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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 3, 2013






 
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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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 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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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]
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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Philomena": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Screening of Stephen Frears' 2013 drama about a world-weary journalist who investigates the story of a woman's search for her son who was taken from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Judi Dench.
Times TBA at michtheater.org, 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). 668-TIME. [map]
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 1:45, 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Dallas Buyers Club": Michigan Theater.

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(Jean-Marc Vallée, 2013). Drama about a Texas electrician who battles Big Pharma after being diagnosed with HIV in 1986. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto.
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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 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Holiday Stress - Science of Stress and what to do about it: SciStress - Scientific Stress Management.

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This seminar will explain the
• brain science behind stress and how to make you and your employees more stress resistant
• link between stress and health
• how stress kills personal and business performance
• latest breakthrough technologies to reduce stress and prevent it
Personal - the holidays have a dark side for many, over-eating, too much alcohol, loneliness can make your holiday a difficult time and jeopardize your health
Family - great to get together and celebrate… or are there old wounds, relatives you'd rather not see, others who won't talk to you or carry a grudge
Business - parties, hangovers, distractions … will your business suffer from lower productivity and more absences
Come to one or both workshops!
Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, 115 West Huron St, 3rd Floor. Free. 734 945-8275. http://www.a2ychamber.org [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! 

Graduate Opera Scenes: U-M School of Music.

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Dec. 3 & 10. Kay Castaldo directs U-M opera grad students in opera scenes and romantic duets.
5:30 p.m. (Dec. 3 & 10) & 8 p.m. (Dec. 10), U-M School of Music McIntosh Theater, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-2538. [map]
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 5:30-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Dec. 3, 10, & 17. TBE cantor Annie Rose and St. Clare's music director John Goodell collaborate on musical programs TBA.
5:30-6:15 p.m., TBE/St. Clare's, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
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 6-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Chocolate Passion.

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Obsessed with chocolate? Glad I'm not the only one! This rich velvety ingredient is versatile yet temperamental. Come and learn the different techniques to working with chocolate and what makes up the different varieties. We will teach you various ways to incorporate chocolate into impressive culinary confections! Important techniques covered: tempering, piping, molding, glazing. Full participation. Menu: Homemade Chocolate Cups filled with Rich Chocolate Mousse; Chocolate Flourless Cake with Shiny Chocolate Glaze; Chocolate Clay Roses. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $80/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri., except Dec. 24, 25, & 31. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
1 p.m. (Sun.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs., except Dec. 24 & 31. Linda Zimmer reads stories for kids age 6 & under.
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Tuesday Dinner Ride: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Dec.-Mar. 10- to 20-mile ride, at various paces, along the well maintained Border-to-Border Trail, to a restaurant in either Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti. Front & back lights required, reflective clothing strongly recommended
6 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"East and West": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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(Ivan Abramson and Sidney M. Goldin, 1923). Documentary about the contrast and interaction between American and European Jews in the early 20th century. Yiddish, subtitles.
6 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fabric Coil Coasters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make a coiled coaster using rope and scraps of colorful fabric. Materials provided.
6-7:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

"One Candle for Tzedakah": Ann Arbor Jewish Community Center.

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Family-oriented Hanukkah celebration. All encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. The program includes a latke dinner with sufganiot (jelly donuts) followed by a candle lighting, Hanukkah songfest, face painting and other kids activities. Entertainment by Ring of Steel Action Theater. All invited.
7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (household, $15). 971-0990. [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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 7-8:30 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.

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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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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"For You My Door Is Always Open: A One-Woman Show on Golda Meir": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Asheville (NC) actress-playwright RoseLynn Katz, a former Ann Arborite, presents her acclaimed one-woman show about the life of Golda Meir from a terrified child witnessing a pogram in Russia to Israel's triumphant prime minister during the Yom Kippur War.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"World Peace: Prayers and Blessings": Center of Light.

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Do you long for world peace? Do you know it can actually become a reality? Be a part of the transformation by pouring your prayers and blessings into the world. Come join us and add your voice to whatever aspect of world change is meaningful to you. This monthly gathering on the first Tuesday of each month is a powerful and meaningful way to share your passion, express your compassion, and create the peace we seek.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their recent slides and prints, including those on the club's current topic, "Stairs/Stairwells."
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School Auditorium, 1701 Newport. Free to visitors ($30 annual dues for those who join). annarborcameraclub.org. 327-4781. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of El Túnel, Ernesto Sábato's novel about a disturbed artist's obsessive love for a married woman.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Conscience and Compassion": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Talk by longtime Waldorf teacher Grace Worth.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes. Free; donations accepted. 678-5497. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America's Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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U.S. News White House correspondent Ken Walsh discusses his book that examines each presidential administration's efforts to assess the public mood and stay connected with the nation. Signing & reception follow. Note: This event was rescheduled from October 3.
7:30 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [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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 8 p.m. 

Lee Murdock: The Ark.

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Murdock is a Great Lakes troubadour who writes songs about the lives of sailors and fishermen, lighthouse keepers, ghosts, outlaws, and everyday heroes. His music blends ragtime, Irish, blues, and folk styles, and he accompanies himself on 6- and 12-string guitars. Tonight he performs his "Christmas Ship Concert," a family concert commemorating a late 19th-century tradition. At the end of the lumber season, Great Lakes captains would carry a final cargo heralding the holiday season with decks piled high with fresh-cut evergreen trees and garlands.
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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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Student Composers Concert: U-M School of Music.

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Program TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Music School McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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