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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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 7:30 a.m. 

Building Business Relationships Breakfast: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Great Networking Opportunity! Come meet and hear from members about their businesses and about what is going on in our community.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $12 pre registered Saline Chamber Members/ $15 all others. 734-429-4494. [map]
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 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

IT Day Camp: Eco Friendly Architecture with Minecraft 5-day Course: Graham Systems.

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Eco Friendly Architecture with Minecraft
Ages: 9-14
Date: Monday -Friday, June 24-28, 2013
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Ann Arbor Learning Community- map
Cost: $550**
**Early Registration, Save $100 through April 30, 2013 Cost: $450.
Register Online:
Course Description: Ecological Architectural Concepts are the focus in this hands on series. This course is sponsored by local Developer, Community Builders LLC, that provides real plans for Eco Friendly Architecture. Throughout the course, the plans are studied and prepared for the world of Minecraft. First as a group we sketch our own version of the Eco Friendly buildings, noting the features that make them Eco Friendly. The buildings must show sustainability and functionality. Instructors use the Minecraft game to engage young developers and make creations that are ultimately teaching the base concepts in Eco Friendly Architecture.
Ann Arbor Learning Community, 3980 Research Park Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $450/per 5-day course. 734-646-0251. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Rainbow Magic Party: Dexter District Library.

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Girls ages 5-10 invited to dress up as a fairy from Daisy Meadows' Rainbow Magic series. Crafts, games, music, and more. Snacks & prizes.
11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required beginning June 14. 426-4477. [map]
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 11-11:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Metronome and Musical Games": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Oz's Music owner Steve Osburn leads the kids in grades K-5 in a program of musical and rhythm games while Michigan Peak Performance CEO Paul Sikorski presents an interactive demo for their parents of how metronomes can be used to teach kids to focus.
11-11:45 a.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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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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. [map]
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 1:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Kon-Tiki": Michigan Theater.

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(Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg, 2012). Historical drama about Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdal's 4,300-mile voyage across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. English & Norwegian, 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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 2, 4:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Frances Ha": Michigan Theater.

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(Noah Baumbach, 2012). Comedy about a quirky aspiring dancer living in New York City without an apartment or a real job.
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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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mad Hatter Hats": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All preschoolers through 5th graders invited to construct a crazy, colorful hat.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Musical and craft programs for youths.

July 2 (2-3 p.m.): "Gone Fishin' Preschool Party." All kids ages 3-6 invited for a program of fish-related stories, crafts, and games.

July 16 (2-3 p.m.): "Squishy Circuits." All youth ages 10-14 invited to make working electrical circuits using conductive homemade play dough, LED lights, motors, and battery packs.

2-3 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Quit tobacco support group for older adults - June 25: MHealthy.

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Quit tobacco support group for older adults - June 25, 2013
This is a free support group led by MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service and open to any adult over age 50 who has quit or is thinking about quitting tobacco. The group meets from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. on June 25 at the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C, in Ann Arbor. Sessions are informal and based on participant interests and concerns. Registration is not required. For more information about the support group, call 734-998-6222 or visit
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C, in Ann Arbor 48105. Free. 734-998-6222. [map]
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 4-6 p.m. 

In-Depth Yoga and Meditation Intensives: Ann Arbor and Meditation.

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100, 200, 300, 500 & 800-Levels:
Choose from Authentic Custom Designed Basic Through Advanced Yoga Therapy, Yoga and Meditation Programs for general or specific purposes. Excellent opportunity for deepening your knowledge and experiencing personal growth and transformation! Learn by directly receiving. Yoga is so much more than what available at yoga studios! Mentoring one-on-one for yoga teachers.
5/25-6/26; 6/08-7/09; 6/25-8/25
[Students pick area and pace of study, set their own schedule.]
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. Price varies according to level. 734-665-7801. [map]
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 4 & 6:30 p.m. 

"We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wiki Leaks": Michigan Theater.

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(Alex Gibney, 2013). Documentary about journalist Julian Assange's controversial website that facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.
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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 5 p.m. 

Cooking Demos: Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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June 11: "Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: Vegan Burgers." June 25: "Veggies in Season."
7 p.m. (June 11) & 5 p.m. (June 25), Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5. Reservations recommended. 997-7500. [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: Orpheum Bell (8:30 p.m.), an Ann Arbor self-styled acoustic "country and eastern" sextet that features a richly musical, often ravishing blend of country-folk rhythms with Gypsy and other Eastern European melodies. Opening acts are award-winning bluegrass singer-songwriter Bill Bynum and fiddler-vocalist Mary Seelhorst (5 p.m.), veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter John Latini (6 p.m.), and Lac La Belle (7 p.m.), a Detroit Western swing-based acoustic Americana trio led by singer-songwriter Jennie Knaggs. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by the 1975 cult classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, about a fresh-scrubbed pair who find themselves the guests of a transsexual transvestite Transylvanian. Stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon. Also, "Tasting Tuesday" beer tasting (5 p.m., $15) of New Belgium microbrews. 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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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks: Midsummer's Eve Party - Grilled Cedar Planked Salmon Meal.

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice and reveal for yourself the magic and mystery of pulling off a gracious garden party. We will be taking a page from the culinary tradition of Sweden to make the most of the near-longest day of the year in festive style! In this hands-on class, you'll hone your preparation skills as well as mastery of grilling, poaching, boiling, and utilization of the freshest herbs and produce of the season. A thematic menu makes for wonderful pairings and provides a clear laid path that allows you to enjoy your guests and the moment! Full participation. Menu: Small Plate Trio of Poached Shrimp, Deviled Eggs with a touch of Horseradish and Chilled Cucumber Soup Shooters; Grilled Cedar-Planked Salmon with Dill, garnished with Buttery New Potatoes; Lemon-zested Fresh Strawberry and Cream Milkshakes for Dessert. Register online 48 hours in advance at *SPECIAL JUNE PRICING*
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $60/person. 734-645-1030. [map]
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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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 7-9 p.m. 

Wine Tasting: Vinology.

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Vinology staffers lead tastings.
7-9 p.m., Vinology, 110 S. Main. Cost TBA. Reservations required. 222-9841. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Primates": Nicola's Books.

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U-M librarian Jim Ottaviani discusses his new graphic novel-style biography of primatologists Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [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. 

Pink Martini: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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This polished Portland, Oregon-based 12-member cabaret ensemble brings a contagious sense of fun to its spirited blend of Brazilian samba, 1930s Cuban dance, and Parisian cabaret ranging from a noir version of "Que Sera, Sera" to its signature original "Let's Never Stop Falling in Love." Lead vocalist China Forbes sings English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Greek, and Croatian lyrics in a lush, caramel alto. The New York Times calls her "an unpretentious, pitch-perfect chanteuse who can be breathy and girlish or sultry [and who] tempers heartbreak with savoir-faire."
8 p.m., Power Center. $35-$55 in advance at the Michigan League,, and by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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