Happening Today: Peruse the Kerrytown BookFest and get a 'Taste of Culture' today
The American Association of University Women's "60th Annual Used Book Sale" will wrap up today at the Morris Lawrence Building on the Washtenaw Community College campus. 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Books will be $8 a bag. No admission charge. WCC is at 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-973-3300.
Book lovers rejoice! The "Kerrytown BookFest" returns to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.11 a.m.-5 p.m. More than a book sale, the event features authors of all kinds and others from the publishing community. Some events take place at Hollander's and the Kerrytown Concert House. Get a complete schedule and more at www.kerrytownbookfest.org/. 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. 734-794-6255.
The U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens' "Exotic Plant Sale" ends today. During regular hours. The sale will feature a large selection of cacti, succulents, and bromeliads, including air plants and orchids, in sizes ranging from seedlings to mature plants. You can also pick up growing supplies, books, and art prints. Free admission. 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. 734-647-7600.
The VVA Chapter 310 Annual Pig Roast will be held at the VFW Graf-O’Hara Post 423. Noon-4 p.m. Enjoy a pork dinner with all the fixin's. There will be a bucket drawings for many items, military merchandise will be on sale and live music. All proceeds go to Support Our Troops. Get tickets at the gate. Adults/ $10. Kids ages 6-12/ $5. Children under 6 get in free. 3230 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor. 734-662-3972.
Dawn Farm will hold its "39th Anniversary Jamboree." There will be activities for all ages, including live music all day by Noteworthy, hayrides, animals to pet, pony rides, lots of games and activities for children, a rock climbing wall, tours of the 74-acre farm and live and silent auctions and a gift table with a variety of donated goods and services. Food and beverages will be available. No admission. 6633 Stoney Creek Road, Ypsilanti. 734-485-8725.
Not that you need any excuse to get out on the river, but today you can "Canoe for a Cause" at the Argo Canoe Livery. 1-6:30 p.m. Registration is between 1-2 p.m., on-site only. Canoeing will be between 2:30-4:30 p.m. The event benefits lung cancer research. Snacks will be provided by local businesses. There will be door prizes. $25 for a canoe rental. 1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-668-7411.
The Westminster Presbyterian Church will hold a "Fall Festival." 12:30-2:30 p.m. Enjoy a picnic lunch, sno-cones, inflatables and a fire engine for the young at heart. There will be games and activities for all ages. Free admission. 1500 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor. 734-761-9320.
Enjoy the "Annual Taste of Culture" at the Trotter Multicultural Center. The event will feature a wide range of international cuisine catered by local restaurants, a live DJ, musical performances, family-friendly activities, and raffles. Free admission. 1443 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-763-3670.