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Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation - Week of April 16, 2018

Despite Ann Arbor's "four seasons a day" weather, its numerous parks and sports venues provide ample opportunity to work up a sweat, or just get out and about. The Calendar covers them all.





 
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Monday


April 2018
 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Electric Bikes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Human Electric Hybrids (Ypsilanti) owner Jim Summers discusses cost and energy efficiency, carrying capacity, and legislation regarding electric bikes in Michigan. Q&A.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon., except Memorial Day. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052. [map]


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Tuesday


April 2018
 10 a.m.  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
9 a.m., meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240.


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


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Wednesday


April 2018
 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Apr. 4: "Eggstravagant Eggs." Apr. 11 & 15: "Sensing Spring." Apr. 18: "Windy Weather." Apr. 25 & 29: "Garden Playtime."
LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:45-7:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Lyra (Aerial Hoop)": A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring, or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the lyra unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental lyra vocabulary, technique, and sequences. Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Note: Today's dance is free.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Apr. 4 & 18), Michigan Union Pendleton Rm. (Apr. 11), & TBA (Apr. 25). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


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Thursday


April 2018
 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Spring Migration Walk in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Mar. 29-May 24. All invited to join club members for a walk through the Arb to look for resident birds and early migrants, which begin arriving in earnest toward the end of April.
8-11 a.m., meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes. Free. 994-3569.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less-traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 846-0604.


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Gravel Grinder": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads to various destinations. Bring a cross, mountain, or hybrid bike. Headlights & taillights necessary for early spring rides.
6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 7-8:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness and Meditation for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads participants in a series of guided meditations. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
7-8:15 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Friday


April 2018
 4 p.m. 

U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 16-18: Bowling Green. Home-opening 3-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 16), 2 p.m. (Mar. 17), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 18).

Mar. 21: WMU. 1 p.m.

MSU. 4 p.m. (Mar. 23) & 1 p.m. (Mar. 25).

Mar. 28: CMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 30-Apr. 1: Delaware. (Mar. 30, 4 p.m.; Mar. 31 doubleheader, noon & 3 p.m.; & Apr. 1, 1 p.m. ).

Apr. 4: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 13-15: 3-game series vs. Maryland. Apr. 13, 4 p.m.; Apr. 14, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 15, 2:30 p.m.

Apr. 20-22 3-game series vs. Penn State. Apr. 20, 4 p.m.; Apr. 21, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 22, 1 p.m.

May 1: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 11-13: 3-game series vs. Illinois. May 11, 6 p.m.; May 12, 2 p.m.; May 13, noon.
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets TBA. 764-0247.


 9 p.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. is blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). 417-9857. [map]


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Saturday


April 2018
 9 a.m.  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Apr. 14 & 21. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Apr. 14), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Apr. 21), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

River Roundup: Huron River Watershed Council.

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Join a small team of your friends, family, and other interesting volunteers. Collect samples of bugs and other creatures that live in our streams. These insects tell us how healthy the river system is, where the healthier areas are, and where we need to focus our restoration efforts.
Volunteers meet in Ann Arbor* and then trained volunteer leaders take you to two stream sites. At these sites, you help search through stones, leaves, and sediment to find the insects in their homes. Only trained volunteers go in the water. Dress to be in the field for a couple hours. You must register early to be assigned to a team.
Children are welcome to attend with an adult.
The NEW Center, then car pool to two streams in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne and/or Washtenaw Counties., 1100 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, 48104. Free. Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Apr. 14, 21, 22, 28, & 29. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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Apr. 14: The Ponds Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Emerald & Candlewick) to help remove invasive garlic mustard.

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Apr. 21: Cedar Bend Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Ln.) to remove invasive dame's rocket and garlic mustard.

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Apr. 22: Maryfield Wildwood Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Linwood & Wilton) to remove invasive plants to honor Earth Day.

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Apr. 22: Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at Arborview Blvd. entrance, just east of Wildwood) to celebrate Earth Day by removing invasive garlic mustard & dame's rocket.

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Apr. 28: Mary Beth Doyle Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to plant shrubs along Mallets Creek to increase the native habitat of this 81-acre park.

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Apr. 28: Molin Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Powell & Columbia.) to remove garlic mustard and other invasives.

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Apr. 29: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Marshall Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to remove garlic mustard and other invasives.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m.-noon 

"Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to compete in a 45-round match in various positions using slow and rapid fire. Bring your own military style rifle and ammunition.
9 a.m.-noon, TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10). marks@comcast.net, 276-2514. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"River Roundup": Huron River Watershed Council.

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All invited to learn about and help collect macroinvertebrates--including insect larvae and other small creatures like crayfish--from Huron River tributaries as part of this popular annual Adopt-a-Stream event for measuring the river's health. Bring a bag lunch. Kids welcome if accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., meet at the NEW Center (1100 N. Main) to carpool. Free. Preregistration required. jfrenzel@hrwc.org, 769-5123.


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Breeding Bird Survey Kickoff/Turtle Steward Kickoff: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation.

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A chance to learn about the city's upcoming annual survey of breeding bird populations in town. There are also training sessions (preregistration required by Apr. 9) for volunteers to help with the survey. Also, on Apr. 21, a similar kickoff for the "Turtle Stewards" program (10 a.m.-noon, Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin) to learn how to monitor and help maintain the 6 turtle species that live and nest in the city. Preregistration required for that training session by Apr. 19.
7-9 p.m., Natural Area Preservation Office, 3875 E. Huron River Dr. Free. nap@a2gov.org; 794-6627. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Invasive Plant Removal: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to help clear invasive species from an oak-hickory forest.
10 a.m.-noon, Goodrich Preserve & Homer Woods, Dixboro -mile north of Plymouth. Free. 971-6337.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"In Search of Salamanders": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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WAS member Edwin Sanchez leads a fun morning walk turning over rocks and logs looking for various species of salamanders, including yellow-spotted, blue-spotted, red-backed, and northern four-toed salamanders, and eastern newts. Because you could end up handling salamanders, don't use any soaps, creams, or detergents on your hands this morning. Kids welcome.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., meet at Hudson Mills Metropark Oak Meadows Picnic Area parking lot, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. Free. $10 vehicle entry fee. Washtenawaudubon.org. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Vernal Pools": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kids ages 7-12 invited to go on a hike to explore seasonal wetlands called vernal pools using dip nets to sample mud and dark water. Wear waterproof boots that can get muddy.
10:30 a.m., Miller-Smith Preserve, Parker Rd. dead-end at Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Lima Twp. Free. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337.


 Noon 

U-M Men's Lacrosse.

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Mar. 3: Siena. Noon.

Mar. 9: Air Force. 7 p.m.

Mar. 17: Marquette. 3 p.m.

Mar. 31 Maryland. Noon.

Apr. 21: Johns Hopkins. Noon.
Various times (see listing above), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Kangaroos!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Maybelline and Tulip the kangaroos on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, cougar feedings (1:30 & 4:30 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m. 

U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 16-18: Bowling Green. Home-opening 3-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 16), 2 p.m. (Mar. 17), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 18).

Mar. 21: WMU. 1 p.m.

MSU. 4 p.m. (Mar. 23) & 1 p.m. (Mar. 25).

Mar. 28: CMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 30-Apr. 1: Delaware. (Mar. 30, 4 p.m.; Mar. 31 doubleheader, noon & 3 p.m.; & Apr. 1, 1 p.m. ).

Apr. 4: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 13-15: 3-game series vs. Maryland. Apr. 13, 4 p.m.; Apr. 14, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 15, 2:30 p.m.

Apr. 20-22 3-game series vs. Penn State. Apr. 20, 4 p.m.; Apr. 21, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 22, 1 p.m.

May 1: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 11-13: 3-game series vs. Illinois. May 11, 6 p.m.; May 12, 2 p.m.; May 13, noon.
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets TBA. 764-0247.


 7 p.m. 

AFC Ann Arbor.

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This local minor league soccer team--nicknamed the Mighty Oaks--opens its 4th season, and its 3rd as a member of Great Lakes West Conference of the National Premier Soccer League, with a nonleague match on April 15 vs. Carpathia, (5 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple), a United premier Soccer League team from Sterling Heights. The April home schedule also includes nonleague matches vs Saginaw Valley State University (Apr. 21, 7 p.m., Huron High School, 2727 Fuller) and Force FC (Apr. 29, 5 p.m., Saline High School, 1300 Campus Parkway).
Various times & locations. $8 (kids, $5) at afcannarbor.com and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627.


 7:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Grange.

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Peter Baker calls to live music TBA. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring flat, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (members, $7; students, $5). 476-4650. [map]


 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

University Lowbrow Astronomers.

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A chance to join local astronomy buffs for a look at the sky through instruments. Participants encouraged to bring their own telescopes. Visitors must turn off all electronic equipment (car radios, transmitters, phones, etc.) at the observatory entrance. Canceled if sky is overcast at sunset or if the weather is extremely inclement. If in doubt, call 975-3248 after 4 p.m. day of event.
Sunset-12:30 a.m. or as long as the sky remains clear, Peach Mountain Observatory, North Territorial Rd. (about 1 1⁄4 miles west of Hudson Mills Metropark), Dexter. Free. 975-3248.


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Apr. 7 & 21. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). Facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]


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Sunday


April 2018
 8 a.m. 

Twinkie Run 5K: Ann Arbor Active Against ALS.

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Moved from April Fools' Day. 5-km timed run along the Huron River on a 2-loop course in Gallup Park. Twinkie medals for all finishers. Proceeds benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research.
8 a.m., Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. $20-$25 (prices increase incrementally after Mar. 31), (youth age 12 & under, $18-$22) in advance; $30 day of race. Twinkie T-shirts ($13) available. Preregistration: activeagainstals.org/events/twinkie-run. info@activeagainstals.org. [map]


 8 a.m. 

Twinkie Run 5K for ALS: Active Against ALS.

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5K run for ALS in Ann Arbor's beautiful Gallup Park. Eat a Twinkie at the beginning and another in the middle of the course. Grilled Twinkies and more at the end of the race.
• All details and registration links at www.activeagainstals.org/events/twinkie-run
• Regular registration (March 1st - March 31st): $20 adults; $18 youth
• Late online registration (April 1st - April 14th): $23 adults; $20 youth
• WAY LATE ONLINE registration (April 15th - April 21st): $25 adults; $22 youth
• RACE DAY registration - if not full! (April 22nd): $30
• Custom finisher medals for EVERY PARTICIPANT!
• 6:30am - 7:59am Race number pickup
• 8:00am RACE START
• Awards: Custom age group awards for adults and youth
• All net proceeds from the run will benefit research and projects aggressively seeking a cure or effective treatment for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Gallup Park Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. $20. twinkierun@a2a3.org www.activeagainstals.org/events/twinkie-run [map]



 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Apr. 14, 21, 22, 28, & 29. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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Apr. 14: The Ponds Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Emerald & Candlewick) to help remove invasive garlic mustard.

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Apr. 21: Cedar Bend Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Ln.) to remove invasive dame's rocket and garlic mustard.

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Apr. 22: Maryfield Wildwood Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Linwood & Wilton) to remove invasive plants to honor Earth Day.

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Apr. 22: Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at Arborview Blvd. entrance, just east of Wildwood) to celebrate Earth Day by removing invasive garlic mustard & dame's rocket.

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Apr. 28: Mary Beth Doyle Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to plant shrubs along Mallets Creek to increase the native habitat of this 81-acre park.

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Apr. 28: Molin Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Powell & Columbia.) to remove garlic mustard and other invasives.

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Apr. 29: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Marshall Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to remove garlic mustard and other invasives.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

Earth Day Festival: City of Ann Arbor.

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This family-oriented event features live raptors and amphibians & reptiles, hands-on craft activities, guided hikes to Black Pond, green building and commuting displays, and more. Also, exhibits by more than 40 local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations, and educational presentations on a variety of sustainability topics, including a performance of environmental songs and stories by local singer-songwriter Joe Reilly (2:30 p.m.). Also, all encouraged to come dressed as their favorite animal to join an "All Species Parade" (2:15 p.m.). Face painting. Light concession refreshments from Shimmy Shack, Ray's Red Hots, and Hero or Villain food trucks. All encouraged to ride bikes to the festival.
Noon-4 p.m., Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 794-6627. [map]


 Noon 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1 p.m. 

U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 16-18: Bowling Green. Home-opening 3-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 16), 2 p.m. (Mar. 17), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 18).

Mar. 21: WMU. 1 p.m.

MSU. 4 p.m. (Mar. 23) & 1 p.m. (Mar. 25).

Mar. 28: CMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 30-Apr. 1: Delaware. (Mar. 30, 4 p.m.; Mar. 31 doubleheader, noon & 3 p.m.; & Apr. 1, 1 p.m. ).

Apr. 4: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 13-15: 3-game series vs. Maryland. Apr. 13, 4 p.m.; Apr. 14, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 15, 2:30 p.m.

Apr. 20-22 3-game series vs. Penn State. Apr. 20, 4 p.m.; Apr. 21, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 22, 1 p.m.

May 1: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 11-13: 3-game series vs. Illinois. May 11, 6 p.m.; May 12, 2 p.m.; May 13, noon.
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets TBA. 764-0247.


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Kangaroos!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Maybelline and Tulip the kangaroos on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, cougar feedings (1:30 & 4:30 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Mar. 25 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Close Encounters with Animals." Science Alive (Grand Rapids) members display some live animals and discuss the ways they use trickery, mimicry, camouflage, and other adaptations to survive.

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Apr. 7 (8-9:30 p.m.): "Night of the Amphibians." WNHA naturalist Tom Hodgson discusses and displays live frogs, toads, and salamanders and leads a night walk to a nearby spring pond to look and listen for them. Bring a flashlight, dress for the weather, and be prepared to get your feet wet.

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Apr. 15: "Spring Waterfowl Tour." WNHA naturalist Gary Siegrist leads a trek to spot migrating ducks, geese, and other water birds. Bring your own binoculars or spotting scopes, and dress for the weather.

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Apr. 22: "Edible Plants Foraging Walk." Will Forage for Food founder Rachel Misfud leads a walk to look for edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms.

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Apr. 29: "Uncommon Creatures." Creature Conservancy representatives display and discuss a sloth, an armadillo, an anteater, and other unusual animals not found in Michigan.

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2-3:30 p.m. (except as noted), Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

Milonga: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Sun. Tango dance party. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a lesson ($5; free for dance attendees).
7-10 p.m., Agave Tequila Bar, 211 N. Main. $10. sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. except Apr. 1. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room (Apr. 8 & 22) Rogel Ballroom (Apr. 15 & 29), $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]





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