Arb Peony Garden

Visiting the UM Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden

Visiting the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum has been on my to-do list for several years. I finally visited with a friend in 2019 and was looking forward to a return trip in 2020 with my family. Sadly, they requested no visits in 2020 due to social distancing. Fortunately, for 2021 they are allowing visitors. …

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Ann Arbor Art Fair with Kids

Ann Arbor Art Fair with Kids – Back for 2021

After initially canceling the 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair in mid-May, relaxed COVID guidelines are now making the Art Fair possible as announced on May 26. Hopefully COVID spread will remain low with the restrictions lifted on schedule. Are you attending the Ann Arbor Art Fair with Kids? Check out our Ann Arbor Art Fair …

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Wild Swan Theater - Treasure Island - Pirates looking right

Goodbye Wild Swan & Thank You!

Wild Swan Theater is closing their doors after 40 years serving Ann Arbor Youth with fun, age appropriate plays, classes, and summer camps. I loved how their plays included both a retelling of simple familiar stories for younger children and adaptations of true stories for older children. Wild Swan Theater productions have been a mainstay …

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Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

While there are plenty of great pool options in and around Ann Arbor, warm temperatures can happen before they open for the summer or after they close. Fortunately, there are several parks and playgrounds that have creeks, rivers, or lakes that can be visited year round. This list includes only locations without a vehicle admission …

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May 19 AAPS Board of Education Meeting

May 19 Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education Meeting Notes

You can watch the meeting live on Zoom or on Xfinity Channel 18. The district typically posts the recording split into segments the day after the meeting. Note: We will update it throughout the meeting. Please excuse any typos, misspellings, errors (hopefully minor), etc. A summary will be added after the meeting. Summary Public Commentary largely focused …

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Washtenaw County Walk In COVID Vaccine & Testing

Find a Walk In COVID Test or Vaccine Clinic in the Ann Arbor Areaf

Are you looking for a COVID test or vaccine clinic in the Ann Arbor area? We are keeping a list of upcoming events that are open to the general public or large sub-groups. COVID Vaccines Availability All adults and teens (plus 12 year olds) are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. When I got …

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Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series for 2021

Are you looking for free, outdoor concerts this summer? Typically, there are lots of great outdoor concerts in the Ann Arbor area. They were canceled in 2020, but several have announced a return in 2021. With an easing of outdoor social distancing thanks to vaccination rates announced this week, I will continue looking for announcements …

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May 12 AAPS Board of Education Meeting

May 12 AAPS Board of Education Meeting Notes

You can watch the meeting live on Zoom or on Xfinity Channel 18. The district typically posts the recording split into segments the day after the meeting. Note: We will update it throughout the meeting. Please excuse any typos, misspellings, errors (hopefully minor), etc. A summary will be added after the meeting. Attendees Attendees: Kelly, Johnson, Dupree, …

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