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Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation - Week of June 7, 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


June 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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Tuesday


June 2021
 8:30-10 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Hike led by WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle. Masks required.
Burns-Stokes Preserve, Zeeb at the Huron River just south of Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free, but preregistration required by emailing boglee@washtenaw.org.


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Wednesday


June 2021
 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mind Matters": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven leads various mental exercises from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
Online at bit.ly/mindmattersapril. Free. bpatton@a2gov.org, 794-6250.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Nature Adventures: Turtle Shellebration": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle leads a hike to search for the 10 different turtle species that call Washtenaw County home. Masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings. Free, preregistration required for all age 2 & over at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #841002). [map]


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Thursday


June 2021
 10 a.m. 

"Kids-in-the-Creek": Hudson Mills Metropark.

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All ages 5-12 invited to search for water-loving invertebrates, such as crayfish, snails, and other small animals without backbones. Dress to get wet in water up to knee-height; water shoes and face masks required.
Hudson Mills Rapids View picnic area, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per person, preregistration required by 4 p.m. on June 11. MetroParks.com/park-events/hudson-mills, 426-8211. [map]


 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


June 2021
 6-8 p.m. 

Archery: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hands-on demo for beginners led by WCPARC staffers. Masks required.
6-8 p.m. (45-minute sessions each), Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. $10 per household of up to 5 people per session; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #IL461100). [map]


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Saturday


June 2021
 8 a.m.  Free! 

parkrun USA.

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Every Sat. All invited to join a timed 5-km run/walk. Masks recommended.
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd. Free, but first-timers are requested to preregister at parkrun.us/Lillie. lillie@parkrun.com, facebook.com/LillieParkRun. [map]


 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 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except June 20 & 27. 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.

June 5: Bird Hills Nature Area.

June 6: Ruthven Nature Area. June 12: Dolph Nature Area and Lakewood Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).

June 13: Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).

June 19: Huron Hills Golf Course Woods.

June 27: Bluffs Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).

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Various locations; specific meeting spots identified after preregistration (required) at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Fish Biology": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Educational program for ages 7-11 led by WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. Free, but preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity # 841004). [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Free Fishing Weekend": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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June 12 & 13 (different locations). All invited to try fishing. Kids (accompanied by an adult) welcome. Poles, bait, & instruction provided. No fishing license necessary. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle.
10 a.m.-noon, Rolling Hills County Park (June 12), 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, and Independence Lake County Park (June 13), meet at the fishing dock near the Beach Center, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Dexter. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. Park vehicle entry fee. dehringk@washtenaw.org. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

Fishing for Beginners: Hudson Mills Metropark.

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All ages invited to learn how to tie basic knots, casting techniques, and other fishing tactics. Face masks required.
Hudson Mills rapids view picnic area, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per person, preregistration required by 4 p.m. on June 24. MetroParks.com/park-events/hudson-mills, 426-8211. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to Africa, including a warthog, savannah monitor, hedgehog, and chameleon. Guests invited to view other animals on display, including an albino alligator, macaws, sloths, and more. Masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]


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Sunday


June 2021
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Free Fishing Weekend": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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June 12 & 13 (different locations). All invited to try fishing. Kids (accompanied by an adult) welcome. Poles, bait, & instruction provided. No fishing license necessary. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle.
10 a.m.-noon, Rolling Hills County Park (June 12), 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, and Independence Lake County Park (June 13), meet at the fishing dock near the Beach Center, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Dexter. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. Park vehicle entry fee. dehringk@washtenaw.org. [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.


 1-2:30 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to Africa, including a warthog, savannah monitor, hedgehog, and chameleon. Guests invited to view other animals on display, including an albino alligator, macaws, sloths, and more. Masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]





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