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]
•8:00 a.m. Depart from Meijer's Parking Lot - Section I (Ann Arbor & Saline Road).
• Arrive at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Explore ArtPrize entries.
•Enjoy your cafeteria lunch at the Gardens. Lunch voucher provided.
•Depart for The B.O.B. (Big Old Building). Here there will be a large concentration of ArtPrize entries in a single place.
• Explore ArtPrize 2013! Your wristband will provide free passage on the Art Bus and ANY Rapid Bus ANY time it runs.
•Meet our group at the B.O.B. to board bus and return home.
•8:00 p. m. Approximate arrival home.
Meet at Meijer's, Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $87 includes dinner. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org
Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
Free Gentle Yoga Class
please call 734-369-8361 or go to the following link and click the "CLASSES" tab to reserve your space
Samsara Wellness Center, 1945 Pauline Suite D. Free. 734-369-8361. firstname.lastname@example.org www.samsaracenter.massagetherapy.com [map]
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]
Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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]
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. email@example.com youristpottery.com [map]
Intermediate and Advanced German, and Anti-Semitism: The Migration of the Cross to the Swastika--OLLI Study Groups: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.more >
Intermediate and Advanced German, and Anti-Semitism: The Migration of the Cross to the Swastika--OLLI Study Groups: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.< less
German class ($40) meets Tuesdays, Sept 24-Dec 17 at University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Dr.
The emphasis will be on speaking/conversation and reading. The textbook is "Themen aktuell, Kurcbuch 2" (ISBN #978-3-19-001691-4) and its workbook. The accompanying disks (ISBN #978-3-19=12691-7) are highly recommended. The reading is the Bertold Brecht play "Die Dreigroschenoper", an annotated edition. Renate Gerulaitis is professor emeritus of German Language and Literature at Oakland University.
Anti-Semitism class ($35) meets Tuesdays, Sept 24-Oct 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw.
We will discuss how the seeds of hate, initially sown by the Church after the crucifixion of Jesus, blossomed into extreme anti-Jewish violence throughout the ages and led to the murder of six million Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Taught by Sid Lawrence.
University Commons (German) & First Presbyterian Church (Anit-Semitism), . $40 (German), $35 (Anti-Semitism). 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org
Quit tobacco support group for older adults - September 24
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 September 24 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. 734/764-0396. email@example.com http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [map]
Sept. 23: "Hunters of the Sky." A representative from Leslie Science and Nature Center shows and discusses a live bald eagle and two other raptors. Sept. 24: "Butterfly Tent." All kids invited to view butterflies in an outdoor tent.
3:30-5:30 p.m., Whole Foods, corner of Eisenhower & Ann ArborČ-Saline Rd. Free. 997-7500.
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]
Steward Pickett, an expert in the ecology of plants, landscapes, and urban systems, delivers the 2013 JJR Lecture as part of the School of Natural Resources & Environment's Dean's Speaker Series. The talk is titled "Changing Urban Realities and the Evolution of Urban Ecological Science."
Although much is made of the proportion of humanity that now lives in cities as a justification for urban ecological research, the changing nature of urbanization itself presents new opportunities for understanding human ecosystems. This presentation will present a new framework for urban systems in the global context, emphasizing global teleconnections, and contrasts in livelihood, lifestyle, and the local nature of specific urban ecosystems. Urban transformations in this complex context will be illustrated by trends in Baltimore, Maryland, and example data on the watershed function will be presented. The desire of jurisdictions in the metropolitan Baltimore region to become more sustainable driv
Dana Building, Room 1040, 440 Church Street. Free. (734) 764-2550. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.snre.umich.edu/events/ecologist_steward_pickett_delivers_jjr_lecture_sept_24 [map]
U-M Special Collections Library curator Jan Longone discusses the new exhibit (see Galleries).
4-5:30 p.m., 100 Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-3166. [map]
(Thomas Vinterberg, 2012). A lonely teacher struggling for custody of his son finds love but his luck is brutally reversed by an innocent little lie. Danish & Polish, subtitles.
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]
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]
"The Anonymous People" - free public screening: University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program; University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services; University of Michigan Students for Recovery; Dawn Farm, and the Washtenaw Alano Club.more >
"The Anonymous People" - free public screening: University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program; University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services; University of Michigan Students for Recovery; Dawn Farm, and the Washtenaw Alano Club.< less
The Anonymous People" is an important, inspirational, award-winning new documentary film about the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. This free public reception and screening provides a unique opportunity to experience a moving, motivating testimony to the presence, power and diversity of recovery. While the face of addiction is familiar, the face of recovery has been hidden behind practical concerns of stigma, shame and anonymity. Recovering people among us are no longer willing to remain silent and let others define them. People in recovery are lending their voices and stories to a grassroots social justice movement that takes aim at changing the conversation from problems to solutions for America's top health problem. Public screenings of this film are shattering deeply embedded societal stereotypes and countering the stigma of addiction with hope and reality of long-term recovery. Reception 5:00 to 6:00pm; film 6:00 to 7:30pm.
University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Auditorium, 915 East Washington Street. Free. 734-763-3933. email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/events/424472640995245 [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-basics-conditioning/ [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
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. email@example.com www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [map]
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.
Come join us this Tuesday and learn the art of crochet.
Ophir Crafts features Fiber Arts Classes (crocheting, spinning and knitting) each Tuesday from 6-7:30 at our store, 2507 Jackson Ave. October classes are free, minimal cost for materials. Register at www.ophircrafts.com, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Ophir Crafts, 2507 Jackson Avenue. Free. (734) 794-7777. email@example.com ophircrafts.com [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [map]
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]
This U-M creative writing grad student reads from Sky Sandwiches, his 2012 poetry collection that explores the fickle nature of desire, which may lead us to seek both eternal salvation and a half-decent Italian sub.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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. email@example.com www.commandokravmagachelsea.com [map]
4-course dinner prepared by Vinology chef Jim Leonardo. Each course is paired with a beer selected by a local beer expert and a wine selected by a Vinology wine expert. Attendees decide if the beers win out over the wines, or vice versa.
7-9 p.m., Vinology, 110 S. Main. $60 (plus tax & tip). Reservations required. 222-9841. [map]
"Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Book Group.more >
"Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Book Group.< less
All invited to join a discussion of p. xiii through 73 of this collection of essays that address race and inequality in schools.
7-9 p.m., St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 1679 Broadway. Free. Child care available with advance notice. firstname.lastname@example.org, 663-1870. [map]
"Identification and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents": Ann Arbor District Library Bright Nights Community Forum.more >
"Identification and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents": Ann Arbor District Library Bright Nights Community Forum.< less
Talk by U-M Pediatric Anxiety and Tic Disorders Clinic codirector Kate Fitzgerald. Followed by a panel discussion with U-M Depression Center staff.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
"How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction" will be presented by Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM. When all else has failed - what does work when confronted with a loved one's addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person's recovery process? These and other questions will be addressed in order to assist participants to find effective methods to successfully support another person's recovery, avoid enabling another person's addiction, and maintain their own health and well-being. 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. email@example.com http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7:30 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). Newcomers should call in advance: Greg Humbel at 445-1925. [map]
New class at Yourist Studio Gallery begins today.
Expand your throwing skills and refine your finishing techniques in this intermediate level class. Lids, handles, and surface decoration using slips, stamps, and carving will be covered. We will also continue to focus on building strong throwing skills by working on wheel-thrown forms such as cups, mugs, bowls, and plates. Various glaze techniques and applications will be discussed as well.
Meets September 24 to November 5 from 7:30-9:30 pm. Class fee $179 for six weeks. Clay and studio time included. Instructor: Sarah Gelsanliter.
Visit http://www.youristpottery.com/art-classes/index.html to register. You can also call 734-662-4914 or drop by the studio at 1133 Broadway, Ann Arbor.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. $179. 734-662-4914. firstname.lastname@example.org youristpottery.com [map]
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. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-level-1/ [map]
Sept. 9 & 24. 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., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764-3482. [map]