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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, July 9, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

"Retracing Steps of Detroit's '67 Rebellion: An OLLI Day Trip": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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Join us on this day-long journey in Detroit which will put you in touch with the circumstances and sites in the city's long history that contributed to the events that arose on July 23, 1967.
The tour will take us to Campus Martius Park where the focus will be on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Relatively nearby is the early site of the city jail where, in 1833, a Wayne County sheriff was killed in a slavery-related confrontation. The tour will touch on the former black neighborhoods of Paradise Valley and Black Bottom and their demise.
A stop will be made at the site of the Algiers Motel incident as well as Clairmont Avenue and 12th Street where the uprising broke out. A stop will also be at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary, where the statue of Jesus was painted black in 1967.
You must register early for the trip and there are no refunds without replacements.
Please see the OLLI Web Site for additional information.
Meet at Meijer's, 3825 Carpenter Rd. $73 - Includes bus transportation, lunch, snacks and gratuities.. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 8 a.m.  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
8 a.m., meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Parks, Rivers, & Trail Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 13-25 miles, from Dexter to Hudson Mills on the B2B trail.
9 a.m., meet at the B2B entrance behind the Marathon gas station, 8135 Main, Dexter. Free. 996-0089. [map]


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

"Stories from the Amazon 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: Join us as we enter the world of the Brazilian Rainforest. Together we will make masks and instruments, create soundscapes, explore stories and movement of the rainforest, and bring this magical part of the world to life! (For students ages 6 - 10)
Wild Swan Theater Studio, 6175 Jackson Rd. $175. 734-995-0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org http://wildswantheater.org/classes-camps/ [map]



 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

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


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 11am  Free! 

"DIY Fairy & Dragon Lanterns": Dexter District Library.

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Kids entering grades 1-4 invited to use mason jars to make a dwelling for magical creatures.
11 a.m.-noon, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


 Noon-1 p.m. 

July Cookout Picnic: Jewish Community Center.

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All invited for a lunch of classic summer picnic foods: Hebrew National hot dogs, potato salad or potato chips, and watermelon.
Noon-1 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5.50. Reservations required. Vegetarian option available by calling or emailing rachaelhoffenblum@jccannarbor.org. 971-0990. [map]


 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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Wear Orange Washtenaw!": Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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Join your community on this national #WearOrange weekend to remember and honor victims and survivors of gun violence. Wear Orange on June 7, and post a pic on social media. wearorange.org
Then join us on June 9th for a community event, when together we commit to working to #EndGunViolence. The event includes a variety of special guest speakers -- including survivors, community organizers, and legislators -- an opportunity to contribute to a survivor remembrance wall, and information about community resources.
Who do you #WearOrange for?
Riverside Park, 515 E. Cross St, Ypsilanti. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com wearorange.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Ypsilanti Memory Cafe": We Care Connect recommended by Alzheimer's Association.

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Please Join We Care Connect Memory Cafe for snacks, activities and time to socialize. Call Monica or Shonda at the Ypsilanti Senior Center for more information at 734-483-5014
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti. 734-483-5014. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

We Care Connect Memory Cafe: Ypsilanti Senior Center.

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This new program is free for caregivers and persons living with memory loss to engage in social conversation, creative and entertaining activities, and develop friendships for mutual support while relieving the mental and physical stress that Alzheimer's disease or related dementia brings to daily interactions, tasks, and responsibilities. Comfortable seating, coffee bar, and soothing music are added features to enter a welcoming non-judgement environment.
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-483-5014. ypsilantiseniors@sbcglobal.net www.ypsiseniorcenter.org [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Tambourines": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Plate Flying Saucers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades 1-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center Stage Strings Concerts.

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July 2, 5, 6, & 9-12. Recitals by string students ages 13-24 and (July 5 only) faculty of this summer institute. Programs TBA.
3:30 p.m. (July 2, 9, 11) & 7 p.m. (July 5, 6, 10, & 12), U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall (except July 5 & 10, Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin), 1100 Baits. Free. 936-2660. [map]


 3:45, 6:50 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Spider-Man: Far From Home": State Theatre.

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(Jon Watts, 2019). Superhero flick dealing with the fallout from the events in Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame.
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.


 3:55, 6:40 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Midsommar": State Theatre.

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(Ari Aster, 2019). Horror film about a couple who travel to an isolated Swedish village for a famous midsummer festival.
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.


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues. With kids activities and live music 5-7 p.m. Also, farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. July 2: Local Latin jazz trio Bop Dragons. July 9: Local lounge trio Seagull's Daughter. July 16: Local eclectic singer-songwriter Tim Berla. July 23: Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist Chuck Swanagon. July 30: Rock, blues, alt-country, and R&B by local cover band The Randaliers. Aug. 6: Local Latin jazz trio Bop Dragons. Aug. 13: Local folk-blues-rock duo Bohemian Ru'sters. Aug. 20: Soul-inflected pop-folk trio PATH. Aug. 27: Rock, blues, alt-country, and R&B by local cover band The Randaliers.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Senior Supper Club: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea LiveWell.

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Age 55 & over invited for a program followed at 5 p.m. by supper. Preceded at 2:30 p.m. by cards. Apr. 9: Naturalist Gary Siegrist discusses "Identifying Spring Birds and Their Songs." May 7: "Facts & Myths About Aging," a discussion with physicians TBA. June 11: Jeanette Brooks discusses "3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques to Help You Live with Peace and Purpose." July 9: "The Appalachian Trail: My Journey," a talk by Philadelphia-based hiker Maureen "Momentum" Tait about her experiences hiking the entirety of the 2,178-mi Appalachian Trail. Aug. 13: TBA.
4 p.m., St. Joe Mercy Chelsea dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 593-5793. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco": State Theatre.

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(Joe Talbot, 2019). Drama about a young black man trying to reclaim family property amidst San Francisco's rapid gentrification.
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, 7:15 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Yesterday": Michigan Theater.

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(Danny Boyle, 2019). A struggling musician wakes up in an alternate reality where he's the only person who's heard of the Beatles.
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]


 4:30, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Late Night": Michigan Theater.

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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.
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]


 4:30, 7, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am": Michigan Theater.

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(Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019). Biopic of the Nobel Prize-winning author.
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]


 4:45 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Carmine Street Guitars": Michigan Theater.

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(Ron Mann, 2019). Documentary about the famous small guitar-making shop in NYC's West Village.
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]


 5-10 p.m. 

75th Manchester Community Fair.

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Midway rides (Wed.-Sat.), carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (July 9, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (July 10, 7:30 p.m.), a USA Demolition Derby (July 12, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (Tues.), 3-10 p.m. (Wed.), 1:30-10 p.m. (Thurs.; rides open at 3 p.m.), 1-10 p.m. (Fri.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Sat.; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission: $5 (Wed.-Sat. after 5 p.m., $9; rides wristbands, TBA; fair pass, $30; age 8 & under, free). manchesterfair@yahoo.com, 428-8429. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride for women, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
5:30 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240, 755-0884.


 5:30 p.m. 

"KnITTY Cats": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Every Tues. All invited to work on knitting projects and hang with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions Cat Café, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [map]


 6-7 p.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]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rec It" Tuesdays: Chelsea Community Center/ Chelsea Area Friends for Recreation.

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Every Tues. (except July 2), June 18-Aug. 13 & Aug. 17. Games and activities for youth and families. Drawings for gift cards and merchandise from local businesses.

June 18: "Pool Night." Open swim at Beach Middle School, 445 Mayer Dr. (Check Chelsea Community Center's Facebook page for construction & parking updates.)

June 25: Knockerball. Also known as bubble soccer, participants play games while encased in an inflatable bubble with inner handles and shoulder straps. Timbertown Park, Sibley Rd. (west off Main St. north of downtown).

July 9: Games at Pierce Park.

July 16: Volleyball & Ga-ga Ball. Ga-ga is a dodgeball variant played in a fenced-in area. Timbertown Park.

July 23: "Ultimate Frisbee & Dinosaur Egg Hunt." Timbertown Park.

July 30: Kite Building & Flying. Pierce School Fields, 275 N. Freer Rd.

Aug. 6: "Creative Picket Fence Painting." Timbertown Park.

Aug. 13: "Make-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar." Also, family-friendly performance by local storytellers TBA. Chelsea District Library lawn, 221 S. Main.

Aug. 17 (5:30-8:30 p.m.): "Game Night." Lawn games and food trucks. Palmer Commons.
6-8:30 p.m., various locations. Free. facebook.com/Chelsea-Community-Center.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand Embroidery: Getting Started": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn the basics of hand embroidery, including choosing fabrics, threading a needle, and starting a sampler. Materials provided.
6-8 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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All invited to bring knitting projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Game Mixer": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 9 & 30. Activities for AADL Summer Game players. Light refreshments.
6:30-8 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Densest Matter in the Universe": Chelsea District Library.

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MSU physics and astronomy professor Edward Brown discusses the latest developments in light, neutrino, and gravitational wave astronomy. Part of CDL's summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."
6:30-7:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]



 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"America's Classiest Cars": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Presentation by automotive history writer Russell Doré.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Jam": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Aug. 14 & 28. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Beekeeping 101": Saline District Library.

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A&H Lawn Service founder Brandon Hertel, an MSU certified pollinator champion, discusses how to care for bees and attract them to your area.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Book of Ann Arbor: An Extremely Serious History Book": Literati Bookstore.

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Ann Arbor District Library communications & marketing manager Richard Retyi discusses and reads from his 2017 book, a collection of 41 stories highlighting colorful moments in local history. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Fifth Season": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss N.K. Jemisin's Hugo-winning 2015 novel about a woman coping with the end of the world.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Que Nadie Duerma, by Spanish novelist Juan José Millás, about a computer programmer who loses her job and then, gradually, her mind.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

Zen Buddhist Temple Summer Lecture Series.

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July 9, 15, & 23. A series of 3 talks by members. July 9: Gagbul Vanessa Thoburn on "Parenting Very Young Children." July 15: Joann Kelleher and Kusun Ztaise Bradley on "Parenting Teenagers." July 23: Mosamsam Lisa Inoue and Robert Martin on "Parenting Ourselves." Followed by a discussion of the issues raised by the lecture series.
7:30-9 p.m., 1214 Packard. $5 suggested donation. 761-6520. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs. Tonight's theme: "Opera on Parade."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]


 9:40 p.m. 

"Pavarotti": Michigan Theater.

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(Ron Howard, 2019). Biopic about opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.
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]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Club Above: Open Mike

Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 9 p.m. No cover. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Yellowhammer

Area quartet led by trumpeter Ross Huff that plays jazz standards and funk. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage."

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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