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Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 16, 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]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Online 

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

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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.

 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Planting Your Vegetable Garden": Project Grow.

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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 / $5. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Virtual Butterfly Survey Kickoff & Training: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation.

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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.

 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Planting Your Vegetable Garden" Project Grow.

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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 for meeting URL. $5. [map]

 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Online Meeting Tools": MacTechnics.

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Fred Seitz, MacTechnics VP of Education, leads a video conference about communication tools such as Zoom and Slack.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Email for meeting URL. Free. [map]

 Noon  Online 

"Virtual Walk & Wag & Run": Humane Society of Huron Valley Benefit.

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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, $55 suggested fundraising minimum. Preregistration at 662-5585.

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"At Home with Literati: Storytime! With Viet Thanh Nguyen & Thi Bui": Literati Bookstore.

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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., Free.

 3 p.m.  Online 

"Hatha Yoga": ArogyaVeda.

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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.

 4-5 p.m.  Online 

"Boozy Slushies": Make & Muddle.

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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 $10-$75. [map]

 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Kids Open Stage: Oz's Music Environment.

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All kids invited to tell a joke, sing or play a song, or perform other acts to showcase their talents. Spectators welcome.
Preregistration required on for meeting URL. Free.

 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Zoom Dance Lessons": Dance Revolution.

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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 Free; donations accepted.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Antiques Market.

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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, [map]

 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  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]

 8-10 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Spring Birding": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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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]

 8-11 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Annual Plant Sale: Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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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. [map]

 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Annual Plant Sale & Dexter Green Day: Dexter Garden Club.

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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]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Perennial Plant Sale: St. Joseph Parish.

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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]

 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Victorian Tea Party Spring Show": Michigan Button Society.

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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. [map]

 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Suffragist Hats": Dexter Area Historical Society.

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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]

 10 a.m.-noon 

Canceled: "Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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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]

 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Purple Rose Concert Reading": Chelsea District Library.

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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]

 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. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Nadim Azzam: UMMA Pop Up.

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Performance by this local singer-songwriter whose music blends acoustic blues, pop, & hip-hop.
3 p.m., UMMA. Free. 764-0395.

 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]

 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: "Dreams & Pictures": Dexter Community Orchestra.

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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]

 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

Canceled: 3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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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]

 8:48 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: University Lowbrow Astronomers.

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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.

 10-11:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Art of the Memoir": Serendipity Books.

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New York-based writer & actor Kevin Sessums discusses the art of the memoir. Q&A. Signing.
Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. 475-7148. [map]

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