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									     Fall/Winter Guide




    Ann& Arbor
    Park s Recreation



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             Table of contents
    Registration Information                             pages 4-5
    Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena                          pages 6-8
    Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena              pages 9-15
    Mack Indoor Pool/Swim Lessons                        pages 16-21
    Huron Hills Golf Course                              pages 22-24
    Leslie Park Golf Course                              pages 25-26
    Argo & Gallup Canoe Liveries                         pages 27-31
    Community Enrichment Programs at A2 Senior Center    pages 32-34
    Life’s more than a walk in a park pictures           pages 35-38
    Community Enrichment Programs continued              pages 39-41
    Ann Arbor Senior Center                              page 42-43
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market                             page 44
    Leslie Science & Nature Center                       pages 45-53
    Natural Area Preservation                            page 54
    Adopt-a-Park & Adopt-a-Traffic-Island Programs       page 55
    Field & Park Operations & Forestry                   pages 56-57
    Ann Arbor Dog Parks                                  page 58
    Open Space & Parkland Preservation Millage           page 97
    Events in the Parks/Rental Opportunities             page 60
    Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund        page 61
    Park Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage    pages 62-64
    Kempf House & Disability Resources                   page 65
    Disc Golf/Dirt Bike Course/Cobblestone Farm          pages 66-67
    Registration Forms/Map                               pages 70-71


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                  VIDEO          Farmers Market or dirt bike jump
                                 course at www.a2gov.org/parks.

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Phone, addresses, e-mail
  Parks & Recreation                        Huron Hills Golf Course
      Colin Smith, Manager                      www.a2golf.org
      734.794.6230 ext 42500               3465 E. Huron River Drive,
                                                 734.794.6246
   Jeff Straw, Deputy Manager           Andrew Walton, Facility Supervisor
      734.794.6230 ext 42501
                                                  Kempf House
      Customer Service at                     www.a2gov.org/kempf
 Cobblestone Farm: 734.794.6230                312 S. Division Street

   Park Pavilion Reservations:              Leslie Park Golf Course
          734.794.6230                          www.a2golf.org
                                         2120 Traver Road, 734.794.6245
                                           Doug Kelly, Director of Golf

           Facilities                    Leslie Science & Nature Center
       Argo Canoe Livery                        www.lesliesnc.org
      www.a2gov.org/canoe                1831 Traver Road, 734.997.1553
1055 Longshore Drive, 734.794.6241     Greta Brunschwyler, Executive Director
  Cheryl Saam, Facility Supervisor
                                               Mack Indoor Pool
    Bryant Community Center                   www.a2gov.org/mack
      www.canannarbor.org                715 Brooks Street, 734.794.6237
        3 West Eden Court                Dan McGuire, Facility Supervisor
    Community Action Network
          734.477.0292                   Northside Community Center
                                             www.canannarbor.org
   Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena          815 Taylor St., Community Action
       www.a2gov.org/buhr                    Network, 734.994.2985
 2751 Packard Road, 734.794.6234
  Jason Nealis, Facility Supervisor      Park Rentals & Special Events
                                              www.a2gov.org/parks
        Cobblestone Farm                     Customer Service Office
   www.a2gov.org/cobblestone             Cobblestone Farm, 734.794.6230
 2781 Packard Road, 734.794.6230         Jessica Black, Facility Supervisor
  Jessica Black, Facility Supervisor
                                           Ann Arbor Senior Center
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market                www.a2gov.org/senior
      www.a2gov.org/market                1320 Baldwin, 734.794.6250
  315 Detroit Street, 734.794.6255      Pam Simmons, Facility Supervisor
 Molly Notarianni, Market Manager
                                              Veterans Memorial
        Fuller Park Pool                        Indoor Ice Arena
      www.a2gov.org/fuller                   www.a2gov.org/veterans
  1519 Fuller Road, 734.794.6236        2150 Jackson Road, 734.794.6235
  Dan McGuire, Facility Supervisor      Dennis Simon, Facility Supervisor
                                        Matt Waldsmith, Facility Supervisor

    Gallup Park Canoe Livery
      www.a2gov.org/canoe
  3000 Fuller Road, 734.794.6240
  Cheryl Saam, Facility Supervisor


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          Registration options
                     How do I register:
                     If you’re registering online, visit www.a2gov.org/parks
                     and click the green computer icon (see example on the
                     left) beginning Monday, Aug. 23.

                    If you choose to walk-in, mail or fax you must send a hard
                    copy of the                                   back of this
     register brochure) forregistration form (found at the participant.
                                 each program and individual
     ONLINE Enter the program information associated with the
                   course on the form. Remember for mail-in: Send form(s),
    payment and residency verification (if applicable) directly to the facility
    sponsoring the program.

    Fax: Transmit form(s), credit card payment information and residency
    verification (if applicable) to the facility sponsoring the program.

    Walk-in: Forms, payment and residency verification (if applicable) can be
    delivered directly to the sponsoring facility. Additional registration forms
    (pdf ) can be printed at www.a2gov.org/parks or register online.

    Where do I register?
    All walk-in registrations will be accepted and handled only at the facility
    sponsoring the program AND the Cobblestone Farm Customer Service
    Center at 2781 Packard Road, adjacent to Buhr Park.

    Definition of Ann Arbor residency:
    A city resident is defined as a person residing in a dwelling for which taxes
    are paid to the City of Ann Arbor. Many area township residents live within
    the Ann Arbor Public Schools District boundaries, but may not pay taxes to
    the City of Ann Arbor, and are therefore not City of Ann Arbor residents.

    Residency verification:
    To take advantage of the discounted resident program fee, proof of
    residency must be provided in one form:

    1. Michigan state-issued driver’s license.
    2. Michigan state-issued identification card.
    3. Ann Arbor residential lease agreement that is current for the duration
    of the program/activity. A photocopy of your proof of residency should be
    included with registration form(s) and payment for mail-in, fax and drop
    box registrations. Walk-ins bring proof of residency.




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Notification of program registration:
If you do not get into the program you requested, you will be contacted
to see if we can fit you into another program OR your registration and
payment will be returned to you indicating the program is full.

Definition of family:
For the purposes of Parks & Recreation Services programs, a family is
defined as up to two adults and three children residing in the same
household. Activities that offer a family rate are based on these numbers.
Additional family members must pay individual rates for the activity.

Refund policy:
Refunds for classes/programs (with the exception of day camps and season
passes) will be made if requested in writing, by fax, e-mail, or in person at
the facility where the class/program is located. Refunds on credit cards or
in the form of a personal check are subject to a $10 administrative fee (per
activity), deducted from the total allowable refund.

Refunds in the form of a personal check will take four to six weeks for
processing. The Facility Supervisor reserves the right to grant exceptions to
the stated policy in situations including, but not limited to, injury, illness,
and death in the family. Refunds for season passes will be made only in
extraordinary circumstances by request.

Day Camps refunds will be made if requested in writing, by fax, e-mail or
in person at the facility where the program is located according to the
schedule below. All other aspects of the refund policy (stated above) apply.
Instructional skating class refunds will be made only if requested in writing
one week before the start of the scheduled class. Such refunds are subject
to a $10 administrative fee per child per class.

Refund fee for day camps only: 46 days or more prior to the start of the day
camp: 100% ($10 administration fee); within 30 to 45 days of start of the
day camp: 50% ($10 administration fee); within 15 to 29 days of start of the
day camp: 25% ($10 administration fee); within 14 days of start of the day
camp: 0% ($0).

Scholarship program:
Non-fee and one-half price program and season passes are available to
income-eligible City of Ann Arbor residents. Call 734.794.6230 for more
information. An additional fee of $10/week for scholarship recipients
participating in day camps will be applied.

Please note: Scholarship Recipients cannot register online at this time.
Please register at the facility offering the program. For directions, please
call 734.794.6230.



• Photographs featured in the Fall/Winter 2010 Ann Arbor Parks & Recre-
ation Guide were shot in Ann Arbor and provided by photographers Tom
Hawley and Bryan Mitchell.

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          Buhr Park Outdoor
              Ice Arena
                   Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena
             2751 Packard Road, 734.794.6234 • www.a2gov.org/buhr
                         Jason Nealis, Facility Supervisor




    The Buhr Outdoor Ice Arena is open Nov. 1, 2010 to April 1, 2011
    (weather permitting). The rink has a cooled subfloor that allows us to
    maintain ice even when it is over 50 degrees outside! Activities include
    public ice skating, drop-in hockey and rental hours. The facility has a
    heated lobby, vending, restrooms and four separate locker rooms for
    hockey. Skate rentals available (we meet ADA requirements).

    Resident Fee                 Public Fee
    Adult $5                     $6
    Youth (17 & under) $3.75     $5
    Senior (60+) $3.75           $5
    Skate rental $3              $3

    *Skate learners are free. Skate sharpening available: Immediate service,
    $6; overnight,$5. Group discounts for groups of 20+, call for details and
    reservations.

    Season Passes (valid at Buhr only)
    Resident                     Public Fee
    Adult $65                    $85
    Youth/Senior $50             $65
    Family $125                  $160




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Public Skating
Nov. 1, 2010 to April 1, 2011
Sunday
3:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday
7:45 to 8:45 p.m. (half price and broom ball)
Wednesday
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (half price and broom ball) and 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Thursday
7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Friday
7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Saturday
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. & 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

Funky Frosty Fridays
Join us on the first Friday of each month during our general skate from
7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Skate under our mirror balls to themed music & dress
up to win prizes for best costume!

Nov. 5: Luau Skate
Wear your Hawaiian prints and grass skirts and skate to the music of the
islands.

Dec. 3: Disco Skate
Bring out those bell bottoms and skate to the music of the 70’s.

Jan. 7: Disney Night
Dress up like your favorite Disney character and skate to the magical
Disney hits.

Feb. 4: Rock n’ Roll Skate
Rock out to AC DC and wear your rocker gear.

March 4: Hoe Down Skate
Cowboys and cowgirls skate to your favorite country music and sport
your 10 gallon hats.

School Break Skating
Additional public skating sessions will be held the following days from
noon to 2 p.m.
Nov. 2
Nov. 24 to 26
Dec. 20 to 23
Dec. 27 to 30
Jan. 17
Feb. 16 and Feb. 21 to Feb. 25
March 7

Buhr Blitz Day
Saturday, Jan. 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of
special games, contests, and prizes. General admission rates apply.

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    Drop-in Hockey Sticks & Pucks
    Adult residents: $6; adult public, $7. Youth/Senior residents: $5; youth/
    senior public, $6.
    Monday
    7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (women only)
    Tuesday
    5:30 to 6:15 p.m. (sticks and pucks)
    9 to 10 p.m. (men only)
    Wednesday
    4:45 to 5:45 p.m. (all ages)
    Saturday
    1:15 to 2:15 p.m. (all ages) and 9 to 10 p.m. (women only)

    Drop-in Hockey at Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena
    Term I (CODE: BP611) 14 ice times: December to February from noon to
    1:15 p.m. Cost: 155/$107 resident discount.*Goalies are 1/2 price. Note:
    Holiday hours may vary. Each session is limited to the first 24 that sign
    up or pre-register. Early registrations are highly recommended.

    Hockey Pass Cards
    Adult (10 admissions) $60/$50 resident discount. Youth (10 admissions)
    $50/$40 resident discount. *With purchase of pass the 11th visit is free.
    The pass card for Buhr Indoor Ice Arena is only good at Buhr Park. The
    passes are good for Sticks & Pucks and Drop-In Hockey. Passes are not
    good for general skate.

    Hourly Facility Rental
    This is great for hockey teams. Primetime rental, $220/$165 resident
    discount. Non-primetime rental, $150/resident discount $120.

    *Saturdays, Sundays and after 3 p.m. Monday to Friday are considered
    prime time days. Ann Arbor Public School winter break, Dec. 20, 2010 to
    Jan. 2, 2011, is considered prime time.

    One Time Rentals
    Great for birthday parties/group functions. Primetime rental, $220/$180
    resident discount. Non-primetime rental, $180/$145 resident discount.




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       Veterans Memorial
           2150 Jackson Rd., 734.794.6235 • www.a2gov.org/vets
 Dennis Simon, Facility Supervisor • Matt Waldsmith, Facility Supervisor




Welcome to Veterans Memorial Park Sports Complex. Our facility
features an indoor NHL regulation-size rink (85’ x 200’) with spectator
seating for 2,000. We also offer complete snack bar services and vending
machines are available in the main lobby, along with coin-operated
lockers and storage units. A standard line of hockey and skating
accessories are available in the pro shop. Four hockey team rooms are
provided. The arena is available for ice rental until May.

Veterans Skating Season Schedule
Sept. 20, 2010 to May 8, 2011

Adult Skate
M/T/W: 11:10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.
F: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

General Skate
T/W: 1:20 to 2:45 p.m.
TH: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and SAT/SUN: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Resident Fee                 Public Fee
Adult $5                     $6
Youth/Senior $4              $5
Skate rental $3              $3
Drop In Hockey               $10

Hourly Facility Rental
Primetime rental $260/$205 resident discount.

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     Non-primetime rental, $230/$185 resident discount.

     One Time Rentals
     Primetime rental $280/$225 resident discount. Non-primetime rental
     $250/$200 resident discount.

     Skate Sharpening
     The custom radius system is available for hockey/figure skates.
     Immediate service, $6; overnight, $5.

     Discount Coupons
     Transferable, but are valid at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena only.
     Eight passes youth/senior, $30/$24 resident discount; 30 pass youth/
     senior, $112/$90 resident discount; eight pass adult, $36/$30 resident
     discount; 30 pass adult, $135/$112 resident discount. Buy three, get
     one free available Sept. 8 to Oct. 31. Buy three passes at the rates
     listed above and receive one free (valid for adult, youth and senior, 30
     admission coupons only). Discount coupons sold at the arena.


     Skating/Hockey instruction




     Basic Skills Program
     The Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Unit Instructional Skating
     Program is an official participant of the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills
     Test Program. This is a series of nationally administered badge tests used
     to measure skating skills. These tests provide a non-competitive way of
     measuring skating skills and a feeling of self-achievement.

     All students enrolled in our Kinderskate, Beginner, Intermediate and
     Advanced classes will be tested on the badge skills and awarded badges
     when the skills have been successfully completed. Badge testing for
     adults is optional. Note: All participants will have several chances to
     demonstrate each skill that must be mastered before moving on to the
     next level. All participants must register with USFSA. A one-time fee of

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$10 is good from September through August. The fee must be included
with your registration.

Class Groups
Students are grouped by age and ability in groups of approximately
10. Each group has its own instructor. Students ages 6 and older who
have never earned U.S. Figure Skating badges. You have to register for
a beginner class until such time as they have earned the number of
badges needed to qualify for a more advanced class.

Skates, Apparel, Helmets
Figure skates are recommended for beginners, however a good pair of
hockey skates is acceptable. Skates are available for use during class at
no additional charge. Layering and gloves are recommended. Helmets
are required for all beginner/intermediate students (for your safety, no
exceptions please).

Kinderskate
Ages 3 1/2 to 6. No double runners. Helmets are required.

Beginner & Intermediate
Ages 6 (or first grade) through 15. Helmets are required. No experience
necessary, or may possess U.S. Figure Skating basic badges 1 or 2.

Advanced
Age 6 to 16. Minimum of U.S. Figure Skating Basic 3 Badge.

Adult
Ages 16 and older. All levels of ability.

Beginning Hockey Skills
Ages 6 to 12. Previous experience recommended or Basic 1 and 2. No
equipment necessary. Sticks and pucks will not be used. Helmets are
required.

SESSION #1
Sept. 27 to Nov. 6 (6 classes) $67/$55 resident discount.

Kinderskate: Ages 3 1/2 to 6: MON, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (CODE: VP111);
TH, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. (CODE: VP113) & 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (CODE: VP114);
SAT 9 to 10 a.m. (CODE: VP115).

Beginner & Intermediate: Ages 6 (or first grade) to 15: FRI, 5 to 5:45
p.m. (CODE: VP134). SAT 10:15 to 11 a.m. (CODE: VP116); SAT 11:15 a.m.
to noon (CODE: VP117).

Beginning Hockey Skills: Ages 6 (or first grade) to 12. SAT 11:15 a.m.
to noon (CODE: VP118).

Advanced: Ages 6 to 15: FRI, 6 to 6:45 p.m. (CODE: VP119); SAT 12:15 to
1 p.m. (CODE: VP120).


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     Adult, Ages 16 and older: WED, 10 to 11 a.m. (CODE: VP162); FRI, 7 to
     7:45 p.m. (CODE: VP163).

     SESSION #2
     Nov. 11 to Jan. 22 (8 classes). $90/$72 resident discount. No classes
     Nov 19, Nov. 25, 26, 27 and Dec. 20 to Jan. 2. FRIDAY CLASSES WILL
     END ON JAN. 28, DUE TO NO CLASS ON Nov 19.

     Kinderskate: Ages 3 1/2 to 6: MON, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (CODE: VP211);
     TH, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. (CODE: VP213) and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (CODE:
     VP214); SAT 9 to 10 a.m. (CODE: VP215).

     Beginner & Intermediate: Ages 6 (or first grade) to 15: FRI, 5 to 5:45
     p.m. (VP234); SAT 10:15 to 11 a.m. (CODE: VP235); SAT 11:15 a.m. to noon
     (CODE: VP236).

     Beginning Hockey Skills: Ages 6 (or first grade) to 12: SAT, 11:15 a.m.
     to noon (CODE: VP237).

     Advanced Ages 6 to 16: FRI, 6 to 6:45 p.m. (VP252): SAT 12:15 to 1 p.m.
     (CODE: VP253).

     Adult ages 16 and older: WED, 10 to 11 a.m. (VP262); FRI, 7 to 7:45 p.m.
     (VP263).

     SESSION #3
     Jan. 31 to March 26 (8 classes). $90/$72 resident discount.

     Kinderskate: Ages 3 1/2 to 6: MON, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (CODE: VP311);
     TH, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. (CODE: VP313) & 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (CODE: VP314);
     SAT 9 to 10 a.m. (CODE: VP315).

     Beginner & Intermediate: Ages 6 (or first grade) to 15: FRI, 5 to 5:45
     p.m. (VP334); SAT, 10:15 to 11 a.m. (CODE: VP335); SAT, 11:15 a.m. to
     noon. (CODE: VP336).

     Beginning Hockey Skills: Ages 6 (or first grade) to 12: SAT 11:15 a.m.
     to noon. (CODE: VP340).

     Advanced ages 6 to 15: FRI, 6 to 6:45 p.m. (CODE: VP352); SAT, 12:15 to
     1 p.m. (CODE: VP353).

     Adult ages 16 and older: WED, 10 to 11 a.m. (CODE: VP362); FRI, 7 to
     7:45 p.m. (CODE: VP363).

     SESSION #4
     March 28 to May 7 (6 classes). $67/$55 resident discount.

     Kinderskate: Ages 3 1/2 to 6: TH, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. (CODE: VP413) TH,
     1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (VP414); SAT, 9 to 10 a.m. (CODE: VP415).

     Beginner & Intermediate: Ages 6 (or first grade) to 15: FRI, 5 to 5:45

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p.m. (CODE: VP434); SAT 10:15 to 11 a.m. (CODE: VP435).; SAT 11:15 a.m.
to noon. (CODE: VP436).

Beginning Hockey Skills: SAT 11:15 a.m. to noon (CODE: VP440).
Advanced Ages 6 to 15: F, 6 to 6:45 p.m. (CODE: VP452); SAT, 12:15 to 1
p.m. (CODE: VP453).

Adult Ages 16 and older: WED, 10 to 11a.m. (CODE: VP462); FRI, 7 p.m.
to 7:45 p.m. (CODE: VP463).


  Veterans Hockey Leagues




Adult A, B, C & NEW D Hockey Leagues
Play is governed by NHL/MAHA regulations. Games are played at the
Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena and Buhr Park Ice Arena. No body
checking is allowed. The season runs from mid-October through late-
April. A team fee is $5,856. Must be registered with ISI insurance. Call
734.794.6235. Jeremy Lewis, League Director (2010 Ice Skating Institute
League Director of the Year). JALewis@a2gov.org.

Masters Drop-In Hockey at Veterans Memorial
Pre-registration is required for this Master's Drop-in Hockey. Informal
play occurs on Sunday mornings at Buhr Park Ice Arena. No body
checking is allowed. This program is for players 30 years of age or older.

Drop-in Hockey at Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena
Term I (CODE: BP611) 14 ice times: December to February from noon to
1:15 p.m. Cost:$155/$107 resident discount.*Goalies are 1/2 price. Note:
Holiday hours may vary. Each session is limited to the first 24 that sign
up or pre-register. Early registrations are highly recommended.

"Never Ever" Spring Hockey
Recreational hockey for adult players who have not previously played
in organized leagues as well as for players 30 or older. No checking is

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     allowed. Individual sign up begins mid-January. Note: Teams are drafted
     in late February and play runs from March through mid-May. Fees are
     $198 players, goalies FREE. Must be registered with ISI insurance.

     Women Only MACRHL League
     Friday evenings, September to May. This league is meant for fun/
     exercise in a competitive setting. Beginners are welcome. For more
     details go to www.macrhl.org.

     Masters Draft League
     Individual draft division. No body checking. Fee per player is $297, and
     includes a complimentary jersey. Goalies are free. League runs late
     October to late February. Includes 22 games. Individual registration
     only. Mandatory draft skates will take place in October. All participants
     MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE DRAFT SKATES. Must be registered with ISI
     insurance.

     Past Masters
     For age 60+ or goalies of any age, at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena.
     Informal play on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. No body
     checking is allowed. First 24 players and two goalies per session may
     attend. Thursdays Sept. 23 to May 5, 3 to 4 p.m.; Mondays, Sept. 20 to
     May 2, 10 to 11 a.m. Fees: $10 per visit or $273 season. Goalies are free.

     Dexter Dreadnaught & Pioneer Women’s
     Hockey Teams
     TBD. Call after Sept. 21 for game schedule. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for
     Wednesday games; 6 p.m. for Saturday games.




     Customer Appreciation Day
     Oct. 2 ,1 to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments/free skating, (skate rental, $3).

     Halloween Skate
     Oct. 30, 1 to 2:30 p.m. General admission. Skate to the spooky sounds of
     Halloween. Best costume prizes awarded. Fun for all ages.

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Frosty on Ice
Dec. 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Skate with Frosty. General admission fee for
skaters applies. Free candy canes and a meet and greet with pictures in
the lobby with Frosty (all ages).

Marathon Skates
Dec. 24 & 31, 1:10 to 5 p.m. (all ages). General admission. This is a great
escape from the holiday rush. Come and go as you wish for just one
price. For all ages.

No School
Days/
Vacations
During the Ann
Arbor Public
Schools winter/
spring vacations
and other days
that school is not
in session, public
skating is offered
Monday to Friday,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Holiday
Vacation Skating
Additional public skating hours are offered during the Ann Arbor Public
School holiday vacation.
Mondays: Dec. 20 and Dec. 27: 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Tuesdays: Dec. 21 and Dec. 28: 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Wednesdays: Dec. 22 and Dec. 29 : 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Thursdays: Dec. 24 and Dec. 31: 1:10 to 5 p.m.
Sundays: Dec. 26 and Jan. 2: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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              Mack Indoor Pool
                715 Brooks Street, 734.794.6237 • www.a2gov.org/mack
                     Connected to Ann Arbor Open @Mack School
                           Dan McGuire, Facility Supervisor




     Mack Indoor Pool is an excellent choice to extend swimming for leisure
     and recreational purposes beyond the closing of our outdoor pools.
     Mack offers public swimming and swimming programs in our six-lane,
     25 yard main pool and attached 30 by 42 foot children’s tot pool. A ramp
     leading into the pool provides for easy accessibility. Our indoor pool
     allows you to swim, even if the weather is not “summer like,” while our
     huge windows let the sunshine in on bright days.

     Fall/Winter/Spring Season Passes
     Valid Sept. 7, 2010 to May 27, 2011

     Adult: $180/$155 resident discount
     Youth/Senior: $135/$115 resident discount
     Family*:$300/$250 resident discount
     *Rate for up to five family members (2 adults and 3 children). Each
     additional child is $5.

     Public Swimming
     The pool opens for the season Sept. 7. We offer daily admission with
     no residency requirements, everyone is welcome!

     Adult: $4; Youth (17 & under) and Senior (55+): $3.50.
     Ages three & under (free with a paid adult swimmer).

     Lap Swim (at least four lap lanes are available)
     Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     M/W/F, 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
     T & TH, 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Public Swim Weekly Schedule
SAT, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNDAY is FUNDAY, 1 to 3 p.m. (Sunday afternoons there will be no lap
lanes in the pool).

Tot Splash
Time for families with small children to enjoy the tot pool.
Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
M/W/F, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

        Dawn Duck s &
       Masters Swimming
Dawn Ducks
The Dawn Ducks are a group of active adults that get together Monday
through Friday each week to exercise and socialize. Three lap lanes are
available each day for those Ducks that prefer to swim laps. The pool is
open to all ages so children are welcome. Winter Pool Passes are valid
during Dawn Ducks times, daily admission rates apply.

Dawn Ducks
Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

A.M. & P.M. Masters Swimming Program
Group training, planned workouts and coaching for all levels of
adult swimmers, from recreational exercisers to triathletes. Minimum
requirement to join the program is a swimming ability finishing one
mile per workout. Registration is accepted directly by the coach for A.M.
Masters and at the admission counter for P.M. Masters.

For Morning Masters registration, please use the program codes listed
below. Evening Masters will use a membership pass punch card for

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     participation which can be purchased at Mack Indoor Pool.

     Evening Masters is offered three days a week, passes will be valid during
     lap swim times if you’d like to catch up on a missed workout.

     Mornings, M-F, 5:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
     Evenings, M/W/F, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (NEW TIME)
     Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

     Session 1             Session 2             Session 3        Session 4
     9/8 - 11/5            11/8 - 1/14           1/17 - 3/25      3/28 - 5/27

     Saturdays: $60/$50 resident discount)
     2-days: $102/$88 resident discount; mornings/evening sessions
     3-days: $115/$100 resident discount; mornings/evening sessions
     5-days: $160/$131 resident discount; morning/evening sessions
     Daily Admission: $6.25.

     Coming SOON
     Aquatic Fitness. Check out Website www.a2gov.org/mack for
     exciting new details.




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              Swim Lessons
American Red Cross Skill Level Descriptions
Level Parent/Child & 1-3: $55/$45 resident discount. Level 4-6 & Adult:
$70/$55 resident discount
P/C Parent & Child
        Helps young children (six months to five years) become
        comfortable in and around the water so they are ready to learn
        how to swim. 30 minutes. $55/$45 resident discount.

  1    Level One
       Introduction to water skills. This class is for those children that
       are ready to be in the pool without a parent or guardian. All
       Level One classes are 30 minutes. $55/$45 resident discount.

  2    Level Two
       Fundamental Aquatic Skills - for those who can fully submerge
       face, blow bubbles, and do assisted floats. All Level Two classes
       are 30 minutes. $55/$45 resident discount.

  3    Level Three
       Stroke Development - for those swimmers who can fully
       submerge their head, flutter kick on their back and front with
       arm action, and can float on own. All Level Three classes are 30
       minutes. $55/$45 resident discount.

  4    Level Four
       Stroke Improvement - for those who have coordinated front and
       back crawls with rotary breathing, know how to butterfly kick
       and basic butterfly body motion. All Level Four classes are 45
       minutes. $70/$55 resident discount.

  5    Level Five
       Stroke Refinement - for those who have coordinated front crawl,
       back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and elementary back stroke.
       All Level Five classes are 45 minutes. $70/$55 resident discount.

  6    Level Six
       Personal water safety/ lifeguard readiness/ fitness swimmer – a
       combination of the activities that you can do in the water after
       you have become a proficient swimmer. All Level Six classes are
       45 minutes. $70/$55 resident discount.

  A    Adult
       13 and older – Classes are geared for beginner to intermediate
       swimmers. All Adult classes are 30 minutes. $70/$55 resident
       discount.
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              Saturday Sessions
     Session 1, SAT               Session 2, SAT       Session 3, SAT
     10/3 to 11/21                1/9 to 2/27          3/6 to 5/1

     Parent/Child helps young children (6 months to 5 years) become
     comfortable in the water so they are ready to learn to swim.
     9:30                       9:30                 9:30
                                11:00

     Level One, intro to water skills for tykes who are just starting off.
                                 9:00                  9:00
     10:00                       10:00                 10:00
     10:30                       10:30                 10:30
                                 11:00                 11:00
     12:00

     Level Two, fundamental aquatic skills for those who can fully
     submerge head, blow bubbles and do assisted floats.
     9:00                     9:00                   9:00
                              9:30
     10:30                    10:30                  10:30
     11:00
     11:30                    11:30                  11:30
                              12:00
                                                     12:30

     Level Three, stroke development for those swimmers who can fully
     submerge their head, flutter kick on their back and front with arm
     action, and can float on own.
                                9:00
     9:30                       9:30                 9:30
     10:00                      10:00                10:00
                                10:30
     11:00                                           11:00
     11:30
                                                     12:00

     Level Four, stroke improvement with coordinated front/back crawls
     with rotary breathing, butterfly kick and body motion.
     9:00                       9:00                9:00
     10:30                      10:30               10:30
                                11:30               11:30




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Session 1, SAT                 Session 2, SAT      Session 3, SAT
10/3 to 11/21                  1/9 to 2/27         3/6 to 5/1

Level Five, stroke refinement for those with coordinated front/back
crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke.
9:45                        9:45                9:45
                            12:15               12:15

Level Six, personal water safety/fundamentals of diving/lifeguard
readiness/fitness swimmer a combination of aquatic activities that
you can participate in after you have become a proficient swimmer.
11:15                       11:15              11:15

Adult: 13 & older beginner to intermediate.
                           10:00

Private Swim Instruction
Individual swim instruction for swimmers age three years to adult is
offered. Private lessons are only held on days when group lessons are
offered. Fee: Half hour $18/$15 resident discount. Call 734.794.6237 for
all the details.

Mack Pool Rental
Rental times are available for
parties, social groups, company
outings and other special
occasions afternoons and
weekends. It’s a great place for a
birthday party or celebration. Call
734.794.6237.

Main pool
$80/hour resident; $100/hour
non-resident; Tot pool: $$65/$52
resident discount; Entire facility:
$158/$132 resident discount

Party Room
Our lifeguard office doubles as
party central. Located right on
the pool deck you are welcome to
bring in food and host your very
own pool party at Mack Pool. The
party room is free with pool rental
or $12.50/$10 resident discount
per hour. Room seats 12.


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     Huron Hills Golf Course
             3465 E. Huron River Drive, 734.794.6246 • www.a2golf.org
     Andrew Walton, Facility Supervisor • Mark Wanshon, Maintenance Operations Specialist




                          Huron Hills Golf Course (HHGC) is located adjacent to
                          Gallup Park and the beautiful Huron River. Established
                          in 1922, it shows the classic golf course architecture
                          that is so sought after today. Did you know Huron
                          Hills now offers power carts for golfers to use and
                          enjoy? The clubhouse offers snack food and a variety
     of golf merchandise. Outings may be arranged at either Huron Hills or
     Leslie Park Golf Course. Both have openings for entire golf leagues for the
     Fall 2010 and Spring/Summer 2011. At 5,071 yards, Huron Hills is perfect
     for beginners, juniors, seniors and families. The course is generally open
     from sunrise to sunset, late March through mid-November. We offer
     various specials/discounts and events throughout the season so golfers
     are encouraged to sign up for e-mail
     notifications (www.a2gov.org) or
     visit our Website often at www.
     a2golf.org.

     Book a tee time at Huron
     Hills Golf Course
     Call 734.794.6246 or online anytime
     at www.a2golf.org.

     Huron Hills now offers power golf
     cart rental (must be 18 or older to
     rent a cart).

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Wee Tees
We are very excited to announce our new family friendly tees or “Wee
Tees.” One of our missions at HHGC is to provide a fun and friendly
golf experience for families and beginners. Our new set of tees will be
located on the front 7 holes and will play 1,231 yards with holes ranging
from 67 yards to 294 yards. At HHGC we cater to golfers of all skill levels
and ages. With our Wee Tees, families and beginners will have more
fun, shoot lower scores, and enjoy spending time together on the golf
course.

Our new Wee Tees are designated by new brightly colored yardage/tee
markers. In addition to the new tees, we will provide juniors with a Wee
Tee scorecard designed to make score keeping fun and easy for young
golfers. A Wee Tee junior round costs $7, while an accompanying adult
round will cost $10. Please visit www.a2golf.org or contact Huron Hills
for more information.

Huron Hills Greens Fees
                                             Walking/Riding
Weekday 9                                    $13/$20
Weekday 18                                   $18/$31
Weekend 9                                    $14/$21
Weekend 18                                   $20/$33
Junior/Senior Weekday 9                      $9/$16
Junior/Senior Weekday 18                     $14/$27
Twilight                                     $12/$19

Adult with Youth Anytime 9 $20 for the two golfers (walking)
Adult with Youth Anytime 18 $25 for the two golfers (walking)
* Call for fall rates in September




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     Weekday 9 for 9 before 9 Special
     9 holes for $9 before 9 a.m. (walking)

     Weekday Retreat Special
     Before 11 a.m. 18-holes with cart: $25 adults/$21 seniors and students
     with valid college ID.

     Sunday Night Family Night
     Sundays after 4 p.m. kids play free with a paid adult. Come out as a
     family and leave richer from the experience!

     Fall rates
     Call for special Fall rates in late September. 734.794.6246.




     Huron Hills Special Events
     Night Light Golf
     Friday, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. play golf at night? Yes, you can!
     Come out for what proves to be a fun event for everyone. This seven-
     hole event is played in the dark with glow balls and a little night
     vision! Tee-times are required, call Huron Hills for more information
     734.794.6246. Fee, $12.

     Instructional Golf League
     Our instructional league is held on Tuesday evenings and will continue
     into the fall under the guidance of our experienced instructors. We
     welcome golfers to join at anytime. Staff will be able to help improve
     your swing, course management, course etiquette and more. For more
     information regarding this league please contact the course or check
     our Website, www.a2golf.org.

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Leslie Park Golf Course
              2120 Traver Road, 734.794.6245 • www.a2golf.org
 Doug Kelly, Director of Golf • Scott Spooner, Maintenance Operations Specialist




                       Designed by E. Lawrence Packard in 1967 and with
                       renovations performed by Arthur Hills in 1995,
                       Leslie Park is a beautiful championship course set
                       on the rolling hills of northern Ann Arbor. Leslie
                       Park is rated a 4.5 star course (out of 5) from Golf
                       Digest and recently received their top honor as the
                       Best Municipal Course in Michigan.

Book a tee time at Leslie Park Golf Course
Call 734.794.6245 or online anytime at at www.a2golf.org.

Outings at Leslie Park
We specialize in small and medium size outings! Let us assist you in all
your outing needs. Please call Leslie Park to check course availability.

Leslie Park Greens Fees
                                                Walking/Riding
Weekday 9                                       $16/$23
Weekday 18                                      $25/$38
Weekend 9                                       $18/$25
Weekend 18                                      $29/$42
Twilight                                        $15/$22
Junior/Senior Weekday 9                         $13/$20
Junior/Senior Weekday 18                        $17/$30
* Call for fall rates in September

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     Weekday Retreat Special
     Before 11 a.m. 18-holes with cart: $33 adults/$23 seniors.

     Weekday Play-All-Day
     Play golf all day with cart & lunch for $50 for Adults / $45 for Seniors:
     This special starts after Sept. 13 and will run through the end of the
     season. Lunch is your choice from one of our delicious bogey or par
     specials.

     Weekend Afternoon Delight
     Weekends after 2 p.m. 18-holes with cart:$33 adults/$23 seniors.

     Expanded menu
     Leslie Park offers an expanded grill menu including burgers, hot dogs,
     sandwiches, pastries, snacks and treats. Note: Leslie Park Golf Course now
     sells beer and other select alcoholic beverages. Leagues and outings can
     take advantage of this new expanded service at our grill, on the course
     beverage cart, or our updated and beautiful beer garden.

     Anyone interested in receiving more information should contact us at:
     734.794.6245 or e-mail us at dkelly@a2gov.org.



      Leslie Park Special Events
     Fall Scramble
     Sunday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. $160/team: This four-person scramble includes
     greens fee, golf cart, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes. Pre-
     registration required, call Leslie Park 734.794.6245.

     Longest Hardest Day of Golf
     Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. $80/team
     Tee off from the “tips,” pins are placed in the hardest possible locations
     and good chance the weather will be bad. This two-person scramble
     includes greens fee, golf cart, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes.
     Pre-registration required, call Leslie Park 734.794.6245.

     Chili Open
     Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. $60/team
     Two-person scramble, cold weather, 18 holes, continental breakfast,
     prizes, chili and chili dogs included in the fun. Call for a tee time
     734.794.6245.




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        Argo Canoe Livery
         1055 Longshore Drive, 734.794.6241 • www.a2gov.org/canoe
                      Cheryl Saam, Facility Supervisor




Argo Canoe Livery Schedule
Argo Canoe Livery features canoes, single kayaks and double kayaks
rentals in a quiet natural setting. Paddle with us for a fun river trip and
enjoy the adventures.

Sept. 7 to Oct. 10, 2010:
SAT & SUN, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
M to F, Argo closed – Gallup is
open. All package trips available
from Gallup Canoe Livery when
Argo is closed. The livery may close
due to bad weather, please call
ahead 734.794.6241.

Come on out and have a fun
fall day on the river! We have
hundreds of boats, many
river paddling options and no
reservations required except for
large groups. We provide canoes,
kayaks, paddles, life jackets,
van transportation and a river
orientation. See details below on
the river package trips offered
from the Argo Livery. We can assist you in planning a fun outing for you
and your group. Paddle parties available at the Argo Livery picnic shelter
and Gallup Meeting Room.
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          Gallup Canoe Livery
                3000 Fuller Road 734.794.6240 • www.a2gov.org/canoe
                            Cheryl Saam, Facility Supervisor




     Gallup Canoe Livery Schedule
     The livery may close due to bad weather. Please call ahead to
     confirm weather conditions, 734.794.6240. To learn more visit
     www.a2gov.org/canoe.

     Sept. 7 to Oct. 24, 2010:
     Everyday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

     Stillwater Paddles
     Paddle a boat in the river where
     there is little or no current. Great
     for beginners and families, no van
     ride needed, just jump in a boat
     and off you go. See pricing below.

     Canoe, 1-person/2-person Kayaks,
     Rowboats (Gallup only). Two-
     hour paddle, $18/boat.

     Paddleboat rental for 30 minutes
     $9/boat (Gallup only).

     Huron River Trips
     Paddle down the Huron River and
     we provide the van transportation
     upriver. All river trips are based
     out of ARGO CANOE LIVERY when
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                  Boat Rentals
the Argo building is open and the GALLUP CANOE LIVERY with the Argo
building is closed. River trip reservations are NOT required except for
groups of five or more boats.

Argo to Gallup River Trip
2-hour trip, $22/boat
Available all day up to 3 hours prior to closing

Barton Dam to Gallup Park River Trip
3-hour trip, $28/boat
12 & 2 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m., 12 p.m., & 2 p.m. weekends/holidays

Delhi Metropark to Argo Park River Trip
4-hour trip, $34/boat
11 a.m. & 1 p.m. on weekends/holidays

Transport fees for personal boats
$8 Argo to Gallup/$12 Barton & Delhi

River Paddles & Parties
Call the Gallup Livery at 734.794.6240 for more information or to
schedule your event.

Gallup Park Meeting Room
Available year around! Gallup Park Meeting Room Rent the picturesque
indoor meeting room for your next meeting or party. Features include
a wall of windows overlooking the Huron River, seating for 40 people,
kitchenette and restroom. Rental fees are $38/$30 resident discount/
hour with two-hour minimum. Call the Gallup Livery at 734.794.6240.

Fishing Birthday Parties for Children
Celebrate your child’s birthday
with fishing fun in Gallup Pond!
The fishing is off the livery docks
and poles and bait are included
with the meeting room rental fee
$106/$90 resident discount for a
unique two-hour fishing party.

Paddle Parties
Challenge your group for a fun
paddle on the Huron River! Groups
receive a 10% boat rental discount
and may also rent a picnic shelter/

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     indoor room to combine a paddle trip with a party for friends.

     Register online for the following special events/programs at Gallup Park.
     Visit www.a2gov.org/canoe to learn more then register at www.a2gov.
     or/parks or call 734.794.6240.


               Special Programs




     River Kids
     Tuesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
     Wednesdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
     NEW! Sundays, Sept. 12, 19, 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
     Tuesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
     Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
     NEW! Sundays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
     $64/$52 resident discount per child/month, ages 2 to 4 years w/
     caregiver.

     Come down to Gallup Park for fall adventures on the Huron River! Enjoy
     the wonderful autumn colors as we explore the river on paddleboats,
     kayaks, and canoes. Experience the thrill of catching fish and
     discovering river critters. Stories, art and playing in the park round out
     the river fun. Dress for the weather and bring sunhats, waterbottles, and
     sunscreen. Grandparents, babysitters, moms or dads are welcome. Pre-
     registration required.




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River Kindergartners
Wednesdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., $64/$52
resident discount per child/month, ages 5 & 6 years w/caregiver.
Join us in exploring the Huron River by double kayaks, canoes and
paddleboats. We will discover the river world of turtles, ducks, fish
and bugs with boats, hikes, fishing poles, nets, stories, art and play.
Younger sibling’s ages 1 to 4 years old are also welcome to register. Pre-
registration required.

Fall Bonfire on the River
Saturday, Sept. 18. Fee: $18/boat. Argo Canoe Livery will be open until
10 p.m. to allow for late night canoeing with only the fire and the moon
to guide your way. Summer’s last hurrah takes place on the Huron River!
Celebrate the end of summer by canoeing or kayaking up to a blazing
bonfire floating on Argo Pond. No pre-registration required.

New! Women’s Kayaking Club
The fourth Wednesday of August (Aug. 25) and September (Sept. 22)
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gallup Park is forming a new group for women
of all experiences to get together on the river once a month. Meet up
at Gallup and we’ll explore different parts of the Huron River with food,
literature, science, and fun. Bring your own boat or rent from the livery,
join us for one or all, no pre-registration.

Trick or Treat Down the River
Sunday, Oct. 10. Begin your trip from the Argo Canoe Livery anytime
between 12 and 4 p.m. Fee: $22/boat, no pre-registration required, all
ages welcome. Experience the Huron River in all its fall beauty while
also enjoying trick-or-treating by canoe or kayak. Paddle your boats
down the river through the city of Ann Arbor stopping along the way to
collect candy and drink swamp muck given out by costumed characters.
Watch out for trolls under bridges and swamp monsters in the river!
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         Enrichment Programs
        At the Ann Arbor Senior Center • 1320 Baldwin Avenue 734.794.6250
       www.a2gov.org/communityenrichment • Pam Simmons, Facility Supervisor




     Enrichment Class Descriptions
     Zumba.® Fitness Motivators Zumba® classes has proven to tone and
     sculpt the body. Taught the classic, original Zumba way! Latin/World
     Music used. You could burn between 350 to 700+ calories per class.
     Nationally Certified & Authorized Zumba®. Drop-in fee: $10 (after
     minimum has been met).
     Monday 9/13 to 11/22 (omit 9/20, 10/18, 11/15) 6 to 7 p.m., $72.
     Saturday 9/18 to 11/16 (omit 11/27) 8 to 9 a.m., $72.
     Saturday 11/13 to 12/18 from 8 to 9 a.m., $45.

     Z-Box Fitness.® Blends the hippest dance moves from yesterday and
     today mixed with basic boxing moves. Start with resistance training and
     end with Zen (that mimics Tai Chi) or a relaxation stretch. Burning 500
     to 700+ calories during one-hour of Z-Box! This class caters to all fitness
     levels. Equipment: Hand weights, mat. Drop-in fee: $10 (after minimum
     has been met).
     Monday 9/13 to 11/22 (omit 9/20, 10/18, 11/15) from 7:05 to 8:05
     p.m., $72.

     Zumba & Z-Box Fitness Combo. Fitness Motivators two popular
     classes combined together to give you a fun, great workout! Zumba
     is a cardio class that combines Latin/World music and dance. Z-Box
     Fitness gives you the same type of dance and music, but with the added
     cardio boxing, strength training for body toning, and ZEN (Tai Chi) for
     relaxation! Friday 9/17 to 11/5 from 5:35 to 6:35 p.m., $72.

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Teen Hip Hop with Fitness Motivators! Experience a fun dance class in
a safe and supportive atmosphere where ‘tweens and teens can learn
really cool present and past hip hop dance moves! Friends and family
will enjoy a very special performance the last 30 minutes of the last
class. Ages 12 to 17 years. Equipment: Wear loose, comfortable clothes.
No drop-in fee available for this class Friday 9/17 to 11/5 from 4:30
to 5:15 p.m., $72

Yoga Basics suits all levels of practitioners and will help bring the mind
and body into a mutual state of well being, ease and vibrant alertness.
Class incorporates asanas (postures), pranayama (regulated breathing)
and meditation to bring about improved health and fitness. Please
bring a yoga mat.
Thursday 9/ 23 to 11/11 from 7 to 8 p.m., $56.
Thursday 12/2 to 1/20 from 7 to 8 p.m., $56.

*Yoga 50+ with Fitness RX. This course incorporates gentle stretching
and yoga poses on a mat or standing. Our instructor is a Registered Yoga
teacher with experience working with older adults. This class focuses
on techniques to improve your balance and flexibility, practice calming
breathing, and deal with stress and anxiety.
Tuesday 1/18 to 3/8 from 1 to 2:15 p.m., $56.
Tuesday 9/ 21 to 11/19 from 1 to 2:15 p.m., $56.

Weights and strength training with Fitness RX. Strength training
improves bone density, diminishes arthritis pain, improves balance and
improves quality of life. Please bring a mat and light hand weights.
Thursday 9/23 to 11/11 from 10 to 11 a.m., $56.
Thursday 1/20 to 3/10 from 10 to 11 a.m., $56.

Zumba Gold with Fitness RX. Dance your way to vibrant health - Put
on your aerobic shoes, bring a bottle of water and join us! Zumba Gold
is the beginner's level of aerobic dance which breaks down the intricate
step-work of Zumba Basic. It’s perfect for anyone just starting out in
Zumba fitness! Instructor Lori S.
Friday 9/24 to 11/12 from 10 to 11 a.m., $56.
Friday 1/21 to 3/11 from 10 to 11 a.m., $56.

Pilates on the Ball. Pilates-based Swiss ball exercise with Fitness RX
includes core (abdominal and lower back) training incorporating
the large exercise ball. This class adds resistance, balance work and
challenge; resembling the Pilates machines workout. Muscle toning and
strengthening exercises will be performed with emphasis on flexibility
and posture. Ball and mat required.
Friday 9/24 to 11/5 from 1 to 2 p.m., $56 and Friday, 1/21 to 3/11
from 1 to 2 p.m., $56.


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     Flirty Girl Fitness with Natalie. Unlock your inner diva and discover a
     fabulous new way of getting fit! You’ve seen the infomercial, but now
     Flirty Girl Fitness™ is in your hometown. A flirty and fun fitness class, this
     class works the entire body by targeting specific muscle groups with
     non-stop easy to learn cardio d-dance moves. No dance experience
     required. Women 18 years and older only please. Minimum 10 students.
     Instructor: Natalie Zemgulis is an A.C.E. Certified Fitness Instructor.
     Drop-in fee available when minimum is met, $8. Location: Ann Arbor
     Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave.
     Tuesday 10/5 to 11/23 from 6 to 6:45 p.m., $60.
     Tuesday 1 /4 to 2/22 from 6 to 6:45 p.m., $60.

     Fitness Contractors
     Fitness Motivators has been offering quality, affordable classes since
     1989 and on local cable TV for over 15 years. Classes taught by certified
     CPR-trained professionals and nationally certified instructors. Visit
     www.fitnessmotivators.com.

     Fitness RX has been serving Michigan for over 20 years. Headquartered
     in Farmington Hills they offer private sessions and classes in Yoga,
     Pilates, Kickboxing, Weight Training, Body Rolling, Spinning, Fitball and
     Massage. Our mission is to bring mind-body fitness to as many people
     as possible as a path of transformation to a healthier, happier and more
     powerful life! Visit www.fitnessrxonline.com.

     One Day Events/Work shops
        Classes held at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin, 734.794.6250
                          www.a2gov.org/communityenrichment
     Find detailed descriptions in the       10/14; free
     Community Enrichment section            MI Author Round Table, 10/15
     (page 32-33) about these                Landlord Tenant disputes, 10/16
     programs.
                                             November
     September                               MI Author Round Table, 11/19
     Frontier Art, 9/10                      Genealogy, 11/13
     Long Term Care & Pizza , 9/14 free,     Holiday Decorating, 11/13
     RSVP required                           To Roth or not to Roth, 11/16
     Patenting inventions, 9/30              Five wishes, advanced directives,
                                             11/20; free
     October                                 Arts & Music, 11/30
     All about Color, 10/7
     Ghost Hunting, 10/9                     December
     Considering long term care +pizza,      Tax strategies +Pizza, 12/9; free

      Community Enrichment Programs continued on page 39
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         Ann Arbor
     Parks & Recreation




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Enrichment Music & Art
   Classes held at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin, 734.794.6250
                     www.a2gov.org/communityenrichment
Detroit Opera, American Songbook Concert
This performance is funded through a generous grant from the Mary
Thompson Foundation The repertoire will be taken from the American
Songbook with selections from Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome
Kern and other classic American songwriters of the 20th century.
Performed by Maria Cimarelli ,soprano; Mark Vondrak, baritone and
accompanied by Joseph Jackson. In addition, the audience should
bring their singing voices and join in a few sing-a-long melodies.
Wednesday 9/22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., $5.

Local Area Artist and Music Program
Marcy Gray, Thursday 9/30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., $5.
Jane Darling, Tuesday 10/30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., $5.
Alida Silverman, Wednesday 2/25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m., $5.
Laila Kujala, Friday 4/1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., $5.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The class will take you on a tour of the museum through almost every
department, and feature over 400 works of art. This DVD lecture series
comes to life on the big screen. Thursday 1/6 to 3/10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.,
$22, member; $32, non-member.

The Louvre Art Museum
Providing an overview of the Louvre’s colorful history it also will allow
you to explore the museums remarkable collection of paintings. This
DVD lecture series comes to life on the big screen. Friday 9/24 to 11/19
from 2 to 3:30 p.m., $22, member; $32, non-member.

Frontier Art
Join Susan Bilek and find out what Detroit was like in the 1800’s from
a new historical perspective. Discover the ways early Detroit artists
worked, lived and changed American art. Enjoy a full color slide
presentation covering local history and painting. Friday 9/10 from 6:30
to 8 p.m., $5, member; $10, non-member; $15 couple.


       Finance & Investing
Finance Today
Detailed descriptions for these workshops can be found at www.
a2gov.org/communityenrichment.

Long Term Care, includes free pizza and beverage presented by Hantz
Financial. Tuesday 9/14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., free.
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     Biblically Based Investing presented by C. Curtis Financial. Tuesday
     9/28 from 7 to 8 p.m., $10.
     VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit presented by Arbor Hospice.
     Saturday 9/ 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., free of charge.
     “Hope” is Not an investment Strategy presented by C. Curtis Financial.
     Tuesday 10/19 from 7 to 8 p.m., $10.
     Estate Planning includes free pizza and beverage presented by Hantz
     Financial. Thursday 10/21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., free of charge.
     5 wishes, Advanced Directives presented by Arbor Hospice. Saturday
     11/20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. free of charge.
     To Roth or Not to Roth presented by C. Curtis Financial. Tuesday 11/16
     from 7 to 8 p.m., $10.
     Taking advantage of the Tax Bill includes free pizza/beverage by
     Hantz Financial. Thursday 12/09 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., free of charge.

     More things to do in the evenings and weekends at the Center
     Detailed descriptions for these workshops can be found at www.
     a2gov.org/communityenrichment.

               Much more to do..
        Classes held at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin, 734.794.6250
                          www.a2gov.org/communityenrichment
     ACBL Bridge Every Monday starting 9/13 from 7 to 10 p.m. $6, member;
     non-member, $7.
     Decorating Basics Tuesday 9/21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., material fee
     payable to instructor $5. Class fee $5, member, $10; non-member;
     couple, $15.
     All About Color & Decorating Thursday 10/7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.,
     material fee payable to instructor $5. Class fee $5, member, $10; non-
     member; couple, $15.
     Genealogy 1/19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., material fee payable to
     instructor $5. Class fee $5, member, $10; non-member; couple, $15.
     What’s new in Holiday Decorating Saturday 11/13 from 10:30 a.m. to
     12:30 p.m. material fee payable to instructor $10. Class fee $5, member,
     $10; non-member; couple, $15.
     Ghost Hunting Saturday 10/ 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., $10, member;
     $15, non-member.
     Michigan Authors Round Table attend all of the workshops or choose
     just one. 9/17; 10/15; 11/19 from 7 to 8:15 p.m., $5, member; $10, non-
     member.
     Bridge lessons, supervised bridge play classes and bridge
     workshops visit the web site for class schedule and descriptions.

     About the Law
     Basic Overview of Landlord/Tenant Disputes, presented by Huron
     Legal Group, Saturday 10/16 from 1 to 3 p.m., Class fee $5, member, $10;
     non-member; couple, $15.
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Patenting, presented by Huron Legal Group Thursday 9/ 30 from 7 to
8:30 p.m., Class fee $5, member, $10; non-member; couple, $15.

Appealing Your City Property Taxes, presented by Huron Legal Group
Thursday, 11/2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Class fee $5, member, $10; non-
member; couple, $15.

Health and Wellness
Inside out of Stroke presented by Dr. Adler, Friday 9/17 from 2 to 3
p.m., (Free after $2 admittance to Health Fair).

Flu Shots by Visiting Nurses, Friday 9/17 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., fee payable
to Visiting Nurses.

Five Things to do to Improve Health, Lunch and Learn, presented by
Dr. Klapp. RSVP required for lunch reservation from Panera Bread by 9/9.
The event is Friday 9/17 from 12 to 1 p.m., (maximum enrollment 35).
Free after $2 admittance to health fair.

Diabetic Review presented by Great Lakes Medical Supply and the
American Diabetes Association, 9/ 17 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free after $2
admittance to health fair.

Medicaid How/When to use your Home Health Care Benefit
presented by preferred Providers home health care Friday 9/17 from
1:15 to 2 p.m. Free after $2 admittance to health fair.

Bipolar Disorder presented by Jackie Castine author of “I Wish I Could
Fix it But…” Tuesday 11/9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Class fee $5, member,
$10; non-member; couple, $15. Book sales payable to author.

Joining the Journey Embracing a loved one with Dementia
presented by Arbor Hospice, Saturday 10/16 2 to 3:30 p.m., free of
charge.

APHASIA - The Scavenger Hunt for Words presented by Ex. Director
UM-UCLL Adult Aphasia Program Tuesday 9/30 from 1 to 3 p.m., class
fee $5, member, $10; non-member; couple, $15.

Personal Action Towards Health (PATH) Introduction workshop
presented by National Kidney Foundation & AAA1B. Friday 9/17 from 10
to 11 a.m., Personal Action Towards Health (PATH) class, Friday 9/24 to
10/29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., free of charge.

Fall Prevention presented by Arbor Hospice Saturday 2/19 from 2 to 3
p.m. free of charge.




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     Ann Arbor Senior Center
            Ann Arbor Senior Center • 1320 Baldwin Avenue 734.794.6250
             www.a2gov.org/senior • Pam Simmons, Facility Supervisor




     We offer educational, social and health-related programming for adults
     50+. If you’ve never been to the center please visit or go online to www.
     a2gov/senior. Click on the ZEST newsletter while you’re on our site for
     the most current programs/events.

     Membership Information: $25 a year for a single senior age 50 or
     older. $35 for a couple in the same house hold age 50 or older. Non-
     members are subject to a $2 drop-in fee or non-member fees for classes.
     Membership is payable to: The City of Ann Arbor. A membership form
     is available on the web, or you can pick one up on your next visit.

     Mondays                              Tuesdays
     9:30 Bridge seminars                 9:30 Social Bridge
     9:30 Supervised Bridge Play          10:00 Social Scrabble
     9:30 Beginning Bridge Course         11:30 Lunch
     10:30 Intermediate Bridge            1:00 Yoga 50+
     11:30 Knitting Group                 2:30 Investment Basics
     11:30 Lunch                          3:15 Line and Party Dance
     12:45 Duplicate Bridge               6:00 Flirty Girl Fitness
     12:45 Movie Matinee                  7:00 Yoga Basics
     1:00 Social Mah Jongg
     6:00 ZUMBA                           Wednesdays
     7:00 ACBL Bridge                     9:00 Tai Chi
                                          9:15 Supervised Bridge Play
                                          9:30 Bridge Seminars
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9:45 Conversational French            and the Louvre
11:00 Exploring the Tao through       7:00 Yoga basics
Watercolor Workshops
11:30 Lunch                           Friday Community & Senior
12:30 Intermediate French             Programs
12:45 ACBL Duplicate Bridge           9:30 Personal Action Towards
                                      Health (PATH) Program
Thursdays                             10:00 Zumba gold
9:30 Men’s Club                       1:00 Pilates on the Ball
10:00 Social Mah Jongg                5:35 Z-Box & Zumbo Combo class
10:00 Weight strength training
11:30 Lunch                           Saturday Community & Senior
12:00 ACBL Duplicate Bridge           Programs
2:00 Metropolitan Museum of Art       8:00 ZUMBA
• Please see pages 32-34 for class descriptions of the above programs


           Health Fair 2010
Please join us for a health fair at the Ann Arbor Senior Center on
Friday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost, $2.

• Blood pressure checks by Laura
Sarrach, RN of Golden Acre Residential
Care, from 10 to 12 p.m., middle room.
• Discover Personal Action towards
Health review and learn about the
free PATH class that begins 8/ 24.
Presentation sponsored by the National
Kidney Foundation and Area Agency on
Aging 10 to 11 a.m., main hall.
• Inside out of stroke by Dr. Raymond
Adler, from 10 to 11 a.m., main hall.
• Stonyfield Farm free yogurt samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., lobby.
• Five things you can do to improve your health (lunch/learn) by Dr.
Klapp. Maximum enrollment 35, please RSVP by calling 734.794.6250.
Dr. Klapp will provide lunch by Panera Bread. 12 to 12:45 p.m., main hall.
• Flu Shots by Ann Arbor Visiting Nurses, fee payable to Visiting Nurses.
Bring insurance documentation. 1 to 4 p.m., middle room.
• Fitness RX Yoga Demonstration, Come discover the benefits of yoga
and try this 30 minute free class. 1:30 to 2 p.m., main hall.
• Diabetes Review presented by Great Lakes Medical Supply and the
Diabetes Foundation from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the main hall.
• Nutrition & Stoke presented by Nanya, RN and Hillside Terrace from
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., main room.
• Medicare and how to use your home care benefits presented by
preferred providers from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., back room.

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           A2 Farmers Market
              315 Detroit Street, 734.794.6255 • www.a2gov.org/market
                          Molly Notarianni, Market Manager




     Located in a beautiful open-air
     marketplace in the heart of the
     Kerrytown neighborhood, the Ann
     Arbor Farmers Market is the best place
     around to shop locally!

     Buy fruits, vegetables, artisan handcrafts, humanely-raised meat and
     eggs, artesian bread and baked goods, maple syrup, jams and jellies and
     cheeses ... all directly from the producer.

     We continue to participate in the EBT Bridge Card program. Bring your
     card to the market office, to learn more about the vendors involved.

     Visit www.a2gov.org/market, to learn about upcoming events and
     sign up to receive the market's monthly e-newsletter. You can also
     follow us at www.twitter.com/aafarmersmarket, for updates each
     morning on the newest and freshest additions to market.

     Additional activities are planned for the 2011 season. Did you know
     you can rent the market space for weddings, festivals or other special
     events? To speak with an event specialist please call Parks & Recreation
     Customer Services at 734.794.6230.

     Farmers Market Hours of Operation
     Wednesday and Saturday from May to December, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Saturday only, January to April, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and year-round on
     Saturdays.
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          Leslie Science &
           Nature Center
            1831 Traver Road, 734.997.1553 • www.lesliesnc.org
                        E-mail: info@lesliesnc.org




Hidden within the city of Ann Arbor, is a special place where a forest
flourishes, salamanders dance and children of all ages revel in the
natural world around them.

Situated on 50 acres, the Leslie Science & Nature Center provides natural
science and environmental education opportunities for youth and their
families. Hike the trails, meander past our Resident Raptors, visit the
animals in the Critter House or join us for an education program. The
solar-powered Nature House and historic Leslie House are available for
rent. Please call 734.997.1553 to inquire for rates and available dates.
Register for all LSNC programs on our Web site www.lesliesnc.org.

LSNC memberships
Become a member of LSNC! Benefits include discounts to be used
towards LSNC programming, as well as an invitation to members’ only
events and discounts at various Ann Arbor businesses. Visit www.
lesliesnc.org for more details.

Programs and Registration
Leslie Science and Nature Center offers public programs for adults,
families, school age children, toddlers and preschoolers. Space is limited
for many programs so pre-registration is recommended. Register online
at www.lesliesnc.org, drop off or mail a form to 1831 Traver Road, Ann
Arbor, MI 48105, or call 734.997.1553.

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       LSNC Adult Programs
     Fall Book Club Series
     Third Wednesday of the month 7 to 8:30 p.m., $32/person for all three
     sessions. Combine your two favorite loves: nature and reading in this
     unique lively book club. In typical LSNC fashion we’ll hike through the
     forest, meet live animals and discuss environmental issues highlighted
     in each book. Refreshments included. Please bring your own books to
     each session.

     Sept. 15, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
     The book that helped to start the environmental movement bringing to
     light many issues with the modern world in which we live, particularly in
     regard to chemical exposure.

     Oct. 20, The Diversity of Life by Edward O. Wilson
     A book that looks at biodiversity and the need to protect wilderness.
     Edward O. Wilson is credited for continuing to encourage conservation
     and define environmental ethics. This book is considered to be one of
     the best books on biodiversity.

     Nov. 17, The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen
     A book that studies the history of conservation biology. This engaging,
     humorous book brings to life different scientists and studies that have
     shaped conservation efforts.

     Wild Wings Photography Workshop
     Saturday, Oct. 23, 7 to 10 a.m.,$50/
     person $15/spectator.
     Pre registration required. Award
     winning photographer, Michael
     Seabrook joins forces with the
     LSNC raptor program to guide
     photographers in the art of wildlife
     photography. For this first endeavor,
     the LSNC birds will be perched in easy
     to shoot areas and poses. Michael
     will share his hard learned tips and
     techniques to create the perfect
     composition. Class is designed for
     photographers of all abilities.

     Wild Wings Macro
     Photography Workshop
     Saturday, February 12, 2 to 5 p.m., $50/person $15/spectator.
     Pre registration required. Michael Seabrook is back to guide
     photographers through the macro realm. If you have been interested
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in trying a macro lens or are looking for a deeper understanding of how
to use your equipment join LSNC and the raptor program for a up-close
look at the raptor world. Come prepared for inside and outside work.
Class is designed for photographers of all abilities.

Wild Wings Action Photography Workshop
Saturday, April 2, 4 to 7 p.m., $70/person $25/spectator.
Pre registration required. Increase your ability to take action shots while
practicing photographing a flying red tail hawk and peregrine falcon.
Under the direction of award winning photographer Michael Seabrook,
participants will learn to take the ever elusive photo of a bird in flight.


LSNC Raptor Programs
Meet the Falcons
Thursday, Sept. 23, 7 to 8 p.m., $5/person. All ages welcomed.
Spend an hour learning about the fast flying falcons. We’ll encounter
a few birds up close and personal and visit falcons around the world
through a short photo presentation.

Free Fly with Red Tail
Sunday, Nov. 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m., $25/person. All ages welcomed.
Pre registration is required. Call for scholarship information. It’s time for
the LSNC male red tail hawk to spread his wings. Come watch as the red
tail uses his limited flight ability to maneuver his way around the LSNC
grounds finally returning to his handler. Light refreshments will be
served during the flight performance.

Meet the Gliders
Thursday, Jan. 20, 7 to 8 p.m., $5/person. All ages welcomed.
Ever wonder how the turkey vulture can travel without flapping its
wings? Or how a red tail hawk can stay suspended in the sky? Now is
your chance to discover the secrets of the “Gliders”. Red tail hawk, turkey
vulture and bald eagle will be on hand so you can see the physical
adaptations that make this miracle possible.

Valentine’s Event
Sunday, Feb. 13, 1 to 3 p.m., $5/person.
All ages welcomed. What better way to
celebrate a day of love than with the
Barn Owl and her heart shaped face.
Valentine fare including tasty treats,
crafts and cards will be on hand as
you visit the barn owl. Recognize your
valentine with a purchase of a special
Valentines Day card, all proceeds
support the LSNC raptors.
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     Owl Prowl
     Saturday, March 12, 7 to 9 p.m., $8/person, $30/family. Join us for an
     enchanting evening with owls. Night hikes, owl calling and visits with
     live owls will fill the evening with wonder as we discover how ears, eyes
     and feathers help owls survive the night.


     LSNC Family Programs
     Bug Fest
     Saturday, Sept. 18, 1 to 3 p.m., $8/person, $30/family. Celebrate bugs,
     beetles, butterflies and more as we search, sweep, dip and dig into the
     incredible world of insects.

     Children of the Earth Concert
     Saturday, Oct. 2, 4 to 5:30 p.m., $8/person, $30/family. Join us for a
     fun filled and inspiring concert with singer/songwriter Joe Reilly. Joe
     has written and recorded songs to teach ecology and environmental
     stewardship and to celebrate our connections with the earth and its
     resources.

     Animal Haunts
     Saturday, Oct. 23, 6 to 9 p.m., $8 person, $30/family. Celebrate
     Halloween at LSNC’s non-scary Animal Haunts “Eerie Ecosystems.” Enjoy
     a guided hike through Black Pond woods where costumed characters
     bring plants and animals from the Lake Erie region to life through skits
     and songs. Join us for an evening of pumpkins, games, face painting,
     cider and more.

     Orienteering Challenge
     Saturday, Nov. 20 1 to 3 p.m., $8/person, $30/family. Don’t get lost as
     you join us for LSNC’s 2010 orienteering challenge. We will have a brief
     orientation on how to use a compass and then depart to discover the
     history and natural features of Dr. Leslie’s property.

     Animals Around the World
     Saturday, Jan. 29, 1 to 3 p.m., $8/person, $30/family. Join David Clipner
     and his amazing animals from around the world. Get an up-close look at
     marsupials, arthropods and exotic animals including a spiky hedgehog.

     Serious Science
     Saturday, Feb. 26, 1 to 3 p.m., $8/person, $30/family. Bring your thinking
     cap and sense of adventure as we experiment with the physics and
     chemistry of nature in the Leslie Laboratory.

     Photo Scavenger Hunt
     Saturday, March 26, 1 to 3 p.m., $8/person, $30/family.
     Grab your digital camera and join us for a wacky photo scavenger hunt.
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After receiving your photo
clues, each group will travel
around LSNC recording their
adventure along the way.

Explore Black Pond
Saturday, April 16, 1 to 3 p.m.,
$8/person, $30/family.
Hike through the forest to
explore the vernal Black Pond.
We’ll use nets to discover the
amazing organisms that make this ecosystem so unique.

Frog Fest
Saturday, May 21, 7 to 9 p.m. $8/person, $30/family.
Croak, ribbit and peep on over for our festival of frogs! Practice
making frog calls before hoppin’ on down to the pond to join the
frogs as they jump and splash in the duckweed. Discover more about
frogs, salamanders and toads as we explore their different stages of
development with games, activities, and observation.


    LSNC Kids Programs
Habitats for Homeschoolers
Investigate Insects
Friday, Sept. 24, 1 to 3 p.m., $5/person, ages 5-12, adult required.
Investigate the diverse world of insects, their life cycles, adaptations and
habitats. Students will use nets to sweep for insects/graph findings.

Tremendous Trees
Friday, Oct. 29, 1 to 3 p.m., $5/person, ages 5-12, adult required.
Take a Tremendous Tree trek while we investigate plant growth
requirements, life cycles & tree identification using a dichotomous key.

Amazing Animals
Friday Nov. 19 , 1 to 3 p.m., $5/person, ages 5-12. Adult required.
From Classification to adaptations, we’ll explore our amazing animals.
The Critter House will be your classroom as we investigate our slimy,
scaly and furry friends.

Children of the Earth Club
Saturdays 10 to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Dec. 11. $8 per
person per week, $28 for all 4 weeks, no adult required. Learn what you
can do to help care for the earth through songs and song writing, fun
outdoor experiences, environmentally-themed games and home action
plans. Led by singer songwriter and environmental educator Joe Reilly.
Come once or register for four Saturdays. Appropriate for grade 2 and up.
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              LSNC Day Camps
     Pre-registration is required. Register at www.lesliesnc.org, drop
     off or mail form to: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, or call
     734.997.1553. All camps are licensed by the State of Michigan.

     Holiday Break Camp
     Dec. 27 to 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $225
     Session A: 1st/2nd grade
     Session B: 3rd-5th grade
     Celebrate the beauty and splendor of winter with games, sledding,
     hikes, crafts, stories and experiments. Investigate and discover nature's
     winter surprises.

     Days Off Outdoors
     Nov. 2, Jan. 17, Feb. 16 and March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. pizza
     lunch is provided. $60 for each session, ages K-5th grade.
     When schools are closed, come discover the wonderful world of nature!
     Explore the forest, fields, and trails. Sled down the snowy slopes. Be
     a predator while stalking your prey in a dense thicket ... a different
     adventure awaits each day.

     Winter Break Camp
     Feb. 21 to 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $225
     • Session A: 1st/2nd grade
     • Session B: 3rd-5th grade
     Winter is wild and wonderful! You’re invited for scientific exploration,
     sledding, hiking, and discovering animals. So, don't hibernate over
     break. Winter is full of adventures.

     Spring Break Camp
     April 4 to 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $225
     • Session A: K/1st grade
     • Session B: 2nd/3rd
     • Session C: 4th/5th
     A week of walks in the woods, poking in the ponds, frolicking in the
     fields fills your spring break with natural wonders. Other activities
     include outdoor games, survival skills and exploration on the wild side.

     Explore with Me Playgroup
     Ages 1 to 5 with a caregiver $7/child
     Fall Fun, Saturday Sept. 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
     Winter Wonders, Saturday Jan. 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
     Spring has Sprung, Saturday, May 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m.




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LSNC Preschool Programs
Get outdoors with your preschoolers for fun days of exploration
and outdoor fun. Visit the Critter House, meander past our birds of
prey, and hike through the forest to discover the wonders of nature.

Tiny Tots
Ages 1 to 3 years old with a caregiver, siblings are welcome.
Friday mornings, Sept. 17, Oct. 1, 15, 29, Nov. 12, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March
11, 25, April 15 & 29, May 13, 27. 9:30 to 11 a.m. $7 per child, Special
deal! Tiny Tot Pass. $75 for all 13 programs. ($21 in savings) Discover
nature through your child’s eyes. Join us for a carnival of indoor and
outdoor hands-on activities that will delight toddlers and provide a
wonderful introduction to the great outdoors. Visit the Critter House
and meander past our birds of prey to spy on owls, hawks and other
raptors. Come each time for new and exciting themes.

       LSNC Nature Tykes
The Leslie Science & Nature Center Tyke Programs offer a wonderful
mix of science and silliness for young naturalists who are 4 to 5
years old. Programs include time outdoors; please make sure your
child is dressed to go outside! Pre-Registration is required.

The Bugliest Bug
Tuesdays, Sept. 7, 21, 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., $32.
Crawl with caterpillars, lunch with ladybugs and dance with dragonflies
all month long! Young Tykes will discover the wonderful world of insects
and search for the Bugliest Bug.

Nature Detectives
Thursday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., $43. Little hands and
eyes take a closer look at the little things in life. Using hand lenses,
microscopes, stories & games we’ll decode nature’s mysteries.

All Over Ologists
Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., $43.
Want to be a paleontologist? Biologist? Herpetologist? Geologist? Each
week we’ll become scientist exploring the natural world from rocks, to
animals and everything in between.

Rad Reptiles
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8, 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., $32.
Slither like a snake, climb like a lizard, or hide in your turtle shell as we
explore the cold blooded world of our scaly reptile friends.

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     Snowflake Science and Icicle Imagination
     Tuesday, Jan. 11, 18, 25 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., $32.
     Enter a winter wonderland of snowflakes and icicles as we experiment
     and imagine the cold days away.

     The Science of Yuck
     Thursday Feb. 3, 10, 17 from 1 to 2:30 pm, $32.
     Enter Dr. Leslie’s Laboratory to create slime, glop and other ooey gooey
     science experiments as well as explore the yucky side of nature.

     Dr. Seuss on the Loose
     Thursday March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
     from 1 to 2:30 p.m., $52.
     Enter the wacky world of Dr.
     Seuss. Join Yertle the Turtle
     and the Brown Barbaloots
     for an absurdly entertaining
     extravaganza of silly stories and
     nature adventures to celebrate
     Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

     Water Wonders
     Wednesday April 13, 20, 27 from
     1 to 2:30 p.m., $32. Spring is an
     excellent time for jumping in
     puddles and walking in the raindrops as we investigate the wonders
     and science of water.

     Adventures of Frog and Toad
     Wednesday May 4, 11, 18, 25 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; $43.
     Hop on over to discover more about our amphibian friends and their
     adventures with hikes, games, crafts and the enjoyable “Frog and Toad”
     stories by A. Lobel.




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  LSNC Birthday Parties
Explore with Fox and Friends, Track Teddy Bears, Investigate Wildlife
Woods and Water, Play Predator games, or search for a hidden Letterbox.
Choose any of these great adventures for two hours of birthday party
fun at LSNC. Visit our Web site www.lesliesnc.org or call 734.997.1553
for more information. Fee $150. Ages 4 to 13.


  LSNC Scout Programs
Gather your troop and head over to LSNC for outdoor environmental
adventures for all ages of scouts! Your troop may choose a two-hour
program or an overnight program, in which we will complete most, if
not all, of the requirements for many scout badges. Visit our Website
www.lesliesnc.org or call 734.997.1553 for more information.


  LSNC says Thank you!
• Kiwanis, $2,000 for scholarships

• Rotary, $3,000 for scholarships

• LaVision, $2,000

• Dykema Gossett and ECO
PHYSICS, for Mayfly support

• Wolf Family Family
Foundation, $13,500 for
environmental education
programs at Northside, King,
and Carpenter Schools

• Comerica, $900 for Adopt-
a-Class for Dicken Elementary
School!

• Donaldson & Guenther, DDS, $900 for Adopt-a-Class support!

• Earth Force, $4,000 for the GREEN program

• Wild Bird Center, for donating birdseed at cost for the Wildlife Viewing
Area behind the Critter House



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     Natural Area Preservation
               1831 Traver Road, 734.794.6627 • www.a2gov.org/nap
                             David Borneman, Manager




     Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann
     Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its
     citizens. NAP projects take volunteers into broad areas of concern
     such as maintaining biodiversity and restoring damaged ecosystems.
     Through the combination of hands-on involvement and scientific
     understanding, we hope to encourage and support a connection
     between individual volunteers and their surrounding natural
     environment. If you’d like to receive regular updates from NAP; sign
     up for our newsletter by going to our Web site (www.a2gov.org/nap)
     or call 734.794.6627. You can also find us online at www.a2gov.org/
     adopt-a-park; www.facebook.com/a2nap; www.twitter.com/a2nap.

     Volunteer opportunities with NAP
     Participate in Stewardship Workdays in city. Activities include:
     • Invasive plant removal, seed collection, and trail maintenance.
     • Participate in our Natural Features Inventory by surveying the parks for
     nesting birds, salamanders, or frogs and toads. Inventories begin in early
     spring.
     • Join our Burn Crew and participate in prescribed ecological burns
     conducted in spring and fall. Required training takes place in Feb. 2011.
     • Become a photo monitor and document park restoration efforts.
     • Join our team of Park Stewards and focus on restoration projects in
     your favorite natural area. Stewards work independently in partnership
     with NAP and may also organize other volunteers for projects.

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                Adopt-a-Park
      1831 Traver Road, 734.794.6627 • www.a2gov.org/adopt-a-park
               Jason Frenzel, Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Adopt-a-Park Kick-Off
We rely on volunteers to support stewardship efforts in city parks!
Training, tools, and support is provided. For more information contact
the Adopt-A-Park coordinators at 734.794.6627 or Adopt-A-Park@
a2gov.org, or visit us at www.a2gov.org/adopt-a-park.




Adopt-a-Traffic Island
The city partners with neighbors
and businesses to keep our traffic
islands looking good.

If you’re interested in
demonstrating your gardening
abilities in a very public setting,
please let us know – we’d love your
help! Call 734.794.6627 or e-mail
Jason Frenzel at jfrenzel@a2gov.
org.




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     Forestry & Park Operations
            4251 Stone School Road, 734.794.6350 • www.a2gov.org/trees
                       Matt Warba, Park Operations Supervisor
                         Kay Sicheneder, Forestry Supervisor




     If you live in, work in or are visiting Ann Arbor and you have a service
     request, you may wish to use the Citizen Request System to notify us of
     a problem or service concern. The request is automatically routed to the
     appropriate city service area for action. If you provide your e-mail address,
     we will electronically confirm your service request submission. Your contact
     information is also required to check the status of your request 24/7. Find the
     link at www.a2gov.org under the “Living In” section Citizen Request System.

     Forestry Forestry is responsible for public tree care in Ann Arbor’s
     “Urban Forest” represented by more than 40,000 street trees and thousands
     of trees located in City Parks. Forestry, with assistance from the Dean Fund,
     provides a range of services including tree trimming, removal and planting.

     The Elizabeth Dean Tree Fund In 1964, Elizabeth Dean
     willed nearly $2 million to “be held in a separate fund by the City of Ann
     Arbor and the income thereof to be used to repair, maintain and replace
     trees on City property.” The annual interest income generated by the
     Dean Trust is utilized to provide tree services that benefit the urban
     forest and consequently the Ann Arbor community. The Dean Fund
     Committee welcomes citizen requests for special tree planting projects.
     Call 734.794.6364 to request an application form and copy of project
     guidelines.



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Forestry continues to plant on streets
most lacking in tree canopy. Trees
planted on rights-of-way are chosen by
the Forestry Unit for species diversity,
size, and hardiness. Citizens may
plant trees on their own right-of-way
by using a pre-qualified nursery and
obtaining a free permit from the City.
Eligible citizens may claim a charitable
donation up to $1,000. See our Web
site at www.a2gov. org/trees or call
734.794.6364.

Tree maintenance and planting needs are identified by using aerial
photography and comprehensive information provided by the public
tree inventory that was completed last winter. A summary of the
inventory data is posted on the city Web site.

Park Operations The park system is highly valued by citizens
and enhances the urban living within Ann Arbor. The Park Operations
Unit is responsible for the care and maintenance of the 157 city parks,
which includes mowing, playground repairs, all athletic fields, 52 miles
of multi-use path maintenance including snow and ice control, shelters,
building maintenance of all recreation facilities and Fairview Cemetery.

Noticeable enhancements are taking place as a result of the Park
Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage that was passed in
November 2006. For information or to address park maintenance
questions/concerns please call 734.794.6350. Maintenance &
improvements scheduled through 2012 will include:
• Plant 450 trees in the parks
• Increase recreation facility equipment repair/replacement schedules
• Improve park shelter maintenance
• Provide for assessment and monitoring of all city-owned natural areas
• Take corrective action within 24 hours of being notified of graffiti in parks
• Turf restoration plan for heavily used areas
• Develop game-court maintenance plan for sealing/marking of courts
• Refurbishing of all sand/fibar material in and around playground
structures
• 20 new ADA accessible drinking fountains throughout the system

Fairview Cemetery
Fairview Cemetery (corner of Wright and Kellogg St.) administration,
sale of lots and burial information is handled at the W.R. Wheeler Service
Center, 4251 Stone School Rd. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 734.794.6363.




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                    A2 Dog Park s




     Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation
     Services has two dog play areas in
     city parks. Dog permits/tags are on
     sale in the Ann Arbor City Clerk's
     Office (100 N. Fifth Avenue, City Hall
     second floor) and the Washtenaw
     County Treasurer Office (200 N.
     Main).

     A joint City-County Swift Run Dog
     Park (off-leash) at the Swift Run
     Park, is located at the northeast
     corner of the Swift Run landfill. It is
     bounded on the north by Ellsworth
     Road and on the east by Platt Road.
     The 10-acre Swift Run Dog Park
     is maintained in partnership with
     Washtenaw County with financial
     contributions from both the City
     and County. A second off-leash dog play area is located at Olson Park,
     in the south-central portion of the park.

     An annual Off-Leash Dog Permit is required for access to the off-
     leash dog play areas. The permit will enable the City to provide safe
     environments for users and their pets. The permitting process will
     require owners to provide health and safety documentation, specifically
     a current rabies vaccination certificate, dog license, and a Waiver &
     Release Form. Go to www.agov.org/parks and look for the dog park
     link or visit www.a2gov.org/clerks to download the application.

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  Ann Arbor Open Space &
Parkland Preservation Millage




Greenbelt
In November 2003, the residents of Ann Arbor voted overwhelmingly in
favor of the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage, commonly
referred to as the Greenbelt Millage. The Greenbelt Millage is a 30-year,
0.5 mil tax levy. A portion of the millage is used to purchase new City
parkland and a portion is used to protect agricultural and open space
land outside of the City, within the Greenbelt District.

Since the millage passed, an additional 41 acres of parkland have been
added to the City’s park system. Collectively, these parcels have helped
to provide better linkages between existing parks, added parcels to ex-
isting parks and protected some of the remaining critical urban natural
areas.

The Greenbelt program has protected almost 2,000 acres of farmland
and open space surrounding the City of Ann Arbor, and has leveraged
the City’s funds with over $12.3 million of additional funds through
grants, landowner donations and other locally funded programs. Our
local partners have included Ann Arbor Township, Legacy Land Conser-
vancy, Scio Township, Pittsfield Township, Webster Township, and Washt-
enaw County Natural Area Preservation Program.

For more information, contact Ginny Trocchio at 734.794.6210 x42798;
e-mail gltrocchio@a2gov.org or visit www.a2gov.org/greenbelt.




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           Events in the Park s
           2781 Packard Road, 734.794.6230 • www.a2gov.org/cobblestone
                          Jessica Black, Facility Supervisor




     Let us help you plan your next event in the City of Ann Arbor Parks. We
     have countless outdoor and indoor venues to choose from including
     community parks and picnic pavilions as well as unique locations such
     as Cobblestone Farm (www.a2gov.org/cobblestone) and the open-air
     marketplace of the Farmers Market in historic Kerrytown.

     From birthday parties and family reunions to corporate events and
     fundraisers, we have a location in the Ann Arbor Parks to suit your
     needs. Call 734.794.6230. Plan ahead, as early as 18 months, if necessary.

     Special Events
     Are you a non-profit or private party interested in organizing a large
     scale event within an Ann Arbor Park? Fees for special events vary
     depending on the size of the group, amount of space required and the
     need for additional services.
     Examples of events that have
     taken place in the past include
     Making Strides against Breast
     Cancer Walk, MS Walk, and the
     NAACP Juneteenth Celebration.

     Contact the Customer Service
     Center for information on
     special events in the parks
     system. Visit www.a2gov.org/
     parks or call 734.794.6230.


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             Ann Arbor
        Par s & Recreation
       SCHOLARSHIP FUND




The Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund provides city
residents access to our park facilities and programs regardless of
economic situation. Our scholarship program provides income
eligible families exposure to positive experiences, active lifestyles and
mentors, as well as opportunities to gain and refine life skills, and to
develop positive personal and social assets. Parks provide wonderful
opportunities for children of all ages to build the skills and strengths
they need to lead full and rewarding lives.

         Your donation provides:
     Foreign language class $40             Junior golf camp $115
    Beginning swim lessons $45             Junior golf lessons $125
       Ice skating lessons $55         Summer day camp for a week $175
    Senior Center yoga class $56          Family season pool pass $250

100% of the donations to this program go directly to support
scholarships for people in Ann Arbor. Please consider making a tax
deductible donation to the Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Scholarship
Fund. We need your help to provide recreation opportunities to build a
sense of community, create safer neighborhoods and engage families
in experiential learning and healthy physical activities. Thank you for
considering a donation and we look forward to hearing from you. How
to make a donation: Contact City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation
Services at 734.794.6230 or visit www.a2gov.org/scholarship.

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                 Millage Projects




     Voters approved a six-year park millage in November, 2006 that
     funds improvements and maintenance to Ann Arbor’s parks system.
     NAP and Adopt-a-Park programs are also funded from the millage.
     The Park Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage affords
     us the opportunity to bring projects like the following to fruition.
     You can view an extensive list of projects and their status at: www.
     a2gov.org/government/communityservices/ParksandRecreation/
     ParkPlanningDevelopment/Pages/ParkImprovements.aspx.

     Bader Park: Renovate playground to replace existing structure.

     Bandemer Park: The vehicle bridge was renovated, including replacing
     steel beams and wood decking. The parking lot is being repaved.

     Buhr Park: A barrier free ramp was added and the stairs were replaced
     at the entrance to the pool and ice arena.
     The floor refrigeration system was replaced at the ice arena as there
     were many leaks in the piping.
     The steel structure at the ice arena will be repainted in the spring to
     protect the infrastructure.
     Path from Essex to Allen School was replaced to make it barrier free.
     The path from Easy Street to the park is being replaced to make it
     accessible.
     Storm water basins were created and expanded per the master plan in
     conjunction with the path projects.

     Cobblestone Farm Renovations: The catering kitchen in the barn was
     expanded, a dumb waiter, trash chute, new oven, sink and flooring
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were installed. Additional landscaping work was completed around the
building, and the service drive/walk is being replaced.

Farmers Market Painting and Lighting: New lights were installed and
the canopy was painted to brighten the vending area. Electrical outlets
are being installed to serve additional vendors and existing outlets are
being upgraded.

Gallup Park: The vehicle bridge was renovated including abutments
and approaches and replaced railings to meet current code
requirements.

Kempf House: Removed ramp and replaced with sloped sidewalk to
allow barrier free entry to the front door, painted exterior of house and
repaired interior plaster.

Leslie Park Golf Course Bridge and Path Renovations: Cart bridges
and pedestrian bridges were replaced and several cart paths were
renovated. The tunnel was cleared so that carts with covers can use
the entire course. Two new restrooms were installed on the course, the
small shelters were renovated, new furniture was purchased for the club
house, and new benches were constructed on the outdoor deck.

Mary Beth Doyle Disc Golf Course: 18-hole disc golf course overlooks
the pond. Several holes in the wooded area in Mary Beth Doyle Park.

Veterans Park: A dehumidification system and a fire suppression
system were installed with renovations to the ice arena locker rooms.
The parking lot on Jackson Ave is being rebuilt.
Tennis courts are being rebuilt with asphalt, fencing and color coating.
Replacing path system from parking lot on Maple Road to Dexter

West Park Renovations: Major improvements began in March, 2010
and the park will be closed until fall, 2010. The focus of the project is
on storm water management and improving water quality. A series of
bioswales (linear swales vegetated with tall grasses and wildflowers)
and wetland basins will help remove pollutants from surface runoff
water. The basins are designed to retain water for up to 48 hours; the
rest of the time they will be dry.

The only basin that will retain water permanently is the wetland
adjacent to the new boardwalk. The areas surrounding the swales and
wetlands as well as portions of the steep slopes will be planted with
naturalized vegetation. Eight ‘hydrodymanic separators’ (large round
structures that capture and swirl stormwater to separate out sediment
through gravity) were buried near Seventh Street, intercepting the Allen
Creek storm pipe to remove phosphorus and other pollutants.

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     New West Park amenities: They will include low retaining walls to
     provide seating in front of the band shell featuring work by a local
     artist. Stairs from Huron Street and new pathways from Seventh Street
     will provide additional access to the park. The basketball court will be
     relocated out of the floodway and the parking lot will be reconfigured
     to minimize asphalt. Space will be set aside for a community garden,
     and the open field play area will be graded for better drainage. A
     boardwalk and overlook will run adjacent to the wetland near the tennis
     court stairs.

     The project is being funded through the Michigan State Revolving
     Loan Fund, as well as Federal Stimulus Funding (ARRA), and the Park
     Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage.

     Wheeler Park: Renovated play area and new playground structures.

     Over the course of the past year many of the Parks & Recreation
     facilities received new equipment which has helped to enhance
     the programs and services offered by Parks & Recreation Services.
     Some of the enhancements include:

     Outdoor Pools (Buhr Park, Fuller Park, Veterans Memorial Park)
     • New beach chairs and lounge chairs at all three pools
     • New ADA chair lift at Buhr Park Pool
     • New swimsuit dryers at Buhr Park Pool
     • New lane lines
     • New picnic tables including ADA compliant picnic tables
     • New ADA pool wheelchairs at Fuller Park & Veterans Memorial Park
     • New day use lockers at Veterans Memorial Park

     Canoe Liveries (Argo and Gallup)
     • Addition of new single and double kayaks
     • Addition of new canoes
     • New kayak and canoe paddles
     • New life jackets for both children and adults
     • New seat cushions

     Ice Arenas (Buhr Park & Veterans Memorial Park)
     • New rental skates

     Cobblestone Farm
     • New ice maker, refrigerator and improved landscaping

     Ann Arbor Senior Center
     • New tables and chairs for programs and classes
     • New microphone and hallways dividers


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 Kempf House Museum
   213 S. Division Street 734.994.4898 • http://kempfhousemuseum.org/




Kempf House Museum, built in 1853, is an excellent example of the
Greek Revival style. Weekend tours: Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., September to
December and March to June, or by appointment. Admission is free.
Donations are appreciated. The building is now barrier free.


     Disability Resources
                    www.a2gov.org/disabilityresources
Leslie & Huron Hills Golf Courses: Everyone is welcome to use the
City's golf courses/programs. Leslie Park and Huron Hills clubhouses
meet ADA accessibility guidelines. For special accommodations, call
734.794.6245 or 734.794.6246.

Senior Programs: The Ann Arbor Senior Center provides services such
as audio looping, closed caption television, multiple programs/services
that help promote independent living, awareness of new technology or
health related services. Please call 734.794.6250.

Swimming Pools: Buhr, Fuller, Mack & Veterans pools offer either ramps
or swimming pool chair lifts if you need assistance.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Access to our programs and facilities
are intended to be non-discriminatory. For information on special
accommodations, call 734.794.6230. If possible, we request a minimum
of a two week notice to arrange special accomodations.
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              Disc Golf Courses
                      Bandemer Park, 1352 Lake Shore Drive
           Mary Beth Doyle Park, Packard Road (south side) at Easy Street




     Disc Golf Courses
     Bandemer Park and Mary
     Beth Doyle Park feature
     disc golf courses (9-holes
     Bandemer and Mary Beth
     Doyle 18-holes).

     Bandemer Park is a natural
     area along the Huron River.
     The park is accessed off
     North Main at Lake Shore
     Drive where it meets
     Whitmore Lake Road.

     Mary Beth Doyle Park is
     an 81 acre park with four
     entrances: one is located
     off Packard just east of
     Cobblestone Farm. The
     park also features a play
     area, basketball court, open
     fields, neighborhood ball
     field, picnic tables, and
     benches. An unpaved trail
     meanders along Mallets
     Creek and through the
     woods and wetlands.
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Dirt Bike Jump Course
                Bandemer Park, 1352 Lake Shore Drive




                                          Dirt Bike
                                          Jump Course
                                          Bandemer Park is home
                                          to a dirt bike jump course
                                          open to riders of all ages.

                                          Bandemer Park features
                                          accessible trails through
                                          the main body of the
                                          park, restrooms, benches,
                                          accessible canoe dock,
                                          fishing deck, shelter, picnic
                                          areas, and grills. Dirt foot
                                          paths wander throughout
                                          the site, with views of the
                                          river and other unique
                                          habitat prevalent.




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             Cobblestone Farm
           2781 Packard Road, 734.794.6230 • www.a2gov.org/cobblestone
                          Jessica Black, Facility Supervisor




     The Cobblestone Farm House, completed in 1845, was originally a two-
     family home. Benajah Ticknor, a U.S. Naval surgeon, and Herman Ticknor,
     whig politician and farmer, shared occupancy of this classic revival
     structure with their families. Today the site is administered through
     Parks and Recreation Services with support from the Cobblestone Farm
     Association. For more information on the history of Cobblestone Farm,
     please visit www.cobblestonefarm.org The Farm House may be toured
     by appointment only. Please call 734.794.7120.

     The Cobblestone Farm Barn may be rented by any group looking for a
     unique space. We can accommodate up to 220 seated guests. Our facility
     does not provide catering, beverage service or decorations allowing
     each group to create their own special event. Rental of the barn includes
     10 hours of time, table and chair set-up indoors, staff person on site,
     use of outdoor lawn space for ceremonies or activities, available bridal
     changing room, flat-screen
     TV and DVD for memory
     videos and pictures, recently
     updated warming kitchen
     and many other special
     features. Our barn is fully
     heated and cooled as well as
     handicap accessible. Enjoy
     the ambiance of the past of
     with the convenience of the
     present.

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Pioneer Living Program
      2781 Packard Road, 734.794.6230 • www.a2gov.org/cobblestone
                     Jessica Black, Facility Supervisor




                                   Interactive activities relating to
                                   early farm and rural life may include
  PIONEER                          churning butter, scrubbing laundry,
   living                          carding wool, planting seeds,
                                   tightening a rope bed, shelling
 PROGRAM                           and grinding corn, pioneer games,
                                   visiting animals in the barnyard
                                   and more. The program is hosted in
                                   our historic log cabin built in 1837
at Cobblestone Farm (2781 Packard Road) in Ann Arbor. Fees for the
programs are $5 per child and chaperones are free.

Pioneer Living: Offered to elementary students and can be tailored to
grades first through fourth. The program runs for two hours.

Preschool Pioneers: Offered to preschool and kindergarten groups
ages two to five-years-old. The program runs for 90 minutes.

Seasonal Sessions: Programs are offered late April to the first week
of June & late September to mid-November. Morning and afternoon
sessions are offered for both Pioneer Living and Preschool Pioneers.
Additional sessions may be available by appointment in the summer.

To participate in the Pioneer Living Program, please call 734.794.6230.
www.a2gov.org/cobblestone.


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                               Registration Forms
                                 register ONLINE: www.a2gov.org/parks

     Registration Form Please use a separate form for each person, each session and/or each class.
     Name: __________________________________________ E-mail: _________________________________
     ____________

     Address: __________________________________________________________ Zip: __________________

     Age: ________        Birthdate: ___________________              Circle: Male    Female

     Phone: _____________ Cell: ______________________

     Program code: ________ Session: ________________ Extended Care Code: ____________ AM PM
     Program code: ________ Session: ________________ Extended Care Code: ____________ AM PM
     Program code: ________ Session: ________________ Extended Care Code: ____________ AM PM

     1st swimming choice: ___________ Facility: _________ Session: _______ Level: _______ Time: ________
     2nd swimming choice: ___________ Facility: _________ Session: _______ Level: _______ Time: ________
     3rd swimming choice: ___________ Facility: _________ Session: _______ Level: _______ Time: ________


     Fee enclosed: $___________
     I have enclosed proof of residency to take advantage of the resident discount.

     Make Checks Payable to: City of Ann Arbor
     Credit card number: _______________________________________________________________________

     Expiration Date: __________ Signature: _____________________________________________________

     Circle:




     Registration Form Please use a separate form for each person, each session and/or each class.
     Name: __________________________________________ E-mail: _________________________________
     ____________

     Address: __________________________________________________________ Zip: __________________

     Age: ________         Birthdate: ___________________             Circle: Male    Female

     Phone: _____________ Cell: ______________________

     Program code: ________ Session: ________________ Extended Care Code: ____________ AM PM
     Program code: ________ Session: ________________ Extended Care Code: ____________ AM PM
     Program code: ________ Session: ________________ Extended Care Code: ____________ AM PM

     1st swimming choice: ___________ Facility: _________ Session: _______ Level: _______ Time: ________
     2nd swimming choice: ___________ Facility: _________ Session: _______ Level: _______ Time: ________
     3rd swimming choice: ___________ Facility: _________ Session: _______ Level: _______ Time: ________


     Fee enclosed: $___________
     I have enclosed proof of residency to take advantage of the resident discount.

     Make Checks Payable to: City of Ann Arbor
     Credit card number: _______________________________________________________________________

     Expiration Date: __________ Signature: _____________________________________________________

     Circle:


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                                  1. Argo Canoe Livery
                                  1055 Longshore Dr.
                                  14. Bryant Community Center
                                  3 West Eden Court
                                  2. Buhr Park Ice Arena
                                  2751 Packard Rd.
                                  3. Cobblestone Farm
                                  2781 Packard Rd.
                                  4. Ann Arbor Farmers Market
                                  315 Detroit St
                                  5. Fuller Park Pool




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                                  1519 Fuller Rd.
                                  6. Gallup Park Canoe Livery
                                  3000 Fuller Rd.
                                  7. Huron Hills Golf Course
                                  3465 E. Huron River Dr.
                                  13. Kempf House
                                  312 S. Division St.
                                  8. Leslie Park Golf Course
                                  2120 Traver Road
                                  9. Leslie Science & Nature Center
                                  1831 Traver Road
                                  10. Mack Indoor Pool
                                  715 Brooks Street
                                  15. Northside Community Center
                                  815 Taylor St.
                                  11. Ann Arbor Senior Center
                                  1320 Baldwin Ave.




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                                  12. Veterans Memorial Ice Arena
                                  2150 Jackson Rd.
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      Ann Arbor, MI 48104                                                   ANN ARBOR, MI
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Parks & Recreation
2010-11 Activities Guide




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