Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Run for the Arb

People and pooches---join us Saturday, September 29th, at 9 am for Run for the Arb, a 5K family run/walk through the Nichols Arboretum trails. Register the family dog to accompany you on the run and Fido gets a bandanna with logo, too! Run for the Arb is a fundraiser to benefit Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum. All proceeds support the Arb & Gardens.

The race begins at the James D. Reader Urban Environmental Education Center at the Arb’s 1610 Washington Hts. entrance. To see a map of Arboretum running trails see this PDF; the race begins at the location marked with a number 1.

*Please note that this is a trail run with uneven surfaces.

$25 registration fee includes t-shirt. Space is limited for this event so register early!

Note: Matthaei-Nichols members receive a $5 discount on registration.
Not a member? Join now, help support the Arb & Gardens, and get discounts on special events, Garden Store, and more.

Day-of-race registration opens at 7:30 am the morning of the event for $30. Depending on supply, t-shirts may not be available for day-of-race registrants.

For more information call 734.647.7600 or email RunForTheArb@umich.edu.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Music in the Arb - Sun. 9/16

Please join us for an afternoon of world music in Nichols Arboretum, Sun., Sept. 16, 1–4 pm, 1610 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor. Music in the Arb is free—and a great way to start the fall term!

Performances by U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance and U-M Residential College faculty and students, including Michael Gould playing Argentine music with his duo “Michael Gould and Alberto Rojo,” Susan Walton with gamelan ensemble, the Noraysa Philippine Music Ensemble, and more.

Similar to the well-known summer theater performances of Shakespeare in the Arb, Music in the Arb this year takes place throughout the Arboretum, using the natural setting as a verdant backdrop for a variety of music. Performances begin near the Peony Garden at the Washington Hts. entrance to the Arb and finish at the amphitheater near the prairie.

Music in the Arb 2012 is sponsored by U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and the U-M Residential College.

Parking is free on Sunday at U-M blue lots on Washington Hts. and Nichols Dr. below U-M Hospital off E. Medical Center Dr.

Concert is cancelled in case of rain or inclement weather. Please visit us on Facebook or Twitter for weather updates. For more information call 734.647.7600 or visit the Arb & Gardens website.

Watch these videos featuring U-M faculty and students playing: