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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 19, 2019






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [map]


 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]


 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.-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]



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

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (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.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different books. June 5: "Explore Outside!" June 12: "Animal Homes." June 19: "Campfires." June 26: "Shelter Exploration."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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.


 11 a.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]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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June 5, 19, & 26. All invited to accompany Gratzi chef John Somerville to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Somerville prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]


 Noon-3:45 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]


 Noon  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]


 12pm  Free! 

Teen Advisory Group: Dexter District Library.

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All youth in grades 7-12 invited to brainstorm about new programs, book selections, and volunteer opportunities. Pizza.
12pm, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Summer Cooking Series: Chelsea Senior Center.

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Cooking demos. June 19: "Vegan and gluten-free lunch ideas." July & Aug. dates TBA.
12:30 p.m. CSC, 512 Washington, Chelsea. $5suggested donation to benefit the CSC intergenerational garden. 475-9242. [map]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 & 7 p.m. 

"Roméo et Juliette": Fathom Events.

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Rebroadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's 2016 production of Gounod's dreamy 1867 adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy about star-crossed lovers. Stars Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau. French, subtitles.
1 p.m. (Ann Arbor 20) & 7 p.m. (Quality 16 & Emagine). Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50 & $12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events & at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 623-7469 (Quality 16), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand-Carved Soap Boats": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades 3 & up invited to learn woodcarving basics by carving a boat out of a soap bar.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Button Tree Paintings": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to paint a watercolor tree and decorate it with buttons.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 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.
Chelsea Retirement Community, Crippen Building/805 W. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., 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]


 2pm  Free! 

Every Wed., June 19-Aug. 14 "Teen Summer Art Series with Keith McGuire": Saline District Library.

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Local artist McGuire leads art projects for teens. Supplies provided. June 19: "Character Illustration," a chance to create an anime or game character with ink and markers. June 26: "Pop and Pour,"a chance to make an acrylic painting. July 3: "Creating with Polymer Clay," a chance to design and build real or imaginary animals with clay. July 10 & 17: "Watercolor Painting." July 24: "Creating with Colored Pencils." July 31: "Scenery Painting" using oil pastels. Aug. 7 & 14: "Create Your Own Art Journal."
2-3:15pm, SDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 429-5450. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed. (except July 4), June 19-July 17.

June 19: "A2 Magic Spectacular!" Space-themed magic show.

June 26 (2 & 3:30 p.m.): "Mad Science: Fire & Ice." Educational entertainment program on chemical reactions, air pressure, and states of matter. Choose 1 program.

July 3 (2, 2:30, 3, & 3:30 p.m.): "Starlab Planetarium." A Dynamic School Assemblies representative (Oakland County) presents a program about the night sky in an inflatable planetarium.

July 10: "SRSLY Minecraft Party." Kids ages 8-12 invited to play this popular computer game on the SRSLY Minecraft server, which was designed and built by local youth to replicate the City of Chelsea inside the Minecraft world. Themed crafts and snacks.

July 17 (2 & 3:30 p.m.): "Animals in Space." A RepCo Wildlife Encounters (Utica, MI) owner Crystal Poyfair shows representatives of 10 animal species that have been in space, including lizards, turtles, tarantulas, mice, and newts. Choose 1 program.

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2 p.m. (unless noted), CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Kawaii International & Bento Expo": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to watch 2 Japanese TV shows. One looks at kawaii culture, which celebrates all things adorable and positive, like Hello Kitty; the other showcases the world's most original bento boxes (boxed meals).
3-6 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:25 & 8:20 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.


 3:35 & 8:10 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.


 3:45 & 8:30 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.


 4-10 p.m. 

68th Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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June 19-23. Carnival games and rides. Concessions. Note: Entry closes one hour earlier.
4-10 p.m. (Wed.), 4-11 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-8 p.m. (Sun.), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets; wristbands $20 in advance by noon on June 19 at bit.ly/2vnoIjQ, $27 at the door; $10 minimum purchase to enter after 9 p.m.). info@a2jaycees.org. [map]


 4:30, 7:30 & 9:30 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]



 4:45 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]


 5, 7:10 & 9:40 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: 14-year-old Commerce singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolinist Aspen Jacobsen (5 p.m.) and Ypsilanti experimental chamber rock quintet Joanna & the Jaywalkers (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Sumkali (7 p.m.), a local 10-member band led by tabla player John Churchville that blends classical Indian music with jazz and funk idioms and Sona Jobarteh (8:15 p.m.), an acclaimed London-born kora (21-string African harp) virtuoso who combines traditional music, blues, and Afropop. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham's 2018 drama about a teen girl trying to get through the last week of middle school.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet at B2B Trailhead at Mill Creek Park on Jeffords St. between Alpine & Forrest, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bikes & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. 30-40-mile ride to the southwest of Saline, with pace and post-ride restaurant determined by riders.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. & Aug. 31. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (except Aug. 31, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Every Wed. Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-7:30 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6pm  Free! 

"Animal Astronauts": Saline District Library.

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Kids age 4 & up invited to learn about animals that have been sent into space. Also, live animals.
6&7pm, SDL. Free. [Preregistration required.]429-5450. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"First Man": Dexter District Library.

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Screening of Damien Chazelle's 2018 biopic starring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 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.
EHM Senior Solutions/Brecon Village, 101 Brecon Dr., Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Sashiko Embroidery: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn how to do this traditional Japanese embroidery style, which involves stitching repeating geometric patterns. Materials provided.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation"

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Meditation is an important tool on the spiritual path, helping to develop focus, stability, insight and understanding. In addition to more commonly known concentration methods, we will also experience analytical and visualization meditations on various topics. Led by Jewel Heart Instructor Supa Corner.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 7349943387. annarborregistration@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/ann-arbor/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Legal and Financial Planning in a Dementia Context": Holy Faith Church.

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How do you make sure that your loved one gets the care that you want them to have? What are the costs of care? What financial tools are available to cover those costs--Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance, personal savings? When is the right time to make a financial and legal plan? Do you need a Power of Attorney, a Trust or both? Please join Lisa Reifert of Flagstar Bank and Diana Gardner of Gardner & Associates and we will tackle these questions and more.
In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, and with financial support from EHM Senior Solutions, this free class is offered as a community service by Saline's Holy Faith Church, and is part of Holy Faith's 11 week dementia awareness program, In This Together, featuring talks on dementia-related topics every Wednesday evening at 7 through July 17. For a full schedule and further information go to www.holy-faith-church-org. Holy Faith's Social Hall has plenty of parking, no steps, wide doors, plenty of seating, and cook
Holy Faith Church Social Hall, 6299 Ann Arbor Saline Rd Saline 48176, Saline. Free. 7344292992. office@holy-faith-church.org holy-faith-church.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You may park in the parking lot across from the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses, including the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha.
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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


 7 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Civic Chorus Community Sing - a capella.

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All singers are welcome to join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Sing this summer. Sing engaging SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group. Theme: a capella , featuring pieces from Renaissance madrigals to Pentatonix-style contemporary. $10, pre-registration required at https://a2civicchorus.weebly.com/
Skyline High School, 2552 N Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $10. 734-994-2300. jollys@a2schools.org https://a2civicchorus.weebly.com/ [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Jennifer Weiner: Jewish Community Center/Literati Bookstore.

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This popular bestselling women's fiction writer is joined by Michigan Radio Stateside host Cynthia Canty to discusses Mrs. Everything, her new novel that follows 2 very different sisters who grow up in 1950s Detroit. One becomes a proper Connecticut housewife, the other a hippie, but neither is content with her choice. Signing. Refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Tickets $30 at eventbrite.com. john@literatibookstore.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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June 2 & 5: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Blake Edwards, 1961). Audrey Hepburn classic. 1:30 p.m. (June 2) & 7 p.m. (June 5).

June 9 & 12: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (Howard Hawks, 1953). Adaptation of the Broadway musical about the romantic adventures of 2 showgirls. Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell. 1:30 p.m. (June 9) & 7 p.m. (June 12).

June 16 & 19: "Jaws" (Steven Spielberg, 1975). June 18 & 20. Gripping adventure classic about a great white shark that terrorizes a New England shore community. Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss. 1:30 p.m. (June 16) & 7 p.m. (June 19).

June 23 & 26: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Stanley Kubrick, 1968). Mesmerizing, never-stale sci-fi epic, based on an Arthur C. Clarke story, about an interplanetary search for a strange monolith possibly linked to human origins. 1:30 p.m. (June 23) & 7 p.m. (June 26).

June 30 & July 3: "The Right Stuff" (Philip Kaufman, 1983). Adaptation of Tom Wolfe's acclaimed book about the extremely colorful fly boys who became the first U.S. astronauts. Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed, Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward. 1:30 p.m. (June 30) & 7 p.m. (July 3).

July 7 & 10: "Woodstock" (Michael Wadleigh, 1970). Documentary about the legendary 1969 music festival. 1:30 (July 7) & 7 p.m. (July 10).

July 14 & 17: "Hidden Figures" (Theodore Melfi, 2016). Drama about the team of African American women mathematicians who played a vital role in the early years of the U.S. space program. 1:30 (July 14) & 7 p.m. (July 17).

July 21 & 24: "The Godfather" (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). Classic drama about a Mafia family. 1:30 (July 21) & 7 p.m. (July 24).

July 28 & 31: "A Hard Day's Night" (Richard Lester, 1964). Upbeat, tongue-in-cheek romp starring the Beatles. 1:30 (July 28) & 7 p.m. (July 31).

Aug. 4 & 7: "Alice's Restaurant" (Arthur Penn, 1969). Arlo Guthrie stars in the film adaptation of his iconic epic talking ballad. 1:30 (Aug. 4) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 7).

Aug. 11 & 14: "The Sound of Music" Sing-Along. A sing-along to the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an Austrian nun who becomes governess to the 7 children of a widowed naval officer. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 11) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 14).

Aug. 18 & 21: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (George Roy Hill, 1969). 2 outlaws are pursued by a relentless sheriff's posse in this character study masquerading as a western. Paul Newman, Robert Redford. 1:30 (Aug. 18) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 21).

Aug. 25 & 28: "La La Land" (Damien Chazelle, 2016). Musical comedy about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone. 1:30 (Aug. 25) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 28).

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Various times (see listing), 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! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [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.
Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and 316-5500. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Watercolors": Saline District Library.

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Local artist Katherine Downie leads an art activity for adults. Themes include "Textures in Watercolors" (June 19), "Sketching with Watercolors" (July 17), & "Botanicals" (Aug. 29).
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe's 2016 book A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Feit and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-9:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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Every Wed. (July) & every Mon. (Aug.) Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30- 10 p.m., location TBA via srms2020@outlook.com. Free. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Birds of Pte. Mouillee": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Popular WAS speaker Don Chalfant discusses this popular birding spot on the western Lake Erie shoreline, where rare birds like the yellow-headed blackbird, king rail, glossy ibis, and tricolored heron are occasionally seen.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [map]


 8pm 

The James Hunter Six: The Ark.

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Band led by English R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist Hunter, who has a smooth, tight, deliciously full vocal style that draws on Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and other classic 50s R&B singers-Van Morrison calls him "one of the best voices, and best-kept secrets, in British R&B and soul."
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.  Free! 

"Music in the Park": Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series.

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Every Wed. June 19-July 24. A popular local outdoor summer tradition, the 83-year-old Civic Band is led by director Bob Gourley. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass. Lemonade and popcorn available.

June 19: "On the March." With marches by Sousa, Mancini, Leroy Anderson, and 19th-century Czech military band conductor Julius Fucik, aka "the Bohemian Sousa." 8 p.m.

June 26: "Around the Band." Various band instruments are spotlighted performing songs composed especially for them. 8 p.m.

July 3: "American Celebration." Program of patriotic tunes. 8 p.m.

July 10: "Children's Concert." A program of music picked for kid appeal, including the annual Teddy Bear Grand March (bring your bear). 8 p.m.

July 17: "Let's Fall in Love." A program of love songs, including tunes from Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story.

July 24: "Pop Icons." Musical tribute to Elvis, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and Motown.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 429-5301.


 8:30 p.m. 

"Mystic Nights at the Grotto": Zal Gaz Grotto.

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Detroit certified consulting hypnotist Misha Tuesday, a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, performs his one-man show, a self-described "blend of trickery, subtle psychology, and genuine intuition" to conjure an illusion of telepathy and clairvoyance. Audience participation.
8:30 p.m., Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium. Tickets $10 in advance at mishatuesday.wellattended.com & at the door. 506-0650. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Atomic Omelet

Local funkified ska-punk quartet. Openers: the Detroit punk-rock band Turnt, the Detroit surf-punk band Any Island, and the local rock band Stop Watch. $7-$10. [venue info]

Blue Llama: "Sonny Rollins & Cannonball Adderly Screening"

Jazz film screenings. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

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

Mash: Sugartips Acoustic

Acoustic postpunk rock duo from suburban Detroit. [venue info]

Old Town: Paul Keller Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by bassist Keller, vibes player Cary Kocher, electric pianist Adam Mosley, & guitarist Matt LaRusso. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Pete Bullard & the Zou Animals

Blues, swing, and rockabilly by an ensemble led by veteran local guitarist Bullard. [venue info]

 
 


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