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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 9, 2017

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 10 a.m. 

Stretch and Strength Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This class targets specific areas to build strength, increase flexibility and improve your overall fitness. Special focus is given to alignment and proper from in the poses. Great for beginners!
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. [map]

 10:30-11::30 a.m..  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Monday Art: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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You decide what to create in this informal, year-round class. You can bring bag lunches (no meat please) and stay or drop in for a while. You can work in any medium. If you wish, we will critique your work. If you want to learn a new medium, we can help. Occasionally, we will view DVDs or do new, experimental work. Please bring materials to start, along with your enthusiasm. Expect to have fun. This is a continuation of a year-long class. This class meets Mondays through August 28th. No class on 1/16, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1 and 5/29.
Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. $65. 734-998-9351. [map]

 Afternoon time TBA 

"Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary": Fathom Events.

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Jan. 5 & 9. Subtitled (Jan. 5) and dubbed (Jan. 9) screenings of Hayao Miyazaki's 1997 complex anime fantasy adventure. Set in Japan's Iron Age, the epic details a siege by samurai and forest gods of a remote village populated by society's outcasts. With a screening of "On Your Mark," a 1995 music video directed by Miyazaki that has never been released in North America.
7 p.m. (Jan. 5) & time TBA (Jan. 9), Rave, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50 in advance at & at the door. 973-8424. [map]

 5:30 p.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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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!
Join for as little as $39.99 to enjoy four Full Body Fit classes a month. Other memberships with even more classes available. Want to check us out first? It's just $15 to walk in and start getting fit and having fun!
Better Living Fitness Center. 734-747-0123.

 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]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Textile Inheritance: Historic Weft-Faced Compound Figured Silks and Modern Weaving": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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University of Birmingham (UK) ancient textiles scholar Julia Galliker discusses new research methods used to study museum textile collections. The program begins with socializing.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. [map]

 7-8 p.m. 

Lifetree Café: St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations on various topics, including "Be Yourself: Everyone Else Is Taken" (Jan. 2), "Playing God: Is Science Going Too Far?" (Jan. 9), "Losing a Loved One to Alzheimer's" (Jan. 16), "Why Did I Survive: Questions from Natural Disasters and Other Escapes from Death" (Jan. 23), and "Confronting Evil: One Man Takes a Stand" (Jan. 30). The program begins with video introductions.
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Omar Saif Ghobash: Literati Bookstore.

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This ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Russia discusses Letters to a Young Muslim, his new book, written as a series of personal letters to his son, about how moderate Muslims can be faithful to Islam while actively and productively engaging in the modern world, without succumbing to extremist propaganda.
7 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Red Pens and Rewrites": Ann Arbor District Library.

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On Jan. 9, local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss how to book from rough draft to finished manuscript. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Somewhere in Time" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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History, nonfiction, biography, and fiction books TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]

 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dealers and Their Venues": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Arbor Stamps owner Michael Homel gives the first in a series of talks, this one on selling and buying at stamp shows. Also, American Philatelic Society circuit books and a mini stamp auction.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free., 761-5859. [map]

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