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Calendar of Events

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


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-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]


 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]


 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]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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Join us for our monthly meetings. Guest speakers will share information, tips and tricks. Consider joining our crew!
Meeting are held via Zoom *at least until March - then location TBD.
email: stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com for information
October: Conserve Water Gardening - Carol Brodbeck
November: Garden Design - People and Water - Susan Bryan
January: Comfort, Ease & Simplicity - Jan Coppola Bills
February: Gardens to Art: Beginner's Guide to Photographing Flowers & Plants
March: Perennials For Pollinators: Laurie Medrea
April: Getting to know our County Conservation District - Summer Roberts
zoom - email for info, 1373 W Textile Rd, Saline. Free. 7346526465. stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Meeting: Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities and interests are invited to work on their own stitching projects and socialize.
West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. 7th St. Free to visitors ($52 annual dues). 335-0019. [map]


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Tuesday


October 2021
 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! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly 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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Oct. 5 & 19. Club members show their projected digital images (Oct. 5) and prints (Oct. 19) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Textures." Also, presentation by member Dennis Halalay on "A Mile and a Half of the Huron River, with Side Trips," featuring images of such wildlife as birds in flight, deer, fish, and muskrats.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Liberty. Free. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 327-4781. [map]


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Wednesday


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

The Schmoozery: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Wed. Group conversation about aging, generations, and related topics, facilitated by local playwright and oral historian Hank Greenspan, a retired U-M psychology professor.
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.


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A2 Retro Tech Meetup": All Hands Active.

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All invited to bring your old tech to show off via Zoom-anything from older computers from the 70s-90s to phones and telegraph equipment, or even a typewriter that hasn't worked for years. Also, members go over what other retro computer events there are to attend throughout the year.
For URL see MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free, but donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.


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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 if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
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]


 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]


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Friday


October 2021
 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.


 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).


 9-11 p.m. 

Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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All invited to peer through the observatory and rooftop telescopes and to view planetarium shows. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. Masks required. 764-3440. [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]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosplay in the Courtyard": Booksweet Bookshop.

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All ages invited to dress up as their favorite anime or manga characters and socialize with other so-called cosplayers.
Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free; preregistration recommended at ShopBooksweet.com. Masks required. 929-4112. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Muttster Mash": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Family-friendly games, crafts, and activities, including trick-or-treating throughout the shelter and interacting with adoptable pets. Bring a bag to collect candy in; costumes encouraged. Geared towards kids ages 3-9. This event usually sells out.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Tickets $10 (babies under age 1 and adults, free); two adults per registered kid. Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, 661-3575. [map]


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Sunday


October 2021
 2-3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All are invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring your own to tell.
For URL see AnnArborStorytelling.org. Free.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"SaturdaySlam!": Northside Community Church.

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All invited to this Halloween-themed open mic hosted by local performer Phil Daws-Lazar. The program includes a brief performance by virtuoso classical pianist Waleed Howrani.
NCC, 929 Barton Dr. Free. Masks required. 649-7948, 649-2751. [map]


 4-5 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

LezRead Book Club.

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All queer women invited to discuss (via Zoom) a book TBA at a2LezRead.tumblr.com.
For URL see a2LezRead.tumblr.com. Free. 686-4956.


 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: "Brainscan" (George Clinton, 1994). A video game buff, with an interest in horror films, finds his virtual games playing out in real life. "The Crow" (Alex Proyas, 1994). Action-thriller about a young couple who are murdered, only to rise from death a year later to exact revenge on their killers.
8 Ball Saloon, 208 S. First. [map]






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