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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 15, 2019






 
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 8-11 a.m. 

"Charity Pancake Breakfast": Canton Lions Foundation.

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It's time for Liberty Fest in Canton where folks come and have three days of fun and entertainment. The Canton Lions Club Foundation will be participating in its annual pancake breakfast. There is a small charge for the breakfast of $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12 years of age. This year, Chris Cakes of Michigan will be cooking the Pancakes. They are noted for flipping pancakes in the air and landing them on your plate. How great is that! Chris Cakes also has cooked for a number state governor and 4 presidents.
Heritage Park, 1200 Canton Center Rd., Canton. $7 adult $5 kids under 12 years. 734 254-9404. govbill1@outlook.com [map]



 8 a.m.-1 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., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
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. [map]


 8-11 a.m. 

Rummage Sale: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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June 13-15. Sale of clothing, shoes, jewelry, toys, housewares, collectibles, electronics, books, holiday decor, and more.
9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 8-11 a.m. (Sat.), St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2270 E. Stadium. Free admission. 769-2550. [map]



 8:45 a.m.  Free! 

Group Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Dexter and Chelsea for those with some experinece. You can also join the ride at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
8:45 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]


 9 a.m. 

"Autism Spectrum Disorder Swim Day": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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The annual Autism Swim Day, in partnership with EMU's Autism Collaborative Center, provides families living with Autism an opportunity to enjoy access to the water park in a safe, judgement-free environment. With the purchase of daily admission, families will be allowed access to the water park beginning at 9am on June 15. This event is perfect to make new friends and meet other families living with Autism! Pre-registration is not required, all ages welcome!
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. General Admission Prices. 734-484-9676. cortezr@washtenaw.org https://www.washtenaw.org/2252/Autism-Spectrum-Disorder-Swim-Day [map]


 9-10 a.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Community Forum": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss issues affecting the City of Chelsea as well as Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan Townships. Topics chosen by those in attendance.
9-10 a.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Dave Tuck Skate Jam.

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Skateboarding by pro and amateur skaters from Michigan and around the country. Also, skateboarding contests for all ages and skill levels. Music spun by DJs, food carts, and more. Proceeds benefit Grind for Life and Strap In For Life, 2 nonprofits that provide support to people battling cancer and their families.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ann Arbor Skate Park at Veterans Memorial Park, 350 N. Maple. Free admission; fee for competitors. 757-3590. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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June 8 & 15. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (June 8), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (June 15), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, & 29. All invited to help maintain 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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June 1: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Dr.) to help maintain the trails in honor of National Trails Day.

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June 1: Brokaw Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance on Huron River Dr. just south of Wagner) to build some trails in one of the city's newest parks.

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June 2: Swift Run Marsh (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Eddy St. off Verle Ave. from Platt)to trim the trails to allow easier access in this popular birding spot.

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June 2: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park entrance at Beechwood off of Sunset) to repair the trail leading into the park.

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June 8: Onder Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Brookside west from Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.) to remove invasive species.

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June 9: Mary Beth Doyle Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to remove bittercress from the oak-hickory forest.

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June 15: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help park steward Aunita Erskine maintain the native garden and to remove invasives in other park locations.

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June 15: Forest Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Parker Mill parking lot, 4650 Geddes Rd.) to remove invasive bittercress from this floodplain forest.

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June 16: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to remove invasives from this area of former farmland.

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June 22: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Beechwood, north of Sunset) to remove invasive sweet clover to improve the native prairie habitat.

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June 23: Olson Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to pull invasives and improve the habitat of the city's largest population of Wild Indigo Duskywing butterflies, a rare species in the area.

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June 29: Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Dr.) to pull the invasive sweet clover threatening the native tallgrass prairie.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"(Re)Acquaint Yourself with Preview": MacTechnics.

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Group members discuss the advanced features of this simple app that allows users to view, edit, import, and export photos and pdfs. The program begins with a Q&A (9-11 a.m.) for Mac questions of any kind.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. Contact@mactechnics.org. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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Every Sat. All invited to walk through downtown to Eberwhite Woods and back. In warmer weather, hikes may go to the Huron River or the Arb. Followed at 10 a.m. by family-friendly art projects. Coffee & donuts.
9 a.m., Fjallraven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 9:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"The Right Time to Declare the Purposes of God": Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Talk by group leaders. Refreshments. Aglow is a Christian organization.
9:30 a.m.-noon, 340 WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (248) 437-9277. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"In the Garden: Pottery inspired by nature"

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We've assembled a garden of earthy delights for our In the Garden show and sale running from May 3-June 30.
To welcome spring we've filled our gallery with a bounty of practical and artful ceramic ware for your garden. Yourist resident artists and selected students have been busily producing an abundance of garden-related pieces to adorn your garden.
It's the perfect opportunity to get ready for summer and also to find memorable gifts. From bird baths, feeders, and houses to garden gems, luminaria, planters, vases, wind chimes, and even toad houses, you'll find a selection of charming ceramic pieces to enliven your garden this year.
Come join us in our garden of earthy delights and let's get growing!
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Designing a Medicine Garden"

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Gaia Center for Herbal Studies founder Mary Light discusses herbs, plantings, habitat, seasonal considerations, and more.
10-11 a.m., Center for Holistic Living, 6276 Jackson Rd., ste. B. $8. Reservations requested at nshaassociates@gmail.com. gaiaherbalstudies.net, 769-7794. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to participate in this marksmanship competition using any military-style rifle. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.), TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10). marks@comcast.net, 276-2514. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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June 15 & 16. All invited to try a hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Things That Fly."
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga on the Lawn": Chelsea Wellness Center.

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Every Sat., June 15-Aug. 17. All adults invited to join a yoga session; weather permitting. Bring your own yoga mat; arrive early to sign in.
10-11 a.m., Chelsea District Library lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. kgoorhouse@powerwellness.com. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  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. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. & 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Daily, except July 4. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (1:30 & 2:30 p.m., Mon.-Sun., 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Larry Cat in Space (3:30 p.m. daily) is the animated tale of a cat who stows away on a trip to the moon.

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Dynamic Earth (10:30 a.m. Sat.) traces a trail of energy from the Sun through the Earth's atmosphere and into the biosphere.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Dads & Donuts": Nicola's Books.

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Father's Day-themed story time. Donuts & lemonade.
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"BMR Kids Club- YDL Superior": Black Men Read.

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Join us on the third Saturday of each month at YDL Superior for storytelling and crafts!
Black Men Read is an homage to the history of storytelling among African people. All families are invited and encouraged to attend. Stories and activities will be geared for children K-5
Ypsilanti District Library- Superior Branch, 8795 Macarthur Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. bmrprogram@gmail.com [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demos. "Fantastic Fluids" (11 a.m.) explores the basics of fluid dynamics. Participants learn how wind creates waves and test the surface tension of different liquids. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Voices Valiant: U-M School of Music.

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This local senior choir performs Mozart's Kyrie and "Fa-La-La," Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," Billings' "Modern Musick," and "When Jesus Wept," and more.
11 a.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Voices Valiant Concert: U-M School of Music, Theatre.

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Join the Voices Valiant Adult Choir as they explore this year's theme: Mozart Matters! Sing-along included in each concert. This group is comprised of singers 50 or better from the surrounding Ann Arbor area.
Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-936-2660. smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu smtd.umich.edu/yap [map]



 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 15 & 16. Adults & kids of all ages invited to meet more than 50 top area cartoonists and participate in workshops on making web comics, writing and drawing minicomics, creating video games, and much more. Kids can also vote in the 7th annual Kids' Comics Awards. Winners announced during a ceremony featuring puppets, super villains, and more. At 7 p.m. on June 15, Maris Wicks, whose science-themed work is on display this month (see Galleries), discusses "Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods." See a2caf.com/programming for full schedule.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 12:30-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Fly and Remember Memorial Event: Arbor Hospice in partnership with GrieveWell.

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GrieveWell is honored to partner with Arbor Hospice and Ele's Place to offer a Fly and Remember memorial event from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately preceding the GrieveWell Kite Festival. Remember the fond memories you shared with your loved one by personalizing and flying a kite in their honor. Arbor Hospice will provide all materials. All families who have experienced the loss of a loved one are welcome. Participants are welcome to stay afterward for GrieveWell's Kite Festival (1-4pm). The event is free but pre-registration is encouraged at www.grievewell.com/kite.
Pioneer High School Front Lawn, 601 West Stadium Boulevard. Free. 734-975-0238. larrea@grievewell.com www.grievewell.com [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (Sat. & Sun. times TBA) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"#GetOutsideDay": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Join us for an afternoon of fun at Rolling Hills County Park! Learn about all the great opportunities there are to explore your parks, preserves and facilities. We'll have sports clinics, an obstacle course, a bounce house and so much more! Afterwards you can head over to the Rolling Hills Water Park and enjoy some summer fun at the pool! Kick-off the summer right and learn about all the neat ways you can have new adventures in your parks!
Registration for this event opens at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org on May 1st!
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-484-9676. parkinsons@washtenaw.org https://www.washtenaw.org/2390/GetOutsideDay [map]


 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 Noon 

"#GetOutsideDay": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sports clinics, an obstacle course, a bounce house, and information about local parks and preserves. Preceded at 9-11 a.m. by Autism Spectrum Disorder Swim Day ($10 regular water park admission; kids, $8), a chance for those with ASD to use the water park before it's open to a larger crowd.
Noon, p.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. 484-9676. [map]


 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

"25th Annual Juneteenth": Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP.

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Celebration of the anniversary of the first reading in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865--more than 2 years after it was signed by President Lincoln. Entertainment TBA. Also, kids activities.
Noon-6 p.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. A2naacp.org, 761-9084. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

3rd Annual Kite Festival: GrieveWell.

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Professional kite flying demonstrations, kids games and activities, a kite coloring contest, and a chance to build and decorate kites ($6.27 in advance with preregistration). Food available. Preceded at 11:30 a.m. by a collective memorial service (preregistration recommended). Rain or shine.
1-4 p.m., Pioneer High School front lawn, 601 W. Stadium. Free admission; preregistration recommended at grievewell.com/kite. 975-0238. [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Sticker Collage Workshop": Unicorn Feed & Supply.

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Join us for a crafternoon of sticker collage! Buy one of our Mrs.Grossman sticker collage kits and hang out in the party room with our resident sticker expert to create a fun work of art out of stickers that is so beautiful, you'll want to frame it! Drop in anytime between 2-4pm...no registration necessary! Kids under 12 must have an adult helper present in the store.
Unicorn Feed & Supply, 114 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-961-8610. info@unicornfeedsupply.com unicornfeedsupply.com [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

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

June 15: Northville Eclipse. 2 p.m.

July 21: Detroit Early Risers. 2 p.m.

Aug. 4: Royal Oak Wahoos. 2 p.m.

Aug. 10: Chelsea Monitors. 2 p.m.

Aug. 17: Flint Lumber City BBC.. 1 p.m.

Aug. 31: Canton Cornshuckers. 2 p.m.
2 p.m. (except as noted), St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, 6805 Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free. Facebook.com/unionbbc. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led themed tours of the museum, including "Highlights of the Kelsey Museum" (June 1), "Latin Inscriptions" (June 8), "Life in Graeco-Roman Egypt" (June 15), a kid-friendly tour (June 22), and "Stamp Seals, Cylinder Seals, and Cuneiform Tablets" (June 29).
2 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Irish Traditional Jam Session: Seitz's Tavern.

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All acoustic musicians invited to play traditional Irish music. Spectators welcome.
3-5 p.m., 110 W. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 475-7475. [map]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3 p.m. 

Rasa Dance & Theater Festival: Akshara.

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Indian dance and theater showcase by local and visiting performers. Local classical Indian dancer Sreyashi Dey leads her Akshara dance ensemble in the Odissi style of classical Indian dance, which emphasizes subtle, fluidly sculpted movements through S-shaped body positions. Washington, D.C., dancer Kasi Aysola performs Kuchipudi, which originated as a form of theatrical dance, devoted to the themes of Hindu mythology, that combines gracious, rhythmic steps with symbolic hand gestures and facial expressions. Pittsburgh dancer Nandini Mandal leads the Nandanik ensemble in contemporary dance. Alka Sharma directs Mandi Theater (Chicago) actors in a storytelling performance in Dastangoi, an Urdu style popular in the Middle Ages.
3-5:30 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $25 (students & seniors, $15) in advance at a2tix.com/events/rasa-dance-and-theater-festival. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Music on the Deck": Lone Oak Vineyard.

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We're continuing our summer music on the deck series this Saturday, June 15th from 4 to 7.
Come out and enjoy a glass of wine,a pint of beer, some delicious food and great music! Wine is available by the glass or bottle, beer by the pint or 10 oz. "shortie". We have several deliciously unique flatbread pizzas too!
This week we welcome 4 local, up and coming young musicians. Come have a listen to a wide variety of tunes and genres.
No reservations needed. Seating is first come, first served.
This event is rain or shine. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll move it inside!
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. Free. dlbarber1@aol.com. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:10, 7:05 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Rocketman": State Theatre.

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(Dexter Fletcher, 2019). Musical about Elton John's early career.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15 p.m. 

"All is True": Michigan Theater.

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(Kenneth Branagh, 2019). Branagh stars in this drama about Shakespeare's final days.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:20, 7 & 9:40 p.m. 

"The Souvenir": State Theatre.

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(Joanna Hogg, 2019). Drama about the complicated romance between a young film student and an untrustworthy man.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Booksmart": State Theatre.

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(Olivia Wilde, 2019). Comedy about 2 overachieving high schoolers who try to cram 4 years of fun into graduation night.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Framing John DeLorean": State Theatre.

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(Don Argott & Sheena Joyce, 2019). Documentary about the inventor of the iconic sports car with gullwing doors made famous in Back to the Future.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:40, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Dead Don't Die": State Theatre.

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(Jim Jarmusch, 2019). Zombie comedy starring Bill Murray and Adam Driver.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45, 7:20 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Late Night": State Theatre.

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(Nisha Ganatra, 2019). Comedy starring Emma Thompson as a late-night talk show host who diversifies her all-male writers room.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Petty (5 p.m.) and the acclaimed Dearborn-based folk-rock singer-songwriter duo Jo Serrapere & John Devine (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Anne Heaton Band (7 p.m.), a local band that plays spirited, cheerful originals by singer-songwriter and pianist Heaton; Ann Arbor-based R&B and soul singer Rachel Mazer (8:45 p.m.), and the popular inventive local country-rock band The Ragbirds (10:15 p.m.).
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Group ride for youth ages 9-18. Practice, exercises, and games for those new to cycling.
5 p.m., Forsythe Middle School south parking lot, 1655 Newport. Free. 328-1735. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Steak & Corn Dinner.

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New York steaks cooked to order on the Grotto's BBQ pit, with corn and all the fixings.
Line dancing to follow.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 w. Stadium. $10. Info@zalgaz.org [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Twelfth Night": U-M Residential College/Nichols Arboretum.

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June 6-9, 13-16, & 20-23. U-M Residential College drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs students and local actors in an alfresco production of Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities and misplaced affections. The RC's annual Shakespeare in the Arb productions have become a hugely popular local summer tradition. Director Mendeloff takes special care to make the shifting Arb environments an active force in the performance. Bring a blanket or portable chair to sit on.
6:30 p.m., meet at the Peony Garden entrance at 1610 Washington Heights. $20 (Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, $15; students, $15; seniors age 62 & over, $17; youth under age 18, $10; kids under 5, free) at the gate only. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Space limited; come early. 998-9540.


 7 & 9:25 p.m. 

"The Biggest Little Farm": Michigan Theater.

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(John Chester, 2019). A documentarian chronicles his family's work to develop a sustainable farm outside L.A.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Peter Baker calls to music by Hotline Strings. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring clean, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (Grange members, $7; students with ID, $5). 476-4650. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chamber Music Performance: Flint Institute of Music.

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Join us for a chamber music performance by musicians from the Flint School of Performing Arts and the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
Dohnanyl: Sextet, OP. 37
Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in C minor
Featuring Zeljko Milicevic - violin, Janine Bradbury - viola, Brandon Cota - cello, Michele LaNoue - clarinet, Carrie Banfield-Taplin - horn, Katerna Dinas - piano and Gregg Emerson Powell - double bass
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, 120 S. State St. Free. 8102373112. dtillman@thefim.org https://thefspa.org/major-performances/chamber-music-series [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Flint School of Performing Arts/Flint Symphony Orchestra: First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor.

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An ensemble of Flint School of Performing Arts faculty and Flint Symphony Orchestra members performs Vaughan Williams' Piano Quintet in C minor. With violinist Zeljko Milicevic, violist Janine Bradbury, cellist Brandon Cota, clarinetist Michele LaNoue, horn player Carrie Banfield-Taplin, pianist Katena Dinas, and bassist Gregg Emerson Powell.
7:30 p.m., FUMC, 120 S. State. Free. (810) 237-3112. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

John Heffron: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 14 & 15. A South Lyon native and EMU grad who now lives in L.A., Heffron specializes in observations about the indignities and absurdities of life from the point of view of children and parents. A frequent guest on network and cable TV shows, Heffron won the 2nd season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 (Fri. & Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $25 reserved seating in advance & at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Trivia with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at tinylions.org/trivia. 661-3575. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Mirror Monster: Encore Records.

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Local synthpop/IDM outfit Mirror Monster will be playing a free show at Ann Arbor's premiere record store, Encore Records! Saturday, June 15th at 8 pm. No cover, but donations are accepted.
Encore Records, 417 E Liberty St. Ann Arbor MI 48104. Free. Donation. 7346782490. mirror.monster.music@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/user-518509812 [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Antinous as Osiris": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local jazz-funk fusion drummer Jesse Kramer leads an ensemble in his free bop songs inspired by the pederastic relationship between Roman Emperor Hadrian and the youth Antinous in French writer Marguerite Yourcenar's 1951 historical novel Memoirs of Hadrian. With vocalist Sarah D'Angelo, saxophonist Tim Haldeman, guitarist Max Bowen, and bassist Brian Juarez.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$30 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8pm 

"Father's Daze: Bill Harley, Don White, Bil Lepp: " The Ark.

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These 3 musicians and storytellers perform stories and songs about fatherhood. Harley is a Massachusetts songwriter and storyteller with an off-center point of view whose stories paint vibrant and hilarious pictures of growing up, schooling, and family life. White is a veteran singer-songwriter and humorist from Lynn, MA, who writes sharp-witted songs about everyday life. Bil Lepp is a Charleston (WV) storyteller with a flair for spinning humorously outrageous tall tales about everyday life who got his start when he won the 1990 West Virginia Liars Contest.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Fortinbras": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., June 13-29. Joseph Zettelmaier directs an outdoor production of Lee Blessing's offbeat 1991 comedic Hamlet sequel. Set immediately after Hamlet's death, Blessing's political farce begins as the Norwegian prince arrives to claim the Danish crown. Described by the Oregonian reviewer as a "callow blending of George W. Bush's frat boy image and Stephen Colbert's arch petulance," Fortinbras launches a cover-up to gloss over the ugly truth of his succession, creating a story about a Polish spy who engineered the murder of the Danish royal family. The recently deceased are infuriated, and torment him to distraction. Stars Nick Yokum, David Galido, Caleb Gilbert, Jaclynn Cherry, Julia Garlotte, and Alysia Kolascz.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $15 in advance at pennyseats.org, and at the gate. 926-5346.


 8 p.m. 

"Kill Move Paradise": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., May 24-June 16. Diane Hill directs the Michigan premiere of Philadelphia playwright James Ijames's 2017 award-winning drama about 4 African American men who struggle to understand the circumstances of their deaths while stuck in a cosmic waiting room. It's "a singularly affecting contribution to a niche genre of theatre that often comes across as labored and contrived," says a New York Times review. "It radiates an urgent and hypnotic theatrical energy." Starring Miles Bond, Dan Johnson, Jonathan Jones, and Dez Walker.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by This Is a Quiz (Fri.), the League of Pointless Improvisers (Fri. & Sat.), and other troupes. Also, the League of Pointless Improvisers performs "water form" (Fri. only), a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless. Note: The Fri. shows open with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Stonewall 50: And Still We Rise!": Out Loud Chorus.

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June 14 & 15. Darin DeWeese directs this chorus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in a program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion. The program is highlighted by Arthur Durkee's Stonewall Inn 1969, a work commissioned by the chorus. Other pieces include U2's "MLK," Frank Ticheli's "Earth Song," and "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Les Misérables. With pianist Michelle Papenfuss.
8 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $18 (students & seniors 65+, $15; unemployed people & kids under 6, free) in advance at olconline.org, $20 at the door. [map]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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June 1 & 15. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Chrissy Morgan

Detroit jazz singer whose repertoire features a mix of originals and standards. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Ma Baker

Local funk-rock quartet. Openers: Pajamas, a local pop-rock jam trio, and Biomassive, a Traverse City electronic jam band that plays originals and Grateful Dead covers. $10. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Marquis Hill Blacktet

Ensemble led by Hill, a renowned Chicago composer- trumpeter whose music incorporates elements of everything from contemporary and classic jazz to hip-hop, R&B, Chicago house, and neo-soul. $25-$35. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Bona Sera: "Friends with Benefits Love Thrust Dance Party."

Dance party with DJs TBA. A benefit for Ypsi Pride. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Beach Daisy

Local indie quartet whose music blends pop, rock, and folk. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [venue info]

Dreamland Theater: Mazinga

Veteran local quartet that plays rough, raw, Detroit-style rock 'n' roll. Opener: The Fags, a local punk band. [venue info]

Dreamland Theater: Mazinga

Veteran local quartet that plays rough, raw, Detroit-style rock 'n' roll. Opener: The Fags, a local punk band. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Session Room: Undercover Organism

Milwaukee electronic jam band whose music draws on funk, hip-hop, dub, and various electronic styles. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Elizabeth Royce

Rock, folk, blues, and country classics by this local torch singer and pianist who's currently the lead singer of the local neo-girl-group She-Bop. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Wake Up Jamie

Ypsilanti acoustic pop-rock trio. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Marcus Shelton

An eclectic mix of rock covers by this singer-pianist, an opera singer recently transplanted to Michigan from the Pacific Northwest. [venue info]

 
 


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