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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 18, 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 a.m. 

DRAW WRITE ACT Winter Camp | Feb 17 - 21, 9am - 12:30pm: Fly Children's Art Center.

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Spend Winter Break exploring your dramatic side! Sign up for DRAW WRITE ACT at the FLY Creativity Lab This day camp is the perfect combination of visual arts and drama. Your child will explore an interdisciplinary approach to art making through drawing, script writing, drama and costuming! The Draw-Write-Act workshop is open to children of all ages. Class fee: $90 per student ($70 for additional child) Dates: Feb 17th- 21st Time: 9am- 12:30pm * An additional Performance date will be scheduled once class begins attendance in public performance is optional. Register: flyartcenter.org More info: info@flyartcenter.org or 734-484-4844 FLY Creativity Lab is located at 40 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 The FLY Creativity Lab presents the perfect opportunity for your child to explore an interdisciplinary approach to art making. Drawing, script writing, drama and costuming will be explored in this exciting program. The Draw-Write-and-Act workshop is open to children ages 8-15 and aims to inc
Fly Children's Art Center, 40 N. Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. $90/student. 734-218-2145. katie@flyartcenter.com http://www.flyartcenter.org/#!studio-classes/c20by [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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 10 a.m.-noon 

School Break Activities: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Feb. 17-21. All kids, accompanied by a parent, invited for various nature-based activities. Feb. 17: "Self-Guided Adventure Day." Story-based indoor activities. Outdoor adventure backpacks available. Feb. 18: "Plant Tales," with storytelling inspired by plants from around the world. Followed by a chance to make an illustrated storybook to take home. Feb. 19: "Eco-Kids," a chance to learn about ways to reduce one's environmental impact through crafts. Feb. 20: "Tree Tales" includes stories about trees and a chance to make an illustration of a favorite tree at Matthaei. Feb. 21: "Flavor-Filled Friday," a chance to learn about plants from around the world. Fruit and spice tastings.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (Feb. 17) & $5 (Feb. 18-21). Metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Voices Valiant Adult Choir: U-M Music School Special Programs.

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Voices Valiant is a vocal music ensemble at the University of Michigan for adults over the age of 50. This chorus is designed for adults who: love to sing, enjoy learning through music, enjoy the social community that music can provide, want to improve their mental and physical health through music. There is no audition necessary.
Voices Valiant will rehearse in two cycles in 2014: Winter Cycle and Spring Cycle. Each cycle consists of 10 rehearsals and a performance. Whether you have experience reading music and singing in a choir, or if this is your first choral experience, you will enjoy being a member of this unique group.
Season Dates
Winter Cycle: January 7 - March 8, 2014 (Concert on March 8)
Spring Cycle: March 18 - May 17, 2014 (Concert on May 17)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $100/cycle plus $25 music. 734-936-2660. smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu http://www.music.umich.edu/special_programs/adult/voices-valiant.htm [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-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served.

Sept. 23: "Captured Alive," a talk by U-M Confucius Institute director Joseph Lam about this classical Chinese opera (kunqu) about a ghost who strangles her human lover so that they may resume their illicit affair in hell.

Sept. 30: "Beyond Western Civilization: A Translingual Approach," a talk by U-M Chinese arts & cultures professor Sally Michaelson on what early modern English translations of Chinese terms and texts reveals about what English speakers did and did not comprehend concerning rule of law as we now understand it.

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Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-6308. [map]
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 2-3 & 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Magician Jeff Wawrzaszek: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Performance by this popular, award-winning magician. For preschoolers through 5th-graders.
2-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave., & 7-8 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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 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Breast Cancer: What's New in Treatment & Research?": American Association of University Women.

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Talk by U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center nurse Tamara Ghormley. Preceded at 2 p.m. by socializing.
2:30 p.m., Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth. Free. 973-6287. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Cry of Freedom": Concordia University.

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Local multi-instrumentalist Laszlo Slomovits, half of the popular duo Gemini, and poet Linda Nemec Foster perform a song cycle of Foster's poems that includes rich ballads, quiet elegies, and expressive folk songs.
4 p.m., Concordia University Earhart Manor Ballroom, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-4612. [map]
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 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Erosion of Rights in Russia: A Lawyer's Perspective": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Talk by Committee for Russian Economic Freedom chair Pavel Ivlev.
4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0351. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews During the Holocaust": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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University of Chicago history professor Bernard Wasserstein discusses this Dutch woman who helped many Jews escape Nazi Germany from her position on a Nazi-appointed Jewish Council in Amsterdam.
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]
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 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

ELPP Special Presentation: Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell: Michigan Law Environmental Law and Policy Program.

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Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is a member of President Obama's Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and of the American Bar Association Task Force on Sustainable Development. Please join us for his presentation on the challenges of adapting to climate change.
Hutchins Hall room 220, 625 S. State Street. Free. rickardj@umich.edu www.law.umich.edu/elpp [map]
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 4:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dungeons & Dragons": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. All teens and adults invited to play this popular role-playing game.
4:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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 p.m. 

Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - February 18: University of Michigan.

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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, February 18 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 & Geriatric Center, 4260 Plymouth Rd. $15. 734-647-5645 or toll free: 1-800-433-6348. http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html [map]
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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 (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! 

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! 

"From a Full Figured Woman to a Seven Figure Woman: A Woman's Guide to Shifting Her Assets": American Business Women's Association.

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Best-selling writer Gail Perry-Mason discusses her book. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Free (buy your own dinner). Reservations requested at abwa-maia.org by Feb. 13. 657-1029. [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Easy Weeknight Dinners.

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We all know the story…Over-booked busy schedules result in not-so-tasty, take-out-quickie dinners. It's sad, but true. However, putting a delicious and nutritious dinner on the table for the entire family to enjoy really doesn't have to be so hard! A few key ingredients and quick-fix tricks will get your family fed and get you a 'parent of the year' award! We're here to show you how! All it takes are a few simple and fresh ingredients and about 30 minutes! These recipes come equipped with grocery lists, prep-times, do-ahead tips, and throw-together leftover lunch ideas. Full participation. Menu: Fennel, Sausage, and Olive Kebobs with Herb Rice Pilaf and Lemon-Garlic Kale Sauté, Striped Bass with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce and Quinoa Snap Pea Salad, Crisp Dijon Chicken Thighs with Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes. Register online up to 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Creating a Lasting Memory: Memory Books: Arbor Hospice.

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Those who live in memories are never really gone. Join Arbor Hospice for a drop-in workshop for individuals interested in making a memory book of their loved ones. Bring photos of your loved one and anything else you would like to include, and Arbor Hospice will provide the remaining supplies. Memory books allow individuals to organize their photos in a unique and meaningful way. No experience is necessary. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Grief Support at 734.794.5460 or email mschultz@arborhospice.org.
Malletts Creek Library, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway. Free. 734.794.5460. mschultz@arborhospice.org http://www.arborhospice.org/calendar [map]
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 6:30-9 p.m. 

Infant Care Class: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Babies don't come with instructions, so we designed a series full of information and demonstrations to prepare for newborn care. Topics covered include swaddling, diapering, feeding, holding, bathing, cord care, crying, when to call a pediatrician, safety issues, sleep issues, and emotional adjustment. May be taken any time during pregnancy.
Classes are two weeks in length.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $80. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Memory Books for Adults, Children and Families: Arbor Hospice.

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Those who live in memories are never really gone. Join Arbor Hospice for a drop-in workshop for individuals interested in making a memory book of their loved ones. Bring photos and anything else you would like to include, and Arbor Hospice will provide the remaining supplies. Memory books allow individuals to organize their photos in a unique and meaningful way. This program is open to adults and children. No previous scrapbooking experience is necessary.
Malletts Creek Library, 3090 East Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. Donation. 734-794-5460. mschultz@arborhospice.org www.arborhospice.org [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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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Single Varietal Honeys": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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National Honey Board chef Lauren Masterson, who hosts a "Beekeeper's Dinner" at Zingerman's Roadhouse on Feb. 19 (see listing), discusses and offers taste samples of an assortment of honeys made by bees that eat the nectar of only one kind of flower.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $35. 663-3400. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Twin Hearts Meditation": Center of Light.

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'Twin Hearts Meditation', as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique, aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness for the planet. It is thus an instrument of world and community service that contributes to harmony on the earth by blessing it with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. The Twin Hearts Meditation is a noble tool that can raise one's vibrations toward higher states of awareness and expanded levels of consciousness. It is being practiced globally by tens of thousands from many different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity but produces amazing and dramatic results. Join us as we practice this powerful meditation together for the upliftment of our world.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.CentersOfLight.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

ADHD: Get Off My Nerves: Canopy Chiropractic.

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Looking for natural ways to help with ADD/ADHD? Whether you are a parent of a child or an adult dealing with these challenges, come learn about a commonly overlooked cause and natural approaches. (Please RSVP)
Canopy Chiropractic, 2464 E. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-845-9064. CanopyChiro@gmail.com www.Facebook.com/CanopyChiropractic [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Adult ADHD : Discussion group: Ann Arbor Adult ADHD Support Group.

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This is an open discussion group for folks to ask questions, bounce ideas and do a lot of laughing. Here is an opportunity to share your thoughts/experiences on medication, relationships, finances, work tips and ADHD related stories (we ALL have a story!)
We hope to see you there. Bring good books, good links, good phone apps, good quotes, good questions and good friends!
WISD buliding, 1819 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. mfedela2@gmail.com. mfedela2@gmail.com http://www.meetup.com/AnnArbor-ADHD-ADD-Support [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Curbside Splendor Reading: Hobart/Great Lakes, Great Times Reading Series.

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Readings by writers from the independent Chicago press Curbside Splendor, including novelist Tom Williams, short story writer Ben Tanzer, and short story writer Joseph Bates. Also, readings by Chicago poet Daniela Olszewska and local writer and playwright Joseph Horton.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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 p.m.  Free! 

General Loss 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 a six-week support group held on Tuesdays (Feb. 4-March 11) from 7-8:30 p.m. and is open to any individual who has experienced a loss in his/her life.
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. 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Feb. 18: Moanin' Frogs. Innovative U-M grad student saxophone ensemble that performs fox trots, rags, character pieces, and waltzes characteristic of early 20th Century burlesque and vaudeville shows, along with some originals and other works by modern composers.

Mar. 18: River Raisin Ragtime Revue Back Row. Dixieland jazz by this ensemble from the popular local ragtime band.

Apr. 16: Three Men and a Tenor. This high-energy a cappella quartet of MSU alums Chuck Colby, Mark Stiles, Paul Felch, and Glenn Williams (he's the tenor) performs everything from originals to Gregorian chant, barbershop, contemporary pop, and rap. This show is held at the Washington Street Education Center (500 Washington); tickets are not required, but donations accepted to help fund the 2014-1015 Kaleidoscope season.

May 20: James Dapogny Quartet. Vintage pop and jazz standards, along with lesser known tunes from the 1920s and 30s, by this local ensemble led by U-M music professor Dapogny, a renowned early-jazz pianist.

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7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets (available at the Chelsea Senior Center) required. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111. [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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Poetry reading by Ann Arbor Wordworks member Courtney Whittler. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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Feb. 18 & 20 (choose one). All invited to discuss Devotion, Dani Shapiro's memoir about her efforts to figure out her own spiritual beliefs.
7-8 p.m. (Feb. 18) & noon-1 p.m. (Feb. 20), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. cantorannie@gmail.com, 665-4744. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Zounds Hearing Hitchcock Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Feb. 2: The Pleasure Garden (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) Silent drama about a chorus girl engaged to an adventurer who begins to play around when her fiancé travels out of the country. 2 p.m.

Feb. 4: Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) A man convinced of the innocence of a woman he helped convict or murder sets out to find the real killer. Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring. 7 p.m.

Feb. 9: The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935) Vintage mystery-romantic comedy about an innocent man pulled into the orbit of a spy ring. Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll. 4 p.m.

Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Hitchcock's original version of the thriller about criminals who kidnap a child to prevent her parents from revealing an assassination plot. Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre. 5 p.m.

Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) Remake of the 1934 thriller. James Stewart, Doris Day. 7 p.m.

Feb. 16: The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) A jealous detective accuses a lodger of murder. Ivor Novello, Malcolm Keen. 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 18: The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) Classic mystery-comedy about an old woman's baffling disappearance on a train that leads a young woman into a web of intrigue. Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave. 7 p.m.

Feb. 23: Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Gothic thriller about a naïve young woman who marries an aristocratic widower. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders. 4 p.m.

Feb. 25: Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Thriller about an American reporter who exposes enemy spies in Britain. Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders. 7 p.m.

Mar. 2: The Ring (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent boxing melodrama. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.

Mar. 4: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941). A wealthy, sheltered woman marries a charming ne'er-do-well she comes to suspect may be planning to kill her for her money Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.

Mar. 9: Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942). Offbeat thriller about a munitions worker wrongly accused of sabotage and forced to go on the lam around the country. Script written in part by Dorothy Parker. 5 p.m.

Mar. 11: Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943). A lively teen grows to suspect that her beloved uncle may be a serial killer. Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotton. 7 p.m.

Mar. 16: Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944). When a ship of Americans and Britons is sunk by a missile from a German U-boat during WWII, the survivors must cope with the elements--and each other. Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix. 5 p.m.

Mar. 18: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945). The youthful new director of a posh mental asylum is not whom he claims to be. Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman. 7 p.m.

Mar. 23: Downhill (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent melodrama about a boy whose life falls apart when he is expelled from school after he takes the blame for a friend's crime. With live organ accompaniment. 8 p.m.

Apr. 1: Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946). Thriller about a woman asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends n South America. Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.

Apr. 6: The Farmer's Wife (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Newly restored silent drama about a rough-mannered widowed farmer in search of a new bride. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.

Apr. 8: Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948). A detective sets out to solve a prep-school murder that turns out to be a killing for thrills. James Stewart. 7 p.m.

Apr. 13: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951). Classic thriller about a psychotic mother's boy with a Raymond Chandler screenplay. 1:30 p.m.

Apr. 15: Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Classic thriller about a man hoisted in the petard of his plot to murder his wife. Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Bob Cummings. 7 p.m.

Apr. 20: Easy Virtue (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). See review. Newly restored silent drama, adapted from the Noel Coward play, about a divorcée who hides her scandalous past from her new husband and family. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.

Apr. 22: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Stylish thriller-romance about a news photographer examining his neighbor's lives with binoculars and making a sordid discovery. James Stewart, Grace Kelly.7 p.m.

Apr. 27: The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwenn. 4 p.m.

Apr. 29: The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957). Offbeat film about a New York City jazz musician falsely accused of robbery. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. 7 p.m.

May 4: Champagne (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Silent drama about a spoiled heiress who defies her father by running off to marry her lover. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.

May 6: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958).Haunting, dreamlike mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak.7 p.m.

May 11: North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959). Classic thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a government agent who's relentlessly pursued halfway across the country. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint. 5 p.m.

May 13: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Classic suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. 5 p.m.

May 18: The Manxman (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent drama about lifelong friends on the Isle of Man, a fisherman and a lawyer, who are both attracted to the same woman. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.

May 20: Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock, 1976). Comedy-thriller about a con artist and her private investigator boyfriend who run into a couple of serial kidnappers. Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black. 5 p.m.

May 25: Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent thriller about a Scotland Yard detective who discovers that a murder he is investigating was committed by his girlfriend while defending herself from a rapist. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.

May 27: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Stars Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy. 7 p.m.

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Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Let's Learn Nourishment": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

EMU Percussion Ensemble: EMU Music Department.

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John Dorsey directs this music-student ensemble in a program of works in an eclectic mix of rhythms and instrumental timbres.
7:30 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
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 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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See review. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.

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Jan 21: "Beginnings."

Feb. 18: "Happy."

Mar. 18: "Escape."

Apr. 15: "Song."

May 20: "Animals."

June 17: "Fathers."

July 15: "Altered."

Aug. 19: "Deception."

Sept. 16: "Do-Over."

Oct. 21: "Lost & Found."

Nov. 18: "Accident.".

Dec. 16: "Rewards."

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7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), The Circus, 210 S. First. $8. 764-5118. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction: Dawn Farm.

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"Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction" will be presented by Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; MSW Program Director, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Harmful Algae Bloom: When Blooms Go Bad": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Talk by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes outreach coordinator Sonia Joseph Joshi.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Contemporary Directions Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Christopher James Lees conducts this adventurous music student ensemble in works by U-M guest composer in residence Martin Bresnick, including My Twentieth Century, ***, BE JUST!, and other works. The program is in the format of a radio show, with interview-style dialogue with Bresnick about his compositional process and teaching legacy.
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. 

Habib Koité: The Ark.

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Award-winning guitarist, a superstar in his native Mali, whose music infuses the exuberant "danssa" folk rhythm with flavors of everything from flamenco to blues to Cuban son.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Student Woodwind Chamber Music Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Small brass and woodwind ensembles perform works TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Smarty Pants Trivia Smackdown": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Prizes for the top 2 teams.
8-9:30 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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