Art Fair is gone but A2 still filled with happy happenings


While the Art Fair has been packed away for another year, there is still plenty of things happening around town this weekend in Ann Arbor. Here are a few:

Dive-in Movies at Fuller Park Pool
Bring your own inner tube and float in the pool as you enjoy a family friendly movie. Showtime is at 8:30 p.m., and admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. Show dates will be: Saturday: July 29, Moana and Aug. 19, Jaws. 1519 Fuller Road.

Last swim lessons of the season
Sign up for the last group swim lessons of the season offered at Buhr Park Outdoor Pool for children from the age of 6 months up. Class size is limited. Ability requirements must be honored unless prior instructor approval is granted. Registration will be accepted for any instructional swim class at any of the city pools during any public swim time, by phone or online. Call 734.794.6234 or visit 2751 Packard Road.

• Session 4: Monday-Thursday, July 31-Aug. 10

Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Once again the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is teaming up with Food Gatherers – the food bank in Washtenaw County to fight hunger where we live – on Saturday, Aug. 5. Visit the Food Gatherers booth to learn more about food security in our community and donate fresh food for the emergency pantries and meal programs they support!

The August Food Truck Rally is just around the corner! Join the fun on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 5-8 pm at the farmer’s market for our fourth rally of the season. There will be new vendors, for a total of 16 dinner options. Come out for live music, kids activities, and delicious food! Visit our Facebook page for more info or 

Concert in the Park (Burns Park)

  • The Gemini Brothers, Concert in the Park, Sunday, July 30, 3 p.m. at Burns Park Shelter. Twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits will be performing a concert perfect for Children and Their Families at Burns Park. They will be playing covers and original songs. This concert is sure to be fun for everyone. Sing and dance along with the Gemini Brothers.
  • Playing Chicken Concert in the Park, Sunday, Aug. 6, 3 p.m. at Burns Park Shelter. Myron Grant, Bill Connors, and Mike Knight of Playing Chicken will be performing the sounds of folk, bluegrass, and swing inspired music With instruments including the guitar, banjo, mandolin, and many more, audiences are sure to have a great time dancing along to the music.

    Don’t forget two more exciting concerts also coming up in August.

  • John E. Lawrence and the Power Band Motown Jazz concert, Aug. 13
  • Cadillac Cowboys, Aug. 20

They will also be holding our annual food drive and would love your support. Our food drive is in partnership with Community Action Network (CAN) and Food Gatherers for Families in Ann Arbor. Drop off nonperishable food at each summer Sunday concert in Burns Park or to the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. until Aug. 20. For more information on the concerts or the Food Drive visit:

Saturday Summer Splash Days

Mark your calendar for a fun-filled Saturday! July 29 from 2-4 p.m. Our friends and volunteers at GIVE 365 will be at the pool to lead a variety of fun activities and pool games. Join us and see what it’s all about! Pool admission rates apply, but the added fun is free! Veterans Memorial Park Pool, 2150 Jackson Ave.

Natural Area Preservation Stewardship Workday

  • Saturday, July 29, Bluffs Nature Area from 9 a.m.-noon.Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants that provide little food for wildlife and crowd out native wildflowers. This park offers some interesting views of the river and has a small hidden prairie. Meet at the entrance on Sunset Road near Wildt Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.
  • Sunday, July 30, Marshall Nature Area from 1-4 p.m. This large park (almost 90 acres) is near natural areas owned by the County and the University of Michigan. This large area of contiguous natural habitat makes each individual part that much more valuable for conservation. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species that are invading the open woodlands and meadows here. Meet in the parking lot off Dixboro Road, north of Plymouth Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

GIVE 365 is looking for volunteers

  • Family Fun @ Farmers Market, Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m.-noon. Join GIVE 365 Volunteers are needed for kid’s activities, a water station, set up, and take down. We are looking for volunteers who might want to face paint or run games for kids. Let us know if you are interested: volunteer@a2gov.orgor 734.794.6445.
  • Splash Day, Saturday, Aug. 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Join GIVE 365 at Buhr Pool for a fun-filled volunteer opportunity leading games and activities for kids both in and out of the water. Buhr is located at 2751 Packard Rd. Set-up and take-down times are included, and not all volunteers will need to know how to swim. We are looking for people who are comfortable interacting with children and the public. Bring a bathing suit for water activities (one-piece suits preferred). Contact us to sign up, 734.794.6445 or
  • Love A Park Day: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-noon Rose Park located at 2760 Packard St needs playground maintenance. The weeds will be pulled and cleared from this area and we need your help! Contact us to sign up, 734.794.6445 or We bring the music, refreshments, and tools; you bring the energy and desire to make a difference and together we make a beautiful parknership!

Night Paddle – Gallup Canoe Livery
Friday, Aug. 4, 8:30-10:30 p.m. $14/1-person kayak, $18/2-person kayak or canoe, pre-registration required, limited space. As the sun sets and the moon rises venture out to paddle a canoe or kayak in the night! Watch for wildlife as you paddle your boat on the two-mile Gallup Pond section of the Huron River. Register online at 3000 Fuller Road.

We are still accepting registrations for the 2017 Herb Fowler Junior Golf Tournament
This two-day event at Huron Hills Golf Course will be held next Thursday and Friday Aug. 3-4. Junior golfers will be divided into different age groups for the event. Older golfers play 18-holes each day and mini golfers (12 and under) will play 7-holes each day. This is a great chance for juniors to feel the pressure and rise to the challenge with this competitive format. Sign up deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m. Call 734.794.6246 to sign up!

Leslie Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Come celebrate with us and enjoy this special: Monday through Thursday from noon-2 p.m. a twosome can play 18 holes for just $50 with a cart. Come check us out! or stop by 2120 Traver Road.

Community Action Network Golf Outing: Aug. 26 at Leslie Golf Course
Register today for this four-person scramble that includes continental breakfast, goodie bag and voucher for lunch per golfer, option to purchase additional food/drink throughout the day and the chance to win many great prizes! Questions? Contact Community Action Network, or call 734.994.2985.


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