) focusing on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Walking Off the Pounds.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Guided steps to walk in place. Online and in person (beginning Sept. 8).
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wednesday if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

The Schmoozery: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. Group conversation about aging, generations, and related topics, facilitated by local playwright and oral historian Hank Greenspan, a retired U-M psychology professor.
Register online at olli-umich.org/olli-commons. Free. 734-998-9351.


 1 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

The U-M has home games this month vs. Akron (Dec. 5, 2 p.m.), Minnesota (Dec. 12, 2 p.m.), EMU (Dec. 22, 1 p.m.), and Ohio State (Dec. 31, noon).
Crisler Center. Tickets $6 & $8 at mgoblue.com/tickets. Mask required. 764-0247. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Dec. 8 & 22 All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, and a talk on humane education. Bring several different books to read.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: Bløm Meadworks.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. All invited to play popular board games. "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Proof of vaccination required to sit indoors; outdoor seating available.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). DrinkBlom.com/events. 548-9729. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Science of Mind Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

  community member   < less

Please join us for a discussion of Science of Mind via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, felters, sewers, and other crafters invited to work on their own projects with others. Questions welcome.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Meditation and Discussion: Karma Thegsum Choling.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. All invited for a silent group meditation with a focus on breathing, followed by a discussion on Dharma led by KTC resident Lama Nancy Burks.
KTC, 614 Miner St. (enter through the back door). Free. 678-7549, AnnArborKTC.org. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Yin/Restorative Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

  community member   < less

Reconnect with yourself-mind, body, and spirit! This slower paced style of yoga is a good compliment to our fast-paced lifestyles. Passive asanas (postures) are held for long periods of time, sometimes up to 3-5 minutes, allowing the deep connective tissue to stretch, the fascia to release, and an increase circulation in the joints. Learn to listen to your body and breath, how subtle movements can change the asana completely, and how to find peace in that which brings you discomfort.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Your first class is free. Otherwise, drop-in for $15 or use a class package. Register on Mindbody or www.motathaiyoga.com
(The studio is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.). Email info@motathaiyoga.com if you have any questions.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $15 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. An AADL staffer reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8 p.m. 

Event Cancelled. "The Comically Incorrect Holiday": Mind the Gap/The Theater Shop (formerly Emergent Arts).

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This short comic theater event about Christmas Eve has been cancelled.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. info@TheTheaterShop. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Urban Tropical

Latin jazz ensemble. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Keller/Kocher & Co

Straight-ahead jazz by this top-notch local ensemble led by vibes player Kocher and bassist Keller. [venue info]

 
 


You might also like:

The EV Pioneers
Ready or not, electric vehicles are coming. We asked people who made the leap how it's going.
Jan Schlain
Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
To Mask or Not to Mask
On Main St., a split verdict
Eve Silberman
Individual Sports
Lan City Noodles
Opens on S. University
Micheline Maynard
Remembering Professor Don Cameron, by Jeffrey A. Stacey
Today's Events
Public Schools - High Schools
Public Libraries
Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional
a guide to local holiday shopping and events
a2view the Ann Arbor Observer's weekly email newsletter