Life in Ann Arbor

Now – 12/06/19 – Curbside Compost Collection in Ann Arbor

The weekly curbside collection of compostable material in the city of Ann Arbor resumes Monday, April 1, 2019, on regular collection days. Compost season runs through Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Residents can take advantage of curbside composting by utilizing optional compost carts, yard waste bags or by bundling larger branches/brush and placing at the curb.…

09/17/19 – 09/26/19 – Telling Your Story: The Power of Words at YDL-Michigan

Tuesday, September 17 | 6pm | YDL-Michigan Wednesdays, September 18 & 25 | 6pm | YDL-Whittaker Thursday, September 26 | 6pm | YDL-Superior What’s your story? This writing workshop will help you explore the stories of your life, focus on one significant moment, and write about that experience. No experience? No worries! You’ll learn the…

09/20/19 – 09/22/19 – State Fall Games at the Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel

More than 1,600 Special Olympics Michigan athletes will make their way to southeast Michigan from September 20-22 for the sixth annual Special Olympics Michigan State Fall Games presented by Real Estate One Charitable Foundation. Athletes from across the state will showcase their skills in the state finals for flag football, soccer, cycling, softball, golf and…

09/20/19 – Performing Arts Technology Seminar: Luke Dahl, University of Virginia at the Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall

Luke Dahl is an assistant professor of Composition and Computer Technologies in the Music Department at the University of Virginia where he teaches classes on music technology, audio signal processing, and music interaction design. His research is primarily situated in the interdisciplinary field of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) which investigates and explores the…

09/20/19 – Ann Arbor Farmers Market Celebrates 100 Years

The Ann Arbor Farmers Market will host a Farm-to-Table Dinner to celebrate the 100th birthday! Seven local chefs will prepare seasonal dishes using ingredients directly from the farmers to showcase a meal that features the best our community has to offer. Join us under the market pavilion from 6–8 p.m. for an evening of live music,…

09/20/19 – Boots, Brews, & Bbq At Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (TRI) is hosting its annual Boots, Brews & BBQ fundraiser on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 6:30pm at the TRI barn located at 3425 E. Morgan Road, Ann Arbor 48108. This signature event includes a horse meet-and-greet, a full barbeque dinner with brews and wine, music, dancing and an art auction.  …

09/20/19 – 10/13/19 – “Admissions” by Joshua Harmon at Theatre NOVA

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of “Admissions” by Joshua Harmon. Bill and Sherri are white, progressive, and proud. Respectively the headmaster and dean of admissions of a New Hampshire boarding school, they’ve dedicated their 15-year tenure to diversifying the school’s mostly…

09/20/19 – University Symphony Orchestra at the Hill Auditorium

Kenneth Kiesler, conductor Xiaoya Liu, piano (Winner, 2019 SMTD Concerto Competition)   Pre-concert lecture at 7:15 PM in the lower lobby.   The University Symphony Orchestra (USO), conducted by its music director Kenneth Kiesler, opens its season with an exciting program of masterworks by French and Russian composers. Xiaoya Liu, a winner of the 2019…

09/21/19 – “Homes for Dogs” Adoption Weekend! At Townies Brewery

The Ann Arbor dog adoption event will take place at: Location: Townies Brewery Address: 2350 W Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm The event is part of the “Homes for Dogs Project,” a five-year campaign launched by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America’s…

09/21/19 – West Cross Hard Cider Festival at College Place

Two local Ypsilanti business owners join efforts to create excitement in Ypsilanti by bringing out Michigan’s craft cider makers at the second annual West Cross Hard Cider Festival. This family-friendly festival unites what we love about Michigan in the Fall: cider and donuts, games, hard cider and the best food from local restaurants.   The…

09/21/19 – Stewardship Workday at the Cedar Bend Nature Area

Cedar Bend Nature Area is a mature 20-acre woodland. Work with NAP to protect this forest from invading non-native shrubs. NAP and volunteers will be using hand saws and loppers to remove these invasive species. Meet at the Island Park parking lot, at the end of Island Drive (map). City of Ann Arbor Natural Area…

09/21/19 – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Another new age has dawned. Will you be able to rise above the masses and be crowned king in this new era? Adapt or be destroyed.    And that’s not all! Stick around for a special bonus round featuring multiplayer battles hand-picked from a variety of vintage and recent video games, sure to please any competitive appetite.

09/21/19 – Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series: Elizabeth Weinfield, Sonnambula artistic director at the Earl V. Moore Building, Glenn E. Watkins Lecture Hall

“Leonora Duarte (1610–1678): Converso Composer in Antwerp”   At the end of the seventeenth century, Leonora Duarte (1610–1678), a Jewish converso living in Antwerp, wrote seven five-part Sinfonias for viol consort – the only known seventeenth-century viol music written by a woman. This music is a testament to a formidable talent for composition. Born in…

09/21/19 – Just Add Rice at YDL-Michigan

Learn how to stretch your food budget by adding rice to your main dish. We’ll sample a tasty dish, send you home with plenty of recipes, and share information about where to get food support, even if you don’t qualify for SNAP. Sponsored by Mothering Justice.

09/21/19 – Just Add Rice at YDL-Michigan

Learn how to stretch your food budget by adding rice to your main dish. We’ll sample a tasty dish, send you home with plenty of recipes, and share information about where to get food support, even if you don’t qualify for SNAP. Sponsored by Mothering Justice.

09/21/19 – Soapmaking 101 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Learn about the basics of soapmaking by watching a live demonstration from start to finish, led by local soapmaker, Stephanie Hawkes. During the demonstration, participants will learn about various ingredients that can be used to produce a great bar of soap, from natural ingredients and botanicals to man-made colorants and fragrances. Proper safety measures and…

09/21/19 – SASHA Farm Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals to hold Benefit Cruise

SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary will host its second annual Benefit Cruise on Saturday September 21, 2019 from 5:45-9:00 pm on the Diamond Belle Riverboat. Join us for an unforgettable evening and help the SASHA Farm animal residents at the same time! This very special event offers you the opportunity to cruise the Detroit River while…

09/21/19 – Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly At Nicola’s Books

After breaking open the story that singer R. Kelly had a “problem with young girls,” journalist Jim DeRogatis thought his work would have an impact; instead Kelly’s career flourished. Nineteen years later, the full story will finally be told. Nicola’s Books, Westgate Shopping Center, 2513 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor

09/22/19 – Stewardship Workday at the Ruthven Nature Area

Ruthven Nature Area is an ecological restoration success story! Areas once dominated by invasive shrubs are now open oak woodlands and prairies. Lend a hand to continue NAP’s restoration work by cutting exotic shrubs to keep them from re-establishing in these areas. Meet at the Gallup boat launch parking lot, at the southeast corner of…

09/22/19 – Walk To End Alzheimer’s at Pioneer High School

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. We want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official…

09/22/19 – Stewardship Workday at the Furstenberg Nature Area

Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Furstenberg Nature Area. The woods are teeming with blooming goldenrods and white snakeroot. Take part in our effort to care for these native wildflowers by clearing away non-native shrubs such as honeysuckle. Meet in the parking lot off Fuller Road (map). City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation…

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