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American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Ann Arbor Chapter

(844) 973-6287

College graduates with an associate's degree or higher work to advance equity for women through advocacy, education, research, and philanthropy. Monthly interest groups. Branch meetings 3rd Wed., at the Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Dues $95, Students $20. Annual fundraising used book sale Sept. 7-9, 2018, Washtenaw Community College, Morris J. Lawrence Bldg., 4800 Huron River.

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan (Ann Arbor Chinese School)

P.O. Box 130733, AA 48113

Chinese language classes and cultural enrichment activities for adults and children, including Chinese classes (3 yrs old- adult), Chinese calligraphy, Chinese yo-yo, erhu, table tennis, zumba fitness class, and Chen Style Taiji (adults only). Meets Sept.-June, Fri. 7-9:50 p.m.,

Ann Arbor Civil War Roundtable

Ken Baumann (734) 439-7657

Discussion and presentations from local and national experts. Topics include battles, leaders, politicians, civilians, and other aspects of the Civil War. Meets Sept.-June, 2nd Mon. 7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital education auditorium, 5305 E. Huron, lot P. Dues $25 for individuals and families; guests welcome.,

Ann Arbor Preservation Alliance

Promotes the cultural and economic benefits of preserving Ann Arbor's historic resources. Active committees address education and advocacy. Meetings are called as needed.

Anthroposophical Society in America

1923 Geddes [map]
(734) 662-9355

Founded by Rudolf Steiner in 1923. Provides resources to support inner development and cultural transformation "in order to create a future worthy of the human being." Online listing of events, articles, library catalog, and membership information.,

Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA)

Cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy. Founded in 1983 by Jan Longone and friends. Organizes regular programs open to members and guests and publishes the quarterly Repast. Themed dinners twice a year. Meets Sept.-May, 3rd Sun. of the month, Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Dues $25 individual/couple; $20 newsletter only.,

Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County

P.O. Box 7155, AA 48107
Marcia McCrary (734) 483-2799

Members trace family histories and work to preserve the histories of local families. Publishes Family History Capers quarterly. Meets Jan.-May & Sept.-Nov., 4th Sun. 1:30 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott. Dues $15-$25 (includes journal)., V

International House Ann Arbor (formerly ECIR)

921 Church [map]
(734) 662-5529

International, intercultural, interspiritual living-learning community. Residential and educational programs offered in culture & spirituality, leadership & service, justice & peace, and community & politics. Programs open to the community., V

Jewish Historical Society of Washtenaw County

Carol Finerman, (734) 995-4485; Elise Weisbach, (734) 996-5706

Collects and preserves oral histories, documents, photographs, and artifacts of local Jewish history. Speakers, workshops, and seminars. Open to all.

Michigan Archaeological Society (Huron Valley Chapter)

Members learn about, view collections of, or get hands-on experience with surveying, excavating and/or curating artifacts. Public welcome. Free meetings with local and international speakers, Sept.-May, 3rd Thurs. 7:30 p.m., U-M Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State (entrance on Maynard). Dues $25.,

Netherlands-America University League

P.O. Box 4592, AA 48106
Ton Broos, (734) 994-9276

Promotes Netherlands and Dutch-speaking Belgium-related social, cultural, and scientific activities. Lecturers, musical performances, annual picnic and St. Nicholas party, and other programs. Dues: $20-$40.,

Old West Side Association

Christine Brummer, (313) 610-2387; Barbara Hall, (734) 668-7558

Preserves historic character of Old West Side neighborhood. Sponsors homes tour in Sept., a children's festival in May or June, and other events; publishes Old West Side News. Annual dues $2-$10.,

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Washtenaw County Historical Society

500 N. Main at corner of Beakes & E. Kingsley [map]
(734) 662-9092

Programs Feb.-Apr. & Sept.-Nov., 3rd Sun. 2 p.m. at various locations. Dues $15, family $25, seniors $10, senior couple $19. Museum on Main Street open Sat., & Sun. noon-4 p.m. and by appointment. Exhibits vary. Also oversees the Argus Museum that displays photographic and optical equipment. (See listing in Libraries, Galleries & Museums), V

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