Life in Ann Arbor

Now – 03/22/19 – Maintain Diverse Ecosystems With Trees And Shrubs From The WCCD

Washtenaw County residents have been purchasing trees and shrubs from the district since the tree sales began over thirty seven years ago. In the last eighteen years alone, Washtenaw County residents have planted over 3 million trees and shrubs from the Washtenaw County Conservation District (WCCD) in order to establish windbreaks and wildlife habitat, reduce…

Now – 04/19/19 – State Rep. Warren’s 13th Annual Envision Michigan Scholarship

State Rep. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) is once again offering her annual Envision Michigan Scholarship to support young people who want to build a stronger and more vibrant future for Michigan. Now in its thirteenth year, the Rebekah Warren Envision Michigan Scholarship promotes progressive policies, educational opportunities and active citizenship. Rep. Warren will be awarding a $1,000…

March Is Youth Art Month Downtown Ann Arbor

Youth Art Month is an annual observance, in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth. It is an opportunity to connect our community with our youth’s creativity to illustrate the importance of fostering artistry and innovation. Throughout the month of March downtown will become a gallery of student art work,…

03/11/19 – 04/29/19 – Improv 1: Intro To Improv And Pointless Brewery

Are you ready to try something new? Perhaps you’ve been to a few jams, laughed ’til you cried at a Pointless show, or heard from friends how improv will change your life. (It’s true!) Now’s your chance to hone that funny bone, because class registration at the Pointless School of Improv is open now! If…

Now through 05/10/19- Applications open for 2019 Young Artist Competition

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is now accepting applications for the 2019 Young Artist Competition. The juried competition, which culminates in a solo performance at an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra youth concert featuring the top prize winner, provides young instrumental and vocal musicians with the opportunity to perform a concerto movement with a professional orchestra.…

03/20/19 – 03/23/19 – Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Revel & Roll

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County (BBBS) invites you to REGISTER, RECRUIT and RAISE MONEY for 1-to-1 youth mentoring right here in our community. The Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser is happening right now! Visit www.wcbbbs.org and sign up today. Fundraisers will celebrate their achievements at Bowl for Kids’ Sake on Wednesday, March 20th…

03/20/19 – Letterpress Lab at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This weekly lab will introduce you to the process and the materials for printing by hand on a cylinder proof press and small platen press. AADL staff will show you the basics and we’ll explore more advanced printing techniques with special guests. No prior experience necessary. Supplies are provided. You can return every Wednesday to…

03/20/19 – The Six Senses of Buddhism at Literati Bookstore

Buddhist experiences can engage six senses: taste, touch, sight, sound, smell, and thought. From incense to hand-stitched vestments to meditation, we will experience concepts and concerns that inspired the University of Michigan Museum of Art exhibition The Six Senses of Buddhism. (Incense may trigger the scent sensitive.) Susan Dine is a doctoral candidate in the University…

03/21/19 After School Special at Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Grade 6 – 12 · Have a project that needs to be finished? Want to knit or write or draw or learn how to make a piano? We are ready to teach you a whole bunch of stuff or leave you alone and let you just hang out. Come by yourself or bring a friend!

03/21/19 – NEA Big Read Community Project Citizenship Dinner at the The Neutral Zone

Neutral Zone youth leaders will host a “citizenship dinner” for the public, at which community members will share a meal and engage in discussion of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, focusing on the themes of identity and citizenship, especially as they pertain to the experience of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. A simultaneous citizenship dinner will take…

03/21/19 – Nerd Nite Ann Arbor at LIVE 102 S First Street

Adults 21+ ·Nerd Nite A2 is a gathering of, well, nerds, who meet up in a bar (Live on First St.) for informal, entertaining, but really informative talks by 3 different experts on 3 different subjects. Talks are about 20 minutes in length, and topics that have been featured include: Time Traveling Vikings: the many-layered…

05/21/19 – Cecile Richards at the Ann Arbor District Library

Former President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, and a “heroine of the resistance” (Vogue), Cecile Richards has spent a lifetime fighting for social justice and women’s rights. After years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she shares her story in her New York…

03/22/19 – Tom Sharpe of Mannheim Steamroller! at Kerrytown Concert House

Tom Sharpe is the drummer for the Grammy Award winning group Mannheim Steamroller and an internationally recognized, critically acclaimed composer.He is a sought out performer and clinician, and the creator of his own group, the Tom Sharpe Ensemble. Tom’s compositions have won many awards, including the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Broadjam World Music…

03/23/19 – My Story Quilt Craft at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Grade K – Adult ·Come together and build a paper quilt with us! Add your story to a community quilt by making a square or two. Use decorative papers, markers, and fun, colorful collage materials to create the quilt squares. No sewing is required. Come back to visit our communal quilt, on display in the…

03/03/19 – 03/31/19 – Luminary Workshops at Workantile

Join Us at one of our FREE Creative CommUNITY Workshops to make something out of the ordinary.   All you need to bring is your FOOL-ishly FUN IMAGINATION!! Our teaching artists will be on hand to help you bring your creative ideas to life!   We will be hosting workshops EVERY Sunday in March at…

03/24/19 – Drop-In Fiber Lab at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Bring your knitting, crochet and fiber arts projects for an evening of fiber-inspired companionship. This drop-in event is a place to learn a new art form, troubleshoot your latest tangles, enjoy the camaraderie of crafting with your neighbors, get to the next step on that lingering project or to share your expertise with the uninitiated! …

Every Sunday – Critter House Open Hours

Free and open to the public most Sundays, 10 am – 1 pm, see our website for closures. Observe frogs, turtles, snakes, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes! Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer your questions, and have activities or specimens out for you to explore. Leslie…

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