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Calendar of Events

Monday, July 8, 2013






 
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 8:00 a.m. 

2013 Ann Arbor Charity Golf Outing: Alzheimer's Association.

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State Representative David Rutledge has chaired this event since its inception 17 years ago. Absopure Water Company and EQ - The Environmental Quality Company are continuing their most generous support as the Presenting Sponsors with Bill Young of Absopure and David M. Lusk of EQ continuing to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. Highlights of the event, which begins with, include 18 holes of golf, lunch and refreshments on the course, and a buffet dinner.
Over the last 16 years, this golf outing has raised more than $436,000 to support thousands of local families as they face the daily trials of this devastating disease. There are currently 180,000 people living with Alzheimer's in Michigan, and the chapter offers information and referral services, community education programs, caregiver support groups, 24/7 Helpline, safety programs and care consultations to those affected in its 23-county service area.
Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe. Starting at $200. 800.272.3900. mglcgolf@alz.org http://www.alz.org/mglc [map]
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 9 a.m. 

Some Spaces Remain for Summer Theatre Academy 2013: Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild.

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The Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild Summer Theatre Academy 2013 is for students who will be starting grades 3--12 in September 2013. There is one session, July 8--20, 2013 with some spaces remaining for grades 3--5, The Box of Delights; a few spaces for grades 5--8, Gulliver's Travels; and two spaces for grades 6--9, Hamlet; grades 9 and up.
Students meet from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with their brown bag lunches; snacks are provided.
YAG's Summer Theatre Academy provides student-centered theatre education in a relaxed camp-like setting. The program includes training in theatre and technical theatre skills for all ages, as well as associated art forms such as movement, voice, art puppetry, improvisation, mime, and stage combat. Performances will be on July 19 and 20 at Washtenaw Community College.
Go to http://www.aayag.org/academy.php for more information and to register. Registration closes when all places are taken.
U-M STAC, 1202 Kipke Drive. $425. christina@aayag.org www.aayag.org/academy.php [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

KIDS YOGA AND MEDITATION CAMPS: Ann Arbor and Meditation.

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July 8-12 (Session 1)
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Ages 8-12
12:45-2:45p.m. Ages 13-17
Aug.12-Aug.16 (Session 2)
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Ages 8-12
12:45-2:45p.m. Ages 13-17
Register early and seize this truly unique opportunity to learn
and experience authentic yoga and meditation in fun ways! Classes are
designed to enhance self-awareness and self-management, balance mind
and body, develop concentration, relaxation and visualization through practicing
safe and intelligent yoga. Students will also hear about the lives of great yogis,
the history of yoga, create art, ask questions and much more!
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. $199 before 5/15/$239 after. 734-665-7801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]
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On May 9, 2013, Ema Stefanova wrote:
These are week long events.


 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Babytime iPads": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 8 & 25. All parents invited to bring their infants through 2-year-olds to explore baby-proofed iPads.
10:30-11:30 a.m. (July 8), AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard, & 10-11 a.m. (July 25), AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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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), June 30-Aug. 31. Various 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. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) 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.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction Python": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 8 & 15 and July 29 & 31. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited for one of these 2-part hands-on introductions to this high-level general purpose programming language.
Noon-3 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 12:45-2:45 p.m. 

KIDS YOGA AND MEDITATION CAMPS: Ann Arbor and Meditation.

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July 8-12 (Session 1)
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Ages 8-12
12:45-2:45p.m. Ages 13-17
Aug.12-Aug.16 (Session 2)
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Ages 8-12
12:45-2:45p.m. Ages 13-17
Register early and seize this truly unique opportunity to learn
and experience authentic yoga and meditation in fun ways! Classes are
designed to enhance self-awareness and self-management, balance mind
and body, develop concentration, relaxation and visualization through practicing
safe and intelligent yoga. Students will also hear about the lives of great yogis,
the history of yoga, create art, ask questions and much more!
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. $199 before 5/15/$239 after. 734-665-7801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]
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On May 9, 2013, Ema Stefanova wrote:
These are week long events.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make a Cast Fossil": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to make a cast fossil out of clay and plaster of Paris while exploring a process that has created fossils in sedimentary rock for billions of years.
2-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Movie Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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Family film screenings. Bring a pillow to sit on; popcorn provided. June 10: Wreck-It Ralph, (Rich Moore, 2012), an animated comic adventure about a video game villain's disastrous quest to be a hero instead. July 8: Brave, (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, & Steve Purcell, 2012), an animated fable about a Princess who must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
2 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 4:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Kings of Summer": Michigan Theater.

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(Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2013). Comedy about 3 teenagers who spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
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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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Vacation Bible School: St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

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July 8-12 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Vacation Bible School is a week of fun activities where we learn how much God loves us through His word. We will provide crafts, snacks, music and lots of fun! Come and bring your friends as We go Tell It on the Mountain!
Freedom Childcare Center, 8753 Pleasant Lake Road. Free. 734-997-9116. freedomchildcarecenter@gmail.com freedomchildcare.org [map]
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 6-8 p.m. 

"Super Comics Challenge": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon., July 8-Aug. 12. Comics artist Jerzy Drozd, a contributing editor to the online comics anthology sugaryserials.com, leads adults teens in grade 6 & up in a series of 6 weekly drop-in programs during which they design dangerous fortresses, awesome heroes, lugubrious villains, and unlock achievements of the comics-storytelling masters.
6-8 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7-9:30 p.m. 

"20th Annual Summer Sings": UMS Choral Union.

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May 14 and July 8 & 22. All singers welcome to join this venerable local chorus and guest conductors for read-throughs of favorite choral works. Participants practice the more difficult parts of each night's piece and, after a break, sing it in its entirety, with regional professionals singing the solos. No auditions required; music provided. Refreshments.

May 14: Verdi's Requiem.

July 8: EMU choral activities director Beth Everett conducts Rutter's Magnificat.

July 22: University of Louisville orchestral studies director Kimcherie Lloyd conducts Haydn's Creation,.

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7-9:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium (May 14) & U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium (July 8 & 22), 1226 Murfin, North Campus $5 at the door only. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. 763-8997. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dreamcatcher": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter helps adults and teens in grade 6 & up make a Native American dreamcatcher. All encouraged to bring a favorite object to weave into yours.
7-8:30 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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 7 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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Somewhere in Time" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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Nonfiction and historical fiction books TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [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. 

David Byrne & St. Vincent: Live Nation.

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Former Talking Heads frontman Byrne and St. Vincent, the stage name of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark, last fall released Love This Giant, a collection of songs they began collaborating on in 2009. The recording gives the songwriters' characteristically cerebral, rhythmically quirky pop songs a punchy big-beat setting anchored by a brass band. "The brass's warmth helps thaw the duo's more icily artful tendencies, whether through infectious ebullience - as on the charming 'The One Who Broke Your Heart'--or subtler tonalities on 'Ice Age.' Best of all is 'I Am An Ape,' Byrne's comment on the primacy of primates, where woodwind and brass are tinged with a tango dynamic," says The Independent (UK) critic Andy Gill.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $45-$100 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Ticketmaster.com, & all other Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]
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