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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of September 28, 2015

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Tuesday


September 2015
 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Factory Direct to the Public Sale": Urban Ashes.

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Celebrating 1 year at the UA Production Studio with our first ever factory direct to the public sale.
• Brand new extremely limited UofM Hoop Court Frames, reclaimed from the original court out of Crisler Arena.
• ReWork Photo Frames, Framed Mirrors and Discontinued Mouldings.
• Paul Hickman designed furniture, including the wicked Step Dresser and the beastly Raw Media Cabinet as well as a few of the elegant McNamara Side Tables.
• Fine art including pmh and Collaboration Prints in some of the wildest UA Frames.
• 2015 Detroit De-Nailed, Valet trays created from salvaged antique plaster lath boards and The Suspension Frames created from reclaimed floorboards out of a historic building in Detroit.
Kids Art Project (adults can play to) - participants receive a UA Mini Photo Frame (while they last). Each piece will be featured on our various social media sites where the one garnering the most votes will receive a UA gift.
Urban Ashes Production Studio, 713 West Ellsworth Road, Studio F. Free admission. 734-657-5586. info@urbanashes.com www.urbanashes.com [map]



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Wednesday


September 2015
 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun. (except Sept. 16-18), Sept. 12-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, paintball, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekends) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekdays), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $15.50 weekend admission; $9.99 weekday admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]


 7:15-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 30-Oct. 30 and every Sun. beginning Oct. 9, and Oct. 31. Six different scary attractions--a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets: $18 for access to one area (multi-area passes, $34-$59). hauntedhousemichigan.com, 390-9212. [map]


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Thursday


October 2015
 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun. (except Sept. 16-18), Sept. 12-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, paintball, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekends) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekdays), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $15.50 weekend admission; $9.99 weekday admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]


 5-11 p.m. 

"Peas Turn Up the Beet Louder!": Zingerman's Cornman Farms.

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A fundraiser for the Community Farm of Ann Arbor with 2 husband-and-wife singer-songwriter duos. Seth Bernard & May Erlewine is the mid-Michigan duo of Bernard, a Lake City native who writes clever, funny, and candidly insightful folk-, rock-, and jazz-based songs about his life, and Erlewine, a big-voiced singer-songwriter from Big Rapids who writes thoughtful, richly emotional country-flavored songs, and Shari Kane & Dave Steele is the local duo of acoustic guitar virtuosos whose repertoire includes both traditional and original blues, gospel, swing, and ragtime. With food from both Cornman Farm gardens and Zingerman's Deli. Also, a chance to meet Community Farm managers Paul Bantle and Annie Elder and their apprentices.
5-11 p.m., Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $35. Reservations required. 619-8100. [map]


 7:15-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 30-Oct. 30 and every Sun. beginning Oct. 9, and Oct. 31. Six different scary attractions--a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets: $18 for access to one area (multi-area passes, $34-$59). hauntedhousemichigan.com, 390-9212. [map]


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Friday


October 2015
 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun. (except Sept. 16-18), Sept. 12-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, paintball, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekends) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekdays), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $15.50 weekend admission; $9.99 weekday admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]


 6-9:30 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-Oct. 25. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate mazes precision-cut with a GPS unit. This year's "Zoo Animals" theme features snake, alligator, tiger, and giraffe designs. Also, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 3, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-9:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1-9:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $13 (kids, $11) for both. talladayfarms.com, 429-2313. [map]


 6-9:30 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 25. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate mazes precision-cut with a GPS unit. This year's "Zoo Animals" theme features snake, alligator, tiger, and giraffe designs. Also, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 3, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-9:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1-9:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $13 (kids, $11) for both. talladayfarms.com, 429-2313. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

OUTFest 2015: Jim Toy Community Center.

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Oct. 2 & 3. This LGBT festival kicks off with "Time Warp in Braun Court," which includes a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, free pizza, and a costume contest. On Oct. 3, live entertainment begins at noon. See a2outfest.com for full schedule.
7-9 p.m. (Oct. 2) & 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Oct. 3), Braun Ct. Free. 995-9867.


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Saturday


October 2015
 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Sale of books, CDs, DVDs, and more.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Indian Art & Frontier Antique Show: Frontier Antique Collectors.

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Display and sale of a wide array of early American cultural and commercial artifacts. Also, a gun show and sale. 7:30 a.m. admission available ($20).
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $5 (kids, free). $2 discount for those who bring a gun-related item to sell (no cartridge guns). (248) 840-7070. [map]


 9 a.m. 

Semi-Annual Mom-2-Mom Sale: HVPOM (Huron Valley Parents of Multiples).

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Department store style sale. More info can be found on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HVPOMMom2Mom
For additional information on the sale, the club, and membership details, please visit www.hvpom.org. Strollers welcome.
Woodland Meadows Elementary School, 350 Woodland Dr, Saline. $2 admission (kids, free). sale@hvpom.org https://www.facebook.com/HVPOMMom2Mom [map]



 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

OUTFest 2015: Jim Toy Community Center.

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Oct. 2 & 3. This LGBT festival kicks off with "Time Warp in Braun Court," which includes a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, free pizza, and a costume contest. On Oct. 3, live entertainment begins at noon. See a2outfest.com for full schedule.
7-9 p.m. (Oct. 2) & 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Oct. 3), Braun Ct. Free. 995-9867.


 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

5th Anniversary Fall Open House: The Farm at St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

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wellness info, pumpkin bowling, kids activities, and farm tours. Also, an appearance by street artist David Zinn. Rain or shine.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Farm at St. Joseph, 5555 McAuley Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. stjoesannarbor.org/thefarm; 712-4667. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

African Violet Show and Sale: Michigan State African Violet Society.

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Show and sale of hard-to-find European and Russian African violets, streptocarpus, and other gesneriads. A talk on growing skills at 11:30 a.m.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. LynnAllen0413@comcast.net, 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Fall Native Plant Sale: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Oct. 3 & 4. Sale of hardy, water-resilient native plants that attract beneficial insects and birds. Some of the plants are from Native Plant Nursery, and some were grown at Matthaei. Partial proceeds benefit Matthaei.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Purse & Jewelry Sale: Dexter Senior Center Fundraiser.

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Sale of second-hand purses and jewelry.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., DSC, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-7737. [map]


 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Chautauqua at the Riverside": Ypsilanti Historical Society.

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Daylong series of 45-minute presentations that celebrate Ypsilanti history. Followed 6-8 p.m. by live music by the Depot Town Big Band. Also, a display on "The Next Great Aviation Museum at Willow Run" in the lobby, with Yankee Air Museum representatives on hand to answer questions, and a chance to see the "Explorations in Fiber" exhibit in the Riverside Arts Center gallery. Program: Zingerman's candy maker Charlie Frank discusses "Candy Through the Years" (10 a.m.) and offers samples. Writer Carol Mull discusses "Flight to Freedom: The Underground Railroad" (11 a.m.). Yankee Air Museum public relations director Bob Hynes discusses "Yankee Air Museum and the Acquisition of the Bomber Plant" (noon). Writer Donald Faber discusses "The Toledo War: The First Michigan-Ohio Rivalry" (1 p.m.). Writer Mark Hildebrandt discusses "The Electric Trolleys of Washtenaw County" (2 p.m.). Ford scholar Steven Stanford discusses "Harry Bennett: 'Henry Ford's Man'" (3 p.m.). Local Great Lakes shipping enthusiast Ray Stocking discusses "The Mystery of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (4 p.m.). "Wait, Wait! Don't Confuse Me!" (5 p.m.), a Wait, Wait! Don't Tell Me!-style game show in which a panel of local "experts" describes photographs of former Ypsilanti landmarks and residents, and the audience decides which stories are true.
10 a.m.-8 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted. Chautauqua-ypsilanti.org. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun. (except Sept. 16-18), Sept. 12-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, paintball, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekends) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekdays), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $15.50 weekend admission; $9.99 weekday admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"A Taste of Music": Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

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Musical performance by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Also, an instrument petting zoo (7 a.m.-3 p.m.) for kids and adults, with a chance to try out your favorite instrument.
11 a.m., Farmers Market (Kerrytown). Free. 794-6000, ext. 42193. [map]


 1-9:30 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-Oct. 25. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate mazes precision-cut with a GPS unit. This year's "Zoo Animals" theme features snake, alligator, tiger, and giraffe designs. Also, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 3, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-9:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1-9:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $13 (kids, $11) for both. talladayfarms.com, 429-2313. [map]


 1-9:30 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 25. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate mazes precision-cut with a GPS unit. This year's "Zoo Animals" theme features snake, alligator, tiger, and giraffe designs. Also, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 3, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-9:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1-9:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $13 (kids, $11) for both. talladayfarms.com, 429-2313. [map]


 2-8 p.m.  Free! 

"5th Ward Harvest Festival": Kevin Leeser for City Council.

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A neighborhood party with art, face painting, crafts, Pilates, info about local nonprofits, and dancing to live music. The lineup includes Detroit singer Mikey Brown (2 p.m.), the local rock quartet Gregory McIntosh & Loose Teeth (3 p.m.), the local acoustic roots music husband-and-wife duo of guitarist Kyle Rhodes and singer Helen Harding (4 p.m.), a dance performance TBA (4:45 p.m.), the engaging local folk-rock singer-songwriter-guitarist Timothy Monger (5 p.m.), area alt-country singer-songwriter Alison Lewis (6 p.m.), and Rollie Tussing & the Midwest Territory Band (7 p.m.), a local acoustic trio that plays self-styled "jug-band jazz" and is led by blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Tussing.
2-8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 5thwardfestival.org, 358-0138.


 4:30-9:30 p m. 

Burns Park Brewers Brewfest: Ann Arbor Active Against ALS (A2A3).

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Live music TBA and sale of home-brewed beer and nonalcoholic root beer from local brewers. Also, a chili cook-off, and sale of brats, pretzels, and more. Proceeds benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research.
4:30-9:30 p.m., Burns Park, Wells at Baldwin. Free admission. Beer supply limited, so it's recommended that beer tokens ($5 each, $20 for 5) be reserved in advance at a2a3.org. 945-8132.


 6-10 p.m. 

Moon over Mirebalais: 12th Annual Haitian Gala": St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church.

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An authentic Caribbean meal (with a vegetarian option), followed by dancing to Los Gatos, a popular local Latin jazz dance band led by drummer Pete Siers. Also, wine auction and silent auction of crafts and services. Raffle. Proceeds benefit the church's Haitian Outreach Mission.
6-10 p.m., St. Clare's Social Hall, 2309 Packard. $45 in advance at saintclareschurch.org/outreach/haiti-outreach-mission and at the door. 662-2449. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Harvest of Hope": Ozone House Annual Fundraiser.

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An autumnal dinner, a silent auction, and live music. Drinks.
6:30 p.m., Polo Fields Golf Club, 2955 Packard, Ypsilanti. Tickets $150 in advance only. 662-2265. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Night in Manhattan Cabaret Fundraiser": First United Methodist Church.

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A church ensemble presents "Tin Pan Alley," a revue of classic American popular song composed and/or performed by Cole Porter, Bing Crosby, George Gershwin, Al Jolsen, Fred Astaire, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and others. Preceded by a reception and silent auction (5 p.m.) and a catered dinner (6 p.m.) prepared by Zingerman's Roadhouse chef Alex Young.
7:30 p.m., FUMC, 120 S. State. Tickets $25 (students, $10; kids age 12 & under, free; dinner & cabaret, $75-$5,000). 662-4536, ext. 0. [map]


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Sunday


October 2015
 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Fall Native Plant Sale: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Oct. 3 & 4. Sale of hardy, water-resilient native plants that attract beneficial insects and birds. Some of the plants are from Native Plant Nursery, and some were grown at Matthaei. Partial proceeds benefit Matthaei.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun. (except Sept. 16-18), Sept. 12-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, paintball, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekends) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekdays), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $15.50 weekend admission; $9.99 weekday admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

18th Annual ID Day: U-M Natural History Museum.

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All invited to bring anything you'd like the museum's paleontologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, botanists, zoologists, or geologists to identify--anything from rocks and minerals, bones, and fossils to insects and leaves. Also, a chance to see some objects from the museum's research collection and to learn about some current research. No appraisals.
Noon-5 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Harvest Time on the Farm": Rentschler Farm Historic Museum.

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Guided tours of this century-old family sheep farm, now a museum, which today features demonstrations of period activities. Crafts, kids activities, lawn games, wagon rides, and more. Food available.
Noon-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $1 admission (kids, free). 944-0442. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Harvest Time on the Farm": Rentschler Farm Historic Museum.

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Guided tours of this century-old family sheep farm, now a museum, which today features demonstrations of period activities. Crafts, kids activities, lawn games, wagon rides, and more. Food available.
Noon-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $1 admission (kids, free). 944-0442. [map]


 1-6 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-Oct. 25. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate mazes precision-cut with a GPS unit. This year's "Zoo Animals" theme features snake, alligator, tiger, and giraffe designs. Also, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 3, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-9:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1-9:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $13 (kids, $11) for both. talladayfarms.com, 429-2313. [map]


 1-6 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 25. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate mazes precision-cut with a GPS unit. This year's "Zoo Animals" theme features snake, alligator, tiger, and giraffe designs. Also, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 3, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-9:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1-9:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $13 (kids, $11) for both. talladayfarms.com, 429-2313. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Oktoberfest: Riverside Arts Center Annual Fundraiser.

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Live jazz by the local Brian Delaney Quartet (aka BDQ). Food, local brews, and an art exhibit.
4 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $50 in advance at riversidearts.org and at the door. 480-2787. [map]



 4 p.m. 

Oktoberfest: Riverside Arts Center Annual Fundraiser.

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Live jazz by the local Brian Delaney Quartet (aka BDQ). Food, drinks, and an art exhibit.
4 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $50 in advance at riversidearts.org and at the door. 480-2787. [map]






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