Do you enjoy working outdoors, helping the environment and meeting lots of new people? Volunteers are needed to assess grasslands, forests, aquatic habitats and wetlands for the spring, summer and fall. A minimum commitment to three assessments throughout the season (each lasts about 4 hours) is required. Training will be provided on May 12 at Independence Lake County Park in Whitmore Lake. Participants will learn valuable skills to aid them in identifying important natural areas for protection. The program has allowed for more than 200 properties in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas to be surveyed in the interest of promoting and preserving the Huron River. Field Assessment Training, 10am to 3pm. Independence Lake County Park, Whitmore Lake. 734-769-5123. www.hrwc.org
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.