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Calendar of Events

Monday, July 29, 2013






 
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 8 a.m. 

Fall Softball/Kickball/Baseball League: Ann Arbor Rec & Ed.

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Register for Adult Fall leagues. Registration opens the week of July 22, and the deadline to register is August 2. Seasons start the week of September 3 and run through October. 10 game seasons for all sports. Go to aareced.com for more information.
Community Education & Recreation, 1515 S. 7th Street. Different prices for each sport. 734-994-2300 x 53214. williams@aaps.k12.mi.us aareced.com [map]
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 8 a.m.-evening  Free! 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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July 28-Aug. 2. Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from vegetable decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping" (July 31, 2 p.m.), all-ages craft activities (Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon), the livestock auction (Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (Aug. 2, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (Aug. 2, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (Aug. 2, around 3:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see extension.ewashtenaw.org.
3-6 p.m. (July 28) & 8 a.m.-evening (July 29-Aug. 2), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Storytime: Dexter District Library.

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Library staff read stories for kids age 5 & under. Also, songs, crafts, and other activites.
11 a.m., DDL lower level meeting room, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Art on the Go": Saline District Library.

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Arts & crafts projects for kids ages 6-12.
11 a.m.-noon & 1-2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saine. Free; preregistration required. 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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 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction Python": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 8 & 15 and July 29 & 31. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited for one of these 2-part hands-on introductions to this high-level general purpose programming language.
Noon-3 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 1-5 p.m. 

"PokeMonday Tournament": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 15, 22, & 29 and Aug. 5 (different branch locations). All kids in grades K-5 invited to bring a Nintendo DS, DSi, or 3DS and a copy of Pokemon, level 30 or under, to compete for prizes in a tournament.
1-5 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (July 15 & 22), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; downtown library multipurpose room (July 29), 343 S. Fifth Ave.; Traverwood Branch (Aug. 5), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Wax Photo Collage Workshop: FLY Children's Art Center.

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Come make a wax photo collage! Photographs, paper scraps, and small objects can be layered together using wax to make a unique multi-level collage. Join artist Christine Bruxvoort as she shows you a variety of techniques for applying wax to photography to make a unique artwork. Bring in your own photos and objects or borrow from our stash of goodies! Students ages 6 to adult are welcome!
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $10. info@flyartcenter.org flyartcenter.org [map]
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 6-8 p.m. 

"Super Comics Challenge": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon., July 8-Aug. 12. Comics artist Jerzy Drozd, a contributing editor to the online comics anthology sugaryserials.com, leads adults teens in grade 6 & up in a series of 6 weekly drop-in programs during which they design dangerous fortresses, awesome heroes, lugubrious villains, and unlock achievements of the comics-storytelling masters.
6-8 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Free Bootcamp: Nutrition By Choice.

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24Fit Camp is free group fitness open to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti community.
24Fit Camp's goals are:
1.HAVE FUN!
2.Get a good sweat on!
3.Promote health and fitness education and resources to enact a healthy active lifestyle.
We meet M/W/Fs from 6:30 - 7:30pm at Buhr Park. Exercises vary each event and range from strength training, cardio, circuit training and more!
We look forward to seeing you at our next event, and bring your friends!
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard Rd. Free. 7347077697. kim@nutritionbychoice.com nutritionbychoice.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Coal Country": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

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Screening of Mari-Lynn Evans & Phylis Geller's 2011 documentary about strip mining and mountaintop removal. Popcorn.
7 p.m., Wesley Foundation at First United Methodist Church, 602 E. Huron. Free. 663-1870. [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! 

"Justice Now: ICPJ Summer Movie Series".

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Screening of a documentary or feature film TBA about social justice issues.
7 p.m., FUMC Wesley Foundation, 600 E. Huron. Free. 663-1870. [map]
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 7:30 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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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; dances this month are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.
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 8 p.m. 

Casey Abrams: The Ark.

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This young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a 2011 finalist on American Idol, writes pop ballads whose agile blend of R&B, jazz, blues, and rock vocabularies reflects his extremely eclectic array of influences from Cannonball Adderly to James Taylor to AC/DC. He recently released his eponymous debut CD on the Concord label.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 & $27 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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