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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 16, 2018

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 8-11 a.m. 

Canton Lion Club Foundation Pancake Breakfast: Canton Lions.

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This event will be a pancake breakfast sponcered by the Canton Lions Club Foundation. The Charge is $7 for adults and $5 for kids under 12 years. The club is using Chris Cake who are noted for flipping pancakes in the air and on to your plate. They have cooked for a number of state governors and four presidents. Its all in conjunction with the Canton liberty Fest located in Heritage Park. The funds raised will support Eversight in Ann Arbor who supply corneas to three plus people per day whos sight is returned. The club support the Leader Dog School in Rochester, Mi along with Penrickton Center for Blind and multiple handicaped children. For addition information call Lion Bill Van Winkle 734 254-9404
1150 Canton Center Rd. Canton. Mi., Canton. $7 adult & $5. kids. [map]

 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (2-6 p.m., hospital overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.

 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Dressage Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Competitive equine ballet by skilled horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. (908) 326-1155, 426-2088.

 8 a.m.  Free! 

Free 5k run.

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Have you ever heard of parkrun? It's a free 5k walk, run, or jog that takes place around the world every Saturday morning. We are working hard to bring these events to Ann Arbor but in the meantime we are holding unofficial events at 8am every Saturday. We meet at the south pavilion at Liilie Park and walk or run 3 laps of the lake before heading over to Biggby coffee on Ellesworth road for a coffee and a chat.
Lillie Park, 4200 Platt rd. Free. 734-800-6001. [map]

 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Women on Target": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All women invited to try out archery and shoot rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Weapons and ammunition provided. Breakfast & lunch. This event usually sells out.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $75. Preregistration required at 429-9561. [map]

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All invited. Bring a water bottle and mat (some mats available to borrow).
8 a.m., Henne Field, 200 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. 429-3502. [map]

 8:45 a.m.  Free! 

Democratic Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Low-key 20-mile ride to Dexter and back for new and experienced riders. A group of more experienced riders may go 50-70 miles. You can also join the ride at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
8:45 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]

 9 a.m. 

"Autism Spectrum Disorder Swim Day": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Come join Rolling Hills Water Park for our annual Autism Swim Day! This annual early-opening is a great opportunity for individuals with ASD and their families & friends to get acclimated to the water park and enjoy all the slides, rides and splash areas in a much less-crowded and stimulating environment before the park is open to the general public. All ages are welcome, there is a zero-entry pool area, tot-slide and splash zone for little ones and a lazy river, exciting water slides and a giant wave pool- plus changing rooms, lockers, concessions… a fantastic facility!
General admission prices are valid until 8:00pm the day of the event.
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd. General Admission Prices. 734-484-9676. [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"D&D Bicycles First Annual Ladies' Grit Clinic": D&D Bicycles.

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Bummed you can't get into the Copper Harbor Ladies Weekend, or just can't make the long trip? Brown County still a little too far? Or maybe you just want some professional mountain bike coaching here in our backyard? Well here we go! D&D Bicycles is super stoked to bring to you the pro coaches from Liv Ladies Allride here at DTE Energy Foundation Trail for a custom Grit Clinic.
More details will go out to registrants, but here are some key points:
-Lunch will be provided each day.
-Water and snacks will be available, but you may wish to bring your own.
-You'll need your, bike, helmet, tools, etc. - more info on what to bring can be found here:
-Grit Clinics will send out skills assessments a few weeks prior to the camps so they may properly place participants in groups.
-Arrive by 9am so we can check bikes for fit and complete a safety check. Skill clinic will run from 10am to 4pm both days.
-Want to try a new bike? D&D will ha
DTE Energy Foundation Trail, Trail 17819 Stockbridge Chelsea Rd, Chelsea. $325.

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m., (10 a.m. in Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259 (May 5), 347-1259 (May 12), 994-6340 (May 19), 223-6042 (May 26). [map]

 9-10 a.m.  Free! 

Coffee with Michelle Deatrick: Michelle Deatrick for State Senate.

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Have some coffee and share your thoughts on how we can improve our community and state! I'm running for Michigan State Senate because I believe that working together, we can achieve a bold progressive vision for our state: clean air and water, great public schools that our children love, an economy that works for everyone, big money out of politics, and a single-payer healthcare system. I'd love to hear your thoughts and concerns, and I hope to earn your vote in the August 7th primary. Coffee is on me!
The Owl, 9 W Main St., Milan. Free. 734-674-0429. [map]

 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Free! 

MacTechnics Monthly Meeting: MacTechnics, Ann Arbor Computer Users Group.

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At 9:00am: Creating a Slideshow Using iMovie, Part 2 - Last month, VP of Education and the Secretary for MacTechnics, introduced the group to creating a slideshow using iMovie. This month we'll look at a working model of a slide show, and create a step-by-step, build-from-scratch workflow. It is not necessary to have attended Part 1 to benefit from Part 2. As always, this session will be very interactive, very informative, very educational - open to Mac questions of all kinds.
At 11:00am: Remote Computer Control - Our Resident Geek Genius will use Teamviewer to demonstrate how to control a computer remotely. This may be a useful feature when giving or receiving support or assistance while working on your computer.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main. Free. [map]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Neighborhood Yard Sale: Polo Fields Homeowners Association.

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This year the Polo Fields Neighborhood will be holding their annual yard sale on June 16 & 17
The Polo Fields Ann Arbor, Neighborhood-wide. Free.

 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Jun. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, & 24. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.


Jun. 2: Leslie Woods Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth) to help remove invasive species like garlic mustard.


Jun. 2: Stapp Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance at the corner of Huron Pkwy. & Tuebingen, just west of the Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood branch) to build a new trail entrance in honor of National Trails Day.


Jun. 3: Bird Hills Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at Beechwood off of Sunset) to repair some of the 3.7 miles of hilly trails at this popular hiking destination.


Jun. 3: Brokaw Nature Area (1-4 p.m., 3103 W. Huron River Dr.) to celebrate National Trails Day by creating some trails on this recent 25-acre gift to the city from the late Don and Earldine Brokaw.


Jun. 9: Onder Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the intersection of Hilldale & Brookside) to help remove invasive species like dame's rocket.


Jun. 10: Fuller Park (1-4 p.m., meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Ln.) to remove invasive garlic mustard & dame's rocket from this floodplain forest filled with sycamores.


Jun. 16: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help maintain native species in the garden.


Jun. 16: Riverwood Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet near the park sign on Riverwood Dr., just west of Newport Rd.) to remove invasive plants to preserve the native flowering dogwood.


Jun. 23: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the parking lot, Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd.) to remove invasive species to help preserve bees, birds, & butterflies in honor of Pollinator Week.

Jun. 23: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet the entrance on Beechwood, north of Sunset) to remove invasive species from this butterfly habitat, home to 35 species.


Jun. 24: Bluffs Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Sunset near Wildt) to pull invasive species that threaten this pollinator habitat.


Jun. 24: Olson Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to pull invasives and improve the habitat of the city's largest population of Wild Indigo Duskywing butterflies, a rare species in the area.

Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.

 9:45 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"How We Can Fight Truth Decay: Targeting Lies about Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid": Public Citizens of Washtenaw.

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All invited to join the annual organizational meeting for taking action. Refreshments. The program begins with coffee & socializing.
9:45 a.m.-noon, U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 484-1628. [map]

 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"In the Garden - Pottery Inspired by Nature": Yourist Studio Gallery.

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To welcome spring we are filling our gallery with a bounty of practical and artful ceramic ware for your garden. Yourist resident artists and selected students have been busily producing an abundance of garden-related pieces to adorn your garden. It's the perfect opportunity to get ready for summer and also to find a memorable gift for Mother's Day. From bird baths, feeders, and houses to garden gems, luminaria, planters, vases, wind chimes, and even toad houses, you'll find a selection of charming ceramic pieces to enliven your garden this year.
Come join us in our garden of earthy delights and let's get growing!
Opening Reception
Friday, May 4
5:00 to 8:00 pm
And the celebration continues on Saturday, May 5, from 10 am-6 pm. The show runs through June 18.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. [map]

 10 a.m. 

Friends Club.

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Outdoor activities for kids ages 8-15 (accompanied by a parent). Also, discussion about friendship. Geared toward kids who have trouble making friends. Indoors if raining.
Text or email for location., 355-2082.

 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Big Green Egg Cookout": Downtown Home & Garden.

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DH&G staff show how to cook a selection of meats & vegetables on a Big Green Egg smoker. Samples.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., DH&G, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Bluebird Monitor": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a birding hike for youth ages 7-12 to discover how to identify a bluebird nest, learn about other birds that may also use a birdhouse, and visit active nest boxes to record nesting data for the Michigan Bluebird Society.
10 a.m.-noon, Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Preregistration required at $6 vehicle entry fee. [map]

 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga on the Lawn": Chelsea District Library/Chelsea Wellness Center.

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Every Sat., June 16-Aug. 18. All adults invited to joining yoga session; weather permitting. Bring your own yoga mat; arrive early to sign in.
10-11 a.m., CDL library lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death led by participants. Hosted by After Death Home Care founder Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. Tea & cake available for purchase.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"#GetOutsideDay": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Join us for an afternoon of fun at Rolling Hills County Park! Learn about all the great opportunities there are to explore your parks, preserves and facilities. We'll have sports clinics, an obstacle course, a bounce house and so much more! Afterwards you can head over to the Rolling Hills Water Park (regular water park admission required) and enjoy some summer fun at the pool! Kick off the summer right and learn about all the neat ways you can have new adventures in your parks!
Free with vehicle admission!
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd. Free. 734-484-9676. [map]

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Taste of Better Health": Better Health Market.

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The Ann Arbor Better Health Market will host a FREE food-sampling event from
11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday, June 16, located at 3500 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Attendees will enjoy delicious, healthy food options and can even build their own food flight for a suggested $5 donation that will benefit The Ann Arbor Thrift Shop. For the food flight, attendees will have their choice of protein, legumes, salad and slaw, with a can of Zevia included with the flight.
The event will feature a Men's Health seminar where experts will talk about "The Big Three" and how proper nutrition can help prevent heart disease, prostate cancer and low testosterone. Attendees can also participate in a free raffle for their chance to win a bicycle.
Registration is required as seating is limited. To register as a seminar participant, visit
Better Health Market & Cafe, 3500 Washtenaw Ave. Free. Donation. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

 11 a.m. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Teaspressa Hosts Grand Opening Event: Teaspressa.

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Teaspressa, a revolutionizing gourmet "coffee inspired tea" company featured on Shark Tank, is celebrating the grand opening of its new signature café location Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Located in downtown Ann Arbor, MI., the grand opening event hosted at Teaspressa's new signature café is open to the public and will include complimentary tastings of Teaspressa's signature beverages and tea blends, local vendor giveaways and raffle prizes from top brands. The first 50 attendees at the event will also receive free gift bags. RSVP online at
Teaspressa, 414 S Main St. #115b, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. [map]

 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"#GetOutsideDay": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sports clinics, an obstacle course, a bounce house, and information about local parks and preserves. Preceded at 9-11 a.m. by Autism Spectrum Disorder Swim Day ($10 regular water park admission; kids, $8), a chance for those with ASD to use the water park before it's open to a larger crowd.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. 484-9676. [map]

 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 16 & 17. Adults & kids of all ages invited to meet more than 50 top area cartoonists and participate in workshops on making web comics, writing and drawing minicomics, creating video games, and much more. Kids can also vote in the 6th annual Kids' Comics Awards. Winners announced during a ceremony featuring puppets, super villains, and more. At 7 p.m. on June 15, Maris Wicks, whose science-themed work is on display this month (see Galleries), discusses "Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods." See for full schedule.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 12:30-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.

 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Fly & Remember Memorial - A Memorial Prelude to GreiveWell's Kite Festival: Arbor Hospice.

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Remember the fond memories you shared with your loved one by personalizing and flying a kite in their honor. Arbor Hospice will provide all materials. All families who have experienced the loss of a loved one are welcome. Register in advance by calling Margie Martin. Participants are welcome to stay afterward for GrieveWell's Kite Festival from 1-4 p.m. Registration for the Kite Festival is available at
Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming. Registration is required.
To register call Margie Martin at 734.769.5821.
Pioneer High School front lawn, 601 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-769-5821. [map]


Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]

 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

"24th Annual Juneteenth": Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP.

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Celebration of the anniversary of the first reading in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865--more than 2 years after it was signed by President Lincoln. Entertainment TBA. Also, kids activities.
Noon-6 p.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free., 761-9084. [map]

 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Local Author Fair": Chelsea District Library.

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Celebration of Chelsea-area authors with brief talks by children's writers Marilyn Kuehl and David Brzezinski, teen writer S.D. Grimm, nonfiction writers Alex Weddon, Kate Bancroft, and Patrice Johnson, poets Jennifer Burd and Katherine Edgren, and fiction writers Harold Fischel, Lakota Grace, Doris Lemcke, & Patricia Stebelton. Signings.
12:30-3 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

2nd Annual Kite Festival: GrieveWell.

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Professional kite flying demonstrations, kids games and activities, an inflatable obstacle course, and a chance to build and decorate kites (cost TBA, preregistration recommended). Hot dogs, burgers, & Kona Ice treats available. Preceded at 11:30 a.m. by a collective memorial service.
1-4 p.m., Pioneer High School front lawn, 601 W. Stadium. Free admission; preregistration available at 975-0238. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kite Festival: GrieveWell.

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GrieveWell (formerly the Kite Network), a nonprofit organization, provides resources and support to adults in grief, as well as those who surround them. Our 2nd Kite Festival will be held on the front lawn of Pioneer High School on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 1:00-4:00pm. There will be kids crafts and games, bouncy obstacle course, professional kite flying demonstrations, kite decorating & flying, face painting, food and fun! This is a free event. Top Dog hot dogs and burgers and Kona Ice treats will be available for purchase. Come out and enjoy this family fun event!!
Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. Donation. 734-975-0238. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Embroidery Lab: "Getting Started": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn how to choose fabric, transfer designs, thread a needle, and some basic stitches. Materials provided. For beginner stitchers, but all welcome.
1-4 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1 p.m. 

"Cool Tools of the Violin Maker": Maker Works.

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Violin maker Sharon Que shows and discusses her tools. Also, a general tool swap.
1 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $5 (members, free). Preregistration required., 222-4911. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Warthogs!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show the warthogs Princess Sophia and Scooter on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Medicinal Plants Walk": Legacy Land Conservancy.

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Native plant advocate Amanda Klein leads a leisurely 2-mile hike through Sharon Hills Preserve to look for medicinal plants. Wear sturdy shoes & bring a water bottle.
1-3 p.m., Sharon Hills Preserve, Sharon Hollow Rd., Manchester. Free; preregistration requested at or by phone. 302-5263.

 1:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Fabulous French Baguettes Class": BAKE! at Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in one of our best classes for new bakers. Most commercial bread labeled "baguette" bears no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 a.m., they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today. We teach you to make the traditional French baguette recipe-starting with a flavorful poolish, hand rolling your dough, and ending with a very crisp crust surrounding a soft, holey interior. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.
You'll leave BAKE! with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, four French baguettes you made in class, dough to bake later and great coupons.
BAKE!, 3723 Plaza Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $100. 734-761-7255. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum revolving around themes of health & medicine (June 2), "Painting in Style" (June 9), "Clay: The Plastic of Antiquity" (June 16), "The Archaeology of Birth and Childhood" (June 23), and glass arts (June 30). Also, a drop-in tour of museum highlights (June 10, 2 p.m.).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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June 2 & 16. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]

 3-5 p.m. 

"Gelato 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's Creamery staffers talk about and offer taste samples of the many delicious flavors of gelato and sorbet they make.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Willow Run": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., June 14-Sept. 1. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of local playwright Jeff Duncan's drama about 4 Rosie the Riveters working at the Willow Run bomber plant in WWII: an idealist who quits college for the war effort, an African American seeking to escape Jim Crow, a beautician whose husband is a pilot stationed in England, and an Appalachian native who wants a life without Kentucky coal mines. With original music by PRTC founder Jeff Daniels and his son, Ben. Cast: Michelle Mountain, Rhiannon Ragland, K. Edmonds, Lauren Knox, Angela Kay Miller, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, and Brad Phillips.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Hereditary": State Theatre.

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(Cari Aster, 2018). Horror film about the family secrets that emerge after the clan matriarch dies.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 3:45, 6:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Seagull": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Mayer, 2018). Chekhov adaptation. Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4, 6:30, & 9:15 p.m. 

"First Reformed": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Schrader, 2018). Thriller that revolves around a former military chaplain and his parishioners. Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4 & 6:30 p.m. 

"RBG": Michigan Theater.

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(Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:15, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Let the Sunshine In" (Un Beau Soleil Intérieur): Michigan Theater.

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(Clare Denis, 2018). Romantic film about a divorced Parisian artist (Juliette Binoche) searching for true love. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:15, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Rider": State Theatre.

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(Chloé Zhao, 2017). Docudrama of a rising rodeo star who must find a new sense of purpose after a tragic riding accident.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 4:30, 7:15, & 10 p.m. 

"Beast": State Theatre.

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(Michael Pearce, 2018). Dramatic adaptation of the classic fairytale featuring an isolated young woman trying to escape her repressive family who finds herself drawn to an alluring outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 8-July 1. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, yoga and other fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer tastings (Tues., 5 p.m.), wine tastings (Wed., 5 p.m.), and more. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on June 5, 9, 10, and 26-30 and July 1, 2, & 4 (see listings). Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: Local folk-inspired soul-pop musician Tom Butwin (5 p.m.) and Detroit indie folk singer-songwriter Lilly MacPhee (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Venezuelan Latin soul singer Mariana Risquez (7 p.m.), the energetic Detroit Cuban ensemble Descarga Ranga (8:30 p.m.), and Orquesta Ritmo (10:30 p.m.), the Michigan-based 11-piece salsa orchestra. Also, salsa lessons at 8:15 & 10:15 p.m.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted., 994-5999.

 6 p.m. 

Lumberjacks vs Toledo Villa FC: AAFC Lumberjacks and Lumberjills.

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The Lumberjacks are a new men's minor league soccer team playing in the United Premier Soccer Leuage (UPSL). The UPSL is the largest minor soccer league in the USA. This is the first ever home game in Lumberjack's history. Come check out the action as we host Toledo Villa FC. $5 tickets are available at the gate on game day. Kids 5 years old and younger get in free.
Concordia University, 300 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. $5. 7346390404. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

"Romeo and Juliet": U-M Residential College/Nichols Arboretum.

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June 7-10, 14-17, & 21-24. U-M Residential College drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs students and local actors in an alfresco production of Shakespeare's vividly poetic love story, a romantic tragedy about "star-crossed lovers" defying their feuding families. Initially lightheartedly comic, then dire, this perennially popular drama is the heart-wrenching tale of 2 impetuous young lovers destroyed by the intransigence of their feuding families, their own mistakes, and some incredibly bad timing. The RC's annual Shakespeare in the Arb productions have become a hugely popular local summer tradition. Director Mendeloff takes special care to make the shifting Arb environments an active force in the performance. Bring a blanket or portable chair to sit on; dress for the weather.
6:30 p.m., meet at the Peony Garden entrance at 1610 Washington Heights. $20 (Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, $15; students, $15; seniors age 62 & over, $17; youth under age 18, $10; kids under 5, free) at the gate only. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Space limited; come early. 998-9540.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Salvation Army Brass Concert.

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Join The Salvation Army for a free brass band concert. The event will feature performances by the award-winning Motor City Brass Band, The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Divisional Band and The Salvation Army Youth Beginner Brass. Performances will include original compositions as well as familiar religious and secular pieces.
Prior registration is not required. Though the event is free, donations will be accepted to support the local Salvation Army music program.
Salem High School, 46181 Joy Rd., Canton. Free. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Grange.

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Peter Baker calls to music by Brad Battey & friends. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring flat, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (members, $7; students, $5). 476-4650. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"All Childish Things": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., May 31-June 17 (except June 3 & 14). Joseph Zettelmaier directs local actors in his newly revised 2006 comedy about 4 Star Wars fans who scheme to heist a fortune in movie memorabilia.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Milan High School Performing Arts Center, 200 Big Red Dr., Milan. Tickets $26 (students, $15) in advance at & at the door. 681-0112. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Trivia with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.), Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at 661-3575. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Greg Laswell: The Ark.

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Indie pop-rock singer-songwriter from Long Beach with an expressive baritone whose songs are frequently featured in film and TV soundtracks.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office &, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Joe Bronzi: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 15 & 16. Local debut of this NYC-based observational comic known for his upbeat, positive point of view and his improvisational interactions with the audience. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8 p.m.-midnight 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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June 2 & 16. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas every Monday (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., $5) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, location TBA. $10 (members, $5).

 8 p.m. 

"Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 1-24. Daniel C. Walker directs the world premiere of Detroit playwright Linda Ramsay-Detherage's revenge comedy about a middle-aged 1960s housewife stuck in an abusive marriage who creates an alter-ego named Mrs. Fifty after she stumbles into a dominatrix's session. Stars Sarah Burcon, Jeannine Thompson, and Patrick O'Lear.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets are $20 or pay what you can afford, in advance at and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Spiritual Cinema": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Screening of a feature film or several shorts with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
8 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Play": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., June 14-30. Julia Glander and Lauren London co-direct popular local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier's gothic drama about a gravedigger who realizes the consequences of his decision to supply Victor Frankenstein with bodies when he encounters Frankenstein's monster cowering in a grave. Set after the events of Mary Shelley's novel, the play "uses the familiar Frankenstein monster legend to raise some profound questions about an individual's capacity for good or evil," says a Lansing State Journal reviewer. Cast: David Galido, Dan Helmer, Annie Dilworth, and Robert Schorr. This is the first of 2 outdoor productions scheduled for this local company's 8th summer season.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $12 (kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at, $15 at the gate. 926-5346.

 9 p.m.  Free! 

Karaoke: Bel-Mark Lanes.

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Bel-Mark Lanes, 3530 Jackson Road. Free. No cover charge.. 734-994-8433. [map]

 9:10 p.m.  Free! 

University Lowbrow Astronomers.

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A chance to join local astronomy buffs for a look at the sky through instruments. Participants encouraged to bring their own telescopes. Visitors must turn off all electronic equipment (car radios, transmitters, phones, etc.) at the observatory entrance. Canceled if sky is overcast at sunset or if the weather is extremely inclement. If in doubt, call 975-3248 after 4 p.m. day of event.
Sunset-12:30 a.m. or as long as the sky remains clear, Peach Mountain Observatory, North Territorial Rd. (about 1 1⁄4 miles west of Hudson Mills Metropark), Dexter. Free. 975-3248.


Nightspots Listings:


Blind Pig: Wild Savages

Local hard-rock band. Opener: Prude Boys, a local garage rock trio. $7-$10. [venue info]

Bridgewater Tavern: Dani Jamerson Band

Country & country-rock band led by Sherwood (MI) singer-songwriter and guitarist Jamerson. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: The Terraplanes The Terraplanes

Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Mash: The Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by Canas, a blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist. [venue info]

Session Room: Sweet Melissa

High-energy local dance quintet fronted by Georgia-bred vocalist Melissa Bruzzano whose music blends rock, funk, urban, Americana, and other genres. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: acutephase

Local dance band that plays 60s-80s classic rock. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Brown & Falk Brown & Falk

Originals and offbeat covers in an eclectic mix of styles from bluegrass and blues to folk and jazz by the veteran duo of singer- guitarists Rick Brown and Jack Falk. [venue info]


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