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Calendar of Events

Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of November 18, 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


November 2019
 9-10 a.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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Seniors invited to read and discuss their poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences.
2401 Plymouth. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stitches & Knots: Drop-In Knitting and Crochet": Saline District Library.

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All invited to bring a fiber art project to work on.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL Brecon Rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


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Tuesday


November 2019
 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 24. New and expecting parents invited to discuss new baby experiences. Babies welcome.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Brain Games": Saline Area Senior Center.

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SASC program coordinator Andrea Lewis hosts a fun program of games designed to stimulate the mind and keep your brain active.
2-3 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [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]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Button Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make button pins. Materials provided, or bring your own image, 1.25-2.25 inches, to use.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Yarn Trees": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a table topper with yarn and glittery items. Materials provided.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Sept. 3 & 17. Club members show their prints on this month's assignment, "Humorous." Also, presentation by Detroit-based cityscape photographer Alanna St. Laurent on "Detroit: Then and Now."
Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


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Wednesday


November 2019
 9-10 a.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]


 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]


 6-9 p.m. 

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

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All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
For meeting location call or preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. $2 monthly dues. 945-3035.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Painting for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 20 & 24. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a directed painting activity to learn how to paint a Georgia O'Keeffe-style watercolor (Nov. 20) and an acrylic winter landscape (Nov. 24).
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birding in Belize": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Talk by club member Keith Dickey, an avid international birder. Preceded at 7:10 p.m. by snacks and socializing.
U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. washtenawaudubon.org. [map]


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Thursday


November 2019
 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]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Lab: Raspberry Pi, 3-D Printing, and Sewing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Two hours of open access to the AADL sewing machines, 3-D printing software, and Raspberry Pis (small, single-board computers).
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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Every Thurs.. All invited to bring knitting projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


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Friday


November 2019
 9-10 a.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]


 4 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]


 5 p.m. 

Road Rally/Scavenger Hunt: Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.

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All invited to compete in teams of 4 (and a car) in this road rally and scavenger hunt around town. Those registering as a team of 2 are paired with another 2-person team. All encouraged to wear colorful clothing for a silly-photo opportunity.
5 p.m., start at West Park, 215 Chapin. $25 per person. Annarborshelter.org, 662-2829. [map]


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Saturday


November 2019
 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! 

"Gaming Tournaments": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 23 & 24. Video game tournaments. Nov. 23: "Splatoon 2: Hyper Local Splatfest." For grade 6-adult. Nov. 24: "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe."
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Decoupage Boxes, Vases, and Tiles": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to use old wrapping paper, maps, or magazine pictures to decorate a keepsake box, vase, tile, or other container. Bring paper items like cards, pictures, or newspapers, if you like.
AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Bag Stars": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited for this craft activity using paper bags and hot glue to make folded stars.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 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]


  6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Owl Prowl": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Nov. 16 & 23. Leslie Science and Nature Center staff members present this popular annual program, for adults (Nov. 16) & all ages (Nov. 23), that includes hikes through Gallup and Furstenberg Parks and presentations with live owls to learn how ears, eyes, and feathers help owls survive in the night.
Furstenberg Nature Area, 2626 Fuller Rd. $9 (family, $34), members, $8 (family, $30). 997-1075. [map]


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Sunday


November 2019
 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! 

"Fantasy Pocket Map": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All teens & adults invited to make a self-folding miniature map of an imaginary geography.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Gaming Tournaments": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 23 & 24. Video game tournaments. Nov. 23: "Splatoon 2: Hyper Local Splatfest." For grade 6-adult. Nov. 24: "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe."
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting 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]


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, 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]


 6-8 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]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Painting for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 20 & 24. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a directed painting activity to learn how to paint a Georgia O'Keeffe-style watercolor (Nov. 20) and an acrylic winter landscape (Nov. 24).
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

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Tuesday


November 2019
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Cyclists invited to join club members on this easy-paced ride of 20-30 miles.
Meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1951 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]


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Wednesday


November 2019
 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Letterpress Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed., except Apr. 1 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! 

Canceled: "Drummunity!"

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Local drummer & drum teacher Lori Fithian leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


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Thursday


November 2019
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Canceled: 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.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]





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