Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in September 2022
September 13, 2022
“Lifemark”: Fathom Events.
(Kevin Peeples, 2022). Drama about an adopted teen whose life is turned upside down when his birth mother unexpectedly reaches out. Ann Arbor 20 only. 4 p.m., 7 p.m., & 1 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.). 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.
“Sunrise Nature Kayak Tour”: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.
Naturalist Elle Bogle leads a kayak tour of Independence Lake to observe plants and wildlife. Bring binoculars if you like. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets provided. 8:30–10:30 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Whitmore Lake. Free, but $6 (nonresidents, $10) vehicle entry fee. Preregistration required by emailing email@example.com, 971–6337.
Golf Outing: Arbor Hospice Benefit.
Four-person scramble with a shotgun start. (In a scramble format, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome, so lousy golfers may embarrass but won’t hurt their team.) Prizes. Food and beverages. 9 a.m. shotgun start (registration starts at 7 a.m.), Eagle Crest Golf Club, 1201 S. Huron, Ypsilanti. $250 per person, preregistration required at ArborHospice.org/golf. 794–5120, kstreich@ArborHospice.org.
“Taming Corporate Power in the 21st Century”: U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.
Talk by U-M business administration professor Jerry Davis. First in a series of 5 monthly lectures. 10–11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Preregistration required at olli-umich.org. $85 (members, $60) for the 5-lecture series. $10 per lecture for members. Membership, $25 a year. 998–9351.
Housing Advocates Training: Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan
Housing Advocates Training (HAT) and Public Benefits Trainings (PBT), virtual, on September 13 & 14, 2022.
Please share with your colleagues and other advocates who may be interested. In addition, we will be having Advanced HAT in January and you have attended HAT in the past three years in order to be eligible.
About HAT & PBT:
HAT is designed to help social service professionals gain a working knowledge of fair housing law, landlord/tenant law, and housing subsidy programs. PBT will focus on the Department of Human Service’s most popular programs, including cash assistance, food assistance, state disability assistance, and Medicaid.
This two-day virtual training is an excellent resource for anyone working as an advocate (clients/consumers are also welcome). Housing Advocates Training (HAT) is three 2.5-hour sessions, and the Public Benefits Training (PBT) is an optional 2-hour session. Trainers include staff and attorneys from the Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan, the Michigan Poverty Law Program, and Legal Services of South Central Michigan.
Registration is required and is open now. Tickets are $50 before August 23rd and $60 after.Ypsilanti. https://donate.fhcmichigan.org/event/housing-advocates-training-a-virtual-event/e413654. 50. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.fhcmichigan.org. 8779793247.
Online Meditation Drop-In: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
Online Meditation Drop-In (Tues. 10–11:30 a.m.) via Zoom. U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program. Free. For Zoom links see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353.Free.
“Little Paws Story Time”: Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27 (10:30–11:30 a.m.). Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats and dogs. For kids ages 2–5, 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.
“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.
Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library
Every Tues. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2–5 (with caregiver). Tues. 11 a.m. (Downtown). Free. 327–4200.Free.
Line Dancing: Ann Arbor Senior Center
Line Dancing (Tues. noon-1 p.m.), preregistration required at 794-6250. Ann Arbor Senior Center (1320 Baldwin Ave., 794–6250). Free. Check meeting status before coming.Free.
Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
Bridge (Tues. & Fri. 1–4 p.m.) in person, no partner needed, call if interested. U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998–9353.Free.
Duplicate Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.
Every Thurs., Fri., & Tues. All invited to play a 499er game (Thurs.) or ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Fri. & Tues.). 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:50 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.
Euchre: Pittsfield Township Community Center
Euchre, canceled if Washtenaw County Covid levels are high (Tues. 1-3 p.m.). Pittsfield Township Community Center (701 W. Ellsworth, 822-2120, recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov). Free. Check meeting status before coming.Free.
“Russia’s War on Ukraine and Its Global Impact”: U-M Weiser Center for European and Eurasian Studies Distinguished Lecture.
Talk by Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Wałęsa, who served as Poland’s first president, 1990-1995. 4–5:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Livestream available at myumi.ch/AwMPw. Free. 764-0351.
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.
My Hero Academia League: Sylvan Factory.
Every Tues. All invited to play this role-playing game based on the popular Japanese manga. 5–8 p.m., Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 929–5877. sylvanfactory.com/event-schedule.
“Dog and Suds Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
Every Tues. Moderate-paced ride, 20 to 30 miles, along the less-traveled roads west and north of Chelsea. 6 p.m. sharp, meet at Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, 1101 Main St., Chelsea. Start location occasionally changes; see aabts.org. Free. 678–8297.
“Triangle Book Making”: Ann Arbor District Library.
AADL staffers lead a hands-on workshop, demonstrating the steps to make a simple and elegant triangular book. Material provided. 6–7:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
Ann Arbor Group Runs: Fleet Feet.
Every Sat. & Tues. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3–5 miles along varying routes from different Fleet Feet (formerly 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.).
BattleTech: Classic: Sylvan Factory.
Every Tues. All invited to play this fast-paced tabletop miniatures war game. No experience or materials needed. 6–9 p.m., Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. email@example.com, 929–5877. sylvanfactory.com/event-schedule.
Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab Ann Arbor Cohort 10 Intro Night: The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College
Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab (MVE-Lab) is a FREE 3-month entrepreneurship accelerator for veterans, military-connected people, and/or spouses/partners.
This free program is designed to provide hands-on startup education for those seeking to start or build a small business or pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor. The program is cohort-based and meets on Tuesdays at Washtenaw Community College, facilitated by an experienced entrepreneur, educator, and Veteran!
Join in for a no-obligation, no-commitment Intro Night held on Tuesday, September 13th at 6pm. Learn more about MVE to find out if the program is for you. You'll be able to meet the facilitators, hear about the program requirements, and get a sense of who else is interested in starting something.RSVP Here: https://www.gvsu.edu/mve/module-events-view.htm?siteModuleId=EDC6B20D-E007-632E-9B74EE1E25882097&eventId=DC2ADE17-DBC5-E39E-2A7E8C8B2D351E7C. FREE. firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.wccnet.edu/succeed/entrepreneurship-center/michigan-veteran-entrepreneur-lab.php.
“Tour de Dirt Tuesday Dirt Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
Every Tues. 20- to 35-mile ride along Chelsea-area dirt roads. Email for upcoming week’s route. 6:15 p.m. sharp, meet at Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, 1101 Main St., Chelsea. Free. email@example.com.
“Sufi Chanting, Movement, & Meditations”: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.
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.
“Capture the Flag”: All Hands Active.
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, but donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.
“Clerks III”: Fathom Events.
(Kevin Smith, 2022). Latest installment in this iconic comedy franchise about a pair of hapless convenience store clerks. 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.
“Diving into Math with Emmy Noether”: portraittheater Vienna (U-M Mathematics Department).
Sandra Schüddekopf directs this touring Austrian theater company in David E. Rowe & Mechtild Koreuber’s 2020 one-woman play about Emmy Noether, one of the most influential 20th-century mathematicians. Beginning her studies at a time when women were only beginning to be admitted to German universities, she went on to solve one of the central problems in Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Stars Anita Zieher. 7 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $5 in advance at mutotix.umich.edu & at the door. 763-8587.
“To Be Taught, If Fortunate”: Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.
All ages 21 & over invited to discuss (via Zoom) Becky Chambers’ 2019 sci-fi novella about a team of space explorers on a mission to ecologically survey 4 habitable worlds. 7–9 p.m., for URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Arklight Quartet: Blue LLama Jazz Club
The ARKLIGHT QUARTET is an Ann Arbor based jazz/BAM group that seeks to take well known standards and post-bop tunes and bring them beyond the written page. Each member brings their own unique identity to the group, allowing the songs to flow in unexpected and personal ways.314 S. Main St , Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Cover at opentable.com. $10. email@example.com. bluellamaclub.com. 734-372-3200.
Bluegrass Jam Circle: Ann Arbor Senior Center.
Sept. 13 & 27. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome. 7–9 p.m. (or 6–8 outdoors if the weather is nice), Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Mask required except when singing your tune. $5. Depending on the weather, time and venue may change, so please check updates at a2blugrass.com.
English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.
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 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Drive. Mask, proof of vaccination, and release of liability required. Suggested donation $8 (students, $4; kids ages 13 & under with caregiver, free). aactmad.org/english-country, 665-7704.
Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Every Tues. All male and female singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus. 7–8:45 p.m., Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd. Masks encouraged, vaccination required to join. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). bit.ly/hvharmonizers. info@HVharmonizers.org, 796–7467.
Pub Sing: Ann Arbor Morris.
Local Morris dancers lead participants in an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. No set program; all welcome to lead any song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus. 7–9 p.m., location TBA. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. (908) 721–2599.
Rodney Crowell with Emmylou Harris: Literati Bookstore.
Virtual multi-store author conversation with Crowell, a Texas singer-songwriter giant who discusses his new book, Word for Word, a disarmingly intimate look at his songs, notebooks, personal photographs, and scribbles. He is joined in conversation by Harris, an iconic country songbird who once employed him as the guitarist, harmony singer, and arranger in her Hot Band, introducing many listeners to his finely crafted songs characterized by a blend of amiable charm and lurking menace. 7 p.m., for URL preregister at literatibookstore.com. Tickets $5 ($79.50 includes a copy of the book). 585-5567.
Virtual Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.
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 email@example.com. Free.
Voices in Harmony.
Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual 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). firstname.lastname@example.org, 765–3611.
“The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird”: Huron Valley Sierra Club Book Club.
All invited to discuss Jack E. Davis’s 2022 Pulitzer-winning political, cultural, and ecological history of our national bird. 7:30 p.m., via Zoom. For URL, preregister at meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Huron-Valley. Free. 971-1157.
CANCELLED: The Chuck Redd Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.
This event is CANCELLED.
Venerable vibraphonist and drummer Redd leads a trio of local musicians in a program of jazz standards and Great American Songbook–based improvisations ranging from swing to bop to Bossa Nova. Redd was praised by The Washington Post for delivering a sound that’s both relaxed and swinging with “melodic sparkle.” With bassist Paul Keller, guitarist Randy Napoleon, and drummer David Alvarez III. 7:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Mask required. Livestream available. $29–$50 (students, $19) in advance online and at the door. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769–2999.
Every Thurs. & Tues. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the A2 Stammtisch (8 p.m. Thurs.), and the German Speakers Round Table (7:30 p.m. Tues.). Various times, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. Preregistration for Thurs. A2 Stammtisch requested at email@example.com. 812–6375 (Tues.).
The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.
Open mic storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3- to 5-minute story on the theme of “Outlaws.” Stories are judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual GrandSLAM. Seating limited; arrive early. 7:30–9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), The Blind Pig, 208 S. First. Tickets $15 general admission in advance only at TheMoth.org beginning a week before each event. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Comedy Experiment”: Beer Grotto.
Every Tues. Stand-up showcase featuring sets by local comics TBA. 8 p.m., The Beer Grotto, 8059 Main, Dexter. Free. bit.ly/comedybeergrotto.