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]
(Shane Carruth, 2013). Romantic sci-fi thriller about a woman who's drugged by a small-time thief and unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a mysterious microscopic organism where she meets a man in a similar quandary.
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). For complete, updated schedules, see michtheater.org or call 668-TIME.
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. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their declarer and defensive play. The class will run with students shuffling, dealing and playing 7-9 hands per session. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. Instructor will guide declarer on each hand as to the best plan and strategy to succeed. No book needed. Students may either pay for all 10 weeks at the start or pay as they go using the drop-in fee. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Ann Arbor Senior Center member $100 / non-member $120. Drop-in fee is $10 member / $12 non-member per class.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Bladwin Avenue. AASC members $100/$10; others $120/$12.. 734.794.6250. [map]
Every Mon., Sept. 10-Dec. 10. and Jan. 27-Apr. 28. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh. Free to visitors ($115 per semester dues for those who join). AFlowers@umich.edu. 665-9271. [map]
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]
May 5-8. Annual touring festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes.
May 5: Life in Stills (Tamar Tal, 2011) and "Numbered" (Dana Doron & Uriel Sinai, 2012). Documentary double feature. Life in Stills is about the relationship between a 96-year-old Israeli woman and her grandson as they struggle to rescue from demolition her photo shop, which contains nearly one million negatives documenting Israel's beginnings, and Numbered is about Auschwitz survivors and the relationship they have with the tattooed number on their arms. Hebrew, subtitles. 2 p.m. Hava Nagila: The Movie (Robert Grossman, 2012). Documentary about the history of this ubiquitous Jewish folk song that traces its around-the-world journey from the Ukraine to Israel, the Catskills, and YouTube. Interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, and Glen Campbell, as well as performances of the song by Belafonte, Francis, Danny Kaye, Bob Dylan, Lena Horne, Regina Spektor, and Chubby Checker. 8 p.m.
May 6: BESA: The Promise (Rachel Goslins, 2012). Documentary about the families, mostly Muslim, who helped save Jewish families in Nazi-occupied Albania. English & Arabic, subtitles. Followed by a talk by Indiana University linguistics & anthropology professor Frances Trix, winner of the Albanian American National Association Lifetime Achievement Award. 2 p.m. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (Thierry Binisti, 2011). Adaptation of Valerie Zenatti's award-winning novel about the email-nurtured romance that blossoms between a 17-year-old French girl whose family has settled in Jerusalem and a 20-year-old Palestinian. French, Hebrew, English, & Arabic; subtitles. 5 p.m. The Flat (Arnon Goldfinger, 2012). Documentary about the director's discovery, as he cleans out the Tel Aviv flat of his deceased grandparents-both immigrants from Nazi Germany-of a bizarre commemorative coin that points to a complicated and shocking story. English & Arabic, subtitles. 8 p.m.
May 7: A.K.A. Doc Pomus (William Hechter & Peter Miller, 2012). Documentary about the life and career of the Brooklyn-born songwriter. Paralyzed with polio as a child, he reinvented himself first as a blues singer and then as the creator (usually with melodist Mort Shuman) of a string of early rock 'n' roll classics, from "A Teenager in Love" and "Save the Last Dance for Me" to "This Magic Moment" and "Little Sister." Followed by a talk by local Jewish Cultural Society educator Larry Kuperman, a lecturer on Jews in rock 'n' roll. 2 p.m. Yossi (Eytan Fox, 2012). This sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds the Israeli army physician reminiscing about the love of his life, a fellow Israeli army officer who died 10 years earlier, when he encounters a group of young officers, one of whom reignites his romantic feelings. Hebrew, subtitles. 5 p.m. The Day I Saw Your Heart (Jennifer Devoldere, 2011). Comic drama about a 60-year-old man, expecting a baby with his young wife, who tries to repair his relationship with his 2 grown daughters. French, subtitles. 8 p.m.
May 8: Incessant Visions (Duki Dror, 2011). Documentary about the life and work of the influential German Jewish Expressionist architect Erich Mendelsohn. Followed by a talk by U-M Dearborn art history lecturer Jennifer Perlove. 2 p.m. God's Neighbors (Meny Yaesh, 2012). Drama about 3 Breslov Hasidic men who force their beliefs-sometimes violently-on others. When the group's leader falls in love he suffers a crisis of faith and must choose between his feelings and his friends. Hebrew, subtitles. 5 p.m. The Other Son (Lorraine Levy, 2012). Drama about 2 young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, who discover they were switched at birth. Followed by a talk by local psychoanalyst and child development specialist Michael Singer. French, Hebrew, & Arabic; subtitles. 8 p.m.
Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (festival pass, $100). 971-0990. [map]
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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]
An invitation from Jesse Tack, Design Consultant with the permaculture design firm Whole Culture Repair to join the new group:
"Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti"
This is an ongoing permaculture meeting every first Monday of the month. All are welcome. Our goal is to co-create abundance for our members in food, medicine, materials, economy and living water. We support Abundance in all Michigan Communities. Join 'Abundant Michigan' for our monthly permaculture meeting at the Growing Hope Center, entitled "Guild-Based Economic Activities". We will be creating functional guilds that work cooperatively towards abundance in food, water, materials, and lowered bills. Suggested donation: $10 or trade equivalent.
Growing Hope Center, 922 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10. email@example.com http://wholeculturerepair.wordpress.com/ [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://24fitcamp.tumblr.com/ [map]
Sharpen your cutlery and your knife skills! This hands-on class will cover how to sharpen and care for your knives, as well as proper use. In-class exercises will include practice of the fundamental cuts for vegetables and fruit -- mince, dice, brunoise, battonet, julienne, etc. -- as well as breaking down a whole chicken. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $70/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]
"A Course in Miracles: East/West Spirituality Meets Freudian Psychology": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.more >
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Talk by local social worker Lorraine Coburn.
7-7:45 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. 646-6585. [map]
Local organists Steven Ball, Timothy Huth, and Mary Zelinski are joined by tenor Stephen Lancaster in a program to celebrate the 850th anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral.
7:30 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Kingsley at N. State. Free. 761-8606.
Every Mon. except Memorial Day. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; dances this month are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]