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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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 8 a.m. 

Auditions for 2014-2015 Season: Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.

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Bonnie Kidd and Shayla Powell, Conductors.
Open auditions for boys with unchanged voices and girls (ages 9-16), interested in high quality choral training.
Audition Dates
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
For an easy, 10-minute appointment please visit us online at
No preparation is required.
Scholarships are available based on need.
We are proud recipients of a Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation Inc. grant.
Train, Perform, and have fun with us!
Audition Location TBA. Free to audition.
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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. [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 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Tues. Recently retired Ann Arbor District Library branch manager Ieva Bates reads stories for preschoolers. Also, craft activities.
10 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Rob the Drummer: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Interactive concert, aimed at middle school students, by the versatile percussionist Robert Gottfried, a nationally recognized educational entertainer who has appeared everywhere from Sesame Street and Romper Room to Entertainment Tonight. His shows emphasize the importance of self-reliance, self-discipline, and goal-oriented thinking.
10 a.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $6 (VIP tickets, $25) in advance at and at the door. 668-8397. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Ride to Chelsea and Beyond": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, June, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (July & Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [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. [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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 11:30 a.m. 

Newcomers Coterie Club of Ann Arbor.

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Ann Arbor Street Art Fair executive director Maureen Riley presents "A Reintroduction to the Ann Arbor Art Fair." All women who have recently moved or returned to the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area invited. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Polo Fields Golf & Country Club, 5200 Polo Fields Dr. (off Zeeb Rd. north of Liberty), Scio Twp. $18. Preregistration required via email to 929-2841. [map]
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 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Order, Disorder, Symmetry and Complexity": U-M Center for the Study of Complex Systems.

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NYU physics and mathematics professor Daniel Stein the scientific understanding of how structures with complex shapes and structures arise in nature.
Noon-1 p.m., 4448 East Hall, 530 Church St. Free. 763-3301. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Made in India": U-M American Culture Department.

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Screening of Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha's award-winning 2011 documentary that explores the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India, presented within the context of a growing international industry.
3 p.m., 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 763-1460. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

First Tuesday LEGO Club: Dexter District Library.

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Kids ages 4 and up are invited to spend an afternoon making their own LEGO creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones. Everyone is welcome - LEGOs will be provided by the Library.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. [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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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Doug & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
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 6-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Italian Pasta from the Emilia Romagna & Toscana Regions of Italy.

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Please join native Italian Chef, Francesca Giarraffa, as she takes you on a homemade pasta-making journey through the Emilia Romagna & Toscana regions! On the menu: Homemade tortellini filled with prosciutto, & parmigiano cheese then tossed in a white cream of heavy cream, parmigiano cheese, & truffle oil; Mezza luna Tuscan style half moon shaped fresh pasta, filled with sauteed fresh artichokes and tossed with cream and truffle oil sauce. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Jane Smiley: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Fiction reading by this Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and essayist. Her most recent novel, Private Life-widely regarded as one of the best books of 2010-traces the life and long-deferred self-awareness of a woman in a loveless marriage throughout the cataclysmic upheavals of the first half of the 20th century. Also on April 3, Helen Zell Writers' Program director Michael Byers moderates a conversation between Smiley and author-critic Steven Moore (5:10 p.m., UMMA auditorium).
6 p.m., UMMA apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330, [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! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.
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 6:15 p.m. 

April Fool's Day Twinkie Run 5K: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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5-km timed run along the Huron River on a 2-loop course in Gallup Park. Get 1 minute taken off your time (maximum of 2) for each Twinkie eaten during the run. Pint glasses for age group winners and Twinkie medals for first 180 finishers. Also, a homemade Twinkie contest and other postrace goodies. Proceeds benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research.
6:15 p.m., Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $15 (youth age 12 & under) by Mar. 22, $20 (youth age 12 & under, $15) after Mar. 22 and day of race. Preregistration: 747-6952. [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. [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! 

The Unfinished Twentieth Century: The Philosophy and Politics of Historical Falsification: International Youth and Students for Social Equality at UM.

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Following the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, a wide range of academics and intellectuals proclaimed that the epoch of revolutionary upheavals, which had opened with the outbreak of WWI in 1914 and the Russian Revolution of 1917, was over.
However, in the 15th year of the new century, the historical problems of the old century persist. The 20th century is best understood as unfinished.
Within this context, the scientific study of the history of the 20th century is under relentless attack. David North will examine both the philosophical premises and political impulses that find expression in the falsification of the history of the "unfinished" 20th century. In particular, he will focus on disturbing tendencies in historiography in Germany, where leading historians are relativizing and legitimizing the crimes of Hitler's Third Reich, including the Holocaust. Finally, North will explain the far-reaching intellectual and political implications of the falsification of history.
Michigan League, Koessler Room (3rd Floor), 911 N. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. [map]
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 7-9 p.m. 

Treetown Community Chorus.

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Every Tues. Sept. 9-Apr. 28. All invited to join this fun-loving independent local mixed chorus to sing mostly familiar tunes, along with some serious music, in various genres. David Perample directs.
7-9 p.m., Gladwin Center barn, 4105 W. Liberty. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). 355-7738. [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 naÔve 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]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II": Nicola's Books.

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Journalist Denise Kiernan reads from and discusses her book about the unsung WWII workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the Manhattan Project's secret cities. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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April 1 & 15. Annual member projected image (Apr. 1) and print (Apr. 15) competitions. All invited to watch.
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium (Apr. 1), 1701 Newport, & Forsythe Middle School media center (Apr. 15), 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of El Fantasista, Chilean novelist HernŠn Rivera Letelier's story of a soccer genius who arrives in a mining town.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate Shopping Center. Free. 662-0600.
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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. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Auschwitz and Evil": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Talk by former Great Lakes Branch board member Dwight Ebaugh, who attended an anthroposophical conference in Auschwitz, Poland, exploring this topic last fall.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 276-5294. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Carmen Souza: The Ark.

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Local debut of this acclaimed jazz fusion vocalist, a Portuguese native of Cape Verdean heritage whose music is a bewitching mix of jazz with contemporary Europop and an assortment of traditional African & Cape Verdean rhythms. "Carmen Souza's voice purrs like kernels of corn swirling on a traditional wooden platter one moment and bursts with a perfect blue note the next," says Rock Paper Scissors.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (, the, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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