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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 4, 2015






 
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 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Migration in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thursday, Aug. 25-Oct. 27. All invited to join WAS members for a leaderless hike through the Arb to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants, many of which are in their first-year plumage.
8-11 a.m., meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview (off Geddes near the east end of Dow Field). Free. washtenawaudubon.org.


 8:30 a.m.  Free! 

JDRF One Walk Ann Arbor: JDRF Metro Detroit Southeast Michigan.

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Join in the fun and make a difference at the JDRF One Walk Ann Arbor and help fund life-changing type one diabetes research leading to better treatments, prevention and, one day, a world where Type One has become Type None. Walks are the backbone of JDRF's fundraising efforts and are made entirely possible because of people like you.
The 5K walk follows paved paths at Hudson Mills MetroPark. Strollers, wagons, and dogs on leash are welcome. There are lots of fun activities for the kids, including refreshments, bounce houses, tattoos, and face painting.
For more information and to register: walk.jdrf.org.
Hudson Mills MetroPark, 8801 North Territorial Road, Dexter. Free. 248-936-1284. hfisher@jdrf.org http://michiganeast.jdrf.org/ [map]



 8:30 a.m.  Free! 

Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Sept. 5 (10 a.m.): "Labor Day Fitness Walk." All invited to join one of several walks through the park, from long, hilly hikes to a less rugged 1.5-mile scavenger hunt. Snacks & drinks available. Preceded at 9:30 a.m. by warm-up games for kids. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Sept. 10 and Oct. 1, 15, & 22 (3-4:30 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All adults and youth age 8 & up invited to learn the basics of archery.

Sept. 24 (1 p.m.): "Geocaching 101." All invited to learn how to use a handheld GPS unit to navigate park trails on a treasure hunt. Bring a few small trinkets to trade, if you can.

Oct. 8 (noon-2 p.m.): "Apple Cider Pressing." All invited to make cider. Apples provided.

Oct. 22 (9-11 a.m.): "Hike to Hickory Hills." A 5-mile hike over rugged terrain that follows glacial topography through an old golf course, beside Crooked Lake and along the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water

Oct. 24 & 31 (11 a.m. & noon): "Geocache Trick or Treating." Hikers of any age able to follow rugged hilly terrain invited to learn how to use a GPS unit to navigate trails in search of hidden treats.

Nov. 5 (11 a.m.-noon): "Call of the Wild." Talk on how animals communicate. Also, participants practice talking to Michigan wildlife with yelps, grunts, rattles, and squeals.

Nov. 5 (1-2 p.m.): "Camouflage Games." Bring your favorite camo gear prepared to compete for prizes.

Nov. 19 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Turkey Talk." Talk on how the North American wild turkey was brought back from the brink of extinction. McGlashen also dresses an audience volunteer in some props to represent turkey adaptations and behavior, and participants can make a turkey call to take home.

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Various times, Eddy Discovery Center (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west from Pierce Rd. off I-94 exit 157), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.


 9 a.m. 

Childrens Art, Yoga, & Mindfulness: Ann Arbor Together Center.

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Preferred ages 9-12
Taught by Caitlin
8 week session, every Sun., Oct. 4-Nov. 22
$176 per child
In this class children will learn physical poses to balance energy body, stimulate focus and concentration, relaxation techniques, learn techniques to express and assess inner emotions, increase physical fitness and flexibilty, enhance vitality, calm energy and alertness, breathing exercises and tools to practice mindfulness, self empowerment, connection & kindness to peers. Games, Yoga, Art-making, mindfulness training, and collaboration will provide a comprehensive and unique approach to yoga and creative thinking: empowering youth through increasing physical and mental strength and stability.
Samsara Yoga Center, 1945 Pauline Suite D. $176. 734-237-8424. wellnessannarbor@gmail.com www.annarbortogether.weebly.com [map]


 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Fall Native Plant Sale: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Oct. 3 & 4. Sale of hardy, water-resilient native plants that attract beneficial insects and birds. Some of the plants are from Native Plant Nursery, and some were grown at Matthaei. Partial proceeds benefit Matthaei.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Interpretive Nature Programs: Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Mark Irish.

Sept. 17 (6:30 p.m.): "Calling All Owls." A hike through the woods to call owls, preceded by a slide-illustrated talk. $5 (kids, $3).

Oct. 8 (1-3 p.m..): "Zombie Apocalypse Survival." All invited to learn the basics of survival in nature, along with how to avoid the dead, undead, and annoying neighbors. $8 (kids, $6).

Oct. 16 (10 a.m. & 1 p.m.): "Halloween Fun." A family-oriented program with cider-making, craft activities, hayrides, and more. $6 per child, $3 per adult, in advance only at the park office beginning Oct 1.

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Various times, Hudson Mills activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Various prices. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

A2Y Walk to End Alzheimer's & Run to Remember: Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.

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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti 2015. Join the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. Sign up for a team or walk as an individual. Visit htpp://act.alz.org/a2y15 to sign up today!

October 4, 2015. Washtenaw Community College.
Run to Remember 5K registration 7:30-8:45 a.m. Run at 9 am.
Walk to end Alzheimer's Registration 10:30 AM walk 12 PM.
Washtenaw Community College. Free. Donation. 800.272.3900. mgibbons@alz.org act.alz.org/a2y15



 10:30 a.m. 

Better Backs Yoga: Sun Moon Yoga.

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Gain relief from aches, pains & stiffness. Better Backs Yoga offers traditional mind-body healing backed by a deep understanding of the body to bring about all-over soothing stress relief.
For everyone who has experienced back pain or who wants to avoid it in the future. We use targeted yoga postures, body awareness & precise muscle work with deep breath to release chronic tightness & support safe, pain-free shoulder, hip & knee function. Give lift, support and lightness to your spine, aligning the body for functional mobility. We evaluate body mechanics to reveal patterns that compress the vertebral discs, wear and fray rotator cuff muscles and tendons, knee menisci, hip and spine cartilage and then re-pattern muscle activity to establish healthy, pain-free function.
Teacher is very knowledgeable in muscle mechanics & anatomy, injuries & tailors the class for individual needs. Sun Moon Yoga classes are Open and Affirming,for all shapes and physical abilities. Small Class Size
Sun Moon Yoga, 404 W. Huron Ann Arbor 48103. $18 drop-in. 734-369-2054. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga-com [map]



 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Wed.-Sun. (except Sept. 16-18), Sept. 12-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, paintball, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekends) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekdays), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $15.50 weekend admission; $9.99 weekday admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Pathfinders Kids Program.

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Weekly program for kids at WCC (toddler through grade 5). Located at the Morris Lawrence Building Sundays at 11am. Family oriented time of music, teaching, and crafts. Bible-based curriculum. Ask about Slingshot for students(grade 6-8)Thursdays at 7pm.
Morris Lawrence Building, WCC, 4700 East Huron Drive. Free. 734-719-0710. connect@mosaicA2.org [map]



 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

North Campus Criterium: MCycling.

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Announcing the North Campus Criterium - one day, four bicycle races: Juniors Race, Citizen's Race, Pro-Am Race, and Team Relay on Oct 4th. Riders will complete laps of a course around the core of North Campus and the University of Michigan College of Engineering. The start/finish will be on Bonisteel Blvd, next to Lorch Column in front of the (Art & Architecture Building). From here riders will climb up Murfin Ave, cut across Hayward to Beal, and descend back to Bonisteel. The whole lap is about 1 mile. The Citizen's race is open to everyone whether you're a weekend warrior or a couch potato. The first place male and female in each age group will receive a custom bronze medallion cast by the Stamps School of Art and Design. Age groups are: 15-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23, 24-25, 26-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. This race does not require a USA Cycling annual license.
North Campus Diag, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $10. harvey.elliott@gmail.com www.nccrit.org [map]


 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

18th Annual ID Day: U-M Natural History Museum.

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All invited to bring anything you'd like the museum's paleontologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, botanists, zoologists, or geologists to identify--anything from rocks and minerals, bones, and fossils to insects and leaves. Also, a chance to see some objects from the museum's research collection and to learn about some current research. No appraisals.
Noon-5 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-6 p.m. 

Remodelers Home Tour: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Oct. 3 & 4. A chance to tour newly remodeled homes in Washtenaw County.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Oct. 3) & noon-6 p.m. (Oct. 4), various locations. $10 (age 16 & under, free). Tickets and maps available at any of the tour houses listed at BRAGAnnArbor.com. 996-0100.


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Harvest Time on the Farm": Rentschler Farm Historic Museum.

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Guided tours of this century-old family sheep farm, now a museum, which today features demonstrations of period activities. Crafts, kids activities, lawn games, wagon rides, and more. Food available.
Noon-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $1 admission (kids, free). 944-0442. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Harvest Time on the Farm": Rentschler Farm Historic Museum.

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Guided tours of this century-old family sheep farm, now a museum, which today features demonstrations of period activities. Crafts, kids activities, lawn games, wagon rides, and more. Food available.
Noon-5 p.m., Rentschler Farm, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $1 admission (kids, free). 944-0442. [map]


 Noon 

"Turkey Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to compete in a shotgun blast or a running deer pistol shoot. Winners get a turkey or a pound of bacon.
Noon, TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis), Saline. $5 per round. 429-9561. [map]


 1 & 2 p.m. (choose one)  Free! 

"Book Reading by author Karen Trolenberg accompanied by live bald eagle": Wild Birds Unlimited.

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Enjoy Listening to Author Karen Trolenberg Read her delightful children's story dedicated to her great-great-grandfather W.A. "Deli" Cracker who found his great love in nurturing injured eagles:
'Flight of Megizzewas'
Important!: Please let us know which of the two readings,1:00 or 2:00, you would like to attend (and how many of you there will be) by responding to this email or calling 734-665-7427
Plus: How About A Real, Live Bald Eagle!!!
Francie Krawcke (from Michigan Aviary Adventures, one of the nation's leading handlers of raptors and eagles) will also be here in our store Sunday, Oct. 4th along with a beautiful bald eagle!
1:00 until roughly 3:00 (the eagle decides!)
Wild Birds Unlimited, 2208 S. Main St. Free. 734- 665-7427. wildbirdsa2@sbcglobal.net www.annarbor.wbu.com [map]



 1-6 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-Oct. 25. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate mazes precision-cut with a GPS unit. This year's "Zoo Animals" theme features snake, alligator, tiger, and giraffe designs. Also, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 3, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-9:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1-9:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $13 (kids, $11) for both. talladayfarms.com, 429-2313. [map]


 1-6 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 25. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate mazes precision-cut with a GPS unit. This year's "Zoo Animals" theme features snake, alligator, tiger, and giraffe designs. Also, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 3, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-9:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1-9:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $13 (kids, $11) for both. talladayfarms.com, 429-2313. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Field Hockey vs. Indiana.

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1 p.m., Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Red Kangaroos": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. All invited to view the red kangaroos Tulip and Maybelline on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2:30 & 4 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a cougar, prairie dogs, giant tortoises, Arctic foxes, and others. Bring a snack to eat in the picnic areas, if you wish.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free; self-guided tour of outdoor animals only, $2), except Sept. 12 (see above). 929-9324. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their own interests.
1-2 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Sharon Mills Sunday": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Oct. 4 & 18. Docent Sharon Craig demonstrates the operational hydroelectric generator and offers information about the park.
1-4 p.m., Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd. (between Pleasant Lake & Sharon Valley rds.), Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 1:30 & 2::30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Two different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & 1:30 p.m. both days) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Stars to Starfish (12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

From Earth to the Universe (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining how humans view the night sky and the slow development of our ability to explore the deepest parts of space. Also, a brief review of the current night sky.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]


 1:50 p.m. 

Chelsea/Dexter CROP Hunger Walk: Church World Service.

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1- and 5-mile pledge walks to raise money for local and international hunger relief.
1:50 p.m. (registration at 1:30 p.m.), St. Andrew's United Church of Christ, 7610 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Pledges or donation. gourlay@sysmatrix.net. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Memorial Gatherings: Arbor Hospice.

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Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care's Grief Support Services invite you, your family, and friends, to honor your loved ones at our "A Time to Remember" Memorial Gathering and Memorial Walk. This event will include a peaceful walk around the gardens of Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care giving you and your family time to reflect and remember your loved one, followed by the formal memorial service. You are encouraged to bring a photo of your loved one to be displayed on a Memorial Table during the program. Light refreshments will be served following the gathering. RSVP for the program is appreciated.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to support the nonprofit's programming.
Schedule:
2 pm- Memorial Walk
2:30 pm- Memorial Service
Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care, 2366 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-794-5460. mantoncic@arborhospice.org http://www.arborhospice.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

Saline CROP Hunger Walk: Church World Service.

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A 5-km pledge walk to raise money for local and international hunger relief.
2 p.m. (registration at 1:30 p.m.), First United Methodist Church, 1200 North Ann Arbor St., Saline. Pledges or donation. margoperry@gmail.com. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Casting Session": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 17-Dec. 19. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Jeff Daniels' comedy about 2 middle-aged NYC actors who have been competing for the same roles for 30 years and will go to great lengths to get a part. Cast: Tom Whalen, Erika Matchie Thiede, and David Daoust.
8 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $28 (Wed.), $25 (Thurs.), $38 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $43 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for Sept. 17-24 preview shows. 433-7673. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Comic Book Coasters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to craft a coaster from an old comic book. Materials provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Growing up in the D": Saline District Library.

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Writer Cynthia Williams and photographer Alan Deneau give a photo-illustrated talk on their experiences growing up in Detroit in the 50s and 60s.
2-3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Apple Pie for Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. (Kerrytown). Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"The Art of Tyree Guyton": UMMA.

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Oct. 4 & 18. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit that celebrates the 30th anniversary of Detroit's Heidelberg Project with a mixed-media sculpture by Guyton and a TV monitor that shows the ongoing construction of a house on Heidelberg St. that replaces one destroyed by arson.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 1-Nov. 1.Suzi Regan directs Edward Albee's Tony-winning dark comedy about the cruelty spouses are capable of inflicting on each other. A college history professor and his wife invite a younger faculty couple to their house for cocktails. As the evening unfolds, the middle-aged hosts begin to dig at one another, first subtly, then with increasing malevolence, prodding their guests to join them in a vicious game of emotional and intellectual bullying that reaches a shattering conclusion. Stars John Seibert, Sandra Birch, Victoria Walters Gilbert, & Nicholas Yocum.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: pay-what-you-can (Oct. 1), $25 (Oct. 2-4 & 8). Oct. 9 opening night tickets: $44. After Oct. 9: $27 (Thurs.) & $34 (Fri.-Sun.). Tickets available in advance by phone and at pntheatre.org, and at the door. $3 discounts for seniors age 60 & older, half price (except. Sat. eve) for students with ID. 663-0681. [map]



 3-4:30 p.m. 

Fall Nature Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Sept. 7 (1:30-3 p.m.): "Incredible Edibles Walk." WNHA wild foods expert Tom Jameson leads a 90-minute hike to learn about edible wild plants available locally and then prepares some wild food dishes (with recipes) to sample.

Sept. 14 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Time for a Critter Quest." Smithsonian channel wildlife host Peter Schriemer shows off some live creatures, shows clips from his Critter Quest TV series, and offers tips for exploring the natural world, finding wildlife, and recognizing signs of autumn's arrival.

Sept. 21 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Fall Mushroom Search." Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag.

Sept. 28 (2-3 p.m.): "Turtlemania." WNHA naturalist Paul McCormack displays and discusses some live turtles, both large and small and land-dwelling and water-loving.

Oct. 4 (3-4:30 p.m.): "Survival Skills You Can Use!." Chelsea artist Artemis Eyster shows adults and kids age 10 & up how to make a shelter and a bed, build a fire, find water, make your own string, and avoid getting lost.

Oct. 19 (2-3 p.m.): "Spiders & Their Kin." EMU biology professor Cara Shillington displays live spiders, scorpions, and other fascinating invertebrates. She also talks about poisonous spiders in Michigan, where they hang out, and how to avoid them.

Oct. 26 (2 p.m.): "Sandhill Crane Tour." Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society's Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras. Maps for self-guided tours and on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story available at the Discovery Center beginning Oct. 4.

Nov. 9 (2-3 p.m.): "The Night Crew." Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show off some of the center's live owls and discusses the remarkable skills that allow them to find their food in the dark.

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Various times, Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.


 3 p.m. 

"Bonnie & Clyde": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 1-25. Professional actors perform Frank Wildhorn and Don Black's musical about the notorious Depression-era outlaws. The pop-country score ranges from foot-stomping honky-tonk songs to haunting ballads.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $26 (seniors, $24; youth & groups of 10 or more, $22) on Thurs.; $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Fri. & Sat. eve. $28 (seniors, $26; youth & groups of 10 or more, $24) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan at Antietam: the Wolverine State's Sacrifice on America's Bloodiest Day": Nicola's Books.

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Michigan Civil War Association president Jack Dempsey and The Henry Ford executive producer Brian James Egen discuss their new book about Michigan's role in the Civil War's bloodiest battle. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Raptor Feeding": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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LSNC volunteers feed and answer questions about the center's red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, and other resident raptors, who may come out of their enclosures to eat.
3-4 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Tours of a Pioneer Grist Mill": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Every Sun. Guided tour of the 1873 Parker Mill, where members of the Parker family ground pancake mix, feed, and flour until 1968, when the mill was purchased by the Matthaei family and sold to WCPARC. Oct. 4 is "Celebrating 30 Years!" (1-4 p.m.) with tours, a nature walk along the Hoyt Post Trail boardwalk, cider making, and more. Tastings of cider and mini corn muffins.
3 p.m. (mill open 1-5 p.m.), Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Organ Inaugural Concert: St. Paul's United Church of Christ.

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St. Paul's music director Geoff Stanton, a veteran local organist known for his high-energy performances, inaugurates the church's new state-of-the-art digital organ with a program featuring music from a wide range of periods and styles, including classical, jazz, gospel, theater, and electronic music.
3:30 p.m., St. Paul Church, 14600 Old US-12, Chelsea, Free. www.stpaulchelsea.org. 475-2545. [map]



 4 p.m. 

Oktoberfest: Riverside Arts Center Annual Fundraiser.

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Live jazz by the local Brian Delaney Quartet (aka BDQ). Food, local brews, and an art exhibit.
4 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $50 in advance at riversidearts.org and at the door. 480-2787. [map]



 4 p.m. 

Oktoberfest: Riverside Arts Center Annual Fundraiser.

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Live jazz by the local Brian Delaney Quartet (aka BDQ). Food, drinks, and an art exhibit.
4 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $50 in advance at riversidearts.org and at the door. 480-2787. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Sibelius 150: Chamber Music in the Footsteps of Sibelius": Kerrytown Concert House.

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An ensemble of local musicians performs works by Jean Sibelius and Leevi Madetoja as well as Einojuhani Rautavaara's Ballad for Harp and Strings and Jouni Kaipainen's Glühende Blumen des Leichtsinns. Musicians include violinists Andrew Jennings and Maria Sampen, violist Eva Stern, cellist Katri Ervamaa, harpist Lynne Aspnes, soprano Jennifer Goltz, and pianist Kathryn Goodson. Preceded at 3:15 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
4 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

"Phoenix": Michigan Theater.

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(Christian Petzold, 2014). A disfigured concentration camp survivor searches postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. German, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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Oct. 4: Toronto. Exhibition. 5 p.m.

Oct. 16: Mercyhurst. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 18: Mercyhurst. 5 p.m.

Oct. 30: Robert Morris. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 31: Robert Morris. 3 p.m.

Nov. 13: Niagara. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 27: Dartmouth. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 27: Dartmouth. 7:30 p.m.

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Various times, Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Ticket price TBA at stubhub.com/michigan-wolverines-hockey-tickets. 764-0247. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Italian Opera and the French Connection: A Romantic Alliance": U-M School of Music.

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Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan president John Zaretti discusses the influence of French novelists on the operatic works of Italian composers such as Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, and others. With musical illustrations performed by U-M voice students.
5 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse (off S. State across from the airport). Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Mississippi Grind": Michigan Theater.

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(Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2015). A gambler down on his luck teams up with a younger poker player in an attempt to change his luck.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Electric Shadows": U-M Confucius Institute/Center for Chinese Studies Contemporary Chinese Film Series.

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Sept. 27: The Mermaid (Stephen Chow, 2016). When a real estate project involving reclamation of the sea threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who rely on the sea to survive, Mermaid Shan is dispatched to assassinate the developer, but as they spend more time together, they begin to fall in love. The highest-grossing film of all time in China. Shown in 3-D. Mandarin, subtitles.

Oct. 4: Monster Hunt (Raman Hui, 2015). In an ancient world where monsters rule the land while humans keep to their own kingdom, a baby monster, Wuba, is born to a human father and monster queen. Mandarin, subtitles.

Oct. 11: What Women Want (Daming Chen, 2011). Remake of the American sci-fi rom-com about a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. Mandarin & Cantonese, subtitles.

Oct. 18: Monkey King: Hero is Back (Tian Xiao Peng, 2015). Animated adventure fantasy a small child fleeing to the mountains when his village is attacked by monsters who inadvertently releases the all powerful Monkey King from the curse that has kept him imprisoned deep within an ice cage.

Oct. 25: Mountains May Depart (Zhangke Jia, 2015). Romantic drama in which the life of a woman, and those close to her, is explored in 3 different years: 1999, 2014, and 2025. Mandarin, subtitles.

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7 p.m., Michigan Theater (Sept. 27) & Angel Hall Auditorium TBA (other dates). Free. 764-8888, 764-6308. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Chamber Players: U-M School of Music.

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This ad hoc ensemble of U-M music professors performs works TBA.
7 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Legal Issues for Musicians: U.S. Copyright, Grand Rights, Rental Fees, and Commissioning Basics": U-M School of Music.

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Lecture by European American Music publishing executive James Kendrick.
7:30 p.m., U-M Music School Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Meditation": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Cellist Victor Minke Huls, a recent U-M music school grad, performs Eric Heumann's Cahokia and other solo cello pieces, and he is joined by violinist Teagan Faran and pianist Cesar Cañon for a performance of Beethoven's Piano Trio no. 2.
7:15 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 662-4466. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Mark Knopfler: Live Nation.

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Best known as the frontman of the British classic rock band Dire Straits, Knopfler is a versatile singer-songwriter and an electric guitar virtuoso with a distinctively resonant and full-bodied fingerpicking style. His recent work includes All the Roadrunning, a country album he made with Emmylou Harris, and the recent Get Lucky, is a collection of Celtic-flavored pop-folk, country-tinged blues, and chamber pop songs, all sung in what All Music Guide calls Knopfler's "distinctive conversational baritone." "An album threaded with themes of transience and ruminations on time and memory, it's richly melodic, lyrically involving, and boasts an unhurried elegance and quiet intensity which elevates it to the ranks of Knopfler's most affecting work," says Uncut critic Graeme Thomson in his revew of Knopfler's brand-new CD, Tracker.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.Tickets $45-$205.50 in advance at Ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Thing: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Formed in 1999, this Scandinavian garage jazz trio made a name for itself playing, and transforming, works by PJ Harvey, the White Stripes, The Stooges, and others.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"A Man of No Importance": U-M Theatre Departmen.

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Nov. 17-20. U-M musical theatre professor Vincent Cardinal directs musical theater students in Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally's award-winning 2002 Off-Broadway musical, set in 1964 Ireland and featuring a seductive blend of wry humor with lilting Irish music. It's about a Dublin bus conductor whose narrow life opens up to unsuspected possibilities when he falls for one of his passengers and naively determines to mount a production of Oscar Wilde's Salome in his church hall--with her in the lead.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $28 (students, $12) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"An Evening with Barry Crimmins": The UnClub.

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Standup by this Boston comic, whose gruff demeanor and bombastic takes on American imperialism paved the way for comics such as David Cross and Patton Oswalt. He's the subject of the 2015 documentary, Call Me Lucky.
8 p.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets $15 in advance at brownpapertickets.com/event/2330755. facebook.com/UnClub. [map]





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