Garretts After Dark: Dinner and a Movie

March 16, 2011 Leave a comment

One of the best entertainment deals at Washtenaw Community College is Dinner and Movie. For $15, you get dinner for two at Garrett’s Restaurant (located in the Student Center) Friday night dinners and two movie passes to Quality 16 theaters.

There was a full house of 43 dinners last Friday with many taking the Dinner and Movie offer. Tickets for Dinner and Movie are available at the cashier counter on the second floor of the Student Center.

The meals at Garrett’s are based on a theme. Last Friday’s theme was an all vegetarian meal, which included a vegan offering. The meals come with rolls/bread, an appetizer, choice of soup or salad, an entree and dessert.

Garret’s Friday night service also offers a variety of beverage service with some nights featuring wine, beer or specialty alcoholic beverage.

They do not offer alcohol every night, however. On vegetarian night, Garret’s featured a table side tea service and they will be featuring smoothies on another night this semester.

Seating for the Friday night service begins at 5:30pm. The cost is around $15 per person. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card are accepted. There is an additional cost of $4.95 for the beverage tasting. Reservations are encouraged, and you can call 734-973-3592 to reserve a table. Upcoming dinners include:

* March 11: Vegetarian menu with tea tasting
* March 18: St. Patrick’s Day beer tasting
* March 25: Catch of the day with fruit smoothie tasting
* April 1: Southwestern celebration with margarita tasting
* April 8: Spring into summer with BBQ and beer tasting

Here is a run down of the meal:

Waldorf Salad

Broccoli Soup

Hummus w/pita Appetizer

Tea Service


Lasagna with wild mushrooms

Spinach Pie w/green beans

Paneer Cheese w/Indian spiced sauce over rice

Thai Coconut Curry Tofu over rice (vegan)


Trio Of creme burlee

Apple Tart with ice cream

Rice Pudding

Ice Cream(Blueberry)

They offered nine different varieties of ice cream including blueberry, vanilla, chocolate, green tea, pistachio, strawberry…

No Break for a Dancing Fool

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Walk into the Morris Lawrence Building on the Washtenaw Community College campus and you may see David Daly, WCC’s resident dancing fool.

Daly can be seen improvising tap dance moves with accompanying music being played on his IPad. He taps in his Converse All Star sneakers instead of the formal black shoes with steal tips, but you can still hear the rhythmic tap beat coming off of his feet.

Like most other weeks, Daly, a Math and Science and a Music Production major, spent his spring break dancing. He practices 15 hours a week on a variety of dance forms.

“I do B-boy (break dancing) and street tap competitions,” said Daly. “I am working on combining tap and B-boy.”

Daly jokes about his strategy to win competitions.

“The key is to make a move look as hard as possible,” said Daly.

Daly shows what he means by getting on the floor and executing a move where he is holds up his body in a horizontal handstand. He then takes this move to another level by holding up his entire body weight for a few seconds with one hand.

“It can be about attitude and getting into a competitors face,” said Daly about winning at B-boy. “But usually the person with the best moves will win the battle.”

When Daly is not practicing or competing, he is teaching dance classes.

“I teach ballroom and swing dance,” said Daly.

He is new to tap dancing and holds the people who do the traditional Irish tap dancing in high regard.

“It is crazy what those people do,” said Daly. “It is mid-evil the way those folks practice.”

Tap dancing did not come easy to Daly. He has been at it for a few years and he only now feels like he is starting to get it. He has been through a number of dance classes at WCC including a Broadway style tap dancing.

For more information about WCC’s Dance program go to School of Music and Performing Arts.

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Where the Wild Things Are: WTMC Students Fun Fashion

March 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Shey and Grace: WCC WTMC Students
Shey, a WTMC student, scampers around the Student Center strumming on her violin and showing off your furry fashion style. Her look includes fury ears, a tail and furry boots.

Shey’s friend Grace, sporting a stylish hat, jumps into the picture to pal around. 

Washtenaw Community College Richard W. Bailey Library Cracking Down on Food

March 10, 2011 Leave a comment

No Food in the Richard W. Bailey Library at WCC

I knew something was up when I (and I think all WCC students) received an email from Victor Liu, the Dean of Learning Resources, about helping to keep food out of the Richard W. Bailey Library. (click on image below to read the email)

“We were a little lenient about allowing snacks in the library,” said Bethany Kennedy, Director of Access Services.

“But is started getting out of hand. People were ordering pizzas and getting delivery from Jimmy Johns. Students were also taking their Subway sandwiches and plates of food from the Student Center and taking them into the private study rooms.”

Kennedy noted that the custodian staff commented about having to clean up  the mess left behind.

“We have computer equipment and books, so we need to keep our facility clean so their is no damage,” said Kennedy.

Now a large sign located as you walk into the library clearly states the library’s food policy and the staff is now making the rounds to enforce it.

This means that students will have to have their pizza parties some where else.

WCC College Transfer Fair: Free Pens and Good Info

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Washtenaw Community College will be hosting its Spring Transfer Fair today and tomorrow, March 9, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm: Spring Transfer Fair, in the second floor of the student Center Building.

Some 30-40 colleges will have representatives present to answer questions and to try and pitch you on why their school is the best.

I am pretty set with transferring to EMU, but I always like the chance to get some free pens. Above is a picture of my pen collection from the event.

Free pens aside, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and find out what you may need to know to succesfully transfer. It also allows you one stop shopping to shop around for most Michigan colleges.

WCC Music Students Rock Their Mid Term Exams

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Doug Flynn, Recording Engineer Major Rocks his MUS 146 class

Doug Flynn presented his music/comedian stylings to his song writing class, MUS 146 at Washtenaw Community College’s coffee shop Bakuzios last night.

He sang a song about his experience riding the Amtrak. His song reminding me of Zach Galifianaki’s (Form the Movie the Hangover) stand up material.

This was the mid term exam for the class. They all had to write and perform an original song. It seemed like a mix of an open mic/public speaking class. Some of the students were a little nervous, but I think the point was to practice getting up on stage along with presenting the students song writing skills.

Spencer Michaud (above five pictures) was the instructor for the class. He jumped in as a back up musician if a student did not know how to play an instrument and they just wanted to sing their song.

“We teach lyrics, song form, music theory, cords..” said Michaud. “The class is about developing confidence, creativity, a positive environment and reenforcement.”

The class will be back for another show for their final exam on May 2. 2011 around 6pm at Bakuzios located in the WCC Student Center.

WCC Music Program
check out the classes Facebook page

Doug and Spencer

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