Local nonprofit GIVE365 starts a summer challenge to visit every city park
ANN ARBOR, Mich. GIVE365 is challenging residents to visit as many of the citys 163 parks as they can this summer. The Visit Every Park Challenge, which began in mid-June, features four Ann Arbor parks to visit every two weeks, and will continue throughout the rest of the summer. GIVE365 is a program that recruits volunteers to maintain, enhance, and beautify Ann Arbor parks, as well as providing volunteer assistance for park events. Here are the featured parks so far:For an additional challenge, a letter is hidden in each of the featured parks for participants to find. Challenge participants are encouraged to share photos from their trips on Facebook and Instagram by tagging GIVE365, or by sending an email.
Heres how Ann Arbor organizations are celebrating, recognizing Juneteenth this weekend
ANN ARBOR, Mich. On Friday and Saturday, organizations around Ann Arbor will be recognizing Juneteeth through different events. Heres how different organizations in Ann Arbor plan to recognize the day. Juneteenth TributeAt 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Michigan Medicine will observe Juneteenth by inviting staff, faculty, and others to kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Juneteenth Walk for Racial JusticeAt 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Ann Arbor branch of the NAACP will host its annual Juneteenth celebration in partnership with the City of Ann Arbor, GIVE365 and Protectors of Equality in Government. From noon to 2 p.m., there will be a virtual event featuring speakers, videos and time for reflection, according to a Facebook post from the City of Ann Arbor.