The Huron River Watershed Council is offering rain barrels at a discounted rate! Save money now and later on your water bill!
Go on line to www.hrwc.org/rainbarrels for the promo code. Then shop for and order your barrel at www.greatlakesrainbarrel.com by May 13, 2013. Pick up is Saturday, May 18, 2013 9am-2pm at the Washtenaw County Road Commission
Washtenaw County Road Commission, 555 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor. $75 & $85.. 734-769-5123. hrwc.org [map]
Great Networking Opportunity! Come meet and hear from members about their businesses and about what is going on in our community.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $15 (members, $12). 734-429-4494. email@example.com www.salinechamber.org [map]
The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters features the National Library of Medicine's collection of the family correspondence of a remarkable family of doctors in 19th century Virginia. The letters document the working lives of the Henkel physicians as they share medical cases, professional rivalries and the experience of the Civil War.
Taubman Health Sciences Library, 1135 Catherine St. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/digicolls/henkel/index.html [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]
Every Tues. when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:45-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $15 for the year. 665-0105. [map]
Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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]
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]
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. email@example.com westpresa2.org [map]
Every Mon.-Thurs., Mar. 25-May 16. Includes toddler story time (Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.) for ages 18 mo.-3 years, preschool story time (Mon. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m. and Tues. 1 p.m.) for ages 3-5, and a combined toddler/preschool story time (Wed. 11:30 a.m.).
Various times, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required beginning Mar. 11. 426-4477. [map]
(Christian Petzold). Drama set in 1980s East Germany about a doctor who's banished to a small country hospital after applying for an exit visa. German, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
(Katie Dellamaggiore, 2012). Documentary about a junior high school champion chess team.
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]
Mar. 20: Columbia University history and sociomedical sciences professor Samuel Roberts on "A Political History of Heroin Addiction: Race, Crime, and the Fractured Liberalism of Methadone Maintenance and Harm Reduction in New York City, 1963-1973." Mar. 26: DePaul University public policy studies professor Fassil Demissie on "Remaking Space for Neoliberal Urbanism: Dispossession Through Urban Renewal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia."
4 p.m., 4701 Haven Hall, 505 S. State. Free. 764-5513. [map]
Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.
Jan. 9: U-M sociology professor Geneviève Zubrzycki discusses "'With One Color, We Cannot See': Building Pluralism through Jewishness in Contemporary Poland."
Jan. 23: Georgetown University history professor Mustafa Aksakal discusses "A Global Islamic Revolution? The Jihad Declaration of November 1914 Reconsidered."
Feb. 20: Manhattan Community College political science professor Peter Bratsis discusses "Civilization Gone Awry: Culture, Capitalism, and Conflict in Contemporary Europe."
4 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 647-2743. [map]
New School for Social Research anthropology professor Miriam Ticktin discusses contemporary transnational discussions of sexual violence and suggests these discussions can be divided into two kinds: one is used to distinguish between different kinds of people, the other to distinguish between different kinds of politics.
4-5:30 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]
Reading by this Temple University creative writing professor, a Nebula- and Hugo-winning sci-fi writer best known for his 1960s novels Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection.
5-6:30 p.m., EMU Roosevelt Auditorium, W. Forest at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-1310.
Whittemore Lecture on Landscape Architecture delivered by Laurie Olin: U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment.more >
Whittemore Lecture on Landscape Architecture delivered by Laurie Olin: U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment.< less
Laurie Olin, founding partner of the landscape architecture and urban design firm OLIN, delivers this year's Whittemore Lecture on Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater. The title of his lecture is "Sustainable Cities: New Name, Old Topic."
His firm received the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Design in 2008, and in 2010 was on the winning team in the competition to design the new United States Embassy in London with architects KieranTimberlake.
He is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, an American Academy of Rome Fellow, an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the 1999 Wyck-Strickland Award recipient, and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Rackham Amphitheater, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734.936.2447. firstname.lastname@example.org http://snre.umich.edu/news/01-24-2013/olin_delivers_whittemore_lecture_on_landscape_architecture_march_26 [map]
This Cuban artist is joined by U-M American culture and women's studies professor Larry La Fountain-Stokes in a discussion of her wide-ranging work in visual and performance art of the past 3 decades that explores the legacy of the African diaspora across the Atlantic.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
All invite for a secular seder, written by JCS members, focusing on the human struggle for freedom throughout time. Vegetarian dinner.
6-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $15 (family of four, $40). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org 975-9872. [map]
Did you know that there are actual health benefits to cooking in cast iron? Have you ever wondered how to use that old pan you've 'inherited'? Or have you been thinking about buying a cast iron pan or Dutch oven, but not sure where to begin? In this class we will use all different kinds of cast iron pots and pans to make all of the items on our menu. We will also talk about the proper care for cast iron - and just how easy that is! Menu: Seasonal Frittata; Michigan Beer Stew; Pan-Fried Potatoes; Apple Crisp. 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]
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]
An award winning journalist and former Washington Post reporter, Patrice Gaines works to empower girls and young women at risk, drawing from the heart of her experiences on the streets and in prison. She is the co-founder of Brown Angel Center, seeking to provide formerly incarcerated women and their families with the tools to renew their lives. Gaines is author of "Laughing in the Dark" and "Moments of Grace: Meeting the Challenge to Change.
-Sponsored by the Graduate School and Women's and Gender Studies
EMU Student Center Auditorium, 900 Oakwood St Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Free. email@example.com www.emich.edu/womenshistorymonth/ [map]
Mar. 19-21 & 26; May 1, 20, & 22. Performances by various student ensembles.
Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert.
Mar. 20 & 21 (time TBA): District Choir Festival.
Mar. 26: Jazz Band.
May 1: Concerto Concert.
May 20: Band & Orchestra.
Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert.
See also May 17 Company C and Mar. 27 & Apr. 27 fundraiser listings.
7 p.m. (except as noted), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]
"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Book Group.more >
"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Book Group.< less
All invited to join a discussion of chapters 5 and 6 of Michelle Alexander's influential new study, the 2012 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads selection.
7-9 p.m., St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 1679 Broadway. Free. Child care available with advance notice. 663-1870. [map]
Lecture by Dr. Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM. When all else has failed - what does work when confronted with a loved one's addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person's recovery process? These and other questions will be addressed in order to assist participants to find effective methods to successfully support another person's recovery, avoid enabling another person's addiction, and maintain their own health and well-being. Free CE for addiction professionals is offerred. Dawn Farm is a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
Distinguished Javanese dancer, musician, and composer Anon Suneko leads the U-M Gamelan Ensemble and student dancers in a traditional Javanese program that depicts ancient epic tales.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0352. [map]