Have you ever wanted to celebrate Christmas in August? or bob your apples and carve pumpkins in April? Then this is the camp for you! Join us for this fun and exciting day camp as we explore all the major holidays from the entire year! Halloween party, 4th of July BBQ, Valentine's Day, Easter Egg Hunt, and a Christmas party!
Dancer's Edge, 3115 Broad Street, Dexter. $299/Week. 734-424-2626. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
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]
Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. July's theme: "Race to the Moon!" August's theme: "Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures!"
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]
Hands-on activities in the Gaffield Children's Garden for kids ages 3-7 (with caregiver).
10-11:30 a.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
Every Mon.-Fri. 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., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.
Every Mon.-Fri. 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.
Daily. 30-minute tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (Noon Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., Sat. and Sun.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon & 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Noon & 2 p.m. (daily) and 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [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 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]
Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.
Staffers discuss and offer taste samples of different types of chocolate, their favorite chocolates, and how to conduct chocolate tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. 663-3354.
If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you!
Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 75 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
This intro level class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic skill on all apparatus, including ascent/descent, mount/dismount, foot locks, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position. It should be repeated until your instructor clears you for beginning level classes.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. email@example.com http:
Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with some stretching, and once the body warms up, begins to pick up the pace. You will work on a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. 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. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). firstname.lastname@example.org www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
GLTW 2019 Summer Camp
June 10 - Aug 26
8:30 am to 3:15 pm with before/after care available
Visit www.golikethewind.com for more information
Go Like the Wind Montessori School, 8845 Main Street, Whitmore Lake. $250-$300. (734) 747-7422. email@example.com www.golikethewind.com [map]
Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a directed painting activity learning how to paint clouds.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
"The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull": Saline District Library.more >
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This dinner will be a buffet full of dishes packed with produce from our featured guest: Tamchop Farm. Tammie Gilfoyle is specially growing us produce for the night: think peppers, pepper cress, astro arugula, and (what we're most excited for) Beka Santoh from Kitazawa Seed Company, an old loose head cabbage variety from Japan! Tammie will be here to help us host this delicious evening. Get your tickets today!
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]
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.
Aug. 5: "Getting Unstuck: Practical Ways to Improve Your Life."
Aug. 12: "Why Are You So Hard on Yourself? Finding Your True Value."
Aug. 19: "Faith and Science: Discoveries from the Scientist Who Led the Human Genome Project."
Aug. 26: "Making Life's Toughest Decisions."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]
(Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Dubbed (Aug. 25 & 28) and subtitled (Aug. 26) screenings of this classic Studio Ghibli anime tale about two girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits.
12:55 p.m. (Aug. 25) and 7 p.m. (Aug. 26 & 28), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]
Every Mon. Organ recitals by Michigan musicians. Reception follows. Today: U-M organ grad student Sarah Simko.
7 p.m., St. Francis, 2250 E. Stadium. Free. 769-2550. [map]
Aug. 12 & 26. 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 Aug. 12, Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates hemming and on Aug. 26, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to trace a pattern.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino discusses her new collection of essays about the rise of social media, obsession with self-presentation, the emphasis on optimization, and other aspects of modern American life. "Single sentences flash like lightning to show something familiar in a startling way," says writer Rebecca Solnit. "[Tolentino] builds extended arguments with her usual, unusual blend of lyricism and skepticism." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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: Omar Aragones
Detroit electronic R&B and soul singer-songwriter.
Ravens Club: Roe Bickley Kramer Trio
Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Josef Deas, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Keller/Kocher Quintet
Top-notch local mainstream jazz ensemble led by bassist Paul Keller and vibes player Cary Kocher. With pianist Adam Mosley, guitarist Matt LoRusso and drummer David Alvarez.
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