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Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 30, 2020

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 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  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.  Online 

Mind Body online workshop: Ayurveda and Yoga private workshop offered online.

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Learn how to apply simple Ayurvedic principles in your daily lifestyle and learn traditional Yoga from the best Yoga teachers offered as a two day weekend workshop online. Please email to register. An early bird discount of $50 is offered till May 22nd.
Online workshop. Online. $199. 2487364633.

 9 a.m-1 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw County Saturday Home Toxics Collection Event.

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Pending no further closure extensions, the Saturday Home Toxics Collection will be REOPENING for a special collection event, Saturday, May 30th, 9 AM - 1 PM. Wait times expected due to backlog after our extended closure.
New Safety Procedures:
- Please wear a mask or face covering and remain in your vehicle for the safety our staff, volunteers, and residents.
- Voluntary donations will be placed directly by residents into a safe - no change can be made.
Reminder: The Washtenaw County Home Toxics Center can only accept specific materials from Washtenaw County residents. Visit for a complete list of accepted materials and more closure updates.
Washtenaw County Western Services Center, 705 N Zeeb Road. Free. Donation. 734 222 3950. [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.  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,

 2 p.m. 

"Cinderella": Academy of Russian Classical Ballet.

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This local dance school presents a ballet rendition of this classic fairytale. Featuring ballet students of all ages from throughout southeast Michigan.
2 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $23 in advance at, and (if available) at the door. 826-8181. [map]

 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.

 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.

 9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Cabin in the Woods: Virtual Viewing Party": Michigan Theater.

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(Drew Goddard, 2012). Parody slasher film about a group of college friends who fall victim to 2 scientists' ghoulish experiments while vacationing in a remote cabin. Watch the movie on your own as Michigan Theater staffers offer movie trivia and background.
To stream the movie from your own device, visit; to join to viewing party, see Free.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 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]

 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Spring Migration Walk in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Mar. 26-May 28. All invited to join club members for a walk through the Arb to look for resident birds and early migrants, which begin arriving in earnest toward the end of April.
8-11 a.m., meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes. Free. 994-3569.

 10-11 a.m. 

Canceled: "Going Buggy": Hudson Mills Metropark Young Outdoor Explorers.

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All ages 3-6 invited to explore what makes an insect an insect. Led by naturalist Kim Sherwin.
Meet at the park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5, preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 1-4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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May 17, 23, & 30. All invited to help maintain natural areas in various city parks and remove invasive species. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance. May 17 (9 a.m.-noon): Fuller Park. Meet at the Island Park parking lot at the end of Island Dr. May 23 (9 a.m.-noon): Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area. Meet in the Scarlett Middle School parking lot off Lorraine St. May 30 (1-4 p.m.): Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Birch Hollow Dr.
Various times & locations. For updates, visit Free. 794-6627.

 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]

 7:30 p.m. 

Canceled: Blacksmith Shop Concert.: Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization.

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Live music. Mar. 28: CutTime Simfonica. Classical and symphonic music TBA by this string & percussion ensemble of Detroit Symphony Orchestra members. Apr. 25: Working Class Tuba Quartet. Joyous brass selections TBA performed by this local ensemble of trombonist George Thompson and tuba players Vincent Humphrey, William Pemberton, & Michigan Chamber Brass director Michael Grant. May 30: The Raisin Pickers. Old-time jug band dance music, western swing, and newgrass by this Manchester-based string quintet.
7:30 p.m., Blacksmith Shop, 324 E. Main, Manchester. Tickets $20 in advance at 223-6876. [map]

 8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "The Bride Elect": Comic Opera Guild.

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Choral conductor David Troiano, the St. Clare of Montefalco Parish (Grosse Pointe Park) music director, directs this local guild in a revival of John Philip Sousa's 1897 comic operetta, a satire of politics set in a fictitious country. Although it was last performed in 1923, Sousa pieced together an enduringly popular march--he reportedly considered it the best march he's ever written--from various sections of the operetta.
8 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10-$18 in advance only at 480-2787. [map]

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