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Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation - Week of August 3, 2020

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


August 2020
 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Healing and Compassion Meditation": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Mon. Led by Jewel Heart program codirector Hartmut Sagolla.
For meeting URL preregister at bit.ly/healingandcompassion. Free. 994-3387.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


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Tuesday


August 2020
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Meditation Drop-In": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. Local insight mindful meditation instructor Bilha Birman Rivlin leads an informal session for all ages & experience levels.
For meeting URL preregister at bit.ly/virtualmeditation2 or call 998-9353. Free.


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Thursday


August 2020
 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

"River Women": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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July 23, 30, & Aug. 6. Argo Park Livery staffer leads women age 13 & up in different river activities. July 23: Learn basic kayak strokes and maneuvers in still water. July 30: Learn to stand-up paddleboard. Aug. 30: Kayak down the Argo Cascades and Huron River.
Meet at Argo Park Livery, 1055 Longshore. $75 per person for 3 sessions, prepregistration required. 769-6241. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Nature Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Shawn Severance leads a morning hike. Bring a mask, bug spray, and water.
7 p.m., County Farm Park. Free, preregistration required by emailing Severances@Washtenaw.org. Washtenaw.org/Parks.


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Friday


August 2020
 6 p.m. 

"Disc Golf": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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An introductory program to Disc Golf. Covers safety, rules and basic throwing skills. All Disc Golf equipment provided, no prior experience required.
6 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $10 per family, up to 5 people per family. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


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Saturday


August 2020
 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Volunteer Stewardship Day": Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Aug. 1, 2, 8, 15, & 22. All invited to help remove invasive plants in various city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes and remain 6-ft distance from others at all time; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.

Aug. 1: Furstenberg Nature Area.

Aug. 2: Barton Nature Area.

Aug. 8: Kuebler Langford Nature Area and Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).

Aug. 15: Ruthven Nature Area.

Aug. 22: Olson Park.
9 a.m.-noon (except as noted), various locations. Free, preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on NAP Workdays). 794-6627.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Heckuva Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a 3.5-mile hike along the forests and open fields of the River Raisin. Bring a mask, sunscreen, bug spray, and water.
10 a.m., Leonard Preserve, 375 N Union St., Manchester. Free, preregistration required by emailing dehringk@washtenaw.org. Washtenaw.org/Parks. [map]


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Sunday


August 2020
 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. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.






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