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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 24, 2013






 
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 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Social Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Marathon Skate": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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Dec. 24 & 31. Skating to music by a DJ.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Veterans Ice Arena, 2150 Jackson Rd. $6 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $5). $1 discount for city residents. Skate rentals available ($3). 794-6235. [map]
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 3:45 & 6:45 p.m. 

"Nebraska": Michigan Theater.

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(Alexander Payne, 2013). An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Times TBA at michtheater.org, Michigan Theater. $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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 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Living Nativity: First Congregational Church.

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Costumed reenactors, accompanied by a live camel, sheep, and donkey, re-create the traditional Nativity scene.
4-8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William at State. Free. 662-1679. [map]
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 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Living Nativity: First Congregational Church.

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Costumed reenactors, accompanied by a live camel, sheep, and donkey, re-create the traditional Nativity scene.
4-8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William at State. Free. 662-1679. [map]
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 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Saving Mr. Banks": Michigan Theater.

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(John Lee Hancock, 2013). Dramatic biopic about Mary Poppins writer P.L. Travers' difficult childhood and relationship with Walt Disney. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks.
Times TBA at michtheater.org (unless otherwise noted), Michigan Theater. $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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 5 & 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lessons and Carols: First Presbyterian Church.

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The traditional program of scripture readings interspersed with sacred carols, anthems, and hymns. Performed by the church's chancel choir, brass quartet, and organist. Also, a 30-minute instrumental prelude precedes each program.
5 & 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Christmas Eve Luminaria: Committee to Promote Superior Township.

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Free Christmas Eve Luminaria display of 1000+ candle lanterns from Superior Township Hall, 3040 N. Prospect Road, west along Cherry Hill Road, continuing north and south along Frains Lake Road and Stommel Road. Display begins at dusk and continues until candles are consumed.
Superior Township, 3040 N. Prospect Road. Free. ckbisaro@omcast.net [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Tuesday Dinner Ride: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Dec.-Mar. 10- to 20-mile ride, at various paces, along the well maintained Border-to-Border Trail, to a restaurant in either Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti. Front & back lights required, reflective clothing strongly recommended
6 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Festival of Lessons and Carols: First Baptist Church.

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The church presents the Christmas story through a program of alternating scriptural readings and choral and congregational singing adapted from the famous Christmas Eve service at King's College, Cambridge (England). Children welcome; child care provided for infants and toddlers.
7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 512 E. Huron. Free. 663-9376. [map]
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 10:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Festival Prelude": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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St. Andrew's music director Deborah Friauff directs the church choir, bell choir, soloists, and other musicians in Britten's exuberant and musically variegated A Ceremony of Carols in candlelight.
10:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518.
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