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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 25, 2018






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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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.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980. [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.  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]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.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.


 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 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
9 a.m., Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. July 11: "Water, Water Everywhere." July 18: "Mud Day." July 25: "Life in the Pond."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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July 11 & 25. All invited to accompany Gratzi head chef Dan Gawura to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Gawura prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]


 Noon-3:45 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]


 Noon  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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2-6 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.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Craft Tube Robots": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make and Launch a Straw Airplane and Rocket": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades preK-3.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Different interactive activities for kids of various ages.

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June 20: "Alex Thomas and Friends." Puppet show.

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June 27: "Wildlife Safari." Animal-themed storytime with live animals. 2 & 3:30 p.m.

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July 11: "Intro to Theater." All ages 6-11 invited to work with members of the Michigan-based 4th Wall Theatre Company to create a show with singing, dancing, and acting. Parents and other adults are invited in for the last 10 minutes to watch the performance.

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July 18: "Supermarket Science." Veteran educational entertainer Doug Scheer presents a program blending science and humor. For ages 6-11.

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July 25: 3-D Printing. All ages 8-12 invited to design 3-D objects using TinkerCAD and Thingiverse 3-D, 2 3-D modeling programs.

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2-3 p.m. (unless noted), Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 3 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 purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. except July 4. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 41st year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp,meet at B2B Trailhead at Mill Creek Park on Jeffords St. between Alpine & Forrest, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi Pushing Hands: Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bikes & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton and Macon.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Deli Meat": Zingerman's.

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Staffers discuss deli meats beyond the typical ham and turkey, such as prosciutto and salami. Tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. 663-3354.


 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Aerial Sling": A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Sling (also known as aerial hammock), is a single loop of fabric hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of the Aerial Hammock. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - and gain a few bruises in unusual places…! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction. The One Prayer is about having a vision, following your heart, but is also very concrete and practical. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Joanna Myers at joanna@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. joanna@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 & 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]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Book Speed Dating": Dexter District Library.

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All invited to rotate through various book stations to check out books. Music, snacks, & a raffle for a chance to win one of the books.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 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]


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Beginning Crochet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows grade 6-adult how to do a crochet project for beginners. Supplies provided.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:45-7:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Lyra (Aerial Hoop)": A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring, or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the lyra unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental lyra vocabulary, technique, and sequences. Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

July Euchre Tournament Featuring Dark Horse Brewing Company: The Session Room.

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Our July euchre tournament is featuring Dark Horse Brewing Company.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are rewarded with brewery "swag" and bragging rights.
Our tournament is points based, require a partner to sign up, and has no buy in.
The Session Room, 3685 Jackson Rd. Free. (734) 585-7300. Jessica@sessionrooma2.com http://bit.ly/JulyEuchre [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Toastmasters Meeting: Sweetwaters Toastmasters Meeting.

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Toastmasters is an international group devoted to helping each other grow in our abilities to give speeches. The Sweetwaters Toastmasters Club meets twice monthly. We are a fun and friendly group! Toastmasters also helps you develop leadership skills if you wish to do that. Come as many times as you want for free, and decide later if you want to join. In the meantime, come make new friends and have fun!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea on Washington Street, 123 West Washington Street. Free. 323-286-3999. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMSweet/ [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ToastMasters: Public Speaking Wed 7PM: ToastMasters at Sweetwaters.

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ToastMasters at SweetWaters is an opportunity to practice your personal and/or professional speaking as well as Leadership in a fun friendly atmosphere.
The club is open to everyone. Attendees have the opportunity to speak, give and receive feedback about speaking, presentations and current events.
We typically have 2-4 prepared speeches followed by (Kind and constructive evaluations) to provide feedback and growth. Attendees will have an opportunity for impromptu speaking as well.
Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W Washington. Free. chrisjriley@hotmail.com [map]


 7-7:45 p.m.  Free! 

Ukulele Party: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This pop and folk ukulele collective joins AADL storytellers in a program for kids in grades preK-3.
7-7:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"7 Surprising Ways to Save Money Online": Saline District Library.

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Talk by Rick Broida, author of the popular CNET blog The Cheapskate. Prizes.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration available at salinelibrary.org. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"America Is Not the Heart": Literati Bookstore Feminist Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Elaine Castillo's novel about 3 generations of women in one Filipino-American family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Reading by Grand Rapids-based poet Z.G. Tomaszewski, whose 1st book, All Things Dusk, was selected by Li-Young Lee as the 2014 Hong Kong University International Poetry Prize winner. His latest, Mineral Whisper, is a collection of meditations on nature and finding meaning in the midst of chaos. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 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.  Free! 

"The Art of Bonsai Pots": Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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Talk and demo by club members and potters Mark and Becky Hanner.
7-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"The Best of America": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Award-winning food editor Gabrielle Langholtz hosts an evening with the fare featured in America: The Cookbook: A Culinary Road Trip Through the 50 States, her 800-recipe compendium which includes classics, regional fare, recipes from influential chefs like Alice Waters, and the dishes from recent immigrants.
7-9 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $80. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion of The Prince of Medicine: Galen in the Roman Empire, Susan Mattern's biography of pioneering physician Galen of Pergamum, who began his career tending to wounded gladiators in provincial Asia Minor.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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June 6, 20, & 27; July 11, 19, & 25. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA via srms2010@sbcglobal.net. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All invited to join a discussion of Love & Its Meaning in the World, a collection of themed lectures by Steiner.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Bebel Gilberto: The Ark.

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This popular Brazilian singer, daughter of the legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Joćo Gilberto, weaves sultry pop and soft electronica into her sophisticated bossa nova and samba repertoire.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed., except July 4. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Music in the Park": Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series.

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Every Wed. June 20-July 25. A popular local outdoor summer tradition, the 82-year-old Civic Band is led by director Bob Gourley. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass. Lemonade and popcorn available.

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June 20: "Marches: Grand and Spirited." Includes the "Captain America March," "Funeral March of a Marionette," "Seventy-Six Trombones" from The Music Man, and some Sousa marches.

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June 27: "Memorable Songs." Includes "Over the Rainbow," "As Time Goes By," hits from by Gershwin and Cole Porter musicals, and songs popularized by Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys. 8 p.m.

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July 4: "American Celebration." Program of patriotic tunes.

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July 11: "Children's Concert." A program of music picked for kid appeal, including music from Moana and other Pixar and Disney favorites, along with the annual Teddy Bear Grand March (bring your bear).

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July 18: "Broadway on the Big Screen." Songs from My Fair Lady, The King and I, The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, and West Side Story.

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July 25: "Dance from Swing to Ballet." The season concludes with a variety of dance music, from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake to the Big Band classics of Glenn Miller & Benny Goodman.

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8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 429-5301.


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"Week After Art Fair Song Fest 25th Anniversary": Kerrytown Concert House.

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July 24-27. Pianist Kevin Bylsma accompanies Art Fair Song Fest cofounder and soprano Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and other local singers in performances of classical art songs and cabaret songs.

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July 24: Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin, the song cycle based on Wilhelm Müller's poems about a young journeyman who falls in love with a miller's daughter, is rebuffed, and falls into extravagant despair. With tenor Shawn Mathey.

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July 25: "In der Fremde: Songs of Home, Homeland, and Homesickness," features classical works of reflective nostalgia.

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July 26: "Gala Celebration Event" featuring singers performing favorites from earlier fests.

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July 27: "Make America Sing Again, Part Deux!" Cabaret songs.

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8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. July 24-26: free. July 27: $15-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]



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"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


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Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. except July 4. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State. $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass Wednesday."

The local progressive bluegrass string quartet Wire in the Wood performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Old Town: Treetown Swingtette

Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Paul Keller, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harmonica. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Pete Bullard and Friends

Blues, swing and rockabilly by this local quartet. [venue info]

 
 


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