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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 11, 2013






 
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"Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's".

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(Matthew Miele, 2013). Documentary about the Manhattan department store.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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"The Reluctant Fundamentalist": Michigan Theater.

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(Mira Nair, 2012). Thriller about a Pakistani Wall Street up-and-comer who finds himself conflicted between his pursuit of the American dream, a hostage crisis, and his homeland. Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

"Oh Baby! Navigating Life with Your New Baby": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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A baby class that you can attend with your baby! This is an 8-week baby class covering everything from feeding and sleeping, to changes in your relationship with your partner, and fun things to do with your new baby. The class is geared towards parents of 2-6 month old children who are looking for some further information on popular new-parent topics. The class is also meant to facilitate a "mom's group" type setting to help new parents meet others for support and friendship. Dad's are very welcome!
Tuesday mornings 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Instructor: Jane Glazer, RN
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $160. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [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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 10-11:30 a.m. 

Homer's Odyssey-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets Tuesdays, June 11 - July 23
This group will do a close reading and discussion of "The Odyssey", using the Robert Fagles translation. We will get to know Odysseus - that man of many ways - as a hero, master of disguise, teller of tales, skilled craftsman and husband and father. We will also watch several clips of films with Odyssean themes. Marilyn Scott was a lecturer in classics and great books at the University of Michigan and taught Latin and English
literature at Community High School.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105), Suite C. $40. 734-998-9351. germedoll@med.umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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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 1:30pm 

Beloved Babes Infant Massage: Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor.

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Learn to massage your baby with infant massage! Infant massage is a great way for you to spend some quality time bonding with your baby and learning your baby's cues. Infant massage is a valuable bonding tool for both mom and dad and is beneficial for both parent and baby. Such benefits can include:
>Parent-child bonding and attachment.
>Learning to communicate with your
>Stress reduction.
>Improved sleep patterns
>Development of neural connections.
>Improved circulation, respiration and digestion.
>Relief from gas, constipation and colic.
>Assist mothers experiencing postpartum depression work through the depression
Infant massage is ideal for infants who are not yet mobile, typically newborn up to 6 months. At 6 months, most infants begin to want to explore their environment and would prefer to move around instead of lay still for a massage. If your baby is older than 6 months but is not yet demonstrating mobility, please join us!
Lamaze Family Center, 2855 Boardwalk. $125. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Musical and craft programs for youths.

July 2 (2-3 p.m.): "Gone Fishin' Preschool Party." All kids ages 3-6 invited for a program of fish-related stories, crafts, and games.

July 16 (2-3 p.m.): "Squishy Circuits." All youth ages 10-14 invited to make working electrical circuits using conductive homemade play dough, LED lights, motors, and battery packs.

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2-3 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Quit tobacco support group for older adults - June 11: MHealthy.

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Quit tobacco support group for older adults - June 11, 2013
This is a free support group led by MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service and open to any adult over age 50 who has quit or is thinking about quitting tobacco. The group meets from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. on June 11 at the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C, in Ann Arbor. Sessions are informal and based on participant interests and concerns. Registration is not required. For more information about the support group, call 734-998-6222 or visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C, in Ann Arbor 48105. Free. 734-998-6222. julinels@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Cooks: Volunteer Assistant Orientation.

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Join us for a brief Volunteer Assistant Program Orientation highlighting what to expect as a volunteer assistant, our facilities, and all the fun we're having at Ann Arbor Cooks!
Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. Free. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Cooking Demos: Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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June 11: "Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: Vegan Burgers." June 25: "Veggies in Season."
7 p.m. (June 11) & 5 p.m. (June 25), Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5. Reservations recommended. 997-7500. [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 The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe's 2011 novel about an ex-con who inherits a rambling house where he's confronted by supernatural and fantastic creatures and events.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Noted food historian Bruce Kraig, author of the award-winning Hot Dogs: A Global History, and photographer Patty Carroll present an illustrated talk on their new book.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Raw Foods: Tips for Traveling in the Raw": 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 p.m. 

"The Gulfish Fish Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Zingerman's Roadhouse chef Alex Young a is joined by Gulfishing owner Jim Galle a dinner featuring a menu of fresh head-on shrimp, blue crab, crawfish, and other interesting seafood varietals from Galle's company, which delivers fresh, wild, and sustainable American seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.

7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $50. Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [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! 

"Music in the Park": Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Chris Heidenreich directs this 70-member band in an eclectic program that includes music from Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King, as well as Zo Elliot's British Eighth, Sousa's "Pride of the Wolverines," patriotic tunes, and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
7:30 p.m., WCC Community Park, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 252-9221. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

AMP Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This trio of talented young musicians-including pianist Addison Frei, drummer Matt Young, and Ann Arbor-bred bassist Perrin Grace, all University of North Texas students-performs jazz standards and original compositions.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Imaginary Cities: the Ark.

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Acclaimed Winnipeg pop duo of vocalist Marti Sarbit and multi-instrumentalist Rusty Matyas whose music blends 60s Motown with contemporary keyboard rock.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $10 in 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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 8-9:30 p.m. 

Kip's Komedy Showcase: Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center.

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Every Tues. Performances by comics TBA.
8-9:30 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Cost TBA. 769-2787. [map]
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 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell": WCBN-88.3 FM.

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Matt Wolf's award-winning 2008 documentary about the late-20th-century avant-garde composer-cellist whose work spanned several genres from classical to disco and who collaborated with everyone from Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass to the Talking Heads and Bootsy Collins.
8:30 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Free. 763-3500. [map]
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