News briefs, May 15

  • Over 100 vintage motorcycles will crowd into the streets of Depot Town Tuesday evening. Depot Town Bike Night starts at 5:30 p.m., according to Visit Ypsi. Every conceivable motorcycle type will be represented, while the bars and restaurants lining Cross Street open their doors.
  • The Astronomy Club will be having its first of four meetings of the spring semester Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in 402 Sherzer Hall. Anyone is welcome to come and join them view the stars with their ten inch apochromatic refraction telescope. The other meeting dates are May 31, June 7 and June 21. From 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Sherzer Observatory will be open for guests on May 17 to 21, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m., weather permitting. The free viewings on the top floor of the building are courtesy of the Astronomy club. Anyone interested is asked to call in advance at (734) 487-3033.
  • Changes have been made for the Initial Teacher Preparation Program. To learn more and find out how to apply, College of Education students will be able to attend one of two advising sessions in Porter. This free hour and a half session will be Thursday, May 19, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The second session will take place Wednesday, May 25, at 3:30 p.m. Students are required to register in advance.
  • The Ypsilanti Library will be celebrating American Craft Beer week by selling select bottles for $1. The Arbor Brewing Company will be there to donate proceeds from each beer sold to charitable organizations starting at 12:00 noon, Friday, May 20. This is a weeklong event and each day proceeds will go to a different charity. On Monday they will be donating to Friends in Deed, Tuesday to the Ypsilanti Running Company, Wednesday to Growing Hope, Thursday to Ypsi Pride, Friday to the Ypsilanti Library and Saturday to Meals on Wheels Ypsi.
  • Riverside Park will be having a Vintage Volkswagen Show Saturday, May 21 and Sunday May 22. This tradition of vintage VW’s will be on display starting at 9:00 a.m. This is not a competitive show, only an enthusiast’s opportunity. If you have a VW you would like to show, pre-register to avoid a $20 fee.
  • Ypsilanti will be getting cheesier. Ypsi will be hosting the Washtenaw County Mac-N-Cheese Cook Off, Sunday, May 22. In addition a day filled with good eating, all proceeds generated will go to the Ypsilanti Community Schools Foundation. The money spent at the Mac-N-Cheese cook off will go to scholarships and educator’s grants for local school kids, according to Visit Ypsi Now.
  • Faculty member Michelle Owens will be hosting EMU Walks with Michelle. According to the EMU calendar this class “is designed to increase your steps, while incorporating the new walking paths located around the University Lakehouse.” This is designed to be a social event. It will start in front of the Rec/IM at 12:00 noon, Friday, May 27. In the instance of rain, the event will be moved to the 4th floor of the building. 

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