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Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation - Week of May 13, 2019

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


May 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 663-5060.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon., except May 27. 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, 274-0773. [map]


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Tuesday


May 2019
 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride for women, 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, 755-0884.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Evening Birders": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Tues. WAS members lead evening walks at various local birding sites. Bring binoculars and (if you have one) a scope.
6 p.m., usually carpool from the Miller Rd. Park & Ride off M-14. Free. Anyone under 18 not accompanied by an adult relative or legal guardian must have a completed parental consent form (available at washtenawaudubon.org). 668-2513.


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community for 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 6:45 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]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]


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Wednesday


May 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
8 a.m., (9 a.m. in Sept.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [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.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


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Thursday


May 2019
 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Thurs., Mar. 28-May 30. 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! 

"Gravel Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow/moderate-paced ride, with destinations determined by the riders.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), meet at Barton Park off Huron River Dr. 996-8440.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m., Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]


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Friday


May 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at Riverview Café in Dexter.
9 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Bird Walk: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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City ornithologist Juliet Berger leads a walk through Gallup Park and Furstenberg Nature Area to look for nesting Baltimore Orioles. Bring binoculars, if you have them.
6-8 p.m., meet at Gallup Park Canoe Livery dock, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). Free. Preregistration required. 794-6627. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Keeping a Nature Journal": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Massachusetts-based wildlife artist and educator Clare Walker Leslie shows participants how to create a nature journal, with an emphasis on using drawing as a tool for observation. A portion of the program is held outdoors. Materials provided; no drawing experience necessary. For all grade 6-adult.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 9 p.m. 

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

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]


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Saturday


May 2019
 7:45-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Hudson Mills Metropark Migrants": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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WAS member Karen Markey leads a hike through the park to look for cuckoos, woodpeckers, vireos, flycatchers, thrushes, warblers, tanagers, and other spring migrants.
7:45-11 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free. $10 vehicle entry fee. Washtenawaudubon.org. [map]


 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"40th Annual Walk & Wag & Run": Huron Valley Humane Society Benefit.

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About 300 local dogs usually attend this fundraising 1-mile walk. Also, dog activities, a 5-km run, a 1-mile kids dash (for ages 4-10), kids activities, raffle, prizes, giveaways, and more. Food available. Dogs must be good with other dogs and people, vaccinated, not in heat, and on a non-retractable leash.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $50 suggested fundraising minimum. Registration required at hshv.org/walkandwag. 662-5585. [map]


 8:45 a.m.  Free! 

Group Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Dexter and Chelsea for those with some experinece. You can also join the ride at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
8:45 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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May 11 & 18. 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 (May 11), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (May 18), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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May 4 & 18. 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) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, & 25. 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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May 4: Furstenberg Native Garden (9 a.m.-noon, meet meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help park steward and master gardener Aunita Erskine get the garden ready for spring.

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May 4: Sunset Brooks Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance on Sunset at Brooks) to remove invasives from this 8-acre oak-hickory woodland.

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May 5: Maryfield Wildwood Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Linwood & Wilton) to remove exotic ornamental plants from this wooded ravine.

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May 5: Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at Arborview Blvd. entrance, just east of Wildwood) to remove exotic ornamental plants from this wooded ravine.

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May 11: Lakewood Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Lakewood Elementary School parking lot off Gralake Ave.) to remove invasive species threatening the rich spread of native wildflowers.

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May 11: Dolph Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Wagner Rd. between Liberty & Jackson) to remove non-native plants from premier birding spot.

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May 12: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Bird Rd. park entrance, west of Huron River Dr.) to remove garlic mustard and dame's rocket from the city's largest park.

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May 18: "21st Annual Garlic Mustard Weed Out Day" (9 a.m.-noon) in several parks, including Argo Nature Area (meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.); Black Pond Woods Nature Area (meet at the Tibbits Ct. entrance, from Brookside east off Pontiac Tr.); Hannah Nature Area (meet at the end of Bath St., west of Seventh between Huron and Miller); Huron Hills Golf Course Woods (meet at Hunting Valley off Provincial Dr.); Huron Parkway Nature Area (meet at the park steward's house at 3470 Woodland Rd. off E. Huron River Dr.), and Leslie Woods Nature Area (meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth).

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May 19: Fuller Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Ln.) to celebrate Huron River Day by removing invasive species threatening the river-adjacent floodplain forest.

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May 25: Bluffs Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Main St., just north of Lakeshore Dr.) to remove garlic mustard to help restore the park's oak savanna.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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Every Sat. All invited to walk through downtown to Eberwhite Woods and back. In warmer weather, hikes may go to the Huron River or the Arb. Followed at 10 a.m. by family-friendly art projects. Coffee & donuts.
9 a.m., Fjallraven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

2019 Gardening and DIY Fest: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Project Grow, and other area organizations are on hand to introduce an array of basic gardening skills, including composting, vermiculture, and container gardening, as well as how to keep backyard bees, chickens, and goats. In the Secret Lab, Drop-In DIY where participants can plant a mini herb garden to take home, watch a screen printing demo with Modati Studios representatives, and more (1-4 p.m.).

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Also, an afternoon series of talks: In the multipurpose room, Gail Caird on "Backyard Chickens" (Noon-12:45 p.m.), Nature and Nurture Seeds horticulturist Erica Kempter on "Growing Organic Vegetables" (1-1:45 p.m.), local beekeeper Rebecca Wittekindt on "Beekeeping Basics" (2-2:45 p.m.), Traverse City-based local food marketing agency Taste the Local Difference representative Kelly Wilson on "Engaging the Local Food System: From Farmers Markets to Growing Your Own" (3-3:45 p.m.), and American Indian Health & Family Services of Southeastern Michigan Sacred Roots project director Shiloh Maples on "Returning to Ourselves: Mending Relationships to Land, Kin, and Self" (4-5 p.m.).

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In the 4th-floor meeting room, Fresh Forage owners Samuel Boyce and Andrew Sereno on "Grow Your Own Microgreens" (Noon-12:45 p.m.), Massachusetts-based wildlife artist and educator Clare Walker Leslie on "How to Start a Nature Journal" (1-2:30 p.m.), West Michigan-based mushroom enthusiast Suede Mobley on "Mushroom Foraging 101" (3-3:45 p.m.), and Starr Valley Farms owner Jesse Raudenbush discusses the Red Wiggler composting worm in "Vermiculture" (4-5 p.m.).

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11 a.m.-5 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the binturongs, aka bearcats (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a Shire horse, Arctic fox, reticulated python, and cougar, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, a bald eagle, a sloth, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Group ride for youth ages 9-18. Practice, exercises, and games for those new to cycling.
5 p.m., Forsythe Middle School south parking lot, 1655 Newport. Free. 328-1735. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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With live music. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring clean, 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 (Grange members, $7; students with ID, $5). 476-4650. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

"Full Moon Walk": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and the rise of the Flower Moon. Bring a flashlight.
8-10 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 8:50 p.m.  Free! 

"Full Moon Campfire": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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Family-oriented campfire in one of the largest conservancy-owned nature preserves in southeast Michigan. Bring campfire refreshments and lawn chairs; locally cut firewood appreciated. No pets. Gates open at 7:50 p.m.
8 p.m., LeFurge Woods, 2252 N. Prospect Rd. (1/2 mile north of Geddes), Superior Twp. Free. 484-6565. [map]


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Sunday


May 2019
 5:50 a.m.  Free! 

"Magee Marsh Wildlife Area": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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WAS member Karen Markey leads a field trip to this Ohio state park 70 miles from Ann Arbor on the southern shore of Lake Erie to look for migrating warblers, flycatchers, sparrows, thrushes, and perhaps even some owls. Also, a short stop at the nearby Metzger Marsh. Bring a lunch and something to drink; insect repellant recommended. Late afternoon return.
5:50 a.m., meet at the park-and-ride lot at Plymouth and US-23, to carpool. Free. washtenawaudubon.org.


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, & 25. 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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May 4: Furstenberg Native Garden (9 a.m.-noon, meet meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help park steward and master gardener Aunita Erskine get the garden ready for spring.

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May 4: Sunset Brooks Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance on Sunset at Brooks) to remove invasives from this 8-acre oak-hickory woodland.

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May 5: Maryfield Wildwood Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Linwood & Wilton) to remove exotic ornamental plants from this wooded ravine.

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May 5: Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at Arborview Blvd. entrance, just east of Wildwood) to remove exotic ornamental plants from this wooded ravine.

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May 11: Lakewood Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Lakewood Elementary School parking lot off Gralake Ave.) to remove invasive species threatening the rich spread of native wildflowers.

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May 11: Dolph Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Wagner Rd. between Liberty & Jackson) to remove non-native plants from premier birding spot.

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May 12: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Bird Rd. park entrance, west of Huron River Dr.) to remove garlic mustard and dame's rocket from the city's largest park.

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May 18: "21st Annual Garlic Mustard Weed Out Day" (9 a.m.-noon) in several parks, including Argo Nature Area (meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.); Black Pond Woods Nature Area (meet at the Tibbits Ct. entrance, from Brookside east off Pontiac Tr.); Hannah Nature Area (meet at the end of Bath St., west of Seventh between Huron and Miller); Huron Hills Golf Course Woods (meet at Hunting Valley off Provincial Dr.); Huron Parkway Nature Area (meet at the park steward's house at 3470 Woodland Rd. off E. Huron River Dr.), and Leslie Woods Nature Area (meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth).

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May 19: Fuller Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Ln.) to celebrate Huron River Day by removing invasive species threatening the river-adjacent floodplain forest.

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May 25: Bluffs Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Main St., just north of Lakeshore Dr.) to remove garlic mustard to help restore the park's oak savanna.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga Sundays": Fjallraven.

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Every Sun. All invited to do gentle flow yoga with a certified instructor. Bring a mat.
10-11 a.m., Fjallraven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: 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. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

39th Annual Huron River Day: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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This popular festival features lots of family-oriented nature activities, including a children's tent with art and science activities, the enviro-challenge game, guided nature hikes (1 & 3 p.m.), hands-on stormwater squirt gun activity led by Royal Oak-based educators the Dirt Doctors (2 & 4 p.m.), a Leslie Science & Nature Center live animal program, a river exhibit, a Butterfly House, a classic small boat show, fishing, and more. Live music TBA. $5 canoe and kayak rentals. Food trucks. Also, tours of the Pioneer Grist Mill in Parker Mill County Park (Geddes Rd. just east of US-23). Ride your bike to the festival, and receive a free boat rental.
Noon-4 p.m., Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd. (both sides of Huron Pkwy.). Free admission. 794-6240. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

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

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All invited to shoot handguns at bowling pins and steel plates. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $5 per 20-shot round. 429-9561. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"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 (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the binturongs, aka bearcats (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a Shire horse, Arctic fox, reticulated python, and cougar, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, a bald eagle, a sloth, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"A World of Animals": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Wild World Zoo (Jackson) owner Brendan Finerty presents a hands-on intro to some live animals from around the globe.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 ($16 at the gate) recreation passport required. 475-3170. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in the open area between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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July & Aug. campfires canceled. All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 1. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]






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