You are viewing this article in the archives. For the latest breaking news and updates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, see
Posted on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 10:26 a.m.

'Mitten Mixer' to bring together singles for coffee and outdoor fun

By Ann Dwyer

Sure, you posted a lot of snarky statuses and links on Facebook about Valentine's Day being a commercial holiday. But really, wasn't that just a cover for your feeling that you will be forever alone?

Perhaps it's time you stopped trying to meet people in the bar and go somewhere where you will meet singles who love the outdoors just like you. The Mitten Mixer in the Pinckney Recreation Area might be just the event for you. If nothing else, you get coffee out of it.

RoosRoast CoffeeWorks of Ann Arbor will feature their Lobster Butter Love, in addition to other coffee samplings. You'll also get the chance to take a brief hike on the Potawatomi Trail and warm up by the bonfire. Just bring a mug and a donation for Food Gatherers.

This event should help prevent any camping dates from going horribly wrong in the future.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 4:30-6 p.m. A Recreation Passport is required for park entry. For further details call the park, 734-426-4913, or assistant recreation programmer Tracy Ball, 231-944-0078. In the Silver Lake Day Use Area, on Silver Hill Road, off of Dexter Townhall Road, north of North Territorial Road.


An Arborigine

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 1:09 a.m.

Mitten Mixer sounds like a WWF throwdown for cats.


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 12:37 a.m.

In response to the first paragraph of this article only...Right, anybody who isn't in a romantic relationship is jealous of those who are and are desperate to be in one themselves, otherwise, they think they will be forever alone. Way to make singles feel insecure and manipulate them into going to an event. Or, maybe they are happy with where they are and who they are, are happy for their friends and family who are happy in their relationships, and aren't worried about being 'forever alone'. And, maybe, that is the basis for a solid romantic relationship.

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 6:30 p.m.

It's hard to meet anyone with your face buried in your hypno-phone texting.

Homeland Conspiracy

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 6:33 p.m.