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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 20, 2020






 
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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Lori Felker's 2018 documentary portrait of this post-punk artist and self-proclaimed alien hybrid.
Online anytime between Sept. 9-Oct. 13 at aafilmfest.org/aaffpresents. Free.


 12 a.m. 

"Keep Your Distance 5k": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All invited to run or walk a 5k on a marked course. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime from Sept. 19-Oct. 18, Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $15, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 7-10 a.m. 

40th Annual Gallup Gallop: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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5k time trial and fitness walk around Gallup Park. Prizes. T-shirts. The race is limited to 250 participants with a maximum of 50 runners on the course at any time.
Start anytime from 7-10 a.m., Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. $20 in advance only at GallupGallop5k.org. [map]


 8 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free!  Online 

United Way of Washtenaw County 21 Day Equity Challenge: United Way of Washtenaw County.

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Equity in Michigan
21 Day Equity Challenge: Michigan Edition
United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC), has a vision that by 2030 your zip code will no longer determine your opportunity in life. At present-- in Washtenaw County and our State-- it does.
In response to newly available data on the wellbeing of households in our State who are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed (ALICE), United Ways across Michigan are launching a special State Edition of the 21 Day Equity Challenge.
This version of the Equity Challenge is designed to take participants through a state-level exploration of the history and impacts of racism and how it has shaped the lives of people in Michigan. Along the way, participants will be equipped with resources and tools to take action for racial equity in their work and lives. Join us!
https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/equity-michigan. Free. Online. 734-971-8200. media@uwwashtenaw.org



 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 12, 19, 20, & 27. All invited to help remove invasive plants in various city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Sept. 12 (9 a.m.-noon): Argo Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot on Longshore Dr.

Sept. 12 (1-4 p.m.): Bandemer Park. Meet in the parking lot at 1352 Lake Shore Dr.

Sept. 19 (9 a.m.-noon): Gallup Park. Meet in the parking lot at 3000 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 19 (1-4 p.m.): Furstenberg Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 2626 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 20 (9 a.m.-noon): Fuller Park. Meet in the parking lot at 1519 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 20 (1-4 p.m.): Cedar Bend Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 1495 Cedar Bend Dr.

Sept. 27 (1-4 p.m.): Ruthven Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 100 Huron Pkwy.
Various times and locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). 794-6627.


 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday Service via Zoom. Details at InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 12-Oct. 31, and every Wed.-Fri. Sept. 16-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Apple cannon & paintball shooting gallery available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $20; weekday admission: $15; kids age 2 & under, free. 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts. Safety and social distancing measures enforced.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.


 12:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Exploring Faith: Racism and White Privilege": First Presbyterian Church Adult Education Series.

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Sept. 20 & 27. Two-part discussion on the "Theological Introduction to Racism." Talk leader TBA.
For online meeting URL, preregister at www.firstpresbyterian.org. Free.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1-2:30 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their warthogs, spurred tortoise, and chameleon. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a cougar, alligators, and a bald eagle. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Live @ The 415!": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Every Sun. Livestream performances of jazz, cabaret, classical music, and more by various KCH favorites TBA. Previous performers include Ann Arbor jazz bassist Paul Keller, U-M jazz faculty composer-pianist Ellen Rowe, and local boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun.
4:15 p.m., online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, donations accepted. [map]


 5 p.m.  Online 

"The Heart of a Woman": Concert4aCause Social Distance 4 Social Justice.

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U-M music sopranos Taylor Adams and Maitri White, recent alumna mezzo-soprano Jamie Sharp, and local pianist Kathryn Goodson perform a program of works by composers from the African Diaspora, featuring Leslie Adams, Undine Smith Moore, and Scott Joplin.
for online livestream URL, see Concert4aCause.org. Donations accepted for Trans Sistas of Color Project and Ruth Ellis Center. 662-6351, NorthsideCommunitya2@gmail.com.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. To confirm, see MeetUp.com. 717-1569. [map]





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