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Annual AA Dems Chili Cook-Off at the Water Hill Music Festival, May 5 3:00-8:00pm

Posted on: April 10th, 2013 by Erica Ackerman 1 Comment

Please join us for the Annual Chili, Cornbread, & Cole Slaw Cook-Off taking place at the same time as the Water Hill Music Festival

Sunday, May 5, 2013
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Hunt Park
Spring Street and Sunset Road
Ann Arbor

Purchase your tickets online at ActBlue or consider becoming a sponsor. Tickets are $10 in advance. $10 for students & seniors. $15 at the door.

Admission includes all you can eat chili, cornbread, cole slaw, delicious salad, beverages, voting privileges, 300 to 400 friends, & amazing live music.

For more info, to volunteer, or to enter contact Hedieh “Heddy” Briggs 734-904-4264.

To sponsor contact Chairman Mike Henry, mikesoffice@gmail.com, 313-559-5558.

Both the Water Hill Music Festival and Ann Arbor Dems Chili Cook-Off were founded in 2011. Now into the 3rd year for both events — the City of Ann Arbor enjoys a wonderful start to spring with good chili and good music for all. Please join us!

Ann Arbor Dems Media Advisory 03.20.2013 – Gun Control Mixer

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by mhenry No Comments

Here’s the PDF Ann Arbor Dems Media Advisory 03.20.2013 – Gun Control Mixer         


News from the Ann Arbor Democratic Party

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Contact:  Mike Henry, Chairman, mikesoffice@gmail.com , 313-559-5558 or

Eric Keller, Vice Chair for Organization, erickeller.mi@gmail.com , 734-686-7385

* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *

Ann Arbor to Hear Highlights on National Gun Control Debate
Ann Arbor democrats will preview gun control debate over food and drinks at Sava’s Restaurant

ANN ARBOR – On Tuesday, March 26th members and friends of the Ann Arbor Democratic Party host a gun control mixer – to keep the conversation about stopping gun violence moving forward at Sava’s Restaurant.  The fact that this is a complex problem cannot be an excuse for inaction.  The mixer is being held to support a local Ann Arbor business.  It is also appropriately themed given the heated debate nationally and will give way to spirited dialog on ways that we can prevent acts of violence in our community and country.

WHO:  Members and friends of the Ann Arbor Democratic Party, elected officials, interested citizens.

WHAT:  A Gun Control Mixer – a regularly scheduled monthly mixer, with a timely theme, in a casual environment, to support a local Ann Arbor business.  The Party will purchase a few selections from the menu for guests to share.  Guests will also be able to take advantage of special happy hour prices on beverages while getting to know other Democrats.  Ann Arbor Democratic Party monthly mixers are always free of charge.  Your contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated.  Contributions help the Party cover costs for meetings, advertising, supplies, and special events.

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

WHERE:  Sava’s Restaurant, 216 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (located between Liberty and Washington) 734-623-2233.

Ann Arbor Democratic Party meetings and mixers regularly attract our Congressman, the Mayor, numerous City Council Members, Washtenaw County Commissioners, the Sheriff, members of the State House and Senate, and other government leaders who wish to connect with engaged citizens.

For a complete calendar of Ann Arbor Democratic Party meetings and events visit www.annarbordems.org/calendar-2013/.

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Tues Jan 29th Mixer & Thurs Jan 31st Finding Your Political Voice Event

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by mhenry No Comments

Tues. Jan. 29th – 5:30 PM – State of the Party Mixer at Melange Bistro

Join us at Melange Bistro, 312 South Main Street, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM for an update on the State of the Ann Arbor Dems, appetizers, and half-off beverage specials all evening courtesy of Melange Bistro. A great opportunity to get to know fellow Democrats in a relaxed and casual setting. Melange Bistro 734-222-0202.


Thurs. Jan. 31st – 7:00 PM – Finding Your Political Voice

Join the Ann Arbor Ward One Dems and Arrowwood Hills Community Center for a new nonpartisan program called Finding Your Political Voice “Legislative Gridlock and Lame Duck Opportunism” Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7pm Arrowwood Hills Community Center.

The Gala Is Coming February 16!

Posted on: January 15th, 2013 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

Dig out your finery and come join us for a grand time at the:

Strolling Gala

Heavy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beer, wine, & well drinks
Music by the Gwyneth Hayes Duo

At the Melange Bistro
(Note New Location)
312 S. Main
February 16 at 5:00 pm

Tickets can be purchase for $40 ($75 for a couple) at Act Blue:

Labor Day Picnic | Mon. Sep. 3rd, 3-7pm | Elks Lodge (click link to purchase tkts or click image to enlarge flyer)

Posted on: August 28th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

* To purchase tickets online visit https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/a2dems


Annual Chili Cook-off | Sun May 6th | 4-8pm | Sponsor Opportunities Available (click image to enlarge)

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

Ann Arbor Dems Chili Cook Off Sunday, May 6th 4-8pm. Sponsor Opportunities available

Endorsement Mixer | Wed Feb 22 | The Earle Restaurant

Posted on: February 17th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments

State of the Union Mixer

Posted on: January 21st, 2012 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

State of the Union Mixer 1/24/12 8 to 10pm Elks Lodge Ann Arbor Free Admission

June Mixer at the aut Bar

Posted on: June 25th, 2011 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

Join us as we celebrate Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride month!

Our next mixer will take place at the Aut Bar in Braun Court (across from Kerrytown) on Wednesday, June 29 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm..

Straight allies are more than welcome!

May Mixer

Posted on: June 1st, 2011 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

The Ann Arbor Dems, the College Dems and the Washtenaw County Dems are hosting a happy hour mixer at 5:30 p.m.on Thursday, May 26th at Bar Louie in downtown Ann Arbor-401 East Liberty St.


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