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Calendar of Events

Friday, August 29, 2014






 
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 8 a.m. 

2014 Golf Tournament: Washtenaw County United Way.

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Four-person scramble with a shotgun start. (In a scramble format, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome, so lousy golfers don't have to worry about hurting their team.) BBQ lunch & awards. Preceded at 7 a.m. by breakfast and registration.
8 a.m., Pierce Lake Golf Course, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. $100 in advance at uwwashtenaw.org/sites/default/files/pdf/2014golfform.pdf. 677-7214. [map]

 8 a.m. 

"Labor & Management Golf Tournament": Washtenaw County United Way.

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Four-person scramble with a shotgun start. (In a scramble format, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome, so lousy golfers don't have to worry about hurting their team.) Also, a hole-in-one contest. Preceded at 7 a.m. by breakfast and registration.
8 a.m., Pierce Lake Golf Course, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. $100. 677-7214. [map]

 9 a.m.-11 p.m. 

79th Annual Saline Community Fair.

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Aug. 27-31. This old-fashioned community fair features agricultural and craft exhibits, rides, and a variety of special events, including a parade (Aug. 27), a rodeo (Aug. 29), and more. Rides usually run Wed.-Sat. Updated schedule available at salinefair.org.
9 a.m.-11 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Cost TBA. 668-0776. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast or early lunch.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May-Oct.), meet in the back parking lot across the wooden bridge, Bandemer Park, Barton Dr. at Whitmore Lake Dr. Free. 476-4944.

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Guided Tours: Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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Costumed guides lead tours of the 10-room artifact-filled farmhouse and its outbuildings, including a recently refurbished blacksmith's workshop. The last tour begins at 4:15 p.m.
1-5 p.m., Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 9998 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $5 (kids ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254.

 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]

 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Life Stories": Chelsea Senior Center.

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Every last Fri. of the month. All invited to join CSC members to share stories about their life experiences, with a different topic each month.

Aug. 29: Retired EMU saxophone professor Max Plank who recently composed a piece performed by Beach Middle School band students, discusses his career as a composer-musician.

Sept. 26: "One Room Schoolhouse."

Oct. 31: "Ghost Stories from Your Childhood."

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12:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-9242. [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.

 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Soccer vs. Florida International.

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4 p.m., U-M Soccer Stadium, 2250 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]

 4:15 p.m. 

"Land Ho!": Michigan Theater.

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(Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens, 2014). Comedy about a pair of former brothers-in-law who embark on a road trip through Iceland.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]

 4:30 & 8 p.m. 

"Boyhood": Michigan Theater.

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Aug. 1-7. (Richard Linklater, 2014). Groundbreaking story about a boy growing up that was filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years. Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

Laughter Yoga Circle: Ann Arbor Laughs.

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Join us for a 1/2 hour of laughing for no reason except to your health. Laughter yoga uses exercises to simply laugh, stretch and breathe for positive well-being. Laughter circle plays off everyone attending so we need your joyous spirit. Set yourself in a positive happy state and laugh the stresses of the week away.
Here is a link to the Medford Pavilion.
http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/parks_recreation/cfp/county-farm-maps/county-farm-trail-map
The park driveway appears on Mapquest to be around 2225 Medford Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. Basically turn south at the Manchester light on Washtenaw (just east of the Washtenaw/Stadium fork). Follow it around and turn left on Medford Rd and follow the signs to the parking lot.
Medford Pavilion in County Farm Park, 2225 Medford Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-368-5237. diane82103@yahoo.com [map]

 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Concert Series: Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Series.

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Every Fri., June 12-Aug. 27.

June 12: Dexter Community Orchestra. Pops concert.

June 19: Jake Reichbart Trio. Jazz ensemble led by veteran local guitarist Reichbart.

June 26: Paul's Big Radio. Rootsy country-pop band led by local singer-songwriter Paul Lippens.

July 3: Randy Brock Group. Detroit blues trio.

July 10: Flying Latini Brothers. Reunion of this veteran local band fronted by singer-songwriter John Latini that plays country-flavored rock, along with some Tom Waits songs and other offbeat covers.

July 17: Salmagundi. Memphis-style rock 'n' roll.

July 24: Sexy Monster. Veteran Detroit funk-rock fusion dance quintet fronted by vocalist Debbie Cooke.

July 31: The Invasion. British Invasion cover quartet from Redford.

Aug. 7: Men in Black. Local classic rock band.

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6:30-9:30 p.m., Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 426-0887.

 6:45 & 9 p.m. 

"The One I Love": Michigan Theater.

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(Charlie McDowell, 2014). A couple in a struggling marriage retreats for the weekend and ends up facing an unusual dilemma. Elisabeth Moss.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Will: The Power to Commit": Center of Light.

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Most people believe that we, as humans, have been given the gift of free will. This gift sets us apart from the flow of nature and the animals in that we have a choice about our actions that is not driven completely by instinct. Do you know how to use this gift to create the life that you want for yourself? In exercising your will through decision making and action, you can strengthen this creative muscle and tap into the great creative energy of the universe to support your efforts. Come learn the keys to the potential power of your will with Mother Clare Watts, Director of the Order of Christ Sophia, a spiritual school and community with roots in Christian Mysticism. Mother Clare travels internationally to share the spiritual practices and teachings that help us fully realize what is deep and true. She is the author of "Giving Birth to God" and "Mystical Roses of Peace." Special discounts are available for pre-registration.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. $45. 734-330-5048. annarbor@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]

 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Coffee House: Bahá'í Center of Washtenaw County.

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Open mike open to singers, musicians, storytellers, and poets. Also, a performance by the house band. Refreshments.
7:30-9:30 p.m., 5550 Morgan Rd. just off W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti Twp. Free. 434-8704. [map]

 8 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 pntheatre.org, and at the door. 663-0696. [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 purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]

 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. except July 18 Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]

 9-10:15 p.m. 

"Nite Lite Golf": Ann Arbor Parks Department.

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All invited to play a round of golf with special glow-in-the-dark "nite lite" balls. Bring a flashlight.
9-10:15 p.m. tee times, Huron Hills Golf Course, 3465 E. Huron River Dr. at Huron Pkwy. $12 (includes greens fee & balls). Preregistration required. 794-6246. [map]



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