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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 9, 2013






 
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"Salinger": Michigan Theater.

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Sept. 6-12. Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary about the private world of the late fiction writer J.D. Salinger and the influence of his work.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

"Oh Baby! Navigating Life with Your New Baby": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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A baby class that you can attend with your baby! This is an 8-week baby class covering everything from feeding and sleeping, to changes in your relationship with your partner, and fun things to do with your new baby. The class is geared towards parents of 2-6 month old children who are looking for some further information on popular new-parent topics. The class is also meant to facilitate a "mom's group" type setting to help new parents meet others for support and friendship. Dad's are very welcome!
Tuesday mornings 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Instructor: Jane Glazer, RN
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $160. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Tiny Tots": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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A program of hikes, storytelling, songs, puppets, and crafts for kids ages 1-3 (accompanied by a caregiver). Snacks provided; dress for the outdoors.

Sept. 9: "Animals Use Their Senses Too!" Explore how animals use their senses.

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10-11:30 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $7 per child. 997-1553. [map]
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 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Monday Art--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets Mondays, September 9, 2013 - August 25, 2014. No class on November 11 or 18.
This is an informal, year-round class in which you decide what to create. You can bring bag lunches and stay or drop in for a while. You can work in any medium. If you wish, we can critique your work. If you want to learn a new medium, we can help. Occasionally, we will view DVDs or do new, experimental work. Please bring materials to start, along with your enthusiasm. Plan to have fun. Led by Barbara Anderson and Nancy Major.
Jewish Community Centeer, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $70. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 Noon  Free! 

Chelsea Area Garden Club.

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Sept. 9: Retired DNR environmental educator and natural history interpreter Tom Hodgson presents an illustrated talk on "Wildflowers Through the Seasons."

Oct. 14: Announcement of the club's annual grants to nonprofits and individuals for horticultural-related projects, including Chelsea Community Kitchen and the Intergenerational Garden at the Chelsea Senior Center, and a representative of St. Louis School Tranquility Garden, a 2011 recipient, makes a presentation showing highlights of what it has accomplished with the grant.

Nov. 11: Fraleighs Landscape Nursery nursery manager Dan Sparks-Jackson, an avid birder, discusses "Gardening for the Birds."

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Noon, First United Methodist Church, 128 Park, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. chelseaareagardenclub@gmail.com. 426-9112. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m. 

Fall Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Sept. 9 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Time for a Critter Quest!" Smithsonian channel wildlife host Peter Schriemer shows off some live creatures, shows clips from his Critter Quest TV series, and offers tips for exploring the natural world, finding wildlife, and recognizing signs of autumn's arrival.

Sept. 16 (1:30-3 p.m.): "Incredible Edibles Walk." WNHA wild foods expert Tom Jameson leads a 90-minute hike to learn about edible wild plants available locally and then prepares some wild food dishes (with recipes) to sample.

Sept. 23 (2-3 p.m.): "Crepuscular Critters and Their Friends." Naturalist Paul McCormack brings in a variety of live animals to discuss the behaviors and adaptations of crepuscular, nocturnal and diurnal creatures.

Sept. 29 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Fall Mushroom Search." Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag.

Oct. 7 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Survival Skills You Can Use." Artemis and Jason Eyster show adults and kids age 10 & up how to make a shelter and a bed, build a fire, find water, make your own string, and avoid getting lost.

Oct. 21 (2-3 p.m.): "Creepy Creatures." Wildlife Safari (Canton) staff display ad discuss some of its scariest critters.

Oct. 28 (2 p.m.): "Sandhill Crane Tour." Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society's Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras. Maps for self-guided tours available at the Discovery Center beginning Oct. 7.

Nov. 11 (2-3 p.m.): "Live from Michigan." Creature Conservancy veterinarian Steve Marsh displays and discusses a red fox, a coyote, a skunk, and other Michigan mammals.

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Various times, Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
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 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lego CLub": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 5-12 invited to play with the CDL Lego collection to see what they can make.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 4:30, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Blue Jasmine": Michigan Theater.

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(Woody Allen, 2013). A life crisis leads a woman to reconnect with her sister in San Francisco. Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Sat. & game days (Sept. 7 & 14). The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sept. 2), 4:45-6:15 p.m. (all other Mon.-Fri.), 1-3 p.m. (Sept. 7 game day), & 7:30-9:30 a.m. (Sept. 14 game day), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 6 p.m. 

"Pinocchio" auditions: The Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild.

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Young actors in grades 3-5 are called to a non-competitive audition for a stage play version of Collodi's "Pinocchio" (1883). Any young actor auditioning will be assigned an on-stage role.
Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. (734) 926-5629. aayag-promotions@comcast.net http://www.aayag.org/ [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Yoga for Emotional Balance: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Yoga for emotional balance is a hatha yoga class aimed toward promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. This class is a journey towards self- discovery. Basic yoga postures, philosophy, breath work and relaxation methods are taught to promote grace, flexibility, strength, balance, coping skills and stress reduction. This a gentle, slow moving class appropriate for beginners or those who already have a practice but want to focus more on self-healing, body alignment, and relaxation. Each yoga class is structured to fit the needs of the students. Modifications are provided and encouraged. Healing music and inspirational readings are incorporated into each class.
Yoga for Emotional Balance is a 14-week class that meets on Monday evenings from 6 - 7:30 pm.
Instructor: Barbara Brookens-Harvey
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. Fith Ave. $110. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-level-1/ [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Philip Stead & Erin Stead: Nicola's Books.

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This local couple read their new picture books. Philip's Hello, My Name Is Ruby is about a very small bird searching for adventure, friendship, and her place in the world. If You Want to See a Whale, written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin, is about a boy learning what it takes to catch a glimpse of an elusive whale. Signing.
6:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Aikido Six-week Beginner's Class: Aikido Yoshokai.

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Aikido is Budo, a non-competitive art based on the philosophy and martial arts of the Japanese Samurai. It is an excellent fitness activity, effective self-defense, and a way of improving our relationships with others. Aikido helps to teach us not to defeat others, but to learn to control ourselves. Learn the basics of Aikido from 7th degree black belt, Akira Kushida-sensei. Classes meet weekly from 7:10 - 8:00pm for six-weeks. Ages 14 and up. Choose from Monday or Thursday session.
Genyokan Dojo, 3796 Plaza Drive, Suite 3 Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $50. 734-662-4686. ayana1@ameritech.net http://www.aikidoyoshokai.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ellen Stone: Literati Bookstore.

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This Community High School poetry club codirector reads from her chapbook The Solid Living World. "This is important poetry, linking the human experience to the natural world," says novelist Laura Kasischke. "It has some of the best elements of fiction, but there's no doubt that these poems are songs-musical and memorable and full of vivid imagery."
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Monday Funnies Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Sept. 30: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes, 1986). Comedy about a mischievous teen's adventures when he skips school. Matthew Broderick.

Oct. 7: Dr. Strangelove; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964). Painfully hilarious Cold War satire. Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens.

Oct. 14: Monty Python & the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, 1975). Outrageously irreverent, hilarious parody of Arthurian tales. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones.

Oct. 21: Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974). Hilarious burlesque of old Frankenstein movies. Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman.

Oct. 28: Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004). Comedy about a zombie invasion.

Nov. 4: The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980). Popular John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd comedy that features musical performances by Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, and other blues and R&B luminaries.

Nov. 11: Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011). Romantic comedy about a woman who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honor for her best friend. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph.

Nov. 18: The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967). Landmark seriocomedy about a naive young man at loose ends after graduating from college. Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross.

Nov. 25: This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984). Pitch-perfect mockumentary about a fictional English hard-rock band. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer.

Dec. 2: Love Actually (Richard Curtis, 2003). A warm, big-hearted romantic comedy about half a dozen couples in love, highlighted by a wizened, boorish rock star. Alan Rickman, Bill Nightly, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson.

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7 p.m., 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! 

Trout Unlimited.

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Schultz Outfitters owner Mike Schultz recaps the summer fishing season and discusses prospects for fishing smallmouth, salmon, and steelhead fish in Michigan in fall and winter. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by dinner and drinks.
7 p.m., Creekside Bar & Grill grounds, 5827 Jackson Rd. Free (buy your own food & drinks). mouradia@gmail.com. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Going Public": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Club members offer tips for showcasing your work. Also, a presentation on AAFG by club member Jill Ault. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. $5 (members, free). jillault@umich.edu. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Keep Herbs Indoors During the Winter": Evening Herb Study Group.

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Talk by club members TBA.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Stress & Fatigue": Washtenaw Whole Foods Market.

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Talk by Nutritional Healing Center nutritionist Kerry Cradit.
7-8 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyle Classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. Free, but preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Voices of Civil War Veterans 1938-1949": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by noted Civil War historian Roger Heiple.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Cocktail Class: All About Bitters: Tammy's Tastings.

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Just what are these "bitters" things anyway? Can a dash really make a difference? This class will focus on this essential cocktail ingredient, from the classics like Angostura and Peychaud's to the many modern creations.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com www.tammystastings.com/shop [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Self Defense Classes: Commando Krav Maga Chelsea.

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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.except Labor Day. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"An Evening of French Music": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Violinist Jacqueline Nutting, cellist Andrea Yun, and pianist David Gilliland, all respected local musicians, perform works by French composers Cesar Franck and Gabriel Pierne, as well as Ravel's Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

David Berkeley: The Ark.

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Highly regarded singer-songwriter who writes passionately direct, astutely observed songs on a variety of personal themes. He has a brand-new CD, Fire in My Head.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 9-10:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Viewing Night": U-M Detroit Observatory.

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Sept. 9 & 24. 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.
9-10:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764-3482. [map]
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 10-11:30 A.M. 

"Tiny Tots Summer Safari": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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All kids ages 1-3 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a variety of activities learning about the many animals who make their homes in and around LSNC.
10-11:30 a.m., Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $7. 997-1553. [map]
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