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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 29, 2020






 
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 12:01 a.m.-11:59 p.m.  Online 

"A2 Tech Film Showcase": Cinetopia Film Festival.

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A day-long program of of locally produced short films. For complete schedule, see https://bit.ly/a2techshowcase.
For online meeting URL, see https://bit.ly/a2techshowcase. Tickets $15.


 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. 

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]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"You Can Dance - Outside!": University Musical Society.

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All invited to learn the Katherine Dunham technique, a form of modern dance that fuses both ballet and Afro-Caribbean influences. Led by Detroit-based U-M dance lecturer Penny Godboldo. No prior dancing experience necessary.
Wheeler Park, 200 Depot St. Free, preregistration required at https://ums.org/performance/you-can-dance-outside-8-29 (limited capacity). [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Tree Stories": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Elle Bogle teaches kids ages 7-12 about tree identification.
10:30 a.m., County Farm Park. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Quaranteen Digital Escape Room": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Hello and welcome to our end of summer, virtual escape room. Summer was a blast, but you are stuck at camp. You must be alert and use your wits to solve the brain teasers and get home. This escape room is intended for tweens and teens.
If you can escape, you will be asked for your name and contact info and will be entered into a drawing for a gift card. Entries will be accepted until 8 pm on Monday, September 7. The winner will be announced on Facebook and contacted on Tuesday, September 8. Register online at https://bit.ly/2DwtyTx
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. (734) 449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [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.  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 

George Bedard & the Kingpins: The Ark Family Room Series.

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This Ann Arbor institution led by guitar genius Bedard performs audience favorites from Bedard's annual "History of American Music" shows at the Ark. With the internationally renowned local blues and boogie pianist Mark "Mr. B." Braun."
8 p.m., see TheArk.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-08. Free. 761-1451.



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]





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