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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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Friday


November 2013
 6 p.m. 

Annual Latke Dinner and Hanukkah Family Service: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Dinner and crafts. Followed at 7:30 p.m. by a family-oriented service that ends with the lighting of many menorahs (bring one of your own, if you wish).
6 p.m., Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard. $11 (kids age 12 & under, $5). Reservations required for dinner. 665-4744. [map]
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Saturday


November 2013
 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

25th Annual Handspinners' Holiday Fair: Spinners Flock.

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Handmade and one-of-a-kind woven goods and fiber-art items, including knitted, woven, and felted clothing, along with hats, mittens, and dolls, as well as gifts, toys, and hundreds of skeins of handspun yarns. Members offer spinning demonstrations throughout the day.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free admission (metered parking). Wheelchair-accessible. 475-7922, 769-1657. [map]
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 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Wonderful and Unusual Gifts": Nature's Expressions.

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Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7, & 8. Show and sale of crystalline mineral specimens, fossils, shells, mounted butterflies and insects, and more.
3443 Daleview Dr. (off N. Maple Rd. north of Huron River Dr.). Free. 994-3048.
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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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Sunday


December 2013
 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

2013 Train Show: Rails on Wheels.

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Display and sale of vintage and modern model trains and equipment. Also, a realistic giant layout, a kids track, and a Lego train display.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Admission $4 (children age 11 & under, free with an adult). 994-9872. [map]
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 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

3rd Annual Holiday Arts & Craft Show: Aprill Wellness Center.

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Show and sale of blown glass, paintings, crafts, jewelry, body care products, homemade herbal teas, and more. Also, craft demos and snacks. Gift wrapping available. Partial proceeds benefit Grass Lake Sanctuary.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aprill Wellness Center, 107 Aprill Dr. Free admission. (810) 208-1417. [map]
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 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Wonderful and Unusual Gifts": Nature's Expressions.

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Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7, & 8. Show and sale of crystalline mineral specimens, fossils, shells, mounted butterflies and insects, and more.
3443 Daleview Dr. (off N. Maple Rd. north of Huron River Dr.). Free. 994-3048.
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 1 & 4 p.m. 

Christmas Tea: Dexter Area Historical Society.

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With chamber music, a talk by a club historian on the history of Gordon Hall, and a tour of the hall.
1 & 4 p.m., Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd. (off Dexter-Pinckney Rd. just west of downtown Dexter). $25. Reservations required. 426-4767, 424-0369. [map]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Annual Tree Lighting Festival": Kerrytown Market and Shops.

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Santa lights the tree.
5 p.m., Kerrytown Market & Shops courtyard. Free. 662-5008. [map]
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