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Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 9, 2020

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 2 a.m.-10 p.m.  Free! 

Annual International Migratory Bird Count: Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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All invited-from novices to experienced birders-to help take a census of birds in Washtenaw County. Groups of volunteers are assigned specific areas within the county to count; feeder watchers also invited. Part of a 24-hour worldwide snapshot of populations of resident and migrant birds.
All day, throughout Washtenaw County. Free. To volunteer or for information, visit

 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Annual Garage Sale: Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Used items for sale, including tools, kitchen wares, toys, books, gardening supplies, jewelry, & more. Proceeds benefit the Evening Primrose Garden Club.
Chelsea Train Depot, 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. Free admission. [map]

 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 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"2020 Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Sale of hanging baskets and container plantings grown and designed by volunteers and staff. All proceeds benefit Matthaei-Nichols.
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Free admission. [map]

 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.-1 p.m. 

2020 Plant Sale: Project Grow Community Gardens.

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May 8 & 9. Sale of hard-to-find heirloom plants, including 75 varieties of tomatoes, 23 varieties of peppers, and 2 varieties of basil. Lisianthus (also known prairie gentian) and sweet pea are also available. Bring your own flats. The sale is arranged to allow for shoppers to remain at least 6 feet apart from one other.
6633 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $3 per plant, checks or exact cash change only. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Parks & Crafts": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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May 9 & 30. All invited to make simple themed crafts at home followed by an individual activity. Led by Ecology Center education director Katy Adams and education program coordinator Mackenzie Munro. May 9: "Curbside Rules." Make a recycling reminder magnet and pick-up neighborhood litter. May 30: "Paper Recycling." Make recycled paper Mother's Day cards and go on a city parks scavenger hunt. Free. 369-9277,

 3 p.m.  Online 

"Virtual Quartet Dinner": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Prerecorded concert with the local Berofsky family paired with a 3 course meal (and a bottle of wine) that you pick up from Mani/Isalita/Mikette. Program: Violinists Aaron Berofsky and Kathryn Votapek perform Leclair's violin duo, and their 2 sons, pianist Charles Befofsky and cellist Sebastian Berofsky, join them in Mozart's piano quartet in G minor and Charles' original piano quartet.
Preregistration required at for meeting URL & pre-ordered dinner meals. Curbside pickup between 3-6 p.m. $100. 994-4801.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8 a.m.-noon (canceled) 

Canceled: 22nd Annual Plant Sale: Chelsea Area Garden Club.

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Perennials, annuals, wildflowers, herbs, ornamental grasses, ferns, and more from members' gardens. Most plants are under $5. Enthusiastic expert gardeners on hand to answer questions. Proceeds go towards civic beautification and club scholarships and grants. Rain or shine.
8 a.m.-noon, Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old US-12, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-9748.

 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]

 9-11 a.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Mother's Day Wildflower Walk and Brunch": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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A Hudson Mills park interpreter leads a leisurely hike through the park to look for spring wildflowers. Followed by a brunch.
Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $12 (kids, $9). Preregistration required by May 1. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: DuMouchelles Antique Appraisal Day: Dexter Area Historical Museum.

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Certified appraisers from DuMouchelles Antiques (Detroit) offer verbal appraisals of 1-2 items you bring in.
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (15-minute sessions), Dexter Area Museum, 3443 Inverness, Dexter. $8 per appraised item. Appointment required via email or text. 358-0769, [map]

 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Mindfulness Meditation": Dexter District Library.

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Guided meditation followed by discussion.
9:30 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: A Walk Through Time: Waterloo Area Historical Society.

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Living history exhibits featuring re-enactors and war artifacts, plus demonstrations related to America in wars throughout history, from the Revolutionary War up through modern-day wars. Also, from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, live music from The Dugouts, a quartet that performs WWI songs on keyboard, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, bugle, and drums.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo Munith Rd., Grass Lake. Free. 517-926-6696. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

Canceled: Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 994-0625. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Canceled: Native Plant Sale: Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Native flowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs, all with Michigan native genotypes. Also, guided wildflower walks throughout the day led by park interpreters.
Park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free admission; $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Nature Explorers: Water In Our World": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads kids age 5 & 6 on a hike to look for water in nature.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free. Free ($6 vehicle entry fee), preregistration required at 971-6337. [map]

 12:55 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Maria Stuarda": Metropolitian Opera (Fathom Events).

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Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of David McVicar's adaptation of Donizetti's tragedy based on Schiller's 1800 play Maria Stuart. The story is about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I. Italian, supertitles.
$24 (kids & seniors, $22). Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Tickets $11.50 (except as noted) in advance at and at the door. 316-5500.

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (, a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library (downtown) - 3rd floor Freespace Room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free., [map]

 1-4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Stewardship Saturday": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to help remove invasive plants. Wear long pants & closed-toe shoes.
1-4 p.m., County Farm Park, meet at the Medford Rd. Pavilion. Free. 971-6337. [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 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]


Nightspots Listings:


Blue LLama: Christian Sands Trio

Archived performance ( by an ensemble led by this acclaimed jazz piano virtuoso who came to town last December with a new CD,Facing Demons, that Jazz Thing Magazine (Germany) describes as "a bit of everything … a little hypnotic trance play with wind supplementation, a piece of pop reminiscence, a little Latin ensemble, a little sixties soul jazz, and hymnal gospel reference, also a bit of modernity in the style of the 1980s." 6-7:30 p.m. [venue info]


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