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 Thurs., Apr. 4-May 23, and Apr. 6, 14, 20, & 28 and May 18. All invited to join club members for a walk through the Arb to look for resident birds and early migrants, which begin arriving in earnest toward the end of April.
8-11 a.m., meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes. Free. 994-3569.
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]
Yoga class--Yoga for facial glow, mental peace and better sleep: Ramesh Narula / Ann Arbor Senior Center.more >
Yoga class--Yoga for facial glow, mental peace and better sleep: Ramesh Narula / Ann Arbor Senior Center.< less
In these Thursday morning sessions, you will learn a practice somewhat similar to Chinese acupressure but which also draws on the wisdom of ancient yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. You can decide what would be of the most benefit to you, whether weekly sessions or a class now and then. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a cushion and a blanket. Instructor Ramesh Narula has been practicing yoga and meditation for 58 years and has facilitated workshops in 12 countries. The class is free; a donation to the Ann Arbor Senior Center is welcome.
An Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Free. (734) 794-6250. [map]
Apr. 25-28. This award-winning local children's theater presents Jeff Duncan's adaptation of E. B. White's beloved tale of a friendship between the young pig Wilbur and the remarkable spider who helps him win a blue ribbon at the fair and saves his life. Appropriate for kids in grades K-5. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Note: the Apr. 25 & 26 performances are sold out.
10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Apr. 25 & 26) & 2 p.m. (Apr. 27 & 28), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $15 (kids & seniors, $10; lap pass for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance and at the door. 995-0530. [map]
Every Thurs. Apr. 11-May 16. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers.
Apr. 11: U-M Museum of Anthropology associate curator Richard Redding on "The History of Food."
Apr. 18: U-M ecology & evolutionary biology professor Catherine Badgley on "Feeding a Hungry Planet: Crisis and Opportunity."
Apr. 25: MSU sociology professor Lawrence Busch on "Examining the Food Chain."
May 2: U-M ecology & evolutionary biology professor emeritus Gerald Smith on "The Fisheries Crisis and Its Impact on the World Food System."
May 9: MSU biosystems engineering professor Bradley Marks on "Food Safety: Whose Job Is It?"
May 16: Food Gatherers president Eileen Spring and Slow Food Huron Valley president Kim Bayer on "Good Food for All: Community Food Security in Washtenaw County."
10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture at the door. 998-9351. [map]
Every Thurs. Beginner-friendly slow-paced ride, 10-15 miles, around Ann Arbor neighborhoods to explore the delights of local gardens, parks, and cafes.
10 a.m., meet at Gallup Park Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). Free. 971-5763, 663-5060. [map]
Every Thurs. Apr. 4: U-M string instrument grad students. Apr. 11: U-M freshman touring dance company. Apr. 18: Baroque chamber music by flutist Hannah Weiss and harpsichordist Francis Yun. Apr. 25: Cellochan cello recital.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
What is Digital Storytelling?
Digital Storytelling is the art of telling a personal or fictional story using digital media. These stories are great for using on personal blogs, Facebook pages, at special events or just for sharing with friends and family. We will be using a free online software called Animoto for class.
For More Information contact Melissa at (734)971-0277 x27 or email@example.com with questions or to
Space is LIMITED! Please register by Monday, April 1st!
Fee: $4.00 for all four weeks. Scholarships available to those who qualify.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. $4. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com www.annarborcil.org [map]
USA Today Baseball Weekly founder Tim Wendel discusses his 2012 book about the remarkable 1968 baseball season that played out against the backdrop of political upheaval in the wake of the Detroit riots and MLK's assassination. Ken Burns says, "Wendel gets to the heart of this game and the complicated republic it so precisely mirrors."
4-6 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-3166. [map]
Spring training sessions for U19, U16, U14, & U12 field hockey players.
U19 & U16 6-7:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays April 23-May 23.
U14 & U12 6-7 pm on Tuesdays April 23-May 23.
Pre-registation fee are cheaper than drop in rates. Space is limited. Please see our website for more details.
University of Michigan Ocker Field, 1202 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $35-$40. 5704284171. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ferdelancehc.com [map]
All singles and couples in their 20s and 30s invited to discuss Torah passages.
6 p.m., Blue Tractor, 207 E. Washington. Free admission (buy your own beer). 665-4744. [map]
Washtenaw County Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care meeting: Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care.more >
Washtenaw County Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care meeting: Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care.< less
Anyone interested in making a difference for youth and families in foster care are welcome to join us for education, networking and refreshments.
WHAT IS THE FAITH COMMUNITIES COALITION ON FOSTER CARE?
The Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care is a growing grass roots collaboration that provides a catalyst to educate and motivate congregations to engage in at least one project that will support the foster children, foster families and aging out youth in Michigan.
First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti, 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 497-7396. email@example.com [map]
Entrepreneurs + True Stories + Competition = Entre-SLAM
What's Your Story?
Register now for Entre-SLAM, the best outta' the box entrepreneurial entertainment this side of the Milky Way. It's a storytelling competition and so much more. This month we're proud to present the divine Miss Abigail Stauffer, singer/songwriter extraordinaire. So bring a friend, a story, and two open ears!
Thursday, April 25th, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm
LIVE Ann Arbor on the corner of First St. and Huron (link to map on website)
Theme: "Do Over"
Pre-order dinner from Zingerman's menu on our website
$10 pre-paid entry fee
REGISTER ONLINE: www.entreslam.com
LIVE Ann Arbor, 102 S. First St. $10. 734-276-2736. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.entreslam.com [map]
7:00 PM - Jeff Hampton "Saving the Earth, One Bite at a Time"; Workantile, 118 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Come and see this entertaining, lively, and engaging presentation about how you can change your life and save the planet, one bite at a time!
Workantile, 118 S. Main Street. Free. email@example.com www.annarborvegweek.org [map]
Mechanical engineer Jeff Hampton discusses the detrimental impact of animal agriculture on the environment and the ways a plant-based diet can offer a counterbalance.
7 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. Free. annarborvegweek.org. [map]
Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
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]
Connecticut College government professor Mary Anne Borrelli discusses the ways the role of First Lady has changed since Hoover's presidency. Reception follows.
7:30 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 25-June 2. Carla Milarch directs the Michigan premiere of Katori Hall's 2010 Olivier Award-winning drama, set in Martin Luther King's Memphis hotel on the eve of his assassination, about the relationship that develops between King and a talkative motel maid who shows up on his doorstep and begins to challenge the efficacy of his leadership. Stars Brian Marable and Carollette Phillips.
The May 19 performance is preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a "Cultural Conversation" ($10; reservations suggested) hosted by Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch with the director, designers, and cast.
The June 2 performance is followed by a talk by veteran local storyteller LaRon Williams, a specialist in African and African American folktales, on how the play's complex characters and unusual plot devices affect the depiction of MLK's last night.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (May 11 & 25), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Apr. 25), $22 (Apr. 26 & 28 & May 2), and $30 (Apr. 27). May 3 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After May 3: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
Screening of The Love of Beer, Allison Grayson's 2011 documentary about women beer brewers. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
8 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. $5. 975-4500. [map]
Boston-based singer-songwriter who blends incisive, often very funny social commentary with heartfelt, tart-witted love songs about assorted people, places, and things. She sings in a breathy, evocative alto, and she's also a superb guitarist whose style has been strongly influenced by Richard Thompson. A huge favorite with local audiences, Larkin describes her music as "folk music meets the Beat Generation meets rock 'n' roll."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Performances by 5 local African American underground comics who are known for their biting takes on relationships, racial relations, workplace issues, and poverty. Headliner is Detroit native Mike Bonner, a longtime regular on BET's Comic View who specializes in slightly wacky observational humor about family life with his wife and 3 kids. With Meldon Willliams, Patrick Kinsey, Detroit J Will, and Kool Keith. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $7. 996-9080. [map]
Every Thurs. (except Apr. 10 & 24), Mar. 6-June 5. CDL librarians present a program of stories, songs, fingerplays, and craft activities for kids ages 2-6, accompanied by a caregiver.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
Three-course spring luncheon, followed by a demo and tasting of wines from Spotted Dog Winery in Saline, voted #1 at the 2012 Great Lakes Wine Fest.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Glacier Hills, 1200 Earhart. Free, but space limited: reservations required by Apr. 17. 929-6782. [map]