Ann Arbor Parks: Plenty of things to do this weekend – and they’re hiring!

 

We’re hiring
We have a wide variety of job openings in the Ann Arbor parks this summer including:
Summer day camp counselors, assistant recreation supervisors, rental and event attendant, park space coordinators, golf course pro shop staff, golf course equipment operators and mowers, lifeguards, swim instructors, swim team coach, livery attendants, crew members, cashiers and grounds maintenance technicians. To see all the jobs listed visit http://www.a2gov.org/jobs. We’d love to work with you!

Rental Opportunities for Special Events/Meetings
The Ann Arbor Senior Center is a great venue 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.

Plants and flowers are back at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Join us Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Kerrytown. We offer some of the best local produce, artisan goods and more! Look for new desserts, goat meat, body care products, chocolate ganache and handmade candles. Of course, you’ll find fresh micro greens, spinach, arugula, salad greens, carrots, squash, root veggies, potatoes, maple syrup, apples and cider, locally-raised meats, eggs, fresh baked bread and pastries. There is FREE parking in the market lot until 3 p.m. 315 Detroit St.

Fragrant Gardening 101
Join Project Grow on Sunday, April 7, 3-4 p.m., Ann Arbor’s downtown library (multi-purpose room). Kirk Jones, Managing Director of Project Grow in Ann Arbor (and owner of the former Good Scents Gardens), shares expert know-how on gardening for fragrance. Attendees will discover specific plants with flowers or leaves fragrant enough to scent the air, some of them familiar and others surprising! Learn how to choose, situate, and care for these aromatic beauties for best effect in your home or garden. Seasonal availability permitting, we will try to have a few plant cuttings available for participants to pass around and experience in-person. This is a free program open to the public presented in partnership with Ann Arbor District Library.

Natural Area Preservation Events
Stewards’ Circle: Tuesday, April 9, Bruegger’s Bagels, 709 N. University Ave., 7:30-8:30 a.m. Are you interested in learning more about how to care for our natural areas? Then join the Stewardship Network’s Huron Arbor cluster for an informal discussion on a monthly topic with volunteer and professional land stewards, plus others interested in nature. Free! For more information go to http://www.stewardshipnetwork.org. This month’s topic: Rain Gardens. Are you interested in creating a rain garden on your property? Find out what makes a rain garden different than other gardens, get tips and tricks for installation and maintenance, and discover ways to talk to your neighbors about rain gardens.

Breeding Bird Survey Kick-off & Training: Thursday, April 11, Natural Area Preservation Office, 3875 East Huron River Drive, 7-9 p.m. Learn how to survey for breeding birds in Ann Arbor’s parks! Some experience in bird identification is necessary. Sign up for your favorite park, pick up survey materials, and learn about the 2018 survey results. Please register by April 8. For more information, or to register, call NAP at 734.794.6627, or send us an email at NAP@a2gov.org.

Volunteers needed: Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival (https://www.lesliesnc.org/a2earthday, 1831 Traver Rd.)
In partnership with the Leslie Science & Nature Center and the Ann Arbor Earth Day Committee, we are seeking many volunteers for this wonderful event on Sunday, April 28. Volunteers will help a variety of activities including set up, face painting, bike corral, parking, hands-on demonstrations, presentation assistants and more! Please fill out this form to sign up for a shift. Contact GIVE365 at volunteer@a2gov.org 734.794.6445 with any questions.

Huron Hills Golf Course is open (with power carts)
Join us! Call 734.794.6246 for additional information or https://foreupsoftware.com/index.php/booking/19811/2521#welcome for our online tee time system. 3465 E. Huron River Drive.

Leslie Park Golf Course is open!
We kicked off the 2019 golf season with an Easter egg hunt by hiding 18 Easter egg specials in our online reservation sheet each day from now through April 18. These colorful little gems are scattered throughout each tee sheet and are good for 18-holes of golf with a cart for just $18 during that select tee time. Check out or web page for rules and details at http://www.a2golf.org. Use our online reservation system at https://foreupsoftware.com/index.php/booking/19810/2521#teetimes and grab your special now!

Sign up for our annual golf outing at Leslie Park Golf Course
The Good Friday Scramble helps support the Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund that provides city residents access to our park facilities and programs regardless of economic situation. Join us Friday, April 19 at noon for a four-person scramble with prizes including a complimentary lunch buffet. 12:45 p.m. shotgun start (rain, snow or shine). Cost: $180 per team ($45/person). $80 of each team entry will go towards the scholarship fund. Registration deadline is April 15 at noon. Includes: 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, prizes and a coupon for one free 18-hole round at Huron Hills Golf Course. Register by calling 734.794.6245 or go to http://www.a2gov.org/parksregister to sign up. Payment must be made in full in order to sign up. 2120 Traver Rd., 734.794.6245, http://www.a2golf.org.

Sign your child up for a summer of fun in the Ann Arbor parks
We offer so many fun learning opportunities and activities for day campers. We are taking registrations for: Buhr and Fuller Park pools and Huron Hills Golf Course (http://www.a2gov.org/camps). Enjoy at $20 per week discount if you sign up for camps at Buhr or Fuller by April 30.

 

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