Square Dance at the Freighthouse with UMS
On Tuesday, Sept. 26, join the University Musical Society and the Detroit Square Dance Society for an evening of square dancing at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse. The main event in the Southern Square Dancing tradition includes live music, non-gender calling, and line dances. Each dance will be taught, rehearsed, and then danced to live music. The event, recommended for ages 18 and older, requires no experience or partner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are pay as you wish, and available on the UMS website events page. The event includes light refreshments.
Explore and restore at Independence Lake
Naturalist Faye Stoner will lead a team through a project to protect Independence Lake’s natural areas. The 10 a.m. to noon walking event will traverse the prairie, woods, and a variety of wetlands, including sedge meadows, prairie fen, cattail marshes, and a buttonbush swamp. Along the way, volunteers will use loppers and saws to bust down shrubs and vines to protect natural spaces. Snacks, tools, and gloves are provided. Participants must bring their own water bottle. To register visit the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation event registration page.
Tech Talk with Mark Stanislav
EMU alumnus Mark Stanislav, the vice president of security engineering for FullStory, will be present to discuss best practices in the industry and what’s around the corner from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, in Sill Hall. Admission is free. His visit is part of the Tech Talk Series organized by the GameAbove College roving customer experiences in the digital arena.
Scholarship Search Game Night Workshop
Looking for some scholarships? Learn some skills to hunt them down during a Scholarship Search Party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Halle Library, room G09. Hosted by the folks in financial aid and the Holman Success, the event is designed to provide tools and skills for students who are searching for scholarship options. If interested in joining, fill out the registration form in this link. Food will also be provided.
Brown Bag Lunch: Mental Health and Equity
On the idea of building a caring campus, the brown bag lunch event Wednesday, Sept. 28, features Mac Murphy from the Health Minds Network at the University of Michigan. McMurphy will speak about student mental health and how we can build a caring community. Lunch is provided. The event runs from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in room 203 of the Porter College of Education building.
Curtis Eller at Ziggy’s
Starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, Curtis Eller, banjo player, songwriter, and rock-n-roller, will provide the entertainment at Ziggy’s, 206 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti.
Young alumni happy hour
Eastern Michigan University alumni from 2014-2023 are invited to a gathering at Revel & Roll Ann Arbor on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. The event is designed to help recent alumni reunite with old friends and make new connections. The fun runs from 6 to 8 p.m., at Revel and Roll Ann Arbor 1950 S Industrial Highway in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the event page.
Barn Raiser for the B2B Trail
Frutig Farms on Scio Church Road is the venue for a barn dance and dinner Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, to raise money for the Border to Border Trail in Washtenaw County. The event includes food from Zingerman’s, an open bar, lawn games, and entertainment from the band Djangophonique. Tickets are $75.
Fall For Fringe Arts
On Thursday, Sept. 28, The Riverside Arts Center hosts a Fall for Fringe Arts event. From 5:30-8 p.m. Guests can learn about body art, graffiti art, pottery, and more. Anyone planning to attend should also bring some dancing shoes! Purchase tickets on the center’s website event page.