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Ann Arbor City Club

1830 Washtenaw [map]
(734) 662-3279

Member-owned organization established in 1951. Provides charitable, social, education, cultural, and service opportunities. Fine dining, business networking, lectures, art classes, trips, bridge, event opportunities, and an annual classic car show and arts and crafts festival.,

Ann Arbor Polyamory Network

Discussion, support, and friendship for those practicing, interested in, or supportive of polyamory, and non-monogamy. Welcomes diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, family constellation and spiritual path. Meets 3rd Thurs. 7 p.m. at The Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct.,

Ann Arbor Schwaben Verein

(734) 954-0281

German-American social club whose purpose is to assist members monetarily in times of sickness and death, and to actively support and maintain members' German heritage. Host annual Bockbierfest in the spring, Kirchweihfest in the winter. Meets 1st & 3rd Tues. at Hathaway's Hideaway, 310 S. Ashley. Guests welcome. Dues. $30.

Ann Arbor Ski Club

P.O. Box 3258, Ann Arbor, 48106

Year-round sports and social club. Activities include downhill and cross country skiing, biking, golfing, volleyball, kayaking/canoeing, numerous social events, summer picnics, weekend getaways for skiing and biking, and week-long trips to western ski resorts and warm weather destinations. General meetings and theme parties Sept.- April .,

Ann Arbor TNG

(734) 995-9867

Kink and fetish-oriented group for adults ages 35 and under. Focuses on support, sharing information by demonstrations and discussion groups, and socializing. Meets 3rd Tues. 8-10 p.m. at the Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. Group is pansexual, and people of any gender identification and sexual orientation welcome.

Chinese American Society of Ann Arbor (CASAA)

Promotes Chinese and American cultural exchange and friendship. Raises funds for local charities by sponsoring various activities, including Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, and Moon Festival. Seminars, cooking lessons. Dues $5, families $10.

German Park Recreational Club

5549 Pontiac Tr. [map]
(734) 769-0048

Located on 20 acres, the members-only German Park hosts public picnics with traditional German foods, beer, wine, and beverages, and a dance band on the last Sat. of June, July and Aug. Active and prospective members participate in work sessions and parties throughout the year.

International Neighbors

International and local women make friends with women from all over the world. Programs include beginning & intermediate English conversation, tea groups, foreign language discussion groups, special interest groups such as hiking, reading, international cooking, and more. Monthly International Day 3rd Thurs. at Zion Lutheran Church. All programs free, non-commercial, non-political and non-religious. English is not necessary to participate., V

Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor

2935 Birch Hollow [map]
(734) 971-0990

Open to all, guided by Jewish values. Activities, classes, and programs for youth, teens, families, active adults, and older adults, including visual and performing arts, culture, education, and current issues. Health and wellness classes and Israeli dancing. Fees vary., S,V

LezRead Ann Arbor

319 Braun Ct., Jim Toy Community Center [map]

Book club for queer women, reading fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by queer authors. Meets fourth Sat. 4-6 p.m. V

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor

Monthly event during which locals give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines while the audience drinks along. Accompaniment may include bands, acrobats, trivia, and other activities. Learn math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or debunking beer myths. See website for upcoming talks and locations or to suggest your own topic.,

Newcomers and Neighbors of Ann Arbor

Varied social activities include monthly luncheons, book club, canasta groups,a Wise Women discussion group and a movie group. Email Kay for meeting information.

Older Lesbians Organizing

Provides older lesbians with the opportunity to socialize with like-minded women and share mutual interests. Meets for discussion 2nd Sun. 1-2:30 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct.,

Society of Les Voyageurs

411 Longshore [map]
(734) 662-1553

Established in 1907, this independent co-ed fraternal society sponsors Sunday dinners during the school year often followed by environmental education and outdoor-themed talks or activities. U-M students may be voted in as active members; others with an educational or vocational passion for the outdoors are invited as associates.

Temple Beth Emeth (Reform Judaism)

2309 Packard [map]
(734) 665-4744

Groups open to the public. Families with Young Children (FYC): monthly and holiday programs for Jewish families with children age 5 & under; older siblings, grandparents, and nonmembers welcome. Monthly events for individuals and couples include bridge, cultural outings, and dinners. Check website calendar for more events.

Twenties and Thirties in Ann Arbor (T2A2)

Progressive, politically diverse, and multi-faith respectful group of young adults. Weekly events, service projects, and outings; quarterly brunch. First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw.,

U-M Club of Ann Arbor

(734) 707-7197

Awards scholarships to Washtenaw County students attending U-M and athletic scholarships including a football scholarship; supports a basketball student manager and the general athletic scholarship fund. U-M football and basketball coaches appear weekly during their seasons, along with the coach of another varsity team. Meets Aug.-Apr. Mon. 11 a.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson. Membership $60; $20 youth (ages 12-18). Guests may attend up to 3 meetings ($5/meeting).,

Washtenaw Ski Touring Club

Ed Steinman, (734) 665-0248

Promotes cross-country skiing, nature, outdoors, and enjoyment and fellowship of others with similar interests. Organizes cross-country ski trips and other outdoor and social activities. Meets early Nov.-mid-March every other Tues. 7 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. Fourth. Membership $15, $5 under 18 yrs old.,

Washtenaw Wanderers Walking Club

Rob Weaver: (616) 745-9627

Walking club, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, that walks for fun, fitness and friendship.

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