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
-Online at hva.org
-Call Jason Trojan at 734-477-6781
Huron Valley Ambulance, 1200 State Cir. Free. 734-477-6781. 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]
Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, June, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (July & Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
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 www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $120/child. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [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]
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]
Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($4), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mahjongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Also, at 1:30 p.m., Yiddish Tish, a Yiddish conversation group that also includes readings of Yiddish stories. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]
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. email@example.com www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]
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]
Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 4. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.
July 22: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), storytelling with Beverly Black (4:30-5 p.m.), music by strolling accordionist Laurence Miller (5-5:45 p.m.) & West African drummer Melody Manding (6-6:45 p.m.), a community education program TBA (5 p.m.) and Yoga with Christina Sears-Etter (6-6:45 p.m.).
July 29: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), cooperative games (4:30-5 p.m.), folk song sing-along with Dale Petty (5-5:45 p.m.), folk music by ukulele player Magdalen Fossum (6-6:45 p.m.) and Yoga with Christina Sears-Etter (6-6:45 p.m.).
Aug. 5: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), kids yoga with Natalie Berry (4:30-5 p.m.), a puppet play by Nealia Fil (5-5:45 p.m.), a community education program TBA (5-5:45 p.m.), a performance by singer-songwriter Anna Erlewine (6-6:45 p.m.), and yoga with Christina Sears-Etter (6-6:45 p.m.).
Aug. 12: storytelling with Linda Zimmer (4-4:30 p.m.), kids craft activity (4:30-5 p.m.), West African drummer Melody Manding (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), yoga with Heather McRae-Woolf (5-5:45 p.m.), and a community education program TBA (6-6:45 p.m.).
Aug. 19: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), storytelling with Beverly Black (4:30-5 p.m.), performances by the versatile local acoustic trio Team Love (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), a community education program TBA (5-5:45 p.m.), and yoga with Christina Sears-Etter (6-6:45 p.m.).
Aug. 26: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a family magic show with Magic Zack (4:30-5 p.m.), music by strolling accordionist Laurence Miller (5-5:45 p.m.), yoga with Heather McRae-Woolf (5-5:45 p.m.), music by local singer-songwriter and guitarist Tom Teller (6-6:45 p.m.), and and a community education program TBA (6-6:45 p.m.).
Sept. 2: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a puppet play by Nealia Fil (5-5:45 p.m.), West African drummer Melody Manding (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
Sept. 9: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), music by saxophonist Lucas Hopkins (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
Sept. 16: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), storytelling with Beverly Black (4:30-5 p.m.), performances by the versatile local acoustic trio Team Love (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
Sept. 23: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), West African drummer Melody Manding (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
Sept. 30: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), music by saxophonist Lucas Hopkins (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.systemsinmotion.com/ [map]
(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, michtheater.org. [map]
(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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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.
Led by Coral Rose of Unveiled Belly Dance and the Lunatic Vagabonds, this class combines belly dance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability, and balance. Class begins with conditioning and cardio, then continues on to the fundamental muscle isolations used in belly dance. The goal of this series is to build confident body posture and presentation as a foundation for movement though deep core strengthening, joint mobility, and isometrics.
The class is an excellent warm up for Belly Dance Technique and choreography, which immediately follows.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/belly-dance-1/ [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., 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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
Led by Coral Rose of Unveiled Belly Dance and the Lunatic Vagabonds, this class drills your dance fundamentals and teaches choreography both traditional and not so much. Class begins with structured sequences of basic moves to hone your form, then moves on to teaching choreography for a full routine. Over the seven week series, each step will be broken down and practiced until you have a finished number, and choreography for the course will change every two series. Students enrolled in the full series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF!
The Belly Dance Conditioning class immediately preceding is an excellent warm up for this class.
$15 for a single class
$90 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $15-$75. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/belly-dance-2/ [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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]
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]
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]
June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.
June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.
July 6 & 8: A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964). The Beatles' joyously exuberant film debut, a visually arresting, slapstick version of two typical days in their life. Features "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," and other early Beatles songs.
July 13 & 15: A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937). The Marx Brothers enter a horse in a steeplechase to win enough money to save from financial ruin a sanitarium where Groucho, a horse doctor illicitly employed as the director, has his eyes on one of the patients, a wealthy hypochondriac.
July 20 & 22: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977). Spellbinding classic about alien contact. Richard Dreyfuss.
July 27 & 29: Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's beloved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.
Aug. 3 & 5: Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955). Classic drama of teen alienation. James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus.
Aug. 10 & 12: Godzilla (Ishiro Honda, 1954). The original Japanese version of this sci-fi horror classic about a mutant dinosaur resurrected by repeated nuclear tests in the Pacific.
Aug. 17 & 19: Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962). Adaptation of Nabokov's unsettlingly comic novel about a middle-age professor smitten by a sexually precocious 14-year-old girl. James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers.
Aug. 24 & 26: Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Classic film about a 16th-century village that hires professional tough guys to stave off marauding bandits. The inspiration for The Magnificent Seven. Japanese, subtitles.
Aug. 31 & Sept. 2: Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979). Classic satire about a man whose life parallels that of Jesus.
Sept. 1: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Enduring sentimental favorite about a pair of star-crossed lovers in Nazi-occupied North Africa during WW II. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman.
Sept. 7 & 9: Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994). Cult noir comedy about a couple of hit men. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman.
1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. ( Mon. & Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]
Dec. 14 is the chorus Holiday party. Catered meal at union hall. Entertainment as well.
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. email@example.com, 663-1870.
Local crafter Beth Battey shows all ages how to make a felt ball using cotton roving, soap, and water. Supplies provided.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7:30 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). Newcomers should call in advance: Greg Humbel at 445-1925. [map]
All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.
May 29: Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple's comic novel about the disappearance of and subsequent search a mother and wife who is suffering from a career loss in a city she hates.
June 24: The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson's best-selling study of the concept of psychopathy in the context of the mental health profession.
July 29: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon's sweeping story of two comic book artists in 1930s New York.
Aug. 26: The Art of Fielding, Char Harbach's acclaimed debut novel, set in a fictitious liberal arts college on the Lake Michigan shore of Wisconsin, that centers on the coming-of-age story of the college baseball team's star shortstop.
7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
"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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
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]
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 tickets.a2sf.org, the Michigan Ticket Office, & by phone. 764-2538.