Sunday, April 21, 2013

Abundancia y Gratitud

Bounty and Thanks--our theme for this, our 8th Annual Ann Arbor Academy's Benefit Auction. We enjoyed our most successful fundraiser of recent years, and also a social highlight of our year.

Many students will benefit from the generosity of our guests, and we are very thankful.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We Accept Last Minute RSVPs!

Just call the school at 747-6641. We'd be happy to see you. Support the students who thrive in the unique educational environment of the Ann Arbor Academy!

Sports & Fitness

Auction guests will have their choice of a number of great golf packages at area courses. You can give your child the gift of a swim clinic, too. And see the night game of Michigan vs Notre Dame in great 50 yard seats!

Professional Services

We offer gift certificates for Segments 1 & 2 driving classes, a driving road test, airport limo service, acupuncture introduction, and a number of therapeutic massage and spa services.

Entertainment Auction Items

Our largest catagory--from a Blimpy Burger gift certificate to "Nights Out in Ann Arbor" packages (Arbor Opera Theater's The Marriage of Figaro + The Earle, Performance Network Theater + Mainstreet Ventures Restaurants, A2SO + Red Hawk Grill), and everything in-between!

Auction Items for Home & Garden

Over 140 items in all will be offered to our guests. Among art and household items are original photographs by students in our photography class, mosaic-topped side tables and other items created by the collaborative art class, as well as community donations of pottery and sculpture, garden sculpture, heirloom bulbs ready for planting, and gift certificates.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Parking Information for Guests

There is plenty of parking at our new venue, the Genesis of Ann Arbor Social Hall on 2309 Packard Street, on the corner of Packard and Eastover. The spaces right on the property are limited, but we have access to a large parking lot in the rear of the Eastover Professional Center next door on the other corner of Packard and Eastover. (You turn east on Eastover at the Packard-Jewett-Eastover traffic light and then left into the entrance to the parking lot). Of course, there is excellent handicapped parking right on site for those who need it.

We are looking forward to greeting our guests and friends on Saturday! It is not too late to RSVP if you would like to attend--contact Ann Arbor Academy at 747-6631.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Evening Out in Ferndale

Start with a yummy Italian meal at Comos ($100 gift card) on the corner of Woodward and Nine Mile Road. Walk or drive two blocks to Go! Comedy Improv Theater for a show with your four tickets.

Cottage Inn Pizza University!

This is an opportunity for up to 8 students to earn their PPE Degree (Professional Pizza Degree) at the Cottage Inn Pizza University located at 4860 Avenue, Ann Arbor. Students will: receive an official Cottage uniform shirt and hat, take a tour of the entire store operation, learn about Cottage Inn's secret recipes and pizza making techniques, learn how the "world's best gourmet pizza" is created, make & bake your own pizza, earn a PPE degree certificate, and have more fun than you ever thought possible!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sea Garden--A Crochet Necklace

So-called because it reminds the artist of a fantasy garden of coral on a deep sea reef. Labeled a necklace, but could easily be called a scarflette or neck adornment. Subtle, appealing colors of coral, mauve, lavender, cream, taupe and beige. A textural fiber of rayon, linen, silk and nylon, with a hint of satiny sheen, is crocheted into a loop made of many individual circles connected by chain stitches.

You-Can-Use-Me-For-Your-Stuff Clutch

Washed, recycled canvas is hand-painted in vivid colors to create an eye-catching design for the fabric of this handy, multi-purpose clutch. Lined in complementary cotton fabric in a batik pattern. A zipper securely closes the top.