Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.zlc-aa.org/vbs.html [map]
Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
All kids, accompanied by a parent, invited to learn about the winged insects and other creatures at Matthaei. Also, a hike to explore the habitat of some winged animals and insects.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $5 (metered parking). Preregistration requested. 769-2999. [map]
Join CEO of Ingenex Digital Marketing, Derek Mehraban for an open forum on startup marketing. Mehraban has launched a few startups, and is in the process of launching a new sports fan loyalty app named Fantelope.
This open forum will involve the audience as we all work to crack the big nut of how to launch a startup through successful marketing. We will explore the following questions: How to launch a mobile app? Best ways to gain exposure for your startup? Get outside help, or boot strap? How important is your brand? How to get likes and fans? How to get your startup to Tip?
Mehraban is founder of LA2M, and teachers the New Media Drivers License course at Michigan State University. As CEO of Ingenex Digital Marketing he helps companies build their brands, whether they are a startup or an established company.
So if you have a startup company, or you just want to join in the conversation. Join us at LA2M Wednesday, June 19 for Startup Marketing - an Open Forum.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. email@example.com la2m.org [map]
All kids ages 3-6 invited to join other kids to play this game designed to help them learn to read. Cookie treat.
1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
Every Wed. Open mic for kids ages 12-18.
5-9 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Cost TBA. 769-2787. [map]
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: October Babies (8:30 p.m.), the Ypsilanti self-styled "upbeat global soul" electronica-jazz band. Opening acts are local folk-inspired soul-pop musician Tom Butwin (5 p.m.), Ypsilanti husband-and-wife acoustic duo Paledave & Jenny Fair (6 p.m.), and Eastern Blok (7 p.m.), a nationally acclaimed Chicago-based Balkan fusion quartet led by guitar virtuoso Goran Ivanovic. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Life of Pi, Ang Lee's 2012 adaptation of Vann Martel's fable about young man lost at sea in a lifeboat with a fearsome Bengal tiger. Also, "Wind Down Wednesday" wine tasting with Italian wines (5-9 p.m., $15). 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.
Join us for one hour non-denominaltion Ele's Place "Tour of the Heart" to learn first-hand how our weekly activity based peer support groups for grieving children,teens and families help to heal broken hearts. To register for the Tour, to inquire about Traveling Tour of the Heart to bring to your place of education, work, worship or fellowship, or for further information or questions about our resources and services, please email: ggreenspan@elesplace. org or call: 734 929-6640
Firstr Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734 929-6640. firstname.lastname@example.org www.elesplace.org [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
This local writer discusses and reads from Act of Grace, her award-winning debut novel about an African American high school senior who saves the life of a Klansman. The story is based on an incident that happened at a Klan rally in Ann Arbor 15 years ago. Signing.
6 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
Peachy Fitness Kids Summer Camp!!!
Have your kids come dance and stretch their way to fitness!!!
June 19, 2013 to July 19, 2013
(No class 7/03 & 7/05)
Zumbatomic and Yoga (30 mins each)
Ages: 4-12 years (Boys and Girls)
Wednesdays & Fridays
Kids Summer Camp costs $69 for 8 classes. There is a $10 early bird discount ($59/8 classes) for registrations by June 7, 2013
A parent can join the session with the child for $20.00/session.
Enter to WIN an 8 class package by emailing to: email@example.com or commenting on www.Facebook.com/PeachyFitness
More details on: www.PeachyFitness.com
Ann Arbor Taekwondo, 2739 Plymouth Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. firstname.lastname@example.org www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
Zingerman's cheesemongers discuss and offers tastings several carefully selected wine & cheese pairings.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $40. Space limited; reservations required. 663-3400. [map]
June 3: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Arteries & the Truth About Cholesterol."
June 12: Schmidt on "Food Freak Show: What's in Your Pantry?"
June 19: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Parasites in You."
June 27: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Meal Ideas for the Month."
July 10: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Stress & Fatigue."
July 17: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Lick the Sugar Habit."
July 20: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Dining Out."
July 29: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "How to Fix Your Thyroid."
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
This best-selling writer, author of Bitter Is the New Black, reads from The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING: Or, Why I'm Never Getting All That Glitter Off the Dog, her new book about her efforts to live like Martha Stewart. Signing.
7 p.m. Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
"King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room Book Discussion.more >
"King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room Book Discussion.< less
Crysta Coburn leads a discussion of Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman's book about an American secretary with a decidedly modern outlook who suddenly finds herself ruler of a deeply traditional town of 7,000 people on Ghana's central coast.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
All invited to discuss John Kelly's The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
New Hampshire-bred L.A. pop-folk singer-songwriter and pianist, known for his sly lyrics exploring the contours of modern love.
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]
This legendary New Orleans ensemble is almost synonymous with old-time New Orleans-style improvisation. Their music, at once stately and spirited, is rhythmically direct and formally uncomplicated, but its execution can be quite complex, as each musician is allowed a freedom of phrasing that introduces his own spirit into the performance. "They just loll in their chairs and play great jazz, taking solo turns and nonchalantly blowing your head off with brass poetry while yawning, scratching, and crossing and uncrossing their legs," reports one local fan. In recent years, the band has expanded its repertoire and recruited younger players, who nonetheless maintain strong musical links to jazz pioneers. "The combination makes for a multigenerational mix with appeal to a range of musical constituencies, not just aficionados of traditional jazz," writes a New York Times reviewer. Opening act is The New Orleans Bingo! Show, a self-described "Brechtian cabaret funneled through New Orleans's Ninth Ward via the noir surrealism of Twin Peaks." The musical gameshow includes silent films, aerialists, dancers, clowns, bingo games, slapstick comedy, musicians, and audience interaction.
8 p.m., Power Center. $30-$50 in advance at the Michigan League, a2sf.org, and by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
June 19-July 24. A popular local outdoor summer tradition, the 74-year-old Civic Band is led by director Bob Gourley. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass. Lemonade and popcorn available.
June 19: "It's Summertime." Program of summer-themed music from "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Blue Skies" to "Summertime" and music from Carousel.
June 26: Michigan Made." A program of music by Michigan composers and tunes about Michigan, from James Curnow's Celebration Variations and the medley Hitsville USA to the Karl L. King march "Michigan on Parade," Sousa's "The Northern Pines," and "Pride of the Wolverines," a Sousa march composed for the city of Detroit.
July 3: Tribute to the U.S.A." A program of patriotic tunes.
July 10: Children's Concert. A program of music picked for kid appeal, concluding with the annual Teddy Bear Grand March (bring your bear).
July 17: "Sousa Style." A concert in the tradition of the Sousa Band featuring overtures, soloists, marches.
July 24: "Music Legends." A program of music by the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and others.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 429-5301.
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]