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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


February 2014
 4 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

42nd Winter Carnival: Chelsea American Legion Post 31.

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Three days of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter fun at Cavanaugh Lake. Also, a euchre tournament ($5 entry fee; prizes) on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., and a chili cook-off (1 p.m.) and dancing to classic and contemporary rock by the Manchester band Star 69 (8:30-11:30 p.m) on Feb. 8. The weekend competitive ice fishing derby (eeather permitting) runs 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Refreshments, breakfasts, and lunches available. Raffle.
4 p.m.-midnight (Feb. 7), 7 a.m.-midnight (Feb. 8), & 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (Feb. 9), American Legion Hall, 1700 Ridge Rd. (off Cavanaugh Lake Rd. from Kalmbach Rd. north from I-94 exit 156), Chelsea. Free admission. To enter the chili cook-off, call Larry Doll at 260-1540. 475-1964. [map]
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 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Fun Friday": U-M Natural History Museum.

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With screenings of the 30-minute planetarium show Star Talk (5:30, 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30 p.m.) about what you can see in the current night sky, a reading of Paul & Henrietta Strickland's Dinosaur Roar! (6 & 7 p.m.) with images from the book projected on the planetarium dome, and a 30-minute dinosaur tour (7 & 8 p.m.). Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Space limited for each event.
5-9 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free admission. Planetarium shows are $3. 764-0478. [map]
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 6:30-9 p.m. 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited for dinner, preceded by a brief Shabbat observance with songs, candle lighting, wine and challah, and discussion on a theme TBA. Children welcome.
6:30-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 (family, $25). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [map]
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Saturday


February 2014
 7 a.m.-midnight  Free! 

42nd Winter Carnival: Chelsea American Legion Post 31.

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Three days of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter fun at Cavanaugh Lake. Also, a euchre tournament ($5 entry fee; prizes) on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., and a chili cook-off (1 p.m.) and dancing to classic and contemporary rock by the Manchester band Star 69 (8:30-11:30 p.m) on Feb. 8. The weekend competitive ice fishing derby (eeather permitting) runs 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Refreshments, breakfasts, and lunches available. Raffle.
4 p.m.-midnight (Feb. 7), 7 a.m.-midnight (Feb. 8), & 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (Feb. 9), American Legion Hall, 1700 Ridge Rd. (off Cavanaugh Lake Rd. from Kalmbach Rd. north from I-94 exit 156), Chelsea. Free admission. To enter the chili cook-off, call Larry Doll at 260-1540. 475-1964. [map]
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Admission $4. (517) 605-0624. [map]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"6th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza": Chelsea Businesses.

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Popular annual event during which more than 30 different businesses throughout Chelsea offer free chocolate tastings, sales on chocolate-themed merchandise, and family-oriented activities.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-3539.
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 10 a.m.-noon 

"Bag of Books Sale": Friends of Saline District Library.

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Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8. Fill a bag for $5. Second bag is free.
10 a.m.-noon, Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free admission. 944-0625. [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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 1:15-9 p.m. 

Chinese New Year Celebration: Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan.

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Games (1:15-2:45 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.), performances by Ann Arbor Chinese School students (3-6 p.m.), and dinner (6-9 p.m.) to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Raffle.
1:15-9 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Cost TBA. principal@aaccom.org. [map]
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 2:30 p.m. 

Victorian Valentine Tea: Kempf House Museum.

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Feb. 8 & 9. An elegant, traditional tea with a menu that includes both sweets and savories. With romantic piano music played on the Kempf family's 1877 Steinway and display of vintage turn-of-the-century Valentines.
1:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Kempf House, 312 S. Division. $25 (members, $20). Reservations required. 994-4898. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Trở Lại Tương Lai": U-M Vietnamese Student Association Cultural Night.

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U-M students perform traditional and modern Vietnamese dances, music, and theater. Proceeds benefit the humanitarian organization Children of Vietnam.
7 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $5 in advance. $10 (students, $8) at the door. umichvsaboard@umich.edu. [map]
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Sunday


February 2014
 7 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

42nd Winter Carnival: Chelsea American Legion Post 31.

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Three days of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter fun at Cavanaugh Lake. Also, a euchre tournament ($5 entry fee; prizes) on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., and a chili cook-off (1 p.m.) and dancing to classic and contemporary rock by the Manchester band Star 69 (8:30-11:30 p.m) on Feb. 8. The weekend competitive ice fishing derby (eeather permitting) runs 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Refreshments, breakfasts, and lunches available. Raffle.
4 p.m.-midnight (Feb. 7), 7 a.m.-midnight (Feb. 8), & 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (Feb. 9), American Legion Hall, 1700 Ridge Rd. (off Cavanaugh Lake Rd. from Kalmbach Rd. north from I-94 exit 156), Chelsea. Free admission. To enter the chili cook-off, call Larry Doll at 260-1540. 475-1964. [map]
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Admission $4. (517) 605-0624. [map]
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 2:30 p.m. 

Victorian Valentine Tea: Kempf House Museum.

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Feb. 8 & 9. An elegant, traditional tea with a menu that includes both sweets and savories. With romantic piano music played on the Kempf family's 1877 Steinway and display of vintage turn-of-the-century Valentines.
1:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Kempf House, 312 S. Division. $25 (members, $20). Reservations required. 994-4898. [map]
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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Oz in Ice": The Manor at Glacier Hills.

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Show of 10 ice sculptures based on themes and characters from The Wizard of Oz as well as ice sculpting demonstrations by Ice Dreams (Plymouth) sculptors. Beverages. In celebration of Glacier Hills' 40th anniversary.
4-7 p.m., Glacier Hills Manor, 1200 Earhart. Free. 929-6782. [map]
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