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Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation - Week of September 20, 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


September 2021
 11 a.m. 

2nd Annual Golf Classic: Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley Fundraiser.

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Four-person 18-hole scramble with a shotgun start. (In a scramble format, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome, so lousy golfers can play without hurting their team.) Prizes for the closest pin, longest drive, and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Raffle.
11 a.m. (registration starts at 10 a.m.), Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe Rd. $175 per person (team of 4, $600). nbiehn@h4h.org, 260-8082. [map]


 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 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


September 2021
 9 a.m. 

Chamber Golf Outing: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Followed by dinner and socializing. Prizes.
9 a.m. (preregistration starts at 8 a.m.), Stonebridge Country Club, 1825 Clubhouse Dr. $175 per person (team of 4, $650). 429-4494. [map]


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Wednesday


September 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(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.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Evening Equinox Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle leads a hike to look for signs of fall. Masks strongly recommended.
Fox Science Center, 2240 Peters Rd. Free, but preregistration required by emailing boglee@washtenaw.org. [map]


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Thursday


September 2021
 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


September 2021
 5-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [map]


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Saturday


September 2021
 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]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Sept. 11: Oakwoods Nature Area, meet at 3217 Dunwoodie Rd., and Dhu Varren Naturea Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 2100 Birchwood Dr. Sept. 12: Folkstone Park, meet at 1498 N. Folkstone Ct. Sept. 18: The 7-acre Foxfire West Park, meet at 3133 Birchwood Dr. Sept. 19: Leslie Woods Nature Area, meet at 1998 Upland Dr. Sept. 25: Cedar Bend Park, meet at 1450 Island Dr. Sept. 26: Argo Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 700 Amherst Ave.
9 a.m.-noon (except as noted), various locations. Preregistration required at vhub.at/NAP. Free. 794-6627. [map]


 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [map]


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Sunday


September 2021
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

"Row Along Regatta": Ann Arbor Pioneer Rowing Club.

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The Ann Arbor Pioneer Crew Row Along Regatta is a community fundraiser to benefit the Pioneer High School Crew Team and a chance to learn the fundamentals of rowing from Pioneer coaches! You will learn proper technique on the ergs and then row in an actual racing shell!
Bandemer Park on Argo Pond, 1352 Lake Shore Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Donation. $50/adults $35 for 13-14 year olds. 734-904-3565. rowpiofundraiser@gmail.com http://prc-row-along-regatta-tickets-2021.eventbrite.com [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Junior Naturalist: Archery": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC staffer Kelsey Dehring leads a hands-on demo for beginners ages 7-11 that covers safety and basic shooting skills. Masks strongly recommended.
Staebler Farm Park, 7734 Plymouth Rd. Free, but preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #811004). dehringk@washtenaw.org. [map]


 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [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.


 11:30 a.m. 

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

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Tri-County Sportsmen's League, 8640 Moon Road, Saline. $5 per relay. newsletter@tcsl.org tscl.org [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Sept. 11: Oakwoods Nature Area, meet at 3217 Dunwoodie Rd., and Dhu Varren Naturea Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 2100 Birchwood Dr. Sept. 12: Folkstone Park, meet at 1498 N. Folkstone Ct. Sept. 18: The 7-acre Foxfire West Park, meet at 3133 Birchwood Dr. Sept. 19: Leslie Woods Nature Area, meet at 1998 Upland Dr. Sept. 25: Cedar Bend Park, meet at 1450 Island Dr. Sept. 26: Argo Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 700 Amherst Ave.
9 a.m.-noon (except as noted), various locations. Preregistration required at vhub.at/NAP. Free. 794-6627. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Animal Adaptations": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Science Alive (Grand Rapids) members show some live animals and discuss the ways they are adapted to their environments.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Preregistration required; space limited to 35. Recreation passport required. 475-3170. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Archery": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hands-on demo, suitable for beginners age 8 & up, led by WCPARC staffer Kelsey Dehring.
Staebler Farm Park, 7734 Plymouth Rd. Free. Space limited; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #811007). Masks strongly recommended. dehringk@washtenaw.org. [map]





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