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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 26, 2021

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 8 a.m.  Free! 

Cowgirl Blues- an exhibition of prints by Marjorie Gaber: Creal Microgallery.

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Creal Microgallery is pleased to present "Cowgirl Blues," an exhibition of risograph prints by Michigan-based illustrator and comic artist Marjorie Gaber. The works in this exhibition feature a character pulled from the Mythological American West- a contemplative pioneer, a rugged independent, and a fixture in Gaber's psyche-- the cowgirl.
According to Gaber, "Cowgirls have this strange magical air to them; like cowboys they have this association with rugged individualism and a kind of charismatic folksiness to them, but there's something special about the cowgirl. Something untouchable and aspirational, but vulnerable too." These prints, based on Gaber's comic illustrations, explore a range of ideas on the cowgirl identity in ways that are both playful and philosophical-- who is this mythological character and how does she succeed or fail at, well... at being?
Creal Microgallery, Creal Crescent. Free. 7187837837.

 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

"Row Along Regatta": Ann Arbor Pioneer Rowing Club.

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The Ann Arbor Pioneer Crew Row Along Regatta is a community fundraiser to benefit the Pioneer High School Crew Team and a chance to learn the fundamentals of rowing from Pioneer coaches! You will learn proper technique on the ergs and then row in an actual racing shell!
Bandemer Park on Argo Pond, 1352 Lake Shore Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Donation. $50/adults $35 for 13-14 year olds. 734-904-3565. [map]

 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Junior Naturalist: Archery": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC staffer Kelsey Dehring leads a hands-on demo for beginners ages 7-11 that covers safety and basic shooting skills. Masks strongly recommended.
Staebler Farm Park, 7734 Plymouth Rd. Free, but preregistration required at (search Activity #811004). [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 or in Person. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. [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, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at [map]

 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 15. 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 playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]

 11 a.m.  Online 

Slow Burn Vinyasa Flow: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Integrate breath and movement with this Slow Burn Vinyasa class. During this class, there will be a focus on alignment, strength and flexibility. Flow sequences involve holding certain postures to create internal heat, as you build muscle and stamina.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and place your belongings in the cubbies. You will be checked in at the door. Masks are not required, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one during class, feel free.
Register on our website or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. Online. Donation. [map]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 30th year. Masks required.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.

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Every Sun. Talk by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers.
For URL preregister at Free. 994-3387.

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"You Can Dance-Outside!": University Musical Society.

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Kalamazoo-based dancer-choreographer and instructor Heather Mitchell, best known for her work with African diasporic dancing styles, demonstrates traditional West African dance and contemporary Afrobeat. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Olson Park Pavillion, 1505 Dhu Varren Rd. Free, but preregistration required at [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,

 11:30 a.m. 

Bowling Pin Shoot: Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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Tri-County Sportsmen's League, 8640 Moon Road, Saline. $5 per relay. [map]


U-M Women's Soccer.

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This month's schedule includes home games against USC(Sept. 3, 7 p.m.), DePaul (Sept. 5, 1 p.m.), Illinois (Sept. 17, 5 p.m.), and Wisconsin (Sept. 26, noon). See for masking and vaccination requirements.
U-M Soccer Stadium, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 per person).,, 764-0247. [map]


"The Transformers": Fathom Events.

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(Nelson Shin, 1986). Robots attempt to retake their planet from evil forces.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [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 via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

9th Annual Harvest Festival: U-M Sustainable Food Program.

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All invited to celebrate local sustainable food and connect with the many organizations on campus and in town working to make our food system more just and resilient. Activities include games, music, and farm tours. Food available. A 30-minute group bike ride to the festival departs at 12:30 p.m. from the Nichols Arboretum peony garden (1610 Washington Hts.).
Matthaei Botanical Gardens/U-M Campus Farm, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Field Hockey.

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U-M has home games this month against Ball State (Sept. 10, 7 p.m.), MSU (Sept 24, 6 p.m.) and Kent State (Sept. 26, 1 p.m.). See for masking and vaccination requirements.
Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]

 1 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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This month's schedule includes home matches vs. Duke (Sept. 10, 7p.m.), North Carolina (Sept. 12, 1 p.m.), EMU (Sept. 17, noon), Boston College (Sept. 17, 7 p.m.), Dayton (Sept. 18, 4 p.m.), and Michigan State(Sept. 26, 1 p.m.). See for masking and vaccination requirements.
Crisler Center (Sept. 10, 12, & 26) and Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. (Sept. 17 & 18). Tickets $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each)., 764-0247. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Sept. 11: Oakwoods Nature Area, meet at 3217 Dunwoodie Rd., and Dhu Varren Naturea Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 2100 Birchwood Dr. Sept. 12: Folkstone Park, meet at 1498 N. Folkstone Ct. Sept. 18: The 7-acre Foxfire West Park, meet at 3133 Birchwood Dr. Sept. 19: Leslie Woods Nature Area, meet at 1998 Upland Dr. Sept. 25: Cedar Bend Park, meet at 1450 Island Dr. Sept. 26: Argo Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 700 Amherst Ave.
9 a.m.-noon (except as noted), various locations. Preregistration required at Free. 794-6627. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to Africa (2 & 4 p.m.), including the Nigerian pygmy goats, warthogs, giant bullfrogs, and more. Also, an alligator feeding (3 p.m., weather permitting) and the chance to see the conservancy's other animals. Masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; under age 2, free) in advance at; at the door, $11 (kids ages 2-12, $9; under age 2, free). 929-9324. [map]

 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Beyond Dry Facts: Telling Your Ancestor's Stories": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Livestream talk by Farmington Hills-based writer Laura Hedgecock, president of GeneaBloggers. Followed at 3:15 p.m. by a talk by club member Annette Baker on "Land Patents Records and the Bureau of Land Management Website."
For URL email Free.

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"A Garden of Earthly Delights": Potters Guild 70th Anniversary Exhibition.

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Closing reception to this exhibit on display through Oct. 3. Potters Guild member Jeri Hollister, a key visionary for the exhibit, and local artist Tom Phardel, who mentored several Guild members during their process, discuss the project. Also, artists and other docents on hand to discuss the exhibit.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, near the main entrance to the Visitor Center, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-8391. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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Listen to guild members swap stories or bring your own to tell.
For URL see Free.

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Book of the Month Club: Vault of Midnight.

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Vault of Midnight staffers lead an online discussion on Jaime Hernandez's graphic novel The Girl From H.O.P.P.E.R.S. Anyone can join the conversation using the online chatbox.
Online at & (search "Vault of Midnight"). Free. 998-1413.

 2-3 p.m. 

"Animal Adaptations": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Science Alive (Grand Rapids) members show some live animals and discuss the ways they are adapted to their environments.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Preregistration required; space limited to 35. Recreation passport required. 475-3170. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Archery": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hands-on demo, suitable for beginners age 8 & up, led by WCPARC staffer Kelsey Dehring. Masks strongly recommended.
Staebler Farm Park, 7734 Plymouth Rd. Free, but preregistration required at (search Activity #811007). [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Smokey Joe's Cafe": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 23-Oct. 10. This local professional company performs this hit 1996 Broadway musical revue that features 39 Lieber & Stoller songs, from "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy" to "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" to "There Goes My Baby" and "Stand by Me."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun. matinee), Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St, Dexter. Tickets (price TBA) in advance at 268-6200. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Lifespan of a Fact": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 17-Oct. 10. Carla Milarch directs the Michigan premiere of NYC playwrights Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell's 2019 briskly entertaining comedy about a fact-checker for a renowned essayist who finds himself in an all-out battle with the writer pitting factual truth vs. creative license. Based on a book by the same name that documents years of dickering over intentional and unintentional inaccuracies in John D'Agata's 2010 essay, "What Happens There," the play is praised by a Variety critic to have "terrifically funny dialogue...The debate at the heart of this play," the critics adds, "transcends comedy and demands serious attention." Cast: Andrew Huff, Justin Montgomery, and Diane Hill. Proof of vaccination required.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 in advance at and at the door. 635-8450, [map]

 3 p.m. 

"Carrie": Fathom Events.

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(Brian De Palma, 1976). Acclaimed horror film about a shy 16-year-old with a fanatically religious mother.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]

 4-5 p.m. or so.  Free!  Online 

LezRead Book Club.

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All queer women invited to discuss (via Zoom) the first half of Alix E. Harrow's recent many-layered atmospheric mystery, The Once and Future Witches. It's a story about estranged witches who share knowledge and build community at a time when witching is taboo.
For URL see Free. 686-4956.

 4 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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This month's schedule includes home games against Duke (Sept. 2, 7 p.m.), Loyola-Chicago (Sept. 6, 4 p.m.), New Hampshire (Sept. 10, 7 p.m.), Chicago State (Sept. 13, 7 p.m.), Notre Dame (Sept. 21, 7 p.m.), and Northwestern (Sept. 26, 4 p.m.). See for masking and vaccination requirements.
U-M Soccer Stadium, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 per person).,, 764-0247. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"All My People": Concert4aCause for Corner Health Center.

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The WSU faculty duo Kimwana Doner (soprano) and Vincent Chandler (trombonist) performs music from diverse American traditions, including works by Samuel Barber, Adolphus Hailstork, Kurt Weill, and Margaret Bonds. Joined by the Vincent Chandler Experience jazz ensemble, local pianist Kathryn Goodson, the NCC handbell choir, and others. Masks required; livestream available.
Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free, but donations for the Corner Health Center welcome. Preregistration recommended (capacity limited)., 649-7948. [map]

 5-8 p.m. 

Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series: Growing Hope Fundraiser.

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Sept. 12 & 26 and Oct. 10. Dinner prepared by local chefs and served in the hoophouse. The program begins with appetizers, cocktails, and live music by local pop-folk singer-songwriter Matt Jones and others TBA.
Growing Hope, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $125 in advance at, 786-8401. [map]

 5:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. Game materials provided.
5:30-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5:30-9 p.m. (Sun.), Bill's Beer Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Autumn Parisian Nights Variety Show and Social Dance": The Dance Pavilion.

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An evening of live entertainment and social dancing at The Dance Pavilion. Sunday, September 26, 7pm - 10pm. $30 per person. Tickets may be purchased by calling 734-369-9700. Performances include piano/vocal, theatre skit, French aria, magician, dance showcase. Enjoy social dancing following the performances. Refreshments and sweets will be served.
The Dance Pavilion, 1918 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. $30. 734-369-9700. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Self Care Isn't Selfish": GrieveWell/WCC Senior Focus.

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Livestream discussion by GrieveWell program director Christy Miller of the natural process of grief and strategies for meaningful self-care.
For URL preregister at Free. 975-0238.

 8 p.m. 

The Mack Sisters: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Michigan-based Japanese sisters Yuki and Tomoko Mack form an award-winning piano duo known for a diverse repertoire that includes a broad range of both four-hand and orchestral music. Tonight they perform a technically challenging program that includes Manuel de Falla's popular "Spanish Dances" No. 1 & 2, Piazzolla's Oblivion and Libertango, Ravel's Rhapsody Español, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and Barber's "Souvenirs." Mask & proof of vaccination-or negative Covid test within past 72 hours-required.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA in advance at and at the door. 769-2999. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ark: May Erlewine & the Motivations

Country-folk octet led by Erlewine, a big-voiced singer-songwriter from Big Rapids who writes thoughtful, richly emotional country- flavored songs. The Ark's annual fall fundraiser. $50-$500 (livestream available for $25). [venue info]

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Dan Vogel

Local singer-songwriter. 3-5 p.m. [venue info]


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