Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, & Sept.-Nov) & 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 761-2885, 663-5060.
Please join us for a week of fun at Zion Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School! You can pre-register by going to our website, or register the morning of. New children are welcome all week!
June 17 - 21, 2013
9 AM - NOON each day
Ages: 3 years old - entering 5th grade
Address: 1501 West Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Registration Information: www.zlc-aa.org/vbs.html
Cost: $30 for first child, $25 for each additional
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 West Liberty. $30 for first child/$25 each additional. email@example.com www.zlc-aa.org/vbs.html [map]
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]
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]
Every Mon. (except May 13 & 20), Apr. 8-June. 7. Yoga For Mamas is a hatha postnatal and prenatal yoga class honoring mothers and babies during the childbearing year. Practicing yoga during this time can help to relax the mind, strengthen the body, alleviate discomfort and support the growing bond between a mother and her baby. Gentle yoga poses combined with breath are taught to bring awareness to the changes in the body that occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Class is held in a warm, supportive space with an emphasis on celebrating the journey to mothering! Prenatal mamas and mamas and babies 12 months and younger are welcome.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $18 (7-week pass, $110; 14-week pass, $190). 734-769-6100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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]
This true crime writer reads from Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm, her new memoir about how she staved off bankruptcy and, with the help of her 3 young sons, saved her century-old farmhouse from foreclosure. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
June 17 & 24 and July 1. On Monday nights, when "Top of the Park" is closed (see 14 Friday listing), the Summer Festival hosts readings by local writers, journalists, and music aficionados who read excerpts from 33 1/3, a series of books about classic rock albums. Followed by DJs who spin music from the evening's reading. Tonight: WDET "Essential Music" host Ann Delisi reads from Daphne Brooks' essay on Jeff Buckley's Grace. With WCBN DJ Kari Rice.
7-9 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Free admission. 994-5999. [map]
Every Mon. Slow-paced "no-drop" ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]
Melodic, world-weary jazz-inflected orchestral pop by this Seattle sextet that's fronted by singer-songwriter Matt Bishop. "The dozen songs that make up Lines We Trace are saturated with a slippery shimmer, like the light that bounces off the bay of their wet, wintry homeland," says American Songwriter writer Michael Verity in his review of the band's new CD. "Throughout the album, Bishop's voice is pure and focused, with the slight tang of Ireland and the forthright emotion of Broadway. The melodies and arrangements are flowing and dynamic without as much as a wasted note."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $12 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]