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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 21, 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.


 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

Scarecrow Contest: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Build a scarecrow and we will display it at the library. All participating scarecrows are due by Monday, October 26 at 11 am. The scarecrows will be judged throughout the week and winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. View the contest rules at www.ntal.org/fall.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/fall [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Michigan's Feathered Travelers": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike for kids ages 7-11 to learn about and practice bird identification. Binoculars provided; bring a bird field guide if you have one.
10 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Little Listeners Storytime": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for fun stories, silly songs, and age appropriate hands-on activities. Storytime is designed to promote early literacy. Register for your Little Listener craft at www.ntal.org/events.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [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]


 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Policy Talks": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Oct. 7, 12, 15, 20, & 21. A series of talks by U-M faculty and visiting scholars. Participants encouraged to join the conversation by using #policytalks.

Oct. 7 (4-5 p.m.): Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas and Lawrence Summers, National Economic Council director under Obama, on "Is the Federal Deficit Unsustainable?"

Oct. 12 (11:30-12:30 p.m.): Two senior political reporters, Vox's Jane Coaston and The Guardian's Daniel Strauss, discuss what it's like to cover the presidential 2020 campaign trail. U-M Ford School associate dean Paula Lantz and U-M health policy professor James Hudak moderate.

Oct. 15 (4-5 p.m.): International Rescue Committee president David Miliband discusses "International Politics, Humanitarian Needs, and the Global Significance of the U.S. Election." U-M Weiser Diplomacy Center director John Ciorciari moderates.

Oct. 20 (10-11 a.m.): Panel discussion on "U.S.-China Relations During Covid-19: Finding a Path Forward." With U-M political science professor Mary Gallagher, U-M public policy professor Ann Lin, and Brookings Institute foreign policy fellow emeritus Ken Lieberthal, also a U-M political science professor emeritus who served as senior director for Asia on the National security Council under President Clinton. U-M public policy faculty moderate.

Oct. 21 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics director Len Nichols on "U.S. Health Policy Directions: Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood."
Various times, for online meeting URL see FordSchool.umich.edu/events. Free. 764-3490.


 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]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"What's New With Medicare in 2021?": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program patient advocate Melissa Devine.
For online meeting URL, email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 3:30-5 p.m.  Online 

"The 2020 General Election: Casting and Counting Ballots in Washtenaw County and Beyond": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Afternoons with OLLI.

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Talk by Washtenaw County Clerk elections director Ed Golembiewski. Q&A.
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Circles Informational Session: Circles of Washtenaw County.

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Come learn about how Circles can help lift you out of poverty.
-Information and help finding better jobs, education, savings
programs.
-Two caring Allies to support you on your journey to self-
sufficiency.
-Staff to connect you to resources.
-Weekly meetings with a free meal and childcare*
*Currently meeting virtually, but we plan to meet in person
when it's safe!
Zoom Meeting, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84521393410?pwd=ek0vRi9uRlhYNGRVSmdySDh6di9Idz09, Ypsilanti. Free. Online. 734-340-9042. suzanne@friendsindeedmi.org https://www.friendsindeedmi.org/circles-leaders/



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The First Amendment in 2020: Has the Marketplace of Ideas Crashed?": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters Virtual Brews & Views.

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Talk by U-M law professor Len Niehoff. Q&A based on questions submitted to the audience when preregistering.
Preregister at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlf-ysrDwuGdaljgHn2J5yXKsALDF49Jyv for meeting URL. Free. 272-3634.


 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 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 URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Evenings with Aaron": Deep Spring Discussion Center.

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All invited to discuss their metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices including Vipassana and Pure Awareness meditation. Q&A.
For online meeting URL preregister at DeepSpring.org/Evenings-With-Aaron-Fall2020. $10-$30 suggested donations. DeepSpring9@gmail.com, 477-5848.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Election and Voting Security in the U.S.": American Association of University Women.

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Talk by U-M political science professor Walter Mebane.
7:30 p.m., for meeting URL see AnnArbor-MI.aauw.net. Free. Facebook.com/AAUWAnnArbor.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Virtual Nature Walk with Don Chalfant": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Slide-illustrated talk by this popular WAS speaker.
For online meeting URL see WashtenawAudubon.org/Events. Free.


 8-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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All invited to discuss poetry. Bring something you wrote or something you love; musical instruments & visual art welcome. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises.
8-10 p.m., for location (meetings alternate between in-person and online) email andersong@gmail.com. OnePausePoetry.org. [map]





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