Online screening of Mariam Ghani's 2019 documentary, which features newly restored footage from lost fiction films shot during Afghanistan's Communist era (1978-1991).
Online anytime between Oct. 7-Nov. 3 at aafilmfest.org
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.
Oct. 16-18. Guided tours of several newly remodeled local homes, online and in-person. Limited capacity for in-person viewings; social distancing enforced, masks required.
9 a.m.-6 p.m., various locations and online at BragAnnArbor.net. Free. 996-0100.
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]
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]
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]
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
11 a.m.-noon, Facebook.com
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Oct. 16-18. Virtual guided tour of 12 area homes, 4 of which are open for in-person tours.
Noon-6 p.m., for URL see showcaseofhomes.net. Free.
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.
Learn classical yoga and meditation from the tantra and yoga to improve and maintain good physical and mental health. Beginners and pros are welcome. Teachers earn continuing education credit.
Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation (AIKIDO studio), 1904 Federal Blvd. See website or price. firstname.lastname@example.org www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]
Oct. 11 & 18. All invited to tour this park on the River Raisin that features an operational hydroelectric generator, a beautiful multicolored stone house, a wooden mill, and a former winery, plus spots for fishing, canoeing, and picnicking. Docents on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the generator.
1-5 p.m., Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd., Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]
Oct. 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, & 25. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.
Oct. 4 (1-4 p.m.): Marshall Nature Area.
Oct. 10 (9 a.m.-noon): Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area.
Oct. 10 (1-4 p.m.): Mary Beth Doyle Park.
Oct. 11 (1-4 p.m.): Huron Parkway Nature Area.
Oct. 17 (9 a.m.-noon): Stapp Nature Area.
Oct. 17 (1-4 p.m.): Leslie Woods Nature Area.
Oct. 18 (1-4 p.m.): Black Pond Woods Nature Area.
Oct. 25 (1-4 p.m.): Narrow Gauge Way Nature Area.
9 a.m.-noon (except as noted), various locations. Free, preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com
Oct. 16-18. Virtual productions of 2 semi-staged dramas by Idris Goodwin, an award-winning Colorado-based playwright known for his plays designed to spark conversation about race in America. EMU grad student Tayler Jones directs #Matter, a story about 2 former high school students reconnecting over their divergent views on life and race. Fraser High School drama teacher & EMU grad Randy Stewart directs Black Flag, a story about college freshman roommates attempting to navigate their obvious cultural differences.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 2 p.m. (Sun.). For online URL, see emich.edu
Naturalist Elle Bogle leads a hike and discusses the historical and spiritual significance of certain trees to indigenous people.
2 p.m., Leonard Preserve. Free, but preregistration required by emailing email@example.com. Washtenaw.org
Endangered species biologist Barbara Barton, a U-M LS&A Biological Station affiliate, discussed her 2018 Michigan History Award-winning book about the rich tradition of wild rice in Michigan, and its past and present importance to the Anishinaabek people who live here.
4-5 p.m., for Zoom URL, preregister at docs.google.com
Garrison Starr: The Ark Family Room Series. Nashville-based, Mississippi-bred alt-country singer-songwriter with a startlingly pure voice. Billboard calls her "a musical cousin to Sheryl Crow and the Indigo Girls [who] stands out with an appealing vulnerability that's tinged with a sly quirkiness."
7:30 p.m., for livestream URL see TheArk.org
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]
Blue LLama: Brad Billmaier Trio
A mix of everything from jazz and jazz fusion to blues and funk by this Toledo-based ensemble led by drummer Billmaier. 6:30-9 p.m.
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