Calendar of Events
Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of December 16, 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 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]
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 adults invited to make a holiday centerpiece with fresh greenery. Materials provided.
7-8 p.m., CDL McKune rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, preregistration required. 475-8732. [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]
All invited to learn the basic principles of geometric art and make your own designs.
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 invited to discuss The Shape of Water, Andrea Camilleri and Stephen Sartarelli's 1994 detective mystery about the murder of a Sicilian politician.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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]
All area women invited to bring a batch of 20 or more homemade cookies or treats. Socializing, refreshments. Child care available for kids age 5 & under.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. International-Neighbors.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]
Grades K-5 invited to decorate your own wooden nutcracker ornament. Materials provided.
AADL Pittsfield Branch. Free. 327-4200.
All invited to join a discussion, led by Crazy Wisdom owner Bill Zirinsky, of Oregon-based Zen Buddhist dharma teacher (and former Ann Arborite) Geri Larkin's book.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
Everyone from novices to experienced birders is invited to volunteer for all or part of the day, either as a field observer or (if you have a bird feeder) as a feeder watcher. The count area is a 15-mile-diameter circle centered on Ann Arbor; its 8 regions must be counted in a single day. This makeshift census may be off by thousands, but much useful information is gained by comparing the results from year to year. Some count regions also conduct predawn searches for owls. The results are tallied at a potluck dinner at U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens this evening at 5:30 p.m.
Visit WashtenawAudubon.org for contact numbers and event updates.
All invited to a potluck, orchid-related auction, and orchid judging.
11 a.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission, metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at tinylions.org
Candlelit performance by local soprano Norma Gentile, who begins with sacred chants by Hildegard von Bingen, then improvises chants inspired by the energies in the room.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $20 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]
All ages craft. Basic stitching knowledge required
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.
Grades K-3 invited to make a penguin craft to celebrate these aquatic birds.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
All invited to make a simple soldered flashlight.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
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]
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]
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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