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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, July 16, 2013






 
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 8-10 a.m. 

Board Chair 101: NEW Center.

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Join Board Chairs and Executive Directors to learn best practices for managing your board, strengthening your partnership, and leading the board and staff through visioning and strategic planning. Also, learn about important nonprofit trends, how board culture can impact its performance, and how to become a master facilitator. This two-hour workshop provides an opportunity for networking with peers to share common challenges and successes.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $50. (734)988-0160. jgates@new.org www.new.org/news/calendarofevents/view/322/date/2013-07-16/219.html?return_to=L25ld3MvY2FsZW5kYXJvZmV2ZW50cy9kYXRlLzIwMTMtMDctMTYuaHRtbA%3D%3D [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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 11:30 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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 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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 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Movie Cool Down": Saline District Library.

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All kids in middle school and up invited to watch "an epic quest with lots of food (think second breakfasts!)." Homemade ice cream.
1-3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 2-3 & 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Pure Imagination Magic Show": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nationally acclaimed children's entertainer Chris the Magician presents a family-oriented program of wacky, wild, and amazing magic tricks.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., & 7-8 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"T-Shirt Totes for Teens & Tweens": Dexter District Library.

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Kids entering grades 4-8 invited to up-cycle old T-shirts into reusable tote bags. Bring a T-shirt without holes.
2-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required beginning June 14. 426-4477. [map]
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 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

Hearing Voices Network: Rebecca Hatton, PsyD.

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Find acceptance, understanding, & support from others who hear voices or have uncommon beliefs. Be heard, grow creatively, learn about others' experience. Thousands of voice hearers attend HVN worldwide & many have found their path to recovery through this innovative self-help group. Meets monthly, every 3rd Tuesday.
Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St.. Free. 734-709-2183. rebecca.hatton1@gmail.com DepressionSolutionsofAnnArbor.com [map]
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 4:30, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Twenty Feet from Stardom": Michigan Theater.

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(Morgan Neville, 2012). Documentary about backup singers who never made it big but were part of songs that made others famous. Includes interviews with stars such as Bruce Springsteen and Bette Midler.
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 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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 6-8 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. aavc.org. [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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 7-9 p.m. 

"Island Wines": Vinology.

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Vinology staffers lead tastings of wines from Greece, New Zealand, Sicily, and elsewhere. Appetizers.
7-9 p.m., Vinology, 110 S. Main. $35 (plus tax & tip). Reservations required. 222-9841. [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 p.m. 

Self Defense Classes.

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On-going self defense classes using Commando Krav Maga (CKM) tactical techniques. CKM is a reality-based self-defense system utilized by Israeli Special Forces. Students learn the techniques needed to survive violent or aggressive encounters. The primary goal is survival.
The techniques are simple to learn and easy to remember during times of stress:
- Gun disarming
- Knife attacks
- Knife hold-ups
- Chokes & Grabs
- Ground survival
- Hand-to-hand combat
- Attack Psychology
Multiple classes are offered each week and private lessons are available.
Every Mon 730-9pm, Tue 7-8:30pm and Thur 7-830pm. Check our website calendar for class updates!
The instructor, Mike Trester, is a level 6 certified Commando Krav Maga instructor with 23-plus years of law enforcement experience, including over 18 years on the Special Weapons And Tactical team. He is one of 9 CKM instructors holding a level 6 or higher in the United States.
Commando Krav Maga Chelsea, 14495 N Territorial Rd, Chelsea. Monthly fee $60. 734-904-5003. ckmchelsea@gmail.com www.commandokravmagachelsea.com [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by U-M grad Robert Fanning, author of the poetry collections The Seed Thieves and American Prophet. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [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.

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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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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Buddhism in America in 2013": Zen Buddhist Temple Summer Lecture Series.

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July 16 & 23. Panel discussion with University of Detroit Mercy religious studies professor Hsiao Lan Hu, EMU philosophy professor Andrew Antis, Blue Water Community of Mindful Living (Port Huron) teacher Sam Ewalt, Still Point Zen Buddhst Temple (Detroit) guiding teacher Koho Vince Anila, Ann Arbor Zen Buddhist Temple priest Haju Sunim, and students of Buddhism.
7:30-9 p.m., 1214 Packard. Free. 761-6520. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The North Country Trail, A Well-Kept Secret": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Talk by North Country Trail Chief Baw Beese Chapter president Mike Dundas about this immense national scenic trail being constructed to run from New York to North Dakota.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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