Ann Arbor Weather:
Saturday August 15, 2020
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed


  2   3   4   5   6   7   8
  9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31          

Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 1 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"A Thousand Cuts": Michigan Theater Virtual Cinema.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Ramona S. Diaz, 2020). Stream online this documentary about the social media disinformation campaigns that fuel the authoritarian regime of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.
Seven-day rental $12.

 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Auditions for the 2020-2021 Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.

  community member   < less

The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale invites girls and boys, ages 9-16, to audition for membership in their outstanding choirs! Virtual auditions will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm via Zoom.
Auditions are by appointment only. Sign up for an easy and relaxed 10-minute audition slot held privately between singer and conductor. Visit for more information or contact our office at: / 734-996-4404. Need-based scholarships are available.
Ann Arbor Youth Chorale has provided excellent vocal training, exciting performance opportunities, and FUN for 33 years - perfect for children who love to sing! Highlights from recent seasons include concerts with the Detroit, Ann Arbor and Flint Symphony Orchestras, and performance tours of Chicago and Milwaukee.
Virtual. Free. Online. 7349964404.

 8 a.m.-8 p.m.  Online 

"A Cantor's Head": Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Online screening of Erik Greenberg Anjou's 2019 documentary about renowned cantor Jack Mendelson and this centuries-long art form that combines spiritual exploration, communal bonding, and showmanship. Part of an annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes. For complete festival schedule, see
Online anytime between Aug. 7-31 at $12 per film. 971-0990.

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.-1 p.m. 

Washtenaw County Clean Up Day @ EMU: Washtenaw County Public Works.

  community member   < less

This Washtenaw County Clean-up Day will be held on Saturday, August 8th, from 9am-1pm at 799 N. Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti (in the parking lots across from Rynearson Statdium).
• Household Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides, cleaning supplies, oil, batteries, etc.) (no containers larger than 6 gal, no oxygen or refrigerant tanks, containers can not be returned)
• Tires (on or off rims, no semi or agricultural tires)
• Electronics (TV, computer, entertainment and communication devices, etc.)
• Scrap Metal
• Appliances (refrigerator, dryer, a/c unit, etc.)
• Bulky Waste (mattress, furniture, etc.)
• Household Trash
• Recyclable Materials (glass, cardboard, plastic, paper)
• Styrofoam
• Concrete, Brick, Asphalt, or Shingles
These events are for WASHTENAW COUNTY residents. Sorry, but we can't accept materials from businesses or out-of-county residents.
Call 734-222-3950 or visit for more
Rynearson Stadium Parking Lot, 799 N Hewitt Street, Ypsilanti. suggested donation: $15. 7342223950. [map]

 9 a.m. 

Ypsilanti Farmers Market.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 (click on NAP Workdays). 794-6627.

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Heckuva Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a 3.5-mile hike along the forests and open fields of the River Raisin. Bring a mask, sunscreen, bug spray, and water.
10 a.m., Leonard Preserve, 375 N Union St., Manchester. Free, preregistration required by emailing [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Know Obstacles: Oz's Music Environment.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to play instruments, sing songs, and tell jokes with members of this band for kids and adults with special needs. Spectators welcome.
For online meeting URL see (meeting ID, 933 1925 5392; password, 362147). Free. 662-8283.

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"In The Open": Ann Arbor Camerata.

  community member   < less

Open to change, open to artistic flexibility, open to new experiences in post-pandemic life. In our new performance series, In the Open, the Ann Arbor Camerata invites our audiences to engage in innovative presentations in the open air. Join us for a series of socially-distanced performances featuring a collective of citizen artists at venues such as the Kerrytown Farmers Market and Ann Arbor's West Park.
Kerrytown Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St. Free. Donation. 805-750-8947. [map]

 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"In the Open": Ann Arbor Camerata.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Outdoor concert featuring a local saxophone quartet with Kate von Bernthal, Philip Kleutgens, Erik Anundson, and Jason Frazier.
Kerrytown Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 929-9324. [map]

 7-8 p.m.  Online 

"Living Room Live! Online": Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Storytelling by Lyn Ford, a nationally recognized Columbus-based storyteller with a repertoire of stories from various African American traditions. Host is Chelsea-based fiction writer & playwright Steve Daut.
For livestream URL preregister at Pay what you can ($10 or more suggested donation).

 8 p.m.  Free! 

8 Ball Patio Series: The Blind Pig.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

  community member   < less CCL Logo

Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (, a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library (downtown) - 3rd floor Freespace Room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free., [map]

You might also like:

Augmented Reality to the Rescue!
How a mother turned a painful experience into the rising tech startup SpellBound
Trilby MacDonald
Camp Covid
Two high school students bring summer fun to kids from Ann Arbor to India.
Trilby MacDonald
Espresso Royale Will Not Reopen
A coffeehouse pioneer passes.
Micheline Maynard
Today's Events
Public Schools Calendar
Restaurants with Alcohol Served
A clickable zoomable map
Gallery & Museum Exhibits & Tours
Nightspots: Blue LLama
Photo: Any deer
The Bob Ufer Memorial Scholarship Fund 2020. Originated in 1983.
Van Boven
Vicki's Wash and Wear Haircuts