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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 9 a.m.-noon 

Fairy Frolic Day Camp: Studio 3 Performing Arts Center.

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Fairy Frolic Day Camp(ages 3-6)
6/16-6/20 9am-12pm each day
Does your little one love to imagine, dance and play? Then it sounds like she is ready to enroll in Fairy Frolic School for Fairies! Little fairies-in-training will spend their day dancing and playing in our magical "forest", creating their own wings and wands, using their "magic" to grow their own beautiful flower to take home and much more! Each day is filled with fun and magic that you won't want to miss! At the end of the week, each new Fairy will receive her own official set of wings and wand to take home after presenting parents with our Fabulous Fairy Finale!
Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, 7200 Dan Hoey Rd. Ste G, Dexter. $145. 734-424-9705. [map]

 9-10 a.m. 

Preschool Story Time: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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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]

 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Super Stars Day Camp: Studio 3 Performing Arts Center.

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Day Camp: 6/16-6/20 9am-3pm each day
"Superstars" (ages 7 and up)
If your child dreams of the spotlight, then Superstar Day Camp is the perfect place for them to shine! Participants will spend the day learning about all aspects of the stage with various dance, music and theater instruction, including improv, costumes, special effects make-up and more! Classes lead up to our final theater performance on Friday! **Production will depend on number of kids enrolled.
Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, 7200 Dan Hoey Rd. Ste G, Dexter. $225. 734-424-9705. [map]

 10-11 a.m. 

Restorative/Better Backs Yoga (Ladies Only): Peachy Fitness.

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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. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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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]

 10:30 a.m. 

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium: University of Michigan's Zell Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies.

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MGCS is a premier event where leading U.S. venture
capitalists and angel investors meet the 'Best of the Midwest' in emerging, high-growth start-ups. As one of the longest running programs of its kind, the decades-old symposium is expected to bring together more than 450 attendees including top investors from across the country, executives of early stage and emerging growth companies seeking $1-20 million in funding, and related stakeholders.
Marriot Resort in Ypsilanti, 1275 S Huron St, Ypsilanti. $395. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. Linda Zimmer reads stories for kids age 6 & under.
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]

 Noon-3 p.m. 

Dance Team Prep Day Camp: Studio 3 Performing Arts Center.

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One Week Day Camp: 6/16-6/20 12-3pm each day
Go Dexter! Dance and pom are the theme of the week! Your student will learn what it takes to be on a real dance team! Have fun learning new dance moves, pom and tumbling, as well as tips and tricks about how to give the best audition possible! At the end of the week, all participants will demonstrate their new moves with a short performance and will get to take home their own set of Dexter pom pons!
Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, 7200 Dan Hoey Rd. Ste G, Dexter. $145. 734-424-9705. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read with Feeling: Hands-On Braille Demonstration": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A hands-on introduction to braille for kids in grades K-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Terrific Tuesday": Chelsea District Library.

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Family-oriented programs for all ages.

June 17 (1-2 p.m.): "Animals Made in Michigan." Hands-on introduction to live goats, chickens, doves, geese, and more, along with a chance to learn about Michigan farming, livestock, recycling, comporting, and organic farming.

July 8 (1:30-2:20 p.m.): "Baffling Bill's Magic Show." Popular local magician Bill Schulert and his sidekick Gus the Bunny present a family-oriented program of magic and comedy, with lost of audience participation.

Various times, CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 4:15, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Citizen Koch": Michigan Theater.

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(Carl Deal & Tia Lessin). Documentary about the billionaires who played a large role behind the scenes in the rise of the Tea Party movement.
Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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, [map]

 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Words and Pictures": Michigan Theater.

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(Fred Schepisi, 2013). Rom-com about a flamboyant English teacher and a stoic art teacher whose rivalry at an upscale prep school culminates in a competition decided by the students. Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche.
Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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, [map]

 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 13-July 6. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent and other activities TBA. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: Dragon Wagon (8:30 p.m.), the highly regarded local experimental acoustic roots-music sextet. Opening acts are local singer-songwriter Samantha West (5 p.m.), American roots duo The Potter's Field (6 p.m.), and the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet Captain Ivory (7 p.m.). The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, based on the 2nd of Suzanne Collins' popular series of dystopian novels about child gladiators.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999. [map]

 Evening time TBA 

"Wine Tasting: Rose Colored Glasses": Vinology.

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Details TBA.
Evening time TBA, Vinology, 110 S. Main. $40 (plus tax & tip). Reservations required. 222-9841. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression.

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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. [map]

 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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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]

 7-8:30 p.m. 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by Gala Mukomolova, a U-M creative writing grad whose work has appeared in several journals. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Herbal Wisdom: Women's Cycles and the Transition to Menopause": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at 994-4589. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Steps Out of Time: One Woman's Journey on the Camino": Nicola's Books.

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Local writer Katharine Soper discusses her book that details her 500-mile walk on the legendary pilgrimage route across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, with tales of serendipitous encounters, new friends made (and one tragically lost), stunning natural beauty, and unforgettable food. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"The Sardine Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Zingerman's cofounder Ari Weinzweig and cookbook author Tamar Adler, author of The Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace, host a dinner showcasing this underestimated fish. Adler also presents "Cooking from the Tin" ($30), a demo of recipes using tinned seafood, on June 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Zingerman's Events on Fourth (415 N. Fifth Ave.).
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $60. Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Relapse Prevention: Dawn Farm.

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"Relapse Prevention" will be presented by Erik Anderson LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Addiction has been identified as a illness that requires long-term management. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process assists recovering people to develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and strategies to handle high-risk situations. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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June 17 & 19 (choose one). TBE cantor Annie Rose leads a discussion of Spirituality, Beauty, and Science, a compilation of transcripts from Krista Tippet's NPR show On Being.
7:30-9 p.m. (June 17) & noon-1 p.m. (June 19), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free., 665-4744. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Art of Interpretation": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Talk by Nancy McKay, an artist who's nationally recognized for her efforts to encourage others to use simple artistic tools to connect to nature. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (students & members, $2). 761-1451. [map]

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