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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 21, 2013






 
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"Ginger and Rosa": Michigan Theater.

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(Sally Potter, 2012). Drama set in 1962 London about two teenage girls whose lifelong friendship is shattered by the clash of desire and the determination to survive. Stars Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, & Annette Bening.
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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"Starbuck": Michigan Theater.

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(Ken Scott, 2011). Poignant comedy about a fortysomething slacker who finds out he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class-action lawsuit to reveal the true identity of the sperm donor known only as Starbuck. French & Spanish, subtitles.
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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 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

International Coaching Week Events: Ann Arbor Coaches Cafe.

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Contact: Deborah Campbell
734/645-6847
deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com
LOCAL COACHES CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK WITH FREE COACHING SERVICES
International Coaching Week (ICW) is a weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession held annually. During this extended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do. The local chapter, Coaches Café Ann Arbor, will be celebrating by sharing Life, Career and Leadership Coaching at several locations in the area, free of charge, the week of May 20 - 24, 2013. Everyone is welcome to come for free coaching, or to find out what coaching is all about.
Career and Leadership Coaching will be offered at Moonwink's Café, 5151 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 - 11 a.m, Thursday, May 23, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Drop In
Moonwinks Cafe and Espresso Royalle Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Rd. (Moonwinks). Free. 7346456847. deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com www.coachcafeannarbor.weebly.com [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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 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

Hearing Voices Network: Rebecca Hatton, PsyD.

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Find acceptance, understanding, & support from others who hear voices or have uncommon beliefs. Be heard, grow creatively, learn about others' experience. Thousands of voice hearers attend HVN worldwide & many have found their path to recovery through this innovative self-help group. Meets monthly, every 3rd Tuesday.
Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St.. Free. 734-709-2183. rebecca.hatton1@gmail.com DepressionSolutionsofAnnArbor.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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 6 p.m. 

Wunder Bier Fest: Carson's American Bistro.

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Wunder Bier Fest
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
6:00 pm
Let's celebrate spring while grillin' on the patio at Carson's Wunder Bier Fest dinner! Chef Beth Crawford demonstrates her grill master skills and shares some tips from 6-6:30pm.
Featuring a Wunder Bier Fest Dinner
Assorted Grilled Vegetables with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
paired with Sam Adams Summer Ale
Warm Potato Salad Red Skins tossed in a Mustard Ale Vinaigrette atop Mixed Greens with Apple Wood Smoked Bacon
paired with New Holland Mad Hatter
Guinness Marinated Country Style Pork Rib with Sweet Potato Puree and Brussels Sprouts paired with Guinness
Oberon Cupcakes
paired with Bell's Oberon
Reservations Required
(888) 456-3463 (DINE)
$39.95 Tax and gratuity included.
Celebrate spring while chillin' & grillin' at Carson's!
Event info at: Facebook/CarsonsRestaurant
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Carson's American Bistro, 2000 Commonwealth Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 39.95 tax/gratuity included. 888-456-3463. info@msventures.net www.facebook.com/CarsonsRestaurant [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

"The Humble Chickpea": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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Gluten-free cooking demo by a Whole Foods staffer.
6-7:30 p.m., Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5. 997-7500. [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Upper Malletts Stormwater Conveyance Study Public Meeting: Water Resources Commissioner.

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The Upper Malletts Stormwater Conveyance Study is being conducted to address flooding issues in Upper Malletts Creek neighborhoods.
The upcoming meeting will inform residents on the progress of the study, review data collected to-date and present preliminary stormwater conveyance alternatives for community input and feedback.
More information can be found at www.UpperMallettsStudy.org.
Dicken Elementary School Cafeteria, 2135 Runnymeade, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. jhovey@truscottrossman.com www.UpperMallettsStudy.org [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

A. Van Jordan: Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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This award-winning poet, a U-M creative writing professor, reads from The Cineaste, his new collection of poems that explore film, poetry, and the elusiveness of reverie. U-M English professor and poet-novelist Laura Kasischke calls it "the announcement of an entirely new poetics [that] goes beyond memorable speech into an articulation of the spirit, the hunger, the enchantment and terror of a nation and a time." The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Jazz Band Concert: Huron High School.

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Program TBA.
7 p.m., Huron High School, 2727 Fuller. Free. 994-2096. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Generational Diversity in the Workplace": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by Ross Medical Education Center (Kentwood) career development representative Lisa Montross. Preceded by networking (6 p.m.) and dinner (6:30 p.m.).
7 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Free (buy your own dinner). Reservations requested by May 15 at abwa-maia.org. 755-0575. [map]
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 7-9 p.m. 

"The Aging of Wine": Vinology.

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Vinology staffers lead wine tastings.
7-9 p.m., Vinology, 110 S. Main. $40 (plus tax & tip). Reservations required. 222-9841. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Why It's OK (and Even Good) for Kids Not to Share": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by freelance journalist and blogger Heather Shumaker, author of the 2012 Parents magazine Best Parenting Book It's OK Not to Share…And Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"The Physiology of Addiction": Dawn Farm.

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Lecture by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D. This program will explore the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur in chemically dependent individuals, the mechanisms of physiologic tolerance and withdrawal, and the effects of treatment on the addicted brain. Free CE for addiction professionals is offered. Dawn Farm is a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [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.  Free! 

National Homeschool Music Ensembles Concert in Tecumseh: National Homeschool Music Ensembles.

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Come join the choirs, strings, and bands of the National Homeschool Music Ensembles for a night of fun and fantastic musical performances! NHME will present a spring concert for our local communities and prospective students at 7:30 p.m. May 21 at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St. Tecumseh. Admission is free!
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 North Maumee Street, Tecumseh. Free. (734) 995-1205. doby7777@gmail.com http://www.nhme.org [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Huron River Water Trails": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Huron River Watershed Council representative Elizabeth Riggs discusses efforts to create a 104-mile inland paddling trail along the Huron River. Riggs also shows the new Huron River waterproof map book. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 665-0248. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Spring Jazz Showcase: Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts.

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Veteran local trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner leads AASPA's jazz ensembles, which include middle school through adult musicians. Program TBA.
8 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 213-2000. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: The Ark.

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In-the-round performances and duets by these 2 renowned singer-songwriters. Carpenter brings a beautifully expressive voice, intelligent lyrics, and a subtle sense of humor to her performances, which are as much fun to watch as to hear. Carpenter's penchant for sentimental ballads ("Not Too Much to Ask") gets her categorized as a country singer, but her range encompasses everything from exuberant dance numbers ("Down at the Twist and Shout") to bluesy funk ("Read My Lips") to haunting ballads ("Only a Dream"). She's especially adept at expressing the joy, pain, and maddening frustration of love, whether in the cheeky, upbeat "Shut Up and Kiss Me" or the ruefully defiant "The Last Word." A highly regarded singer-songwriter who has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman, Colvin is known for her storytelling flair, pop smarts, and arresting blend of emotional intensity and sardonic wit. She has an acclaimed new CD, All Fall Down, that PopMatters writer Will Layman praises for its "sustained mood, its clarity of vision, its consistently lovely orchestration, and its pungent and specific lyrics."
8 p.m., Power Center. $30-$60 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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