Life in Ann Arbor

05/28/19 – “Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Self-Medication and Complex Recovery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium

“Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Self-Medication and Complex Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday May 28, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jeremy Suttles, MSE, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Hospital – Adult Inpatient Psychiatry. Co-Occurring Disorders is the term used to describe having both a substance use disorder and a mental health or medical illness. The symptoms…

05/01/19 – Ann Arbor Farmers Market

The Wednesday market returns. In addition to the year-round Saturday market, the Wednesday market returns May 1 and runs through December. Each Wednesday, you’ll find truckloads of the freshest, local fruits and vegetables; farm-raised eggs and meats; artisanal yogurt, cheese and breads and unique maker goods. Look for a variety of ready-to-eat foods including RoosRoast Coffee,…

05/29/19 – 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…

05/29/19 – Vegan Cheese at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Grade 6 – Adult ·If you thought there was no such thing as delicious vegan cheese, let us change your mind! You will learn where to buy vegan cheese, see how easy it is to make your own, take home tried and true vegan cheese recipes, and sample a wide array of delicious cheeses.

05/30/19 – Mayfly at Leslie Science & Nature Center

This year’s celebration will feature a night of magical outdoor encounters celebrating the world around us. From the moment you arrive until starlight, you will be greeted by both human and animal educators. Enjoy hands-on presentations and learn about the impact our programming has on children and families across our region.   New this year! Take…

05/30/19 – Nature Walk at Bird Hills Nature Area

All Ages – Join us over the spring, summer and fall for informative and fun nature walks around Ann Arbor’s natural areas! These walks are a partnership between AADL and Natural Area Preservation (NAP), and are led by a NAP host .Dress comfortably and bring water and bug spray. This walk will take place at…

05/30/19 – Ana Johns at Nicola’s Books

Detroit native, Ana Johns, joins us to share her debut novel The Woman in the WhiteKimono. Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. This event will be a standing-room crowd, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements. About the Book Over ten thousands babies were…

06/01/19 – Stewardship Workday-National Trails Day at the Barton Nature Area

National Trails Day is dedicated to connecting more people to their local trails. The trails at Barton Nature Area wind through 83 acres of various habitats and provide great wildlife viewing opportunities. Lend a hand to maintain these trails so nature lovers can continue to explore this beautiful nature area. Meet at the Barton Dam…

06/01/19 – Peonies Galore at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Large selection of heirloom peonies for sale. Sale located next to the historic peony garden in Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. across from U-M hospital. (Includes member hour and 10% discount. Check in at the member table at the Washington Hts entrance before 10 am.) Member hour is 9-10 am. Matthaei-Nichols get first choice on plants plus a discount…

06/01/19 – Jazz Night at The Standard Bistro & Larder

Join us for this exciting new event! Guests will enjoy a glass of wine or a craft cocktail, a three-course plated dinner prepared by James Beard Award-winning Chef Alex Young, and live music by A²SO principal flutist Alaina Bercilla and pianist Kathryn Goodson. Tickets & More Info

06/02/19 – Bird Walk at the Wheeler Service Center, 4150 Platt Road

The fields at Wheeler Service Center are home to uncommon grassland birds, including bobolinks and eastern meadowlarks. We’ll find these and other grassland species and look for waterfowl on the pond. Please come prepared to walk in fields of tall grass. Bring binoculars if you have them, but they are not required. Use the Platt…

06/02/19 – Stewardship Workday-National Trails Day at the Swift Run Marsh

Find your trail on National Trails Day! Swift Run contains a high quality prairie and a large pond that attracts many ducks, waders and shorebirds. Help trim the trails to allow access for birdwatchers and other nature enthusiasts. Meet on Eddy Street, off of Verle Avenue (map). City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation (NAP)…

06/02/19 – Taste Of Ann Arbor in Downtown Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s favorite restaurants will be set up on the two blocks of Main Street between William and Washington. Food prices range from $1.00 (1 ticket) to $4.00 (4 tickets), with nothing priced over $4.00!! Tickets will be sold on Liberty between Main and Fourth by fabulous volunteers from the Michigan Theater. A Main Stage…

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…

06/03/19 – The Power of Native Women at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Throughout history women have played an important role in the family and the community.  In this talk we will explore Native women throughout history who have done some amazing things.  Whether it was fighting alongside warriors or becoming doctors, we will learn more about the Native women who helped shape history. Heather Brueg, inspired by…

06/04/19 – Tummy Times at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Caregivers and babies up to 12 months ·Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you want to get out of the house and meet other parents sharing the same new baby experiences? Come meet other new parents and relax while your child has fun engaging with our special toys for young babies.

05/01/19 – Ann Arbor Farmers Market

The Wednesday market returns. In addition to the year-round Saturday market, the Wednesday market returns May 1 and runs through December. Each Wednesday, you’ll find truckloads of the freshest, local fruits and vegetables; farm-raised eggs and meats; artisanal yogurt, cheese and breads and unique maker goods. Look for a variety of ready-to-eat foods including RoosRoast Coffee,…

06/05/19 – 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…

06/05/19 – Rain Garden Nature Walk at Eberwhite Neighborhood

All Ages ·Meet at 1700 Arbordale, in the back yard, in Ann Arbor. We will tour Nugget Burkhart’s two rain gardens, and then walk through Eberwhite woods to see Allen Creek. The walk will stop at Eberwhite Elementary School, where a large rain garden collects water from the basketball court there, and from there walk…

06/06/19 – 08/31/19 – SculptureWalk Chelsea

Chelsea Area Festivals and Events (CAFE) is pleased to present SculptureWalk Chelsea’s 10th year exhibition. This new season kickoff will coincide with Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights’ opening on June 6. Thirteen beautiful sculptures were chosen via a juried selection process. Each Artist received a $750 award and visible platform to showcase their art in…

06/07/19 – Concert | Modern Element at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Modern Element is a band that has a passion for jazz that incorporates many other genres. Formed in high school at the Detroit School of Fine & Performing Arts, this special brotherhood of young talent will bring their unique blend of musical entertainment to AADL for the first time. The group carries on Detroit’s jazz…

06/08/19 – Bonsai in Bloom: Satsuki Azalea Bonsai at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Opening on Saturday, June 8, 2019 and running through Saturday, June 22, 2019, the The Bonsai & Penjing Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens will feature an exhibition of blooming Satsuki azalea from bonsai expert and collector Dr. Melvyn Goldstein. Among bonsai artists, Goldstein’s private collection is recognized as one of the finest in the United…

06/08/19 – Sensory Storytime at Westgate Branch: West Side Room

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.

06/08/19 – Stewardship Workday- National Get Outdoors Day at the Onder Nature Area

It’s National Get Outdoors Day, and what better way to get outdoors than volunteering? Onder Nature Area is a quiet neighborhood park with natural beauty. NAP needs help to keep invasive species from degrading this park. Spend the afternoon outdoors, meet new people and preserve nature. Meet on Brookside Drive, just west of Hilldale Drive…

06/09/19 – Azalea Bonsai Workshops at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

On Sunday, June 9, renowned bonsai artist David Kreutz will lead two workshops along with Hiro Kobayashi and Yoichi Fukuda, visiting artists from Japan. Registration required.   Multi-trunk Satsuki Azalea Workshop ONLY / 8 am-noon Includes purchase of one multi-trunk satsuki azalea tree per person; limit 12 participants. $275 per person. Bring Your Own Azalea…

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