What’s happening this weekend in Ann Arbor parks

 
 

Mack Indoor Pool is closed TODAY
Due to a mechanical issue, Mack Indoor Pool will be closed for the entire day today. We are working diligently to repair the issue. When the pool opens we will update our website and social media. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for understanding.

Shop local tomorrow at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Come down to market 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, for all your favorite autumn harvest goodies. Shop with a hot cup of RoosRoast Coffee, for sunflowers, pierogies, prepared salad blends, farm fresh eggs, fresh dill and other herbs, broccoli, apples and cider, peppers, heirloom tomatoes, winter squash and more. Download our new vendor web app to your phone, or check it out online, at http://www.a2farmersmarket.org for vendor profiles, pictures and information. 315 Detroit St.

Trick-or-Treat on the Huron River
Trick-or-Treat on the River at Gallup Canoe Livery (3000 Fuller Road), Sunday, Oct. 15, beginning at noon. In the event of inclement weather, please call 734.794.6240 to find out if the event will be cancelled. Spend the afternoon enjoying the haunting fall beauty of the Huron River and trick-or-treating by canoe or kayak. Cost: $18 per boat. Feel free to dress up, and bring a bag. Keep an eye out for swamp monsters! 3000 Fuller Rd.

Canoe and Kayak this Weekend
Argo is now closed for the season but we still offer the 1.5 hour river trip and stillwater paddling out of the Gallup Livery until Oct. 22. 3000 Fuller Road. http://www.a2gov.org/canoe.

Natural Area Preservation Stewardship Workday
Sunday, Oct. 15, Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area, 1-4 p.m. Come help preserve the mature oak hickory woodland in this diverse natural area. Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area gets used regularly by both neighbors and students at Mitchell Elementary and Scarlett Middle Schools. We will be cutting and removing invasive shrubs like honeysuckle and buckthorn to maintain this quality woodland. Meet in the Scarlett Middle School parking lot off Lorraine Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Customer Appreciation Week at our Golf Courses, Oct. 16-20
Both Huron Hills (HH) and Leslie Park (LP) want to thank our golfers for another wonderful season! We greatly appreciate the support and loyal patronage of our customers.

  • $1 hot dogs, $1 bottomless fountain pop, $1 snacks and $2 select domestic beers (Leslie Park only)
  • Huron Hills appreciation week golf rates will be $18 for 18 holes with a cart – that’s “A-Buck-A-Hole,” This rate is good anytime (Monday-Friday).
  • Leslie Park will be offering 18 holes with a cart for just $22 anytime Monday-Friday.
  • FootGolfers! Huron Hills will be offering “Free FootGolf Friday” on Oct. 20 (after 2 p.m.) to anyone who wants to try this fun new sport.

Tee times are suggested and you need to mention this ad. Leslie Park, 734.794.6245 and Huron Hills, 734.794.6246.

Play at the Ann Arbor Senior Center
Come enjoy free games and events with other seniors every Monday-Wednesday. Stop in the Center at noon for Mahjongg Mondays. Play this fun four person game that is similar to rummy and poker. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. is the time for scrabble, a fun and easy game to learn with a little friendly competition. Both Mahjongg and Scrabble are free to senior center members and are a $2 charge for non-members. Enjoy a free movie on Wednesdays at noon. The Center will have a newly released movie every Wednesday and a snack provided by some of our favorite sponsors. These games and events are fun for all! 1320 Baldwin Ave.

Learn about the Ann Arbor parks at the Kempf House Museum 
Join us for some park history, fun facts, and recent improvements happening in our wonderful Ann Arbor parks system presented by Erika Pratt (Recreation Supervisor for the GIVE 365 Volunteer and Outreach Program), Hillary Hanzel (Park Landscape Architect) and Alex Cherry (Natural Area Preservation Workday Coordinator). They will also provide information on volunteer opportunities and ways to be engaged with preserving, enhancing and maintaining park spaces. Oct 18, noon-1 p.m. Admission free, donations appreciated. Kempf House Museum, 312 S. Division St. http://www.kempfhousemuseum.org.

Supporting our Local and Global Communities
Donate your dime from October through December to benefit Community Action Network (CAN). Reuse a bag and give back to your local community. Donate your 10 cent bag refund. For every bag you reuse while shopping with Whole Foods the proceeds will go to a local nonprofit or educational organization. CAN partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live. Please refer to the attached CAN/Whole Foods flyer.

Veterans Memorial Ice Arena Halloween Skate
Saturday, Oct. 28, 1-2:30 p.m. Skate to the spooky sounds of Halloween. Best costume prizes awarded! All ages welcome, general admission rates apply. 2150 Jackson Ave.

Swim Lessons at Mack Indoor Pool
Group lessons are offered for children from the age of 6 months up. Class size is limited. Ability requirements must be honored unless prior instructor approval is granted. Registration will be accepted at any of the city pools during public swim time, by phone or online. 715 Brooks St. http://www.a2gov.org/parksregister

Saturday Sessions
Session 3, Nov. 11-Jan. 13 (no classes Dec. 23 and Dec. 30)

Sunday Sessions
Session 4, Nov. 12-Jan. 14 (no classes Dec. 24 and Dec. 31)

 

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