Bonnie Kidd and Shayla Powell, Conductors.
Open auditions for boys with unchanged voices and girls (ages 9-16), interested in high quality choral training.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
For an easy, 10-minute appointment please visit us online at www.annarboryouthchorale.org
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarboryouthchorale.org
Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
Let the legend be told, that in the land of Chima ® on the brave survive. Eight animal tribes battle in pursuit of CHI, the balance of life. Campers will have the opportunity to choose their tribe, while building and battling for victory. Put your Chima ® skills to the test throughout this camp, by racing Speedorz ® and building motorized models with LEGO ® Bricks. Does your tribe have what it takes to become the ultimate master of CHI? Your destiny awaits! Each child will go home with a custom mini-figure.
Dancer's Edge Dance Studio, 3045 Broad St, Dexter, MI 48130, Dexter. $150. (734)719-0303. email@example.com www.bricks4kidz.com/michigan-annarbor-dexter/ [map]
Cook like a winner! Calling all kids for three days of mad-delicious and terrific, first-rate cooking! For three fun-filled days, kids will experience a world of hands-on culinary exploration with their peers and an experienced Sur La Table chef instructor. They'll travel the great culinary scrumptious hot spots of Europe and create a menu of delectable and fun dishes!
We'll cover fundamentals such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measuring and mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety. Along the way, kids will learn how to make great food that will impress their family and friends.
Classes run about two hours each and last for three consecutive days. Share your love of cooking by giving them a foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime with an experience they'll never forget. At the end of camp, each young chef will take home a packet of the recipes they made. Kids age 8-12 are welcome to join.
Sur la Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave. $150. 734-531-0304. firstname.lastname@example.org www.surlatable.com [map]
Apr. 7-11. For kids, accompanied by a parent. Apr. 7: "Is It Spring Yet?" A self-guided scavenger hunt to look for signs of spring. Activity sheets, magnifying lenses, and twig and bug detective guides provided. Apr. 8: "Windowsill Wonders," a chance to learn about windowsill gardens and the basics of seed starting, to decorate a clay pot, and to plant a few seeds that can be transplanted outdoors. Apr. 9: "What Grows in Your Yard?" A chance to learn about plants that are used as food around the world and determine which of those plants will grow successfully in Michigan. Apr. 10: "Sketchbook Detectives," a mystery game in which participants use clues to identify and sketch a plant that's gone missing from the conservatory. Apr. 11: "Fabulous Friday," a guided tour of the Matthaei trails and wetlands.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $5 (except Apr. 7, free); preregistration recommended. Metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
Programs presented by WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen (except as noted).
Feb. 23 (2-3 p.m.): "Michigan Wolves: Past, Present, and Future." Naturalist and wolf advocate Dorothy McLeer presents a program on the comeback of wolves in Michigan, the issues that arise when people live near wolves, and what the future holds for wolves. Preregistration requested.
Mar. 22 (2-4 p.m.): "Spring Terrarium." Participants make a small, display-worthy ecosystem. Bring a glass container with a lid, between a quart and a gallon in size.
Mar. 29 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Harbinger Hike." A hike along Discovery Center trails to look signs of awakening animals, early sprouts, and perhaps a few unorthodox blooms.
Apr. 8 (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.): "Spring Break: Animal Tracks." All kids in grades K-6 invited to learn about animal track patterns, practice the art of tracking, and make a plaster cast track to take home.
Apr. 9 (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.): "Geocaching & Orienteering" All kids in grades K-6 invited to learn the basics of using a GPS unit and reading a compass, then try it on the trail. Participants should bring a few cheap trinkets to trade in geocaches.
Apr. 10 (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.): "Spring Break: Pizza Plant Magic." All kids in grades K-6 invited to learn what plant parts we eat, and start a pizza garden to take home.
Apr. 19 (noon and 1, 2, & 3 p.m.): "Geocache Egg Hunt." All invited to learn to use a GPS unit and follow clues to hunt for prizes. GPS units provided, or bring your own.
Apr. 25 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.): "Arbor Day Treats." All invited to learn how to measure tree height, figure out how old a tree is, and identify some trees without their leaves. Also, treats made from trees. Prizes.
May 3 (2-4 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All age 7 & up invited to learn basic archery skills. Equipment provided.
May 10: (2-4 p.m.): "Seed Paper Cards for Mom." Using recycled paper and wildflower seeds, participants make a Mother's Day card that can be planted to grow wildflowers.
May 24 (9 a.m.): "Birding and Breakfast." All invited for a light breakfast followed by a birding hike in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.
June 7 (10 a.m.-noon, Green Lake Campground Trail parking lot, west off M-52 between Waterloo Rd. & N. Territorial): "National Trails Day 3 Park Hike." All invited to join a 2.5-mile hike along the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail that connects 2 State Recreation Areas to Washtenaw County's Park Lyndon North.
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west from Pierce Rd. off I-94 exit 157), Waterloo Recreation Area. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
Power Through Networking: Ann Arbor Abundance Group
Power Through Networking invites you to free business networking every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Sports Bar Westside in Ann Arbor. You will build relationships and friendships that will grow your business. We are unique, totally positive, and will help you and your business get to the next level! Our Mission is to help people get the contacts they need to advance their business and achieve their dreams, and to create a cooperative and abundance based business world.
We welcome everyone and do not restrict the number of seats per profession or business.
The Sports Bar Westside, 5510 Jackson Road 48103. Free. 734.646.4419. email@example.com www.Facebook.com/PowerThroughNetworking [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., and Apr. 7-11 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.
The Little Star That Could (Sat. and Apr. 7-11, 12:30 p.m.) is about an average yellow star on a search for a planet of its own to warm who meets other stars on the way and learns about the solar system.
MarsQuest (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.), narrated by Star Trek star Patrick Stewart, is about the history of the Red Planet and the reasons for our interest in it.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
In addition to being a political and cultural flash point, America's Health Care Reform Act has represented one of the most difficult marketing challenges in recent memory for health care systems and health insurers. Jeff Scott, president of Duffey Petroskey, AOR for both Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and St. John Providence Health System, will discuss how his agency has helped these enterprises prepare for and navigate the uncertain waters of the ACA in advertising and communications.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. firstname.lastname@example.org la2m.org [map]
Mar. 19: Retired FBI agent Greg Stejskal on "Adventures and Misadventures of a G-Man in Ann Arbor."
Mar. 26: Local historian Susan Nenadic presents "Seeing the Elephants," a talk on the surprising roles of women in the Civil War-as soldiers and as spies.
Apr. 2: "The Melodies of the Mind," a talk by Local psychoanalyst and classical pianist Julie Jaffee on the similarities between music and psychoanalysis.
Apr. 9: Retired Ann Arbor Public Schools music teacher Dan Long discusses "Conductor Elizabeth A.H. Green: A Woman in a Man's World."
Apr. 16: Nawal Motawi presents an autobiographical talk on "The Story Behind Motawi Tileworks."
Apr. 23: "Motown on the Menominee," a talk by Ford Presidential Library audiovisual archivist Kenneth Hafeli on how Ford Motor Co. became an important presence in the UP.
Apr. 30: "Living the American Dream," a talk by linguist and Vietnam vet Paulo Juarez Pereira about his decision to leave his native Brazil and his circuitous journey to become an American citizen.
May 7 (postponed from March 12): U-M Stearns Collection acting curator Chris Dempsey and educational outreach coordinator Carol Stepanchuk discuss "The Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments: A U-M Treasure."
Noon-1 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Admission $2 (Kempf House members, $1). 994-4898. [map]
"Ming Inward Imperialism and the Construction of the Great Wall on the Chu Borderland": U-M Confucius Institute.more >
"Ming Inward Imperialism and the Construction of the Great Wall on the Chu Borderland": U-M Confucius Institute.< less
Talk by Bryn Mawr College East Asian studies professor Yongling Jiang.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Koessler Room. Free. 936-6099. [map]
All seniors invited to join CDL librarian Emily Meloche to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
Create great food you'll love to eat! Calling all teens for a three days of first-rate food exploration and cooking! In this camp, teens will experience a world of hands-on culinary exploration with their peers and an experienced Sur La Table chef instructor. Travel the great culinary hot spots of Europe and create a menu of delectable and fun dishes!
We'll engage teens in essential fundamentals such as basic knife skills, following a recipe, monitoring cooking temperatures and times, and kitchen safety. And along the way, teens will create great food that they'll love to eat and share with family and friends.
Classes run about two hours each and last for three consecutive days. Share your love of cooking with teens by giving them a foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime and give them an experience they'll never forget. At the end of camp, each teen chef will take home a packet of the recipes they made. Teens age 13-17 are welcome to join.
Sur la Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave. $150. 734-531-0304. email@example.com www.surlatable.com [map]
See review. Every Wed.-Sun. (except Apr. 20), Apr. 3-May 24. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of several short comedies that explore the nature of love, loss, revenge, and renewal. Includes plays by Jeff Daniels, David MacGregor, Carey Crim, and others. Note: adult language and content.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Apr. 3-10 preview tickets$22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Apr. 10: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Apr. 9: Lecture on "Overcoming the Weakness of the Will" by Columbia University psychology professor Walter Mischel, internationally known as the creator of the "Marshmallow Test," a celebrated experiment that opened the way for the modern scientific analysis of the cognitive mechanisms that enable self-control, illuminating the cognitive skills essential for "willpower."
Apr. 10: Harvard University economics professor David Laibson, U-M psychology and neuroscience professor John Jonides, and U-M psychiatry and philosophy professor Chandra Sripada join Mischel for a panel discussion on "Volition, Self-Control, and Public Policy." Moderator is U-M psychology professor Ethan Kross.
4-6 p.m. (Apr. 9), Rackham Auditorium., & 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Room. Free. 764-6285. [map]
"In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint": U-M Asian Languages and Cultures Department.more >
"In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint": U-M Asian Languages and Cultures Department.< less
Lecture by U-M Buddhist & Tibetan studies professor Donald Lopez.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater. Free. 615-8623. [map]
"Mass Violence from the Balkans to Anatolia into the Caucasus, 1912-23": U-M Armenian Studies Program.more >
"Mass Violence from the Balkans to Anatolia into the Caucasus, 1912-23": U-M Armenian Studies Program.< less
Talk by Utrecht University history professor Uğur Ümit Üngör.
4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 763-0622. [map]
Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-July) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Aug.-Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
"Coming Out Swiss: In Search of Heidi, Chocolate and my Other Self": U-M Institute for the Humanities Author's Forum.more >
"Coming Out Swiss: In Search of Heidi, Chocolate and my Other Self": U-M Institute for the Humanities Author's Forum.< less
U-M English and women's studies professor Anne Herrmann, a dual citizen born in New York to Swiss parents, and U-M history professor Helmut Puff discuss Hermann's new book, a blend of memoir, history, and travelogue.
5:30-7 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Graduate Library, enter from the Diag. Free. 615-5783. [map]
Club members lead a hike through Dexter Huron Metropark to look for early-blooming bloodroot, false rue anemone, trout lily, and other flowers.
6-7:30 p.m., Dexter-Huron Metropark, meet in the east parking lot, 6535 Huron River Dr. (about 1⁄2 mile east of Mast Rd.), Free. 604-4674. [map]
Are you an adult looking for a ballet class for beginners? Or a budding aerialist who needs little help with your form? Perhaps you have heard phrases bandied about such as, "Point your feet.", "Put energy in your arms.", or "Straighten those legs for a long line." If so then Ballet Conditioning is for you! Strengthening feet, cultivating grace, and improving balance are just some of the aspects that will be explored in this class. There will be a ballet barre followed by easy center work. All levels are welcome!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/ballet/ [map]
Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Franco Zeffirelli's classic production of Puccini's beloved tale of love and tragedy among a group of starving artists. The tragic love between the frail seamstress Mimi and poet Rudolfo is counterpointed by the stormy relationship between the painter Marcello and the fickle, flirtatious Musetta. Many of grand opera's most famous arias are contained in the score, including "Mi chiamano Mimi," "Che gelida manina," and "Quando m'en vo" (also known as Musetta's Waltz). Performed in Italian, with English supertitles. Stars Anita Hartig and Vittorio Grigolo. The broadcast is reprised on tape Apr. 9 (see listing).
12:55-4:20 p.m. (Apr. 5) & 6:30-9:55 p.m. (Apr. 9), Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $23 (seniors, $20; kids age 12 & under & students, $13.50) in advance at gqti.com/met.aspx and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14. Books available a month in advance at the reference desk. Mar. 12: Double Bind, Chris Bohjalian's novel about a young social worker whose growing obsession with a homeless man's mysterious past threatens her fragile sanity. Apr. 9: Conversations with Myself, Nelson Mandela's autobiography. May 14: Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline's novel about two women-one young, one elderly-brought together by their similarly turbulent childhoods.
7 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
The last in a series of 4 monthly forums. Panelists include U-M Program in the Environment lecturer Mike Shriberg, Ann Arbor Environmental Commission members Melissa Stults and Susan Hutton, Huron River Watershed Council planner Rebecca Esselman, Ecology Center policy specialist Monica Patel, and Ecology Center director Mike Garfield. Q&A.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Local Freemason Bob Hospadaruk discusses the history and current status of the Masonic order. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck.
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Free. 769-1052. [map]
Group member Judith Rose leads a discussion of Howard Markel's Quarantine: East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York Epidemics of 1892.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
Club member Jerry Begel gives the 4th lecture in his "History of Telegraphy" series. Preceded at 7 p.m. by socializing.
7:30 p.m., 172 WCC Business Education Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. w8pgw.org. [map]
Unveil your inner Gumby! Allow your body to release and open safely and naturally. Aggressively stretching the body in unnatural levels of heat or without proper awareness invites injury. Enjoy patient deep release with appropriate modifications under the guidance of a skilled and knowledgeable teacher. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. email@example.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
Acoustic trio led by this Canadian fiddle virtuoso whose music blends the Anglo, French, and Celtic fiddling and step-dancing traditions of her native northeastern Ontario with everything from Appalachian music and western swing to occasional splashes of Hot Club-style jazz, funk, and samba. Her latest CD, Bright Like Gold, is a varied collection of originals, country classics, and Canadian step-dancing and folk tunes. Her band features clawhammer banjoist Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
This popular 117-member ensemble, including its Singing Sergeants chorus, performs a program of rousing band music TBA.
8 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free but tickets (available at www.emich.edu/music/bands and N101 EMU Alexander Bldg., Lowell at E. Circle Dr.) required. 487-2255.
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed Apr. 9 & 23 at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Vandenburg Room (July) & Pendleton Room (all Aug. dates except Aug. 27, Anderson Room). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]