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Calendar of Events

Friday, July 31, 2020

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 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

The Clements Bookworm: A book circle for history lovers: U-M William L. Clements Library.

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Join Clements staff and supporters in a discussion about the books we're reading. Inspired by the traditional Clements Library researcher tea time, we invite you to pull up a chair at our [virtual] table. Pour a cup of tea and enjoy a snack while you watch our commentators in a live feed. Chime in with your comments and questions via the chat function. We look forward to hosting you!
When: Fridays, 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Where: Register at the website link. In your confirmation email, find the link "Click Here to Join" to enter the meeting.
Book information at
Online Event. Free. Online.

 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"QuaranTEEN Online Scavenger Hunt": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Welcome to our online scavenger hunt, where you can earn a chance to win a Kindle Fire! This fun scavenger hunt is intended for tweens and teens, ages 10-18. Simply tell us who you are and answer the 20 questions about Northfield Township Area Library. All the answers can be found by browsing our website at and the MeL website at
Entries will be accepted until 8 p.m. on Monday, August 10. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page and contacted on Tuesday, August 11. Follow us on Facebook @ Northfield Township Area Library.
Click the link for more information and to begin your adventure!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 734-449-0066. [map]

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cow Eye Dissection Demo": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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LSNC staffers dissect a cow eye and discuss the anatomy & how it works together with the brain to make visual images.
Preregister at for meeting URL. Free.


"Ann Arbor Sports Commission Firecracker 5k": Epic Races.

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Through July 31. All invited to run or walk a 5k or mile-long "fun run" on their own and post pictures to Race can be completed at any time and in any location. Price includes a T-shirt, medal, and neck warmer.
All day. $27-$37 in advance only at, 585-7101.

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, call 998-9353 for meeting URL. Free.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.

 8 p.m.  Free! 

8 Ball Patio Series: The Blind Pig.

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Every Fri. & Sat. A variety of artists TBA performing from the rooftop for patrons seated on the 8 Ball patio.
8-9 p.m. or later, patio adjacent to the 8 Ball Saloon entrance the Blind Pig, 208 S. First. No cover. 996-8555. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Anne Heaton: The Ark.

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Local transplant from NYC, is a pop-folk singer-songwriter and pianist who cites Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, and the Indigo Girls as her main influences. The Washington Post has called her songs by turns "tender, barbed, and spiritual." She has a new album, To the Light, her 7th.
8 p.m., livestreamed on Facebook (no Facebook account required); for URL link, see Free. 761-1451.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Night Paddle": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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July 10 & 31. All invited to paddle around Gallup Pond under the moon to observe birds and other animals as they prepare for their nocturnal lives. Bring a flashlight, if you wish. Canoes, kayaks, and equipment provided.
Meet at Gallup Park Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. $15 per 1-person kayak; $20 per 2-person kayak/canoe. 769-6240. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Blue LLama: Brendon Davis Trio

Ensemble led by this U-M jazz piano student. 6:30-9:45 p.m. [venue info]


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