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September 29, 2018
6300 Interfirst Drive
October 17, 2018
555 Towner Street
October 20, 2018
799 N. Hewitt
November 21, 2018
555 Towner Street
December 19, 2018
555 Towner Street
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September 21, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
September 25, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center
Sheriff's Office Lower Level
September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
September 28, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
September 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
September 21, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Watkins Lake State Park & County Preserve
Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with an evening of stargazing and storytelling at beautiful Watkins Lake State Park. Sarah Felder is excited to host an exploration of our local skyscape with stories from Ojibwe, Greek, Roman and Arabic traditions, toolkit includes an awesome green laser, and glow-in-the-dark rocks. As this is a nighttime event, please wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight. Note: A Recreation Passport is required for use of the parking lot. This event is for everyone.
September 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve
Get outside and celebrate National Public Lands Day at Draper-Houston Preserve. We will hike along the banks of the Saline River and through diverse old fields, looking for pawpaw, butterflies and other river floodplain treasures.
To inspire hiking and exploration of our natural areas, join Washtenaw County’s Preserve Challenge. Throughout September we will lead public hikes and share daily trail inspiration on Social Media in case you’d prefer to hike on your own time. Share your nature hike experience on social media or via email and you will be entered into weekly a prize drawing. If you share all four consecutive weeks in September, you will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. Check out our Washtenaw County Parks Events Page at https://www.washtenaw.org/parks for the full details.
September 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parker Mill County Park
Learn how the Parker family used waterpower in the 1870s to grind flour, turn a lathe, and run other machines in this fully operational pioneer grist mill.
September 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sharon Mills County Park
Learn about the mill’s varied uses over time with a focus on Henry Ford’s influence.
September 23, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Just north of Ypsilanti along Prospect Road, exists the Superior Nature Greenway and Trail system. Over 2400 acres have been protected through a partnership of enthusiastic local community members and conservation organizations. The Superior Nature Greenway Trail traverses the landscape and includes nearly 6 miles of trails. Join on a hike to explore this wonderful resource. Be prepared for a longer hike by wearing suitable shoes and bringing drinking water. We will start at Jack R Smiley Preserve located at 8080 Cherry Hill Rd. Parking will be available at the Superior Township Hall.
All are welcome and no registration is needed.
September 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Scio Woods Preserve
Preschool Hikes take it on the road in September for the Preserve Challenge. Visit beautiful Scio Woods and wander down a forest path in search of acorns and other signs of fall. We will read Because of an Acorn and learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another. Led by Shawn Severance (Thurs) and Sarah Felder (Tues). Pre-registration is required. Space is limited – max 15 kids per section. Register online at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org (Registration #811003 A & B)
September 25, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Parks Administrative Offices
September 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center
Securing Your Home from Disasters is an exceptionally useful series of events which will be hosted on Mechanic guides.
You will know all the rules which are applicable in a dangerous situation and will get some useful lifehacks to protect your property and family.
Fill in the registration form and you will learn everything about protection from the hurricane, flood, tsunami, earthquake etc.
September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Leslee Neithammer Saline River Preserve
9000 S Maple Rd, Saline, MI 48176
Join Washtenaw County Parks and Friends of the Saline River on the Preserve Challenge's final Sunset Stroll at the Leslee Niethammer Saline River Preserve. This short hike will lead us along the banks of the Saline River and its tributary, Spring Brook. Parking is available on S. Maple Road near Saline-Milan Road.
Throughout September's Preserve Challenge, we will lead public hikes and post daily suggested trails and adventures to Facebook and Instagram (@washtenawcountyparks). You will be entered in prize drawings for hiking at least once a week and sharing your experience using #ExploreWashtenaw. Get more involved by joining the Facebook Event Page.
All are welcome to join and no registration is necessary.
September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Ypsilanti Community Center
This fun, relaxing, step-by-step class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate artist. Students will master many watercolor techniques used by professional artists.
A list of supplies will be provided at the first class session.
Class is taught by artist Tina Hotchkiss.
September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Thomson Reuters
The Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office and Board of Public Works, as well as several community partners, will be sponsoring Environmental Clean-up Days for Washtenaw County residents. These events provide opportunities for residents to dispose of many unwanted household items in a safe and sustainable manner. See the event flyers for details on acceptable items like Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Scrap Metal, Tires, Appliances, Recyclables. . .and more!
September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ County Farm Park
Join us for a bike tour of local pollinator gardens within and around County Farm Park and Buhr Park. Tour the Slow Food Huron Valley Ark of Taste Garden, and do some pollinator crafts with the UM Natural History Museum. Go on a bee hike to learn about the secret lives of native pollinators and the plants they love. Then hop on your bike for an easy off-road ride to Buhr Park to tour a Permaculture Food Forest where food plants and native wildflowers mingle in one beautiful, edible landscape. All fitness and age levels welcome. A family-friendly bike ride, route under one mile. In partnership with Sierra Club, Bee Safe Ann Arbor, Slow Food Huron Valley, Project Grow, UM Natural History Museum, and The Children's Wet Meadow Project.
September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harwood Heritage Preserve
Meet at the Pittsfield Preserve Parking Lot on the South side of Textile Rd.
Explore the trails of Harwood Heritage Preserve located along Route 12. Before Route 12 became the paved highway we see today, it was part of the Sauk Trail which Native Americans traveled by foot. Evidence suggests that before that, Mastodons traveled this same route. Join Sarah Felder to imagine and interpret this ever-changing landscape.
September 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parker Mill County Park
September 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sharon Mills County Park
September 30, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ County Farm Park
Enjoy the sunset over fields of blooming goldenrod in a mindfulness hike based on the practice of Shinrin-Yoku. We will hike in a walking meditation and learn simple exercises that can be done at any time to bring about expanded awareness and connection to the peace of the present moment. Hike will end with a tea ceremony. This guided movement meditation will be led by Julie Woodward, MA, MSW. Julie is a meditation and yoga instructor, U of M Health Educator, and Co-founder of Mindful City Ann Arbor. ***WE'LL MEET AT THE MEDFORD RD PAVILION***
September 26, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Act as the medical authority for prehospital life support of first responder, basic, limited advanced, advanced and mobile intensive care EMS services to the community.