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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 11, 2014






 
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 7:30-8:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Native Plant Propagation": Stewardship Network Stewards' Circle.

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All invited to join a discussion of plant genetics and conservation.
7:30-8:30 a.m., Bruegger's Bagels, 709 North University. Free. 996-3190. [map]

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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 & 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Saline District Library.

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Every Tues.-Fri., Mar. 11-Apr. 25. Storytimes for "2s & 3s" accompanied by a caregiver (Wed. 9:30 a.m.), "On My Own," age 3 and up with or without a caregiver (Thurs. 10:30 a.m.), family story time (Tues. 6:30 p.m., Wed. & Fri. 10:30 a.m., and Thurs. 9:30 a.m.), and "Book Babies" for the under-2 set accompanied by a caregiver (Tues. 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.).
Various times, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required (except for family story time). 429-5450. [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 a.m. 

Deep Stretch Yoga: Peachy Fitness.

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Deep Stretch Yoga (Ladies only class)
"Deep Stretch Yoga" is a gentle and relaxing class opening up deep, rarely accessed areas of the body through extended holds of postures. We emphasize deep tissue opening and restoration particularly in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. This class is a strong mix of yoga postures that will deepen your breath, grow your practice, and stretch out your body and mind. Come join us for twice a week Yoga practice. Get ready to sweat!!!
All Levels Welcome!!!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00 a.m to 11:00a.m
Chapel Hill Clubhouse
(3350 Green Rd, Ann Arbor)
Cost: $69.00/8 classes
Drop-In: $12.00
March 4, 2014 - March 27, 2014
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. info@peachyfitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [map]

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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Attracting Birds to Your Garden": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Talk by city ornithologist Dea Armstrong.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]

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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, a Growing Problem in the U.S.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Serie.

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Talk U-M Law School Human Trafficking Clinic clinical professor Bridgette Carr. Seventh 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 a.m. 

"Monthly Brew Tea Series": TeaHaus.

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Mar. 11 & 13. TeaHaus staffers lead tastings of 3 teas, paired with a treat made by the TeaHaus pastry chef.
10 a.m. (Mar. 11) & 7 p.m. (Mar. 13), TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave. $15. Reservations required. 622-0460. [map]

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 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Obscura Primavera": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Detroit-based Dutch photographer Corine Vermuelen and College for Creative Studies (Detroit) undergraduate studies dean Vince Carducci discuss this exhibit of Vermuelen's photographs of contemporary Medellin currently on display at the Institute for the Humanities. Also, Vermuelen talks about the exhibit on Mar. 13.
12:30 p.m. (Mar. 11) & 6-7:30 p.m. (Mar. 13), 202 S. Thayer, room 2022. Free. 936-3518. [map]

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 1 p.m. 

"Art for Life": Chelsea Senior Center/Chelsea Area Historical Society.

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Chelsea Center for the Arts teacher Kathy Gunderson discusses famous artists and their work. Each talk features a related snack.

Mar. 11: "Monet's The Water Lily Pond."

Mar. 25: "Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam."

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1 p.m. Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. $10 (members, $8). Preregistration required. 475-9242. [map]

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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza & Pages": Saline District Library.

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Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 6. All youth in grades 6-12 invited to eat pizza and discuss young adult books. Mar. 11: Divergent, Veronica Roth's dystopian thriller about a teenage girl's struggle with identity in a society divided into factions based upon personality traits. Apr. 8: Half Brother, Kenneth Oppel's novel about a teenage boy whose scientist parents bring home an experimental chimpanzee. May 6: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Elizabeth Eulberg's funny novel about a high school wallflower who glams up her image in order to attract more attention at home and school.
3 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

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 4-6 p.m. 

Moving from Career Success to Retirement Success Series: Center for the Education of Women.

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For those anticipating retirement in the next 24 months, this six-session group on preparing for a satisfying retirement will combine exploration of retirement topics with supportive discussion. This workshop will help you plan for the non-financial aspects of this decision. You will also learn about what researchers find makes for retirement success. Workshops will be held Tuesdays, March 11, 25, Apr 8, 22, May 6, 20.
Center for the Education of Women, 330 E. Liberty. $150. 734-764-6005. http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/moving-career-success-retirement-success/20140108 [map]

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 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Boat Over Troubled Waters: The Bhagavad Gita and Indian Nationalists, 1880-1947": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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Talk by Bard College religion professor and Asian studies program director Richard Davis.
4-5 p.m., 1022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 615-4059. [map]

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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"In the Light of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America": U-M American Culture Department.

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Talk by Tulsa University law professor Walter Echo-Hawk, a justice of the Supreme Court of the Pawnee Nation.
4-6 p.m., Michigan League Henderson Room. Free. 763-1460. [map]

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 4-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Litvak Jewish Music Tradition": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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New School Jewish studies and Yiddish music lecturer Dmitri Slepovitch discusses Northeastern European Jewish music from 1800 to the present. Slepovitch also performs excerpts from his multimedia concert "Traveling the Yiddishland."
4-6:30 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room. Free. 763-9047. [map]

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 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Third Year Memorial of the Great East Japan Earthquake": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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Michigander Paul Fales discusses his experiences of being in Japan when the earthquake and tsunami hit.
4-6 p.m., 100 Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-3166. [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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 6-8 p.m. 

Beginning Knitting: Ophir Crafts.

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This is a two hour class on the basics of knitting. Students will learn how to get started in knitting, how to read a pattern, the basic stitches, about the kinds of needles, yarn, and more. It is taught by Barbra Stewart, who has over 40 years of experience in knitting. The fee is $25 and includes materials. Additional materials maybe purchased at a discount the night of the class.
Ophir Crafts Store, Westgate Mall, 2507 Jackson Rd. $25. 734-794-7777. ophircrafts@gmail.com www.ophircrafts.com [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! 

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! 

Cancelled--"Joy, Inc: How We Built a Workplace People Love": Bookbound.

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This event has been cancelled.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Charles Finch: Nicola's Books.

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This acclaimed Oxford-based mystery writer, best known for his novels set in Victorian England, reads from The Last Enchantments, his contemporary novel about a young American who embarks on a year at Oxford and has a passionate affair that changes his life. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [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 Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson's novel about an Arab-Indian hacker who tries to shield his clients-dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups-from surveillance.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

Fireside Festival of New Works: Performance Network.

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Mar. 9-12 (different programs). A different new play by a local playwright each night, with each performance followed by an audience discussion with the cast & crew.

Mar. 9: Invasive Species, Joseph Zettelmaier's drama about a lonely Michigan fisherman keeping an invasive great snakehead in his fish tank who becomes the target of a DNR investigation led by a overachieving agent with an attitude as threatening as the fish itself, jeopardizing the fisherman's peace of mind and favorite fishing hole.

Mar. 10: Bird of Passage, Colby Halloran's drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Lawrence Sargent Hall, the author of "The Ledge" (a celebrated short story about a fishing accident), and a lonely writer who shares his house off the coast of Maine.

Mar. 11: The Antichrist Cometh, David MacGregor's drama about an advertising exec having a bad day who notices, while examining his receding hairline, what appears to be the number 666 emblazoned atop his forehead. When an old fraternity brother arrives with his evangelical fiancée in tow, talk turns to "revelations" about the ad execd's past, and all hell soon breaks loose-just in time for dinner.

Mar. 12: Irrational, David Wells & MacKenzie Lewis's love-and-death musical about the ancient Greek mathematician-mystic Pythagoras whose religious cult, erected on the premise that divinity is found in the harmony of ratios, is thrown into crisis when one of his followers discovers irrational numbers.

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7 p.m., Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Tickets: whatever you can afford to pay. 663-0681. [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.  Free! 

Mastering Migraines: Canopy Chiropractic.

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Migraine pain can be disabling, forcing one to miss work or other daily activities. This "How To" workshop will help you master your migraines and get back to the good things in life.
Canopy Chiropractic, 2464 E. Stadium Blvd. Free. CanopyChiro@gmail.com. CanopyChiro@gmail.com www.CanopyChiro.com [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 nave 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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Basic Beekeeping III": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Club members discuss beekeeping equipment. Also, demonstration of hive assembly. Q&A.
7-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. meghanom@gmail.com. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Spring Detox": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
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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 7-8:30 p.m. 

"The Affordable Care Act": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 11 & 17. Washtenaw Health Initiative representatives discuss how the ACA will change insurance coverage options locally. Q&A.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Mar. 11), 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard), & AADL multipurpose room (Mar. 17), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [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! 

"Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Krista Schlyer's book about the possible effects on rare ecosystems of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Caroline Helton & Timothy Cheek: U-M School of Music.

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Soprano Helton and pianist Cheek-both U-M professors-perform works by Ravel, Milhaud, Dvorak, and Adolphus Hailstork on themes of sacred identity and personhood.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Eileen Ivers: The Ark.

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This celebrated Irish-American fiddle virtuoso, a founding member of the all-female Irish folk music ensemble Cherish the Ladies and 9-time winner of the All-Ireland Fiddle Championship, is touring with her current band, Immigrant Sun, to showcase material from her forthcoming album, Beyond the Bog Road, a collection that explores the tangled Irish roots of Americana music.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $22 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! 

Timothy Ehlen: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this internationally acclaimed pianist, a University of Illinois piano professor.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Steps Out of Time: One Woman's Journey on the Camino": Bivouac.

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Local writer Katharine Soper discusses her book that details her 500-mile walk on the legendary pilgrimage route across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, with tales of serendipitous encounters, new friends made (and one tragically lost), stunning natural beauty, and unforgettable food. Soper also gives tips for those contemplating similar journeys on foot, bicycle, horseback, or by car. Q&A and signing. Preceded at 8 p.m. by refreshments.
8:30 p.m., Bivouac, 336 S. State. Free. 761-6207. [map]

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"Superstar": WCBN-FM.

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Screening of Todd Haynes experimental 1987 .documentary about the life of pop star Karen Carpenter in which all the roles are played by Barbie dolls. Also, a selection from Trent Harris's 2001 A Beaver Trilogy.
8:30 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company (114 E. Washington). Free admission. 763-3500.

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