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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 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

 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 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.

 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., 661-3575. [map]

 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). [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 

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 for more information.
11 a.m.-noon, Free. [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]

 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:
For more information on Sky Foundation go to:
This is a Virtual Event. Online. $25. 7346492085.

 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 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. [map]

 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 [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 Ticket prices TBA. 761-1451. [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 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 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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