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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 8, 2013






 
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 7:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Integrated Pest Management": Stewardship Network Stewards' Circle.

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All invited to join a discussion of this environmentally sensitive approach to pest management.
7:30-8:30 a.m., Bruegger's Bagels, 709 North University. Free. 996-3190. [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. 

"Experiences with Massive Open Online Courses": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M School of Information clinical professor Charles Severance. Second in 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 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Aviram Reichert: U-M School of Music.

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Guest recital and master class by this Seoul National University piano professor, the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition bronze medal winner.
10:30 a.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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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.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 11:45 a.m.  Free! 

Michigan Law Environmental Law & Policy Program speaker series: University of Michigan Law School Environmental Law & Policy Program.

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Please join us for the latest installment of the ELPP Lecture Series. A non-pizza lunch will be served.
Pat Gallagher is the director of the Environmental Law Program at the Sierra Club and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the program, including courtroom litigation and the administration of the Club's nationwide docket. Pat joined the Sierra Club as a senior attorney in 1999 after toiling in private practice for ten years. He attended both college and law school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and in between worked as a professional auto mechanic in Chico, California. Pat's other interests consist mainly of fathering three daughters, with a bit of Afro-Cuban drumming on the side.
Hutchins Hall room 116, 625 S. State Street. Free. 734.764.4705. rickardj@umich.edu www.law.umich.edu/elpp [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Quit tobacco support group for older adults - October 8: MHealthy - University of Michigan.

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Quit tobacco support group for older adults - October 8
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 October 8 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. julinels@umich.edu http://www.hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Beyond Pontiac's Shadow: Michilimackinac and the Anglo-Indian War of 1763": U-M Clements Library.

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Talk by former Mackinac State Historic Parks history curator Keith Widder.
4 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. 764-2347. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Africa Lectures: U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

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Oct. 1: Johns Hopkins anthropology professor Jane Guyer on "Price Fluctuation and the Production of Confusion in Two West African Oil Producing Economies." Oct. 8: "Aimé Césaire 100th Birthday Symposium." A panel discussion with several visiting scholars and a theater performance by Minneapolis-based artist Taous Khazem. Oct. 22: Indiana University history professor Marissa Moorman on "Our Anti-Imperialism, Your Cold War: Angolan National Radio and the Propaganda War for Namibia."
4 p.m., 5670 Haven Hall (Oct. 1 & 8) & 4701 Haven Hall (Oct. 22), 520 S. State. Free. 764-5513. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Senior Supper Club: Chelsea Community Hospital LiveWell.

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All age 55 & over invited for a talk followed at 5 p.m. by supper.

Jan. 14: CCH development and marketing director Judy Stratman and facility management chief Phil Boham discuss the process of establishing the new CCH Cancer Center.

Feb. 11: Chelsea District Library librarian Sara Wedell presents "Stories of Chelsea."

Mar. 11: The North Street Fiddlers perform a variety of fiddle music.

Apr. 8: Chelsea Senior Center Travel Committee memmbers discuss "Active Seniors on the Go."

May 13: Dietitian Heather Heydlauff and Chelsea Farmers Market manager Ashley Miller Helmholdt discuss "Cooking with Colorful Foods."

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4 p.m., CCH dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 475-3913. [map]
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 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Parkland": State Theater.

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Oct. 4-10. (Peter Landesman, 2013). Drama recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
State 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.
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 14 & 15) & Oct. 5 & 19. 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.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (except Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
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 4:45 & 7:15 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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 5:30 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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 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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 5:30 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 p.m.  Free! 

Fiber Arts Classes: Ophir Crafts.

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Fiber Arts Classes
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 ophircrafts@gmail.com
Ophir Crafts, 2507 Jackson Avenue. Free. (734) 794-777. ophircrafts@gmail.com ophircrafts.com [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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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Farm to Table: Autumn.

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Our local farmers have been working tirelessly to fill our plates with an eclectic array of fall fruits and vegetables. Learn how to cook these foods with finesse and know what pairs well with one another. Nothing says 'Pure Michigan' like an abundant fall harvest - take advantage of the fertile Lake State! This class is loaded with technique on how to deal with all of these goodies we're so lucky to have! Full participation. Menu: Root Vegetable Bisque with Leafy Green Chips; Roasted Apples, Potatoes, and Brussel Sprouts with Whipped Parmesan; Kohlrabi Latkes with Beet Carpaccio, Pickled Apple, and Creme Fraiche; Maple-Roasted Figs a la Mode. 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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 6:30-8 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! 

"45 Pounds (More or Less)": Nicola's Books.

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Michigan writer Kelly Barson discusses her new young adult novel about a 16-year-old who decides to try to lose 45 pounds in 2 months. Signing.
6:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Soil Testing": Dexter Garden Club.

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Club members lead soil testing and discuss how to design a garden space.
6:45 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free. 996-4441. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Alan Wieder: Literati Bookstore.

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This Portland oral historian reads from Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, his biography of the South African activist couple who worked to end apartheid. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Delta Gamma Lectureship: Delta Gamma and University of Michigan.

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Delta Gamma is hosting its second inaugural Lectureship! We will be bringing Michael Hingson to Rackham Auditorium October 8th at 7pm. The event is open to everyone and is entirely free. Michael is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, who tells his tale of survival in his memoir, "Thunder Dog". Michael, blind since birth, was able to survive the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers with the help of his guide dog Roselle. Michael now works to educate, inspire, and empower audiences worldwide.
Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington. Free. 734-649-4283. rtrouba@gmail.com [map]
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 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michael Hingson: Delta Gamma Lecture in Values & Ethics.

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Talk by this advocate for leader dogs, author of Thunder Dog, a book about his experience being on the 78th floor of the World Trace Center with his leader dog when the first plane hit. Followed by reception and book signing at the Michigan League Koessler Room.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 945-5570. [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! 

"Confessions of a Plant-Crazed Garden Nerd": Chelsea District Library/Chelsea Area Garden Club.

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Talk by Arrowhead Alpines (Lansing) nursery manager Joseph Tychonievich, author of Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener.
7-8:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Conquer Your Cravings and Attain Your Ideal Weight Naturally with Raw Foods": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Living Downstream": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Screening of Chanda Chevannes' 2010 documentary based on renowned ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber's book about environmental causes of cancer. Followed by discussion led by Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition members.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Mushrooms in Michigan: A Seasonal Guide": Dexter District Library.

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Michigan Mushroom Hunters president Phil Tedeschi discusses the many varieties of edible mushrooms that grow in Michigan.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 7-8:15 p.m. 

"Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: Vegan Autumn Soups and Stews": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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VegMichigan representatives demonstrate vegan recipes.
7-8:15 p.m., Whole Foods, corner of Eisenhower & Ann ArborČ-Saline Rd. $5. Preregistration required. 997-7500.
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing 2-part series. Part 1 is presented on the first Tuesday of October, November, and January through June and provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 is presented on the second Tuesday of October, November, and January through June, provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston/Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center. It's free and open to all. Programs are targeted primarily to parents but are inclusive of teens, family members, professionals, students, and anyone interested.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, classroom EC4, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"No Way Home: The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss David Wilcove's book.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Winterizing Roses": Huron Valley Rose Society.

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Presentation by a club member TBA. Q&A and refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 277-0112. [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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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Kent Eshelman: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this tubaist, a U-M alum and Baylor University professor.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

The Parkington Sisters: The Ark.

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Experimental chamber pop-rock featuring vibrant string arrangements and gorgeous vocal harmonies by this acoustic quartet of classically trained sisters from Cape Cod. Opening act is Tall Tall Trees, the stage name of Mike Savino, a NYC singer-songwriter who writes psychedelic pop-folk songs accompanied on banjo.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Def Leppard: Viva! Hysteria": Quality 16.

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Oct. 2 & 8. Concert film by this veteran English arena rock band compiled from performances during them band's Las Vegas residency last spring. It includes the entirety of the band's chart-topping 1987 album Hysteria, along many of its other biggest hits.
8 p.m. Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $17 in advance at gqti.com and at the door. 623-7469. [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 works by Sonny Sharrock. With guest guitarist Jonathan Edwards.
10 p.m., Canterbury House, 712 E. Huron. Free. 764-3162. [map]
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