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. firstname.lastname@example.org glzszoo.org [map]
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 email@example.com or at 734-476-8346
Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center, 5415 Waters Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. 734-476-8346. firstname.lastname@example.org www.cedarridgeequestriancenter.com [map]
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]
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]
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]
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.
7 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 2250 E. Stadium. Donation. 769-2550, 821-2124. [map]
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]
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]