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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 13, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Annual Purrfect Doggone Golf Scramble": Huron Valley Humane Society Fundraiser.

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After a shotgun start, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome. Awards and dinner. Participants may register individually or as a team.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pierce Lake Golf Course, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. $125. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3527. [map]
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 9:30 a.m. 

Slow Flow Yoga: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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One hour slow flow yoga class, with pranayama breath work. Suitable for all levels, ages, and walks of life. Modifications will be taught for more advanced poses. $60 for 4-week series. Drop-Ins welcome - $17 per class.
Instructor: Joy Van Bael, CMT, RYT. Joy Van Bael received her training from Eric and Lisa Paskel of the Yoga Shelter. Joy teaches a unique heart centered flow of asanas, bringing inspiration, motivation, and laughter to the room, living up to name (most days), JOY!
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. Fifth Ave. $60 for 4 weeks. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Bookworm Club: Saline Area Senior Center.

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All seniors invited to discuss Killing Lincoln, right-wing political commentator Bill O'Reilly's book about the events surrounding Lincoln's assassination.
10 a.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

Computerized Investing 101--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets every other Friday, 9/13 - 12/20.
This discussion group will address a range of investment topics of interest to retirees, including: asset allocation, investment terminology, mutual fund/stock selection, portfolio analysis, and other topics to be determined by class members. We will make extensive use of the Internet and handouts. Each session will include a formal presentation on a selected topic, a demonstration example and exchange of ideas on issues of interest to class members. Robert Shaw is an active investor with more than 10 years of experience. Dale Brandenburg, who taught this class in the spring of 2013, will assist him.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

Computerized Investing 101--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets every other Friday, 9/13 - 12/20.
This discussion group will address a range of investment topics of interest to retirees, including: asset allocation, investment terminology, mutual fund/stock selection, portfolio analysis, and other topics to be determined by class members. We will make extensive use of the Internet and handouts. Each session will include a formal presentation on a selected topic, a demonstration example and exchange of ideas on issues of interest to class members. Robert Shaw is an active investor with more than 10 years of experience. Dale Brandenburg, who taught this class in the spring of 2013, will assist him.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Free Beginning Guitar Class: Fun and Learning Music Studio.

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If you would like to learn how to play the guitar, our new teacher George Hinman is offering a FREE class on Saturday August 31st from 10am to 11am at our studio on Jackson Road. Prospective students will be taught the parts of the guitar, an introduction to note reading and tablature, and will have songs to take home with them. You do not need to bring an instrument to this class. We have 7 spaces available. Call 734-417-1167 or email sandratracey@funandlearningmusicstudio.com to reserve your space today.
Fun and Learning Music Studio, 4115 Jackson Road. Free. 734-417-1167. sandratracey@funandlearningmusicstudio.com [map]
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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 a.m. (ages 3-5), 11:45 a.m. (retired adults), 1 p.m. (age 6 & up) 

Taiko Drums Youth & Adult Classes: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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Taiko drumming has a long, rich history in Japan combining movement, rhythm and voice. Students will learn this physical, unapologetically loud art form discovering aspects of Japanese culture, etiquette, stance and language while developing skills in rhythm and movement.
Classes will begin Fridays this September. All classes are twelve weeks, running September 13 through November 29, culminating in a performance by all students Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Each registered student will be given one set of drumming sticks.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $190, retired adults; $100, ages 3 to 5; $190, ages 6 and up. 734.794.6250. a2parks@a2gov.org www.a2gov.org/senior [map]
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 Noon 

Lunchtime Meditation and Sound Healing: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Are you looking for a quiet place where you can relax deeply and de-stress? Give yourself an hour to let go and return balance with the use of guided sound healing, breath and imagery; your body will thank you! No experience with sound healing necessary.
Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Six week session from 9/13 - 10/18.
Amy Koch, PT is a Certified Sound Healer and has lead groups in chanting, toning and sonic prayer. She also teaches meditation and breath awareness as part of her holistic healing practice.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. Fifth Ave. $60 for 6 weeks (drop-in, $12). 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Austenland": Michigan Theater.

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(Jerusha Hess, 2013). Obsessed with the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman. Keri Russell.
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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 4:45-6:15 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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 5-8 p.m. 

12th Annual "Run-a-Thon": Lawton Elementary School PTO.

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Noncompetitive run/walk around the school grounds. The walk is monitored in minutes instead of laps, with a goal to collectively run/walk for 14,000 minutes. Proceeds benefit the John Crosby Memorial Fund, Ele's Place, the Cancer Support Community, and the Lawton PTO special programs fund. Food and drinks available.
5-8 p.m., Lawton, 2250 S. Seventh, 994-1946. Donation or pledge forms available at http://fundly.com/2013-lawton-elementary-school-run-a-thon, or at www.johnrcrosby.org. 994-1946. [map]
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 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Thom Bohnert: Artist Reception: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Yourist Studio Gallery is hosting an artist reception for Thom Bohnert on Friday, September 13, 2013, from 5 to 8 pm. The reception is being held in connection with Bohnert's exhibit of drawings and sculpture on display at the gallery until October 4. The reception is 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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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Student Open House: Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe.

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We play with swords. It's like a martial art, in that it requires hard work and discipline. It's not something you can learn in a day, or a week, or a month. It's not something you can learn without the guidance of a teacher. However, it IS completely amazing.
Studies show that practicing stage combat makes you better looking and more attractive. Really! Your movement, spatial awareness, stamina, flexbility, and muscle tone all improve with sword play. We don't actually hit each other, so unlike the warriors of old we can play with the awesome weapons and still look pretty when we're done.
Join us for an intro session about what it means to be a member of a stage combat group. Meet the swords and the people behind them. Learn about the performance and growth opportunities being a Ring of Steel member has to offer.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. Free. 734-320-1147. rosteel@umich.edu http://ringofsteel.org [map]
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 6 p.m. 

"An Evening at the Farmer's Market": Ozone House 4th Annual Fundraiser Dinner.

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A festive open-air 3-course dinner that features food cooked by local chefs. Also, a silent auction and live music by a local jazz trio of saxophonist Tim Halderman, bassist Kurt Krahnke, and guitarist Rodney Rich. Wine and beer.
6 p.m., Farmers Market. Tickets $150 in advance only by email or phone. sdvorak@ozonehouse.org; 662-2265, ext. 26.
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 6-8 p.m. 

"Creating a Healthy Eating Lifestyle": Washtenaw Whole Foods Market.

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Cooking demo and talk by Whole Foods healthy eating specialist Jan Kemp.
6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyles Classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. $15. Reservations required. 975-4500. [map]
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 6:30-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Date Night: Spanish Tapas!.

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Back by popular demand! Bring your special someone and have some fun in the kitchen cooking up this fun SPANISH TAPAS menu! And please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Full Participation. Menu: Gambas al Ajillo (Chili-Garlic Shrimp); Albondigas en Salsa (Saucy Spanish Meatballs); Calcots con Romesco (Charred Green Onions with Authentic Red Pepper Sauce); Aceitunas Fritas (Fried Spanish Olives); Alemandras (Pan-fried Almonds with Rosemary); Roasted Manchego Stuffed Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto; And enjoy a complementary glass of Sangria! Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $150/pair. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

FLY Fridays!: Macrame Necklace!: FLY Children's Art Center.

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Join jewelry designer Amanda McCreless for a fun night of creating! Learn the art of macrame for the first of our FLY Fridays this Fall...We will learn to weave bottlecaps and beads into cool works of art that you can wear! This class is appropriate for students 8 and up, and tuition is $10/student! Register at flyartcenter.org
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $25. info@flyartcenter.org flyartcenter.org [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Andrei Codrescu: One Pause Poetry.

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Outdoor reading by this NPR commentator, a renowned Romanian-born poet, novelist, and essayist. "This transplanted Transylvanian with the bateau-mouche moustache always manages…to create a craving for the subversive," says poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Also, display of sculptures by Traven Pelletier, Francesc Burgos, and Tad McKillop, as part of One Pause and White Lotus Farms' new "Art in the Garden" fall poetry series. Reception and signing follow.
7-9 p.m., White Lotus Farms flower garden, 7217 W. Liberty. Free. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Candle light Yin Yoga/ Hatha Yoga with Joy Van Bael: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Hygeia Center for Healing Arts yoga studio offers a smaller class size, giving more attention to each individual student. Pre-registration is required for the 4 week class to ensure a space is available for you and your lovely mat. Extra mats available if you need to borrow one. The series will feature Slow Flow Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Slow Flow Yin Yoga with standing poses, and Yin Yoga with Shiatsu Massage. Each class ends with restorative Yin poses. Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm. $60 for 4 classes.
Instructor: Joy Van Bael, CMT, RYT. Joy Van Bael received her training from Eric and Lisa Paskel of the Yoga Shelter. Joy teaches a unique heart centered flow of asanas, bringing inspiration, motivation, and laughter to the room, living up to name (most days), JOY!
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts. $60 for 4 classes. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Season Opener Concert: American Guild of Organists.

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Performances by local AGO members. Program TBA.
7 p.m., U-M Music School Blanche Anderson Moore Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. (513) 349-5790. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"The Secret Garden": Electric Light Theatre.

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Sept. 13-15. James Pinard directs this new local theater company in Marsha Norman's Tony-winning musical about an orphaned girl sent to live with her widowed uncle and his bedridden son. When the girl discovers her late aunt's tangled, overgrown mess of a garden, she begins a reclamation project that revives her similarly neglected and needy uncle and cousin. Based on the popular 1909 Frances Burnett novel.
7 p.m. (Sept. 13 & 14) & 2 p.m. (Sept. 14 & 15), Michigan League, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $12) in advance at mutotix.com; $18 at the door. 637-8212. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Older Lesbians Organizing.

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All lesbians invited to join a discussion of hospice with a U-M medical social worker TBA.
7:30 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. Free. 995-9867. [map]
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 8-11 p.m. 

Advanced English Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Local callers call dances they learned over the summer to live music TBA. For experienced dancers.
8-11 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10. (248) 288-4737. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Andrew Rathbun: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This young, Toronto-born saxophonist and composer is well-known among NYC jazz circles for his pure sound on soprano sax, melodic improvisations, and harmonically complex original compositions. With drummer Jeff Hirschfield and bassist Scott Lee.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Bob Zany: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 13 & 14. Ann Arbor debut of this actor-comic known for performing with his trademark cigar. His comedy is a mix of offbeat observational humor and screwball retakes on current politics and pop culture events of the sort featured in his regular "Zany Report" on the syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty. $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Danc.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]
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