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Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 18, 2020

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 10 -11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"PFAS in the Huron River Watershed": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This event is free and available to the public. OLLI membership is not required.
This talk will cover common sources of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals to the environment, the associated health risks of exposure, and their status in the Huron River watershed. The recent history of how major sources of PFAS were discovered in the river and its fish, along with what is being done to prevent human exposure, will be discussed.
Speaker Daniel Brown is a Watershed Planner with the Huron River Watershed Council. His work focuses on emerging contaminants, dam removal, the coordination of the Huron River Water Trail, and addressing the effects of climate change. His background is in climatology.
Link to Daniel Brown's lecture:
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 924 7797 9810
Online. Free. Online. 734-998-9351.

 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Not a Drop to Drink? Water Quality in Michigan": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Summer Lecture Series Online Edition.

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June 11, 18, & 25. Talk by speakers TBA.
Meeting URL posted on the day before the event. Free. 998-9351.

 10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Dance Along, Sing Along!": Chelsea District Library.

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Local music teacher Beth Battey, co-organizer of the Cumberland Dance Week family dance camp, leads a program of songs and dances for preschoolers age 2 & up.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 Noon  Online 

A Course in Miracles Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles via Zoom. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Online. Free, but donations appreciated.. 734-327-0270

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual That Thursday Thing": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. Crafts and activities, including drawing and acting games, for teens over videoconferencing.
Preregister at for meeting URL. Free. 475-8732.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestreamed Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

San & Emily perform at 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the Gemini Children's Music Facebook page.

Laz performs Tuesday and Thursday on the Gemini Children's Music Facebook page.
5 p.m., Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.

 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Online 

"Virtual Steep: An Exploration of Tea": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Zingerman's staff discuss 1 (or 2) tea samples, including its history, production style, terroir, harvest, and other things that make it special. Tickets include 1 tasting portion of tea & cake, available for pickup the day of the event or delivery for an additional $5.99.
Preregister at for meeting URL. $20 (extra tasting portions, $10 each). 663-3400. .

 5:45 p.m.  Online 

ONLINE 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. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
This class focuses on breath work to clean and cleanse the lungs. It also blends techniques of Vinyasa, Yin, and Hatha, alternating between holding and flowing through postures. Holding postures will allow the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissue to be gently stretched, while flowing from one posture to the next will help to increase strength and balance. This class will help to tone muscles and increase flexibility, reduce stress, keep joints and bones healthy, and will create an overall improvement in one's mental and physical health.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. Online. Donation. [map]

 6 p.m.  Online 

"BollyWood Fitness Dance Class"

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Enjoy a fun-filled dance workout with upbeat Bollywood music. You will enjoy the sweet sweat and leave with a refreshed self. Classes are online. You will get a link once registered. Please email/text to register
LaaS Dance. Online. $10 per household. 2487364633.

 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Freelancing Musicians": U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

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Three dynamic freelance jazz musicians share how they are navigating the realities facing freelancers, and how they stay inspired to develop new work in creative ways. Amy K. Bormet is an in-demand pianist, vocalist, and composer based in Washington, DC. An advocate for women in music, Amy created the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. Balance Duo is a collaboration between saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis, who have been called "two of Detroit's most important young jazz musicians" by the Detroit Free Press.
6:30 p.m., Free.

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Korner Stage": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. in June. Live outdoor entertainment acts.

June 4: African drum & dance group Djembefola Detroit.

June 11: Popular local juggler-clown Zeemo the Magnificent.

June 18 & 25: TBA.
CDL lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 7-7:40 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A2 Magic: Best of the Best with Jeff Wawrzaszek": Chelsea District Library.

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All-ages magic show by A2 Magic owner Jeff Wawrzaszek.
Preregister at the week before the show for meeting URL. Free. 475-8732,

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants": UMMA Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Robin Wall Kimmerer's 2015 book, led by Detroit-based Powhatan storyteller and U-M AfroAmerican and African Studies program manager Elizabeth James.
7 p.m., preregistration required at for meeting URL. Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Yahtzee over Zoom."

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All invited to play this dice game over video chat. Participants must have dice, Yahtzee scoresheets, and an understanding of the game.
7 p.m. Email Tom Gottsman at for meeting URL. Free. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Rebecca Loebe: The Ark Family Room Series.

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This Austin singer-songwriter has been championed by Livingston Taylor, her teacher at the Berklee College of Music. Tonight she revisits her first and most commercially successful album, Mystery Prize, on its 10th anniversary.
8 p.m., see for livestream URL. Free. 761-1451.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., June 4-Aug. 13 Musical entertainment on 10 stages downtown. For complete performers schedule, visit Also, street performers, kids activities, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors.
6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 474-9178. [map]

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