Plenty of things to do this weekend in and around Ann Arbor Parks

 

You have until Monday to register for the Good Friday Golf Scramble
Join us Friday, April 19 for a four-person scramble. 12:45 p.m. shotgun start (rain, snow or shine). $180 per team ($45/person). $80 of each team entry will go towards the Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund. Registration deadline is April 15 at noon. 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch buffet, prizes and a coupon for one free 18-hole round at Huron Hills Golf Course. Call 734.794.6245 or register online. 2120 Traver Rd.

Special events at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Join us for a live dance performance by students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance on Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. We’re also happy to report plants and flowers are back! Join us every Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. There is FREE parking in the market lot until 3 p.m. 315 Detroit St. Join us Saturday, April 20 for CSA Day, to meet our vendors offering CSA’s (a weekly subscription box of produce).

We’re hiring
We have a wide variety of job openings in the Ann Arbor parks this summer. Apply here!

Rental Opportunities for Special Events/Meetings
The Ann Arbor Senior Center is a great venue to rent for meetings, service club organizations and parties. Call 734.794.6250 or visit 1320 Baldwin Ave.

Raising Native Bees
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Did you know that you can raise native bees in your own yard and garden? This is a free program open to the public and led by Park Naturalist Shawn Severance in partnership with Washtenaw County Parks. Limited seating. County Farm Park Field Operations Building, 2230 Platt Rd.

Natural Area Preservation Stewardship Workdays
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.
* Saturday, April 13, Berkshire Creek Nature Area, 9 a.m.-noon. Help us restore this five–acre forest by removing plants such as garlic mustard. Meet at the end of Warwick Road off Glenwood, north of Washtenaw Ave.

* Sunday, April 14, Folkstone Park, 1-4 p.m., help us pull invasive weeds. Meet at the park entrance at the north end of Folkstone Court.

GIVE365 Events
Jr. Volunteer Club, Friday, April 26, 4-6 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center (LSNC). We will be prepping tree saplings for the annual Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival. All youth between the ages of 10-15 are welcome to join us for this informative and project based meeting. RSVPs are requested for this event. Email volunteer@a2gov.org or call 734.794.6445.

Earth Day Festival, Sunday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In partnership with LSNC and the Ann Arbor Earth Day Committee, we are seeking many volunteers for this wonderful event. 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!1831 Traver Rd.

Leslie Park Golf Course is open!
Don’t miss out on scoring an Easter egg deal when you use our online reservation system through April 18 (good for 18-holes of golf with a cart for $18 during that select tee time). Visit our web page for details or use our online tee time system.

View of a Universe: A Love Story of Ann Arbor at Middle Age
Milo Ryan’s book describes Ann Arbor in the early 1900’s. Grace Shackman, local historian and author, recreates his world with buildings still in existence. Wednesday, April 17, noon-1 p.m. Admission is free, but seating for late arrivals cannot be guaranteed. Donations appreciated. Kempf House Museum, 312 S. Division St. 734.994.4898.

 

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