Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in September 2022
September 21, 2022
“Rain Garden and Wet Meadow Planting”: City of Ann Arbor Give 365 Volunteer and Outreach Program.
Sept. 21, 23, 24, & 28. All invited to plant native flowers and weed. Wear long pants, and sturdy closed-toed shoes; bring water; tools and gloves provided. Burns Park (Sept. 21, 10 a.m.–noon). Veterans Memorial Park (Sept. 23, 10 a.m.–noon). Buhr Park Wet Meadow (Sept. 24, 9–11 a.m.). Northside Community Center (Sept. 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.). Various times and locations. Free. Preregistration required at bit.ly/a2loveapark9-22, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 794–6445.
Changemakers Block Party: Ecology Center
Join the Ecology Center for their annual Changemakers event, recognizing local leaders working to build a healthy planet for healthy people. This year's event at the HOMES Campus will be an outdoor celebration filled with fun, food trucks, local craft beer, and live music. The event will also feature renowned PFAS pollution activists and community leaders Sandy Wynn-Stelt and Tony Spaniola, co-chairs of the Great Lakes PFAS Action Network.112 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Visit tinyurl.com/ECBlockParty to register. . $125. tinyurl.com/ECBlockParty. (734) 369-9268 .
Country Fair: Wiard’s Orchards.
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 10–Oct. 30 and Wed.–Fri., Sept. 23–Oct. 28. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. An apple cannon, paintball, apple or pumpkin picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Wed.–Fri.), Wiard’s Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $23.50 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $17.50 (babies, free) online only at wiards.com. 390–9211.
Youth Mixer @ CultureVerse: Express Your Yes and CultureVerse
Calling all Young People! 13-18! Express Your Yes is partnering with CultureVerse to host a Youth Mixer this coming Wednesday the 21st from 4-6 at CultureVerse!
Come meet other young people and learn about opportunities to blend activism with tech and art !
Adults need YOUR ideas & voices & energy & perspective NOW!
Adults: please spread the word.309 s main street, ann arbor. no tickets required!. free. email@example.com. cultureverse.org. 9103351469.
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.
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.
Peace Day: Megiddo Peace Project.
Peace-themed exhibits and art, live music, open mic, group discussions, and more. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Center of the City Commons, S. Fifth Ave. next to the library. See annarborcommunitycommons.org for full schedule. firstname.lastname@example.org, 657–8083.
The Faygo Story: A Sweet Tale of Love and Loyalty: Ann Arbor City Club Lunch and Learn.
MSU journalism professor Joe Grimm discusses The Faygo Book, the story of the Detroit soda pop and its pioneering techniques. Rescheduled from January 2022. 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $29 (members, $26); includes lunch, preregistration required by Sept. 16. AnnArborCityClub.org, email@example.com, 662-3279, ext. 1.
“Centering Justice”: Nonprofit Enterprise at Work.
Livestream talk featuring local leaders of color discussing taking action to live in a just, equitable, and thriving society. Noon–1:30 p.m., for URL preregister at bit.ly/attendcenteringjustice. Free, but donations accepted. firstname.lastname@example.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.
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Weekly Lunch: Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
Each week we meet in the Anderson Room at the Michigan Union for lunch. Lunch is a buffet $11. Pleae join us to learn more about our club. After our lunch and business portion of our meeting, we have a speaker. This week we have Speaker: Matthew VanBesien, Pres. University Musical Society. Topic: “The 2022-2023 UMS Season Emphasis on Diversity Equity and Inclusion530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor. At the door. $11. email@example.com. a2rotary.org. 734-222-5252.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
U-M Voice Department Student Recital.
Voice students perform their latest repertoire. 4:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204.
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. email@example.com, 929–5877.
“The 57 Bus”: Ann Arbor District Library Big Gay Read.
Bay Area journalist Dashka Slater discusses her 2017 bestselling nonfiction book for teens that tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California. 6 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.
Changemakers’ Block Party: Ecology Center.
Food trucks, local craft beer, and live music TBA to raise funds for the Ecology Center. Talk by Sandy Synn-Stelt and Tony Spaniola of the Great Lakes PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) Action Network. 6 p.m., Homes Campus, 112 Jackson Plaza. $160 members, ($125; students, $50). Preregistration required at tinyurl.com/ECblockparty. 369-9268.
“The River You Touch”: Literati Bookstore.
University of Montana creative writing professor and fly-fishing guide Chris Dombrowski reads from and discusses his latest book, a searching, philosophical account of raising his young family in rural Montana in an attempt to reclaim a more meaningful, mindful, and sustainable existence. Signing. 6:30 p.m., Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington. Mask required. Free. 585-5567.
“Turning Ten: Great Adventures in the Great Lakes”: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.
Dan Ellens reads from his book about the multi-day outdoor journeys he took with each of his 4 children to mark their 10th birthday. The book, first published in 2002, has inspired its readers to undertake many similar adventures, some stories of which have made it into its 2022 second edition. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Independence Lake County Park meeting rm., 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. Free, but $6 (nonresidents, $10) vehicle entry fee. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
“A2 Retro Tech Meetup”: All Hands Active.
All invited to bring your old tech to show off via Zoom. BBSes, Usenet, Apple II, CP/M, MS-DOS, Amiga, C64—it’s all fair game. 7–9 p.m., for URL see meetup.com/allhandsactive/events. Free, but donations welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Jeepers Creepers Reborn”: Fathom Events.
(Timo Vuorensola, 2022). Horror sequel about a young couple who encounter a supernatural stalker while attending a horror festival. 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.
“What’s New with AAUW?”: American Association of University Women.
Members discuss the club’s various interest groups and projects. Refreshments. 7-9 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. annarbor-mi.aauw.net, (844) 973-6287.
Channeled Spiritual Discussion Group: Deep Spring Center.
All invited to share their spiritual and metaphysical questions. The evening is led by Aaron, a “being of light” channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices. Q&A. 7–9 p.m., Deep Spring Center Meditation Hall, 3455 Charing Cross Rd. Free, but donations are accepted. email@example.com.
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.
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.
Ron Brooks Quartet: Blue LLama Jazz Club
An Ann Arbor native, RON BROOKS has recorded albums on Mercury Records, working with iconic producer Quincy Jones, as well as Blue Note Records and Strata Records with the Detroit-based Contemporary Jazz Quintet.314 S. Main St , Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Cover at opentable.com. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org. bluellamaclub.com. 734-372-3200.
“Challenging a 27-Year-Old Birding Record”: Washtenaw Audubon Society.
Birders Ben Lucking, Andy Dettling, and Colin Dobson tell the story (via Zoom) of their mad dash attempt to bring home the Michigan Big Day record from out-of-state birders who recorded 203 species in 1995. 7:30-9 p.m., for URL go to WashtenawAudubon.org/events. Free.
“Songs and Stories of Scotland”: TeaHaus.
Scottish musicians Jim and Susie Malcolm sing a mixture of traditional Scottish and original folk-style songs. 7:30 p.m., TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave. $20, preregistration recommended (space is limited) at bit.ly/malcolm092022. Check venue at 622–0460.
Kurt Rosenwinkel: Kerrytown Concert House.
Solo set by this prominent jazz guitarist, known for his creative leadership of jazz groups, his showmanship of seemingly effortless improvisational feats, and his cool, round tone. He also plays with his ensemble this week at The Blue LLama Jazz Club (see Nightspots). 7:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Mask required. Livestream available. $29–$55 (students, $19) in advance online and at the door. $140 includes priority seating at both KCH and the 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 Blue LLama dinner show. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769–2999.
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.
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.