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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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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 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. [map]
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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Protecting Seniors from Fraud: UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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According to a 2011 AARP study, only 25% of scam victims over age 55 have reported to authorities that they've fallen victim to fraud. Family members may help seniors avoid the humiliation and potential financial devastation of a con.
In this presentation, you will:
* Learn Financial Abuse Tactics and Top Senior Scams;
* Know the Top 5 reasons Seniors are Targets and Impacts of Crime on Elderly;
* Recognize Senior Fraud Triggers and Targets;
* Utilize Tools to "Scam-Proof" your Senior(s); and
* Understand the Steps to Take if Your Senior Has Been Scammed.

Speaker - Greg Jagst, Franchise Owner, Home Instead Senior Care
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. Free. 734-998-9336. [map]
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 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Financial Flexibility - Stay Alert in a Constantly Changing World: UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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Today's financial markets have grown increasingly volatile as the world becomes more connected via technology. Seniors and retirees cannot afford to establish a plan for retirement and then "leave it alone". This workshop will help you setup systems to maintain flexibility, a secure future, and to invest not only safely, but wisely. Topics covered will include:
• Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg - How to diversify effectively, know your options and make sure you understand the rules;
• Protect Your Retirement Income - Dividends and interest are not the whole answer. What happens if (when) interest rates rise?; and
• Protect Your Family and Heirs - Plan for medical and long-term care expenses. Does life insurance make sense?
Speaker- Scott Wiard, President, Horizons Planning Corporation
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. Free. 734-998-9336. [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Internet 2020 - Ed Vielmetti: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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What will the Internet be like in the future? Edward Vielmetti puts on his thinking cap and compares the Internet of today to the dawn of the commercial Internet in 1993, and puts forth bold predictions about what we'll see in 7 years in the year 2020.
Edward Vielmetti is an experienced writer and project manager who has spent a 25 plus year career involved with Internet design and development. His track record includes employment at eight startups, two of which he cofounded, and one of which went public. Edward brings a wealth of experience and connections to each project that he works on, and has a deep understanding of the social, technical, financial, government, legal, business and politicial networks that run throughout the Internet.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. [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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 12:15 p.m. (2D) and 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. (3D) 

"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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 1:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

Good Grief! Preparing Your Family to Handle Your Death or Disability: UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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This information packed program will explore effective Estate and Elder Law Planning techniques to help you plan ahead to protect yourself, your family, and your assets.
• Does your family know where you keep the passwords for your online accounts?
• Does your family have the legal tools to provide for your long term care if necessary?
• On October 1, 2011, a new Michigan statute for Powers of Attorney became effective. Must you change yours?
• What are the tax law changes that impact your estate and gifts plans?
• What is the difference between a life care plan and death plan and should I care?
• How do I properly plan when we have a blended family and second marriage?
Speaker - Terrence A. Bertram, Attorney & Counselor, Legacy Law Center
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. Free. 734-998-9336. [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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 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Local Public Transportation - Maintaining Your Independence and Mobility: UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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The AATA offers several shared ride and regular bus transportation services for seniors and persons with disabilities. Learn about services such as: Good As Gold senior service, A-Ride service for persons with disabilities, Fare Deal reduced bus fare, Senior Grocery trips from selected senior housing communities, and on-site presentations. For those who are interested, AATA Good As Gold card applications and photos will be taken following the presentation.
Speaker - Brian Clouse, Paratransit Coordinator, Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. Free. 734-998-9336. [map]
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 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. (dubbed) & 8:45 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 or call 668-TIME. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Book Club Party: Dexter District Library.

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All kids in grade K-5 participting in Super Stories, Crafty Readers, and Book Snackers book discussion groups invited for activities. Refreshments.
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.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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 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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 6-7:30 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. [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Operation Immunization!.

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Professional graduate students from the College of Pharmacy will be providing and information presentation on vaccines for all members of the family.
Some questions addressed will be:
Are vaccines safe?
Which vaccines can I get if I am pregnant?
Which vaccines should family members get to protect the baby?
I didn't receive vaccines as a child, can I still get them?
What diseases are we fighting?
Join us for this free informational event and have all of your questions answered! If you are interested in learning when and what vaccines you may still need, just bring along any records you have and the instructors will help you with all of your needs.
Lamaze Family Center, 2855 Boardwalk. Free. 734-973-1014. www.lamazefamilycenter,org [map]
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 6:30-11 p.m. 

"Giulio Cesare": Quality 16.

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Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Handel's Baroque opera about the relationship between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. Stars the world's leading countertenor David Daniels, and soprano Natalie Dessay. The broadcast is reprised on tape May 15 & 16 (see listings).
Noon-4:30 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $23 (seniors, $20; kids age 12 & under & students, $13.50) in advance at and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Gluten-Free Support Group Meeting: Gluten-Free Ann Arbor.

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The Gluten-Free Ann Arbor e-mail list will be meeting to share gluten-free food samples and camaraderie. The public is welcome.
You can join our e-mail list -- a support group that is always in session -- at
EMU ACC - Conference room 121, 1055 Cornell Rd., Ypsilanti, MI, Ypsilanti. Free. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Feb. 21: River Raisin Ragtime Revue Back Row. Dixieland jazz by this ensemble from the popular local ragtime band.

Mar. 20: Royal Garden Trio. Local trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club-style gypsy jazz. With cellist Michael Karoub and clarinetist and tenor guitarist Tom Bogardus.

Apr. 17: "Tribute to Benny Goodman." Local Benny Goodman tribute quartet led by clarinetist Dave Bennett. This show is held at the Washington Street Education Center (500 Washington), and tickets are not required.

May 15: Motor City Brass Quintet. This highly regarded Detroit ensemble performs a wide array of music, from classical to Americana and ragtime.

7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room (except as noted), 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets (available at the Chelsea Senior Center) required. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Time to Remember" Memorial Gathering: Arbor Hospice.

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Arbor Hospice is helping families honor loved ones - mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, brothers, sisters, grandparents or friends - this spring. The annual "Time to Remember" Memorial Gathering will take place Wednesday, May 15 in Ann Arbor. The program is free and open to anyone mourning a loved one, whether or not a loved one received care from Arbor Hospice.
Following a welcome by president and CEO Gloria Brooks, "A Time to Remember" will highlight a variety of musical performances, including songs by the Arbor Hospice Threshold Choir and bagpipe selections. A spiritual care coordinator will offer words of comfort, and friends and family will have an opportunity to create memorial cards and participate in a candle lighting ceremony.
Friends and family are invited to submit photos of their loved ones, which will be displayed during the memorial gathering.
Light refreshments will be served following the program.
WCC Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104. Free. (734) 794-5379. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Paddle Now, Chores Later": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk about canoeing and kayaking on the Two-Hearted and Pere Marquette rivers by Michigan writer Doc Fletcher, author of the brand-new Michigan's Pere Marquette River: Paddling Through Its History and 3 earlier Michigan river books. Followed by a drawing for a free canoe or kayak day trip. Signing.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Amy Trubek's Haute Cuisine: How the French Invented the Culinary Profession.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Gail and Andrew Jennings: Bethlehem United Church of Christ.

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Local husband-and-wife duo of pianist Gail and violinist Andrew perform an eclectic program of works by Beethoven, Williams, Chaplin, Ives, and Jennings. Proceeds go toward a new piano for the church's choir room.
7:30 p.m., Bethlehem UCC, 423 S. Fourth Ave. Free, but donations accepted. 996-5508. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Birds of Hawai'i": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Slide-illustrated talk by Livonia high school teacher Bryn Martin, an avid world-traveling birder.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 677-3275. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Shinyribs: The Ark.

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See review. The stage name of Kevin Russell, the frontman of the Austin-based multi-genre neohillbilly party band The Gourds. His own music is both more formally adventurous and equally promiscuous, mixing various country idioms, gospel, and funk with a wayward poetic impulse. "He's the anti-frontman, with a chameleon quality to his singing that swings from cornpone honk to silky soul in a breath," says Austin Chronicle critic Margaret Moser in her review of his 2010 CD Well After Awhile. "Better, he's a prolific songwriter of remarkable ability, capable of twisting that voice around his hardscrabble songs with unexpected emotion." Shinyribs has a brand-new CD, Gulf Coast Museum.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $10 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [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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