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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 2, 2013






 
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 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters: National Library of Medicine.

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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. thlibrary@umich.edu http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/digicolls/henkel/index.html [map]
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 9:30 & 10:30 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.  Free! 

"It's in the Bag: Creating a Babysitting Toolkit": Dexter District Library.

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All youth grades 6-12 invited to decorate and fill a tote bag with useful babysitting items, and learn helpful tips.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Make Way for Spring--School Break Getaway": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Apr. 1-5. For kids accompanied by a parent. Apr. 1: "Who Are You Fooling?" A Chance to make paper masks, play games, and find out which plants play tricks. Apr. 2: "Self-Guided Activity Day." Adventure backpacks provide kids with several ideas and materials for activities to do throughout the gardens. Apr. 3: "Sketchbook Detectives," a chance to sketch various plants and look for clues hidden throughout the conservatory. Apr. 4: "Is It Spring Yet?" A hike to look for signs of spring. Followed by hot cocoa and a chance to make a cocoa blend to take home. Apr. 5: "Windowsill Wonders," a chance to make a windowsill herb garden.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $5 (except Apr. 2, free). 647-7600. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Galactic Getaway": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Apr. 1-7. Hands-on activities for kids.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (except Sun., noon-4 p.m.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 11:30 a.m. 

Newcomers Coterie Club of Ann Arbor.

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AASF executive director Robb Woulfe discusses the upcoming 2013 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. 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. $17. Preregistration required via email to dududmom@aol.com. 369-4499. [map]
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 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Two different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & 1:30 p.m. both days) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Flight Adventures (Sat. 12:30 p.m & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly and learn about the history and future of human flight.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Jerome Rothenberg's Cruel Nirvanas: Outsiders and Ethnopoetics": U-M Library.

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Reading by poet and anthologist Rothenberg, an influential translator who was the first to translate Paul Celan's work into English.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-3166. [map]
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 Noon-2:30 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-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Abortion and the Global Battle for Gender Equality": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Talk by Barbara Crane, vice president of the advocacy organization Ipas.
Noon-1 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]
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 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Egypt: Challenges to Transition": U-M Center for International & Comparative Studies.

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Talk by American University in Cairo political science professor Ann Lesch.
Noon-1:30 p.m., Michigan League Michigan Room. Free. 763-9200. [map]
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 2, 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Love and Honor": Michigan Theater.

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(Danny Mooney, 2013). When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his girlfriend, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL to get her back.
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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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Baffling Bill": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local magician Bill Schulert presents a magic show with lots of audience participation for preschoolers through 5th graders.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Point Your Face at This: Drawings": Barnes & Noble.

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The offbeat stand-up comic Demetri Martin, a former Daily Show correspondent and author of the bestselling This Is a Book, discusses his new collection of comic drawings and visual jokes. Signing.
2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1816. [map]
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 2:15, 5:15, & 8:15 p.m. 

"West of Memphis": Michigan Theater.

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(Amy Berg, 2012). Documentary about the West Memphis Three, a group of teenagers who, in 1994, were arrested and convicted of murdering 3 8-year-old kids.
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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 4 p.m. 

U-M Baseball vs. Bowling Green.

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4 p.m., Ray Fisher Stadium. $5 (youths age 12 & under, $3; U-M students, free). 764-0247.
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday LEGO Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids age 4 and up invited to make LEGO creations.
4 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Darius Milhaud and His Music: From Provence to the World": UMMA.

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(Cecile-Clairval Milhaud, 2010). Documentary about the 20th century composer whose pioneering work gave rise to impassioned controversy.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Digital Music Ensemble with Elliot Sharp: U-M School of Music.

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Stephen Rush directs this music student ensemble, joined by composer Elliot Sharp, in an Internet concert, with remote performances by guest artists. The program is a score by U-M grad student Carolina Heredia.
7 p.m., Duderstadt Center Design Lab 1, north campus. Free. 764-0594.
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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 p.m.  Free! 

"Bats of the World": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from the Cranbrook Institute Organization for Bat Conservation display live bats from around the world and present a multimedia show about bats and how they live. Aimed at adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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 Posar Desnuda en la Habana, Wendy Guerra's fictionalized account of Anais Nin's brief sojourn in her parents' beloved city.
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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 9-10:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Viewing Night": U-M Detroit Observatory.

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Apr. 2, 15, & 30. All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather, so check dept.astro.lsa.umich.edu/detroit.php to see if the event has been canceled due to weather conditions.
Late evening time TBA, U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 763-3482. [map]
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