What’s Happening: Your Weekend Guide to Ann Arbor parks

A reminder to park users
City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation is committed to following proper safety and distancing guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Michigan due to COVID-19. All programs are subject to change to ensure public safety. The COVID-19 webpage relating to parks and recreation facilities and program status has recently been updated. Please visit the site for additional information before you head out to the parks. As a reminder, please wear a mask indoors and where physical distancing of at least 6 feet cannot be maintained from others outside your household. Thank you.

* To find the most up-to-date Michigan Department of Health and Human Safety orders, please visit their website.
* For current CDC recommendations for park use, please visit their website.

Golf courses open for the 2021 season
Leslie Park Golf Course is now open. Play 18 holes at LPGC. Carts are available and the clubhouse is open (with limited capacity). Please call 734.794.6245 for a tee time.

Huron Hills Golf Course is open, but with limited play. Due to an ongoing construction project, you can play 11 holes with an alternate route than golfers may be used to. Call 734.794.6246 for a tee time.

Please remember masks are required in and around the clubhouses and we ask that you continue to remain 6 feet apart from others outside your household.

Ann Arbor Farmers Market
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open for onsite sales Saturday, March 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., located at 315 Detroit St. You will find pussy willows, plants, apples, apple cider, lettuce, microgreens, carrots, radishes, cabbage, greens, onions, garlic, herbs, squash, poultry, eggs, meat, cheese, bread, pastries, baked goods, coffee, olive oil, Polish food, Mediterranean food, pasties, goat products, candles, jewelry, masks, body care products, art and more! Preordering from select vendors continues with curbside or walk-in pickup, 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.

Instructional bridge is back at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave.
We are happy to announce the return of in-person instructional bridge classes starting Monday, April 5. Class sizes will be limited. Each person is required to wear a mask at all times in the building and will be health screened upon arrival. Table and chairs will be provided at a safe distance from other players and sanitized in between use. Refreshments will not be available, and each student is asked to bring their own book, paper and pencil. Please note that there will be no play practice due to COVID-19 guidelines.

For bridge defense and bridge play-of-hand classes, it is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. Cost is $110, members; $132, nonmembers. Participants must register in advance and prepay or pay at the first class for all 11 weeks. For details, contact the instructor, Ray Gentz, at ray62856@gmail.com, or to register, please call the senior center at 734.794.6250.

Volunteer opportunity Wednesday, April 7, noon-2 p.m. farmers market
, 315 Detroit Street
GIVE 365 is looking for two to four volunteers to help remove seasonal lights hung at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. This project involves the use of ladders. Please contact volunteer@a2gov.org for details and to register!

Ann Arbor Park Walk of the week
Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation is inviting you to get outside and take more walks in nature. You can enjoy the featured walks on your own, or come to the hosted events. No registration is necessary. Attend any hosted walk to pick up your walk challenge card for tracking and setting your walking goals. Earn a Visit Every Park knapsack after three walks. Be sure to tag us in your pictures using #a2parkwalk. Staff encourages you to complete a survey after each walk for feedback. Please remember to wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart from others outside your household.

* Sunday, March 28, Garden Homes Park, 2-3 p.m.
Join GIVE 365 staff at Garden Homes Park, located in the northwest corner of the city, near the intersection Maple and Dexter roads. The park is just over 11 acres in size and has a variety of spaces, including wooded natural areas, open lawn areas for various activities, interconnecting paths that wind their way over 20,000 feet, two small asphalt plazas with lighting and benches. While there isn’t a loop trail, the paths are paved and easy to navigate. Click here to download a map.

Mind Matters
Join Ann Arbor Senior Center staff every Wednesday, 10-11 a.m., for fun brain exercises that are designed to keep your brain young, strong, agile and adaptable. No experience necessary. Just bring a pen, paper and an open mind! Join the Zoom meeting here. Meeting ID: 947 2633 1603. Passcode: 739714. For more information, call 734.794.6250. Free.