Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena, 2150 Jackson Ave., opens Saturday, Sept. 18, with public skating 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and Sunday noon–2:30 p.m.
Visit www.a2gov.org/vets for details.
Register today for ice skating, hockey skills lessons
Registration is underway for instructional skating and hockey lessons at Veterans Memorial Indoor Ice Arena. We have classes for for all ages and skill levels.
Visit the website to view the available classes and register or go online for location information.
Masks will be required indoors and on the ice. Thank you for understanding.
Audit a park
GIVE 365 is looking for volunteers to audit parks. We are making progress on our park website update project but are hoping to get 30 more parks audited before winter.
Read more about this independent volunteer opportunity, or contact Erika at firstname.lastname@example.org for the list of parks that still need an audit or to request audit materials.
Extend your swim season indoors at Mack
Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks St., will open for the 2021-22 season Monday, Sept. 20. We will be offering programming and public swim opportunities this fall.
Visit www.a2gov.org/mack for registration information and COVID-19 protocols and procedures.
There’s a new activity guide posted on the site to view before registering.
Argo Livery to temporarily close during construction
The Argo Livery will be closed due to construction which will start the week of Sept. 20, 2021, and is expected to be complete early spring 2022. Improvements to the livery, 1055 Longshore Drive in Ann Arbor, are focused on improving accessibility with a goal of universal access for all users. Elements include new and improved accessible parking lot, walks, fishing dock, site furnishings and EZ launch kayak docks. The restrooms will also be renovated as part of the project. In order to improve site drainage, a raingarden is being installed to capture stormwater runoff.
During construction, the entire livery site will be closed to visitors. Signs and barricades will be installed to safely direct users away from the construction zone.
The city asks that users of the adjacent trail follow the posted detour as they ride, walk, rollerblade and commute along this path.
We thank you for your patience as we make these improvements to this important and popular part of the Ann Arbor park system.
Please join the Ann Arbor Senior Center Wednesday, Sept. 22, noon-1 p.m., for a drive-thru event where themed goodie bags, snacks and beverages will be given out to take home! Going back to school as a kid was such an exciting time. We don’t want to miss out on the fun as adults. In celebration of this time of year, the Ann Arbor District Library will be joining us to rent books and sign up guests for library cards. We will also have Dr. Parvej Khan with Therapy at Your Door (therapyatyourdoor.com) available to talk about at-home physical therapy services. Call 734.794.6250 to reserve your spot today. Free of charge.
Senior art in the park
Every Monday in September, noon-1 p.m., join us for a themed art project outside the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Each class, we will provide each artist their own personal supplies, you just need to bring your own creativity. If the weather is uncooperative, we will meet socially distanced indoors. Face masks and social distancing required both inside and outside. Preregistration required, space is limited.
Leslie Park Golf Course (LPGC) is closed on Monday mornings as of Sept. 13 for ongoing maintenance. The course will open for the day at 1 p.m. This Monday morning closure will last throughout the rest of this golf season. Thank you for understanding.
#NationalPublicLandsDay is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. NPLD is special because it provides all lovers of the environment —old and new — an opportunity to show our appreciation for these precious natural resources through stewardship. Join us at Cedar Bend on NPLD to cut and remove invasive shrubs. Meet us at the Island Park parking lot, at the end of Island Dr. (map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/42.2914075%2c-83.7281201/%4042.2918487%2c-83.7286374%2c411m/data=%213m1%211e3%214m2%214m1%213e3). Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged; please stay home if you are feeling ill. 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 leather gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/CedarB092521.
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open for onsite sales Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., at 315 Detroit St. You will find apples, watermelons, peaches, winter squash, sweet corn, plums, watermelons, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, pears, fresh vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, plants, bread, poultry, eggs, meat, cheese, baked goods, prepared food, beverages, artisan products and more! We accept cash, and tokens for credit cards and SNAP/EBT/P-EBT are available at our market office window. Preordering from select vendors continues with curbside or walk-in pickup, 8 a.m.-noon. For preorders, contact the vendor directly from our directory (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gmPMf78_G-JkNHIUBw1n04N1iitmtUlqhO6OgH3oyjk/edit#gid=0). Please follow all physical distancing and safety guidelines posted and communicated by market staff. More information at our website, www.a2gov.org/market.