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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 14, 2013






 
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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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 10-11:30 a.m. 

Environmental Law at the Crossroads: The Quest for a Sustainable Future-OLLI (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Speaker: David M. Uhlmann, Director, Environmental Law and Policy Program, Law School, U-M.
Professor Uhlmann's research and advocacy interests include criminal and civil enforcement of environmental laws, worker endangerment, and efforts to address global climate change. He has testified before Congress, appeared regularly on CNN, Frontline, NPR, and other national news programs, and lectured widely on environmental crime and sustainability issues. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Uhlmann served for 17 years at the U.S. Department of Justice, the last seven as chief of the Environmental Crimes Section, where he was the top environmental crimes prosecutor in the country.
This is the last of 9 lectures in OLLI's monthly 2nd Tuesday Distinguished Lecture Series.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. (48103) Please car pool if possible. $10 members ($30 non-members), per lecture. Memberships are $20 a year.. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-Noon  Free! 

Dementia: The Do's and Don'ts of Communication: UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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Communication problems are common in dementia care. This workshop will discuss some of the changes in communication that occur as a result of dementia and possible communication strategies.
The following topics will be addressed:
• Understand how communication changes in dementia;
• Set up successful conversations;
• Respond to inappropriate verbal and physical communications;
• Strategies to support a person in distress; and
• How to give bad news.
Speaker - Laura Struble, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Nursing
Linden Square Assisted Living Center, 650 Woodland Drive E., Saline. Free. 734-998-9336. housingbureauseniors@med.umich.edu www.med.umich.edu/seniors [map]
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 12:30 & 2:45 p.m. (dubbed) & 4:50 p.m. (subtitled) 

"From up on Poppy Hill": Michigan Theater.

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(Goro Miyazaki, 2011). Hand-drawn animated Japanese film about a group of teens who try to save their school's clubhouse from being demolished before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
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). For complete, updated schedules, see michtheater.org or call 668-TIME. [map]
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 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. (3D) and 7 p.m. (2D) 

"The Great Gatsby": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Screening of Baz Luhrmann's 2013 2D and 3D adaptations of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic novel. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan. Joel Edgerton. Note: The May 10 6:45 screening is preceded at 6:15 by a performance by the Appleseed Collective, a popular young local acoustic quintet whose enchanting music is a flexible blend of lyric-based folk-rock with Dixieland, jug band, western Swing, bluegrass and gypsy jazz rhythms and harmonies, and the screening itself begins with a Betty Boop cartoon.
Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). 3D screening tickets $13 (discounts available). 668-TIME. [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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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

What is the Future of Social Security?: UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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AARP believes that social security is an earned benefit, one that many of you have worked hard for. Join members of the AARP staff for a conversation about the reality of social security. We will listen to your concerns about social security and educate you on what is happening in Washington DC.
Speaker - Melissa Seifert, Associate State Director for Economic Security for AARP Michigan
Brookhaven Manor, 401 West Oakbrook. Free. 734-998-9336. housingbureauseniors@med.umich.edu www.med.umich.edu/seniors [map]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

"A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone": UMMA.

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Sophia Kruz, 2012. Documentary about the history of Hill Auditorium, built in 1913.
5 p.m., UMMA Auditorium (525 S. State). FREE. 764-0395.
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 6 p.m. 

Euchre: Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to play.
6 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. Minimal charge TBA. 429-9561. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to discuss 2 mysteries. William Kent Krueger's 1999 debut, Iron Lake, is about a former sheriff who gets drawn back into his work when the town's judge is murdered and a young Eagle Scout goes missing. Pamela Beason's Endangered follows a wildlife biologist whose dream of saving cougars is complicated when a boy vanishes from a Utah campground.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149. [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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss A Case of Conscience, James Blish's Hugo-winning 1959 novel about a scientist-priest who encounters an alien race ruled completely by logic.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

International Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books about life around the world.

Mar. 12: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, David Grann's critically acclaimed 2009 book about Percy Fawcett, a legendary British explorer who in 1925 disappeared while looking for an ancient lost city in the Amazon.

Apr. 9: The Shadow of the Wind, Lucia Graves' translation of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's novel about an antiquarian book dealer, set in Barcelona in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, that the New York Times called "Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."

May 14: When Elephants Dance, Tess Uriza Holthe's epic novel about a neighborhood near Manila that goes underground during the Japanses occupation of the Philippines.

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7-8:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 7-9:30 p.m. 

"20th Annual Summer Sings": UMS Choral Union.

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May 14 and July 8 & 22. All singers welcome to join this venerable local chorus and guest conductors for read-throughs of favorite choral works. Participants practice the more difficult parts of each night's piece and, after a break, sing it in its entirety, with regional professionals singing the solos. No auditions required; music provided. Refreshments.

May 14: Verdi's Requiem.

July 8: EMU choral activities director Beth Everett conducts Rutter's Magnificat.

July 22: University of Louisville orchestral studies director Kimcherie Lloyd conducts Haydn's Creation,.

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7-9:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium (May 14) & U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium (July 8 & 22), 1226 Murfin, North Campus $5 at the door only. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. 763-8997. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Learn the Amazing Benefits of a Raw Vegan Diet": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
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]
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 7-8:15 p.m. 

"Vegetarian Cooking 101: A Spring Menu": VegMichigan.

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Cooking demo by VegMichigan representatives.
7-8:15 p.m., Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5. Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Feed Your Roses": Huron Valley Rose Society.

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Talk by club members. Q&A and refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 277-0112. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Affirmation and Healing: 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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 7:30-9 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.  Free! 

"The Forest Unseen": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss David George Haskell's book-a mixture of nature writing, science, and poetic prose-that answers the question "What can you learn from observing a square meter of forest over the course of a year?"
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Kristin Hersh: The Ark.

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The longtime lead singer of the eccentric postpunk band Throwing Muses, Hersh has won fresh attention and widespread acclaim since going solo. Her music blends a fetching melodicism with open-ended, often complex structures, and with its demented intensity and suggestion of multiple personalities, her singing makes her sound like a female Gordon Gano. Her current shows feature lots of material from her forthcoming new CD, Spark Meet Gasoline.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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