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Daily. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. Expedition Reef (12:30 p.m.) reveals the secrets of the “rainforests of the sea,” the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems. The Sky Tonight (1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky, with tips on how to find the cardinal directions, constellations, and planets on your own. Tales of the Maya Skies (2:30 p.m.) immerses viewers in the wonders of Mayan science, examining how Maya scholars developed a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, architecture, and mathematics that enabled them to predict solstices, solar eclipses, weather patterns, and planetary movements. Various times, U-M MNH, 1105 North University. Check ummnh.org for the latest Covid protocols. $8. Limited capacity. 764–0478.
Aug. 21–27. Fair rides and concessions (Wed. & Thurs. 3–10 p.m., Fri. noon.–10 p.m., Sat. 1–10 p.m.), a bingo tent, livestock shows, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies (Tues. & Wed. 7:30 p.m.), Lost Nations Rodeo (Thurs. 7:30 p.m.), a fair queen contest, exhibits of baking, canning, floriculture, arts and hobbies, and “Nature’s Creation of Life,” an exhibit of calves, piglets, lambs, and chicks, some likely to be born during the fair. The fair opens on Sunday with a youth horse show, but officially kicks off with a Children’s Parade (Tues. 5:30 p.m.) for ages 3—12 on decorated bikes & wagons or on foot from the municipal lot behind Common Grill to the fairgrounds, and ends with the Chelsea Fair Parade (Sat. 1 p.m.). Complete schedule available at chelseafair.org. 10 a.m.—10 p.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old US-12 at Old Manchester Rd., Chelsea. $10 daily admission; $30 5-day pass (middle and high school students & seniors 65 & older, $20; kids age 10 & under, free). Free admission for seniors age 65 & over on Thurs. before 5 p.m., for active or inactive U.S. service members with I.D. on Fri., and for families on Fri. from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 day pass for women on Fri. before 11 a.m. 475–1270 firstname.lastname@example.org, chelseafair.org.
Online Meditation Drop-In (Tues. 10–11:30 a.m.) via Zoom. U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program. Free. Events are either in person at 2401 Plymouth Rd., or via Zoom. For Zoom links see calendar at bit.ly/UMTurnerCal. 998–9353.
Every Mon.–Wed. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings. Mon. 10:30–11:30 a.m. (Malletts Creek), Tues. 11 a.m.–noon (Traverwood), Wed. 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (Westgate). Free. 327–4200.
Every Mon.–Fri. (except Aug. 1): Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2—5 (with caregiver). Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Pittsfield), Tues. 11 a.m. (Downtown), Wed. 10:30 a.m. (Malletts Creek), Thurs. 11 a.m. (Traverwood), Fri. 1 p.m. (Westgate). Free. 327–4200.
Every Tues. & Fri. Some experience necessary. No partner needed. 2401 Plymouth Road. Free. Call 998-9353 if interested, email@example.com.
Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Fri., Tues.), or a 499er game (Thurs.). 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:50 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person. If you plan to come without a partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com beforehand.
Aug. 1–6, 8, 10, 15, 17–19, 21, 23, 24, & 27: Kids Crafts: Ann Arbor District Library. AADL staffers lead hour-long workshops for kids ages 5-10. Aug. 1 (2 p.m., Downtown): “Slime Time.” Aug. 2 (2 p.m., Traverwood): “Paper Robot Gliders and Balancing Paper Robots.” Aug. 2 (2 p.m., Malletts Creek): “Felt Chain Garlands.” Aug. 3 (2 p.m., Westgate): “Scratch-Off Art.” Aug. 4 (2 p.m., Traverwood) & Aug. 15 (2 p.m., Westgate): “Domino Days.” Aug. 5, (1 p.m., Downtown) & Aug. 21 (2 p.m., Traverwood): chance to build a “Tiny Window Greenhouse” and plant a seedling. Aug. 6 (noon, Westgate): “Paper Plate Flying Saucers.” Aug. 8 (2 p.m., Pittsfield): “Button Tree Painting.” Aug. 10 (2 p.m., Mallets Creek): “Craft-tastic!” Creative crafting using pipe cleaners, pom-poms, clothes pins, and more. Aug. 17 (2 p.m., Pittsfield): “Duct Tape Balls” to use on a playground. Aug. 18 (2 p.m., Downtown): “Paper Bag Astronaut Helmet.” Aug. 19 (2 p.m., Malletts Creek): chance to build and test a “Solar S’mores Oven.” Aug. 23 (2 p.m., Downtown): “Cabbage Juice Chemistry.” Aug. 24 (1 p.m., Malletts Creek): “Diorama-Ram.” Aug. 27 (1 p.m., Malletts Creek): “Crowns, Crowns, Crowns!” Free. 327–4200.
Every Tues. All invited to play this role-playing game based on the popular Japanese manga in open play. 5–8 p.m., Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 929–5877. sylvanfactory.com/event-schedule.
Every Tues. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3–5 miles along varying routes from different Fleet Feet (formerly Running Fit) locations. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. & 6 p.m. (Tues.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 769–5016 (Tues.) & 929–9022 (Sat.).
Every Tues. Moderate-paced ride, 20 to 30 miles, along the less-traveled roads west and north of Chelsea. 6 p.m. sharp, meet at Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, 1101 Main St., Chelsea. Start location occasionally changes; see aabts.org. Free. 678–8297.
Every Tues. & Thurs. All invited to play this fast-paced tabletop miniatures war game. No experience or materials needed. 6–9 p.m., Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. email@example.com, 929–5877. sylvanfactory.com/event-schedule.
Every Tues. 20- to 35-mile ride along Chelsea-area dirt roads. Email for upcoming week’s route. 6:15 p.m. sharp, meet at Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, 1101 Main St., Chelsea. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Tues. Talk (via Zoom) by Imam Kamau Ayubbi. All ages welcome. 6:45–8:15 p.m., for URL see interfaithspirit.org/events/featured-event. $5–$10 suggested donation. 327–0270.
Every Tues. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programming. Led by AHA members. Beginners welcome. 7 p.m., for URL preregister at meetup.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free, but donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.
Aug. 9 & 23. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome. 7–9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Mask recommended. $5. Depending on the weather, time and venue may change, so please check updates at a2blugrass.com.
Every Tues. (except Aug. 30). Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught; no partner or experience needed. Bring flat, clean-soled, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK) and your own water bottle. First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. 7 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. Mask, proof of vaccination, and release of liability required. Suggested donation $8 (students, $4; kids ages 13 & under with caregiver, free). 665-7704.
Every Tues. All male and female singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus. 7–8:45 p.m., Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd. Masks encouraged, vaccination required to join. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). bit.ly/hvharmonizers. info@HVharmonizers.org, 796–7467.
Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete (via Zoom) in a family-friendly 2-round trivia contest featuring questions in a range of fields from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together. 7 p.m., for URL email email@example.com. Free.
Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus. 7–9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898, 8975 Textile Rd., Ypsilanti. Mask optional. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). firstname.lastname@example.org, 765–3611.
(Joel Coen, 2000). Dramatic comedy loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey set in the American South of the 1930s. With a fabulous and hugely influential old-time music score. George Clooney, John Turturro, Holly Hunter.
1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7:30 p.m. (Tues.). Michigan Theater. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org.
Every Tues. & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (7:30 p.m. Tues.), and the A2 Stammtisch (8 p.m. Thurs.). Various times, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 812–6375 (Tues.). Preregistration for Thurs. A2 Stammtisch requested at email@example.com.