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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 20, 2014






 
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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 a.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Democratic Ride.": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 904-6431. [map]

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 9 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 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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 10:30-11:15 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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 Noon  Free! 

Ele's Place Tour of the Heart: Ele's Place Ann Arbor.

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There are few things more heart breaking than when family member dies leaving behind young children. Together, we can offer families support, guidance and a place for their kids to begin healing.
We would like to offer you the opportunity to see a behind the scenes snapshot of the important services that Ele's Places offers to grieving families in our community. Please join us for our Tour of the Heart. This is not a fundraiser; attendees are asked for nothing at a tour. It is simply a one hour inspirational and educational tour of the work and mission of Ele's Place.
Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children, ages 3-18, learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling, or close family friend.
Please RSVP to Kate at (734) 929-6640 or ktippett@elesplace.org
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor - Saline Road, Ann Arbor MI. Free. 734-929-6640. ktippett@elesplace.org www.elesplace.org [map]

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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 4. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.

Sept. 23: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), West African drummer Melody Manding (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).

Sept. 30: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), music by saxophonist Lucas Hopkins (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).

Oct. 7: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), a puppet play by Nealia Fil (5-5:45 p.m.), guitarist Rollie Tussing (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).

Oct. 14: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), music TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).

Oct. 21: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), storytelling with Beverly Black (4:30-5 p.m.), performances by the Huron Valley Harmonizers barbershop chorus (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).

Oct. 28: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids activity TBA (4:30-5 p.m.), guitarist Rollie Tussing (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.), and community education programs TBA (5-5:45 & 6-6:45 p.m.).

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4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]

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 4:15 p.m. 

"Just a Sigh": Michigan Theater.

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May 20 & 22. (Jérôme Bonnell, 2013). Romance about an aging Irish professor who falls for a young actress he meets on a train to Paris. Gabriel Byrne.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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, michtheater.org. [map]

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 4:30, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Finding Vivian Maier": Michigan Theater.

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(John Maloof & Charlie Siskel, 2013). Documentary about the late nanny whose cache of 100,000 photographs, discovered posthumously, has earned her a reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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, michtheater.org. [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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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Quit Tobacco Program-Starts May 6: MHealthy.

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Quit Tobacco Program-Starts May 6
This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Tuesday, May 6, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco
Traverwood, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Free. 734/998-6222. quitsmoking@med.umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [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 p.m.  Free! 

A Matter of Balance: Holy Faith Church and Area Agency on Aging 1-B.

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Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.
Holy Faith Church is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings from April 27th to May 20th, 2014. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.
Please call Kathleen Garvey, OTRL at 734-355-1595 or email at kgarvey2011@gmail.com for more information. Call Kathleen or church office at 734-429-2991 to register by April 14, 2013. Please include full name, chronological age, phone number and email on message. We will contact you to confirm your registration.
Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Saline, MI, Saline. Free. Free to Washtenaw residents. 734-355-1595. kgarvey2011@gmail.com [map]

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 6 p.m. 

Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - May 20: MHealthy.

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Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - May 20
This class, offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class at the beginning of your third trimester. Class meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center; 4260 Plymouth Rd. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required at: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Road. $15. 734/647-5645. herc1@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/ [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.).
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]

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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! 

"Building Compassionate Negotiation Skills": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by Bloomfield Hills family law attorney Alisa Peskin-Shepherd. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Free (buy your own dinner). Reservations requested at abwa-maia.org by May 15. 763-9041. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Evening Birders": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Tues. in May. WAS members Lathe Claflin and Mike Sefton or city ornithologist Dea Armstrong lead evening walks at various local birding sites. Bring binoculars and (if you have one) a scope.
6 p.m., meet at the Miller Rd. Park & Ride off M-14. Free. Anyone under 18 not accompanied by an adult relative or legal guardian needs to have a completed parental consent (available from fieldtrips@washtenawaudubon.org) form to participate. 994-3569, 668-2513.

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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6:30-8:30 p.m., location TBA at http://www.meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/ Free. 945-3035.

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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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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Cindy Hunter Morgan: Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by this MSU creative writing teacher whose poetry collection Apple Season won the Midwest Writing Center 2012 Chapbook Contest. "The poems weave a container as ethereal as any thought, but as reliable as any equation. There is no chance these poems will give out under the weight they carry in memory." says The Michigan Poet editor Foster Neill in his review of Apple Season. "Each poem in this collection is its own apple, and the season is eternal for the reader." The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [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! 

Josh Malerman: Nicola's Books.

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This area singer-songwriter reads from Bird Box, his debut novel, a thriller about an unknown terror that drives people to deadly violence when it is seen. Blindfolded, a woman and her children search for refuge. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Feb. 18: Moanin' Frogs. Innovative U-M grad student saxophone ensemble that performs fox trots, rags, character pieces, and waltzes characteristic of early 20th Century burlesque and vaudeville shows, along with some originals and other works by modern composers.

Mar. 18: River Raisin Ragtime Revue Back Row. Dixieland jazz by this ensemble from the popular local ragtime band.

Apr. 16: Three Men and a Tenor. This high-energy a cappella quartet of MSU alums Chuck Colby, Mark Stiles, Paul Felch, and Glenn Williams (he's the tenor) performs everything from originals to Gregorian chant, barbershop, contemporary pop, and rap. This show is held at the Washington Street Education Center (500 Washington); tickets are not required, but donations accepted to help fund the 2014-1015 Kaleidoscope season.

May 20: James Dapogny Quartet. Vintage pop and jazz standards, along with lesser known tunes from the 1920s and 30s, by this local ensemble led by U-M music professor Dapogny, a renowned early-jazz pianist.

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7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets (available at the Chelsea Senior Center) required. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area Annual Meeting.

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Talk by former Ann Arbor state senator Lana Pollack, a member of the International Joint Commission, a U.S.-Canadian organization that monitors binational agreements affecting the Great Lakes and other environmental issues.
7 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. lwvannarbor.org. [map]

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 7-8 p.m. 

Matthew Ball: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This local ragtime, blues, and boogie-woogie pianist performs a family-friendly program of American roots music, including blues and boogie-woogie arrangements of classic American songs such as "Swanee River," "Over the Rainbow," "Deep in the Heart of Texas," "The Sheik of Araby," "Bumble Boogie," "Cow Cow Blues," and others.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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 naïve 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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"A Ripe Old Age": Vinology.

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Wine experts lead tastings of aged wines and give advice about which wines to drink immediately and which are better aged.
7-9 p.m., Vinology, 110 S. Main. $55. Reservations required. 222-9841. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Herbal Wisdom: Herbal Allies for the Digestive System": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
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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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

A History of Alcoholics Anonymous: Dawn Farm.

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"A History of Alcoholics Anonymous" will be presented by James Balmer, Dawn Farm President. This program will present a fascinating overview and slide show describing the history and development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) program, including its founding and growth. The discussion will include a brief overview of the Twelve Steps of A.A. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with A.A.. or any twelve Step organization.) 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 Michigan Heart and Vascular Center auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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May 6 & 20.

May 6:
Local travel photographers Howard Bond, Greg Czarnecki, Sue Dempsey, and Keith Matz present present an illustrated survey of favorite techniques and locations for "Travel Photography."

May 20: Club member and inveterate world traveler Carol Williamson presets an illustrated talk on "The Journey of Man."

Also, club members show their recent digital images (May 6) & prints (May 20) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Light Through a Structure."

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7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]

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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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May 15 & 20 (choose one). All invited to discuss rabbi Amy Hirshberg Lederman's One God, Many Paths: Finding Meaning and Inspiration in Jewish Teachings.
Noon-1 p.m. (May 15) & 7:30-9 p.m. (May 20), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. cantorannie@gmail.com, 665-4744. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Nuclear Option: Issues and Alternatives": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Beyond Nuclear radioactive waste watchdog Kevin Kamps discusses environmental justice, safety, and security risks of nuclear energy.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

"Words & Music": Ypsilanti Community Choir Spring Concert.

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Ariel Toews-Ricotta directs the choir in song settings of poems by Robert Frost and e.e. cummings and prayers for peace by Russell Robinson and John Rutter. The program also includes traditional folksongs from America and Korea. Emcee is judge Donald Shelton. Accompanist is Maria Cimarelli. Performances before the concert and during intermission by the jazz quintet Freighthouse Five.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free; donations accepted. 481-9285. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Lipbone Redding: The Ark.

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Eclectic mix of jazz, blues, and soul by this this versatile NYC-based singer-songwriter, a former subway musician who incorporates vocal mimicry of various brass instruments into his performances.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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 8-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Smarty Pants Trivia Smackdown": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Prizes for the top 2 teams.
8-9:30 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. Free. 475-8732. [map]

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 9:45 p.m. 

"Alan Partridge": Michigan Theater.

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May 18-20. (Declan Lowney, 2013). Comedy about a famous radio DJ who works with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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, michtheater.org. [map]

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