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Calendar of Events

Monday, June 26, 2017

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 8 a.m. 

Golf Outing: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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All invited to play golf. Contests, games, & raffles. Lunch & dinner.
8 a.m., Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe Rd. (off Maple south of Ellsworth), Saline. $175 ($650 for a foursome). Reservations required. 429-4494. [map]

 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Watercolor, mixed media, pen and ink: The Common Cup.

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This summer, our walls will feature the artwork Deb Guidot.
Deb Guidot's work reflects a love of transparency and a fascination with light dancing across surfaces. It vacillates between showing the beauty that surrounds us and a satirical look at humanity's interactions with it. Her fascination with surfaces combined with a tongue-in-cheek look at the world has produced works that are not necessarily what they appear to be. Utilizing a variety of media including watercolor, pencil, ink, forged steel, stone and clay she creates both two and three-dimensional works. Deb states, "Using layers, transparency and negative space, combined with intent takes you beyond the surface of objects."
The Common Cup, 1511 Washtenaw Ave. [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

A2CT Technical Theatre Camp: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Come learn about what goes on BEHIND the scenes in this very hands-on camp, led by Brice O'Neal, of Community High School's Community Ensemble Theatre (CET). Each day of the one-week, full day camp will focus on accomplishing a specific goal or project. Each full day session will include hands-on work in the A2CT scene shop (building set pieces, painting flats, etc.) and studio work (lighting, sound, etc.). In addition, participants will create a notebook with all the information they learn, and will participate in an end-of-camp showcase.
June 26-30, 2017
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
For those in grades 4-12 (in the fall of 2017)
Campers will need to bring lunch each day
A2CT Studio Theatre, 322 West Ann Street. $300 (members, $280). 734-971-2228. [map]

 9 a.m. 

Arduino Robotics - A Make-n-Take Camp: Brain Monkeys.

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In this camp students will be using a low-cost, simple, robust, fully programmable, expandable, open source robot kit that best of all, you get to keep!
Join us for this fun and educational summer camp and introduce your child to the world of Arduino Robotics.
For more information, go to:
Brain Monkeys, 3808 Plaza Dr. $489. [map]

 9 a.m. 

Arduino Robotics - A Make-n-Take Camp: Brain Monkeys.

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In this camp students will be using a low-cost, simple, robust, fully programmable, expandable, open source robot kit that best of all, you get to keep!
Join us for this fun and educational summer camp and introduce your child to the world of Arduino Robotics.
For more information, go to:
Brain Monkeys, 3808 Plaza Dr. $489. [map]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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. [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.

 9:30 a.m. 

Innovation in Education Gathering: "Wonder Together": Institute for Innovation in Education (iiE).

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Unique 3-day event brings together creative learning professionals from all sectors for workshops, a StorySlam, project showcase, unconference, and more. June 27 is a Design Thinking project day using the iiE's Design Mindset CARDs.
Duderstadt Center and Lurie Engineering Center, UM North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. 734-604-6117. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Wonder of Learning: Shifting Forms": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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June 23-30. Hands-on activities related to structure, color, and shadow, including a chance to design and build model structures and landscapes.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (except Sun., noon-4 p.m.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Drop-In Summer Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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Every Mon. & Thurs., June 26-Aug. 3. 30-minute session of stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, and other activities. Geared toward kids ages 6 & under, accompanied by a caregiver.
11 a.m., DDL lower level, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 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. Closed July 4. 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Makerspace Monday": Dexter District Library.

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Drop-in creative activities for kids entering grades K-12.
1-2:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Can You Think of It? Can You Dream It?": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A mix of puppetry, poetry, music, and movement for kids in grades K-5 presented by popular Michigan children's entertainer Kevin Kammeraad, whose shows include audience participation and lots of humor.
2-2:45 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Movie Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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Family film screenings. Bring a pillow to sit on; popcorn provided.

June 26: The Secret Life of Pets, the 2016 animated film about a terrier whose life is upended when his owner takes in a stray.

July 17: Zootopia, Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Jared Bush's charming 2016 animation about a bunny who dreams of being a cop in a world where predators have historically held positions of power.
2 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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]

 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Parks & Recreation Town Hall": Chelsea District Library.

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Western Washtenaw state representative Donna Lasinski hosts a panel discussion with panelists TBA on public outdoor resources available to local residents.
6-7:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 6:15 & 7:20 p.m. 

"A2 Taiko Drumming Intro Class at Amma Center Michigan": Great Lakes Taiko Center.

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Interested in Japanese Taiko Drumming? Visit the Great Lakes Taiko Center website at for upcoming performances and all our class offerings, including our new Adult Intro Taiko classes in Ann Arbor: A2 TAIKO INTRO CLASS!
MONDAYS: 6:15-7:15pm or 7:30-8:30pm; weekly demo at 7:20pm.
Have fun learning basic taiko drumming form, technique, and rhythms. This one hour introductory class for beginners takes place at the Amma Center on Monday evenings (8 classes thru August). Also enjoy a brief Taiko Demo each week by your instructors who are performing group members!
DATES: (6/26) 7/10* - 8/28 (makeups possible).*Come for one free trial on 7/10, but registration required to participate (no charge unless you continue with session).
***Note: A2 Taiko is discontinued for summer due to low enrollment. Thanks to those who came to our 1st class! We know people are interested, so please contact us if you'd like updates about future A2 Taiko classes.***
Amma Center of Michigan (just past First Unitarian Universalist Church), 4201 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $200 (8 classes). (248)773-8899. [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]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at or 846-3826. [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. [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]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Carillon Concert Series: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by Amy Johansen.
7 p.m., Lurie Tower, 1230 Murfin, North Campus. Free., [map]

 7 p.m. 

"My Neighbor Totoro": Rave.

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June 25 & 26. (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Dubbed (June 25) & subtitled (June 26) screenings of this classic Studio Ghibli anime tale about two girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits.
12:55 p.m. (June 25) & 7 p.m. (June 26), 4100 Carpenter. $12.50. 973-8424. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Time for a Declutter": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by professional organizer Soo Porter.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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June 7, 14, 19, & 26; July 10, 17, 20, 26, & 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21, & 28. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.

 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.

 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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