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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 6, 2012






 
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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

OLLI Fall Kickoff: Celebrate 25 Years!: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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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. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]

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 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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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]

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 12:30-2:30 p.m. 

Advanced French--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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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. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]

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 1-2:30 p.m. 

New Horizons Band: Saline Senior Center.

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Bring a band instrument. Beginners are asked to call ahead to set up lessons.
7-8:30 p.m. (Tues.) and 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 429-1742. [map]

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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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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]

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 4:45 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Queen of Versailles": Michigan Theater.

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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]

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 5, 7:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Searching for Sugar Man": Michigan Theater.

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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]

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 5-8:30 p.m. 

"Rush Hour Relief": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers.
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]

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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fashion's Night Out": Briarwood Mall.

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A fashion show, a charity auction, and a chance to vote on a Zingerman's Fashion Cake Decorating Contest. Giveaways.
6-8 p.m., Briarwood mall center court. Free. 769-9610. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $5. 761-6691. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Members Show and Tell: Huron Hills Lapidary Society.

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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]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Time Keeper": Barnes & Noble.

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Best-selling nonfiction writer, playwright, and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom reads from his new novel, a fable about the 1st man on Earth to count the hours. Signing.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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Sept. 6 & 20. All invited to learn about the club's downhill and cross-country ski and snowboarding outings and other social activities. Refreshments. Must be 21 or older.
7:30 p.m., Cobblestone Farm barn, 2781 Packard. $5. 786-2237. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Budget Approval: Washtenaw County Conservation District.

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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. dennis.rice@mi.nacdnet.net www.washtenawcd.org [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Chuck Mead: The Ark.

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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]

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