Aug. 19-23. Fair rides and concessions (Aug. 19, 5-10 p.m., & Aug. 20-23, 1-10 p.m.) and a bingo tent, along with livestock shows, chainsaw wood-carving demos, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies, and "Nature's Creation of Life," an exhibit of calves, piglets, lambs, and chicks, some likely to be born during the fair. The Chelsea Fair Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Aug. 23. Also on Aug. 23 at 12:45 p.m., "Run for the Rolls" ($15 for individuals, $35 for families, at runfortherolls.com or by calling 475-0843), a 1-mile run/walk from the Chelsea Fire House (Taylor at Old US-12) to the fairgrounds. Awards; overall and age division winners also receive a dozen Common Grill rolls. Complete schedule available at chelseafair.org.
8 a.m.-10 p.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old US-12 at Manchester, Chelsea. $7 (kids 10 & under, free) daily admission; $25 5-day pass. Free admission for seniors age 65 & over on Aug. 21. 323-7085 before fair; 475-1270 during fair week.
Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, June, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (July & Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
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]
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]
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. AskAnything@USArtQuest.com http;
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]
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.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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]
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. [map]
Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 4. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.
Sept. 23: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), West African drummer Melody Manding (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
Sept. 30: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), music by saxophonist Lucas Hopkins (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
Oct. 7: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), a puppet play by Nealia Fil (5-5:45 p.m.), guitarist Rollie Tussing (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
Oct. 14: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), music TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
Oct. 21: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), storytelling with Beverly Black (4:30-5 p.m.), performances by the Huron Valley Harmonizers barbershop chorus (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
Oct. 28: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), guitarist Rollie Tussing (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor - Saline Road, Ann Arbor MI. Free. 734-929-6640. email@example.com www.elesplace.org [map]
Every 1st & 3rd Tues, June-Sept. All invited to bring their classic and vintage autos to display. Biweekly awards chosen by the participants. Also, live music, games, a 50/50 raffle.
5-8 p.m., Wendy's parking lot, Brown Dr. at Commerce Park (west of M-52), Chelsea. Free. 649-1106.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), modern constructed (Thurs.), standard constructed (Fri.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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.
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 abwa-maia.org. 763-9041. [map]
Led by Coral Rose of Unveiled Belly Dance and the Lunatic Vagabonds, this class drills your dance fundamentals and teaches choreography both traditional and not so much. Class begins with structured sequences of basic moves to hone your form, then moves on to teaching choreography for a full routine. Over the seven week series, each step will be broken down and practiced until you have a finished number, and choreography for the course will change every two series. Students enrolled in the full series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF!
The Belly Dance Conditioning class immediately preceding is an excellent warm up for this class.
$15 for a single class
$90 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $15-$90. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http:
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]
June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.
June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.
July 6 & 8: A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964). The Beatles' joyously exuberant film debut, a visually arresting, slapstick version of two typical days in their life. Features "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," and other early Beatles songs.
July 13 & 15: A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937). The Marx Brothers enter a horse in a steeplechase to win enough money to save from financial ruin a sanitarium where Groucho, a horse doctor illicitly employed as the director, has his eyes on one of the patients, a wealthy hypochondriac.
July 20 & 22: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977). Spellbinding classic about alien contact. Richard Dreyfuss.
July 27 & 29: Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's beloved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.
Aug. 3 & 5: Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955). Classic drama of teen alienation. James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus.
Aug. 10 & 12: Godzilla (Ishiro Honda, 1954). The original Japanese version of this sci-fi horror classic about a mutant dinosaur resurrected by repeated nuclear tests in the Pacific.
Aug. 17 & 19: Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962). Adaptation of Nabokov's unsettlingly comic novel about a middle-age professor smitten by a sexually precocious 14-year-old girl. James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers.
Aug. 24 & 26: Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Classic film about a 16th-century village that hires professional tough guys to stave off marauding bandits. The inspiration for The Magnificent Seven. Japanese, subtitles.
Aug. 31 & Sept. 2: Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979). Classic satire about a man whose life parallels that of Jesus.
Sept. 1: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Enduring sentimental favorite about a pair of star-crossed lovers in Nazi-occupied North Africa during WW II. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman.
Sept. 7 & 9: Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994). Cult noir comedy about a couple of hit men. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman.
1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. ( Mon. & Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
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 (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
See review. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early. Note:: The semiannual GrandSlam is at the Ark on Apr. 14 (see listing).
Dec. 16: "Rewards."
Jan 20: "Cold."
Feb. 17: "Adventure."
Mar. 17: "Confusion."
Apr. 21: "Delusions."
May 19: "Snooping."
June 16: "Backfired."
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), The Circus, 210 S. First. $8. 764-5118. [map]
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]
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 (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Prizes for the top 2 teams.
8-9:30 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. Free. 475-8732. [map]