What’s Happening: Plenty to do this weekend in AA parks

Trick-or-Treat on the River
Trick-or-treat by canoe or kayak as you encounter friendly creatures handing out treats on the Huron River! Sunday, Oct. 13, noon-5 p.m. at Gallup Canoe Livery. $20/boat. No preregistration required. Children must be 1 year or older. Plus lawn games and s’more making on land. The last boat will leave the livery at 4 p.m. If the weather is questionable, please call 734.794.6240 after 9 a.m. Oct. 13 for the event status or visit our website. 3000 Fuller Road.

Natural Area Preservation Controlled Burn Program Public Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. NAP office, 3875 E. Huron River Drive. Fire is used as a restoration tool in many of Ann Arbor’s natural areas. This meeting will be a discussion about our Controlled Ecological Burn Program. 

We’re hiring: Work with us at Mack Indoor Pool
We have a variety of jobs open at the pool including assistant manager, 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 (see attached flyer).
Shop local at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
We have a wonderful fall bounty available, including paw paws, chestnuts, hot coffee and cider, mums, pumpkins and more. Wednesday market continues until Christmas, and Saturday is open year-round. Events this month: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. guest chef cooking demo with Eve Aronoff of Frita Batitos. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. enjoy a pumpkin glass blowing demonstration and Saturday, Oct. 26 is our trick-or-treat event including pumpkin painting. 315 Detroit St.  

Play Golf this Fall at our Two Courses
The trees are starting to turn and will make a great backdrop as you play 9 or 18 at Huron Hills or Leslie Park golf courses. Twilight rates begin daily at 3 p.m.; and kids can play for free with a paid adult at either course on Fridays and Sundays after 3 p.m. To schedule a tee time visit Huron Hills or Leslie Park. For additional information about fall golf outings and rates click here.

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. 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.

Learn-to-Play Pickleball
Join us together with Wolverine Pickleball and Cayman Sports for a free lesson. Sunday, Oct. 13, noon-2 p.m. Leslie Park Pickleball Courts, 2395-2493 Leslie Park Circle. Click here to sign up.

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, Oct. 12
* Huron Parkway Nature Area, 9 a.m.-noon. Help conserve this high quality area by removing invasive shrubs and collecting seeds from native plants. Meet at the park steward’s house (3470 Woodland Road, off East Huron River Drive).
*Braun Nature Area, 1-4 p.m. Help us clear away introduced shrubs and collect seeds to keep the native plants thriving. Meet at the park entrance on Chalmers Road.

Sunday, Oct. 13
*Marshall Nature Area, 1-4 p.m. Take part in our efforts to remove non-native shrubs threatening these woods and collect native seeds to spread in other areas. Meet in the parking lot off Dixboro Road, north of Plymouth Road.

Learn-to-skate and Beginner Hockey Lessons
Have you signed up for our next session of Learn-to-Skate or Beginner Hockey lessons at Veterans Memorial Ice Arena. Session 2: Oct. 31-Jan. 18 (8 classes). $72 resident/$90 nonresident. Sign up here. All ages and skill levels welcome. 2150 Jackson Ave.

Community Welcome: Halloween Potluck Dinner
All ages are welcome to join us at the Ann Arbor Senior Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4-7 p.m. We’re hosting
a free Halloween potluck, making a craft and watching a movie. Please bring a dish to pass! 1320 Baldwin Ave. Questions? Call 734.794.6250 (see attached flyer).

Community Action Network (CAN) Turkey Drive
Did you know a donation of just $15 will buy a family of four an entire Thanksgiving meal! To learn more about how you can help families through CAN in our community visit our website.

Group and Private Swim Lessons
Extend your swimming season by taking group or individual swim lessons at Mack Indoor Pool. Instruction is offered for swimmers ages 3 to adult. 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.