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Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 26, 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.

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Multicultural Academy Craft Fair: Multicultural Academy.

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Multicultural Academy
Open House & Craft Fair
Thursday June 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shop, Eat and have Fun!
Featuring Musical Guest "The Music Lady"
Local Vendors showcasing jewelry, art, sewn creations and handmade items for you to enjoy.
There will be something for everyone!
Multicultural Academy
5550 Platt Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
For More information about the fair and to participate as a vendor contact LaTasha Mitchell at 734-677-0732
Multicultural Academy, 5550 Platt Rd. Free. 7346770732. [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]

 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Dipping in the Pond": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Nature Fun on Thursdays.

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Kids age 4 & up invited to dip nets in the pond to try and find crayfish, dragonfly nymphs, snails, and other creatures. Wear shoes that can get muddy.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free; preregistration required. $5 park entry fee. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]

 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Little Miss Ann: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Family concert featuring upbeat, interactive folk-rock originals by Ann Torralba, a mother and teacher who was named one of Chicago's Most Influential Kids Musicians by readers of Time Out Chicago. She is accompanied by fiddler-keyboardist Carolyn Ou.
11 a.m.-noon, AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 Noon-11 p.m. 

63rd Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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June 25-29. Carnival games and rides. Concessions.
5-11 p.m. (June 25), noon-11 p.m. (June 26-29), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets); $5 minimum purchase for admittance after 9 p.m.; no admittance after 10 p.m. [map]

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. June 5: Electric blues by The Bluescasters. June 12: Cajun & zydeco music by Creole du Nord. June 19: Jazz, R&B, soul, and classic rock by Super Gee Crew. June 26: Salsa by Los Gatos.
Noon-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Courtyard, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]

 Noon  Free! 

"Retired, Hip, & Lovin' Life": Chelsea Senior Center.

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Talk by a speaker TBA on resources available to seniors. Free dessert.
Noon, Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required for dessert. 475-9242. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to Your Library Buddy": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 6-11 invited to read for 15-minutes or more to an adult or teen volunteer trained to encourage young readers.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Textile Time": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to make small decorative items from yarn.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]

 3-7 p.m. 

Farmers Market: Pittsfield Township.

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The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is a weekly, summer market that features local and regional food and agricultural businesses, artisans, and entertainers. Stop by and pick up fresh produce, meats, and cheeses, baked goods, preserves, oils, and spices. Enjoy a snack or hot dinner while socializing with your neighbors and watching the children run around on the play ground. Kids specific activities and live entertainment will be featured on a rotating basis. Like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter ( to stay up to date on weekly activities.
Each market features diverse offerings, including fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and dairy products; hot foods; baked goods; seasonings, spices, and oils; artisan wares; community and non-profit groups; activities and entertainment; and seasonal items. This is a Michigan producer only market.
Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave. Free admission. 734 822-3152. [map]

 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Crafting Night: Ophir Crafts.

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Knitters, crocheters, and other crafters are invited to bring their unfinished projects and join us as share conversation, tea, and creative ideas. See what your fellow crafters are making, and ask questions if you need help. No charge, just fun.
Ophir Crafts Store, 2507 Jackson Rd. Free. 734-794-7777. [map]

 4:30, 7:15, & 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]

 4:45, 7, & 9:15 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: Boy & Bear (8:30 p.m.), a Sydney, Australia, indie rock band that's just finished a sold-out European tour. They specialize in evocative, heartfelt folk-rock in the vein of bands such as Fleet Foxes, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Mumford & Sons. Opening acts are the engaging local pop-rock singer-songwriter Timothy Monger (5 p.m.), the acclaimed nationally touring Traverse City folk duo The Accidentals (6 p.m.), and the popular local vintage jazz-inflected folk-rock quintet The Appleseed Collective (7 p.m.). The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of Mel Brooks's hilarious 1987 Star Wars parody Spaceballs.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Huron River Watershed Walks: HRWC.

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Saturday, May 24, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Frog Island Park to Waterworks Park Ypsilanti, MI

Ann Arbor City Hall tour - Green Infrastructure Ann Arbor, MI
Thursday, June 26, 6 - 8 PM
Beckwith Preserve Stockbridge, MI
Multiple. Free. (734) 769-5123.

 6 p.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]

 6-8 p.m. 

"Hungarian Feast": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Zingerman's managing partner Rodger Bowser and Taste Hungary tour company co-owners Carolyn & Gabor Banfalvi host a feast featuring Hungarian wines and chilled cherry soup, morels with foie gras, fried Mangalitsa pork chop with handmade pasta, lecsó, classic cold salads, palacsinta pancakes with mulberry jelly, and more.
6-8 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $60. Space limited; reservations required. 663-3400. [map]

 6-8 p.m. 

"Last Bookstore Standing": Common Language Bookstore Fundraiser.

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Reception catered by DINEaut Catering and a silent auction.
6-8 p.m., Common Language, 317 Braun Ct. Tickets $30 in advance at Common Language and 663-0036. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m. 

"Cooking with Sherry Vinegar": Zingerman's Delicatesse.

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Spanish foods importer Kitty Keller, owner of KL Keller Foodways, offers taste samples of a variety of sherry vinegars and discusses their uses in the kitchen.
6:30-8 p.m., Zingerman's Next Door (upstairs), 422 Detroit St. $20. Space limited; reservations required. 663-3400. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., June 5-Aug. 14.Musical entertainment on 9 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes an open mike stage. Also, Spontaneous Art interactive performance artists, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk (except June 5) by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies at the Clocktower Commons.

June 5: Eric the Juggler, the Ann Arbor alt-country band Corndaddy, the Howell pop-rock singer-songwriter Mike Vial, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, the rock band Spin Cycle, the Stevie Wonder/Motown tribute band 1s & 2s, and the Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi.

June 12: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the local contemporary pop-folk singer-guitarist Travis Root, the southeast Michigan blues and classic rock quartet New Blues Street Project, the jazz ensemble The Veasey Trio, the local folk-rock Bob Skon Trio, and the local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest. Followed by Over the Hedge.

June 19: Eric the Juggler, the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet Captain Ivory, the versatile local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Spencer Michaud, the Chelsea High Celtic music ensemble Chelsea House Orchestra, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band The Shelter Dogs, the rockabilly band Los Dingos del Norte, and the Pinckney classic rock party band Crossroads. Also, a demonstration of 1860s-era baseball by the Chelsea Monitor Base Ball Club. Followed by Big.

June 26: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, the Detroit Celtic rock quintet Bill Grogan's Goat, Detroit acoustic country-pop singer-singer Kari Holmes, the Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey, the country- and blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock duo Delbert Walling & Haley Smith, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, and the jazz vocal trio David C. Bloom & Friends. Followed by The Three Stooges.

July 3: Eric the Juggler, the Chelsea rock 'n' roll band Coconut Radio,the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King, the Blissfield acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter Human Cannonball, the rock band Of One, the Ferndale Americana rock quartet Escaping Pavement, the Ann Arbor the blues duo Shari Kane & Dave Steele, and the Detroit pop-rock quintet Anthony Lai Band. Followed by Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

July 10: A2Magic magicians, the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra, the acoustic pop band CrossBow & the Roadshow, the Dexter contemporary country-rock singer-songwriter Kaylyn Pace, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the Chelsea acoustic Americana trio Mixed Nuts, the Howell country quartet Kari Holmes & the Modern Day Drifters, and the tap dance ensemble 2x4. Followed by Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

July 17: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, the local blues and blues-rock quintet blues band The Bluesmatics, the local rock band StormFront, the blues-rock duo Peter & Ralph, the Ypsilanti punk-rockabilly Elvis tribute band Devil Elvis, the local alternative rock band Liquid Plasma, the Detroit pop-rock quintet McLaughlin's Alley, and vintage band music by the Town Band. Also, a demonstration of 1860s-era baseball by the Chelsea Monitor Base Ball Club. Followed by The Book Thief.

July 24: A2Magic magicians, the pop & lock dancer Poppet, spray paint artist Grant Willis, the Tree of Life Dancing & Drumming Society, the Ypsilanti Chicago blues quintet Blues Dog Inquisition, the veteran local acoustic folksinger-guitarist Marty Kohn, the Manchester traditional Cajun music duo Sel de Terre, the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace, and the Westland country and blues ensemble Freddy Keys Band. Followed by Hotel for Dogs.

July 31: Eric the Juggler, the veteran Ann Arbor Cuban jazz ensemble Trio Tumbao, the Ypsilanti rock quartet The View, the acoustic blues and folk musician Ian Stewart, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the U-M student vintage pop a cappella ensemble Harmonettes, the Ypsilanti alternative rock band Arbor Reign, and the local folksy Americana trio Ebb Tide. Followed by We Bought a Zoo.

Aug. 7: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest, Jackson singer-songwriter James Muto, the Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi, the country- and blues-rock band Skye Hilliam & Drake, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band The Shelter Dogs, and the rock band Of One. Followed by The Sound of Music.

Aug. 14: Eric the Juggler, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette, the Ferndale Americana rock quartet Escaping Pavement, the local acoustic pop-rock and folk-rock trio Old Friends, the local folk-rock Bob Skon Trio, and the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra. Followed by Star Trek: Into Darkness.

6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 433-2787. [map]

 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $7. 761-6691. [map]

 7 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Chevy Stevens: Aunt Agatha's.

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This Canadian writer discusses That Night, her new thriller about a recently paroled woman who reluctantly tries to solve the crime-the murder of her own sister-for which she and her boyfriend were wrongfully convicted. Signing.
7 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Rootstand - TCA Black Box Summer Series: Tecumseh Center for the Arts.

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Summer entertainment sizzles at the TCA on the 4th Thursday of June, July and August at 7 pm, featuring music from Michigan Artists. Traverse City based band Rootstand takes the stage Thursday, June 26, delivering a celtic, roots-rock, bluegrass concert with a touch of reggae. Come experience the Michigan Celtic Jam Fest Champions at the TCA. Relax and enjoy beer, wine, and light refreshments, available in the TCA Lobby Lounge, open at 6 pm.
Tickets $10 each or $25 for all three Black Box Summer Series performances. Visit for details.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online, by phone, in person, or purchased at the door starting 1 hour prior to show time.
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N Maumee St Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. $10. 517.423.6617. [map]

 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

The Rebel Kind: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local quartet led by singer-guitarist Autumn Wetli whose music ranges from bubblegum pop to swaggering rock 'n' roll. With drummer Amber Fellows, bassist Shelley Salant, and guitarist Fred Thomas.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs. (except July 3 & Aug. 7), June 12-Aug. 14. Downtown concerts by area bands. Rain location: Stone Arch Arts & Events (117 S. Ann Arbor St.). June: 19: Bluegrass and high-energy American folk ensemble the Saline Fiddlers. June 26: The kid-friendly Toledo band The Wanna Bees and the popular and versatile Saline Big Band. July 10: Philadelphia Celtic rock band Barleyjuice. July 17: Classic rock band Dr. Pocket. July 24: Local experimental acoustic roots music band Dragon Wagon. July 31: Jazz and R&B band All Directions. Aug. 14: Bill Bynum & Co., the highly regarded Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band.
7-9 p.m., downtown Saline. Free. 429-4907.

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Gazebo Concerts: Village of Manchester.

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Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain or shine. June 26: Moxie Strings. Local Celtic and Americana fiddle/cello duo. July 3: Patriotic marches and swing by the Manchester Brass Band. July 10: T.J. Thomas & the Kentucky Strait Band. Veteran Manchester country band led by singer-guitarist Thomas. July 24: The Billy King Band. Local blues-flavored rock 'n' roll band led by singer-songwriter-guitarist King. July 31: local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps with mandolinist Jason Dennie. Aug. 7: The Raisin Pickers. Veteran Manchester-based string ensemble that plays old-time jug band dance music, western swing, and newgrass.
7:30 p.m., Wurster Park gazebo (Main St. just west of M-52), Manchester. Rain location: Emanuel Church hall, 324 W. Main, Manchester. Free; donations appreciated. 428-0159.

 8 p.m. 

"NPR's Ask Me Another": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Live taping of this NPR quiz show that includes sketch comedy and live music. Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton question puzzle gurus, audience members, and mystery guests with personalized trivia.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $35 (students, $25) in advance at, the Michigan Ticket Office, & by phone. 764-2538.

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