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Calendar of Events

Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of May 25, 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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Tuesday


May 2020
 7-9 p.m. (Canceled) 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
See a2bluGrass.com for location. $5.


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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
 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Made in 60": Riverside Arts Center.

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6 artists TBA demo the processes used to make their art. Directly following the event, the artwork will be available for sale on Riverside's website with all proceeds going to the center. Audience members are welcome to follow along and make their own artwork.
6 p.m., preregister at https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/mBPTkcinqiGfZofMIRzVYg. Free, donations accepted.


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Friday


May 2020
 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Bird Walk: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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City ornithologist Juliet Berger leads a walk through Gallup Park and Furstenberg Nature Area to look for nesting Baltimore Orioles. Bring binoculars, if you have them.
Meet at Gallup Park Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. Free. 794-6627. [map]


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Saturday


May 2020
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Parks & Crafts": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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May 9 & 30. All invited to make simple themed crafts at home followed by an individual activity. Led by Ecology Center education director Katy Adams and education program coordinator Mackenzie Munro. May 9: "Curbside Rules." Make a recycling reminder magnet and pick-up neighborhood litter. May 30: "Paper Recycling." Make recycled paper Mother's Day cards and go on a city parks scavenger hunt.
https://bit.ly/aacraftandchat. Free. 369-9277, mmunro@EcoCenter.org.


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Sunday


May 2020
 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Problem of Thor Bridge": The Arcadia Mixture Sherlock Holmes Club.

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All invited to discuss Arthur Conan Doyle's 1922 story in which Holmes and Watson pit their talents against a formidable Latin temperament, a confident self-made American millionaire.
Classic Cup Café, 4389 Jackson. Free. rpl@umich.edu. [map]


 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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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
 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Open Art for Teens": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited for arts & crafts. Art supplies available for use, including watercolors, clay, markers, and more.
3 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 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]


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Saturday


May 2020
 10-11 a.m. 

Canceled: "Going Buggy": Hudson Mills Metropark Young Outdoor Explorers.

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All ages 3-6 invited to explore what makes an insect an insect. Led by naturalist Kim Sherwin.
Meet at the park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5, preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 1-4 p.m. (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
 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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