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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 29, 2013






 
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"Holy Motors": Michigan Theater.

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(Leos Carax, 2012). Sci-fi about a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next, becoming, by turns, a captain of industry, an assassin, a beggar, a family man, and more. French, subtitles.
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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 8:30 a.m. 

Days off Outdoors: Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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When schools are closed, come discover the wonderful world of nature. Explore the forest, fields, and ponds, or slide down a snowy slope - a new adventure awaits us every day!
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Two camps offered: grades K-2 & grades 3-5.
Pizza lunch included.
Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $65/child. 734-997-1553. info@lesliesnc.org http://www.lesliesnc.org [map]

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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Not Seen and Not Heard: Addressing Childhood Poverty: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

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This panel discussion is part of the ISR-sponsored event series celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
According to the United States Census Bureau, 13.8 percent of Michigan residents lived below the poverty line in 2011. For children, however, the figure is much higher. In Michigan, 548,000 children, or 24.4 percent of all children in the state live in households earning less than $18,123 per year (for a family of four). This discussion will address what is being done to address child poverty, what new approaches should be considered, and the consequences of simply continuing the same policies.
Speakers are: Renée Wilson-Simmons and J. Lee Kreader National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University; Jane Zehnder-Merrell, project director, Kids Count in Michigan, Michigan League for Public Policy; Sandra Danziger, U-M professor of social work.
A resource fair featuring local groups addressing poverty will follow the speakers.
Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S. State Street. Free. 734-615-7904. dmeisler@umich.edu http://www.facebook.com/events/307736119346426/ [map]

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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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 1-3 p.m. 

"The Great Ideas of Classical Physics": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The class will cover the ideas of physics from a non-specialist point of view. We will view two 30 minute lectures by Prof. Steven Pollock on DVD, each followed by 20 minutes for answering questions and discussion. Dick Chase, the study group leader, worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and has taught physics from community college to the graduate level.
Class meets Tuesdays, January 29 - April 16.
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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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Nintendo DS Fest: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All teens in grades K-12 invited to bring their Nintendo DS, DSi, or 3DS and favorite multiplayer games to play video games.
1-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 2 & 7 p.m.  Free! 

The Roots of Trust: Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols.

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As part of the photography exhibit "Places for the Spirit - Traditional African American Gardens" at Matthaei Botanical Gardens Jan. 18-March 10, the Botanical Gardens is hosting two free public lectures by "Places" photographer and author Vaughn Sills on January 29 at 2 & 7 p.m.
The topic of the lectures is The Roots of Trust. For artists working across cultural boundaries, establishing mutual respect and building trust in the artistic project are essential. Professor Sills will lead a series of conversations and informal gallery walks focused on the roots of trust for this nationally significant exhibit. Limited seating available; visit the Matthaei-Nichols website today to reserve your place.
Mathaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 734-647-7600. http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/happening/PlacesForTheSpirit.asp [map]

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 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

David Grann: U-M Hopwood Underclassmen Awards Ceremony.

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Reading by this New Yorker staff writer, author of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, the critically acclaimed 2009 book, currently being made into a movie, about Percy Fawcett, a legendary British explorer who in 1925 disappeared while looking for an ancient lost city in the Amazon. Preceded by awards presentations to U-M undergrad poets and prose writers.
3:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-6296. [map]

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 4-5:30 p.m..  Free! 

"The Denial of Racial Discrimination": U-M Center for European Studies Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe.

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Lecture by School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (Paris) social science professor Didier Fassin.
4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 647-2743. [map]

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 4:30, 7, & 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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 6:30 p.m. 

"The Revelation of June Paul": Westwinds Community Church.

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Multimedia storytelling program featuring 3 timelines pitting the supernatural against the technological, the future against the past, and critical engagement against blind faith. Proceeds donated to organizations working to fight human trafficking.
6:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $5 in advance and at the door. (517) 750-1111. [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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 7-9:30 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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 7-8:30 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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Twin Hearts Meditation: Center of Light.

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The Twin Hearts Meditation, as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness. It is also an instrument of world and community service that blesses the earth with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. Presently being practiced globally by tens of thousands of people of different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity with amazing and dramatic results. All are welcome.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]

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 7 p.m. 

Vino Value Wine Tasting: Vinology Wine Bar & Restaurant.

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25 Wines for $25. This fun & exciting walk-around tasting is one of our most popular events of the year. Enjoy the atmosphere of the Bubble room between 7 & 9pm.
Vinology, 110 S. Main St. $25. 7342229841. Events.vinology@gmail.com Vinowinebars.net/Vinology [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Great Need: Putting a Face on Homelessness in Our Communities": Dexter District Library.

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Author Jennifer Burd and local musician Laszlo Slomovits present a program of dramatic reading, music, and photography inspired by a local soup kitchen community. Followed by a Q&A session.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lean on Me: Helping a Loved One to Cope with Depression": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talks by U-M Depression Center social work manager Laura Nitzberg, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with U-M Depression Center experts.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations": Nicola's Books.

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Detroit News art & architecture writer Michael Hodges discusses his new book, a photographic survey of 31 railroad stations around the state, along with architectural observations and short histories of the buildings. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction": Dawn Farm.

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Lecture by Dr. Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; MSW Program Director, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction. 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]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Fabian Lopez: U-M School of Music.

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This University of North Carolina-Greensboro violin professor performs Turina's Sonata for Violin and Piano, Chausson's Poeme, and Fauré's Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major. With pianist Minjung Seo.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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