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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 11, 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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 10 a.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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 Noon  Free! 

"Getting Published in Michigan History Magazine": U-M Clements Library.

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Talk by Michigan History editor Patricia Majher.
Noon, Clements Library, 909 South University. Free. 647-0864. [map]

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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"AfroLatinidades: The Intersection of Black and Latina/o Identities": U-M Library.

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Talk by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute cofounder Marta Moreno Vega.
4-7 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-3166. [map]

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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Coffee Futures": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Screening of a short film that explores Turkish politics through the prism of the everyday life of women, weaving together the Turkish custom of coffee fortune telling with Turkey's decades-long attempt to join the European Union. Followed by a panel discussion with director Zeynep Gursel, U-M history professor Kathryn Babayan, and U-M sociology and women's studies professor Fatma Muge Gocek.
4 p.m., Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]

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 4:30, 6:45, & 9 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 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary Part 2": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the Oscar-nominated short documentaries.
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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 5:30-7 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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 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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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Voice Department Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Student performances of works TBA.
6:45 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Bridget Piekarz & Laura Baratto: Nicola's Books.

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These 2 Random House representatives discuss new titles the publishing house is planning to release this spring. Giveaways and refreshments. Note: Piekarz and Baratto will not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Talks: Nutritional Healing Center.

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Feb. 9: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Arteries and the Truth about Cholesterol." Feb. 11: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Meal Ideas for the Month." Feb. 27: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Dirty Electricity & Your Heart."
1 p.m. (Feb. 9) & 7 p.m. (11 & 27), NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]

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 7-10 p.m. 

Learning to Love Opera-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This course prepares participants for HDTV satellite broadcast of live opera performances from the Metropolitan Opera House during its 2012 season. The format includes observation and discussion of related opera performances (DVDs), feature and documentary films, and occasional guest lectures by University of Michigan faculty. A syllabus is available online at www.univliving.com. Instructor: Richard Adelman.
Continuing class starts February 11 for new registrants. Class meets Mondays and Tuesdays, thru April 23, 2013. Contact office for specific dates.
University Living, 2865 S. Main, 48103. $35. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"If Rag Rugs Could Talk: Finnish Ethnicity and Tradition in America": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Talk by Yvonne Lockwood, MSU Museum folk life curator emerita. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 665-0703. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"It's a Trial to Get Up Home": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Club member Ken Baumann tells the story of 4 Illinois soldiers and their travels home from the war.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Conservation Roundtable": Trout Unlimited.

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Representatives from Michigan Trout Unlimited, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Great Lakes Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers discuss their priorities and answer questions. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by dinner and drinks.
7 p.m., Creekside Bar & Grill grounds, 5827 Jackson Rd. Free (buy your own food & drinks). mouradia@gmail.com. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Somewhere in Time Book Discussion Group": Dexter District Library.

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Nov. 12: Simon Winchester's A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. Jan. 14 & Feb. 11: books TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Steve Barron's 1990 live action adaptation of the adventure comics about 4 teenage anthropomorphic turtles who battle criminals and alien invaders from their home in the NYC sewers.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; Wed., $7). 668-TIME. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"There's No Such Thing as a Small Mitzvah (Good Deed)": Beth Israel Congregation.

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Micro-philanthropy expert Danny Siegel discusses 36 ways to make a big difference with a small amount of charity money and/or a minimum amount of time and effort.
7 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 2000 Washtenaw. Free. 665-9897. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Yoga for Women": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local yoga teacher Victoria Duranona leads a program of kundalini yoga exercises.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [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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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Stamp Clubs and Their History": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Talk by prominent Detroit-area stamp collector Charles Wood. Also, a mini stamp auction.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Concert Band: U-M School of Music.

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Rodney Dorsey conducts this music student ensemble in Britten's Courtly Dances from Glorianna, Salfelder's Crossing Parallels, Dello Joio's Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn, Jacob's Old Wine in New Bottles, Colgrass' Raag Mala, and Ives' Country Band March.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings": U-M School of Music.

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An evening of song and spoken word in celebration of the influential poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. With soprano Minnita Daniel-Cox, poet Herbert Woodward Martin, and pianist John Benjamin.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 9:15 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Documentary Part 1": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the Oscar-nominated short documentaries.
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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