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Calendar of Events

Monday, June 17, 2019






 
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 9 a.m. 

"Toddler Time": Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00am and Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:00pm. Have fun exploring and playing in our fun pits, bouncing on our 50' trampoline, play games and learn hand eye coordination, balance and more! There's always something to do at CGAA! Children 18 months or younger are FREE! All ages are welcome!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $7/ child. 7342221810. coachalexys@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Princess Camp: Dancer's Edge.

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Your children are encouraged to fine their inner Princess or Prince by exploring a full week of daily Princess themes! Each day of camp is filled with activities, music, dance, and crafts to cater to the "Princess Of The Day." Dancers can get into the spirit in a variety of ways, from tutus to tiaras..special accessories or attire should not interfere with your child's ability to move!
Dancer's Edge, 3115 Broad Street, Dexter. $245/Week. 734-424-2626. dextersdancersedge@yahoo.com [map]



 9 a.m. 

Summer Camp SCRAP: SCRAP Box.

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Camp SCRAP is excited to announce five summer sessions for children in 1st-6th grade and a three-day workshop for teens. Camp SCRAP is an art camp centered on themes of creative reuse and skill development. This camp is for children who LOVE inventing, making, and bringing their creative ideas to life while taking care of our planet! Each day there is a fun mix of staff-led projects and time for children to access to the wide variety of materials in the SCRAP store to create a project of their choice.
Each camp is held from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm in SCRAP Box's Education Studio located inside the SCRAP store at 581 State Circle Ann Arbor, MI. Camp dates and themes are as follows: June 17-20 Outer Space, June 24-28 Under the Sea, July 8-12 Art in Nature, July 15-18 Inventor's Imagination, July 31-August 2 Superheroes. Tuition ranges from $150-$275 depending on the length of the session. Substantial sibling discounts are available as well as scholarship opportunities.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. $155.00 to $275.00--depending on Camp duration/sibling discount etc. 7342185620. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 663-5060.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Pal Around Camp": Wild Swan Theater.

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Wild Swan Theater drama camps are fun experiences where kids can feel safe and comfortable exploring the imaginative world of theater. Our main goal is that every camper has a great time cultivating their creativity and leaves camp feeling successful. With a new theme every week, activities will include warm-ups, theater games, and improvisations that bring people together in a nurturing, memorable way. This week's theme: Frog and Toad, George and Martha, Toot and Puddle, Henry and Mudge… these friends go together like peanut butter and jelly! We are sure to make new friends this week as we share these stories of friendship, play theater games, and explore creative movement together! (For children ages 4 - 6)
Wild Swan Theater Studio, 6175 Jackson Rd. $125. 734-995-0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org http://wildswantheater.org/classes-camps/ [map]



 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft projects for kids aged 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11-11:30 a.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. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) 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 locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Summer Reading Program Kick Off: Dexter District Library.

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Veteran educational entertainer Doug Scheer performs his 45-minute comedy and magic show, "Take Me to Your Readers." Followed by refreshments at the farmers market.
11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., except Sept. 2. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 noon  Free! 

"Dexter B2B Trail Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. A 13-22 mile ride on the B2B trail from Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark, with pace and destination determined by the riders.
Noon, meet at the B2B trail head by the Forest Lawn Cemetery, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116.


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except Sept. 2. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri., except Sept. 2. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"SASC Blood Drive": Mi Blood.

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MI Blood will be onsite for blood donation. Call the SASC office to make an appointment. You can make a difference - help save a life! You can register by calling SASC at 734-429-9274 or register online: https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/120345
Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Rd, Saline. Free. 7344299274. lewisa@salineschools.org [map]



 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make an Instrument: Rain Sticks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Movie Mondays": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids invited to bring a pillow and/or blanket and watch a movie. Popcorn.

June 17: "The Incredibles 2" ((Brad Bird, 2018). Sequel to the immensely popular 2008 animation about a family of superheroes.

July 1: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (Phil Johnston & Rich Moore, 2018). Sequel to 2012's Wreck-It Ralph, about a video game villain whose desire to be a hero wreaks havoc on the arcade where he lives.

July 15: "Mary Poppins Returns," Rob Marshall's 2018 sequel, set in 1930s London, about a new generation of Banks children in need of a practically perfect nanny.
2 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Trouble!": Ann Arbor Public Library.

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Trickster-themed storytime for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

"The Mark of Beauty": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to watch episodes of this 30-minute Japanese TV art program about beauty in everyday life.
3-6 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Plant & Pour: Terrarium Building Workshop": Morgan & York.

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Join us on June 15th (4-5:30pm) for a unique experience! M&Y's partners, Source Plants, will share their expertise in soil and plants and will provide you with the materials and knowledge necessary to create a beautiful terrarium.
Vessel, suitable plants, potting and decorating supplies, and glass of M&Y's finest included!
$60 per person.
Morgan & York, 1928 Packard, Ann Arbor 48104. $60. (734) 662-0798. shop@morganandyork.com www.morganandyork.com [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 & 9:25 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 & 9:35 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.


 4:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Irish Youth Development Hockey Camp: FGR-Greenhills Irish Hockey.

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Father Gabriel Richard-Greenhills Irish Hockey invites any player born between 2005-2009 to sign up for their Youth Development Camp, June 17-19, at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. For registration and camp details, please email Coach Robert at: fgrghhockey@gmail.com.
Limited spots-- sign up soon!
Ann Arbor Ice Cube 2121 Oak Valley Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 2121 Oak Valley Road, Ann Arbor, MI. $200.. fgrghhockey@gmail.com. fgrghhockey@gmail.com https://www.fgrghirishvarsityhockey.org [map]



 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 & 9:45 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.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Northfield Township Senior Center, 9101 N. Main St., Whitmore Lake. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stitches & Knots": Saline District Library.

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All invited to knit or crochet. Bring your own supplies.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 6:45-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
6:45-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 994-4385. [map]


 7 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 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. June 3: "How to Live to 100." June 10: "A Father's Power: How Dads Shape Us, for Better or Worse." June 17: "Can God Love a Mess Like Me?," which begins with a filmed interview with the author of the bestselling Christian novel The Shack. June 24: "Concussions: A Former NFL Player Speaks Out."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Emanuel": Fathom Events.

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(Brian Ivie, 2019). Documentary about the 2017 shooting at a black church in South Carolina that left 9 dead.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: A Recipe for a Novel": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal are joined by Detroit Chief Storyteller and nonfiction writer Aaron Foley to discuss how to research and write different types of nonfiction. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on June 17.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Arbor Hospice representatives offer advice for coping with the loss of a loved one.
7 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free; registration requested. 794-5177. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Keeping Current: LGBT Law": Chelsea District Library.

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ACLU of Michigan staff attorney Jay Kaplan discusses active court cases and legislation affecting LGBT individuals and families in Michigan and nationally.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist": Literati Bookstore.

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University of Hawaii communications professor Julien Gorbach discusses his new biography of "the Shakespeare of Hollywood" who wrote the 1932 Scarface but rebelled against his Jewish bosses when they refused to make films about the threat of Nazism. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Club newsletter editor Keith Stevenson gives an illustrated talk on French revenue stamps, which were used to collect government fees and taxes.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. harwin@umich.edu, 761-5859. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon., except May 27. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Omar Aragones

Detroit electronic R&B and soul singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Roe Bickley Trio

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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