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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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 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]

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 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]

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 10 a.m. 

Teamaking Event: USArtQuest.

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August 26 - 10am to 12:30pm
Teamaking with Lolly Mindell
Come and share a delightful time with tasty tea sandwiches and sweet teacakes. Learn about the history of tea, proper brewing, and medicinal properties. You'll even make your own teabags from scratch and a pretty package to put them in. It's a perfect day for you; the perfect gift for a friend.
$35 includes all materials.

USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US 12, Chelsea. $35. 734-562-2662. [map]

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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Release Party": Barnes & Noble.

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All kids invited for a program of games and other Minecraft-related activities to celebrate the release of the latest edition of this popular computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks.
4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

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 5 p.m. 

Euchre: Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. Minimal charge TBA. 429-9561. [map]

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 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]

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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog Whistle Politics": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Discussion Group.

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All invited to join a discussion of chapters 4-6 of Ian Haney López's book about how racism has evolved in America since the Civil Rights Era.
7-9 p.m., Northside Presbyterian/St. Aidan's Episcopal Church lounge, 1679 Broadway. Free., 663-1870.

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Using Yoga to Reduce Stress": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Yoga teacher Victoria Duranona leads a yoga workout for adults & teens in grade 6 & up. Bring a towel or mat and dress comfortably.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Sept. 29: Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann's 2009 National Book Award-winning novel that revolves around 2 central events, a 19974 Twin Towers tightrope walk and the courtroom trial of a NYC prostitute.

Oct. 27: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, Erik Larson's gripping novelized history about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

Nov. 24: The Hundred Year House, Rebecca Makkai's mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their fabled, possibly haunted turn-of-the-century estate north of Chicago.

Jan. 26: Seconds, Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel about a talented young chef whose professional and personal lives are going to pot when a a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over.

Feb. 23: Ready Player One, Ernest Cline's futuristic novel about a man who seeks an escape from the ugliness of reality by studying the puzzles hidden within a virtual Utopia.

7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

The Sea The Sea: The Ark.

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Pop-folk duo of Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley known for a mix of catchy melodies, and intricately silken harmonies that has provoked comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel. They have a brand-new debut CD, Love We Are We Love.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]

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