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 email@example.com or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
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. email@example.com http:
Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 13-Apr. 25. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]
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]
Series of 9 monthly lectures, Sept.-May, by U-M and visiting scholars.
Sept. 13: MSU pediatrics and human development professor Mona Hanna-Attisha discusses "The Future for Flint's Children."
Oct. 11: The Sports Neurology Clinic national director Jeffrey Kutcher, also the director of the NBA concussion program discusses "Sports Concussion and Athlete Brain Health."
Nov. 15: U-M communications and political science professor emeritus Michael Traugott discusses "What Happened Last Tuesday?"
Dec. 13: WSU law school dean Jocelyn Benson discusses "Democracy Under Siege: Promoting People's Voices in Our 2016 Democratic Process."
Jan. 10: U-M history professor professor Victor Lieberman, a world renowned authority on Southeast Asian and Eurasian history who received the 2014 Golden Apple Award given by U-M students to the best U-M teacher. discusses "Anti-Semitism: What Has Changed Since 1945." Lieberman's books include The Hundred-Year Struggle for Israel and Palestine: An Analytic History and Reader.
10-11:30 a.m., Rave Cinema, 4100 Carpenter. $65 (members, $45) for the 9-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]
Are you a new mom looking to meet other moms and share the joys and stresses of parenthood? Designed for moms and their babies from newborn to crawling, our Mothers Group provides vital support and information for new moms. Each group meeting begins with discussion on a topic pertinent to newborn development and parenting. Many moms form friendships in this group that last for years! Whether you have only a short maternity leave, or will be home with your baby for longer, don't miss out on the invaluable resources this group has to offer. Though run in 6 week sessions, you may join at anytime at a prorated rate (call or email to prorate).
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $100/Six Weeks. 734-221-0158. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]
Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids age 2 & up (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues., 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed., 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs., 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m., Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10.-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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]
Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mahjongg, quilting, and other games & activities, and at 1:30 p.m., Yiddish Tish, a Yiddish conversation group that also includes readings of Yiddish stories. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]
Tuesdays, 10:55-11:55 a.m. Please join us for this one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for beginners and experienced meditators. 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. email@example.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]
Interactive storytime for kids of all ages. Geared toward kids of diverse abilities, with weighted blankets, lap pads, and small fidget toys available for them to use.
11 a.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 585-5567. [map]
All age 55 & over invited for a talk followed at 5 p.m. by supper.
Sept. 13: Chelsea Community Hospital osteopathic physician Melissa Sundermann and Anytime Fitness personal trainer Susan Corey discuss "Healthy Living Through Exercise."
Oct. 11: Chelsea Community Hospital geriatric psychiatrist Iquo Nafiu discusses "Beating the Blues."
Jan. 10: "Identity Theft." Talk by a speaker TBA.
Feb. 14: TBA.
Mar. 14: Chelsea House Orchestra. This touring ensemble of some 2 dozen Chelsea High School students plays traditional Scottish and Irish jigs and reels, along with other folk-inspired music and even some rock 'n' roll.
4 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6. Preregistration required. 593-5793. [map]
Panel discussion with Frankel Institute fellows Liora Halperin, Noah Hysler-Rubin, and Lior Libman on the study of the Yishuv, the Jewish community in pre-state Palestine.
4:10 p.m., 202 S. Thayer (Rm. 2022). Free. 763-9047. [map]
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. email@example.com http:
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Nov. 3. WSU. Exhibition game. 7 p.m.
Nov. 13. Niagara. 3 p.m.
Nov. 18. Howard. 7 p.m.
Nov. 21. WMU. 7 p.m.
Dec. 13. Ohio. 7 p.m.
Dec. 17. Vermont. Noon.
Dec. 22. American. 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 28. Rutgers. 2 p.m.
Jan. 10. Indiana. 6 p.m.
Jan. 10. Minnesota. Noon or 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 25. Indiana. 7 p.m.
Feb. 5. Iowa. 2 p.m.
Feb. 12. Wisconsin. 2 p.m.
Feb. 19. MSU. 2 p.m.
Feb. 23. Nebraska. 2 p.m.
Noon, Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]
Dancing For Birth classes are a unique fusion of pre/post-natal fitness, birth preparation and support circle. The classes teach a "language of movement" specially designed for women in any stage of pregnancy and for postpartum women wearing their babies in soft slings or wraps. The movements are inspired by world dance forms like Belly dance, African dance and Latin dance. The 90-minute weekly classes fuse dance fitness with birth preparation. Women often come to class for fun and fitness and gain more than they expected to as they are encouraged to tap into their innate wisdom of how to give birth.
Join a supportive community of expectant and new moms. Share in essential birth wisdom. Laugh (we don't care if you have two left feet). Wear baby in a sling or wrap and continue to dance after your baby is born. Your first class is FREE!
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks St. Free. 734-663-1523. email@example.com www.center4cby.com [map]
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, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, and Thursday at 1:30pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
This University of Illinois-Chicago education professor (and U-M grad and Weather Underground co-founder) discusses Demand the Impossible, his new book that critiques the systems around us, calls for radical change, and encourages activism. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
Gardening talks by local experts. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing. Jan. 10: Bloom! Garden Center (Dexter) nursery manager Stacey Rayer on "Art in the Garden." Feb. & Mar. topics TBA.
7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free. 673-9100, 996-4441. [map]
*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
Food and drinks available
contact Kari with any questions
Banfield's Bar and Grill, 3140 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $5 entry fee. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
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]
Every Mon., Tues.. Wed., & Fri. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Mon. & Tues.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; and 6-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]
All age 21 & over invited to discuss The Peripheral, William Gibson's dystopian thriller set in a near future where a working-class woman earns a living as a combat scout in an online game that turns out to be more real than virtual.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works http:
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]
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. meetup.com
Local physician Deepti Reddy discusses neurochemistry and gives an overview of supplements and other treatments that can improve mood and cognitive function.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop
Screening of Peter Middleton & James Spinney's award-winning 2016 lyrical documentary excavating the interior world of blindness. It is based on Touching the Rock, the theologian John Hull's 1990 memoir based on audiocassette diaries he kept over the course of 3 years after, on the eve of the birth of his 1st son, he suddenly went blind.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
U-M piano professors Christopher Harding, Amy Cheng, Martin Katz, Logan Skelton, Arthur Greene, Matt Bengtson, and John Ellis perform works by Schumann, Schubert, Bartok, Chopin, Nancarrow, and Cunningham.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7:30 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]
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. email@example.com http:
All invited to discuss Jedediah Purdy's book about the history of how Americans have shaped their landscapes and the competing traditions that inform environmental law and culture.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
Bluegrass-based quartet led by award-winning Downriver singer-songwriter and guitarist Bynum, whose songs also draw on old-time, early country, gospel, and contemporary folk music. . His band includes fiddler Hessie Mae Hasheian, banjoist Drake Lolley, and bassist Scott Kendall.
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]
Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]