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Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 4, 2021

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 1:30 PM 

"Summer Classics": Michigan Theater.

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Every Sun. & Tues. in July & Aug., except July 25.

July 4 & 6: "The Sandlot" (David Mickey Evans, 1993). Comic drama about young baseball players.

July 11 & 13: "West Side Story" (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, 1961). Film version of Leonard Bernstein's Romeo-and-Juliet musical story set in 1950s New York City.

July 18 & 20: "Jaws" (Steven Spielberg, 1975). Gripping adventure classic about a great white shark that terrorizes a New England shore community.

July 27 & Aug. 1: "Empire Strikes Back" (George Lucas, 1980). Amid a blossoming romance between Princess Leia and Han Solo, Luke meets Yoda and Darth Vader reveals his identity.

$10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.

 9 a.m. 

"Kapnick Firecracker 5K": Epic Races.

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5K run around Briarwood Mall, along with a 200-meter Kids Dash open to kids age 8 & under and a 1-mile Fun Run. Also, a Ray's Red Hots hot dog eating contest. Awards. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Ozone House U-M Rogel Cancer Center.
9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.), 100 Briarwood Circle. $45 (fun run, $30; hot dog eating contest, $45) by July 1 at; $50 (fun run, $35; hot dog contest, $50) day of race. 585-7101. [map]

 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270.

 11 a.m. 

Annual 4th of July Chicken BBQ: Chelsea American Legion Post #31.

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Takeout with BBQ chicken, coleslaw, potato chips, baked beans, and a roll. A benefit for the American Legion.
11 a.m. until sold out (usually around 3 p.m., sometimes sooner), American Legion, 1700 Ridge Rd., off Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Chelsea. $10. 475-1964. [map]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 30th year. Masks required.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.

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Every Sun. Talk by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers.
For URL preregister at Free. 994-3387.

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Live from the Legion": 92nd Annual Ypsilanti 4th of July Parade.

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Annual parade, adapted to Covid-19 restrictions, starts with a livestreamed flag ceremony and presentation. Followed at noon by outdoor games & family-friendly performances, as well as a free hot dog meal with chips & beverages. Also, display of the Ypsilanti Fire Department and National Guard's trucks and tanks. Full bar and food vendors.
100 Ecorse Rd., Ypsilanti., [map]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418,

 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 2-2:30 p.m. & 4-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to Africa (June) and North America (July). Guests invited to view other animals on display, including macaws, sloths, and more. Also, an alligator feeding demo at 3 p.m.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute-long livestream program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Online at (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. [map]

 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

"The Summer of Soul": State Theatre.

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(Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, 2021). Footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, featuring performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, and more.
Tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Evening Game Night": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Sun. An evening of playing popular games online. You help decide which game to play at the beginning of the night. Have a pencil and paper ready to use.
For URL email Free.

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