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]
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 Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, & Sept.-Nov) & 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 663-5060.
Every Mon. (except May 13 & 20), Apr. 8-June. 7. Yoga For Mamas is a hatha postnatal and prenatal yoga class honoring mothers and babies during the childbearing year. Practicing yoga during this time can help to relax the mind, strengthen the body, alleviate discomfort and support the growing bond between a mother and her baby. Gentle yoga poses combined with breath are taught to bring awareness to the changes in the body that occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Class is held in a warm, supportive space with an emphasis on celebrating the journey to mothering! Prenatal mamas and mamas and babies 12 months and younger are welcome.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $18 (7-week pass, $110; 14-week pass, $190). 734-769-6100. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Donald Schweim, a community gardener with 20+ years of gardening experience, will try his best to answer all of your organic gardening questions! Special emphasis will be on how to adapt gardening techniques to make them accessible!
Interested gardeners will learn about companion planting, organic pest control, fertilizer and more! Participants can also suggest subjects that they are interested in learning more about. All ages and abilities are welcome!
DATES AND TIMES
Mondays: March 25th, April 8th, April 29th, May 13th, June 3rd, from 1-2:30 pm.
There is a $4.00 registration fee for the series of classes. Limited need based scholarships, are available.
Please register for the class by contacting Ava at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 734-971-0277 x-55. Interested participants MUST register by March 20th!
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. Donation. $4. (734) 971-0277 ext. 55. email@example.com [map]
Remembering Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012)-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).more >
Remembering Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012)-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).< less
We will read "This I Believe, An A to Z of a Life" (2005) by Carlos Fuentes, a prominent Mexican intellectual, novelist, essayist, diplomat and scholar. In this, his most personal work, Mr. Fuentes offers wisdom and maturity by writing on a variety of topics that few can address with similar brightness. A close reading will certainly lead us to animated conversations about the many topics he addresses. Instructor: Eliana Moya-Raggio.
Class meets Mondays, April 8 - May 20.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $40. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
(Neil Barsky, 2012). Documentary about Ed Koch, the recently deceased former mayor of New York City.
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]
"Africa under Rome: Relationships, Identities and Cultural Trajectories": U-M Classical Studies Department Jerome Lecture Series.more >
"Africa under Rome: Relationships, Identities and Cultural Trajectories": U-M Classical Studies Department Jerome Lecture Series.< less
A series of talks by University of Leicester Roman archaeology professor David Mattingly. Reception follows the final lecture.
Apr. 8: "Cultural Encounters in 1st Millennium BC Africa: Romans, Libyphoenicians and Libyans."
Apr. 10: "Pacifying, Protecting, Policing, Posturing? The Military Community in Roman Africa."
Apr. 15: "A World of Difference: Rural Communities in Africa under Rome."
Apr. 17: "Africa in the Roman Empire: Urban Identities and Urban Trajectories."
4 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall (Apr. 8 & 15) & Great Lakes South (Apr. 10 & 17), 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-0360. [map]
Lecture by University of Leeds Italian professor Alan O'Leary. Q&A. Reception follows.
4 p.m., 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 764-5344. [map]
Professor Alan O'Leary from the University of Leeds (UK) will give a talk about Italian cinema at the University of Michigan.
During his presentation, "Terrorism and the 'Years of Lead' in Italian Film", Professor O'Leary will discuss how Italian cinema has depicted terrorism, particularly the problematic "Years of Lead". Professor O'Leary's presentation will begin at 4:00PM in 2435 North Quad and will be followed by a Q&A session and reception.
Professor O'Leary is currently Associate Professor in Italian at the University of Leeds, where he teaches Italian cinema and cultural studies. Professor O'Leary is widely known for his research on terrorism and its relationship to Italian media in general. He has written extensively on this topic, and his works includes a monograph called Tragedia all'Italiana: Italian Cinema and Italian Terrorisms, 1970-2010 (Peter Lang, 2011).
Location Name: 2435 North Quad
Street Address: 105 S State St
Community: Ann Arbor
Phone: (734) 764-0206
Dates and Times:
* 4-8-2013 4:00 p. m.
Recital and master class by this University of Illinois horn professor and former St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Canadian Brass hornist. The program includes works from his new CD, Dialogues en Francais.
4:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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Get Fit Ann Arbor, 3830 Packard Rd, Suite 150, Ann Arbor, MI. $35. 240.388.2537. email@example.com nutritionbychoice.com [map]
Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Mar., 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]
This class is to help you out of your unhealthy lunchtime rut. We're all pressed for time these days, and unfortunately, our meals are sometimes the first things we sacrifice! As a passion of hers, Sonia will give you infinite ideas for how you can make healthy 'grab and go' lunches on the weekend to enjoy for a whole week. And the best part? These lunches can be for everyone in the family! Full participation. Menu: Colorful Vegetable Mixed Shaker Salads; Homemade Energy Bars; Fresh Fruit and Greek Yogurt Parfaits; Pasta in a Jar; Chicken with Quinoa Avocado Pesto. 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 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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.peachyfitness.com [map]
(Gus Van Sant, 2005). Portrait of a grunge rocker a few days before his death, inspired by the life story of Kurt Cobain. Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento.
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]
Discussion of several books in different mystery series.
Aug. 12: Swedish writer Lars Keppler's Joona Linda mysteries.
Sept. 9: Lynda LaPlante mysteries.
Oct. 14: D.E. Johnson's Detroit Electric Car mysteries.
Nov. 11: Alex Grecian's Inspector Day mysteries.
Jan. 13: Maureen Jennings Murdoch mysteries.
Feb. 10: Selected Elmore Leonard mysteries set in Detroit, including Split Images, Freaky Deaky, Out of Sight, 52 Pickup, City Primeval, and Killshot.
Mar. 10: Elizabeth Peters' Jacqueline Kirby mysteries.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]
Talk by award-winning batik artist Elizabeth Abeel. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 665-0703. [map]
Talk by club member Bill Cottrell.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]
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]
Acoustic performance by the celebrated trio of Texas singer-songwriters Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock, who broke up in the mid-70s before reuniting at the beginning of the 90s. Their sole early recording, More a Legend than a Band, unreleased until 1990, featured a blend of tough-minded, wild-mannered lyricism and country-folk elegance that established the standard and opened a future for the motley splendor we know as alt-country. Each member is an exceptional songwriter in his own right, but the secret of the band's appeal is in the serendipitous chemistry that unites 3 very different voices and sensibilities--Gilmore's folk-country Zen, Ely's punk honky-tonk, and Hancock's Dylanesque balladry. The Flatlanders have released 3 excellent CDs since their reunion, including the recent Hills & Valleys. Opening act is Joe Pug, a highly regarded young Chicago-based singer-songwriter whose music draws on a variety of influences from a young Dylan and John Prine to the late alt-country songwriter Walter Hyatt.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $35 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Apr. 8 & 16. U-M music professor Christopher Harding directs U-M music students in an informal concert of classical music TBA. Proceeds benefit a local charity.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free; donations accepted. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]