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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 30, 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  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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More than 40 select films to watch from your home. Movie rental and purchases directly support the Michigan Theater Foundation and staff. For full schedule, see www.MichTheater.org/Screenings.
Various prices per film. Available all Sept. online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 2-10 days after patrons start watching each film. BoxOffice@MichTheater.org.


 8:30 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Senior Living Week Expo": Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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Sept. 28-Oct. 2. The 21st annual Senior Living & Housing Awareness Week, online this year, features talks exploring a variety of housing issues for seniors. For a complete schedule of workshops (preregistration required) and resources, see med.umich.edu/seniors.
Times and locations TBA; for updates, see med.umich.edu/seniors. Free. 998-9339.


 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Metaphysics of Spirituality Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of metaphysics. 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.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Nicola's Books.

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Livestream picture book readings by Nicola's booksellers and guests TBA.
11 a.m., or livestream URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed. & Sat. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal plays tunes TBA on this 17-bell chime.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL call 998-9353. Free.


 1-5 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]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Bicycling for Fun & Fitness on Paved Trails": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Shared Interest Groups.

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Every Wed. Slow-paced group ride. Beginners welcome.
Various locations, preregistration required at OLLI-umich.org. $70 for fall season (members, $45); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Brain Gym Classes": U-M Turner Senior Resource Center.

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Every Mon. & Wed. Learning from the Heart founder Katy Held leads a series of movements that help reduce stress and enhance brain function. Suitable for all ages.
For online meeting URL call 998-9353 or email TSWP.info@umich.edu. Free.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Discover Series: Women's History in the Archives": U-M Clements Library.

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Sept. 23 & 30 and Oct. 7. 3-part discussion series hosted by Clements assistant curator of manuscripts Jayne Ptolemy and panelists TBA. Sept. 23: In Plain Sight: Looking for Women's History in the Archives. Sept. 30: A Taste of History: Cookbooks in the Archives. Oct. 7: Building the Archives: Women's Influence as Librarians, Curators and Collectors.
4 p.m., for meeting URL preregister at myumi.ch/wlnQw. Free. 649-3370.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Peace Adzo Medie: At Home with Literati.

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This Ghanaian writer and University of Bristol (UK) international politics professor reads from His Only Wife, her brand-new novel about a young seamstress in Ghana who marries a wealthy businessman. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A Crazy Rich Asians for West Africa." Questions & commentary throughout by NYC-based fiction writer and journalist Kaitlyn Greenidge. Q&A.
6 p.m., for online meeting URL see LiteratiBookstore.com. Free. 585-5567.


 6 p.m. 

"Summer Sunset Yoga at the Park": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Every Wed. Drop-in guided outdoor "slow flow" yoga sessions. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Please bring your own mat and wear a mask.
7 p.m. (Aug. 12) & 6 p.m. (Aug. 19 & 26). Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $10. Check Washtenaw.org/Parks for weather-related cancelations. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

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We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



 7 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Film Festival Drive-In: Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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We're bringing the Ann Arbor Film Festival back to the big screen! To get our community together, we're hosting a Drive-In featuring 10+ of the best experimental and avant-garde films from the 58th AAFF. Space is limited, with only 22 spots available, so get your tickets soon! Check out program details below.
Weber's Ann Arbor Parking Lot, 3050 Jackson Rd. $25 per car. 248-761-0340. Info@aafilmfest.org Aafilmfest.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. All male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For online meeting URL email info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
For in-person or online location updates join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.





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