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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 12, 2014






 
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 7:30-8:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Prairie Restoration": Stewardship Network Stewards' Circle.

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All invited to join a discussion of remnant prairies and oak savannas in the area.
7:30-8:30 a.m., Bruegger's Bagels, 709 North University. Free. 996-3190. [map]

 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.
Various times, Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]

 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]

 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]

 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: 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]

 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]

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

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily, July & Aug. . 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.

The Little Star That Could (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) 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.

Waiting Far Away (12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an exploration about far away places both in the universe and in our imagination.

Exploring New Horizons (2:30 p.m. daily) is an audiovisual show about the mission of the New Horizons spacecraft to a dwarf planet that also explores the history and importance of the scientific method.

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

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Clay Figures: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard), & AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. 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. 

"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]

 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.).

July 7:: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), kids story-based yoga (4:30-5 p.m.).

July 14:: Storytelling (4:30-5 p.m.) by Ann Arbor Storytelling Guild members, family chanting and singing (5-6 p.m.), and an all-ages Suzuki violin group lesson (5:30-6 p.m.) with Bonnie Lyn Paige.

July 21:: Umbrella puppets and kids games (4:30-5 p.m.) by the Spinning Dot Theater, and a musical double bill (5:30-7 p.m.) with the versatile local acoustic trio Team Love and the local barbershop chorus Huron Valley Harmonizers.

July 28:: Kids Tai chi (4:30-5 p.m.) and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5:30-6:30 p.m.).

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

 4-5:30 p.m. 

World Music Singing Workshop: Village Harmony.

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Village Harmony teaches and performs, in the U.S. and abroad, the distinctive sounds of world music traditions ranging from Appalachian to American shape-note songs to music from Corsica, Sardinia and Caucasus Georgia, South African dance-songs and Renaissance music from Italy and France. Directors Mollie Stone, Emily Miller and Gideon Crevoshay will offer a hands-on singing workshop teaching wonderful songs from these traditions. (All are welcome!) $10. Pre-register by contacting cbardens@umich.edu /734-395-2140.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $10. 734-395-2140. cbardens@umich.edu www.villageharmony.org [map]

 5 p.m. 

Euchre: Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. Minimal charge TBA. 429-9561. [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.

 6:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Local beekeepers discuss beekeeping strategies. Also, a Q&A for beginning beekeepers.
6:30-7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. meghanom@gmail.com. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Binary Keychains": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and youth in grade 3 & up invited to make a keychain that spells your name using colored beads arranged in binary code.
6:30-8 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [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]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss The Magicians, Lev Grossman's fantasy about a high school senior who's inducted into an exclusive college of magic.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [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.

July 4: The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963). A cocky group of British and American prisoners of war plan and execute an escape from a maximum-security German prison camp. Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Coburn, Charles Bronson. 1:30 p.m.

July 5 & 7: The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968). Outrageous comedy about a hard-luck Broadway producer who schemes to get rich with a surefire flop--a musical about Hitler. Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder.

July 12 & 14: The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955). August 13 & 15. Expressionistic black-comedy thriller about a psychotic ex-con preacher who terrorizes 2 orphaned children in order to get his hands on a cache of money stashed away by their father. Screenplay by James Agee. Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish.

July 19 & 21: Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969). Classic counterculture road movie about 2 biker burnouts who set out to find America. Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson.

July 26 & 28: The General (Buster Keaton, 1927). Classic silent comedy-adventure that stars the great Buster Keaton as a clownish Confederate engineer pursuing Union spies who made off with his locomotive-and his girl!. The film concludes with a spectacular chase sequence that includes the collapse of a bridge as the train crosses it. With live organ accompaniment.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.) & TBA (July 4), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Village Harmony Midwest.

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Mollie Stone, Emily Miller, and Gideon Crevoshay direct this touring ensemble of talented teens from New England and the Midwest in an energetic performance of world music traditions ranging from Appalachian music and American shape-note songs, to music from Corsica, Sardinia, and Caucasus Georgia to South African dance-songs and Renaissance music from Italy and France.
7:30 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 at the door only. www.villageharmony.org cbardens@umich.edu. 395-2140. [map]

 8 p.m. 

FullSet: The Ark.

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Traditional Irish music by this young all-star sextet that Irish Music Magazine compared to earlier supergroups Such as Danu and Altan. Members are vocalist and flutist Teresa Horgan, accordionist Janine Redmond, fiddler Michael Harrison, piper Sean McCarthy, guitarist Andy Meaney, and bodhran player Eamonn Moloney. The band has an acclaimed new CD, Notes after Dark.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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]



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