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Ann Arbor is an educated and educational community, providing an ample selection of brown bag lectures, seminars, and other colloquia. The Calendar covers events from authors on book signing tours to politicians on the stump.





 
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Monday


May 2013
 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

International Coaching Week Events: Ann Arbor Coaches Cafe.

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Contact: Deborah Campbell
734/645-6847
deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com
LOCAL COACHES CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK WITH FREE COACHING SERVICES
International Coaching Week (ICW) is a weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession held annually. During this extended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do. The local chapter, Coaches Café Ann Arbor, will be celebrating by sharing Life, Career and Leadership Coaching at several locations in the area, free of charge, the week of May 20 - 24, 2013. Everyone is welcome to come for free coaching, or to find out what coaching is all about.
Career and Leadership Coaching will be offered at Moonwink's Café, 5151 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 - 11 a.m, Thursday, May 23, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Drop In
Moonwinks Cafe and Espresso Royalle Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Rd. (Moonwinks). Free. 7346456847. deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com www.coachcafeannarbor.weebly.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Nonfiction Book Club: Barnes & Noble.

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All invited to join a discussion of Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, Dorothy Wickenden's book about her grandmother and a friend's transition from New York society life to teaching children of Colorado homesteaders in the early 20th century.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"I Invented The Modern Age: The Rise Of Henry Ford": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Former American Heritage Magazine editor-in-chief Richard Snow, an acclaimed and prolific popular historian, discusses his entertaining, meticulously researched new book.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ice Cream Bike: A Sneak Peak at Go! Ice Cream": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Rob Hess discusses his new Ypsilanti-based mobile business offering a variety of local hand-made and often exotic and unusual ice creams. Tastings. Also, participants learn how to make lemonade and other fruit popsicles at home.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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Tuesday


May 2013
 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

International Coaching Week Events: Ann Arbor Coaches Cafe.

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Contact: Deborah Campbell
734/645-6847
deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com
LOCAL COACHES CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK WITH FREE COACHING SERVICES
International Coaching Week (ICW) is a weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession held annually. During this extended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do. The local chapter, Coaches Café Ann Arbor, will be celebrating by sharing Life, Career and Leadership Coaching at several locations in the area, free of charge, the week of May 20 - 24, 2013. Everyone is welcome to come for free coaching, or to find out what coaching is all about.
Career and Leadership Coaching will be offered at Moonwink's Café, 5151 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 - 11 a.m, Thursday, May 23, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Drop In
Moonwinks Cafe and Espresso Royalle Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Rd. (Moonwinks). Free. 7346456847. deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com www.coachcafeannarbor.weebly.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Upper Malletts Stormwater Conveyance Study Public Meeting: Water Resources Commissioner.

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The Upper Malletts Stormwater Conveyance Study is being conducted to address flooding issues in Upper Malletts Creek neighborhoods.
The upcoming meeting will inform residents on the progress of the study, review data collected to-date and present preliminary stormwater conveyance alternatives for community input and feedback.
More information can be found at www.UpperMallettsStudy.org.
Dicken Elementary School Cafeteria, 2135 Runnymeade, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. jhovey@truscottrossman.com www.UpperMallettsStudy.org [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

A. Van Jordan: Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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This award-winning poet, a U-M creative writing professor, reads from The Cineaste, his new collection of poems that explore film, poetry, and the elusiveness of reverie. U-M English professor and poet-novelist Laura Kasischke calls it "the announcement of an entirely new poetics [that] goes beyond memorable speech into an articulation of the spirit, the hunger, the enchantment and terror of a nation and a time." The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Generational Diversity in the Workplace": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by Ross Medical Education Center (Kentwood) career development representative Lisa Montross. Preceded by networking (6 p.m.) and dinner (6:30 p.m.).
7 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Free (buy your own dinner). Reservations requested by May 15 at abwa-maia.org. 755-0575. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Why It's OK (and Even Good) for Kids Not to Share": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by freelance journalist and blogger Heather Shumaker, author of the 2012 Parents magazine Best Parenting Book It's OK Not to Share…And Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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May 7 & 21. May 7: EMU health sciences professor Irwin Martin presents an illustrated talk on "Underwater Photography: Cameras and Creatures of the South Pacific." Also, club members show their digital images on various topics. May 21: Local surreal portrait photographer Rob Woodcox presents a behind-the-scenes look at a photo shoot he organized to create images of foster children for his Stories Worth Telling charity. Also, club members present their recent prints.
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium, 1701 Newport Rd. Free ($25 annual dues for those who join). 327-4781. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Huron River Water Trails": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Huron River Watershed Council representative Elizabeth Riggs discusses efforts to create a 104-mile inland paddling trail along the Huron River. Riggs also shows the new Huron River waterproof map book. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 665-0248. [map]
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Wednesday


May 2013
 11:30 a.m. 

"Straight Talk on Leadership": Ann Arbor City Club Lunch & Learn.

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Talk by Bob Lutz, the colorful former General Motors vice chair. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m., AACC, 1830 Washtenaw. $25. Reservations required by May 17. 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

International Coaching Week Events: Ann Arbor Coaches Cafe.

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Contact: Deborah Campbell
734/645-6847
deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com
LOCAL COACHES CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK WITH FREE COACHING SERVICES
International Coaching Week (ICW) is a weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession held annually. During this extended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do. The local chapter, Coaches Café Ann Arbor, will be celebrating by sharing Life, Career and Leadership Coaching at several locations in the area, free of charge, the week of May 20 - 24, 2013. Everyone is welcome to come for free coaching, or to find out what coaching is all about.
Career and Leadership Coaching will be offered at Moonwink's Café, 5151 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 - 11 a.m, Thursday, May 23, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Drop In
Moonwinks Cafe and Espresso Royalle Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Rd. (Moonwinks). Free. 7346456847. deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com www.coachcafeannarbor.weebly.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Integrative Mental Health Panel: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Join us as we discuss the benefits of integrative medicine to augment treatment for
depression and anxiety. Our holistic practitioners will speak on their holistic modalities
and clinical experience working with patients in partnership with mental health providers to provide comprehensive complementary care. Time for questions and a discussion of integrative mental health services will follow the panel presentation. Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
For more information, call Hygeia Center at (734) 769-6100 or visit www.hygeiacenter.org.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. Free. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to the Bonsai & Penjing Garden": Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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Club members discuss the new bonsai garden that they helped create at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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 7-8:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective".

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Screening of Thomas Friedman's award-winning 1994 documentary about MLK's life and career. Also, Performance Network staff are on hand to introduce its current production The Mountaintop (see April 25 listing), Katori Hall's new play about set in MLK's hotel room on the eve of his assassination.
7-8:15 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Alfred Russel Wallace, Peter Raby's biography of the 19th-century scientist who, save for some personal setbacks, might have proven natural selection before Darwin.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Preservation of Antique Objects": Salem Area Historical Society.

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Talk by Michigan Antique Preservation Company (Wyandotte) conservator Bill Witkowski.
7:30 p.m., Jarvis Stone School, 7991 North Territorial at Curtis, Salem Twp. $2 (members, free). (248) 437-6651. [map]
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Thursday


May 2013
 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

International Coaching Week Events: Ann Arbor Coaches Cafe.

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Contact: Deborah Campbell
734/645-6847
deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com
LOCAL COACHES CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK WITH FREE COACHING SERVICES
International Coaching Week (ICW) is a weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession held annually. During this extended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do. The local chapter, Coaches Café Ann Arbor, will be celebrating by sharing Life, Career and Leadership Coaching at several locations in the area, free of charge, the week of May 20 - 24, 2013. Everyone is welcome to come for free coaching, or to find out what coaching is all about.
Career and Leadership Coaching will be offered at Moonwink's Café, 5151 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 - 11 a.m, Thursday, May 23, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Drop In
Moonwinks Cafe and Espresso Royalle Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Rd. (Moonwinks). Free. 7346456847. deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com www.coachcafeannarbor.weebly.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Police Officer's Report": Dexter District Library.

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Michigan author and former police officer Ken Rogers discusses his book about coping with his experiences as a cop. Signing.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Latest Climate News--and What We Can Do About It": Ecology Center Annual Meeting.

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Talk by Ecology Center staffers Monica Patel and Kathryn Savoie and board member Frank Parkinson-all trained as climate leaders by the Climate Reality Project. Also, reports on Ecology Center program and tours of its green building demonstration facility. Election of officers.
6:30-8 p.m., Ecology Center, 339 E. Liberty, suite 300. Free. 761-3186, ext 104. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Talks: Nutritional Healing Center.

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May 1: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Detoxify." May 13: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Lick the Sugar Habit." May 23: Cradit on "Harmonize Hormones."
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Herbal Allies for Women": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt. Men also welcome.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Magickal Manners: A Guide to Magickal Etiquette": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Long-time Wiccan elder and ritualist Puck Shadowdrake discusses his new book. Signing.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-9468. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Well Struck, Sir!: Historic Base Ball in Chelsea": Chelsea District Library.

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Talk by "Honest Jon" Vann Hoek and other members of the Chelsea Monitors, an amateur club that plays baseball by the rues of 1860.
7-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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Friday


May 2013
 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Robert Levy leads an informal discussion of the intersection between religion and science. Bring a lunch, if you wish.
Noon-1 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
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 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Web Applications": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staff show how to build applications in Python using Google App Engine.
5-8 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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Saturday


May 2013
 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Evolution of Whales": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how whales have adapted to thrive underwater by comparing archaic to modern whales. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Cosmic Colors (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum that explores the reasons for color, the nature of X-rays, and more. Stars to Starfish (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of the universe of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.
11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"A Case of Redemption": Aunt Agatha's.

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Thriller writer Adam Mitzner is on hand to sign copies of his new book.
2 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]
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Sunday


May 2013
 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon., Tues. Wed., & Fri. except May 26. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Tues. & Wed.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; & 1-2:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Cosmic Colors (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum that explores the reasons for color, the nature of X-rays, and more. Stars to Starfish (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of the universe of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.
11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Day In and Day Out": Clay Gallery.

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Ceramic artist Elliott Kayser discusses the current exhibit of his works.
3 p.m., Clay Gallery, 335 S. Main. Free. 665-2621. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Evolution of Whales": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how whales have adapted to thrive underwater by comparing archaic to modern whales. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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