Ann Arbor Weather:
Thursday January 20, 2022
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

Calendar of Events

Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies - Week of November 1, 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.





 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
1

Monday


November 2021
 10 a.m.  Free! 

"St. Patrick's Dirt Road Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. A slow/moderate-paced ride of 21 miles or so to Independence Lake and back.
Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Immortals Invasion": Immortals x Riot Games League of Legends Wild Rift.

  community member   < less

November 1 through November 4, Immortals will host "Immortals Invasion," an esports takeover in Ann Arbor for the student community. In partnership with AAA publisher Riot Games, students can participate in community-driven FREE events at popular spots near campus, such as Garage Bar and Good Time Charley's.
Monday November 1st:
Pinball Pete's - (1214 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 12:00 - 2:00 pm (First 2 hours)
Tuesday November 2nd:
Good Time Charley's - (1140 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 5:00 - 7:00 pm ($0.50 tacos)
Wednesday November 3rd:
Ashley's - (338 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 20% whole day
Quickly Boba Cafe - (1220 S University Ave #100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - First 200 drinks are FREE
Joe's Pizza - (1107 S University Ave Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - Free Pizza
Pinball Pete's, Good Time Charley's, Ashley's, Quickly Boba Cafe, Joe's Pizza. Free. immortals@thestorymob.com. immortals@thestorymob.com https://immortals.gg/immortals-invasion-nexus-bash/



 Noon-3 p.m. 

Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. All invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). Masks required. For more information email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. Non-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Bring a partner, or get paired up when you arrive. Beginners welcome.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $3 (members, $2). For more information, including URLs for virtual events, email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. Masks required. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


2

Tuesday


November 2021
 9-10 a.m.  Online 

"Coffee with Marta.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Biweekly social hour with local retired psychologist Marta Skiba.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.


 10 a.m.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Immortals Invasion": Immortals x Riot Games League of Legends Wild Rift.

  community member   < less

November 1 through November 4, Immortals will host "Immortals Invasion," an esports takeover in Ann Arbor for the student community. In partnership with AAA publisher Riot Games, students can participate in community-driven FREE events at popular spots near campus, such as Garage Bar and Good Time Charley's.
Monday November 1st:
Pinball Pete's - (1214 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 12:00 - 2:00 pm (First 2 hours)
Tuesday November 2nd:
Good Time Charley's - (1140 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 5:00 - 7:00 pm ($0.50 tacos)
Wednesday November 3rd:
Ashley's - (338 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 20% whole day
Quickly Boba Cafe - (1220 S University Ave #100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - First 200 drinks are FREE
Joe's Pizza - (1107 S University Ave Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - Free Pizza
Pinball Pete's, Good Time Charley's, Ashley's, Quickly Boba Cafe, Joe's Pizza. Free. immortals@thestorymob.com. immortals@thestorymob.com https://immortals.gg/immortals-invasion-nexus-bash/



 6-9 p.m. or so.  Online 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Panera Bread, 903 W. Eisenhower. $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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


3

Wednesday


November 2021
 All day (while supplies last)  Free! 

"Immortals Invasion": Immortals x Riot Games League of Legends Wild Rift.

  community member   < less

November 1 through November 4, Immortals will host "Immortals Invasion," an esports takeover in Ann Arbor for the student community. In partnership with AAA publisher Riot Games, students can participate in community-driven FREE events at popular spots near campus, such as Garage Bar and Good Time Charley's.
Monday November 1st:
Pinball Pete's - (1214 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 12:00 - 2:00 pm (First 2 hours)
Tuesday November 2nd:
Good Time Charley's - (1140 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 5:00 - 7:00 pm ($0.50 tacos)
Wednesday November 3rd:
Ashley's - (338 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 20% whole day
Quickly Boba Cafe - (1220 S University Ave #100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - First 200 drinks are FREE
Joe's Pizza - (1107 S University Ave Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - Free Pizza
Pinball Pete's, Good Time Charley's, Ashley's, Quickly Boba Cafe, Joe's Pizza. Free. immortals@thestorymob.com. immortals@thestorymob.com https://immortals.gg/immortals-invasion-nexus-bash/



 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mind Matters": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven leads various mental exercises(via Zoom) from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Masks required. For more information email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Wednesday Morning Dirt Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride of 20 miles or less.
Meet at Trinity Church parking lot, 10101 Ann Arbor Rd. Free. (412) 302-9960. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: Bløm Meadworks.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

The chance to see club trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7-9 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. Masks required. info@aamrc.org. [map]


4

Thursday


November 2021
 Noon.  Online 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Informal virtual meeting following the Thursday Morning Lecture (see Nov. 4, 11 & 18) 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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Presentation by club members TBA.
West Side United Methodist Church social hall, 900 S. Seventh St. Free. Masks required 665-5574. [map]


 7 p.m. or so 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Thurs. Members, and interested nonmembers, read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Snacks & socializing.
Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. 213-2200. [map]


5

Friday


November 2021
 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Stamp Show": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Nov. 5 & 6. This large annual stamp show, now in its 46th year, features 22 dealers from 7 states selling U.S. and foreign stamps, covers, postcards, and collector supplies. Also, stamp packets for beginning collectors, a public Peninsular State Philatelic Society meeting (Sat., 2 p.m.), and more.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.), St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4205 Washtenaw Ave. Free admission. Masks required. AnnArborStampClub.org, arbor@provide.net, 761-5859. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Friday Morning Dirt Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Moderate-paced ride on mostly gravel roads, with destinations determined by group. Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves; carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
Free. Info on "Joe's Breakfast": a2dan@sbcglobal.net. "Morning Dirt": (412) 302-9960.


 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Online 

"First Friday Happy Hour.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Monthly gathering (via Zoom) with guest hosts TBA.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to a brief livestreamed Shabbat observance with secular readings, candle lighting, wine rituals, challah, and Yahrzeit observance to remember loved ones.
For URL preregister at JewishCulturalSociety.org/shabbat. Free, but donations accepted. 975-9872.


 6:30-9 p.m. 

"Euchre Change a Life!"

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Five-game euchre tournament. Sign up with a partner, or get paired with one by the organizers. Prizes. Proceeds benefit Haitian Emmanuel Christian School children in 3 locations.
2|42 Community Center Ann Arbor, 648 S. Wagner Rd. $10 donation per player in advance by Nov. 3 at Facebook.com/EuchreChangeALife; $20 at the door. EuchreChangeALife@gmail.com. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


6

Saturday


November 2021
 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

parkrun USA.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. & Sun., except Nov. 27 & 28. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves. Tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Nov. 6: Lakewood Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 400 Sunnywood Dr. Nov. 7: Foxfire South Park (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 2100 Birchwood Dr, and Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 1010 W. Huron River Dr. Nov. 13: Berkshire Creek Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 3070 Warwick Rd., and Furstenberg Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 2475 Fuller. Nov. 14: Black Pond Woods (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 2080 Tibbits Ct., and Bluffs Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 236 Sunset Rd. Nov. 20: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 1866 Newport Rd. Nov. 21: Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 3300 Lorraine St.
Various times & locations; preregistration required at vhub.at/NAP. Free. 794-6627.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Stamp Show": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Nov. 5 & 6. This large annual stamp show, now in its 46th year, features 22 dealers from 7 states selling U.S. and foreign stamps, covers, postcards, and collector supplies. Also, stamp packets for beginning collectors, a public Peninsular State Philatelic Society meeting (Sat., 2 p.m.), and more.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.), St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4205 Washtenaw Ave. Free admission. Masks required. AnnArborStampClub.org, arbor@provide.net, 761-5859. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Paint Like Bob Ross": Hudson Mills Metropark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Ted Simpson, a certified area Ross instructor, leads a hands-on craft session for all age 13 & up, demonstrating the process of painting a detailed landscape scene in the same fashion the iconic host of The Joy of Painting did.
Hudson Mills park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $65, preregistration required by Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. $17 vehicle entry fee. 426-8211. [map]


 6-10:30 p.m. 

Kirchweihfest: Ann Arbor Schwaben Verein.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This annual fall festival features a German dinner followed by dancing to German polkas and other European dance music by Fort Wayne-based Jay Fox & the Jammin' Germans.
6-10:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), Plumbers & Pipefitters Hall (UA Local 190), 7920 Jackson Rd., Dexter. Tickets $30 (includes dinner & beverages) at the door only. Reservations recommended: call John Jarvis (954-0281), Richard Ebenhoeh (612-2583) or Mark MacArthur (474-7017). [map]


7

Sunday


November 2021
 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. & Sun., except Nov. 27 & 28. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves. Tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Nov. 6: Lakewood Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 400 Sunnywood Dr. Nov. 7: Foxfire South Park (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 2100 Birchwood Dr, and Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 1010 W. Huron River Dr. Nov. 13: Berkshire Creek Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 3070 Warwick Rd., and Furstenberg Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 2475 Fuller. Nov. 14: Black Pond Woods (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 2080 Tibbits Ct., and Bluffs Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 236 Sunset Rd. Nov. 20: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 1866 Newport Rd. Nov. 21: Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 3300 Lorraine St.
Various times & locations; preregistration required at vhub.at/NAP. Free. 794-6627.


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Game Playtesting: Michigame Design Lab.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to try out new games from local board and card game designers and provide feedback.
Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free, but proof of vaccination required. 548-9729. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Solve a crossword puzzle together over zoom!": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

  community member   < less

On Sundays at 3 pm, people get together over zoom. We share a crossword puzzle, and solve it together. Free and fun! PM me for the link.
123 Internet Street, 123 Internet Street. Free. burrbarr7@hotmail.com. burrbarr7@hotmail.com [map]


 5:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]






You might also like:

Public Schools - Administration
Restaurants with Diapering Facilities
A clickable zoomable map
Nightspots: Last Word
Store Owners Look to Their Next Chapters
Three upcoming closings, December 2021
Micheline Maynard
Restaurants with Military Discount
A clickable zoomable map
The Song Remains the Same
Fake Ad: December 2021
Jay Forstner
Hospital Overload
Even before Omicron, the U-M and St. Joe's were packed with Covid patients.
Jan Schlain
Mickey Mouse Faces on the Sidewalk?
Question Corner: November 2021
Tim Athan
Phil D'Anieri
He's written the biography of the Appalachian Trail.
Shelley Daily
Condominiums And Co Ops in Saline