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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 9, 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. 

"Oh Baby! Navigating Life with Your New Baby": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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A baby class that you can attend with your baby! This is an 8-week baby class covering everything from feeding and sleeping, to changes in your relationship with your partner, and fun things to do with your new baby. The class is geared towards parents of 2-6 month old children who are looking for some further information on popular new-parent topics. The class is also meant to facilitate a "mom's group" type setting to help new parents meet others for support and friendship. Dad's are very welcome!
Tuesday mornings 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Instructor: Jane Glazer, RN
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $160. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

Why Do You Want to Work with Dangerous Scum?-OLLI (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Speakers: "Buzz" Alexander, Professor of English Language and Literature, U-M
and "Janie" Paul, Professor of Art and Social Work, U-M
We ask our university students this question at a retreat at the beginning of classes, We wish to talk in depth about this challenge and talk about what actually happens when our students go to their workshops in Detroit high schools, youth facilities, and prisons. We will speak about our pedagogy, the transformative experience most of our students have working in these institutions, mass incarceration and why and how it matters to all of us, specific individuals, and the Prison Creative Arts Project, which is entering its 24th year. We will show images from the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners and talk about this largest prison art exhibition in the world.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. (48103) Please car pool if possible. $45 for the 9-lecture series, $20 annual membership fee, (or $10 per lecture, payable at the door).. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme for a Walk on the Wild Side": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Club members and friends show photos that chronicle wildflowers they encountered over the course of a year while walking through local parks and nature areas.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [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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 1:15-2:45 p.m. 

Homer's Iliad-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This study group will do a close reading and discussion of "The Iliad", using the Robert Fagles translation. We will spend some time looking at the forms and devices of epic poetry, but our main focus will be on Homer's characters, and what they tell us about life, death, and war. Marilyn Scott was a lecturer in classics and great books at the University of Michigan and taught Latin and English literature at Community High School.
Class meets Tuesdays, April 9 - May 21.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $40. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

Lecture by Rip Rapson, President & CEO of the Kresge Foundation: University of Michigan Law School Environmental Law & Policy Program.

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Mr. Rapson will speak about "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Getting the Climate Question Right."
A reception will follow immediately after Mr. Rapson's talk.
Rip Rapson is president & CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a $3.1 billion private foundation based in metropolitan Detroit and founded by S.S. Kresge in 1924. An attorney and expert in urban policy, Rapson assumed leadership on July 1, 2006, and quickly initiated a multi-year transition to expand and recalibrate Kresge's grantmaking. Seven strategically focused programs - in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, and human services - seek to influence the quality of life for future generations by creating access and opportunity in underserved communities; improving the health of low-income people; supporting artist expression; increasing college achievement; assisting in the revitalization of Detroit; and advancing methods for dealing with climate change.
Hutchins Hall room 250, 625 S. State Street. Free. 734.764.4705. rickardj@umich.edu https://www.law.umich.edu/centersandprograms/environmentallaw/lecturesandforums/Pages/default.aspx [map]
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 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrödinger's Cat": U-M Physics Department Annual Ta-You Wu Lecture.

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2012 physics Nobel laureate David Wineland discusses the ways quantum mechanics could be used to increase computer-processing capacity.
4:15 p.m., U-M Business School Blau Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free. 764-4437. [map]
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 Evening time TBA  Free! 

"Marnie": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz and actress Tippi Hedren introduce this 1964 Alfred Hitchcock suspense film in which Hedren stars as a compulsive thief blackmailed by her boss (Sean Connery), who has fallen in love with her, into marrying him.
Evening time TBA, Michigan Theater. Free, but advance tickets (available beginning Mar. 26 at gofobo.com) required. 668-TIME. michtheater.org. [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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 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt: U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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This Indian multi-instrumentalist, foremost disciple of the renowned sitarist Ravi Shankar and creator of the Mohan veena (traditional Indian string instrument), performs electrifying Indian music. Accompanied by tabla player Subhen Chatterjee.
6-8:30 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room. Free. 615-4059. [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"50 Moving Forward": Ann Arbor YMCA.

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The Y's new senior program kicks off with a talk by Automobile Magazine editor Jean Jennings. Also, demos, healthy food, and prizes.
6-8 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 Eisenhower. Free. 996-9622. [map]
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 6:30-10 p.m. 

WCC: Sauteing 101 at Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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**This class is offered through Washtenaw Community College, but held at Ann Arbor Cooks. The format is exactly the same as all classes offered at Ann Arbor Cooks.**
Join us for an intensive look at this dry/high-heat, low-fat, quick-cooking method. You will get ample practice and once you've got it mastered, the sky's the limit for creativity in the kitchen! Come hungry! Full participation. Menu: shrimp scampi with linguine, rack of lamb with mustard and rosemary pan sauce, pan-roasted chicken au jus, and sauteed salmon with a gingered-carrot sauce. Register at www.wccnet.edu/lifelong-learning
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $85/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Skype": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff show how to use this popular video-conferencing program.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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 p.m.  Free! 

A. Van Jordan: Nicola's Books.

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This award-winning poet, a U-M creative writing professor and author of 3 acclaimed books, reads from The Cineaste, his new collection of poems that explore film, poetry, and the elusiveness of reverie. U-M English professor Laura Kasischke calls it "the announcement of an entirely new poetics…This work goes beyond memorable speech into an articulation of the spirit, the hunger, the enchantment and terror of a nation and a time." Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Discussions and activities.

June 11: "Tulip Tree Gardens Tour." Tour of this commercial gardening center at 15200 Roepke Rd. in Gregory.

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Various times & locations, Chelsea. Free (except as noted). 634-1954.
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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 Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny's classic sci-fi novel about Hindu gods who are really a starship crew that has developed superhuman powers via technology and over the course of many lifetimes they've experienced by transferring their minds to new cloned bodies.
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! 

Veg101: VegMichigan.

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Please join VegMichigan for this fun and informative cooking class. Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects of a plant based diet and taste samples of the prepared food. Our presenters will discuss how easy it can be to transform a standard meal into a delicious plant-based (no meat or dairy) option. Registration is required, either on line or at the Customer Service Desk (734) 997-7500. All food demos vary monthly. Address: 990 West Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor
Whole Foods, 990 West Eisenhower Parkway. Free. renee@vegmichigan.org www.vegmichigan.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Hands on Inside the Hive": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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A CSI-style look inside a dead hive to determine why it didn't make it through the winter. Also, a discussion of how to introduce packaged bees to a hive.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking). 660-8621. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Race and Religion": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with Church of the Good Shepherd minister Deborah Dean-Ware, Temple Beth Emeth rabbi Bob Levy, U-M Comprehensive Studies Program director and Native American studies lecturer Margaret Noori, and U-M Muslim Chaplain Mohammed Tayssir Safi.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Truth about Whole Grains": 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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 7-8:15 p.m. 

"Tibetan Singing Bowl Session": The Himalayan Bazaar.

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All invited to lie down on mats while Leah Mitchell plays Tibetan singing bowls, instruments whose music is said to restore harmony and balance.
7-8:15 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. $15; preregistration recommended. ofglobal@aol.com, 997-7229. [map]
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 7-8:15 p.m. 

"Vegan Breakfast and Brunch": VegMichigan.

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Cooking demo by VegMichigan representatives.
7-8:15 p.m., Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5. Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Apr. 9 & 16. Annual member projected image (Apr. 9) and print (Apr. 16) competitions.
7:30 p.m., Wines School auditorium, 1701 Newport. Free ($25 annual dues for those who join). 327-4781. [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! 

"American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Eric Rutkow's history of the relationship between Americans and trees.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Arts Chorale: U-M School of Music.

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Grad students conduct this ensemble of nonmusic majors in works TBA.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Jazz Combos: U-M School of Music.

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Apr. 8 & 9. Jazz and contemporary improvisation music students perform jazz standards and originals.
8 p.m., U-M Music School McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Joshua James: The Ark.

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Young Nebraska-bred singer-songwriter who writes songs that take on big themes and extreme emotions that he sings in an airy, insinuating whisper. "Alternately delicate, dreamy, and unsettling, James sings as if possessed and his winding songs follow suit," says American Songwriter in its review of his new CD, Down from the Top of Willamette Mountain. Opening act is Isaac Russell, a young folk-rock singer-songwriter from Provo whose songs court a Dylanesque glamor.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Oboe Studio Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Oboe students of professor Nancy Ambrose King perform works by Saint-Saens, Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, Dutilleux, Ravel, Martinu, and Dorati.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Music with Ann Arbor Connections": Ann Arbor Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity.

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Mu Phi Epsilon members and friends, both vocalists and instrumentalists, celebrate the 100th anniversary of the local chapter with a program highlighted by chapter member Kathryn Mueller's Grandma's Clock, a short choral setting of former chapter member Margaret Fox's poetry that was commissioned for the occasion. Also, former U-M performing arts & technology professor Henry Flurry's 3-song cycle setting of Riding Past Grief, local flutist Deborah Rebeck Ash's poems written in memory of her mother, and other works TBA. Followed by a reception. Refreshments.
8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Rd. Free will offering. 665-2008. [map]
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On April 6, 2013, anonymous wrote:
A 2nd celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the Ann Arbor Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon will be held on its actual date on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at a gala party at the Kensington Court Hotel, Ann Arbor. A music recital as well as special observations and reminisces will be a part of this special event. We hope many in the Ann Arbor community will wish to attend.




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