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Calendar of Events

Monday, July 30, 2018






 
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 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]



 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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Preschoolers - Join us for Summer Camps this July!
Welcome to Preschool Camp, July 23-27 & July 30- Aug 3, 9 am - 12 pm, for ages 3-5. 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 Superhero Day. Your child will have a blast meeting new friends and experiencing everything preschool has to offer. Snack will be provided.
Washtenaw Christian Academy, 7200 Moon Road, Saline. $150. 734-429-7733. aliciac@washtenawchristian.org www.washtenawchristian.org [map]


 9 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Washtenaw Christian Academy.

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Robotics Camp: 7th-12th grade
Dates: July 30-August 3
Grades: Entering 7th-12th 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 robot, specific model TBD. We'll also do some cool activities 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.


 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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Airplane Graphing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make & fly paper airplanes, then graph the resulting flight.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Polymer Clay Gnomes": 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.) & AADL Westgate (Westgate shopping center). Free. 327-4200.


 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]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Intro to Static Trapeze": A2 Aviary.

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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. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: Sun Shen.

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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. 

Summer Camps: Washtenaw Christian Academy.

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Around-the-World Multi Cultural Camp
Ages: 6-12
Dates: July 30-August 3
Time: 6pm-8pm*
Fee: $100
We will travel around the world in five days! Come join us as we sightsee through five exciting countries, exploring the culture, cuisine, music, dance, crafts, and games of each country. We will feature special guests each day who will tell us more about the places they have called home!
*Kindly note that this is an evening camp!
Washtenaw Christian Academy, 7200 Moon Road, Saline. $150. 74-429-7733. aliciac@washtenawchristian.org www.washtenawchristian.org [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 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]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Movements for Brain Health": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local Brain Gym instructor Katy Held leads participants in an introduction to the Brain Gym system, which claims to use simple movements to "wake up" the brain without stress or injury. For all ages.
6:30-8 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [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: Guild of Carillonneurs of North America member Andy Zhang, a Yale linguistics grad student.
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: Andy Zhang: Carillons at the University of Michigan.

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The University of Michigan presents its Summer Carillon Concert Series, featuring Andy Zhang. This is the fourth concert in the series of five. Concerts are family-friendly and free! The program will be posted in late June.
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Andy Zhang began the carillon in the fall of 2012 with the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs. Since then, he has served as Tour Manager, Social Chair, and Summer Carillonneur. At the 2015 Congress in Springfield, MO, he became a Carillonneur Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America. Andy graduated from Yale University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science and Linguistics. At present, he is continuing his research full-time in the Language & Brain lab as a PhD student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Yale Linguistics Department.
Burton Memorial Tower, 230 N Ingalls St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. msll@umich.edu facebook.com/umcarillon [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Will Walton and Eric Smith: Literati Bookstore.

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These fiction writers read from their new young adult novels. Athens (GA) indie bookseller Walton's I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain is about a recent high school grad traumatized by the death of the grandfather who helped him cope with his alcoholic mother, and Michigan-based writer Smith's The Girl and the Grove is about an adopted teen who discovers herself in her connection to nature and a passion for environmental activism. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Frostings, Icings, Fillings, and Glazes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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People's Food Co-op head baker Keegan Rodgers discusses and demonstrates the differences between these dessert toppings. Tastings.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm.Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Kombucha 101": Saline District Library.

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Adults invited to learn how to make this fermented drink. Samples. Supplies provided to make some at home.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at salinelibrary.org. 429-5450. [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.


 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pajama Jam!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades preK-3 invited to a bedtime-themed storytime. Wear your pajamas and bring stuffed animals and blankets, if you like.
7-7:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Sailor Moon": Fathom Events.

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Screenings of 2 movies based on this popular anime series. Shown in both dubbed (July 28) and subtitled (July 30) versions.
12:55 p.m. (July 28) & 7 p.m. (July 30), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) and Emagine Saline (1335 Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com & at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20) & 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7-8:30 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]


 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.


 8:30-11:30 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 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists 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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