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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 12, 2013






 
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 9-10 a.m. 

Preschool Story Time: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. All preschoolers, accompanied by an adult, invited for stories. Followed by a science activity.
9-10 a.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Social Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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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]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Huron River Watershed Council: Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Talk by an HRWC representative.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

"Monthly Brew Tea Series": TeaHaus.

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Nov. 12 & 14. TeaHaus staffers lead tastings of 3 teas, paired with a treat made by the TeaHaus pastry chef.
10 a.m. (Nov. 12) & 7 p.m. (Nov. 14), TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave. $15. Reservations required. 622-0460. [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Injustice of Justice": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by former Michigan attorney general Frank Kelley and WSU psychiatry professor Emanuel Tanay.
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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 Noon-7 p.m.  Free! 

Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity: Artrain and Arts at Michigan.

  community member   < less Sungho Choi - My America.  Mixed media on wood

Ann Arbor-based Artrain and Arts at Michigan present Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, a rich, reflective exhibition of works by 39 artists representing the vast cultural blend of modern American society at The Gallery at the Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan's North Campus from November 7 - November 26. Gallery hours are 12:00 to 6:00 pm Sunday through Friday.
Special Infinite Mirror events are planned for Tuesday, November 12, 2013:
5:00 pm - Public Reception for Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity with special guest Indira Frietas Johnson, exhibition artist, sculptor, cultural worker, peace activist and educator.
7:00 pm - Penny W. Stamps Special Lecture featuring Indira Frietas Johnson.
Penny W. Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Presented in association with the Stamps School of Art & Design and the River Gallery
The Gallery at the Duderstadt Center, North Campus, University of Michigan, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Free. 734.747.8300. deb.polich@artrainusa.org www.artrainusa.org [map]
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 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

The Sumptuous Table: Yourist Studio Gallery.

  community member   < less Place setting by Kay Yourist

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. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [map]
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 1:30, 4:15, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"12 Years a Slave": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Steve McQueen, 2013). Drama, based on Solomon Northrup's 1853 autobiography, about a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch. A selection of classic Looney Tunes with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig et al.
Various times, Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50) in advance at ticket web.com and at the door. michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"David Austin English Roses for the North": Huron Valley Rose Society.

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Slide-illustrated talk by club member Mary Peterson. Q&A and refreshments.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Purse of Her Own": Saline Area Senior Center.

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Local historian Susan Nenadic delivers a talk about women's educational and professional opportunities in the 19th century.
2:30 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Quit tobacco support group for older adults - November 12: MHealthy - University of Michigan.

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Quit tobacco support group for older adults - November 12
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 November 12 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://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [map]
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 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Game On! Video Game Research & Teaching at U-M": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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Panel discussion with U-M faculty.
4-5:30 p.m., 100 Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-3166. [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! 

"Musical Meditations": Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare's Episcopal Church.

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Every Tues. TBE cantor Annie Rose and St. Clare's music director John Goodell collaborate on musical programs TBA.
5:30 p.m., TBE/St. Clare's, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs., except Nov. 28. Linda Zimmer reads stories for kids age 6 & under. Themes include monkeys (Nov. 5 & 7), owls (Nov. 12 & 14), "Llama Llama" (Nov. 19 & 21), and "Harvest Time" (Nov. 26).
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Embassytown, China Mièville's futuristic novel about a human colony on a distant planet and the fragile equilibrium between humans and the sentient natives.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band: Saline Senior Center.

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Every Tues. & Thurs., except Dec. 19-Jan. 6. Bring a band instrument. Beginners are asked to call ahead to set up lessons.
7-8:30 p.m. (Tues.) and 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 429-1742. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Self Defense Classes: Commando Krav Maga Chelsea.

  community member   < less Knife Defense at the Level 6 Instructor's Bootcamp, Toronto 2013

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 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Basketball vs. South Carolina State.

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7 p.m., Crisler Center. Ticket prices TBA. 764-0247.
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Cleansing and Healthy Holidays 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Ten Thousand Ripples": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Talk by Indira Freitas Johnson, a sculptor, activist, and educator whose work is informed by her childhood in India.
7 p.m., Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel. Free. 647-2337. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Archaeology of Yearning": Chelsea District Library.

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Kalamazoo College English professor Bruce Mills reads from and discusses his memoir about his experiences as a father of an autistic son.
7-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Management of the Hive": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Club members discuss how to prepare a hive for winter and how to manage internal condensation generated by the bees.
7-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botancial Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. brescue@att.net. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

  community member   < less Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

"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. 

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: University Musical Society.

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Formed in 1985, this all-ukulele touring chamber ensemble is renowned for its "perfectly polished professionalism, threaded through with dry wit and wry humor," writes an Independent (UK) reviewer. It performs all musical genres with ukuleles in a variety of registers, easily overcoming the limitations of the instrument to create intricate melodies and complex chords. Audience members are invited to bring their ukuleles to the performance, for a play- and sing-a-long to Tom Petty's song "American Girl."
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. $24-$54, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Wall Street Journal reporter Philip Connors' book about the 10 seasons he spent in a fire tower 10,000 feet above sea level.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [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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 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 jazz compositions and improvisation with the Samyama Trio.
10 p.m., Canterbury House, 712 E. Huron. Free. 764-3162. [map]
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