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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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Annual Barn Sale and Festival: Dixboro General Store.

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June 27-29. This charming country store housed in an old farmhouse opens its historic barns for this festival, which includes daily performances by a band TBA. Refreshments.
Times TBA, Dixboro General Store, 5206 Plymouth Rd., just east of Dixboro Rd. Free admission. 663-5558. [map]

 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. 

Basic Yoga.

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This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

Sunday Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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June 1 (9 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot): "Zukey Lake Tavern Brunch Ride." Fast/moderate-paced 69-mile (945-4133) and slow-paced 40-mile rides to Zukey Lake Tavern in Pinckney for brunch.

June 8: (10 a.m., Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline): "Hathaway House Ride." Moderate-paced 65-mile ride (426-4989) to Blissfield for brunch at the historic Hathaway House restaurant.

June 15 (9 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot): "Father's Day Democratic Ride." Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.

June 22: TBA.

June 29 (9 a.m., Monument Park Gazebo, Main St. & Baker Rd., Dexter): "Park Trail." Moderate-paced 45-mile (276-0240) and slow-paced 25-mile (971-0685) rides along the new Border-to-Border Trail from Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark.

Various times & locations. Free. 904-6431.

 9 a.m.  Free! 

" Easter Sunday Democratic Ride.": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
10 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Mature Singles: First Presbyterian Church.

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Every Sun. A weekly program open to all single adults interested in contemporary Christian topics, new ideas, personal growth, and social and physical activities.

May 4: "Worshipping God with Hands," a participatory presentation by First Presbyterian resident minister Kristin Riegel on the religious use of art, music, and dance.

May 11: "Jesus the Refugee," a talk by resident minister Lal Rodawla on the conditions of refugees around the world.

May 18: Showing of volume 5 of The Long Search, Ronald Eyre's 1977 BBC film series on world religions. In this episode, he visits Egypt to explore the experience of Islamic worship.

May 25: All invited for conversation.

June 1: First Singles member Marcy Toon reviews Happiness in a Storm, Wendy Schlessel Harpham's self-help book based on her experiences as a survivor of chronic lymphoma.

June 8: Church's BBQ picnic on the Church grounds. Reservations required.

June 15: Marcy Toon reviews Giving It All Away: The Story of William W. Cook and His Michigan Law Quadrangle, retired U-M Law Library director Margaret Leary's book about the problems that jeopardized Cook's 1930 gift that financed the U-M law quad.

June 22: Screening of Art of Faith, a DVD documentary exploring outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

June 29: Marcy Toon discusses the chapters on Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush, and Beth Moore in Were It Not for Grace: Stories from Women after God's Own Heart, Leslie Montgomery's collection of essay about 12 high-profile contemporary women.

11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church Curtis Room (except as noted), 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466, ext. 43. [map]

 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Evolution of Whales": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. through Feb. 1. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how whales have adapted to thrive underwater by comparing archaic to modern whales. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free., 846-9418.

 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-5 p.m. 

"Blacksmiths, Soldiers, and Log Cabin Weekend": Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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June 28 & 29. A weekend of historical reenactments, featuring a blacksmith festival, a Civil War encampment, and more. Also, guided tours of the 10-room farmhouse. On Sunday, activities to celebrate Log Cabin Day.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (June 28) & noon-5 p.m. (June 29), Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 9998 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $5 (kids 5-12, $2; kids age 4 & under and members, free). (517) 596-2254.

 1-6 p.m.  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]

 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Blue Water Ramblers: Ann Arbor Senior Center Concerts in the Park.

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The Grand Rapids duo of banjoist Jim Foerch and guitarist Bear Berends perform a wide range of traditional Great Lakes music, including lake shanties, lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, farmer's paeans, gospel music and children's ditties. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, & a picnic lunch. Held indoors in case of rain.
1-2:30 p.m., Burns Park adjacent to Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free; donations accepted. 794-6250. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Log Cabin Day Celebration: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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This day of old-timey pioneer fun includes a tour of the 1880s log cabin and a chance to play games and do some chores the way they were done back in the day. Also, a chance to see the 1870s gristmill. Pioneer attire encouraged.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
1 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Make Your Own Instrument": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids musician Aaron Nigel Smith helps kids in grades K-3 make their own instrument to bring to his Top of the Park show tonight (see listing below).
1-2 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Soul Choices: Six Paths to Find Your Life Purpose": Barnes & Noble.

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School of Intuitive Arts & Sciences cofounder Kathryn Andries, a U-M grad, discusses her new guide to self-understanding through palmistry, astrology, past lives, and other methods.
1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. in June. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Solar System Live (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the planets in our solar system (including dwarf planet Pluto), along with a short star talk to point out where the currently visible planets are found in the night sky.

Stars to Starfish (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.), is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]

 2 p.m. 

Minifest: Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Residence (Kerrytown Concert House).

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June 20, 27, & 29 (different programs). World-famous musicians and up-and-coming ensembles present 3 chamber concerts. June 20: Performers include pianists Frederic Chiu and Pei-Shan Lee, violinist Chen Yi, and the Israeli ensemble Ariel Quartet. Program: Bach's Partita no. 2 in C minor, Franck's Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat major. June 27: Performers include the San Francisco-based ensemble The Delphi Trio and the Los Angeles-based Calidore String Quartet. Program: Haydn's Piano Trio in C major, Beethoven's String Quartet no. 1 in F major, and the premiere of a new work by Iranian-American composer Sahba Aminikia. June 29: Performers include pianist and Minifest artistic director James Tocco, violinist Eric Pritchard, the former U-M music student saxophone ensemble Donald Sinta Quartet, and the San Francisco-based Telegraph Quartet. Program: Mozart's String Quartet no. 19 in C major, Strauss's Violin Sonata in E-flat major, David Biedenbender's Cerulean, and Suby Raman's Mirapakaya.
8 p.m. (June 20 & 27) & 2 p.m. (June 29), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

 2 p.m. 

Youth Baseball/Softball Doubleheader - Fundraiser for Autism @ University of Michigan Alumni Field (Varsity Softball Stadium): Ann Arbor A's Travel Baseball.

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Please join us for an afternoon of youth baseball and softball to help raise money for autism @ University of Michigan Alumni Field (Varsity Softball Stadium).
100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Ann Arbor Public Schools Preschool and Family Center's Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program.
1:45pm - Pre-Game Ceremony to honor children with autism and their families
2pm - Boys Baseball
Ann Arbor A's 10u White v. Tri-City Lightning
4:30pm - Girls Softball
Michiana Cruisers 12u v. Midland Line Drive
General Admission Seating - All Tickets $5
University of Michigan Alumni Field (Varsity Softball Stadium), 1202 South State Street. Donation. $5. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"An Eye on the Empire": UMMA.

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June 8 & 29. Docent-guided tour of the current exhibit of photographs of colonial India and Egypt by famous Victorian-era photographers such as Francis Frith and Samuel Bourne.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Stick Catapults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to make a small catapult.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Last Romance": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun. (except June 26), June 12-Aug. 30. Michelle Mountain directs professional actors in Tony-winning playwright Joe DiPietro's heartwarming 2008 comedy about an opera-loving widower named Ralph who falls for a woman at a dog park and pursues her in spite of her reluctance to start a relationship. As Ralph's romance blossoms, his acerbic sister (and roommate) gets in the way. Cast: Andrew Buckshaw, Ryan Dooley, Franette Liebow, Priscilla Lindsay, and Will Young. Note: The July 11 & Aug. 8 performances include a talkback.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. June 12-19 preview tickets: $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Sat. & Sun. matinees & Fri. eve.), & 28 (Sat. eve.). After June 19: Tickets $18.50 (July 11 & Aug. 8 only), $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Sat. & Sun. matinees & Fri. eve.), & $42 (Sat. eve.) in advance at, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cow's Eye Dissection": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. except May 23 & 24. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Quiet Gravel Road Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun, June 8-July 20. 26-mile ride, at various paces, along roads west and north of town.
3 p.m., meet at 5972 Rollingwood Drive west off Zeeb Rd, south of Jackson Rd. Free. (248) 505-7067.

 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: Hullabaloo (8:30 p.m.), the popular local ska and 80s-style pop quintet. Opening acts are Detroit folk and blues singer-songwriter Zander Michigan (5 p.m.), Detroit singer-songwriter and American Idol season 12 contestant Keri Lynn Roche (6 p.m.), and award-winning reggae kids performer Aaron Nigel Smith (7 p.m.). The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by a screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the 2012 adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein's classic fantasy.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outside at the U-M campus between Rackham and North Quad. Free. Email to confirm. 717-1569.

 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using modern constructed (Mon.), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), standard constructed (Thurs.), and Fate Reforged/Khans of Tarkir booster draft (Fri. & Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri. & Sun.).
6 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.) & noon (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun. & Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]

 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Arrows Away": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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May 9 & 23, June 6 & 20. WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen helps adults and kids age 8 & up learn to target shoot with a bow & arrow. Equipment provided.
2-4 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), and 6-7:30 p.m. (Sat.), Portage Lake Day Use Area, Seymour Rd. north off Mt. Hope Rd. (north from I-94 exit 150), Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee.

 6:45 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 p.m. 

"Tibetan Singing Bowl Session": The Himalayan Bazaar.

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All invited to lie down on mats while Leah Mitchell plays Tibetan singing bowls, instruments whose music is said to restore harmony and balance.
7 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Preregistration required by June 27., 997-7229. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Chili Challis' UNclub Comedy Open Mike": Emergent Arts.

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May 4, 18, & 25 and every Sun. in June. Performances by aspiring and experienced comics from former Tonight Show staff writer Challis's comedy dojo. Emcee is Mark Sweetman. Refreshments.
8 p.m., The Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $5 suggested donation., 985-0875. [map]

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