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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 5, 2014






 
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 7 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

Primary Election.

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In addition to various state offices, there is a 4-way contest in the Democratic mayoral primary and contested Democratic council primaries in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd wards. Also, contested nonpartisan primaries for circuit court and probate judge.
Polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. If you are unsure about where to vote or need information about absentee ballots, call the county clerk at 994-2503.

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Ride to Chelsea and Beyond": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
9 a.m., Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]

 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]

 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids' Camp: Global Gourmet - AM.

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There's no shortage of interesting, international recipes out there and since we only have four days, here are some of our favorites. The yin & yang of Chinese flavors, incredible Indian spices, fresh ingredients in Mexican cooking, and Italian classics. This series will leave you not only with a full belly, but a tasty collection of recipes. We hope to broaden your palate by introducing bold flavors and textures from our featured countries. We'll teach knife skills, baking, frying, and grilling. 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]

 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]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Quit Tobacco Program: MHealthy U-M Health & Well-Being Services.

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Quit Tobacco Program-Starts August 5
This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Tuesday, August 5, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit:
www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco
Traverwood, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3. Free. 734-998-6222. quitsmoking@med.umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/contact.html [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Puppet Show: Fizz, Bang, Yum!": Saline District Library.

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Kids entering grades 5-8 perform an original puppet show using the puppets they made last week.
11 a.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

 11:30 a.m., and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily (except July 4), June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. in July) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

The Little Star That Could (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. in Aug.) is about an average yellow star on a search for a planet of its own to warm who meets other stars on the way and learns about the solar system. Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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

 1-3 p.m. 

Young Writers Workshop: Nicola's Books.

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Local young adult writer Bethany Neal leads a writing workshop for kids age 10 & up. The workshop begins Aug. 5 and runs every Tuesday in August. Participants are expected to come to all sessions.
1-3 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. $10 (includes all 4 sessions). 662-0600. [map]

 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids' Camp: Global Gourmet - PM.

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There's no shortage of interesting, international recipes out there and since we only have four days, here are some of our favorites. The yin & yang of Chinese flavors, incredible Indian spices, fresh ingredients in Mexican cooking, and Italian classics. This series will leave you not only with a full belly, but a tasty collection of recipes. We hope to broaden your palate by introducing bold flavors and textures from our featured countries. We'll teach knife skills, baking, frying, and grilling. 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]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paperclip Fashion Necklaces": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grade 3 & up invited to make a fashionable necklace out of paperclips and colored tape.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]

 3:45 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Boyhood": Michigan Theater.

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Aug. 1-7. (Richard Linklater, 2014). Groundbreaking story about a boy growing up that was filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years. Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette.
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]

 4 p.m. 

"The Grand Seduction": Michigan Theater.

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(Don McKellar, 2013). A small harbor town does all it can to lure a doctor to relocate there so that it can land a contract for a large factory.
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]

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 26-Nov. 3. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.

May 26: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), Kids African dance with Jaclyn Dawn Morrow (4:30-5 p.m.), and performances by the West African Drummers.

June 2:: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), kids yoga (4:30-5 p.m.), and live music by the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra (5:30-6:30 p.m.).

June 9: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), kids hula-hoop instruction (4:30-5 p.m.), family yoga with drumming accompaniment (5-6 p.m.), and live music by violinist Bonnie Lyn Page (5:30-6 p.m.).

June 16:: Face painting (4-4:30 p.m.), kids yoga (4:30-5 p.m.), and live music by the versatile local acoustic trio Isosceles (5:30-6:30 p.m.).

June 23: Mural drawing (4-5 p.m.) and kids Suzuki violin instruction (5:30-6 p.m.).

June 30: Mural painting (4-5:30 p.m.) and kids Suzuki violin instruction (5:30-6 p.m.).

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4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

First Tuesday LEGO Club: Dexter District Library.

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Kids ages 4 and up are invited to spend an afternoon making their own LEGO creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones. Everyone is welcome - LEGOs will be provided by the Library.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. cjurich@dexter.lib.mi.us www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]

 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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.

 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]

 7-9 p.m. 

Breastfeeding 101: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our two-hour class, to be taken before your baby arrives, covers the basics of breastfeeding plus information on life with a breastfeeding baby, nutrition, proper latch and how fathers/partners can help. Each couple will have an opportunity to practice various breastfeeding positions. This class is designed to get you off to a great start with breastfeeding.
Dads/partners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $40. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]

 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. except Aug. 26. 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]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sara St. Antoine: Nicola's Books.

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This children's writer, an Ann Arbor native, reads Three Bird Summer, her new children's book about an introspective boy and an adventurous girl who uncover a poignant family mystery during a summer on the shores of Three Bird Lake. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 21 & 23: The Godfather (Frank Oz, 1984). (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). Iconic epic portrait of a Mafia patriarch and his family. Based on the Mario Puzo novel. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton.

June 28 & 30: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966). Film Adaptation of Edward Albee's classic drama about the cruelty spouses are capable of inflicting on each other. Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Raw Foods: Make Your Own Salad Dressings": People's Food Co-op.

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Local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston demonstrates raw salad dressings that are not oil-and-vinegar-based. Note: Rescheduled from July 1.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Gracias por el Fuego, Uruguayan novelist Mario Benedetti's novel about a travel agency owner who plots his father's murder.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

 8 p.m. 

We Banjo 3: The Ark.

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All-star quartet from Galway whose music is a virtuosic, revelatory blend of traditional Irish music with American old-time music and bluegrass that foregrounds traditional melodies with modern rhythms. Irish Times critic Siobhan Long praises their new CD Gather the Good for its "finely calibrated repertoire," with "David Howley's title song anchoring the collection in a panoramic sweep of optimism." "Enda Scahill's 'It's Hard to Be 3' is another standout." Long adds. "Contemplative and unhurried, it lets the banjo breathe free, untethered from the headlong rush towards oblivion that can hold lesser players in thrall. All in all, a deliciously bearable lightness of being."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 9-10:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Viewing Night": U-M Detroit Observatory.

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Aug. 5 & 11. All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather, so check dept.astro.lsa.umich.edu/detroit.php after 5 p.m. to see if the event has been canceled due to weather conditions.
9-10:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764-3482. [map]



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