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Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of March 12, 2018

From singing groups to card clubs, bird watching, and amateur radio, there's plenty to do every week. The Calendar is the most complete listing of events in and around Ann Arbor.





 
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Monday


March 2018
 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3:30 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2018
 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Voices Valiant (U-M School of Music).

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Every Tues. All age 50 & over invited to join this choir. No experience necessary.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Liberty School Band Room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free for visitors ($112 per cycle membership dues). 936-2660. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Crochet Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 13 & 26. All invited to learn the basics of crochet, including how to make a granny square (Mar. 13) and the basics of the sedge stitch (Mar 26). No prior experience necessary. Materials provided.
3-5 p.m., AADL Westgate (Mar. 13); 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Mar. 26). Free. 327-8301.


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. All age 18 & over invited to play. No partner needed. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill East, 3140 Packard. $5 entry fee; buy your own food. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works http://www.maker-works.com [map]



 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Meetup": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Mar. 13 & 27. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Cultivate Coffee and Tap House.

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Bring a game, bring a friend, or just bring yourself to Tuesday Game Night at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. 7:30-10:00pm
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House, 307 N River, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-249-8993. www.cultivateypsi.com [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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Mar. 13 & 15. TBE cantor emerita Annie Rose leads a discussion of Letty Pogrebin's How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick and Rabbi Samuel Chiel's The Healing Power of Psalms.
7:30 p.m. (Mar. 13) & 12:30 p.m. (Mar. 15), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free; preregistration requested via email to cantorannie@gmail.com. 665-4744. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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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.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


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Wednesday


March 2018
 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
5:30-7 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Potlucks & Talks: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Club members give talks on various subjects. The program begins with a potluck (bring a dish to pass). Dec. 15: Holiday Party. Jan.-Mar. programs TBA.
:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Free. 769-1052. [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Discussions and activities.

Dec. 13 (6:30 p.m.): "Holiday Party." Bring a dish to pass and cookies to share for a potluck. Preregistration required.

Jan. 10: Lecture about landscaping by David Zenisek of Castle Lanscaping Services.

Feb. 14: TBA.

Mar. 14: Slide-illustrated talk about flower gardens in the Netherlands by Ann Arbor Garden Club member Betty Bishop.

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7 p.m. (except as noted), Chelsea Depot (except as noted), 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. Free. 358-3851. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Toastmasters Meeting: Sweetwaters Toastmasters Meeting.

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Toastmasters is an international group devoted to helping each other grow in our abilities to give speeches. The Sweetwaters Toastmasters Club meets twice monthly. We are a fun and friendly group! Toastmasters also helps you develop leadership skills if you wish to do that. Come as many times as you want for free, and decide later if you want to join. In the meantime, come make new friends and have fun!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea on Washington Street, 123 West Washington Street. Free. 323-286-3999. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMSweet/ [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


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Thursday


March 2018
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 8, 9, 15, 22, & 29. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to take up a challenge TBA. Supplies provided.
Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Mar. 8, 15, & 22, Mar. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.) & 4th-floor meeting rm. (Mar. 29). Free. 327-8301.


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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Mar. 13 & 15. TBE cantor emerita Annie Rose leads a discussion of Letty Pogrebin's How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick and Rabbi Samuel Chiel's The Healing Power of Psalms.
7:30 p.m. (Mar. 13) & 12:30 p.m. (Mar. 15), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free; preregistration requested via email to cantorannie@gmail.com. 665-4744. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

DAR Good Citizens Winners and ROTC Medal Recipeints: Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter, NSDAR.

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The Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter, NSDAR, will be presenting "Good Citizen Essay" awards to students from Huron, Dexter, and Whitmore Lake high schools. Also honored will be ROTC medal recipients from the University of Michigan. The community is welcome to attend the ceremonies. Contact: terrikleinschmidt@comcast.net
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. terrikleinschmidt@comcast.net http://sarahcaswellangell.michdar.net/Default.html [map]


 1 p.m. 

Ikebana International.

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An ikebana instructor shows participants how to make a seasonal arrangement using this Japanese art of flower arranging.
1-2:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. $20 materials fee; metered parking. Reservations required. a2ikebana@gmail.com. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

International Neighbors.

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All area women invited to join a demonstration session of Jazzercise, a form of exercise by dancing to contemporary music. Followed by socializing. Refreshments. Nursery care provided for preschoolers.
1-2:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. (313) 815-0413. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Quilling Paper Craft Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows teens & adults how to roll, shape, and glue strips of paper into decorative designs.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-8301.


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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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.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


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Friday


March 2018
 10 a .m.-7 p.m. 

Annual Show: Michigan Gem and Mineral Society.

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The Michigan Gem & Mineral Society annual show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, presents, "It's All About the Geodes" on
March 16th, 17th, & 18th 2018
Fri 10am-7pm,
Sat 10am-6pm,
Sun 11am-5pm
Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free.
http://www.mgmsrockclub.com Many activities for kids, over 20 dealers and demonstrators. Gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and 3 days of silent auctions.
American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, 49202, Jackson. Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free.. (517) 522-3396. info@mgmsrockclub.com http://mgmsrockclub.com/annual-show.html [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
3-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to try kirtan, an ancient yogic spiritual practice that involves singing and chanting. Accompanied by live music on tabla, harmonium, cello, violin, and finger cymbals. The program ends with silent meditation and homemade chai.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 665-0849. [map]


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Saturday


March 2018
 8:15 a.m. 

"Elements of Design": Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Bridgeport (CT) quilter Jane Davila discusses her work, which draws on her experiences living in Peru and traveling around the world. The program begins with a brief business meeting and usually ends with a member show-and-tell and sale of quilting supplies.
8:15 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). programs@gaaqg.com. [map]


 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"His Truths Are Marching On! Advance in Victory!": Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Talk by Aglow southeast area president Gloria Wyatt. Aglow is an international Christian organization. Refreshments.
9:30 a.m.-noon, 340 WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (248) 437-9277. [map]


 10 a .m.-6 p.m. 

Annual Show: Michigan Gem and Mineral Society.

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The Michigan Gem & Mineral Society annual show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, presents, "It's All About the Geodes" on
March 16th, 17th, & 18th 2018
Fri 10am-7pm,
Sat 10am-6pm,
Sun 11am-5pm
Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free.
http://www.mgmsrockclub.com Many activities for kids, over 20 dealers and demonstrators. Gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and 3 days of silent auctions.
American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, 49202, Jackson. Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free.. (517) 522-3396. info@mgmsrockclub.com http://mgmsrockclub.com/annual-show.html [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Vermiculture: The Art of Keeping Worms": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to learn how worms enrich soil, including tips on how to keep a healthy worm bin for backyard composting. Also, a hike to view some of the center's other animal recyclers.
10 a.m.-noon, LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $10 (members, $8). 997-1533. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

The Garden Mill Green Thumb Series.

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Talks and demonstrations on garden-related themes by Garden Mill staff and local master gardeners.

Mar. 3: "Seed Starting." Talk by Garden Mill owner Jennifer Fairfield.

Mar. 10: "What's Bugging Your Garden." Garden Mill staff share tips for how to identify common beneficial & harmful insects.

Mar. 17: "Getting Into the Weeds." Garden Mill staff discuss how to identify and manage several common weeds.

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11 a.m.-noon, Garden Mill, 110 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Space limited; preregistration recommended. 475-3539. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Macrame Plant Hangers': Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for grade 6-adult. Materials provided. No prior experience required.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Learn Calligraphy: The Irish Insular Alphabet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn to do calligraphy using a medieval script invented in Ireland and spread throughout Europe by Irish monks. Materials provided.
2-4 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every 1st & 3rd Sat. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. If you have them, bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 994-9307. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Trivia with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.), Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at tinylions.org/trivia. 661-3575. [map]


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Sunday


March 2018
 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Luminary Workshops: WonderFool Productions.

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Every Sun., Mar. 4-Apr. 1. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon processionals on Apr. 6. Materials provided. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted ($10 suggested). wonderfoolproductions@gmail.com, 763-7550. [map]


 11 a .m.-5 p.m. 

Annual Show: Michigan Gem and Mineral Society.

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The Michigan Gem & Mineral Society annual show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, presents, "It's All About the Geodes" on
March 16th, 17th, & 18th 2018
Fri 10am-7pm,
Sat 10am-6pm,
Sun 11am-5pm
Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free.
http://www.mgmsrockclub.com Many activities for kids, over 20 dealers and demonstrators. Gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and 3 days of silent auctions.
American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, 49202, Jackson. Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free.. (517) 522-3396. info@mgmsrockclub.com http://mgmsrockclub.com/annual-show.html [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Festifools Workshops": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 18, 25, & 31. All ages invited to help the AADL prepare for the annual FestiFools parade on April 8. Materials provided. Mar. 18: "Community Big Fish Building." Help make a giant fish puppet in which AADL staff will march. Mar. 25: "Costume Making." Make a purple, blue, and green ocean-themed costume to wear while marching as part of a school of AADL fish. Mar. 31: "Instrument Making." Make ocean-themed percussion instruments to play while marching as part of the AADL school of ocean life.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose rm. Free. 327-8301.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Puzzle Challenge!": Saline District Library.

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Teams of 4 compete to be the first to finish a 500-piece puzzle. Prizes.
2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting rm. (Mar. 4, 11, & 18); AADL Westgate (Mar. 25). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament: Fraser's Pub.

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Every Sun. All invited to play 5 euchre games of 12 hands each. No partner necessary.
6 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. sarah.aami@gmail.com. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Mar. 11 & 25. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by local veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Mar. 18, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Mar. 4 & 18. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. except Mar. 4. Various locations. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Mar. 11 & 25) & Pendleton Room (Mar. 18), $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]





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