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Sunday, May 18, 2014






 
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 5:50 a.m.  Free! 

"Magee Marsh Wildlife Area": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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WAS member Karen Markey leads a field trip to this Ohio state park 70 miles from Ann Arbor on the southern shore of Lake Erie to look for migrating warblers, flycatchers, sparrows, thrushes, and perhaps even some owls. Also, a short stop at the nearby Metzger Marsh. Bring a lunch and something to drink; insect repellant recommended. Late afternoon return.
5:50 a.m., meet at the park-and-ride lot at Plymouth and US-23, to carpool. Free. 994-3569.
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 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

30th Annual Ann Arbor Springtime Invitational Figure Skating Championship: Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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May 15-18. More than 800 skaters ages 6 to adult compete in solo, pairs, couples, and ice dancing categories in this USFSA-sanctioned competition. Full schedule available at annarborfsc.com.
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (May 15), 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (May 16 & 17), & 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (May 18), Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 213-6768. [map]
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

27th Annual Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival: Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Club.

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Big display of around 400 of every sort of VW imaginable, from originals and race cars to dune buggies and trikes. Also, a swap meet and a Hot Wheels race track (bring a VW Hot Wheels car or use one provided). Rain or shine. Nonperishable food donations accepted for SOS Community Services.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. $5 admission. Car entry fee: $12 in advance; $15 at the gate. mvvc.net.
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 9 a.m. 

Basic Yoga.

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This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 9 a.m. 

Basic Yoga.

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This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Family Day Hike: Potawatomi Trail Committee.

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Come enjoy the great outdoors on our 50th Anniversary Hike of the Potawatomi Trail!
On May 17th and 18th the Potawatomi Trail Committee will be hosting a family hiking event, with a cost of $5. Included in the cost is a special, limited edition, Potawatomi Trail Anniversary Hike Patch.
Visit www.potawatomitrail.com for more information
Camp Munhacke, Camp Munhacke 20120 Bartell Road, Dexter. $5 per person. 734-449-8678. potawatomitrail@gmail.com www.potawatomitrail.com
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 9 a.m.-late afternoon  Free! 

Spring Event Derby: Cobblestone Farms.

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Each horse and rider competes in dressage, stadium jumping, and cross-country riding.
9 a.m.-late afternoon, Cobblestone Farms, 6301 Gregory Rd., Dexter. Free. 476-6972. [map]
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 9 a.m. 

"Girls on the Run 5K": Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan.

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Noncompetitive 5-km run/walk for girls ages 8-14 and their coaches, families, and friends. Preceded at 7 a.m. by a "Celebration Expo."
9 a.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.), EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt (north off Washtenaw), Ypsilanti. $25 in advance by May 14 at girlsontherunsemi.org; $30 day of run. 712-5640. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Children's Resale Tent Event and Sidewalk Sale: Children's Orchard and Style Trader.

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The weekend of May 17-18, Ann Arbor-based Children's Orchard, the upscale children's clothing resale boutique, is hosting a massive Tent Sale, where they will be selling thousands of pieces of children's clothing--and nothing will cost more than $5! Meanwhile, its neighbor, Style Trader, who offers gently used, brand name apparel and accessories for women, teens and men, is hosting a Sidewalk Sale with $2 tops and $4 bottoms. There are deals for the entire family between the two events.
Colonnade Shopping Center, 887 West Eisenhower Pkwy. Free admission. (734) 995-8889. annarbor@childrensorchard.com http://www.childrensorchard.com/ [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Horseback trail rides: Horse 'N Around Stables.

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We are excited to open for the season May 2nd and Waterloo recreation. We offer horseback trail rides for ages 6 to 106 on weekends/ Fridays and Saturdays 10 am till dusk and Sundays 10 am till 4:00.
Come see Michigan like nature intended, from the back of a horse. Nothing will be more relaxing this season.
Please call or email for reservations.
Waterloo Recreation Stables, 12891 Trist Road, Grass Lake, 49240. $35 per one hour ride.. 734-637-4457. srichardson@horsenaroundstablesatwaterloo.com www.horsenaroundstablesatwaterloo.com [map]
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 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Plant Sales: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Fundraiser.

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May 10, 11, 17, & 18. Two weekend plant sales, including a "Mother's Day Plant Sale" (May 10 & 11) with container plants and hanging baskets and a "Kitchen Favorites Sale" (May 17 & 18) with herbs and heirloom vegetables. Also, members of the Herb Study Group and the Michigan Gourd Society are on hand to offer tips on growing herbs and gourds.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Taste Gluten-free, whole grain cookies at Costco-Ann Arbor: Among Friends Baking Mixes.

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Gluten-free, whole grain cookies and chocolate cake you can bake at home with a few simple ingredients will be ready for your tasting from Among Friends, an Ann Arbor-based company, at the Ann Arbor Costco this Thursday through Sunday, May 15-18, at 771 Airport Blvd., just north of South State and Ellsworth Road, just across from Among Friends' headquarters.
Co-founders Suzie Miller and Lizann Anderson, of Ann Arbor, will hand out free samples all weekend to demonstrate that kids and adults will love the taste of their healthy products. All Among Friends' products are free of the bad stuff«, with no white starches, gums or fillers, verified by the Non-GMO Project and the Whole Grains Council, and five mixes are produced in a facility that is certified gluten-free.
Their cookie mixes were named "Best New Products" by Progressive Grocer and its chocolate cake mix was awarded a top gluten-free find at Natural Products Expo West, a leading trade show for natural, healthy products.
Costco-Ann Arbor, 771 Airport Blvd. Free. 734-997-9720. danielle@amongfriendsbakingmixes.com http://amongfriendsbakingmixes.com/ [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Weekend Drop In Play!: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Drop In and Play with us on the weekend! Just like our normal drop-in play, our weekend play times give families a chance to get out of the house and play with their babies or toddlers in a safe environment. We will have a variety of toys out for babies/young toddlers ages 6 months to 4 years including ride on toys, a slide, puzzles, books and much more. Space permitting, we will bring out our bounce house so toddlers can enjoy bouncing in a safe environment.
Our playspace is a great place to meet up with your other parent friends, or to make new ones! Coffee and snacks available for $1.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $5 per child. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Mature Singles: First Presbyterian Church.

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Every Sun. A weekly program open to all single adults interested in contemporary Christian topics, new ideas, personal growth, and social and physical activities.

May 4: "Worshipping God with Hands," a participatory presentation by First Presbyterian resident minister Kristin Riegel on the religious use of art, music, and dance.

May 11: "Jesus the Refugee," a talk by resident minister Lal Rodawla on the conditions of refugees around the world.

May 18: Showing of volume 5 of The Long Search, Ronald Eyre's 1977 BBC film series on world religions. In this episode, he visits Egypt to explore the experience of Islamic worship.

May 25: All invited for conversation.

June 1: First Singles member Marcy Toon reviews Happiness in a Storm, Wendy Schlessel Harpham's self-help book based on her experiences as a survivor of chronic lymphoma.

June 8: Church's BBQ picnic on the Church grounds. Reservations required.

June 15: Marcy Toon reviews Giving It All Away: The Story of William W. Cook and His Michigan Law Quadrangle, retired U-M Law Library director Margaret Leary's book about the problems that jeopardized Cook's 1930 gift that financed the U-M law quad.

June 22: Screening of Art of Faith, a DVD documentary exploring outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

June 29: Marcy Toon discusses the chapters on Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush, and Beth Moore in Were It Not for Grace: Stories from Women after God's Own Heart, Leslie Montgomery's collection of essay about 12 high-profile contemporary women.

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11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church Curtis Room (except as noted), 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466, ext. 43. [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. Music. Food available. The May 4 market includes a youth art sale, with works by Ann Arbor Open @ Mack students. May's theme is home & garden, with all-ages crafts, including "Paint a Pot. Plant a Seed." (May 11), "Make a Garden Creature" (May 18), and "Make a Flower Mobile" (May 25).
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., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.
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 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

Critter House Open Hours: Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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Every Sun. All invited to watch frogs, turtles, snakes, rabbits, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes. LSNC animals include both species native to the region and exotic animals that have been donated.
Noon-3 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]
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 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

Edie Herrold Trio with Robert Tye and Dave Marcaccio: The Common Grill - Sunday Bruch Jazz.

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The Edie Herrold Trio, led by bassist Herrold, features guitarist Robert Tye and drummer Dave Marcaccio. Latin, standard and modern jazz, plus some originals.
The Common Grill, 112 S Main St., Chelsea. Free. (734) 475-0470. http://www.commongrill.com [map]
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 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snascks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

May 3: 16th Annual Garlic Mustard Weed-Out Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in several parks, including Argo Nature Area (meet at Argo Canoe Livery, 1055 Longshore), Bird Hills Nature Area (meet at the Bird Rd. entrance), Cedar Bend (meet at the Island Park parking lot, Island Dr., off Maiden Ln.), Hannah Nature Area (meet at the end of Bath St., west of Seventh between Huron and Miller), Huron Parkway Nature Area (meet in front of 3470 Woodland off E. Huron River Dr.), Miller Nature Area (meet at the Arborview entrance just east of Wildwood), & Leslie Woods (meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth).

May 10: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, Huron River Dr. from Bird Rd. via Newport Rd.) to help remove spotted knapweed, bittercress and other invasive species, or Greenview Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, across from Barnard Rd. on Greenview Rd. off Scio Church Rd. west of S. Seventh St.) to remove invasive shrubs and spread woodchips on the trails, and Black Pond Woods (1-4 p.m., meet in the Leslie Science Center parking lot, 1831 Traver Rd.) to help remove invasive shrubs.

May 17: Furstenberg Nature Area Native Plant Garden (noon-3 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to join master gardener Aunita Erskine for her annual spring cleanup and botanical walk.

May 18: Bluffs Nature Area (noon-3 p.m., meet in front of 220 Sunset) to remove garlic mustard, dame's rocket, and other spring invasives.

June 7: "National Trails Day." Help maintain trails at Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the end of Verle Rd. off Platt south of Packard), Argo Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.), Oakwoods Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance off Dunwoodie off Kilburn Park Cir. from Green Rd. east of Nixon Rd.), and Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot on Dixboro just north of Plymouth).

June 14: Furstenberg Nature Area Native Plant Garden (noon-3 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Fuller across from Huron High) to help weed it. Also, the park steward, master gardener Aunita Erskine, talks about the native plants, including many prairie plants, it contains.

June 22: Sunset Brooks Nature Area (1-4 p.m., Sunset Rd. at the end of Brooks St.) to remove buckthorn, honeysuckle, and other invasive plants.

July 12: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, Huron River Dr. from Bird Rd. via Newport Rd.) to help remove spotted knapweed, bittercress, and other invasive species, or Kuebler Langford Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Beechwood entrance off Sunset just north of M-14) to remove invasive plants such as bittercress, dame's rocket, and spotted knapweed.

July 26: Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the end of Verle Rd. off Platt south of Packard) to help remove bittercress, Canada thistle, and other invasives.

July 27: Furstenberg Nature Area Native Plant Garden (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller across from Huron High) to help remove invasive plants.

Aug. 9: Furstenberg Nature Area Native Plant Garden (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller across from Huron High) to help weed it and learn about the native plants it contains from the park steward, master gardener Aunita Erskine, or Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, Huron River Dr. from Bird Rd. via Newport Rd.) to help remove knapweed, bittercress, and other invasive plant species.

Aug. 17: Miller Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Arborview, just east of Wildwood off Miller) to help clear the trails and spread woodchips. Bring a plastic sled to help with the woodchip hauling.

Aug. 23: Stapp Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the AADL Traverwood Branch parking lot, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.) to help remove invasive plants.

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Various times & locations. Free. 996-3266.
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 12:30-2:30 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Mosaic Jewelry": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mosaicgeek.com creator Shannon Kuchera shows adults and teens in grade 6 & up how to make delicate mosaics to wear as jewelry. Supplies provided.
12:30-2:30 p.m. & 3-5 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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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 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 1 & 4 p.m. 

Spring Concert: Dance Alliance Repertory Company.

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May 17 & 18. Company dancers and students perform ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, and other dance styles.
3 & 7 p.m. (May 17) and 1 & 4 p.m. (May 18), Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center, Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets $13 in advance at Dance Alliance (811 W. Michigan, Saline), and at the door. 429-9599. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Stone School Celebration: Stone School Cooperative Nursery Preschool.

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Come join us in recognizing Annie Zipser's 25th year of teaching at our school (from 1989 to present) and Barbara Huutchinson's retirement (from 1989 to 2013). If you, or one of your children attended our school, please stop by and help us celebrate!
Send memories and well wishes to:
memoriesofstoneschool@gmail.com
Visit us on Facebook to RSVP (Stone School Cooperative Nursery) & we will see you at the Party!
Stone School Cooperative Nursery, 2811 Stone School Road. Free. 734.971.4820. www.stoneschool.org [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Stone School Cooperative Nursery Celebration: Stone School Cooperative Nursery.

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Come join us in recognizing Annie Zipser's 25th year of teaching at our school (1989-present) and Barbara Hutchinson's retirement (1989-2013). If you or one of your children attended our school, please stop by and help us celebrate! Send memories and well wishes to: memoriesofstoneschool@gmail.com
Stone School Cooperative Nursery, 2811 Stone School Rd. Free. 734-971-4820. memoriesofstoneschool@gmail.com [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 p.m. 

U-M Baseball vs. Kansas.

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2 p.m. (May 17), & 1 p.m. (May 18), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets $7 & $8 (youth & seniors, $5; U-M students, faculty, & staff and kids under age 5, free). 764-0247.
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 1-4 p.m. 

"40th Anniversary Celebration": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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A chicken and pulled pork BBQ lunch from Satchel's BBQ, followed by a brief annual meeting and a talk by club president Marcia McCrary on "The History of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County."
1-4 p.m., WCC Student Center Bldg. community room, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10. Reservations required at washtenawgenealogy.org by May 8. 483-2799. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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May 11, 18, & 25. 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 p.m. 

"Fairytale Family Vacation": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Junior Theatre.

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May 15-18. Katherine Altman directs young local actors in local playwright Emilio Rodriguez's comedy that lampoons road-trip movies and classic fairytales.
7:30 p.m. (May 15-17) & 1 p.m. (May 18), WCC College Theatre (room 175 in the Liberal Arts Bldg.), 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $8 (kids, $5) in advance and at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 1 & 3 p.m. 

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

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May 3, 4, 17, & 18. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. May 3 & 4: "Mind Over Matter" includes experiments with extreme states of solids, liquids, and gases. May 17 & 18: "ChemMystery" includes experiments using everyday items to create chemical reactions.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $11 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 1:30 p.m. 

Family-Friendly Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Sept. 21: The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987). Sweet, witty, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale about a farm girl kidnapped by a villainous ruler who intends to make her his princess. Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn.

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1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (kids under 12, free; students, seniors, & veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [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., and Apr. 7-11 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

The Little Star That Could (Sat. and Apr. 7-11, 12:30 p.m.) is about an average yellow star on a search for a planet of its own to warm who meets other stars on the way and learns about the solar system.

MarsQuest (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.), narrated by Star Trek star Patrick Stewart, is about the history of the Red Planet and the reasons for our interest in it.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 1:45, 4:30, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"Finding Vivian Maier": Michigan Theater.

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(John Maloof & Charlie Siskel, 2013). Documentary about the late nanny whose cache of 100,000 photographs, discovered posthumously, has earned her a reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
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, michtheater.org. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Canceled: "Richard III": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Remainder of run canceled as of May 22. Julia Glander directs Shakespeare's history play, a masterful portrait of evil whose fratricidal protagonist savagely hacks his way to the throne, in a radically re-imagined production that explores themes of gender, power, and governance in the setting of a distant yet ominous future. Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch stars as Richard. The cast also includes Brian Sage, John Seibert, Lynnae Lehfeldt, Drew Parker, Joanna Bronson, Terry Heck, Logan Ricket, Justin Dietzel, and Alysia Kolascz.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (May 10 & 24), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Apr. 24), $22 (Apr. 25 & 27 and May 1), and $30 (Apr. 26). May 2 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After May 2: $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]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

A Matter of Balance: Holy Faith Church and Area Agency on Aging 1-B.

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Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.
Holy Faith Church is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings from April 27th to May 20th, 2014. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.
Please call Kathleen Garvey, OTRL at 734-355-1595 or email at kgarvey2011@gmail.com for more information. Call Kathleen or church office at 734-429-2991 to register by April 14, 2013. Please include full name, chronological age, phone number and email on message. We will contact you to confirm your registration.
Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Saline, MI, Saline. Free. Free to Washtenaw residents. 734-355-1595. kgarvey2011@gmail.com [map]
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 2-5 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Family Dining: Say "Cheese"!.

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Welcome to Sunday Family Dining! In just a couple of hours, your child will prepare a three-course meal that you get to come back and enjoy. We'll talk about kitchen safety, favorite foods, family pets, and other important things while we cook. We'll pack up any leftovers (feel free to bring a container) and we'll send you home with a recipe packet. If we had to pick a favorite ingredient in our kitchen, surprisingly, it wouldn't be bacon. That's right, we love Cheese! Creamy Cheddar Soup with Parmesan Croutons starts at the top of our menu. Next we'll build Ham & Swiss Sliders paired with Apple-Fennel Slaw & Stilton. Finally, some Spiced Cupcakes with Cream & Goat Cheese Frosting will be waiting at the end. These classes are for children ages 8 and up and are 3 hours long, with the last half hour designated for eating. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/per 1 child participant and up to 2 family members. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [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 traditional dancing to live music. Grange-baked cookies.
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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Memorial Gathering for the Sewol Ferry Tragedy: Voices for the Sewol Ferry Victims.

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Please join us on a memorial gathering for the victims of Sewol Ferry tragedy that happened in South Korea about a month ago.
- Out of 476 passengers, 304 victims (including 250 high school students) sunk with the ferry for several hours while being watched by their families.
- Not one was rescued.
- After 4 weeks 29 passengers are still missing.
- Nobody in the government admits their obvious failure of protecting people's lives and accepts responsibility.
Heartbroken people in each fifty state of the United States will gather all at the same time at 2 pm on May 18th (Sun) to share their feelings and thoughts. Please come wearing black or dark colored clothes. Contact: sewolmi@gmail.com
Burton Memorial Tower, 230 N Ingalls St, University of Michigan. Free. sewolmi@gmail.com http://www.thetruthofsewolferry.com/truth [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea.

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This 4-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

May 18 (2 p.m.): Flint Lumber City BBC.

July 26 (2 p.m.): Royal Oak Wahoos.

Aug. 23 (2 p.m.): Detroit Early Risers.

Sept 14 (2 p.m.): Northville Eclipse.

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Various times, Timbertown Park, Sibley Rd. (west off Main St. north of downtown), Chelsea. Free. Facebook.com/ChelseaMonitors. 476-8905, 930-6130.
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 2-3 p.m. 

Spring Nature Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Mar. 8 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.): "Maple Sugar Festival." Following a screening of the film Maple Sugar Farmer, WNHA naturalists explains do-it-yourself maple syrup-making techniques and lead a short walk to show how to identify maple syrup trees and demonstrate tree-tapping techniques. Also a pancake breakfast with maple syrup ($6), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 31, 1700 Ridge Rd.

Mar. 16 (2-3 p.m.): "Michigan's Rattler." DNR wildlife biologist Kristin Bissell displays a live massasauga rattlesnake and discusses its biology, habitat, and behaviors.

Mar. 23 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Build Your Own Telescope." Local astronomy buff Meg Gower helps participants make their own telescope. Materials fee: $8.

Mar. 30 (2-3 p.m.): "Live from Australia." Representatives from the local Creature Conservancy display and discuss some of their collection of wild animals from Australia, including a kangaroo, a wallaby, and a kookaburra.

Apr. 6 (2-3 p.m.): "Life in a Beehive." Beekeeper Jane Levy presents a hands-on introduction to how bees work together to build a hive and make honey. Kids have a chance to wear a beekeeper's suit. Aimed at adults & youth age 6 & up.

Apr. 12 (8-9:30 p.m.): "Night of the Amphibians." WNHA naturalist Tom Hodgson discusses and displays live frogs, toads, and salamanders and leads a night walk to a nearby spring pond to look and listen for them. Bring a flashlight, dress for the weather, and be prepared to get your feet wet.

May 3 (10 a.m. and 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.): "Faerie House." All invited to design and construct a fairie or gnome home using a large array of natural materials. Kids must be accompanied by a parent. Space limited; preregistration required. $10.

May 11 (1:30-3 p.m.): "Incredible Edibles." 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.

May 18 (2-3 p.m.): "Michigan Mammals." Howell Nature Center Wild Wonders Wildlife Park staff display and discuss the characteristics of several of its Michigan wild mammals.

June 1 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Rockhound Basics." Geologist Larry Bean leads rockhounds to a closed gravel pit to learn about rocks and minerals you can find there and what they reveal about ancient Michigan.

June 8 (2-3 p.m.): "Nature's Tank: The Turtle." WNHA naturalist Tom Hodgson shows some live turtles and discusses their biology and life cycles, and what to do when you encounter them in the wild.

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Various times, Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5) except as noted. The Maple Sugar Festival is free. Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Bye Bye Birdie": Chelsea District Library.

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Family-oriented screening of a sing-along version of the George Sidney's 1963 film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about an Elvis-like rock star who travels to a small Ohio town to make a "farewell" TV performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Bobby Rydell, Janet Leigh, Paul Lynde.
2-4 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Design + Architecture": UMMA.

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June 1 & 22. Docent-guided tour of the new Design Gallery and the current exhibition of architectural designs by Robert Metcalf, a former U-M architecture dean, who's known for his mid-century modern houses.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Hunting for Animals, Large and Small": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leas a hike to look for signs of animals.
2-4 p.m., Miller-Smith Preserve, Parker Rd. dead-end at Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Lima Twp. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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 2 p.m. 

"Macbeth": Young Actors Guild.

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May 16-18. Young local actors perform Shakespeare's bloody tale of a Scottish lord and his ambitious wife. Note: Special school rate available for the Saturday matinee, including a discussion with the cast after the show. To register, email contact@aayag.org.
7:30 p.m. (May 16 & 17) & 2 p.m. (May 17 & 18), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $10 (seniors age 55 & over and kids age 11 & under, $5) in advance at aayag.org, & at the door. 926-5629. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Spring Comedy Festival: Lovers, Liars, & Lunatics": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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See review. Every Wed.-Sun. (except Apr. 20), Apr. 3-May 24. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of several short comedies that explore the nature of love, loss, revenge, and renewal. Includes plays by Jeff Daniels, David MacGregor, Carey Crim, and others. Note: adult language and content.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Apr. 3-10 preview tickets$22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Apr. 10: 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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 2 p.m. 

"The Wizard of Oz": Young People's Theater.

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May 16-18. Jayme Kelmigian and Jake McClory direct young local actors in the classic Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg musical adaptation of Frank Baum's ever popular fantasy about a young girl's roundabout journey to her heart's desire. The score features "Over the Rainbow," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "We're Off to See the Wizard," and more.
7 p.m. (May 16 & 17), 1 p.m. (May 17), & 2 p.m. (May 18), Power Center. Tickets $15 (youth age 18 & under and seniors age 65 and over, $10) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, mutotix.umich.edu, & by phone. 763-TKTS. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Time to Remember Memorial Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to bring a photo of a loved one to display on a Memorial Table. Refreshments.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 2-5 p.m. 

"Vibrational Intimacy: Discovering Your Personal Relationship with Healing Sound".

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Local musician Laurel Emrys performs harp and flute music and discusses her Full Spectrum Harmonics theory of healing sound. With audience participation.
2-5 p.m., Location TBA. $30. Reservations required. 761-7699.
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 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preservation Clinic: Pass It on!": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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U-M Library preservation and conservation experts are on hand to give advice about caring for treasured items, including audio and video recordings, books, diaries, genealogical info, letters, maps, photos, and more.
2:30-4:30 p.m., 100 Hatcher Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-6980. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Brauer Preserve Hike: Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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All invited to join club members on a moderately paced 2-mile hike on trails, sandy knolls, and wetlands in this 226-acre preserve that encompasses Lake Isabelle. Wear boots and bring water.
3 p.m., Brauer Preserve, meet at the entrance on the west side of Parker Rd. just south of Waters Rd. Free. 677-0823.
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Cooperative Outreach Music Program Recital: Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts.

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Performances by young local musicians who participate in an AASPA program that provides music instruction to under-resourced students.
3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 213-2000. [map]
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 3 p.m. 

Washtenaw Community Concert Band: First United Methodist Church.

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Chris Heidenreich directs this popular 70-piece ensemble in a program of concert favorites for large band, including the medleys Glenn Miller in Concert, American Civil War Fantasy, Jersey Boys, What's Up at the Symphony (Bugs Bunny's Greatest Hits), and Sousa's "The Thunderer." Followed by a lemonade & dessert reception. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
3 p.m., FUMC lawn, 120 S. State. Freewill Offering. 662-4536, ext. 0. [map]
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 3 p.m. 

"Disney's Little Mermaid Jr.": Chelsea Area Players Youth Theater.

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May 16-18. Alex Moore and Christine Landis direct young local actors in Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Alan Menken's musical, based on the 1989 Disney film and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a mermaid who gets a chance to be human. The popular score includes "Under the Sea," "Part of Your World," and "She's in Love."
7 p.m. (May 16 & 17) & 8 p.m. (May 18), Washington Street Education Center Auditorium, 500 Washington, Chelsea. $10. chelseaareaplayers.org. [map]
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 3 p.m. 

"Dynamite DNA": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how scientists use DNA to aid in conservation of species and to find information about evolutionary history. Participants extract DNA from a whole banana. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (with the Help of 50,000 Strangers)": Ann Arbor District Library.

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New York Times "Modern Love" columnist Daniel Jones discusses his new book. Signing.
3-4:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 3 p.m. 

"Schubert's Mass in G Major": St. Thomas Catholic Church.

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Lucia Campbell directs the church's adult and children's choirs in works by Schubert, Bach, and Handel. Accompanist is Hyewon Jung.
3 p.m., St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elizabeth at Kingsley. Freewill donation. 761-8606.
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 3 p.m. (doors at 2:30 p.m.) 

"Why There Are No Wizards": Dreamland Theater.

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Apr. 11 and every Sun, Apr. 13-May 25. The Dreamland Puppet Troupe presents this original puppet show by Ryan Hughes in which local wizard shops have to close down because of competition from Wiz-Mart. The Apr. 11 performance is part of the opening reception for the new Dreamland exhibit Puppet.
8 p.m. (Fri.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St. Ypsilanti. $5 (kids 3 & under, free) at the door only. 657-2337. [map]
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Zounds Hearing Hitchcock Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Feb. 2: The Pleasure Garden (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) Silent drama about a chorus girl engaged to an adventurer who begins to play around when her fiancé travels out of the country. 2 p.m.

Feb. 4: Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) A man convinced of the innocence of a woman he helped convict or murder sets out to find the real killer. Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring. 7 p.m.

Feb. 9: The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935) Vintage mystery-romantic comedy about an innocent man pulled into the orbit of a spy ring. Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll. 4 p.m.

Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Hitchcock's original version of the thriller about criminals who kidnap a child to prevent her parents from revealing an assassination plot. Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre. 5 p.m.

Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) Remake of the 1934 thriller. James Stewart, Doris Day. 7 p.m.

Feb. 16: The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) A jealous detective accuses a lodger of murder. Ivor Novello, Malcolm Keen. 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 18: The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) Classic mystery-comedy about an old woman's baffling disappearance on a train that leads a young woman into a web of intrigue. Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave. 7 p.m.

Feb. 23: Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Gothic thriller about a na´ve young woman who marries an aristocratic widower. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders. 4 p.m.

Feb. 25: Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Thriller about an American reporter who exposes enemy spies in Britain. Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders. 7 p.m.

Mar. 2: The Ring (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent boxing melodrama. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.

Mar. 4: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941). A wealthy, sheltered woman marries a charming ne'er-do-well she comes to suspect may be planning to kill her for her money Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.

Mar. 9: Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942). Offbeat thriller about a munitions worker wrongly accused of sabotage and forced to go on the lam around the country. Script written in part by Dorothy Parker. 5 p.m.

Mar. 11: Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943). A lively teen grows to suspect that her beloved uncle may be a serial killer. Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotton. 7 p.m.

Mar. 16: Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944). When a ship of Americans and Britons is sunk by a missile from a German U-boat during WWII, the survivors must cope with the elements--and each other. Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix. 5 p.m.

Mar. 18: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945). The youthful new director of a posh mental asylum is not whom he claims to be. Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman. 7 p.m.

Mar. 23: Downhill (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent melodrama about a boy whose life falls apart when he is expelled from school after he takes the blame for a friend's crime. With live organ accompaniment. 8 p.m.

Apr. 1: Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946). Thriller about a woman asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends n South America. Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.

Apr. 6: The Farmer's Wife (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Newly restored silent drama about a rough-mannered widowed farmer in search of a new bride. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.

Apr. 8: Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948). A detective sets out to solve a prep-school murder that turns out to be a killing for thrills. James Stewart. 7 p.m.

Apr. 13: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951). Classic thriller about a psychotic mother's boy with a Raymond Chandler screenplay. 1:30 p.m.

Apr. 15: Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Classic thriller about a man hoisted in the petard of his plot to murder his wife. Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Bob Cummings. 7 p.m.

Apr. 20: Easy Virtue (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). See review. Newly restored silent drama, adapted from the Noel Coward play, about a divorcée who hides her scandalous past from her new husband and family. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.

Apr. 22: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Stylish thriller-romance about a news photographer examining his neighbor's lives with binoculars and making a sordid discovery. James Stewart, Grace Kelly.7 p.m.

Apr. 27: The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwenn. 4 p.m.

Apr. 29: The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957). Offbeat film about a New York City jazz musician falsely accused of robbery. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. 7 p.m.

May 4: Champagne (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Silent drama about a spoiled heiress who defies her father by running off to marry her lover. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.

May 6: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958).Haunting, dreamlike mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak.7 p.m.

May 11: North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959). Classic thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a government agent who's relentlessly pursued halfway across the country. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint. 5 p.m.

May 13: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Classic suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. 5 p.m.

May 18: The Manxman (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent drama about lifelong friends on the Isle of Man, a fisherman and a lawyer, who are both attracted to the same woman. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.

May 20: Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock, 1976). Comedy-thriller about a con artist and her private investigator boyfriend who run into a couple of serial kidnappers. Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black. 5 p.m.

May 25: Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent thriller about a Scotland Yard detective who discovers that a murder he is investigating was committed by his girlfriend while defending herself from a rapist. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.

May 27: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Stars Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy. 7 p.m.

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Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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 p.m. 

"The Passing of the Year": Vocal Arts Ensemble.

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Ben Cohen directs this local 24-voice chamber choir in Jonathan Dove's sterling The Passing of the Year as well as works by Lassus, Britten, and Brahms that reflect both the ephemeral and the eternal.
4 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Tickets $20 (seniors age 65 & over and students, $15; kids age 12 & under, free) in advance at vocalartsannarbor.org.
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 6-9 p.m. 

20th Anniversary Celebration: Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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A full vegetarian dinner with music and other entertainment.
6-9 p.m., Chinmaya Avantika, 5760 Packard. $35. Reservations required by May 12 at iirtwc.org or by phone. Free. 424-1535. [map]
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 6:45 p.m. 

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression.

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Depressed or anxious moods cloud the joy of experiencing ourselves as perfect and whole. With or without a diagnosis heal with breath work, yoga postures and imagery to balance moods and awaken inner joy. Certified Teacher.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 7 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Alan Partridge": Michigan Theater.

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May 18-20. (Declan Lowney, 2013). Comedy about a famous radio DJ who works with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
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, michtheater.org. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Laughter Yoga Circle: Ann Arbor Laughs.

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Join us for a 1/2 hour of laughing for no reason except to your health. Laughter yoga uses exercises to simply laugh, stretch and breathe for positive well-being. Laughter circle plays off everyone attending so we need your joyous spirit. Set yourself in a positive happy state to conquer the week ahead. We'll laugh weekly from 7:00-7:30pm on Sunday nights at the Yellow Barn, 416 West Huron, Ann Arbor, MI. Suggested $5 donation to the Yellow Barn.
The Yellow Barn, 416 West Huron. Donation. 734-368-5237. diane82103@yahoo.com [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: The Ark.

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Artful, contemplative adaptations of traditional Irish music by the duo of guitarist Cahill, a Chicago native whose parents emigrated from County Kerry, and fiddler Hayes, known for the slow, lyrical style derived from his native County Clare. The New York Times calls their music "a Celtic complement to Steve Reich's quartets or Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain."
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Steel City Rovers: Mangiamo Italian Grill Acoustic Routes Concert.

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Hamilton, Ontario quintet whose Celtic-based original music also includes elements of French Canadian and Cape Breton fiddle styles, bluegrass, Appalachian, and country blues. In addition to the usual guitar, fiddle, accordion, and percussion, the band's equipment also features Scottish small pipes, tenor mandola, horse jaw, and other unusual instruments.
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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 8-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry Slam.

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Every Sun. All poets invited to compete in a poetry slam judged by a randomly chosen panel from the audience. The program begins with a brief poetry open mike and (usually) a short set by a featured poet.
8-11 p.m. (sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m.), Silvio's, 715 North University. $5 suggested donation. 985-0736. [map]
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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom (Aug. 3, 17, 24, & 31 and Sept. 7 and Oct. 12, 19, & 26) and Michigan League Ballroom (Aug. 10 & Sept. 28 & Oct. 5). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Chili Challis' UNclub Comedy Open Mike": Emergent Arts.

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May 4, 18, & 25 and every Sun. in June. Performances by aspiring and experienced comics from former Tonight Show staff writer Challis's comedy dojo. Emcee is Mark Sweetman. Refreshments.
8 p.m., The Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $5 suggested donation. emergentarts.com, 985-0875. [map]
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