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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 4, 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  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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More than 20 new releases 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.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Step Up" to End Corruption in DC: Now - Oct 31: Wolf-PAC.

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Walk, run or bike to help save the future of America!
Wolf-PAC, a non-partisan, grassroots organization working to end corruption in DC, invites you join the 28 Million Steps Challenge. From now until October 31st, you can walk, run or bike to help raise awareness about the crucial need to end "pay to play politics" in Washington.

Why 28 Million Steps? Wolf-PAC is working to attain a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to fix our broken campaign finance system and restore a government that represents the people.

Registration is free. Visit wolf-pac.com/stepup for more info, to register, or start/join a team. "Step up" in the fight to end corruption -- and get some good exercise while you're at it!
Ann Arbor, Anywhere. Free. augustinedeb@gmail.com wolf-pac.com/stepup



 10 a.m.-noon 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet-and-greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10 per kid. Preregistration required. hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 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. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, a kids play area, and more. Maps available ($1).
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd., Dexter. $10 (ages 5-12, $7; age 4 & under, free). BlastCornMaze.com. [map]


 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.-noon.  Free!  Online 

Livestream Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun.Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche reflects on and discusses how to implement in ordinary life Tibetan Buddhist teachings on such matters as wisdom, generosity, patience, and enthusiasm.
For livestream URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Rasa Festival: Akshara.

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Oct. 1 & every Sat. & Sun. This online festival celebrates traditional and contemporary South Asian music and art. Program includes livestream dances, music, films, spoken word poetry, and lectures on fashion design, craft traditions, and art history. Also, online photography and multimedia art exhibits. Details TBA, check Facebook.com/AksharaArtsOrg for more information.
11 a.m.-noon, Facebook.com/AksharaArtsOrg. Free. RasaFestival.org. [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.


 Noon  Online 

"Autumn Stroll - Virtual Walk to Fight Pancreatic Cancer": Sky Foundation, Inc.

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Join Sky Foundation supporters for Ann Arbor's 3rd Annual Autumn Stroll on Sunday, Oct 4th, 2020. Proceeds from this event will go toward pancreatic cancer research at the University of Michigan.
This year's stroll will be a virtual event. Choose your location, choose your team and choose however you want to get your stroll on!
Pancreatic cancer has a 5 year survival rate of 9%. We can do better with your help!
Purchase tickets, donate and/or get your swag here: autumnstroll.givesmart.com
For more information on Sky Foundation go to: www.skyfoundationinc.org
This is a Virtual Event. Online. $25. 7346492085. mel.now@comcast.net www.skyfoundationinc.org


 12:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Faith and Race": First Presbyterian Church Exploring The Faith Series.

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All invited to watch various prerecorded videos from the film series Covenantal Restoration: The Work of the People.
Oct. 4: "A Beloved Community with René August," about the history of South African apartheid.

Oct. 11: "Restoration of Relationship with Reggie Williams," about how the church has promoted white supremacy and idealism.

Oct. 18: "The Idol of Whiteness with Jim Wallis," about how multiculturalism is changing America for the better.
For online meeting URL see FirstPresbyterian.org. Free. 662-4466.


 1-5 p.m. 

"Therapeutic Breathing Techniques (Pranayama & Meditation)"

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Learn therapeutic breathing techniques and meditation to improve physical and mental health and well-being.
Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation (AIKIDO studio), 1904 Federal Blvd. see website for price. 7346657801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]



 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


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a 3-4 mile hike along the Superior Greenway. Bring a mask and weather appropriate clothing, and water.
2 p.m., LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve, 2252 N. Prospect Rd., Superior Twp. Free, preregistration required by emailing dehringk@washtenaw.org. Washtenaw.org/Parks. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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Every Sun. 5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Archived performances available at bit.ly/kerrytales.
2 p.m. For livestream URL, see Facebook.com/Kerrytown. Free. [map]


 3 p.m.  Online 

The Infamous Stringdusters: The Ark.

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Oct. 2-4. Highly regarded young bluegrass band from Nashville that blends traditional instrumentation and vocal styling with a penchant for jam-style improvisation. It was the first band ever to win the International Bluegrass Music Association awards for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Emerging Artist in a single year.
10 p.m. (Fri.), 8 p.m. (Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sun.). Online at TheArk.org. Ticket prices TBA. 761-1451. [map]


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"All About The Trio": Kerrytown Concert House Live at the 415 Series.

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U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe leads her trio in a lecture-concert on staying musically active during the pandemic. Featuring original compositions written in lockdown. With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
4:15 p.m., online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com/Live-At-The-415. Free; donations accepted. KerrytownConcertHouse.com. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kylee Phillips: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Pop-folk singer-songwriter &d pianist from Plymouth known for her intimate performing style and probingly personal lyrics.
7:30 p.m., for livestream URL see TheArk.org/Shows-Events. Free. 761-1451.


 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Four scary attractions-the haunted hayride, the haunted barn, the Asylum, and the MindShaft-featuring costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Age 10 & under must be with an adult. Social distancing enforced, masks required.
7:30-11:30 p.m., 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets prices TBA at HauntedHouseMichigan.com. 390-9212. [map]



 
 
 

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Blue LLama: Pete Siers New Orleans Trio

Vintage New Orleans-style jazz by an ensemble led by local drummer Siers. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

 
 

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