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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 13, 2013






 
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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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 9:15-10:45 a.m. 

Parent-Toddler Play Group: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our intimate parent toddler play groups meet once/week for six weeks this fall/winter. This is a unique opportunity for children (12 to 36 months) and their special adult to spend quality time together playing, (including free play stations, a slide, rotating media table, gross motor movement activities, such as bubbles, parachute play, and musical instruments), working on simple art projects (including painting, stickers, stamps) and having a snack and drink. Our teachers have backgrounds in early childhood development and experience teaching in preschools, and plan their age- appropriate lessons and themes to meet the needs and interests of the children.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $99/ 6 weeks. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 10 a.m.-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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 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. 

Arthur Greene: Society for Musical Arts.

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Performance by this U-M piano professor. A New York Times review calls him "a masterful pianist with a massive technique that is nevertheless free from gigantism." 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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On October 11, 2013, The Society for Musical Arts wrote:
Mr. Greene's current projects include recordings of the Scriabin sonatas, and of previously unrecorded works of the Ukrainian national composer Mykola Lysenko (considered to be the father of Ukrainian classical music), and performances of the last three Beethoven sonatas in the spring of 2014.

Mr. Greene will be performing several works by Lysenko as well as by Frederic Chopin.


 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Holiday Bazaar: Chelsea Senior Center.

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Display and sale of home-made crafts and baked goods by CSC members.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 E. Washington, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-9242. [map]
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 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Parent-Toddler Play Group: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our intimate parent toddler play groups meet once/week for six weeks this fall/winter. This is a unique opportunity for children (12 to 36 months) and their special adult to spend quality time together playing, (including free play stations, a slide, rotating media table, gross motor movement activities, such as bubbles, parachute play, and musical instruments), working on simple art projects (including painting, stickers, stamps) and having a snack and drink. Our teachers have backgrounds in early childhood development and experience teaching in preschools, and plan their age- appropriate lessons and themes to meet the needs and interests of the children.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $99/ 6 weeks. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

The Rise of Native Advertising: LA2M-Marketing Education.

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In 2005, the IZEA team had a vision that one day, every consumer would have the opportunity to create social content online - unleashing the opportunity for brands to hire them as de-facto "spokespeople." Flash-forward to present and this once-disruptive idea has become a part of today's mainstream marketing mix. Whether it's bloggers, tweeters, pinners, or YouTubers, leveraging a passionate network of influencers is a must for every brand.

During his speech, Ryan will provide specific research findings based on data from over 10,000 brand marketers and influencers. Attendees will come away from the lunch with a free copy of the 2013 State of Sponsored Influence study along with critical data that they can immediately apply to their strategic plans for CY14.
Conor O'Neills, 318 South Main Street. Free. Donation. info@la2m.org http://la2m.org/events/rise-native-advertising [map]
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 Noon-6 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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 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

U-M School of Music Brown Bag Recital Series.

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Nov. 13 & 27. 30-minute recitals. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish. Today: organist and oboist Sipkje Pesnichak.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Lounge, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 764-0594. [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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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Telematic Music from PASIC": U-M School of Music.

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The U-M Telematic Players are remotely joined (via the Internet) by musicians from Indiana University in a performance of Goldstream Variations for chamber ensemble with electronics. Part of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention Technology Day.
2 p.m., Duderstadt Center Design Lab 1, 2281 Bonisteel, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Teen Crafts: Saline District Library.

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For kids in grades 6-12. Oct. 15: "Teen Read Week: Altered Books." A chance to make purses and other objects out of recycled books. An artist is on hand to offer guidance. Nov. 13: "T-Shirt Accessories." A chance to make accessories out of old T-shirts. Bring a T-shirt or use one provided. Dec. 5: "Gingerbread Crafts." A chance to make paper gingerbread people and 3-D ornaments. Gingerbread treats.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration requested. 429-5450. [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 purplerosetheatre.org, 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 all................be 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. martha@clonlara.org https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=221 [map]
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 4, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Muscle Shoals": Michigan Theater.

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(Greg "Freddy" Camalier, 2013). Documentary about the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, where songs such as "Brown Sugar" and "When a Man Loves a Woman" were recorded.
Michigan Theater. $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). See michtheater.org for full schedule. 668-TIME. [map]
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Music and Evolution": U-M Office of the Provost.

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Panel discussion exploring the biological and cultural evolution of music with Tufts Universiity psychology professor Aniruddh Patel, Cambridge University music and science professor Ian Cross, and Tokyo Universiity of the Arts musicology professor Patrick Savage. Moderator is U-M music professor emerita Judith Becker.
4-6 p.m., Biomedical Research Bldg. Kahn Auditorium, 109 Zena Pitcher (between Catherina and E. Huron). Free. 647-9981. [map]
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 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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 4:15 & 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"HONK! Look to the Sky!": Saline District Library "Kaleidoscope.".

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All kids in grades 1-5 invited to make a gourd bird and sky painting, learn about a goose scientist, and listen to a goose story.
4:15-5:15 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (choose one), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Virtue Cider Tasting: The Produce Station.

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Tastings of hard ciders by Fennville-based craft brewery Virtue Cider.
4:30-6:30 p.m., Produce Station, 1629 S. State. Free. 663-7848. [map]
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 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Primates": U-M Institute for the Humanities Author's Forum.

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U-M librarian Jim Ottaviani and U-M anthropology professor John Mitani, a primate behavior ecologist, discuss Ottaviani's new graphic biography of primatologists Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas.
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. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. 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, 709 Packard. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Time Travel with Typewriters": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens age 10 & up invited help re-create the heyday of the typewriter by typing up a profile of their life to be collected, bound into a journal, and celebrated at a mini-launch party (parents invited) with cake.
6-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 6-8 p.m. 

"Touch of Thai Massage": Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies.

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All invited to practice Thai massage techniques. Wear comfortable clothes. Props provided.
6-8 p.m., The Lotus Center, 2711 Carpenter. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. A2BlueLotusThai@gmail.com, 223-4156. [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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 6:30-10 p.m. 

"Tosca": Quality 16.

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Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's impassioned opera, a melodrama about a diva who kills for love that features some of Puccini's best-known lyrical arias. Stars Patricia Racette, Roberto Alagna, and George Gagnidze. Italian, subtitles. The broadcast is reprised on tape Nov. 13.
12:55 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Nov. 9) & 6:30-10 p.m. (Nov. 13), Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $23 (seniors, $20; kids age 12 & under & students, $13.50) in advance at gqti.com/met.aspx and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Potluck and Slide Show: Wild Ones.

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Slide show of photos of native plants. Also, potluck (bring a dish to pass) and awarding of the club's Deep Roots Award.
6:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 604-4674. [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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Arrow Communications Association.

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Amateur radio enthusiasts lead a discussion of microcontroller development environments such as Arduino, MPLAB, and Raspberry Pi.
7-9 p.m., WCC Room BE172, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. w8pgw.org. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Channeled Spiritual Discussion Group: Deep Spring Center.

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All invited to share their spiritual and metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices. Q&A. Also, socializing.
7-9:30 p.m., Deep Spring Center, 3820 Packard, suite 280. Free, but donations are accepted. 477-5848. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Fiction Book Club: Barnes & Noble.

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All invited to join a discussion of Under the Greenwood Tree, Thomas Hardy's 1872 pastoral novel about a group of church musicians, one of whom is smitten by a new school mistress. Refreshments.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Talks: Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor.

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Nov. 4, 7, 13, & 21. Talks by NHCAA staffers. Nov. 4: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Our Favorite Supplements." Nov. 7: Health practitioner Connie Kelly-Saur on "Detoxify." Nov. 13: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "How to Burn Fat." Nov. 21: Chiropractor Denise Acton on "Lick the Sugar Habit."
7 p.m., NHCAA, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball vs. Xavier.

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7 p.m., Crisler Center. $7 & $8. 764-0247.
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

WBWC Annual Members Meeting: Washtenaw Biking and Walking Coalition.

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We're Delighted to bring you the 2013 Washtenaw Biking and Walking Coalition Members Meeting. Food and soft drinks will be provided and alcohol will be available at the bar. We'll have two outstanding speakers this year:
Micki Maynard-- Speaking on Curbing Cars project
and
Heather Seyfarth, Project Supervisor at Clean Energy Coalition - Speaking on Ann Arbor's bike share program which will launch in spring 2014
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. Free. wbwc-board@googlegroups.com http://wbwc.org/ [map]
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 7-9 p.m. 

"Digital Camera 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staff introduce the basics of digital photography. Bring your camera, if you like.
7-9 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free 327-4555. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Floral Centerpieces for the Holidays": Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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Talk by Red Poppy Floral Design owner Tracy Swinburn.
7 p.m., Pot & Box Studio, 220 Felch (just west off N. Main). Free. 788-3298. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Harlequin Creature Reading and Issue 4 Release": Literati Bookstore.

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Poetry and fiction readings by writers who are featured in the latest issue of the local handmade literary journal Harlequin Creature.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introducing Southeast Asia Lecture Series": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Nov. 13: Universiti Malaya politics professor Terence Gomes on "Political Financing in Southeast Asia." Nov. 20: U-M business professor Linda Lim on "Economic Development in Southeast Asia."
7-8:30 p.m., 173 Lorch Hall, 611 Tappan. Free. 764-0352. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Saving Baby": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Prominent racehorse protection consultant Jo Anne Normile discusses her memoir about her relationship to a beloved colt that led her to discover the abuses suffered by most racehorses and establish a successful horse rescue organization. Signing.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m. 

"The Shadow Side of Social Change & Spiritual Groups": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Talk by local social worker Jeanne Mackey.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. $5 suggested donation. 665-2757. [map]
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 7 p.m.. 

"Virtue Cider Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Zingerman's Roadhouse chef Alex Young and Virtue Cider (Fennville, MI) founding brewmaster Gregory Hall host a dinner featuring a menu using locally farmed ingredients paired with different Virtue ciders made from heirloom apples. Hall discusses the history and appeal of cider.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $5o. Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]
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 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Teaching Music in Kenya": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Anne Ogren discusses her experiences teaching music in Kenya. 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. 

Hagen Quartet: University Musical Society.

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Founded in 1981, this award-winning Austrian string quartet enjoys a reputation as one of the world's finest ensembles, delighting audiences with their warm, engaging performances. "If chamber music can be called the art of conversation," writes a Toronto Star critic, "they are certainly persuasive talkers." Its members include violinist Rainer Schmidt, and the founding Hagen siblings: violinist Lukas, violist Veronika, and cellist Clemens. Tonight's all-Beethoven program showcases Beethoven's String Quartets, in D Major, A Major, and E-flat Major.
7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. $22-$46, 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! 

History Readers Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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Retired high school social studies teacher Jim Melosh leads a discussion of William E. Leuchtenburg's The Supreme Court Reborn: The Constitutional Revolution in the Age of Roosevelt.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-intro-to-routine/ [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Campus Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Elim Chan conducts this ensemble of nonmusic majors in Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys Overture, Saint-Saëns' Concerto for Cello no. 1, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 4.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Gretchen Peters: The Ark.

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Nashville singer-songwriter known for her incisively resonant country-pop songs, often offering detailed portraits of ordinary individuals in the throes of intense psychological change and realization. Her songs have been covered by everyone from Faith Hill and Patty Loveless to Neil Diamond and Etta James, and she recently collaborated with Tom Russell on One to the Heart, One to the Head, an acclaimed collection of southwestern songs. "The music has the sweet ache of 1970s Tom Waits, while the lyrics pack an extraordinary amount of story-telling into five minutes," says the Financial Times in its review of her widely acclaimed new CD, Hello Cruel World.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. except Nov. 27. 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 League Vandenburg Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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 10-11:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Type 2 Diabetes: Update on an Epidemic": U-M Turner Senior Resource Center.

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Talk by U-M endocrinology professor Liselle Douyon.
10-11:30 a.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. Preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [map]
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Science camp for kids ages 6-14
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