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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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 7:30 a.m. 

Building Business Relationships Breakfast: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Great Networking Opportunity! Come meet and hear from members about their businesses and about what is going on in our community.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $12 pre registered Saline Chamber Members/ $15 all others. 734-429-4494. [map]

 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. [map]

 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. [map]

 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. [map]


Mothers' Group: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born in this award-winning mothers' group. In addition to a weekly topic and circle time, you'll learn songs, simple baby games, and basic infant movement. This series begins each session with group discussion on topics such as getting your baby to sleep, life with a newborn, how to survive the challenges of being a mom, places to go around town with your baby, changes to your relationships, and then later, introducing solids and more. Many mothers find support and friendship here and continue these relationships outside of group time, as well. Moms are encouraged to feed their baby during group, and all you need to bring is a blanket for your baby to lay on.
You can join the group at any time if the session has already begun, and if you are heading back to work, we can prorate the group so you can attend as many sessions as your schedule allows.
Scholarships based on financial need are available.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $99/6 weeks. 734-973-1014. [map]

 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]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Laughter Through Tears": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Yiddish Movie Night.

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(Grigore Gritcher, 1933). Soviet film about prerevolutionary shtetl life, based on Sholem Aleichem's play Motl Peysi about a boy whose father dies and leaves him to survive on his own. Yiddish, subtitles.
6 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]

 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]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

North American Premiere of the Wilson Audio Sasha 2 Loudspeaker: Paragon Sight and Sound.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Paragon Sight & Sound; Ann Arbor's high-end audio & home theater company dedicated to audio systems of exceptional quality, invites you to join us for the exclusive North American Premiere of the Wilson Audio Sasha 2 Loudspeaker.
This Sasha 2 Premiere will be a rare opportunity for local customers to see and hear the newest Wilson speaker live and in-person at the genesis of its debut. Paragon will be auditioning the speaker for limited audiences with special presentations by Wilson Audio's Peter McGrath, US Regional Sales Manager, and Jerron Marchant, Sales Manager/Customer Service Representative.
The event will take place at Paragon Sight & Sound - 3780 Jackson Road; Ann Arbor - on February 25th, starting at 6pm. Refreshments & Hors d'ouvres will be provided. Space will be limited. Please RSVP at: 734-662-3595
Paragon Sight and Sound, 3780 Jackson rd. Free. 734-662-3595. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. except Feb. 18 & 20. 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]

 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! You Don't Know Squash!.

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We are in the throes of squash season! It's just about this time of year that we all start to get a little bit crazy with the weather and long for that spring produce that on it's way. The bad news is, we've got a ways to go! The good news is, we've got some fantastic new ways with squash to breathe some new life into your cooking repertoire and your taste buds! Come spend this evening with us - you won't be disappointed. Oh, and come hungry!! Full participation. Menu: Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai loaded with Sauteed Peppers and Green Onion, Sesame-Ginger Marinated Tofu, and topped with Fresh Lime & Cilantro; Indian Pumpkin and Chick Pea Stew Over Couscous with Fresh Mint; Kabocha Squash and Coconut Bisque with Lemongrass and Chili Oil; Black Bean and Butternut Squash Layered Quesadilla with Fresh Avocado Relish. Register online up to 48 hours in advance at
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. [map]

 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. [map]

 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. [map]

 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]

 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. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kim Harrison: Nicola's Books.

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This best-selling writer discusses The Undead Pool, the latest novel in her Hollows series about supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan who, this time, must counter a strange magic that could start a civil war in the supernatural world. Q&A and signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

 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]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Shame Free Money Management for Individuals with AD/HD: Ann Arbor Area ADHD/ADD SUPPORT GROUP.

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Speaker: Sally Palain, PhD
Money management is often a CONSTANT source of stress and confusion for adults with ADHD (Budget? Isn't that a moving van rental company?) Trying to manage money often comes with a lot of shudda', coulda', woulda's which ALSO come with a lot of shame and guilt. Well Sally is here to present some practical SHAME-FREE solutions to money management woes.
Sally will be giving an overview on money management and will be addressing topics including handling cash flow, handling impulsivity with finances, making a spending plan, visioning, developing good money habits, etc.
Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Understanding Antioxidants: Canopy Chiropractic.

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You see the word everywhere, but ever wonder what all the fuss is about? Come learn what it is, the role it plays in our health and how to make sure your family is getting enough.
Canopy Chiropractic, 2464 E. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-845-9064. [map]

 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 na´ve 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.

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]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Book Group.

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All invited to join a discussion of sections E & F of this collection of essays that address race and inequality in schools.
7-9 p.m., Northside Presbyterian/St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 1679 Broadway. Free. Child care available with advance notice., 663-1870.

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances: Dawn Farm.

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"Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances" will be presented by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; Director, Health Promotion and Community Relations, University of Michigan Health Service; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. Many universities, including U of M, have developed programs to help recovering students maintain recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience. This presentation will provide an overview of the national and local efforts to build recovery support programs on college campuses, and provide information about what parents and students should look for as they explore their options for pursuing a degree of higher education. 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. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Perch Creek: The Ark.

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Rhythmically energetic harmony-driven roots music featuring 5-part vocal harmonies by this Melbourne quintet whose instrumentation includes guitar, double bass, keyboard, trombone, saw, banjo, and tap dancing.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, University Choir, and Orpheus Singers: U-M School of Music.

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Christopher Kendall and Jerry Blackstone conduct these ensembles of music majors in U-M music professor Michael Daugherty's Mount Rushmore, a song setting of texts by George Washington, William Billings, Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln that's divided into movements that represent each of the 4 presidents carved into Mount Rushmore.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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