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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 2, 2013






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

Wellness Orientation Workshop: Lazar Spinal Care.

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At Lazar Spinal Care, we believe in lifelong family wellness care. If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, if you're ready to be more alive and live your fullest life, this workshop is for you. This 45 minute workshop discusses the difference between health and wellness, why our body is breaking down and ways to achieve optimal health. The workshop is followed by a Q&A session, so bring your questions with you.
RSVP by email or phone to save your seats.
Lazar Spinal Care, Scio Township Medical Suites, 203 S. Zeeb, Ste 106, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734-274-5107. care@lazarspinalcare.com www.LazarSpinalCare.com [map]
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 8:30 a.m. 

Holiday Break Camp: Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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Join us for a three-day celebration of nature. Each day we will uncover new things to celebrate through hikes, games, observations, and experiments.
January 2-4.
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Two camps offered: grades K-2 & grades 3-5.
Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $145. 734-997-1553. info@lesliesnc.org http://www.lesliesnc.org [map]
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 9 a.m. 

Registration for OLLI Winter/Spring Study Groups Begins Today!: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at U-M (50+).

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Online and in person registration begins today for over 50 classes being offered from January through April, with an additional five classes May-August. There are 19 classes beginning January 19-25, so please check our web site for Study Group class descriptions, since some classes fill early.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105), Suite C. Cost for each class varies.. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Holidays: Hot vs. Cold": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Dec. 26-Jan. 6. Family-friendly hands-on activities that explore temperatures.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mon.-Fri., except Jan. 1) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun. & Jan. 1), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 (members & infants, free) regular museum admission. 995-5439. [map]
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 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Nov. 23, Dec. 27 & 28, and Jan. 2-4 Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. and Dec. 27 & 28 and Jan. 2-4, 1:30 Thurs.-Sun.., & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Hubble Vision (12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope. Season of Light (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. & Dec. 27 & 28 and Jan. 2-4, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23). is an audiovisual show about various ancient and modern solstice celebrations, including Christmas and Hanukkah.
11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. and Jan. 2-4. Four different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Jan. 2-4, 1:30 Sat. & Sun, & Jan. 2-4, & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Season of Light (2:30 p.m. Jan. 2-4) is an audiovisual show about various ancient and modern solstice celebrations, including Christmas and Hanukkah. Light Years from Andromeda (Sat. 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.) 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. Black Holes (Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an animated show that begins with the formation of the early Universe and the birth and death of stars and concludes with a simulated flight to a supermassive black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way. Note: There is a different planetarium show on MLK Day (see Jan. 21 listing).

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Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

GOAL! Making 2013 Your Best Year Yet: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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Charlie Wollborg & Terry Bean
Is this going to be your year? Do you have a big dream, goal or resolution that you're going to achieve in 2013?
While most people set New Year's Resolutions, a recent study showed only 12% achieve them. Luckily for us, there are a few tricks that can turn the odds back in our favor. Learn how to be productive, positive and passionate every day. Get your business and life on track for incredible successes.
This isn't a boring seminar or pep talk - it's a roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty work sessions.
Charlie Wollborg of Curve Detroit
As a marketing strategist and creative director, he has delivered blue sky ideas and bottom line results for blue chip national clients and budding challenger brands.
Terry Bean of unetworked
Terry's passion is helping others achieve success. He is known as a professional speaker, a social media pro, a marketing expert. He founder of Motor City Connect and marketing firm Unetworked.
Ann Arbor, 318 South Main. $20. 734-272-4698. info@LA2M.org la2m.org [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Wii MarioKart": Dexter District Library.

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All kids ages 6 and up invited to play this video game on a 16-foot screen. Prizes.
1-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 2, 5:20, & 8:40 p.m. 

"Les Miserables": Michigan Theater.

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(Tom Hooper, 2012). Adaptation of the Broadway musical, itself an adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th-century Parisian life. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway.
Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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]
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 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Wacky Winter Time": Ann Arbor District Library.

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L.A.-based storyteller Adam Mellema presents an an exuberant storytelling program with singing and dancing for kids in grades K-5.
2-2:45 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2:30, 5, & 8:20 p.m. 

"Hitchcock": Michigan Theater.

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(Sacha Gervasi, 2012). Biopic that stars Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock. Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; Wed., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Bingo: Saline American Legion.

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Prizes.
6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan, Saline. $1 for hard cards (book of 10 games, $7). 429-7310. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan's novel about an out-of-work web designer who takes a job in an odd bookstore that's full of secrets.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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