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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m. (Apr.-June) & 8 a.m. (July), Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980, 482-5103.
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St. Andrews Catholic Church in Saline will be holding Vacation Bible School during the week of Aug 6, 2012 from 9am - 12 noon Monday thru Friday. The registration fee is $25 for signups prior to July 22 and $45 after July 22. For more information please visit http://standrewvbs.weebly.com/
St. Andrews Catholic Church, 908 Austin Dr., Saline. $25. maryjo dot davis at gmail.com. maryjo dot davis at gmail.com http://standrewvbs.weebly.com/ [map]
Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr.), 9 a.m. (May-July), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
Come learn to cook for all times of the day!Monday: Breakfast -- Blueberry Buckle, Omelets with Veggies, Fresh Fruit PunchTuesday: Lunch -- Flatbread with Grilled Chicken & Lamb, Yogurt Sauce, Orange SmoothiesWednesday: Snacks -- Fresh made Tortilla-Lime Chips and Salsa, Queso Dip, Fruit Kabobs with Gingered Yogurt SauceThursday: Dinner -- Grilled Pizzas, Classic Caesar Salad, Brownie BitesAGES: 8-15 years
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $200/child. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Stories and songs in Spanish and English for kids ages 2-5.
11–11:30 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475–8732. [map]
Daily (except July 4) beginning July 1. Five different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun., and 11:30 & 3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky. The Little Star That Could (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is about an average yellow star on a search for a planet of its own to warm who meets other stars on the way and learns about the Solar System. Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Sat.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon. Sun, Earth, and Moon (2:30 p.m. Sat. in July) explores the reasons the constellations in the night sky change throughout the year and the moon changes its phase and place in the sky. MarsQuest (2:30 p.m. Sat. in Aug.), narrated by Star Trek star Patrick Stewart, is about the history of the Red Planet and the reasons for our interest in it. Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (2:30 Sun. in July) explores how telescopes work and what they can do. Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 Sun. in Aug.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda..
Various times, Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764–0478. [map]
The Michigan Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art presents “Man Up!”, a national multi-media exhibition that visualizes the essence of power and the notion of “besting” oneself, other artists or men in general. This exhibit features work of women artists including celebrity artist/juror and native Detroiter Suzy Lake.Artists Reception Friday, July 20, 6-9 p.m.
U-M Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel. Free. email@example.com [map]
Aug. 8-10. Three days of bluegrass music performed by leading regional and national performers. Aug. 8: Flatland Grass (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Pushin’ the Limits (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), Harbourtown (1:30 & 7 p.m.), Wendy Miller & Country Grass (1:15 & 7:40 p.m.), Detour (3 & 8:30 p.m.), and Goldwing Express (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.).Aug. 9: Blue Velvet (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Danny Paisley & Southern Grass (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), Nothin’ Fancy (1:30 & 7 p.m.), Lost & Found (2:15 & 7:45 p.m.), Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (3 & 8:30 p.m.) and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (3:45 & 9:15 p.m.)Aug. 10: Today’s headliners are International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (4:30 & 8:15 p.m.) and the acclaimed young Nashville bluegrass sextet The Grascals (3:45 & 10:30 p.m.), a 2-time winner of the IMBA Entertainer of the Year Award that Dolly Parton calls “one of the best bluegrass bands I’ve ever heard.” The band’s widely acclaimed new CD The Famous Lefty Flynn’s includes bluegrass covers of a wide range of material, from the Monkees’ “Last Train to Clarksville” to Steve Earle’s “My Old Friend the Blues.” Also, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (noon & 5:30 p.m.), Little Roy & Lizzie (12:45 & 6:15 p.m.), American Drive (1:30 & 7 p.m.), and The Bluegrass Brothers (2:15 & 7:45 p.m.). .
Noon-10 p.m., KC Campground, 14048 Sherman Rd. (US-23 to Exit 25; southeast on Plank Rd.), Milan. Tickets $65 (for all 3 days) in advance by July 30, $75 at the gate for all 3 days. $25 (Aug. 8) & $35 (Aug. 9 & 10) per day and $55 weekend pass at the gate only. 439-1076. [map]
Daily, except Thurs., through Oct. 31. A variety of local performers. Today: band TBA
Noon-2 p.m., Liberty Plaza, E. Liberty at S. Division. Free. 665-8001.
All kids, accompanied by an adult, invited to make art with vegetable dyes and crayons. Bring clothing to paint, if you wish. Also, vegetable dye recipes.
1-2 p.m., Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Cranbrook Village shopping center. Free. Preregistration required by phone or email. firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-2145. [map]
George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion.’ The original ‘My Fair Lady.’ If you are a fan of Downton Abbey or Upstairs Downstairs, this is the show for you. Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl, is transformed into a duchess by the arrogant Professor Henry Higgins. And the laughs are virtually non-stop. This is ideal for anyone who wants a proper chuckle and beautiful language.
Potter Center, Baugham Theatre, 2111 Emmons Road, Jackson. $14-$39. 517.998.3673. email@example.com www.michiganshakespearefestival.com [map]
All kids in grades K-5 invited to make a notebook and record their observations of the natural word in words and drawings.
2-4, AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327–8301. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., June 21-Sept. 1. Michelle Mountain directs Ernest Thompson’s drama about a crabby retired professor and his touchy grown daughter who struggle to come to terms with their frayed relationship on the occasion of his 80th birthday at the family cabin in Maine. Cast: Ian Bejster, David Daoust, Richard Henzel, John Peakes, Jan Radcliff, Rhiannon Ragland, Milo Tucker-Meyer, Tom Whalen.
8 p.m. (Aug. 28 and every Wed.-Sat. except July 11 & 25 and Aug. 8 & 22), 3 p.m. ( July 5 & 26 and Aug. 9 & 23 and every Wed., & Sat. except July 4, and), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. June 21-28 previews: $20 (Wed. & Thurs.), $25 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $40 (Sat. eve.). After June 28: Tickets $25 (Wed. & Thurs.), $35 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $40 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Taste samples and sale of hams, cheeses, oils, and other Italian foods. Also, demos of how to make mozzarella and the ancient art of splitting open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
4-9 p.m., Zingerman’s Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free admission. 663–3400. [map]
(Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano, 2011). Comedic drama about an aristocratic quadriplegic hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. French, subtitles.
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]
(Benh Zeitlin, 2012). Apocalyptic drama about a young girl who goes in search of her mother in the midst of a crumbling world in which the polar ice caps have melted and released prehistoric creatures.
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]
Aug. 1, 8, & 15. All invited for a yoga session. Bring water, a yoga mat or beach towel, and bug spray.
5:15 p.m., meet at the Arb Reader Center, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. Preregistration requested at mbgna.umich.edu. 647-7600. [map]
Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 36th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
Every Wed., July 11-Aug. 15. Comics artist Jerzy Drozd, a contributing editor to the online comics anthology sugaryserials.com, leads adults and teens in grade 9 & up in a series of 6 weekly programs exploring illustration and storytelling strategies used by professional cartoonists to create graphic novels, manga and comics.
6-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Potluck (if possible, bring something homegrown or foraged to share). Followed by a show-and-tell of unusual or favorite objects. Bring surplus produce to trade or share, if you wish.
6:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd., (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 769-1052. [map]
All invited to tour a rain garden designed by local landscape architect Shannon Gibb-Randall and a native shade garden designed by local attorney Sally Rutzky.
6:45-8 p.m., location TBA at for-wild.org/chapters/annarbor/. Free. 604-4674.
Zingerman’s Roadhouse chef Alex Young hosts a dinner showcasing radishes, cucumbers, squash, squash blossom, tomatoes, spinach and potatoes harvested earlier today from his multi-acre garden.
7-10 p.m., Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $50. Pay for you’re your own beverage. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of a different novel each month. May 9: The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes’ novel about a middle-aged man’s reassessment of the affections and loyalties of his youth. June 13: All Passion Spent, Vita Sackville West's popular 1931 novel about an elderly upper-class woman who takes charge of her own life after her husband's death.July 11: Eventide, Kent Haruf's novel about small-town life in Colorado.Aug. 8: Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about sexual identity in 3 generations of a Detroit Greek American family.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 761-7553, 973-1618. [map]
June 23: Tour of club member Linda Collins’ garden at her home in Stockbridge. July 11: Tour of 2 club members' gardens in Ann Arbor. Aug. 8: TBA.
7-9 p.m., carpool from the new Chelsea Post Office (June 13 & July 11), 1101 S. Main, & location TBA (Aug. 8), Chelsea. Free. 634-1954. [map]
Aug. 8 & 22. Talks by NHC chiropractors and nutrition experts. Aug. 8: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on “Detoxify.” Aug. 22: “Dirty Electricity.” Chiropractor Darren Schmidt discusses home and office electrical problems that can have an effect on health.
7-8 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
Join the Ann Arbor Chapter of Amnesty International (an international human rights organization) for our monthly meetings! We will be planning human rights events, signing petitions, and keeping up to date on important human rights issues!Recently, we have been raising awareness and collecting signatures regarding the need to abolish the death penalty. We are in the process of preparing for our table at the Ann Arbor Art Fair this July, and planning a Jamnesty Event for the fall. We are also looking into local volunteer opportunities that we can do as a group.We meet at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of each month. New members and new ideas are always welcome! We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting and/or event! If you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecumenical Center of Ann Arbor, 921 Church Street. Free. email@example.com We're on Facebook! [map]
Aug. 5-11 (different times & locations). This local ensemble presents Shakespeare’s tragedy about Cleopatra and Mark Antony’s epic love affair. Following the murder of Julius Caesar, Antony rules Rome in a triumvirate that includes Octavius Caesar. Antony’s neglect of his political duties for Cleopatra leads to a disastrous war with Octavius and the defiant lovers’ double suicide. Cast: Amanda Barnett, Isaac Ellis, Chris Harrison, James Ingagiola, Anne S. Rhoades, Rob Sulewski, and Rachel Robbins Toon.
7 p.m. (Aug. 5-8), Performance Network Mosh Pit, 120 E. Huron, & 7 p.m. (Aug. 9-11), Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 663-0681 (Performance Network), 769-2999 (Kerrytown Concert House). [map]
EMU history professor Kathy Chamberlain leads a discussion of Stephen Ambrose’s Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you’re active. Preceded by beginning Lindy hop (7 p.m.) and beginning swing (8 p.m.) lessons.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenburg Room (Aug. 1, 8, & 15) & Ballroom (Aug. 22), & U-M Mason Hall Rooms 3437 & 3330 (Aug. 29). $5 (students, $4) includes lessons. 945-8428. [map]
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