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July 17, 2024

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium & Dome Theater
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U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium & Dome Theater
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Daily (except July 4). Three different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. Sea Monsters (12:30 p.m.) follows a curious dolichorhynchops (an extinct species of marine reptile) as she travels through the most dangerous oceans in history. The Sky Tonight (1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky, with tips on how to find the cardinal directions, constellations, and planets on your own. One Sky (2:30 p.m.) features 6 short celestial narratives from different cultures, including native Hawaiian, ancient Greek, Navajo, Innu people of eastern Canada, Japanese, and Hindi. Various times, U-M MNH, 1105 North University. $8 at the door. Limited capacity. (734) 764–0480, ummnh.org.

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Nature Art Days: Hudson Mills Metropark
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Observer Editor
Nature Art Days: Hudson Mills Metropark
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July 17 (9 a.m.–noon) & July 18 (9 a.m.–3 p.m.): Parents can drop off their kids ages 4–7 (July 17) & ages 8-13 (July 18) to paint on a canvas (provided), collect items from nature to make art, and make a nature print T-shirt. Bring your own white T-shirt; July 18 participants should also bring lunch. Hudson Mills Metropark, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $30 per 4–7 year-old; $60 per 8–13 year child. Preregistration required at bit.ly/hmm-july24 by 4 p.m. July 14. Metroparks pass or $10 vehicle entry fee required. (734) 426–8211.

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"Move and Groove": Ann Arbor Senior Center
9:30 am - 10:15 am Observer Editor, FreeFree
"Move and Groove": Ann Arbor Senior Center
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Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave., bit.ly/a2-senior-cnt, (734) 794–6250. Weekly activities. Preregistration required for some events by emailing bpatton@a2gov.org or calling.

Move and Groove (Wed. 9:30–10:15 a.m.). Free. Call to register.

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"Mind Matters Brain Games": Ann Arbor Senior Center
10:00 am - 11:00 am Observer Editor, OnlineOnline
"Mind Matters Brain Games": Ann Arbor Senior Center
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Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave., bit.ly/a2-senior-cnt, (734) 794–6250. Weekly activities. Preregistration required for some events by emailing bpatton@a2gov.org or calling.

Mind Matters Brain Games (Wed. 10–11 a.m.) via Zoom at tinyurl.com/a2-senior-mind. $2; members, free.

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“Sensation Stations”: AADL Traverwood
10:30 am - 11:15 am Observer Editor, FreeFree
“Sensation Stations”: AADL Traverwood
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July 17 (10:30–11:15 a.m.): Babies and infants age 2 and under, accompanied by an adult, invited to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials while exploring colors, shapes, textures, and sounds.

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Preschool Storytimes: AADL
10:30 am Observer Editor, FreeFree
Preschool Storytimes: AADL
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Every Mon.–Fri. (different times): Half-hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2–5 (with caregiver). Pittsfield (Mon. 10:30 a.m. & Thurs. 11 a.m., except July 4), Downtown (Tues. 11 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Tues. 11 a.m., except July 30 & Wed. 10:30 a.m., except July 31), Traverwood (Thurs. 11 a.m., except July 4), and Westgate (Fri. 1 p.m.). Free.

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“Investigate Labs”: U-M Museum of Natural History
11:00 am - 3:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
“Investigate Labs”: U-M Museum of Natural History
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Daily except July 4. All age 6 & up invited into the museum’s Nature Lab and Micro Worlds Lab to use scientific tools and museum specimens to conduct experiments. Schedule subject to change. 11 a.m.3 p.m., U-M MNH, 1105 North University. Free. (734) 764–0478.

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"Senior Stroll": Pittsfield Township Senior Center
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
"Senior Stroll": Pittsfield Township Senior Center
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Pittsfield Township Senior Center, 701 W. Ellsworth. bit.ly/pittsfield-seniors. (734) 8222120. Weekly events. Free (except as noted) in-person activities. Check meeting status before coming.

Senior Stroll (Wed. 11 a.m.noon) at Lillie Park South Pavilion #3.

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Drop In Special - Yin Yoga with Laurie Dean
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Community Listing
Drop In Special - Yin Yoga with Laurie Dean: Imagine Fitness and Yoga
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Join Laurie Dean on Wednesday July 17th for Yin Yoga.

This relaxing and meditative class is appropriate to all levels. Gentle poses are held for 3-5 minutes focusing on healing the fascia and connective tissues. Practitioners are fully supported by blankets and props to encourage total relaxation and engage the parasympathetic nervous system, in charge of “rest and digest.”

Sign up online https://imaginefitnessandyoga.com/schedule/ to book a spot. And select class drop in special at checkout.

3100 West Liberty ,Ann Arbor. https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html?k_business=145031&id_sale=1&k_id=3183595 10. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com www.imaginefitnessandyoga.com 734-622-8119.

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Chime Concert: Kerrytown Market & Shops
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
Chime Concert: Kerrytown Market & Shops
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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime’s numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome. Noon–12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30–11 a.m. (Sat.). Kerrytown Market. Free. ofglobal@aol.com.

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Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree, OnlineOnline
Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Weekly activities. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required for some events. For Zoom links see calendar at tinyurl.com/a2-turner-cal-june2024. (734) 998–9353, michmed.org/tswp, tswp.info@umich.edu.

Tai Chi (Mon., Wed., & Fri. noon–12:30 p.m. via Zoom).

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Talks & Activities: Ann Arbor Senior Center
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
Talks & Activities: Ann Arbor Senior Center
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1320 Baldwin. Senior-focused talks and activities. Free. a2gov.org/senior. Preregistration required for all events by emailing bpatton@a2gov.org or calling (734) 794–6250.

(July 2, 11 a.m.–noon): Crafting Fun with Plants.”

(July 10, 9:30–10:30 a.m. or 10:30–11:30 a.m.): “Care Management by Natalie.” Individual consultations with Natalie Adewunmi.

(July 11, 1:30–4 p.m.): “Travels with George: Japan, Thailand, and China.” Traveler George Jabol shares memories and slides about his world travels.

(July 17, noon–1 p.m.): Lunch & Learn: “What to Do When Your Spouse Passes at Home.” Light lunch provided for free.

(July 24, noon–1 p.m.): Lunch & Learn: “I’ve Got a Secret” game with Reinhart realtor Barbara Zinser. Light lunch provided for free.

(July 25, 2–3 p.m.): Tech Talk: “Pros and Cons of the Digital Age.” Clear Computing owner James Giordani shares computer tricks.

(July 26, 10–11:30 a.m.): “Senior Caregiving Resources and Deciding What’s Best.” Care consulting; to preregister contact (734) 9721074 or a2careconsulting@gmail.com.

(July 31, noon–1 p.m.): Lunch & Learn: “Implementing a Mediterranean Diet.” Light lunch provided for free.

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Weekly Meeting: Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
Weekly Meeting: Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
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Every Wed. Speakers and topics TBA. All invited. Buffet lunch available ($11). Noon1:30 p.m., Michigan Union Anderson Rm. Free. jtsepp@gmail.com.

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"Walking Off the Pounds": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree, OnlineOnline
"Walking Off the Pounds": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Weekly activities. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required for some events. For Zoom links see calendar at tinyurl.com/a2-turner-cal-june2024. (734) 998–9353, michmed.org/tswp, tswp.info@umich.edu.

Walking Off the Pounds (Mon., Wed., & Fri. 12:30–1 p.m. via Zoom).

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Bingo: Pittsfield Township Senior Center
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Observer Editor
Bingo: Pittsfield Township Senior Center
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Pittsfield Township Senior Center, 701 W. Ellsworth. bit.ly/pittsfield-seniors. (734) 8222120. Weekly events. Free (except as noted) in-person activities. Check meeting status before coming.

Bingo (Wed. 13 p.m.). $1 per card.

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Painting Group: Pittsfield Township Senior Center
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
Painting Group: Pittsfield Township Senior Center
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Pittsfield Township Senior Center, 701 W. Ellsworth. bit.ly/pittsfield-seniors. (734) 8222120. Weekly events. Free (except as noted) in-person activities. Check meeting status before coming.

Painting Group (Wed. 13 p.m.).

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Trivia: Ann Arbor Senior Center
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Observer Editor, OnlineOnline
Trivia: Ann Arbor Senior Center
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Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave., bit.ly/a2-senior-cnt, (734) 794–6250. Weekly activities. Preregistration required for some events by emailing bpatton@a2gov.org or calling.

Trivia (July 3 & 17, 1–2 p.m.) via Zoom at tinyurl.com/a2-senior-trivia. $2; members, free.

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Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Observer Editor
Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center
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Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave., bit.ly/a2-senior-cnt, (734) 794–6250. Weekly activities. Preregistration required for some events by emailing bpatton@a2gov.org or calling.

Scrabble (Wed. 1:30–3 p.m.) $2; members, free.

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“Comic Contest Drop-In Session”: AADL
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
“Comic Contest Drop-In Session”: AADL
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July 1 (2–3 p.m.) & July 17 (3–4 p.m.): Kids grades K–12 invited to prepare for the upcoming Comic Contest (see aadl.org/kidscomiccontest) by working on their comic and sharing it with others. AADL Pittsfield (July 1) & AADL Traverwood (July 17).

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“What Springs Forth”: Purple Rose Theatre Company
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“What Springs Forth”: Purple Rose Theatre Company
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Every Wed.–Sun., June 21–Aug. 31. Kate Thomsen directs the premiere of Pennsylvania-based playwright (and longtime Purple Rose resident artist) Carey Crim’s comedy about three middle-aged women, friends since college, who embark on a high-end wellness spa retreat only to discover one of them has changed the itinerary to a wilderness survival camp. Can their friendship survive? Contains adult subject matter and language. 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed., Thurs., & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30–$48 in advance at purplerosetheatre.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, patrons under age 30, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. (734) 433–7673.

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Kaleidoscopes: AADL Downtown
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
Kaleidoscopes: AADL Downtown
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July 17 (3–4 p.m.): A chance for kids grades K–5 to make a kaleidoscope out of paper tubes and beads.

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“Gallery Night”: Chris Nordin Studio/Gutman Gallery/Kerrytown Concert House/WSG Gallery
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Observer Editor
“Gallery Night”: Chris Nordin Studio/Gutman Gallery/Kerrytown Concert House/WSG Gallery
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Show and sale at 4 galleries, all within walking distance of each other, of works in various media by local artists, some of them on hand to discuss their work & answer questions. Also, artist talks & demos TBA. 5–8 p.m., 111 & 117 E. Ann St., 118 & 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free admission.

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Board Game Night: Bløm Meadworks
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
Board Game Night: Bløm Meadworks
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Every Wed. All invited to play popular board games. “Board Game Guru” on hand to answer questions. Use provided games or bring your own. 5–10 p.m., Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free, but purchase of food & drink encouraged. (734) 548–9729.

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Food Truck Rally: Ann Arbor Farmers Market.
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Observer Editor
Food Truck Rally: Ann Arbor Farmers Market.
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Food truck vendors with live music from local classic rock band Ain’t Dead Yet. 5–8 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. a2gov.org/market.  

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Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory
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Every Mon.–Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering (MTG). Mon. (6:30 p.m.): Just Another Modern Monday. Powerful cards for experienced players, with prizes. $10. Tues. (6:30 p.m.): MTG Pauper. A fun and fast format for all skill levels. $5. Wed. (5 p.m.): Casual Commander. The most popular form of the game. Free. Wed. (6:30 p.m.): MTG Standard Showdown. Play with competitive tournament rules. $10. Fri. (6:30 p.m.): Friday Night Magic. Cost varies. Sat. (6 p.m.): Casual Commander Pods. For groups of 4 players. Free. Various times, Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. Various costs. sylvanfactory.com, (734) 929-5877.

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West Side Ride: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society
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West Side Ride: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society
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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 10 to 30 miles, along the B2B Trail to Hudson Mills Metropark and/or Dexter-Huron Metropark with a possible visit to the Dexter Dairy Queen. This ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders. 5 p.m. sharp, meet at Forest Lawn Cemetery parking lot, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. (734) 426–5116.

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Ypsi Fine Arts Club: Riverside Arts Center
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
Ypsi Fine Arts Club: Riverside Arts Center
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Local artists show 1 or 2 pieces of their work, some of which may be for sale. If you’d like to show your own work, sign in by 6 p.m. Also, a fine art raffle ($5). 5–8 p.m., RAC, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free admission. riversidearts.org/events.

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“Nature Play Evening Pop-Ups”: Matthaei Botanical Gardens
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
“Nature Play Evening Pop-Ups”: Matthaei Botanical Gardens
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Wednesdays (5:30–7 p.m.): Kids ages 3-7 (accompanied by a parent or caregiver) invited to learn about nature and take part in hands-on craft and other activities.

July 3: Small World.

July 10: Flower Fun.

July 17: Nature Potions.

July 24: Bubble Play.

July 31: Soil Exploration.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Gaffield Children’s Garden, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free; metered parking. mbgna.umich.edu/nature-play-pop-ups-2024, (734) 647–7600.

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Guided Walks: Matthaei Botanical Gardens
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Guided Walks: Matthaei Botanical Gardens
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July 14 & 17. Guided walks, organized around different themes, through the grounds or (in inclement weather) the conservatory. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. This month: “Summer Along Fleming Creek” (July 14, 1 p.m. & July 17, 5:30 p.m.). Various times (10-minute early arrival recommended), Matthaei Botanical Gardens lobby, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free; metered parking. mbgna.umich.edu/guided-nature-walks-w23, (734) 647–7600.

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Letterpress Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
Letterpress Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library
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July 3, 14, 17, & 27 (different times). All adults invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing with movable type. Participants use wood type, handset lead type & ornaments, and learn how to hand ink and print using a Vandercook cylinder press. 5:30–7:30 p.m. (July 3 & 17) & 2–4 p.m. (July 14 & 27), AADL Downtown, Secret Lab. Free. (734) 327–4200.

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Wonder Walk: Summer Along Fleming Creek
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Community Listing
Wonder Walk: Summer Along Fleming Creek: Matthaei Botanical Gardens
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Explore the shady paths along Fleming Creek, learn about native trees, and go on a scavenger hunt for unique leaf shapes.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting free guided nature walks on select Wednesdays and Sundays. These walks are FREE, no registration is required.

MBG Wonder Walks are designed for all ages to inspire curiosity and learning from each other through activities that model curiosity and honor nature. If we have a sizeable mixed-age group, we may separate into two sets to offer the same content at different levels of engagement.

Wednesday walks begin at 5:30 pm. Sunday walks begin at 1:00 pm. We recommend gathering inside the lobby of Matthaei Botanical Gardens about 10 minutes before the start.

1800 N. Dixboro Rd. ,Ann Arbor. Free. https://mbgna.umich.edu/ (734) 647-7600.

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“Getting Started with Cross Stitch”: Ann Arbor District Library
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
“Getting Started with Cross Stitch”: Ann Arbor District Library
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Adults and kids age 5 & up invited to learn the basics of how to cross stitch. Involves sharp needles; small children must have adult supervision. 6–7 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. (734) 327–4200.

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“Moms Night Inn”: Stone Chalet
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All mothers invited for a relaxing night of coloring, crafts, and puzzles, along with the chance to connect with other mothers. 6–9 p.m., Stone Chalet, 1917 Washtenaw. Free; donations accepted. (866) 382–6542.

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Ann Arbor Group Runs: Fleet Feet
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Ann Arbor Group Runs: Fleet Feet
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Every Tues., Wed., & Sun. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3–5 miles along varying routes from different Fleet Feet locations. Rain or shine. 7 a.m. (Tues.) & 8 a.m. (Sun.), Dozer Coffee, 112 Jackson Plaza; & 6 p.m. (Wed.), Fleet Feet, 123 E. Liberty. Free. (734) 929–9022 (Tues. & Sun.) & (734) 769–5016 (Wed.). fleetfeet.com.

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Drop-In Knitting: Spun
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Observer Editor, FreeFree
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Every Sun.–Thurs. (different times). All invited to work on their knitting, crochet, weaving, and embroidery projects. 6–8 p.m. (Mon.–Thurs.) & 1–3 p.m. (Sun.), Spun, 401 N. Fourth Ave. Free. (734) 780–7867.

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Hardware in the Plaza
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Hardware in the Plaza: Gear Lords
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Gear Lords, the live production/hardware electronic music showcase of Washtenaw County, has its 12th show July 17th from 6pm-10 in Liberty Plaza. Music genres for this show will range from experimental/ambient to minimal techno and glitch-house. These shows are great places to support local hardware musicians, hear great music as well as talk about collaborations, resources in the area and equipment.

This meeting has live music performances by (start time):
Fantishow (6pm),
Elmhurst (7),
Prod by P (8),
OMO (9)

310 S Division St ,Ann Arbor, MI 48104. free. dlawsonave@gmail.com 7348834435.

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Pokémon: Sylvan Factory
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Pokémon: Sylvan Factory
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Every Wed. & Sat. All invited to play the popular Pokémon trading card game. Wed. (6 p.m.): Pokémon Standard Format. Tournament play in 30-minute rounds under officially sanctioned rules, with prizes. Bring your own deck. $5. Sat (1 p.m.): Pokémon Club. Pokémon-themed activities, including casual game play. No experience necessary. Free. 6 p.m. (Wed.) & 1 p.m. (Sat.), Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. Various costs. sylvanfactory.com, (734) 929-5877.

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“49 Miles Alone”: Schuler Books
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Ohio-based writer Natalie D. Richards is joined by fellow young adult writer Kate Pearsall to discuss her new book, a middle-grade novel about 2 girls stranded in a desert. 6:30 p.m., Schuler Books, Westgate, 2513 Jackson Ave. Free; preregistration requested at schulerbooks.com/events-ann-arbor. (734) 662–0600.

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Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory
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Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory
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Every Mon.–Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering (MTG). Mon. (6:30 p.m.): Just Another Modern Monday. Powerful cards for experienced players, with prizes. $10. Tues. (6:30 p.m.): MTG Pauper. A fun and fast format for all skill levels. $5. Wed. (5 p.m.): Casual Commander. The most popular form of the game. Free. Wed. (6:30 p.m.): MTG Standard Showdown. Play with competitive tournament rules. $10. Fri. (6:30 p.m.): Friday Night Magic. Cost varies. Sat. (6 p.m.): Casual Commander Pods. For groups of 4 players. Free. Various times, Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. Various costs. sylvanfactory.com, (734) 929-5877.

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“A2 Retro Tech Meetup”: All Hands Active
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“A2 Retro Tech Meetup”: All Hands Active
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All invited to bring your old tech to show off via Zoom. BBSes, Usenet, Apple II, CP/M, MS-DOS, Amiga, C64—it’s all fair game. 7–9 p.m., for URL see meetup.com/allhandsactive/events. Free; donations welcome. info@allhandsactive.org.

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“Princess Mononoke”: Fathom Events
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“Princess Mononoke”: Fathom Events
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(734) 973–8424 (Ann Arbor 20), (734) 3165500 (Emagine). Tickets $12.50 (except as noted) in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline), various times. 

July 13–17: “Princess Mononoke” (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997). Subtitled (July 13, 15, & 17) and dubbed (July 14 & 16) screenings of this complex anime fantasy adventure set in Japan’s Iron Age that depicts a siege by samurai and forest gods of a remote village populated by outcasts. 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 7 p.m. (Sun.–Wed.).

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“What Does It Mean to Be Quaker?”: Ann Arbor Friends Meeting
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“What Does It Mean to Be Quaker?”: Ann Arbor Friends Meeting
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July 3 & 17. A small group of local Quakers answers questions and discusses the nature of Quaker faith and practice for those interested in learning more about it. 7–8 p.m., Quaker Meeting House fireplace rm., 1416 Hill. Free. annarborfriends.org.

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Ann Arbor Bridge Club
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Observer Editor
Ann Arbor Bridge Club
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Every Wed. (except July 3). All invited to play friendly, competitive ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Bring a partner if you can, or call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early if you can’t. Call before coming to check that the game is being held. 7–10:30 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park in the designated spaces in the lot on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. (734) 945–6021.

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Kerrytown Crafters
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Kerrytown Crafters
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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, sewers, and other crafters invited to work on their own projects with others, via Zoom. Questions welcome, help available. 7 p.m. or so, for URL join facebook.com/groups/ktcrafters. Free. (734) 926–8863.

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Summer Sight Reading Nights: Dexter Community Orchestra
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Summer Sight Reading Nights: Dexter Community Orchestra
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July 17 & Aug. 14. All musicians invited to sight read and play orchestral music with the DCO in an open-air setting. Participants are asked to download the music ahead of time and bring their own music stand. Chairs provided. 7–9 p.m., Dexter American Legion Picnic Pavilion, 8225 Dexter-Chelsea Road, Dexter. Free. Preregistration (includes music to download) required at dextercommunityorchestra.org. dextercommunityorchestra@gmail.com, (734) 223–2841.

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“Music in the Park”: Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series
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“Music in the Park”: Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series
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See 3 Wednesday. Tonight: “Big Band Bash,” a mix of popular band, jazz, and classical music that includes Jack Bullock’s “Five to Go,” Charlie Parker’s “A Night in Tunisia,” and more. With guest conductor Richard Frey. Also, the Depot Town Big Band performs a set that includes “Dream a Little Dream of Me” arranged by Reid Gilje, an “Eighties Flashback” arranged by Paul Murtha, and “Led Zeppelin on Tour” and “Rolling Stones on Tour,” both arranged by Patrick Roszell.  7:30–8:30 p.m.

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“Wednesday Night Swing”: Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association
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“Wednesday Night Swing”: Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association
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Every Wed.  (except July 3). Lindy Hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Wear comfortable low-grip shoes. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a free beginner lesson. 7:309:30 p.m., locations TBA at swingannarbor.com/calendar. $5 (free for members).

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Keller/Kocher & Co.: Rancho Tranquilico
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Keller/Kocher & Co.: Rancho Tranquilico
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Straight-ahead jazz by this top-notch local ensemble led by vibes player Cary Kocher and bassist Paul Keller. With vocalist/clarinetist Sarah D’Angelo, pianist Adam Mosley, and guitarist Ralph Tope. 8 p.m. (doors, 7:30 p.m.), Rancho Tranquilico barn, 11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Parking is in neighboring Ruhlig’s Country Market driveway. $30 payable via Venmo @Paul-Keller-48 or PayPal @PaulKellerJazz. Preregistration required; space limited. treemore13@gmail.com, (734) 223–2321.

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