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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 25, 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.


 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.-5 p.m. 

"Reincarnate": StudioStudio, University Flower Shop, Greye's Greenhouse, Wildscape Floral, York.

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An interactive floral installation and elopement event! Over 20 area florists are joining forces to create a larger-than-life foraged installation to celebrate the season. Walk through, take photos, grab a botanical cocktail and enjoy. Limited openings for elopements are available. A stress-free option for a beautiful tiny wedding experience!
StudioStudio, 1946 Packard. $20. (734) 818-5558. hello@studiostudioa2.com www.reincarnateA2.com [map]



 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]


 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 

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]


 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.


 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Scotch-Irish Research": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Royal Oak professional genealogist Derek Blount discusses the lineage of Scotch-Irish and where people of this descent can be found today. Followed at 3:15 p.m. by "Genealogy Webinars and Podcasts," a talk by club members Omer Jean Winborn and Sharon Brevoort.
For online meeting URL email info@WashtenawGenealogy.org. Free. 483-2799.


 2-4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
For online meeting URL preregister at AnnArborStorytelling.org. Free.


 2 p.m.  Online 

Dougie MacLean: The Ark.

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A former member of the Tannahill Weavers and Silly Wizard who was dubbed "Scotland's greatest living songwriter" by Celtic World, MacLean is known for an extravagant lyricism that draws on Celtic traditions from both sides of the Atlantic. His best-known song, "Caledonia," has been called Scotland's second national anthem. He's a virtuoso on guitar, bouzouki, Scottish fiddle, and Australian didgeridoo, and his repertoire also includes traditional Scottish songs.
2 p.m., online at TheArk.org. Tickets $15 in advance only at bit.ly/dougiemaclean. 761-1451.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Volunteering Informational Event: The Borgen Project.

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This informal event will center on volunteering for The Borgen Project, a nonprofit organization focused on fighting world hunger, and what you can do to get involved with relieving global poverty today!
Zoom Meeting ID: 999 0836 3426
Online (Zoom). Free. Online. 4158679074. joannaba@umich.edu https://umich.zoom.us/j/99908363426


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Paul Keller: Kerrytown Concert House Live at the 415 Series.

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Bassist Keller, vibraphonist Cary Kocher, and pianist Adam Mosley perform the music of the versatile 20th-century British jazz composer-pianist George Shearing.
4:15 p.m., online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com/Live-At-The-415. Free, but donations accepted. KerrytownConcertHouse.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Scattergories Categories over zoom: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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There will be a game of "Scattergories Categories" over zoom, this evening starting at 7 pm. You do not need the game at home. If interested, message me for the link. Here is a tutorial, please watch it in advance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D09I8g_tG2Y
123 Internet Street, 123 Internet Street. Free. Online. burrbarr7@hotmail.com [map]


 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]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 12:00pm  Free! 

Canceled: Insect ID Day: Huron River Watershed Council.

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Find out what kinds of bugs are in the Huron River. At ID day we separate bugs into groups that look-alike and then an expert will help you identify them. Once bugs are identified you can record the data and compare the results to last years and others. This identification process takes about two hours. (Each child must be accompanied by an adult.)
NEW Center, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor. Free. jfrenzel@hrwc.org https://www.hrwc.org/volunteer/id-day/ [map]





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