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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 14, 2013






 
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 7:30 a.m.  Free! 

PR Power Hour with MPRG: MPRG.

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PR Power Hour with MPRG is an educational networking event for business professionals interested in learning more about public relations strategy and tactics. The meetings will start with a 20-minute educational presentation on a different public relations topic each month. The presentation will be followed by a 20-minute group-based learning session during which attendees can ask questions and have them answered by the collective wisdom. The last 20 minutes of the meeting will be reserved for introductions and networking.
When: Wednesday, August 14, 2013; 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Cost: Free
Note: Regular and decaf drip coffee included; Specialty drinks, pastries, etc. available for individual purchase
Espresso Royale, 214 South Main Street. Free. 734-677-9970. tausha@mprg.com http://mprgpowerhour.eventbrite.com/ [map]
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
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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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 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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 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-2 p.m.  Free! 

Beat the Heat Lunch Time Concert Series: Espresso Royale and University of Michigan Credit Union.

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Each Wednesday in August, enjoy an outdoor acoustic show outside Espresso Royale on South University. From noon until 2pm, there will be deals, giveaways and samples, along with our local artist.
Espresso Royale, South University, 1101 S University Ave. Free. sdouglas@espressoroyale.com www.espressoroyale.com [map]
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 Noon-12:30 p.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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 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Caldecott Club: Saline District Library.

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Kids entering kindergarten and 1st grade invited to listen to Caldecott-winning picture books, discuss the art and words, and vote for a favorite book.
2-2:45 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required beginning July 14. 429-5450. [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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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
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 6 p.m. sharp  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Peace Picnic: Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

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Family-friendly activities, music, and a memorial service for those killed by gun violence. Also, a potluck (bring a dish to pass; beverages provided) and information about how to organize against gun violence.
6-8 p.m., Island Park (off Maiden Ln. just north of Fuller). Free. bill@icpj.net, 663-1870.
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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Italian Wine and Cheese Tasting: Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Zingerman's staff discuss and offer taste samples of a variety of Italian wine and cheese pairings.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $45. Space limited; reservations required. 663-3400. [map]
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 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

Magic Joe: Saline District Library.

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Saline magician Joe Fusco presents a show for all ages.
6:30-7:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Basics and Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses.
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.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student limit
Drop 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/static-trapeze-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Crocheted Beaded Bracelets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows adults and youth in grade 6 & up how to crochet a beaded bracelet to take home. Supplies provided.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7-10 p.m. 

Cornman Farms Heirloom Harvest Dinner: Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Zingerman's Roadhouse chef Alex Young hosts a dinner showcasing radishes, cucumbers, squash, squash blossom, tomatoes, spinach and potatoes harvested earlier today from his multi-acre garden.
7-10 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $50. Pay for you're your own beverage. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Fiction Book Club: Barnes & Noble.

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All invited to join a discussion of Flaubert's classic novel Madame Bovary. Refreshments.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7-11:30 p.m.  Free! 

Free Youth Movie Night: Dedicated to Make a Change and Jim Toy Community Center.

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Youth, 12-18 years old are invited to Movie Night. The movie is free. Movie style concessions will be sold.
Movie Night is an evening to watch movies, eat, laugh and have fun. Dedicated to Make a Change and The Jim Toy Community Center provide a welcoming and a safe environment to all youth.
Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Court. Free. 734 218 2953. gail@dedicatedtomakeachange.com www.dedicatedtomakeachange.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Lectures: Nutritional Healing Center.

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Aug. 14: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Arteries & the Truth About Cholesterol." Aug. 24: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "The Truth About Fats." Aug. 28: Chiropractor Denise Acton on "Weight Loss."
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers' Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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Retired local history professor Judith Elkin leads a discussion of Put Your Bodies Upon the Wheels, Kenneth Heineman's book about student revolts in the 1960s.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"The CCC Circle of Life": Children's Creative Center 20th Anniversary Production.

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Aug. 14-18. Local kids present a musical based on The Lion King, with excerpts of songs from all the musicals CCC has performed over the last 20 years.
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 14-17) & 2 p.m. (Aug. 18), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline (at Kay Pkwy. east of Stadium). Tickets $50 for Aug. 15 benefit show that includes a twilight reception & $15 (students & seniors, $10) for Aug. 15-18 in advance and at the door. 769-0019. [map]
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Intro to Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class will be an introduction to basic assents, poses, and other foundational skills needed for this very athletic art form. Each class will build skills to culminate in a routine.
Beginner students will work to develop skills, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography and refinement over the basics. While it is recommended that students be comfortable with getting on and off the trapeze unassisted, this course is suitable for both beginners and established aerialists.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-intro-to-routine/ [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Jake Shimabukuro: The Ark.

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Dubbed "the Jimi Hendrix of ukulele," this young Hawaiian departs from standard ukulele music to churn out heavy metal, rock, jazz, and even classical music. Shimabukuro is known for lightning-fast playing, infectious good humor, and near-manic energy. He says, "I love jumping off the stage. I love jumping onto things. When I'm out there, it's like an extreme sport."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 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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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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