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Calendar of Events

Monday, April 1, 2013

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 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters: National Library of Medicine.

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The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters features the National Library of Medicine's collection of the family correspondence of a remarkable family of doctors in 19th century Virginia. The letters document the working lives of the Henkel physicians as they share medical cases, professional rivalries and the experience of the Civil War.
Taubman Health Sciences Library, 1135 Catherine St. Free. [map]
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 8:30 a.m. 

Spring Break Camp: Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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A week of walks in the woods, poking in the ponds, and frolicking in the fields will fill your spring break with natural wonder and admiration for the world around us. Other activities include outdoor games, survival skills, and explorations.
April 1-5.
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Three camps offered: grades K-1, grades 2-3, & grades 4-5.
Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $240. 734-997-1553. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
8 a.m. (June-Aug.) & 9 a.m. (Apr., May, & Sept.-Nov.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 761-2885, 663-5060.
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Call For Artists: Dexter Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee.

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1st Annual Paint Dexter-A Plein Air Festival, August 13-17, 2013. Jurored Awards. Cash prizes. 1-4 entries. For Prospectus and Application,, or visit
Village of Dexter, 8140 Main Street, Dexter. Free. [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Make Way for Spring--School Break Getaway": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Apr. 1-5. For kids accompanied by a parent. Apr. 1: "Who Are You Fooling?" A Chance to make paper masks, play games, and find out which plants play tricks. Apr. 2: "Self-Guided Activity Day." Adventure backpacks provide kids with several ideas and materials for activities to do throughout the gardens. Apr. 3: "Sketchbook Detectives," a chance to sketch various plants and look for clues hidden throughout the conservatory. Apr. 4: "Is It Spring Yet?" A hike to look for signs of spring. Followed by hot cocoa and a chance to make a cocoa blend to take home. Apr. 5: "Windowsill Wonders," a chance to make a windowsill herb garden.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $5 (except Apr. 2, free). 647-7600. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Galactic Getaway": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Apr. 1-7. Hands-on activities for kids.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (except Sun., noon-4 p.m.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tunes & Tales": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lansing-area kids entertainer and educator Tricia Kjolhede presents an interactive program of songs and stories for preschoolers through 3rd graders.
10-11 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Baseball Opening Day": Barnes & Noble.

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All kids age 5 & up invited for a short reading from Hall of Famer Cal Ripken's new children's book Hothead, along with an assortment of baseball-related games and craft activities. Kids encouraged to wear their baseball jersey.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Two different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & 1:30 p.m. both days) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Flight Adventures (Sat. 12:30 p.m & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly and learn about the history and future of human flight.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Movie & Popcorn for Kids": Dexter District Library.

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Apr. 1, May 24. Apr. 1: Wreck-It Ralph (2012), an animated comic adventure about a video game villain's disastrous quest to be a hero instead. May 24: TBA.
1 p.m. (Apr. 1) & 11 a.m. (May 24), DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 3:15, 6:15, & 8:30 p.m. 

"Love and Honor": Michigan Theater.

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(Danny Mooney, 2013). When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his girlfriend, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL to get her back.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]
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 3:30 p.m. 

"West of Memphis": Michigan Theater.

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(Amy Berg, 2012). Documentary about the West Memphis Three, a group of teenagers who, in 1994, were arrested and convicted of murdering 3 8-year-old kids.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Extinction of Gothic Architecture": U-M Art History Department.

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Talk by University of Iowa art history professor Robert Bork.
4 p.m., 180 Tappan Hall, 855 South University. Free. 764-5400. [map]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Monthly Permaculture Meeting: Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti.

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An invitation from Jesse Tack, Design Consultant with the permaculture design firm Whole Culture Repair to join the new group:
"Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti"
This is an ongoing permaculture meeting every first Monday of the month. All are welcome. Our goal is to co-create abundance for our members in food, medicine, materials, economy and living water. We support Abundance in all Michigan Communities. Join 'Abundant Michigan' for our monthly permaculture meeting at the Growing Hope Center, entitled "Guild-Based Economic Activities". We will be creating functional guilds that work cooperatively towards abundance in food, water, materials, and lowered bills. Suggested donation: $10 or trade equivalent.
Growing Hope Center, 922 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10. [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Line Dancing: Saline American Legion.

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Every Mon., Mar. 11-May 20 (except Mar. 18). Saline dance instructor Mary Jane Ormsby leads beginning (6:30 p.m.) and experienced (7:30 p.m.) dancers. With recorded oldies, Latin, and country music. First-timers are asked to call ahead.
6:30-8:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. $7. 429-4840. [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

One FREE Ladies Only Zumba Class (new clients): Peachy Fitness.

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Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and students discounts.
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. 734-681-0477. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Health Talks: Washtenaw Whole Foods Market.

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Talks by Nutritional Healing Center representatives. Apr. 1: Chiropractor Shannon Roznay on weight loss. Apr. 29: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "The Truth about Fats."
7-8 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyles Classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration recommended. 975-4500. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Fifteen Herbs to Grow in Your Garden": Evening Herb Study Group.

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Talk by club members.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Open Art Night: The Greenroom.

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All age 13 & up invited to share their art, inspired by the theme "Revive," in any media including songs, poems, paintings, drawings, sculptures, monologues, sketches, jokes, short films, photographs, dances, and more.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 pm.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Free. 274-9094. [map]
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On March 10, 2013, Scott wrote:
creative submissions:

(if there is room)

 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; dances this month are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Beer Scene Radio Show: Corner Brewery.

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Michigan Beer Scene is recording two live show at the Corner Brewery on April 1st!
Pro Brewer Panel :
Matt Greff: ABC & Corner Brewery, Brad Sancho: Original Gravity Brewing Co, Bryan Wiggs; Dark Horse Brewing Co., Oliver: Wolverine State Brewing Co., Stacy Block: Corner Brewing Company, Joe Walters: Liberty Street Brewing Co, Todd Parker: Copper Canyon
Home Brewer Panel :
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild: Christopher Frey, Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers: Phil Sullivan, Cass River: Ray Larkin, CRAFT: Fred Bonjour, SNOBS: Daniel Frechette, Lapeer Area Brewers: Michael Mullins, Sons of Liberty: Bob Schoenborn, Pontiac Brew Tribe: Mike Dobies
Happy Hour beer all night and $2.00 veggie and meat taco options. Happy hour all day alongside TWO taco options marinated in our beers!
Shindig starts at 8:00 p.m. but come early, thirsty and hungry!!!
Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-480-2739. [map]
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