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Monday, June 30, 2014






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
8 a.m. (June-Aug.) & 9 a.m. (Apr., May, & Sept.-Nov.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 761-2885, 663-5060.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids' Camp: Red, White and YOU! - AM.

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It seems only right to enjoy popular American recipes as we celebrate the 4th of July. These favorites capture great flavor and good fun as we move into hot summer days. We'll roll out our grill and make some delicious food while you learn about grilling safety. Then we travel south for belly filling comfort food which can be enjoyed year round. Back up north so we can teach you how to make pizza dough from scratch and load it up with homemade sauce, cheese, & pepperoni. Finally to cap off this week you'll use your newly acquired knife skills and creativity to make customized sandwiches. This summer cooking camp 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. $225/child. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. Play group for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play groups are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Tues., 10-11 a.m. & Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Pittsfield (Wed. 11 a.m.-noon), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; and Traverwood (Fri. except July 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m.) 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Author Robert Brill Signs: A Survivor's Guide to Reversing Fibromyalgia: University of Michigan School of Social Work.

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Author and MSW student Robert Brill wrote A Survivor's Guide to Reversing Fibromyalgia a book that showcases what it means to learn to live with fibromyalgia, drawn from Robert's personal experience and research with this chronic illness. SSW is hosting a book signing event; Robert is donating 100% of the profits from this book sale to SSW.
The book costs $19. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards will be accepted.
University of Michigan School of Social Work - McGregor Commons, 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106. Free. 734-763-9534. http://ssw.umich.edu/events/list/2014/06/30/46515-robert-brill-book-signing-a-survivors-guide-to-reversing-fibromyalgia [map]
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 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]
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 12:30-4 p.m. 

Duplicate Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All seniors age 55 & over invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) and ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., $3 (members, $2) on Mon. 794-6250. [map]
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 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

Movie Matinee: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. Screening of a film TBA. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
12:30-3 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6520. [map]
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 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]
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 1-3:30 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. All ages invited to play this intricate game played with colorful tiles. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). reservations required.
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]
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 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]
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 1:30-4:30 p.m.  

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids' Camp: Red, White and YOU! - PM.

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It seems only right to enjoy popular American recipes as we celebrate the 4th of July. These favorites capture great flavor and good fun as we move into hot summer days. We'll roll out our grill and make some delicious food while you learn about grilling safety. Then we travel south for belly filling comfort food which can be enjoyed year round. Back up north so we can teach you how to make pizza dough from scratch and load it up with homemade sauce, cheese, & pepperoni. Finally to cap off this week you'll use your newly acquired knife skills and creativity to make customized sandwiches. This summer cooking camp 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. $225/child. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Magnificent Movie Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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Family film screenings. Bring a pillow to sit on; popcorn provided.

June 30: Despicable Me 2, Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud's charming 2013 computer-animated comedy about a reformed supervillain who matches wits with another supervillain with ambitions of world dominance.

July 14: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Cody Cameron and Chris Pearn's 2013 computer-animated sci-fi family comedy.

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2 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 1: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-1/ [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 2: A2 Aviary.

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This class will be expand upon the skills learned in Aerial Silks 1, adding in more advanced poses, climbs and foundational skills to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. This is a multi level class which should be repeated until student has mastered skills for level 3. All students enrolled in the entire series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF.
*Students must have completed at least one or more full sessions of Aerial Silks 1: Basics, have instructor approval, or have trained in another facility.
*Requirements for level 2 include: basic climb, foot knot in the air, inverting to crochet hooked feet from the ground or in the air, and x back to enroll in this series.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-2/ [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Zumba (Ladies only): Peachy Fitness.

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Every Mon. in June. Zumba a fun workout!!!
Peachy Fitness, 2385 S. Huron Parkway. $35/5 classes. 734-681-0477. Zaini@PeachyFitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Downtown Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/show or shine.
6:15 (Mon.) & 6:30 (Thurs.) p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty. Free. 769-5016. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"33 1/3": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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June 16, 23, & 30. On Monday nights, when "Top of the Park" is closed (see June 13 listing), the Summer Festival hosts readings by local writers, journalists, and music aficionados who read excerpts from 33 1/3, a series of books about classic rock albums. Followed by DJs who spin music from the evening's reading.
7-9 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Free admission. 994-5999. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Native American Dreamcatchers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Dawn Henry shows adults and teens in grade 6 & up how to make an Ojibwe dreamcatcher using branches, waxed string, feathers, and beads.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced "no-drop" ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Candlelight YIN Yoga (Mix Gender): Peachy Fitness.

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Every Mon., June 16-July 7. End your day with a relaxing hour!
Peachy Fitness, 2385 S. Huron Parkway. $30/4 classes. 734-681-0477. Zaini@PeachyFitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Bria Skonberg: The Ark.

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R&B-inflected jazz ensemble fronted by this highly regarded young NYC-based singer-songwriter and trumpeter from British Colombia. "Bria Skonberg's new CD is like a breath of fresh air in a stuffy room. She has a voice that is pure and almost little girl in quality except on bluesy items where she displays some of the authority of Dinah Washington," says New York Jazz Record writer Marcia Hillman in her review of Skonberg's debut CD So Is the Day. "This is a totally fun album and very contagious. There is never a dull moment … most of all there is the bright, inquisitive talents and spirit of Bria Skonberg who promises to be a mighty musical force."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & at theark.org. and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]
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