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Posted on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 : 11:07 a.m.

'ACTivate the Cure' for breast cancer and learn about Tom Monaghan this weekend

By Ann Dwyer

FUNDRAISER

"ACTivate the Cure" at Greenhills School on Friday. 6 p.m. Variety show: 7-8:30 p.m. The money raised by ACTivate is given to the University of Michigan in support of breast cancer research. The event itself consists of a variety show cast entirely with Greenhills students and staff. As well as an art auction featuring both student and professional work, which ends Oct. 15th. $10; $7 for students. 850 Greenhills Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-769-4010.

FOOD

It's time for the "Annual Pickle Contest and Public Tasting" at Downtown Home & Garden on Saturday. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Check in for some wild concoctions, because the pickle people are even more serious than the jam makers. Enter by Friday to be in the contest. First prize is a 5 gal. pickling crock, second prize is a Forschner chef’s knife, and third prize is a stainless steel heavy-duty box grater. Free. 210 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor. 734-662-8122.

KIDS

The "Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s Birthday Party" is this weekend, so bring the kids for special activities. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, noon - 4 p.m. Celebrate the 30th anniversary with Ann Arbor's premier kid's museum. Admission is free for members and children under two years old; $10 for ages two and up. 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor. 734-995-5439.

FESTIVAL

There will be a "Fall Festival at Hack House Museum" on Sunday. Noon to 4 p.m. See apple cider made just like in the old days, early laundry techniques, honey bees at work, fire trucks and classic cars on display and farm animals. Enjoy a hot dog and chips. Pick up some soaps, candles, pumpkins, apples, baked goods or homemade cider. Free admission. 775 County St., Milan.

BOOKS

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Learn about one of Ann Arbor's most famous residents at "Living the Faith: A Life of Tom Monaghan" at the Michigan Theater on Sunday. 2 p.m. Living the Faith: A Life of Tom Monaghan by Ann Arbor-based freelance writer James Leonard is a sympathetic but critical portrait of one of America's most fascinating and controversial business and religious figures. Advance tickets are available for $5 through ticketweb.com. 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.

MUSIC

See Paula Cole perform live The Ark on Sunday. 7:30 p.m. Cole has broken boundaries with a searcher’s spirit. From her top ten hits of the 1990s to her more recent critically acclaimed albums, Cole continues to write, produce, record, and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music that defies categorization. $25. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1800.

FOOD

Enjoy local cuisine at Growing Hope’s "Chefs in the Garden" dinner at the Growing Hope Center. 5-8 p.m. Chefs Brandon Johns (Grange) and Bona Sera. The theme is Economic Development in Ypsilanti. ather with others who care about the vitality of our community & region, and see how food and agriculture are and can be a part of Ypsilanti's positive future. This dinner will support our Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market and other community revitalization projects. Purchase tickets online at chefsinthegardenoct.eventbrite.com. $45 ($25 is tax deductible). 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-786-8401.

Comments

Rick Stevens

Fri, Oct 12, 2012 : 1:51 a.m.

Poorly written headline - it makes it sound as if there was some benefit for cancer featuring Tom Monaghan's book. I had to check the article to see what was going on (maybe that was the idea).

DowntownDweller

Thu, Oct 11, 2012 : 6:43 p.m.

"The Chenille Sisters return to The Ark on Friday. 8 p.m." According to your article posted yesterday, their show at the Ark was cancelled due to illness.