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.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF MOMS! WE BELIEVE IN YOU! Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones in stollers. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates cardio, strength, toning, songs and activities. Certified fitness instructors offer a variety of fun class formats at Briarwood for this MONTHLY FREE Community class. Stroller Strides® also meets 6-days a week at Briarwood Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays and varied locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Briarwood Mall inside-- meet in front of SEARS seating area, 100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734.726.4075. email@example.com annarbor.fit4mom.com [map]
Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center's summer camp programs provide the safest and most enjoyable experience and plenty of individual attention for each participant. All camp participants will have fun learning about riding and horse care. There is mounted instruction twice a day.
Carolyne Wheeler -- instructor, designer and supervisor -- is an accredited district commissioner of the United States Pony Club. Carolyne is also certified in CPR and first aid.
The summer horse camp is a 4-day program. Camp is in session from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Thursday. Extended hours are available. Camp is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 17. Ability will be evaluated the first day of camp so that children are grouped accordingly.
2014 Summer Camp Dates are: June 9-12, June 16-19, June 23-26, July 7-10, July 14-17, July 28-31, August 4-7, August 11-14, August 18-21, and August 25-28.
To register, please contact Carolyne Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 734-476-8346
Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center, 5415 Waters Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. 734-476-8346. email@example.com www.cedarridgeequestriancenter.com [map]
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]
Golf scramble tournament. After a shotgun start, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome. Contests & raffles. Followed by lunch.
9 a.m. (8 a.m. check-in & breakfast), Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe Rd. (off Maple south of Ellsworth). $135 per golfer; lunch only, $40. Sign up as a foursome or be assigned to one. Preregistration required. Csswashtenaw.org/2014-chip-in-fore-children; 971-9781, ext. 313. [map]
Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Bloom Season: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.more >
Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Bloom Season: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.< less
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/peony.
university of Michigan Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. 734-647-7600. http://mbgna.umich.edu/peony/ [map]
Every Mon. Play group for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play groups are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Tues., 10-11 a.m. & Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Pittsfield (Wed. 11 a.m.-noon), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; and Traverwood (Fri. except July 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m.) 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Mon., Tues. Wed., & Fri. except July 4. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Tues. & Wed.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; & 1-2:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Every Mon. & Thurs. All ages invited to play this intricate game played with colorful tiles. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). reservations required.
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]
Every Mon. All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]
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]
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! Diner Favorites! - Get ready to feed your family of 4 with some Diner Favorites for dinner! We'll begin with a traditional Cobb Salad with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch. Next we'll whip up some Creamy Tomato Soup. We will finish off the meal with a lip-smacking Blueberry Pie. 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 www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/child. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-1/ [map]
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]
This class will be expand upon the skills learned in Aerial Silks 1, adding in more advanced poses, climbs and foundational skills to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. This is a multi level class which should be repeated until student has mastered skills for level 3. All students enrolled in the entire series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF.
*Students must have completed at least one or more full sessions of Aerial Silks 1: Basics, have instructor approval, or have trained in another facility.
*Requirements for level 2 include: basic climb, foot knot in the air, inverting to crochet hooked feet from the ground or in the air, and x back to enroll in this series.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-2/ [map]
Discussion of several books in different mystery series.
Feb. 10: Selected Elmore Leonard mysteries set in Detroit, including Split Images, Freaky Deaky, Out of Sight, 52 Pickup, City Primeval, and Killshot.
Mar. 10: Elizabeth Peters' Jacqueline Kirby mysteries.
Apr. 14: Nicholas Freeling's Piet Van der Valk mysteries.
May 12: Chris Grabenstein's John Cheepak mysteries.
June 9: JoAnna Carl's Chocoholic mysteries.
July 14: Denise Mina's Alex Morrow mysteries.
Aug. 11: Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q mysteries.
Sept. 8: Kerry Greenwood's Phrynne Fisher mysteries.
Oct. 13: Reed Farrel Coleman's Moe Prager mysteries.
Nov. 10: William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor mysteries.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]
Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association president Brenda Dziedzic gives a slide-illustrated talk on butterfly decline and what gardeners can plant to help increase the butterfly population.
7-9 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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]
Romeo, MI, Civil War historian Bill Grandstaff discusses 3 famous Civil War-era writers (Mark Twain, Louisa Mae Alcott, and Nathaniel Hawthorne) and one TBA who is less well known.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. meeting room near the auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]
Mojitos, Margaritas and More! Get ready for summer as you learn how to make the best versions of several classic and modern summer cocktails with real juice and and other fresh ingredients. Class is hands-on with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $35. 734-276-3215. firstname.lastname@example.org tammystastings.com/shop [map]
This class will work for longer periods in the air and at greater heights adding new sequences, poses and transitions to skills they learned in Level 2. Emphasis on form, technique, problem solving (while upside down!), and choreography will be discussed. Conditioning exercises which build core and upper body strength and flexibility will be included in each class. All students enrolled in the entire seven week series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF.
**Students must have completed a minimum of one full session of Silks 2 (or have received similar training in another facility) and have instructor approval to register.**
**Requirements for Level 3 class include: execution of a minimum of 3 different climbs, inverting in the air, hip key in the air, and ability to comfortably perform at least two moves in a row.**
$150 for a seven week series
$25 for a single class
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-3/ [map]
This former Green on Red guitarist is a veteran San Francisco-based Americana singer-songwriter who has cowritten a number of hit songs with Dan Penn and has worked with everyone from Bebe Neuwirth and Kelly Willis to the late Warren Zevon. His brand-new Temple Beautiful is a collection of songs reflecting on his hometown, San Francisco. "Not since Lou Reed paid homage to the city and era that forged him with New York has there been a song cycle dedicated to a place and reality that offers the core immediacy with the thump, churn and ferocity of Chuck Prophet's Temple Beautiful," says Paste magazine. Prophet is accompanied tonight by his band, The Mission Express.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & at theark.org. and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [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/detroit.php after 5 p.m. to see if the event has been canceled due to weather conditions.
9-10:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764-3482. [map]
Kids invited to dress as their favorite fairy or knight.
Storytelling programs for toddlers and preschoolers (accompanied by an adult).
June 19: "Weird Science." Stories with hands-on science activities.
July 17: "Fairy Tales." Kids invited to dress as their favorite fairy to listed to stories told by the fairy queen Tatiana.
July 24: "Robots!" Reading of Sue Fleiss's Robots, Robots Everywhere, and robot-related activities.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]