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Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 25, 2020

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 10 - 11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Michigan Water Quality Update -- A Panel Discussion": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This event is free and available to the public. OLLI membership is not required.
Our panel:
Brian Steglitz is the Manager of Water Treatment Services for the City of Ann Arbor and is responsible for operation of the City's 50 MGD Water Treatment Plant that serves approximately 125,000 people in the City of Ann Arbor and environs.
Curt Wolf serves as Managing Director of the University of Michigan's Urban Collaboratory which connects faculty and students from a variety of fields to work in partnership with city stakeholders to accelerate community progress toward improved health, sustainability, and equity through collaborative research that translates innovation to practice.
Sara Talpos is an independent science journalist and senior editor at Undark magazine, a science magazine affiliated with MIT.
Link to June 25 panel discussion:
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 

"Michigan Water Quality Update": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Online Edition.

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Panel discussion with City of Ann Arbor water treatment services manager Brian Steglitz and U-M Urban Collaboratory directory Curt Wolf. MIT Undark editor and journalist Sara Talpos moderates.
See for livestream. Free.

 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.

 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.

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Managing the Artist Lifestyle": U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

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Acclaimed Sybarite5 violinist and musicians coach Sarah Whitney joins forces with Broadway and TV veteran Todd Buonopane to explore the possibilities and pitfalls of managing a busy artistic life. How do you stay balanced when you have multiple projects in the works? How can you stay motivated when your performing arts schedule becomes suddenly upended?
3 p.m., Free.

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kidzone: Rainbow Faice Painting Tutorial": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Clonlara School students and alumni demonstrate how to make a beautiful face painting design at home. Have water-based face or body paints, paint brushes, petroleum jelly & sponge, and black eyeliner ready to use.
See for meeting URL. Free.

 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Retreat: Zumba with Carol": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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All invited to this cardio dance fitness session led by YMCA instructor Carol Chan-Groening.
See for meeting URL.

 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Learning Center: Washtenaw County Master Composters": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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MSU Extension master gardener and master compster Lisa Perschke demonstrates how to set up your own 5-gallon compost bucket. Visit for required materials.
See for meeting URL. 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Life After Carbon - A discussion with co-author Peter Plastrik": City of Ann Arbor, Office of Sustainability & Innovations.

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Join us on Zoom for: "Life After Carbon - A discussion with co-author Peter Plastrik"
This event is FREE! Join the City's Office of Sustainability and Innovations with co-author Peter Plastrik for a presentation on Peter's journey of authoring this book followed by a Q&A. Didn't read the book? Don't worry! This event open to all and designed to be an accessible conversation for anyone who wants to engage on the topic of sustainability in Ann Arbor and learn about how cities across the globe are paving the way for a sustainable future.
Registration required for Zoom link.
For more information, visit or contact Zach Waas Smith at
Online. Free. Online.

 7 p.m.  Online 

"Virtual Trivia for Detroit Arts"

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All invited to form teams to compete in this virtual trivia fundraiser for local theater company Penny Seats. Money prizes.
Preregistration required at $5 per team by Venmo-ing @Andy-Gaitens or PayPay,

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Story Night": Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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Virtual storytelling program with local and regional storytellers TBA, including members of this local guild.
Preregister at for meeting URL. Free.

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]


Nightspots Listings:


Blue LLama: Straight Ahead Trio

Jazz ensemble led by Aline Moore, a Detroit jazz pianist who specializes in blending genres of jazz, Latin, and contemporary music. 6-8:30 p.m. [venue info]


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