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Calendar of Events

Monday, July 1, 2013






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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.
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Storytime: Dexter District Library.

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Library staff read stories for kids age 5 & under. Also, songs, crafts, and other activites.
11 a.m., DDL lower level meeting room, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Art on the Go": Saline District Library.

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Arts & crafts projects for kids ages 6-12.
11 a.m.-noon & 1-2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saine. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily (except July 4) beginning July 1. Four different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

The Little Star That Could (1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is about an average yellow star on a search for a planet of its own to warm who meets other stars on the way and learns about the solar system.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Sat.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Sun, Earth, and Moon (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) explores the reasons the constellations in the night sky change throughout the year and the moon changes its phase and place in the sky.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Make Your Own Minions": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to makes these creatures from Despicable Me, an animated film whose sequel is scheduled for release on July 3.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": Michigan Theater.

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(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]
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 6 p.m. 

Monthly Permaculture Meeting: Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti.

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An invitation from Jesse Tack, Design Consultant with the permaculture design firm Whole Culture Repair to join the new group:
"Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti"
This is an ongoing permaculture meeting every first Monday of the month. All are welcome. Our goal is to co-create abundance for our members in food, medicine, materials, economy and living water. We support Abundance in all Michigan Communities. Join 'Abundant Michigan' for our monthly permaculture meeting at the Growing Hope Center, entitled "Guild-Based Economic Activities". We will be creating functional guilds that work cooperatively towards abundance in food, water, materials, and lowered bills. Suggested donation: $10 or trade equivalent.
Growing Hope Center, 922 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10. jessedavidtack@gmail.com http://wholeculturerepair.wordpress.com/ [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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]
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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Recovery Ride": Velo Club.

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Every Mon. Racers and new riders invited to join club members on this easy-paced ride of 20-30 miles.
6-7:30 p.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. aavc.org. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"33 1/3": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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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: Ghostly International licensing and publishing director Jeremy Peters reads from Don Breithaupt's essay on Steely Dan's Aja. With WBCN DJ Michael Newmeier.
7-9 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Free admission. 994-5999. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Herb Garden Walking Tour": Herb Study Group.

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Club members lead a tour of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens herb garden.
7 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; dances this month are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.
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 8 p.m. 

She & Him: The Ark.

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Country-flavored pop by the duo of singer-songwriter (and well-known actress) Zooey Deschanel, who plays piano and ukulele, and producer-guitarist M. Ward. "Like the previous two volumes, the album [dives] headfirst into the sunny, lovestruck sounds of Brill Building pop with a splash of country twang for good measure," says Allmusic.com critic Gregory Heaney in his review of the duo's new CD, Volume 3. "It's the kind of breezy, melancholy pop that's really easy to fall in love with." Opening act is Camera Obscura, a popular folk-pop sextet from Glasgow fronted by singer-songwriter and guitarist Tracyanne Campbell.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium, Tickets $35-$45 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]
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 9:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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