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Posted on Sun, Nov 11, 2012 : 5:36 a.m.

It's Super Sunday at the Jewish Book Festival; the Kerrytown Shops kick off the holiday season

By Ann Dwyer


The White Elephant Auction Fundraiser to benefit The Michigan Firehouse Museum on Sunday at Michigan Firehouse Museum will be a fun way to help a local landmark. Doors open at 5 p.m. This is when you should bring items if you decide to. Auction begins at 6:30 p.m. All auction donations must be clean and in good working order. Some ideas: Good household items, not-quite-right wedding gifts, “unique” collectibles, unused gift cards. They'll even take gourmet desserts. They already have Red Wings tickets, a Lloyd Carr signed football, restaurant gift cards, golf foursomes, a satin-lined Dracula cape, a stuffed taxidermy squirrel (!) and more. Admission: Either the donation of a “treasure” or a $10 suggested cash donation. 110 W. Cross Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-547-0663.


Tellabration is "Coming of Age" with its 21st installment at the Pittsfield Branch Library. 2 p.m. Kids and kids-at-heart can enjoy a free, enchanting family storytelling concert. Tellers are Jeff Doyle, Darryl Mickens, Judy Schmidt and Kathleen Wright. 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor.


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The Kerrytown Market & Shops will offer their "Holiday Open House." Shops are open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Kick off the season with live music, art demonstrations, face painting, storytelling with Mother Goose, and pre-holiday sales from our merchants. Enjoy the shopping while you can, possibly while you are painted up like a tiger. Free admission. 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-662-5008.


The Annual Jewish Book Festival continues at the Jewish Community Center. And today is the day to unpack that cape because it's the Children’s Super-Hero event with Larry Tye, author of "Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero" (3 p.m.) Children are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero, have their picture taken with Superman and enjoy Superman ice-cream sundaes. $5 per person. There are other things to do, too, if you don't have kids and don't want to be a creeper. Find a complete schedule at 2935 Birch Hollow Dr., Ann Arbor.


Any Mozart-penned opera about sexy times is of course awesome, and that is why you need to see "Don Giovanni" at the Power Center. 2 p.m. A legendary lover makes one too many notches on his bedpost in this opera masterpiece. Sung in Italian with projected translations. With the University Opera Theatre & University Symphony Orchestra. And never once will you hear "bow-chicka-wow-wow." $26/$20/$10 with student ID. Check out the preview article. Get tickets at the League Ticket Office or by calling 734-764-2538. 121 Fletcher St.. Ann Arbor.