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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 3, 2017






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Camp PAWS - Winter Break.

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Are you crazy about animals? Then come and join us for Camp PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving)! This animal-themed camp consists of five fun-filled days that will surely make your tail wag!
Camp PAWS will include:
visits from animal rescue groups
enrichment toy/treat making
daily visits with adoptable animals
humane education lessons
art, games and activities
Through our Camp PAWS program campers will learn how to care for and respect our animal friends. Designed to be both educational and fun, campers will engage in activities that will help to prepare them to become responsible and compassionate future pet owners!
Campers will be responsible for bringing their own lunches each day of camp. HSHV will provide a small snack in the afternoon.
Camp hours are from 9-4pm. After care is available from 4-5pm for an additional fee.. Pre-registration required.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $255. 734-661-3575. http://www.hshv.org/site/Calendar/62709402?view=Detail&id=114179 [map]



 9 a.m.. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Start your day with fitness! The Full-Body FIT workout is a full-body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level. All ages & fitness levels welcome!
Non-member walk-in rate: $15. Or, join Better Living Fitness Center for as little as $39.99 a month for four Full Body Fit classes a month. Other memberships and a wide variety of strength, Yoga & cardio classes available.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 9:30-10:15 & 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.
9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM Green Room (lower level), 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Holidays": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Dec. 26-Jan. 8. Family-friendly hands-on activities and demonstrations. With live entertainment at 1 p.m. each day, including Yo-Yo Master Zeemo (Dec. 26 & 27), Dreamland Theater (Dec. 28 & 29), "Dan the Creature Man" (Dec. 30 & 31), "Drummunity" (Jan. 1 & 4), "The Music Lady" (Jan. 2 & 3, 11 a.m.), "Ron Loyd, the Bubble Man" (Jan. 5 & 6), and "Professor Ray's Everyday Science" experiments with vibrations (Jan. 7 & 8).
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mon.-Sat., except Dec. 31), noon-4 p.m. (Sun., except Jan. 1), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 31), & noon-5 p.m. (Jan. 1), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12 (members & infants, free) regular museum admission. 995-5439. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Voices Valiant (U-M School of Music).

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Every Tues. All age 50 & over invited to join this choir. No experience necessary.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Liberty School Band Room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free for visitors ($112 per cycle membership dues). 936-2660. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
We are currently discussing readings from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for Beginners: reclaiming the present moment--and your life. No need to buy the book.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Ballerina Paper Snowflakes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades 1-5 invited to learn how to make whimsical paper dancers.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 4, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Manchester by the Sea": Michigan Theater.

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(Kenneth Lonergan, 2016). An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Jackie": Michigan Theater.

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(Pablo Larraín, 2016). Biopic that stars Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in the wake of JFK's assassination
Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"La La Land": Michigan Theater.

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(Damien Chazelle, 2016). Musical comedy about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5 p.m. 

Cardio & Core: Better Living Fitness Center.

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If you've always wanted a flat stomach, 6-pack abs or just a stronger core, this is the class for you. It combines high-energy music with a core-sculpting routine to give you a toned midsection. Get me some abs!
Drop in non-member rate: $15. Better Living Fitness Center member drop-in rate: $10. We offer a variety of memberships and strength, Yoga & Cardio classes to suit every budget and (current) fitness level. Get fit & have fun with us!
Better Living Fitness Center. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Coloring Night: Brewed Awakenings Café.

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Every Tues.. All adults invited for a relaxing evening of coloring. Bring your own supplies, or use some of the café's.
6 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., suite M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Fri., except Jan. 1. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using modern constructed (Mon.), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), standard constructed (Thurs.), and booster draft (Fri. & Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri. & Sun.).
6 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.) & noon (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun. & Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Restorative Yin Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Designed to be restorative and stress relieving, this class can improve your flexibility and help you sleep better.
Non-member drop in rate: $15. Better Living Fitness Center member drop-in rate: $10. Yoga packages available!
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 11 a.m. (Sat.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: SUN SHEN.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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*New Local Euchre Tournament*
Card players come out and have some fun!
Located at Banfield's Bar and Grill East on Packard
Show up early, games start at 7pm
All skil levels welcome
$5 entry fee
Pay out to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
No partner needed
18+
Food and drinks available
contact Kari with any questions
Banfield's Bar and Grill, 3140 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $5 entry fee. kari.thurman@gmail.com [map]


 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dance: 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]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Grieve Well Workshop: the kite network.

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​Did you know that there are healthy ways to grieve? The first step is to understand this painful but important part of life. During this workshop you will learn about grief and the effects it has on o​ne's​ physical and emotional health​. You will receive information and resources to help you move through ​your ​journey of grief​ in a way that leads toward healing. This workshop is for those who are mourning the ​death​ of a loved one, those supporting someone who is grieving, or for those who want more information about grief​.​
Red Cross Building, 4624 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 734-975-0238. info@thekitenetwork.org thekitenetwork.org [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of El Olvido que Seremos, Héctor Abad Faciolince's memoir about his father, who was killed by Colombian paramilitaries in 1987.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series presented on the 1st (part 1) and 2nd (part 2) Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance use problems, and part 2 provides information on what is and is not helpful when a teen substance use problem is recognized. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Network, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center and the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Free and open to all; registration is not required. Inclusive of parents, teens, other family, students, professionals, anyone interested.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each night 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.

2017 topics:

Jan 17: "My Do-Over."

Feb. 7: "Dark Horse Moments."

Feb. 21: "Fame."

Mar. 7: "Making Peace."

Mar. 28: "Broken."

Apr. 4: "Duped."

Apr. 18: "Refuge."

May 2: "First Impression."

May 16: "Traps."

June 6: "Mystery."

June 20: "Out Numbered."

June 27: "Breathless."

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7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $10. 764-5118. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Jesse Kramer Jazz Trio: Aut Bar.

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Jazz trio led by Jesse Kramer is featured weekly. Featuring Jesse on drums, Damon Warmack on bass and Bobby Streng on saxophone.
Aut Bar, 315 Braun Court. Free admission. (734) 994-3677. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"3rd Annual Ann Arbor 50 First Jokes": The Ark.

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Fifty veteran and up-and-coming comics from around Michigan take turns telling the 1st joke they've written in 2017. Similar events, which began at the Bell House in Brooklyn 10 years ago, now also take place in New Orleans and L.A.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $10 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 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]



 8:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Opera on Tap.

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Local opera singers perform arias and art songs that address this month's theme, "Ice Queens of Opera."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]





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