Washtenaw County MSU Extension Winter Courses

The schedule for Washtenaw County Michigan State Extension fall courses has been released! Hot topics include parenting on your own, money management, and home ownership education. See the flyers attached to this blog for more information on course schedules. Further information and publications are available at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office or by calling 734-997-1678.

MSU Extension provides information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes, families, farms, businesses or communities. MSU Extension's goal is to provide practical, timely, research-based information and educational programs to help residents meet local needs. Extension programs are guided by experienced faculty and staff members across Michigan.

Free Computer Labs

Washtenaw Literacy will again be hosting free drop-in computer and literacy services this winter! From January 15-April 20, individuals over the age of 16 may access a number of free services: reading, writing, math, computers, English as a second language, GED, work skills and more. Drop in times are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10a-2p. View this flyer for more details.Free Computer LabsFree Computer Labs

The lab is located inside the Powell Activity Center of Grace Church at 1301 S. Harris, Ypsilanti. For more information, call 734-337-3338.

Teens Using Drugs: Education Series

The Dawn Farms Education Series, "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" will resume in January, 2018. This is a free, two-part series that will be presented from 7:30-9:00 pm Tuesday, January 2nd (part one, "What to Know"), and Tuesday, January 9th, (part two, "What to Do"). The programs will be held in the "Exhibition Room" on the first floor of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. The sessions are presented by the Dawn Farm Youth & Family Services team. This program is targeted primarily to parents/caretakers of teens & young adults but is inclusive of other family members, teens, professionals, students, people who sponsor or support teens, and others interested. Please contact 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org or see the link to Dawn Farm for further information.

Brainfuse: Live Tutoring & Homework Help

Homework giving you a headache? You may want to log on to Brainfuse. Their Live Homework Help is available from 2:00 PM-11:00 PM everyday (except Federal Holidays) & the interactive Study Suite is accessible anytime with your aadl account log in information. For more information about all the amazing facets of Brainfuse read these FAQs. Using Brainfuse can make learning fun for parents & kids! College students and adult learners can benefit from it, too! Give it a try!

FAA Draft Environmental Assessment


Today, the Federal Aviation Administration is releasing and making available for public review and comment a Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the Cleveland-Detroit Metroplex. The CLE-DTW Project would improve the efficiency of airspace in the Cleveland-Detroit Metroplex by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures to and from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) as well as outlying satellite airports. The Project may involve changes in aircraft flight paths and altitudes in certain areas, but would not result in any ground disturbance or increase the number of aircraft operations within the Cleveland-Detroit area.

To evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the CLE-DTW Metroplex project, the FAA has established a General Study Area, consisting of areas around CLE-DTW and outlying satellite airports. The General Study Area will be used to evaluate the potential environmental impacts resulting from changes in aircraft routing proposed to occur below 10,000 feet above ground level (AGL).

Documents and additional information related to this assessment can be viewed here.

Hot Holiday Meals for the Hungry!

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St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor will serve its daily hot breakfast on Thanksgiving from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. as it does every day of the year. The Original Cottage Inn will offer its annual Thanksgiving meal for the needy and homeless, a tradition that dates back more than 30 years. The dinner is served on Thanksgiving between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vineyard Church is also providing a Thanksgiving Meal, November 23rd from 11:15 AM-5:00 PM. 2275 Platt Road, Ann Arbor. They are also in need of volunteers; email: homelessministries@vineyard.org.

Brown Chapel AME Church,1043 W. Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti, is serving a Thanksgiving Meal on Wednesday, November 22nd from 12-2 PM, and they also need volunteers: 734-482-7050. Dexter Senior Center will be serving a festive holiday meal on Friday, November 24th from 11:30-2:00 PM, 7720 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter, 48130. They, too, need volunteers, if you're looking for a way to help out this season!

Brainfuse: Live Tutoring & Homework Help

Homework giving you a headache? You may want to log on to Brainfuse. Their Live Homework Help is available from 2:00 PM-11:00 PM everyday (except Federal Holidays) & the interactive Study Suite is accessible anytime with your aadl account log in information. For more information about all the amazing facets of Brainfuse read these FAQs. Using Brainfuse can make learning fun for parents & kids! College students and adult learners can benefit from it, too! Give it a try!

Medicaid Open Enrollment Assistance

The //www.aaa1b.org/medicare-medicaid-help/Area Agency on Aging 1-B Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is holding Medicare Assistance Events in Washtenaw County to help local Medicare Beneficiaries review their 2018 coverage options for Medicare Part D and/or Medicare Advantage Plans. Here are the upcoming session:

Monday, November 13, 2017
10am - 6pm
Washtenaw ISD
1819 S Wagner Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Thursday, December 7, 2017
10am - 6pm
Washtenaw ISD
1819 S Wagner Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

These events are free, but appointments are required. Interested individuals can call the MMAP program at 800-803-7174 to make an appointment.

Voices of Homelessness: Stories from Those with Lived Experiences

November is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month. In honor of that, on Friday, November 17th from 7-8 pm, the Washtenaw Housing Alliance is sponsoring a storytelling event at The Common Cup in Ann Arbor. Come listen to first-hand experiences of those that have faced homelessness in your community. The event is free,
you may email nashh@ewashtenaw.org with any questions. Be sure to check out other WHA sponsored events this month.

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