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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 9, 2018






 
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 7 a.m.  Free! 

All Breed Agility Trials: Ann Arbor Dog Training Club.

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Sept. 7-9. Dog trainers from throughout the Midwest and Canada lead their animals through an obstacle course and jumps of various heights. Spectators welcome.
7 a.m.-around 4 p.m., Ann Arbor Dog Training Club, 1575 E. North Territorial Rd, Whitmore Lake. Free to spectators. 995-2801. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m. 

Fall Golf Scramble: Ann Arbor Parks Department.

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Each golfer hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their threesome. Open to all; no handicaps.
9 a.m. shotgun start, Leslie Park Golf Course, 2120 Traver Rd. $165 per team (includes greens fee, continental breakfast, lunch, & prizes). Preregistration required. 794-6245. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $5 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 9, 16, 23, 29 & 30. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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Sept. 9: Oakwoods Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance off Dunwoodie off Kilburn Park Cir. from Green Rd. east of Nixon Rd.) to help remove invasives in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service.

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Sept. 9: Arbor Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Ashburnam off Kilburn Park Circle from Green Rd.) to pull invasives in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service.

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Sept. 16: Stapp Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the corner of Huron Pkwy. & Tuebingen, just west of the Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood branch) to lop & saw non-native shrubs from this mature oak-hickory forest.

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Sept. 16: Foxfire West Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Birchwood Dr. between Hickory Point Dr. & Timbercrest Ct.) to remove invasive buckthorn & honeysuckle.

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Sept. 23: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Beechwood, north of Sunset) to use handsaws and loppers to remove invasive shrubs in honor of Public Lands Day.

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Sept. 29: Argo Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs from the forest that runs along the river.

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Sept. 29: Onder Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Brookside west from Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs harming the oak savanna.

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Sept. 30: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to remove invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn.

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Various times & locations (see listing). Free. 794-6627.


 10 a.m. 

"Free/Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class features our newest graduates of MTY. They will be teaching a Free/Donation Yoga class on Sundays from 10-11am. They will be alternating weeks, gaining experience teaching, and giving you exposure to these new teachers and their teaching styles. Please come to support them when you are able!
These classes are a combination of flow and holding postures. The studio will be heated between 80-85 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

66th Annual Book Sale: AAUW-Ann Arbor Scholarship Fundraiser.

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Sept. 7-9. This community institution, one of the largest book sales in the country, offers CDs, DVDs, sheet music and printed scores, and thousands of books sorted by subject and sold at feeding-frenzy prices starting at $1. Half price on Saturday and $8 a bag or $15 for two bags (bags provided) on Sunday. Early bird sale, 8-10 a.m. Friday ($15 admission).
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free admission. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

16th Annual Kerrytown BookFest.

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This bustling, lively festival-the largest 1-day book festival in Michigan-celebrates books and bookmaking with a huge variety of demonstrations, talks, panel discussions, signings, displays, and sale tables by local bookstores, booksellers, and publishers. Also, a children's activity tent (11 a.m.-4 p.m.).

In the main tent: Presentation of the Community Book Award to Motte & Bailey owner Gene Alloway (10:30 a.m.). U-M Zell Writers Program director Douglas Trevor moderates a panel on "Women in Literature" (11 a.m.), with Zell alums Akil Kumarasamy and Lillian Li and Twin Cities writer Ashley Shelby. Illinois writer Cheryl Honigford moderates a panel on "Before There Were Audio Books … There Was the Radio Serial" (noon), with Mary from Michigan Saves the World radio soap opera creator Michael Byers and others TBA. Michigan Radio program director Zoe Clark moderates a panel on the "Flint Water Crisis" (1 p.m.) with Detroit journalist Anna Clark. "Hockeytown USA" (2 p.m.), a conversation between Detroit Free Press sports writer Keith Gave and Murray Howe, son of the late pro hockey player Gordie Howe. Chelsea librarian Shannon Powers moderates a panel on "#FearlessWomen & #FearlessSF" (3 p.m.), with sci-fi writers Sue Burke, Jacqueline Carey, and Mary Robinette Kowal. A panel on "The Nuanced Differences Between Detective, Suspense, and Thriller Novels" (4 p.m.) with genre writers Harry Dolan, Alan Drew, and Augustus Rose.

In Kerrytown Concert House: Area writers Petra Kuppers and Alexander Weinstein discuss sci-fi/fantasy short stories (12:15 p.m.). Detroit architect Dan Whisler moderates a panel on "Modern Michigan Architecture: Design and Legacy" (1:15 p.m.) with Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America writers Amy Arnold and Brian Conway, and local architecture photographer Jim Haefner. A poetry panel (2:15 p.m.) with acclaimed Michigan poets Laura Kasischke and Diane Seuss. A panel discussion on "Urban Realism in Fiction" (3:15 p.m.) with fiction writers Michael Ferro, R.J. Fox, and Michael Zadoorian. Washtenaw Literacy representatives discuss how to volunteer with the organization (4:15 p.m.).

In the Kerrytown Tent: Local storyteller Trudy Bulkley tells rhymes, riddles, and stories as Mother Goose (10:30 a.m.). A panel discussion on "Creating a Picture Book: Roles of the Author & Illustrator" (11 a.m.) with children's writers Deb Diesen and Kelly DiPucchio, writer/illustrators Leslie Helakoski and Amy Young. Local children's writer Shutta Crum moderates a panel on "Power of the Middle Grade Novel" (noon) with YA writers Ruth Behar, Jack Cheng, and Jean Alicia Elster. A panel discussion geared toward kids ages 9 and up on "Science in a Graphic Novel Way!" (1 p.m.) with comics artists Ann Drozd and Jerzy Drozd and Super Skull comics podcast host Nick Yribar. Greensboro-based YA writer Frank Morelli moderates a panel on "Exploring the YA Novel" (2 p.m.) with YA writers Joelle Charbonneau, Cinda Williams Chima, and Caleb, Roehrig. Local writer Jeff Kass moderates a panel on "NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for Teens" (3 p.m.) with NaNoWriMo published writer Cheryl Honigford and teen writers TBA.

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10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Farmers Market and Kerrytown Concert House. Free admission. ktbookfest.org. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Laser Regatta": U-M Sailing Club.

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Club members and others race their small, nimble Laser dinghies.
10:30 a.m., Baseline Lake, 8010 Strawberry Lake Rd., Dexter. Free to race or watch. Registration begins at 9 a.m. 426-0920. [map]


 11 a.m. 

Back to School Brunch & Fashion Show: Fostering Futures and The Coral Sash.

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You are cordially invited to join Fostering Futures and The Coral Sash for a delicious brunch and fashion show. his first annual Brunch and Fashion Show will educate and increase community awareness about the importance of supporting children in foster care, their families, and the foster families and social workers caring for them during their time in foster care. Guests will experience a traditional Weber's Inn brunch, hear from a motivational speaker, and enjoy a fashion show sponsored by The Coral Sash. Guests will also have the opportunity to shop a sample collection of this modern boutique with vintage charm during the event. Musical entertainment provided by musicians from the Livingston Symphony Orchestra. A portion of the ticket is tax deductible. All net proceeds will go towards funding the parental visitation program, staff retention, and unexpected costs required to meet the needs of children and their families in Washtenaw County and surrounding areas.
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $75. okatywilson@gmail.com http://www.ffkids.org/fundraiser-brunch [map]



 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 8-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 28. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and much more. New this year: a Corn Queen Combine playground. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $17.99 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $13.99 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Community Bicycle Repair: Common Cycle.

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Common Cycle's volunteer-run, co-operative workspace is open to the public weekly on Sundays from 11AM-3PM. Visitors are welcome to seek help from volunteers and/or make use of community tools to resolve maintenance issues or work on personal projects.
CC volunteers range from experienced mechanics to interested newbies, and we help all kinds of cyclists fix all kinds of bikes. The only requirement for getting help is that visitors be willing to get their hands dirty. Assistance from Common Cycle is free, and donations are welcome.
Common Cycle Workspace, 416 W Huron, Suite #11. Free. info@commoncycle.org www.commoncycle.org [map]



 11 a.m. 

Rolling Hills Doggy Dip: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Join us for a pup-tacular time at our annual Doggy Dip!
This event is always held the Saturday and Sunday after Labor Day. The pool is closed to humans, but your furry, four-legged friends are welcome to come enjoy the water!
Register at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org!
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $5/dog. 734-484-9676. boumar@washtenaw.org https://www.washtenaw.org/653/Doggy-Dip [map]


 11 a.m. 

Wiard's Orchards & Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Fun for the entire family! Wiard's Country Fair offers: U Pick Apples and Pumpkins, Fresh Cider and Donuts , Corn Maze, Mini Golf, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides through Valley View Western Town, Fire Engine Rides, Valley View Mountain Slides, Animal Petting Farm, Paintball, Inflatables, Country Store and More!
Wiard's Orchards, Inc., 5565 Merritt Rd. Varies check website. 734-482-7744. rtimbers@wiards.com www.wiards.com [map]



 11 a.m. 

"Doggy Dip": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sept. 8 & 9. All dog owners invited to bring their dogs to the water park for a swim.
10 a.m. (Sat.) & 11 a.m. (Sun.), Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $5 per dog in advance at washtenaw.org/653/Doggy-Dip. 484-9676. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Rally Day": Northside Community Church.

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An outdoor party with lunch and live jazz by a U-M student ensemble led by pianist Sam Ross. Rain or shine.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Northside Community Church, 929 Barton. Free. 662-6351. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Field Hockey.

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Sept. 7: Pacific. 7 p.m.

Sept. 9: Monmouth. Noon.

Sept. 14: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Sept. 16: CMU. 2 p.m.

Sept. 28: Northwestern. 5 p.m.

Sept. 30: Indiana. 1 p.m.

Oct. 14: Ball State. 1 p.m.

Oct. 21: Ohio State. Noon.

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Various times, Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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Every Sun. All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Vietnam Veterans of America Annual Pig Roast": Charles S. Kettles Chapter 310.

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Pig roast supper with live music, face painting, exhibits of a Huey helicopter and other military vehicles, a silent auction, and sales of military merchandise. Proceeds benefit several local veterans outreach programs.
Noon-4 p.m., VFW Post 423, 3230 S. Wagner. $10 (kids ages 6-12, $5, kids under 5 & under, free). Cash/check only. 864-2819 or 223-4544. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees.
This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Sept. 2. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Sept. 9, 16, & 23) & AADL Traverwood (Sept. 30). Free. 327-4200.


 1-6 p.m. 

45th Anniversary Jamboree: Dawn Farm.

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Bounce houses, hayrides, pony rides, farm tours, face painting, clowns, farm animals, games, and other activities. Also, live music by local singer-songwriters Abigail Stauffer and the local neo-soul and funk quintet Impulse. Silent auction and a sale of gifts. Food available. Proceeds benefit Dawn Farm.
1-6 p.m., Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free admission. dawnfarm.org, 485-8725. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Also, a competitive draft game on Sundays. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Parker Mill Tours: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30. WCPARC naturalists lead tours of an 1870s grist mill, still fully operational.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

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1-4 p.m., The Ark (except June 10), 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. cawolfe@umich.edu. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

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

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the African warthogs Sophia and Piki Piki (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour, cougar feeding (1:30 & 4:30 p.m.), and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

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

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Sept. 8 & 9. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are arachnids. Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break when the animals get tired.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lego Connection": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lego open play for kids in grades K-5 accompanied by an adult. Legos supplied.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Tai Chi Love": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Intro to basic Tai Chi movements with local instructor Karla Groesbeck.
1-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-5 p.m. 

Annual Program & Tea: U-M Nursing History Society.

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Former U-M Cancer Center researcher Janet Tarolli and U-M School of Nursing researcher Linda Strodtman discuss interesting finds from the U-M nursing archive database. Tea & refreshments.
2-5 p.m., U-M School of Nursing, 1000 N. Ingalls. Donation. nursinghistoryum@umich.edu, 741-8586. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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Every Sun. except Sept. 2. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea.

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This 7-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

May 27: Dexter Union. 2 p.m.

July 8: Merrimack Base Ball Club, the Chelsea women's team. 1 p.m.

Aug. 25: Manchester Handlers. 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 9: Northville Eclipse. 2 p.m.
Various times (check listing), Timbertown Park, Sibley Rd. (west off Main St. north of downtown), Chelsea. Free. chelseamonitors.com. 476-8905, 930-6130.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

New Moon Ceremony: Crazy Wisdom.

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A New Moon is a perfect time to plant seeds and set intentions for what you want to manifest in your life. Observing the cycles of the moon is a great way to get 'In flow" with the Universe. Join Krysia Hepatica in this non-denominational ceremony and make your dreams a reality. Feel free to bring along a crystal to hold and magnify your intention.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S Main. Free. 734-531-7166. luxeodette@gmail.com https://www.luxeodette.com [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Sept. 6-9. Glenn Bugala directs local actors in Jeffrey Lane's 2004 musical comedy based on the 1988 film about 2 con artists who try to out-con each other in the French Riviera. With a jazzy score by Tony-winning composer David Yazbek. Stars Timothy Ziegler, Dominic Seipenko, Hannah Sparrow, Rob Roy, Zoe Van Slooten, and Jessica Terlep.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $28 (seniors, $25; students, $15) in advance at a2ct.org. Thurs. tickets purchased at the box office are pay what you can. 971-2228. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Multifloral Paphiopedilum and Their Culture": Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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Talk by world renowned Chicago-based orchid breeder Sam Tsui, an expert on these Asian slipper orchids.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. annarbororchids@aol.com, 647-7600. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Pedal to Pollinators": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists lead a family-friendly 1-mile bike tour to view pollinator gardens. Tastings of heirloom tomatoes, a craft, and a hike to learn about bees. The tour begins at County Farm Park and ends at Buhr Park.
2-4 p.m., County Farm Park, meet at the Platt Rd. entrance. Free. 971-6337.


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"The Sound of Music": Fathom Events.

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(Robert Wise, 1965). Classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an Austrian nun who becomes governess to the 7 children of a widowed Naval officer.
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. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 2 p.m. 

"The Totalitarians": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 7-30. Carla Milarch directs the Michigan premiere of San Francisco-based playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's 2014 political satire about a high-strung campaign manager trying to make her client-a character based on Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann-a viable candidate for lieutenant governor of Nebraska. "Nachtrieb's script elevates the cliché of bloviating politicians by peppering in actual jokes," says a Springs on Stage (Colorado Springs) review. "It's The West Wing meets The Devil's Advocate, in the weirdest way possible." Cast: Diane Hill, Connor Forrest Hutchings, Tory Matsos, and Joe Zarrow.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of African artwork that challenges the historical notion, encouraged by exhibits of African art by "unknown" or "anonymous" artists, that African art evinces no individual creativity.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Urban Biographies, Ancient and Modern": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit that explores archaeological finds in 3 ancient cities--Gabii (Italy), Notion (Turkey), and Olynthos (Greece)--and compares them to urban renewal projects in contemporary Detroit.
2 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 3, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"BlacKkKlansman": State Theatre.

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(Spike Lee, 2018). An African American cop manages to successfully infiltrate the local KKK chapter so well he becomes its leader.
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.


 3:15, 6, & 9 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
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.


 3:30 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 & 8:45 p.m. 

"Juliet, Naked": State Theatre.

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(Jesse Peretz, 2018). Comedy about how a woman's life changes when she meets the obscure musician her boyfriend is obsessed with. Based on the Nick Hornby novel.
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 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood": Michigan Theater.

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(Matt Tyrnauer, 2018). Documentary about Scotty Bowers, who claims he spent decades as sexual procurer to celebrities who wished to keep their wholesome public images intact.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Bookshop": Michigan Theater.

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(Isabel Coixet, 2018). Adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald's novel about a widow whose bookshop opening sparks controversy in a sleepy English village. Emily Mortimer & Bill Nighy.
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]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Rosh Hashanah Family Celebration: Beth Israel Congregation.

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Beth Israel rabbi Ivan Caine and others lead a High Holidays-themed story walk through the courtyard for families with kids in grades pre-K to 4. Desserts.
4-5:30 p.m., Beth Israel, 2000 Washtenaw. Free. 665-9897. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Mid-Autumn Festival: Happy Hour & Picnic": Michigan Taiwanese American Organization.

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Taiwanese cuisine. Also, activities to welcome Taiwanese students.
4-6 p.m., Gallup Park Maas Shelter, 3000 Fuller. $10 (kids age 12 & under and members, $5). vistachu@yahoo.com, jangwu@umich.edu, (517) 265-8185. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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(Björn Runge, 2018). Drama about the self-effacing wife of the Great American Novelist who reaches her breaking point when he's awarded the Nobel Prize. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce.
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]


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., sidewalk between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 6:30 p.m. 

"Puzzle": Michigan Theater.

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(Marc Turtletaub, 2018). Drama about a suburban mom whose discovery of competitive jigsaw puzzling breaks her out of a humdrum existence.
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]


 6:45 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.


 8:45 p.m. 

"Madeline's Madeline": State Theatre.

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(Josephine Decker, 2018). The boundaries between performance and reality collapse when a theater director pushes her teenage star to mine her troubled home life for inspiration.
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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery: John Latini John Latini

Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. His new CD, The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good, is a collection of soul-infused R&B songs. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project Heather Black Project

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]

 
 


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