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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Tuesday


August 2013
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Call For Artists: Dexter Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee.

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1st Annual Paint Dexter-A Plein Air Festival, August 13-17, 2013. Jurored Awards. Cash prizes. 1-4 entries. For Prospectus and Application, www.dextermi.gov/arts, or visit www.facebook.com/PaintDexter
Village of Dexter, 8140 Main Street, Dexter. Free. cnicholls@dextermi.gov https://www.facebook.com/PaintDexter [map]
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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 14. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.

Sept. 24: Storytelling (4-4:30 p.m.) by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black & friends, a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performance by an ensemble of jazz students (5:30-7 p.m.).

Oct. 1: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), the Kassia Martin Flute Ensemble (5-6 p.m.), and the acoustic rock trio Inkflo (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 8: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.), and the West African drumming group Arbor Foli (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 15: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and popular local storyteller LaRon Williams (5-6 p.m.), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 22: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), lantern-making (5-6 p.m.; bring a mason jar), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.).

Oct. 29: Storytelling with Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performer TBA.

Nov. 5: Family-friendly show with Magic Zak (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), an interactive lecture-demo by folkdancer Roberta Jaskolski (5-6 p.m.), and local alt-folk-rock ensemble The End Times (6-7 p.m.), along with lantern-making for a Lantern Parade (5-6 p.m.). .


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4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]
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Thursday


August 2013
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Call For Artists: Dexter Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee.

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1st Annual Paint Dexter-A Plein Air Festival, August 13-17, 2013. Jurored Awards. Cash prizes. 1-4 entries. For Prospectus and Application, www.dextermi.gov/arts, or visit www.facebook.com/PaintDexter
Village of Dexter, 8140 Main Street, Dexter. Free. cnicholls@dextermi.gov https://www.facebook.com/PaintDexter [map]
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 Noon-10 p.m. 

16th Annual Milan Bluegrass Festival.

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Aug. 8-10. Three days of bluegrass music performed by leading regional and national performers.

Aug. 8: Flatland Grass (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Pushin' the Limits (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), Harbourtown (1:30 & 7 p.m.), Wendy Miller & Country Grass (1:15 & 7:40 p.m.), Detour (3 & 8:30 p.m.), and Goldwing Express (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.).

Aug. 9: Blue Velvet (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Danny Paisley & Southern Grass (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), Nothin' Fancy (1:30 & 7 p.m.), Lost & Found (2:15 & 7:45 p.m.), Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (3 & 8:30 p.m.) and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.)

Aug. 10: Today's headliners are International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (3 & 8:30 p.m.) and the acclaimed young Nashville bluegrass sextet The Grascals (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.), a 2-time winner of the IMBA Entertainer of the Year Award that Dolly Parton calls "one of the best bluegrass bands I've ever heard." The band's widely acclaimed new CD The Famous Lefty Flynn's includes bluegrass covers of a wide range of material, from the Monkees' "Last Train to Clarksville" to Steve Earle's "My Old Friend the Blues." Also, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Little Roy & Lizzie (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), American Drive (1:30 & 7 p.m.), and The Bluegrass Brothers (2:15 & 7:45 p.m.).

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Noon-10 p.m., KC Campground, 14048 Sherman Rd. (US-23 to Exit 25; southeast on Plank Rd.), Milan. Tickets $65 (for all 3 days) in advance by July 30, $75 at the gate for all 3 days. $25 (Aug. 8) & $35 (Aug. 9 & 10) per day and $55 weekend pass at the gate only. 439-1076. [map]
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 6:308:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs. (except July 4, June 6-Aug. 15.Musical entertainment on 9 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes an open mike stage. Also, Spontaneous Art interactive performance artists, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies at the Clocktower Commons.

June 6: The local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the Howell country quartet William Shadrick & the Modern Day Drifters, the local blues band The Bluescasters, the singer-piano duo Pianos on Fire, the pop & lock dancer Poppet, the interactive performance art ensemble Spontaneous Art, and Eric the Juggler.

June 13: The Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, Detroit acoustic country-pop singer-singer Kari Holmes, the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra, the Lansing acoustic classic rock and blues duo Fighting Unlucky, the classy Detroit neo-honkytonk quartet The Whiskey Charmers, the young Chelsea classic rock cover band The Tritones, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

June 20: The rockabilly band Los Dingos del Norte, acoustic pop-folk singer-songwriter Mitchell Curley, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, the Chelsea alternative rock band Liquid Plasma, the Detroit pop-rock quintet Anthony Lai Band, the Michigan Academy of Dance & Music (Dexter) dance troupe, and Eric the Juggler. Followed by City of Ember.

June 27: The South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the acoustic indie pop-folk band Human Cannonball, the jazz ensemble Blue Seven, the Ypsilanti rock quartet The View, the local indie groove-rock Jake Prince Trio, the Hillsdale-Abilene guitar-and-saxophone jazz-bluegrass fusion The Duo Project, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by Madagascar.

July 11: Local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the Dundee acoustic rock duo Last Exit, the Howell pop-rock singer-songwriter Mike Vial, Ann Arbor indie rock ensemble The Sarah Swanson Band, the acoustic pop band CrossBow & the Roadshow, Detroit acoustic country-pop singer-singer Kari Holmes, the modern tap dance ensemble Bang the Floor, and A2 Magic magician Jeff Wawrzaszek. Followed by The Brady Bunch Movie.

July 18: The singer-piano duo Pianos on Fire, the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace, the country-pop duo Mikhaila & Will, the Detroit Celtic-rock quintet Bill Grogan's Goat, the local folk-rock Bob Skon Trio, the jazz vocal trio David C. Bloom & Friends, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by Thor.

July 25: The Chelsea High Celtic music ensemble Chelsea House Orchestra, the Detroit acoustic rock singer-songwriter Eli Adams, the popular local vintage jazz-inflected folk-rock quartet Appleseed Collective, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band The Shelter Dogs, the classic rock band The Nomads, the local rock band Bulletproof Snow, the pop & lock dancer Poppet, and Eric the Juggler. Followed by Aquamarine.

Aug. 1: The Howell country quartet William Shadrick & the Modern Day Drifters, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette, the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet Captain Ivory, the rock band Spin Cycle, the Chelsea rock 'n' roll band Coconut Radio, the local blues band The Bluescasters, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by The Croods.

Aug. 8: the versatile Ann Arbor acoustic jazz, swing, country, pop, and folk trio Isosceles, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, the Detroit acoustic rock singer-songwriter Eli Adams, Ann Arbor indie rock ensemble The Sarah Swanson Band, the local folksy Americana trio Washburn Gardner & Ebb Tide, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the southeast Michigan blues and classic rock quartet New Blues Street Project, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by Marley & Me: The Puppy Years.

Aug. 15: The veteran Ann Arbor Cuban jazz ensemble Trio Tumbao, the acoustic pop band CrossBow & the Roadshow, the acoustic blues and folk musician Ian Stewart, the jazz ensemble Blue Seven, the popular local vintage jazz-inflected folk-rock quartet Appleseed Collective, the local blues and blues-rock quintet blues band The Bluesmatics, Tree of Life Cultural Arts Studio dancers with the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra, and A2 Magic magician Jeff Wawrzaszek. Followed by Avatar.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 433-2787.
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Friday


August 2013
 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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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. 426-2088.
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 9 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"41st Annual Dexter Daze": Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Festivities in Monument Park include arts and crafts booths (9 a.m.-8 p.m.), a social tent (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), a food court, bounce fun at Mill Creek North behind the fire station (10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.), a rock climbing wall (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) and a little conductors train (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Jeffords Street, tours of the Dexter Area Historical Museum (1-3 p.m.), merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Also, entertainment at 2 stages.

Aug. 9:

Tours ($5 suggested donation) of Gordon Hall (noon-3 p.m.), a 19th-century-style baseball game between the Dexter Union and the Wahoo Baseball Club at Gordon Hall (2-4:30 p.m.), an American Legion steak fry (4:30-8 p.m.), and in Mill Creek North at dusk, a screening of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg's 1982 fantasy adventure about a young boy who befriends a creature from outer space.

Mill Creek Amphitheater: Scio Flyers radio control airplanes (3-5:30 p.m.), the eclectic local pop-folk world music trio Bliss (5-6:30 p.m.), the local Doug Horn Trio jazz ensemble.

Monument Park Gazebo: Leslie Science & Nature Center animal show (noon-1 p.m.), children's musician Kevin Devine (1:30-2:30 p.m.), performance by the winner of the Foggy Bottom Coffeehouse Dexter's Got Talent contest (3:30-4:30 p.m.), the country band Spur 9 (5:30-7:30 p.m.), and the Laith All-Saadi Trio (8-11 p.m.), a versatile Ann Arbor jazz, blues, R&B, Motown, and pop band.

Aug. 10:

A parade from Wylie School down Main Street at 10 a.m., Dexter District Library used book sale (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), a chicken barbecue at St. James Church (11:30 a.m. until it's gone), Gordon Hall tours (noon-4 p.m.), and a horseshoe tournament at First Street Park (11 a.m.).

Mill Creek Amphitheater: Football, soccer, cheer, and other demo by Dexter Community Youth Camps (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.), Bacchanal Productions top-hatted street-art performers (2-5 & 8:30-9:45 p.m.), Black Belt Academy demo (2:30-3 p.m.), the Dexter Community Orchestra (3-4 p.m.), and scenes from the Dexter Encore Theatre production of Les Miserables (5-6 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: Colors the Clown (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), Kerfluffles kids music band (1-2:30 p.m.), the Rhythm on a Stick Steel Drum Band (3-5 p.m.), the Ann Arbor bluegrass band RFD Boys (5:30-7 p.m.), and the Bugs Beddow Band (8-11 p.m.), a versatile horn-driven Detroit R&B, boogie-rock, blues, and jazz ensemble.

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9 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887.
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"US-12 Heritage Trail Sale": Saline Area Historical Society Fundraiser.

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Aug. 9 & 10. This yard sale is part of a state-wide event with various sales along the road between Detroit and New Buffalo.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 944-0442. [map]
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 Noon-10 p.m. 

16th Annual Milan Bluegrass Festival.

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Aug. 8-10. Three days of bluegrass music performed by leading regional and national performers.

Aug. 8: Flatland Grass (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Pushin' the Limits (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), Harbourtown (1:30 & 7 p.m.), Wendy Miller & Country Grass (1:15 & 7:40 p.m.), Detour (3 & 8:30 p.m.), and Goldwing Express (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.).

Aug. 9: Blue Velvet (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Danny Paisley & Southern Grass (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), Nothin' Fancy (1:30 & 7 p.m.), Lost & Found (2:15 & 7:45 p.m.), Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (3 & 8:30 p.m.) and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.)

Aug. 10: Today's headliners are International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (3 & 8:30 p.m.) and the acclaimed young Nashville bluegrass sextet The Grascals (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.), a 2-time winner of the IMBA Entertainer of the Year Award that Dolly Parton calls "one of the best bluegrass bands I've ever heard." The band's widely acclaimed new CD The Famous Lefty Flynn's includes bluegrass covers of a wide range of material, from the Monkees' "Last Train to Clarksville" to Steve Earle's "My Old Friend the Blues." Also, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Little Roy & Lizzie (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), American Drive (1:30 & 7 p.m.), and The Bluegrass Brothers (2:15 & 7:45 p.m.).

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Noon-10 p.m., KC Campground, 14048 Sherman Rd. (US-23 to Exit 25; southeast on Plank Rd.), Milan. Tickets $65 (for all 3 days) in advance by July 30, $75 at the gate for all 3 days. $25 (Aug. 8) & $35 (Aug. 9 & 10) per day and $55 weekend pass at the gate only. 439-1076. [map]
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 5-9:30 p.m. 

Summerfest: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, contests, a blackjack tournament, the large "Saline Street Machines" car show, a teen block party (Aug. 9), trike races, a 5-km race with cash prizes, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. The Aug. 9 headliner is the versatile Ohio rock cover band 56 Daze. The Aug. 10 headliner is Phoenix Theory, a Detroit rock cover band made up of members of Scoot Magoo, Fifty Amp Fuse, and the Uncle Kracker band. Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
Times TBA, downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.
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Saturday


August 2013
 7 a.m.-11 p.m. 

Summerfest: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, contests, a blackjack tournament, the large "Saline Street Machines" car show, a teen block party (Aug. 9), trike races, a 5-km race with cash prizes, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. The Aug. 9 headliner is the versatile Ohio rock cover band 56 Daze. The Aug. 10 headliner is Phoenix Theory, a Detroit rock cover band made up of members of Scoot Magoo, Fifty Amp Fuse, and the Uncle Kracker band. Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
Times TBA, downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.
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 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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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. 426-2088.
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Friends of the Dexter District Library Used Book Sale
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
9 am to 3 pm
Dexter District Library
3255 Alpine Street
Dexter, MI 48130
734-426-4477
www.dexter.lib.mi.us
Prices range from 25 cents to $2.00 with a special selection of various priced gift books. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds directly benefit the library.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free admission. 734-426-4477. www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]
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 9 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"41st Annual Dexter Daze": Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Festivities in Monument Park include arts and crafts booths (9 a.m.-8 p.m.), a social tent (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), a food court, bounce fun at Mill Creek North behind the fire station (10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.), a rock climbing wall (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) and a little conductors train (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Jeffords Street, tours of the Dexter Area Historical Museum (1-3 p.m.), merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Also, entertainment at 2 stages.

Aug. 9:

Tours ($5 suggested donation) of Gordon Hall (noon-3 p.m.), a 19th-century-style baseball game between the Dexter Union and the Wahoo Baseball Club at Gordon Hall (2-4:30 p.m.), an American Legion steak fry (4:30-8 p.m.), and in Mill Creek North at dusk, a screening of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg's 1982 fantasy adventure about a young boy who befriends a creature from outer space.

Mill Creek Amphitheater: Scio Flyers radio control airplanes (3-5:30 p.m.), the eclectic local pop-folk world music trio Bliss (5-6:30 p.m.), the local Doug Horn Trio jazz ensemble.

Monument Park Gazebo: Leslie Science & Nature Center animal show (noon-1 p.m.), children's musician Kevin Devine (1:30-2:30 p.m.), performance by the winner of the Foggy Bottom Coffeehouse Dexter's Got Talent contest (3:30-4:30 p.m.), the country band Spur 9 (5:30-7:30 p.m.), and the Laith All-Saadi Trio (8-11 p.m.), a versatile Ann Arbor jazz, blues, R&B, Motown, and pop band.

Aug. 10:

A parade from Wylie School down Main Street at 10 a.m., Dexter District Library used book sale (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), a chicken barbecue at St. James Church (11:30 a.m. until it's gone), Gordon Hall tours (noon-4 p.m.), and a horseshoe tournament at First Street Park (11 a.m.).

Mill Creek Amphitheater: Football, soccer, cheer, and other demo by Dexter Community Youth Camps (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.), Bacchanal Productions top-hatted street-art performers (2-5 & 8:30-9:45 p.m.), Black Belt Academy demo (2:30-3 p.m.), the Dexter Community Orchestra (3-4 p.m.), and scenes from the Dexter Encore Theatre production of Les Miserables (5-6 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: Colors the Clown (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), Kerfluffles kids music band (1-2:30 p.m.), the Rhythm on a Stick Steel Drum Band (3-5 p.m.), the Ann Arbor bluegrass band RFD Boys (5:30-7 p.m.), and the Bugs Beddow Band (8-11 p.m.), a versatile horn-driven Detroit R&B, boogie-rock, blues, and jazz ensemble.

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9 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887.
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"US-12 Heritage Trail Sale": Saline Area Historical Society Fundraiser.

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Aug. 9 & 10. This yard sale is part of a state-wide event with various sales along the road between Detroit and New Buffalo.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 944-0442. [map]
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 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Bag of Books Sale: Friends of Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 per bag (2nd bag free). 429-5450. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Call For Artists: Dexter Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee.

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1st Annual Paint Dexter-A Plein Air Festival, August 13-17, 2013. Jurored Awards. Cash prizes. 1-4 entries. For Prospectus and Application, www.dextermi.gov/arts, or visit www.facebook.com/PaintDexter
Village of Dexter, 8140 Main Street, Dexter. Free. cnicholls@dextermi.gov https://www.facebook.com/PaintDexter [map]
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 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Pet Fest: The Pet Emporium.

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Area nonprofit rescue groups display pets for adoption. Also, local vendors, a pet psychic, and other entertainment TBA.
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $5 admission (kids age 10 & under, free). annarborpetfest.com, 929-6533. [map]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor, Truck, & Farm Equipment Show": Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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A celebration of the evolution of farming in Michigan, with displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3).
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Aug. 10) & noon-5 p.m. (Aug. 11), 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. Free. (517) 596-2254. [map]
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 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Teddy Bear Company.

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Group tours of the warehouse, with displays of both historical and CTBC bears. Also, display of antique toys in the Chelsea Toy Museum.
11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., CTBC Warehouse, 400 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 433-5499. [map]
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 Noon-10 p.m. 

16th Annual Milan Bluegrass Festival.

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Aug. 8-10. Three days of bluegrass music performed by leading regional and national performers.

Aug. 8: Flatland Grass (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Pushin' the Limits (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), Harbourtown (1:30 & 7 p.m.), Wendy Miller & Country Grass (1:15 & 7:40 p.m.), Detour (3 & 8:30 p.m.), and Goldwing Express (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.).

Aug. 9: Blue Velvet (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Danny Paisley & Southern Grass (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), Nothin' Fancy (1:30 & 7 p.m.), Lost & Found (2:15 & 7:45 p.m.), Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (3 & 8:30 p.m.) and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.)

Aug. 10: Today's headliners are International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (3 & 8:30 p.m.) and the acclaimed young Nashville bluegrass sextet The Grascals (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.), a 2-time winner of the IMBA Entertainer of the Year Award that Dolly Parton calls "one of the best bluegrass bands I've ever heard." The band's widely acclaimed new CD The Famous Lefty Flynn's includes bluegrass covers of a wide range of material, from the Monkees' "Last Train to Clarksville" to Steve Earle's "My Old Friend the Blues." Also, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Little Roy & Lizzie (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), American Drive (1:30 & 7 p.m.), and The Bluegrass Brothers (2:15 & 7:45 p.m.).

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Noon-10 p.m., KC Campground, 14048 Sherman Rd. (US-23 to Exit 25; southeast on Plank Rd.), Milan. Tickets $65 (for all 3 days) in advance by July 30, $75 at the gate for all 3 days. $25 (Aug. 8) & $35 (Aug. 9 & 10) per day and $55 weekend pass at the gate only. 439-1076. [map]
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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Back-At-It": Briarwood.

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Activities for teens throughout the mall.
2-5 p.m., Briarwood. Free admission. 769-9610. [map]
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Sunday


August 2013
 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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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. 426-2088.
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 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Pet Fest: The Pet Emporium.

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Area nonprofit rescue groups display pets for adoption. Also, local vendors, a pet psychic, and other entertainment TBA.
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $5 admission (kids age 10 & under, free). annarborpetfest.com, 929-6533. [map]
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, with emphasis on a particular medium or theme each week. Aug. 4: "Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor" features a Q&A with fairy door creator Jonathan Wright (1:30 p.m.), crafts (noon-3 p.m.), dancing to live music by an Irish band, and a fairy costume contest. Aug. 11: Artisanal foods. Aug. 18: Ceramics and pottery. Aug. 25: Sculpture and assemblage.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor, Truck, & Farm Equipment Show": Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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A celebration of the evolution of farming in Michigan, with displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3).
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Aug. 10) & noon-5 p.m. (Aug. 11), 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. Free. (517) 596-2254. [map]
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