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Calendar of Events

Monday, August 11, 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.-4 p.m. 

Camp Keha at the Reptile Zoo: Great Lakes Zoological Society.

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The Great Lakes Zoological Society is offering a wild experience for kids this summer! When school is out of session, learning and exploration continues at the Reptile Zoo! Beginning on June 16th and going through August 22nd kids can stay active and entertained this summer while learning about animals, nature and the environment. 3-day and 5-day camps available. A new adventure waits each day, as campers learn how to better care for animals and the Earth we share. Campers will have opportunities for unique hands-on animal experiences in addition to participating in games, crafts and 'green' activities. All camps are from 9am-4pm; Registration is open now, early registration discount before April 30th!
Great Lakes Zoological Society- World of Discovery, 6885 Jackson Rd. $145 3-day, $240 5-day. (734)332-1628. education@glzszoo.org glzszoo.org [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Community Class - Stroller Strides: FIT4MOM Ann Arbor.

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WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF MOMS! WE BELIEVE IN YOU! Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones in stollers. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates cardio, strength, toning, songs and activities. Certified fitness instructors offer a variety of fun class formats at Briarwood for this MONTHLY FREE Community class. Stroller Strides® also meets 6-days a week at Briarwood Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays and varied locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Briarwood Mall inside-- meet in front of SEARS seating area, 100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734.726.4075. annarbor@fit4mom.com annarbor.fit4mom.com [map]
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Horse Riding Summer Camp: Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center.

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Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center's summer camp programs provide the safest and most enjoyable experience and plenty of individual attention for each participant. All camp participants will have fun learning about riding and horse care. There is mounted instruction twice a day.
Carolyne Wheeler -- instructor, designer and supervisor -- is an accredited district commissioner of the United States Pony Club. Carolyne is also certified in CPR and first aid.
The summer horse camp is a 4-day program. Camp is in session from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Thursday. Extended hours are available. Camp is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 17. Ability will be evaluated the first day of camp so that children are grouped accordingly.
2014 Summer Camp Dates are: June 9-12, June 16-19, June 23-26, July 7-10, July 14-17, July 28-31, August 4-7, August 11-14, August 18-21, and August 25-28.
To register, please contact Carolyne Wheeler at pony4carol@att.net or at 734-476-8346
Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center, 5415 Waters Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. 734-476-8346. pony4carol@att.net www.cedarridgeequestriancenter.com [map]
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 9 a.m.-noon 

Mostly Music Camp: Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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The Mostly Music Camp is a week long fun and educational adventure designed to give the campers a variety of activities.
Date: August 11-15, 2014 9:00 a.m. to noon
Two camps are offered. The Adventures in Music Camp is for children who are age four by the start of camp to entering Grade 1. These students will learn folk dances, create related craft projects, learn about various instruments of the orchestra, develop vocal, rhythmic, listening and social skills, play rhythm instruments, and more.
The Mostly Music Camp is for those students entering Grades 2 -7. Their activities will also be varied, and may include playing the recorder, experimenting with sounds, recorder (basic) composing with hand percussion instruments, learning how to make and use puppets, creating dance movements and learning various dance styles.
Some partial scholarships are available.
Grace Bible Church, 1500 S. Maple Road. $150 Fee. 734-428-8687. merilee.mag@gmail.com aaaptgf.org [map]
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 9 a.m.-noon 

Mostly Music Camp: Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild is the sponsor.

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The Mostly Music Camp is a week-long fun and educational adventure designed to give the campers a variety of activities. Two camps are offered with the purposes of exploring music through singing and instruments, various styles of dance and craft activities such as puppet making, to name a few. Age of the campers is from four to entering grade seven (7) in the fall of 2014. Adventures in Music Camps 1 & 2 are for students age 4 to entering Grade 1. Mostly Music Camp is for students entering Grades 2 - 7. Partial scholarships are available.
Grace Bible Church, 1300 S. Maple Road. $150/week. 734-428-8687. merilee.mag@gmail.com aaaptgf.org [map]
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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: Taste of Summer.

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Once upon a sunny, summer morning we found a surplus of garden vegetables bursting with flavor and just waiting to be eaten. This final camp of the summer will focus on the abundance of peak season tomatoes, corn, zucchini, cucumbers, and more. From savory to sweet we'll grill, bake, and cook our way through the week. 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! 

"Summer Story Hour": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Aug. 4, 11, & 18. TBE librarian Clare Kinberg reads stories for preschoolers ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.
10 a.m., 2309 Packard. Free. tbe_library@templebethemeth.org, 665-4744. [map]
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 10:30 a.m. 

3rd Annual On Par for Life Golf Outing: ArborVitae Women's Center.

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ArborVitae Women's Center 3rd Annual
ON PAR FOR LIFE GOLF OUTING
Monday, August 11 at Barton Hills Country Club

All proceeds help ArborVitae continue to provide free and confidential services to women and young University of Michigan students facing unplanned pregnancies. Services include pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, pregnancy options counseling, baby layettes, cribs, safe baby instruction and material resource referrals.

Noon shotgun start includes lunch followed by cocktails, dinner, silent and live auction. Golf, cocktails & dinner is $250. Not a golfer? Please join us at 5:00 pm for cocktails, dinner, and a live auction. Cocktails & dinner is $110.

Visit www.onparforlife.com to register. For additional information contact Iris Proctor at 734.994.8863 or director@annarborvitae.com.
Barton Hills Country Club, 730 Country Club Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Donation. 7349721333. office@annarborvitae.com onparforlife.com [map]
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 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Art on the Go": Saline District Library.

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Every Mon. through Aug. 11. Two Twelve Arts representatives show award-winning book art. Followed by a chance to make some book art. For kids ages 6-12.
11 a.m. & 1 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 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]
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 Noon 

"3rd Annual On Par for Life Golf Outing": ArborVitae Women's Center Fundraiser.

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Four-person scramble with a shotgun start. (In a scramble format, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome, so lousy golfers don't have to worry about hurting their team.) Also, dinner and a live auction.
Noon, Barton Hills Country Club, 730 Country Club Rd. $250 (cocktails & dinner only, $100) in advance at onparforlife.com. 994-8863. [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 Oct. 13. 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. except Sept. 1. 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.), Burns Park Elementary School (Aug.), 1414 Wells, & Senior Center (Sept.), 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]
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 3-3:45 p.m.  Free! 

"The Frankenstein Puppet Show": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Veteran Livonia puppeteer Robert Papineau and his Pippin Puppets present an original puppet show blending monstrous escpades with some science and humor for kids in grades K-3.
3-3:45 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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 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]
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 4 p.m. 

"Venus in Fur": Michigan Theater.

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(Roman Polanski, 2013). Adaptation of David Ives' 2011 play about a writer grumbling about the caliber of actresses who have auditioned for his adaptation of Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novel Venus in Furs, when he is waylaid by a latecomer who exhibits a strange mastery of the material. French, subtitles.
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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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"New Rider Night": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Mon., except Labor Day. Group ride to Dexter and back on Huron River Dr. at a relaxed 15-18 mph speed to accommodate riders who are new to group riding. Bring a water bottle, spare tube, and pump. Helmet required.
6 p.m., Wheeler Park. Free. aavc.org. [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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 6-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Plumbers and Pipefitters Annual Community Block Party": Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau/Main Street Area Association.

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Live music by the Detroit-area rock 'n' roll band The Fun Guys. Also, "The Big Flush" 1st Annual Toilet Race, plumbing and pipefitting demos in the Palio parking lot, a 5-km race (6:45 p.m., $30), and a "Fun Run Pub Crawl" (7:30 p.m.; age 21 & over only; $20, does not include drinks), with proceeds from the race & crawl benefitting the Semper Fi Fund. Food available from area restaurants, with dining tables in the street.
6-10 p.m., Main St. between Huron & William. Free. 417-4149, 995-7281.
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Volleyball in the Park": Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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Every Mon. All adults age 21 & older invited to join a volleyball game. All skill levels welcome.
6:30 p.m.-dark, Burns Park (just east of the picnic pavilion), corner of Wells & Baldwin. Free. a2skiclub.org.
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Become a Citizen Climate Advocate: Create a Livable World for our Children": The Ecology Center/Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Speaker Dr Lisa Del Buono, MD (Climate Reality Presenter, CCL Volunteer) will discuss global warming and why it is urgent that we take action to address this problem. She will explain the solution proposed by Citizens' Climate Lobby and favored by economists as the most efficient way to transition away from fossil fuels: placing a price on greenhouse gas emissions, and she will teach us how we can become citizen advocates to ensure that this solution is enacted. Come learn how YOU can make a difference and make sure the world is livable for future generations.
The Ecology Center, 339 E. Liberty St., Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 734-657-3150. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://citizensclimatelobby.org [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Craft Beer and Cult Classic Beer Dinner: Vellum Restaurant.

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Join special guest Lauren, and Eric Salazar for a New Belgium beer, food, and movie mash-up! Each beer will be paired with our Chef's chosen course along with one of our cult favorites featuring clips, facts, and more!
Vellum Restaurant, 209 S Main St. $55/person. 7342744596. vellumrestaurant.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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Discussion of several books in different mystery series.

Oct. 13: Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan mysteries.

Nov. 10: William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor mysteries.

Jan. 12: Peter Robinson's Alan Banks mysteries.

Feb. 9: Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon mysteries.

Mar. 9: Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway mysteries.

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7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Organ Series: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Every Mon. A series of concerts by area organists on the Le Tourneau pipe organ.

Aug. 4: "The Six-Winged Seraph, the Moon, and a Star." Organist Timothy Huth performs works by Simon Preston, Louis Vierne, Bach, and Charles Tournemire.

Aug. 11: David Banas & Danny Forger.

Aug. 18: Andrew Lang & Emma Whitten.

Aug. 25: Marijim Thoene.

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7 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 2250 E. Stadium. Donation. 769-2550, 821-2124. [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., Dexter Twp. location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.
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 8 p.m. 

"Piano Lounge Night with Ann Dahl": The Mix Studio Theater.

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Aug. 11 & 25. Performance by singer-pianist Dahl and other musicians TBA. Followed by a chance for audience members to sing with Dahl accompanying.
8 p.m., Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tip jar donation. 985-0875. [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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 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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