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Calendar of Events

Monday, June 2, 2014

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 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Silent Auction Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Silent auction items on display at the Powerhouse Gym!
Come in and bid on gift certificates and fabulous items!
DRAWING IS AT 1:00 ON SATURDAY, JUNE 7 so make sure you sign up for the things you would like.
All proceeds benefit leukemia and lymphoma research!
Powerhouse Gym Ypsilanti (at I94/Huron), 1326 Anna J Stepp, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Donation. [map]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Project LIAison: Four Works Exhibit.

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In an exhibit held June 2 to 6 at the Life Sciences Institute, Art-Science Research Fellow Lia Min will show four recent works that illuminate different cognitive and emotional approaches to understand self and the world.
Min divides her time between the studio and lab, exploring the interplay of science and art and examining Western and Eastern approaches to understanding and knowledge.
LIAison will be open to the public June 2 to 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the LSI Library, main floor, Life Sciences Institute, 210 Washtenaw Avenue. (University and visitor parking is available in the Palmer garage).
Artist's walk-through on Monday, June 2 and Thursday, June 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information about this event, visit
To learn more about the project, visit
Life Sciences Institute, 210 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Bloom Season: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.

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The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden is the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America, with thousands of blooms in shades of white, pink, and red. Free admission. Note: Peony bloom season is weather dependent. Please visit our dedicated peony website for regular bloom updates:
university of Michigan Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. 734-647-7600. [map]

 10 a.m. 

"Summer Story Hour": Temple Beth Emeth.

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June 2, 9, 16, & 23. TBE librarian Clare Kinberg reads stories for kids ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.
10 a.m., 2309 Packard. Free., 665-4744. [map]

 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]

 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids': Make-and-Take Mondays -- Not Your Typical Thai!.

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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! Not Your Typical Thai! - Get ready to feed your family of 4 with a Thai dinner! We'll be making some Fresh Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce. Then we will move on to a Green Papaya Salad. Nothing is better than Shrimp Fried Rice!! And we'll finish it off with some Lemongrass Ice Cream. You supply the beverage 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
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/child. 734-645-1030. [map]

 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Zumba (Ladies only): Peachy Fitness.

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Every Mon. in June. Zumba a fun workout!!!
Peachy Fitness, 2385 S. Huron Parkway. $35/5 classes. 734-681-0477. [map]

 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce: University Center for the Child and the Family.

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The University Center for The Child and The Family (UCCF) provides free workshop that deliver practical advice in a collaborative, caring environment. In this workshop, we help parents understand their children's needs during the time of separation and divorce and offer specific suggestions for creating the most beneficial post-divorce parenting relationships.
All workshops are free and open to the public! Please visit or call 734-764-9466 to contact The University Center for The Child and The Family for more information.
The Institute for Human Adjustment, 500 E. Washington Suite 100. Free. 734-764-9466. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sonic Lunch Sneak Peak": Ann Arbor District Library.

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107.1-FM morning host Bandyke and Bank of Ann Arbor events coordinator Matthew Altruda run down the list of performers at this summers weekly series of Thursday lunchtime concerts in Liberty Plaza (see June 5 listing). Followed by a performance by Laith Al-Saadi, a local singer and guitar virtuoso whose repertoire includes soulful rock and blues covers and originals.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
7:30-9:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). 274-9463. [map]

 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.

 8 p.m. 

Jeff Nease: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Veteran Toledo-bred observational humorist and storyteller known for his affably energetic stage presence and impeccable timing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $11 reserved seating in advance, $13 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Recital Jazz Guitar Workshop.

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A recital for students of the Jazz Guitar Workshop at Ann Arbor Music Center Modern Conservatory, 314 S. Ashley, on Monday, June 2 at 8 PM. Open to the public.
Ann Arbor Music Center Modern Conservatory, 314 S. Ashley. Free. 734-327-4852. [map]

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