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Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 2, 2020

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 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Area vendors, all from within 90 miles of Chelsea. Each month, kids activities TBA, market basket giveaway on the last Sat. & Wed., along with live entertainment every Sat. (10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or so) & last Wed. only (3-5 p.m. or so), June-Oct.
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]

 9:30 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Community Forum: COVID-19 Update & Candidates' Corner": Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

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Panel discussion with 4 candidates for Washtenaw County circuit court: ContiLegal managing attorney Guy Conti, Washtenaw County assistant prosecuting attorney Amy Reiser, NachtLaw trial lawyer Nicholas Roumel, and Michigan attorney & clinical social worker Tracy Van den Bergh. The primary election is scheduled to take place on Aug. 4. The discussion is followed by a brief update on the measures Michigan has taken to respond to COVID-19 and a talk by Washtenaw County trial court chief judge Carole Kuhnke on the county's court system.
Zoom.US/j/685692609, Webinar ID 685-692-609. 883-8250.

 9:40 a.m.  Online 

"ONLINE Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at
Please register AT LEAST 15 minutes before class starts. Make sure your email address is correct when you register, as we will be emailing you the login information. You will receive this information at least 15 minutes before class begins.
This class is a great way to begin your day. Morning Yoga combines breathing, stretches, and slow flow. All ONLINE classes are donation-based as we would like everyone to be able to access them. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
(When open, the studio is located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Online. Donation. 7347577213. [map]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Online 

"Demo Rinpoche - Engaging Compassion and Wisdom": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Nagarjuna's Commentary on the Awakening Mind highlights the interplay of the mind of ultimate compassion and the wisdom that recognizes the true nature of all beings and phenomena. When these are fully integrated, any compassionate activity will be guided by wisdom, and the practitioner themselves will accelerate their own journey towards enlightenment.
Online Teaching from: Saturday, May 2: 10:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00 - 5:00pm EST and Sunday, May 3: 3:00 - 5:00pm EST
Suggested Registration Fee: $120 Non-Member/$100 Member
No one is turned away due to financial considerations.
Jewel Heart (online). Online. Donation. $120. (734) 994-3387.

 11 a.m.  Online 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at
Please register AT LEAST 15 minutes before class starts. Make sure your email address is correct when you register, as we will be emailing you the login information. You will receive this information at least 15 minutes before class begins. At this point, all of our classes are donation-based as we would like everyone to be able to access them. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat.
(When open, Mota Thai Yoga is located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Online. Donation. [map]

 Noon  Free!  Online 

42nd Annual Burns Park Run: Burns Park Elementary School PTO.

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Virtual event. All invited to run a fun run, 5k, or 10k on their own, then post their time to the Burns Park Run's facebook page. Proceeds benefit Burns Park PTO programs.

The Burns Park Run is a long-standing and successful fundraiser that supports the Burns Park Elementary PTO and other local school PTOs through the "Run for Schools" program.
All day Sat. & Sun. Free, donations accepted at 747-6952.

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Solarize Happy Hour": City of Ann Arbor.

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City of Ann Arbor energy manager Joshua MacDonald and Ann Arbor Solarize program lead Julie Roth discuss how residential solar fits in with larger sustainability goals and introduce Solarize, a bulk-buy program. Q&A. BYOB.
Preregistration required for meeting URL at Free.

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream Buddha's Birthday Celebration": Zen Buddhist Temple.

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May 2 & 3 (different programs). The most festive occasion of the Buddhist year. May 2 (8 p.m.): "Burning Karma Cabaret." Variety show featuring musical & other performances by Zen Buddhist Temple members and other area Buddhist groups. May 3 (10 a.m.): "Bathing of Baby Buddha" with sweet tea. Also, at 8 p.m., chanting and lighting of traditional lotus lanterns, along with scriptural readings.
For meeting URL, call or visit Free. 761-6520.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Dexter Farmers Market.

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Every Sat. & Tues., May-Oct. Sale of produce, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more from local vendors. Also, performances by local musicians.
8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sat.) & 2-6 p.m. (Tues.), 3233 Alpine St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8303. [map]

 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Canceled: Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Sale of used books. Prices range from 25 cents to $2.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]

 Noon  Free! 

Canceled: 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.
Noon, Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

Canceled: "Spring Color Fling": Hudson Mills Metropark Young Outdoor Explorers.

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All invited to walk on the nature trail with 5 stations set up for participants to douse themselves in colorful powder. T-shirts provided.
Start at any time, at the park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6, preregistration required by May 1. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 2 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Treasure Island": Wild Swan Theater.

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Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island spins a tale of swashbuckling adventure, complete with buried treasure, parrots, and a lot of mystery and suspense. Young Jim Hawkins comes of age under the tutelage of pirates like Long John Silver, discovering that goodness and evil are not always what they seem.
Towsley Auditorium - Morris Lawrence Building - Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $12 - $15. 734-995-0530. [map]

 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Postponed) 

Postponed: "Guys and Dolls": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 9-May 24. World-renowned Broadway musical set designer Tony Walton directs this local professional theater company, joined by veteran Broadway actress Jessica Grové, in the popular Frank Loesser musical based on Damon Runyon's stories and characters. Set in New York City in the 1930s, the action focuses on 2 contrasting romances. The lively score includes such classics as "Luck Be a Lady," "Adelaide's Lament," "If I Were a Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat." Cast: David Moan, Emily Hadick, and Matthew Brennan.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $34-$36 (seniors, $2 off; age 17 & under, $4 off) in advance at and at the door. 268-6200. [map]

 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]

 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. (Postponed) 

Postponed: "Paint Night": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 2-May 30. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Michigan playwright Carey Crim's drama about 5 long-time best friends gathered for a bachelorette paint-and-pour night who confront buried truths about themselves and their relationships.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PRT, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $47 (Sat. eve.) in advance at, by phone, & (if available) at the door. 433-7673. [map]

 4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "The Yellow House": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Sarah Broom's 2019 memoir about growing up in New Orleans.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate. Free. 662-0600. [map]

 5-9 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions.

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Screening of the 2017 animation Ferdinand. Also, snuggles with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. This event usually sells out.
Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10 in advance at [map]

 6-7:50 p.m. 

Canceled: "DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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Skating to Top 40 music.
6-7:50 p.m., Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $8 (includes skate & rental). 433-4444. [map]

 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Sounding Light Choir: Chelsea First United Methodist Church Community Concert Series.

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Tom Trenney conducts this southeastern Michigan ensemble of 28 singers in an eclectic program ranging from Bach to hymns. With accompaniment by the Stone Sound Collective, a Detroit ensemble led by percussionist Mark Stone that combines saxophone and cello with various African and Indian percussion instruments.
Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park St., Chelsea. Free. 475-8119. [map]

 7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Clue": Dexter High School Drama Club.

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Erin Palmer directs students in Peter DePietro's 1997 musical adaptation of this classic murder mystery board game.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. $15 (students & seniors, $10), cash/check only. 424-4240. [map]

 7 p.m. (canceled) 

Canceled: "Curtain Up": Saline High School Drama Club.

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SHS students direct and perform scenes from various plays TBA.
7 p.m., Saline High School Black Box Theater, 1300 Campus Way, Saline. Tickets $5 at the door only. [map]

 7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Les Miserables": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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Apr. 25 & 26 and May 1-3. Students perform Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer's adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th century Parisian life, centered on a petty criminal who reinvents himself as a model citizen, becomes a town mayor, and befriends an unfortunate single mother whom he attempts to rescue from her grim circumstances.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, and PHS staff, $10) in advance at, 994-2120. [map]

 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

Canceled: 1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson. Apr. 4: Stephen Loftus calls to music by Pearl Street String Band. May 2: Pat Hoekje calls to music by Time Travelers. June 6: Rick Szumski calls to music by Big Fun.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Pay what you can ($10 suggested). 274-0773. [map]

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