Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, & Sept.-Nov) & 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 761-2885, 663-5060.
Drop in and enjoy playing with your little ones ages 0-3 in our cheerful, safe play space. We will have lots of toys for all ages to play with. This is an open play session. Parents/caregivers supervise and socialize. We will have free coffee for grown-ups and healthy snacks for a small donation.
Offered on alternate Mondays from 10-11:30am. Monday October 14th, October 28th, November 11th, November 25th.
$5 per child
Lamaze Family Center, 2855 Boardwalk. $5. 734-973-1014. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
Every Mon., Jan. 6-Apr. 21. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh. Free to visitors ($115 per semester dues for those who join). AFlowers@umich.edu. 665-9271. [map]
Retired DNR environmental educator and natural history interpreter Tom Hodgson presents a slide-illustrated talk about the sandhill crane, Michigan's tallest nesting bird and the oldest living bird species in the world.
10 a.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration requested. 475-9242. [map]
Sept. 9: Retired DNR environmental educator and natural history interpreter Tom Hodgson presents an illustrated talk on "Wildflowers Through the Seasons."
Oct. 14: Announcement of the club's annual grants to nonprofits and individuals for horticultural-related projects, including Chelsea Community Kitchen and the Intergenerational Garden at the Chelsea Senior Center, and a representative of St. Louis School Tranquility Garden, a 2011 recipient, makes a presentation showing highlights of what it has accomplished with the grant.
Nov. 11: Fraleighs Landscape Nursery nursery manager Dan Sparks-Jackson, an avid birder, discusses "Gardening for the Birds."
Noon, First United Methodist Church, 128 Park, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. email@example.com. 426-9112. [map]
Class meets Mondays, October 14 - October 28.
This course will help property owners, investors and intellectually-active seniors understand the latest developments in the local housing market and how it affects them, their friends and families. Wayne Esch is a real estate professional who has taught similar OLLI courses. There will be no professional solicitation.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $35. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
Oct. 4-17. (Jacob Kornbluth, 2013). Documentary, presented by economist (and Secretary of Labor under President Clinton) Robert Reich, about the widening income disparity in the U.S. The Oct. 16 screening at 7 p.m. is followed by a video Q&A with Reich.
Various times, 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.-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.
(Ryan White, 2013). Documentary about the Beatles' secretary Freda Kelly.
Time TBA, 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). 668-TIME. [map]
Screening of highlights of the 2013 version of this prestigious NYC film festival.
Oct. 7: Supporting Characters (Daniel Schechter, 2012). Comedy about 2 New York film editors who balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis. Alex Karpovsky, Tarik Lowe.
Oct. 14: The English Teacher (Craig Zisk, 2013). Comic drama about an English teacher whose life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York. Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano.
Oct. 21: What Richard Did (Lenny Ambrahamson, 2012). Quietly devastating drama about the golden boy of a privileged set of Dublin teens who does something that destroys his own bright future and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. Jack Reynor, Roisin Murphy.
Oct. 28: A Single Shot (David M. Rosenthal, 2013). Atmospheric thriller about a cat and mouse between a hunter and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood. Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy.
Nov. 4: Let the Fire Burn (Jason Osder, 2013). Documentary about the the 1985 tragedy that unfolded when Philadelphia police dropped two pounds of military explosives onto a city row house occupied by the radical group MOVE and did not fight the resulting fire for more than an hour.
5 & 7 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $10 (kids ages 3-11, $6.75; seniors age 62 & older, $7) for the 7 p.m. show, $6.75 for the 5 p.m. show. 623-7469. [map]
Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [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]
This class is all about technique and practice, practice, practice so that you'll be able to create your own masterpieces at home! Spend the evening with us learning from a formally trained, highly experienced Pastry Chef - Vanilla Chiffon cake, Italian meringue buttercream, decorator's buttercream, crumb-coating, filling/damming, smoothing, texturizing, borders, basket-weaving, detail piping, and simple flowers and foliage. Spend 4 hours with us becoming proficient in all of these areas - and take a delicious masterpiece home with you! Full participation. This class is for adults ages 18 and up. 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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-level-1/ [map]
There's nothing more transcendently delicious than fresh pasta, and crafting it yourself is much easier than you might think. Our chef instructor will first show you how to create the perfect pasta dough, which you can use for any number of pasta shapes. Then you'll handcraft great fillings and smooth sauces to complement each other. By the end you'll be even more passionate about pasta and know how to make incredible new dishes. MENU: Fresh Pasta Dough - Acorn Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce - Herbed Ricotta Ravioli with Tomato-Pancetta Sauce - Turkey and Dried Pear Ravioli with White Wine Sauce, to register visit www.surlatable.com *Class Bonus: All students will receive a bottle of Marca Verde L'Italiano 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a $14.95 value.
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $69 per person. 734- 531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
Discussion of several books in different mystery series.
Feb. 10: Selected Elmore Leonard mysteries set in Detroit, including Split Images, Freaky Deaky, Out of Sight, 52 Pickup, City Primeval, and Killshot.
Mar. 10: Elizabeth Peters' Jacqueline Kirby mysteries.
Apr. 14: Nicholas Freeling's Piet Van der Valk mysteries.
May 12: Chris Grabenstein's John Cheepak mysteries.
June 9: JoAnna Carl's Chocoholic mysteries.
July 14: Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]
Acclaimed Irish knitwear designer Jackson shows her designs in a runway-style fashion show. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. $10 (members, free). email@example.com. [map]
Sept. 30: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes, 1986). Comedy about a mischievous teen's adventures when he skips school. Matthew Broderick.
Oct. 7: Dr. Strangelove; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964). Painfully hilarious Cold War satire. Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens.
Oct. 14: Monty Python & the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, 1975). Outrageously irreverent, hilarious parody of Arthurian tales. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones.
Oct. 21: Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974). Hilarious burlesque of old Frankenstein movies. Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman.
Oct. 28: Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004). Comedy about a zombie invasion.
Nov. 4: The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980). Popular John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd comedy that features musical performances by Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, and other blues and R&B luminaries.
Nov. 11: Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011). Romantic comedy about a woman who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honor for her best friend. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph.
Nov. 18: The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967). Landmark seriocomedy about a naive young man at loose ends after graduating from college. Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross.
Nov. 25: This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984). Pitch-perfect mockumentary about a fictional English hard-rock band. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer.
Dec. 2: Love Actually (Richard Curtis, 2003). A warm, big-hearted romantic comedy about half a dozen couples in love, highlighted by a wizened, boorish rock star. Alan Rickman, Bill Nightly, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
All invited to discuss historian Bill Bryson's hilarious book-part memoir, part essay-about the Appalachian Trail and his experiences as a gung-ho first-time backpacker. The Oct. 12 discussion is preceded at 9 a.m. by a wellness walk.
10 a.m. (Oct. 12), 7 p.m. (Oct. 14), & 2 p.m. (Oct. 17), DDL lower level meeting room, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
Ann Arbor native Kevin Smokler, author of Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School, hosts a trivia quiz. Come in a team or get paired with one at the event. Prizes.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
U-M communication studies professor Aswin Punathambekar discusses his book that analyzes the transformation of the Bombay film industry from a national operation to an international and multimedia cultural enterprise. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Club member Lane Davis reports on the club's ongoing project to restore a trout fishery in Mill Creek in Dexter. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by dinner and drinks.
7 p.m., Creekside Bar & Grill grounds, 5827 Jackson Rd. Free (buy your own food & drinks). firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
Talk by Monroe County Historical Museum director Matt Switlik, a nationally known vintage artillery historian, restorer, and wheelwright.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [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]
Oct. 10-13 & 17-20. U-M musical theater professor Mark Madama directs musical theater students in this sophisticated Tony Award-winning 1973 musical comedy, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's romantic film Smiles of a Summer Night, itself an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The story concerns 3 mismatched couples, each of whom finally ends up with the right partner as they all discover their true desires during a weekend together in the country. Stephen Sondheim's memorable and enchanting waltz-filled score includes "Send In the Clowns," "A Weekend in the Country," "Later," and other favorites.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.) 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $22 & $28 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]