Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Monday December 22, 2014
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

JAN

      1   2   3   4   5
  6   7   8   9  10  11  12
 13  14  15  16  17  18  19
 20  21  22  23  24  25  26
 27  28  29  30  31    
             

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 22, 2013






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 Time TBA 

"The House I Live in": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Eugene Jarecki, 2012). Documentary about America's criminal justice system and the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
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]

Bookmark and Share

 7:30 a.m. 

Building Business Relationships Breakfast: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

  community member   < less Great Opportunity for Networking!

Great Networking Opportunity! Come meet and hear from members about their businesses and about what is going on in our community.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $15 (members, $12). 734-429-4494. office@salinechamber.org www.salinechamber.org [map]

Bookmark and Share

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

Bookmark and Share

 9:15-11:30 a.m. 

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

  community member   < less

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]

Bookmark and Share

 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Accentuate the Positive-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less

Using the technique of positivity, you'll learn to see new possibilities, to bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life. We will read and discuss Barbara Fredrickson's book, "Positivity", a most unusual self-help book that is based on cutting-edge research. Dr. Fredrickson draws on science to explain why positivity is more important than happiness; how it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives; and she gives us tools to tap into our own sources of positivity. Mike Murray is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Positive Psychology.
Class meets Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. January 22 - February 26, no class 2/12.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105), Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]

Bookmark and Share

 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Great Decisions 2013 - Section I-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less

We will discuss eight critical issues facing the U.S. this year. A course briefing book will provide background information, current data, and policy options for each issue. The topics will be: NATO, Myanmar and Southeast Asia, Egypt, Humanitarian intervention, Iran, China in Africa, Threat assessment, and the Future of the Euro.
Students must purchase the Great Decisions Briefing Book for an additional $20 from the Foreign Policy Association in advance of the class. See OLLI web site for ordering information.
Class meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays on 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21.
Facilitators: Flip and Jean Connell
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray, Ann Arbor, 48105. $40. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]

Bookmark and Share

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Gay Rights: A Civil Rights Success Story?: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

  community member   < less Flyer

This is the first of three ISR-sponsored events celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
This panel discussion will evaluate the success of gay Americans' pursuit of equal rights through the lenses of law, health, and community activism. Speakers will put the relatively rapid change in public opinion on gay rights, President Obama's support of gay marriage, and recent victories for gay marriage in state elections in the context of the larger civil rights movement in the United States.
Speakers are Judith Bradford, director, Center for Population Research in LGBT Health and Fenway Community Health; Johnny L. Jenkins, Director of Programs at Affirmations, community organizer, and gay rights advocate; and Samuel Bagenstos, U-M law professor.
Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S. State Street. Free. 734-615-7904. dmeisler@umich.edu http://www.facebook.com/events/468981836493950/ [map]

Bookmark and Share

 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

Tuesday Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues., Dec.-Mar. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Also, riders can start at 11 a.m. from the gazebo in downtown Dexter (994-5908). Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 545-0541. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 1 & 3 p.m. 

Current Events, Film Studies Afternoon OLLI Study Groups: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less

Current Events Section 1
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Continuing class starts January 22, 2013 for new registrants --thru July 30, 2013
Instructor: Irma Sklenar
Location: TSRC
Cost: $35
We will spend 10-15 minutes discussing the previous week's events. Participants will be asked to present an item of interest, which is discussed by the group. All opinions are welcome. Discussions tend to be lively and spirited.
********************
Film Studies
Day & Time: Tuesdays twice per month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Dates: 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30
Location: Clarion Hotel, 2900 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
Cost: $40
The Film Studies Group continues with a new leader, Barbara O'Neal. You will see a variety of films, which the class participants will help select. The films will be both American and foreign, of different genres, as well as classical and contemporary. Each showing will be followed by a discussion of the film.
TSRC And Clarion Hotel. $35-$40. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org

Bookmark and Share

 1-3 p.m. 

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

  community member   < less

This class will be taught by a native French speaker. The discussion will be in French, covering current events and assignments such as reading blogs on the Internet. We will
continue reading "La Chasse Est Ouverte" (French edition), by Linda Howard, a contemporary mystery novel. Since the class is conducted in French, a prerequisite is the ability to speak a reasonable amount of French gained through previous study.
Class meets Tuesdays, January 22 - May 28
Instructor: Sophie Mongrain
Sunrise Assisted Living @North Ann Arbor, 1901 Plymouth Rd., 48105. $40. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]

Bookmark and Share

 1-3 p.m. 

Intermediate and Advanced German Conversation-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less

This is a continuation of the course from Fall 2012, but newcomers are welcome. The emphasis will be on speaking and conversation. Please check OLLI web site for text information. Renate Gerulaitis is a professor emeritus of German Language and Literature at Oakland University.
Class meets Tuesdays, January 22 - April 30
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray, Ann Arbor, 48105. $40. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]

Bookmark and Share

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Read the Qu'ran": U-M Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Lecture by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Islamic studies professor Carl Ernst.
4 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 647-4143. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 5:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Race and Art: A Case Study from Winslow Homer": UMMA/U-M Understanding Race Theme Semester.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Duke University history professor emeritus Peter H. Wood discusses Homer's Near Andersonville, an 1864 work that depicts an African American woman.
5:15 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 6 p.m.  Free! 

Wellness Orientation Workshop: Lazar Spinal Care.

  community member   < less

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]

Bookmark and Share

 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Colorblind: How Not Seeing 'Color' Actually Hinders Justice and Equality": U-M Natural History Museum Understanding Race Project.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Jan. 22 & 23. All invited to join a discussion. Refreshments.
6-9 p.m. (Jan. 22), Sunward Cohousing, 424 Little Lake Dr. (off Parkland from eastbound Jackson between Wagner & Zeeb), & 11 a.m.-2 p.m., (Jan. 23), Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (Sheriff's Department campus), 4135 Washtenaw. Free. Reservations requested. 764-0478. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 7-9:30 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

Bookmark and Share

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kim Harrison: Nicola's Books.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This best-selling local writer discusses Ever After, the latest in her Hollows series about Rachel Morgan, a sexy witch who hunts vampires, werewolves, banshees, and demons. This time, Morgan has to fix a demonic realm that's shrinking and taking all human contact with magic with it. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 7-8:30 p.m. 

New Horizons Band: Saline Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

Bookmark and Share

 7 p.m. 

"8th Annual African American Dinner: The Jemima Code": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Chef Alex Young is joined by Toni Tipton-Martin, who has been researching African American culinary history for more than 30 years, in hosting a dinner featuring many classic African American foods. Tipton-Martin, coauthor of A Taste of Heritage: The New African-American Cuisine, tells stories about the dishes on the menu. Tipton-Martin also gives a free talk at 2 p.m. today at the U-M Clements Library (909 South University).
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $45 (beverages not included). Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Northwestern performance studies chair and African American studies professor E. Patrick Johnson gives a dramatic reading based on oral histories collected in his book Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South. The histories touch on religion, sex, transgenderism, love, coming out, and more.
7-9 p.m., 2345 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Northwestern University performance studies chair and African American studies professor E. Patrick Johnson gives a dramatic reading based on oral histories collected in his book Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South. The histories touch on religion, sex, transgenderism, love, coming out, and more.
7-9 p.m., 2345 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Book Group.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to join a discussion of the introduction and the first 2 chapters of Michelle Alexander's influential new study, the 2013 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads selection.
7-9 p.m., St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 1679 Broadway. Free. Child care available with advance notice. 663-1870. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Why We Laugh: A New Understanding": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Retired field biologist John Charles Simon, a U-M grad, discusses his new book exploring the evolutionary biology of laughter.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

Bookmark and Share

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Eating Disorders: Dawn Farm.

  community member   < less Dawn Farm Education Series

Lecture by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, CRMO, ABAM; and Lori Perpich, LLP, MS Clinical Behavioral Psychology; Cognitive Behavior Therapist and EDEN Program Facilitator. This program will examine the evidence that eating disorders are true biopsychosocial diseases, similar to chemical dependency. The program will define various eating disorders and their consequences, explore neurobiological and behavioral theories, describe physiological consequences, discuss screening tools, and provide information on treatment options and resources. Free CE for addiction professionals is offered. Dawn Farm is a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]

Bookmark and Share

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Jin Hwa Lee Piano Lecture Recital: Alexander Scriabin Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.6: University of Michigan, School of Music.

  community member   < less


Britton Recital Hall in E.V. Moore Building, 1100 Baits Dr. Free. pianist.jinhwa@hotmail.com [map]

Bookmark and Share

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Piano Recital: U-M School of Music.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Performances by piano students from the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY). The first in a 3-concert series in conjunction with exchange programs between the U-M and the Eastman School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory, and the Cincinnati Conservatory.
8 p.m., U-M School of Music Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

Bookmark and Share



The Season of Audi Sales Event in Ann Arbor. New 2015 Cars.
Esquire Interiors Ann Arbor MI