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(Bradley Jackson, 2022). Documentary chronicling the career of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan. TBA. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973–8424), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316–5500). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see FathomEvents.com/events.
May 1-31. This Star Wars themed event allows participants to complete a self-timed 4-km run/walk anytime and anywhere during the month. Mailed race packets include a T-shirt, medal, bib, and sticker decal. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the American Association for Cancer Research. Anytime in May. $50. Preregistration required at bit.ly/maythe4thrun2022. email@example.com, 531-8747.
All invited to help plant native species to build a prairie from the ground up. No experience needed. Refreshments, gloves, tools, and training provided. No pets. Park at Superior Township Hall across the road from the preserve. Two shifts: 9 a.m.–noon & 1–4 p.m., Jack R. Smiley Nature Preserve, 8080 Cherry Hill Rd., Superior Twp. Free. Preregistration required by emailing Carla Bisaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 484–6565.
May 21-29. City-wide home participation event to eradicate this aggressive invasive plant that can quickly crowd out native plant species and decrease biodiversity. The AANAPD invites all to survey and pull this target species in your own yard or City nature areas. Go to a2gov.org/gmwow for information.
Creal Microgallery presents 'Celebrating the Last Frost,' an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Ypsilanti artist Avery Williamson. This collection of small works celebrates the last frost, an indicator of safe passage to the next season. These pieces explore the colors and textures of May and June-- a season of shedding, blooming, and emerging.
Williamson has worked in a wide range of media, including weavings, photography, collage, painting and drawing, but remaining constant in much of her work is her use of atmospheric color and lively mark-making. With these defining visual elements, her work feels both meditative and improvisational. Her use of color sets a stage or mood, and provides a context for the story to be told through her marks. The marks and lines then skip across the surface, or grow outward from a starting point. Her marks play around the edges of the canvas or are laid down across fields of color. Her images can feel like parts of a whole— just glimpses of a larger story or vignettes of a fuller world. In the works on view, she considers this moment in time, this transition from cold to warm, from dormancy to growth. This moment that Williamson captures is somehow both singular and infinite, and this transition between seasons upon which she reflects is at once unique and eternal.
A chance to learn about interesting new ways to help in the community, or to share volunteer opportunities with others. Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.
Stories, sensory play, and a tour of the shelter. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For autistic and other neurodivergent kids ages 2–5 (but all children welcome), accompanied by an adult. HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per kid (babies under age 1, free). Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv. email@example.com.
Every Tues. & Fri. Some experience necessary.2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Tues., Fri.), or a 499er game (Thurs.). If you plan to come without a partner, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand. 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:50 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person.
Talk by Harvard University molecular and cellular biology professor Hopi E. Hoekstra. 3 p.m., Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw. Mask required. Livestream available at bit.ly/2022jamesvneellecture. Free. 647-3149.
Every Sat. & Tues. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3–5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. & 6 p.m. (Tues.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929–9022 (Sat.) & 769–5016 (Tues.).
Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips. 6–9 p.m. or so, Panera Bread, 903 W. Eisenhower. $2 monthly dues. email@example.com.
Every Tues. WAS members lead evening walks at various local birding sites. Bring binoculars and (if you have one) a scope. 6 p.m., usually carpool from the Miller Rd. Park & Ride off M-14, but check facebook.com/washtenawaudubon before each trip to confirm location. Free. Anyone under 18 not accompanied by an adult relative or legal guardian must have a completed parental consent form (available at washtenawaudubon.org).
Panel discussion, via Zoom, about school expulsion legislation, as well as the impact current practices have on students. Panelists: Michigan state senator Jeff Irwin and Student Advocacy Center executive director Peri Stone-Palmquist. Ypsilanti mayor Lois Richardson also speaks. Followed by Q&A. 6:30–7:30 p.m. For URL, see werocmi.org.
Every Tues. Talk (via Zoom) by Imam Kamau Ayubbi. All ages welcome. 6:45–8:15 p.m., for URL see interfaithspirit.org/events/featured-event. $5–10 suggested donation. 327–0270.
Every Tues. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programming. Led by AHA members. Beginners welcome. 7 p.m., for URL preregister at meetup.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free, but donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.
May 10 & 24. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome. 7–9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Mask required. $5. For updates see a2blugrass.com.
Every Tues. All singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus. All singers, male and female, invited to join as members or visitors. 7–9:30 p.m., Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join), info@HVharmonizers.org, 796–7467.
Online reading by Cleveland-based poet, playwright, and performer Siaara Freeman, a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Preceded by an open mic. 7–8:30 p.m., for URL preregister at Facebook.com/Skazat. Free. 223–3165.
Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete (via Zoom) in a family-friendly 2-round trivia contest featuring questions in a range of fields from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together. 7 p.m., for URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus. 7–9:30 p.m., for URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 765–3611.
Every Tues. & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.). 7:30 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 812–6375 (Tues.) & email@example.com (Thurs.).
After a 2-season hiatus, the local semi-pro soccer team—2017 & 2018 conference champs—opens its home season against United Soccer League Two rival Oakland County FC (May 8, 4 p.m.). The May home schedule also includes a game vs. the Kalamazoo FC (May 24, 7:30 p.m.). Saline High School Hornet Stadium, 1300 Campus Pkwy, Saline. Tickets $10 in advance (kids, $8) at afcannarbor.com, $12 at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627.
Every Tues. Stand-up showcase featuring sets by local comics TBA. 8 p.m., The Beer Grotto, 8059 Main, Dexter. Free. bit.ly/comedybeergrotto.