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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 11, 2013






 
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"Prince Avalanche": Michigan Theater.

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(David Gordon Green, 2013). A meditative and stern man spends the summer repainting traffic lines with his girlfriend-s dopey and insecure brother. Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch.
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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"Salinger": Michigan Theater.

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Sept. 6-12. Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary about the private world of the late fiction writer J.D. Salinger and the influence of his work.
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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 8:30 a.m. 

"Go Blue!: Michigan's Greatest Football Stories": Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Morning Edition.

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Talk by Steve Kornacki, a veteran sportswriter who covered the U-M during the Lloyd Carr era.
8:30 a.m., Glacier Hills Retirement Center, 1200 Earhart. $10 includes buffet breakfast. (248) 767-1831. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
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 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Free! 

Thom Bohnert: Exhibit of drawings and sculpture.

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An exhibit of Thom Bohnert's drawings and sculpture opens at Yourist Studio Gallery on Tuesday, August 27 and runs through Friday, October 4, 2013, with an artist's reception on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm.
Bohnert brings a unique blend of engineering, poetry, and whimsy to his art, often combining wire armature, wet-looking clay fragments, and surfaces that reflect his deep understanding of clay and glaze chemistry. His evocative, archaeological forms challenge viewers to expand their thinking about the possibilities of clay as medium. Bohnert received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1971 and has taught drawing and ceramics at Mott Community College in Flint for the past 40 years. His work is widely exhibited and published. Please visit youristpottery.com for gallery hours.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The 3D Printing Market is About to Explode Is Your Business Ready for it?: LA2M.

  community member   < less LA2M- Marketing Education

Next year, several key patents expire which will make available 3D printing to the masses. No more content modeling as businesses and the public will take advantage of cheap, effective 3d scanners, even 3d faxing! Get ready to see everything printed next year from human tissue to entire buildings. Learn more about these exciting technologies with award-winning speaker and Ingenex CDO, Dave Linabury.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]
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 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Late Summer Garden Classics": Chelsea Senior Center.

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Kitchen board member Peter di Lorenzi presents a cooking demo (with taste samples and recipes) focusing on using garden produce available at the height of the harvest season.
Noon-1:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. $5 suggested donation. Preregistration requested. 475-9242. [map]
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 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to join CDL librarian Emily Meloche to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 4 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Blue Jasmine": Michigan Theater.

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(Woody Allen, 2013). A life crisis leads a woman to reconnect with her sister in San Francisco. Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin.
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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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Poetics of Identity: A Reading by Hiromi Ito and Mutsuo Takahashi": U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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These two influential Japanese poets read from their work and discuss the relationship between language and identity. In Japanese, with translation by Western Michigan University Japanese literature professor Jeffrey Angles.
4-7 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library, enter from the Diag. Free. 936-7621. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Super Stories Book Club": Dexter District Library.

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For kids in kindergarten and first grade. Topics include "If You Take a Mouse to School" (Sept. 11) and "Fall Color Hike" (Oct. 9).
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Sat. & game days (Sept. 7 & 14). The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sept. 2), 4:45-6:15 p.m. (all other Mon.-Fri.), 1-3 p.m. (Sept. 7 game day), & 7:30-9:30 a.m. (Sept. 14 game day), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]
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 5-6 p.m. 

Seed Planting: Cranbrook Whole Foods Market Kids Club.

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All kids invited to plant seeds in compostable cups to take home. Proceeds benefit the Whole Kids Foundation.
5-6 p.m., Whole Foods, corner of Eisenhower & Ann ArborČ-Saline Rd. $5 donation. Preregistration required. 997-7500.
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Landscaped Prairie Garden Tour: Wild Ones.

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All invited to tour a prairie garden scaled to fit a suburban setting.
5:30 p.m., 8850 Hidden Woods Dr., off Huron River Dr. south of North Territorial, Dexter. Free. 604-4674. [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
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 6 p.m. 

"Pinocchio" auditions: The Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild.

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Young actors in grades 3-5 are called to a non-competitive audition for a stage play version of Collodi's "Pinocchio" (1883). Any young actor auditioning will be assigned an on-stage role.
Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. (734) 926-5629. aayag-promotions@comcast.net http://www.aayag.org/ [map]
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 6 p.m. sharp  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
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 6-7:55 p.m. 

Fall Gardening Tips: Washtenaw Community College Community Enrichment.

  community member   < less Fall mums--the tip of the iceberg..

Fall is a great time for planting! Find out how to grow and harvest cold-weather vegetables, and plant bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees for bloom next year. You'll also learn how to prepare your garden beds for a long winter's nap, protect tender and potted plants, and what to do with all those leaves. You'll also discover great plants for fall color and how to clean and store your garden hand tools for next year. You do not need to be a WCC student to enroll in this personal enrichment class. Class is free to Washtenaw county seniors 65+.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. $29. 734-975-6865. http://bit.ly/WCCgardentips [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

"Vaccination: Informed Decision-Making": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Vaccination is one of the most controversial issues of parenting, and unbiased, sound information is hard to come by. This two-part class will cover material relating to vaccine safety, risk of communicable diseases, the basics of immunity, timing and alternative vaccine schedules, and more to aid in parents' thoughtful decision making.
Class meets Wednesday 9/11 and 9/18 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Pre-registration required.
Presenter: Dr. Diana Quinn, ND
Diana Quinn, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor specializing in women's health and preventive medicine.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. Fifth Ave. $45. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Fall classes: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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A full and exciting lineup of classes kicks off today at Yourist Studio Gallery, as new offerings join old favorites on our schedule. This fall we offer four sections of Beginning/Continuing Wheel Throwing; two sections of Coffee and Clay hand building; a new Intermediate Wheel Throwing class; an Advanced Wheel class; Kids Clay; and a new Beads, Buttons, and Pendants class. For details and to register, visit http://www.youristpottery.com/art-classes/index.html. You can also phone 734-662-4914 or drop by the studio at 1133 Broadway, Ann Arbor.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Price varies. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Basics and Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses.
Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student limit
Drop students are welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Young Rembrandts Drawing Demo: Saline District Library.

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Young Rembrandts drawing instructor Kathy Baker gives a demo and leads a drawing session for kids ages 5-15.
6:30-7:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Taste of Spain": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Zingerman's staff offer taste samples and explain the different ways you can use several of Zingerman's products from Spain.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $40. Space limited; reservations required. 663-3400. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street" Movie Showing and Discussion: Washtenaw Eviction and Foreclosure Defense.

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Join Washtenaw Eviction and Foreclosure Defense for a showing of the documentary "Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street" on successful neighborhood activism in Boston, Massachusetts. We'll also discuss neighborhood-based activism in Washtenaw County- what is going on already, and what we can do in the future.
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 218 N. Adams St., Ypsilanti. Free. 248-804-0219. http://www.wefd.org [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

CHADD Chats: CHADD of Washtenaw County.

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Washtenaw County CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD) presents:
Looking for an alternative high school that may better suit your teenager with special needs/learning differences?
Come to our free AIM HIGH SCHOOL Presentation
September 11, 2013 7-9pm at the WISD building in Ann Arbor, MI
Aim High School is a private, tuition-based 9th-12th grade school for students with Asperger's Syndrome, anxiety disorders, attention deficits and similar learning differences. Aim High School is located at 11648 N. Main Street in Whitmore Lake, MI, 48189. What makes Aim High School unique is its dynamic academics in a small class setting, communications and life skills curriculum, individualized accommodations and assessment, after-school and summer programs, fifth-year options, and health and wellness instruction. At Aim High School students don't just survive high school, they THRIVE in high school!
The presentation will be done by Stephanie Ritter, Director of Marketing. F
Washtenaw Intermediate School District Building, Teaching and Administrative Building, 1819 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. kagarver@gmail.com www.meetup.com/AnnArbor-ADHD-ADD-Support [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Fiction Book Club: Barnes & Noble.

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All invited to join a discussion of Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood's best-selling novel based on a 19th-century murder case in which a servant was convicted of murdering her employer and his housekeeper/mistress. Refreshments.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Nutritional Healing Center.

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Sept. 5: NHC health practitioner Connie Kelly-Saur discusses "Dining Out." Sept. 11: Screening of a film TBA.
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"History of the Ann Arbor Garden Club": Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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Club members introduce the new online history of the AAGC, a feature of the library website that includes digitized articles and photographs from the Ann Arbor News that center on the club's rich history. Also, a short video about the AAGC. Reception follows.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 788-3298. [map]
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 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Quilts and Local History": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talk by local storyteller Judy Schmidt. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck.
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange (enter at the back of the hall), 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 769-1052. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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Nonfiction writer and former journalist Lois Maharg leads a discussion of Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, Jennifer Scanlon's biography of the former longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Intro to Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class will be an introduction to basic assents, poses, and other foundational skills needed for this very athletic art form. Each class will build skills to culminate in a routine.
Beginner students will work to develop skills, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography and refinement over the basics. While it is recommended that students be comfortable with getting on and off the trapeze unassisted, this course is suitable for both beginners and established aerialists.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-intro-to-routine/ [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 Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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