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Wednesday, April 17, 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 a.m. 

Medical Terminology & Body Systems - April 3 - June 5, 2013: UMHS Interpreter Services.

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Mastering complex medical terms can be hard. UMHS Interpreter Services' Medical Terminology and Body Systems course makes it easier.
This 40-hour course is ideal for medical interpreters, medical professionals, and anyone interested in learning the basics of medical science. The course teaches the Word Building Technique, which helps you decipher medical terms by dividing them into three basic parts: the prefix, root and suffix. By learning common prefixes, suffixes, and root words, you can easily make sense of even the most complex terms. It's a quick, efficient and amazingly easy way to learn medical terminology.
Medical Terminology and Body Systems is open to everyone. It is language neutral, and all materials and instructions are presented in English. If you're a medical interpreter, the course is an ideal way to prepare for the National Certification exam and/ or to earn continuing education hours.
UMHS Interpreter Services, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A4. $280. 734-936-7021. EducationDivision@med.umich.edu http://umiservices.osoutfitters.com/interpreter/ [map]
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 9:30 a.m. & 1 p.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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 9:45-11:15 a.m. 

Conversational French Class: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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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. pssimmons@a2gov.org www.a2gov.org/seniors [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Jewish Heroes and Heroines: Simon Wiesenthal": Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society Sunday Schmooze.

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JCS member Larry Kuperman tells the story of this Austrian Holocaust survivor, humanitarian, and Nazi hunter.
10 a.m.-noon, Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free. 975-9872. [map]
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 10:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Global Gender Justice: Violence Against Women-Whose Responsibility?": U-M Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine 3rd Annual Bishop Lecture.

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Talk by Albert Einstein College of Medicine epidemiology and population health professor Ruth Macklin. Part of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine Research Colloquium.
10:45 a.m., Alumni Center Founders Room, 200 Fletcher St. Free, but preregistration requested cbssm.org. 615-8377. [map]
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 11:30 a.m. 

John Beilein: Ann Arbor City Club Lunch & Learn.

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This U-M men's basketball head coach discusses the athletic program's core values. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m., AACC, 1830 Washtenaw. $25. Reservations required by Apr. 12. 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Inbound Marketing - Derek Mehraban: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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Do you want more qualified leads from your company website? Are you trying to grow your email marketing list? Looking for ways to engage your customers and build deeper relationships?
Attend LA2M on Wednesday, April 17 to hear Ingenex Digital Marketing CEO and LA2M Founder, Derek Mehraban speak on Inbound Marketing.
His agency Ingenex has had successfully used inbound marketing to increase sales for its clients over the last 7 years. On April 17 at LA2M you will learn how you can use Inbound Marketing to grow your company and get more leads.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]
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 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"The Ghost Hunters of Southeastern Michigan": Kempf House Museum.

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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]
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 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369- 3107. [map]
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 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

César: a French-language film: Ann Arbor Senior Center Foreign Language event.

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César (1936) is the final film in Marcel Pagnol's Marseille trilogy. César tells a story of family ties-first suppressed, then revealed-and how family members finally transcend falsehoods and deepen their relationships with each other.
Pagnol was an acute observer of social rituals, especially in lower class provincial life. His work is respected for its exploration of human bonds and their renewal.
An Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Free. 734.794.6250. [map]
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 12:30-2 p.m. 

Intermediate French Class: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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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. pssimmons@a2gov.org www.a2gov.org [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"33 Variations": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Mar. 28-June 1. See review. Guy Sanville directs Moisés Kaufman's drama that shifts between Beethoven in 19th-century Austria, obsessing over a commission he can't complete, and a present-day musicologist who struggles to understand both her daughter and the mystery behind Beethoven's oft overlooked Diabelli Variations. Cast: Michelle Mountain, Melanie Reihing, Michael Brian Ogden, Richard McWilliams, David Bendena, Daniel Britt, Rhiannon Ragland.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed., Sat., & May 30), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Mar. 28-Apr. 4 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Apr. 4: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"The Art of the Holocaust": Jewish Community Center.

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Talk by Holocaust survivor Miriam Brysk, a local photographer and mixed-media artist.
3 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free. 975-9872. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Africa under Rome: Relationships, Identities and Cultural Trajectories": U-M Classical Studies Department Jerome Lecture Series.

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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."

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4 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall (Apr. 8 & 15) & Great Lakes South (Apr. 10 & 17), 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-0360. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Crafty Readers Book Discussion Group": Dexter District Library.

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All kids in grades 2 & 3 invited to discuss books in David Adler's Cam Jansen series. Followed by a hands-on craft activity.
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 4:30, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"The Sapphires": Michigan Theater.

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(Wayne Blair, 2012). Biopic about 4 indigenous Australian women who are discovered by a talent scout and travel to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for the troops.
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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 5 p.m.  Free! 

"The Cosmic Cup in Medieval and Later Persian Art": U-M Art History Department.

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Talk by Islamic art expert Marianna Shreve Simpson.
5 p.m., 180 Tappan Hall, 855 South University. Free. 764-5400. [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ele's Place "Tour of the Heart": Ele's Place.

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Join us for one hour non-denominaltion Ele's Place "Tour of the Heart" to learn first-hand how our weekly activity based peer support groups for grieving children,teens and families help to heal broken hearts. To register for the Tour, to inquire about Traveling Tour of the Heart to bring to your place of education, work, worship or fellowship, or for further information or questions about our resources and services, please email: ggreenspan@elesplace. org or call: 734 929-6640
Firstr Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734 929-6640. ggreenspan@elesplace.org www.elesplace.org [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

U-M Baseball vs. EMU.

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6 p.m., Ray Fisher Stadium. $5 (youths age 12 & under, $3; U-M students, free). 764-0247.
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

24Fit Camp: A2 Turbos.

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Kicking off our FREE spring fitness challenge. This is a 4-week fitness challenge that includes 12 smart strength/cardio trainings, 2 fitness evaluations (beginning and end), 1 extreme challenge and loads of fun! All fitness levels welcome. Register online by April 8 (spaces are limited) at 24fitcamp.tumblr.com
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 202-570-4013. laurarpasek@gmail.com http://24fitcamp.tumblr.com/ [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Bingo: Saline American Legion.

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Prizes.
6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. $1 for hard cards (book of 10 games, $7). 429-7310. [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Ambulance Behind the Scenes.

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HVA Behind the Scenes offers insider's view of EMS

Interested in a behind the scenes look at Huron Valley Ambulance? If so, register for HVA Behind the Scenes, a free interactive 6-week program where participants explore what it takes to provide quality emergency medical services to HVA's multi-county service area.

HVA Behind the Scenes participants learn how 9-1-1 medical calls are dispatched, train in the latest first aid and CPR techniques, and visit Pittsfield Public Safety for an up close look at fire and police operations. Additional HVA Behind the Scenes activities include:
• a tour of the HVA facility, including the 9-1-1 Communication Center
• training for American Heart Association Heartsaver and First Aid Certifications
• demonstrations of the life-saving skills HVA paramedics use in emergencies
HVA Behind the Scenes runs for six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting April 3 through May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at HVA's headquarters located at 1200 State
HVA Headquarters, 1200 State Circle. Free. (734) 477-6781. jtrojan@emergenthealth.org hva.org [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

One FREE Ladies Only Zumba Class (new clients): Peachy Fitness.

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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. info@peachyfitness.com www.peachyfitness.com [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. (except Apr. 3), Mar. 20-May 8.

A weekly series of film screenings, followed by discussion led by U-M musicology professor Mark Clague. Part of a Tribeca Film Institute project (see March 13 listing).

Mar. 20: Feels Like Going Home, the 1st episode of the 2004 Emmy-winning series Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues, and a 17-minute segment from Say Amen, Somebody (George T. Nierenberg) featuring gospel pioneers Thomas A. Dorsey, Willie Mae Ford Smith, and Sallie Martin.

Mar. 27: Syncopated City (1919-1933), the 2nd episode of the award-winning TV series Broadway: The American Musical (Michael Kantor, 2004). 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Apr. 10: Swing: The Velocity of Celebration, the 6th episode of Ken Burns 2001 PBS series Jazz. Also, International Sweethearts of Rhythm (Greta Schiller & Andrea Weiss, 1986), an award-winning documentary about the little-known story of a multiracial all-women swing band that became a sensation in the 1940s.

Apr. 17: High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (Rachel Liebling, 1994), a documentary about the history of bluegrass featuring Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin, Earl Scruggs, and other bluegrass pioneers.

Apr. 24: Plugging In (1995), the 4th episode of the Emmy-nominated series The History of Rock n Roll. It covers developments from Dylan's legendary electric debut at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival to the first major American performances by Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, and the Who at the 1975 Monterey Pop Festival.

May 1: Latin Music USA, Episode One: Bridges (Daniel McCabe, 2009), an exploration of the development of Afro Cuban jazz and mambo in New York City dance halls and nightclubs, and an excerpt from From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale (Henry Chalfant, 2006) that explores the origins of hip-hop as a conscious alternative to gang culture.

May 8: A Space for Music, a Seat for Everyone: 100 Years of UMS Performance in Hill Auditorium (Sophia Cruz & Anna Prushinskaya, 2013), a new documentary that draws on concert recordings, news articles, and anecdotal interviews.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nail Painting Spa Party": Chelsea District Library.

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Gemini Salon and Day Spa staffers Tara Stephens and Aubrey Gabury show teens the secrets of a perfect manicure.
6:30-8:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Alexander McCall Smith: Nicola's Books.

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This best-selling writer, author of the internationally acclaimed Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series, discusses his work.
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.

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.

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7 p.m., Chelsea Depot (unless otherwise noted), 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. Free. 634-1954. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Feb. 21: River Raisin Ragtime Revue Back Row. Dixieland jazz by this ensemble from the popular local ragtime band.

Mar. 20: Royal Garden Trio. Local trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club-style gypsy jazz. With cellist Michael Karoub and clarinetist and tenor guitarist Tom Bogardus.

Apr. 17: "Tribute to Benny Goodman." Local Benny Goodman tribute quartet led by clarinetist Dave Bennett. This show is held at the Washington Street Education Center (500 Washington), and tickets are not required.

May 15: Motor City Brass Quintet. This highly regarded Detroit ensemble performs a wide array of music, from classical to Americana and ragtime.

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7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room (except as noted), 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets (available at the Chelsea Senior Center) required. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Behind the Scenes in Baseball": Saline District Library.

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U-M librarian and former National Baseball Hall of Fame employee Corey Seeman talks about what happens during Induction Weekend.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Stenciled Tote Bags": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to stencil up a plain tote bag any way you like. Materials provided.
7-8 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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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat, Thomas McNamee's biography of Craig Claiborne, the late-1950s New York Times food editor who helped shape what Americans think of as fine dining.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Noa: Jewish Federation of Ann Arbor Celebrate Israel 65th Birthday Concert.

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Performance by this Israeli pop singer whose music blends the style of 60s singer-songwriter pop with elements of jazz and the traditions of her Jewish Yemenite heritage. Her performance tonight showcases selections from her latest CD, The Israeli Songbook, a collection of classic Hebrew songs. She is accompanied by her longtime musical director, guitarist Gil Dor, along with percussionist Gadi Seri and the Yoed Nir String Quartet.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. $36-$65 (students & kids, $12) in advance and at the door. 677-0100. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m. 

"(un)Corked Wine Tasting with Marimar Estate": Produce Station.

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Marimar Estate (California) national sales manager Robert Salz leads tastings of 7 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines which have recently received praise from critics. With cheese pairings. Note: These events always sell out.
7:30-9 p.m., Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. $20. localwineevents.com/events/detail/467029. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A River of Birds: Exploring the Detroit River": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Slide-illustrated talk by Dave Stimac, a professional photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Books, Bird Watcher's Digest, and Living Bird.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 677-3275. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Comas: The Ark.

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Traditional Irish music by the all-star quartet of fiddler Aidan Burke, flutist and uilleann piper Isaac Alderson, guitarist Philip Masure, and percussionist Jackie Moran.
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. 

Holly Near: The Ark.

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Rare club appearance by one of the best-known and most widely appreciated of the feminist singer-songwriters. Near sings in a rich, controlled soprano and with a commanding presence that recalls Joan Baez at her peak. Her feminism is the cornerstone of a wide-ranging social and political intelligence, and her provocative lyrics also usually display an engagingly unpredictable humor. Her new record, Peace Becomes You, is a 2-CD collection that includes a dozen originals and an eclectic array of covers by everyone from Bernice Reagon and Ferron to Ce Lo Green and Keb' Mo', along with Irving Berlin, Jacques Brel, and Lerner & Loewe standards. Tonight she is backed by a band.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $25 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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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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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. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Room (Apr. 3) & Michigan Union Pendleton Room (Apr. 10, 17, & 24). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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