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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 8, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Life of Pine Art Show: Ypsilanti District Library.

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The Life of Pine art show with pastels and watercolors by Ypsilanti artist, Dennis Gordon will be at Ypsilanti's Whittaker Road Library until January 30. The theme of the art show is the life and times of an Eastern White Pine tree. The show chronicles the dangerous and dramatic life of a pine tree.
While one might not think of a pine tree's life as all that exciting, it is filled with uncertainties and whether the pine tree recognizes it as such, plenty of beauty and drama pass before it.
Whittaker Road Ypsilanti Library, Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. dennishgordon@yahoo.com dennisartist.imagekind.com
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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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 9:15-11:30 a.m. 

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at Crossroads: Crossroads Community Baptist Church.

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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is designed for moms with kids from birth through kindergarten. At meetings moms can socialize with other moms, listen to speakers and participate in activities. Children are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
Crossroads Community Baptist Church, 2580 Packard Road. $40 per semester, $23.95 MOPS Intl. fee. (734) 971-0773. office@crossroadsa2.org www.crossroadsa2.org [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Floriography: Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Club member Barbara Bourne discusses and demonstrates this Victorian-era means of communication, also known as the language of flowers, in which floral arrangements were used to send coded messages.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Free Class Week: Stroller Strides Ann Arbor.

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Stroller Strides of Ann Arbor provides a 60 minute total body workout for moms of stroller-age children (approx. 6-weeks to 4 years). The workout is appropriate for moms of all fitness levels and combines a power walk with intervals of toning and cardio. We use exercise tubing, the environment (e.g., benches and stairs), and the stroller for a fun and social exercise program. Children remain in their strollers, but are involved in the workout with songs and creative drills.
We're adding a new location to our class line-up and would love to have you celebrate with us!
Wide World Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley Drive. Free. jordannelson@strollerstrides.net http://bit.ly/SSA2FREEWEEK [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Jewish American Photographers and Their Family Albums": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M history professor and Frankel Center for Judaic Studies director Deborah Dash Moore. Fifth in a series of 9 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $10 at the door. $65 (members, $45) for the 9-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [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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 2:30, 5, & 8 p.m. 

"Hyde Park on Hudson": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2012). Drama about the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin, Margaret Suckley. Bill Murray, Laura Linney.
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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 6 p.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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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Fresh Start!": Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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No diet plans here! Learn how to cook healthy food and make it taste amazing. Again, this is not a detox plan or fad diet. We will focus on cooking nutrient-rich, high-fiber, high-protein, lean whole foods to get you glowing from the inside out! Recipes include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack & dessert!
Menu
Breakfast: Muesli with Apple, Figs, Berries & Lemon-scented Honey Greek Yogurt;
Lunch: Hijiki and Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette and Super-Simple Miso Soup;
Dinner: Golden Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine with Fresh Herbs and Fluffy Quinoa;
Snack: Kale Chips;
Dessert: Rich Chocolate Dipped Apricot Coins
Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Early College Alliance Information Night: Washtenaw Intermediate School District.

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Learn how eligible Washtenaw County students can earn up to 60 college credits while still in high school at no cost to families.
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-487-4290. dugger.eca@gmail.com www.earlycollegealliance.org [map]
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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of El Tiempo entre Costuras, Maria Dueñas's novel about a young seamstress who abandons Spain in the 1930s and later becomes a wartime spy for the British.
6:45 p.m. (Jan. 8) & 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 5), Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $7 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Palimpsest, Catherynne M. Valente's lyrical novel about a fantastic city only reachable by a map that appears on the skin of believers after they've had orgasmic sex.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Conquer Your Cravings and Attain Your Ideal Weight Naturally with Raw Foods": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk aimed at novice beekeepers and those interested in learning more about honeybees.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking). 660-8621. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Wonderful World of Mindo Chocolate": Dexter District Library.

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Barbara Wilson of Mindo Chocolate Makers (Dexter) discusses the chocolate-making process.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"The Race for What's Left": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss journalist Michael Klare's acclaimed book about resource depletion.
7:15 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Jan. 8: Colin Day presents photos taken during 3 trips to "Burma."

Jan. 15: Mary Underwood, a local weaver who owns two horses and a camel in Mongolia and travels there as frequently as possible, presents "In the Shadow of Chinggis Khan," a program of favorite photos of Mongolian people, culture, textile traditions, and landscape.

Also, club members show their recent digital images (Jan. 8) & prints (Jan. 15) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Fruits and Vegetables."

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7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium (Jan. 8), 1701 Newport, & Forsythe Middle School media center (Jan. 15), 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All workshops are free and open to all. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Classroom EC4, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-973-7892. tud@dawnfarm.org http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart: University Musical Society.

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Jan. 8-13. The National Theatre of Scotland, founded in 2006 and known for staging plays in non-traditional places like airports and forests, performs Scottish playwright David Greig's rollicking, surreal play about a prim, uptight researcher of Scottish border ballads. While stuck in a small-town pub, she is forced to experience first-hand the ballads' passionate and bacchanalian themes. The play is itself a ballad written in rhyming couplets and subverted by witty references to Facebook, Kylie Minogue, and Costco. The 5-actor cast, directed by Wils Wilson, maximizes the small yet intimate staging in a pub by climbing up on tables and weaving through the audience. Recommended for ages 14+. Also, on Jan. 12, "A Play and a Pint: Scottish Theater and the Border Ballads of Prudencia Hart," ," a discussion led by U-M history professor Kali Israel and English instructor Karen McConnell (6 p.m.; Corner Brewery).
7:30 p.m. (Jan. 8-10), 8 p.m. (Jan. 11 & 12), 2 p.m. (Jan. 12), & 6 p.m. (Jan. 13), Corner Brewery, 720 Norris (at Forest), Ypsilanti. $50 general admission, in advance at ums.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey vs. Bowling Green.

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7:30 p.m., Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State at McKinley. $19-$25. 764-0247. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life": Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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Jan. 3 & 8. All invited to discuss Karen Armstrong's book.
Noon (Jan. 3) & 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 8), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. cantorannie@gmail.com, 665-4744. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

The Wailers: The Ark.

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Legendary Jamaican reggae band led by bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett, who has been a member of the band since its heyday with Bob Marley.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $30 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and theark.org; and at the door.To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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