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Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation - Week of November 16, 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


November 2020
 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 6 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 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6 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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Wednesday


November 2020
 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 

"The Original A2 Turkey Trot": Epic Races.

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Nov. 18-27. All invited to run an "Iron Turkey Challenge," that involves running a mile or more a day, today through Thanksgiving day. See complete list of challenges at EpicRaces.com/events/original-turkey-trot. Entry fee includes a hat, and T-shirt, medal, and racing bib. Also, on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m., watch a virtual awards ceremony.
Anytime Nov. 18-26, anywhere. $37 & up (kids, $22-$27) in advance RunSignUp.com/Race/MI/Dexter/A2TurkeyTrot; prices increase after Oct. 31. 585-7101.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 2:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

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

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All ages invited to hike and observe local habitats in natural settings. Led by WCPARC naturalists Elle Bogle and Kelsey Dehring. Masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Whitmore Lake. Free. Capacity limited; preregistration required for all age 2 & over at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #811002). [map]


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Thursday


November 2020
 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 

"The Original A2 Turkey Trot": Epic Races.

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Nov. 18-27. All invited to run an "Iron Turkey Challenge," that involves running a mile or more a day, today through Thanksgiving day. See complete list of challenges at EpicRaces.com/events/original-turkey-trot. Entry fee includes a hat, and T-shirt, medal, and racing bib. Also, on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m., watch a virtual awards ceremony.
Anytime Nov. 18-26, anywhere. $37 & up (kids, $22-$27) in advance RunSignUp.com/Race/MI/Dexter/A2TurkeyTrot; prices increase after Oct. 31. 585-7101.


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Friday


November 2020
 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 

"The Original A2 Turkey Trot": Epic Races.

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Nov. 18-27. All invited to run an "Iron Turkey Challenge," that involves running a mile or more a day, today through Thanksgiving day. See complete list of challenges at EpicRaces.com/events/original-turkey-trot. Entry fee includes a hat, and T-shirt, medal, and racing bib. Also, on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m., watch a virtual awards ceremony.
Anytime Nov. 18-26, anywhere. $37 & up (kids, $22-$27) in advance RunSignUp.com/Race/MI/Dexter/A2TurkeyTrot; prices increase after Oct. 31. 585-7101.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Raptor Feeding": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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LSNC staff feed and answer questions about the center's red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, and other resident raptors, who may come out of their enclosures to eat. Masks required for all age 4 & up.
LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553, LeslieSNC.org. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m. & 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Owl Prowl": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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LSNC staff lead an evening of hikes for kids ages 5-12 accompanied by a caregiver (6-7:30 p.m.) & teens and adults (7:30-9 p.m.) to look for and call owls. Followed by a visit with live owls to learn how they are adapted to survive. Masks required.
Various times, LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $8. Capacity limited; preregistration required. 997-1553, LeslieSNC.org. [map]


 7-7:45 p.m. & 8-8:45 p.m. 

"Owl Calling Walk and Campfire": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to a nighttime hike to call for local owl species while learning about their lives. Led by WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance. Masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Whitmore Lake. $5 per group of 4. Capacity limited; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #IL461100). [map]


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Saturday


November 2020
 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 

"The Original A2 Turkey Trot": Epic Races.

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Nov. 18-27. All invited to run an "Iron Turkey Challenge," that involves running a mile or more a day, today through Thanksgiving day. See complete list of challenges at EpicRaces.com/events/original-turkey-trot. Entry fee includes a hat, and T-shirt, medal, and racing bib. Also, on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m., watch a virtual awards ceremony.
Anytime Nov. 18-26, anywhere. $37 & up (kids, $22-$27) in advance RunSignUp.com/Race/MI/Dexter/A2TurkeyTrot; prices increase after Oct. 31. 585-7101.


 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 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6 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]


 9:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Groove": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Local psychologist Hsiao-Wen Lo leads an hour-long program that combines rhythms with simple movements. Suitable for all age 14 & up.
for online URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. 994-2300.


 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Meditative Forest Walk": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Mindful Dexter instructor Doreen Murasky and WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance lead a 1-mile walk with guided pauses for reflection. Wear sturdy shoes and a mask. Social distancing enforced.
Sloan Nature Preserve, Baker Rd., Dexter. Free. Limited capacity; email jeanette.m.brooks@gmail.com to reserve a spot. ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a 3-4 mile hike along the Superior Greenway. Dress for the weather and bring a mask and water. Social distancing enforced.
LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve, 2252 N. Prospect Rd., Superior Twp. Free. Capacity limited; email dehringk@washtenaw.org to save a spot. Washtenaw.org/Parks. [map]


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Sunday


November 2020
 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 

"The Original A2 Turkey Trot": Epic Races.

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Nov. 18-27. All invited to run an "Iron Turkey Challenge," that involves running a mile or more a day, today through Thanksgiving day. See complete list of challenges at EpicRaces.com/events/original-turkey-trot. Entry fee includes a hat, and T-shirt, medal, and racing bib. Also, on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m., watch a virtual awards ceremony.
Anytime Nov. 18-26, anywhere. $37 & up (kids, $22-$27) in advance RunSignUp.com/Race/MI/Dexter/A2TurkeyTrot; prices increase after Oct. 31. 585-7101.


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

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

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All ages invited to hike and observe local habitats in natural settings. Led by WCPARC naturalists Elle Bogle and Kelsey Dehring. Masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Whitmore Lake. Free. Capacity limited; preregistration required for all age 2 & over at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #811002). [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. 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.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Nov. 1, 8, 14, 15, 22, & 25. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.

Nov. 1 (1-4 p.m.): Berkshire Creek Nature Area.

Nov. 8 (1-4 p.m.): Barton Nature Area.

Nov. 14 (9 a.m.-noon): Bird Hills Nature Area.

Nov. 14 (1-4 p.m.): Sunset Brooks Nature Area.

Nov. 15 (1-4 p.m.): Foxfire West Nature Area.

Nov. 22 (1-4 p.m.): Kuebler Langford Nature Area.
Various times and locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). 794-6627.






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