Spring has sprung in Ann Arbor, and there’s lots to do in the city and in our smaller communities, as well!
44th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Ann Arbor Powwow. This gathering of Native Americans from throughout the Great Lakes area includes social dancing and demonstrations of different styles of Native American dance, including fancy, traditional, grass dress, and jingle dress. The big attractions are drum and dance contests in a variety of styles, by children and adults, accompanied by Native American drumming ensembles. Grand entries at noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at noon only on Sunday. Also, display and sale of traditional crafts and food. April 1 & 2, 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Saturday) & 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday) at Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. Daily admission: $10 per day (students and seniors, $7; kids ages 6-12, $5), or $15 for a weekend pass (students and seniors, $10; kids ages 6-12, $7). Kids 5 and under are free. For more information, visit http://powwow.umich.edu.
The 4th annual Big House 5K. Yes, 5K runs are a dime a dozen, but only one invites you to cross the finish line on Michigan Stadium’s hallowed football field! The course begins near the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus and takes you around U-M’s central campus. Awards for overall male & female winners, and for male & female winners in 3 senior (ages 40+, 50+, & 60+) age divisions. April 9, 8:30 a.m., S. State at Ocker Field (just north of Stadium). $45 in advance at mgoblue.com/bighouse5k. READ THE REST HERE