This weekend in the Ann Arbor parks

 

Year-Round Winter Market
Grab a hot cup of coffee, cider or even hot chocolate on these cold days and shop local with us all winter long. We have apples, squash, greens like lettuce and spinach, carrots, rutabaga, potatoes and root veggies. Plus artisan products, bread and croissants, chicken, pierogis, kielbasa, honey and lots more. Free parking in the market lot during market hours. It’s restaurant week beginning Jan. 13 so think about supporting a restaurant that buys from some of our farmers. Miss Kim’s, Zingerman’s, Grange, The Lunch Room, Detroit Filling Station, Spencer, Pacific Rim, Gratzi, Sava’s, Silvio’s, Fresh Forage and HOMES Brewery are a few that make an effort to purchase local. 315 Detroit St.

Buhr Blitz this weekend
Come out on Sunday, Jan. 13, 3:15-5:30 p.m. Join us, together with GIVE 365 volunteers for an afternoon of special activities on and off the ice. There will be games, a s’more station and hot chocolate for all. Mark your calendar and don’t miss out on this blizzard of fun! General admission rates apply. 2751 Packard Road.

Register for Learn-to-Skate/Beginner Hockey at Veterans Memorial Ice Arena
Sign up now for Session 3, Jan. 21-March 16 (8 classes). $72 resident/$90 nonresident.
Session #4, March 18-April 27 (6 classes). $55 resident/$67 nonresident.

We also offer Adult Recreational Hockey for players who have not played in organized leagues and for players 18 or older, male or female. Trades will be made through the season to keep teams fair. No checking is allowed with emphasis on fun. Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance. *Schedule subject to change due to high school. Fee per player is $217, and includes a complimentary jersey. Returning players with a jersey are $197 and goalies are free. Winter Season #2: Jan. 12-March 2 and Spring Season #3: March 5-April 27.

Call 734.794.6235, visit http://www.a2gov.org/parksregister or stop by 2150 Jackson Ave.

Registration open for Mack Indoor Pool’s Manta Rays Swim Team
Looking for a fun way to get involved in competitive swimming? If your child, ages 6-17, likes to swim, have fun and is interested in meeting new people, then our swim team is for them. The Mack Pool Swim Team is an inclusive team for all swimmers able to swim one length of the pool, front crawl. We encourage families and swimmers with special needs to join our club and have experienced coaches to meet the needs of your swimmer. There will be no mandatory practice or meet requirements for the swim team, and swimmers will be able to determine what they want their level of commitment to be. The Mack Swim Team will participate in the Southern Michigan Swim League (SMSL) which offers competition in five dual meets along with a championship meet each session. The team will run in two 12-week sessions.

* Session 2, Jan. 6-March 27. Ages 11 and up: Monday-Friday, 4:15-5:30 p.m.; Ages 10 and under: Monday-Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $200 resident; $250 nonresident per session. Sign up a sibling and get $25 off for the second, third and fourth swimmer in your household. Call 734.794.6237, visit http://www.a2gov.org/parksregister or stop by 715 Brooks St.

Rental Opportunities
The Ann Arbor Senior Center is a great venue option for meetings, service club organizations, showers, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, concert and jam groups, cultural arts clubs, retirements, fundraisers and more. To inquire about rental opportunities call 734.794.6250 or visit 1320 Baldwin Ave.

Day Camps/Summer Registration Begins Feb. 1
On Friday, Feb. 1 registration opens for Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation summer day camps at Argo/Gallup Canoe Liveries, Buhr and Fuller Park pools and Huron Hills Golf Course. To view camp themes and fees please visit http://www.a2gov.org/camps. Starting the week of Jan. 28 the new parks activity guide will be online in advance of our Feb. 1 opening day of registration.

Make your Victorian Valentine Tea reservation by Feb. 4
Victorian Valentine Teas at the Kempf House will be Feb. 9-10 at 1:30 p.m. Join us for an elegant traditional tea, with sweet and savory offerings — one seating on Saturday, one on Sunday. Period attire is welcome. This popular fundraiser usually sells out well in advance. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 734.994.4898 through Feb. 4. $25 per person for members, $30 for non-members (cash or checks only). Membership information is available by clicking on the Membership tab at the top of our homepage at http://www.kempfhousemuseum.org. Kempf House Museum, 312 S. Division St.

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