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Calendar of Events

Monday, August 18, 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.-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.  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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 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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 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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 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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 1-2:30 & 2:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Michigan writer Doc Fletcher, author of Michigan's Pere Marquette River: Paddling Through Its History and 3 earlier Michigan river books, presents a photographic tour of a favorite stretch of the Huron River from Hudson-Mills Metropark to the Delhi Rapids & Delhi Road Bridge.
1-2:30 & 2:30-4 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 1: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-1/ [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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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 2: A2 Aviary.

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This class will be expand upon the skills learned in Aerial Silks 1, adding in more advanced poses, climbs and foundational skills to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. This is a multi level class which should be repeated until student has mastered skills for level 3. All students enrolled in the entire series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF.
*Students must have completed at least one or more full sessions of Aerial Silks 1: Basics, have instructor approval, or have trained in another facility.
*Requirements for level 2 include: basic climb, foot knot in the air, inverting to crochet hooked feet from the ground or in the air, and x back to enroll in this series.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-2/ [map]
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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! 

"A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home": Barnes & Noble Nonfiction Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Sue Halpern's memoir about her experiences as part of a therapy dog team with her Labradoodle
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [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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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan's Drive-In Theaters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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107.1-FM morning host Martin Bandyke interviews local engineer and historic preservation consultant Harry Skrdla about his new book.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4555. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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All invited to help members plan for the annual stamp show held on Nov. 1 & 2. Also, American Philatelic Society circuit books and a mini-auction of stamps.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [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. 

Jeff Daniels & the Ben Daniels Band: The Ark.

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Aug. 17 (sold out) & 18. Movie and TV star, playwright, and Purple Rose founder Daniels is also a singer-songwriter whose folk-flavored originals--the New York Times calls them "both poignant and ramblingly funny"--include such favorites as "If William Shatner Can, I Can, Too," "The Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues," "State Trooper," and "Recreational Vehicle." His shows are interspersed with chats about how each song came to be. He is backed tonight by the Ben Daniels Band, a versatile Chelsea folk-rock ensemble led by Jeff's singer-songwriter son.
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 17) & 8 p.m. (Aug. 18), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $45 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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 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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