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Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 20, 2013






 
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 7 a.m.  Free! 

"Far West Quad County Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 40-100 miles, on low-traffic roads in Washtenaw, Jackson, Livingston, and Ingham counties. Brunch stop.
9 a.m., meet in front of Zou Zou's, 101 N. Main at Middle, Chelsea. Free. 645-1205, 645-5696, 478-0424, 646-1507, 678-8297. [map]
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's and Pierce's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.. Free. 604-0696 (Apr. 5 & 12 rides), 996-9461 (Apr. 19), 663-5060 (Apr. 26), 546-1047 (May 3), 996-4985 (May 10), 274-6350 (May 17), 604-0696 (May 24), 994-6340 (May 31). [map]
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 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Club Invitational Regatta: Ann Arbor Rowing Club.

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All invited to watch rowing teams from across the state skim with amazing speed over the river in 1-km races. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and refreshments. Note: no parking in the Bandemer Park lot near the dock.
8 a.m.-2 p.m., Argo Pond, Bandemer Park. Free. a2crew.com.
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 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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July 20 & 21. Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles, including Americana Art Deco, mission, mid-century modern, industrial, shabby chic, continental, and more. Deliveries available. Concessions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]
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 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Democratic Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Assembled riders determine the pace and destination, but the ride is usually 50-70 miles long.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at Wheeler Park, N. 4th Ave. at Depot. Free. aavc.org. [map]
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 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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July 13 & 20. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Snacks and tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (July 13), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (July 20), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration requested. 647-8528. [map]
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Horse Trials: Cobblestone Farms.

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This United States Eventing Association (USEA)-sanctioned horse show features dressage (July 19 & 20), cross-country riding (July 20), and stadium jumping (July 21). Also on July 20, a party with food and live music (6 p.m., $10 donation).
1-5 p.m. (July 19), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (July 20), & 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (July 21), Cobblestone Farms, 6301 Gregory Rd., Dexter. Free. 476-6972. [map]
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Horse Trials: Cobblestone Farms.

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July 19-21. This United States Eventing Association (USEA)-sanctioned horse show features dressage (July 19 & 20), cross-country riding (July 20), and stadium jumping (July 21). Also on July 20, a party with food and live music (6 p.m., $10 donation).
1-5 p.m. (July 19), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (July 20), & 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (July 21), Cobblestone Farms, 6301 Gregory Rd., Dexter. Free. 476-6972. [map]
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 9:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Butterfly Bonanza": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Three WAS members with a knack for finding a variety of butterflies--Roger Kuhlman, John Swales, and Roger Wykes--lead a hike through the spacious Leonard Preserve.
9:30 a.m.-noon, Leonard Preserve, meet in the parking lot off at the dead end of Union Street north off Main west of M-52, Manchester. Free. 994-3569.
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 9:45 a.m. 

Julie Hacala: Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Talk by this local quilt expert. Followed at 11 a.m. by a member show & tell.
9:45 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). (248) 349-7322. [map]
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 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

3rd Annual Single Fly Tournament: Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited/Huron River Watershed Council.

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All invited to compete to see who can catch the most fish using only one fly. Prizes. Proceeds benefit HRWC. Followed by an afterparty at the Sidetrack Bar & Grill ($20). Note: This event was originally scheduled for June 15, but was postponed until July 20, due to weather.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (10 a.m. registration), Schultz Outfitters, 4 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. $50. Preregistration required by June 13 at hrwc.org/events/single-fly/. 769-5123, ext. 612. [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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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Death Cafe.

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All invited to join a casual conversation about death led by local home funeral educator Merilynne Rush. Note: different location for this month only, due to art fair.
10 a.m.-noon, Panera Bread, 5340 Jackson Rd. Free. deathcafe.com, afterdeathhomecare.com. 395-9660. [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Grange Junior Makers: Pittsfield Grange.

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Kids, accompanied by an adult, invited to work on electronics, robotics, and woodworking projects TBA.
10 a.m.-noon, Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Free. 926-5079. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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July 20 & 21. Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles, including Americana Art Deco, mission, mid-century modern, industrial, shabby chic, continental, and more. Deliveries available. Concessions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]
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 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

The Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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July 17-20. Our perennial tent city within a city houses more than 1,100 artists, from Michigan and around the nation, in 4 separate fairs.
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (July 17-19) & 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (July 20). Free admission. TheAnnArborArtFair.com, (800) 888-9487.
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 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

UTransition Session 1 - Empowering college-bound students with disabilities: Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.

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UTransition is a series of college preparation workshops for high school juniors and seniors with any type of disability or chronic health condition. The workshops are intended to promote self-confidence and preparedness and will address topics such as living independently on campus, self-advocacy, registering for accommodations, and getting involved on campus. Portions of the workshop will be open to parents.
UTransition will be offered in two sessions, so participants may choose the session that best suits their schedules. Session 1 will be on Saturday, July 20 from 10 AM-6 PM, and Session 2 will be offered in four parts on Monday, July 22-Thursday, July 25, from 6-8:30 PM. Anyone interested in participating should complete this registration form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5LTZDRN.
We recognize that some students may have logistical concerns (e.g. transportation or need for personal assistants) that may affect their participation. Please contact us with any of these question
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Dr, Ann Arbor, MI ‎. Free. Ashley@AACIL.org www.annarborcil.org [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"The Sociology of Clothing: A Look at Beauty and Modesty in History": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by EMU costume design professor Melanie Schuessler.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 10:30-11 a.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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 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Playgroup: Manzanitas Spanish Immersion Preschool.

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Stories and songs geared toward kids ages 6 months-5 years, accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Manzanitas, 511 Miller. $2 suggested donation per child ($5 per family). (Park in the church lot off Chapin.) 369-6563. [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.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Art Fair Entertainment.

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July 17-20. Live music and other performances.

Today:

Liberty at Ashley. Schedule TBA.

Willard at Church. Saline singer-guitarist Noelle Caprarese (noon-12:30 p.m.). Young Detroit singer-songwriter Olivia Millerschin (12:45-1:15 p.m.). Local singer-songwriter Samantha West (1:30-2 p.m.). Mineheart (2:20-3:05 p.m.). Brighton rock trio Chit Chat (3:30-4 p.m.). Scissor Now! (4:20-5 p.m.).

Ingalls Mall. Great American songbook cello-guitar duo Cello-Bella (11 a.m.-noon). Contemporary dance company Pure Existence (noon-1 p.m.). Detroit indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Brian Rizza (1-2 p.m.). Hoaloha Polynesian Dancers with the ukulele ensemble Motor City Ukes (2-3 p.m.). EMU Jazz Combo (3-4 p.m.). Dancers from Arts in Motion dance studio (4-5 p.m.).

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11 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown. Free.
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 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Teddy Bear Company.

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Group tours of the warehouse, with displays of both historical and CTBC bears. Also, display of antique toys in the Chelsea Toy Museum.
11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., CTBC Warehouse, 400 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 433-5499. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Great Lakes Judging.

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Presentation on the Neofinetia falcata orchid by new club member R.J. D'Alessio.
11 a.m., Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Literati Bookstore.

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Every Sat. 15-minute storytime geared toward very young children.
11 a.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Brain Quest Challenge": Nicola's Books.

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All kids ages 2-12 invited to play this popular Jeopardy-like 7-category educational quiz game.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Commemorating Henry Ford's 150th Birthday": Rentschler Farm Museum.

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Display of early Ford automobiles, including early V8s, Ford tractors, and Models T, A, and B. Also, a presentation on "Henry Ford in 1925" by Ford impersonator and historian Russell Doré (1-2 p.m.).
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Rentschler Farm, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. 944-0442. [map]
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 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cow's Eye Dissection": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. except Nov. 24 & 25. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 11:30 a.m., and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 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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 Afternoon time TBA 

Summer Theater Camp Productions: Young Actors Guild.

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July 19 & 20 (different programs). Young local actors present 4 productions that cap off their summer theater camp. Today: Gulliver's Travels, an adaptation of Jonathan Swift's celebrated satirical novel about an 18th-century gentleman whose travels introduce him to many strange peoples, from the tiny Lilliputians to the gigantic Brobdingnagians. Also, another play TBA.
Evening time TBA, WCC locations TBA, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $5, available at the door. 926-5629, aayag.org. [map]
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 Noon-10:30 p.m.  Free! 

34th Annual Festival at St. Joseph Church.

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This festival that features games, kids activities, inflatables, food, and live music kicks off July 19 with Three Men and a Tenor (see separate listing) and "Teen Nite Café" (6-10 p.m., $7, kids age 13 & up) with pizza, a Rock Band competition, a bungee run, inflatables, and door prizes. July 20: a classic car show, a 5-km cross country race, country-rock singer-songwriter KayLyn Pace (noon-1 p.m.), Dancer's Edge dance competition team (1-1:30 p.m.), Beatles tribute band Toppermost (2-5 p.m.), an educational "Wild Life Safari" exotic animal display (2-5 p.m.), caricature artist Richard Powell (2-6 p.m.), Michigan Academy of Dance and Music dance team (5-6 p.m.), and the Ann Arbor R&B dance band Men in Black (7-10 p.m.). July 21: Jimmy Buffett tribute band Leaky Tiki (noon-2 p.m.), Twist and Shout the Clown (1-3 p.m.), pony rides and a petting zoo (1-4 p.m.), and the Kalamazoo horn-driven rock 'n' roll cover band the 33rd Street Band (2:30-5:30 p.m.).
6-10 p.m. (July 19), noon-10:30 p.m. (July 20) & noon-5:30 p.m. (July 21), St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free admission. 426-8483.
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 Noon-midnight 

Shadow Art Fair: Michigan Design Militia.

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A juried show and sale of works by more than 40 artists. Live music by bands TBA. Age 20 & under must be accompanied by a parent.
Noon-midnight, Corner Brewery, 720 Norris (east off Forest from Huron River Dr./Clark Rd.), Ypsilanti. 2 admission. shadowartfair.com. [map]
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 Noon  Free! 

Social Justice Art Fair: U-M School of Social Work.

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Engage. Liberate. Heal.
The third annual Social Justice Art Fair will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work. The event aims to explore how art can be used as a therapeutic tool and mechanism to promote social justice and/or change.
The Social Justice Art Fair is FREE and open to the public!
Although the Social Justice Art Fair is not affiliated with the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, we are conveniently located adjacent to the South University Art Fair, making our location ideal to drop in as you explore the city's many wonderful activities.
University of Michigan School of Social Work, 1080 S. University Ave. Free. sswartfair@gmail.com sswartfair.wordpress.com [map]
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 1-5 p.m. 

Guided Tours: Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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Every Fri-Sun. through Sept. 1. Costumed guides lead tours of the 10-room artifact-filled farmhouse and its outbuildings, including a recently refurbished blacksmith's workshop. The last tour begins at 4:16 p.m.
1-5 p.m., Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 9998 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area. $5 (kids ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254. [map]
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 1-3 p.m. 

"Choice Carnival": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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All ages invited to join LSNC staff to take part in a 2-hour carnival featuring the favorite day-camp activities of both staff and campers.
1-3 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $3. 997-1553. [map]
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 1 & 3 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 13, 15, 20, & 21. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos on topics TBA.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 2-5 & 8 p.m.-midnight 

"KissMe in Ann Arbor 2013": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance/Swing Ann Arbor.

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July 20-22 (different locations). Swing dancing to live and recorded music spread out over 3 days. The July 20 & 21 dances are followed (12:30-5 a.m.) by late-night swing dancing to music spun by DJs ($10; students & members, $9) at Concourse Hall (4531 Concourse Dr., off S. State across from the airport).

July 19: Swing dancing ($20; members & students, $18) to live music by The Careless Lovers, 8 p.m.-midnight, Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse off S. State across from the airport. The Careless Lovers is a Seattle quartet that plays an irresistibly danceable mix of traditional jazz, blues, and swing era tunes in a carefree, energetic style.

July 20: Afternoon dance ($5) to music spun by DJs, 2-5 p.m. at a location TBA, and evening dance ($25; members & students, $20) to live music by The Careless Lover, 8 p.m.-midnight, the Michigan Union Ballroom.

July 21: BBQ and outdoor dancing to live music by the local Alex Belhaj's New Orleans Jazz Quartet ($10; students & members, $9), 1-5 p.m. at Island Park, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Lane. Followed by an evening dance with music, time, & location TBA.

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Various times & locations. (847) 757-0942.
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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. Jugglers of all skill levels invited for informal practice. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. 761-1115.
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 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. Call to confirm. 994-9307. [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Becky Shaw": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 20-July 28. Phil Powers directs the Michigan premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's 2008 Off-Broadway hit comedy that blends sharp wit and humor with the taut suspense of a psychological thriller. When a high-strung newlywed fixes up her uptight stepbrother with her husband's sweet and sexy coworker, the blind date takes a dark turn. Stars Sarab Kamoo, David Wolber, Dorry Peltyn, Keith Kalinowski, and Maggie Meyer. The July 14 performance is followed at 6:30 p.m. by a "Cultural Conversation" ($10; reservations suggested), hosted by Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch, with the director, designers, and cast.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (July 6 & 20), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (June 20), $22 (June 21, 23, & 27), and $30 (June 22). June 28 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After June 28: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Les Miserables": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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July 11-14, 18-21, & 25-28, and Aug. 1-4. 8-11 & 15-18. Daniel Cooney directs this Dexter-based professional company in Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer's adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th century Parisian life, a large-canvas tale of human fallibility centered on a petty criminal, who reinvents himself as a model citizen and becomes a town mayor and then, after another stint in jail, befriends an unfortunate single mother whom he attempts to rescue from her grim circumstances. Stars U-M voice professor Stephen West, with J. Michael Bailey, Darcy Link, Elias Wygodny, Zach Barnes, Erika Henningsen, Madison Deadman, Marlene Inman-Reilly, and Jeff Steinhauer.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun., & Aug. 8), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $28 (seniors & students, $25; groups of 10 or more, $22) in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200, 253-2375. [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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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Arrows Away": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Every Thurs. & Sat. WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen helps adults and kids age 8 & up learn to target shoot with a bow & arrow. Equipment provided.
3-4:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), and 6-7:30 p.m. (Sat.), Portage Lake Day Use Area, Seymour Rd. north off Mt. Hope Rd. north from I-94 exit 150, Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee.
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 7-10:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Full Moon Campfire": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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All invited to enjoy this monthly family-oriented campfire in one of the largest conservancy-owned nature preserves in southeast Michigan. Bring campfire refreshments, blankets, and chairs; firewood appreciated. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Various evening times, LeFurge Woods, 2252 N. Prospect Rd. ( 1/2 mile north of Geddes), Superior Twp. Free; donations accepted. 484-6565. [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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 7-10 p.m. 

International Folk Dancing: Ann Arbor Folkdancers.

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Dancing to recorded music. The program begins with a lesson.
7-10 p.m., the barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5 (students, $3). 709-8748. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Little Me": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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July 11-13, 18-20, & 25-27. Shannon McNutt directs this local company in its 3rd annual outdoor production, Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Carolyn Leigh's 1962 musical adaptation of Patrick Dennis's novel, a prescient parody of the cult of celebrity that tells the story of a self-centered and self-deluding actress who runs through husbands like water through a sieve as she pursues her dream of stardom. Stars Lauren London, Sarah Faix, Roy Sexton, Kellly Cameron, Matt Cameron, Zach London, with Barbara Bruno, Debbie Dolney, Angela Elowsky, Nigel Turtle, and Selene Whalen.
7 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $10 (kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at pennyseats.org and by phone at (800) 838-3006, and at the gate. 276-2832.
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 7 p.m. 

"That 70s Show": Saline Varsity Blues.

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July 18-20. Pat Douglas directs this chorus of 118 young singers in a program of 1970s songs.
7 p.m., Saline High School Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center, 1300 Campus (east off Industrial Dr. north from E. Michigan Ave.), Saline. $12 (tentative). 944-3162. [map]
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 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

"Swing Dance for Life": Ann Arbor Young Professionals for Life Fundraiser.

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Swing dancing to music spun by a DJ. The program begins with a beginner lesson. Also, a short talk by an Arbor Vitae Women's Center representative.
7:30-11:30 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Parish Hall, 530 Elizabeth. $5 in advance by July 10; $10 at the door. Reservations requested via email to v.elise@hotmail.com. 845-7895. [map]
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 8-11 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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With callers and live music TBA. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring flat, smooth-sole shoes.
8 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). $10 (students, $5). 426-0241. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Katri Ervamaa & Maria Sampen: Kerrytown Concert House.

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The local internationally recognized Finnish-born cellist Ervamaa, a U-M Residential College music lecturer, and violinist Sampen-both internationally recognized musicians-perform classical duets and solos. Program: Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, Handel's The Impossible Duet, Ysaye's Sonata No. 6 for Solo Violin, and Gaspar Cassado's Suite for Solo Cello.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Andronicus Bound": Threefold Productions.

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July 19-21 & 26-28. EMU grad student John Vesbit directs adaptation of Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare's tragedy about a Roman general whose capture of the queen of the Goths ignites a cycle of bloody retribution and barbarism. Vesbit's adaptation repositions Titus' daughter Lavinia, merely a tragic victim of in Shakespeare, as a regenerative force who raises the possibility of breaking out of the blood feud and bringing forgiveness into a world devoid of it. Stars Jonathann West, Luna Alexander, Chris Jakob, and Sarah Lucas.
8 p.m., Mix Performance Space, 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $18 (students & seniors, $15) in advance at threefoldproductions.org and at the door. 778-0627. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Rounding Third": Carriage House Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., July 11-27. Nathan Corliss directs local actors in American playwright Richard Dresser's funny, acerbic 2-man play about how parents teach kids to deal with athletic competition and success. It explores the odd-couple dynamics between 2 Little League coaches with opposing philosophies on the game of baseball as they form an uneasy alliance for the benefit of their sons' team.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. $10 suggested donation. 546-6441. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Spiritual Cinema": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Screening of a feature film or several shorts with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
8 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Yes, and Back Again": Nightfire Dance Theater/Storydance.

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These 2 local troupes present a program of storytelling and dance theater, a mythic journey based on star legends from around the world. With music by percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Curtis Glatter. Followed by open dancing. Rain date: July 21.
8 p.m., Island Park, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Lane. $5-$15 suggested donation. 996-1772. [map]
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 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

"Serious about Salsa" Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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July 6 & 20. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main (above Elmo's). $5 ($8 includes lesson). (313) 808-0358. [map]
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