Calendar of Events
Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of June 14, 2021
Entertainment TBA, along with a silent auction, raffles, hor d'oeuvres, wine & beer. Semi-formal dress.
7:30 p.m., Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $50-$500 in advance only at eventbrite.com
Every Wed., June 16-July 14. Pandemic edition of a popular local outdoor summer tradition, featuring performances by smaller group ensembles from the 86-year-old Civic Band. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax, socially distanced, on the grass.
June 16: The Clarinet Continuum and The Slide Rules.
June 23: Depot Town Small Band.
June 30: Washtenaw Community Concert Band Town Band.
West Park Band Shell patio, 215 Chapin St. Free. 429-5301. [map]
June 4, 11, 18, & 25. Four nights of live performances and themed activities on a small stage in downtown Ypsilanti, that are also livestreamed for the homebound viewers. Masks required. For updated schedule of events, see facebook.com
Live at Washington St., downtown Ypsilanti; online at facebook.com
Two-hour family-friendly virtual celebration of the anniversary of the first reading in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865-more than 2 years after it was signed by President Lincoln. On May 17, City Council voted to make Juneteenth an official city holiday. The entertainment includes talks on the significance and history of the Divine Nine, the Black national anthem, voter suppression, expungement, the criminal justice system in Ann Arbor, the value of the Black church, and more. Preceded at 9 a.m. by an in-person march, starting in Fuller Park (1519 Fuller Rd.) and ending in Wheeler Park (N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.).
Flyers distributed at noon or so at Wheeler Park describe how to access the livestream. Also for URL, email email@example.com or call 761-9084. Free. [map]
June 12 & 19. Socially distanced casual performances by various local musicians, including U-M music, theater, and dance students, NCC resident musicians, and others. Open windows for cross ventilation, so dress accordingly. Masks required.
4:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:20 p.m.), Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free. 649-7948, NorthsideCommunityA2@gmail.com. [map]
"Summer Solstice Celebration: A Multi-Generational Celebration of The Light and Growth": Michigan Friends Center.more >
"Summer Solstice Celebration: A Multi-Generational Celebration of The Light and Growth": Michigan Friends Center.< less
Potluck dinner (bring a dish to share and your own table setting; herbal iced tea and water provided), followed at 7 p.m. by a bonfire with singing, storytelling, and discussion. Bring a verse, story, song, or bit of seasonal lore to share. Also, wear long sleeves for after dark and carry along a flashlight if you wish.
Michigan Friends Center, 7448 Clark Lake Rd., Chelsea. Free, but donations appreciated. Preregistration required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 475-1892. (Capacity limited to 15 people). [map]
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