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Calendar of Events

Monday, June 12, 2017






 
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 7:00 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Domino's Farms Marks 150th Birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright with Private Collection Exhibit.

  community member   < less San Francisco- Oakland Bay Bridge 1949

The legacy of America's greatest architect endures to this day in the over 600 buildings and special designs he created, and his influence on architecture and design continues to resonate worldwide. As part of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth on June 8, 1867, Domino's Farms welcomes visitors to the Thomas S. Monaghan Frank Lloyd Wright Collection exhibition for the month of June.
Located within the Wright-inspired Prairie-style building at Domino's Farms, the exhibition includes original drawings, blueprints, and models of some of Wright's most celebrated designs including the world-famous Fallingwater, cantilevered over a mountain stream in southwest Pennsylvania, as well as windows from several Wright-built homes-or as he called his exquisite designs in glass, "light screens." Michigan is well represented with models of two Detroit-area houses and Wright's original colorful design drawings for a house in Ann Arbor.
Highlights of the exhibition include stained g
Domino's Farms Corporation, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Free. 734-930-3220. ldroze@avemariafoundation.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 50 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 717-7567 , 663-5060.


 Noon  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
Noon (Mar.-Nov.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116.


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 1-3:30 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center (Sept.), 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association.

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An Alzheimer's Association caregiver support group is a safe place to learn, to talk, and to meet with others coping with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. Support group members are typically the spouse, adult child, other family member or friend of someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. This group meets every 2nd Monday monthly and is confidential, free, and open to the public.
King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard Rd. Free. 800-272-3900. kmpeil@alz.org https://goo.gl/bBjb6R [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Life: How Do We Find It?": U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun.. Hands-on 20-minute demo about the aims and procedures of astrobiology. Participants recreate an experiment from the Mars Viking Lander's spacecraft expedition of 1976.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Wedding Plan": Michigan Theater.

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(Rama Burshtein, 2016). When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, an Orthodox Jew refuses to cancel the event and instead relies on God to supply her with a husband. Hebrew, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"My Cousin Rachel": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2017). Period drama about a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious cousin, but then starts to fall for her. Rachel Weisz.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Churchill": Michigan Theater.

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(Jonathan Teplitzky, 2017). Thrilling biopic about Winston Churchill in the days leading up to D-Day.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: SUN SHEN.

  community member   < less Students Practice SUN SHEN Basic Tai-Chi Form

In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"No-Drop Ride": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Mon. All invited to join club members on a moderate-paced 20-mile ride to Dexter and back. Helmet, road bike, and lights required. Beginners welcome. The ride picks up additional riders at 6:15 p.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
6 p.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. (248) 658-6369. [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Downtown Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/show or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty. Free. 769-5016. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Living On Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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A series of ongoing groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related to the loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment. Call Margie Martin to register 734.769.5821.
Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming. Registration is required.
Hospice Office, 555 Briarwood Cr., Ste. 140, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 3135675092. kenski@franco.com www.arborhospice.org [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Mon.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (all dates), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Alzheimer's Association-Michigan Chapter program coordinator Katie Peil.
6:30-8 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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Discussion of several books in different mystery series.

Jan. 9: Colin Dexter's Detective Morse mysteries.

Feb. 13: Anne Cleaves' Vera Stanhope mysteries.

Mar. 13: Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries.

Apr. 10: Mary Reed's John the Lord Chamberlain mysteries.

May 8: Charlotte & Aaron Elkins' Alex London mysteries.

June 12: Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike mysteries.

July 10: Steven Havill's Posadas County mysteries.

Aug. 14: Susan Ella MacNeal's Maggie Hope mysteries.

Sept. 11: Susan Wittig Albert's Darla Dahlias mysteries.

Oct. 9: Margaret Maron's Sigrid Harald mysteries.

Nov. 13: Ashley Weaver's Amory Ames mysteries.

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7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant (except as noted), Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Aspects of the Atlanta Campaign": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by Clarksville (TN) Civil War historian Greg Biggs.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Education Center Exhibition Rm., 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies": Literati Bookstore.

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San Francisco-based essayist Kevin Smokler discusses his new book about classic teen flicks and the importance of their fictional and real locales, such as the resort in Lake Lure, NC, where Dirty Dancing took place to the fictional town of Shermer, IL, which was home to John Hughes' characters in The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and others. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 10 & 31, Aug. 14 & 28. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. On July 10 Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra shows how to use bias tape, and on Aug. 28 Hoekstra demonstrates the basics of making patch pockets. All welcome to bring their own sewing machine.All welcome to bring their own sewing machine.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced "no-drop" ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

American Checkers Night: Ann Arbor Checkers Club.

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Join other checkers enthusiasts on second Mondays for Go-As-You-Please and 3-Card Draw games. Time/Location tbd please email.
Location TBA. play free but will be in a place of business. annarborcheckers@gmail.com


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA, just west of Dexter. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.


 8 p.m. 

Cat Toren's Human Kind: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Vancouver-born, New York-based jazz pianist Toren leads her quintet in originals inspired by both the freeform jazz of the 60s and contemporary civil rights movements. Toren won the prestigious Galaxy Rising Star Award at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2010.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 9 p.m.-midnight 

Bickley/Kramer/Roe Trio: Ravens Club.

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Join us every Monday at the Ravens Club for live jazz, tasty cocktails, scrumptious food (kitchen open until 12am).
Rob Bickley-bass
Jesse Kramer-drums
Rick Roe-keys
Ravens, 297 South Main. Free admission. 734) 214-0400. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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