What’s Happening: Plenty to do in Ann Arbor this weekend

2021 summer camp update
City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Services is planning to operate in-person river day camps and pool camps during the summer of 2021. The safety of campers and staff are our top priority, and our state-licensed camps will abide by CDC guidelines, governmental recommendations and regulations. Staff is in contact with the State of Michigan and Washtenaw County to best understand the regulations. Our camp professionals are currently working on the planning and implementation of providing safe and engaging camp experiences. We are looking forward to offering our camps again this summer. Look for more information on camp registration dates and details by the end of February on our camp webpage.

Instructional skating resumes at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena, 2150 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation is announcing registration is underway for session 2 of its instructional skating programs at Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena. These limited operations adhere to the current Michigan Department of Health and Human Services orders. Parks staff will continue to evaluate operations as new orders are issued.

Use the registration system to sign up for classes and visit the website for COVID-19 information and guidelines participants are encouraged to read before visiting. Session 2 runs now through Saturday, March 6. The cost is $54, resident; $72 nonresident. Veterans Memorial will also be offering private, non-hockey rental opportunities for $250 per hour. Please contact Recreation Supervisor Bill Meeks at wmeeks@a2gov.org for more information.

Open skating available at Buhr Park Ice Arena, 2751 Packard Road
Enjoy open skating at Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena when you preregister for open skating at Buhr Park.

Timeslots include:
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Fridays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.; Saturdays, 2-3 p.m.; and Sundays, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Preregistration is encouraged as space is limited. Skate rental is also available. Masks are required at all times while at Buhr Park including outdoors and on the ice. Please remain 6 feet apart from others outside your household. Buhr Park Ice Arena is also be available for small group and family rentals. Options are available to rent half of the ice rink or the entire ice rink. Please contact Recreation Supervisor Sarah Stewart at swstewart@a2gov.org for more information.

Shop local Saturday at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open for onsite sales Saturday, Jan. 23, 315 Detroit St. Vendors will have apples, apple cider, winter squash, carrots, radishes, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, turnips, greens, lettuce, onions, garlic, herbs, microgreens, meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, bread, honey, baked goods, coffee, olive oil, jam, pasties, Polish food, Mediterranean food, candles, jewelry, body care products and more! Preordering from select vendors continues with curbside or walk-in pick up 8 a.m.-noon. For preorders, contact the vendor directly from our directory. We are accepting cash, and tokens for credit cards and SNAP/EBT/P-EBT are available at our market office window. While shopping and picking up preorders, please follow all physical distancing and safety guidelines posted and communicated by market staff. All vendors, market staff and customers are required to wear masks. You’ll find additional information on our website.

Free Lunch Break Club hosted by the Ann Arbor Senior Center
Every Thursday, noon-1 p.m., the live Lunch Break Club takes place via Zoom, free of charge! Join us Thursdays each week to take a break, talk about a weekly topic and feast over your own homemade lunch plates. Guests are invited to share their own stories, ask questions or simply just sit back and listen. Weekly topics include:

Jan. 21, Best Vacation Experience; Jan. 28, Let’s Doodle Together; Feb. 4, Grocery Gossip.