Swim, canoe, craft, golf and shop in the Ann Arbor parks this weekend!

Last Weekend to Swim Outdoors
This is the last weekend of our extended swim season at Fuller Park Pool. We’re happy to have seen so many swimmers the past two weeks. We hope to see you poolside this weekend at Fuller (1519 Fuller Road). Once Fuller is closed we encourage you to keep swimming at Mack Indoor Pool. It’s already open for the fall/winter months. At Mack Pool we offer learn-to-swim classes for all ages and skill levels, mermaid and merman lessons, the Manta Ray Swim Team, Master Swimming, open swimming and more. Go to our website for details. We’re located inside Ann Arbor Open School at 715 Brooks St.

A Busy Saturday at the Market
There’s no shortage of heirloom tomatoes, apples, corn, raspberries, plus, artisan bread, beans, honey and so much more that our vendors have harvested this year! This Wednesday, Sept. 18 our guest chef cooking demonstration features chef Kieron Hales from Cornman Farm, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 315 Detroit St. Ann Arbor Farmers Market Farm-to-Table DinnerWe’re turning 100 years old this year. To celebrate, we are hosting a farm-to-table dinner at the market on Friday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m., to highlight our vendors and local food. We are seeking volunteers to help out on the day of our fabulous feast. There are several ways to be involved: setup, take down, registration and serving food. Visit this link to register to volunteer. If you wish to attend this event as a dinner guest you can buy tickets to the dinner online.It’s Fall at the Ann Arbor Canoe Liveries
Both liveries are open and offering fall hours. They include:
Gallup Park Canoe Livery
Now-Oct. 20: Every day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Argo Canoe Livery
Now-Oct. 6: Weekends, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Go to Gallup weekdays.

For details about kayaking, canoeing, rafting and more visit our website for information.

Veterans Memorial Indoor Ice Arena Is Open
Join us for open skating, adult leagues, reserve the ice for a birthday party or visit our website for details about our learn-to-skate and beginner hockey lessons! 2150 Jackson Ave. Our first session for classes begins Sept. 16-Oct. 26 for ages 3 1/2 through adult! We welcome all skill levels.

Saturday means Parks & Crafts Day with GIVE 365
Join the Ecology Center for Parks & Crafts, Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. Activities include making a reusable produce bag from a shirt, learn about recycling and sustainability and participate in a park activity provided by GIVE 365. This initiative is sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor Public Works Department of Solid Waste. These free events for families, individuals and groups are held once a month through June 2020. Supplies are limited. Please bring your own shirt (or a few) if you can! 315 Detroit St. Register by emailing education@ecocenter.org. Preregistration ensures enough crafting materials for everyone. Walk-ins welcome.

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, Sept. 14
* Arbor Hills Nature Area, 9 a.m.-noon. Located in the Arbor Hills development, this nature area provides walking trails for neighbors as well as habitat for a variety of frogs. Non-native shrubs are disrupting this wetland. Assist us in cutting these shrubs to conserve this neighborhood habitat. Meet at the park entrance on Ashburnam.

* Oakwoods Nature Area, 1-4 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Area was recently expanded, adding more lovely woods to this park. The wide variety of trees here provide homes for wildlife including birds, frogs, and salamanders. Join us to maintain this diversity by cutting invasive shrubs such as buckthorn. Meet at the park entrance off of Dunwoodie. 

Sunday, Sept. 15
* Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area, 9 a.m.-noon.
A patch of non-native shrubs lies on the border of Dhu Varren Woods and Foxfire South Park. Help us remove these shrubs and preserve the biodiversity of both parks! Meet at the intersection of Birchwood Drive and Dhu Varren Road.

Senior Center Hosting Book Exchange
Get hooked on a new book at the Turn the Page Book Exchange at the Ann Arbor Senior Center! Bring old books to trade and socialize with other literature fanatics! The first exchange will be held Friday, Sept. 20, 1-3 p.m. in the main Gallery Room. We’ll update you on future exchange dates. 1320 Baldwin Ave. Questions? 734.794.6250

Bridge for Novice Players
0-199 Masterpoint Limit! Want to improve your game? Know someone who would like to get back into bridge? This is the perfect opportunity. If you don’t have a partner – no problem – we’ll find one for you! Join other novice bridge players for a morning of educational play with Bridge Director Stacey Tessler. Play duplicate bridge with others at your level. Hand records and electronic scoring provided. You can even earn ACBL masterpoints. A short lecture precedes the game. For more information or questions, please call Stacey at 734.255.1269. Lecture begins at 9 a.m.; games, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Cost: $10, member; $12, nonmember.

Fall Golf Scramble – Register Today
Sunday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m., $180/team at Leslie Park Golf Course. This three-person (shotgun start) scramble includes greens fee, golf cart, continental breakfast, lunch, prizes and a potential $1,000 skins pot. To register visit
our website or call 734.794.6245 for information. Preregistration and payment are required. See attached PDF.

New Workshop Focused on Healing
Adults 55+ please join us for a spirituality and coping workshop at the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m. This is a free program that helps people who are coping with the loss of a loved one. The class gives you the opportunity to share your experiences with others dealing with similar feelings. This workshop also addresses spirituality and what it may mean to you. The event will be led by Reverend Dorrie Rosenblatt, M.D., P.h.D. Call 734.794.6250 to register. 1320 Baldwin Ave.