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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 17, 2013






 
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 9-10 a.m. 

Preschool Story Time: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. For preschoolers, accompanied by an adult. Followed by an activity.
9-10 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Ride to Chelsea and Beyond": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, June, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (July & Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
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 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:45-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $15 for the year. 665-0105. [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Riddle of the Sphinx: The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by Sphinx Foundation artistic director Afa Sadykhly Dworkin. First in a series of 9 monthly lectures.
a series of 9 monthly lectures. 10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $65 (members, $45) for the 9-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 for members at the door. 998-9351.
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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings. Also, "Toddlertime" (Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 10, May 1 & 8, 15, 22, & 29, June 5), a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 Noon-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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 1-3 p.m. 

Five Contemporary Plays, and Perspectives on King Lear--2 OLLI Study Groups: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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5 Plays class ($40) meets Tuesdays, Sept 17 - Nov 5, at Brookhaven Manor, 401 W. Oakbrook Dr.
We will read and discuss a group of contemporary plays from several different traditions and we will analyze events and trends in contemporary American theater. The plays will be read in class and members are expected to take part in class readings and discussion. A list of plays will be made available so participants can obtain copies. Thorne Compton is a retired faculty member from the University of South Carolina.
King Lear class ($35) meets Tues and Thurs Sept 17-Oct 3, at Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard.
This intensive, three-week class will study the play which critic Harold Bloom called "the height of literary experience." We will discuss the play in the first week. In the second week we will view and discuss "Three Lears" (a DVD) and "The Dresser", a 1983 film. The final week will be a screening and discussion of "RAN", a 1985 film by Akira Kurosawa. Taught by Marilyn Sco
Various locations, . $40 (5 Plays) & $35 (King Lear). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org
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 1-3 p.m. 

French Conversation, and "The Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth"--2 OLLI Study Groups: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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French class ($40) meets Tuesdays, Sept 17-Dec 17, at Sunrise at North Ann Arbor, 1901 Plymouth, and will be taught by Sophie Mongrain, a native French speaker whose degree is in linguistics. We will have discussions of current events, assigned readings of blogs, and a novel by a current French writer (which the group will choose), and there will be some homework.
The Lone Survivors class ($35) meets Tuesdays, Sept 17-Oct 15 at University Commons, 817 Asa Gray. We will read and discuss the title book by Chris Stringer, a leading paleoanthropologist. Dr. Stringer describes a new theory of human origins which posits that several populations of early humans in Africa exchanged genes, tools and behavioral strategies that enabled some of them to migrate out of Africa and populate the world. Facilitator: Sandra Smith.
Various locations, . $40 (French) & $35 (Lone Survivors). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Iris Folding Card Craft": Dexter District Library.

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Local origami instructor Helen O'Toole shows how to make cards using the iris folding technique. Themes are fall (Sept. 17) and Halloween (Oct. 25).
1 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Bantering Bibliophiles' Club--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets every other Tuesday, 9/17 - 11/26. All book lovers are welcome. Join this instructor-led but discussion-oriented, bi-weekly course to discuss and opine on ONE book pulled from various genres. Take a 3D tour of the book, including a study of its author, theme, plot, context, characterizations, symbols, motifs and writing styles. You are NOT required or expected to have read the book in advance. Participants may suggest their favorite books too. Each class will feature a different book. Classics, contemporary literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers--all nature of fiction and non-fiction books will be considered. The first three books will be (1) "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger (2) "Light in August" by William Faulkner (3) "The Eerie Silence" by Paul Davies. Deb Mukherjee will lead the class.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 3-4:30 p.m. 

Current Events, Section 1--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets Tuesdays, September 17, 2013 - July 29, 2014.
We will spend 10-15 minutes discussing the previous week's events. Participants will then be asked to present an item of interest, which is discussed by the group. All opinions are welcome. Discussions tend to be lively and spirited. Led by Irma Sklenar and William Milne.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $70 (thru July). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 3-4:30 p.m. 

Current Events, Section 1--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets Tuesdays, September 17, 2013 - July 29, 2014.
We will spend 10-15 minutes discussing the previous week's events. Participants will then be asked to present an item of interest, which is discussed by the group. All opinions are welcome. Discussions tend to be lively and spirited. Led by Irma Sklenar and William Milne.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $70 (thru July). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Making Human Rights a Reality": U-M International Institute Human Rights Initiative.

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Talk by University of California-San Diego international relations and Pacific studies professor Emilie Hafner-Burton.
3-4:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 763-9200. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Constitution Day 2013: The Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and voting rights: University of Michigan Provost's Office and University of Michigan Law School.

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COMMEMORATING CONSTITUTION DAY
Tuesday, September 17
4:00 - 5:30 P.M.
University of Michigan Law School
Hutchins Hall, Room 250
refreshments immediately following
Free and open to the public; no RSVP required.
THE SUPREME COURT ON SAME-SEX
MARRIAGE, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION,
AND VOTING RIGHTS
Participants:
Professor Sam Bagenstos - Same-Sex Marriage cases
Professor Joan Larsen - Affirmative Action case
Professor Ellen Katz - Voting Rights Act
Moderator:
Richard Friedman, Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor of Law
Hutchins Hall room 250, 625 S. State Street. Free. 734.764.4705. rickardj@umich.edu https://www.law.umich.edu/newsandinfo/features/Pages/constitutionday091013.aspx [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for South Asian Studies Lectures.

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Sept. 6: U-M art history professor Nachiket Chanchani on "Figures of Speech: Picturing Poetry in Fifteenth-Century Gujarat." Sept. 17: Institute of Economic Growth (India) sociology professor Amita Baviskar on "Good to Eat, Good to Think: India's Changing Food Cultures." Sept. 20: Amherst College anthropology professor Nusrat Chowdhury on "Revealing Powers: Money, Morality, and Politics in Bangladesh."
4 p.m., 1636 International Institute (except Sept. 17, room 1644), SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 615-4059. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Arab Spring, Political Islam, and Israel": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Lecture by Hebrew University visiting scholar Moshe Maoz.
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]
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 4:45, 7, & 9:15 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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 5:30-7 p.m. 

About Town with OLLI: Arie Lipsky: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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"About Town with OLLI" connects you with new acquaintances as you share Ann Arbor's social and cultural life. When you register for About Town ($15) you will be included on an email list for invitations to upcoming social/cultural events.
Register for About Town to attend our first About Town event of the year: A special talk with a musical interlude by the Ann Arbor Symphony's Music Director and Conductor, Arie Lipsky!
Pre-registration required; space is limited.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. OLLI membership ($20/year) required. Cost: $15 covers both registration for About Town and this event.. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks: Basics: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions.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.
$25 per single one hour class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online will guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Doug & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - September 17: University of Michigan - MHealthy.

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Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - September 17
This class, offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class at the beginning of your third trimester. Class meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center; 4260 Plymouth Rd. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required at: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $15. 734/764-0396. julinels@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/ [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Yoga I: Zen Buddhist Temple.

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Following the Sivananda yoga tradition, we emphasize postures, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Cost is $60 for six sessions, or you may drop-in for $12/session.
Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard Street. Cost is $60 for six sessions, or you may drop-in for $12/session.. (734) 761-6520. annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.org www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [map]
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 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare": U-M School of Nursing.

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Screening of this 2012 Sundance Film Festival documentary about the U.S. healthcare system. Followed by a panel discussion. Dinner.
6-8:30 p.m., School of Nursing, 400 N. Ingalls, Room 1330, Free. nursing.umich.edu/about-our-school/events-calendar. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Clean Eating!.

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No diet plans here! Learn how to cook healthy food and make it taste AMAZING!! Again, this is not a detox plan or a fad diet. This is learning to cook healthy from a chef's perspective - and that means it HAS to taste good! We will focus on cooking nutrient-rich, high-fiber, high-protein, lean whole foods to get you glowing from the inside out! Recipes include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and even dessert! Full Participation. Menu: Breakfast - Muesli with Apple, Figs, Berries and Lemon-Scented Greek Yogurt; Lunch - Hijiki and Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette and Super-Simple Miso Soup; Dinner - Golden Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine with Fresh Herbs and Fluffy Quinoa; Snack - Best-Ever Kale Chips; Dessert - Rich Chocolate-Dipped Apricot Coins. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Saline District Library.

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Every Tues.-Sat., Sept. 17-Oct. 25. Storytimes for "2s & 3s" accompanied by a caregiver (Wed. 9:30 a.m.), "On My Own," age 3 and up with or without a caregiver (Thurs. 10:30 a.m.), family story time (Tues. 6:30 p.m., Wed. & Fri. 10:30 a.m., and Thurs. 9:30 a.m.), and "Book Babies" for the under-2 set accompanied by a caregiver (Tues. 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.). Also, a Halloween story time for preschoolers (Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.).
Various times, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required (except for family story time). 429-5450. [map]
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 6:30-8 p.m. 

Yoga II: Zen Buddhist Temple.

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Following the Sivananda yoga tradition, we emphasize postures, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Cost is $60 for six class sessions, or you may drop-in for $12/session.
Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard Street. Cost is $60 for six class sessions, or you may drop-in for $12/session.. (734) 761-6520. annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.org www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Energize Your Workplace: Building High-Quality Connections": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by Positive Workplace Group president Mary Ceccanese. Preceded at 6 p.m. by networking and dinner.
6:30 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Free (buy your own dinner). Reservations requested at abwa-maia.org by Aug. 15. 755-0575. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Twin Hearts Meditation": Center of Light.

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'Twin Hearts Meditation', as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique, aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness for the planet. It is thus an instrument of world and community service that contributes to harmony on the earth by blessing it with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. The Twin Hearts Meditation is a noble tool that can raise one's vibrations toward higher states of awareness and expanded levels of consciousness. It is being practiced globally by tens of thousands from many different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity but produces amazing and dramatic results. Join us as we practice this powerful meditation together for the upliftment of our world.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.CentersOfLight.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Book Lovers' Night: Nicola's Books.

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Representatives from HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Random House discuss new and forthcoming titles for adults, with emphasis on paperbacks that lend themselves to book-club discussions.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [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. except Aug. 27. 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). $7 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Feb. 18: Moanin' Frogs. Innovative U-M grad student saxophone ensemble that performs fox trots, rags, character pieces, and waltzes characteristic of early 20th Century burlesque and vaudeville shows, along with some originals and other works by modern composers.

Mar. 18: River Raisin Ragtime Revue Back Row. Dixieland jazz by this ensemble from the popular local ragtime band.

Apr. 16: Three Men and a Tenor. This high-energy a cappella quartet of MSU alums Chuck Colby, Mark Stiles, Paul Felch, and Glenn Williams (he's the tenor) performs everything from originals to Gregorian chant, barbershop, contemporary pop, and rap. This show is held at the Washington Street Education Center (500 Washington); tickets are not required, but donations accepted to help fund the 2014-1015 Kaleidoscope season.

May 20: James Dapogny Quartet. Vintage pop and jazz standards, along with lesser known tunes from the 1920s and 30s, by this local ensemble led by U-M music professor Dapogny, a renowned early-jazz pianist.

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7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets (available at the Chelsea Senior Center) required. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band.

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Bring a band instrument. Beginners are asked to call ahead to set up lessons.
7-8:30 p.m. (Tues.) and 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 429-1742. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Oppose war and dictatorship! Public meeting: Socialist Equality Party/UM International Students and Youth for Social Equality.

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The Socialist Equality Party and the International Committee of the Fourth International call on workers and youth in the United States, Europe and throughout the world to mobilize their collective strength against the plans of the Obama administration and its allies for a military assault on Syria.
If war is to be stopped, action independent of the Congress and the two big business parties must be taken by working people, students and youth. The fight against war must be made the spearhead of the fight against the relentless attacks on living standards and basic democratic rights of the working class. This is, in essence, a struggle against capitalism.
This is not a time for watchful waiting, but conscious political action. This must begin at once. It is necessary for all those who oppose the war to make their voice heard. This question of war must be taken out of the hands of the ruling elite and its political representatives.
Become involved today!
University of Michigan North Campus, Pierpont Commons, Valley Room, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd. Free. isse.um@gmail.com http://socialequality.com/issues/no_to_war_dictatorship [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Self Defense Classes: Commando Krav Maga Chelsea.

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On-going self defense classes using Commando Krav Maga (CKM) tactical techniques. CKM is a reality-based self-defense system utilized by Israeli Special Forces. Students learn the techniques needed to survive violent or aggressive encounters. The primary goal is survival.
The techniques are simple to learn and easy to remember during times of stress:
- Gun disarming
- Knife attacks
- Knife hold-ups
- Chokes & Grabs
- Ground survival
- Hand-to-hand combat
- Attack Psychology
Multiple classes are offered each week and private lessons are available.
Every Mon 730-9pm, Tue 7-8:30pm and Thur 7-830pm. Check our website calendar for class updates!
The instructor, Mike Trester, is a level 6 certified Commando Krav Maga instructor with 23-plus years of law enforcement experience, including over 18 years on the Special Weapons And Tactical team. He is one of 9 CKM instructors holding a level 6 or higher in the United States.
Commando Krav Maga Chelsea, 14495 N Territorial Rd, Chelsea. Monthly fee $60. 734-904-5003. ckmchelsea@gmail.com www.commandokravmagachelsea.com [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by U-M English department staff member Megan Levad, whose poems have appeared in Spinning Jenny and textsound: an online journal of experimental poetry and sound. 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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 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Adult ADHD": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M Institute for Clinical Health Research and U-M psychiatry staff discuss recent research into the symptoms and treatments for this disorder once thought limited to childhood.
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! 

"Herbal Wisdom: Distinguishing Between Nourishing and Medicinal Herbs": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk about identifying plants' needs by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
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.  Free! 

"Justice Before Charity: Everyone Has the Right to Eat": St. Mary's Student Parish.

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Lecture by Simone Campbell, director of the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK and organizer of Nuns on the Bus, a group of Catholic political activists who advocated for social justice and endorsed Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign.
7 p.m., U-M Business School Blau Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free. 763-5611. [map]
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 7-10 p.m. 

"Westside Farmers Market Fundraiser Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Zingerman's Roadhouse chef Alex Young hosts a dinner showcasing the bounty of vendors at the weekly Westside Farmers Market. The menu includes carmelized Nemeth Greennhouse & Farms peaches with Zingerman's Creamery goat cheese ream, Rhulig's champagne melon soup, Corridor sausage with Xiong's baby choy and The Brinery kimchi vinaigrette, Miller's Country Acres tomatoes with smoked sea salt, Ernst Farms parched corn & pork cush with Blue Egg Farm roasted vegetable Napoleon, and Mindo's Ecuadorian chocolate soufflé with Seedling berries.
7-10 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $55. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"What's New with AAUW?": American Association of University Women.

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Members discuss the club's various interest groups. Also, a chance for new and returning members to sign up for groups and projects. Refreshments.
7-9 p.m., Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth. Free. 973-6287. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Addiction 101: Dawn Farm.

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"Addiction 101" will be presented by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program will examine the dynamics of alcohol and other drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and provide an overview of the process of recovery from addiction. Participants will learn how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use, gain an understanding of the basic process and diagnosis of addiction, gain a basic understanding of how the brain functions in a person with alcohol/other drug addiction, and become familiar with tools utilized to treat addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
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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Sept. 3 & 17. Club members show slides (Sept. 3) and prints (Sept. 27) on various topics, including this month's assignment of "Impressionistic."
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium (Sept. 3), 1701 Newport, & Forsythe Middle School cafeteria (Sept. 17), 1655 Newport. Free ($30 annual dues for those who join). 327-4781. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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See review. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.

2014

Jan 21: "Beginnings."

Feb. 18: "Happy."

Mar. 18: "Escape."

Apr. 15: "Song."

May 20: "Animals."

June 17: "Fathers."

July 15: TBA.

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7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), The Circus, 210 S. First. $8. 764-5118. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Localization: What's in It for Us?": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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U-M natural resources and environment professor Raymond De Young discusses the challenge of sustaining and improving natural systems that directly support our communities while advancing the long-term psychological well-being of society as a whole.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Aerial Silks: Intro To Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class will be an introduction to using the skills learned in Aerial Silks: Basics, along with more advanced poses, to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air at a time, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. All students will have the option to perform at our monthly showcase event, LIFT OFF. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single one hour class
Six student maximum
Drop in 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/aerial-silks-level-1/ [map]
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 10 p.m.  Free! 

Naked Dance Trio: Canterbury House.

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Local jazz composer-pianist Stephen Rush, drummer Jeremy Edwards, and saxophonist-clarinetist-flutist Andrew Bishop perform free jazz improvisations and compositions. Their album, Naked Dance!, is comprised of jazz interpretations of Woody Guthrie songs.
10 p.m., Canterbury House, 712 E. Huron. Free. 764-3162. [map]
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