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4B - The Michigan Daily Weekentd Magazine - Thursday, September 5, 1996
iQ in the Community
Nothing to do outdoors in Ann Arbor? Think again!
By Jennifer Harvey
Daily Staff Reporter
You needn't miss those sweet sounds.
Just because you're back in Ann
Arbor doesn't mean all your summer
fun in the great outdoors is over. You
can still get out and commune with
nature, in the water or in the woods.
This weekend you can hit the rolling
waters of the Huron River in a canoe,
bike along a rugged forest trek, or cast
a wicked hook out to the fishes.
The Ann Arbor Parks and
Recreation Department offers you
great venues to experience the
ambiance of local nature and fresh air.
The parks service 21 river miles, from
Dexter to Ypsilanti.
"We have a variety of natural areas
for passive recreation," said Irene
Bushaw, marking specialist for the
Parks and Recreation department. "We
run the gamut."
Several parks service the Ann Arbor
area's canoeing needs. Two parks, Argo
Park and Gallup Park, provide ample
opportunities to get out on the water.
The department is continuing to offer
access to the Huron River even though
Labor Day, summer's last hurrah, has
"It was just packed (on Labor
Day). It seemed like there were thou-
sands of people here," said
Recreation Facility Supervisor Jim
Both parks have plenty of canoes
available for rental, with rental charges
ranging from $12 to $24. The various
canoes can seat one, two or three
The rates vary, but it is always
cheaper to rent the canoes on week-
days because of the weekday dis-
"We try to encourage a lot of week-
day activity," LaPointe said.
Park officials organize canoe trips
for eager water-goers. LaPointe said
the department sets aside some of its
125 canoes and offers the trips from
Dexter to Argo Park, from Delhi to
Argo Park and from Argo Park to
LaPointe said the most popular trip,
one following the river through down-
town Ann Arbor, has been unnavica-
ble recently because of low water lev-
LaPointe said park staff don't actual-
ly guide canoers once they're in the
water. "We basically drop them off in a
van with a canoe and pick them up and
take them back."
LaPointe said the trips offer
canoers a chance to get a behind-the-
scenes look at Ann Arbor nature,
while experiencing some peace and
"It's real scenic," he said. "The only
thing that really affects (the canoers)
out there is the wind.
"There's a lot of park land along the
river (canoers) can explore, he said.
"It's an outdoor experience in an urban
setting and you don't have to drive far to
LaPointe said park staff try to make
sure each trip's participants are well
prepared to navigate the river without
staff assistance before they turn them
loose on the water.
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in different places, like the couple of
versions of "The Car Hop Song" (you
remember, "Here we come on the run
with a burger on a bun,") as well as the
tune showing up elsewhere, like on the
"Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch"
theme. The same thing happens with
And there are a few neat bits of
vocals from the shows included with
lhe songs to give some objective
grounding to the disc. "Happy
Anniversary Quartet" showcases both a
fun little novelty song and some good
The CD also contains just about
the greatest song ever recorded, as
Uttle Sonny at last year's Ann Arbor Jazz and Blues Festival
is dense, complicated and very,
very...well, free. His approach to the
saxophone is attempting to blow it
apart by sheer lung power and melod-
ic insanity. People who like late
Santana or late Coltrane will appreci-
ate Sanders's intimidating and force-
ful approach to the saxophone.
Also playing at Gallup Park on
Saturday are Ray Charles sideman and R
& B trumpter Marcus Belgrave as well
as Blue Note recording artist and under-
rated hard booper Lous Smith. Both of
these men are masters of the Clifford
Brown school of blu.s infused trumpet,
and are musicians of taste and style.
The Ann Arbor Jazz and Blues
Festival is truly one of the gems of the
local music scene. Stalwarts like Taj
Mahal, groove makers like Louis
Smith and Marcus Belgrave,
funksters like Maceo Parker and
avant-garde talents like Sanders will
all be present and accounted for. But
more importantly, everyone will be
there for the music, not to check out
crop tops or buy officially marketed
baseball hats. The festival will consist
of what a concert-going music experi-
ence should be, people who actually
go to concerts to listen to the music
and performers who can deliver.
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the Sunshine In,' suppo
the infant Pebbles, has
Chipmunks feel to it.
sings about hating the
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she really wants to hi
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on my knees." With
vocals ground through
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esting or worthwhile cc
others. A "Sound FX'
tains 97 tracks and r
Karen Knight, Senior at Huron High school in Ann Arbor takes advantage of the
canoeing opportunities at Gallup park on the Huron River
The International Scholar Account
Bank of Ann Arbor, the only locally owned and operated
bank in Ann Arbor, is pleased to offer University of
Michigan International students an account specific to
" Money Market Checking Account with the
highest interest rate paid in the area
" ATM card with unlimited access and NO transaction
fee regardless of location or frequency
" Free 3x5 Safe Deposit box or $20.00 credit
toward a larger box
" Free Incoming Cables & Wire Transfers
* Free Travelers Cheques
" Free Money Orders and Cashiers Checks
The student must be enrolled full time with residency
outside of the United States.
Give us a call or stop in for further details.
Bank of Ann Arbor has a firm commitment to serving
the local community. This is another product designed
to do just that!
outdoors in Ann Arbor Information:
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday only
Canoe Trip Prices (including rental)
Dexter to Argo Park - $24
Delhi to Argo Park - $21
Canoe Rental Rates
$12 per 2 hours
$19.75 per day
Canoeing Instruction Sessions at Gallup Park
Saturday, Sept. 7; 10:00 a.m. - noon
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10:00 a.m. - noon
1996 Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival
Friday, September 13:
/ Taj Mahal Band, at the Michigan Theater, 8 p.m., tickets $20. Alvin
"Youngblood" Hart opens.
/ Wallace Roney Quartet, at the Bird of Paradise, 9 p.m. & 11 p.m., tickets $20.
Saturday, September 14.
~ Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival, Gallup Park, featuring Al Hill and the Love
Butlers, John Sinclair and Ed Moss, the Marcus Belgrave Quintet with Louis
Smith, Sue Foley, Terrance Simien and the Mallet Playboys, and Pharoah
Sanders. 11 a.m. to sunset at Gallup Park, tickets $14 in advance, $16 at gate,
$10 for students.
~ Wallace Roney Quartet, at the Bird of Paradise, 9 p.m.& 11 p.m., tickets $20.
Sunday, September 15:
/ Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival, Gallup Park, featuring E. LaQuint Weaver
and the Hallelujah Singers, Big Dave and theUltrasonics, the Dave Douglas
String Group, Corey Harris, Luther Allison and Maceo Parker. 11 a.m. to sunset
at Gallup Park, tickets $14 In advance, $16 at gate, $10 for students.
All tickets may be purchased in advance at Schoolkids Records, or call (810)
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