Plenty to do: What’s happening this weekend in Ann Arbor

From the bottom of our hearts – thank you!
Natural Area Preservation (NAP) would like to thank the 1,024 volunteers who came out to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas during this difficult year. You gave nearly 7,000 hours of your time pulling out aggressive plants, recording for frogs and toads, surveying for breeding birds, assisting with controlled burns, picking up trash and so much more. We sincerely thank you. Stay tuned to our website and our Facebook page for exciting events and new programs in 2021 including Garlic Mustard Weed-out Week (GMWOW), City Nature Challenge, Visit Every Park with a NAP twist and our new Trail Ambassador program!

Counting down to the holiday
Shop local on Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market (at 315 Detroit St.) for onsite sales, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Then come back Wednesday, Dec. 23. Vendors will have wreaths, greenery, and décor plus apples, apple cider, winter squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, greens, herbs, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, honey, baked goods, coffee, hot sauce, jam, Polish food, Mediterranean food, masks, candles, jewelry, textiles, body care products, and more! Preordering from select vendors continues with curbside or walk-in pick-up from 7 a.m.-noon. For preorders, contact the vendor directly from our directory. We are accepting cash, and tokens for credit cards and SNAP/EBT/P-EBT are available at our market office window. While shopping and picking up preorders, please follow all physical distancing and safety guidelines posted and communicated by market staff. All vendors and market staff are required to wear masks, and masks are required for customers as well. You’ll find additional information on our website.

The last Saturday market before Christmas is Dec. 19 and the Wednesday market ends for the year on Dec. 23. There will be no market on Saturday, Dec. 26 and the winter market hours of 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. begin Saturday, Jan. 2.

Spend time outdoors
The best way to explore Ann Arbor, and get some fresh air, is to visit any one of our parks, trails and nature areas. There are more than 160 parks in the system for your enjoyment. To view an alphabetical list of parks, or a breakdown by amenity, please visit our website. You’ll find a link to each park and a corresponding PDF map. Please remember to wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart from others outside your household.

We love to be social
There are many ways to connect with Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation on social media. We welcome you to tag us when you’re out and about in the parks and show us what you love about the city’s parks and natural areas. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.