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Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of October 11, 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


October 2021
 10 a.m.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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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]


 Noon-12:30 p.m  Free!  Hybrid 

Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. lesson (online and in-person) focusing on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Senior Art in the Park": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. An AASC staffer leads a themed craft activity. $5, preregistration required.
Burns Park, 1320 Baldwin. Free, but preregistration requested by emailing bpatton@a2gov.org. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Walking Off the Pounds.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Guided steps to walk in place. Online and in person (beginning Sept. 8).
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Area Scrabble Club.

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Every Mon. All invited to play the classic word game, using the 5th edition Scrabble dictionary. Bring your own set, if you like.
Arbor Brewing Company Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Free. burrbarr7@hotmail.com. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Color and Inspiration": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Talk by New Jersey fiber artist Daryl Lancaster, followed by a demo on how to make color references using yarn, photos, and paper. Livestream available (request access on AnnArborFiberArts.org/contact).
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. Masks required. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com. [map]


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Tuesday


October 2021
 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ongoing Meditation, Teachings, and Practice.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. Bilha Birman Rivlin of Still Mountain Meditation gives talks(via Zoom) on mindfulness practice for older adults.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353.


 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Move and Groove.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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In-person exercise led by local fitness instructor Megan Simms.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 6-9 p.m. or so.  Online 

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

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. $2 monthly dues. Facebook.com (search "Ann Arbor Stitch 'n Bitch"), momofpipi@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, pavilion in the backyard, 8635 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest on Zoom featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual 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.


 7-9 p.m. or so.  Free! 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Oct. 12 & 26. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Masks required, $5. For updates see a2bluGrass.com. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead participants in an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs, all sung via Zoom. No set program; all participants welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus.
For URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with the long-running group German Speakers Round Table.
7-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394. [map]


 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All ages invited to discuss the last book in German forester Peter Wohlleben trilogy.
Online at bit.ly/wisdomofnature. Free. 971-1157, MeetUp.com/Sierra-Club-Huron-Valley.


 8:30-9:30 p.m. 

Social Dance: The Dance Pavilion.

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Every Tues. & Fri. Ballroom dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded from 8-8:30 p.m. by an optional lesson. Drinks & snacks.
8:30-9:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1918 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. $12 (Tues.) & $15 (Fri.). TheDancePavilion.com, 369-9700. [map]


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Wednesday


October 2021
 Noon-12:30 p.m  Free!  Hybrid 

Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. lesson (online and in-person) focusing on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Walking Off the Pounds.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Guided steps to walk in place. Online and in person (beginning Sept. 8).
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

The Schmoozery: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Wed. A facilitated conversation(via Zoom) in which participants are invited to share stories and reflections about aging, generations, hopes, and related topics in "uncertain times."
Register online at olli-umich.org/olli-commons. Free. 734-998-9351.


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: Bløm Meadworks.

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Every Wed. All invited to play popular board games. "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Proof of vaccination required to sit indoors; outdoor seating available.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). DrinkBlom.com/events. 548-9729. [map]


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, felters, sewers, and other crafters invited to work on their own projects with others. Questions welcome.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore.

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All invited to read and discuss (via Zoom) poetry or short fiction. Have your original work ready to share, if you wish.
7-8:45 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for URL email cwPoetryCircle@gmail.com. Free. [map]


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Thursday


October 2021
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Chinese Mah Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thursday.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": HSHV.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats and dogs. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Events also hosted at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center (5245 Jackson, ste. A1). Tickets $5 (babies under age 1, free).

Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, 661-3575.
[map]


 Noon.  Online 

"Lunch Bunch.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Informal virtual meeting following the Thursday Morning Lecture (see Sept.23 & Sept. 30) to share impressions and ask questions.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.


 5:30-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. Game materials provided.
5:30-9 p.m. (Sun.) & 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Bill's Beer Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Hybrid 

"Repairsday Thursday": All Hands Active.

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Every Thurs. All invited to drop in with broken electronics, furniture, toys, and any other odd item for AHA members to try to repair and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed. Livestream available at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive/events.
All Hands Active, basement of 255 E. Liberty ste. 225. Free, but donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.


 7 p.m. or so 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Thurs. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular outdoor weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people). Prizes.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee that goes to the winning team. 665-2968. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Sporcle Live Trivia: Bløm Meadworks.

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Sept. 16, 23, & 30. Prizes. Proof of vaccination to sit indoors; outdoor seating available.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 548-9729. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Online 

Trivia Night: Huron Valley Sierra Club Fundraiser.

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Environmentally-themed questions. Prizes.
Arbor Brewing Company Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. $20 suggested donation. 330-0163, erica.ackerman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Singing for Comfort": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a virtual sing-along of soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
For URL see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.


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Friday


October 2021
 Noon-6 p.m.  Hybrid 

Showcase of New and Remodeled Homes: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Oct. 15-17. A chance to tour 10 newly remodeled local homes, with the option to virtually tour 6 more.
Various locations. Tickets $10 (age 16 & under, free) in advance at a2tix.com or at any of the tour houses listed at ShowcaseOfHomes.net. 635-4017.


 Noon-12:30 p.m  Free!  Hybrid 

Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. lesson (online and in-person) focusing on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Walking Off the Pounds.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Guided steps to walk in place. Online and in person (beginning Sept. 8).
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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Every Fri. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing. Led by AHA members; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 6:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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Oct. 1, 15, & 17. All invited to play any type of tabletop game, including board games, role playing, and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters Downtown, 123 W. Washington. Free. 417-4266. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Movie Trivia Night": Michigan Theater.

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Oct. 15 & 22. Popular family-friendly contest with questions on movie quotes, posters, soundtracks, and more. 1st and 2nd place prizes. Have a pen and paper handy.
For URL see michtheater.org/trivia. 5 per team (MTF members, free).


 7 p.m.  Online 

"Poetry Reading with Ginny Bentz.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Online poetry sharing session hosted by a local editor.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.


 8:30-10:30 p.m. 

Social Dance: The Dance Pavilion.

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Every Tues. & Fri. Ballroom dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded from 8-8:30 p.m. by an optional lesson. Drinks & snacks.
8:30-9:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1918 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. $12 (Tues.) & $15 (Fri.). TheDancePavilion.com, 369-9700. [map]


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Saturday


October 2021
 8 a.m.  Free! 

parkrun USA.

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Every Sat. All invited to join a timed 5-km run/walk.
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd. Free, but first-timers are requested to preregister at parkrun.us/Lillie. lillie@parkrun.com, facebook.com/LillieParkRun. [map]


 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 run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]


 Noon-6 p.m.  Hybrid 

Showcase of New and Remodeled Homes: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Oct. 15-17. A chance to tour 10 newly remodeled local homes, with the option to virtually tour 6 more.
Various locations. Tickets $10 (age 16 & under, free) in advance at a2tix.com or at any of the tour houses listed at ShowcaseOfHomes.net. 635-4017.


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Sunday


October 2021
 Noon-6 p.m.  Hybrid 

Showcase of New and Remodeled Homes: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Oct. 15-17. A chance to tour 10 newly remodeled local homes, with the option to virtually tour 6 more.
Various locations. Tickets $10 (age 16 & under, free) in advance at a2tix.com or at any of the tour houses listed at ShowcaseOfHomes.net. 635-4017.


 5:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. Game materials provided.
5:30-9 p.m. (Sun.) & 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Bill's Beer Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 6:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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Oct. 1, 15, & 17. All invited to play any type of tabletop game, including board games, role playing, and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters Downtown, 123 W. Washington. Free. 417-4266. [map]


 10 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club: 8 Ball Movie Night.

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Patio screening of 2 films each night, with trivia at intermission. 21 & up only. Tonight: "Neon Maniacs" (Joseph Mangine, 1986). Gore-flick about urban teens who discover a community of mutant monsters running unchecked. "Friday the 13th: Part 3" (Steve Miner, 1982). Slasher film set in the woods at a lake house.
8 Ball Saloon, 208 S. First. [map]






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