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]
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.), Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 996-8440.
Every Tues. All seniors age 50 & over invited to play noncompetitive bridge. No partner required. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 769-5911. [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]
Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids age 2 & up (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed., 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs., 10-10:30 a.m.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.; and Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
"Experiences with Massive Open Online Courses": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.more >
"Experiences with Massive Open Online Courses": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.< less
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]
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]
Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings. Also, "Toddlertime" (Nov. 6), 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]
Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($4), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg and sewing. Also, at 1:30 p.m., Yiddish Tish, a Yiddish conversation group. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]
Michigan Law Environmental Law & Policy Program speaker series: University of Michigan Law School Environmental Law & Policy Program.more >
Michigan Law Environmental Law & Policy Program speaker series: University of Michigan Law School Environmental Law & Policy Program.< less
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. email@example.com www.law.umich.edu/elpp [map]
Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served.
Dec. 3: William & Mary history professor Matthew Mosca on "Qing Perceptions of British India and the Dilemmas of Frontier Integration, 1760-1842."
Jan. 28: Boston University international relations professor Manjari Chatterjee Miller on "Colonial Memories and Victimhood in India's and China's Foreign Policy Today."
Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-6308. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [map]
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]
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]
Every Tues., May 21-Nov. 15. 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]
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."
4 p.m., CCH dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 475-3913. [map]
"Researching the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: Do We Know the Russian Author of the Forgery?": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.more >
"Researching the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: Do We Know the Russian Author of the Forgery?": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.< less
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.
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.
(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]
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]
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. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-basics-conditioning/ [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. 755-0884.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ophir Crafts, 2507 Jackson Avenue. Free. (734) 794-777. email@example.com ophircrafts.com [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri., except Jan. 1 All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.) and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [map]
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]
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. email@example.com www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
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]
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]
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]
Every Tues., Sept. 9-Dec. 17 and Jan. 7 through April or early May. All invited to join this fun-loving independent local mixed chorus to sing mostly familiar tunes, along with some serious music, in various genres. David Perample directs.
7-9 p.m., Gladwin barn, 4105 W. Liberty. Free to visitors ($80 per semester dues for those who join). 355-7738. [map]
Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]
Dec. 14 is the chorus Holiday party. Catered meal at union hall. Entertainment as well.
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]
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]
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]
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]
"Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: Vegan Autumn Soups and Stews": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.more >
"Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: Vegan Autumn Soups and Stews": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.< less
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]
"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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]
All invited to discuss David Wilcove's book.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [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]
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]
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]
Screening of Jacques Demy's bittersweet 1964 romantic classic. The dialogue is all sung as recitative, even the most casual conversation. Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo. French, subtitles.
8:30 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Free. 763-3500. [map]