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Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr.) & 9 a.m. (May), Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 996-8440.
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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings. Also, “Toddlertime” (Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, June 6) a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30–11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475–8732. [map]
(John Madden, 2011). Comedy about British retirees who decide to move to a less expensive retirement community in India. Stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, & Maggie Smith.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
(Richard Linklater, 2011). Dark comedy about the 1996 murder of an 81-year-old Texas millionaire by her much younger gay companion. Stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
Play is preceded at 5 p.m. by dinner ($5).
6 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis Rd.), Saline. Free. 429-9561. [map]
Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240, 717-9583, 755-0884, 649-1023.
Celebrate the ruby red sweetness of the Michigan summer strawberry. This lovely berry will be showcased in an array of recipes! Menu: Best-ever Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing; Strawberries with Basil & Balsamic; Strawberry Water.
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m. May 15: Callers Dan Blim and Don Theyken with music by Judi Morningstar, Brad Battey, and Susan Lazar. May 22: Caller Ray Bantle with music by Childgrove. May 29: Callers Arlene Kindel, Linda Hanson, and Hal Breidenbach with music by David West, Donna Baird, and friends. June 5: TBA.June 12: TBA.June 19: TBA.June 26: TBA.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $7 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
All age 21 & over invited to discuss Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall and Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile, the background stories and first issue of Bill Willingham’s acclaimed comics series about fairy-tale characters living in New York City.
7–9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
June 12, 14, 26, & 28. Talks by local experts. June 12: Local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston on “The Sweet Truth about Your Sweet Tooth.” June 14: PFC head baker Keegan Rodgers on “Baker’s Pantry: A Bouquet of Flours.” June 26: Physician and Centers of Light minister Lela Iduna on “Overcoming Bad Habits and Addictions.” June 28: holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt on “Foraging a Free Lunch with Wildcrafting.”
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required at the co-op, at peoplesfood.coop, or by phone. 994-4589. [map]
June 12 & 28. Topics include “How to Burn Fat Fast” (June 12) and doula-supported birth (June 28).
7 p.m., Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw. Free, but preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
Talk by Ingenex Digital Marketing social media director Lindsay Blackwell.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. Reservations required via firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5. 531-9626 . [map]
Zingerman’s Roadhouse chef Alex Young hosts a dinner featuring a variety of different seafood, all species safe from danger of over-fishing and from fisheries using methods with the smallest environmental impact.
7 p.m., Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $50. Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]
(Sergio Leone, 1966). Suspenseful spaghetti Western about a search for missing gold. Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef.
1:30 p.m. (June 17) & 7 p.m. (June 19), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
(George Hill 1973). When two small-time con men stumble into serious crime, it’s all they can do to stay a step ahead. Paul Newman, Robert Redford.
1:30 p.m. (June 10) & 7 p.m. (June 12), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, two-part series to help participants learn to understand, identify and address adolescent alcohol/other drug problems. Part 1 is presented on the first Tuesdays in October, November, and January through June and describes how to understand and recognize signs of teen substance abuse. Part 2 is presented on the second Tuesdays in Tuesdays in October, November, and January through June and describes what should/should not be done when teen substance abuse is suspected or recognized. The series is presented by a Dawn Farm therapist, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center. It is free and open to all. Programs are targeted primarily to parents/caretakers of teens, but are inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 973-7892. email@example.com http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]
Chris Heidenreich directs this 70-member ensemble in an outdoor concert of popular American works that range from Dixieland to Sound of Music to West Side Story to traditional marches. Indoors (Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium) if raining.
7:30 p.m., WCC Community Park, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 252-9221. [map]
Club members discuss what judges look for in a rose show. Also, Q&A and rose gardening information.
7:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 277-0112. [map]
June 7 & 12. All invited to discuss Harold Kushner’s popular 1983 book.
Noon-1:30 p.m. (June 7) & 7:30-9 p.m. (June 12), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 665-4744. [map]
Popular funk-inflected pop-rock singer-songwriter from Anderson, Indiana.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $17.50 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]
All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather, so check astro.lsa.umich.edu/outreach/detroit to see if the event has been canceled due to weather conditions.
9:30-11 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 763-3482. [map]
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