Ypsilanti Food Awards
Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

Ypsilanti Food Awards

Growing Hope is delighted to announce the second annual Ypsilanti Food Awards on Saturday, April 15th. This fun fundraising event will support our Ypsilanti Farmers Markets and celebrate local food achievements, including our market vendors and the great diversity of local independent food businesses. We’ll highlight the positive economic impact of food entrepreneurs during a spectacular evening of delicious food, drink, and music - culminating in an awards ceremony for success stories and local heroes in Ypsi’s food world.

For Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-ypsilanti-food-awards-tickets-32437585692

 

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Festifools
Apr
9
4:00 PM16:00

Festifools

FestiFools brings students and community volunteers together to create unique public art that is free and accessible to everyone. Specifically, we make huge-mongous papier-mâché puppets and march them around downtown Ann Arbor on a Sunday early in April.

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Moth Story Slam
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Moth Story Slam

Theme: BROKEN. Prepare a five minute story about a time it all fell to pieces! Promises never kept, to hearts left shattered to be swept. The time YOU dropped the glass at your great-aunt’s house, or when your best friend’s 97’ Nissan finally gave out. Saving your smartphone from catastrophe! And still, theres a scratch. From laws, to limbs, to fragile iphones tell us about the brokenness of life. 

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Ann Arbor Marathon
Mar
26
6:00 AM06:00

Ann Arbor Marathon

Take to the scenic streets of Ann Arbor on Sunday, March 26 for the 2017 Probility Ann Arbor Marathon, brought to you by Epic Races and Champions for Charity. With a variety of running events that appeal to all ages and abilities, you’ll find that the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon is your ideal early-spring race, whether you’re walking your first 5K or running your 50th marathon.

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55th Ann Arbor Film Festival
Mar
21
to Mar 26

55th Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest running independent and experimental film festival in North America. Founded in 1963, the AAFF was independent before "independent film," serving as a critical forum for filmmakers to show their creative work outside of the studio film industry. Today the festival continues its strongly independent spirit as a premier showcase for bold, visionary, experimental and high-caliber films.

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Building Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur: Food Processor Nitty Gritty - Financial Know How
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Building Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur: Food Processor Nitty Gritty - Financial Know How

** Building Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur is a series of free workshops put on by Growing Hope, with partnership from the MSU Extension Service, the Michigan Small Business Development Center, SCORE -- Washtenaw County, the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC, and SPARK East Incubator. Support comes from Growing Our Local Economy: Washtenaw County Act 88 funds.

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Maple Syrup Demo
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Maple Syrup Demo

Our first ever maple syrup demo - this is a pop up event, weather permitting and the sap is running. No sap = no syrup - so keep an eye on this event. Our very own Kristen and mailman Kirk will be setting up camp in the food cart area for an educational and fun demo on the mysteries of maple syrup production.

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Moth Story Slam
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Moth Story Slam

Theme: MAKING PEACE. Craft a five-minute story about Making Peace: The laying down of arms, the olive branch, the surrender to the greater good or the fierce battle for an even playing ground. Stories of all manner of amity welcome: peace with a nation, a neighbor or a notion. Loving your enemies is a tall order, but how about you just make nice? 

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Enchanting Mad Hatter's Tea
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Enchanting Mad Hatter's Tea

Join the Ladies' Literary Club for an afternoon tea experience filled with frivolity, nonsense, and a touch of magic. Hand blended teas from the Orange Moon Tea Society will transport you to Wonderland as we celebrate our un-birthdays together. Enjoy tasty treats, spellbinding scenes, and extraordinary guests woven into a unique storytelling experience. Join us, won't you?

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Love at First Sight: Music from Broadway & the Silver Screen
Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

Love at First Sight: Music from Broadway & the Silver Screen

he Cabaret-style concert will include songs from Broadway and the Silver Screen, depicting all aspects of love: from love from a distance, first love, and lasting love to embitterment and betrayal. The concert will also include a tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds as well as the Buster Keaton silent short "One Week" about a pair of newlyweds literally setting up house for the first time and the problems that occur when a jealous suitor purposely mislabels the crates of parts for the house.

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LCAR - MSHDA Homeownership Programs Class
Feb
8
9:00 AM09:00

LCAR - MSHDA Homeownership Programs Class

MI First Home & MI Next Home In order to help more buyers, & help you sell more homes, MSHDA enhanced our Down Payment Assistance program by increasing the asset limitation. This will help even more buyers purchase the home of their dreams. Mortgage Credit Certificate Program is another tool to spur the sale of homes & enhance homeownership.

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