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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 27, 2014






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Winter Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon., Dec.-Mar. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to various destinations.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

Drop In Play: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Drop in and enjoy playing with your little one(s) (ages 6 months - 3 years welcome) in our cheerful safe play space. We will have lots of toys for all ages to play with. There's a slide, kitchen, ride-on toys and tons of other options. We'll even be bringing in the swings and Jump-a-roo for the little ones.
This is an open play session. Parents/caregivers supervise and socialize. Bring a friend, bring the kids and let them play while you get a chance to chat or meet new friends while you are here.
Coffee and healthy snacks available for $1 each.
If you are bringing more than one child to play, please call our office at (734)973-1014 to pre-register or plan to pay at the door. Credit, checks and cash accepted.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $5 per child. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Training: Arbor Hospice.

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Volunteers are an invaluable part of the Arbor Hospice team, and play a key role in supporting caregiver and patient needs. They provide companionship to patients and/or allow caregivers a brief respite. Volunteers must complete a volunteer application and 18 hours of volunteer training. This will be the first of four sessions that must be completed. Volunteers should wait at least a year after the death of a loved one before becoming a hospice volunteer. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at aavolunteers@arborhospice.org or 734-794-5396 for more information and to sign up for training.
Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-794-5396. aavolunteers@arborhospice.org [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Sept,. 8-Dec. 8. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh. Free to visitors ($115 per semester dues for those who join). AFlowers@umich.edu. 665-9271. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Yoga for Mamas with Joy Van Bael

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Gentle yoga poses combined with breath are taught to support the changes that occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Prenatal mamas and mamas and babies 12 months and younger are welcome.Instructor: Joy Van Bael
Yoga for Mamas meets Monday mornings 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
Single Class (space permitting)- $18, 10-class pass - $145, 5-class pass - $80.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $145 - 10 class pass. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All ages invited to bring knitting projects to work on. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ($5.50; age 60 & over, $3; reservations required).
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
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 11 a.m. 

Yoga for Weight Management.

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Honor your mind and body safely and successfully to achieve and maintain your ideal weight. Start wherever you are in the process as we move together toward feeling great. Open to all body types and experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Youth Aerial Silk at Ringstar: Ringstar Studio.

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Aerial Silks are an exciting and beautiful circus art involving two long fabric "ribbons" which a performer does tricks in. Also known as aerial dance, this art is a great way to develop strength, coordination, flexibility, spatial awareness, and confidence. Kids in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend this series of after school classes designed specifically for young people. Younger people are welcome to observe a class to see if they're ready. No experience necessary!
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $10. diane@a2ringstar.com http://a2ringstar.com [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Clonlara School Visual Arts Display & Open House in Ann Arbor: Clonlara School.

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Visit Clonlara School to learn program details about home-based education, dual/blended enrollment and the K-12 campus program. Take a tour of the facilities, meet the teachers and advisors, and get all your questions answered. There will also be a visual arts display by the campus and home-based education students. Clonlara School's two educational programs provide services that recognize each learner's curiosity, strengths, interests and talents as the foundation of his or her educational experience.
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. Free. 7343584989. martha@clonlara.org www.clonlara.org [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Partner Acrobatics: Ringstar Studio.

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Partner Acrobatics (often referred to as AcroYoga, or Acro) offers an exploration into partner dynamics, through balance postures and movement. We will be working on supporting (basing) and flying in a variety of postures, learning how to use (as well as develop) strength, stability and balance. Each class will offer a focus on different moves, allowing you to slowly build up your repertoire.
If you have never tried anything like this, don't worry, this class is meant to be for everyone. We will gladly walk you through the basics. Now remember, this class is all about having fun and possibly learning something about yourself in the process. It will be available on a drop-in basis, until there is enough interest to develop into a progressive series. The cost will be $15/class, or $50/month. You can come solo, or with a partner. For more information, please check out the listed website.
Ann Arbor Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48108. $15. connor@connorotto.com www.a2ringstar.com [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Winter Wind: Wine and Canvas Ann Arbor.

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Come unleash your inner Picasso with Wine and Canvas, Ann Arbor's new trendiest night out! We are a painting class with cocktails! Sign up at wineandcanvas.com and choose Ann Arbor for your location. Seating is limited and absolutely no experience is necessary. At the end of the evening, you will have made some new friends and go home with your very own 16x20 masterpiece! $35 includes 16x20 canvas, paint, brushes and a local artist to guide you through your very own painting. Check our website for locations and times.
Milan Grill, 39 E Main Street, Milan, MI 48103, Milan. $35. 734-277-9253. infoannarbor@wineandcanvas.com www.wineandcanvas.com [map]
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 6:15 p.m. 

Spirited Yoga.

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Energize your body while creating balanced strength and awakening flexibility. This breath-based flowing vinyasa class uses traditional yogasana and pranayama techniques to stoke your inner fire, burn impurities, and unleash freedom and joy.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Active Body Challenge: Empowered Wellness.

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Join us in 10-weeks of community fitness and nutrition training! 4 prize Ca$h prize categories, and lots of exciting growth! Become lean & fit the natural way. Open to ALL fitness levels! This is a body positive environment.
3830 Packard Rd, Suite 150, Ann Arbor, Mi, 3830 Packard Rd, Suite 150, Ann Arbor, Mi. $35. 734-845-9540. we.dare.greatly@gmail.com www.nutritionbychoice.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Loss of a Parent Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming.
This is an eight-week group held on Mondays (Jan. 27-March 17) from 7-8:30 p.m. and is open to any individual who has experienced the loss of a parent.
Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104. Free. Donation. 734-794-5460. mschultz@arborhospice.org www.arborhospice.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Folk Song Sing-Along.

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of folk songs. Bring your guitars, ukuleles, and other instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Lyrics and chords are projected on a screen for singers and strummers. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazycewski.
7 p.m., First Unitarian-Universalist Church, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 426-7818. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Loss of a Spouse or Partner Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming.
This is an eight-week group held on Mondays (Jan. 20-March 10) from 7-8:30 p.m. and is open to any individual who has experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other.
Grace Bible Church, 1300 South Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. Donation. 734-794-5375. rwhite@arborhospice.org www.arborhospice.org [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Malcolm Gladwell: Nicola's Books/Michigan Theater.

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This immensely popular best-selling writer, author of The Tipping Point and Outliers, reads from his latest book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, which uses research in sociology and psychology to challenge how we think about obstacles and disadvantages. Q&A follows. Signing.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 & $35, in advance at Nicola's, Literati Bookstore, and ticketmaster.com. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

U-M India Theme Semester Film Screenings.

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Jan. 13: "Garam Hawa (Scorching Winds)" (M.S. Sathyu, 1974). In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights. Urdu & Hindi, subtitles.

Jan. 20: "Dil Se (From the Heart)" (Mani Ratnam, 1998). Drama about the love between a radio executive and a revolutionary. Hindi, subtitles.

Jan. 27: "Iruvar (The Duo)" (Mani Ratnam, 1997). Drama loosely based on the relationship between cinema and politics in Tamil Nadu, India. Tamil, subtitles.

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7 p.m., 2435 North Quad. Free. 615-4059. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bodies in Motion": University Musical Society Night School.

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U-M dance professor Clare Croft leads a discussion about focusing on and interpreting movements in dance and other performances.
7 p.m., U-M Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher. Free. 764-2538. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Cocktail Class: Pink Drinks That Don't Suck: Tammy's Tastings.

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Pink doesn't have to mean sweet, or insipid, or "just for girls." We'll explore a wide range of drinks that share only their color in common, with flavors ranging far and wide and appealing to a wide variety of tastes - even those of "manly men." Classes are hands on with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $35. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com tammystastings.com/shop [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]
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 7:45 p.m. 

Better Backs Yoga.

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Release strain and tension on the back, neck and shoulders and strengthen the supporting muscles while releasing the hamstrings and supporting the knees and hips. This soothing practice is available to all levels and promotes immune function, mental acuity and overall well-being.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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Science camp for kids ages 6-14
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