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Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Aug. 1-3 & 21-24. Competitive equine ballet by skilled regional horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. 426-2088. [map]

 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 10:30 a.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]

 11 a.m.-noon 

New Mom Group: Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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A biweekly group where new moms can discuss issues such as emotional and physical recovery after birth, changing family relationships, infant care, breastfeeding, incorporating family traditions, sleep, and other issues. It is a place to talk about whatever is on your mind surrounding parenting, and is a great way to meet and form friendships with other new moms. Your babies are welcome to join you. Most appropriate for moms of children 0-12 months old.
Location: Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
Date/Time: Beginning July 10th-- 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 11am-12pm
Contact: Sarah Schneider Hong: or (734)769-0209
Cost: Suggested donation $5/session to benefit the JFS Specialty Food Pantry to purchase early childhood items.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donation. (734)769-0209. www.jfsannarbor,org [map]

 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Structure Determines Function": Simpson Family Chiropractic.

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Attend our Free Community Workshop! Discover how to preserve your health before it is too late.
Simpson Family Chiropractic, 3219 Broad St. Suite 106, Dexter. Free. 734-253-2114. [map]

 1 p.m. 

Create a Fairy Garden: USArtQuest.

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August 21 - 1:00 - 2:30
Fairy Garden with Victoria Newton
For All Ages!! The main ingredient you need to create a fairy garden? Imagination, creativity and a pinch of pizazz and you will have a mesmerizing, unique fairy garden before you know it!
$25 - Please bring a 12" to 14" pot.
USArtQuest, 18650 W. Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. $25. 734-562-2662. [map]

 3-7 p.m. 

Farmers Market: Pittsfield Township.

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The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is a weekly, summer market that features local and regional food and agricultural businesses, artisans, and entertainers. Stop by and pick up fresh produce, meats, and cheeses, baked goods, preserves, oils, and spices. Enjoy a snack or hot dinner while socializing with your neighbors and watching the children run around on the play ground. Kids specific activities and live entertainment will be featured on a rotating basis. Like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter ( to stay up to date on weekly activities.
Each market features diverse offerings, including fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and dairy products; hot foods; baked goods; seasonings, spices, and oils; artisan wares; community and non-profit groups; activities and entertainment; and seasonal items. This is a Michigan producer only market.
Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave. Free admission. 734 822-3152. [map]

 3-4:30 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.

 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

8th Annual Nashbash: Kerrytown District Association.

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This mini country music festival is headlined by Mary Bragg, a Nashville-based Americana and country singer-songwriter who's been compared to Patty Griffin and Mindy Smith. Opening acts: Whit Hill & the Postcards, a former local mainstay now based in Nashville. Hill's richly imaginative country-folk originals are often spiked with her offbeat sense of humor. Also, the local folk-rock singer-songwriter duo Annie and Rod Capps, the local Americana duo The Surefires, local country-folk singer-songwriter Judy Banker, and local singer-songwriter Matt Boylan. Also, an artisan market and Trunkapalooza trunk sales. Barbecue and drinks available. Followed by an after party at the aut bar (315 Braun Ct.).
5-9 p.m., Farmers Market. Free admission. 769-2999.

 5:45 p.m. 

"CXpreX": Velo Club.

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Aug. 14, 21, & 28 and Sept. 4. Training rides for those interested in Cyclo-cross bicycle racing. CX races typically involve several laps of a short course of pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles that require the rider to dismount quickly and carry the bike while navigating obstructions. Raffles.
5:45 p.m., Leslie Park baseball field, Leslie Park Cir. off Dhu Varren. $15.

 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hello World: Command Line for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Southeast Michigan Section) representatives offer kids in grades 3-5 a hands-on introduction to computer programming.
6-7:30 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 6 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]

 6 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]

 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Hula Hoop: A2 Aviary.

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Hoop Dance is a cardio based workout that uses many different muscles of the body. It challenges both the mind and body while you learn moves that require skill, balance, and technique. "Hooping" is fun and challenging and will leave you wanting more. Please wear comfortable clothing and of course bring your hoop. There will be a limited number of hoops available for those who don't have one.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a 7 week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tech 101: Girl Develop It - Ann Arbor.

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In this class, we will walk through the fundamentals of web development in layman terms. While we won't be writing code, we'll take you through various components of the web and how they work together. If you want to learn how to communicate better with your technical team or friends, this course is for you.
Topics include but are not limited to:
• What is the World Wide Web?
• Where are web site files generally stored?
• What is the difference between a client and a server?
• Which programming languages are compiled on a server and which are compiled in a web browser?
• What do you need to know before building a web site?
• What language should you use and what are the differences?
• What tools do you need to develop a web site?
• Who does what on a typical web development team?
• What is Web 2.0 and the Cloud?
This class is for people with little to no technical experience.
THE SPEAKER: Ronda Bergman
MLive, 111 North Ashley St., Ann Arbor, MI. Free. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m. (Apr.-Aug.), 6:15 p.m. (Sept.), & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]

 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $7. 761-6691. [map]

 7-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Frank Lloyd Wright Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow-paced 15-mile ride on mountain or wide-tired road bikes over the lightly traveled, hard dirt roads behind Domino's Farms.
7 p.m., meet at 2722 Georgetown Blvd. north off Plymouth Rd. Free. 995-5017.

 7:30 p.m. 

"Les Misérables": Father Gabriel Richard High School Dramalums.

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Aug. 20-22 & 24. Anne Kolaczkowski-Magee directs recent Gabriel Richard grads in Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer's adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th century Parisian life, a large-canvas tale of human fallibility centered on a petty criminal who reinvents himself as a model citizen and becomes a town mayor and then, after another stint in jail, befriends an unfortunate single mother whom he attempts to rescue from her grim circumstances.
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 20-22) & 2 p.m. (Aug. 24), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $10 at the door only. 662-0496, ext. 200. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Love Note One": Canterbury House.

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Pianist Amy Bormet, bassist-vocalist Maggie Hasspacher, and guitarist Matt Diev perform Woody Guthrie songs, settings of Gwendolyn Brooks poems, and originals by Bormet and Hasspacher.
7:30 p.m., Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron. $5-$10 sliding scale. 665-0606. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"The Big Bang": Performance Network Theatre/Williamston Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 21-31. Rob Roznowski directs this production, which ran at the Williamston Theater through Aug. 17, of Boyd Graham and Jed Feuer's outrageous musical comedy about 2 wanna-be tycoons who set up an audition for potential backers of their preposterously ambitious musical, a history of the world with a cast of hundreds.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. ( Fri. & Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Tickets $27-$41 in advance by phone and at, and at the door. 663-0696. [map]

 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Lyra 1: A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Lyra. You will learn to get on and off the apparatus unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$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. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Ray Bonneville: The Ark.

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Blues and country-rock guitarist and harmonica player from Montreal known for his raspy, laid-back vocals. The latest from Ray Bonneville features 10 songs that seem to work together as one large body of music," says Vintage Guitar in its review of his new CD, Easy Gone. "The tunes here revel in a minimalist yet swampy vibe. Bonneville's guitar and harp playing perfectly match the moods of his lyrics. He travels from melancholy to bitterness, and back. Bonneville's guitar style is not based on chops, but on sound and feel."
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]

 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]

 10 p.m. 

"Summer Classics after Dark": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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July 31: Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, 1984). Exuberant Talking Heads concert film regarded by many as the best concert film of all time.

Aug. 7: The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976). Cult film starring David Bowie stars as an extraterrestial seeking help for his drought-stricken planet who is seduced by the material satisfactions of life on Earth.

Aug. 14: Alphaville: The Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965). Hardboiled detective story is crossed with dystopian sci-fi in this story about a man sent to destroy an almost-human computer who falls in love with its inventor's daughter. Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina.

Aug. 21: A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971). Disturbingly vivid adaptation of Anthony Burgess's sci-fi satire about behaviorist schemes to pacify antisocial misfits. Malcolm McDowell.

Aug. 28: The Visitor (Michael J. Paradise, 1979). Psychological thriller about a girl with telekinetic powers who becomes the focus of an interspacial struggle between good and evil. Lance Henriksen, John Huston, Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Franco Nero, Shelley Winters.

Sept. 4: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones, 1983). Those wacky Brits take on life, death, and the big picture in this outrageous, bawdy comedy spoofing every stage of human existence.

Sept. 11: Mommie Dearest (Frank Perry, 1981). Biopic about Hollywood icon Joan Crawford based on her daughter's scathing memoir. Faye Dunaway.

10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $8 (MTF member, $6.50) in advance at and at the door. 668-TIME. [map]

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