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Calendar of Events

Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of January 18, 2021

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


January 2021
 6 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 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain, snow, or shine.
6 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!  Online 

Monthly Meeting: 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.
for online meeting URL call 330-5724. Free to visitors ($52 annual dues).


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Tuesday


January 2021
 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Live Trivia via Zoom": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to form teams of 4 or 5 persons to compete in a 2-round trivia contest. Solo competitors are matched up together. Questions are geared towards ages 55 & up, but all ages welcome. Prizes (curbside pick up only).
online at bit.ly/aasctrivia (passcode, 194912). Free. BRuthven@a2gov.org.


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Getting Creative With": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. AADL staffers share and discuss creative projects they've been working on based on weekly themes TBA. Past themes include "Glue," "Socks," "Triangles," and more.
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Fiber Arts Social Hour": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 9 & 19. All invited to work on their fiber and textile arts and socialize with AADL staffers.
For online URL see aadl.org/node/575007 an hour before event starts. Free. 327-4200.


 6-8 p.m.  Online 

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

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. $2 monthly dues. 945-3035.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Jan. 5 & 19. Club members show their digital images (Jan. 5) and digitized prints (Jan. 19) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Solitude." Also, presentations by Minnesota-based professional photographer Ian Plant on "Visual Design Techniques for Making Stunning Photos" (Jan. 5) and amateur photographer John Santilli on "Cityscapes, Architecture, and Miniature Diorama" (Jan. 19).
For online URL email a2camClub@gmail.com. Free. 327-4781, AnnArborCameraClub.org.


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Wednesday


January 2021
 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Craft Chat": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 6 & 20. AADL staffers discuss their current crafting projects, plans for future projects, and the inspiration they find online and in books.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. All male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 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.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


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Thursday


January 2021
 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ikebana International.

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Prerecorded videos of demos of this Japanese style of flower arranging led by instructors TBA.
For URL email a2ikebana@gmail.com. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Vault of Knowledge": Vault of Midnight.

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Every Thurs. Vault of Midnight events head Caleb Wimbrow hosts a live Instagram trivia quiz in which participants post their answers in the comments section. Prizes.
Online at Instagram.com/VaultOfMidnight. Free. 998-1413.


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Friday


January 2021
 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Mystery Kit Fridays": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Have you been enjoying our craft kits? Stop by the Library to pick-up a mystery craft kit; we have kits for all ages! No registration is necessary. Just request a mystery kit while picking up your library items and we'll include it with your pick-up. For more library programs visit www.ntal.org/events. ;
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 6:30-9 p.m.  Online 

"Euchre Change a Life!"

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Five-game online euchre tournament. Sign up with a partner, or get paired with one by the organizers. Prizes. Proceeds benefit Haitian children.
For online URL preregister by Jan. 20 at Facebook.com/EuchreChangeALife. $10 donation per player. EuchreChangeALife@gmail.com.


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Saturday


January 2021
 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 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain, snow, or shine.
6 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]


 7-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Sunday


January 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Recycling Center Contamination": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor Craft & Chat.

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Prerecorded talk by Ecology Center staffers, followed by a demo on how to make a mini wind chime using common household waste that is too small to recycle.
Online at YouTube.com (search "Ecology Center of Ann Arbor"). Free. mmunro@EcoCenter.org.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 10, 17, 24, & 31. Ann Arbor Art Center instructor Payton Cook leads a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 2-4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
For URL preregister at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ocOivqjMrE9GYb7WKqZ7Q17GOLCaGI1zv. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kol HaLev Rehearsal: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Sun. All adults invited to join the rehearsals of this volunteer choir that sings both Jewish sacred and secular music. Led by TBE cantor Regina Lambert-Hayut. Pianist Taylor Flowers accompanies.
For online URL email CantorHayut@TempleBethEmeth.org. Free. 665-4744.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Wits & Wagers, game over zoom: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Some local residents will be playing a friendly game of Wits & Wagers tonight over zoom starting at 7 pm. Wits & Wagers is combination of Trivia, and The Price Is Right! No experience necessary. Please email me at burrbarr7@hotmail.com for the link. Free and fun!
123 Internet Street, 123 Internet Street. Free. burrbarr7@hotmail.com. burrbarr7@hotmail.com [map]




Canceled and Postponed Events:

 3-3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Canceled: "Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 10, 17, 24, & 31. Ann Arbor Art Center instructor Payton Cook leads a different directed drawing activity.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.






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