by DOINA PLOP
Even in times of global pandemic and social distancing, it’s still possible to have fun! Check out these virtual and in-person events over the next two weeks:
At the COE
National voter registration day
Sep 28, 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
From the website: “Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by registering to vote in the State of Michigan!” The League of Women Voters will be on hand to help you navigate the Michigan voter registration website or complete a paper registration form. If you cannot attend in person, you can register to vote online at: https://wcc.turbovote.org Â»
Donut and Cider Day
Sep 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Extract from the website: âCome and taste donuts and cider on the 1st floor of the Student Center!
Washtenaw Community College Wolfpack Esports Week
From Oct. 3 at 12 p.m. to Oct. 10 at 12 p.m.
From Website: âWCC will be hosting a first Esports Stream Week event to raise funds to support the Therapeutic Games and Digital Technology program at CS Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan Health. There will be different levels of fundraising goals to be achieved in providing certain programs / services to the children of Mott. “
In the community
Michigan Renaissance Festival
From August 21 to October 3, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
From website: “Travel back in time to the 16th century at Michigan’s annual Renaissance Festival!” Inside the turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, with reproductions of Renaissance boutique buildings, taverns, and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place in the streets and on 17 thematic stages.
You can dance – outside! with Heather Mitchell
Sep 26 at 10:30 am
From website: âIn this workshop, Heather Mitchell will lead participants in traditional West African dance, as well as contemporary AfroBeat dance moves for beginners. Prepare to feel the warmth and the abundant joy of the homeland movement! Movers of all skill levels are welcome.
Harold Neal and the African-American Artists of Detroit: 1945 Through the Black Arts Movement
Sept. 13 to Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Extract from the website: âThe exhibition will be presented at the EMU Art Gallery from Monday September 13 to Wednesday October 20, 2021. A closing reception will take place on Sunday October 17 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Harold Neal was passionate about jazz, especially Detroit jazz, and the Detroit Marion Hayden Trio will play as the opening. Hayden is one of the best acoustic bass performers in the country. In 2016, she received the prestigious Kresge Artist scholarship.
THE LIFETIME OF A FACT
by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
From Sept. 17 to Oct. 10, at the ThÃ©Ã¢tre Nova
From website: “Based on the true story of D’Agata’s essay ‘What Happens There’, The Lifespan of a Fact is a hilarious examination of how sometimes hard, cold facts don’t necessarily lead to the truth. “
Wiard countryside fair
From Sep 17 to Oct 31
Extract from the website: âWiard’s Country Fair turns 184! Covers over 100 acres, includes a country store, cider mill, corn maze, hay rides, miniature golf, children’s farm and much more!