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]
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]
"The Affordable Care Act: How It Will Affect Michigan": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.more >
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Talk by U-M School of Public Heath health polic professor Helen Levy. Fourth in a series of 9 monthly lectures.
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]
Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings. Also, "Toddlertime" (Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 10, May 1 & 8, 15, 22, & 29, June 5), 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 mahjongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Also, at 1:30 p.m., Yiddish Tish, a Yiddish conversation group that also includes readings of Yiddish stories. 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]
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]
Quit tobacco support group for older adults - December 10
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 December 10 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. email@example.com http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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]
Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - December 10
This class, offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class at the beginning of your third trimester. Class meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center; 4260 Plymouth Rd. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required at: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $15. 734/764-0396. email@example.com http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/ [map]
This is a two hour class on making beautiful Folded Fabric Ornaments. Materials for one ornament are included in the price. Each ornament is unique, and the variety of designs is infinite.
Ophir Crafts Store, 2507 Jackson Rd.,. $15. 734-794-7777. firstname.lastname@example.org ophircrafts.com [map]
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]
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]
American Cheese Society certified cheese professional Tonya Huffman leads tastings of various cheeses and answers questions.
6-7:30 p.m., Whole Foods Wine & Beer Bar, Eisenhower & Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Cranbrook Village shopping center. Free. 997-7500.
"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban": Chelsea Alehouse Community Book Club.more >
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All invited to discuss the memoir of the teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.
6-7 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. Free. 433-5500. [map]
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. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-basics-conditioning/ [map]
Sold Out: Zingerman's Roadhouse chef Alex Young and Dogfish Head Brewery (Rehoboth Beach, DE) founder Sam Calagione host a dinner paring fresh oysters and prepared oyster dishes with a complementary beers, while also offering a chance to compare the tastes of east and west coast oysters.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Rd. $70 (includes beverages). Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [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. 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.
Screening of Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi's award-winning 2011 documentary about a Palestinian farmer who, after getting a camera to record his baby, starts filming Palestinian struggles against Israeli settlements. Hebrew & Arabic, subtitles.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 4th-floor meeting room. Free. 327-4255. [map]
Club members show and discuss various shapes and constructions for hives and the pros and cons of each.
7-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botancial Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. email@example.com. [map]
Veteran southeast Michigan freelance journalist James Mitchell discusses his new book about Lennon's experiences in the early 70s American antiwar counterculture. Signing.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
U-M music professor emeritus Patterson directs this popular local choir in Christmas spirituals and works by African American composers.
7:30 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 218 Chapin. Free will offering. 769-4437. [map]
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]
This 80-member band is joined by several area chamber ensembles in a program of holiday music from around the world, including Mannheim Steamroller's "Hark! The Herald Trumpets Sing," Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride," Robert Smith's "Christmas in the Round," Bobrowitz and Soper's "A Chanukah Celebration," Scott Boerma's arrangement of "Let There Be Peace on Earth," Robert W. Smith's arrangement of "An American Christmas," Luther Henderson's arrangement of "A Canadian Brass Christmas, "and a sing-along of Anderson's popular "Christmas Festival."
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 252-9221. [map]
All invited to discuss William McDonough and Michael Braungart's book that calls for not only reusing resources more effectively but also trying to improve the world.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [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]
Afro-Cuban jazz band led by conga and bongo player Alberto Nacif that recently released the CD Elemental. With timbales player José Espinosa, pianist Rick Roe, timbalero player Javier Barrios, trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner, saxophonist Russell Miller, bassist Patrick Prouty, and trombonist Chris Smith.
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]
This music student choir performs Zelenka's Magnificat in C major and Miserere and Britten's Saint Nicholas. With orchestral accompaniment directed by Jerry Blackstone.
8 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Live stage show version of this popular Canadian mock TV reality show about the misadventures of a group of Nova Scotia trailer park residents, some of whom are ex-convicts.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $39.50-$55 in advance at Ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, $42-$57.50 at the door. To charge by phone, call (866) 448-7849. [map]
Nicholas Merriweather's low-budget 1962 rock 'n' roll sci-fi film set in contemporary Palm Springs, where a giant prehistoric cave man kidnaps the girl of his dreams. The mildly ridiculous action is highlighted by a bizarre scene involving him, her, and shaving foam. Richard Kiel, Marilyn Manning, Arch Hall Jr., Arch Hall Sr.
8:30 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Free. 763-3500. [map]
Local jazz composer-pianist Stephen Rush, drummer Jeremy Edwards, and saxophonist-clarinetist-flutist Andrew Bishop are joined by Grammy-winning bassist Bob Hurst and guitarist Jonathan Edwards in a tribute to jazz guitarist Sunny Sharrock.
10 p.m., Canterbury House, 712 E. Huron. Free. 764-3162. [map]