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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Hunter/Jumper Horse Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, corner of Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free. (561) 723-6287.

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Camp 9-1-1": Huron Valley Ambulance.

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Camp 9-1-1 is a free, interactive 2-day camp for 8 to 12 year-olds! During the camp, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics serve as Camp 9-1-1 counselors to guide campers through a variety of interactive experiences.
The Ann Arbor Camp 9-1-1 will be held June 23rd and 24th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
To register:
-Online at
-Call Jason Trojan at 734-477-6781
Huron Valley Ambulance, 1200 State Cir. Free. 734-477-6781. [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]

 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids' Workshop: Grill Master.

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Get fired up! This isn't your dad's BBQ, it's your turn to learn how to safely grill. This is one of the simplest ways to put dinner on the table during the summer and we're rolling out the jumbo gas grill for these two classes. Everything from romaine to bananas will go on the grill in these classes. First we'll mix up some classic dry rubs for you to take home and use later this summer. After that we'll learn about grill safety and cleaning. Next we'll gather up the ingredients, tongs, spatulas, oven mitts, and hopefully sunglasses as we grill up a meal to enjoy. Day 1-Grilled Caesar & Chicken Salad; Pizza Margherita; Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream; All-Purpose Dry Rub. Day 2-Philly Cheese Brats; Sweet Potato Planks with a Yogurt-Herb Dip; Banana Splits with Chocolate Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce, and a Cherry on Top; Memphis Dry Rub. This summer workshop is for kids ages 8 and up. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $120/child. 734-645-1030. [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.  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]

 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Movie & Popcorn for Kids: Dexter District Library.

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Enjoy a free bag of popcorn and a great movie on the big screen. We will be showing The Pirate Fairy, Rated G, 90 minutes.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Coat Hanger Monsters & Dragonfly Clothespins": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

Systems In Motion Startup Meetup: Systems in Motion & Ann Arbor SPARK.

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Systems In Motion and Ann Arbor SPARK will host an event dedicated to connecting start-up founders in the Ann Arbor area with its team of developers and senior managers.
Systems in Motion, 1136 Oak Valley Drive. Free. (734) 418-8643. [map]

 4:15 & 9:15 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]

 4:30, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"Fading Gigolo": Michigan Theater.

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(John Turturro, 2013). Turturro stars as a New York City flower seller who becomes a prostitute to help his cash-strapped friend, played by Woody Allen.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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: Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys (8:30 p.m.), the popular Lansing swing-flavored bluegrass band led by singer-guitarist Lindsay Lou Rilko. Opening acts are the Detroit country-rock singer William Wyatt (5 p.m.), Detroit classic country singer Austin Scott (6 p.m.), and Bill Bynum & Co. (7 p.m.), a bluegrass-based quartet led by Bynum, a Downriver singer-songwriter and guitarist whose songs also draw on old-time, early country, gospel, and contemporary folk music. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of the quintessential rom-com When Harry Met Sally, starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999. [map]

 6-7:30 p.m. 

"Hungarian Wine Tasting": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Zingerman's Roadhouse staff discuss and offer samples of 5 Hungarian wines, along with some Hungarian appetizers.

6-7:30 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $25. Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Why Take a Childbirth Class?": Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Are you expecting a baby in the next few months and wondering whether it is worth it to take a childbirth class? When you think of Lamaze classes, do you envision sitting in a class for hours practicing your breathing?
The Lamaze childbirth preparation classes in 2014 are totally different than the ones your parents took. Come to this free information session and learn why women who take Lamaze classes are more satisfied with the care they receive during pregnancy and birth than women who choose not to take a class. Learn how our evidence-based classes can help you to have a healthy, empowered birth.
My Urban Toddler-Ann Arbor, 3010 Washtenaw Suite 107. Free. 734-973-1014. [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 p.m. 

Gemini: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Outdoor concert by this popular acoustic duo that has built a strong following among kids and adults throughout the Great Lakes area. Twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits, who are joined by San's 18-year-old daughter Emily on violin and vocals, offer sing-alongs, folk songs from around the world, and upbeat originals about life's simple pleasures, all performed with a boisterous sense of fun on more than a dozen instruments. Bring your own lawn chair; held indoors in case of rain.
7 p.m., Silver Maples courtyard, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-4111. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog Whistle Politics": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Discussion Group.

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All invited to join a discussion of the introduction to Ian Haney López's book about how racism has evolved in America since the Civil Rights Era. Copies available on request. Attendees are encouraged to watch Bill Moyers' interview with López online before the meeting.
7-9 p.m., Northside Presbyterian/St. Aidan's Episcopal Church lounge, 1679 Broadway. Free., 663-1870.

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

The Physiology of Addiction: Dawn Farm.

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"The Physiology of Addiction" will be presented by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, CRMO, ABAM. This program will explore the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur in chemically dependent individuals, the mechanisms of physiologic tolerance and withdrawal, and the effects of treatment on the addicted brain. 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]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Chicago Farmer: The Ark.

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Stage name of singer-songwriter Cody Diekhoff, a postpunk John Prine from a central Illinois farming family whose songs also draw inspiration from the work of Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie. New York Music Daily praises his new CD Backenforth, IL for its "wryly aphoristic, darkly amusing country-folk songcraft."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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New Orleans trombonist, trumpeter, and vocalist Troy Andrews-aka Trombone Shorty-leads his band in high-energy funk-rock that USA Today calls "blistering, bold, exuberant and cutting edge." According to Wynton Marsalis, "Shorty possesses the rarest combination of talent, technical capability and down home soul. I'm his biggest fan."
8 p.m., Power Center, Tickets $45 in advance at, the Michigan Ticket Office, & by phone. 764-2538.

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