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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Tuesday


September 2013
 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Grand Rapids ArtPrize--OLLI Travel: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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•8:00 a.m. Depart from Meijer's Parking Lot - Section I (Ann Arbor & Saline Road).
• Arrive at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Explore ArtPrize entries.
•Enjoy your cafeteria lunch at the Gardens. Lunch voucher provided.
•Depart for The B.O.B. (Big Old Building). Here there will be a large concentration of ArtPrize entries in a single place.
• Explore ArtPrize 2013! Your wristband will provide free passage on the Art Bus and ANY Rapid Bus ANY time it runs.
•Meet our group at the B.O.B. to board bus and return home.
•8:00 p. m. Approximate arrival home.
Meet at Meijer's, Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $87 includes dinner. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org
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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 14. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.

Sept. 24: Storytelling (4-4:30 p.m.) by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black & friends, a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performance by an ensemble of jazz students (5:30-7 p.m.).

Oct. 1: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), the Kassia Martin Flute Ensemble (5-6 p.m.), and the acoustic rock trio Inkflo (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 8: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.), and the West African drumming group Arbor Foli (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 15: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and popular local storyteller LaRon Williams (5-6 p.m.), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 22: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), lantern-making (5-6 p.m.; bring a mason jar), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.).

Oct. 29: Storytelling with Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performer TBA.

Nov. 5: Family-friendly show with Magic Zak (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), an interactive lecture-demo by folkdancer Roberta Jaskolski (5-6 p.m.), and local alt-folk-rock ensemble The End Times (6-7 p.m.), along with lantern-making for a Lantern Parade (5-6 p.m.). .


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4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]
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Wednesday


September 2013
 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

East Quad Grand Reopening: U-M Housing.

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With an address by U-M president Mary Sue Coleman, presentations by U-M Residential College student groups, and a chance to explore the renovated East Quad.
3-5 p.m., East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 763-3164. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

"Pizza in the Hut": Beth Israel Congregation.

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Pizza dinner in a sukkah (temporary shelter with evergreen branches on top) to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
6 p.m., Beth Israel courtyard, 2000 Washtenaw. $8 (kids age 3 & under, free). Reservations required by Sept. 23 at office@bethisrael-aa.org. 665-9897. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Bonsai Auction: Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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Show and auction of bonsai equipment, trees, and pots by club members.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free admission. Metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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Thursday


September 2013
 2-7 p.m. 

Pittsfield Farmers Market: Pittsfield Township.

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Pittsfield Township Farmers Market opens on June 13th (2:00 - 7:00) and is located at the Township Hall (corner of Platt and Michigan, with East-West access from Bemis).

Please "Like" Pittsfield Township (www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsfield-Charter-Township/115908818493 ) on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/PittsfieldTwp).

More details at: http://www.pittsfield-mi.gov/
Events include:
June 13th - Make a kite to fly with your Dad and musical entertainer Kevin DeVine.
June 20th - Pittsfield Fire Safety, including fireworks safety.
June 27th - Healthy Cooking Demonstration
No Market on July 4th
July 11th - Pittsfield DPS Bike Safety
July 18th - Ann Arbor District Library Story Time
July 25th - Pittsfield Parks and Rec "Fun with Beans" and musical entertainer Kevin Devine.
August 1st - Saline Fiddlers.
August 8th - Pittsfield Park and Rec Scavenger Hunt.
August 15th - Saline District Library Story Time
Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Avenue. Free admission. 734-822-3135. reillyt@pittsfield-mi.gov www.pittsfield-mi-gov [map]
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Friday


September 2013
 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Semiannual Rummage Sale: Dexter United Methodist Church.

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Sept. 27 & 28. Household items, furniture, clothing, and more.
8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sept. 27) & 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sept. 28), Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8480. [map]
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 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14-Oct. 27 and Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, the Hippity Hop Holler, a petting farm, a Noah's Ark inflatable, the Spine Chilling MindShaft, a corn maze, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $14.25 admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]
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 5-11 p.m.  Free! 

9th Annual Oktoberfest: Saline Main Street.

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Sept. 27 & 28. Two-day community festival and juried art fair. Sept. 27: An old-fashioned Oktoberfest, with a beer garden with German brews and traditional German food. Also, live music by the popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band 50 Amp Fuse. Sept. 28: Kids activities, live music, food and drinks, and more.

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5-11 p.m. (Sept. 27) & 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sept. 28), downtown Saline. Free. 316-2119.
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 6-10 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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Saturday


September 2013
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

7th Annual Ghoultide Gathering.

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Juried show of Halloween art by more than 2 dozen artists, including whimsical painted collages and wood carvings, papier-mache sculptures, pumpkin dolls, wood-fired face jugs, sculpted witches, and more. Also, live music by The Appleseed Collective (8 a.m.-noon) a popular young local acoustic quartet whose music is an enchanting blend of lyric-based folk-rock with Dixieland and gypsy jazz rhythms and harmonies. Early admission includes a shopping tote and treats.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old US-12 (west off Main St.), Chelsea. $20 (admission after 10 a.m., $5; kids age 10 & under, free). No strollers. (269) 553-1852. [map]
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 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Semiannual Rummage Sale: Dexter United Methodist Church.

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Sept. 27 & 28. Household items, furniture, clothing, and more.
8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sept. 27) & 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sept. 28), Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8480. [map]
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Indian Art & Frontier Show: Frontier Antiques.

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Display and sale of a wide array of cultural and commercial artifacts from the early fur trade and the French and Indian War through the western Indian wars.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5. (248) 840-7070. [map]
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 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

32nd Annual Webster Fall Festival: Webster Township Historical Society/Webster United Church of Christ.

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Popular country fair with hayrides, pony rides, a children's petting zoo, children's crafts & games (until 3 p.m.), exhibits of antique cars & farm equipment, a 19th-century general store, blacksmithing a horseshoe contest, a one-room schoolhouse (complete with marm and dunce cap), a bake and canned goods sale, a country craft fair, a country store, an antiques auction, a flea market/rummage sale (beginning at 8 a.m.), and the church's famous pig roast supper (5-7 p.m.). Lunch available, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and the hot dog stand is open all day. Entertainment includes live music by the Irish fiddle ensemble Fiddler Pie, the dulcimer ensemble Village Strings, the string ensemble North Creek Fiddlers, and the veteran Ann Arbor bluegrass band The RFD Boys.
10 a.m.-7 p.m., Webster Community Hall, corner of Farrell & Webster Church rds. (between Joy & North Territorial), Webster Twp. Free admission. Pig roast: $10 (children, $5). 426-5115.
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 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

9th Annual Oktoberfest: Saline Main Street.

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Sept. 27 & 28. Two-day community festival and juried art fair. Sept. 27: An old-fashioned Oktoberfest, with a beer garden with German brews and traditional German food. Also, live music by the popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band 50 Amp Fuse. Sept. 28: Kids activities, live music, food and drinks, and more.

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5-11 p.m. (Sept. 27) & 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sept. 28), downtown Saline. Free. 316-2119.
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 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Remodelers Home Tour: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Sept. 28 & 29. A chance to tour newly remodeled homes in Washtenaw County.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sept. 28) & noon-6 p.m. (Sept. 29), various locations. $10. Tickets and maps available at any of the tour houses, at BRAGAnnArbor.com, and at the BRAG Ann Arbor office, 179 Little Lake Dr., off Parkland Plaza from eastbound Jackson between Wagner & Zeeb. 996-0100.
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Apple Day": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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A chance to press apple cider and make applesauce and apple butter. Also, an apple baked goods sale, apple tastings, an apple pie-making demo, a solar cooker demonstration (weather dependent), kids activities, and the Apple Heritage Museum, a traveling collection of the history of apple uses in Washtenaw County. Apples available for purchase.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 769-1052. [map]
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 10 a.m.-evening  Free! 

"State of the Book": U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Program.

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A book fair and daylong literary symposium that focuses on Michigan writers and the craft of writing, including readings by young writers who have participated in 826michigan programs and had their work published in the annual Omnibus Anthology, teen performance poetry, and panel discussions on women memoirists, writers from the U.P., and writers who use the supernatural to elucidate Michigan's past and imagine its future.
10 a.m.-evening, Rackham Auditorium. Free. mslevad@umich.edu. [map]
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 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Teddy Bear Company.

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Group tours of the warehouse, with displays of both historical and CTBC bears. Also, display of antique toys in the Chelsea Toy Museum.
11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., CTBC Warehouse, 400 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 433-5499. [map]
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 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14-Oct. 27 and Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, the Hippity Hop Holler, a petting farm, a Noah's Ark inflatable, the Spine Chilling MindShaft, a corn maze, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $14.25 admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]
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 1 & 3 p.m. 

Chelsea Area Historical Society Fundraiser.

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The Chelsea Monitor vintage baseball club plays an exhibition of 1860-rules baseball against a team organized by Chelsea Alehouse. Followed at 3 p.m. by a program that includes a talk by Monitor captain Jon Van Hoek on the history of baseball in Chelsea. Also (tentatively), talks by Chelsea Area Historical Society member Cary Church on the history of bars and saloons in Chelsea and by Chelsea Alehouse owner Chris Martinson on the processor brewing beer and the history of beer-making. A portion of Alehouse proceeds today donated to the CAHS.
1 p.m., Timbertown Park, off Sibley Rd. (just north of downtown), & 3 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. Free; pay for your own food & drink. 476-2010. [map]
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 1-10 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Casa Latina ˇFiesta!": Mitchell Elementary School.

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This party to celebrate Washtenaw County Hispanic Heritage Month includes dancing to live music, soccer and tennis, face painting, and more. Raffle. Food available.
2-6 p.m., Mitchell Elementary School, 3550 Pittsview. Free, but donations accepted. 926-4656. [map]
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 5-11 p.m.  Free! 

OutFest: Jim Toy Community Center Fundraiser.

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A pre-party to celebrate LGBT History Month (October), this annual event features a Necto Dance Pavilion with dancing to music spun by a DJ. Also, political and community interest tables, a silent auction, a beer garden, and food vendors.
5-11 p.m., Braun Ct. parking lot. Free admission. 663-0036.
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 6 p.m. 

USA Auto Enduro State Championships.

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Like motocross with cars, an enduro derby features smaller front-wheel-drive vehicles driven through an off-road course of impressive jumps, twists, and turns.
6 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $10. 587-3466. [map]
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 7:15-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 28-Oct. 26, every Sun. in Oct., and Oct. 24, 30, & 31. Six different scary attractions--including a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 30 & 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $18 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $17) for access to one area; $36 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $40) for all areas. 390-9208. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Sweets, Treats and Silent Auction: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Please join us for an evening of desserts, wine and fundraising. Lots of great items up for bid including theater tickets, family passes to zoos, parks and swim clubs, restaurant and local store packages and much more. Lamaze Family Center empowers, educates, and supports families from pregnancy to preschool. Proceeds from the silent auction will help to support our free community programs.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $20 per ticket. Food & Drinks included. (734) 973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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Sunday


September 2013
 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14-Oct. 27 and Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, the Hippity Hop Holler, a petting farm, a Noah's Ark inflatable, the Spine Chilling MindShaft, a corn maze, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $14.25 admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]
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 Noon-6 p.m. 

Remodelers Home Tour: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Sept. 28 & 29. A chance to tour newly remodeled homes in Washtenaw County.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sept. 28) & noon-6 p.m. (Sept. 29), various locations. $10. Tickets and maps available at any of the tour houses, at BRAGAnnArbor.com, and at the BRAG Ann Arbor office, 179 Little Lake Dr., off Parkland Plaza from eastbound Jackson between Wagner & Zeeb. 996-0100.
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 1-6 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

2nd Annual Ypsilanti 24-Hour Film Shootout.

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Screening of the winners and other top entries in this competition in which filmmakers were given 24 hours to make a film, 4-7 minutes long, that included a specified list of elements. Cash prizes.
6 p.m., EMU College of Business auditorium, 300 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $5. Registration for filmmakers is open Sept. 1-24 at ypsi24hourfilm.com. (307) 321-7690. [map]
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