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Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation - Week of August 2, 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


August 2021
 All Day  Free! 

"Get Up And Go For ALS": Active

Against ALS Fundraiser.

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Aug. 1-15. Ride,run, walk, swim, roll, or perform any other form of physical activity from any location. Prizes for top fundraisers; T-shirts & running bibs for all participants. All proceeds donated to ALS research.
All day, any location. Preregistration required at ActiveAgainstALS.org/get-up-and-go-for-als. Free, but donations encouraged.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"One Step at a Time: Walking Club.": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Monday. Socialize with others while walking or wheeling outdoors.
Arbor Senior Center 1320 Baldwin Ave. 794-6250.


 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 run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]


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Tuesday


August 2021
 All Day  Free! 

"Get Up And Go For ALS": Active

Against ALS Fundraiser.

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Aug. 1-15. Ride,run, walk, swim, roll, or perform any other form of physical activity from any location. Prizes for top fundraisers; T-shirts & running bibs for all participants. All proceeds donated to ALS research.
All day, any location. Preregistration required at ActiveAgainstALS.org/get-up-and-go-for-als. Free, but donations encouraged.


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Wednesday


August 2021
 All Day  Free! 

"Get Up And Go For ALS": Active

Against ALS Fundraiser.

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Aug. 1-15. Ride,run, walk, swim, roll, or perform any other form of physical activity from any location. Prizes for top fundraisers; T-shirts & running bibs for all participants. All proceeds donated to ALS research.
All day, any location. Preregistration required at ActiveAgainstALS.org/get-up-and-go-for-als. Free, but donations encouraged.


 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(via Zoom) from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
For more information, including the URL, email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250.


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Thursday


August 2021
 All Day  Free! 

"Get Up And Go For ALS": Active

Against ALS Fundraiser.

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Aug. 1-15. Ride,run, walk, swim, roll, or perform any other form of physical activity from any location. Prizes for top fundraisers; T-shirts & running bibs for all participants. All proceeds donated to ALS research.
All day, any location. Preregistration required at ActiveAgainstALS.org/get-up-and-go-for-als. Free, but donations encouraged.


 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Leaderless Walks in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs. All invited to join a walk through the Arb to look for resident flora and fauna.
Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes; preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org/events. Free.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Beginning Birders": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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WAS members lead a hike and discuss the basic tricks to identifying birds based on habitat, markings, and sounds. Binoculars provided, but bring yours if you have them.
Meet at Argo Park Livery, 1055 Longshore; preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org/events. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Repairsday Thursday": All Hands Active.

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Every Thurs. All invited to drop in with broken electronics, furniture, toys, and any other odd item for AHA members to try to repair and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed. Livestream available at meetup.com/AllHandsActive/events for homebound participants.
All Hands Active, basement of 255 E. Liberty suite 225. Free. james@AllHandsActive.org.


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Friday


August 2021
 All Day  Free! 

"Get Up And Go For ALS": Active

Against ALS Fundraiser.

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Aug. 1-15. Ride,run, walk, swim, roll, or perform any other form of physical activity from any location. Prizes for top fundraisers; T-shirts & running bibs for all participants. All proceeds donated to ALS research.
All day, any location. Preregistration required at ActiveAgainstALS.org/get-up-and-go-for-als. Free, but donations encouraged.


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"First Friday Open Hours for Adults": The Creature Conservancy.

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All age 18 & up invited to watch an alligator feeding (7:30 p.m.), followed by a presentation on animals native to Africa, including the Nigerian Pygmy goats, warthogs, giant bullfrogs. Also, the chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including porcupines, muntjacs, macaws, and more. Masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]


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Saturday


August 2021
 All Day  Free! 

"Get Up And Go For ALS": Active

Against ALS Fundraiser.

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Aug. 1-15. Ride,run, walk, swim, roll, or perform any other form of physical activity from any location. Prizes for top fundraisers; T-shirts & running bibs for all participants. All proceeds donated to ALS research.
All day, any location. Preregistration required at ActiveAgainstALS.org/get-up-and-go-for-als. Free, but donations encouraged.


 7:30 a.m.-noon 

"Ann Arbor Tri": Epic Races.

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Sprint triathlon, duathlon, mini sprint tri, relay, or aquabike race open to all competitors. Awards, medals for finishers, T-shirts, & more.
7:30 a.m.-noon (registration opens at 6 a.m.), Halfmoon Lake Beach, 8690 Hankerd Rd., Dexter Twp. $100-$105 in advance at AnnArborTri.com; annual park pass required. info@epicraces.com, 531-8747. [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

parkrun USA.

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Every Sat. All invited to join a timed 5-km run/walk.
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 run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]


 8-10 a.m.  Free! 

"Summer Birding": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a meandering hike through an array of habitats in search of local birds. Bring binoculars.
West Lake Preserve, 21598 Waterloo Rd, Chelsea. Free, but preregistration required by emailing dehringk@washtenaw.org. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Park naturalist Shawn Severance leads kids in preK on a leisurely hike through a meadow, stopping frequently to observe the goings on.
Updated location: County Farm Park, 2230 Platt Rd. Free, but preregistration required at ParksSnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

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Aug. 7 & 15. This 10-year-old club that plays baseball using 1860s-era rules takes on the Royal Oak Wahoo BBC (Aug. 7) and the Flint Lumber City BBC (Aug. 15).
St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, 6805 Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free. unionBBC.com. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Nature Adventure: Cloudspotting": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a show and tell on different types of cloud formations. Then, make your own cloud fluff out of cotton balls to take home.
West Lake Preserve, 21598 Waterloo Rd, Chelsea. Free, but preregistration required for all over age 2 at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


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Sunday


August 2021
 All Day  Free! 

"Get Up And Go For ALS": Active

Against ALS Fundraiser.

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Aug. 1-15. Ride,run, walk, swim, roll, or perform any other form of physical activity from any location. Prizes for top fundraisers; T-shirts & running bibs for all participants. All proceeds donated to ALS research.
All day, any location. Preregistration required at ActiveAgainstALS.org/get-up-and-go-for-als. Free, but donations encouraged.


 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.


 11:30 a.m. 

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

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Open to TCSL members and guests. See details at TCSL.org (calendar). 11:30am registration; shooting starts at 12noon.
Tri-County Sportsmen's League, 8640 Moon Rd, Saline. $5 per relay. car64mc@peoplepc.com. tcsl.org [map]







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