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Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of May 18, 2020

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


May 2020
 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free!  Online 

Monthly Meeting Online Edition: Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by socializing.
Call 330-5724 for meeting URL. Free to visitors ($52 annual dues).


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Tuesday


May 2020
 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Play Reading Club: The Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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All invited to join members of this local ensemble to read a part in a play TBA. Listeners welcome.
Visit Facebook.com/TheBrassTacksEnsemble for meeting URL. Free. BTEpublicity.com.


 7-9 p.m. (Canceled)  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]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For meeting URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. 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.). Note: Face masks required.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


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Wednesday


May 2020
 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
7 p.m. or so, join Facebook.com/Groups/KTCrafters for updates on virtual or in-person meeting location. Free. 926-8863. [map]


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Thursday


May 2020
 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free!  Online 

"Virtual That Thursday Thing": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. Crafts and activities, including drawing and acting games, for teens over videoconferencing.
Preregister at http://chelsea.evanced.info/signup/calendar for meeting URL. Free. 475-8732.


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. 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.). Note: Face masks required.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


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Saturday


May 2020
 4-5 p.m.  Online 

"Tiki Talk": Make & Muddle.

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This class covers all things Tiki. Learn about the history and basics of Tiki drinks, and learn how to make your own Tiki cocktails from the comfort of your own home.

Three different ticket options are available.

$10: View Only Ticket

$30: Class & a Make & Muddle product. Kit includes a 16 oz bottle of our 7 Syrup shipped straight to your door.

$75: Class, Cocktail Kit, & Bar Tools. Ticket includes all of the above plus copper Tiki picks and a cocktail strainer shipped to your door.
4-5 p.m., https://a2tix.com/events/tiki-talk-5-23-2020. $10-$75.
 


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Sunday


May 2020
 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Jams": Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.

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Every Sun., except July 4 Musicians of all ability levels and ages 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.
Preregistration required at MeetUp.com (search "(Mostly) Acoustic Jam") for meeting URL. Free. 973-7791.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

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Monday


May 2020
 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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All crafters invited to bring projects to work on.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7-8 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Mosaic Garden": Chelsea District Library.

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All adults invited to make a mosaic paver. Materials provided.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Auction of U.S. and foreign stamps & other collector supplies.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at rear of bldg.). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]


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Tuesday


May 2020
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all 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! 

Canceled: New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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Every Tues. All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. Beginners welcome.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free. 276-6285. [map]


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Wednesday


May 2020
 7-11 p.m. 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. 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]


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Thursday


May 2020
 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~GoClub. [map]


 7:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Apr. 7 & 21. Club members show their projected digital images (Apr. 7) and prints (Apr. 21) submitted in the club's annual competition.
Forsythe Middle School Media Center, 1655 Newport Rd. Free. 327-4781. [map]


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Friday


May 2020
 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Adult & Senior Crafts: Saline District Library.

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All adults invited; afternoon sessions geared toward age 60 & up. Supplies provided. Crafts include picture frame decorating (Mar. 20), wooden letter decorating (Apr. 6 & 17), & wooden washer necklaces (May 11 & 22).
7-8:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free, preregistration required. SalineLibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


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Saturday


May 2020
 9 a.m.-noon (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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May 17, 23, & 30. All invited to help maintain natural areas in various city parks and remove invasive species. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance. May 17 (9 a.m.-noon): Fuller Park. Meet at the Island Park parking lot at the end of Island Dr. May 23 (9 a.m.-noon): Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area. Meet in the Scarlett Middle School parking lot off Lorraine St. May 30 (1-4 p.m.): Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Birch Hollow Dr.
Various times & locations. For updates, visit a2gob.org/NAPevents. Free. 794-6627.


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Sunday


May 2020
 3-5 p.m.(Canceled) 

Canceled: Contact Improv.

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May 10 & 26. All invited to try this interactive, free-form dance style led by Cara Nicole Graninger. This month's special non-contact session includes no physical contact (all participants maintain 6 feet of distance from others), featuring solo explorations, ensemble improvisations, and dancing. Followed by discussion.
Spiral Studio, 124 W. Summit, ste. F. $5-$10, or pay what you can. (313) 585-2598. [map]


 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~GoClub. [map]






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