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Healthy Cooking Class Registration Opens August 14 at 9am SOME FALL CLASSES STILL AVAILABLE!MHealthy classes focus on teaching easy and delicious meals and snacks based on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, low-fat dairy, lean meat and beneficial fats. We'll share tips for saving time, cutting costs and having fun making tasty, healthy food that you and your family will love! Classes are held at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatrics Center and cost $25-$35. Visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/cooking for more information or to sign up.
UM East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatrics Center. $25-$35. 734-647-7888. http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/nutrition/cooking/
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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), 8 a.m. (June), Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 996-8440.
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Every Tues. All seniors age 50 & over invited to play this popular word game.
10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [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]
Come breathe, strengthen, and stretch with us! Yoga Awakening is a beginner to intermediate slow yoga flow class. The emphasis is on healthy posture and alignment, core strength, natural breathing and an open spirit, heart and mind. Kimberley Carl, with 15 years of experience, leads the class. Bring a mat, small towel or blanket, block and strap (if you have them) and water. Free to all. Tuesdays at 12 Noon and Fridays at 9:30 am. (The opportunity to donate to local food banks and shelters will be offered occasionally).
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Road. Free. Donations accepted. 734-761-9320. email@example.com www.westpresa2.org [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.
Every Tues., July 10-Aug. 14. Comics artist Jerzy Drozd, a contributing editor to the online comics anthology sugaryserials.com, leads teens in grades 6-12 in a series of 6 weekly programs during which they create their own graphic novel or comic book.
1-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Chelsea Center for the Arts instructor Sharad Kant Patel presents a hands-on introduction to creative film editing for youth (1 p.m.) and those age 16 & older (6 p.m.)
1-4 & 6-9 p.m., Chelsea Center for the Arts, 400 Congdon, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475–8732. [map]
Find acceptance, understanding, & support from others who hear voices or have uncommon beliefs. Be heard, grow creatively, learn about others' experience. Thousands of voice hearers attend HVN worldwide & many have found their path to recovery through this innovative self-help group. Meets monthly, every 3rd Tuesday.
Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St.. Free. 734-709-2183. firstname.lastname@example.org DepressionSolutionsofAnnArbor.com [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]
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 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 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.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a rapidly growing way to support local farmers and have access to the freshest produce. You sign up for a share of the farmer’s crop, and receive a box of vegetables (and fruits when available) once a week, typically from late spring to fall. But after picking up your share, it can sometimes be challenging to know what to do with that week’s bounty. Worry no more! In this class, we will take common seasonal produce found in your CSA box and teach you great ways to showcase each item. From June greens to October squash and everything in between!*Due to our wonderfully sporadic Michigan climates, certain fruits and vegetables may be switched out with something that is more perfectly ready for consumption. Mother Nature will decide the fate of these classes without prior notice!August: Tomatoes, Corn, Melon, Potatoes, Peaches, Green Beans, etc.
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Join us for an evening celebrating the humble, yet amazing tomato!In August, we gladly find ourselves with an over-abundance of tomatoes. This class is designed to give you some new ideas for what to do with your harvest. We will explore both the cooked and the uncooked!Menu: Fresh Tomato Sauce Paired with Basil Pesto over Smoked Mozzarella Ravioli; Individual Tomato Tarte Tatin; Cherry Tomato-Vanilla Compote (amazing condiment for various cheeses!); Heirloom Tomato Salad with Anchovy-Red Wine Vinaigrette; Watermelon-Tomato-Feta SaladRegister online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
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]
Aug. 7, 14, & 21. 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.
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 How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu’s novel about a lazily constructed universe where the laws of physics fall apart and time travel is comically inexact.
7–9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
Club members discuss interesting facts about honey and the merits of harvesting honey now instead of in the fall. Also, a display of different types of honeycomb and a discussion of different methods of extracting honey.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 647-7600. [map]
Aug. 12 & 14. (Marcel Carne, 1945). In the Parisian theater world of the 1820s, a beautiful courtesan is loved by a boulevardier, a thief, a mime, and an aristocrat. Widely seen as the best French film ever, it features a screenplay by Jacques Prevert. Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault. French, subtitles.
1:30 p.m. (Aug. 12) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 14), 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]
Family-oriented program of campfire songs, crafts, and s’mores.
7-8 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Master Lockman’s Black Belt Academy (Dexter) staff introduce teens in grade 6 & up to basic self defense.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Club members lead a discussion and Q&A. Tastings and recipes.
7:30 p.m., Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 277-0112. [map]
Chris Heidenreich directs this 60-member volunteer band in an outdoor concert that features popular show tunes, light classics, and well-known marches, including Anderson’s Bugler's Holiday, selections from The Music Man, John Higgins’ arrangement of Big Band Signatures, James Fillmore’s march “His Honor,” and others. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
7:30 p.m., Frog Island Park, Depot Town, Ypsilanti. Free. wccband.org, 252-9221.
Jazz improvisations by this duo of Washington, D.C.-based guitarist Prince and U-M jazz piano grad student Endahl.
8 p.m., Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron St. Free. 764-3162. [map]
Austin alt-folk acoustic string quartet of award-winning virtuosos. A Driftwood review says MilkDrive’s strength lies in its “breathtaking instrumentals loaded with tempo shifts, tender emotive passages, and intricate movement changes where splendid solos are swapped freely among members.”
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $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]
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]
Aug. 14 & 28. 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.
9-10:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 763-3482. [map]
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