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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Ride to Chelsea and Beyond": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings. Also, "Toddlertime" (Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 10, May 1 & 8, 15, 22, & 29, June 5), a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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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) 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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 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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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 14. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.

Sept. 24: Storytelling (4-4:30 p.m.) by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black & friends, a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performance by an ensemble of jazz students (5:30-7 p.m.).

Oct. 1: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), the Kassia Martin Flute Ensemble (5-6 p.m.), and the acoustic rock trio Inkflo (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 8: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.), and the West African drumming group Arbor Foli (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 15: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and popular local storyteller LaRon Williams (5-6 p.m.), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 22: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), lantern-making (5-6 p.m.; bring a mason jar), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.).

Oct. 29: Storytelling with Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performer TBA.

Nov. 5: Family-friendly show with Magic Zak (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), an interactive lecture-demo by folkdancer Roberta Jaskolski (5-6 p.m.), and local alt-folk-rock ensemble The End Times (6-7 p.m.), along with lantern-making for a Lantern Parade (5-6 p.m.). .

4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Doug & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
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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 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.
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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 p.m. 

Bell's Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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July 28 & 30: Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976). The classic saga of a small-time Philadelphia boxer who nearly wins a grueling, blood-soaked title fight. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith. 1:30 p.m. (July 28) & 7 p.m. (July 30).

Aug. 4 & 6: The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965). Rousing sing-along screening of the classic musical about the Von Trapp family's singing nanny. With an on-stage costume parade, onscreen lyrics, goodie bags, & more. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 4) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 6).

Aug. 11 & 13: The Kiss (Jacques Feyder, 1929). Greta Garbo stars in this silent murder mystery and courtroom drama about a young woman unhappily married to an older businessman. With live accompaniment on the theater's Barton Theater Pipe Organ. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 11) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 13).

Aug. 18 & 20: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962). Sweeping epic based on the life of British adventurer T. E. Lawrence. Peter O'Toole. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 18) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 20).

Aug. 25 & 27: 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963). Unique, semiautobiographical film about a director's struggles while trying to make a movie. Marcello Mastroianni. Italian, subtitles. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 25) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 27).

Sept, 1 & 3: Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1998). Driven, kinetic portrait, combining animation, still photography, slow motion, and conventional cinematography, of a woman who must come up with 100,000 marks in 20 minutes in order to pay the mob. Franka Potente. German, subtitles. 1:30 p.m. (Sept. 1) & 7 p.m. (Sept. 3). [aw]

Sept. 2: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Classic drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as a pair of star-crossed lovers during WW II. 7 p.m.

1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Mon. & 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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 7-9:30 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.  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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