Day Camps/Summer Registration is Underway
So many great classes and activities are offered in the Ann Arbor parks system. Golf lessons and tournaments, mermaid and merman classes, learn-to-swim lessons, canoe/kayak and stand-up paddle board sessions and more. You’ll find all of these listed in the new 72-page parks guide available online or in person at any parks facility. We also are taking registrations for our summer day camps at Argo and Gallup Canoe Liveries, Buhr and Fuller Park pools and Huron Hills Golf Course (http://www.a2gov.org/camps). The new parks activity guide is online at http://www.a2gov.org/parks.
NEW Drop-in Hockey Opportunity
Starting Feb. 25 Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena will begin offering all-ages drop-in hockey from 9-10 p.m. every Monday night. We hope to see you and a friend there! 2751 Packard Road.
We’re here year-round at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Come visit the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Our loyal vendors are here with loads of market goodies – fresh micro greens, farm fresh produce, apples, cider, polish food, croissants, fresh baked bread, soy candles, locally-raised meats, eggs and more. Grab a hot RoosRoast coffee or hot Nemeth Orchard deluxe hot cider to warm up your day. You’ll find free parking in the market lot, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Take private learn-to-swim lessons
Did you know Mack Indoor Pool offers private swim lessons (one participant only) for swimmers ages 3 to adult? We have fantastic instructors at great prices. Each private lesson is 30-minutes long and customized to meet the needs of the swimming participant. Half hour; $15 resident/$18 nonresident. Register for five lessons, get one free or register for 10 lessons, get three free. (All lessons must be registered for at the same time and must be paid in full to be eligible for the free lessons.) http://www.a2gov.org/parksregister
Private Lesson Schedule
• Saturdays, Now-May 12 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (no lessons on April 20).
• Sundays, Now-May 13 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (no lessons on April 21).
• Monday-Thursday, Now-May 17 | 4-8 p.m.
Register for Learn-to-Skate/Beginner Hockey at Veterans Memorial Ice Arena
Sign up now for Session #4, March 18-April 27 (6 classes). $55 resident/$67 nonresident. Call 734.794.6235, visit http://www.a2gov.org/parksregister or stop by 2150 Jackson Ave.
Natural Area Preservation Stewards’ Circle
Tuesday, Feb. 12, Bruegger’s Bagels, 709 N. University Ave., 7:30-8:30 a.m. This month’s topic: New invasives. We all know too well about buckthorn, Phragmites, and garlic mustard and what they do to our native habitats, but what are the newer SE Michigan invaders to be on the lookout for? Learn about wild parsnip, swallow-wort, Chinese yam, mile-a-minute, and other invasives that are only now starting to gain a toe-hold in our area. What are the key characteristics to identify them and how do you report and control them when seen? For more information go to http://www.stewardshipnetwork.org
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.
Are you interested in getting certified as a lifeguard? The Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification program is open to ages 15 years old and up. Participants gain valuable experience to prepare them to be lifeguards when they turn 16. Fifteen-year-olds who complete this course will be eligible for the city’s Lifeguard in Training volunteer program and receive the following American Red Cross certifications: Lifeguarding, first aid, CPR and AED. Each class will include classroom and pool time. This is a hybrid course, requiring participants to complete at least five hours of independent work prior to the start of the course. Registration for this course will close seven days prior to the course start date. Call to register 734.794.6237 or go to Mack Indoor Pool (715 Brooks St.) Fee: $200.
- Session 1, Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2: Fridays, 4-9 p.m. | Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.