Around Town: Flower Day May 29; golf, senior events, more

Save the date: Flower Day returns May 29
Celebrate the spring season by attending the annual Artisan Market Flower Day event held on Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St. You’ll find hanging baskets, perennials, native plants, vegetable and herb starts, cut flowers, flower-themed artisan goods and more from local Michigan vendors. Boochy Mama selling floral inspired kombucha and Maniacal mead selling honey wine. Additional activities include:

* A string quartet performance by re:classical (11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

* The Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations will have information about the 10,000 Trees Initiative. Learn how you can receive free tree seedlings to plant on your property!

Kerrytown shops will be offering flower-themed specials:
20% off floral teas at Spice and Tea Merchants | Specials on floral scented perfumes, candles and soaps at Bohmey Beauty | Deals on garden themed crafts at 16 Hands | Strawberry trifle recipes at Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars plus a lavender balsamic tasting, noon-2 p.m.

Virtual meeting regarding Fire Station 4 proposal and Scheffler Park
The City of Ann Arbor invites you to attend a virtual meeting Tuesday, May 17 at noon to learn about Fire Station 4 improvements and potential changes to the Scheffler Park basketball court. For more information and the meeting link, please visit: Questions and comments may be directed to: Questions? Call 734.794.6961 ext. 4.9600. Email:


Registration open for annual golf championships
Sign up today for the men’s and senior golf championships at Leslie Park Golf Course. The men’s, July 15-17, is open to amateur golfers of all ages and is a 54-hole, stroke play competition that is flighted after 36 holes. $165/$155 for early entries received by June 26 (final deadline is July 11). The senior event is Aug. 20-21 and is a 36-hole, stroke play event, flighted after the first round. Open to those ages 50 and up (super seniors, ages 65 and up).  $90/$85 for early entries received by July 31 (final deadline Aug. 16). Click here to register for both.

We need you! Learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities with GIVE 365
Check in with GIVE 365 for upcoming volunteer opportunities including a variety of Love-a-Park Days through October. There are also several upcoming neighborhood workdays with Adopt-a-Park! Please reach out to if you are interested in volunteering as a group.

Shop at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market every Saturday and Wednesday
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open tomorrow for onsite sales 7 a.m.-3 p.m., at 315 Detroit Street. Don’t forget the Wednesday market is back 7 a.m.-3 p.m. each week. You will also find rhubarb, flowers and plants, vegetable and herb seedlings, leafy greens, root vegetables, microgreens, eggs, poultry, meat, cheese, bread, baked goods, maple syrup, beverages, prepared food, artisan products and more! We accept cash and tokens for credit cards and SNAP/EBT/P-EBT are available at our market office window. Please follow all safety guidelines posted and communicated by market staff. Service Animals Welcome. More information at our website.

Natural Area Preservation stewardship workdays
NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials, volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle and gardening gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided.

World Bee Day, Sunset Brooks Nature Area, Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-noon. Celebrate bees with NAP while working to remove invasive plants from this park! Meet at the Beechwood entrance to the park (map: Register at

Endangered Species Day, Cedar Bend Nature Area, Saturday, May 21, 1-4 p.m. Celebrate the collective work of all land stewards who make a difference to endangered species by helping to pull invasive weeds threatening habitat. Meet at the Island Park parking lot, at the end of Island Drive (map: Register at

Ann Arbor Senior Center programs
Birding bundle drive-thru

Please join the Ann Arbor Senior Center for a spring drive-thru Wednesday, May 25, noon-1 p.m. Senior geared goodie bags will be given out to patrons that sign up including a bird painting kit; limited spots available. All will be welcome to enjoy cookies and beverages to take home or enjoy in your car! To RSVP, contact or 734.794.6250 to reserve your spot today! Free of charge.

Live trivia
Wednesday, May 18, 1-2 p.m. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Each game will have questions based on weekly themes. Invite your friends, grandchildren, and neighbors to login and play with you. We will keep a tally of winners and at the end, will have prizes that you can pick up. Zoom Meeting ID: 979 1239 9740, or click here. Passcode: 194912. Questions? Email or call 734.794.6250. Free of charge.

For additional facility program and event information go to the website.

Your feedback is valuable – please take the PROS Plan Survey
The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Open Space (PROS) Plan process is now underway. An online survey is gathering community feedback to help identify goals, needs and priorities for Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation for the next five years. The survey will close June 5.