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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 27, 2020

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 7 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

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Preorder pickups and onsite sales with safety guidelines communicated by staffers and shortened hours.
Kerrytown Farmers Market. 794-6255, [map]

 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Area vendors, all from within 90 miles of Chelsea. Each month, kids activities TBA, market basket giveaway on the last Sat. & Wed., along with live entertainment every Sat. (10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or so) & last Wed. only (3-5 p.m. or so), June-Oct.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]

 9 a.m. 

A Week With Shakespeare Summer Theater Camp: Saline Area Players.

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Saline Area Players invites middle and high school students to a weeklong introduction to Shakespeare, culminating with a performance of an adaptive version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on June 27 for family and friends. This morning camp will be packed as students will audition, rehearse, and ultimately perform this classic tale.
In addition to an education on Shakespeare and the play, participants will work on:
• stage presence and posture
• voice projection and diction
• expression and delivery of lines
• basic stage directions
• character development
• and many other aspects that go into making a quality production!
The 5th Corner, 211 Willis Rd., Saline. $150. [map]

 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Northfield/Whitmore Lake Clean Up Day: Washtenaw County Public Works.

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Do some cleaning while safe at home? Bring our waste specialists your old TVs, furniture, paint, oils, garden chemicals and more for responsible and safe disposal!
Washtenaw County Clean-up Day is Saturday, June 27th, from 9am-1pm at Whitmore Lake High School (7430 Whitmore Lake Road).
ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS: Check out the complete flyer and list at Note: some acceptable materials have changed for this event.
Please consider a minimum voluntary donation of $15.00 to help support this effort. Make checks payable to Washtenaw County.
These events are for WASHTENAW COUNTY residents. Sorry, but we can't accept materials from businesses or out-of-county residents.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures:
• Wear a mask during your visit
• Remain in your vehicle except when unloading bulky waste
• No change can be made for donations
Call 734-222-3950 or visit for more information.
Whitmore Lake High School, 7430 Whitmore Lake Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Donation. suggested donation: $15. 734 222 3950. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Chemistry and Flow Monitoring": Huron River Watershed Council.

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Enjoy being outdoors while measuring the quality of local rivers and creeks! Learn how to collect water samples, measure stream flow, and record water chemistry measurements. No prior experience needed. Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 8 sampling trips during the growing season (April through September). During each sampling trip, volunteers spend two hours in the field on average.
NEW Center, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor. Free. [map]

 3 p.m.  Online 

"Hatha Yoga": ArogyaVeda.

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Enjoy 1 hour of Hatha Yoga class to improve your core strength and spinal health along with Pranayama. You will feel energized and relaxed with this practice. Classes are offered online for $10 per household. Bring your entire family to practice Yoga and stay healthy during this crisis
ArogyaVeda Yoga Shaala. Online. $10. 2487364633.

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kidzone: Backyard Fun and Butterbeer": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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All families invited to make your own backyard obstacle course using common household items and learn how to make a refreshing butterbeer float. Led by Macaroni Kid Ann Arbor staffers.
See for meeting URL. Free.

 4-6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Amazing Race": Cancer Support Community Fundraiser.

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Teams of up to 4 invited to compete in a virtual scavenger hunt on the app GooseChase. The game involves submitting photos and videos, solving puzzles and riddles, and other challenges. Team members can access the game on separate devices from separate locations.
Preregister at for meeting URL. Free. 489-1631,

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Retreat: AcroYoga": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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AcroYoga instructor Jim Gilligan leads this accessible full-body movement session for individuals, pairs, or trios.
See for meeting URL. Free.

 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Annex: Garba 360": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Garba360 creator and producer Heena Patel demonstrates this Indian folk dance that involves snapping, clapping, and twirling. Dance along and wear a flowy top, dress, or skirt, if you like.
See for livestream. Free.

 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Game night over zoom this evening.

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If you are looking for something fun but low-key and physically safe to do this evening, I am going to host a game night over zoom. Scattergories, Yahtzee, Codenames, Trivia, Scrabble, Poker, Pictionary, whatever; we can make it happen in various zoom breakout rooms. You can come and go at any time between 6 pm and about 10 pm. Free. Email me for the zoom link at
On-line over zoom videoconference. Free. Online.

 7 p.m.  Online 

"Shirley": Michigan and State Theaters.

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(Josephine Decker, 2020). Hypnotic thriller starring Elisabeth Moss about a horror writer who finds inspiration for her next novella after she and her husband take in a young couple. Followed by a Q&A with director Decker and actress Moss.
Tickets $12 online only at; select the Michigan Theater as "your theater" and 50% of the proceeds benefit the Michigan. [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Dexter Farmers Market.

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Every Sat. & Tues., May-Oct. Sale of produce, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more from local vendors. Also, performances by local musicians.
8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sat.) & 2-6 p.m. (Tues.), 3233 Alpine St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8303. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Blind Pig: Eaddy

Ypsilanti hip-hop MC. Opening acts are several other local hip-hop MCs and ensembles, including Louis Picasso, Kenyatta Rashon, Sigidy, Gee Floyd, E-Mag, JeVon Alexander and DJ Lixxxer. $10. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. 6-8:30 p.m. [venue info]


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