Calendar of Events
Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of December 9, 2019
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]
All invited to carve a simple stamp to decorate blank note cards. Materials provided. No experience necessary.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
Crafts for adults, including wooden acorn plaques (Nov. 11; seniors' session Nov. 22, 1-2:30 p.m.) and a waterless snow globe (Dec. 9; seniors' session Dec. 20, 1-2:30 p.m.) Supplies provided (except as noted).
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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]
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]
Silent auction and mead tasting. 6-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro.
Free admission, but $15 for mead tasting (includes 5 1-oz. pours). Metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com.
All invited to learn how to use the micro:bit pocket-sized computing device to build a series of projects, from simple games to secret message radio transmitters.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
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]
All age 21 & over invited to a screening of the 2004 sci-fi film Primer. Pizza provided; bring a drink or snack to share.
7-9 p.m., 1180 Duderstadt Center. Free. 764-2553. [map]
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All invited to discuss Tom Toles and Michael Mann's satirical look at climate change denial.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
All ages craft.
AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.
All invited to join a discussion, led by local historian Steve Thorp and retired Army procurement analyst Ron Fiorani, of Philip Roth's 2014 historical novel, which imagines a world in which pro-Nazi Charles Lindbergh defeats FDR for the presidency.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]
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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]
A certified instructor introduces this Japanese art of flower arranging.
1-2:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. $20 materials fee, metered parking. Space limited, preregistration required by Nov. 28. firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
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]
Five-game euchre tournament. Come with a partner, or get paired with one at the event. Prizes. Quarters are collected each time a team gets euchred. Bring a snack to share, if you like; food & drink for sale. Proceeds benefit Haitian children.
6:30 p.m. sharp (check-in 5:45-6:15 p.m.), 242 Community Center, 648 S. Wagner. $10 donation in advance at facebook.com
All invited to learn how to paint a miniature figure for decoration, games, or hobbies. Bring a miniature, or choose one from the AADL selection. Painting materials provided.
AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. & Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
WAS members Rob French and Mike Sefton led a trip (in WAS vans) to the Arbor Hills Landfill in Salem Township to look for unusual species of gulls. Dress for the weather.
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or so, meet at the Park-n-Ride lot, Plymouth Rd. at US-23. $5 minimum donation for van rental & fuel. Space limited to 22 seats, preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org. [map]
Local calligraphy instructor Scott Wettlaufer demonstrates the beginning techniques of this letterform used in many old manuscripts and posters today.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
All invited to try this interactive, free-form dance style that involves a rolling point of contact between two or more people through which dancers give and share weight. It is somewhere between tango, modern dance, aikido, wrestling, gymnastics, and none of the above, and usually takes place without music. People do contact improv in any combination of genders, and there are no steps. No partner required; beginners welcome. Followed by discussion and socializing.
124 W. Summit, ste. F. $5-$10, or pay what you can. (248) 505-4674, (313) 585-2598. [map]
Canceled and Postponed Events:
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]
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]
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:
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]
The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport - https:
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. email@example.com https:
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]
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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