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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 10, 2013






 
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 9-10 a.m.  Free! 

Ele's Place "Tour of the Heart": Ele's Place.

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Join us for one hour non-denominaltion Ele's Place "Tour of the Heart" to learn first-hand how our weekly activity based peer support groups for grieving children,teens and families help to heal broken hearts. To register for the Tour, to inquire about Traveling Tour of the Heart to bring to your place of education, work, worship or fellowship, or for further information or questions about our resources and services, please email: ggreenspan@elesplace. org or call: 734 929-6640
Firstr Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734 929-6640. ggreenspan@elesplace.org www.elesplace.org [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Call For Artists: Dexter Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee.

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1st Annual Paint Dexter-A Plein Air Festival, August 13-17, 2013. Jurored Awards. Cash prizes. 1-4 entries. For Prospectus and Application, www.dextermi.gov/arts, or visit www.facebook.com/PaintDexter
Village of Dexter, 8140 Main Street, Dexter. Free. cnicholls@dextermi.gov https://www.facebook.com/PaintDexter [map]
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 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Ice Cream Social: Dexter District Library.

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At the Dexter Farmers Market with free ice cream for all library cardholders.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Dexter. Free. 426-4477.
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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-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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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.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
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 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Day Trip to Four Stars Greenhouse": Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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All invited to carpool to Carlton, MI, to tour the summer gardens at Four Stars Greenhouse. Lunch available.
Noon-3 p.m., 1015 Indian Tr. Rd. Free. Call for carpool info. 788-3298. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Musical and craft programs for youths.

July 2 (2-3 p.m.): "Gone Fishin' Preschool Party." All kids ages 3-6 invited for a program of fish-related stories, crafts, and games.

July 16 (2-3 p.m.): "Squishy Circuits." All youth ages 10-14 invited to make working electrical circuits using conductive homemade play dough, LED lights, motors, and battery packs.

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2-3 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Miles & Ellie": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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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]
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 4:30, 7, & 9:15 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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 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, michtheater.org. [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Beginning Yoga: The Yoga Space.

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Yoga for beginners; 1 1/2 hour class for 6 weeks. Iyengar yoga helps you with flexibility, strength, balance, focus and awareness. Alexa Lee is a Certified Iyengar teacher with 14 years experience in addition to dance and athletic interests.
Please pre-register.
The Yoga Space, 180 Little Lake Dr, #1 48103. $85/6 weeks. 734-622-9600. sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com yogaspaceannarbor.com [map]
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 6-7 p.m. 

Kids summer camp!!!!: Peachy Fitness.

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Peachy Fitness Kids Summer Camp!!!
Have your kids come dance and stretch their way to fitness!!!
June 19, 2013 to July 19, 2013
(No class 7/03 & 7/05)
Zumbatomic and Yoga (30 mins each)
Ages: 4-12 years (Boys and Girls)
Wednesdays & Fridays
6:00pm-7:00pm
Kids Summer Camp costs $69 for 8 classes. There is a $10 early bird discount ($59/8 classes) for registrations by June 7, 2013
A parent can join the session with the child for $20.00/session.
Enter to WIN an 8 class package by emailing to: info@peachyfitness.com or commenting on www.Facebook.com/PeachyFitness
More details on: www.PeachyFitness.com
Ann Arbor Taekwondo, 2739 Plymouth Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. info@peachyfitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [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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 6-8 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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 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Paddle Now, Chores Later": Chelsea District Library.

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Illustrated talk about canoeing the Pere Marquette and Big Two-Hearted rivers by Doc Fletcher, author of the brand-new Michigan's Pere Marquette River: Paddling Through Its History and 3 earlier Michigan river books. Followed by a drawing for a free canoe or kayak day trip.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 6:45-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Rain Garden Tour": Wild Ones.

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All invited to tour Washtenaw County Extension Service master rain gardener Roger Moon's garden.
6:45-8 p.m., 3533 Prestwick Ct. Free. 604-4674. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Fiction Book Club: Barnes & Noble.

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All invited to join a discussion of An Equal Music, Vikram Seth's deeply romantic love story about a violinist lacerated by longing for a former lover.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Lectures: Nutritional Healing Center.

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June 3: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Arteries & the Truth About Cholesterol."

June 12: Schmidt on "Food Freak Show: What's in Your Pantry?"

June 19: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Parasites in You."

June 27: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Meal Ideas for the Month."

July 10: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Stress & Fatigue."

July 17: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Lick the Sugar Habit."

July 20: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Dining Out."

July 29: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "How to Fix Your Thyroid."

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7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Wednesday Night Book Discussion Group Annual Potluck: Saline District Library.

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All invited to discuss future book selections. Bring a dish to share; tableware and beverages provided.
7 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
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 7-10 p.m. 

"Armida": Quality 16.

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Reprise on tape of May, 2010, live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Rossini's opera based on the Italian Renaissance poet Tasso's story of a Saracen sorceress who holds a lovesick Crusader prisoner in her enchanted garden. Stars Renee Fleming.
7-10 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $23 (seniors, $20; kids age 12 & under & students, $13.50) in advance at gqti.com/met.aspx and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
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 7-10 p.m. 

"Bourbon Trail BBQ Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Roadhouse chef Alex Young hosts a dinner featuring a Kentucky barbecue menu of burgoo stew, mutton, and bourbon BBQ sauces. Also, tastings of bourbons whose distilleries are located along the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky: Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Town Branch, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve.
7-10 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $55. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cup Stack Attack": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to see how fast they can make a stack of cups. Prizes.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Henry and Friends: An Evening with Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and Thomas Edison": Dexter District Library.

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Doré Productions (Northville) actors perform a dramatic sketch of these innovators as they might have been in 1925. Audience participation.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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Local public health nurse Ann Garvin leads a discussion of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, Adam Hichschild's book about opposition to WW I in Britain.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (students & members, $2). 761-1451. [map]
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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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 11-11:45 p.m.  Free! 

Gemini: Saline District Library.

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Family-friendly performance by the nationally acclaimed local acoustic duo of twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits.
11-11:45 a.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
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