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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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 Time TBA  Free! 

"Investing in Ability": U-M Council for Disability Concerns.

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Oct. 9, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, & 31 and Nov. 10 & 13 (different locations and programs). Annual series of events, highlighted by the annual Mental Health in the Workplace Symposium (Oct. 9, preregistration required) and an art show. See for a full schedule.
Various times and locations. Free. 936-1402, 936-8177, 763-9458.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
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 10 a.m. 

Angkor Wat and Other Hindu Temples of Cambodia; Happier Endings: Book Study; & Exploring UFOs--OLLI Study Groups: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Please check OLLI web site for more information on these classes:
Angkor Wat class ($35) meets Wed, 10 am-12 noon, Oct 9-Oct 23 at Grace Bible Church, 1300 S. Maple Rd.
The class will cover the history, architecture and religious significance of several Cambodian Hindu temples and a brief history of the Khmer empire. Taught by Venkat Lakshminarayanan.
Happier Endings class ($35) meets Wed, 10-11:30 am Oct 9-Nov 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium.
Readings and discussion will focus on two books: "Happier Endings, A Meditation on Life and Death", and "The Best Care Possible, A Physician's Quest to Transform Care through the End of Life". Abby Wilson, retired clergy, will facilitate the class.
UFO class ($35) meets Wed, 10-12:noon, Oct 9-Oct 23 at TSRC, 2401 Plymouth Rd.
This course will concentrate on UFO cases that are not easily accounted for. Taught by Wilfred Kincaid and Ron Westrum, emeritus professors at UM and EMU.
Grace Bible Church (Angkor Wat), Trinity Lutheran Church (Happier Endings), & Turner Senior Resource Center (Exploring UFOs), see above for address. $35 per class. 734-998-9351.
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
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 10:30 a.m. 

Kate Rosen: Society for Musical Arts.

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Performance by this mezzo-soprano, a recent U-M masters of music recipient who won the SMA Young Artist Competition. The program includes cabaret songs and songs that are inspired by the cabaret tradition, including works by Kurt Weill, Benjamin Britten, Jake Heggie, Francis Poulenc and others. Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; students with ID, $5; group rates available) at the door only. Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: 930-0353. [map]
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 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to join CDL librarian Emily Meloche to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"The Vast Difference": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 14, except Nov. 28. Local actors present a revival of Jeff Daniels' acclaimed 1993 comedy about a Midwestern flight attendant who is having a midlife crisis complicated by memories of his dead father and the fact that his wife wants him to have a vasectomy. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Stephanie Buck, David Bendena, Michael Brian Ogden, Drew Parker, Rusty Mewha, Nathan Eyde, and Rhiannon Ragland.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Sept. 19-25 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Sept. 25: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 3:45 p.m. 

Lego Class - Bricks 4 Kidz and Clonlara School: Clonlara School.

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Clonlara School and Bricks 4 Kidz® is teaming up to offer a 6 week, after school class. We
both believe it's important to tap into a learner's potential by encouraging their curiosity and
creativity. Bricks 4 Kidz® will be bringing in fun-filled LEGO® model plans (different each
week) which are designed by engineers and architects. These theme based LEGO® project
kits will motivate learning by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles. And at the same time,
enhance self-esteem, improve fine-motor skills, teach lessons on organization and following
directions, and most of FUN!
Ages 5-15, all materials included
6 week session on Wednesday afternoons, 3:45-4:45 pm
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. $88. 7349264617. [map]
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Tizi Ouzou": U-M Comparative Literature Department.

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Taous Claire Khazem will be performing the play Tizi Ouzou. Taous Claire Khazem teaches theatre to youth, young adults and adults with disabilities at Stepping Stone Theatre, The Children's Theatre and Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. She is also on the COMPAS artist roster. She has worked as a theatre artist in Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, France and Cameroon. Locally, she has performed with Interact Center, Pangea World Theater, Frank Theatre, Savage Umbrella, Off Leash Area, and at Dreamland Arts. Taous trained at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School in Paris, France and holds a B.A in Theatre and French from Macalester College.
Space 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State St. Free. 734-763-2351. [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)., 668-TIME.
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Super Stories Book Club": Dexter District Library.

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For kids in kindergarten and first grade. Topics include "If You Take a Mouse to School" (Sept. 11) and "Fall Color Hike" (Oct. 9).
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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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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 5:30 p.m. sharp  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-July) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Aug.-Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
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 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha": U-M Institute for the Humanities Authors Forum.

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U-M Buddhist Studies professor Donald Lopez reads a short excerpt from his new book and discusses it with Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room owner Bill Zirinsky discuss Lopez's new book. Q&A.
5:30-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, Room 100 (enter from the Diag). Free. 936-3518.
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 6 p.m. 

Real Seafood Co. Oyster Dinner.

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Join us for our annual
Real Seafood Co. Oyster Dinner
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh, cold water oysters
and top neck clams paired perfectly with
Lazy Daze lager from Rochester Hills
Beer Company in Rochester Hills, MI
Oven Roasted Beet Salad
oven roasted beets tossed with
butter lettuce, roasted corn
and queso fresco in a
smokey adobo vinaigrette
Fire Roasted Hake
finished with a bacon jam, served
with sweet potato yam puree
and sautéed Swiss chard
Torta di Zucca
housemade pumpkin pie with
bourbon Chantilly cream and
candied walnuts
(888) 456-3463 (DINE)
Reservations are required.
Seating is limited.
Credit card is required for the reservation.
$64.95 per person
(Tax and gratuity included.)
Real Seafood Company, 341 S, Main St. (888) 456-3463. [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Homemade Cheese Workshop: Sur La Table.

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Is there anything better than cheese? Well, yes: homemade cheese! And it's easier to make than you might think. We'll demonstrate how to make a variety of classic cheeses with suggestions for embellishing them, and even an incredible pasta dish using some of your freshly made cheese. Join us in discovering the remarkable deliciousness and versatility of fresh cheese.
*Class Bonus: All students will receive a bottle of Marca Verde L'Italiano 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a $14.95 value.
MENU: Homemade Mozzarella - Homemade Ricotta - Homemade Burrata - Orecchiette with Prosciutto, Olives and Mozzarella
To register visit
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $69 per person. 734-531-0304. [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Basics and Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses.
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.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student limit
Drop students are welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Book Discussion Group: Saline District Library.

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Books available a month in advance at the reference desk. Sept. 11: Lawrence Osborne's The Forgiven concerns an English couple who make a grave mistake on their way to a friend's home in the Moroccan desert. Oct. 9: The Sociopath Next Door is Harvard psychologist Martha Stout's book about the prevalence of sociopathy. Nov. 13: Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior is a novel about a struggling Appalachian woman whose interest in life is reawakened when millions of Monarch butterflies unexpectedly migrate to the hills behind her house. Dec. 11: Dave Eggars' Zeitoun tells the true story of a Syrian American family living in post-Katrina New Orleans.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Katey Schultz: Literati Bookstore.

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This award-winning North Carolina-based writer reads from her debut collection of very short stories, Flashes of War. The Los Angeles Review of Books praises its "deceptively minimalist style that out-Carvers Carver and exposes the traumas of war without any breast-beating outrage." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Plant Exchange & Video Screening: Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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Screening of a video about Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary in Manistee National Forest. Bring a plant to exchange, if you like.
7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free. 788-3298. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Hive Management II": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Second of a 2-part discussion of how to conduct a practical survey of the hive, how to protect the hive from mice, and how to determine if the hive has enough honey for winter survival.
7-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botancial Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently-and Succeeding": Nicola's Books.

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Honest Tea cofounder Seth Goldman discusses his new graphic novel about how he started his business. Signing. Goldman is also at the JCC on Oct. 10 (see "Older Adults Thursday" listing).
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Roadmap to Apartheid": Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalists Universalists for Justice in the Middle East.

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Screening of Eron Davidson & Ana Nogueira's award-winning 2012 documentary that examines the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Meta Peace Team cofounder Father Peter Dougherty, with Detroit chapter of the Jewish Voice for Peace board member Barbara Harvey and Palestinian telecommunications entrepreneur Sam Bahour, an Ohio native who moved to the occupied West Bank in 1995. Q&A. Followed on Oct. 12 by a discussion (1 p.m., location TBA).
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (MTF members & seniors, $7.50; students, $5) in advance at and at the door. 665-6158, 668-TIME. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Palace Thief": Barnes & Noble Fiction Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Ethan Canin's collection of stories about people struggling to understand themselves and the unexpected turns their lives have taken. Refreshments.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Traveling in India": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Slide-illustrated talk by Debbie Jackson. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Free. 769-1052. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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Retired local social worker Myrna Lueck leads a discussion of David Bianculli's Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Imagine: A John Lennon Birthday Concert": The Ark.

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A variety of local musicians perform Lennon's songs and other peace-themed songs. With the folk-rock band FUBAR, the country-rock band Corndaddy, the folk trio San, Emily, & Jacob, "jug-band jazz" ensemble Midwest Territory Band, the local folk-rock duo of Dave Keeney & Sophia Hanifi, and singer-songwriters Dick Siegel, Chris Buhalis, Dave Boutette, Jen Sygit, Jo Serrapere, Jason Dennie, Derek Daniel, Chris Good, Billy King, Magdalen Fossum, and Annie & Rod Capps. A benefit for the Peace Scholarship Fund of the local chapter of Veterans For Peace and the Iraq Veterans Against the War Operation Recovery program.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Intro to Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class will be an introduction to basic assents, poses, and other foundational skills needed for this very athletic art form. Each class will build skills to culminate in a routine.
Beginner students will work to develop skills, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography and refinement over the basics. While it is recommended that students be comfortable with getting on and off the trapeze unassisted, this course is suitable for both beginners and established aerialists.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Chamber Music of Schubert and Schumann": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Violinist Steve Miahky, violinist/violist Christina McGann, cellist Katri Ervamaa, and pianist Jingwen Tu-all internationally acclaimed musicians-perform Schubert's B-flat Major Trio and Schumann's Piano Quartet.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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