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Calendar of Events

Monday, May 19, 2014






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
8 a.m. (June-Aug.) & 9 a.m. (Apr., May, & Sept.-Nov.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 761-2885, 663-5060.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Affordable Care Act 1:1": Chelsea District Library.

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Center for Family & Health regional lead ACA navigator Danielle Carpenter is on hand to offer personalized assistance understanding and applying for insurance under the new health care law.
1:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732, ext. 219. [map]
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 4, 6:30, & 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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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Always Cola, Rarely Essential Medicines: William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.

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Simon Berry, the Co-founder and CEO of ColaLife
will share his experiences of using Coca-Cola's wide distribution channels to provide essential medicines to remote communities in developing countries.
http://www.colalife.org
Ross School of Business R 2240, 710 Tappan Street. Free. 7349363913. prashanty@gmail.com [map]
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 4:15, 6:45, & 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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 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids': Make-and-Take Monday -- American Made.

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New this Spring! Make-and-Take Mondays! Jump start your week with a meal made by your junior chef. We introduce students to a variety of cuisine, basic cooking skills, kitchen safety, recipe reading, and best of all, we'll package it all up in ready-for-the-oven containers so you can enjoy it with your family for dinner! American Made - Get ready to feed your family of 4 with an All American dinner! Starter, main course and dessert! We'll begin with a Classic Green Salad with a Sherry Vinaigrette. Then we will move onto everybody's favorite - Panko Chicken Dippers and Potato Wedges with Housemade Ranch Dressing. We'll finish out the meal with the most amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies! You supply the milk and you have a fantastic full dinner for your family! This class is for kids ages 8 and up. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/child. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [map]
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 6-9 p.m. 

"Sights & Sounds Michigan Wine & Brew Show": Chelsea Festival.

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A chance to sample a large assortment of fine wines and beers. Also, a wide sampling of Michigan foods selected by Common Grill chef Craig Common. A benefit for the summertime Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights programs and the July 24-26 Sounds & Sights Festival.
6-9 p.m., Common Grill, 112 S. Main. $50 in advance & at the door. 475-0470. [map]
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 6:45-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
6:45-9 p.m., Pittsfield Condominium Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. Free to visitors ($30 annual dues for those who join). aastitchers.org. 994-4385. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Greg Iles: Nicola's Books.

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This New York Times best-selling writer discusses Natchez Burning, his new novel, the first in an epic trilogy that weaves together crimes, lies, and secrets past and present. The main character is a popular figure from Iles's previous novels, the southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Parenting 2.0: A Look at Friendship Dynamics": Saline District Library.

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A social worker talks about ways to help adolescents navigate social situations. Also, a book discussion of several books on the subject by parenting educator Rosalind Wiseman; limited copies available in advance at the library.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced "no-drop" ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II": Barnes & Noble Nonfiction Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of journalist Denise Kiernan's new book about the women working during WWII at Oak Ridge (TN), one of the Manhattan Project's secret cities.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stamp Auction: Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Auction of U.S. and foreign stamps, covers, and collector supplies.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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May 5, 12, & 19. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]
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