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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 4, 2013

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

"The Great Global Warming Debate"-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Can science really predict the future of our climate? There are essentially four (not two) schools of thought in this controversy: In this class we will be the jury and look objectively at the data, assess the merits of each school's scientific interpretation of this same data, eliminate the show biz and, hopefully, reach our own decision about what the facts are and what actions might be appropriate. Dr. Kaufman has an extensive background in thermodynamics and has taught courses on weather.
Class meets Mondays, March 4 - April 8
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $35. 734-998-9351. [map]
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 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. 

"56 Up": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Apted & Paul Almond, 2012). Documentary about a group of British citizens who have been interviewed every 7 years since 1964, when they were all 7 years old.
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). [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Monthly Permaculture Meeting: Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti.

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An invitation from Jesse Tack, Design Consultant with the permaculture design firm Whole Culture Repair to join the new group:
"Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti"
This is an ongoing permaculture meeting every first Monday of the month. All are welcome. Our goal is to co-create abundance for our members in food, medicine, materials, economy and living water. We support Abundance in all Michigan Communities. Join 'Abundant Michigan' for our monthly permaculture meeting at the Growing Hope Center, entitled "Guild-Based Economic Activities". We will be creating functional guilds that work cooperatively towards abundance in food, water, materials, and lowered bills. Suggested donation: $10 or trade equivalent.
Growing Hope Center, 922 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10. [map]
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 6 & 9 p.m. 

"Amour": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Haneke, 2012). Drama set in Paris about 2 retired music teachers whose marriage is tested when the woman has an attack. French, subtitles.
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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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

One FREE Ladies Only Zumba Class (new clients): Peachy Fitness.

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Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and students discounts.
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. 734-681-0477. [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Wine Tasting: The Noble Grapes at Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Even though these six grapes have been traditionally considered the end-all-be-all of wine superstars, that is mostly due to the fact that the French were the first wine lovers to meticulously classify and mystify grapes and these are all French grape varieties. With the passing of time and the acceptance of other regions of the world into the wine's finest club, this perception is beginning to change. However, it is absolutely necessary to embark into our foray by accepting the importance of these varietals. We have Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Riesling on the white corner -- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir on the red corner -- and that leaves a lot of other varietals in the cold. Syrah is calling his senator, Nebbiolo is screaming murder, Chenin Blanc is stuttering in disbelief. But for now we have to tackle the six above. Join me for a noble night of classic grapes! Register online 48 hours in advance at
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $55/person. 734-645-1030. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adam Mansbach: Nicola's Books.

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This best-selling writer, author of Go the Fuck to Sleep, discusses his new novel, an intricately plotted high-stakes caper about a notorious graffiti artist with a grudge against a New York City mayoral candidate. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Herb Seed Giveaway: Evening Herb Study Group.

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Club members discuss how to grow herbs from seed. Also, free small seed packets.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Cocktail Class - No Shots Allowed: Tequila Cocktails: Tammy's Tastings.

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Too often, the word "tequila" brings to mind bad 21st birthdays and fraternity hazing, but we'll examine the variety of roles this under-appreciated spirit plays in cocktails. Its sultry, smoky and sophisticated cousin Mezcal will also appear. 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. [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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