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Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of October 7, 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


October 2019
 7 p.m. 

Crafts: Saline District Library.

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All adults invited. Supplies provided. Crafts include "Hello Gourd-geous" wooden pumpkins (Sept. 20) & "Looking Glass" Halloween crystal balls (Oct. 7 & 18). The Oct. 18 craft is geared toward seniors.
7-8:30 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri., except Oct. 21., through Dec. 20Local dance instructor Karen Silverman leads this high intensity, low-impact aerobic dance workout.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


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Tuesday


October 2019
 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Learn about Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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A Legacy Land Conservancy representative discusses this invasive grass and what's being done to control it.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to color while listening to music. Supplies provided.
2-3:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A slow/moderate-paced ride for women, about 15 miles, towards Dexter and back.
Meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 755-0884.


 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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Vermont beekeper Ross Conrad discusses his beekeeping knowledge and apitherapy, the use practice of using bee-derived products as medicine.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. a2b2club@gmail.com, 647-7600. [map]


  6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand Embroidery: Getting Started": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn the basics of hand embroidery, including choosing fabrics, threading a needle, and starting a sampler. Materials provided.
AADL Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 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]



 7-9 p.m. 

Canceled: "Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [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.  Free! 

Stepping Stone Workshop: Dexter Garden Club.

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All invited to make a garden stepping stone.
7 p.m., Lucy Farm, 8141 Mast, Dexter. Free. 996-4441. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Holiday Observances": Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Oct. 8, 9 & 20. All invited to this Kol Nidre service, which features haunting melodies sung by the JCS High Holiday Harmony Choir in preparation for the Day of Atonement. A Yom Kippur observance (Oct. 9, 2 p.m.) features readings by JCS members and friends, followed by a Break-the-Fast Potluck (6 p.m.; bring a vegetarian and nut-free dish to pass). Also, a Sukkot observance (Oct. 20, 10:30-noon) with recipe sharing, storytelling, and a chance to decorate the sukkah, a temporary shelter built for the weeklong festival.
Jewish Cultural Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $25 (students, $10; family, $50) per observance. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Registration required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [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]


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Wednesday


October 2019
 10-11 a.m 

"Nature Storytimes": Leslie Science & Nature Center,.

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Every Wed. & Sun., except Dec. 15, 25, & 29. All kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different snow-related themes.

Dec. 4: "Brr! It's Cold!"

Dec. 8 & 11: "Animal Prints."

Dec. 18: "Snow Day!" This theme may happen earlier if there is snowfall.

Dec. 22: "Winter Nap Time."
Programs temporarily offsite at Gallup Park (3000 Fuller Rd). $5 per kid (members, $4), adults & kids under 12 months, free. 997-1553.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more, along gravel country roads.
Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Plymouth-Ann Arbor Rd., 663-5060. [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]


 2 & 6 p.m. 

"Holiday Observances": Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Oct. 8, 9 & 20. All invited to this Kol Nidre service, which features haunting melodies sung by the JCS High Holiday Harmony Choir in preparation for the Day of Atonement. A Yom Kippur observance (Oct. 9, 2 p.m.) features readings by JCS members and friends, followed by a Break-the-Fast Potluck (6 p.m.; bring a vegetarian and nut-free dish to pass). Also, a Sukkot observance (Oct. 20, 10:30-noon) with recipe sharing, storytelling, and a chance to decorate the sukkah, a temporary shelter built for the weeklong festival.
Jewish Cultural Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $25 (students, $10; family, $50) per observance. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Registration required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A 40-mile ride, at various paces, though Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline, 747-1862. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A slow/moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
Meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Longer ride: 426-5116. Shorter ride: 665-4552.


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Open 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 p.m. sharp, AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Testaments": Barnes & Noble Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Margaret Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to her 1985 classic dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. Food & drink samples.
Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

Canceled: 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


October 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]


 5:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Dia de la Familia/Family Day": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Family-oriented Latino/a culture celebration with mural painting led by Jackson muralist Hector Trujillo, entertainment, games, crafts, and food. Also, health screenings and info on community resources that address the mental, physical, and social health issues in the Latino/a community.
AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.


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


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Friday


October 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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Play Euchre": Euchre Change a Life.

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Longtime euchre players explain the game and show instructional videos. The group hosts a charity tournament Oct. 18 (see listing).
6:30-9 p.m., 2|42 Cafe, 648 S. Wagner. Free. euchrechangealife@gmail.com. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Tiling": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A hands-on intro that covers tile cutting, tile setting, and grouting. No experience needed.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri., except Oct. 21., through Dec. 20Local dance instructor Karen Silverman leads this high intensity, low-impact aerobic dance workout.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


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Saturday


October 2019
 6 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Big Sit": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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All invited to join WAS veteran Don Chalfant in this international competition to see as many bird species as possible while remaining in a circle 17 feet in diameter. Also, a chance for novices to learn how to identify birds by eye and ear. If you plan to stay any length of time, bring food and a folding chair, along with your binoculars. Rain date: Oct. 13.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings (north off North Territorial east of Webster Church Rd.), Webster Twp. Free. washtenawaudubon.org. [map]


 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]


 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Wayzgoose & Printing Festival": Ann Arbor District Library.

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See 11 Friday. Today: 30-minute talks by poster artist Amos Lee (10:30 a.m.), Questionable Press (Ohio) owner Sarah Brown (11 a.m.), and typecaster & printer Greg Walters (11:30 a.m.). Also, a vendor fair (noon-5:30 p.m.), with artists from Michigan and around the nation, and a chance to use the AADL letterpress (1-4 p.m.) to decorate a spiral notebook. Hands-on demos (noon-3:30 p.m., kids must be accompanied by an adult) include a "Pedal Prints" screen-printing bike and a "Street Ink" screen print made using historic manhole covers.
AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. In "How to Become a Fossil" (3 p.m.), participants handle real fossils while learning how fossils form and how fossil casts are made. For ages 5+.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


  1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Stewardship Saturday": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to help improve the oak-hickory woodland at Whitmore Lake Preserve. Be prepared to work off-trail and to hike to and from the work area.
Whitmore Lake Preserve, 2000 Maple Hill Park, Whitmore Lake. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Farmer's Day Scarecrow": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades k-5 invited to come dressed as their own homemade scarecrow to celebrate local farmers.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. 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]


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Sunday


October 2019
 10-11 a.m 

"Nature Storytimes": Leslie Science & Nature Center,.

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Every Wed. & Sun., except Dec. 15, 25, & 29. All kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different snow-related themes.

Dec. 4: "Brr! It's Cold!"

Dec. 8 & 11: "Animal Prints."

Dec. 18: "Snow Day!" This theme may happen earlier if there is snowfall.

Dec. 22: "Winter Nap Time."
Programs temporarily offsite at Gallup Park (3000 Fuller Rd). $5 per kid (members, $4), adults & kids under 12 months, free. 997-1553.


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. In "How to Become a Fossil" (3 p.m.), participants handle real fossils while learning how fossils form and how fossil casts are made. For ages 5+.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing. This month the focus is on the 1st American choral composer, the Colonial hymnist William Billings.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cat Toy Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to crochet or sew a catnip-filled toy. Materials provided.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5:

Oct. 6: "Inktober Illustrations"

Oct. 13: "Wildly Creative Monsters"

Oct. 20: "Spooky Haunted Houses"
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Pinhole Camera Building and Photo Developing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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An AADL librarian offers a hands-on intro to making and using a pinhole camera, and discusses the science of photography.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 1 p.m. 

"Pumpkin Carving Party": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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All invited to carve a pumpkin. Designs available. Cider & doughnuts.
1 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Spider Web Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades preK-3.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5:30 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. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [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]






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