I stopped in at my local Michael's late this afternoon to see what was going on. I had tried to register for crop night twice this week but the registration sheet was not available and the person in charge wasn't in. Too late to attend now as I didn't have anything prepared, and glad I didn't bother. No one else was at the crop.
I spoke to the person who was temporarily assigned to the job as a standby, in case the crop person didn't show. She told me Michael's was being sold and the stock was going public, but she had no details. They are undergoing some staff changes and the person to be in charge of crop night at this location was not yet officially assigned the job. Maybe by September they will have things straightened out a bit.