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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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 7:30-8:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Woodland Restoration": Stewardship Network Stewards' Circle.

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All invited to join a discussion of possible restoration projects.
7:30-8:30 a.m., Bruegger's Bagels, 709 North University. Free. 996-3190. [map]
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Ride to Chelsea and Beyond": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, June, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (July & Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
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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. [map]
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 9-10 a.m. 

Preschool Storytime: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. All preschoolers, accompanied by an adult, invited for engineering-themed stories. Followed by an activity.
9-10 a.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Social Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All seniors age 50 & over invited to play noncompetitive bridge. No partner required. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 769-5911. [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Parent and Child Art Morning: Allen Creek Preschool.

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Aug. 6 & 13. All kids ages 3-5, accompanied by a parent, invited for art activities led by Allen Creek teachers.
10 a.m.-noon, Allen Creek Preschool, 2350 Miller. Free. Reservations required. 994-3382. [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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 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Race to Space: Planetary Rovers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All teens in grades 6-12 invited to explore the fundamentals of robotics design with Lego NXT, build and test a robot, and compete against others.
1-5 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Chapter Champs": Saline District Library.

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Graduates of grades 1-4 invited to discuss a book TBA.
2-2:45 p.m., SDL, 555 Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required beginning July 14. 429-5450. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Suncatchers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades pre-K to 5 invited to make this decorative glass craft.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Quit tobacco support group for older adults - August 13: MHealthy.

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Quit tobacco support group for older adults - August 13
This is a free support group led by MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service and open to any adult over age 50 who has quit or is thinking about quitting tobacco. The group meets from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. on August 13 at the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C, in Ann Arbor. Sessions are informal and based on participant interests and concerns. Registration is not required. For more information about the support group, call 734-998-6222 or visit
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C, in Ann Arbor 48105. Free. 734/764-0396. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Doug & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.
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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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Twin Hearts Meditation": Center of Light.

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'Twin Hearts Meditation', as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique, aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness for the planet. It is thus an instrument of world and community service that contributes to harmony on the earth by blessing it with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. The Twin Hearts Meditation is a noble tool that can raise one's vibrations toward higher states of awareness and expanded levels of consciousness. It is being practiced globally by tens of thousands from many different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity but produces amazing and dramatic results. Join us as we practice this powerful meditation together for the upliftment of our world.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. [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. except Aug. 27. 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). $7 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss The Cyberiad, Stanislaw Lem's classic 1965 collection of humorous and inventive robot stories.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [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. [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.

July 6 & 8: A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964). The Beatles' joyously exuberant film debut, a visually arresting, slapstick version of two typical days in their life. Features "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," and other early Beatles songs.

July 13 & 15: A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937). The Marx Brothers enter a horse in a steeplechase to win enough money to save from financial ruin a sanitarium where Groucho, a horse doctor illicitly employed as the director, has his eyes on one of the patients, a wealthy hypochondriac.

July 20 & 22: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977). Spellbinding classic about alien contact. Richard Dreyfuss.

July 27 & 29: Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's beloved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.

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 p.m.  Free! 

"Honey, Combs, and Extracting Honey": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Club members discuss the history and unique properties of honey, types of combs, and extraction methods. Also, a discussion of the pros and cons of extracting honey now rather than in the fall.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). [map]
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 7-8:15 p.m. 

"Vegetarian Cooking 101: Back to School Vegan": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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Cooking demo by VegMichigan representatives.
7-8:15 p.m., Whole Foods, corner of Eisenhower & Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5. Preregistration required. 997-7500.
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 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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