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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Come and Play the Acorn Way!": Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool.

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Every Tues. & Sat. through Aug. 24. Indoor and outdoor activities--including bubbles, a garden, a tire mountain and slide, art, music, a mudpie kitchen, sand pit, animals, and more--and refreshments for toddlers and preschool-aged kids, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool, 1547 Miller. Free. 585-5555. [map]
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 11 a.m. & 2 & 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Family Storytime: Saline District Library.

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Library staff read stories for kids age 2 & up accompanied by a caregiver. Topics include "How Does Your Garden Grow?" (July 2), "Shiver Me Timbers!" (July 9), "Dinosaur Dig" (July 16), "Dirt Movers" (July 23), and "Tunnels, Burrows, & More" (July 30).
11 a.m. and 2 & 6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Teen Crafts: Dexter District Library.

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For kids in grades 5-12. July 2: "Sharpie Tie-Dye." Bring a pre-washed white T-shirt. July 5: Bookmarks using charms, ribbon, and other materials. July 9: "Ninja Crafts & More." A chance to make ninja key chains and sleep masks while watching episodes of the anime series Ranma . Best ninja costume wins a gift card. Candy sushi & other snacks. July 15 (1-2 p.m.): "Grass and Dirt: It's Not Just to Walk on!" A chance to make a chia grass head to take home. "Dirt" parfaits.
11 a.m. (except July 15, 1 p.m.), DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [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  Free! 

Come face-to-face with virtual public schooling in Ann Arbor: Great Lakes Cyber Academy.

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Parents of students who are looking for different educational options are invited to learn more about Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA), a new tuition-free, online public school for Michigan students in grades 9 - 12, at an upcoming Information Session. Information Sessions include one-on-one time with teachers, plus the opportunity to view the curriculum and sample lessons.
Personalized learning, schedule flexibility and an award winning curriculum are a few of the opportunities that students can receive by enrolling in Great Lakes Cyber Academy, a school that combines high-quality education with state-of-the-art technology.
The GLCA Information Session will be held Tuesday, July 9, at Noon at the Holiday Inn Express Ann Arbor (600 Briarwood Cir).
Enrollment at Great Lakes Cyber Academy is now open. To enroll, please call 1-855-GO4-GLCA (855-464-4522). More information about Great Lake Cyber Academy is available at
Holiday Inn Express Ann Arbor, 600 Briarwood Circle. Free. 414-270-7250. [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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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Puppetry Around the World": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Master puppeteer Eugene Clark presents an interactive program of hilarious puppet skits to introduce kids in grades K-5 to puppets from India, Africa, Indonesia, and Japan.
2-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Quit tobacco support group for older adults - July 9: MHealthy.

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Quit tobacco support group for older adults - July 9
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 July 9 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. 734/764-0396. [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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 4:30 & 9:20 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, [map]
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 4:45, 7:15, & 9:40 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, [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Watershed Walk: Huron River Watershed Council.

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Local landscape architect Paul Evanoff and HRWC executive director Laura Rubin lead a hike to learn about the watershed.
5:30 p.m., Mill Creek Park, Main & Jeffords, Dexter. Free. 769-5123, ext. 612.
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 6-8 p.m. 

Group Ride: Velo Club.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. Rides of 35-45 miles (Tues.) with distance and pace (usually fast) determined by the assembled riders and of 40-60 miles (Thurs.) for serious cyclists and those new to bicycle racing.
6-8 p.m., meet at Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport. Free. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Profusion of Infusions Vodka Infused Dinner: Carson's American Bistro.

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We've matched our in-house infused liquors, olive oils, wines and after dinner liqueurs with Chef Beth's summer selections for our Profusion of Infusions vodka wine dinner.
The Menu
First Course
Crab Cake
served with sliced avocado, fried leeks and cherry infused olive oil
Pineapple Cherry Vodka
Second Course
Seared Scallops
served with bib lettuce, baby tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon and drizzled with cucumber infused olive oil and lime vinegar
Cucumber Lime Vodka
Third Course
Grilled Beef Medallions
served with roasted potatoes, broccolini and horseradish beet infused olive oil
Choice of House Infused Sangria or House Wine
Fourth Course
Chocolate Cake
with bacon infused chocolate frosting
Coffee Vodka
$39.95 per person
Tax and gratuity included.
(888) 456-3463 (DINE)
Reservations Required
Event information at:
Carson's American Bistro, 2000 Commonwealth Blvd. . (888) 456-3463. [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. [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks: Food Trends - Creative Ice Cream Flavors!.

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In this hands-on course in gelato creation, we will explore the recent trend of extreme and favorite ice cream flavors. We will discuss the differences between these frozen desserts - be it French-style, Philadelphia Ice Cream, Ice Milk, Frozen Yogurt, Sherbet, Ices, Granitas, Gelato or Sorbet! All while we prepare some delicious and surprising treats ourselves. Bacon ice cream anyone??? Full participation. Menu: Mango Sorbet; Vanilla Bean Custard; Tarragon Herb Gelato; Maple Bacon Ice Cream. Register online 48 hours in advance at
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/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.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Locke & Key (vols. 1 & 2), Joe Hill's horror graphic novel series about a family's return to its ancestral house, where they struggle against a demonic creature for control of the house's magically powerful keys.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Shutta Crum & Shanda Trent: Nicola's Books.

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These two local children's writers read from their new picture books. Crum's book Dozens of Cousins is about an annual family reunion overrun by its wild children, and in Trent's Farmer's Market Day, an eager young girl contemplates what she'll buy with the money from her piggy bank. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.

June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.

1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Veg 101 Ann Arbor: VegMichigan.

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Please join VegMichigan for this fun and informative cooking class. Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects of a plant based diet and taste samples of the prepared food. Our presenters will discuss how easy it can be to transform a standard meal into a delicious plant-based (no meat or dairy) option.
All food demos vary monthly.
Registration is required, either on line or at the Customer Service Desk (734) 997-7500.
Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 990 East Eisenhower Parkway. Free. (734) 997-7500. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Raw Foods: Make Your Own Salad Dressings": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at 994-4589. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Hive Management": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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All invited to join a discussion about how to detect and reduce the impact of mites and hive beetles.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Salute to America": Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Chris Heidenreich conducts this 70-member band in an outdoor concert that features John Williams' works from films such as Star Wars, Jaws, The Witches of Eastwick, and War of the Worlds. The program also includes patriotic works such as Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever," as well as Sammy Nestico's Persuasion, with saxophone soloist (and Lady Sunshine & the X Band member) Pat Padilla, and Leroy Anderson's Trumpeter's Lullaby, with soloist Bey Hurt. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Held indoors at Towsley Auditorium in case of rain. The concert is followed by a pie social.
7:30 p.m., WCC Community Park, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 252-9221. [map]
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 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Aquatic Invasives": Stewardship Network Stewards' Circle.

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All invited to join a group discussion about managing the impacts of invasive species to Michigan's lakes and streams.
7:30-8:30 a.m., Bruegger's Bagels, 709 North University. Free. 996-3190. [map]
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