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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 20, 2013






 
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 9a.m. 

Flavorful Fall Soup Demo: Sur La Table.

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During fall there's nothing so mouthwatering, comforting and warming as a hot bowl of soup. Join us and learn the techniques for developing rich, warm and flavorful soups from seasonal produce. You'll be amazed at how easy they are to make and how delicious they taste! A Sur La Table chef instructor will conduct this tempting demo, which runs for one hour and features a great taste of each soup for everyone! Sign up now for this fun $5 demo! Register at www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $5 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
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"Cutie and the Boxer": Michigan Theater.

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(Zachary Heinzerling, 2013). Documentary about the chaotic 40-year marriage of well-known Japanese painter Ushio Shinohara-who punches his canvasses with paint-dipped boxing gloves--and his unwilling assistant.
Time TBA, 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). 668-TIME. [map]
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 9:00 a.m. 

Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan's 5K for the Kids!: Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan.

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Lace up your running shoes and join Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan (DMUM) in running the 5K for the Kids! Every step you take is a step towards supporting pediatric rehabilitation programs at both C.S. Mott and Beaumont hospitals. To register or for more information, follow the link listed below. We hope to see you there!
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Ann Arbor, MI 48104-0. $30. dmum.funevents@umich.edu http://dmum.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=556 [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Sunday Wheeler Park Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Oct. 13: "Pioneer Days at Waterloo Farm," a fast/moderate-paced 70-mile ride (429-4989) to the Waterloo Farm Museum, which is holding its annual "Pioneer Day" this afternoon (see listing). A slow/moderate-paced 50-mile ride (663-6401) to the same destination leaves the Dexter gazebo at 10 a.m.

Oct. 20: "Wasem Cider Mill/Three Cedars Ride," a fast/moderate-paced 55-mile and slow-paced 30-mile rides (276-0240) to these Milan-area cider mills for cider and doughnuts.

Oct. 27: "Go to Hell on All Hallows Eve's Eve Ride," a fast/moderate-paced 60-mile ride (426-4989) to Hell or Pinckney for lunch.

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9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 904-6431. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Antiques Market.

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Oct. 19 & 20. Large show and sale of antiques in various styles from Americana to Art Deco. Deliveries available. Concessions. No pets.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). (937) 875-0808 (before the show), 429-3145 (day of show). [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Unitarian Fellowship.

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June 1: U-M humanities professor emeritus Ralph Loomis discusses "Favorite Readings from Lincoln Steffens' Autobiography."

June 15: Retired Montessori teacher Winifred Wylie discusses Richard M. Bucke's Cosmic Consciousness.

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10 a.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, Suite C, 2401 Plymouth. Free. 971-8638. [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

Youth Water Polo Clinic at the University of Michigan: U-Meet the Athlete.

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Meet and play water polo with the University of Michigan Water Polo Team! U-Meet the Athlete gives children grades K-8 the opportunity to participate in sport clinics with University of Michigan varsity student-athletes. The goal is to have fun while stressing the importance of mastering sport-specific fundamentals, doing well in school, and living a healthy lifestyle. Please visit our website for more information and to download a registration form!
Canham Natatorium, 500 E Hoover St. $20. 734-764-1342. kidsport@umich.edu www.kines.umich.edu/umove/u-meet-the-athlete [map]
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 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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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]
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 11 a.m. 

Easy Cooking for Two: Sur La Table.

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Put delicious dinners on your table with more ease, fun and style. And if you dislike clean-up, you'll be happy to discover that you can cook and entertain without messing up the entire kitchen. This class will focus on the idea of one pan meals that are simple to make and low maintenance on the cleanup so that you can spend your time with the ones you cook for. We'll cover basic techniques for creating four delicious entrees. MENU: Pan-Seared Cod with Tomato and Fennel - Balsamic-Braised Chicken with Tuscan Kale - Farro with Butternut Squash and Leeks - Linguine with Tuna, Capers and Basil
to register visit www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $79 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
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 11-11:40 a.m. 

Sunday Meditation at 11AM: Ann Arbor College of Martial Arts.

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Start your Sunday morning with gentle yoga & meditation. Sura will guide you through stretches to warm up the body for sitting meditation. Meditation is 20 minutes with some guidance.
Ann Arbor College of Martial Arts, 1952 S. Industrial. $64 for 8 weeks. 310.663.1662. suraflow@gmail.com a2cma.com [map]
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, with emphasis on a particular medium or theme each week, including "Beads and Metal and Color, Oh My!" (Oct. 6), "Fiber Takes a Dozen Faces" (Oct. 13), "Photography: The Mind's Eye Made Visible" (Oct. 20), and "Halloween at the Market" (Oct. 27). The Halloween event also includes a chance to craft a Halloween grab bag (noon-2 p.m.).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Mitchell Field (Fuller Rd.) or just west of Fuller pool. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.
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 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Out of the Darkness Community Walk: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Ann Arbor Out of the Darkness Walk - October 20, 2013. This none competitive 2-3 mile event starts at 12:30 pm. Registration starts at 11:30 am at the Maas Pavilion - Gallup Park (near the playground).
The community walk is designed to create awareness and funds for more aggressive mental health research within our community.
Walk to remember.....walk to prevent!
Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. 810-229-6714. a2ootdwalk@att.net www.outofthedarkness.org [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Trick or Treat down the River": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to paddle Gallup Pond to enjoy the fall colors and gather candy from costumed characters at stops along the way. Paddlers encouraged to come in costume. Kids under age 1 not allowed.
Noon-5 p.m., meet at Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $18 per boat. 794-6240. [map]
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 Noon  Free! 

U-M Men's Soccer vs. Wisconsin.

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Noon, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]
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 Noon-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: National Chemistry Week": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Oct. 19 & 20. Hands-on chemistry activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 19) & noon-4 p.m. (Oct. 20), AAHOM Concourse and Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & infants, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 Noon 

"Turkey Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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Sept. 29, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. All invited to compete in a shotgun blast or a running deer pistol shoot. Winners get a turkey or a pound of bacon. The Oct. 6 & Nov. 3 shoots are preceded from 8 a.m. to noon by breakfast ($6.50).
Noon, TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 per round. 429-9561. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism": Center of Light.

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Join us for this 6-week introductory course designed for modern-day mystics. Classes include teachings on the inner spiritual path, meditation, soul, light, prayer and blessing. Classes offered on an ongoing rolling basis, join us when you can.
Ann Arbor Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. (N. Main just before Hwy, on left). Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org http://www.centersoflight.org/annarbor.html [map]
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 1-6 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

Jewish Hikers of Michigan.

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All invited to join an easy hike of 1.5-2 hours. Bring a backpack, munchies, and water. No pets. Note: location change
1 p.m., Bandemer Park (Lake Shore Dr. off N. Main across from Ascott Co.). Park near the U-M Rowing Club boat house. Free. 883-9522.
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 1-2:30 p.m. 

Miyabi: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Traditional Japanese music by this local ensemble that features 4 or 5 players of the koto, a 6-foot-long harp-like stringed instrument, along with a pianist. After the performance, Japanese origami experts show how to make some basic shapes. Paper provided.
1-2:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 (seniors age 60 & older, $4; members & kids under 12 with adult, free). Preregistration required. 794-6250. [map]
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 1-4 p.m. 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it at the turn of the 19th century.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]
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 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Music Together creative music teacher Dianne Dudley leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and dancing.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
1 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Harvest Celebration": Weber-Blaess One-Room School.

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Rebecca Groeb-Driskill directs Saline Area Schools students in a reenactment of returning to school after the harvest in the 19th century. Reenactments begin at 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. Snacks and crafts.
1-4 p.m., Weber-Blaess, 555 Woodland Dr. E., just west of Maple, Saline. Free, but donations welcome. 429-5922. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

"Fiddler on the Roof": EMU Theatre Department.

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Oct. 18-20 & 24-27. EMU drama professor Pirooz Aghssa directs EMU drama students in Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick's beloved, heartwarming 1964 musical, based on Sholem Aleichem's Yiddish stories about life in a small Russian Jewish community around 1900. When a poor but pious dairyman searches for husbands for his daughters, they reject his traditions.
9 p.m. (Oct. 18), 7 p.m. (Oct. 19 & 24-26), 1 p.m. (Oct. 20), & 2 p.m. (Oct. 27), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $12; kids 12 & under, $7)) in advance at emutix.com and by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.
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 1 & 3 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Oct. 5, 6, 19, & 20. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. Oct. 5 & 6: "Air Apparent" includes experiments with air pressure, from crushing a can to levitating objects. Oct. 19 & 20: "ChemMystery" includes experiments using everyday items to create chemical reactions.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Sharon Mills Sunday": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A docent demonstrates the operational hydroelectric generator and offers information about the park that includes a beautiful multicolored stone house, a wooden mill, and a former winery, plus spots for fishing, canoeing, and picnicking.
1-4 p.m., Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd. (between Pleasant Lake & Sharon Valley rds.), Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]
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 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Black Belt Testing: Quest Martial Arts.

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A member of the community is awarded an honorary black belt. Followed by a performance by students who are attempting a black belt. Pizza.
1:30 p.m., Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine. Free. 332-1800. [map]
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 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show that explores how telescopes work and what they can do.

Impact Earth (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show, narrated by astronaut Tom Jones, about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets, and the dangers they can pose to life on Earth.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 1:30 p.m. 

"The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle": Theatreworks USA (Michigan Theater Foundation Not Just for Kids Series).

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Rescheduled from Oct. 13. This highly regarded touring troupe from Ridgewood (NJ) presents its new musical adapted from Watty Piper's durably popular tale about hard work, determination, and the meaning of true friendship. Geared toward kids in grades Pre-K to 2.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 (MTF members, $12) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & all other Ticketmaster outlets, and at the door. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"All About the Trio": Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe leads her trio in a lecture-concert about the late legendary jazz pianist and composer Marian McPartland. With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

5th Annual Romanian Film Festival.

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Oct. 20 & 27. Romanian, subtitles.

Oct. 20: "Reconstruction" (Lucian Pintilie, 1968). Based on a true story about a prosecutor, policeman, and teacher who force two students to reenact their drunken brawl at a restaurant so that it can be videotaped to show the effects of alcohol. Followed by Q&A. 2 p.m. "The Way I Spent the End of the World" (Catalin Mitulescu, 2006). Set in 1989 Bucharest, the story concerns a girl who's sent to a reformatory after she accidentally breaks a bust of Ceausescu. Her boyfriend subsequently devises a plan to kill the dictator. Followed by Q&A. 4 p.m. "Loverboy" (Catalin Mitulescu, 2011). A young criminal, part of a group that provides girls to pimps who sell them abroad for prostitution, finds himself strangely affected by one of his victims. Followed by Q&A. 6 p.m.

Oct. 27: "Morgen" (Marian Crisan, 2010). A supermarket security guard in a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border helps a Turkish man who's trying to cross the border. Followed by Q&A. 1 p.m. "Summer Holiday" (Radu Muntean, 2008). A man on vacation with his wife and 4-year-old son relives his high-school glory days when he runs into some old friends. 3 p.m. "Beyond the Hills" (Cristian Mungiu, 2012). Two young women who grew up in a Romanian orphanage reunite for a weekend. One who has escaped to Germany tries to convince the other to the leave the monastery where she's taken refuge. 5 p.m.

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Various times, UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Amends Making & Forgiveness & Why It's So Important: Carole Kirby, lmsw.

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Safety and trust are the foundation of any good relationship, whether with your partner, family member, or friend. Human beings hurt each other inadvertently. When there has been any degree of wrongdoing or non-loving action from the slightest hurtful commnet to a more serious betrayal, the relationships is jeopardized. This workshop will provide information and ideas about the importance of amends making and getting to forgiveness.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 South Main St. Free. 734-424-2797. carole777@aol.com www.therapy4couples.com [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Andrew Anderson.

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An accomplished accompanist, chamber musician, and soloist, this veteran local pianist a program that includes J.S. Bach's English Suite in G minor, a popular work that begins with a passionate concerto-style prelude and includes a gavotte that is one of the best-known movements from Bach's keyboard works. Also, Schumann's Humoreske, Brahms' virtuosic Variations on a Theme of Paganini, and other works TBA.
2 p.m., Faber Piano Institute, 3042 Creek Dr. (off Parkard just east of Platt). $10 (students & seniors, $5) suggested donation. 665-7346. [map]
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 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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All kids, accompanied by an adult, invited for contra and square dancing with live music by David West and Donna Baird.
2-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. $12 per family. 769-1052. [map]
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 2-3 p.m. 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Sept. 8 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Dragonflies: Acrobats of the Sky." Jackson naturalist Don Henise presents a short indoor program about dragonflies, followed by a hike to Mill Lake to view them in their natural habitat. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from the Eddy Discovery Center.

Sept. 15 (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. 22 (2-3 p.m.): "Sensing Animals." Science Alive representatives bring a variety of live animals for a hands-on presentation on some amazing ways they use their senses to learn about and survive in their environments.

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. 6 (1-2:30 p.m.): "Survival Skills You Can Use." Artemis Eyster shows 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. 20 (2-3 p.m.): "Animal Interactions." Interactive Animal Education owner Chris Oesterling displays a variety of live animals and discusses their habits and adaptations.

Oct. 27 (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 and on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story available at the Discovery Center beginning Oct. 5.

Nov. 10 (2-3 p.m.): "Rapteriffic." Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show off some of the center's raptors and display the amazing eyesight of hawks and remarkable hearing of owls.

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Various times, meet in the Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $. $2 (families, $5); additional materials fee for "Sketching Nature" programs. Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
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 2 p.m. 

"A Little Night Music": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Oct. 10-13 & 17-20. U-M musical theater professor Mark Madama directs musical theater students in this sophisticated Tony Award-winning 1973 musical comedy, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's romantic film Smiles of a Summer Night, itself an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The story concerns 3 mismatched couples, each of whom finally ends up with the right partner as they all discover their true desires during a weekend together in the country. Stephen Sondheim's memorable and enchanting waltz-filled score includes "Send In the Clowns," "A Weekend in the Country," "Later," and other favorites.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.) 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $22 & $28 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"An Iliad": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 26-Oct. 27. Tim Rhoze directs John Manfredi in Dennis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's one-man drama, an adaptation of the Robert Fagles translation of Homer. The play spins the familiar tale of divine interventions, endless battles, and undying love through the eyes of an anonymous narrator whose enigmatic experiences of humanity's deep-seated attraction to violence, destruction, and chaos reverberate with contemporary wars and civil conflicts. Edge Boston calls it "Haunting, poetic, mesmerizing, and ultimately, astonishing."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Oct. 12 & 26), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Sept. 26), $24 & $26 (Sept. 27 & 29), $30 & $32 (Sept. 28), and $22 & $24 (Oct. 3). Oct. 4 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Oct. 4: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $34 & $36 (Fri. & Sun.), $27 & $29 (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]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Brett Weston Landscapes": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of works by this iconic 20th-century photographer.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Fall Classics": Ann Arbor Concert Band.

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James Nissen conducts this local volunteer ensemble in Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," Vaughan Williams' Toccata Marziale and English Folk Song Suite, Holst's Hammersmith, "Summer Isles" from Philip Sparke's Hymn of the Highlands with euphonium soloist David Comfort, Howard Hanson's Chorale and Alleluia, Charles Ives' Variations on America, and Haydn Wood's Mannin Venn.
2 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $5; kids age 12 & under, free). aaband.org. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Haunted History and Cemetery Walk": Saline District Library.

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Members of the Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan discuss their exploration of paranormal activity in Michigan. Followed at 4 p.m. by a tour of Oakhill Cemetery led by Saline historian Bob Lane (meet at the cemetery, Macon Rd., 3 miles south off W. Michigan Ave.).
2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"King Lear": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio Series.

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Oct. 18-20. Kat Walsh directs local actors in Shakespeare's harrowing yet sublime story of an aging king who decides to divide his kingdom among his 3 daughters. Cast: Steven Davenport, Aubrey Donnell, Richard Graham, Jenna Hinton, James Ingagiola, Joseph McDonald, Jeff Miller, Kaela Parnicky, Laura Tanner, Tom Underwood, David Widmayer.
8 p.m. (Oct. 18 & 19) & 2 p.m. (Oct. 20), A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. $12 in advance and at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Orchid Photography": Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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Talk by local photographer Matthew Cook. Also, a sale of orchids and supplies, a member show and tell, and a raffle.
2-5 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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"The Vast Difference": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 14, except Nov. 28. Local actors present a revival of Jeff Daniels' acclaimed 1993 comedy about a Midwestern flight attendant who is having a midlife crisis complicated by memories of his dead father and the fact that his wife wants him to have a vasectomy. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Stephanie Buck, David Bendena, Michael Brian Ogden, Drew Parker, Rusty Mewha, Nathan Eyde, and Rhiannon Ragland.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Sept. 19-25 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Sept. 25: 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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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Alice McDermott: Nicola's Books.

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This National Book Award-winning writer reads from Someone, her bittersweet novel that follows the sharp pains and unexpected joys of an ordinary life. Booklist calls it a "keenly observed, fluently humane, quietly enthralling novel of conformity and selfhood." Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Women's Soccer vs. Purdue.

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3 p.m., U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Company": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat, Sept. 26-Oct. 20. Thalia Schramm directs this local professional company in George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's brassy, earthy 1970 musical comedy about an exorbitantly uncommitted Manhattan bachelor and his mostly married friends. The Tony-winning score includes such hit songs as "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Being Alive," "The Little Things You Do Together," and "Side by Side by Side." Cast: Steve DeBruyne, Wendy Katz Hiller, Katie Lietz, Sonja Marquis, Greg Bailey Pete Podolski, Tara Tomcsik-Husak, and other local actors.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun., & Oct. 17), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Thurs. eve.: $26 (seniors age 545 & older and youth age 17 & under, $24; groups of 10 or more, $22); Fri. & Sat. eve.: $32 (seniors age 55 & older and youth age 17 & under, $29; groups of 10 or more, $26); Thurs., Sat., & Sun. matinee: $28 (seniors age 55 & older and youth age 17 & under, $25; groups of 10 or more, $24). Tickets available in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]
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 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dallas 1963": Ann Arbor District Library.

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The acclaimed Texas-based freelance journalist Bill Minutaglio discusses his new book, co-written with Steven L. Davis, that focuses the group of radicals, reactionaries, and extremists that coalesced in Dallas leading up to-and during-the Kennedy presidency.
3-4:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make a Good Impression": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how fossils are created and how museum fossil casts are made.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 3:30 p.m. 

Team USA Under-18 vs. Muskegon: USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

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The older of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams plays this U.S. Hockey League rival.
3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice 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]
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 4-7 p.m. 

Chefs in the Garden: Growing Hope.

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Join us for our last of four monthly dinners as talented local chefs dish up seasonal fare during these delicious dinner parties at the Growing Hope Center's urban farm in the heart of Ypsilanti! October's chefs: Chef Brandon Johns of the Grange & Sweet Heather Anne

Space is limited, so reserve your spots early!
Proceeds benefit Growing Hope's work to help people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access.
Growing Hope Urban Farm, 922 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. Donation. $65 (table of eight, $500). 734-786-8401. getintouch@growinghope.net http://www.growinghope.net/chefs_garden [map]
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Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series: Growing Hope Fundraiser.

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Dinner prepared by Grange chef Brandon Johns and a pastry chef from Sweet Heather Anne.
4-7 p.m., Growing Hope, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $65 in advance at chefsinthegardenseptember.eventbrite.com. 786-8401. [map]
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 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

The Sumptuous Table: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Great meals deserve a great presentation. Our Sumptuous Table exhibit, which runs from October 18 to December 8, 2013, is a display of stylish handmade ceramic dinnerware by Yourist Studio Gallery Resident Artists and will include place settings and serving pieces designed to complement your good cooking and grace your table. So come feast your eyes on our dinnerware exhibit, with pieces perfect for our own home, for wedding presents, and as holiday gifts for family and friends. Artists' Reception will take place on Friday, October 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [map]
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza: A (Global) Layered History": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Talk by U-M history grad student Ben Graham. Note: Change of date.
4-6 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tool Time with Kay": Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Join us at the Studio to see Kay Yourist demonstrate the slingshot facet tool and explain its use. Kay will show you how to use the tool for faceting wetware pieces as part of the throwing process. As a bonus, attendees will be able to purchase the tool this evening only for 15% off the regular price. This is the first in a continuing program of monthly tool demonstrations by Kay Yourist. These demonstrations are free and open to the public.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569. [map]
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 6-7 p.m. 

Bellydance Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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This class combines bellydance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability and balance. Don't worry, the burning is normal.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hurts-so-good-bellydance-conditioning/ [map]
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Bellydance Technique and Choreography: A2 Aviary.

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This class will drill your dance fundamentals and teaches choreography to music from traditional to Macklemore. Coral Rose of Unveiled Bellydance and Lunatic Vagabonds will teach you to bellydance to anything on your playlist!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance [map]
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 7:15-10:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 28-Oct. 26, every Sun. in Oct., and Oct. 24, 30, & 31. Six different scary attractions--including a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 30 & 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $18 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $17) for access to one area; $36 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $40) for all areas. 390-9208. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Dave Boutette: Mangiamo Italian Grill Acoustic Routes Concert.

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Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg.
7:30 p.m., Mangiamo, 107 W. Michigan Ave, Saline. $10 by reservation and at the door. Preferred seating for dinner customers. 429-0060. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

David Cook: The Ark.

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The winner of the 7th season of American Idol in May 2008, Cook is a talented rock singer-songwriter known for his intense performing style who recently released his 4th CD, Laying Me Low.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 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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