Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in January 2023
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Daily Dec. 26–Jan. 8 (times TBA). Family-friendly hands-on activities TBA exploring science and nature. With live entertainment each day, including music, storytelling, and theater by performers TBA. Details posted at discoverscienceandnature.org on Dec. 1. AAHOM, 220 E. Ann St. $16/person (members, those with WIC EBT cards, $3/person).
Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Tues. & Fri.) or a 499er game for players with no more than 499 ACBL master points (Thurs.). 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:45 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person. If you plan to come without a partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com beforehand.
Every Mon.–Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Mon. 6:30–10 p.m.: Power Cards, $10. Tues. 6–9 p.m.: MTG Pauper, a fun and fast format for all skill levels, $5. Wed. 5–8 p.m.: Casual Commander, the most popular form of the game, free. Fri. 6:30–10 p.m.: Magic rotating draft, cost varies. Sat. noon–3 p.m.: Intro to Magic: The Gathering, free. Sat. 6–10 p.m.: Commander Pods, casual groups of 4 players, free. Prizes paid in store credit. Various times. Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. firstname.lastname@example.org, 929–5877.
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 to some programming. Led by AHA usage members. Beginners welcome. 7 p.m., for URL preregister at meetup.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free; donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.
Jan. 3 & 17. Club members show their digital slides (Jan. 3) and prints (Jan. 17) on various topics, including this month’s assignment, “Birds in Flight.” Also, presentations by club member Larry Hoxey on “Techniques for Managing Extreme Lighting Conditions” (Jan. 3) and by teacher Hannah Crabtree & her Community High School photography students (Jan. 17). 7–9 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty, rear entrance, 2nd fl. Mask and proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster required. Free. annarborcameraclub.org, email@example.com.
Restorative yoga is gentle, slow, involves long, passive holds in a series of 4-6 restful poses. Yogis are often supported by props to enhance or deepen their experience and achieve a state of total relaxation and release.
Restorative yoga classes are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. Like Iyengar style of yoga the props are used to support the body, enhance alignment and allow for the accessibility of yoga for everybody.
This class includes a combination of therapeutic elements like essential oils, guided meditation and soothing music. This class is very excellent for you if you are recovering from an injury, working on mobility, decreasing stress.
All levels are welcome.
Equipment: If you have your own yoga mat please bring it. If not we have mats available for you!
But you must sign up online to reserve your spot.
NOTE: Other FREE Classes offered
*Gentle Strength & Stretch Tuesday 4:30pm January 10th
*Hatha Yoga Saturday 11am January 14th
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught; no partner or experience needed. Bring flat, clean-soled, nonslip shoes (running shoes okay) and your own water bottle. First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. 7–9:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. Mask, proof of vaccination, and release of liability required. Suggested donation: $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with caregiver, free). aactmad.org/english-country, 665–7704.
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 rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus. 7–8:30 p.m., UAW Local 898, 8975 Textile Rd., Ypsilanti. Mask policy follows CDC guidelines; proof of vaccination required. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). email@example.com, 765–3611.
Fifty comics from around Michigan, both veterans and upstarts, take turns telling the 1st joke they’ve written in 2023. Similar events, which began at the Bell House in Brooklyn more than a decade ago, now also take place in New Orleans and L.A. 8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $10 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (muto.umich.edu) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763–TKTS.