Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
A 4 day, one month long introduction to Yoga. We'll meet every Wednesday morning for one hour to relax and become more aware of your body & mind. Basic Pranayama (yogic breath), Asana (yoga postures), and Vinyasa (yoga flow sequences) will be covered. By the end of the month, you'll have the knowledge to start your own home yoga practice, and the confidence to attend classes at your local studio. This workshop is geared toward beginning yogis, but intermediate and advanced practitioners are also welcome.
Please bring your own yoga mat. Let me know if you'd like any recommendations!
Limited to 4 students, $25 drop-ins welcome if there is space.
Email Chelsea by May 20th to reserve your spot!
Hoard Studios, 8120 Main Street, Suite 201, Dexter. $100. 734-707-1186. email@example.com www.chelseabird.com/workshops [map]
Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish RUMMAGE SALE
2270 E. Stadium Blvd in the School Gymnasium
Wednesday June 11 9:30AM-6PM
Thursday June 12 9:30AM-6PM
Friday June 13 ($3 a bag) 9:30AM-11:30AM
Clothing, jewelry, toys, housewares, electronics, books and more.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2270 E. Stadium Blvd. (734)769-2550. [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 Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids age 2 & up (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed., 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs., 10-10:30 a.m.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.; and Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. except July 4, 10-10:30 a.m.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Power Through Networking: Ann Arbor Abundance Group
Power Through Networking invites you to free business networking every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Sports Bar Westside in Ann Arbor. You will build relationships and friendships that will grow your business. We are unique, totally positive, and will help you and your business get to the next level! Our Mission is to help people get the contacts they need to advance their business and achieve their dreams, and to create a cooperative and abundance based business world.
We welcome everyone and do not restrict the number of seats per profession or business.
The Sports Bar Westside, 5510 Jackson Road 48103. Free. 734.646.4419. firstname.lastname@example.org www.Facebook.com/PowerThroughNetworking [map]
Marketing without Barriers: Considering Digital Accessibility for Customers and Prospects with Disabilities: LA2M - Marketing Education.more >
Marketing without Barriers: Considering Digital Accessibility for Customers and Prospects with Disabilities: LA2M - Marketing Education.< less
There are 57 million Americans living with a disability, and many of these people need to use assistive technology to interact with websites and digital marketing materials. If your website isn't built properly, it won't be compatible with these devices, and you could be unintentionally excluding customers who would otherwise like to buy from you. You can also be at risk for legal liability if you're in an industry that is subject to accessibility compliance regulations.
In this talk, Marisa Smith of The Whole Brain Group, will illustrate why businesses and marketers should be thinking about this when they develop marketing plans and launch digital campaigns. From basic to complex, Marisa will discuss how to prevent your digital marketing from presenting obstacles for those with disabilities.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. email@example.com la2m.org [map]
Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
All seniors invited to join CDL librarian Emily Meloche to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
Talk by this wildly popular essayist, who's known for his acidic humor, sharp-witted verbal elegance, and sardonically incisive social critiques. Note: To obtain a ticket, purchase a copy of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls on June 3 at Literati (one book per person).
5 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $17 plus tax for a copy of the book. 585-5567. [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-July) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Aug.-Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
The grill isn't just for meats - learn how to make some fantastic summer salads on the grill. Menu: Watermelon Salad with Grilled Lemon Shrimp Skewers, Grilled Hearts of Palm, and Grilled Halumi Cheese atop Fresh Summer Field Greens, Fresh Basil, and Shallot, Champagne Vinegar, Honey, and Dijon Vinaigrette; Grilled Chicken Panzanella Salad with Grilled Sourdough Bread, Grilled Garden Tomatoes, Charred Red Onion, Fresh Cucumber, Fresh Herbs, and Garlic Red Wine Vinaigrette; Grilled Caesar Salad with Grilled Marinated Portabella Mushrooms, Grilled Romaine, Grilled Lemon, and Grill Roasted Garlic Caesar Dressing. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Are you an adult looking for a ballet class for beginners? Or a budding aerialist who needs little help with your form? Perhaps you have heard phrases bandied about such as, "Point your feet.", "Put energy in your arms.", or "Straighten those legs for a long line." If so then Ballet Conditioning is for you! Strengthening feet, cultivating grace, and improving balance are just some of the aspects that will be explored in this class. There will be a ballet barre followed by easy center work. All levels are welcome!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/ballet/ [map]
There's no better time to incorporate healthy cooking into your repertoire. In this hands-on class, our instructor will show you how to combine great nutrition with exceptional flavor in a variety of dishes that really pack a punch. You'll learn techniques for pickling, cooking grains, preparing homemade vinaigrettes and perfectly grilling chicken, fish and pork. Together, we'll incorporate seasonal vegetables, bright herbs and seasoning to create delicious, nutritious and satisfying dishes you and your family can enjoy anytime, without guilt.
Menu: Kale Salad with Pickled Watermelon and Feta - Grilled Citrus Chicken with Quinoa - Grilled Fish with Spiced Mango-Cilantro Salsa - Grilled Pork Chops with Tomato-Peach Relish
Sur la Table- Arbor Hills, 3050 Washtenaw Ave. $69pp. 734-531-0304. email@example.com http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1624725/Healthy+Seasonal+Cooking [map]
The old-fashioned flowers our great grandmothers loved to grow were colorful, fragrant, and hardy-and just as perfect for today's gardens as those of yesteryear. You'll discover some forgotten plants as well as rediscover some old favorites. Learn the history of flowers that would have been grown in southeastern Michigan over a hundred years ago and the modern equivalents for today's gardens. You'll find out everything you need to know to grow these plants in your own gardens, plus some fun facts besides, such as hidden Victorian flower meanings and medicinal and everyday uses. We'll also briefly touch on gadgets and plants popular in Midwestern seed catalogs of the late 1800s.
Instructor is a master gardener volunteer who researched, designed, and maintained the Cobblestone Farm 1860s fountain garden.
You do not need to be a WCC student to enroll in this one-time lifelong learning class. Free for Washtenaw County residents age 65+.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr. $29. 734-975-6865. http://bit.ly/WCCHeirloomFlowers [map]
Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, shows adults and teens in grade 6 & up how to use fresh herbs to transform plain dishes into multisensory experiences.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Guided tour of this pollinator-friendly half-acre rain garden that captures runoff from 15 acres and prevents flow into Newport Creek.
6:45 p.m., 2701 Lowell (east off Newport). Free. 604-4674. [map]
Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline at Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. 623-8050. [map]
Discussions and activities.
June 11 (7 p.m.): "Tulip Tree Gardens Tour." Tour of this commercial gardening center at 15200 Roepke Rd. in Gregory.
July 9 (7 p.m.): Tour of the garden at Sunset Cove Bed & Breakfast on Bass Lake, 10201 Kress Rd. in Pinckney.
Aug. 13 (7 p.m.): Tour of the garden at club member Wendy Chiodo's home in Grass Lake.
Sept. 10 (6:30 p.m.): Potluck & planning meeting at the Chelsea Train Depot.
Various times & locations, Chelsea. Free (except as noted). For information on carpooling or to register for any of the tours, call Diane at 475-8091. 634-1954.
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]
SheddingSkins: Ecstatic Dance is a dynamic movement practice of being in your body that ignites creativity, connection, and community. This practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection. Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. When we practice SheddingSkins: Ecstatic Dance, we learn to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. It reconnects us to cycles of birth & death and hooks us into humanity and the spirit of all living things. Within the group context we create connection and community and hone our instincts and our intuitions. We are made up of all walks of life - every culture, religion, race, gender, age and sexual preference are welcome.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, suite 22. $15. 734-646-1351. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
June 11: All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. Hosted by local poets and former college English teachers Joe Kelty and Ed Morin.
June 25: Reading by WSU Africana studies professor Melba Joyce Boyd, author of the 2012 Michigan Notable Book Award-winning Death Dance of a Butterfly and 8 other poetry collections. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.
July 9: All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. Hosted by local poets and former college English teachers Joe Kelty and Ed Morin.
July 23: Reading by WSU poetry instructor M.L. Liebler, a veteran Detroit poet whose straightforward slices of contemporary life are grounded in a strong spirituality. Poet Ed Sanders calls him "an American populist artist in the tradition of the Beats, Carl Sandburg, and Diego Rivera's Detroit Institute of Art murals." Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
EMU history professor Kathleen Chamberlain leads a discussion of A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca, Andrés Reséndez's account of the adventures of the 4 lone survivors of a 1528 Spanish mission to colonize Florida.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
June 11 & 12. The U-M dance department's internationally acclaimed resident professional company's annual spring concert is a preview performance of a show inspired by the potential for harnessing the wind as a renewable energy source that it is scheduled to present in August at the Michigan Alternative & Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) in Muskegon. Conceived and directed by U-M dance professor Jessica Fogel, this interdisciplinary show is a collaborative effort created with Grand Valley State (GVSU) dance professor Shawn Bible, U-M music school composer Dave Biedenbender, U-M creative writing program poet Keith Taylor, costume designer Patty Branam, set designer Kasia Mrozewska, U-M School of Natural Resources research scientist and visual artist Sara Alderstein, GVSU natural resources management professor Erik Nordman, U-M urban & regional planning grad student Sarah Mills, and MAREC executive director Arn Boezaart.
7:30 p.m., U-M Dance Bldg. Betty Pease Dance Studio, 1310 North University Ct. (off Observatory). $5 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]
Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Rudolf Steiner's How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 485-3764. [map]
This multi-instrumental virtuoso is a world music pioneer whose repertoire includes African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, and Turkish traditions, as well as a wide array of traditional American forms and acoustic rock numbers by the likes of Warren Zevon. His performances also feature an amazingly wide array of acoustic and electric acoustic instruments, including Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, Irish bouzouki, and more. In 1967 Lindley founded the first world music rock band, Kaleidoscope, and since then his career has been shaped by lengthy collaborations with Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, guitarist Henry Kaiser (with whom he recorded 2 Grammy-nominated CDs of collaborations with Malagasy musicians), and Jordanian percussionist Hani Naser.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed Apr. 9 & 23 at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Vandenburg Room (July) & Pendleton Room (all Aug. dates except Aug. 27, Anderson Room). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]