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Calendar of Events

Monday, July 23, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 8 a.m.  Free! 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from animal decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping Contest" (July 25, 2 p.m.), the livestock auction (July 26, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (July 27, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (July 27, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (July 27, 2:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see msue.anr.msu.edu/county/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h (click on 4-H Youth Show Book).
8 a.m.-evening, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Summer Camp - Super Hero Theme": Champion Gymnastics.

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Champion Gymnastics offers a variety of week-long recreational summer camps.
Full days, half Days, full weeks or just a few days are all options for registration. Campers must be at least 4 years old, and a non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot. Summer camps run from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. Early drop off and late pick up are available for an additional fee.

Your child will experience a variety of challenging and creative
physical activities in a well-supervised, safe gymnastics environment.
Our energetic coaching staff is ready to play the summer away!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Road. $45-$215. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/camps [map]



 9 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Washtenaw Christian Academy.

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WCA Summer Camps
We are excited to announce several summer camp options for the Summer of 2018. Our exceptional staff and camp counselors are excited to spend time with your kids and give them a fun and educational experience!
Welcome to Pre-School Camp
Ages 3-5
Week one: July 23-27
Week two: July 30-August 3
Times: 9am-12pm
Fee per week: $150 per child (sign up for one or both weeks)
This camp is the perfect opportunity to give your child a chance to experience and prepare for preschool. Each day has a different theme: Farm Animals, Under the Sea, Wacky Wednesday, Stuffed Animal Day, and Book Club Day. Your child will have a blast meeting new friends and experiencing everything preschool has to offer. Snack will be provided.
Washtenaw Christian Academy, Saline. $150. 734-429-7733. info@washtenawchristian.org www.washtenawchristian.org


 9 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Washtenaw Christian Academy.

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Robotics Camp: 4th-7th grade
Dates: July 23-27
Grades: Entering 4th-7th Grade
Time: 9am-12pm
Fee: $175
Come and explore the world of robotics with Coach Betty Recker! She has coached students who have made it to the Robofest world championship and is excited to bring the world of robotics to life for your student. Campers will use Lego EV3 technology to build and program a robotic dog that can sit, stand, and show emotions through facial expressions and sounds in response to user interaction. We'll also play some fun games and have a healthy snack. Lego EV3 parts and computers are provided for use during camp, but do not go home with campers.
Washtenaw Christian Academy, 7200 Moon Road, Saline. $175. 734-429-7733. aliciac@washtenawchristian.org www.washtenawchristian.org [map]



 9 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Washtenaw Christian Academy.

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Sports Camp
Ages: 6-12
Week one: July 23-27
Week two: July 30-August 3
Times: 9am-12pm
Fee per week: $150 per child (sign up for one or both weeks)
Each day will start with an introduction to a different sport and will end with a competition. More info to come!
Washtenaw Christian Academy, 7200 Moon Road, Saline. $175. 734-429-7733. aliciac@washtenawchristian.org www.washtenawchristian.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 50 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 717-7567 , 663-5060.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies Summer Series.

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Screenings of animated movies, including Ferdinand (July 2-6), Captain Underpants (July 9-13), The Boss Baby (July 16-20), Smurfs: The Lost Village (July 23-27), and The Lego Batman Movie (July 30-Aug. 3).
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon (except July 4) Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft projects for kids aged 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield (2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.) & AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.). Free. 327-4200.


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.(except July 4) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18, 24, or 30 miles, either on hilly Schneider Rd. or the B2B trail (call for start point).
Noon, meet at 8213 Pine Cross Ln. or the B2B entrance on Jeffords (behind the Marathon gas station), Dexter. Free. 426-5116.


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Closed July 4. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Petite Paper Puppets: Legos": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make Lego-themed puppets.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Lego Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 3-11 invited to participate in a collaborative building activity, followed by free play.
2 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Taco Stories!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades preK-3 invited to a taco-themed storytime with a taco snack.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose room & Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Sam Bagenstos for Justice House Party.

  community member   < less Sam Bagenstos

Join us for food, camaraderie, and to meet former clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, accomplished civil and disability rights lawyer, and Michigan Democratic Party endorsed candidate, Sam Bagenstos.
Michiganders know the pain of poor consumer protections: intrusive phone calls, high auto insurance rates, uncertain water quality, and overpriced prescriptions.
This year, we have a unique opportunity to shift the Supreme Court of our state in the favor of citizens, by voting for Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh.
For those who can't attend, look for Sam & Megan in the NONPARTISAN SECTION of your ballot, under JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT.
Private home, 2515 Kimberley Rd. Free. jerdevig@comcast.net [map]



 5:45 p.m. 

Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. Come join us Monday nights at 5:45pm. The studio will be heated for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
Look for the blue door marked #22 with a red buddha on it. We are in the same parking lot as the Yellow Barn.
More information at www.motathaiyoga.com
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

"DIY Guitar Pedal": TinkerTech.

  community member   < less Guitar distortion pedal

In this workshop, not only will you build your own electric guitar fuzz pedal, you'll also learn how the circuit behind it works. You'll use an oscilloscope to look at the audio signals and learn what gives a fuzz tone its distinctive sound.
If you have some previous soldering experience, it will be helpful, but not required.
Register online here: https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/workshop-fuzz-face-guitar-pedal
Important Notes:
This is the first of a two part workshop. Part 2 is July 25, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. You need to attend both parts.
Registration will close one week prior to the workshop date to allow for ordering of materials.
This workshop is designed for ages 14 and up.
TinkerTech, 216 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $110. 734-707-8019. michael@tinkertech.io www.tinkertech.io [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Intro to Static Trapeze": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less an instructor spots a student shoulders while the student balances in a back bend on the static trap

Static trapeze (also known as fixed trapeze) is a circus art performed on the bar and ropes of a trapeze hung from two points in the ceiling.

If you have never "flown" on the static trapeze before, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on mounting, dismounting, supported inversions, and hollow body position, so you can join at any time. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be ready to move on to the next class level. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. Use promo code firstflight for $5 off your first class! =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6 p.m. 

"Show Some LOVE for 2 Great Causes!": Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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Come out and show some LOVE for 2 great causes! Enjoy music, food, beer and wine, all the while supporting these worthy organizations.
We're raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help them fight cancer, and Cascades Humane Society to help homeless animals.
Join us from 6 pm to 9 pm on July 23rd and July 25th. There will be a $5 (cash please) cover charge at the door. 100% of this will go to our charities. Beer, wine and great food will be available for purchase. We will donate 10% of all proceeds from wine, beer and food sales to St.Jude on July 23rd and Cascades Humane Society on July 25th.
Music provided by Anthony Paparelli and Keith Schwier, who are generously donating their time for these wonderful charities.
It'll be a terrific time with great friends to help out two very worthy causes. We look forward to seeing you.
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. Donation. 5175228167. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Practicing the Basic Tai-Chi Form

In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Buttercream Flowers, Borders, and Decorations": Dexter District Library.

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Pastry chef Rick Wolfram leads a hands-on workshop on cake decorating.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Living On Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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A series of ongoing groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related to the loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment.
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: 734.769.5821.
Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-769-5821. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, all invited to play the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability": Michigan Friends Center.

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Martin Luther King claimed that whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly -- peace is not possible until we recognize how interrelated we are.
This six session discussion course helps participants to develop systems thinking skills in order to see those connections. We examine entrenched assumptions that reinforce unhealthy practices and systems. Together, we envision a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world, discover practical actions we can take toward that goal, and inspire each other to become leaders in our own spheres of influence.
Monday evenings June 25 - August 6 (no meeting July 2). This course is hosted by Michigan Friends Center and offered in partnership with the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.
Please register at https://seeingsystems2018.eventbrite.com or contact the Michigan Friends Center office (manager@mfcenter.org).
Michigan Friends Center, 500 Long Lake Boulevard, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. Sliding-scale fee of $30, $45, or $60 (as able) to cover book and other course costs; pre-registration required.. (734)475-1892. manager@mfcenter.org http//www.mfcenter.org [map]



 7-8 p.m. 

Intro to Aerial Silks: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air.
If you have never "flown" on the aerial silks before, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic climb, foot lock, and hollow body position, so you can join at any time. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be ready to move on to the next class level. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. Use promo code firstflight for $5 off your first class! =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. July 2: "After the Attack: Picking Up the Pieces and Moving On." July 9: "In the News." July 16: "Simplify Your Life: How a Hollywood Millionaire Walked Away from It All." July 23: "Wounded Warriors." July 30: "What's God Up To?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Carillon Concert Series: U-M School of Music.

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Every Mon., July 9-Aug. 6. Family-friendly concerts by guest musicians. Tonight: Belgian carillonneur Philippe Beullens.
7 p.m., Burton Tower (July 9 & 30), 230 N. Ingalls, and Lurie Tower (July 16 & 23 and Aug. 6), 1230 Murfin, Free. tiffng@umich.edu, facebook.com/umcarillon. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Carillon Concert Series: Philippe Beullens: Carillons at the University of Michigan.

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The University of Michigan presents its Summer Carillon Concert Series, our first one in the series featuring Philippe Beullens. This is the third concert in the series of five. Concerts are family-friendly and free! The program will be posted in late June.
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Philippe Beullens was born in Belgium, in 1975. At the Lemmens-Institute (Leuven, Belgium), he studied organ with prof. Peter Pieters (the successor of Flor Peeters), Chris Dubois and Luc Ponet; carillon with prof. Carl Van Eyndhoven and choir conducting with prof. Kurt Bikkembergs. In 2001, he obtained a Master's Degree in Music.
Lurie Tower, 1230 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. msll@umich.edu facebook.com/umcarillon [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Astrophotography: Capturing the Night Sky": Saline District Library.

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Astrophotographer Brian Ottum gives a photo-illustrated presentation on his work and his experience moving his telescope and camera from Saline to New Mexico. Also, a timelapse presentation and a live webcam view of an observatory.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration available at salinelibrary.org. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Outlining Your Novel": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal explain the importance of outlining and different ways to do it. For all fiction & nonfiction writers grade 6-adult. Also, Kourvo & Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on July 23.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Monday Night Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A leisurely 12 or 18 mile ride to Dexter Dairy Queen and back.
7 p.m., meet at 610 Brierwood Ct. Free. 945-4133.


 7 p.m. 

"Princess Mononoke": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 1997). Complex anime fantasy adventure set in Japan's Iron Age that depicts a siege by samurai and forest gods of a remote village populated by outcasts. Shown in both dubbed (July 22 & 25) and subtitled (July 23) versions. 12:55 p.m. (July 22) & 7 p.m. (July 23 & 25).
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door.623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m. 

"Swan Lake": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of a 2015 Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow) production of Tchaikovsky's transcendent ballet with classic choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. Stars Svetlana Zakharova.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $12 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 827-2863 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wool Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 3, 9, 17, 23, & 31. Grade 6-adult invited to bring their knitting & crochet projects and interact with fellow crafters. Other fiber-based artists welcome.
3-5 p.m., AADL Westgate (July 3, 17, & 31) and 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (July 9 & 23). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., west Dexter location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 426-0241.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

The Novel Ideas: The Ark.

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Quartet of Boston-area roots-music singer-songwriters whose music blends rich 4-part vocal harmonies with a melancholy lyricism.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Shakespeare Unplugg'd": The Ark.

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Members of the Jackson-based Michigan Shakespeare Festival Company show off their talents by singing, dancing, juggling, improvising, and maybe even doing a little Shakespeare.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free; donations accepted. 761-1451. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Jazz Manouche

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1030s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarist Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Jordan Adema. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Jazz Manouche

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1030s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarist Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Jordan Adema. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

 
 


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