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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of August 7, 2017

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 2017
 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sundae Social": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Games & craft activities for kids of all ages. Gelato sundaes available for purchase.
4-7 p.m., Zingerman's Deli patio, 422 Detroit St. Free admission. 663-3400. [map]


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Thursday


August 2017
 3-7 p.m. 

5th Birthday Bash: Pittsfield Farmers Market.

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The market celebrates its 5th anniversary with treats (while they last), a scavenger hunt, and craft activities. Live music by Spencer Michaud (4-6 p.m.), a local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist whose music blends Motown, Tin Pan Alley, and folk influences. Grace Savory and Sweet (Westland) owner Kristi Zebrowski prepares recipes using market ingredients.
3-7 p.m., Pittsfield Administration Bldg., 6201 W. Michigan Ave. Free admission. 822-21217. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerrytown After Dark! Movies and More": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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Outdoor screening of a films TBA at the farmers market. Also, food trucks, a beer tent, popcorn, and live entertainment by the Detroit Flyhouse Circus Performers and others. Rain date: July 28.
6-11:30 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 6-11:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerrytown After Dark! Movies and More": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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Outdoor screening of Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn's 2014 sci-fi adventure film about a group of intergalactic criminals who are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Also, food trucks, a beer tent, popcorn, and live entertainment by the Detroit Flyhouse Circus Performers and others. Rain date: Aug. 11.
6-11:30 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Thurs., June 8-Aug.17. Musical entertainment on 10 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes chalk art and (except July 27) an open mike stage. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk (beginning June 22) by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies.

June 8: Colors the Clown, the Ferndale Americana rock duo Escaping Pavement, the Jackson pop-folk singer-songwriter Chey Halliwell, the Chelsea High Celtic music ensemble Chelsea House Orchestra, the jazz & blues band Five More Miles, the Kalamazoo gospel-inflected hip-hop ensemble Last Gasp Collective, the local blues band The BlueRays, and the young East Tawas pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Grace.

June 15: Robinsongs kids music, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, jazz-inflected country-pop singer-songwriter Kayla Kendall, the veteran Ann Arbor ska-jazz-funk-punk dance band Hullabaloo, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the local blues and blues-rock quintet blues band The Bluesmatics, and the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette.

June 22: Dee Dee the Clown and the Face Painting Robot, the old-time music trio Bowdish Brothers, Northville teen pop-folk singer-songwriter Carly Bins, the R&B and blues band Chain of Fools, the Chelsea rock 'n' roll band Coconut Radio, a Ukulele Party, the versatile local 15-piece big band Big Band Theory, and local acoustic country-folk singer-guitarist Bob Pogue. Followed by Bee Movie.

June 29: Eric the Juggler, the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King, ukulele player Ali Sesnovich, the local blues-flavored folk-rock swing quintet Dorkestra, the Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey, the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace, the King Family Band bluegrass ensemble, and young Detroit indie pop singer-songwriter Grace Elizabeth Lee. Followed by Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

July 6: Magician Magic Joe, the Western swing septet Fumblin' Tumbleweeds, the acoustic Detroit folk-noir trio Kate Hinote & the Disasters , Sterling Heights pop-rock singer-songwriter Robyn , the Manchester traditional Cajun music duo Sel de Terre, the high-energy local dance quintet Sweet Melissa, vintage band music by the Washtenaw Community Concert Band Town Band, and versatile local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Spencer Michaud. Followed by The Sandlot.

July 13: Dee Dee the Clown and the Face Painting Robot, the highly regarded Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band Bill Bynum & Co, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the local pop-folk singer-songwriter Scott Thacher, the Local classic rock and Motown cover band Men in Black, the Plymouth jazz fusion trio Doctor Pizza, the classic rock singer-guitarist Nathan Sweet, the jazz vocal trio David C. Bloom & Friends, and the roots-rock duo Peter & Ralph. Followed by Boss Baby.

July 20: Eric the Juggler, the Ypsilanti Chicago blues quintet Blues Dog Inquisition, the Ann Arbor Latin jazz-pop fusion dance band West Park Music Society, pop singer Mike Beno, the local rock & soul cover band Naked Ace, the tap dance duo 2X4, the local folk-rock ensemble Bob Skon Trio, and the acoustic blues and folk musician Ian Stewart. Followed by Trolls.

July 27: Kids musician Music Man Dave, a vintage baseball demo by the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, the Ann Arbor pop-rock singer-songwriter Mike Vial, the Ann Arbor alt-country band Corndaddy, the Detroit horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi, the Ann Arbor alternative rock band Once United, the ragtime, blues, and boogie-woogie pianist Matthew Ball, and the hartland pop-rock singer-songwriter Trey O'Connor. Followed at dusk by the 1966 camp classic Batman.

Aug. 3: Eric the Juggler, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the local rockabilly band Los Dingos del Norte, the young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter Mia Green, the veteran Detroit postpunk rock band The Seatbelts, the blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock duo Delbert Walling & Haley Houtz, the local guitar-driven classic rock quintet North Congress, and the ethereal, jazzy folk-pop duo Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb. Followed by Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Aug. 10: Colors the Clown, the Detroit organ-based jazz-funk ensemble GFK Trio, the Detroit acoustic roots-rock and alt-country trio Bus Stop Poets, the Jackson Americana band Victor McDermott & the New American Standard, the Ann Arbor Americana quartet Blue Light Band, the local local Americana folk-rock and country John Ponder Band, the Ypsilanti punk-rockabilly Elvis tribute band Devil Elvis, the acoustic old-time ensemble Strings & Things, and the local Americana roots duo Potter's Field. Followed by Independence Day: Resurgence.

Aug. 17: Children's musician Randy Kaplan, the Ferndale Americana rock quartet Escaping Pavement, the highly regarded Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band Bill Bynum & Co, the young Sterling Heights country singer-songwriter Lisa Mary, the local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest, the Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey, a blues-rock band from the School of Rock Ann Arbor, the local blues-flavored folk-rock swing quintet Dorkestra, and the country-pop duo Sally & Ted. Followed by Hidden Figures.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. chelseafestivals.com. 475-1145, 474-9178. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs., June 15-Aug. 24. Downtown concerts by area bands. Kids activities by Two Twelve Arts Center. Outdoor seating available at some restaurants. June 15: The Forte Band. Chicago blues band featuring LaShera Moore, a vocalist who sang at Koko Taylor's funeral in 2009. June 22: Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. Large young fiddle ensemble that plays bluegrass and high-energy American folk. June 29: Appleseed Collective. Local acoustic quartet whose music is an enchanting blend of lyric-based folk rock with Dixieland and gypsy jazz rhythms and harmonies. July 6: Southeast Michigan country singer Alan Turner. July 13: Brother Crowe. Detroit-area Irish music duo of singer-songwriters. July 20: Saline classic rock sextet Leverage. July 27: Hullabaloo. Veteran 9-piece Ann Arbor collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk, and Latin influences. Aug. 3: Rockford (IL) pop-rock quintet Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, led by singer-songwriter Nielsen, the son of Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen. Aug. 10: Redford British Invasion cover band The Invasion. Aug. 17: Saline Big Band. Tonight begins with a Saline Area Schools pep rally. Aug. 24: "Open Mic Night."
7-9 p.m., downtown Saline. Free. 316-2119.


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Friday


August 2017
 9 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"45th 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 bounce zone, rock climbing wall, & spider jump in Mill Creek Park Park (noon-7 p.m.), merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Also, entertainment at 2 stages.

Aug. 11:

Dexter District Library used book sale (noon-6 p.m.).

Mill Creek Park: kids entertainer and yo-yo champion Zeemo (11 a.m.-noon), ventriloquist Richard Paul (12:30-1:30 p.m.), a nature program blending stories and live animals with Ann Arborite Peter Schriemer in his Smithsonian Channel persona as America's Nature Guy (2-3 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: Performance by students from the local School of Rock (noon-3 p.m.), the Beatles tribute band Toppermost (4-7 p.m.), and the Ann Arbor R&B dance band Men in Black (8-11 p.m.).

Aug. 12:

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 (10:30 a.m. until it's gone), Gordon Hall tours (noon-3 p.m.), and a horseshoe tournament ($5; signup begins at noon) at First Street Park at 1 p.m..

Mill Creek Park: Colors the Clown (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), family concert by an ensemble led by Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Kevin Devine (1:30-2:30 p.m.), circus sideshow acts by the Detroit-based Top Hat Performers (3-4 p.m.), and a movie at dusk followed by fireworks (10 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: The Hangabouts (noon-3 p.m.), the Detroit blues trio Randy Brock Group (4-7 p.m.), and the popular veteran local country-flavored rock band Flying Latini Brothers (8-11 p.m.).

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9 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

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

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Aug. 11 & 12. This yard sale, which includes sales by antique dealers and crafters as well as sales of garage sale items, is part of a statewide series of sales along the road between Detroit and New Buffalo. The Rentschler Farm gift shop is also open. Concessions.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 944-0442. [map]


 5-11 p.m. 

Saline's Summerfest.

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This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, inflatables, a volleyball tournament, a chalk art challenge, contests, a chicken broil, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. The Saturday live entertainment schedule includes the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (noon), short plays and other entertainment by local groups (1-4 p.m.), the Detroit rockabilly trio Detroit Special (2 p.m. at the car show), Marshall (MI) 16-year-old blues-rock guitarist Jake Kershaw (4-5 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.), the veteran local country-based band Drivin' Sideways (5-6 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.), and the popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band 50 Amp Fuse (8-11 p.m.). Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
5-11 p.m. (Aug. 11) & 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Aug. 12), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.


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Saturday


August 2017
 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 

Saline's Summerfest.

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This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, inflatables, a volleyball tournament, a chalk art challenge, contests, a chicken broil, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. The Saturday live entertainment schedule includes the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (noon), short plays and other entertainment by local groups (1-4 p.m.), the Detroit rockabilly trio Detroit Special (2 p.m. at the car show), Marshall (MI) 16-year-old blues-rock guitarist Jake Kershaw (4-5 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.), the veteran local country-based band Drivin' Sideways (5-6 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.), and the popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band 50 Amp Fuse (8-11 p.m.). Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
5-11 p.m. (Aug. 11) & 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Aug. 12), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.


 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Every Sat., Apr. 30-Oct. 29 Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on 4th Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June 4-Sept. 24. Also, every Wed., May 4-Oct. 26, The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the Chelsea Community Hospital (2-6 p.m.,), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.

June 3: Dorkestra. Local folk-rock swing quintet whose music blends jazz, African, Middle Eastern, funk, and pop influences.

June 10: John Latini. Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter, winner of the 2008 Detroit Blues Challenge.

June 17: Keith Parmentier. Local singer-songwriter known for his folk- and country-style ballads.

June 24: TBA.

July 1: TBA.

July 8: Bill Personke. Chelsea guitarist who plays acoustic, folk, and rock 'n' roll.

July 15: "A Taste of Music." Musical performance by an ensemble from the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Also, an instrument petting zoo for kids and adults, with a chance to try out your favorite instrument.

July 22: Annie & Rod Capps. Local husband-and-wife folk-rock singer-songwriter duo.

July 29: Mixed Nuts. Acoustic Americana covers and originals by this Chelsea trio.

Aug. 5: McDonald Brothers. Local Americana country quartet.

Aug. 12: Keith Parmentier. Local singer-songwriter known for his folk- and country-style ballads.

Aug. 19: McDonald Brothers. Local Americana country quartet.

Aug. 26: Bill Personke. Chelsea guitarist who plays acoustic, folk, and rock 'n' roll.

Sept. 2 Loyse Huffman. Folksinger.

Sept. 9: Dorkestra. Local folk-rock swing quintet whose music blends jazz, African, Middle Eastern, funk, and pop influences.

Sept. 16: John Latini. Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter, winner of the 2008 Detroit Blues Challenge.

Sept. 23: Dave Boutette. Veteran Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter.

Sept. 30: Mixed Nuts. Acoustic Americana covers and originals by this Chelsea trio.



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8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, Palmer Auto lot (across from the police station), S. Main St., Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.


 9 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"45th 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 bounce zone, rock climbing wall, & spider jump in Mill Creek Park Park (noon-7 p.m.), merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Also, entertainment at 2 stages.

Aug. 11:

Dexter District Library used book sale (noon-6 p.m.).

Mill Creek Park: kids entertainer and yo-yo champion Zeemo (11 a.m.-noon), ventriloquist Richard Paul (12:30-1:30 p.m.), a nature program blending stories and live animals with Ann Arborite Peter Schriemer in his Smithsonian Channel persona as America's Nature Guy (2-3 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: Performance by students from the local School of Rock (noon-3 p.m.), the Beatles tribute band Toppermost (4-7 p.m.), and the Ann Arbor R&B dance band Men in Black (8-11 p.m.).

Aug. 12:

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 (10:30 a.m. until it's gone), Gordon Hall tours (noon-3 p.m.), and a horseshoe tournament ($5; signup begins at noon) at First Street Park at 1 p.m..

Mill Creek Park: Colors the Clown (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), family concert by an ensemble led by Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Kevin Devine (1:30-2:30 p.m.), circus sideshow acts by the Detroit-based Top Hat Performers (3-4 p.m.), and a movie at dusk followed by fireworks (10 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: The Hangabouts (noon-3 p.m.), the Detroit blues trio Randy Brock Group (4-7 p.m.), and the popular veteran local country-flavored rock band Flying Latini Brothers (8-11 p.m.).

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9 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

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

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Aug. 11 & 12. This yard sale, which includes sales by antique dealers and crafters as well as sales of garage sale items, is part of a statewide series of sales along the road between Detroit and New Buffalo. The Rentschler Farm gift shop is also open. Concessions.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 944-0442. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Book Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hardcover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"35th Anniversary Street Art Fair": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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A host of local and international artisan food makers are on hand to help Zingerman's celebrates its 35th anniversary by discussing and offering free taste samples of their cheeses, meats, chocolates, and more. Recorded music with DJ Jeremy Wheeler.
6-9 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free. 663-3400. [map]


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Sunday


August 2017
 8 a.m.  Free! 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty (east of M-52 between Parker & Guenther), Lima Twp. Free admission. spurhorseshow.com. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles, including Americana, art deco, mission, mid-century modern, industrial, shabby chic, continental, and more. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

32nd Annual Exotic Bird Exhibition: Ann Arbor Companion Bird Club.

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Display of live exotic birds from around the world, with sales of birds and bird-related items. Veterinarians and other experts are on hand to answer questions. Informational displays by representatives from various national avian organizations. Raffles.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dawn Farm community barn, 6633 Stony Creek Rd. (south off Textile east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Admission $3 (children under age 12, free). 326-0720. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, usually with a different theme each week. Aug. 6 is the market's annual Fairy Day (see listing). Aug. 13: Kimba Labay demonstrates his geometric ink designs (noon-3 p.m.). Aug. 20: Gemstone bead jewelry and canvas painting demonstrations (noon-3 p.m.). Also, today's theme is "Dream Cruisin' Through the Market," with 50s and 60s music. Poodle skirts and hot pants encouraged. Aug. 27: Jonathan McMurry demonstrates carving and finishing work on a functional sculpture (noon-3 p.m.).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Community Hoedown: Zion Lutheran Church.

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Picnic lunch and line dancing. Instruction provided. Also, kids games, prizes, and more. Indoors if raining.
12:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 846-1210. [map]






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