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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Silent Auction Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Silent auction items on display at the Powerhouse Gym!
Come in and bid on gift certificates and fabulous items!
DRAWING IS AT 1:00 ON SATURDAY, JUNE 7 so make sure you sign up for the things you would like.
All proceeds benefit leukemia and lymphoma research!
Powerhouse Gym Ypsilanti (at I94/Huron), 1326 Anna J Stepp, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Donation. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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.
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 9 a.m. 

Introduction to Yoga Workshop: Chelsea Bird Yoga & Hoard Studios.

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A 4 day, one month long introduction to Yoga. We'll meet every Wednesday morning for one hour to relax and become more aware of your body & mind. Basic Pranayama (yogic breath), Asana (yoga postures), and Vinyasa (yoga flow sequences) will be covered. By the end of the month, you'll have the knowledge to start your own home yoga practice, and the confidence to attend classes at your local studio. This workshop is geared toward beginning yogis, but intermediate and advanced practitioners are also welcome.
Please bring your own yoga mat. Let me know if you'd like any recommendations!
Limited to 4 students, $25 drop-ins welcome if there is space.
Email Chelsea by May 20th to reserve your spot!
Hoard Studios, 8120 Main Street, Suite 201, Dexter. $100. 734-707-1186. [map]
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Project LIAison: Four Works Exhibit.

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In an exhibit held June 2 to 6 at the Life Sciences Institute, Art-Science Research Fellow Lia Min will show four recent works that illuminate different cognitive and emotional approaches to understand self and the world.
Min divides her time between the studio and lab, exploring the interplay of science and art and examining Western and Eastern approaches to understanding and knowledge.
LIAison will be open to the public June 2 to 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the LSI Library, main floor, Life Sciences Institute, 210 Washtenaw Avenue. (University and visitor parking is available in the Palmer garage).
Artist's walk-through on Monday, June 2 and Thursday, June 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information about this event, visit
To learn more about the project, visit
Life Sciences Institute, 210 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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.
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

John Sayles Symposium: U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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Panel discussions in honor of the American filmmaker who directed such films as The Brother from Another Planet and wrote the screenplay for films such as The Clan of the Cave Bear and Eight Men Out. Sayles is in attendance. Panels include "The Word Is the Thing: John Sayles as Screenwriter, Author, and Exploitation Master" (10:30-11:45 a.m.), "Sayles-ing the Seas of Diversity: John Sayles on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender" (1-2:45 p.m.), and "Lone Star: John Sayles and the Changing Landscape for Independent Cinema" (3-4:30 p.m.). In conjunction with the Cinetopia screenings of Sayles' films Silver City, Lone Star, and Go For Sisters. Followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a Sayles archive at the library.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., 100 Hatcher Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 615-0445. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Bloom Season: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.

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The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden is the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America, with thousands of blooms in shades of white, pink, and red. Free admission. Note: Peony bloom season is weather dependent. Please visit our dedicated peony website for regular bloom updates:
university of Michigan Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. 734-647-7600. [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Memory Loss: It' Not Always Alzheimer's": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk local social worker Beth Spencer.
10-11:30 a.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. Preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [map]
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 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Business Networking: Power Through Networking.

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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. [map]
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 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Beyond Findability: How to Be Where Your Prospects Are Searching: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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Findability is a term usually used in the general context of websites and the ease with which the site and the information on the site can be found, usually based upon search engine results. In this presentation Terry Welty, V.P. Marketing for Duo Security will talk about how companies can incorporate what they learn from search engine results and how they can leverage this information plus their knowledge of their customers and prospects into proactive and targeted outreach, as well as finding more ways to efficiently put their information in front of the right prospects at the right time.
Terry Welty is Duo Security's V.P of Marketing. In his 30 year career, he has worked on the management team of a number of technology start-ups, with a number of successes in bringing those companies to the forefront of their industry. His tenure in driving marketing programs includes V.P. of Marketing at Arbortext, which was acquired by PTC in 2005.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. [map]
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 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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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]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]
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 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like. Note: On Nov. 5, the club celebrates its 10th anniversary with special prizes. Former regulars encouraged to return for the occasion.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084, 277-7748. [map]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

Virtual Reality: Building Real Life Science Value with Virtual Teams: BioArbor.

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Life science companies today often don't have teams of dozens of people or even labs to advance meaningful programs. With online tools and CROs its possible to connect virtual teams of staff, consultants and outsourcing partners around the state, the country and the world to build real companies and create real company value.
This session will explore the benefits of using a virtual model, challenges and obstacles to making it work, and strategies for overcoming these challenges.
BioArbor hosts educational networking events for the life sciences industry in the greater Ann Arbor area. BioArbor's focus is on technology commercialization, financing strategies, business development, regulatory affairs, and marketing.
Ann Arbor SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Lower Level. Free. 734-527-9150. [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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.
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 6 p.m. sharp  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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]
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 6-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Northside Elementary School.

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Pony rides, petting zoo, carnival games, giant inflatable slide and obstacle course, bounce house, cakewalk, and more. Prizes, pizza, snacks and Washtenaw Dairy ice cream sundaes available.
6-8 p.m., Northside, 912 Barton Dr. Free admission (nominal charge for food & game tickets). 994-1958. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor West Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Wed. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/snow or shine.
6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson. Free. 929-9022. [map]
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 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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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]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Dukedom Large Enough: Reminiscences of a Rare Book Dealer, 1929-1956, Lilly Rare Book Library curator David A. Randall's memoir.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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Every Wed., June-Aug. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.
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 7:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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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]
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 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (students & members, $2). 761-1451. [map]
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 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]
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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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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]
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Top of the Lamp, Ann Arbor's locally owned lighting specialty store.