Do you ever get lost in a good book? Do you love tacos as much as dragons do? Want to have a secret pizza party like the raccoon? Learn that friends are not snacks with little Penelope Rex? Join us for a week of stories and themed crafts. We will practice reading to each other and hear stories read aloud. We will take daily trips to the library to find new and wonderful books to explore!
Dancer's Edge, 3115 Broad Street, Dexter. $245/Week. 734-424-2626. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Art Camp Week 6: 7/29-8/2: Me & My Monster
Inspired by Shel Silverstein's poems in, 'Don't Blump the Glump", students write a poem and create an artwork about themselves and their monster helper.
Class Size: Classes are very small, and space is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Time & Ages: Younger students (5-8) are invited to attend from 9-10am each day, and older students (8-11) are invited to attend from 10:30-11:30 each day.
This Summer: Conquer Boredom & Delight your Creative Child Each week, your artist will dive into a topic. They'll be inspired by history, motivated by other artists, and encouraged to connect all of this to their own lives in creative ways. Each week, students will work towards completing a final project that will be as unique as they are.
AAWA Studios. $60. email@example.com https:
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.
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]
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 description: Double, double toil and trouble-join us for a week of Shakespeare! Meet the Bard's magical characters and stories through games, improvisations, ensemble building activities, and art projects. Using inspiration from the cunning, crafty fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as the prophesizing witches of MacBeth, we will create our own enchanting creatures that the Shakespeare himself would love to meet! (For students ages 8 - 12)
Wild Swan Theater Studio, 6175 Jackson Rd. $175. 734-995-0530. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
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]
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.
10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]
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.
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.
Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]
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.
Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except July 4. 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]
Petite Fleur Skin Care (Dexter) owner Faith Boyce shows youth entering grades 5-12 how to make these hard-packed mixtures of dry ingredients that effervesce when wet, releasing essential oils, scent, bubbles, and color to bathwater.
1pm, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477. [map]
Daily, except July 4. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
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.
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.
Dynamic Earth (10:30 a.m. Sat.) traces a trail of energy from the Sun through the Earth's atmosphere and into the biosphere.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]
All in grades K-5 invited to make paper headbands that look like their favorite Mo Willems character.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]
All invited to discuss Gala Mukomolova's new poetry collection that explores her identity as a Russian Jewish New Yorker lesbian refugee.
4 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
Yoga, unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. Come join us Monday nights at 5:45pm. The studio will be heated between 85-95 degrees, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it. You are allowed to park in the lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn.
More information at www.motathaiyoga.com
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
If you love vegetables as much as us, you're going to LOVE our newest dinner series! Served family-style, this buffet will fill our common table with a line up of vegetarian cuisine that goes beyond what you could expect. With all-you-can-eat platters to keep you full and drink specials to keep you quenched, this is a dinner you don't want to miss. Save your seats now!
Miss Kim, 415 N. Fifth Ave. $32. 734-275-0099. firstname.lastname@example.org zcob.me/mkim-veggie [map]
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]
Our mission is to support action to combat the climate crisis so we can make the transition to a clean energy economy and protect the welfare of the planet and its citizens. Members can network with other climate activists, recruit additional volunteers, take local action, and become a force for climate solutions in their community. The Climate Reality Project and this local group will offer resources, materials, and training to help you become a better advocate and climate educator.
meetings are held the last Monday of each month
Ann Arbor District Libary, Downtown, 3rd floor meeting space,, 343 S 5th Avenue. Free. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
July 10, 17, 24, & 29. All invited to join this local choir in singing an a cappella repertoire from Renaissance madrigals to Pentatonix-style contemporary songs. Themes include world folksongs (July 10), social justice (July 17), vocal jazz (July 24), and musical theater (July 29).
7 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. $10; preregistration required at a2civicchorus.weebly.com. email@example.com, 994-2300. [map]
Ann Arbor Jazz Heroes bassist Paul Keller and vibraphonist Cary Kocher lead their quintet featuring pianist Adam Mosley, guitarist Matt LoRusso, and drummer David Alvarez as they perform straight-ahead, energetic and entertaining swinging jazz every Monday throughout the summer at Zal Gaz Grotto from 7-10 PM.
The KKQ is happy to accommodate swing dancers with danceable jazz tempos, lots of melody and big beat. The KKQ also tips its hat to their muses George Shearing, Milt Jackson, Oscar Peterson, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton.
Good food and drinks at Zal Gaz Grotto - all reasonable priced. Air-conditioning. No steps, Plenty of safe, free parking. 18 and under enter free of charge.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. $10 at the door (under 18 enter FREE). 734-663-2102. www.paulkellerjazz.com [map]
Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. July 1:> "Blowing the Whistle on Abuse." July 8: "When He Becomes She." July 15: "Declutter Your Life." July 22: "Where's the Justice? What to Do When Life Seems Unfair." July 29: "Life's Myths: What Really Leads to Happiness?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]
June 26 and July 22, 24, & 29. Talks on space themes as part of the DDL summer reading program.
June 26 (6 p.m.): "Light Pollution." U-M astronomy grad student Ryan Farber discusses the artificial lights that disrupt ecosystems and inhibit night sky viewing.
July 22 (7 p.m.): "The Saucer Life: America's Profound, Strange, and Amusing Relationship with Unidentified Flying Objects." Talk by Mott Community College history professor Aaron Gulyas, host of the weekly UFO history podcast The Saucer Life.
July 24 (6 p.m.): "Meteorites." Talk by U-M Earth and Environmental Sciences grad student Fabian Hardy. Q&A.
July 29 (7 p.m.): "How Telescopes Work … But Do You Need One?" University Lowbrow Astronomers president Charles Nielsen uses photos, charts, drawings, lenses, mirrors, and lasers to describe the 3 types of amateur telescopes and to illustrate astronomy that can be done without a telescope.
Different times, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
Talks on space themes as part of the SDL summer reading program.
July 29: "Saving Matt Damon from Space: The Perils of Space Weather and Human Exploration." U-M climate and space sciences professor Mike Liemohn discusses the challenges of space travel and the probability of successfully saving an astronaut stranded on Mars like the character Matt Damon played in The Martian.
Aug. 8: "How to Take Your Own Pictures of Space." Astrophotographer Brian Ottum shows and discusses his photographs and tells how to take nighttime photos using a camera and tripod.
Aug. 13: "Seeing the Big Picture: Our Place in Space." Talk by physicist and astronomer Jesse Lee Mason.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]
July 28, 29, & 31. (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989). Coming-of-age anime about a teen witch trying to find her place in the world. Dubbed (July 28 & 31) & subtitled (July 29).
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com
July 1, 15, & 29. All grade 6-adult invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Bring your own sewing machine, if you wish. On July 1, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to sew a dart to create 3-D contours in fabrics and on July 29, she shows how to add a zipper.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers discusses popular cooking herbs, as well as the chemical reactions caused by baking soda, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Dark, bluesy, sharp-witted, pungently idiomatic original songs and covers by veteran Mississippi singer-songwriter Thorn, a former professional boxer who is the son of a tent revival minister. He's something of a more lowdown, blues- and soul-shaped Lyle Lovett, and his 2010 CD Pimps and Preachers is an ambitious collection of engaging, often trenchantly funny story songs. Allmusic writer Thom Jurek calls Thorn a "soul singer who can slip down into the murk and mess of human emotions with style and aplomb."
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]
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]
Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mike
The weekly lineup features mostly acoustic musicians, but performers of all sorts are invited.
Habitat Lounge: SpaceCat
Versatile pop, rock, & soul dance band from Clawson fronted by singer-guitarist Steve Reid and singer-keyboardist Breanna Byrnes.
Ravens Club: Roe Bickley Trio
Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe.
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