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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 14, 2014






 
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 9 a.m. 

Basic Yoga.

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This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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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. $11 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 9:30 a.m. 

Basic Yoga.

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This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [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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 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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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Sunni and Shi'i Islam: Understanding Sectarian Divides in the Muslim World": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by WSU ethnic identify and Muslim history lecturer Saeed Khan. Fifth 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]
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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! 

People of the River - Photography/Video Exhibit: UM Latin American and Caribbean Studies, College of Engineering, UM Library.

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People of the River
Photography and Video Exhibit
Marcin Szczepanski, Senior Multimedia Producer, Michigan Engineering
People of the River captures the life of so called ribeirinhos (river people) that inhabit the Pantanal region in Brazil. Pantanal, located roughly in the center of South America, is one of the largest wetlands in the world, with a wonderfully diverse ecosystem.
The author portrays the changing nature of life in Pantanal and how its residents cope with the environmental, social and economic challenges around them. The exhibit also documents the work of Pantanal Partnership, the collaboration of U-M students with Pantanal's residents and schools that aims to provide healthy water and renewable energy to the area by building water filters, bio-digesters and wind turbines.
http://marcinvisuals.com/photography.php
Where: Duderstadt Center Gallery on North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
When: January 8-25, 2014
Opening: 4 PM. Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd. Free. 215 900 9826. marcins@umich.edu www.marcinvisuals.com [map]
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 12:30 p.m. 

"Nebraska": Michigan Theater.

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(Alexander Payne, 2013). An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
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, 3:45, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"August: Osage County": Michigan Theater.

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(John Wells, 2013). Adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about the painful reunion of the far-flung members of a dysfunctional family in response to its patriarch's mysterious disappearance.
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, michtheater.org. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Senior Supper Club: Chelsea Community Hospital LiveWell.

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All age 55 & over invited for a talk followed at 5 p.m. by supper.

Oct. 14: "Life Stories." Storytelling program by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members Beverly Black and Gertrude Warkentin.

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4 p.m., CCH dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 475-3913. [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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Every Tues. 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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 6-9 p.m. 

Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Series: Lamaze Family Center.

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Our premier, comprehensive childbirth class is designed for pregnant women and their partners. This in-depth, interactive 12-hour series meets on weekday nights at three different locations throughout Ann Arbor. The series covers a wide range of topics in-depth based on Lamaze International's Six Healthy Birth Practices, including:
•the various stages of labor, birth, and early postpartum including early breastfeeding overview;
•relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor and delivery;
•partner's role with laboring mom;
•pain management options and birth interventions; hospital procedures, and Cesarean birth.


All of our childbirth educators are highly trained, active in the birth community and are Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE).
UM Von Voightlander Women's Hospital. $190. 734.973.1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri., except Jan. 1. 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.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), 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. 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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 6:30 p.m. 

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression.

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Depressed or anxious moods cloud the joy of experiencing ourselves as perfect and whole. With or without a diagnosis heal with breath work, yoga postures and imagery to balance moods and awaken inner joy. Certified Teacher.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"CEW Celebrates Women in Film": U-M Center for the Education of Women.

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Screening of short films by and about women in honor of the U-M Center for the Education of Women's 50th anniversary. Also, Oscar-winning film director Cynthia Wade shows and discusses Mondays at Racine, her documentary about a Long Island beauty salon that provides free services to women with cancer. Q&A follows. Other films: Stairs to No End, Daniella Koffler's animated short about a young girl seeking freedom of thought in a world that tries to keep her in the dark. You Can Touch My Hair, a documentary about Antonia Opiah's public art exhibition in which three women stood in NYC's Union Square and welcomed pedestrians to touch their hair. Lady Razorbacks, Laura Green's documentary about a Pacific Islander women's rugby team. Stand Up, Anna Rodgers and Aoife Kelleher's Irish short about homophobic bullying and its prevention. Undressing My Mother, Ken Wardrop's documentary about his mother. .
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 764-6005. [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 Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner's 1968 dystopian novel about overpopulation and its impact on society.
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. 

"9th Annual African American Foodways Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Chef Alex Young hosts a dinner celebrating the African American Cultural and Historical Museum with a menu featuring recipes from 7 local African American families.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $60 (beverages not included). Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Basic Beekeeping I": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Club members discuss pros, cons, and costs of beekeeping.
7-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. meghanom@gmail.com. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

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"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.  Free! 

"Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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Dowling College history professor Yanek Mieczkowski discusses his new book that challenges the perception that the U.S. ever lagged behind the Soviet Union in the space race. Signing & reception.
7:30 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Richard Heinberg's book.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Low and Lower: U-M School of Music.

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This duo of cellist Brooks Whitehouse and bassist Paul Sharpe plays contemporary works and has been praised for its sense of humor and charming performances.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball vs. Penn State.

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8 p.m., Crisler Center. Ticket prices TBA at mgoblue.com/tickets. 764-0247.
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 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"42": U-M MLK Symposium.

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(Brian Helgeland, 2013). Biopic about Jackie Robinson, the second black player to play Major League Baseball. Discussion follows.
8:30 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. mlksymposium.umich.edu. [map]
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