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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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"To the Wonder": Michigan Theater.

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Tentative. (Terrence Malick, 2012). Drama about an American who falls in love on a trip to Paris and asks the woman and her daughter to accompany him back to Oklahoma, where an old flame complicates his new relationship. Stars Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, & Javier Bardem.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]
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 6-7 a.m.  Free! 

36th Annual May Day Celebration: Ann Arbor Morris.

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All invited to celebrate this traditional holiday with outdoor singing and boisterous traditional English dances.
6-7 a.m., U-M Nichols Arboretum (meet at the lookout above the main valley near Geddes Rd. gate). Free. 747-8138.
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 8 am.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Horse Shows: Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan.

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May 1-5, 8-12, & 15-19. English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. The shows culminate on May 19 with the exciting "Hunter Derby" finals (updated schedule at Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, corner of Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free. (561) 723-6287.
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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. [map]
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 9-10 a.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. [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. [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Mobile Apps that Deliver Marketing ROI - Dianne Marsh: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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Marketing departments are often charged with defining the strategy and direction for mobile applications. In the changing mobile landscape, apps are getting more sophisticated, as are user expectations. What is the right mobile strategy for achieving today's business objectives?
Dianne will offer attendees the current lay of the mobile app land, including how to reach people on the devices they're using now, and how to blend form and function to deliver a great app to your target audience.
Dianne Marsh, co-founder of SRT Solutions, has deeply rooted expertise in software programming and technology, including manufacturing, genomics decision support and real-time processing applications. Dianne works with Unix, Windows, Java, C#, and C++ in enterprise-level applications, and has deep experience with a variety of graphical user interface libraries. A member of Women Presidents Organization, Dianne is also active in CodeMash and various Java user groups.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. [map]
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 2-4 p.m. 

The Evolution of Cognition and Its Implications-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets Wednesdays, May 1 - July 17
We will focus on the evolution of human cognition from sight to language and how it affects what we think we "know." Some questions to be addressed: how sensory knowledge is constructed by the brain; what the brain "knows" that it doesn't tell our consciousness; why and how language evolved; how language reveals or hides the knowledge process. Class taught by Bill Birdsall. Web familiarity is expected. Before enrolling, visit:
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Avenue. $40. 734-998-9351. [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, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

6-11 Club: Chelsea District Library.

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Kids ages 6-11 invited for games, crafts, and other activities.

Mar. 13: "Celebrate Authors in Chelsea." Learn about 3 famous writers visiting Chelsea next week (see Mar. 20 listing) through a program of games and books. Prizes. May 1: "Race Cars." Race car games and crafts, and a chance to meet 2003 Automobile Racing Club of America Rookie of the Year Bill Eversole and sit in his race car.

3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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.  Free! 

"Tuesday Evening Birders": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Tues. in May. WAS members Lathe Claflin and Mike Sefton or city ornithologist Dea Armstrong lead evening walks at various local birding sites. Bring binoculars and (if you have one) a scope.
6 p.m., meet at the Miller Rd. Park & Ride off M-14. Free. Anyone under 18 not accompanied by an adult relative or legal guardian needs to have a completed parental consent (available from form to participate. 994-3569, 668-2513.
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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
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 202-570-4013. [map]
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 6:30-9:30 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. [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. [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.

6:30-8:30 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline at Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. 623-8050. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Talks: Nutritional Healing Center.

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May 1: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Detoxify." May 13: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Lick the Sugar Habit." May 23: Cradit on "Harmonize Hormones."
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Mar. 19-21 & 26; May 1, 20, & 22. Performances by various student ensembles.

Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert.

Mar. 20 & 21 (time TBA): District Choir Festival.

Mar. 26: Jazz Band.

May 1: Concerto Concert.

May 20: Band & Orchestra.

Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert.

See also May 17 Company C and Mar. 27 & Apr. 27 fundraiser listings.

7 p.m. (except as noted), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"33 Minutes": Nicola's Books.

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Evanston (IL) writer Todd Hasak-Lowy discusses his new tween novel about an epic showdown between a brainy 7th grader and his sometime best friend, now a popular athlete, who has promised to beat him up at recess. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Diabetes Prevention, Treatment, and Cure": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to participate in a public forum led by U-M Health System experts TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Billy Bragg: The Ark.

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An immensely gifted, gruff-voiced British troubadour, Bragg is known for his pungent original songs, at once subtly nuanced and vividly blunt, in a variety of moods, from scathing political and social satire to Dylanesque ballads. His repertoire also includes political songs from William Blake to Sweet Honey in the Rock to a variety of what he wittily calls "American working-class music" from Hank Williams to the Jackson Five. He also still performs some of the 40 or so vigorous, sinewy folk-rock songs he composed from recently rediscovered lyrics by country-folk legend Woody Guthrie, most of which were released on the acclaimed Mermaid Avenue CDs Bragg made with the alt-country band Wilco. Opening act is Kim Churchill, an Australian experimental acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $40 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (, the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Richard Clement's Books on the Frontier: Print Culture in the American West, 1763-1875.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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 7:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Remembrance: The Universe of Charles Ives": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Program of works celebrating the legacy of the iconoclastic American composer, the first to use American vernacular music-folk music, hymns, and pop songs-within European classical structures. Program: Ives' Sonatas for Violin and Piano Nos. 2 and 3, "Remembrance," "Charley Rutlage," and the monumental "General William Booth Enters into Heaven," as well as Ives-influenced compositions by Hindemith and Bernstein. With U-M piano professor Kathryn Goodson, bassist Stephen West, and DSO members including bass trombonist Randall Hawes, violinists Sheryl Hwangbo and Laurie Landers Goldman, and clarinetist Shannon Orme.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [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 Union Ballroom (May 1) & Pendleton Room (May 8, 15, 22, & 29), $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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