Life in Ann Arbor

06/01/18 – 06/24/18 – Theatre NOVA presents the world premiere of “Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie” by Linda Ramsay-Detherage

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of “Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie” by Linda Ramsay-Detherage. Stuck in an abusive marriage, a middle-aged 1960s housewife stumbles into a dominatrix’s session and discovers a source of personal power that surprises everyone around her. Bondage…

06/05/18 – 07/17/18 – Guided Forest Therapy at Leslie Science and Nature Center

$300 for all six sessions, $50 per session Guided Forest therapy is based on the Japanese practice of “Forest bathing” meaning an immersive sensory experience of nature.  Unlike a nature hike, forest therapy is a slow, relaxing and interactive experience in nature, covering less than half a mile and focusing on deepening our connections with…

June-August – Summer Food Service Program

Hunger does not take a summer vacation! Many kids in our community rely on school for breakfast and lunch. During summer months, their families cannot easily afford to replace those meals. Through the Summer Food Service Program (also known as “Meet Up & Eat Up”), Food Gatherers helps fill the summer meal gap. Through partnerships…

06/14/18 – 09/01/18 – Willow Run at The Purple Rose

During WWII the Willow Run Bomber Plant located near Ypsilanti, Michigan was the largest factory under one roof in the world. Some 40,000 employees, mostly women, turned out B-24 Bombers at the rate of one every 55 minutes. Willow Run follows the journey of four of those women who migrated from all over America to find new…

06/15/18 – 07/01/18 – ‘Mamma Mia’ at Croswell Opera House

The hit musical “Mamma Mia,” which has been seen by more than 60 million people in 53 countries since it premiered in 1999, will open June 15 at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian. The musical features 23 songs by Swedish pop group Abba. The fictional Greek island of Kalokairi serves as the backdrop for…

06/18/18 – Summer18

A ten-week summer employment and mentorship program, Summer18 pairs local businesses with Washtenaw County youth (ages 16-24) to provide on-the-job training that sets the stage for life-long careers, opens doors to new industries, and provides mentorship critical to building professional networks.   Last year, the number of jobs available to youth doubled with 80 businesses…

06/19/18 – 06/20/18 – eVenti Verticali’s Wanted at Top of the Park

Aerial theater combines with video projections on a giant outdoor screen and concocts a mind-bending visual comedy extravaganza for all ages. Suspended in a world of animation, two Italian brothers play “cops and robbers” by hanging from ropes and harnesses against a vertical stage. Blending 2-D and 3-D, the brothers adventure through an animated world…

06/20/18 – Letterpress Lab at the 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…

06/20/18 – Be Red Cross Ready at Westgate Library

Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere, so it’s important to be prepared. This course educates you on how to build a disaster preparedness kit, make a plan and stay informed during disasters. We’ll include seasonal storm safety information so you are prepared to brave the wonders of Michigan Weather.

06/21/18- The Longest Day

The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support…

06/21/18 – Japan Week: Sushi Demo at Downtown Library: Multi Purpose Room

Chef Nakano from the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit will give a brief presentation on authentic Japanese style sushi, and demonstrate how to make temaki-sushi, a type of sushi that resembles a hand-rolled cone of seaweed wrapped around rice and fillings. Participants will get a chance to make their own temaki-sushi, too! This event is…

06/21/18 – Sounds & Sights On Thursday Nights

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights performances are held in Chelsea, Michigan from June 7 to August 16, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Performances take place outdoors at various spots throughout downtown.  Presented by Rick Taylor Real Estate For performance locations, see our Stage Map. Please note that schedule is subject to change.   Potter’s Field (Americano Duo) at…

06/21/18 – 08/23/18 – Saline Summer Music Series

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert series brought to you by Saline Main Street, All Summer Music Series concerts begin at 7:00pm on S. Ann Arbor St. in downtown Saline. The series is free to all guests and highlights a wide variety of cultured musicians. In addition to the spectacular music, guests…

06/23/18 – Sensory Storytime at Westgate – age 3–7

Storytime is for everyone! This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, and movement, plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play! This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.

06/23/18 – Follow the Feeder at the Howell Nature Center

Join us behind the scenes! Recommended for kindergarten and up, this interactive guided tour of Wild Wonders Wildlife Park follows our Wildlife Park Coordinator as she feeds and cares for many of our permanent residents. Tickets are $8 per adult, and $6 per child age 3-17. Children 2 and under are free. Howell Nature Center…

06/24/18 – Drawing for Adults at Pittsfield Library – grade 9–adult

Come draw with us! We’ll provide everything you need to practice your drawing skills. Every week we’ll cover a different topic. You’ll learn different techniques to tackle texture, chiaroscuro, and perspective, plus improve your sense of composition, lighting, and form. You’ll get the chance to try out different media like pencil, charcoal, and pastel. All…

06/24/18 – Kids Rock @ Top Of Park: Milkshake – all ages

Family friendly rock music at its best! Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids.  Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, whose songs for grown-ups have been featured in movies and prime-time television, and whose indie rock group Love Riot garnered critical praise during its 10-year…

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