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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 18, 2020






 
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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"What We Left Unfinished": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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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/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.-6 p.m.  Free! 

Remodelers Home Tour: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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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.


 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-6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Showcase of New and Remodeled Homes": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor An Arbor.

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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.


 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. 

"The Complete Yoga & Meditation Management Course": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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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. 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 class for young people via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Sharon Mills Tours: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Volunteer Stewardship Day": Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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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/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on NAP Workdays). 794-6627.


 2 p.m. 

"#Matter" & "Black Flag": EMU Theater Department.

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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/cmta/productions/current-season. Tickets prices TBA at EMUtix.com. 487-1220. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Tree Mythology": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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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 boglee@washtenaw.org. Washtenaw.org/Parks.


 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]


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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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/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_IHm6zSvlAbTIZVNbWCK1V31uyTmNXzNBajif--YaSSle6Q/viewform.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Garrison Starr: The Ark Family Room Series.

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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/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: 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. [venue info]

 
 

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