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Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 1, 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.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason: University Musical Society.

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Already internationally acclaimed at the age of 21, British cellist Sheku was named the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and has since performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in 2018. His recent album, Elgar, is an exploration of the musical landscape in pre- and post-war Europe anchored by Elgar's Cello Concerto. He is joined by his older sister, pianist Isata, in Beethoven's Cello Sonata in C Major and Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata in G Minor. Also, Oct. 25 only, the performance is followed by a livestream chat with both artists.
Available online anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 through Nov. 4, online at ums.org/performance/sheku-kanneh-mason-and-isata-kanneh-mason-ums-digital-presentation. Free. 764-2538.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Les Caractères de la Danse": Les Délices (Academy of Early Music).

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Daily in Nov. Founded by Handel & Haydn Society (Boston) baroque oboist Debra Nagy, this acclaimed Cleveland-based quartet is known for programs the New York Times calls "thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of." Tonight's prerecorded program of French Baroque music written for dancing includes Rebel's Les Caractères de la Danse, a scene from Rameau's Pigmalion, solo suites for oboe and viol by Philidor and Marais, and the earthy, rollicking dances of Boismortier's Ballets de Village.
Available online anytime from 7 a.m. Nov. 1 through 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org. Free. 228-4338.


 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"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.
$10. Preregistration required at hshv.org. humaneed@hshv.org, 661-3575.


 10:45 a.m.  Free! 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Interfaith Sunday Service: Please join us for Sunday service on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 11 a.m. 

"SoccerTots (Cubs)": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 2-3.5 years & an Adult. Cubs classes focus on gross motor skills and body control along with building self confidence in an outdoor, active environment alongside same-age peers and their parents. We teach the soccer basics through games and activities so young children begin to develop hand/foot-eye coordination, balance, speed and agility. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun! Parent involvement is an important part of this program to ensure safe distancing and maximum participation for all. Instructors: Skyhawks staff. 3 classes. Scholarship recipient pay $10. Learning soccer has never been more fun! Skyhawks SoccerTots classes focus on gross motor skills as well as body control. We teach all the soccer basics: kicking, throwing, balancing and running control. We are excited to help your little ones develop a love of soccer!
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard Rd. Ann Arbor, Mi 48108. $55. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/soccertots-cubs-new-sunday/54568 [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.-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 a.m.-noon.  Free!  Online 

Sunday Talks: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun.Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche reflects on Tibetan Buddhist teachings on such matters as wisdom, generosity, patience, and enthusiasm, and discusses how to implement them in ordinary life.
For livestream URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Voice That Won the Voice: How One Women's Words Made History": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Maine-based journalist Elisa Boxer reads from her picture book about the mother's powerful 1920 letter to Tennessee state representative Harry Febb that challenged his thoughts on how to vote for women's suffrage.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 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 

"SoccerTots (Bears)": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3.5-4.5 years & an Adult. In our Bears program, more challenging skills and new concepts are introduced. The emphasis is on individual soccer skill development and fitness. Fun, skill-building games are played as well more in-depth introduction to soccer and team concepts. Some are modified to limit contact. Parent involvement is an important part of this program to ensure safe distancing and maximum participation for all. Instructors: Skyhawks staff. 3 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard Rd. Ann Arbor, Mi 48108. $55. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/soccertots-bears-new-sunday/54569 [map]


 1 p.m. 

"SoccerTots (Grizzlies)": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Age 4.5-5 & an Adult. Grizzlies further develop important soccer skills like kicking, balancing, dribbling, foot-eye coordination and running control by playing fun games with their parents. More challenging skill development activities are practiced week to week. Parent involvement is an important part of this program to ensure safe distancing and maximum participation for all. Instructors: Skyhawks staff. 3 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard Rd. Ann Arbor, Mi 48108. $55. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/soccertots-grizzlies-new-sunday/54567 [map]


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual classes for young people on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Nov. 1, 8, 14, 15, 22, & 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.

Nov. 1 (1-4 p.m.): Berkshire Creek Nature Area.

Nov. 8 (1-4 p.m.): Barton Nature Area.

Nov. 14 (9 a.m.-noon): Bird Hills Nature Area.

Nov. 14 (1-4 p.m.): Sunset Brooks Nature Area.

Nov. 15 (1-4 p.m.): Foxfire West Nature Area.

Nov. 22 (1-4 p.m.): Kuebler Langford Nature Area.
Various times and locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). 794-6627.


 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their cougar, opossum, and black rat snake. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a kangaroo, albino alligator, and African crested porcupines.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (limited capacity). 929-9324. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Washtenaw County Rank MI Vote Chapter Meeting: Rank MI Vote Washtenaw County.

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Tired of the same two choices every election season? Do you wish political discourse were more civil and less divisive? Join our grassroots movement as we discuss how we can work towards a more representative and more civil democracy by ranking our choices at the ballot box!
Email noah.allington@rankmivote.com for virtual meeting invitation. Visit www.RankMIVote.org to sign up for our newsletter, volunteer or donate!
Virtual -- Google Meet. Free. Online. noah.allington@rankmivote.com www.rankmivote.org


 4 p.m. 

"The Nightmare Before Christmas": Michigan Theater.

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(Tim Burton, 1993). Animated classic about a skeleton from a Halloween world who discovers a joyous Christmas land. Limited to 20% capacity.
Tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8 in advance at MichTheater.org/in-theater-screenings & at the door. Masks required at all times; concessions to take home available after screening only.


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

NOTE Duo: Kerrytown Concert House Live at the 415 Series.

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The local duo of violinist Henrik Karapetyan and pianist Melissa Coppola perform a program meant to bridge the gap between Western art music and contemporary styles. It includes classical works, semi-improvised arrangements of well-known songs, tangos, waltzes, polkas, and more.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com/Live-At-The-415. Free, but donations accepted. KerrytownConcertHouse.com. [map]


 4:30, 4:45, & 5 p.m. 

"Tenet": State Theatre.

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(Christopher Nolan, 2020). Sci-fi action spectacle. Limited to 20%-35% capacity.
Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. Different times. Masks required at all times; concessions to take home available after screening only.


 7-8 p.m. 

"As Election Day Approaches: An Evening of Purpose and Reflection": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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All invited to light candles in their home and share quotes, poems, music, and reflection pieces with others.
For online meeting URL email roederer@umich.edu. Free.


 7:15-10 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri.-Sat. in Oct & Nov. 1. Four scary attractions-the haunted hayride, the haunted barn, the Asylum, and the MindShaft-featuring costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be with an adult.
5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets $18-$39 in advance at HauntedHouseMichigan.com. 390-9212. [map]





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