Calendar of Events
June 4, 11, & 18. All invited to help city staff maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Also, staffers lead a short nature walk at the end of each workday. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance. June 4: “National Trails Day.” Help maintain trails at Fuller Nature Area (meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd.), Onder Nature Area (meet at Hilldale and Brookside off Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.), and Barton Nature Area (meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, Huron River Dr. from Bird Rd. via Newport Rd.). June 11: Evergreen Nature Area ( meet at the entrance on Valley Dr. off Dexter Rd. just west of N. Maple) to help remove invasive plants. June 18: Black Pond Woods Nature Area (meet in the Leslie Science Center parking lot, 1831 Traver Rd.) to help remove bittercress and other invasive plants.
9 a.m.-noon, various locations. Free. 996-3266.
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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
9 a.m., meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 663-5060.
Every Mon. Drop-in social group for seniors age 55 & over. Every meeting includes a speaker, word game, craft, or activity. Also, Bible study and chair exercises. Followed by lunch (bring a bag lunch) and socializing.
10 a.m.-noon, Salvation Army, 100 Arbana. Free. 668-8353. [map]
We will read and discuss the book “Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human” by Matt Ridley, an English writer and scientist. It was published in 2003 after the results of the International Genome Project were announced. Ridley describes the science involved in the nature/nurture debate and brings in wide ranging examples on both sides of the debate. Participants will enjoy learning new facts and under- standing more widely known facts in this long-standing controversy.Class meets Mondays, June 4 - July 9 Facilitator: Esther RubinRegistration is required. All OLLI events are open to anyone over age 50 with a $20 annual OLLI membership.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $35. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olliumich.org [map]
We will discuss the book “Alone Together” by Sherry Turkle, an MIT professor who studies the impact of technology on society. It describes how computers, social networks and mobile phones are changing relationships between friends, lovers, parents and children. Although people may be confused, misled and overwhelmed by it all, this technology can also lead to more vital and honest relationships.Class continues Mondays thru July 16.Facilitator: Gerry Lapidus
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olliumich.org [map]
Saline dance instructor Mary Jane Ormsby leads beginner and intermediate dancing to recorded oldies, Latin, and country music. Note: schedule may change. Check linedancewithmj.com for updates.
6-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan, Saline. $7. 429-4840. [map]
Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Mar., Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [map]
Are you living with a gluten allergy or intolerance? Are you trying to navigate the gluten-free world and are a little overwhelmed in the kitchen? These classes are designed to help you out with education and plenty of new ideas! Menu: Sweet Potato Biscuits with Blackberry Jam and Orange Butter; Quinoa Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing; Salmon Cakes with Remoulade; Chocolate Flourless Cake.
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). 274-9463.
Every Mon. Slow-paced “no-drop” ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]
Every Mon. except May 28. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.
Quartet led by this veteran Mississippi-bred Chicago blues singer-songwriter and slide guitarist who was a member of both Willie Dixon and Magic Slim’s bands.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and theark.org; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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