Plenty to do in Ann Arbor this weekend

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Enjoy the taste of summer by shopping at the Farmers Market this week. Seasonal produce includes heirloom tomatoes, peaches and blackberries, basil, corn on the cob, and so much more. Some of our new favorites to check out are Fluffy Bottom’s new frozen yogurt machine, Evie’s Tamales, grass fed beef from Baseline Farm, infused olive oils from Stamatopoulos & Sons, as well as the old standbys like Roos Roast Coffee, Grandma’s Kitchen, Native Plant Nursery, and 120+ other vendors. Visit us Wednesdays and Saturdays 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at 315 Detroit St.

The Cadillac Cowboys Concert
Sunday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m. at Burns Park Shelter. The Cadillac Cowboys will be wrapping up The Concert in the Parks Summer series with an exciting performance filled with a variety of sounds. These musicians play a mix of Western Swing, Classic Country, Boogie Woogie, and Rock n’ Roll. Their style of music has even been referred to as “Swing and Roll”. These Cowboys have been playing music for over 40 years and tour around Michigan entertaining all. You’re sure to be in for a treat listening to Michael Smith and his Cadillac Cowboys (Pete, Gary, Hugh, Kelly, and Alan). Don’t forget about our Annual food drive for Ann Arbor families in partnership with Community Action Network (CAN) and Food Gatherers. We appreciate your support. Drop off nonperishable food at any of the Sunday concerts in Burns Park or to the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave, Monday – Thursday 9- 3p.m. until Aug. 20. For more information on the concerts or the Food Drive visit: http://www.a2gov.org/ParkConcerts.

Solar Eclipse Party
GIVE 365 is hosting a Solar Eclipse Party at Fuller Park Pool on Monday, Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m. General admission rates apply. Enjoy eclipse viewing glasses, music, games and prizes. 1519 Fuller Road.

Fall registration open Monday, Aug. 21
Starting Monday, Aug. 21 you can register for our fall/winter classes in the Ann Arbor parks. This includes ice skating and hockey lessons, golf outings, cultural arts activities, river programs at the canoe liveries, swim lessons and more. To view the 64-page guide visit http://www.a2gov.org/parks. You can register online Aug. 21 at http://www.a2gov.org/parksregister or stop in any parks facility.The printed guides will be available at various locations throughout the city (parks facilities, Larcom City Hall, district libraries) this coming week.

Fuller Park Pool extending swim season
We heard you and we’re staying open! Fuller Park Pool will stay open until Sept. 17 this year. If you swim at Buhr and Veterans Memorial Pools you can now extend your outdoor swim season. Join us at 1519 Fuller Road.
WEEKDAYS

  • Masters in the morning 5:45-7:15 a.m. | Lap swim 7:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Open swim 4-8 p.m. | Masters 6:30-8 p.m.

WEEKENDS

  • Masters 7:30-9 a.m. (Saturday only) | Lap Swim 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Open swim 1-8 p.m.

Season pass extensions: Senior/Youth – resident $16/nonresident $20; Adult – resident $20/nonresident $25; Family – resident $38/nonresident $47

Let’s go to the Movies at the Ann Arbor Senior Center
Every Wednesday from noon-3 p.m. at the Senior Center! From our favorite classics to new releases, the movie matinee is fun for all.

  • “Going in Style” on Sept. 6. A movie about three friends who decide to knock off the bank that made off with their money after their pension funds become a corporate casualty.
  • “Hickok” on Sept. 13. A story about the new marshall of Abilene, Kansas and gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok.
  • “Pure County: Pure Heart” on Sept. 20. Learn about sisters Ada and Piper Spencer who dream to have their name in lights as Nashville stars.
  • “Gifted” on Sept. 27. A story about child mathematical prodigy Mary, who’s life gets shaken up when her uncle and great aunt have very different plans for her future.

A  movie is not complete without a snack! Bring a little something to share with your friends at the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Free event for seniors. For more information on upcoming movies in October and dates visit http://www.a2gov.org/senior.

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, [email protected] or call 734.994.2985. http://www.canwashtenaw.org/golf-event-details

Cathy Doran-McMillion Art Opening
Friday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. After decades of bringing her artistic sensibilities to graphic design, artist and designer Doran-McMillion is using her Photoshop skills to lead her back to brush painting! Come enjoy Cathy’s show, Inspired by Beauty: Back to the Brush with live music by The Parsnips. The artist’s work will be on display Aug. 31-Oct 27. Admission is free and open to the public. Suggested donation of $5. Light refreshments. For more information visit http://www.a2gov.org/CulturalArts

Natural Area Preservation Stewardship Workday 
Saturday, Aug. 19, Bird Hills Nature Area, 9 a.m.-noon. The three miles of trails in Bird Hills give some lovely views of the Huron River. This is the largest Nature Area in Ann Arbor, and provides a great space to get out and see wildlife and wildflowers. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive weeds like Japanese hedge parsley throughout the park. This is a great workday for the family. Join us at the Bird Road entrance to this park, west of Huron River Drive (additional parking in Barton Nature Area Dam entrance). 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, Aug.20, Mary Beth Doyle Park, 1-4 p.m. Walk along Malletts Creek, watch the birds at the pond, play a game of disc golf, or ride your bike on the paved path – no matter what you’re doing in this park, you’re sure to see the effects of ongoing restoration work. Mary Beth Doyle Park has been transformed by volunteers! Help continue the effort by removing invasive weeds in the open areas of this park. Meet us on Verle Ave., off of Platt 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.

 

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