Wednesday Events

Registration for events closes August 20th (or when full), unless otherwise noted.

Paddle Trip Down the Huron (Ann Arbor)

Paddle the most scenic stretch of the Huron with fellow NCSC attendees. Choose your vessel of choice and enjoy the outdoors and some fun times!

Schedule: (subject to change) – 9:30am – Pickup at St. John’s parking lot; 2:30pm – Drop off at St. John’s parking lot
Paddling trip will be approx. 2 hours. Please bring your own bagged lunch/snacks etc. and water in a waterproof bag that can fully seal and float. 

Additional Notes:

  • Trips will run rain or shine, unless there is a threat of dangerous weather, the water current is too fast, or the water level is too high. A raincheck or refund will be issued if we need to cancel your trip due to inclement weather.
  • Bring extra dry clothing or change of clothes.
  • Footwear is required. Water Shoes are available for purchase at our check-in area.
  • Renters 18 years and OLDER are required to check-in and sign Liability Waivers.
  • All Renters are required to wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) during the trip which will be picked-up after Check-in.
  • We encourage you to bring lunch or snacks for your trip, however, we ask you NOT bring any glass bottles or styrofoam containers as they are NOT allowed on the river.
  • Abandoned Watercraft: If you decide to leave/abandon your watercraft and our staff has to retrieve it, you will be charged $50 per watercraft.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $45 – covers transportation (including entrance fee for HCMA Metroparks) and boat rental.

Hosted by Mark P.


Registration extended to Sunday, August 20th!

Welcome Mass & Dinner in Downtown Plymouth

Arriving on Wednesday and looking for something fun to do? Join other NCSC attendees as we attend 6pm evening Mass, followed by dinner in downtown Plymouth!
Reservations have been made at 4 area restaurants:
Sean O’Callaghan’s – A Victorian-style pub that dishes up hearty Irish fare alongside pub grub
The Ironwood Grill – A sports bar with a sophisticated vibe offering a wide menu from smoked BBQ and stone-fired pizzas, to burgers and hand-held sandwiches
Compari’s on the Park – A contemporary space offering old-world Southern Italian cuisine with a homey vibe

EG Nicks – “Life’s about good friends and great food.” – Family-owned with food made from scratch, offering a diverse menu of craft and local beers, cocktails and patio seating

We will meet in lobby of St. John’s Resort at 5:15pm to carpool/Uber/Lyft to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church for 6:00pm Mass and then on to downtown Plymouth for dinner. Following dinner, attendees can either head back to St. John’s Resort or spend a little more time strolling through the streets and sites of this quaint and picturesque town!

Time: 5:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (or so!)

Cost: Dinner (pay your own), Share carpool or Uber/Lyft
For those participating in the carpool and don’t have your own vehicle: Please make sure that you have enough cash or can Venmo or Payal the driver and chip in a few dollars toward gas/parking. If there are not enough vehicles then you will need to share an Uber/Lyft.

Hosted by John, Nancy & Mark B.


AUGUST 9th UPDATE: The first 3 restaurants are almost full, so further reservations will be assigned to O’Callaghans or EG Nicks (please indicate your preferences when you register).

Wine and Tango at Motor City Wine bar – Motown (Detroit)

Join us to head downtown to the Corktown neighborhood for an early dinner at Slow’s BBQ, followed by a stop at the Motor City Wine Bar! Wednesday is Tango night, so we’ll need to find seats before 6:00 pm, in order to be ready by the 6:30 pm tango lesson. Tango dancing will follow from 7:30-10:30. This is a great opportunity to see the tango performed, possibly to learn how to tango yourself (if the lesson sticks), and to actually dance the tango!
Note: Be sure to bring a “placeholder,” like an extra layer of clothing, to leave on your seat while taking the Tango lesson or dancing after. However, be mindful not to leave unattended your purse or backpack (or anything you wouldn’t want taken).

Schedule (Subject to change):

3:45 p.m. – Meet up with the event’s group leader in the lobby at St John’s Resort to arrange carpooling or to call your Uber ride

4:00 p.m. – Depart from from St John’s

4:30 p.m. – Arrive at Slow’s BBQ and enjoy a nice dinner in Corktown

5:45 p.m. – Depart from Slow’s BBQ to head 2-3 blocks over to The Motown Wine Bar (also right there in Corktown)

6:00 p.m. – Claim your seats at The Motown Wine Bar, and browse their selection of wine

6:30 p.m. – Enjoy the free tango lesson

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Tango dancing (Dancing is scheduled to run from 7:30-10:30, however folks are welcome to return earlier if they wish or to stay until closing – or anytime suitable.  It is strongly recommended that everyone finds a friend to travel safely with, especially when leaving the bar and heading back.)

Time: 3:45pm – 10:30 pm

Cost: Cost varies per person, as this event is pay-as-you-go.  For those participating in the carpool and don’t have your own vehicle: Please make sure that you have enough cash or can Venmo or Payal the driver and chip in toward gas/parking. If there are not enough vehicles then you will need to share an Uber/Lyft. And then on your own for dinner, wine and gratuities.

Hosted by Mark P.


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