Local Resource Worth Knowing About!

Have you or a family member ever found yourself in need of a walking cane, shower seat or walker? Ypsilanti's Friends Indeed serves Washtenaw County & maintains several Medical Loan Closet Resources, including one downtown Ann Arbor at Bethlehem United Church of Christ. Lots of equipment is there for the borrowing or to keep long term if you need it. Speaking of helpful resources, check out AADL's databases of Select Sites for Health Information.

Books Celebrating Books!

We’ll be sharing stories about stories at the 2012 Kerrytown BookFest on Sunday, September 9 at 3:00 pm in the Children’s Storybook Corner. Bring your imaginations and we’ll make story books together with markers, stickers and more!

Register for English Language Classes

Are you an English Language Learner or use English as a Second Language and want to improve your skills? Appointment times to register for classes in Fall 2012 will be held Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday August 20, 21 and 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Ann Arbor Public Schools Adult Education. Classes are free, and begin Friday September 7. Enrollment is done on a first come, first served basis and you don't have to live in the AAPS district to enroll. Click here for more details about the enrollment process.

Looking for Work in Child Care?

Washtenaw Community College is hosting a Child Care Professional job fair on Wednesday, August 22 from 5pm-7pm at the Morris Lawrence Building. Several local employers will be on hand. Bring 20 copies of your resume, and dress for success! Interested candidates should register with Peggy Cashman at 734-477-8728 or pcashman@wccnet.edu

Performance Network: Burn This

Performance Network in Ann Arbor is showing Burn This, by Lanford Wilson through Sept. 3. From PN's website: "This explosive play, set in 1986 Manhattan, captures the recklessness of that decade. Pale, a coke-snorting, Jersey restaurant manager, and Anna, an up and coming choreographer, meet when her roommate Robbie, Pale's brother, dies. As the passions ignite, Pale's intense and troubled personality emerges. Menacing, profane, dangerous and yet oddly sensitive, Pale is both terrifying and fascinating. When Anna retreats into her work, he pursues her relentlessly, setting off an inferno of rage and desire that threatens to consume them both. Contains adult themes." Ticket information is here.

Fifth Third Bank eBus

In partnership with SOS Community Services, the Fifth Third Bank eBus will be at 101 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti on Tuesday, August 21 from 9am to 3pm. At the eBus you can get a free copy of your credit report as well as credit counseling, receive home foreclosure prevention information, sign your child up for free or low cost health insurance, and community representatives will be available to talk about other resources for health, dental, food, and other basic needs. For more information, call 1-800-246-5372.

Ann Arbor District Library is one of 5 Downtown establishments with the highest bus usage

The Ann Arbor District Library was cited by GetDowntown in this announcement as being one of the Top 5 Downtown establishments that use the AATA bus system the most.

GetDowntown was established in 1999. In cooperation with the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, a.k.a. The Ride, the City of Ann Arbor, and the Downtown Development Authority, GetDowntown is a tireless promoter of thinking green when it comes to workers in the Downtown area.

Among the many activities GetDowntown promotes are the go!pass (downtown employees can ride the bus for free), the annual Commuter Challenge, a fun-filled competitive event that rewards the business with the most 'green' miles racked by a business's employees, and ZipCars.

This is just one more reason to love living in Ann Arbor.

Call for Art!

Artists with disabilities, and their allies, living in Washtenaw County are invited to enter the 2nd Annual Allies for Disability Awareness Art Show, Oct. 22-26, 2012 at the Duderstadt Gallery on the UM North Campus. Any type of art is welcome, especially interactive or tactile pieces that can be touched and/or played with. If you want to participate please email disabilityartshow@gmail.com, and they will send you the link for the application Website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of August 31. This is in conjunction with UM Investing in Abilities Week.

Financial Awareness for Older Adults

As adults over 55 with low income and disabilities strive to stay in their homes, the threat of theft, fraud, and other forms of financial exploitation increase. To become more educated about this, they, their caregivers and service agencies who assist them, Michigan Ability Partners (MAP) is offering training to increase financial management skills. This is made possible by a grant from The Anna Botsford Bach Fund for Seniors at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. MAP will promote this service through the organizations in the Washtenaw Elder Justice Coalition. For more information call Misty Hendershot, MAP Payee Supervisor at 734-975-6880.

Play and Connect!

Imagine a big, interactive and colorful space for pure play at the Play Connection on Sunday, August 5th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Pittsfield Branch. All parents with children on the autism spectrum are invited to join the kids as they bounce bumpy balls, crawl through tunnels, create towers with construction toys, put on a puppet show, dig in buckets of buttons or feathers and more! Onna Solomon and Dr. Rick Solomon, from the Play Project, will be there to chat and share their wisdom with parents and children.
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