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Calendar of Events

Monday, August 5, 2013

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 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
9 a.m.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 761-2885, 663-5060.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Cadillac Golf Classic: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Fundraiser.

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Four-person scramble with a shotgun start. (In a scramble format, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome, so lousy golfers don't have to worry about hurting their team.) Also, breakfast, lunch, dinner, an open bar, live & silent auctions, and more.
10 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.), Barton Hills Country Club, 730 Country Club Rd. $475 ($1,900 per foursome; dinner only, $50 per couple). 222-9800. [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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 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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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks: Basics: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions.Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
$25 per single one hour class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online will guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Monthly Permaculture Meeting: Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti.

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An invitation from Jesse Tack, Design Consultant with the permaculture design firm Whole Culture Repair to join the new group:
"Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti"
This is an ongoing permaculture meeting every first Monday of the month. All are welcome. Our goal is to co-create abundance for our members in food, medicine, materials, economy and living water. We support Abundance in all Michigan Communities. Join 'Abundant Michigan' for our monthly permaculture meeting at the Growing Hope Center, entitled "Guild-Based Economic Activities". We will be creating functional guilds that work cooperatively towards abundance in food, water, materials, and lowered bills. Suggested donation: $10 or trade equivalent.
Growing Hope Center, 922 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10. [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Recovery Ride: Velo Club.

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Every Mon. Racers and new riders invited to join club members on this easy-paced ride of 20-30 miles.
6-7:30 p.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. 4th Ave. at Depot. Free. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [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, 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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 6:30-7:30 & 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Aerial Silks: Intro To Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class will be an introduction to using the skills learned in Aerial Silks: Basics, along with more advanced poses, to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air at a time, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. All students will have the option to perform at our monthly showcase event, LIFT OFF. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single one hour class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. [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:
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. [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

VBX Colossal Coaster: Vision Community.

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Vision Community Ministries is hosting a VBX in August. What's a VBX you may ask? It's not the "typical" Vacation Bible School that's for sure! It's a Colossal Coaster World of fun all wrapped up in one week! Games, Skits, Crafts, Music, Food and Fun….oh yeah did we mention Goo, Slime, Water and more on this roller coaster of a week?!!!!
Please consider announcing on your community calendar our event. Here's the details:

Sunday August 4th-Thursday August 8th from 6:30-8pm at 1292 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Ages K-5th (kids entering Kindergarten and up to entering 5th).
Visit for more information or contact
Vision Community Ministries, 1292 North Zeeb. Free. 734-546-9200. [map]
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 7-10 p.m. 

Maria Callas: The 3rd Annual Summer Opera Festival at University Living-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets Monday - Friday, August 5 - August 16
We will examine the life and singing of the extraordinary opera diva, Maria Callas, viewing and discussing several of her renowned films and recordings. Professor Richard Adelman has taught several opera-related OLLI courses at University Living, such as Learning to Love Opera. He is an Emeritus Professor of Biological Chemistry and Past Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the UM Medical School.
University Living, 2865 S. Main, 48103. $40. 734-998-9351. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Summer Organ Series: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Every Mon. A series of concerts by area organists. Aug. 5: Andrew Lang. Aug. 12: Gale Kramer. Aug. 19: Johnny Kash. Aug. 26: Matthew Dempsey, Monte Thomas, Benjamin Woolsey, and Mary Zelinski.
7 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 2250 E. Stadium. Donation. 769-2550, 821-2124. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced "no-drop" ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Vegetable Gardeners Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem": Ann Arbor District Library.

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California permaculture designer, landscaper, and gardener Christopher Stein discusses his new book.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [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. [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.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.
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 8 p.m. 

PhoenixPhest Grande Faculty Concert Series: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Aug. 5, 6, & 8 (different programs). Three evenings of chamber music concerts, in conjunction with the PhoenixPhest! music student workshops. Program TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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