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]
Sept. 14 & 15. Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles, including Americana Art Deco, mission, mid-century modern, industrial, shabby chic, continental, and more. Deliveries available. Concessions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). firstname.lastname@example.org, (937) 875-0808. [map]
Programs presented by WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen or other WRA park interpreters.
Sept. 1 (10 a.m.): "Labor Day Fitness Walk." All invited to join one of several walks through the park, from long, hilly hikes to a lass rugged 1.5-mile scavenger hunt trail. Snacks & drinks available. Preceded at 9:30 a.m. by warm-up games for kids. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Sept. 6 & 20 (1 p.m.): "Geocaching 101." All invited to learn how to use a handheld GPS unit to navigate park trails on a treasure hunt. Bring a few small trinkets to trade, if you can.
Sept. 13 & 27 and Oct. 4, 11, & 18 (3-4:30 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All adults and youth age 8 & up invited to learn the basics of archery.
Oct. 11 & 18 (noon-2 p.m.): "Apple Cider Pressing." All invited to make cider. Apples provided.
Oct. 18 (11 a.m.): "Geocache Trick or Treating." Hikers of any age able to follow rugged hilly terrain invited to learn how to use a GPS unit to navigate trails in search of hidden treats.
Nov. 22 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Turkey Talk." Talk on how the North American wild turkey was brought back from the brink of extinction. McGlashen also dresses an audience volunteer in some props to represent turkey adaptations and behavior, and participants can make a turkey call to take home
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west from Pierce Rd. off I-94 exit 157), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
This retreat provides an opportunity to deepen meditation practice, provide perspective, and allow experience of our true nature. Seated and walking meditation, dharma talks, work practice, rest, and a delicious vegetarian lunch. Retreat runs from 9am to 5pm, cost is $60.
Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard Street. $60. (734) 761-6520. email@example.com www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [map]
Sept. 14 & 15. Show and sale of bromeliads, cacti, succulents, and air plants. Also, sale of growing supplies, books, and art prints. Lectures on "Bromeliads: the Awesome Houseplant" (Sat. at 1 p.m.) and "Yes, You Can Grow Bromeliads in Michigan" (Sun. at 1 p.m.).
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission. (248) 380-7359. [map]
An exhibit of Thom Bohnert's drawings and sculpture opens at Yourist Studio Gallery on Tuesday, August 27 and runs through Friday, October 4, 2013, with an artist's reception on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm.
Bohnert brings a unique blend of engineering, poetry, and whimsy to his art, often combining wire armature, wet-looking clay fragments, and surfaces that reflect his deep understanding of clay and glaze chemistry. His evocative, archaeological forms challenge viewers to expand their thinking about the possibilities of clay as medium. Bohnert received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1971 and has taught drawing and ceramics at Mott Community College in Flint for the past 40 years. His work is widely exhibited and published. Please visit youristpottery.com for gallery hours.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. firstname.lastname@example.org youristpottery.com [map]
Fill a bag for $5. Second bag is free.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free admission. 944-0625. [map]
Indoor and outdoor activities--including bubbles, a garden, a tire mountain and slide, art, music, a mud pie kitchen, a 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]
A chance to get first crack at a wide variety of new inventory in the Book Shop and adjacent multipurpose room, including used books, DVDs, CDs, and books on CD. Items in the Book Shop are double the usual price to raise money for AADL programs. Early entry (Sept. 14, 9-11 a.m.) available for $15. Beginning September 21, the Book Shop is open every Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday (1-4 p.m.) through next April.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sept. 14) & 1-4 p.m. (Sept. 15), AADL (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free admission. 302-7774. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14-Oct. 27 and Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, the Hippity Hop Holler, a petting farm, a Noah's Ark inflatable, the Spine Chilling MindShaft, a corn maze, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $14.25 admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. beginning Sept. 7. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how scientists search for life on other planets.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
This class will work on the basic steps to this popular inversion. Never before balanced on your hands? Got some handstand know-how but want some tips and tricks? This class works with beginner-level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands. Focuses on alignment, flexibility, and strength. Will also cover spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters.
$15 per student
Drop in students welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15. (734) 726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hand-balance/ [map]
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National Federation of the Blind of Michigan Washtenaw County Chapter support group Meeting: National Federation of the Blind of Michigan.< less
The local Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind promotes the security, equality and opportunity of all blind persons. With the right training and opportunity blind people can compete on equal terms with their sighted peers. It is respectable to be blind. Blindness is just another physical characteristic or nuisance. Blind people speak for themselves and serve as mentors for each other. Blind people of any age are welcome from children through seniors. The primary focus of the National Federation of the Blind, both on the national and local level is to change what it means to be blind through advocacy. We are not primarily a social organization, although social events occur in the context of our advocacy work. Examples of our advocacy might include assisting a blind student to receive Braille instruction or assisting a blind person who is experiencing discrimination in regards to employment due to blindness. Lunch is from 12:00 to 1:00 with the Business Meeting at 1:00.
Pizza Pinos Restaurant, 221 W. Liberty 48104. Donation. Terri Wilcox (734) 663-4050. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Sharon Sparrow, from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will be coaching an Interactive Flute Session Saturday Sept 14th 12:30-4:00pm.
There will be a meet and greet Saturday Sept 14th 12:30 to 1. The interactive session will begin at 1pm and will conclude with an open masterclass at 4. Subject will be ensemble work, and individual flute fundamentals. Open masterclass has space for three individuals.
Saline, Michigan, 47 Gunther Ct., Saline, MI, Saline. (248) 418-1084. email@example.com http://www.greyflute.com/interactive.html [map]
This class can take your flexibility from basic warm up stretching to beginning contortion poses, all levels are welcome to train at your own pace. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warm up and mat exercises to take home. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/flexibility/ [map]
SN representatives show how to identify shrubs and trees from several ecosystems as well as exotic invasive species.
1-4 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. $15 (SN members, $10). Preregistration required at http://bit.ly/18DH79H. stewardshipnetwork.org. [map]
Sept. 14, 21, & 28. The U-M city team (which includes townies as well as U-M grad students, faculty, and staff) plays Midwest Rugby Union rivals Toledo Celtics (Sept. 14), Grand Rapids Gazelles (Sept. 28), Kalamazoo Dogs (Oct. 5), and Tri-City Barbarians (Oct. 19), and a team of U-M rugby alumni in the annual Olde Blue Alumni Match (Sept. 21).
1 p.m., Riverside Park, 1009 Canal St. (off Wall St.). Free. michiganrugby.org. 417-4534. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Two different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & 1:30 p.m. both days) is an exploration of the current night sky.
Flight Adventures (Sat. 12:30 p.m & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly and learn about the history and future of human flight.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
The Arduino Microcontroller allows one to easily create devices that interact with the world. From something as simple as a door alarm, to complex line following robots and hovering quad-copters.
We'll be covering the basics in this class, from installing the software and connecting the hardware, to putting together a simple circuit and playing with different electrical components. For the most part, we will be following tutorials on arduino.cc & ladyada.net.
What you absolutely have to bring:
- A laptop
Optional, but helpful:
- Install the software: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
- Bring some supplies (not necessary, but helpful if you have it already)
- - Arduino
- - Breadboard + Wire
- - Resistors, photocells, Switches, etc.
This class assumes you know absolutely nothing about electronics, microcontrollers, etc.
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non Members. If you can't swing that, but think you can help out with setup / takedown / promotions, let us know and we'll wo
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. $10 to $15. 734-252-9595. email@example.com http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]
WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a hike to look for the 10 species of goldenrod found in the park.
2-4 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, meet in the Beach Center parking lot in the section farthest from the lake, 3200 Jennings (north off North Territorial), Dexter. Free; $5 park entry fee. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
Sept. 13-15. James Pinard directs this new local theater company in Marsha Norman's Tony-winning musical about an orphaned girl sent to live with her widowed uncle and his bedridden son. When the girl discovers her late aunt's tangled, overgrown mess of a garden, she begins a reclamation project that revives her similarly neglected and needy uncle and cousin. Based on the popular 1909 Frances Burnett novel.
7 p.m. (Sept. 13 & 14) & 2 p.m. (Sept. 14 & 15), Michigan League, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $12) in advance at mutotix.com; $18 at the door. 637-8212. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of Before I Forget, Leonard Pitts Jr.'s novel that centers on an unmarried father, a faded 70s soul star whose been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
(Jerusha Hess, 2013). Obsessed with the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman. Keri Russell.
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]
How it works:
The ticket ($50 donation) gets you in the door along with a catered dinner (6:30 p.m.) and drinks. (Beer & wine is included for 21 and over, must be 18 or over to attend).
A gun distributor is there with multiple guns and bows for auction or you can get store credit and shop their store. You buy a raffle ticket for each raffle, which has a min/max number of bidders, so you have a 1 in 40 chance to win a new gun or bow with each raffle you participate in. Raffles go on ALL night - as long as there are 40 bidders!
There are also numerous other items that are part of the auction that are NOT gun related (including items for the ladies!). Each item has its own drawing!
Volunteer to be a table captain, and your name goes into drawings for prizes that only table captains are entered into! All you need to do is fill a table of yourself and 7 of your friends!
All proceeds benefit the Chelsea Lacrosse Club!
Contact Coach Joe Koengeter for questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 Old US 12 Hwy, Chelsea. Donation. $50. 734-323-4860. email@example.com [map]
Back by popular demand! Bring your special someone and have some fun in the kitchen cooking up a Seasonal Feast! And please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Full Participation. Menu: Kale Salad with Fresh Apple, Toasted Walnuts, and Roasted Grape Vinaigrette; Maple-Mustard Marinated Salmon Fillets; Quinoa Pilaf with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pecans; Simple Olive-oil and Peppercorn Roasted Broccoli; Gingered Blackberry and Plum Shortcakes. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $150/pair. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Dancing to recorded music. The program begins with a lesson.
7-10 p.m., the barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5 (students, $3). 709-8748. [map]
The older of the of the 2 USA NTDP teams plays this North American Hockey League team. from Flint.
Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [map]
Highly regarded Celtic fusion jam band from Santa Monica whose music the Village Voice dubed "a whirlwind ruckus." The band's latest CD Cabbage reached #1 on the 2010 Billboard world music chart, and its song "Kiss Me I'm Irish" was recently featured in a Hallmark greeting card advertising campaign. The band's fiddler is Chelsea-bred Kiana June Weber.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Wow! When you hear Struthers and & The Party Line you'll know why they are one of the hottest bands on the Nashville music scene. They are a traveling -Carnival- of acoustic Americana. High energy quintet perform Struthers- original story-songs with tight, three-part harmonies, fiddle, claw-hammer banjo, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums. Struthers- songs are as steeped in American history, and as well crafted, as the beautiful vintage dresses she wears on stage. A -Don-t Miss!- TCA Touring performance!
Tickets $20 adult $18 senior/youth
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh. $18 - $20. 517.423.6617. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.thetca.org [map]
Mark Hillegonds calls to music by the Sharon Hollow String Band. Also, some swing dancing. No partner needed. Bring flat, smooth-sole shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a swing dance lesson ($5).
8-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). $10 (students, $5). 408-1829, 649-6426. [map]
Sept. 13 & 14. Ann Arbor debut of this actor-comic known for performing with his trademark cigar. His comedy is a mix of offbeat observational humor and screwball retakes on current politics and pop culture events of the sort featured in his regular "Zany Report" on the syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty. $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
This veteran folk-rock singer-songwriter, best known for 2 songs Bonnie Raitt has made her own, "I Feel the Same" and "Love You like a Man," is also a wonderfully lyrical and expressive guitarist (Raitt calls him "my Eric Clapton") and an intense, enrapturing singer whose voice ranges from growling undertones to a keening falsetto. Opening act is Peter Mulvey, a highly regarded folkie singer-songwriter from Milwaukee who is known for his complex guitar work, expressively playful vocals, and dark, vividly rendered lyrics. Acoustic Guitar called his 2004 CD Kitchen Radio a "moody, jazz-inflected" collection that is "engaging, down to earth, and utterly original."
8 p.m. p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $26 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]
This respected Trinidad-born trumpeter-composer, also an MSU music professor, "hones a velvet, supple tone that's as melodically captivating as it is rhythmically agile," writes a DownBeat Magazine reviewer. Tonight he celebrates the release of his fourth album, Creole Soul, featuring original compositions as well as classics, including Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low" and Thelonious Monk's "Green Chimneys." The album blends musical styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background, and features complicated rhythms and beguiling pop sounds. With guitarist Randy Napoleon, pianist Corey Kendrick, bassist Joe Vasquez, and drummer Judson Branam IV.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Performance by this Michigan singer-songwriter who sings twangy pop-folk and country originals. She's accompanied by guitarist and harmony vocalist Michael Weiss.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 665-0409. [map]
Pop-folk with a strong Western swing flavor by this all-female trio from Toronto known for their clever songs, sharp 3-part vocal harmonies, and often convulsively funny repartee. Their eponymous debut CD won a 2010 Juno for Roots Album of the Year.
8 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]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 8-Sept. 8, and Sept. 14 & 15. David Magidson directs the Michigan premiere of Aaron Posner's drama adapted from Chaim Potok's 1972 novel about a boy growing up in a sheltered Hasidic community in 1950s Brooklyn, who discovers he has a prodigious talent as an artist. Immersing himself in an art form steeped in Christian imagery, he produces a masterwork, The Brooklyn Crucifixions, that he hesitates to exhibit since it may bring shame on his family and community. Stars Mitchell Koory, Naz Edwards, & Loren Bass. The Sept. 1 performance is followed at 6:30 p.m. by a "Cultural Conversation" ($10; reservations suggested), hosted by Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch, with the director, designers, and cast.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Aug. 24 & Sept. 7), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Aug. 8), $22 (Aug. 9, 11, & 15), and $30 (Aug. 10). Aug. 16 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Aug. 16: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]