Great Networking Opportunity! Come meet and hear from members about their businesses and about what is going on in our community.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $12 pre registered Saline Chamber Members/ $15 all others. 734-429-4494. Office@salinechamber.org https://www.salinechamber.org/?module=Events&class=Special&eventID=409 [map]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 14. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.
Sept. 24: Storytelling (4-4:30 p.m.) by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black & friends, a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performance by an ensemble of jazz students (5:30-7 p.m.).
Oct. 1: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), the Kassia Martin Flute Ensemble (5-6 p.m.), and the acoustic rock trio Inkflo (6-7 p.m.).
Oct. 8: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.), and the West African drumming group Arbor Foli (6-7 p.m.).
Oct. 15: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and popular local storyteller LaRon Williams (5-6 p.m.), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (6-7 p.m.).
Oct. 22: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), lantern-making (5-6 p.m.; bring a mason jar), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.).
Oct. 29: Storytelling with Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performer TBA.
Nov. 5: Family-friendly show with Magic Zak (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), an interactive lecture-demo by folkdancer Roberta Jaskolski (5-6 p.m.), and local alt-folk-rock ensemble The End Times (6-7 p.m.), along with lantern-making for a Lantern Parade (5-6 p.m.). .
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]
(Ken Loach, 2012). Bittersweet comedy about a new dad who narrowly escapes a prison sentence and turns to a whisky distillery to find work.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
Letterpress is the printing using relief materials, such as hand-set type, process engravings (magnesium dies), or a variety of decorative or illustrational mediums (lino-cuts, wood engravings). This class, taught by Jim Horton, will teach designing for printing (mocking-up), the lay of the type case, the use of a composing stick, the setting of movable type, The proofing and preparing a form for printing on a vintage press, and printing techniques. Students will then have access to continued use of the printing equipment at Open Studio sessions. This initial class will focus on setting a short poem or quotation for a card. Decorative materials and border material will be available. Pre-registration required. Register at boundedition.com.
Boundedition Book Arts Studio, 3765 Plaza Drive. $100. (734) 545-8785. boundedition.com [map]
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]
In celebration of Dawn Farm's 40th Anniversary you're invited to a fun and informative evening that will include a reception with food, beverages and the opportunity to socialize with staff, alumni, families, clients and supporters; followed by a CE presentation on "From Fear to Faith" by James Balmer and Jason Schwartz, LMSW, CAADC. Dawn Farm was founded in 1973 by two men with little more than a vision Dawn Farm has continued to address the essential needs of the community with creative, community-based solutions and be a place of help and hope. Dawn Farm's success has been made possible by staying true to our core values and with the unwaveringly generous support provided by the community around us. This evening is an opportunity to say "thank you" to those who have supported us throughout the years and share with you what we've learned along the way.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
**This class is offered through Washtenaw Community College, but held at Ann Arbor Cooks. The format is exactly the same as all classes offered at Ann Arbor Cooks.**
The birds are singing, the grass is getting green, the crocus and daffodils are sprouting and most importantly, spring veggies are arriving! Join us as we celebrate the harvest! Full participation. Menu: Artichoke and Garlic Scape Soup with Nettle Pesto Crostini; Fiddlehead Ferns and Fava Beans with Herbed Brown Butter; Shaved Asparagus Salad with Parmesan, Spring Greens and Lemon Vinaigrette; Sweet Braised Rhubarb. Register at: WCC Lifelong Learning
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Purple Rose Theatre artistic director Guy Sanville directs Purple Rose actors in a concert reading of Don Zolidis's new comic drama about a divorced and disenchanted woman who returns to her home town, where she discovers her high school sweetheart is still carrying a torch for her.
6:30-9 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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]
Dawn Farm president James Balmer and Dawn Farm clinical director Jason Schwartz discuss the history of Dawn Farm and the evolution of drug-treatment programs over the last 40 years. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a reception.
7:30-9 p.m., St. Jospeh Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 485-8725. [map]
Local teen poets read from their work. Also, an open mike open to all poets.
8 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
May 13 & 28. All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather, so check dept.astro.lsa.umich.edu/detroit.php to see if the event has been canceled due to weather conditions.
9-10:30 p.m. (May 13) & 9:30-11 p.m. (May 28), U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 763-3482. [map]