Lansing Symphony cellist Koch and WSU piano professor Conway perform works by the Austrian modernist composer Richard Stöhr.
7:30 p.m., EMU Alexander Recital Hall, Lowell at E. Circle Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
Class meets Tuesdays, October 29 - December 17.
The book "Mindfulness" by Mark Williams, reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that have been shown scientifically to help eliminate anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion. We will study the theory of mindfulness meditation, and read, watch videos, and discuss in each class. Mike Murray is a Licensed Psychologist, who has studied meditation for over fifty years.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $40. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [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]
Author Tom Peek talks about his mystical novel "Daughters of Fire," which illuminates how the Hawaiian islands' transformation into a tourist mecca and developers' gold mine sparked a Native Hawaiian movement to reclaim their culture, protect sacred land, and step into the future with wisdom. A visiting astronomer falls in love with a Hawaiian anthropologist who guides him into a Polynesian world of volcanoes, gods, and revered ancestors.
Peek, winner of a 2013 Benjamin Franklin Silver Finalist Award by the Independent Book Publishers Association, has lived for 25 years in Hawai'i, where he has worked as a mountain and astronomy guide on Mauna Kea and an eruption ranger, wildland firefighter and exhibit writer in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. He has worked closely with Hawaiian elders and cultural practitioners and lives on Kilauea.
Hatcher Graduate Library, Library Gallery, 913 S. University Ave. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lib.umich.edu/gallery/events/daughters-fire [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., 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. 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]
Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. In addition to a weekly topic and circle time, you'll learn songs, simple baby games, and basic infant movement. This series begins each session with group discussion on topics such as getting your baby to sleep, life with a newborn, how to survive the challenges of being a mom, places to go around town with your baby, changes to your relationships, and then later, introducing solids and more. Many mothers find support and friendship here and continue these relationships outside of group time, as well. Moms are encouraged to feed their baby during group, and all you need to bring is a blanket for your baby to lay on.
You can join the group at any time if the session has already begun, and if you are heading back to work, we can prorate the group so you can attend as many sessions as your schedule allows.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $99/ 6 weeks. 734-973-1014. email@example.com www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
Develop loving communication and attachment with your baby through the ancient art of infant massage.
During this 4-week class series, parents will have opportunities to:
Enhance communication and loving interaction with your baby.
Develop greater confidence in your ability to read and respond to your baby's cues.
Establish routines that reduce infant fussiness, enhance sleep, and facilitate relaxation for parents and babies.
Class meets Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 11:45 am.
Fee: $110 for 4 class series.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $110. 734-769-6100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
We're traveling to three Midwest cities to bring the experts from Great Lakes Computer and Juniper Networks to your front door. With sessions focused on security, wireless, and the unique JUNOS OS, businesses of any size and industry will learn how to leverage the benefits of Juniper Networks to simplify and protect your network.
So if you're thinking about evolving your network, here's the perfect opportunity to not only learn from the combined expertise of Great Lakes Computer network engineers and Juniper's network specialists, but to bring your questions along and ask them face-to-face either during the sessions or at our happy hour at the end of the event.
Sheraton Inn, 3200 Boardwalk Dr. Free. 616-698-1100. email@example.com http://www.glcomp.com/juniper-tech-days [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]
Great meals deserve a great presentation. Our Sumptuous Table exhibit, which runs from October 18 to December 8, 2013, is a display of stylish handmade ceramic dinnerware by Yourist Studio Gallery Resident Artists and will include place settings and serving pieces designed to complement your good cooking and grace your table. So come feast your eyes on our dinnerware exhibit, with pieces perfect for our own home, for wedding presents, and as holiday gifts for family and friends. Artists' Reception will take place on Friday, October 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. firstname.lastname@example.org youristpottery.com [map]
"Michigan Before Statehood as Revealed Through the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project": U-M Clements Library.more >
"Michigan Before Statehood as Revealed Through the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project": U-M Clements Library.< less
Talk by WMU anthropology professor Michael Nassaney.
4 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. 764-2347. [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]
"EU Leverage and National Interests in the Balkans: The Puzzles of Enlargement Ten Years On": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.more >
"EU Leverage and National Interests in the Balkans: The Puzzles of Enlargement Ten Years On": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.< less
Talk University of North Carolina political science professor Milada Vachudova.
4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0351. [map]
(Lake Bell, 2013). Comedy about an underachieving vocal coach who's motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voiceovers, to become a voiceover star.
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]
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.
Nick Ryan's 2012 documentary about 11 climbers who mysteriously perished on K2, the world's most dangerous mountain.
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]
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]
Every Tues. & Thurs. Linda Zimmer reads stories to kids age 6 & under. Themes include Dora the Explorer (Oct. 15), Love (Oct. 17), Bats (Oct. 22 & 24), and Halloween (Oct. 29 & 31).
10:30 a.m. (Thurs.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]
Did you know that there are actual health benefits to cooking in cast iron? Have you ever wondered how to use that old pan you've 'inherited'? Or have you been thinking about buying a cast iron pan or Dutch oven, but not sure where to begin? In this class we will use all different kinds of cast iron pots and pans to make all of the items on our menu. We will also talk about the proper care for cast iron - and just how easy that is! Full participation. Menu: Skillet Corn Bread; Roasted Corn-Cheese Dip; Seafood Chowder; Peach & Blueberry Cobbler. 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]
Celebrate the most spooktacular holiday with a fun and frighteningly delicious baking session. We'll have a hauntingly good time as we bake and decorate colorful and creepy cupcakes everyone will be dying to try! MENU: Red Velvet Cupcake Mummies - Spiced-Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes - Itsy-Bitsy Spider Cupcakes, to register visit www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $59 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
Celebrate the most spooktacular holiday with a fun and frighteningly delicious baking session. We'll have a hauntingly good time as we bake and decorate colorful and creepy cupcakes everyone will be dying to try!
Menu: Red Velvet Cupcake Mummies - Spiced-Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes - Itsy-Bitsy Spider Cupcakes
Ages 12 and UP
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave Suite 109. $59. 734-531-0304. firstname.lastname@example.org www.surlatable.com [map]
Explore what a college education can be when we take seriously what we know about learning, with President David J. Helfand of Quest University Canada.
The President of Quest University, which is a relatively new, extraordinarily innovative and groundbreaking university with a campus location in British Columbia will be coming to Clonlara School on the evening of Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm!
Anyone who is interested in alternative education will be interested in meeting him. I am really excited to be sharing this information! Dr David Helfand will be talking about "Rethinking Education" and sharing information about Quest University. Here is what the NY Times said about him: " At Quest, he is playing out an even bolder agenda: creating a model to attack the ennui that plagues so much of higher education. Quest has no departments, no tenure and no classes larger than 20. It uses the block system, in which students take one course at a time for a month. Students get a grade, plu
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. Free. 7347694511. email@example.com www.clonlara.org [map]
AADL youth librarian Karen Persello presents a storytelling program for kids ages 3-5.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Readings by Hawaii-based writers Tom Peek, author Daughters of Fire, a thriller set in Hawaii, and Ann Arbor- and Hawaii-based writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, author of Where Lava Meets the Sea: Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii, a collection of essays, prose poems, and short stories. Display of volcano-inspired art of the Big Island painter Catherine Robbins. Light Hawaiian refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Talk by Naturalist Endeavors representative and longtime hunter Randy Baker.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
Veteran local entrepreneur John Psarouthakis discusses his new book that advocates for a free market economy as a way to deal with the problems created by technological progress. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
(Randy Moore, 2013). Surreal horror fantasy, filmed without permission at Disney World, about a middle-aged dad who's on vacation with his family when things start to get dark and twisty.
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]
Oct. 29-31 & Nov. 1-3. Founded in 1997, this innovative London puppet theatre company is known for its contemporary reworking of the traditional Japanese art of Bunraku, a complex, dramatic form of puppetry in puppeteers perform in full view of the audience. Tonight's critically acclaimed program, The Table, is a triptych of humorously absurd, technically accomplished pieces inspired by Beckett, the Bible, and Ikea. The first takes place on a simple table and features a cantankerous 2-foot-tall puppet experiencing an existential crisis. The second piece is a short interlude of striking visual illusions, followed by a delirious crime thriller told entirely through pieces of A4 paper covered in text and images. Reviewers have praised The Table for combining a strikingly minimal aesthetic with deadpan humor and warmth. Ages 14+.
7:30 p.m. (Oct. 29-31), 8 p.m. (Nov. 1 & 2), and 2 p.m. (Nov. 3), Performance Network. General admission $35 (Oct. 29-31) & $40 (Nov. 1-3), in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.
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]
"Psychiatric Disorders in Chemically Dependent Individuals: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations" will be presented by Patrick Gibbons, LMSW, DO; Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry w/ U of M; Medical Director of WCHO Community Crisis Response Team; consultant with Pain Management Solutions; and Medical Director of Dawn Farm. This program will provide an overview of co-occurring addiction and psychiatric illness, including standard diagnostic criteria; individual considerations for determining the appropriate course of treatment; available psycho-social and pharmacologic treatment interventions; and the perspectives of both the person with addiction and the treatment provider on addiction and psychiatric illness. 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]
Chris Heidenreich conducts this 70-member band, dressed in costume, in Steven Rieneke's "The Witch and the Saint," Grieg's "March of the Trolls," and selections from Wicked. The program also includes Brian Balmages's "Nevermore," which the band plays during a reading of Poe's "The Raven." Also, a children's parade of costumes. Refreshments and prizes.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 252-9221. [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]
Brooklyn-based pop-folk singer-songwriter duo of Berklee School of Music grads Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, whose music features bewitching melodies and uncannily blended voices. "One minute, Lucius sounds like a girl group circa 1961; the next, you could be hearing an Emmylou Harris outtake," says NPR critic Bob Boilen. They just released their debut CD, Wildewoman. Opening act is Alpenglow, a Vermont folk-rock quintet whose music has been described as "swooning, harmony-laden stuff … laced with arcing fiddle, shimmering keys and healthy doses of ringing guitar punch."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $13 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]