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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, July 22, 2014






 
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 8:30 a.m.  Free! 

Ele's Place Tour of the Heart: Ele's Place Ann Arbor.

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There are few things more heart breaking than when family member dies leaving behind young children. Together, we can offer families support, guidance and a place for their kids to begin healing.
We would like to offer you the opportunity to see a behind the scenes snapshot of the important services that Ele's Places offers to grieving families in our community. Please join us for our Tour of the Heart. This is not a fundraiser; attendees are asked for nothing at a tour. It is simply a one hour inspirational and educational tour of the work and mission of Ele's Place.
Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children, ages 3-18, learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling, or close family friend.
Please RSVP to Kate at (734) 929-6640 or ktippett@elesplace.org
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor - Saline Road, Ann Arbor MI. Free. 734-929-6640. ktippett@elesplace.org www.elesplace.org [map]

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 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]

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 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids' Camp: Cooking Sunrise to Sunset.

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They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so we'll start there, however, here in our kitchen we believe that every meal is important. We'll make breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner during this camp. Each day is filled with delicious recipes and useful tips. As you make breakfast you'll learn how to use a mixer, a knife, and how to control heat. Lunch will reinforce all these new skills. During snack day we'll introduce blenders and deep frying. Then it's time to bust out the pasta machines and the grill to complete this culinary experience. 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 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]

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 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]

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 11 a.m. and 3 & 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Family Storytime: Saline District Library.

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Every Tues. 30-minute program of stories for kids age 2 & up accompanied by a caregiver. Topics include "Fizz, Bang, Ka-Boom-y Weather!" (July 8), "Robot Rumpus" (July 15), "Going on a Picnic" (July 22), and librarian's choice (July 29).
11 a.m. and 3 & 6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

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 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movie & Popcorn for Kids: Dexter District Library.

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Enjoy a free bag of popcorn and the Lego Movie on the big screen! Due to popular demand, a second showing at 1:30 p.m.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. cjurich@dexter.lib.mi.us www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]

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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Jolly Paper Jellyfish": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to make a floating paper jellyfish.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 4:45, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Ida": Michigan Theater.

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(Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013). A young woman in 1960s Poland is on the verge of taking vows to become a nun when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the Nazi occupation. Polish, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. $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]

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 6 p.m. 

Baby Care Basics: MHealthy U-M Healthy & Well-Being Services.

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Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - July 22
This class, offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class at the beginning of your third trimester. Class meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center; 4260 Plymouth Rd. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required at: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center, 4260 Plymouth Rd. $15. 734-647-5645. herc1@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/ [map]

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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.) and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]

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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Community Vinyasa Yoga": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A2 Yoga instructor Raina LaGrand leads adults and teens in grade 6 & up in a session of this brand of yoga that integrates breath and movement.
6-7:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 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. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]

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 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]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Jenny Milchman and Brian Freeman: Aunt Agatha's.

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Milchman, winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award for her debut novel, and Edgar Award finalist Freeman discuss their new books. Milchman's Ruin Falls, set in the Adirondacks, is the story of a woman who must piece together her husband's life when he and her children vanish, and Freeman's The Cold Nowhere, is the latest in his series featuring police detective Jonathan Stride, who this time tries to help a street prostitute haunted by her mother's murder when she was a child. Signing.
7 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]

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 7-9 p.m. 

"Reds, Whites, and Blanc": Vinology.

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Tastings of obscure American wines from Texas, Arizona, Virginia, and North Carolina.
7-9 p.m., Vinology, 110 S. Main. $45 (plus tax & tip) in advance; $55 (plus tax & tip) at the door. Reservations required. 222-9841. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"6th Annual Experience Blue Lake": Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Performances.

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July 21-23. Performances by different Blue Lake student ensembles. July 21: The Blue Lake Jazz Orchestra performs traditional and contemporary big band jazz by Count Basie, Woody Herman, Thad Jones, and Stan Kenton. The Blue Lake International Choir performs works from their European tour, including sacred and traditional American choral works. July 22: The Blue Lake International Choir, Alumni Choir, and International Youth Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Mozart's Coronation Mass. July 23: the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms' Symphony no. 1 in C minor, and works by Copland, Barber, and Cheetham.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. (800) 221-3796. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"Week After Art Fair Song Fest": Kerrytown Concert House.

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July 22-25. Pianist Kevin Bylsma accompanies Art Fair Song Fest cofounder and soprano Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and other local singers in performances of classical art songs and cabaret songs. Singers include soprano Emily Benner, mezzo sopranos Monica Swartout-Bebow and Ellen Scholl, bass baritone Allen Schrott, and tenor Christopher Scholl. July 22-24: Programs of classical music. July 25: Program of cabaret songs.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Ticket prices TBA. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 9:45 p.m. 

"Chef": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon Favreau, 2014). Favreau stars as a chef who starts a food truck after losing his restaurant job.
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, michtheater.org. [map]

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