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Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation - Week of January 18, 2021

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


January 2021
 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, snow, 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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Thursday


January 2021
 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.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
For URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


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Friday


January 2021
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Lantern-Lit Ski and Snowshoe": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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New dates: Every Fri. Jan. 22-Feb. 26 (except Jan. 29 and Feb. 12). All invited to ski or snowshoe (conditions permitting) or walk a half-mile lantern-lit loop. Bring your own snowshoes.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. Free, preregistration required at bit.ly/lanternlit; recreation passport required. McGlashenK@michigan.gov. [map]


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Saturday


January 2021
 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, snow, 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]


 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

"River and Prairie": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hike led by WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance. Geared for ages 12 & up. Masks required.
Burns-Stokes Preserve, Zeeb at the Huron River just south of Huron River Dr. Free. Preregistration required at severances@washtenaw.org.


 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Fire Building": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kids ages 7-11 invited to learn how to build a campfire using materials found in nature. One adult only may accompany each kid.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd. Free, but $6 vehicle entry fee. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search activity #821004). [map]


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Sunday


January 2021
 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Mindful City co-founder Julie Woodward and WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle lead a guided walking meditation. Hot tea, so bring a mug if you like.
Scio Woods Preserve, north side of Scio Church Rd. west of Wagner, Scio Twp. Free. Preregistration required at boglee@washtenaw.org (capacity limited to 10).






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