9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Service by City's First Responders

The City of Ann Arbor Fire and Police Service Personnel will hold a Memorial Service on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. on Fifth Ave. in front of Fire Station One and the Justice Center building.

Fire Chief Chuck Hubbard, Police Chief Barnett Jones and Mayor John Hieftje will speak at the service as Ann Arbor pauses to remember and honor those whose lives were lost on 9/11. During the service, Fifth Ave. between Ann St. and Huron St. will be closed to traffic.

Joe Dulin Community Day

Washtenaw County etcs presents Joe Dulin Community Day on Saturday, August 27th from 11am to 2pm at the Key Bank building at 301 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti. This event is free and open to the public. Those who attend are invited to enjoy community resource booths, youth activities, delicious food, and entertainment for the entire family. Have fun and learn about our community at the same time!

Focus on Native Americans

The National Library Service added several titles to its Native American collection, which includes works by Native American authors as well as folklore, history, mythology and fiction. Titles are for both younger & adult readers. Many are available in both our aadl and WLBPD collection or in Large Print, too. You can find items tagged as Native American in aadl's catalog. The more items tagged, the more points to score for the Summer Reading Game!

Your City, Your Vote: City Primary Election is Tuesday, Aug. 2nd

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Primary Elections will be held in the City of Ann Arbor to determine the Democratic candidate nominations for City Council in Wards two, three and five only. Primary elections are not necessary in the first or fourth Wards so those polling locations will not be open. Remember to bring along your photo identification to receive a ballot. Need more info? Call the City Clerk’s Office at 734.794.6140.

Family Campout at Rolling Hills: Let's Go!

Happy Campers Alert: More fun than a backpack of S'mores on Saturday, August 6, at the Family Campout at Rolling Hills Park. Activities will include:
• Fishing •
• Stargazing •
• Campfire Stories with Debra Christian •
(Award-winning Storyteller)
• S'mores •
• Nature Walks •
• Crafts •
• Free Dinner for Campers •

You can start setting up your tent at 2 p.m. and activities will begin at 5 p.m. Complete information is on the Registration Form.

Independence Day: Fireworks, Parades, and BTW, Delayed Trash Pickup

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The fun starts at 7 p.m. on July 3rd at Hudson Mills Metropark with a concert by Big Pinky and the Joint Effort Band. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Come early because the Park entrance gate will close to incoming traffic at 9 pm.

The 21st annual Ann Arbor Jaycees Parade will kick-off at 10 a.m. on the 4th of July at State and William. Don't forget to take the kids down early for the Bike Decorating Contest.

There will be no trash, recycling, or compost trucks on the roads on Independence Day, Monday, July 4th. Solid waste routes will be collected one day later throughout the week, with the normal Monday routes serviced on Tuesday and the Friday collection areas picked up on Saturday, July 9. Ann Arbor City Hall offices, the 15th District Court in the Justice Center, the Wheeler Service Center, and other city locations will be closed on the holiday Monday.

Movin' On Back to City Hall

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On Monday, June 27, the City of Ann Arbor Customer Service Center will be open for business at 8 a.m. in its new permanent location on the first floor of City Hall, located at 301 E. Huron Street.

Customer Service Center services include:
• Payment processing for water bills, parking tickets, property taxes, and solid waste;
• Routes city calls and requests and provides general city information to walk-in customers; and
• This unit also is responsible for water utility meter reading, installation, repair, billing, backflow prevention inspections and certifications.

The Customer Service Center phone number will not change, which is (734) 794-6320.

Top of the Park 2011!

Looking for something to do this summer?

Top of the Park kicked off this past Friday June 17th. Bands play every evening and movies show Sunday through Thursdays at dusk (10 pm), with the exception of Mondays. TOP will again be officially closed on Mondays i.e. no events/movies/music will take place on Monday evenings. Some of the movies featured this year include: Top Gun, How to Train Your Dragon, Inception, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Back to the Future, Footloose, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Phantom of the Opera Silent Film with Carillon Accompaniment & Guest Soprano.

Tomorrow's entertainment includes: Rock the Mall, a Teen Music Competition and the film The Social Network. This summer's TOP also includes wacky acrobatic troop Strange Fruit performing The Three Belles.

You can view the entertainment schedule at the Festival Website. For a printable Calendar, click here.

Top of the Park is located at Ingalls Mall, directly in front of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies on Washington Street near the Burton Memorial Tower.

Don't forget to check out the performaces at the Mainstage as well. Artist/Comedians that are performing at the Power Center include: Steve Martin, Los Lonely Boys, k.d. lang, The Capitol Steps, and Tom Tom Crew.

Before you go, make sure to check out Festival Rules and Regulations for helpful tips to make everyone's experience more enjoyable.

Check out the Ann Arbor Summer Festival on facebook!

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival runs till July 10th, so come prepared to dance, sing along and have a good time!AASF2011AASF2011

Take the Test and Take Control

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It's hard to believe but it's been 30 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of what would come to be known as AIDS in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Free HIV Testing is available this Saturday June 25 for National HIV Testing Day. From noon to 6:00 PM you can get tested & get your results the same day at Parkridge Community Center, 591 Armstrong, Ypsilanti. There will be food, fun, games and more! For more information call: 734-572-9355.

Be Well Block Party!

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Did someone say Free Health Care? I just did! Packard Health invites you to their annual Youth Health Fair Thursday June 23 from 12:00-5:00 PM. Not only that, the first 300 children will get a free digital thermometer. But wait! There's more! Kids can also get free camp & sports physicals, vaccines and dental screenings. Come on down to 3174 Packard Road Ann Arbor for your child's health screening!

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