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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 28, 2013






 
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 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

Tuesday Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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]

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 11 a.m. 

Art, Physics, and Poetry Study Groups: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Please check the OLLI web site for full class descriptions, and note different class starting times.
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"Monday Art", Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Continuing class starts January 28 for new participants thru August 26.
Instructor: Barbara Anderson
Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
$35.
Paint, draw, collage; new or experienced.
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"A Look at How Life Will Change". Mondays, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
January 28 - March 18.
Instructor: Gerry Lapidus
Location: Turner Senior Resource Center. $40
Read and discuss "Physics of the Future", by Michio Kaku, a physicist who explains in simple terms how new technologies will affect our lives.
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"Finding Your Voice: A Poetry Workshop", Mondays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. January 28 - March 4.
Instructor: Michelle Regalado Deatrick
Location: Turner Senior Resource Center. $35
Read, write and discuss poetry and engage in lively conversations. Poetic form and technique (line break, imagery, sound, and more). Class writing exercises and critiques of poems.
See class descriptions for locations. $35-$40. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org

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 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

Instrument Petting Zoo: Chelsea District Library.

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Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra volunteers display and discuss a variety of orchestral instruments for youth age 6-11, who are invited to examine, to touch, and to try to play them.
4-5 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

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 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

The City After Abandonment: University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP).

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A reception and book signing will follow the discussion. The City After Abandonment will be available for purchase at the event for $45 with cash or a check to the University of Michigan.
Presenters:
Margaret Dewar, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
June Manning Thomas, Centennial Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
Commentator:
John Gallagher, Author, Writer, Detroit Free Press
Many American cities, especially those in the Northeast and Midwest, have lost jobs and population for decades. Nevertheless, most city leaders pursue growth whether through tax incentives or stadiums and casinos, and most neighborhood activists envision redeveloped and rebuilt communities. But do alternatives exist? The panelists will discuss the City After Abandonment's findings and what these suggest about the future for better, though smaller, cities.
Betty Ford Classroom, 1110 Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, 735 South State Street. Free. fischerb@umich.edu. fischerb@umich.edu http://closup.umich.edu/files/CityAbandonmentPoster.pdf [map]

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 4:15 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Smashed": Michigan Theater.

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(James Ponsoldt, 2012). Comedic drama about 2 alcoholics whose marriage is put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.
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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 4:30, 7:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Quartet": Michigan Theater.

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(Dustin Hoffman, 2012). Comedic drama about a home for retired opera singers where the arrival of one of the residents' former wife disrupts their annual concert celebrating Verdi's birthday. Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Bill Connolly.
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. [map]

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 5:30-7 p.m. 

Field Hockey Training Sessions.

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Weekly indoor winter (January-March) training sessions for high school aged and YOUNGER field hockey athletes. All skill levels welcome, even first timers. For more details check our website www.ferdelanchc.com
U of M Sport Coliseum, 721 S. Fifth St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $38 per session ($35 per session, if you register for all 10). maren.langford@me.com. maren.langford@me.com www.ferdelancehc.com [map]

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 7 p.m. 

Auditions for "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka": Saline Area Players.

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Open auditions for kids ages 7 years old through high school will take place from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 27 at the Saline Middle School Auditorium, 7190 N. Maple Rd. Saline. Auditions for adults will take place on Monday, January 28 at 7:00 or Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m at the same location. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 at Liberty School Auditorium. Rehearsals will typically take place 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, with an occasional Friday or Wednesday rehearsal. Rehearsals will begin February 11. The show will be performed at Saline High School April 19-21.
Full audition information and character descriptions are listed on the website: www.salineareaplayers.org. Questions about auditions should be directed to the director, Tami Hindes at 517-902-9960 or tabi34@yahoo.com
Saline Middle School Auditorium, 7190 N. Maple Rd., Saline. 517-902-9960. tabi34@yahoo.com www.salineareaplayers.org [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Detroit Symphony Orchestra Beethoven Festival Preview": First United Methodist Church.

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An ensemble of DSO musicians perform a program of Beethoven chamber music and discuss the upcoming DSO concert showcasing all 9 Beethoven symphonies.
7 p.m., FUMC, 120 S. State. Free. Space limited; tickets (available beginning Jan. 2 at dso.org) required. 662-4536, ext. 0. [map]

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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"iMovie": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Community Television Network staff introduce adults and teens in grade 6 & up to using this video editing software. You're welcome to bring your own video footage.
7-9 p.m. , AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

Cocktail Class - Amaro Amore: Tammy's Tastings.

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Amaros are Italian bittersweet herbal liqueurs, and they're really intriguing, both on their own and in cocktails. We'll be exploring several different kinds, including Campari, Averna, Cynar and Fernet Branca. Classes are hands-on, with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com http://www.tammystastings.com/shop [map]

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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; dances this month are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]

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 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

"Fire and Ice Tango Festival": Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Jan. 25-28 (different locations). Four fiery days of tango dances with recorded music spun by a DJ. Also, tango workshops during the day. Note: schedule is tentative. Tonight: dance party at the Pittsfield Grange.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $15 (students, $10). umich.edu/~umtango. [map]

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