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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 9, 2014






 
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 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.  Free! 

Summerfest: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Aug. 8 & 9. This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, contests, a casino night (Aug. 8, 7-11 p.m.), an electric car show (Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.), a teen block party, trike races, a trolley tour of historic homes and other sites (Aug. 9, noon), a 5-km race with cash prizes (Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m., preregistration available at probilitypt.com/probility5k), food, a beer and wine tent, and more. The Aug. 8 headliner is the versatile Ohio rock cover band 56 Daze. The Aug. 9 headliner is Phoenix Theory, a Detroit rock cover band made up of members of Scoot Magoo, Fifty Amp Fuse, and Uncle Kracker. Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
5-11 p.m. (Aug. 8) & 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Aug. 9), downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.

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 9 a.m. 

Bicycle Training Rides for Teens: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Teens ages 14-18 invited for a 20-mile ride to Dexter and back. Also, a mountain bike ride of 1-2 hours on dirt roads. Riders age 15 & under must be accompanied by a parent. All riders need a parent to sign a waiver at the first ride and wear a helmet. Bring a water bottle.
9 a.m., Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport. Free. Preregistration required via email to rvb@umich.edu. aavc.org. [map]

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Dexter Wellness Walk: Dexter Wellness Coalition.

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Join us for a moderately paced, one hour walk around the beautiful village of Dexter or B2B trail. Walks begin at 9:00 a.m., usually at the Dexter Library. First time participants receive a water bottle and tee shirt. Strollers and dogs welcome! Walks occur year round, weather permitting. Current information available at our website or FB page.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-846-2791. pegtewks@aol.com www.5healthytowns.org [map]

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 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Aug. 9 & 16. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Aug. 9), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Aug. 16), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]

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 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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The Friends of the Dexter District Library
Dexter Daze Used Book Sale
Friday, August 8, 2014, 12 noon to 6 pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9 am to 3 pm
$5.00 fill-a-bag sale: August 9 from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Dexter District Library
3255 Alpine Street
Dexter, MI 48130
734-426-4477
www.dexter.lib.mi.us
As the Friends of the Dexter Library prepare for the Dexter Daze sale in August, they would like to announce that the sale will run for two days. It will begin on Friday, August 8, from 12 noon to 6 pm. On Saturday, August 9, the sale will run from 9 am to 3 pm, followed by a $5.00 fill-a-bag-sale from 3:15 pm until 4:30 pm. During the sale, thousands of titles will be available with selections in many categories, children through adults.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter, MI 48130, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free admission. 734-426-5191. mms411@aol.com www.dexter.library.mi.us [map]

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 9-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Hook, Line, & Sinker": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Every Sat through Aug. 23. A WRA park interpreter helps beginners learn how to fish. Tackle (including poles) & bait provided. Adults age 17 & older need a valid fishing license.
9-10:30 a.m., Portage Lake Day Use Area fishing pier, Seymour Rd. north off Mt. Hope Rd. (north from I-94 exit 150), Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.

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 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

Sunset Flavor Tour: SUNSET®.

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Stop by our FLAVOR mobile food truck to try delicious, chef-prepared recipes featuring SUNSET® products, receive coupons to use towards SUNSET® products, meet the chefs-on-board, win great prizes, and more!
Whole Foods, 990 W Eisenhower Pkwy. cjones@dma-soltuions.com http://www.sunsetgrown.com/flavortour/ [map]

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 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Bag of Books Sale: Friends of Saline District Library.

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Sale of books.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 per bag (2nd bag free). 429-5450. [map]

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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Guided Tours: Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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Costumed guides lead tours of the 10-room artifact-filled farmhouse and its outbuildings, including a recently refurbished blacksmith's workshop. The last tour begins at 4:15 p.m.
1-5 p.m., 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 ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254.

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 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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Aug. 9 & 10. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, a pie-eating contest, a log-sawing contest, a "slow" race (to see which tractor is the slowest), and tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3).
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Aug. 9) & 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Aug. 10), 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. Free. (517) 596-2254.

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 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]

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 10:30-11:30 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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 11 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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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Literati Bookstore.

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Every Sat. 15-minute storytime geared toward very young children.
11 a.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

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 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Hunting Mastodons": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how scientists study the evidence of mastodon hunting by people living in Michigan during the last Ice Age. 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]

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 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Lights, Camera, Action: Talk Up Your Favorite Library Item": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to drop by to record a video interview extolling their favorite AADL book, movie, magazine, science tool, etc., for posting on the AADL website.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., AADL 4th floor, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 12:45, 3:45, & 7 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]

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 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Aug. 9 & 10. Leslie Science and Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities.
1-4 p.m., AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $11 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]

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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Mother to the Motherless": Barnes & Noble.

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Huruma Children's Home (Nairobi) director Mama Zipporah discusses her memoir about her rise from the depths of poverty to found one of the most successful children's shelters in Kenya. Signing.
1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Ancient/Modern Gallery Conversation": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Aug. 3 & 9. U-M museum studies professor Carla Sinopoli (Aug. 3) and art & design professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo (Aug. 9) lead discussions of the current exhibit of everyday objects that have remained relatively unchanged for millennia.
2 p.m., Kelsey Museum Upjohn entrance, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Magnet Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-8 invited to use a variety of craft supplies to transform a bottle cap and clothespin magnets into critters, monsters, people, or anything else you like.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice their juggling skills. Beginners welcome. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. 761-1115.

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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Carousel": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., July 10-Aug. 10. Dan Walker directs this Dexter-based professional company in Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical about a Maine carny barker whose life ends in disgrace after he wins the love of a beautiful woman, but he gets a chance to redeem himself after death with one final good deed. The beloved score includes "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," and "You'll Never Walk Alone." Stars Joey DeBenedetto, with Darcy Link, Marlene Inman, Mahalia Greenway, Jess Alexander, and Peter Riopelle.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun., & Aug. 7), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors & students, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Fri. & Sat. eve. $28 (seniors & students, $26; youth & groups of 10 or more, $24) on Thurs. & all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]

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 3 & 8 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 purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]

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 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.

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 6 p.m. 

"Family Campout": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Aug. 9 & 16. Families invited to bring tents, sleeping bags, and lawn chairs for this overnight campout. Evening activities include crafts, fishing, games, a campfire with s'mores, and more. Pancake breakfast ($1) available Sunday morning.
6 p.m. until Sun. morning (tent setup begins at 2 p.m.), Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Preregistration required. $7 (per person) camping fee. $5 vehicle entry fee. 484-9676, ext. 0. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

Rudolf Steiner Study Circle of Ann Arbor.

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Dec. 11, Jan. 8 & 22. All invited to join an ongoing discussion of former Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America board member Dwight Ebaugh's lecture "Between Death and Rebirth." Familiarity with Rudolf Steiner's basic ideas is helpful.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA. Free. 944-4903.

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 8 p.m. 

Jim Cooney & Friends: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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Local guitarist Cooney is joined by pianist Andrew Song and multi-instrumentalist Laurel Emrys for performances of works by Debussy and Bach. Also Cooney performs with 2 of his regular ensembles, the versatile jazz, country, pop, and folk trio Isosceles and the Latin, jazz, and pop dance band West Park Music Society.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Paddle Trips: Huron River Watershed Council.

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Experience the quiet waters of the Huron River with expert paddlers Ron Sell, Barry Lonik, and the HRWC staff. Each trip includes discussion regarding the river's water ecology, history, and unique features. Shuttle transportation is provided. Bring your own watercraft, gear, food, drinking water and appropriate clothing for the weather. Every paddler must wear a flotation device - bring your own.
Saturday, May 17
Bruin Lake Chain, birding focus
Saturday, June 21
Summer Solstice Paddle Island Park to Peninsular Dam
Thursday, July 24
Oakwoods Metropark
Saturday, August 9
Full Moon Paddle Pickerel Lake to Crooked Lake
Sunday, September 21
Paddle/Pedal trip
Hudson Mills to Dexter-Huron Metropark (and biking back)
Multiple. $35 (members, $25). (734) 769-5123. recreation@hrwc.org http://www.hrwc.org/events/summer-events-2014/

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 8 p.m. 

"Floorplay Dance Competition": Footnotes.

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All invited to compete in dance competitions in several categories, including reverse role tango, same sex rumba, 3-person salsa, and others. Also, professional dance performances. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
8 p.m., Footnotes, 4531 Concourse (off S. State across from the airport). $25 donation, plus $10 per couple to compete in each category. footnotesa2.com, 926-0107. [map]

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