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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 7, 2013






 
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"Upstream Color": Michigan Theater.

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(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.
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 7:30 a.m. 

Let's Get Social, Saline: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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The Bank of Ann Arbor marketing team will be serving up tasty tidbits of social media knowledge to help your business and Saline. Come hungry to get your social on.
Speakers will be Bank of Ann Arbor's Marketing Team:
Rhonda Foxworth, Vice President & Marketing Manager
Samantha West, Marketing Assistant
Matthew Altruda, Social Media and Events Coordinator
Breakfast included
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $15 for Saline chamber members/ $20 all othere. 734-429-4494. Office@salinechamber.org https://www.salinechamber.org/?module=Events&class=Special&eventID=832 [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

Bridge II Play of the Hand: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve declarer skills. The main part of the course deals with play of the hand as declarer. Other parts include bidding reviews, defense, and more. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first 90 minutes. Students will then play hands for the last 30 minutes. The text may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. Text: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1302 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
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 1-3 p.m. 

Bridge Defense Class Part III: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their defensive play, learn advanced bidding conventions and do play practice with analysis. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first hour. Students will then shuffle, deal and play hands during the last hour. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. We will be working on chapters 8-9 in the text which may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore if you didn't take Part I or II. The conventions will be done by handout. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. Text: Defense in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
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 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Casa Latina: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All seniors invited to chat (in Spanish) and make friends with other Spanish-speaking seniors. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ($5.50; age 60 & over, $3; reservations required).
1-2 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday LEGO Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids age 4 and up invited to make LEGO creations.
4 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Life Beyond Loss Bereavement Support Group: Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care.

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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is offering a free of charge grief support group that is open to the community. The group is intended to help make this difficult time in your life a little less painful. It is held at 3009 Miller Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 on the 1st Tuesday of every month beginning February 5, 2013 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Facilitated by Amy Van Zee, MSW. For more information please call 800-370-8592
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 3009 Miller Road 48103. Free. 800-370-8592. mmorio@seasons.org www.seasons.org [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Meditation": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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A senior Jewel Heart student presents an introductory talk on meditation and leads a White Tara guided meditation session with a focus on healing visualizations. In conjunction with the current UMMA Buddhist Thangkas and Treasures exhibit.
5:30 p.m., Jewel Heart Center, 1129 Oak Valley Dr. (between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387. [map]
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 6-10 p.m. 

DIY Danish: Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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There is really nothing better than tying on an apron, making a floury mess, and filling your kitchen with the warm buttery smells of homemade Danish. And that's just what we will do in this do-it-yourself Danish class! We will make Danish dough from scratch and learn all of the different tips and techniques required to create perfect pastries -- all while sharing stories and laughs over a glass of wine! Light complementary nibbles will be served to sustain you while you're waiting for all of your scrumptious Danish to come out of the oven! Full participation. Menu: Classic Danish Dough; Berry-Stone Fruit Turnovers; Cinnamon Sticky Buns; Nutella Banana Braids. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Fer de Lance Field Hockey Spring Training Session.

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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. maren.langford@me.com www.ferdelancehc.com [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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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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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Medication and Adult ADHD": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine medical director and WSU psychiatry professor Joel Young, author of Contemporary Guide to Adult ADHD.
7-8:30 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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Woodward Avenue: A Walking Guide": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Riverwalks Ann Arbor author Brenda Bentley presents a slide show to introduce her new book exploring pedestrian attractions along Michigan's historic Highway 1. Signing.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. $11 (babies age 18 months & younger, free). Preregistration required. 665-2757. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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May 7 & 21. May 7: EMU health sciences professor Irwin Martin presents an illustrated talk on "Underwater Photography: Cameras and Creatures of the South Pacific." Also, club members show their digital images on various topics. May 21: Local surreal portrait photographer Rob Woodcox presents a behind-the-scenes look at a photo shoot he organized to create images of foster children for his Stories Worth Telling charity. Also, club members present their recent prints.
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium, 1701 Newport Rd. Free ($25 annual dues for those who join). 327-4781. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Meditation and Healing: Listening Within: Center of Light.

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This meditation and healing series artfully balances the scientific and the spiritual. In this five-part series you will learn how to use mindfulness to wake up to your life, increase your vital force and open to the deep peace and wisdom within you. You will learn how to move through stagnant self-protection patterns and engage deeply with your life, your feelings and the divine within. All faiths and spiritual practices are honored in this amazing series. April 18: Foundations of Mindfulness - Learn what mindfulness is and how it works. April 23: Mindfulness and Acceptance - Learn how you can use meditation to heal emotional wounds.
April 30: Working with the Mind - Learn how to harness the mind's tendency to attach to words and images. May 7: Listening Within - Learn to listen to the wisdom inside your own heart and soul. May 14: Affirmation and Healing - Learn how to maximize the gifts you receive from within.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Donation. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org www.centersoflight.org [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of El Hombre, la Hembra y el Hambre, Daina Chaviano's mystical novel about the struggles of young people in contemporary Havana.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [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. 

"The Goetheanum Yesterday and Today": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Talk by U-M Flint German professor emeritus and longtime anthroposophist Douglas Miller.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 276-5294. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The History of Last Night's Dream": Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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May 2 & 7. All invited to join a discussion of Rodger Kamenetz's book that encourages spiritual interpretations of dreams.
Noon-1:30 p.m. (May 2) & 7:30-9 p.m. (May 7), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. cantorannie@gmail.com, 665-4744. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!": Quality 16.

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Live videocast of the weekly taping of popular NPR news-based comedy quiz show hosted by Peter Sagal. With announcer Carl Cassell and guest panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and Tom Bodett. The broadcast is reshown on tape on May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
8 p.m. (May 2) & 7:30 p.m. (May 7), Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $22 (May 2) & $18 (May 7) in advance at gqti.com/waitwait.aspx and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

David Lindley: The Ark.

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This multi-instrumental virtuoso is a world music pioneer whose repertoire includes African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, and Turkish traditions, as well as a wide array of traditional American forms. His performances also feature an amazingly wide array of acoustic and electric acoustic instruments, including Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, Irish bouzouki, and more. In 1967 Lindley founded the first world music rock band, Kaleidoscope, and since then his career has been shaped by lengthy collaborations with Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, guitarist Henry Kaiser (with whom he recorded 2 Grammy-nominated CDs of collaborations with Malagasy musicians), and Jordanian percussionist Hani Naser.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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