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.
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.
Ann Arbor's own nationally renowned husband-and-wife duo of pianist (and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer) Bill Bolcom and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris are celebrated exponents of early American popular song, which they perform with the sparkle and enthusiasm of true aficionados. Today's program include's cabaret songs by Bolcom as well as classic and obscure gems by Irving Berlin, Geroge & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Kurt Weill, and others. Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; students with ID, $5). Lunch reservations required. Info: 930-0353. Reservations: 662-3279. [map]
Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids age 2 & up (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed., 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs., 10-10:30 a.m.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.; and Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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]
In this talk Tim Busche will explore what works and what doesn't work in the world of business-to-business (B2B) marketing. Tim will also discuss the principles of successful direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing and advertising that can translate into B2B success.
Tim is a Product Marketing Director at Covisint with over 20 years of marketing, account, and sales experience and more than a decade in the healthcare and automotive industries.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. firstname.lastname@example.org la2m.org [map]
Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All seniors age 55 & over invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) and ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., $3 (members, $2) on Mon. 794-6250. [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]
Talk by Chelsea Area Historical Society president Janet Ogle-Mater, a volunteer with the Michigan Barn & Farmstead Survey.
1 p.m., CSC, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-9242. [map]
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]
All teens invited to make miniature weapon crafts, including a catapult and bow and arrow.
3-4 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
Lecture by this well-known travel writer and novelist. His talk highlights the annual ceremony recognizing the winners of the prestigious U-M contest for graduate and undergraduate poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing.
3:30 p.m., Rackham Aphitheatre. Free. 764-6296.
Concordia English professor Mark Looker leads a discussion of Paul Fussell's book that explores the way WWI was mediated and memorialized.
4 p.m., Concordia University Earhart Manor Living Room, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [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-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & 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.
Apr. 16, 23, & 30. 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]
Daily. Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, and open-face Chinese poker and blackjack for players of all levels. Also, Hold 'Em tournaments at 7 p.m. Wed. & Thurs. Net proceeds donated to a different charity each week.
6 p.m.-2 a.m., Heidelberg (3rd floor), 215 N. Main. $10-$500 buy-in to play poker, $2-$20 per-hand blackjack, $40 buy-in for hold 'em tournaments. 834-2237. [map]
great place to relax and enjoy the games of chance. I would recommend to all....
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.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
Wednesday, April 23. 6:30pm-8pm
Join Chef Chris and Ben Eberlein from Henry Fox Wines in our lounge for a Tour of Spain.
Grenache, Tempranillo, Cincuenta.
Retail wine specials.
$20 per person includes four wines and Spain inspired small bites.
Melange, 312 S. Main. $20. 734-222-0202. email@example.com melangebistro.com [map]
Every Wed. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes, from one of 2 Running Fit locations on the edge of town. Snacks provided. Rain/show or shine.
6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson. Free. 929-9022. [map]
Allergies and asthma are a sign of one or more organs not functioning right. If you don't treat the correct organ nutritionally, the allergies and asthma will never go away. Find out more about safe, effective and natural treatments that are clinically proven to help lung and sinus problems.
The Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor, 3610 West Liberty Road. Free. 734-302-7575. firstname.lastname@example.org thenutritionalhealingcenter.com [map]
Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline at Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. 623-8050. [map]
Anderson Valley wines, located within the confines of the larger Mendocino appellation, are beginning to get tremendous recognition, particularly when it comes to Pinot Noir, sparklers, and a few Alsatian varieties. The region is sparsely populated and home to a few vineyards with almost legendary status. Often times in the world of wine, one's education comes at the same time for the student as for the teacher. This is one of those occasions. I have tried only a few wines from this relatively new region, but have not been disappointed by any. I think exploring this American Viticultural Area (AVA) together is going to be quite a lot of fun. Let's! Expect one sparkler, two whites, and two reds (Pinot Noir will be represented for sure). Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $45/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Every Mon., Tues. Wed., & Fri. except May 26. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Tues. & Wed.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; & 1-2:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]
This award-winning Wisconsin poet reads from his work. Lumberyard Magazine editor Jen Woods says, "He writes from the perspective of someone who lives a real life, with everyday interests and aspirations." Butler has held various jobs, including telemarketer, coffee roaster, meatpacker, innkeeper, and others. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
Panel discussion with Dawn Farms staff and U-M School of Public Health grad Lisa Anderson, author of The Lost Chapters, a memoir about her search for the truth about her late father's addictions.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Mar. 12: All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. Hosted by local poets and former college English teachers Joe Kelty and Ed Morin.
Mar. 26: Reading by Christine Rhein, a widely published veteran local poet whose collection Wild Flight won the Walt McDonald Prize in Poetry. "This poet worked for many years as an automotive engineer. Her eye for detail, the rhythms and timing of her lines, the sureness and finesse of her prosody all reflect how she designs her poems as vehicles for her keen sense of paradox," says poet Molly Peacock. "Turning her eye toward science, technology, human relationships, love and war, she never merely describes a thing, but persuades us to a point of view that is subtle and sophisticated, sympathetic but challenging, funny and almost warm to the touch with each living moment."
Apr. 9: All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. Hosted by local poets and former college English teachers Joe Kelty and Ed Morin.
Apr. 23: Reading by Oakland University literature and creative writing professor Ed Haworth Hoeppner, a widely published poet whose work is known for its ability to render the way our imagination shapes our identity, often in ways we don't control or recognize. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
All invited to meet some current Arborwiki,org editors and help edit or create entries providing information about everything local birthday deals to local history.
7-9 p.m., AADL 3rd-floor freespace (Mat. 26), 343 S. Fifth Ave, & Arbor Brewing Company (Apr. 23), 114 E. Washington. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Talk by Meijer Gardens Japanese Garden lead horticulturist Greg Afman. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. aabonsaisociety.org. [map]
Taped broadcast of the National Theatre (London) live production of this stirring drama-adapted by playwright Nick Stafford from Michael Morpurgo's novel-about an English teenage boy and his beloved plough horse, shipped off from Devon to a French battlefield at the start of WWI. In addition to evocative set designs that segue from idyll to nightmare, the play features astounding life-size puppets, created by the South African Handspring Puppet Company, that bring the charging, snorting horses to life.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (Michigan Theater & UMS members, $18; students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League and ums.org, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538, (800) 221-1229. [map]
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UM Professor Christopher Poulsen will present "Climate Change, the New Normal, and the Imperative for Action". We're told that climate change is upon us, yet the winter of 2014 was one of the most severe that southeastern Michigan has experienced and global surface temperatures have seemingly stabilized. This talk will discuss the science behind climate change, how the Earth is responding in surprising and not-so-surprising ways, and the need for action to reduce future impacts of climate change.
Prof. Poulsen is an Associate Professor in the University of Michigan's Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Department. He specializes in the history of the Earth's climate.
Brighton District Library, 100 Library Dr, Brighton, MI 48116, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-330-0163. email@example.com http://edca2014.org [map]
Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Rudolf Steiner's How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 485-3764. [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. firstname.lastname@example.org sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
A showcase of various styles of Celtic fiddling with Sligo-style Irish fiddler Kevin Burke of Patrick Street, Quebec fiddler Andre Brunet, and Breton fiddler Christian LeMaitre of Kornog. They are accompanied by the Breton guitarist Nicolas Quemener. Three individual sets are followed by a group performance.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]