What’s happening this weekend in Ann Arbor


Ann Arbor Farmers Market event
CSA Day is Saturday, April 21. Learn about different farm membership options. Shop local with us Saturdays and Wednesdays starting in May. You’ll find plants for your garden and cut flowers, spring greens, eggs, pasture raised meat, artisan products and more! Borrow a shopping cart in the market office.

Don’t forget we’re offering free parking at the Ann and Ashley parking structure 7 a.m.-3 p.m. all summer during the City of Ann Arbor and the Downtown Development Authority’s large-scale street improvement project in the Kerrytown neighborhood. Currently North Fifth and Detroit Street, between Catherine and Kingsley, are under construction. Follow along here http://www.a2gov.org/FifthAvenue. The market now has shopping carts you can check-out from the market office to use as you shop.

Golfing update
Leslie Park Golf Course now has all 18 holes open. As of this weekend, Huron Hills will have 13. Due to the forecasted weather, we urge golfers to call in advance to verify the availability of carts at both courses. LPGC, 734.794.6245 or HHGC, 734.794.6246. To view spring rates, upcoming tourneys and sign up for lessons visit http://www.a2golf.org.

Natural Area Preservation Stewardship Workday
Saturday, April 14, The Ponds Park, 1-4 p.m. Spring is here! Get outdoors and volunteer! Last year volunteers helped us build a new trail in this park. Now we need help removing invasive species such as garlic mustard to improve the habitat for wildlife. Meet at the park entrance at the corner of Emerald Avenue and Candlewick Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Open House with Guided Tours at the Kempf House Museum
Visit the 1853 Greek Revival home of German-American musicians Reuben and Pauline Kempf. See Victorian period furnishings, including an 1877 Steinway piano, the first concert grand in Ann Arbor. . Admission free, donations appreciated. Sunday, April 15, 1-4 p.m. Kempf House Museum, 312 S. Division, Ann Arbor, 48104. 734.994.4898 http://www.kempfhousemuseum.org 

Canoe season is right around the corner
Weather permitting, the Gallup Canoe Livery offers boat rentals every day 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The canoe livery will close if the outside temperature is below 55 degrees. The 1.5 hour river trip starts with a van ride upriver leaving from the Gallup Livery on the hour every hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Stillwater paddling in 2.5 mile Gallup Pond is also available every day. The Argo Livery location opens for the season on Saturday, April 28. For more details http://www.a2gov.org/canoe or 734.794.6240.

GIVE 365 Volunteer Opportunities
Join us for the Junior Volunteer Club, Friday, April 20, 4-5p.m. Meet GIVE 365 at Leslie’s Science and Nature Center for the first meeting of 2018! This club is for youth ages 10-15, and we invite you to learn about ways to give back, gain work-like experiences and have fun in your community. Call 734.794.6445 or email volunteer@a2gov.org for more info or to RSVP.

Volunteers Needed: Earth Day Extravaganza, Saturday, April 21
GIVE 365 will be celebrating Earth day by hosting three different volunteer events, each happening at different times. At 9 a.m. we will start at Bandemer Park, then at 11 a.m. we will be at West Park, and the third event is at Gallup Park at 1 p.m. You can sign up to work just one event or all three. Let’s get the parks ready for spring! Contact us to sign up: volunteer@a2gov.org or 734.794.6445.

Family FootGolf event
It’s not too early to make your tee time! Join us Sunday, April 22 is the inaugural Family FootGolf Kickoff, 2 p.m. at Huron Hills Golf Course. A free fun sport where soccer meets golf! FootGolf is for everyone; no prior experience or athleticism is required. Because of the expected crowds, tee times are recommended. Interested FootGolfers should call the Huron Hills clubhouse at 734.794.6246 to make a tee time (six people per tee time). Also, due to the limited number of rental soccer balls on site, you’re advised to bring your own soccer ball if you have one available. 3465 E. Huron River Dr. http://www.a2golf.org

Last few weeks to ice skate
You have until Saturday, April 29 to ice skate or enjoy drop-in hockey at Veterans Memorial Indoor Ice Arena. For open skate times visit http://www.a2gov.org/vets.

Free events in honor of Ann Arbor’s Water Month
Come see how Michigan’s best tasting water is made at our annual open house. Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Water Treatment Plant (919 Sunset Rd.) Free activities, light refreshments, giveaways and entertainment.

​​38th Huron River Day 2018! NEW DATE: Sunday, May 20, 1-5 p.m. Enjoy the beautiful Huron River with free, family-friendly river activities during the Huron River Day celebration at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road in Ann Arbor. For all the details visit http://www.a2gov.org/HRD

Ann Arbor Senior Center programs

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This six-week educational program is designed for family caregivers. You will learn techniques and skills to reduce stress, feelings of guilt, and effectively communicate with family and health care providers. Register by calling 800.852.7795. Tuesday, May 8-June 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Free. 1320 Baldwin Ave.
  • AARP HomeFit. One way to make a home more livable is to incorporate design principles and products that are adaptable, safe, and easy to use. Learn how to modify your home to improve independence and receive a HomeFit personal planning guide from AARP. Call 877.926.8300 to register. Friday, May 11, 12-2 p.m., free. 1320 Baldwin Ave.
  • Time Well Spent by Rupert Condict Art Reception. His forty years as an architect inspired much of his work. Rupert’s first watercolor on display was painted while a student at U of I Urbana-Champaign. From structures like condominiums, family homes, and lake houses to old cars, animals, and families, stop by to admire the beautiful watercolors of Rupert Condict. Friday, May 11, 6-8 p.m. 1320 Baldwin Ave.


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