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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 1, 2018






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. 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! 

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

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Every Tues. & Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
9 a.m. (10 a.m. in Nov.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cancer Care Day": Van Buren's Salon.

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We welcome with open hearts and open arms any patient diagnosed with cancer who is currently under treatment. Two free services are offered by appointment on designated days. Approval by your treating physician is needed. Please see important details on our web site under the Cancer Care Day tab, or phone for details.
Van Buren's Salon, 4377 Jackson Road. Free. 734-747-6670. http://www.vanburensalon.com/index.htm [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


 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

Vacation Bible School: Fellowship Bible Church.

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Time Lab (Answers VBS)
Monday through Friday, July 30-August 3, 2018, 9:30am-12:00 noon.
Activities include a group meeting with pledges to the United States and Christian flags, songs, team competitions, a penny offering that is used to support the church's missionary program, and a Bible lesson; snack and game times, then a second group session with more songs, Bible drill, and a second Bible lesson. The morning closes with presentation of prizes and reminders for the upcoming days of VBS and for children to memorize their Bible verses to get even more prizes.
Friday's closing program is special because parents are invited to join in and see what happens and what the children have learned during the week. Parents can stay and watch on any of the days if they want.
Children ages 4 (by June 1, 2018) through 12 may attend Almost 4-year-olds may attend, but a parent or guardian must attend with the child to help supervise.
Fellowship Bible Church, 2775 Bedford Road. Free. 734-971-2837. info@fbcaa.org https://www.fbcaa.org [map]


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

Preschool 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. 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.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. (10-11 a.m.), except Aug. 29 All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Aug. 1: "Insect Explorers." Aug. 8: "Buzzin' Bugs." Aug. 15: "Caterpillar Crawl." Aug. 22: "Beautiful Butterflies."
LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  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. 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.


 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

"Sonic Workshop": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Mon.-Fri. and Aug. 25 & 26. Interactive exhibit of large touchscreen displays for making digital music. Also, a chance to make a digital instrument using such items as Play-Doh, tinfoil, and pencils.
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 Noon-11 p.m. 

19th Annual Milan Bluegrass Festival.

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Four days of bluegrass music performed by leading regional and national performers.

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Aug. 1: Today's headliner is Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (9 p.m.), the celebrated Tennessee bluegrass band named IBMA vocal group of the year 7 times. Also, ICM 2018 bluegrass album of the year winner Dave Adkins Band (noon & 5 p.m.), the Akron traditional bluegrass group Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers (1 & 6 p.m.), and the Georgia-based duo The Little Roy & Lizzy Show (2 & 7 p.m.).

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Aug. 2: Today's headliner is North Carolina-based The Malpass Brothers (4 & 10 p.m.), a classic country-inspired duo discovered by the late Merle Haggard. Also, the eastern Kentucky traditional bluegrass band Hammertowne (noon & 6 p.m.), the North Carolina bluegrass gospel band Mountain Faith (1 & 7 p.m.), the Xenia (OH) traditional bluegrass & gospel quintet Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (2 & 8 p.m.), and the Florida traditional bluegrass quintet the Amanda Cook Band.

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Aug. 3: Today's headliners are the southern Minnesota bluegrass ensemble Becky Buller Band (3 & 9 p.m.), and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (4 & 10 p.m.), a veteran neotraditionalist ensemble from northern Georgia fronted by lead vocalist and guitarist Moore that's a 7-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year. Also, the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Pride Band (noon & 6 p.m.), the hard-driving Marquette bluegrass quartet Chasin' Steel (1 & 7 p.m.), and the legendarily virtuosic Virginia-based Lonesome River Band (2 & 8 p.m.).

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Aug. 4: Today's headliners are former IBMA Entertainer of the Year Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (3 & 9 p.m.) and 10-time IBMA winner Balsam Range (4 & 10 p.m.), the western North Carolina vocal bluegrass ensemble that Bluegrass Today says "provide[s] an encompassing tour of life in western North Carolina" with their "traditional bluegrass to soft Gospel styles, with some Texas-flavored swing and Earl Scruggs-inspired surprises." Also, the central Ohio traditional bluegrass sibling sextet Sugar Creek Bluegrass (noon & 6 p.m.), the Mississippi bluegrass band Breaking Grass (1 & 7 p.m.), and Michigan bluegrass band Detour Bluegrass (2 & 8 p.m.).

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Noon-11 p.m., KC Campground, 14048 Sherman Rd. (US-23 to Exit 25; southeast on Plank Rd.), Milan. Tickets $105 (for all 4 days) in advance by July 20, $120 at the gate for all 4 days. Daily passes are $35 in advance, $40 at the gate ($25 after 6 p.m. on Thurs.-Sat.). 2-day pass (Fri. & Sat.) is $65 & 3-day (Thurs., Fri., & Sat.) pass is $85 in advance, passes purchased at the gate are $5 more. Kids under 12 with parent, free. 439-1076. [map]


 Noon 

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. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Reading Finale: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited for a program featuring a Drummunity drum circle. Participants can try out a variety of hand drums and percussion instruments. Grand prize winners announced at 1:30 p.m. Also, on Aug. 3, from 6-8 p.m., a teen after hours finale party for those who complete the summer reading program.
Noon-1:30 p.m., CDL lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Piñata Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Piñata-inspired craft project for grades K-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [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.


 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]


 3:30, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"Eighth Grade": State Theatre.

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(Bo Burnham, 2018). An unflinchingly honest portrait of a teenage girl trying to get through the last week of middle school.
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, 6:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Blindspotting": State Theatre.

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(Carlos López Estrada, 2018). An interracial buddy comedy set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland, CA.
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, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot": State Theatre.

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(Gus Van Sant, 2018). Biopic about controversial Portland (OR) cartoonist John Callahan, who took up illustration after a car accident left him a paraplegic. Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara.
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.


 4, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Three Identical Strangers": State Theatre.

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(Tim Wardle, 2018). Documentary about three identical twins who rediscover each other after being separated at birth.
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.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Face Painting with Many Different Tools: May's Bilingual Preschool.

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This is an art activity, but it also teaches children to become open-minded on the ways we do things.
We got a face-painting set and would like to use them to let the preschoolers become super creative.
Pour the paints in different bowls by colors. The tools can be brushes, sponges, yarn, fingers, scrunched paper, little pebbles, pom-poms, etc.
Allow the children to paint on their own developmental levels. For the younger kids, let them to just enjoy the "process" while encouraging the older preschoolers to create great "products".
The process could be very messy, but no worries, because the paints are washable.
If it's a hot day, we will use our garden sprinkler to play water afterwards to wash the paints off if they want to. So, please bring some changing clothes with them.
They are welcome to pick some lettuce from the garden to eat as well :-)
Note: Please send an email to us if you plan to come. And, please stay with your child(ren) throughout the event.
May's Bilingual Preschool, 3181 Packard Road. Free. (734) 477-0546. maydelosh@gmail.com http://www.MaysChineseSchool.com [map]



 4 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, 6:30, & 9:15 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.


 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]


 5:45-6:45 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]



 5:45 p.m. 

"Donation Hot Vinyasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class is an energetic form of yoga where students move from one pose to the next, connecting the breath to the yoga postures. Sequences are taught, and during parts of class, students will be guided to flow on their own, adding in and/or taking out postures. Class will be heated between 90-100 degrees.
There is a parking lot at the studio where you can park for free. You can see the YMCA building from the parking lot. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha. Go to www.motathaiyoga.com for more information.
(Donation jar on front desk near the sign-in sheet. Please pay what you are able. Suggeted donations $5-20.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.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]



 6-10 p.m.  Free! 

Electrical Training Alliance Block Party: Mainstreet Area Association.

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A classic car show and live music by George Bedard & the Kingpins, the superfine local honky-tonk band that plays everything from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics, with some memorable originals penned by guitar genius Bedard. Food available from area restaurants, with dining tables in the street.
6-10 p.m., Main St. between Liberty & William. Free. Contact Bill at 794-0655 or wvlisides@annarbor.org to show a car. 668-7112.


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. 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.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Prostate Cancer Support Group: Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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This group offers the opportunity to connect with others to discuss some of the unique challenges and concerns associated with prostate cancer.
First Wednesday of the month 6 - 7:30 pm. * July group will meet on the second Wednesday, 7/11
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3. Free. 734-975-2500. https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [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]


 6:30 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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Staying Connected to Your Pre-Teen": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from Hand in Hand Parenting share tips for maintaining communication with kids ages 9-12.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. 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]



 6:45 & 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.


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Laser Cut Jewelry Workshop: TinkerTech.

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Make a wooden pendant (for a necklace or other use) or pair of earrings using laser cut geometric shapes or letters. Engrave them with your name and a message to mom, or someone you love-including yourself!
Students will learn the processes for preparing artwork for cutting and etching on the laser cutter and see their jewelry design cut from maple, cherry, or walnut. Students will then learn how to sand and oil their work and how to attach jewelry hardware for a finished product.
This workshop is open to anyone 8 and up. However, children under 12 must be accompanied by a separately registered adult.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $30. 734-707-8019. michael@tinkertech.io http://tinkertech.io/event/641/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lucy Tan: Literati Bookstore.

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This Chinese American writer, who divides her time between NYC and Shanghai, reads from What We Were Promised, her debut novel set in modern Shanghai about a prodigal son whose unexpected return forces his newly wealthy family to confront painful secrets. Writer Chloe Benjamin calls it "a revealing consideration of modern China … compassionate and heartbreaking, funny and wise." Followed by a discussion between Tan and local writer Lillian Li. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies": Fathom Events.

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Film of a 1989 Grateful Dead concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
7 p.m., 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).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fun with Fruit": Ann Arbor District Library.

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People's Food Co-op head baker Keegan Rodgers discusses and demonstrates several different ways to prepare fresh fruit for both sweet and savory dishes.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. 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.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]


 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. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Women's Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All women, trans, and nonbinary people invited to play improv games or just watch others.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Cindy Scott and Brian Seeger: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jazz standards and originals by the New Orleans-bred duo of vocalist Scott, a Berklee College of Music voice professor whose approach navigates between straight-ahead jazz and New Orleans' many musical flavors, and the highly regarded guitarist Seeger. Opener: local clarinetist-saxophonist Janelle Reichman.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $30 in advance at a2tix.com/events/cindy-scott-brian-seeger-wsg-janelle-reichman. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"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]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. 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]

Blind Pig: Naked Shark

Ypsilanti trio whose music blends psychedelic rock, blues, R&B, funk, and electronic music. Openers: The Vagrant Symphony, an Ypsilanti indie rock band, and The Stereo Sound, the stage name of Detroit alt rock vocalist-guitarist Chris Buczynski. $5-$8. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: 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]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Old Town: Catwalk

This local ensemble presents a tribute to Emily Remler's quartet music. With trumpeter Ingrid Racine, guitarist Alex Anest, bassist Eric Nachtrab, and drummer David Alvarez III. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Hot Club of Ann Arbor

Local collective that plays gyspy jazz and early 20th-century hot jazz. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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