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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 1, 2020






 
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 7 a.m.  Free! 

The World Noncommunicable Diseases Congress 2020: Michigan Medicine and World NCD Federation.

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The World NCD Congress 2020, co-organized by the University of Michigan and the World NCD Federation, will assemble stakeholders from around the world and across diverse sectors to address the critical, growing impact of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) on the well-being and economies of all nations. The conference will leverage cutting-edge research to inform and catalyze multisectoral actions for reducing the global NCD burden.
Two days of high-impact workshops preceding the main conference will cover topics including the principles of learning health systems, the role of big data in identifying trends, comprehensive disease surveillance strategies, big data and predictive analytics for prevention, health system strengthening and intervention evaluation.
Within a learning health systems framework, each of the four days comprising the main Congress program will address the evidence base and recommended actions for one or more root causes.
University of Michigan Campus. Free. worldncdcongress2020@umich.edu http://worldncdcongress2020.com/



 7:30 a.m. 

"Ann Arbor Tri": Epic Races.

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All invited to compete in a sprint triathlon, duathlon, mini sprint tri, relay, or aquabike race. Also, a virtual race option that allows participants to compete from any location. Awards, medals for finishers, T-shirts, & more.
7:30 a.m. (registration opens at 5:45 a.m.), Halfmoon Lake Beach, 8725 Hankerd Rd., Dexter Twp. $45-$135 in advance only at EpicRaces.com; $11 annual park pass required for entry. Info@EpicRaces.com, 531-8747. [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]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

Bike Rodeo: Eastern Michigan University Police Department.

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On Saturday, August 1, the Eastern Michigan University Police Department, along with Gene Butman Ford, will host its free and open to the annual public bike safety Bike Rodeo event. The Bike Rodeo will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gene Butman Ford, located at 2105 Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti.
The event will include free bike safety checks (mechanical check and helmet fitting information), free giveaways and SWAG, free food and drinks, a fun obstacle course to ride on, and more.
Eastern Michigan police officers will also be on-site to give safety talks and discuss the rules of the road. Social distancing will be in effect, and masks and sanitizer will be provided for attendees.
For more information, visit www.emich.edu/police, the Bike Rodeo Facebook event page, or contact Officer Torres at jtorresi@emich.edu.
Gene Butman Ford, 2105 Washtenaw Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. (734)4874402. jtorresi@emich.edu [map]


 9 a.m. 

Ypsilanti Farmers Market.

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Every Saturday. Open air farmers market. EBT/SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks accepted.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., 100 Rice Street, Ypsilanti. Free admission. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Volunteer Stewardship Day": Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Aug. 1, 2, 8, 15, & 22. All invited to help remove invasive plants in various city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes and remain 6-ft distance from others at all time; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.

Aug. 1: Furstenberg Nature Area.

Aug. 2: Barton Nature Area.

Aug. 8: Kuebler Langford Nature Area and Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).

Aug. 15: Ruthven Nature Area.

Aug. 22: Olson Park.
9 a.m.-noon (except as noted), various locations. Free, preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on NAP Workdays). 794-6627.


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Virtual Pride: Jim Toy Community Center.

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Virtual LGBTQ celebration with livestream music, poetry readings, drag and burlesque performances, & more. Headliner is singer-songwriter Laith Al-Saadi, an Ann Arbor native whose blend of blues, soul, and classic rock earned him a spot on NBC's singing competition show The Voice. The online "kids zone" features craft instructions and picture book readings by drag queens. Also, a silent auction with goods from local businesses. Complete schedule available at AnnArborPride.com.
11 a.m., online at AnnArborPride.com. Free.


 1-3 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their kangaroo, blue-tongued skink, and dingo (2 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, highlighted by a coyote, Gila monster, and skunk. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-3 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

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Baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

Aug. 1: Flint Lumber City BBC.

Aug. 16: Detroit BBC. 2 p.m.

Aug. 23: Royal Oak Wahoo BBC. 2 p.m.
2 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, 6805 Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free. UnionBBC.com. [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. arogya.veda.annarbor@gmail.com www.arogyaveda.org


 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]



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

Veteran Ypsilanti hip-hop MC. Openers are several other local hip- hop acts, including Louis Picasso, Kenyatta Rashon, Sigidy, Gee Floyd, E-Mag, JeVon Alexander, and DJ Lixxxer. On the patio outside the 8-Ball Saloon entrance. $10. [venue info]

 
 


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