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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 12, 2013






 
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 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Saline District Library.

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Every Tues.-Fri., Mar. 12-Apr. 26. Storytimes for "2s & 3s" accompanied by a caregiver (Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 a.m.), "On My Own," age 3 and up with or without a caregiver (Wed. 1 p.m. & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.), family story time (Tues. 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Wed. 9:30 a.m.), and "Book Babies" for the under-2 set accompanied by a caregiver (Fri. 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.).
Various times, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [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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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Asian Springs, Asian Winters?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies Center director Allen Hicken discusses contemporary struggles for democracy in southeast Asia. Seventh in a series of 9 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $10 at the door. $65 (members, $45) for the 9-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [map]

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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Learn about Hydrangeas": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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An English Gardens representative discusses types of hydrangeas and how to care for them.
10 a.m., English Gardens, 155 N. Maple. Free. 730-2947. [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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 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

Tax Help: Ann Arbor Senior Center and AARP.

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Free income tax assistance for those who cannot pay for tax preparation. Trained volunteers will prepare simple tax returns and e-file them for low-income, elderly and disabled taxpayers. Appointments start each hour from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Preregistration encouraged. A few walk-in slots also available. To register, and find out what documents to bring, call (734) 794-6250.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue, Tecumseh. Free. 734.794.6250. [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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 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Victorian Souls of Black Folk": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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U-M English professor Daniel Hack discusses the Victorian influences on W.E.B. Du Bois's landmark book The Souls of Black Folk.
Noon-1:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, room 2022. Free. 936-3518. [map]

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 2 p.m.  Free! 

Teaching to Touch the Earth: Black Feminist Pedagogy in a Transnational Context: EMU Women's History Month 2013.

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This workshop seeks to broaden people's perspective of teaching and learning by exploring how black women's relationship to land (and its emphasis on place, community, spirituality, and praxis) provides a forgotten avenue to effect meaningful and long lasting change.
-Presented by Anke Wolbert and Vanessa Marr, Eastern Michigan University
Student Center 330, 900 Oakwood St Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. mmarti50@emich.edu http://www.emich.edu/womenshistorymonth/ [map]

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 3 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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 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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 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Be Gay": U-M Author's Forum.

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U-M history and theory of sexuality professor David Halperin, a pioneer in LGBT studies, and U-M English professor Valerie Traub discuss Halperin's new book which argues that gayness is a specific way of being that gay men must learn from one another in order to become who they are. Signing.
5:30-7 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Library, U-M Diag. Free. 615-5783. [map]

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 6 p.m. 

Euchre: Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to play.
6 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. Minimal charge TBA. 429-9561. [map]

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 6:05 & 8:30 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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 6:30-9:30pm 

Simply Delicious - Complete Roast Chicken Dinner: Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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There is no better smell to come from an oven! Join us as we prepare moist, golden, delicious chicken. Using a traditional cooking technique that harkens back to the days when the French bakers would free up their ovens on Sundays so that villagers could have a complete meal without a fuss at home. In this class, you will learn how to truss and carve poultry. You will also create (the incredibly versatile) compound butter and apply the finishing touches to pan-roasted vegetables that make memories. Menu: Perfect Herb-Roasted Chicken Poele with Oven-Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]

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 6:30 p.m. 

"Are You a Pack Leader? Strengthen Relationships at Work and Home Using Skills from the Animal World": Women Business Owners of Southeastern Michigan.

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Talk by area psychotherapist and writer Harper West, author of Pack Leader Psychology. Small meal. Preceded at 6 p.m. by networking.
6:30 p.m., Carlyle Grill, 3660 Jackson. $10 (members, free). 576-0867. [map]

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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Doggone Feet": Nicola's Books.

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Children's writer Lesli Helakoski reads her sweet new children's book, cleverly told from a dog's perspective, about a growing family. Signing.
6:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Dexter Garden Club.

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Talks by gardening experts. Mar. 12: Club member Kathleen Stevenson gives a slide-illustrated talk on "A Tour of Seven Famous English Gardens." Apr. 9: Mary Robinson on "Creating a Succulent Container Garden."
6:45 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. 424-2580. [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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Seraphina, Rachel Hartman's best-selling fantasy about a world in which dragons can take human form.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

International Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books about life around the world.

Mar. 12: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, David Grann's critically acclaimed 2009 book about Percy Fawcett, a legendary British explorer who in 1925 disappeared while looking for an ancient lost city in the Amazon.

Apr. 9: The Shadow of the Wind, Lucia Graves' translation of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's novel about an antiquarian book dealer, set in Barcelona in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, that the New York Times called "Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."

May 14: When Elephants Dance, Tess Uriza Holthe's epic novel about a neighborhood near Manila that goes underground during the Japanses occupation of the Philippines.

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7-8:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Prophet Muhammad: Was he a messenger of Peace?: AMC.

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If you are curious to know who really is Muhammad, then come to this lecture and exhibition to find out for yourself; Muhammad: The real story
Michigan League Ball room, 911 N University Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 248.677.1316. Events.Det@ahmadiyya.us http://youtu.be/S6P0WZ3v2X8, www.muslimsforpeace.org/events/UoM/ [map]

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On February 18, 2013, anonymous wrote:
Yes, Muhammad was the messenger of peace. Great to see the community is taking steps to present the true picture despite all the negativity in the media about the Prophet of Islam.

On February 18, 2013, anonymous wrote:
I hope the Ann Arbor community can donate some time and participate in this program. Everyone has been looking for a moderate Muslim voice. Well, this seems to be a moderate peaceful message.

On February 18, 2013, Dawn wrote:
Yes, I have attended events that have been hosted by this community and they are very positive and all about peace and helping others like Muslims for Life blood drives

On February 18, 2013, anonymous wrote:
It would be nice to get some first hand information. Hopefully you can ask questions

On February 18, 2013, anonymous wrote:
I hope the Ann Arbor community can donate some time and participate in this program. Everyone has been looking for a moderate Muslim voice. Well, this seems to be a moderate peaceful message.

On February 19, 2013, anonymous wrote:
I am so glad to see that there is a Muslim community who is using "dialogue" as a means to eliminating misconceptions about Prophet Mohammad and not ranting and raving at people who do not know and do not understand. Good Work!

On February 22, 2013, Sabiha Ijaz wrote:
After reading some of these comments,I am glad that there are those who appreciate "dialogue". Islam only seeks to build bridges and relationships through open and honest communication and respects Prophets of all religions.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Women of Culture: EMU Women's History Month 2013.

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This event showcases a panel of women of different cultures/races/ethnicity who hold CEO/director, faculty positions at local universities, businesses, and companies.
Eastern Michigan University 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Beekeeping Equipment: What You Need, Part 2": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Second part of a talk aimed at novice beekeepers.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking). 660-8621. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

"Elm Park 1955": U-M Understanding Race Theme Semester/Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Veteran local storyteller LaRon Williams, a specialist in African American stories and lore, presents a storytelling program for adults blending an adult's perspective and insight with the confusion, fear, and wonderment he felt as a child growing up on the south side of Flint in the midst of social upheaval.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 (students with ID, $12) in advance at ticketweb.com and at the door. 668-TIME. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Paradoxes of Identity": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies 23rd Annual Belin Lecture.

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Talk by University of Washington American cultural and social history professor Susan Glenn. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a reception.
7 p.m., U-M Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 763-9047. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Raw Foods: Spring Detox": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

"The Ballymaloe Irish Farm Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Chef Alex Young hosts a meal featuring recipes from the Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, which is located in the middle of its own 100-acre farm.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $45 (beverages not included). Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]

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 7-8:15 p.m. 

"Veg 101: Vegan Indian Foods": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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VegMichigan representatives demonstrate several recipes.
7-8:15 p.m., Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5. Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Which Way Home": UMMA.

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(Rebecca Cammisa, 2010). Documentary that follows the journey of several unaccompanied child migrants as they travel through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "the Beast." Part of the "UMS on Film" series.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss energy expert Cheryl Strayed's memoir about the 1100-mile solo hike she took when her life was falling apart.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]

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