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. email@example.com www.LazarSpinalCare.com [map]
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]
This advanced class is for those who possess a strong foundation for conversing in French and wish to interact with others in the language. During our class time we discuss a variety of topics and advance our knowledge of Francophone culture through French literature, film, and song. If you are interested in joining the class mid-session, pro-rating options are available. Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Current session: March 6 - April 24.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Entire 8-week session: $50 Ann Arbor Senior Center members, $60 non-members. (734) 794-6250. firstname.lastname@example.org www.a2gov.org
How Isabelle Myers and Katherine Briggs (Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI) Positively Impacted the Assessment World and Empower Women: EMU Women's History Month 2013.more >
How Isabelle Myers and Katherine Briggs (Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI) Positively Impacted the Assessment World and Empower Women: EMU Women's History Month 2013.< less
With knowledge of the history of the MBTI and one's personality the MBTI can empower women to make wise career choices, conduct successful job searches and negotiate equitable salaries. To preregister and take the assessment call (734) 487 4395.
-Presented by Lorraine McKnight, Eastern Michigan University
EMU Halle Library 300, 955 W Circle Dr Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. email@example.com www.emich.edu
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]
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]
Talk by U-M English professor Eric S. Rabkin. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m., AACC, 1830 Washtenaw. $25. Reservations required by Mar. 8. 662-3279. [map]
Have you ever registered for a small business workshop or signed up for a service aimed at "small businesses" only to find out that you have a very different definition of small business? In fact, a manufacturer with 1500 employees, a retail business with annual receipts of $21 M, a consultant who brings in a couple thousand each month and your aunt's shoe repair business with one part-time helper ALL fall under the same umbrella of small business.
But when dealing with businesses of under 10 employees, there are unique marketing needs, advantages, and disadvantages that must be considered. This sector of today's business landscape is growing rapidly and proving to be valuable to our economy. In this talk, Leslie will discuss 9 ways to leverage the advantages of being a smaller outfit using social media, networking, and co-marketing.
Leslie McGraw, owner of Les Go Social Media Marketing and Training, is a social entrepreneur and expert in social media marketing.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. firstname.lastname@example.org la2m.org [map]
SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society (Lansing) members discuss the findings of their recent investigation at the Kempf House and at other historic properties in our region.
7 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Admission $5. 994-4898. [map]
If you possess a beginner's understanding of the French language and would like to improve your speaking abilities, this intermediate French class is for you. In a small group setting, we will provide you with the tools to strengthen both your grammatical and conversational skills. We will also explore Francophone language and culture through a variety of books and films. If you are interested in joining the class mid-session, pro-rating options are available. Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Current session: March 6 - April 24.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Entire 8-week session: $50 for Ann Arbor Senior Center members, $60 for non-members. (734) 794-6250. email@example.com www.a2gov.org [map]
"Spring Is in the Air: Native Plants of Woods and Wetlands": Loch Alpine Garden Club/Ann Arbor Garden Club.more >
"Spring Is in the Air: Native Plants of Woods and Wetlands": Loch Alpine Garden Club/Ann Arbor Garden Club.< less
Talk by Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission naturalist Faye Stoner.
1 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 788-3298. [map]
(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]
(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]
Kids ages 6-11 invited for games, crafts, and other activities.
Mar. 13: "Celebrate Authors in Chelsea." Learn about 3 famous writers visiting Chelsea next week (see Mar. 20 listing) through a program of games and books. Prizes. May 1: "Race Cars." Race car games and crafts, and a chance to meet 2003 Automobile Racing Club of America Rookie of the Year Bill Eversole and sit in his race car.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
Talk by University of California-Santa Cruz literature professor Sharon Kinoshita.
4 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. [map]
For kids in grades K-1. Mar. 13: Stories and activities based on Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series. Apr. 10: Books about Earth Day and the environment.
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
Talk by University of Nebraska art history professor Michael Hoff.
5:30-7 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-0360. [map]
Rabbi Lisa Delson leads a discussion of The Baker's Daughter, Sarah McCoy's acclaimed novel that intertwines the stories of a na´ve teenager living in Nazi Germany and a reporter living in present-day Texas whose own memories of WWII are revived by an interview with the owner of a German bakery. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by socializing (bring your dinner, if you wish).
6-7:15 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and student discounts.
Gretchen's House, 2625 Traver Blvd. 734-681-0477. firstname.lastname@example.org www.peachyfitness.com [map]
Panel discussion on how to reduce the impact of deer, rabbits, groundhogs, and other animals on gardening projects while respecting biodiversity.
6:45-8:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 604-4674. [map]
Feb. 13: When the Drum Is Beating (Whitney Dow, 2011). Documentary about the history of Haiti from independence from France to the 2010 earthquake, set to the music Haiti's most celebrated big band, Septentrional.
Feb. 20: Urban Roots (Henry Stephens, 2007). (Mark MacInnis, 2011). Documentary about the spontaneous emergence of urban farming in Detroit.
Feb. 27: The Great Culling: Our Water (Paul Wittennberger, 2010). Documentary about heavy metal toxicity and its direct relationship with the current rise in neurological disorders.
Mar. 6: Surviving Progress (Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks, 2011). Documentary exploring whether contemporary global civilization is caught in a "progress trap" that, in his best-selling A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright argues destroyed past civilizations.
Mar. 13: Green Fire (Ann & Steve Dunsky and Dave Steinke, 2011). Documentary about the pioneering 20th-century conservationist Aldo Leopold.
Mar. 20: Tears of Gaza (Vibeke Lokkeberg, 2010). Documentary about the impact of contemporary warfare that follows 3 children though the 3-week 2008-2009 Gaza War and its aftermath.
Mar. 27: Bitter Pill (Vivek Palavali, 2012) Director Palavali, a Flint neurosurgeon, introduces his documentary (bitterpilldoc.com) about the deteriorating American health care system.
7 p.m., Elmo's Hideaway, lower level of Elmo's T-Shirts, 220 S. Main, Free. 662-5414. [map]
Amateur radio enthusiasts discuss the use of a band scope, a device that provides a visual display of the signals in a wide section of the radio frequency spectrum, allowing users to identify empty spots to make contacts.
7-9 p.m., WCC Room BE172, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. w8pgw.org. [map]
.Discussions and activities.
Mar. 13 (6 p.m.): Discussion of summer gardening and garden tour plans.
Apr. 17 (7 p.m.): A trip to Hilltop Greenhouse (8896 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor), where Hilltop co-owner Denise Prielipp discusses her plants and soils and previews her open house in May.
May 8 (6 p.m.): "Planting around the Depot Gardens." All invited to bring gardening tools to help club members plant flowers around the Chelsea Depot. Followed by pizza and socializing.
May 11 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): "Garage Sale." Club fundraiser. Drop off items to donate for the sale May 9, 5-7 p.m., or May 10, 3-7 p.m.
7 p.m., Chelsea Depot (unless otherwise noted), 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. Free. 634-1954. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of The Sentimentalists, Johanna Skibsrud's riveting debut novel, the story of a woman who attempts to discover the truth about the life of her father, a dying Vietnam veteran haunted by his wartime experiences.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
Has CANCER affected you or someone you love? What are you going to do about it? Come to the Relay for Life of Ann Arbor Kickoff Rally. Learn more about Ann Arbor's largest event to fight cancer and support and remember loved ones who have had the disease.
At the Kick-Off Rally you will be able to: learn More about Relay for Life, sign-up your team, purchase luminaries that will line the track during the event, register for the Survivor Ceremony & FREE brunch.
Relay for Life is a fun, team-based overnight walking event. Relay
for Life brings people together to CELEBRATE the lives of those who have battled cancer, REMEMBER loved ones we have lost, and empower individuals and communities to FIGHT BACK against this disease.
This year's Relay for Life will be held from 10 am Saturday, June 22 through 10am Sunday, June 23 at Washtenaw Community College.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. Free. 248.663.3481. Alex.Garnepudi@cancer.org reklayforlife.org
Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8. Mar. 13: Arcadia, Lauren Groff's highly praised novel that follows the fates of a boy born to hippies and the commune where he was raised. Apr. 10: Defending Jacob, William Landay's suspenseful novel about a respected district attorney whose son is charged with murder. May 8: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed's memoir about her adventurous solo hike on the PCT through California and Oregon.
7 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway": Ann Arbor District Library.< less
This 8-week series of concerts and films, a Tribeca Film Institute project being hosted at 50 sites around the country, kicks off tonight with a concert by world-renowned local blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun, an exuberant, powerful performer whose repertoire includes both boogie-woogie and blues classics and originals in the same mold. The series also features 5 more concerts (see Mar. 21 & 28 and Apr. 20, 22, & 30 listings), along with Wednesday night (Mar. 20-May 8 except Apr. 3) film screenings (see listings) followed by discussions led by U-M musicology professor Mark Clague. Clague is on hand tonight to introduce the series and show a preview montage of clips from films in the series. Ann Arbor 107one radio host Martin Bandyke is tonight's emcee.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
(Christopher Guest, 2000). Clever, very funny satire about dog lovers bound for a dog show. Followed by a talk by U-M biopsychology lecturer Camille Ward on the development of social behavior in dogs and human-canine communication.
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]
Talk by the prominent novelist, playwright, and actor Eric Bogosian.
7 p.m., UMMA Stern Auditorium. Free. 763-0622.
Talks are preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass). Mar. 13: Merilynne Rush on Green Burials. Apr. 10: Anne Ogren speaks about her experiences teaching music in Kenya. May 8: TBA.
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Free. 769-1052. [map]
Local home funeral educator Merilynne Rush discusses environmentally friendly burials. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck.
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange (enter at the back of the hall), 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 769-1052. [map]
Local debut of this Berlin-based high-energy string quartet, founded in 1989. The program is bookended by Mendelssohn's Quartet in D major and Quartet in F minor and pairs Bach preludes and fugues with Piazzola tangos that were originally written for a stage play.
7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $20-$42 in advance at ums.org & by phone, and at the door. 764-2538. [map]
EMU history professor emeritus Jiu-Hwa Upshur leads a discussion of Zbigniew Brzezinski's Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
Feb. 20: "The Big Parade" (King Vidor, 1925). Classic WWI film that blends spectacular, singularly credible battle scenes with an irresistibly charming romance between a young French woman (Renee Adoree) and the American soldier (John Gilbert) who, in one of the films's most famous scenes, teaches her how to chew gum. Also, film scholar Mary Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "A Mechanized Art for a Mechanized War: Glamor and Trauma in The Big Parade" and leads a discussion of the film.
Feb. 27: "Le Grande Illusion" (Jean Renoir, 1937). WWI film about 2 French soldiers who repeatedly attempt to escape a German POW camp until they're sent to an impenetrable fortress that seems impossible to escape. French, German, English, Russian; subtitles. Also, Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "Looking Forward by Looking Back, Part 1: Race and Class in Le Grande Illusion" and leads a discussion of the film.
Mar. 6: "The 49th Parallel" (Michael Powell, 1941). A WWII German U-boat, stranded in northern Canada, tries to escape to the still-neutral U.S. Also, Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "Invasion-Free since 1812: Walking with the Enemy and Talking Freedom in The 49th Parallel" and leads a discussion of the film.
Mar. 13: "The Deer Hunter" (Michael Cimino, 1978). 3 Pennsylvania factory workers end up in a Vietcong POW camp. Robert De Niro & Christopher Walken. Also, Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "Over Here Over There: Meanings of Survival in The Deer Hunter" and leads a discussion of the film.
Mar. 20: "Catch-22" (Mike Nichols, 1970). Film based on Joseph Heller's classic WWII black humor novel about a bombardier who tries to escape the insanity of the war. Also, Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "Looking Forward by Looking Back, Part 2: An Enemy for a New Age in Catch-22" and leads a discussion of the film.
7:30 p.m., Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron. Free. 764-3152. [map]
Reading by this Pulitzer Prize-winning New Jersey poet whose introspective works examine loneliness and human relationships with "language and form as clear and chilling as ice," according to a Booklist reviewer.
7:30 p.m., Concordia University Earhart Manor Ballroom, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [map]
An Austin-based pop-jazz singer-songwriter who is often compared to fellow Texan Norah Jones, Edmonson has released 2 critically acclaimed CDs that have been hits on the jazz charts, but her widest exposure came performing a duet with Lyle Lovett on "Baby, It's Cold Outside" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. "She's got an authentic, almost old-time jazz quality about her," says Lovett.
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]
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room (Mar. 6 & 27) & Michigan League Vandenberg Room (Mar. 13 & 20). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]