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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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 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. 

Golf Outing: Chelsea Senior Center.

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All players age 50 & older invited to play 18 holes of golf. Specialty competitions at each hole with prizes.
9 a.m. shotgun start (registration begins at 8 a,m,), Reddeman Farms Golf Club, 555 S. Dancer, Chelsea. $75 includes breakfast, lunch & dinner. Preregistration required by Aug. 8. 475-9242. [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]

 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

All About Gilding: USArtQuest.

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August 19 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Technique Tuesday with Sue - "All About Gilding"
Make amazing and most remarkable works of art! Come every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month and explore new techniques you'll use on everything from cards to canvas, walls to furniture.
This week is all about gilding. Learn this fabulous technique and other great techniques using gilding and Duo adhesive.
$35 - all materials included.
USArtQuest, 18650 W. Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. $35. 734-562-2662. http;// [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.

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

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Noteworthy Notebooks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults & youth in grade 3 & up invited to decorate a notebook. Bring your own notebook or use one provided.
1-2 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]

 1:30-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rosalia Festival: U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Celebration of the 2,000th anniversary of the death of the emperor Augustus, with a themed tour of the museum, garland-making, and Italian ices.
1:30-2:30 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

 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.).

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

 4 p.m.  Free! 

Ele's Place Tour of the Heart: Ele's Place Ann Arbor.

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There are few things more heart breaking than when family member dies leaving behind young children. Together, we can offer families support, guidance and a place for their kids to begin healing.
We would like to offer you the opportunity to see a behind the scenes snapshot of the important services that Ele's Places offers to grieving families in our community. Please join us for our Tour of the Heart. This is not a fundraiser; attendees are asked for nothing at a tour. It is simply a one hour inspirational and educational tour of the work and mission of Ele's Place.
Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children, ages 3-18, learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling, or close family friend.
Please RSVP to Kate at (734) 929-6640 or
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor - Saline Road, Ann Arbor MI. Free. 734-929-6640. [map]

 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Belly Dance 1: A2 Aviary.

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Led by Coral Rose of Unveiled Belly Dance and the Lunatic Vagabonds, this class combines belly dance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability, and balance. Class begins with conditioning and cardio, then continues on to the fundamental muscle isolations used in belly dance. The goal of this series is to build confident body posture and presentation as a foundation for movement though deep core strengthening, joint mobility, and isometrics.
The class is an excellent warm up for Belly Dance Technique and choreography, which immediately follows.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. [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 p.m. 

"Reflected Best-Self Exercise": American Business Women's Association.

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U-M Center for Positive Organizations trainer affiliate Mary Ceccanese helps attendees identify their best qualities based on information she gathers beforehand from attendees' friends and colleagues. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. $16 in advance by Aug. 5 at 763-9041. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Calligraphy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local artisan Scott Wettlaufer presents a hands-on introduction to the art of calligraphy. For adults & teens in grade 6 & up.
6:30-8 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. 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 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.

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]

 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Hula Hoopla": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults & youth in grade 3 & up invited to bring their hula hoop (or use one of the AADL's) to learn some new trick from experts.
7-8 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Summer of Letting Go": Nicola's Books.

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Young adult novelist Gae Polisner discusses her new novel about a 15-year-old who begins to move on four years after her brother drowned while in her charge. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Sizzle": Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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Local skaters show off the skills they've learned over the summer.
7:15-8:05 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley. Free. 213-6768. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Bill Bynum & Co.: The Ark.

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Bluegrass-based quartet led by award-winning Downriver singer-songwriter and guitarist Bynum, whose songs also draw on old-time, early country, gospel, and contemporary folk music. His band includes fiddler Mary Seelhorst, dobro player Dave Keeney, and bassist Chuck Anderson.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Permaculture Design and the Garden": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Abundant Michigan (Ypsilanti) permaculture advocacy group representative Jesse Tack discusses permaculture and practical gardening techniques for temperate climates. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Candye Kane: The Ark.

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Smart, sassy, sexy jump blues and R&B by this big-voiced singer-songwriter from Los Angeles known for comically lustful lyrical cartoons like "(Hey Mister) She Was My Baby Last Night," "200 Lbs. of Fun," and "Let's Commit Adultery." A former adult entertainer who has been compared to Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, and Etta James, Kane is accompanied by her band, the Swingin' Armadillos.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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