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. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Every Tues. & Sat. All preschoolers, accompanied by an adult, invited for stories. Followed by a science activity.
9-10 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $11 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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.
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Life Sciences Institute, 210 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. email@example.com http:
Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
9 a.m. (May, June, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (July & Aug.), 10 a.m. (Nov.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Bloom Season: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.more >
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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: mbgna.umich.edu
university of Michigan Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. 734-647-7600. http:
This class is for all levels. We accommodate beginners & lifelong Yogis alike.
Peachy Fitness, 2385 S. Huron Parkway. $59/8 classes (drop-in rate: $10). 734-681-0477. Zaini@PeachyFitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
Every Tues. & Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for preschoolers (Tues.) and kids age 7 & under (Sat.). The Tues. storytime includes a craft activity.
10 a.m. (Tues.) & 11 a.m. (Sat.), Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Quit Tobacco Program-Starts June 3
This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Tuesday, June 3, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu
Traverwood, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3 Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-998-6222. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 4. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.
May 26: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), Kids African dance with Jaclyn Dawn Morrow (4:30-5 p.m.), and performances by the West African Drummers.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]
Kids ages 4 and up are invited to spend an afternoon making their own LEGO creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones. Everyone is welcome - LEGOs will be provided by the Library.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. email@example.com www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]
Quit Tobacco Program-Starts May 6
This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Tuesday, May 6, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu
Traverwood, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Free. 734/998-6222. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.
Do you want to grow some plants, on the windowsill or outdoors, for your cat to enjoy? Plants that kitties like are easy to grow and care for, and they're attractive, too. You can create an entire cat garden, integrate an area for cats into an existing garden, or create an indoor smorgasbord. You'll learn dozens of plants that cats are drawn to (including their characteristics and preferred growing conditions), how to grow them in the yard or indoors year-round, and what non-plant features to add in the garden for cats.
You do not have to be enrolled as a WCC student to take this one-time lifelong learning class. Free for Washtenaw County residents age 65+.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. $29. 734-975-6865. http:
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. email@example.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
These 2 mystery writers introduce their new books. Coleman's The Hollow Girl is the last in his critically acclaimed series about PI Moe Prager that's known for its blend of moral complexity and dark humor, and former Missouri assistant attorney general Allen's debut novel The Code of the Hills is a legal thriller set in her native Ozarks. Signing.
7 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]
Talk by Andrew Zweifler, cofounder of Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1429 Hill. Free. 788-3298. [map]
Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop
Michigan children's book writer Lisa Wheeler discusses the art of writing and presents awards to the winners of the AADL short story contest for 3rd-5th graders.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba, Gabriel García Marquez's novella about a retired colonel who hopes an elusive pension will lift his family out of poverty.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing 2-part series. Part 1 is presented on the first Tuesday of October, November, and January through June and provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 is presented on the second Tuesday of October, November, and January through June, provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston/Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center. It's free and open to all. Programs are targeted primarily to parents but are inclusive of teens, family members, professionals, students, and anyone interested.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, classroom EC4, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 485-8725. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Prizes for the top 2 teams.
8-9:30 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. Free. 475-8732. [map]
June 3 & 9. All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather, so check dept.astro.lsa.umich.edu
9-10:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764-3482. [map]