Calendar of Events
Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
9 a.m. (Apr. & May) & 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 663-5060.
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Date: Monday, August 13, 2012, 8:30am - 5 pmTee off in the First Annual Campfire Classic Golf Outing raising funds for North Star Reach, a camp for kids with serious health challenges. Join us Monday, Aug 13 at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor for food, contests, prizes and amazing auction items! Visit http://www.northstarreach.org/ to learn more, or contact Stephanie Cloutier at email@example.com or 734-936-9134 . It's FORE the kids!
Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe Road. $185 individual, $700 foursome. 734-936-9134. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.northstarreach.org/ [map]
Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center’s summer camp programs provide the safest and most enjoyable experience and plenty of individual attention for each participant. All camp participants will have fun learning about riding and horse care. There is mounted instruction twice a day. Carolyne Wheeler, instructor, designer and supervisor, of our programs is an accredited district commissioner of the United States Pony Club. Carolyne is also certified in CPR and first aid.Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center’s summer horse camp is a 4-day program. Camp is in session from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Thursday. Extend hours are available. Camp is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 17. Ability will be evaluated the first day of camp so that children are grouped by ability.2011 Summer Camp Dates are: June 11-14, June 18-21, June 25-28, July 9-12, July 16-19, July 30-August 2, August 6-9, August 13-16, August 20-23, August 27-30, and September 4-7.
Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center, 5415 Waters Road. $200. 734-476-8346. email@example.com http://www.cedar-ridge-equestrian.com/ [map]
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]
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]
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.
Join Tilian farmers every second Monday of the month (April-October) in a variety of tasks that help keep our farmers alive and producing fresh food for you! Its a great way to meet great people and get your hands dirty! Bring water, wear sunscreen, closed toed shoes, and a smile!
Tilian Farm Development Center, 4400 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor MI. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org tiliancenter.org [map]
Children’s writer Robb N. Johnston discusses his acclaimed 2011 picture book for kids in grades K-5 and demonstrates how he created its highly stylized watercolor-and-ink illustrations.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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]
Classic cars, hot rods, and muscle cars, and live music by longtime local favorites the RFD Boys, an authentic bluegrass band whose shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. Also, plumbing and pipefitting demos in the Palio parking lot. Food available from area restaurants, with dining tables in the street.
6-10 p.m., Main St. between Huron & William and Liberty & Washington between Ashley & Fourth Ave. Free. 417-4149, 995-7281.
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]
Every Mon. Cyclists invited to join club members on this easy-paced ride of 20-30 miles.
6 p.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. aavc.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. All invited to read from and discuss this popular Foundation for Inner Peace metaphysical book. Also, local social worker Lorraine Coburn leads a study group on the book, every Thurs., noon-1:30 p.m.
6:45-8:45 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Donation. 327-0270. [map]
Join us on August 13, 2012 for the UA Plumbers & Pipe Fitters 5K and Pub Crawl! In collaboration with the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are putting on a race and pub crawl to benefit charity.All proceeds from the race will go to the Semper Fi Fund. Retired Major General Matt Caulfield and Retired Colonel Nick Marano, both of the U.S. Marines, will start and lead the race.The Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides crucial medical and financial assistance to U.S. servicemen and women wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as to their families. Many rely on the Semper Fi Fund in order to have family members nearby while they recuperate in the hospital, as well as to help them get back on their feet financially when they return home. Since 2004, the fund has issued more than 41,000 grants totaling more than $61 million to thousands of our heroes and their families.Read more about the Semper Fi Fund in the Wall Street Journal.
Downtown Ann Arbor. Depended on the Event. 734-213-1033. email@example.com http://uap-p5k.net/
All invited to join this local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), where we recreate the Middle Ages "as they were meant to be!" Attend a meeting to learn more about our group and its upcoming events and activities, which include Western martial arts (armored fighting and fencing), dancing, singing, costuming, crafting, camping, cooking, and all aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture.
Classic Cup Cafe (back room), 4389 Jackson Rd. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cynnabar.org [map]
Balanced View Video Meeting 7:00 p.m., immediately followed by a Clarity Call at 8:00 p.m. For more information about Great Freedom, visit www.greatfreedom.org
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donations accepted. Rob Michalowski at 734-255-0163. email@example.com www.interfaithspirit.org [map]
Every Mon. A series of concerts by area organists. Aug. 6: First United Methodist Church organist Naki Kripfgans performs works by Bach, Takeshi Kondo, and Henri Mulet. Aug. 13: David Banas, Keilor Kastella, Monte Thomas, and Stephanie Yu—all students of U-M organ professor James Kibbie—perform works by Bach, Buxtehude, Mushel, and Tournemire. Aug. 20: Shin-Ae Chun.Aug. 27: St. Francis organist Ted Emch performs works by Couperin, Langlais, Bach, and Sousa, as well as an improvisation based on a submitted theme. .
7 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 2250 E. Stadium. Donation. 769-2550, 821-2124. [map]
Talk by Nutritional Healing Center chiropractor Shannon Roznay.
7 p.m., Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw. Free, but preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
June 11: Charles Shields’ Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee. July & Aug.: books TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426–4477. [map]
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. May 14-Sept. 3. All adults age 21 & older invited to join a volleyball game. All skill levels welcome.
7 p.m.-dark, Burns Park (just east of the picnic pavilion), corner of Wells & Baldwin. Free. 429-5024.
It's August, and the Farmer's Market is overflowing with goodness. This class is about incorporating all of our wonderful local produce - herbs, cucumbers, berries, tomatoes - into cocktails. We'll learn all about muddling, infusing, and even "shrubs." Class is hands on, with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Ravens Club, 207 S. Main Street. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 734-276-3215. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.tammystastings.com/shop [map]
Every Mon. 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.
Aug. 13-15 (different programs). Three evenings of chamber music concerts, in conjunction with the PhoenixPhest! music student workshops. Program TBA.
8 p.m. (Aug. 13 & 14) & 9:30 a.m. (Aug. 15), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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