Plenty of events, happenings this weekend in AA Parks

GIVE 365 is Looking for Volunteers
Gallup fall clean-up with Parks & Crafts, Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet near the livery building. During these clean ups, we’ll collect litter, then get a lesson on what can be recycled, trashed or composted. Recycle Ann Arbor will join us in helping us sort; all trash pickers, bags and supplies will be provided. Let’s put waste in its (correct) place! Afterwards, join us in the Gallup Meeting Room to make a recycled craft. The Ecology Center will be teaching us how to make a spooky (or silly) recycled glass lantern. If you would like to participate, RSVP to us at or 734.794.6445. 3000 Fuller Rd.

Trick-or-Treat on the Huron River, Sunday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. We are looking for volunteers who love to dress up for Halloween and be by the water. If that is you, come help hand out candy during our Trick-or-Treat Paddle around the Huron River! Each station will have a theme, a treat and our wonderful volunteers truly creating this experience. If you are interested, sign up here to choose your shift time and station. We will supply the costumes for the fun and spooky experience! Volunteers will meet at Gallup Canoe Livery and will be assigned to different locations along the river. Shift times include 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. If you have any questions, contact GIVE365 at or 734.794.6445. Click here to sign up online.

It’s Fall at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Come down to the market on Saturdays and Wednesdays to see the arrival of Fall! It’s a gorgeous assortment of colorful produce, flowers and all your favorites. You’ll find pumpkins, potted mums, homemade pies, locally raised meats and eggs, caramel apples, squash, garlic, Michigan honey and maple syrup, artisan breads and cheeses, fresh/smoked fish, pierogis, kielbasa, unique Ann Arbor gifts and so much more! The market runs 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 315 Detroit St.

Natural Area Preservation Stewardship Workday
Sunday, Oct. 6, Mary Beth Doyle Park, 1-4 p.m. Help us preserver this park by cutting non-native shrubs. We’ll also collect native seeds. Meet at the parking lot off Packard Road, across from Easy Street. 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.

Stewards’ Circle
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 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 visit our website. This month’s topic: Risks and Precautions for Insect- and Invertebrate-Borne Disease. Even when covered in bug spray, we all get the occasional sting or bite from mosquitoes, ticks, and chiggers. What is our risk of contracting West Nile, Lyme disease, or other insect/invertebrate-borne disease? Join us for a chat about risks and precautions.

Indoor Plant Care + Propagation NEW Evening Class

Join this hands-on class (Monday, Oct. 6, 7-8:30 p.m.) lead by Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener trainee Corry Buckwalter to learn about the health benefits of growing indoor plants, how to care for them and propagate your own new plant to take home. The instructor will discuss eight methods to conduct vegetative propagation. Come prepared to get your hands in the dirt and have fun! Sample potted plants will be available to study. Free. 20 participant limit. Adults only. Registration required, call 734.794.6250. Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue

Learn to make Kimchi
Join Project Grow, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a lesson on how to make Kimchi, a traditional fermented Korean side dish. Students will help prepare and mix the ingredients and take home some Kim Chi. The kitchen we will use has generous space for students to observe the techniques involved in making this dish, to get up close and personal with the ingredients, and to ask lots of questions. Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. The cost is $15 and includes materials. The class has a limit of 15 attendees. Sign up here.

We’re hiring at Mack Indoor Pool
We have a variety of jobs open at the pool including neighborhood and master swim coach, lifeguards and swim instructors. It’s a great place to work and a fun environment. To apply online visit our website.

Group and Private swim Lessons
We offer group and individual swim instruction for swimmers ages 3 to adult at Mack Indoor Pool. Swimming is a great form of exercise and an enjoyable way to relax and have fun! Please visit our website to sign up online. We have dates and fees listed here.

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 (last weekend of the season): Weekends, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Go to Gallup weekdays. For details about kayaking, canoeing, rafting and more visit our website for information.