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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 8, 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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 8 a.m.-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 hjam.net). 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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 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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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

LA2M: Dane Jackson - Aligning Your Marketing Budget with Company Goals: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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Dane Jackson of The Whole Brain Group
This presentation will help you determine how to set realistic marketing budgets that align with your current company goals and plans for future growth. By developing and implementing a realistic plan, you'll be able to spend your money wisely and have concrete milestones to measure the success of your marketing plan.
Dane has been dabbling in social media to some extent since the days of the dial-up modem. Aside from his love for all things social, he's also pretty keen on writing, content development, and helping others develop marketing strategies.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [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.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [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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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Getting AKtive with Asthma: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Delta Psi Omega Chapter Pearls and Ivy Foundation.

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Join us for a fun and informative evening. Free asthma screenings for all. Learn common asthma triggers and which asthma medications are right for you.
Perry Development Center, 550 Perry Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. info@akadeltapsiomega.org [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Comcast presents the A2Y Chamber Grub Crawl: Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber.

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The Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber will be hosting their 4th Semi-Annual Grub Crawl on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Downtown & Depot Town areas of Ypsilanti!
How it Works...
Guests will arrive between 5:30-6:00 pm at their first assigned location to receive a T-shirt. The T-shirt will serve as their ticket at each of the restaurants. Guests can attend each of the restaurants once anytime between 6 & 9pm on May 8th to sample one or more of their specialties. For everyone's convenience Golden Limousine International will be providing a Trolley along the route of the Grub Crawl.
Restaurants Include...
Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill
Cafe Ollie
Corner Brewery
Haab's
Harvest Kitchen
Red Rock BBQ
Sidetrack Bar & Grill
The Wurst Bar
Ypsilanti Food Cooperative
Register at: http://a2ychamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/a2y-chamber-event-comcast-presents-the-4th-semi-annual-a2y-chamber-grub-crawl-3924
Downtown & Depot Town Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. $20 for Adults / $5 kids. (734) 214-0105. katie@a2ychamber.org http://a2ychamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/a2y-chamber-event-comcast-presents-the-4th-semi-annual-a2y-chamber-grub-crawl-3924
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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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 6 p.m. 

Native Plant Exchange and Sale: Wild Ones.

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All invited to bring in plants to swap with other local gardeners. Also, sale of native plants.
6 p.m., Native Plant Nursery, 3052 Nordman (entrance is on Butternut, just off Nordman, south off Packard just west of Platt). Free admission. 604-4674. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

U-M Baseball vs. Toledo.

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6 p.m., Alumni Field (behind Ray Fisher Stadium), S. State at Hoover. $4 (youths age 12 & under, $2; U-M students, free). 764-0247.
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 6 p.m. 

"18th Annual Dining for Dollars": HIV/AIDS Resource Center Fundraiser.

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Dinner, a silent auction, and raffles.
6 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Tickets $125 per person ($100 per person for groups of 4 or more) in advance at hivaidsresource.org/dining-for-dollars or by phone. 572-9355, ext. 240. [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Recovery Ride": Velo Club.

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Every Mon. Racers and new riders invited to join club members on this easy-paced ride of 20-30 miles.
6-7:30 p.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. aavc.org. [map]
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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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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Crepes 101: Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Crepes -- these delicious, paper-thin pancakes, are a perennial favorite in France. They are extremely versatile - perfect for brunch, lunch, even a light dinner, and especially dessert! With only one recipe, you can make a thousand different kinds of crepes - you are only limited by your imagination! In this class, we are getting ready for spring and early summer with crêpes, filling them with fresh salads, marinated vegetables, and fruit with light sauces. You don't want to miss this one! Full participation. Menu: Crepes filled with Roasted, Marinated Spring Beets and Tender Spring Sunflower Seed Sprouts; Mixed Spring Salad topped with Smoked Salmon Spread, Toasted Spiced Nuts and Goat Cheese Crepe Pinwheels; Crunchy Chocolate, Strawberry and Greek Yogurt Almond Crepes topped with Vanilla Custard Sauce. 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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 6:30pm  Free! 

Free documentary film screening & discussion American Winter: State of Opportunity - Michigan Radio.

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Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity project presents a screening and community discussion of American Winter.
The film follows eight families as they slide from the middle-class into poverty and work to get themselves out of the situation.
What has happened to America's social safety net? What stereotypes do these parents and kids confront as they are impacted by the worst recession of our times? What are social service agencies seeing and experiencing with the people they try to help?
We hope to generate a community discussion where people share their experiences.
Reporters from the State of Opportunity project will be on hand, as well as Jeff Brown, Michigan Director of Communities in Schools.
The screening starts at 6:30pm in the Whittaker Community Room, Ypsilanti District Library - Whittaker Branch (map: http://goo.gl/maps/M9Av6).
More info:
American Winter, http://americanwinterfilm.com/
State of Opportunity, http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.o
Community Room, Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. kspring@umiche.edu americanwinterfilm.com [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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 6:30-8:30 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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 6:45-7:45 p.m.  Free! 

Spring Exhibition: Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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Local figure skaters perform the routines they're planning to perform at the upcoming Springtime Invitational (see 16 Thursday listing).
6:45-7:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 213-6768. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Adrianne Pope: Canterbury House.

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This U-M violin grad student is accompanied by several other musicians in chamber works by Gubaidulina, Shostakovich, Tower, and others.
7 p.m., Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron. $10 (students, $5). 764-3162. [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! 

Fiction Book Club: Barnes & Noble.

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All invited to join a discussion of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe's classic 1719 novel about a castaway living on a desert island.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Wednesday Night Book Discussion Group: Saline District Library.

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Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8. Mar. 13: Arcadia, Lauren Groff's highly praised novel that follows the fates of a boy born to hippies and the commune where he was raised. Apr. 10: Defending Jacob, William Landay's suspenseful novel about a respected district attorney whose son is charged with murder. May 8: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed's memoir about her adventurous solo hike on the PCT through California and Oregon.
7 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Burn Fat": Washtenaw Whole Foods Market.

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Talk by local chiropractor Darren Schmidt.
7-8 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyles Classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration recommended. 975-4500. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Pests and Pathogens in Beekeeping": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Club members discuss integrated pest management (IPM) practices that help reduce the negative impact of pests and pathogens on bee colonies.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking). 660-8621. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Why Church?": First United Methodist Church Rainbow Crossing.

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Panel discussion abut how the church can be LGBT-friendly. Panelists include members of the LGBT community and allies in United Methodist, United Church of Christ, Episcopal, and other traditions. Moderated by First United Methodist Church minister Nancy Lynn.
7-9 p.m., Kip's Tricks & Treats, 325 Braun Ct. (off N. Fourth Ave.). 662-4536. [map]
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 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

Potlucks & Talks: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talks are preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass). Mar. 13: Merilynne Rush on Green Burials. Apr. 10: Anne Ogren speaks about her experiences teaching music in Kenya. May 8: TBA.
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Free. 769-1052. [map]
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 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"A Year in China": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Club members Dave and Annabel Griffiths discuss their experiences living in China. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck.
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange (enter at the back of the hall), 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 769-1052. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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EMU history professor Kathleen Chamberlain leads a discussion of Erik Larson's In the Garden of the Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Bill Staines: The Ark.

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Veteran singer-songwriter whose restless, brooding songs have been recorded by everyone from Nanci Griffith to Tommy Makem to the late Grandpa Jones. A past winner of the National Yodeling Championship, Staines also performs lots of yodeling tunes and sing-alongs.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 iin 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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 8-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Mastering Separation": Allen Creek Preschool Thoughtful Parenting Series.

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Lecture by Allen Creek Preschool family consultant coordinator Carol Austad.
8-9 p.m., Allen Creek Preschool, 2350 Miller. Free. 994-3382. [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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