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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 18, 2013






 
 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Ride to Chelsea and Beyond": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
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 9 a.m.-noon 

Zion Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School.

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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
Contact: sarahwentzloff@yahoo.com
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 West Liberty. $30 for first child/$25 each additional. sarahwentzloff@yahoo.com www.zlc-aa.org/vbs.html [map]
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 10 a.m. 

"Oh Baby! Navigating Life with Your New Baby": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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A baby class that you can attend with your baby! This is an 8-week baby class covering everything from feeding and sleeping, to changes in your relationship with your partner, and fun things to do with your new baby. The class is geared towards parents of 2-6 month old children who are looking for some further information on popular new-parent topics. The class is also meant to facilitate a "mom's group" type setting to help new parents meet others for support and friendship. Dad's are very welcome!
Tuesday mornings 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Instructor: Jane Glazer, RN
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $160. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

Bridge II Play of the Hand: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve declarer skills. The main part of the course deals with play of the hand as declarer. Other parts include bidding reviews, defense, and more. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first 90 minutes. Students will then play hands for the last 30 minutes. The text may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. Text: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1302 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
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 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Casa Latina: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All seniors invited to chat (in Spanish) and make friends with other Spanish-speaking seniors. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ($5.50; age 60 & over, $3; reservations required).
1-2 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
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 1:30pm 

Beloved Babes Infant Massage: Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor.

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Learn to massage your baby with infant massage! Infant massage is a great way for you to spend some quality time bonding with your baby and learning your baby's cues. Infant massage is a valuable bonding tool for both mom and dad and is beneficial for both parent and baby. Such benefits can include:
>Parent-child bonding and attachment.
>Learning to communicate with your
>Stress reduction.
>Improved sleep patterns
>Development of neural connections.
>Improved circulation, respiration and digestion.
>Relief from gas, constipation and colic.
>Assist mothers experiencing postpartum depression work through the depression
Infant massage is ideal for infants who are not yet mobile, typically newborn up to 6 months. At 6 months, most infants begin to want to explore their environment and would prefer to move around instead of lay still for a massage. If your baby is older than 6 months but is not yet demonstrating mobility, please join us!
Lamaze Family Center, 2855 Boardwalk. $125. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Lords of the Sky: Birds of Prey": Dexter District Library.

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Howell Nature Center representative shows and discusses live eagles and other raptors. For kids in grades 5-12.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Talk by a U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Office of Investor Education and Advocacy representative TBA.
2-3 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 14. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.

Sept. 24: Storytelling (4-4:30 p.m.) by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black & friends, a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performance by an ensemble of jazz students (5:30-7 p.m.).

Oct. 1: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), the Kassia Martin Flute Ensemble (5-6 p.m.), and the acoustic rock trio Inkflo (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 8: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.), and the West African drumming group Arbor Foli (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 15: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and popular local storyteller LaRon Williams (5-6 p.m.), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 22: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), lantern-making (5-6 p.m.; bring a mason jar), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.).

Oct. 29: Storytelling with Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performer TBA.

Nov. 5: Family-friendly show with Magic Zak (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), an interactive lecture-demo by folkdancer Roberta Jaskolski (5-6 p.m.), and local alt-folk-rock ensemble The End Times (6-7 p.m.), along with lantern-making for a Lantern Parade (5-6 p.m.). .


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4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]
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 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

Hearing Voices Network: Rebecca Hatton, PsyD.

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Find acceptance, understanding, & support from others who hear voices or have uncommon beliefs. Be heard, grow creatively, learn about others' experience. Thousands of voice hearers attend HVN worldwide & many have found their path to recovery through this innovative self-help group. Meets monthly, every 3rd Tuesday.
Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St.. Free. 734-709-2183. rebecca.hatton1@gmail.com DepressionSolutionsofAnnArbor.com [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Body Masterpiece" face painting (5-8 p.m., June 14-16, $5, reservations required by calling 994-5999), and Tangle, a giant, interactive web of elastic bands wrapped around vertical poles that is part playground, part art installation (4-6 & 7:30-9:30 p.m., June 19-23, $5 admission per child for 40 min. play sessions). Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: New Orleans Bingo! Show (8:30 p.m.), a self-described "Brechtian cabaret funneled through New Orleans's Ninth Ward via the noir surrealism of Twin Peaks" that includes silent films, aerialists, dancers, clowns, bingo games, slapstick comedy, musicians, and audience interaction. Opening acts are multi-instrumentalist and singer Erik Santos (5 p.m.), local pop-rock singer-songwriter Timothy Monger (6 p.m.), and Dixieland jazz sextet Detroit Pleasure Society (7 p.m.). The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton's 1990 candy-colored fable about a misfit who finds his niche. Stars Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder. Also, "Tasting Tuesday" beer tasting (5 p.m., $15) of brews by Traverse City brewery Right Brain. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on June 1, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 29, & 30 (see listings) and into July at the Power Center and Hill Auditorium.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.
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 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Matt Bell: Nicola's Books.

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This Michigan writer reads from In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, his debut novel, a magical tale about a young couple whose multiple failed pregnancies test the limits of marriage. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m. 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by Detroit poet Kim Hunter, author of slow knives. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cool Cars: Unique Automobiles of the Detroit Historical Society Collection": Dexter District Library.

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Detroit Historical Society senior curator Joel Stone gives a slide-illustrated presentation on the 60 cars, some one-of-a-kind, that are part of the museum's collection.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Getting to Yes": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by life coach Sarah Finks. Preceded by networking (6 p.m.) and dinner (6:30 p.m.).
7 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Free (buy your own dinner). Reservations requested at abwa-maia.org. 755-0575. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Caribou Summer Secrets of the Tundra": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Retired biologists Jim and Kathy Bricker show and discuss a DVD about their 7-week trip to a lake near the Arctic Circle in Canada. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 665-0248. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Django Django: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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This U.K. art-pop band-founded in 2009 by four Edinburgh College of Art students-blends '80s pop rhythms with '60s Beach Boys-style vocal harmonies to create a refreshing, engaging folktronica sound. The band emerged to international acclaim with its 2012 eponymous debut, noted for its sprawling range of moods and influences-from folk and psychedelic rock to traditional African music-in experimental, kaleidoscopic songs that nonetheless sound minimal and spry. "Everything combines to enrich, enliven and add texture to the band's wild aesthetic, which is unlike anything else you're going to experience this year," writes a Paste magazine reviewer.
8 p.m., Power Center. $20-$25 in advance at the Michigan League, a2sf.org, and by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 8-9:30 p.m. 

Kip's Komedy Showcase: Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center.

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Every Tues. Performances by comics TBA.
8-9:30 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Cost TBA. 769-2787. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

The Clumsy Lovers: The Ark.

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Self-styled "raging Celtic bluegrass rock" by this virtuosic sextet from British Columbia whose repertoire includes both high-spirited, often wildly comic originals and an eclectic mix of covers, from Springsteen's "I'm on Fire" to the Beatles' "Ob-la-di Ob-la-da." According to critic Aaron Bragg, who calls their music "speed-metal hillbilly polkas," "the Clumsy Lovers get better the faster they go--and the only thing keeping them from vaporizing is drummer Devin Rice, who is barely able to contain the others. Bands this tight are a rarity--no matter what the genre--and their chops are, quite simply, extraordinary."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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The Purple Rose - Chelsea
Arbor Dog Daycare. Cage Free Care For Your Dog.