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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 11, 2013






 
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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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 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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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Winter Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon., Dec.-Mar. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to various destinations.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 p.m. & 5:15-8 p.m.  Free! 

Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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Daily, Mar. 8-30. A chance to visit the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 10 (6-8 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 & 5:15-8 p.m. (except Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-6 p.m.) Briarwood Sears seating area. Free. 769-9610. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Women in Non-Traditional Careers: Washtenaw Community College's Student Resource and Women's Center.

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Learn about exciting careers in criminal justice and law enforcement from professionals in the field. Join us for a panel discussion and engaging activities highlighting the field of criminal justice and law enforcement. High school and college students are encouraged to attend this free event.
Monday, March 11th
11:00-1:00pm
Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building, room 101
An RSVP to the event is required. Please call (734) 677-5105 to reserve your spot!
Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building, room 101, 4800 E Huron River Dr. Free. (734) 677-5105. wcenter@wccnet.edu http://www4.wccnet.edu/studentservices/otherservices/womens/index.php [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

Women in STEM: EMU Women's and Gender Studies/Women's Resource Center.

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Women's contributions and accomplishments have long been ignored or under-emphasized in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This event will bring together women from various STEM disciplines to discuss the difficulties faced by women, the barriers that are still being broken, and challenges being faced by women entering the workforce today.
Eastern Michigan University Student Center 320, 900 Oakwood St Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. mmarti50@emich.edu http://www.emich.edu/womenshistorymonth/ [map]
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 4 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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 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

"What Jane Saw": U-M English Department.

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University of Texas-Austin English professor Janine Barchas discusses the making of a website that reconstructs an 1813 London retrospective exhibition of works by portrait painter Joshua Reynolds that was attended by Jane Austen, Byron, and others.
4:10 p.m., 3222 Angell Hall. Free. 764-6330. [map]
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 4:15 p.m. 

"A Place at the Table": Michigan Theater.

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(Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush, 2012). Documentary about the millions of Americans who go hungry. With Jeff Bridges & Tom Colicchio.
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. 668-TIME. [map]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

Achim Steiner: U-M School of Natural Resources 12th Annual Peter Wege Lecture on Sustainability.

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Talk by this United Nations under secretary general, the executive director of the UN environment program. Reception follows.
5 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 764-1412. [map]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Indecisive Bodies": U-M Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning.

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Lecture by Mitch McEwen, founder of SUPERFRONT, a nonprofit organization that promotes architectural experimentation and creative interdisciplinary exchange.
6 p.m., 2104 U-M Art + Architecture Bldg., 2000 Bonisteel. Free. 764-1300. [map]
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 6:30-10 p.m. 

Global Stews: Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Grab your passport! It's time to warm up your season with these savory, rich, satisfying stews from around the world! Menu: Thai Red Curry Kabocha Squash Stew; Traditional French Cassoulet; Osso Buco (Italian-braised veal shank). Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $80/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Line Dancing: Saline American Legion.

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Every Mon., Mar. 11-May 20 (except Mar. 18). Saline dance instructor Mary Jane Ormsby leads beginning (6:30 p.m.) and experienced (7:30 p.m.) dancers. With recorded oldies, Latin, and country music. First-timers are asked to call ahead.
6:30-8:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. $7. 429-4840. [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. info@peachyfitness.com www.peachyfitness.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Numeric and Statistical Analysis of the Antebellum Period and the American Civil War, 1790-1865": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by former Michigan Regimental Round Table president Donald Garlit.
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! 

"Color, Form, and Meaning": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Talk by professional art cloth maker Jane Dunnewold, author of Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 665-0703. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Home Movie Night": Trout Unlimited.

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Three club members present videos of their fly-fishing adventures. 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! 

"Oh, Could They But Speak": Chelsea Area Historical Society.

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Chelsea civil war historian George Till screens and leads a discussion of this documentary short about Michigan's Civil War battle flags and the work being done to conserve them.
7 p.m., Chelsea Depot, Chelsea. Free 476-2010.
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Poetry Reading: In Praise of Wildness, Protect Michigan's Wolves".

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Local poets Keith Taylor, Ann Marie Thornburg, Russell Brakefield, Stephanie Douglass, and Jaimien Delp read poetry in praise of wildness and wild creatures to help raise awareness about the new law that allows Michigan wolves to be hunted for sport.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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All invited to discuss a historical nonfiction book. Mar. 11: The Great Influenza, John Barry's book about the 1918 influenza pandemic. Apr. 8 & May 13: TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"The Player": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Robert Altman, 1992). Satire about a Hollywood studio executive who murders an aspiring screenwriter he believed was sending him death threats. Tim Robbins.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50.) 668-TIME. [map]
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 7:15 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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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

I Heart Female Orgasm: EMU Women's History Month 2013.

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The Female Orgasm combines sex education and women's empowerment with a hearty dose of laughter. We bring a playful, honest approach to this topic. With warmth and humor, we illuminate the subject of female orgasm whether you want to have your first one, you're hoping to help your girlfriend, or you're debating the existence of the G-spot or "to fake or not to fake?"
-Sponsored by EMU Women's Resource Center
EMU Student Center Ballroom, 900 Oakwood St Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. mmarti50@emich.edu http://www.emich.edu/womenshistorymonth/ [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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 8 p.m. 

Swearingen & Kelli: The Ark.

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The duo of veteran singer-songwriter AJ Swearingen (a member of the Simmon & Garfunkel tribute duo that played the Ark in January) and the young Tampa-based singer-songwriter Jayne Kelli is known for rich, silken vocal harmonies and songs that range from evocatively romantic pop-folk to a dark, edgy brand of folk-rock.
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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Science camp for kids ages 6-14
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