Every Sat., Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 40-100 miles, on low-traffic roads in Washtenaw, Jackson, Livingston, and Ingham counties. Brunch stop.
Meet at Zou Zou's, 101 N. Main at Middle, Chelsea. Free. 645-1205, 645-5696, 478-0424, 646-1507, 678-8297. [map]
Every Sat. Beginnner-friendly slow-paced (22 mile) and moderate/fast-paced (30-80 mile) round-trip rides to the Dexter Bakery. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.. Free. 761-1147 (Oct. 5), 996-4985 (Oct. 12), 996-6340 (Oct. 19), 604-0696 (Oct. 26), 663-5060 (Nov. 2), 996-9461 (Nov. 9), 761-1147 (Nov, 16), 775-1156 (Nov. 23), 996-9461 (Nov. 30). [map]
Every Sat., May-Oct. Live entertainment through Sept., along with kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month, and market basket giveaway on 3rd Sat. each month. Also, every Wed. beginning May 8, The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the Chelsea Community Hospital (2:30-6 p.m., CCH overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus Entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
Aug. 17: Dave Boutette. Veteran Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter.
Aug. 24: Mixed Nuts. Chelsea trio that plays acoustic covers and originals
Aug. 31: Ed Sugar. Veteran local R&B and blues saxophonist.
Sept. 7: Bob Skon, a local folk-rock singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss.
Sept. 14: Keith Parmentier. Local singer-songwriter known for his folk- and country-style ballads. Sept. 21: Dorkestra. Local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band. Sept. 28: "5 Healthy Towns Restaurant Cook-Off." All invited to rate different fall squash dishes prepared by chefs from Back to the Roots, Gourmet Chocolate Cafe, and Mike's Deli.
8 a.m.-noon, Chelsea Farmers Market, Park St. off Main, downtown Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.
The Junior High Skills Camp is designed for the middle school student-athlete who wants to improve their skills during the off-season. Campers will learn the basics of Coach Verdi's system and philosophies of the game. Emphasis will be placed on developing intermediate skills by position, both offensively and defensively. All members of the EMU coaching staff will be on hand, in addition to current EMU student athletes.
This all day camp includes a lunch and is open to any and all girls entering 6th-8th grade in 2013.
We hope you can join us!
Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti. $50. 734-487-0481. email@example.com http://emueagles.com/news/2013/3/22/WBB_0322131116.aspx?path=wbball [map]
June 28-30. This charming country store housed in an old farmhouse opens its historic barns for this festival, which includes daily performances by a band TBA. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. (June 28 & 29) & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (June 30), Dixboro General Store, 5206 Plymouth Rd., just east of Dixboro Rd. Free admission. 663-5558. [map]
The idea of building a one-of-a-kind custom home can be intimidating. It's difficult to determine where to start and even more so, what company should you trust to turn your dreams into reality.
At this workshop, you will learn what to expect from the custom home building process and the benefits of the Design Build approach versus competitive bidding. This also gives you the opportunity to meet and interact with an experienced team of home building professionals.
We will focus on:
ˇ Prioritizing before starting the custom home process
ˇ How to interview and select the right design build team
ˇ Planning your home's floor plan, exterior and a strategy for interior design
ˇ Step-by-step guide of the custom home building process
Smooth, stress-free construction is all about preparation. The Design Build process will help you take control of your custom home and budget and ensure a positive experience from design through construction.
Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor, 179 Little Lake Dr. Free. 734.761.8403. firstname.lastname@example.org http://designbuildworkshop.blogspot.com [map]
Join Barbara Brown and Laura Earle in designing covers to be shaped and or engraved using a Laser cutter. Participants will also sew the book to achieve a series of exposed chain links running across the spine, with the end result being an attractive book with a custom, see-thru cover. Pre-registration required. Register at boundedition.com.
Boundedition Book Arts Studio, 3765 Plaza Drive. $125. (734) 545-8785. boundedition.com [map]
Guided tours of many local gardens.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., various locations. Tickets & maps $8 in advance in Ann Arbor at Downtown Home & Garden, in Saline at Pineapple House, Cobblestone Rose, Maureen's Design, Saline Flowerland, Nature's Garden Center, and the Saline Farmers Market; $10 on the day of the show. 994-7455.
Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
Indoor and outdoor activities and refreshments for toddlers and preschool-aged kids, accompanied by a parent. Siblings and friends welcome. Note: The June 15 event has been canceled.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool, 1547 Miller. Free. 585-5555. [map]
Unfortunately, our newest addition to the Acorn Glen family, Theodore, has experienced an unexpectedly rocky first couple of days and is still in the NICU for hypoglycemia. We are assured he will be just fine, but needs a little extra care in the next few days to keep him feeling well. Because we don't know exactly when we will be coming home, and want to make sure his first couple of days are calm and uneventful, we will be canceling the playgroup that was scheduled for Saturday June 15th.
We hope to see you on the 29th and cannot wait to start our twice weekly summer playgroups then!
Until then, happy playing!
Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool
Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how whales have adapted to thrive underwater by comparing archaic to modern whales. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Cosmic Colors (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum that explores the reasons for color, the nature of X-rays, and more. Stars to Starfish (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of the universe of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.
11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
June 26-30. Carnival games and rides. Concessions.
4-11 p.m. (June 26-28), noon-11 p.m. (June 29), & noon-9 p.m. (June 30), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission ($20 for rides wristband; small charge for individual game & ride tickets); $5 minimum purchase for admittance after 9 p.m. a2jaycees.org/carnival, 531-9626. [map]
Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]
Every Fri-Sun. through Sept. 1. Costumed guides lead tours of the 10-room artifact-filled farmhouse and its outbuildings, including a recently refurbished blacksmith's workshop. The last tour begins at 4:16 p.m.
1-5 p.m., Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 9998 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area. $5 (kids ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254. [map]
Every Sat. LSNC volunteers feed and answer questions about the center's red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, and other resident raptors, who may come out of their enclosures to eat.
1-3 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]
May 11-12 Yoga for Girls and Women Ages 9 to 99
May 25-26 Yogic Way of Meditation - Tools and Techniques
June 8-9 Yoga Programs for Allergies, Asthma and Diabetes
June 29-30 Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
July 13-14 Holistic Yoga as a Way of Life
Cost: $179 up to a week early/$199 after that
For best results attend both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning through afternoon workshops and classes. However registering for one day is an option, as well. No drop-ins sorry. For details please, visit www.YogaAndMeditation.com. Yoga Teachers get continuing education credit for attending. Pre-registration with payment is required. All programs and practices are tailored to meet participants' needs, goals, abilities and level of understanding. Beginners through advanced practitioners are welcome.
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. $59 (Sat.)/$135 (Sun). 734-665-7801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]
Ema Stefanova is one of the most highly and uniquely trained and experienced yoga and meditation teachers in the nation. Her gentle style comes from her living and training in the world-renowned holistic and therapeutic Satyananda Yoga lineage and a lifetime of teaching. Ema has taught yoga since 1979 to over a hundred thousand students of all ages, including patients and staff in hospitals, businesses, schools, universities and U.S. government agencies. Ema has also trained and mentored yoga teachers of all levels worldwide, authored teacher manuals, yoga and meditation CDs/DVDs, and articles. She has been a University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Referral Practitioner for many years.
2-2:30 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Free. 769-2787. [map]
Through music, story-telling and interactive games, your children will explore how yoga poses can help them quiet their minds, get in touch with their feelings as well as strengthen their focus, coordination and balance.
Pre-registration required; email sharon@sunshine harmony.com Sorry, no drop-ins.
Tree of Life Cultural Arts Studio, 6065 Sibley Road, Chelsea. $15 for first child $10 for each additional sibling. email@example.com www.sunshineharmony.com [map]
Learn how to cut & etch with a LASER this Saturday!
Cost: We ask for $10 to $15 for this class.
What does all this wonderful time and money get you?
- Basic instruction on how to use the laser cutter
- 1 hour (in addition / after class time) of use on the laser cutter, with the ability to pay for more time ($10 p/hour for members, $12 p/hour for non members)
- Satisfaction in helping create a fund to maintain, repair, upgrade the laser cutter!
Basic class plans:
- Basic image editing and generation
- Difference between raster and vector
- Pre cut flight check
- How to size your document
- Laser cutter set up and lock/unlock
- Power settings and configurations
- Cleaning the bed
- Basic trouble shooting
- Acceptable materials
- Post cut flight check
FYI: This class is limited to just 8 people. PREREGISTER at http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ now to guarantee your spot!
This class repeats every fourth Saturday of the month!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Donation. $10 to $15. (734) 707-8242. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]
Come make a wax photo collage! Photographs, paper scraps, and small objects can be layered together using wax to make a unique multi-level collage. Join artist Christine Bruxvoort as she shows you a variety of techniques for applying wax to photography to make a unique artwork. Bring in your own photos and objects or borrow from our stash of goodies! Students ages 6 to adult are welcome! Register at flyartcenter.org to secure your space!
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $10. email@example.com flyartcenter.org [map]
A family-oriented afternoon of special activities, including water balloon events, water baseball, raft races and a hula hoop relay.
2-4 p.m., Veterans Park Pool, 2150 Jackson Rd. $5 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6234. [map]
Every Sat.All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. Free. 475-1583. [map]
Group meets at the Pierce Park picnic shelter in the summer months.
Every Wed.-Sun., June 20-Aug. 31. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Don Zolidis's new comic drama about a divorced and disenchanted woman who returns to her hometown, where she discovers her high school sweetheart is still carrying a torch for her.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. June 20-26 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). June 27: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Old-fashioned German dinner served a la carte (approximately $7-$10) with wine, beer, pop, and coffee for sale. Dancing to German and American music by Die Dorfmusikanten (June 29), a band TBA (July 27), and Enzian aus Detroit (Aug. 31).
4-11 p.m. (no admission after 9 p.m.), German Park, 5549 Pontiac Trail (7 miles north of Ann Arbor; look for the banners and signs marking the entrance). $5 (children 12 & under, free). No one under 21 admitted without parent or legal guardian. No pets. 769-0048 (weekdays). [map]
(Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
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, michtheater.org. [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: Orquesta RITMO (9:30 p.m.), a Michigan-based 11-piece salsa orchestra formed in the 1970s by Cuban band leader Mike Eyia. Opening acts are the young Detroit singer-songwriter Olivia Millerschin (5 p.m.), the Chicago-based folk-rock singer-songwriter-pianist Diana Lawrence (6 p.m.), vintage Django Reinhardt-style acoustic swing by the Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio (7 p.m.), and Tumbao Bravo (8 p.m.), a local septet, led by saxophonist and flutist Paul VornHagen and percussionist Alberto Nacif, that plays Cuban jazz standards and originals. The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Chill Will (age 21 & over only). Also, a world dance workout (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn) and "Superhero" (9:45-11:45 p.m., June 28-30), an interactive experience that transforms participants into superheroes by using cameras and software to project them onto the façade of the Burton Memorial Tower. 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.
Every Thurs. & Sat. WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen helps adults and kids age 8 & up learn to target shoot with a bow & arrow. Equipment provided.
3-4:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), and 6-7:30 p.m. (Sat.), Portage Lake Day Use Area, Seymour Rd. north off Mt. Hope Rd. north from I-94 exit 150, Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee.
Every Fri. & Sat., June 7-29. Blackbird kicks off its summerlong series of West Park Shakespeare productions with director Barton Bund's sexy, provocative staging of Shakespeare's romantic revenge thriller about a Briton princess who disobeys her father and marries her sweetheart. The king banishes her husband, but after various adventures and perceived betrayals, the two are reunited. Bring a lawn chair or blankets to sit on and refreshments. Cast: Lynch Travis, Jamie Weeder, Qamara Black, Dan Johnson, Alastar Dimitrie, and Jesse Ahren-Jacobs.
7 p.m., West Park Band Shell. June 7 & 8 preview tickets $15 (students, $10) in advance at blackbirdtheatre.com and at the gate. After June 8: tickets $20 (students, $15). 332-3848.
June 28 & 29. This veteran Milwaukee-bred comic is an explosively animated performer who specializes in cartoonish tales of the myriad misfortunes that have beset him since he was abandoned as a young child by his biker parents. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
This Detroit Jazz vocalist performs with the local Dobbins-Krahnke-Weed Trio of pianist Tad Weed, bassist Kurt Krahnke, and drummer Sean Dobbins.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Live taping of this popular weekly NPR program-hosted by Michigan native Glynn Washington-whose raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling features a variety of people forced to make life-changing decisions in a matter of moments. Stories range from an American man who escaped from kidnappers in southern China, to a hitchhiking couple who survived a multi-day road trip with serial killers. The fastest growing show on NPR, it began airing in 2010 after Washington won the Public Radio Talent Quest.
8 p.m., Power Center. $25-$40 in advance at the Michigan League, a2sf.org, and by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Young Nashville Americana quartet made up of a pair of sisters (Callie and Phoebe Cryar) and a pair of brothers (Bruno and Taylor Jones) whose music fuses driving rock rhythms with bluegrass-flavored instrumentation and vocal harmonies.
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]
Every Sat. A variety show with singers, fire breathers, and other performers TBA.
8-9:30 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Cost TBA. 769-2787. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., June 20-July 28. Phil Powers directs the Michigan premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's 2008 Off-Broadway hit comedy that blends sharp wit and humor with the taut suspense of a psychological thriller. When a high-strung newlywed fixes up her uptight stepbrother with her husband's sweet and sexy coworker, the blind date takes a dark turn. Stars Sarab Kamoo, David Wolber, Dorry Peltyn, Keith Kalinowski, and Maggie Meyer. The July 14 performance is followed at 6:30 p.m. by a "Cultural Conversation" ($10; reservations suggested), hosted by Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch, with the director, designers, and cast.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (July 6 & 20), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (June 20), $22 (June 21, 23, & 27), and $30 (June 22). June 28 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After June 28: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
(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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
Easily visible from any point in the park. Also, DJ Tony Vasquez spins pop dance records outdoors by the Activity Center (7-11 p.m.). Bring a picnic and come early: gates are usually closed by 9:30 p.m. because the parking lots fill up.
10 p.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. Free. $10 special event vehicle entrance fee; free with annual permit. 426-8211. [map]