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Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of September 9, 2019

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


September 2019
 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Creativity in the Real World": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Retired Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center instructor Sue Walton discusses how to make time for creative pursuits. The program begins with socializing and displays of members' work.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. annarborfiberarts@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Top Ten Writing Myths": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal debunk popular myths about professional writers. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
7:30-9 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors; annual dues $45 ($5 more for music copying) for those who join. 274-9463. [map]


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Tuesday


September 2019
 10 a.m.-noon 

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]


 5:30 p.m. 

"KnITTY Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Every Tues. All invited to work on knitting projects and hang with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

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

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
Call for location. $2 monthly dues. MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch, 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Prepare for a Honey Contest": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk by a club member.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. A2b2club.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: 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 https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Pinball Tournament: $2 Tuesdays at Pinball Pete's.

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$2 for Entry into tournament ($1 dollar goes into the payout pool $1 goes to IFPA)
Tournament information:
Tournament starts at 7pm. We will play until 9:30 (no new rounds will start after 9:30)
1 round (1 Game) final for top 3 if 7 players or less, top 4 if more than 7 players.
3 Player Final Payout
1st- 50%
2nd- 30%
3rd- 20%
Pinball Pete's, 1214 S University Ave. $2 + Coin Drop for Games. AnnArborPinball@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/2-Tuesdays-at-Pinball-Petes-Ann-Arbor-1369228379891817 [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

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

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Sept. 10 & 24. 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]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [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


September 2019
 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

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

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
Call for location. $2 monthly dues. MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch, 945-3035.


 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 8 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

Music Trivia: 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


September 2019
 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Migration in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Aug. 29-Oct. 31. WAS members lead a hike through the Arb to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants, many of which are in their first-year plumage.
8-11 a.m., meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview (off Geddes near the east end of Dow Field). Free. Washtenawaudubon.org.


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 6-11 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. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [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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Friday


September 2019
 4-7 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.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


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Saturday


September 2019
 7-9 a.m.  Free! 

"Hagerty Cars & Caffeine - Ann Arbor": Hagerty.

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If you have a fun-to-drive car, break it out of the garage and get some miles on it. No car? No problem. Join us for the fun of looking at them, talking with fellow enthusiasts and celebrating our love for driving!
Cars & Caffeine will be held the first Saturday of the month from 7 - 9am now until October 5th, then resume next year in May…rain or shine. Yes, even snow.
So, Set the alarm clock. Bundle up and cruise on over for coffee from Zingerman's and donuts from Washtenaw Dairy!
Hagerty Office, 1250 N MAIN ST. ANN ARBOR MI 48104. Free. 2314935786. mzavala@hagerty.com https://www.facebook.com/events/343271423247141/ [map]



 7:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Cars & Coffee": Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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Every Sat. All invited to drive their classic or interesting car to the cafe and discuss it with other car enthusiasts.
7:30-9:30 a.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Role-Playing Game Fest": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to try tabletop role-playing games, including Dungeons & Dragons, Night Witches, and more. Also, a drop-in workshop to paint your own miniature.
1-5 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"SCRAP Craft + Drink at The Tasting Room": Unity Vibration.

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Join SCRAP and Unity Vibration for the marriage of two great things: crafting and drinking!
Love crafty art? Care about the environment? Enjoy spending time at your local tasting room? If you answered yes to these questions, join us for SCRAP Craft + Drink with Unity Vibration! SCRAP will be bringing tons of creative reuse crafting goodies and tools for you to use, or you can bring your own. Make a reuse collage, a flower crown, craft a diorama, let your alcohol-assisted creativity soar. Whether you are a craft-pro or a glue gun novice, we invite everyone to socialize, craft, and have a great time at Craft + Drink!
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. danni@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/469105170547115/ [map]


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Sunday


September 2019
 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Amigurumi Pencil": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Drew Hill shows all grade 6-adult how to crochet a small amigurumi pencil as an introduction to this Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small stuffed toys. Supplies provided. Some crochet experience recommended.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to 3-D Design & Printing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn how to make 3-D printable models using the software Autodesk Fusion 360.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Orchid Doctor: Bring in Your Problem Plants": Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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All invited to bring orchids in for inspection by California orchid expert Alan Koch.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except Feb. 23 Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 6-11 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. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Age 12 & up invited to play with adoptable cats while coloring. Supplies provided. Snacks & soda.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/coloringwithcats. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Sept. 1 & 15. 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. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]






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