Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ann Arbor Justice Center grand opening, Saturday April 16, 2011, 10a-noon

The building is at the corner of Huron and Fifth Avenue in Ann Arbor, across the street from the downtown fire department and also across the street from the striking brutalist wonder of the Michigan Bell telecom bunker.

Justice_Center_Grand_Opening_FlierWith every downtown event comes the "where do we park" question, to which I am certain that there must be an answer.

Light refreshments will be served!

Edward Vielmetti collects municipal ephemera.


University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, 151st Annual Spring Concert, April 9, 2011, 8:00 p.m., Hill Auditorium with The Friars

Tickets are available now for the 151st Annual Spring Concert of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, to be held at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor on April 9 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $15, $5 for students (general admission).

For more information:

Spring 2011 Laudes Ticket Order FormEdward Vielmetti knows the words to many obscure Michigan songs.

Opening Day: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium

Today is opening day. Every year the baseball season is a little different, as the Internet is a little different. I’ll probably be tuning in on Twitter (#tigers), and hopefully I’ll have a terrestrial radio receiver handy. For more media, the Detroit Free Press live blog should have play-by-play updates.

My favorite bit of Tigers memorabilia to share is this letter from the Detroit Baseball Club, sent after the 1984 World Series from CEO Jim Campbell to University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club faculty advisor Jim Shortt. Detroit-baseball-club-1984

Edward Vielmetti is looking forward to the first pitch.

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.

Ann Arbor Greenbelt Commission, Land Acquisition Committee, meeting of April 5, 2010 cancelled

For more details on the Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program, see the City of Ann Arbor web page:

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Edward Vielmetti is a founder and charter member of Morels Unlimited, an unincorporated association dedicated to the preservation of habitat for morel mushrooms in Michigan and throughout the world.

North Quad Community Open House, Thursday March 31, 2011, 3p-6p

From the news release:

This fall, students moved into the first U-M residence hall to open in more than 40 years. Throughout the first semester, the academic programs that are part of this new community moved in. Today, in addition to 450 residents, North Quad is home to the School of Information, the LSA Departments of Screen Arts and Cultures and Communication Studies, the Sweetland Center for Writing, the Global Scholars Program, the Language Resource Center and the Max Kade House.

Screen shot 2011-03-30 at 10.14.42 PMEdward Vielmetti lived at Bursley Hall, Max Kade House (briefly), Alice Lloyd, and Joint House at the University of Michigan.