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Washtenaw County MSU Extension Winter Courses

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:59am

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.

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Free Computer Labs

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:47pm

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.

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

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Brainfuse: Live Tutoring & Homework Help

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:42am

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!

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FAA Draft Environmental Assessment

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:53am

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.

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Medicaid Open Enrollment Assistance

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:19am

The 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.

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Voices of Homelessness: Stories from Those with Lived Experiences

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:07am

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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Brainfuse and SAT/ACT prep

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:55am

Both the ACT and SAT take place the beginning of December, so now is a great time to get to studying! Brainfuse Helpnow is a database patrons may access from any AADL branch, or from your home computer when logged into your AADL account.

All practice tests are located in SkillSurfer. Simply click SkillSurfer from the homepage then choose College Entrance Test Prep to find the preparation guides and practice tests. Patrons can enhance their practice test experience by connecting to live tutors from 3 - 11 p.m., 7 days a week! Tutors are able to see the test feedback and can help with understanding specific test questions and building skills in various topics.

Be sure to browse the catalog for ACT and SAT test prep books, and check in with Circle K Homework Help session as well!

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International News Talk with ECIR

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:44am

The Ecumenical Center and International Residence is hosting a community conversation based on international news. The ECIR is an intentional international intercultural interreligious living learning community for students, scholars and their families.

People of all cultures and backgrounds are welcome to come to ECIR, located at 921 Church St., on Wednesday, December 6th at 7 p.m., to talk about international politics. You may bring in specific articles or topics you'd like to discuss. As an aside, many residents of ECIR come from countries where talking about politics or questioning the government is not permitted, so coming to the States and being able to do so is very exciting and empowering! Homemade boba tea will be served.

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Ann Arbor Housing Commission's Affordable Housing Waitlist- opening soon!

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:30am

The Ann Arbor House Commission's Affordable Housing Waitlist is scheduled to open
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017 AT 9:00 AM

Applications will be accepted until FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
AAHC will be accepting applications for unit sizes 1,3, 4, 5 bedroom and no 2 bedroom.

All applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be accepted. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please call 734-794-6720

Online applications are available here.

Please note: Applications are accepted online only through Commission’s web page. Applications can be completed through any computer with internet access and a valid email address. The application should take about 15-30 minutes. Due to the volume of applications received, the Housing Commission is unable to provide information on application status by phone.

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Teen Voice Event

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:19pm

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Teen Voice volunteers from the SafeHouse Center will discussing domestic violence tactics/warning signs displayed in Disney films. Food and beverages will be provided and the event is free to attend!

When:
Wednesday, Oct 18th
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Where:
SafeHouse Center, 4100 Clark Rd, Ann Arbor