5 fun things to do in Ann Arbor this weekend (Jan. 6-8)
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Kick off 2023 with some new events popping up throughout Ann Arbor this weekend. Here are five activities to consider from Friday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 8. The event is led by Jaesic Wade from Rochester, New York and Paul Carryer from Ann Arbor. To learn more about the event, visit SCRAP’s website. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:30 Ann Arbor developments to watch in 2023, including more high-risesAll of the big concerts announced for Michigan in 2023 so farAnn Arbor UPS driver saves the day for prospective University of Michigan studentmlive.com
Explore Ypsilanti at this craft store’s second annual scavenger hunt
Make mascots like this one at the second annual Reuse Road Rally.Provided by Claire TyraANN ARBOR, MI -- Puzzle lovers and creatives alike can build a mascot and explore Ypsilanti at a second annual scavenger hunt hosted by a local crafting store. SCRAP Creative Reuse, 4567 Washtenaw Ave., will be hosting its second annual Reuse Road Rally from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. “We like to sometimes shake things up a little bit and keep things interesting,” Tyra said. “Pairing a little bit of craftiness with also getting involved in our community is important to us.”Tickets are $15 per person. Find SCRAP Creative Reuse online, on social media or by phone at 734-800-4137.mlive.com
Free back-to-school supplies for teachers being offered by Ann Arbor nonprofit
ANN ARBOR, MI-- An Ann Arbor nonprofit is giving away free school supplies to teachers in August. SCRAP Creative Reuse, 4567 Washtenaw Ave., will host teacher appreciation days from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 13-14 that features a free teacher supply fill-a-bag table. SCRAP was founded by a group of teachers who wanted to get as many uses as possible out of leftover project materials. Supplies offered will include paper, pens, pencils, crayons, markers and various craft and classroom supplies. We value our teachers and schools so much and we know how hard this last year has been.mlive.com
Ypsilanti microbrewery makes collaborative beer with Ann Arbor nonprofit
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – What do an Ann Arbor nonprofit and a Ypsilanti microbrewery have in common? 734 Brewing Company has announced the release of Labor of Love, a session India pale ale created in collaboration with SCRAP Creative Reuse. AdMug Club benefits include discounts on all 734 Brewing products including beer, cocktails, root beer and cold brew coffee, according to the release. Learn more about SCRAP Creative Reuse at scrapa2.org734 Brewing Company is at 15 E. Cross St. in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Related: SCRAP Creative Reuse in Ann Arbor announces online store, new shipping option
An Ann Arbor creative reuse center is proof that adapting is a must in surviving the COVID pandemic
ANN ARBOR, MI -- After 38 years of community involvement, SCRAP Creative Reuse Ann Arbor has adapted to keep its doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit creative reuse center, now at 4567 Washtenaw Ave., was opened by the late Karen Ensminger as the Scrap Box in 1983, and has since transitioned into SCRAP Creative Reuse and become part of a network of creative reuse centers, Tyra said. Karen Ensminger, founder of Ann Arbor’s Scrap Box, dies at 76The store’s mission is to inspire creative reuse of recycled art supplies such as crayons, paint, and fabric. SCRAP Creative Reuse moves to new space between Ann Arbor and YpsilantiReuse Specialist Juniper Beaty has also played a crucial role in keeping the nonprofit going, Tyra said. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:FoolMoon festival goers can light up Ann Arbor, support local businessesA glimpse inside Michigan’s evolving marijuana shop experienceYORK’s yard offers fire pits, food trucks and DJ’s outside in Ann Arbormlive.com
SCRAP Creative Reuse in Ann Arbor announces online store, new shipping option
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Crafty community members will soon be able to get creative scraps from SCRAP shipped straight to their homes. As of now, supplies bought through the new online store are only available for pick up at the Ann Arbor nonprofit’s Washtenaw Avenue location, but shipping options are planned to be implemented soon, according to a release. Ad“SCRAP A2 was actually one of the first creative reuse centers in the country. We are so excited to introduce our new online store and announce SHIPPING this month,” Tyra said in a release. Find the online store at scrap-creative-reuse-ann-arbor.myshopify.comAdVisit SCRAP between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 4567 Washtenaw Ave.
SCRAP Creative Reuse hopes to keep doors open with Save Our SCRAP project
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – One Ann Arbor nonprofit is reaching out to the community to help to keep it afloat during the global health crisis. SCRAP Creative Reuse is a nonprofit organization located in Ann Arbor dedicated to education on sustainability and recycling used materials. The drop in business inspired SCRAP Creative Reuse to open up the Save our SCRAP project, a Gofundme with a goal of $20,000. Saturday Aug. 29, SCRAP Creative Reuse will also be having a back-to-school sale with buy one get one free fill-a-bags, special deals for teachers, and discounts on school and office supplies. To donate visit the Save our SCRAP Gofundme, or visit the SCRAP Creative Reuse website for more information.