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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 20, 2020

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 7 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

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Preorder pickups and onsite sales with safety guidelines communicated by staffers and shortened hours.
Kerrytown Farmers Market. 794-6255, [map]

 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]

 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3-7 p.m.  Online 

"Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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This day-long experiential workshop will provide instruction and experiential practice in several mindfulness and compassion practices shown to be effective for worry, self-criticism, and depressive rumination.
It will also provide a comprehensive and current explanation of the neuroscience of mindfulness and compassion meditation that is accessible and understandable.
We will discuss the neuroscience of anxiety and rumination, and how mindfulness and compassion meditations can affect the neurocircuitry of the brain and autonomic nervous system leading to improved capacity for present-moment attention, acceptance, feelings of connection, and emotional regulation, in the context of modern cognitive science, affective and evolutionary psychology, attachment theory, and cutting-edge neuroscience in neuroplasticity, emotional regulation and reward neurocircuitry, mirror-neuron systems, and large-scale neural connectivity networks.
Registration includes on-demand access to this pro
Jewel Heart (online). Online. Donation. $80. (734) 994-3387.

 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Online Meeting Tools Part 2": MacTechnics.

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Fred Seitz, MacTechnics VP of Education, continues May's discussion about virtual meetings. Tentatively planned as a video conference.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Location TBA. Email or check for updates. [map]

 Noon-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"26th Annual Juneteenth": Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP.

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Celebration of the anniversary of the first reading in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865--more than 2 years after it was signed by President Lincoln. Also, join online by watching a Zoom screening of Robert Greenwald's 2019 documentary Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. Proceeded by a Walk for Racial Justice (9 a.m.) beginning at Fuller Park and ending at Wheeler Park.
Wheeler Park, 200 Depot St. For documentary screening, email to preregister. Free. [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.

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kidzone: Adventures in Technology Through Optics": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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U-M Optics Society representatives show-and-discuss various optics experiments that demonstrate the science behind colors and light. Bring a laser pointer, a plastic water bottle, and something to punch a small hole in the plastic bottle.
See for meeting URL. Free.

 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Annex: Classical Indian Dance Performance": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Local Akshara/Rasa Festival founder Sreyashi Dey and other dancers TBA perform a program of Odissi style solo and ensemble dances. Odissi is an ancient Indian classical dance form that uses facial expressions, elaborate hand gestures, and body and feet movements to narrate stories from the Hindu mythology as well as contemporary contexts.
See for meeting URL. Free.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and Meditation": Ringstar Studio.

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The labyrinth began as an intricate maze meant to trap the monstrous Minotaur on the island of Crete. After many centuries of evolution, it has become a spiritual and meditative tool, with a single path in and out of the center. The journey to the center represents going deep within the self on the way to revelation or enlightenment. Join us for a self-guided walk through a labyrinth formed out of candles, complete with quiet music and incense. Cushions will be available outside the labyrinth for seated meditation. This is a donation-based event, with no one turned away for lack of funds.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. Free. Donation. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Nia Jam": Girls Group A2.

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All invited to this movement and dance jam; leader TBA.
Meet behind Mack School, Brooks St. Free, but freewill donations.

 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Special Summer Solstice Sound Journey": Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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Join Victoria for a special Summer Solstice Sound Journey to celebrate this annual celestial event.
We'll combine ceremony, ritual and sound to create an intimate and meaningful celebration. We'll focus on purification, setting new intentions and honoring our ancestors as we gather in community to celebrate together. We'll create an earth altar together to honor our planet. So please bring an offering of plant, water, or mineral.
With new intentions prepared, we'll drop into a deep state of relaxation with guided breath-work and meditation to receive a special purifying sound journey.
We'll serve light refreshments afterwards to connect and celebrate!
Arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to get settled. Come hydrated. Bring a journal, yoga mat, and optional blanket, pillow and an optional eye mask.
Pre-Registration required.
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $35. [map]

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]

 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]

 6-9 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Summer Solstice Celebration: Michigan Friends Center.

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Potluck dinner. Bring a dish to pass and your own table setting; water & herbal iced tea provided. Followed at 7 p.m. by a bonfire with singing, storytelling, and discussion. Bring a favorite outdoor game, verse, story, song, or bit of seasonal lore to share. Check for event updates.
6-9 p.m., Michigan Friends Center, 7448 Clark Lake Rd. (off Oakridge from Waterloo Rd. west of M-52), Chelsea. Donation. Preregistration requested. 475-0942. [map]

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