Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in September 2022
September 7, 2022
“Fall Kickoff 2022”: U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
The chance to learn about OLLI’s 2022-2023 offerings including lectures, out-of-town trips, study and shared interest groups, and other U-M geriatric community programs. Also, a book swap, pop-up study groups, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, live music by the Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective (10 a.m.), and more. 10 a.m.–noon, WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Preregistration requested at olli-umich.org. Free. 998–9351.
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.
Book Club: Pittsfield Township Community Center
Book Club, call 822-2120 for book title (Wed., Sept. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.). Pittsfield Township Community Center (701 W. Ellsworth, 822-2120, recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov). Free. Check meeting status before coming.Free.
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.
Ann Arbor Rotary Club Luncheon Meeting: Ann Arbor Rotary Club
Please join us at our regular weekly lunch meeting. After our lunch and the business portion of our meeting, we will hear from:
SPEAKER: Mr. Terrence Quinn
TOPIC: "From U of M Football Player to Attorney.
The Power of Perseverance."Michigan Union 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor , Ann Arbor. At the Door. Lunch is $11 if desired. firstname.lastname@example.org. a2rotary.org.
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.
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.
“A2SC Trivia Live!”: Ann Arbor Senior Center
Sept. 7 & 21 (1–2 p.m.): “A2SC Trivia Live!”: Ann Arbor Senior Center. All invited to form (or join) a team of 4 or 5 persons to compete in a 2-round online trivia contest. Questions geared towards ages 55 & up, but all ages welcome. Prizes (pickup only). Online at bit.ly/a2seniortrivia, passcode: 194912. Free. email@example.com, 794–6250. [5x]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.
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.
“TriviaTime! with Katie and Abbie: The Princess Bride”: Ann Arbor District Library.
Adults and kids ages 9 and up invited to answer trivia questions about the film The Princess Bride. Prizes. 6:30–7:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
“After Ever Happy”: Fathom Events.
(Castille Landon, 2022). 4th and final installment in the After series of romantic dramas in which a long-suffering young couple finally come to terms with their relationship. 7 p.m. 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.
“Meet Us by the Roaring Sea”: Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.
Rutgers University creative writing professor Akil Kumarasamy joins local writer Lillian Li to discuss (via Zoom) her new novel, a genre-bending story about a young translator, living in the near future, who becomes obsessed with an old manuscript about a group of female medical students as they create a new way of existence at the far end of the world. 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: Grupo Escobar: Blue LLama Jazz Club
GRUPO ESCOBAR—featuring Steve Jarosz (guitar and tres), Brian DiBlassio (piano), Eddie Caraballo (bass), and Owl DiBlassio (congas)—specializes in Cuban salsa and timba, seizing the spirit and energy of those forms, but allowing them to evolve by fusing them with cumbia, jazz, Arabic traditional and modern tropical rhythms. With musicians of diverse nationalities and backgrounds from Detroit and Ann Arbor, the members of Grupo Escobar deliver rich, high-energy music that brings all these influences to bear.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.
The Rough & Tumble: On the Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.
The Americana singer-songwriter duo Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler plays a menagerie of classic folk and homemade instruments to perform emotionally honest songs with well-crafted stories and melodies, sung in close harmony. Opener: local blues-folk singer-songwriter Lauren Crane. 7–9 p.m. (doors, 6:30), Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson Rd., Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Info: onthetrackschelsea.com, or call Annie Capps at 330-5226.
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.
Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.
The chance to see club 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. Mask required. firstname.lastname@example.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.