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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 5, 2013






 
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 8 a.m. 

A2GetFit Group Personal Training: A2GetFit.

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If you are interested in working out with a Personal Trainer in a smaller private studio setting with other women for support, my group trainings are for you! My name is Debra and I am the Owner/Personal Trainer at A2GetFit. I have worked with women in Ann Arbor for more than 25 years! My group personal training is an amazing full body workout that strengthens your torso, arms, legs, core/ abdominals and lower back; you will burn fat while building strength, flexibility and confidence! You should wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring water, a towel and plenty of attitude! Each session is 45 minutes in duration and runs Tues/Thurs 03/05-03/28 for 4 weeks. Commit to Get Fit!
A2GetFit Studio, 1025 Morningside. 1x pr wk- $40/4wks 2x pr wk- $80/4wks. 734-474-5407. debra@a2getfit.com [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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 11:30 a.m. 

Newcomers Coterie Club of Ann Arbor.

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Plymouth Historical Museum and Henry Ford Museum curator Pam Yockey discusses "Victorian Dresses and Victorian Garments." 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. $16. Preregistration required via email to dududmom@aol.com. 369-4499. [map]

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 Noon 

Yoga Awakening: Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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Come join us to strengthen, stretch, restore and renew yourself! Yoga Awakening is a slow-to-moderate vinyasa flow class that blends elements of several yoga styles, with a focus on healthy posture, balanced strength, flexibility, and calming meditation/relaxation. Taught by instructor Kimberley Carl, who has 15+ years of experience. Yoga mat required, small fleece blanket, block and strap suggested. This is a free/donation-based class, with 100% of the proceeds donated to local and national charities.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO class on March 19 & 22.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Road. Donation. 734-761-9320. wpcoffice@westpresa2.org westpresa2.org [map]

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 2, 5, & 8 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). michtheater.org. [map]

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 2:30, 5:30, & 8:30 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. 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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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Biodynamic Farming": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Community Farm of Ann Arbor managers Paul Bantle and Anne Elder discuss this form of sustainable farming based on Rudolf Steiner's teachings.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 276-5294. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Anne Carson: Nicola's Books.

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See review. This internationally renowned poet, essayist, and translator, a U-M classics professor, reads from Red Doc>, her new novel in verse, a follow-up to her 1998 novel in verse Autobiography of Red, a contemporary retelling of the myth of Hercules and the monster Geryon. Red Doc> follows Geryon into manhood and through the complex labyrinths of the modern age. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [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). $8 (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! 

Upper School Choir & Orchestra Concert: Greenhills School.

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Upper School students perform Rutter's Look to the Day, Bach's Fugue in G minor, Berlioz's Hungarian March, Grau's Caramba, Palestrina's Domini Fili Unigenite, Wagner's Red, Red Rose, and Chatman's In Flanders Fields.
7 p.m., Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. (off Earhart). Free. 769-4010. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Rebel Chick Mystic's Guide: Healing Your Spirit with Positive Rebellion": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Detroit life coach and motivational speaker Lisa Marie Selow discusses her new book.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Childhood Obesity": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talks by U-M Health System Cardiovascular Center director Kim Eagle and Mott Children's Hospital Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Center medical director Susan Woolford.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Mar 5 & 19. Award-winning local photographer Howard Bond critiques club members portfolios of projected digital images (Mar. 5) and prints made from digital files or film (Mar. 19).
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center (Mar. 5), 1655 Newport, & Wines School auditorium Mar. 19), 1701 Newport. Free ($25 annual dues for those who join). 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 Doña Bárbara, Rómulo Gallegos' tale of a university graduate who confronts a despotic woman in rural Venezuela.
7:30 p.m., 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! 

"That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist": Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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Mar. 5 & 7. All invited to discuss Sylvia Boorstein's book about how she resolved her own commitments to both Buddhism and Judaism.
7:30-9 p.m. (Mar. 5) & noon-1:30 p.m. (Mar. 7), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. cantorannie@gmail.com, 665-4744. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Dervish: The Ark.

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ensemble. $15. Mar. 5: Dervish. Traditional Irish music with a contemporary edge by this Irish band led by the rich, evocative vocals of Cathy Jordan. Instruments include fiddle, flute, accordion, mandola, and bouzouki.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio and the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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