Come meet new friends and pioneer members, re-connect with long-time friends, and celebrate Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's 25 years of service to those over 50. Learn about and register for the Distinguished Lecture Series, Thursday Themed Lecture Series, Study Groups, Travel, After 5:00, and About Town with OLLI. Refreshments, free, and open to the public. Please RSVP: GerMedOll@umich.edu or 734-998-9351. Additional information: olli-umich.org.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. (48103) Please car pool if possible. Free. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. Sept. 6: Jazz pianist Tad Weed. Sept. 13: Jazz standards by the Paul VornHagen Trio. Sept. 20: Jazz, pop, and classical music by Detroit pianist Lillian Freedland. Sept. 27: Chinese Opera excerpts by the Suzhou Kun Opera Theater.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
This continuation of the spring class will emphasize improving competency in conversational French. Major grammatical structures have been covered before, but they will be reviewed as needed. The class will include an interactive TV/response program. Please purchase "Le Rouge et le Noir" by Stendahl. New students who have four years of high school French or equivalent are welcome. Adele McCarus is a retired teacher of French in the Ann Arbor School System.
Class continues Thursdays, September 6 - November 8, no class 9/27 and 10/4.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $40. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 15 & 16), Sept. 8 & 15, & Oct. 13 & 20. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sept. 3), 4:45-6:15 p.m. (every Mon.-Fri. beginning Sept. 4), 10 a.m.-noon (Sept. 8 & 15), 9 a.m.-noon (Oct. 13), & 8 a.m.-noon (Oct. 20), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]
See review. (Lauren Greenfield, 2012). Documentary about a billionaire couple who live in a 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles.
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]
Documentary about 2 South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller Rodriguez.
Time TBA, Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
Club members show and discuss choice specimens from summer collecting. Nonmembers welcome.
7 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church social hall, 900 S. Seventh St. Free. 665-5574. [map]
The proposed budget of the Washtenaw County Conservation District for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2012 will be finalized and approved by the District Board of Directors at their regular monthly meeting on September 6, 2012, 8:00 p.m., at the District office. The public is invited to comment on the proposed budget at this time. Copies of the proposed budget are available at the District office located at 7203 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor MI. Phone: (734)761-6721 ext. 5.
Conservation District Office, 7203 Jackson Rd. Free. 734-761-6721 ext. 102. email@example.com www.washtenawcd.org [map]
Alt-country-rock singer-songwriter, a founding member of the Nashville alt-country honky-tonk band BR5-49, whose solo debut Journeyman's Wager is a collection of songs in various styles of American roots music. He's accompanied tonight by his band, the Grassy Knoll Boys.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio and the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]