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. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
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.
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.
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Life Sciences Institute, 210 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. email@example.com http:
Feb. 16 & 21. All invited to help city staff maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Also, staffers lead a short nature walk at the end of each workday. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.
Feb. 16: Gallup Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the parking lot just over the bridge via the Fuller Rd. entrance) to help remove invasive woody shrubs from the park's high-quality sedge meadow.
Feb. 21: Furstenberg Nature Area 1-3 p.m., off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High) to help help remove honeysuckle, buckthorn and other invasive shrubs and then build a snowman (weather permitting).
103, various locations. Free. 996-3266.
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. [map]
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]
Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Bloom Season: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.more >
Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden Bloom Season: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.< less
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: mbgna.umich.edu
university of Michigan Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. 734-647-7600. http:
Talk local social worker Beth Spencer.
10-11:30 a.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. Preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.Facebook.com
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. email@example.com la2m.org [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.michbio.org [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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]