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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 7:30 a.m. 

Running Between the Vines: Running Fit.

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Join us in the naturally calming and stunning landscape of Sandhill Crane Vineyards just 20 miles west of Ann Arbor. The half marathon will take you from the vineyard to rolling dirt back roads shaded by a tunnel of trees. Much of the course cuts through the wilderness of the Waterloo Recreation Area. The out and back Vineyard to Vineyard 5K is a friendly and fulfilling romp to the woods and back to where the wine will be flowing!
Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Road, Jackson. $34 - $64 early registration. 734-929-9027. [map]

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat. (except July 11), Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's and Pierce's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.. Free. 994-6340 (May 16), 426-4989 (May 23), 223-6042 (May 30), 604-0696 (June 6), 546-1047 (June 13), 994-6340 (June 20), 483-0448 (June 27), 647-4409 (July 4), 604-0696 (July 18), 426-4989 (July 25). [map]

 8 a.m.  Free! 

Huron River Cleanup- Flat Rock Boat Launch: Huron River Watershed Council.

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Please set aside August 16th, 2014 to help the river you love, to collect trash, meet and greet, trade stories and information, and generally enjoy an early autumn day.
Pick a section of the river. Start whenever you like, work in a team or alone, with a canoe/boat or on foot (waders generally preferred) and some heavy duty trash bags and gloves.
If you need watercraft: For those needing canoes, register with Jason Frenzel. Please RSVP ASAP! Meet locations is at the DNR at 9am.
HELPFUL HINTS: Cleanup volunteers need to provide their own gear to collect the river trash. Although HRWC has some trash bags and gloves and grabbers they are limited. It helps if you have your own gear.
Some helpful items to bring along are:
• Waders, aqua shoes, sunscreen, canoe, kayak, life jackets, or rowboat.
• Gloves to protect your hands.
Please contact Jason Frenzel at or call at 734-769-5123 x600, for any further questions, inquiries or reservations.
HRWC, 1100 N Main Street. Free. [map]

 9 am 

"Birth & the First Three Months: A Childbirth and Newborn Care Class": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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In this highly rated childbirth and newborn class, you will learn:
*When to go to the hospital or call your midwife.
*What to do at home during early labor.
*How to help labor go well and decrease the necessity for C-section and other interventions, including tips for how to do this with or without an epidural.
*Many different techniques for coping with contractions.
*How to support and help laboring women.
*How to gather information from your doctor or midwife in order to make informed decisions about routine proceedures, interventions and pain control.
*Tips to prepare for and ease postpartum recovery.
*Women's health after birth.
*Early infant attachment.
* Understanding newborn cues and states of awareness; tips to reduce crying and better understand your baby.
Fee: $175.00.
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (there will be a 2 hour break for lunch)
Instructor: Deb Rhizal
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $175. 734-769-6100. [map]

 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 [map]

 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., 647-8528. [map]

 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.

 9-11 a.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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All invited to scour the LSNC grounds and Black Pond Woods for insects, plants, particular colors and textures, and more.
9-11 a.m., Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Preregistration required. $8 (family, $30). 997-1553. [map]

 9:30 am.-5 p.m. 

Access BARS Class: Creating Cloud Nine.

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Discover the ONE thing that will give you creative, dynamic and sustainable success!
Join Danielle Cantin, transformational coach and Access Consciousness® Bars Facilitator, as she unlocks the mystery of success by inviting you to step out of judgment and into greater choice, possibility and freedom.

Through the dynamic and easy-to-use tools of Access Consciousness, you will break through the energetic barriers to your own greatness and soar. Your superpowers await!
No prerequisites other than a willingness to create something greater in your life!
To learn more and register, visit
LifeForce Wellness Centre, 2302 Packard Road, Ypsilanti. $200. 248-331-6142. [map]

 9:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

RainSong: Aglow International.

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This Arizona-based Nammy- and Grammy-winning husband-and-wife duo of Terry and Darlene Wildman performs Biblical stories in a Native American style, with flute and other instrumental accompaniment. Refreshments.
9:30 a.m.-noon, WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 971-4545. [map]

 10 a.m.-late evening  Free! 

35th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.

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Aug. 15-17. 100,000 people usually visit this award-winning cultural heritage showcase of historical exhibits, tours, live entertainment (see below), kids activities, contests, and much more in Riverside Park, Frog Island Park, and Depot Town. Also, an arts & crafts fair, a "5K Heritage Hustle" (Aug. 16, 8 a.m.), an interactive "Time Machine" living history area, and the "Riverside Beer Garden." Lots of food and drinks available. For updated entertainment schedule see Today:

At the Main Stage: Veteran Ypsilanti 60s powerpop garage rock band The Modfather (12:15 p.m.), local vintage jump blues, rockabilly, and rock 'n' roll quintet The Canastas (1:30 p.m.), Ypsilanti indie rock band Dave Menzo & The Cave of Wonders (2:45 p.m.), Ypsilanti Robert Plant tribute band Tall Cool One (4:15 p.m.), the popular local gospel-flavored blues ensemble Lady Sunshine & the X Band (5:30 p.m.), veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter John Latini (7:30 p.m.), veteran Ann Arbor rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter Scott Morgan (9 p.m.), and the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet Captain Ivory (10:50 p.m.).

At the Community Stage: Entertainment TBA (12:30 p.m.), Ypsilanti acoustic rock band Jeremiah Mack & the Shark Attack (2 p.m.), vocalist-guitarist Mike Currier who goes by the stage name MGC (3:30 p.m.), the local garage dance band Ypsitucky Colonels (5 p.m.), and the local blues-rock band Blues Infusion (6:30 p.m.).

At the Family Stage: the Lincoln High School Marching Band (11 a.m.), the popular local family-friendly folk duo Gemini (12:30 p.m.), local band Picardy Fox (2 p.m.), a "History of Ypsilanti" puppet show (3 p.m.), the local kids-music band The Kerfuffles (4 p.m.), a "Toddler Dance Party" with a DJ and appearances by Batman and Spiderman (5 p.m.), and the local blues- and funk-inflected folk-rock quintet Anna Lee's Company (6 p.m.).

In Depot Town: Entertainment TBA (noon & 1 p.m.), Ypsilanti singer-songwriter Frances Albatross (2 p.m.), members of the local artist collective The Hive (3 p.m.), and the local hip-hop and dubstep DJ collective Alibi Crew (5 p.m.).

Depot Town/Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Free admission (nominal charge for some special events).

 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.

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Saving Seeds: Project Grow Gardens.

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Many dollars are spent by gardeners each year on seeds. And yet, with some planning and a little work, much of the cost for seeds can be avoided. This class will cover the advantages of gardening with heirloom varieties and seed-saving basics that can help you save money and ensure that you get the varieties that you grow and love. Participants will then try their hands at saving seeds from a variety of vegetables, including fresh tomatoes, grown by instructor, Marcella Trautmann. Class is free, but registration is required.
Leslie Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. [map]

 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]

 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]

 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Nature Explorers": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Aug. 2 & 16. WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads nature programs for kids ages 4-6. Aug. 2: "Hiking with Henry" includes a reading of the Thoreau-inspired children's story Henry Hikes to Fitchburg. Followed by a hike. Aug. 16: "Animals of the Night" includes a chance to learn about nocturnal animals.
10:30-11:30 a.m., County Farm Park, Platt Rd. entrance. Free; preregistration required. 971-6337, ext. 334.

 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Purple Rose Concert Reading Series": Chelsea District Library.

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Purple Rose Theatre artistic director Guy Sanville directs Purple Rose actors in readings from new scripts being considered for production.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

 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]

 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]

 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]

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Piazza Zingermanza": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Aug. 16 & 17. Taste samples and sale of hams, cheeses, oils, and other Italian foods. Also, demos of how to make mozzarella and the ancient art of splitting open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free admission. 663-3400. [map]

 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

"Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him": Barnes & Noble.

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Retired army captain Luis Carlos Montalván, a decorated veteran of multiple tours in Iraq who is accompanied today by his service dog Tuesday, discusses his best-selling memoir and its accompanying children's book, Tuesday Tucks Me In. Also, Tuesday demonstrates his skills. Q&A. Signing.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration required. 973-1618. [map]

 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

Eastern Michigan Youth Football Day: Eastern Michigan Athletics.

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The Eastern Michigan University Football Team will host its inaugural Youth Day for children kindergarten through sixth grade. Kids will learn about the game of football, participate in drills, and get autographs from the players and coaches. The event is free to the public and all are welcome to join.
Rynearson Stadium, 799 N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-487-2160. [map]

 Noon-1 p.m. 

Master Hip Hop Class with SYTYCD's Jade 'Soul' Zuberi: Studio 3 Performing Arts Center.

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Jade "Soul" Zuberi from Season 10 of, "So You Think You Can Dance",
is coming to Studio 3 Performing Arts Center August 16th!
He will be teaching a Master Hip Hop Class for Intermediate to Advanced dancers.
What: Master Hip Hop Class with Jade "Soul" Zuberi (See his bio and videos below!)
Who: All Intermediate-Advanced dancers ages 10 and up
Where: Studio 3 Performing Arts Center When: Saturday, August 16th from 12:00-1:00pm
Cost: $20 for Studio 3 PAC Students, $30 for all other students
Call or visit our website for more details on this awesome opportunity!
Studio 3 PAC, 7200 Dan Hoey Rd, Dexter. $30. 734-424-9705. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Super Snakes": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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LSNC staff display and discuss some live snakes from Michigan and around the world and offer a chance to observe snake behavior.
1-3 p.m., Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Preregistration required. $8 (family, $30). 997-1553. [map]

 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Family & Friends Field Day": House of Style/In the House Promotions.

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A back-to-school fashion show, a flash mob, face painting, 3-legged race, arts & crafts, a beanbag toss, vendors, music, live entertainment, and more. Door prizes. Partial proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.
1:30-4:30 p.m., West Park, 205 Chapin. $8 (kids, $3) in advance at by Aug. 8; $10 (kids, $5) after Aug. 8. 929-9936. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Seed Saving and Propagation: BLOOM! Garden Center.

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Become a seed saver this year! Join us to learn how to choose the best way to preserve genetic lines through seed collection and propagate beloved shrubs not available in the marketplace. Future generations will thank you for this.
BLOOM! Garden Center, 1885 Baker Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, Dexter. Free. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Cat Who Ran": Carriage House Theatre/Spinning Dot Theatre.

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Aug. 14-17 & 21-24. Jenny Koppera directs local actors in Toyoko Nishida's family-friendly play based on a Japanese tale by Naoko Kudo. The action centers on the unlikely meeting of a cat and fish and the evolution of their joyful friendship. With puppetry, movement, and music. For all ages.
6 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. $10 suggested donation. 546-6441, [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Cat Who Ran": Carriage House Theatre/Spinning Dot Theatre.

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Aug. 14-17 & 21-24. Jenny Koppera directs local actors in Toyoko Nishida's family-friendly play based on a Japanese tale by Naoko Kudo. The action centers on the unlikely meeting of a cat and fish and the evolution of their joyful friendship. With puppetry, movement, and music. For all ages.
6 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. $10 suggested donation. 546-6441, [map]

 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.

 3-10 p.m. 

PNT Network Palooza: Performance Network Theatre.

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The PNT Network Palooza will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 from 3-10. This event features a variety of artists, including Michelle Held, Rochelle Clark and Regan. A $15 wristband gets you in for the entire day of entertainment. Additionally, in between each set there will be a mini open mic where interested performers may pay $5 for five minutes on stage. Tickets are purchased at the theater on the day of the event.
Performance Network Theatre, 120 East Huron St. $15. 734-663-0681. [map]

 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Raptor Feeding": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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LSNC volunteers feed and answer questions about the center's red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, and other resident raptors, who may come out of their enclosures to eat.
3-4 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]

 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, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

Organic Farming :: Cover Cropping: Tilian Farm Development Center.

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Cover crops can be a key soil fertility and pest management tool for growers. This unit introduces students to the role and selection of cover crops for organic farming and gardening systems.
Washtenaw Food Hub, 4400 Pontiac Trail. Free. 734.222.3817. [map]

 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Aug. 2 & 16. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them. Note: The Aug. 16 jam is a practice for that evening's contra dance (see 16 Saturday listing).
3-6 p.m. (Aug. 2) & 4-6 p.m. (Aug. 16), Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Free. 994-9307. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Stars and Strikes": Nicola's Books.

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Award-winning journalist, pop culture historian, and avid baseball fan Dan Epstein discusses his new book about the relationship between baseball and the American bicentennial celebration. Signing.
4 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

 5-10 p.m. 

Barn Dance & BBQ: Church of the Good Shepherd/West Side United Methodist Church/Bethel United Church of Christ.

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Barbecue and square dancing to recorded music. Also, a silent auction and sale of handmade quilts and Native American crafts, jewelry, and artwork. Proceeds benefit Re-Member, an organization that works with the Oglala Lakota Nation on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
5-10 p.m., 14108 E. Austin, Manchester. Tickets $50 in advance by Aug. 8., 769-4437. [map]

 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.

 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]

 6:30 p.m. 

Milan vs Lincoln Charity Alumni Football Game: Gridiron Alumni and Angels of Hope.

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After months of planning, Milan alumni will take on Lincoln alumni in a full contact, full pads game on August 16th, 2014. The game will take place at Saline High School. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM and the gates open at 6:30 PM. Tickets range from $5 to $10 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Angels of Hope. The concession stand proceeds will go to Lincoln Youth Football. This game has been in the planning stages since January and looks to be a capacity crowd for the Saturday night under the lights.
Saline High School Stadium, 1300 Campus Pkwy, Saline, MI 48176, Saline. $5-$10. (530) 410-6396. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Geocaching in the Big 400": Chelsea District Library.

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All families invited to learn to use a GPS device to find hidden treasures. Participants encouraged to bring a few trinkets to replace what they take from the cache.
6:30-8 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west from Pierce Rd. off I-94 exit 157), Waterloo Recreation Area. Free. 475-8732.

 7-9 p.m. 

The Tibetan Monks Compassion Tour: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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No Spiritual Cinema tonight. The Monks will give a presentation which will include: chants for peace, prayers, Yamantaka Puja, Black Hat and/or Deer Dances as well as talk about Tibet and their Monastery.
There will be a Q & A at the end and you will have an opportunity to purchase cultural items and singing bowls. See the website at for more. Tickets can be bought ahead of time online at a discount.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Rd. $25. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"The Sound of Music with a Twist": Children's Creative Center.

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Aug. 13-17. Local kids present a musical inspired by The Sound of Music.
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 13-16) & 2 p.m. (Aug. 17), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline (at Kay Pkwy. east of Stadium). Tickets $50 for Aug. 15 benefit show that includes a twilight reception & $15 (students & seniors, $10) for all other dates in advance and at the door. 769-0019. [map]

 8-11 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Peter Baker and a guest TBA call to live music by the Pittsfield Open Band. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring flat, smooth-sole shoes. Preceded by a lesson at 7:30 p.m.
8-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. $10 (members, $7; students, $5). 426-0241. [map]

 8 p.m.-midnight 

"Milonga Picante": U-M Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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June 7 & 21. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan Union Pendleton Room. $10 (members, $5). [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Spiritual Cinema": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Screening of a feature film or several shorts with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
8 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]

 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 

"Lift Off: Swim Club": A2 Aviary.

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Aerial, dance, and circus acts by A2 Aviary students and instructors. This month's theme pays tribute to 1900s Coney Island, with performers wearing old-fashioned swimming costumes and handle bar mustaches. The program ends with a high-energy dance party.
9 p.m.-2 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 p.m.), A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State. $10. 726-0353. [map]

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