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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 15, 2020






 
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 1 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"A Thousand Cuts": Michigan Theater Virtual Cinema.

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(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. https://watch.eventive.org/athousandcuts/play/5f108e6d95f4fb003ea0a28a?fbclid=IwAR2pys9ApzYmAhhnvotanEZfhChl5AVmxTS7oMfYbZ4T5APRBl7LIR-Kl7Q.


 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.-8 p.m.  Online 

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

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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 Film.jccAnnArbor.org.
Online anytime between Aug. 7-31 at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. $12 per film. 971-0990.


 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!  Online 

"Caregiver Coaching": Area Agency on Aging 1-B.

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If you are just beginning to care for an aging relative or friend, or you are a veteran caregiver who wants to keep up on current resources, join an innovative program that is new to Washtenaw County.
Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B and funded through the Vital Seniors Initiative of Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Caregiver Coaching aims to smooth the way for family caregivers by providing them with a trained volunteer coach who can provide a listening ear, talk through care options, and provide access to resources the caregiver may need. The caregiver-coach team communicates by phone.
The agency is currently recruiting family caregivers who are interested in partnering with a coach. Caregivers can call for a one-time consultation or ongoing support. Participation is flexible.
Washtenaw County. Free. Online. 248-794-4577. asmyth@aaa1b.org www.aaa1b.org


 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.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"WordPress Websites 2.0": MacTechnics.

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All invited to learn how to use WordPress to create a website. Step-by-step instructions provided by a club member.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., for online meeting URL email Contact@mactechnics.org. Free. MacTechnics.org. [map]


 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]


 8 p.m.  Online 

"Let Us Fly!" The Ann Arbor Aviary.

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Ariel and acrobatic acts by A2 Aviary instructors, as well as current and former students. The livestream show will be recorded and available at a2aviary.com for those who cannot make it.
For online meeting URL, email stephanie@a2aviary.com. Tickets $19 (for 2, $30).


 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 

Robin Spielberg: The Ark Family Room Series.

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This New Age pianist is also a celebrity spokesperson for the American Music Therapy Association (and an MSU graduate). She became interested in the relationship between music and healing while spending four months with her premature baby in a neonatal intensive care unit. Spielberg has a new album, Love Story.
8 p.m., see TheArk.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-08. Free. 761-1451.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Swift Nights Out": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Aug. 14-16. All invited to view chimney swifts gathering at dusk and count them as they enter chimneys. Participants choose a known roosting location and report back to WAS organizers. Part of a national effort to monitor the migration of this bird and learn its favorite chimneys for overnight roosting.
For location updates preregister at WashtenawAudubon.org. Free.


 10 p.m.  Free! 

"The Wiz": Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Series.

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Outdoor screening of Sidney Lumet's 1978 fantasy musical, a retelling of the classic children's novel. With Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, and Ted Ross.
For location information, preregister at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-bfbgSr8MYL7D2_lV5i1zMw4XCJ9vOcgzQPD1ysZ-CP57Jg/viewform. Free.



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]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Canceled: Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Sale of used books. Prices range from 25 cents to $2.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Michael Reed Trio

Jazz ensemble led bu this local drummer. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Will Bennett

Local pianist whose repertoire ranges from ragtime and rock to modern pop and jazz. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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