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Calendar of Events

Monday, May 20, 2013

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"Ginger and Rosa": Michigan Theater.

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(Sally Potter, 2012). Drama set in 1962 London about two teenage girls whose lifelong friendship is shattered by the clash of desire and the determination to survive. Stars Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, & Annette Bening.
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). For complete, updated schedules, see or call 668-TIME. [map]
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"Starbuck": Michigan Theater.

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(Ken Scott, 2011). Poignant comedy about a fortysomething slacker who finds out he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class-action lawsuit to reveal the true identity of the sperm donor known only as Starbuck. French & Spanish, subtitles.
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). For complete, updated schedules, see or call 668-TIME. [map]
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 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

International Coaching Week Events: Ann Arbor Coaches Cafe.

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Contact: Deborah Campbell
International Coaching Week (ICW) is a weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession held annually. During this extended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do. The local chapter, Coaches Café Ann Arbor, will be celebrating by sharing Life, Career and Leadership Coaching at several locations in the area, free of charge, the week of May 20 - 24, 2013. Everyone is welcome to come for free coaching, or to find out what coaching is all about.
Career and Leadership Coaching will be offered at Moonwink's Café, 5151 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 - 11 a.m, Thursday, May 23, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Drop In
Moonwinks Cafe and Espresso Royalle Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Rd. (Moonwinks). Free. 7346456847. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Supervised Bridge Play Class: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their declarer and defensive play. The class will run with students shuffling, dealing and playing 7-9 hands per session. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. Instructor will guide declarer on each hand as to the best plan and strategy to succeed. No book needed. Students may either pay for all 10 weeks at the start or pay as they go using the drop-in fee. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Ann Arbor Senior Center member $100 / non-member $120. Drop-in fee is $10 member / $12 non-member per class.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Bladwin Avenue. AASC members $100/$10; others $120/$12.. 734.794.6250. [map]
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 5-6 p.m. 

Sprout a New Habit: Weight Loss Challenge: GetFit Ann Arbor/A2 Turbos.

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10 Week Challenge Includes:
· Weekly Nutrition Education Classes
· 12 Physical Fitness Classes
· One-on-One Coaching
· Private Weekly Weigh-Ins
· Free Monthly Metabolism Tests
· Customized Nutrition Solutions
· Weekly Raffle Prizes & Fun Group Support
Only $35 to Register for the Entire 10 Weeks! The Ca$h Prize Pool will be SPLIT among the Biggest Losers! Past losers have won more than $300.
Come on, what do YOU have to LOSE?
Register today and SPROUT A NEW HABIT this SPRING!!
Get Fit Ann Arbor, 3830 Packard Rd, Suite 150, Ann Arbor, MI. $35. 240.388.2537. [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Farm To Table at Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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**This class is offered through Washtenaw Community College, but held at Ann Arbor Cooks. The format is exactly the same as all classes offered at Ann Arbor Cooks.**
The seasons are changing, and that means new vegetables and fruits are coming into the markets! This dinner is all about supporting our local farmers and knowing where our food comes from. Join us for an evening as we create a first-rate feast of locally sourced goodies! Full participation. Menu: Pan-seared Scallops with Spring Herb Oil; Lemon Gnocchi with Fresh Fava Beans, Asparagus, Morel and Ramp Saute; Lemon Curd and Vanilla Bean Chantilly Cream. Register at: WCC Lifelong Learning
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. [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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Mar. 19-21 & 26; May 1, 20, & 22. Performances by various student ensembles.

Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert.

Mar. 20 & 21 (time TBA): District Choir Festival.

Mar. 26: Jazz Band.

May 1: Concerto Concert.

May 20: Band & Orchestra.

Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert.

See also May 17 Company C and Mar. 27 & Apr. 27 fundraiser listings.

7 p.m. (except as noted), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Nonfiction Book Club: Barnes & Noble.

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All invited to join a discussion of Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, Dorothy Wickenden's book about her grandmother and a friend's transition from New York society life to teaching children of Colorado homesteaders in the early 20th century.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"I Invented The Modern Age: The Rise Of Henry Ford": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Former American Heritage Magazine editor-in-chief Richard Snow, an acclaimed and prolific popular historian, discusses his entertaining, meticulously researched new book.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ice Cream Bike: A Sneak Peak at Go! Ice Cream": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Rob Hess discusses his new Ypsilanti-based mobile business offering a variety of local hand-made and often exotic and unusual ice creams. Tastings. Also, participants learn how to make lemonade and other fruit popsicles at home.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stamp Auction: Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Auction of U.S. and foreign stamps, covers, and collector supplies.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. except Memorial Day. 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. 

Vandaveer: The Ark.

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D.C.-based alt-folk ensemble led by the duo of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charles Heidinger and vocalist Rose Guerin. Its music, at once seductively melodic and unsettlingly desolate, draws on an array of influences from Shel Silverstein to John Steinbeck to explore the darker, death-haunted precincts of traditional American music. Its new CD, Oh, Willie, Please, is a collection of old-time standards, from "Pretty Polly" and "The Knoxville Girl" to "Mary of the Wild Moor" and "Henry Lee."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (, the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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