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Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 14, 2018






 
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 6:45-10 a.m. 

"42nd Annual One Helluva Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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More than 1,500 bicyclists are expected to participate in this ride sanctioned by the League of American Wheelmen. Includes routes of 40, 66, 76, and 100 miles over paved roads, each of which goes through the hamlet of Hell (MI). New this year: a 40-mile unpaved ride on gravel roads (tires at least 32-mm wide are recommended for this ride). Also, 15- and 32-mile fun rides (8 a.m.-noon) start at Portage Lake State Park ($11 vehicle entry fee). Buffet lunch stop at Portage Lake State Park and fruit and beverage stops at other spots along the route are free to participants. Post-ride entertainment and watermelon. Safety measures include a sag wagon to bring in riders with problems and emergency communications provided by Arrow, a ham radio relay league. 1st 1,500 riders receive multicolored embroidered patches.
Riders may leave the starting point anytime between 6:45 and 10 a.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old US-12 at Manchester Rd., Chelsea. Entry fees: $30 (youth ages 7-17, $12; kids 6 & under, free) in advance at aabts.org/ohr by July 1 and (if available) $40 (youth ages 7-17, $12; kids 6 & under, free) day of ride. Online registration at aabts.org. 646-4978.


 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! 

"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]


 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., 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 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Human Trafficking 101 and Hotel Outreach": MAP-Ann Arbor, SOAP-Washtenaw.

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Please join us to learn about human trafficking (9-10:30 am) and participate in Therese Flores' SOAP (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) outreach program to local hotels to help raise awareness and prevent human trafficking (10:30-12:00).
Grace Ann Arbor Church, 2803 Boardwalk. Free. 734-757-7329, 734-395-4374. map_annarbor@gmail.com soapproject.org, michiganabolitionistproject.org [map]


 9-11 a.m. 

"Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's important to provide regular, basic wellness services for your pets to protect them from unnecessary illnesses.That's why the Humane Society of Huron Valley Veterinary Clinic offers low-cost vaccinations, wellness testing, and prevention products for all public cats and dogs at our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics.*
Pricing for Low Cost Clinics:
Rabies & Distemper Combo - $25
Rabies ONLY - $15
Distemper ONLY - $15
Bordetella - $20 (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia Vaccine - $20 (cats only - must provide proof of a negative test within the past month.)
FeLV/FIV Test - $30 (cats only)
Heartworm Test - $20 (dogs only)
24PetWatch Microchip ID - $25 (dogs) and $15 (cats)
Heartworm, flea and tick preventative offered at very low prices!
You do not need an appointment to attend the HSHV Low Cost Vaccination Clinic. Please bring your dogs on a non-retractable leash and all cats must be in a carrier.
*Though our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics are appropriate for most dogs and cats,
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. 734-662-4365. clinic@hshv.org www.hshv.org/clinic [map]



 9 a.m. 

"Paddleboard Yoga with Miranda": FitPoint.

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Learn paddleboard basics and get a great total body workout with a focus on core strength and flexibility in a fun outdoor environment.
No prior experience on a paddleboard or with yoga is required, only an open mind and sense of humor!
Available Saturdays: June 30th, July 14th, 21st, and 28th from 9:00am-10:30am
Come to one or all 4!
Class size is limited. Sign up early!
Argo Park. Drop in:$60 / Members+Early Bird (all 4):$195 / Regular (all 4):$220. 734-531-9958. info@FitPointA2.com FitPointA2.com



 9 a.m.-midnight 

23rd Annual Saline Celtic Festival: City of Saline.

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July 13 & 14. Saline's celebration of its sister city, Brecon, Wales, features food, beer and clan tents, kids activities, and Celtic music and dance on several stages by visiting and local performers. The festival kicks off July 13 (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) with a Pub Night ($5 admission), featuring the ever-popular "Mr. Pretty Legs" (8:40 p.m.) kilt-wearing competition, live music by the Detroit-area Irish band Brother Crowe (6:30 & 9:05 p.m.) and the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (7:50 & 10:25 p.m.), a limerick contest, a fire performance by Ring of Steel (9:55 p.m.), music and dance workshops, and more. July 14: opening ceremonies (11 a.m.), Highland athletics competitions, performances by top Michigan pipe bands, Highland dance competitions, a "Wee Folks Island" of kids activities, an instrument petting zoo, historical reenactments, jousting tournaments with knights on horseback, fencing demos, sheep herding demos, Millie the Millpond Monster (a mechanical monster with 2 offspring and her significant other, Angus), performances by various Irish & Scottish dance ensembles, and more. New this year, a Craft Beer Festival (noon-6 p.m.) with beers from 20 Michigan breweries and a Gaesatae reenactment troupe that depicts Celtic mercenaries from the Alps who fought the Romans in Cisalpine Gaul. No pets. Live music: the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (noon), the Grand Rapids Irish band the Leprecons (1:45 p.m.), the Michigan traditional Celtic music trio Peat in the Creel (3:10 p.m.), the Detroit-area Irish band Brother Crowe (4:15 p.m.), the Hamilton (ON) Celtic band Steel City Rovers (5 & 7 p.m.), the Detroit-area multi-generational Celtic band Finvarra's Wren (5:30 p.m.), the Ann Arbor Celtic Harpers (6:15 p.m.), the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (8:45 p.m.), and the Detroit Celtic rock band Corktown Popes (10:30 p.m.).
5 p.m.-late (Fri.) & 9 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St., west of Ann Arbor St., Saline. Parking available at Heritage and Woodland Meadows schools (Woodland Dr.) with a shuttle to the festival. Tickets $10 (groups of 10 or more, $80) in advance at salineceltic.org and Saline City Hall (festival week only); $15 (seniors age 65 & over, $10; youth ages 13-17, $5; kids age 12 & under and active military personnel, free) at the gate. 944-2810. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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July 14 & 21. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (July 14), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (July 21), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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July 1, 7, & 14. 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.

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July 1: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Marshall Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to help remove summer invasives from this area of former farmland.

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July 7: Bandemer Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the parking lot at 1325 Lakeshore, off N. Main) to pull exotic weeds from this prairie filled with tall grasses and goldenrods.

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July 14: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help park steward Aunita Erskine maintain native species in the garden and remove non-native species from the rest of the nature area.

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July 14: Ruthven Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Gallup Park boat dock parking lot at the corner of Huron Parkway and Geddes) to remove invasive plants from the hillside prairie.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m. & noon 

"Kids on the Range Day": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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Kids ages 6-18 invited to learn firearm safety, shoot a gun with the help of a coach, and try archery.
TCSL, 8640 Moon Rd., Saline. Free. Preregistration required at tcsl.org or by email or phone. kord@tcsl.org, 481-9285. [map]


 10-11am 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Get ripped and have fun doing it! Come for a great workout or supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

"Intro to Arduino": TinkerTech.

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Program the world around you with the Arduino microcontroller. Using sensors, this platform allows you to create electronic devices that respond to external stimuli. The Arduino was designed for those with no programming experience, so it's a perfect introduction to writing code. So even if you've never programmed anything before, this workshop is for you.
Ages: 12 years through Adult
Register online at: https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/workshop-intro-to-arduino
TinkerTech, 216 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $45. 734-707-8019. info@tinkertech.io tinkertech.io [map]



 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 

74th Manchester Community Fair.

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July 10-14. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (July 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (July 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.), a USA Demolition Derby (July 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 10), 3-10 p.m. (July 11), 1:30-10 p.m. (July 12; rides open at 3 p.m.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 13 & 14; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission (all prices tentative): $5 (Thurs.-Sat. after 4 p.m., $9; rides wristbands, $18; fair pass, $25; senior fair pass, $20). manchesterfair@yahoo.com, 428-8429. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Book Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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


 10 a.m. 

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. samilton@umich.edu, 355-2082.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Friends Club Meeting: Friends Club.

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Parent-led group for kids ages 8-15 who have trouble making friends. Fun activities designed to encourage interaction.
Various locations, T/B/A. Free. 7343552082. samilton@umich.edu


 10 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

Grass Lake Traffic Jam'In Festival.

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Traffic Jam'In 2018 - the spectacular 10th anniversary of this great little festival. Join us for live music from eight bands, gourmet food trucks, craft beer and wine, a cool car show, scenic 5k race, and tons of fun for kids of all ages.
This year's headline bands are Kris Hitchcock on Friday 6/13, and Sponge on Saturday 6/14. Free admission.
Find us on Facebook at Grass Lake Traffic Jam'In
Grass Lake Community Events Park, 110 N. Brown St., Grass Lake. Free. (517) 522-4550. www.grasslaketrafficjamin.com [map]



 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 14 & 15. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are lizards. Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Krik, Krak! Tales of Water & Magic": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 14 & 15. Performance by Duo 1717, the local classical music duo of pianist Veena Kulkarni-Rankin and singer Jean Bernard Cerin.
10 a.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Stream Exploration": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A chance to wade in Mill Creek and look for critters. Nets provided. Wear closed-toe water shoes. For kids ages 7-12.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Baker Woods Preserve, Trinkle Rd. between Dancer & Lima Center Rd., south of Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337.


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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


 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. 

"Family Art Studio: Museum Sketchers": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the museum. Followed by a chance to make drawings & paintings inspired by what you see at the UMMA. Led by local artists Susan Clinthorne and Nora Venturelli. For families with kids age 6 & up.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Preregistration required at https://conta.cc/2GvAlNV. 764-0395. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 Noon 

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-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 2, 14, 16, & 30. Grade 6-adult invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. All welcome to bring their own sewing machine. On July 2, local sewing expert Amber Adams-Fall demonstrates how to sew darts. On July 14, she shows how to make no-sew felt succulents, and on July 30, she shows how to cut out a pattern. Also, on July 16, Detroit fashion designer Nettie Tiso demonstrates how to reinvent your summer wardrobe by altering clothing (bring your own items, if you like).
7-8:30 p.m. (except July 14, noon-3 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:45-2:45pm  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Citizens' Climate Lobby - Ann Arbor chapter.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org [map]



 1-2:15 p.m.

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1-2:15pm 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

Ed Dupas: UMMA Pop Up.

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Performance by this local country-folk Americana singer-songwriter whose influences range from Springsteen to Steve Earle.
1-2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"2nd Annual Summer Game Spectacular!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All ages invited to try some of the outdoor games in the AADL collection. Also, performances by the local aerial & circus arts organization The Aviary, a metal detector testing ground, face painting, and food trucks. Rain location: AADL Westgate.
1-4p.m., Veterans Park, 2150 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

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

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Sven the reindeer 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]


 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Splash Days": Ann Arbor Parks & Rec.

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A family-oriented afternoon of pool games and contests. Prizes.

July 7: Buhr Park, 2751 Packard.

July 14: Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Rd.

July 21: Veterans Memorial Park, 2015 Jackson Rd.
1-4 p.m., various locations (see listing). $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6234.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Create a Flower Press": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for grade 6-adult. Supplies provided.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum revolving around themes of coins (July 7), "Around the Table" (July 14), highlights of the Kelsey Museum (July 21), and "Excavations at Karanis, Egypt: 1924-1935."
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2 & 7:30 p.m. 

"West Side Story": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 21-Aug. 12. This local professional theater company performs Arthur Laurents's spirited musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, set in New York and featuring the rival street gangs the Sharks and the Jets. The beloved Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim score includes such favorites as "Maria," "Tonight," and "America."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $31 (seniors, $29; youth & groups of 10 or more, $27) on Thurs.; $35 (seniors, $33; youth & groups of 10 or more, $31) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $33 (seniors, $31; youth & groups of 10 or more, $29) 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]


 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3:30 p.m. 

"Woman Walks Ahead": State Theatre.

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(Susanna White, 2017). Biopic about Catherine Weldon, an artist who traveled from NYC to the Dakota Territory to meet Sitting Bull. Jessica Chastain.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 3:45, 6:45, 9:15, & 11:45 p.m. 

"Sorry to Bother You": State Theatre.

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Satirical magical realist film about a black telemarketer in Oakland, CA who discovers the ability to "powercall," which leads to material success and tension with his performance artist girlfriend.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:45, 6:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Whitney": Michigan Theater.

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(Kevin MacDonald, 2018). Documentary about the life of Whitney Houston.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4, 6:30, 9:20, & 11:30 p.m. 

"Boundaries": State Theatre.

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(Shana Feste, 2018). Road trip film about a single mother who has to drive her father to her sister's house after he gets kicked out of his nursing home for selling marijuana. Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"I Almost Forgot About You": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Terry McMillan's 2016 novel about an optometrist who quits her job and moves to a new house, sparking a wild journey of self-discovery.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 4-7 p.m. 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:15 & 9:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?": State Theatre.

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(Morgan Neville, 2018). Documentary of children's television icon Mr. Rogers.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5-8:30 p.m. 

"Rustic Rose": Purple Rose Theatre Fundraiser.

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Strolling reception, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, and previews of the upcoming season by Purple Rose resident artists.
5-8:30 p.m., Nixon Farms, 6175 Daly Rd., Dexter. Tickets $135 in advance at purplerosetheatre.org/rustic-rose. 433-7782. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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Mark and Claudia Aills are joined by other local string musicians for a program of bluegrass and country gospel tunes.
6-8:30 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free, but donations accepted for Dexter Senior Center. 878-1078. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Rose Eichenbaum: Chelsea District Library.

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This award-winning California-based photographer, this year's CDL Artist in Residence, shows and discusses her work.
6-8 p.m., Main Street Church, 320 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:15 p.m. 

"Hearts Beat Loud": State Theatre.

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(Brett Haley, 2017). A single dad preparing to send his daughter to college encourages her to start a band with him. Nick Offerman.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m. 

"Yellow Submarine": Michigan Theater.

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(George Dunning, 1968). Animated Beatles classic, a generational anthem about good vs. bad in Pepperland.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

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

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All age 12 & up invited to color while interacting with adoptable cats. Snacks, soda, and coloring supplies provided.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/coloringwithcats. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Guys and Dolls": Dexter Community Players.

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July 13-15, 20, & 21. Local actors perform Frank Loesser's popular musical based on Damon Runyon's stories and characters. Set in New York City in the 1930s, the action focuses on 2 contrasting romances, one a long-running liaison between a nightclub singer and a professional gambler and the other an unlikely affair between a high roller and a Salvation Army sister. The lively score includes such classics as "Luck Be a Lady," "A Bushel and a Peck," "If I Were a Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat."
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, 2200 N. Parker Rd., Dexter. Tickets $20 (students & seniors, $16) in advance at dcp.yapsody.com. 726-0355. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Jesse Kramer: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local jazz-funk fusion drummer Kramer celebrates the release of his 2nd album, Heliosphere, with bassist Rob Bickley and pianist Rick Roe.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$25 in advance at a2tix.com/events/jessekramer. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 p.m. 

Junior Brown: The Ark.

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This acclaimed honky-tonk singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, plays 6-string and steel guitar as well as his own guitar hybrid, the "guit-steel." A longtime cult favorite who first gained the attention of mainstream country fans with his hilarious 1996 novelty hit "My Wife Thinks You're Dead," Brown sings in a pleasantly resonant baritone that suggests a somewhat grittier and slier Ernest Tubb, and his original songs are known for a lyrical wit and cleverness that's almost as dazzling as his guitar work. Critic Paul Davies calls Brown's music a "riveting quirky cocktail rattled out on the frenetic fingerpicking steel and acoustic guitar and the tumbleweed and tombstone vocals." Voted #1 House Rocker in a Guitar Player readers poll, he's a big local favorite. Photo credit: George Brainard.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Maija DiGiorgio: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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July 13 & 14. Young NYC comic known for her edgy, politically incorrect blend of storytelling and observational humor about dating, relationships, heritage, politics, culture and more. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $13 reserved seating in advance, $15 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [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.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Young Frankenstein": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., July 12-28. Phil Simmons directs this local company in Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan's 2007 Broadway musical adapted from Brooks' hilarious 1974 film parody of old Frankenstein movies. Cast: Ben Rowe, Paige Martin, Logan Balcom, Kimberly Alley, Laura Sagolla, John DeMerell, Dale Dobson, Eddie Rothermel, Ethan Danke, and James Fischer. This is the last outdoor production scheduled for the company's 8th summer season.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $12 (kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at pennyseats.org, $15 at the gate. 926-5346.


 8:45 p.m. 

"Damsel": State Theatre.

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(David Zellner and Nathan Zellner, 2018). Quirky comedy about an affluent young man traveling to the western frontier in 1870 to get married, accompanied by a drunkard and a miniature horse. Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 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. ladyofthelanes@belmarklanes.com belmarklanes.com [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.


 11:59 p.m. 

"Midnights at the State Theatre."

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July 7: "Pulp Fiction" (Quentin Tarantino, 1994). Noir comedy about a couple of hit men. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman.

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July 14: "Harold and Maude" (Hal Ashby, 1972). Black comedy about the love affair between a death-obsessed young man and a vital octogenarian. Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon.

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July 21: "Eraserhead" (David Lynch, 1978). Disturbing experimental film about a couple who give birth to a deformed child.

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July 28: "Get Out" Jordan Peele's 2017 horror film about a young black man's visit to his white girlfriend's mysterious family estate.

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Aug. 11: "Fight Club" (David Fincher, 1999). Bored young men beat each other to a pulp for kicks. Ed Norton, Brad Pitt.

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Aug. 25: "The Big Lebowski" (David Fincher, 1999). Beloved comedy starring Jeff Bridges as The Dude (or El Duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing), an L.A. slacker whose enjoyment of a White Russian will not be hampered by a mere kidnapping.

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Sept. 8: "Animal House" (John Landis, 1978). Classic slapstick comedy about a delinquent frat house. John Belushi, Tom Hulce, Peter Riegert.

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Sept. 15: "Dazed and Confused" (Richard Linklater, 1993). Stoner comedy set around the lives of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in 1976.

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Sept. 22: "Pitch Perfect" (Jason Moore, 2012). Comedy about misfit college girls competing to win an a cappella contest.

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State Theatre. Tickets $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Billy Harrison

Frontman of the Detroit zydeco band Monsieur Guillaume & His Zydeco Hepcats. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Cult Heroes

Pioneering local punk band led by vocalist Hiawatha Bailey that's been riding its own rock 'n' roll maelstrom 4 decades. Openers: The Rats, a Detroit garage rock trio, and Haflife, a Detroit postindustrial electro-funk band. $10-$13. [venue info]

Bona Sera: Guilty Pleasures Burlesque

Local burlesque and comedy troupe. Age 21 & over. $15. 9 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: Green Chi Band and Left Hand Link

Double bill of progressive funk jam bands. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Rootstand

Local band whose music blends bluegrass, blues, reggae, and Celtic folk idioms and instrumentation. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: J. Washburn Gardner

Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Luthern "Badman" Keith Blues Band

R&B-inflected Detroit blues band led by singer-songwriter and guitarist (and journalist) Keith. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: The Front Men

Detroit vintage-rock band. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Boylan

Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Rock Jones

Detroit roots rock, Motown, and blues quintet. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Honey Monsoon

Local jazz-rock trio. Opener: Bigfoot Buffalo, a Grand Rapids psychedelic roots-rock quartet. [venue info]

Session Room: Naked Ace

Local 11-piece rock, blues, and soul cover band. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: 18 Strings

Local ensemble plays a mix of alt-country, country-rock, and straight country. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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