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Calendar of Events

Monday, August 12, 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.-12:30 p.m. 

FLY Puppet Camp with Dreamland Theater!: FLY Children's Art Center & Dreamland Theater.

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Fly Children's Art Center and Dreamland Theater are teaming up for an awesome summer day camp! Ypsi Puppet Camp will introduce your child to the art of puppetry, storytelling and the joy of performance. Participants will work with FLY and Dreamland staff to create string, shadow and hand puppets, team up with other campers to write an original script, and then rehearse and perform their puppet show for a live audience on the Dreamland stage! Don't miss this summer blast at Ypsi Puppet Camp!
Camp cost: $80.00 per child
Ages 7-14 (10 student limit)
Dates: August 12th - 16th
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
**2 performance times will be set for the weekend 16th-18th once camp begins
** Morning drop off will be at FLY children's ART Center 40 N. Huron.
*All proceeds from Ypsi Puppet Camp go to fund FLY Children's Art Center after school programs and Dreamland Theater operations.
*Families will be asked to donate a food item for concession sales at the performances.
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $80 per child. info@flyartcenter.org flyartcenter.org [map]
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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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 9:30 a.m. 

2nd Annual North Star Reach Campfire Classic.

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After a shotgun start, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome. Followed by an early dinner, an auction, and a talk by former U-M football coach Lloyd Carr. Participants may register individually or as a team. Proceeds benefit the North Star Reach camp for kids with serious health problems.
9:30 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.), Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe Rd. (off Maple, south of Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.). $225 per golfer ($900 per foursome; dinner & talk only, $75 per person or $500 for a table of 8) in advance at northstarreach.org/golf. 647-0448. [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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 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

KIDS YOGA AND MEDITATION CAMPS: Ann Arbor and Meditation.

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July 8-12 (Session 1)
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Ages 8-12
12:45-2:45p.m. Ages 13-17
Aug.12-Aug.16 (Session 2)
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Ages 8-12
12:45-2:45p.m. Ages 13-17
Register early and seize this truly unique opportunity to learn
and experience authentic yoga and meditation in fun ways! Classes are
designed to enhance self-awareness and self-management, balance mind
and body, develop concentration, relaxation and visualization through practicing
safe and intelligent yoga. Students will also hear about the lives of great yogis,
the history of yoga, create art, ask questions and much more!
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. $199 before 5/15/$239 after. 734-665-7801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]
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On May 9, 2013, Ema Stefanova wrote:
These are week long events.


 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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 12:30-2:30 p.m. 

KIDS YOGA AND MEDITATION CAMPS: Ann Arbor and Meditation.

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July 8-12 (Session 1)
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Ages 8-12
12:45-2:45p.m. Ages 13-17
Aug.12-Aug.16 (Session 2)
10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Ages 8-12
12:45-2:45p.m. Ages 13-17
Register early and seize this truly unique opportunity to learn
and experience authentic yoga and meditation in fun ways! Classes are
designed to enhance self-awareness and self-management, balance mind
and body, develop concentration, relaxation and visualization through practicing
safe and intelligent yoga. Students will also hear about the lives of great yogis,
the history of yoga, create art, ask questions and much more!
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. $199 before 5/15/$239 after. 734-665-7801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]
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On May 9, 2013, Ema Stefanova wrote:
These are week long events.


 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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-basics-conditioning/ [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. aavc.org. [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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 6-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Plumbers and Pipefitters Annual Community Block Party": Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau/Main Street Area Association.

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Classic cars, hot rods, and muscle cars, and live music by the Detroit-area rock 'n' roll band The Fun Guys. Also, a 5-km race (6:45 p.m., $30) and a "Fun Run Pub Crawl" (7:30 p.m.; age 21 & over only; $20, does not include drinks), with proceeds benefitting the Semper Fi Fund. Also, plumbing and pipefitting demos in the Palio parking lot. Food available from area restaurants, with dining tables in the street.
6-10 p.m., Main St. between Huron & William. Free. 417-4149, 995-7281.
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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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-level-1/ [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Keeping Chickens": Chelsea District Library.

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Longtime chicken keeper Allison Winters discusses the benefits and challenges of raising chickens. Bring scissors.
6:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michael Perry: Nicola's Books.

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This Wisconsin writer and amateur pig farmer, author of the memoir Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, discusses Visiting Tom, his nonfiction book about his neighbor Tom Hartwig, an 82-year-old man whose favorite pastime is firing his homemade cannons and who runs a shop that Perry describes as "an antique store stocked by Rube Goldberg, curated by Hunter Thompson, and rearranged by a small earthquake." Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Back to School Prep: Caregiving for a Kid with Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M Center for the Child and the Family ASD program psychologist Fiona Miller.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Somewhere in Time" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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Nonfiction and historical fiction books TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [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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 7:30 p.m. 

Self Defense Classes.

  community member   < less Knife Defense at the Level 6 Instructor's Bootcamp, Toronto 2013

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.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.
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 8 p.m. 

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald: The Ark.

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Traditional and original Celtic music by this step-dancing fiddle-and-piano sister duo from Nova Scotia whose repertoire ranges from Cape Breton reels and Antogonish polkas to Quebecois fiddling and Down East standards.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio and the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

T.J. Borden & Zane Merritt and John Boyle: Canterbury House.

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Double bill. Cellist Borden and guitarist Merritt are an experimental duo from New York. La Crosse (WI) musician Boyle plays experimental drone music. (He once strummed a single chord on his guitar for 13 hours in a La Crosse record store.)
8 p.m., Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron. $10 (students, $5). 665-0606. [map]
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 9:30-11 p.m.  Free! 

"Viewing Night": U-M Detroit Observatory.

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Aug. 12 & 27. All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather, so check dept.astro.lsa.umich.edu/detroit.php to see if the event has been canceled due to weather conditions.
9:30-11 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 763-3482. [map]
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