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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 5, 2013






 
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Keeping MLK's Dream Alive: The DREAM Act Youth: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

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This event is part of ISR's celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Young immigrants, brought to this country by parents or other family members at a very young age, live in a sort of limbo. Raised as Americans, they lack the documentation to fully take advantage of the opportunities available here, from higher education to career advancement. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, first introduced in 2001, is meant to address these concerns, but congressional approval has been elusive. This program, featuring Roberto G. Gonzales, one of the nation's leading experts on undocumented immigrant youth, will develop a real-time portrayal of living in the U.S. as a "DREAM Act youth."
Roberto G. Gonzales is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, and many other media outlets.
Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S. State Street. Free. 734-615-7904. dmeisler@umich.edu http://www.facebook.com/events/190621521083692/ [map]
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 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Newcomers Coterie Club of Ann Arbor.

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U-M internal medicine professor Elizabeth Jackson discusses "Nutritional Epidemiology and Preventive Cardiology in Women's Health." All women who have recently moved or returned to the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area invited. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson. $17. Preregistration required via email to dududmom@aol.com. 369-4499. [map]
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 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"The International Implications of the Syrian Civil War": U-M International Institute.

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Panel discussion with U-M Middle Eastern and North African Studies director Juan Cole, U-M sociology professor Muge Gocek, George Mason University Middle East Studies director professor Bassam Haddad, and U.S. Institute of Peace Middle East Initiatives senior adviser Steven Heydemann.
Noon-2 p.m., Michigan Union Anderson Room. Free. 763-9200. [map]
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 2:15 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the Oscar-nominated short films.
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. michtheater.org. [map]
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 2:30, 4:45, 7, & 9:15 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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 3-4:30 p.m. 

Investing in Retirement: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at U-M (50+).

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You will learn about investing methods and how to minimize risks. We will cover new asset allocation methods, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF's, annuities, real estate and other assets. You will learn how to deal with today's low interest rates and potential high inflation later. Retirement tax considerations will also be discussed. The instructor, George Levy, Ph.D., invests as a hobby and studies investing strategies. He is not a registered investment advisor nor will he try to sell any investments or services. There will be some lectures from Bob Shaw.
Class meets Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. February 5 - April 23, no class 3/26, 4/2.
Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor. $40. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lecture Series: U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Feb. 5: WCED research fellow Kharis Templeman discusses "Where Is the Arab Spring Headed? Lessons from Pacific Asia."

Feb. 19: Duke Universiity Islamic studies professor Timur Kuran discusses "Institutional Roots of Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East: The Waqf as Obstacle to Democratization."

Mar. 12: University of Maryland comparative politics professor Vladimir Tismaneanu discusses "De-Democratization in Romania? Assessing the Turbulent Year 2012."

Mar. 19: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Russia & Eurasia specialist Tomas de Waal discusses "Getting Georgia Right: The Former Soviet Union's Most Unexpected Country."

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4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0351. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday LEGO Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids ages 4 and up invited to make LEGO creations.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Qur'an in the World": U-M Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies Lecture Series.

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Feb. 5 & 12. Topics include "Mystical (Sufi) Interpretations of the Qur'an" (Feb. 5) and "The Qur'an in the Islamic Imagination" (Feb. 12).
4 p.m., location TBA (Feb. 5) & 1636 SSWB (Feb. 12), 1080 South University. Free. 647-4143. [map]
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 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Africa Workshop: What Is African Art?": UMMA/U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

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Panel discussion on how perceptions and misconceptions about art from Africa relate to the work and reception of contemporary African artists and their interaction with the global art world. Panelists include U-M art history professor David Doris, DIA African art curator Nii Quarcoopome, and University of Toronto art history professor Elizabeth Harney.
5-7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 5 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animated": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the Oscar-nominated short animated films.
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. michtheater.org. [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Life Beyond Loss Bereavement Support Group: Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care.

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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is offering a free of charge grief support group that is open to the community. The group is intended to help make this difficult time in your life a little less painful. It is held at 3009 Miller Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 on the 1st Tuesday of every month beginning February 5, 2013 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Facilitated by Amy Van Zee, MSW. For more information please call 800-370-8592
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 3009 Miller Road 48103. Free. 800-370-8592. mmorio@seasons.org www.seasons.org [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), modern constructed (Thurs.), standard constructed (Fri.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Recipe Makeovers: Washtenaw Whole Foods Market.

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Certified personal trainer Sarah Coffin gives a cooking demo of 3 healthy recipes.
6 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyles classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration required. 975-4500. [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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 7-9:30 p.m. 

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

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Feb. 5, 12, & 19. 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). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Melanie Benjamin: Nicola's Books.

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This best-selling writer, author of Alice I Have Been, reads from The Aviator's Wife, her new historical novel that explores the marriage of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [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! 

"A Photo Travelogue": Dexter District Library.

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Master photographer Betsy Finn shares photos and stories from her international journeys. Dec. 11: "Discovering Switzerland." Followed by a demo on a Swiss alphorn. Feb. 5: "Travel England." With tea and scones.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"The Acadia County New Orleans Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Chef Alex Young hosts a dinner featuring a menu showcasing the cuisine of the German rice plantation farmers who come to New Orleans in the early 19th century.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $45 (beverages not included). Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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The Feb. 26 meeting has been canceled in anticipation of a heavy snowfall.

Feb. 5: Former and current club presidents Keith Metz and Dave Patriq critique members' recent digital images in both assigned ("Fruits and Vegetables") and open categories.

Feb. 26: "From Photographic Wanderlust to the Worldwide Web," a presentation by Lisa Brighton tracing her evolution from travel photographer to blogger and e-book author. Also, club members show their recent prints.

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7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium (Feb. 5), 1701 Newport, & Forsythe Middle School media center (Feb. 26), 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]
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 7:30 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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 7:30-9 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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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Abraham Joshua Heschel: Essential Writings": Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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Feb. 5 & 7. All invited to discuss this collection of 20th-century religious writer Heschel's works, which combine philosophy, poetry, mysticism, and theology.
7:30-9 p.m. (Feb. 5) & noon-1:30 p.m. (Feb. 7), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. cantorannie@gmail.com, 665-4744. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Work of the Angels in Man's Astral Body": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Talk, based on a work of the same title by Rudolf Steiner, by Lansing attorney Dwight Ebaugh, a well-known lecturer on Steiner's thought.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 276-5294. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Guest Piano Recital: U-M School of Music--rescheduled.

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Tonight's recital by piano students from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music has been rescheduled to Feb. 10.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 9 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State.

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9 p.m., Crisler Center. $5-$22. 764-0247.
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