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Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of December 2, 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


December 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]


 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Weekly Meeting: The U-M Club of Ann Arbor.

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Every Mon. All invited to talk sports with other enthusiasts, and listen to featured U-M sports coaches recap the season. Also, a Weber's catered lunch available ($10.75; seniors, $10.25).
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $5 for nonmembers, up to 2 weeks; free for members ($60 annual membership dues). 239-3428. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 13-Apr. 20 All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 Noon-3 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 and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs. Closed Dec. 24-27, & 31. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., & Fri. Seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. Closed Dec. 24-31. 998-9353. [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]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Seasonal Decorating": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to decorate the lobby of Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena with lights and snowflakes. Materials provided.
3-5, Veterans Ice Arena, 2150 Jackson Rd. Free. 761-7240. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Snow or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Dec. 2: "Angels Among Us: Stories of Miraculous Encounters." Dec. 9: "Stuck in a Rut? Get Unstuck One Step at a Time." Dec. 16: "Conquering Conflict: Healthy Ways to Handle Disagreements." Dec. 30: "Why God? When Personal Tragedy Doesn't Make Sense."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Dec. 2, 16, & 30. All invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Bring your own sewing machine, if you wish. On Dec. 2, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to make French seams, on Dec. 16, Adams-Fall demonstrates fabric bias, and on Dec. 30, Adams-Fall shows how to cut out a pattern.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 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.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($40 monthly dues for those who join). a2RecorderSociety.org. [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.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


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Tuesday


December 2019
 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. 10-May 13. 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.-noon 

Social Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 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]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to join a group walk. Canceled for inclement weather.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 5-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Linoleum Carving": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to carve an image onto a 3x4 linoleum block and use it to print on a coaster or card. Bring an idea or example of your intended imagery. No experience necessary.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 5:30-7 p.m. 

"Cheers to Michigan!": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Michigan Radio Cheers hosts Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen discuss their new book about the regional craft cocktail scene, Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers. Also, tastings of a whisky sour, French 75, and tequila old-fashioned, paired with artisan cheeses.
Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $50, preregistration required. 663-3663. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

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

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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]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Light Bracelets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a festive illuminated bracelet. Basic experience with round-nose pliers and beading suggested. Materials provided.
AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 6-9 p.m. 

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

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All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Call for location and holiday hours. $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Snow or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Open to ages 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! 

English Language Speakers Meetup: Sound Expressions.

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Certified ESL instructor Linda Stegmeyer leads a conversational meetup for speakers of English as a second language.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters Plymouth Green, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. Men invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). Newcomers should call in advance, 796-7467. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
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]


 7:30 p.m  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their digital images and prints on this month's assignment, "Trains."
Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Los ingrávidos, Valeria Luiselli's novel about an expatriate Mexican novelist who emotionally bonds with a long-dead poet.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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


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Wednesday


December 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 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs. Closed Dec. 24-27, & 31. 794-6250. [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]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25 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]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Every Wed. Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25 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 so, Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25 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! 

S.E. Michigan CNC Enthusiast Group: Maker Works.

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For folks who want to get started with CNC as well as veterans to share information. Focus of the group is anything CNC-related: projects, additive machines like the Makerbot or subtractive mills, CAD, CAM, and the holy war of issues like Servos vs. Steppers, NURBS vs. Meshes, and EMC2 vs. Mach3.
Meetings are normally on the first Wednesday of the month (except when they land on a holiday and Maker Works is closed), free and open to everyone and you don't have to be a member of Maker Works to attend.
With the approach of winter, if the weather is too inclement for safe travel, the meeting may be cancelled if conditions warrant it.
Any CNC-related topic is game and if you have something to show off, please bring it.
For more info, visit: SEMICNC Yahoo! Group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/semicnc/info
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/se-michigan-cnc-enthusiast-group [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness and Meditation for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Meditation guided by local meditation leader Amy Tarrant. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion of Michael Rosenthal's 2017 book Barney: Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America's Maverick Publisher and his Battle Against Censorship.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Members, and interested nonmembers, read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. OnePausePoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

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

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25 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


December 2019
 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]


 Noon 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs. Closed Dec. 24-27, & 31. 794-6250. [map]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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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). 548-9729. [map]


 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided. 6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Snow or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Show-and-Tell & Holiday Party: Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society.

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All invited to bring rocks, minerals, or jewelry to show off. Refreshments.
7 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church social hall, 900 S. 7th St. Free. 665-5574. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Gingerbread": Literati Bookstore Feminist Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Helen Oyeyemi's fairy tale inspired novel about a woman who believes she is from a mysterious far-off land.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

Christmas Dance: Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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With live music by local pop-rock cover band Spark. Food and drink included in price of admission.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. $10 (members, $5) or bring a new unwrapped gift for a child. A2skiclub.org. [map]


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Friday


December 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]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., & Fri. Seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. Closed Dec. 24-31. 998-9353. [map]


 4-7 p.m. 

"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. [06fri]. [map]


 5:30-10 p.m. 

"Parents' Night Out": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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All kids invited to engage with different science-based activities with LSNC and AAHOM staffers. Late night popcorn. Preregistration by Dec. 3 includes a Panera sandwich dinner box.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. $35 (members, $30). 997-1553. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Brush Lettering Basics": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn the basics of this modern calligraphy style.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Decorative Magnet Board Gift": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Dawn Henry shows how to personalize a magnet board. Bring your own small trinkets, including your initials, flowers, ribbons, photos, and small rocks.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7:15-8:45 p.m. 

Funky Frosty Friday: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to skate to recorded boy-band music. Prizes for best costume.
Buhr Park ice rink, 2751 Packard. $5 (youth ages 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $4; skate rentals, $3). 794-6234. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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All invited to peer through the telescopes in the observatory and on the Angell Hall roof and to view shows in the planetarium. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
8-10 p.m., 5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. 764-3440. [map]


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Saturday


December 2019
 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Snow or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 10 a.m.-Noon 

Holiday Greens Workshop: Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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A club member shows how to make a holiday wreath or decoration. Bring your own garden shears; materials provided.
10 a.m.-noon, U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. $15, metered parking. RSVP requested at nHartGreen@aol.com. 761-8281. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Advent Happening Arts & Crafts": First Presbyterian Church.

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All ages invited to decorate cookies and make gifts, cards, and ornaments. Childcare available for babies age 2 & under (reservations required).
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466 ext. 342. [map]


 10 a.m.-Noon 

"Small Woodland Wonders": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Families invited to learn about winter and create miniature winter scenes using natural materials.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $12; metered parking, preregistration recommended. 647-7600. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to create an ornament with shells, beads, buttons, and more to use as winter decorations in the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Materials provided.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free, preregistration requested at Education@EcoCenter.org. 369-9277. [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]


 4-7 p.m. 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Love in Catalina Cove": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Brenda Jackson's 2018 romance novel.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Euchre Night: Temple Beth Emeth.

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All invited to play. No partner necessary.
8 p.m., TBA Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. djostrei@umich.edu, 665-4744. [map]


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 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Washtenaw Area Pickup Robotics Exhibition Day": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to watch as robots, built in mere weeks by area high school robotics teams, compete in 2 vs. 2 volleyball matches. Finals start around 5 p.m.
U-M Sports Coliseum, 721 S. Fifth Ave. Free admission. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess Learn & Play: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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All invited to play chess, with instructions for beginners. Boards provided, or bring your own.
2-4 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Monthly Euchre Tournament: The Loaded Die.

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Individuals & 2-player teams welcome. Prizes.
2-4 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $8 (league members, free) in advance at Facebook.com/DrinkBlom and at the door. 548-9729. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-In Minecraft": Ann Arbor District library.

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Grades 3-8 invited to stop by to play this popular computer game. New & experienced players welcomed.
AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4200.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Nature Crafts": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists Kelsey Dehring and Shawn Severance teach family-friendly crafts using natural materials. Hot cocoa provided; Michigan-grown chestnuts on hand for roasting.
2-4 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Piano Party!": King's Keyboard House.

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Pianists of all levels invited to play 1-2 pieces at this open mike.
2-4 p.m., King's Keyboard House, 2363 E. Stadium. Free, RSVP requested. 663-3381. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can 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]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Necessary Evil": Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Abir Mukherjee's 2018 novel about the assassination of the prince of a wealthy kingdom.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149.


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons and 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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Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided. 6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


  7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Dec. 8 & 22. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local 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, a session for songwriters (Dec. 15, Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.) to try out their new work and get critiques.
U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791. [map]





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