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]
Ethical behavior without compassion is just self-protection. With compassion, we protect ourselves and others. Morality is a first step towards bodhisattva action. On the basis of morality, all your actions can be uncontaminated. Morality is good for all. Not showing off or talking, it is how you act. There is a strong connection between morality and compassion.
Online Saturday, May 16: 10:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00 - 5:00pm EST
Sunday, May 17: 3:00 - 5pm 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. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Experienced Project Grow gardeners Joet Reoma and Royer Held share tips and techniques that have helped them to garden successfully and efficiently. For novice and experienced gardeners.
10 a.m.-noon. Preregistration required at
A chance to learn about the city's upcoming annual survey of the area butterflies. No experience necessary.
Preregistration required for meeting URL by emailing nap@a2gov. Free.
Project Grow gardeners Joet Reoma and Royer Held lead a virtual discussion about garden layout, selecting vegetables to grow, deciding where and how to plant them, and more.
10 a.m.-noon, preregistration required at a2tix.com for meeting URL. $5. [map]
This annual 1-mile walk is a fundraiser for the Humane Society. Walk on your own or with a four-legged friend, then share to the HSHV Facebook page.
All day, Facebook.com
Author Viet Thanh Nguyen and illustrator Thi Bui read their picture book Chicken of the Sea, a whimsical and unexpected adventure tale that they created with their respective children.
2 p.m., https:
Enjoy 1 hour of Hatha Yoga class to improve your core strength and spinal health along with Pranayama. You will feel energized and relaxed with this practice. Classes are offered online for $10 per household. Bring your entire family to practice Yoga and stay healthy during this crisis
ArogyaVeda Yoga Shaala. Online. $10. 2487364633. email@example.com www.arogyaveda.org
This class shows how to mix Boozy Slushies.
Three different ticket options are available.
$10: View Only Ticket
$30: Class & a Make & Muddle product. Kit includes a 16 oz bottle of our product shipped straight to your door.
$75: Class, Cocktail Kit, & Bar Tools. Ticket includes all of the above plus TBA barware.
4-5 p.m. Preregistration required at https:
Virtual dance classes. Dances can be learned solo (salsa, pachanga, and cha cha), or with a partner (Saturday lessons).
6:30 p.m. Beg/Int Pachanga & Cha Cha
8 p.m. Int/Adv Pachanga & Cha Cha
8 p.m. Virtual Dance Jam (Facebook Live)
6:30 p.m. Int Salsa (On2) (Solo & Partner Options)
8 p.m. Adv Salsa (On2) (Solo & Partner Options)
Send a message to @A2DanceRevolution on facebook for zoom link and password.
Donations accepted on Venmo (to @DanceRevolution or (313)808-0358) and Paypal (to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Canceled and Postponed Events:
May 16 & 17. Large show and sale of antiques in various styles from mid-century to industrial design to folk art and more. Deliveries available. Concessions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (age 12 & under with adult, free). 678-0173, AnnArborAntiquesMarket@gmail.com. [map]
Hike to look for early spring birds. Bring binoculars and a field guide, if you have them. Led by a WCPARC naturalist. Wear waterproof boots.
8-10 a.m., Watkins Lake State Park, 14801 Arnold Rd., Grass Lake. Free. 971-6337. [map]
Club members sell perennials, annuals, houseplants, and wildflowers from their own gardens. Master gardeners are on hand to answer gardening questions.
8-11 a.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free admission. StoneAndThistleGardenClub@gmail.com. [map]
Sale of a wide variety of hard-to-find perennials and native plants, as well as annuals, vegetables, and flowering shrubs. Master gardeners on hand to answer questions.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (or until sold out), Monument Park gazebo, Dexter. Free admission. 673-9100. [map]
Sale of Michigan hardy perennials, shrubs, and trees.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 6805 Mast Rd., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8483. [map]
Exhibit & sale of antique clothing buttons, 18th-century to modern, with 12 dealers from Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Florida. Also, at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., Missouri-based National Button Society member Barb Weeks discusses "For the Love of Buttons."
Chelsea Comfort Inn, 1645 Commerce Park Dr., Chelsea. Free admission. MichiganButtonSociety.org. [map]
All invited to decorate your own hat. Decoration materials provided & hats available for purchase.
Dexter Area Museum, 3443 Inverness, Dexter. $5 per person (for two, $8; for three, $10), preregistration requested by Apr. 15. 426-2519. [map]
All invited to compete in a 20- or 45-round match in various positions using slow and rapid fire. Bring your own military-style rifle and ammunition.
10 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.), TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10). 883-1655. [map]
Purple Rose Theatre artistic director Guy Sanville directs Purple Rose actors in readings from new scripts being considered for production. Followed by discussion.
Canceled: Apr. 18: Abbey and Edward (Almost) Save the World. Carey Crim's comedy about 2 retirees who join forces with a pair of millennials to stop the opening of a natural gas pipeline in their picturesque town, and find themselves in trouble when one of their stunts goes hilariously awry.
May 16: Deadline. Marcia Kash & Douglas E. Hughes' comedy thriller about 2 playwrights who unintentionally enter into the world of the script they're trying to finish.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]
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 TheEncoreTheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]
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]
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 PurpleRoseTheatre.org, by phone, & (if available) at the door. 433-7673. [map]
New DCO music director David Schultz conducts this volunteer ensemble in Paul Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (best known from Disney's Fantasia), local composer Stephanie Ann Boyd's House of Fountains, and Mussorgsky's vivid Pictures at an Exhibition. Also, a concerto TBA featuring the winner of the orchestra's annual youth concerto competition.
Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker. Dexter. Free. 726-0070. [map]
With live music. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring clean, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson. Apr. 18: Ken Gall calls to music by Luke Panning Quartet. May 16: Peter Baker & Martha Vander Kolk call to live music by Big Fun.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Pay what you can ($10 suggested). 475-4650. [map]
A chance to join local astronomy buffs for a look at the sky through instruments. Participants encouraged to bring their own telescopes. Visitors must turn off all electronic equipment (car radios, transmitters, phones, etc.) at the observatory entrance. Canceled if sky is overcast at sunset or if the weather is extremely inclement. If in doubt, call 975-3248 after 4 p.m. day of event.
Sunset-12:30 a.m. or as long as the sky remains clear, Peach Mountain Observatory, North Territorial Rd. (about 1 1⁄4 miles west of Hudson Mills Metropark), Dexter. Free. 975-3248.
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