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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 24, 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. 

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 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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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]


 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]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

Mothers Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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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. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]


 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]


 10:30 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]


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


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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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]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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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. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served.

Dec. 6: University of Pennsylvania global political and international relations David Knott discusses "China's Security Concerns: The Enduring Link Between External and Internal Challenges."

Dec. 13: University of California-San Diego political science professor Yiqing Xu discusses "China's Ideological Spectrum."

Jan. 23: Penn State Asian history & religious studies professor Pierce Salguero discusses "Beyond Mindfulness: Buddhism & Health in Historical Perspective."

Jan. 24: U-M Center for Chinese Studies artist-in-residence Wang Qingsong and U-M Center for Chinese Studies Hughes scholar Fang Zhang discuss "'The Glory of Hope:' A Lens to Unravel the Social Changes in China."

Jan. 31: U-M Center for Chinese Studies postdoc Tarryn Li-Min Chun discusses "Lighting, Cameras, Action: Technological Revolutions in Modern Chinese Theater."

Feb. 7: University of Vienna art history professor Neil Schmid on "The Authentic Deeds of the Buddha: Visual Narratives and Canonical Scripture in Mogao Cave 61."

Feb. 14: Vanderbilt University history professor Ruth Rogaski discusses "Ryodoraku (良導絡) in New China: Sino-Japanese Medical Exchange and the Role of Machines in East Asian Medical Modernity." The "Ryodoraku electrodermometer" is a Japanese apparatus imported to China in 1957 that was purported to prove the existence of acupuncture meridians on the surface of the body.

Feb. 21: University of Wisconsin Chinese religion & literature professor Mark Meulenbeld discusses "The Ritual Challenge to Chinese Vernacular Literature: Views from a Village in Hunan."

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Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Prevent and Prevail: an Open exchange of ideas about Sex, Drugs, Empowerment, and Prevention from STDs & HIV.: Dedicated to Make a Change.

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All teens invited to join a discussion about sex, drugs, empowerment, and prevention from STDs & HIV. Prevent & Prevail is a program created by youth for youth. The goal of Prevent & Prevail is to give a comprehensive sex and drug education. The discussions are in a safe, confidential, fun, and all inclusive environment. We believe Teens need to Just say KNOW.
Clubhouse, 104 South Huron #1, Ypsilanti. Free. 734 358 1402. gail@dedicatedtomakeachange.com www.dedicatedtomakeachange.com [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Good Households and Household Goods: Material Culture and Burgess Identity after the Black Death": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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U-M Institute for the Humanities. U-M English and history professor Katherine French discusses the evolution of social identities in late medieval London.
2 p.m., Institute for the Humanities Common Room, 202 S. Thayer, Free. 936-3518. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Advanced French Conversation II: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U of M (50 +).

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This class will be conducted entirely in French. Participants will be able to improve their conversational French through discussion of current events and subjects of mutual interest. A text, perhaps a short novel, will be chosen by the class.
This class meets for two hours on Tuesdays from January 24 through May 30, except for April 11.
Prerequisite: Due to the advanced coursework, participants must have taken Advanced French Conversation with instructor Ricardo Wyatt previously. Mr. Wyatt is a former professor of French.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. $50. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 p.m. 

Advanced German IV: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U of M (50 +).

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This course will be a continuation of Advanced German of fall '16. We will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation.
Instructor Renate Gerulaitis is Professor Emeritus of German Language and Literature at Oakland University.
This class, will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from January 24 through May 9, except April 11.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:00 p.m. 

Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U of M (50 +).

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This course is based on Great Courses DVDs by Prof. Mark Whittle. The course covers the structure of the universe including stars, dark matter and dark energy; the big bang and early history of the universe; the cosmic microwave background; galaxies and their evolution; supernovae; black holes; inflation and anthropic arguments about the universe.
A minimum of mathematics is used, though some knowledge of high school physics will be helpful.
Instructor Craig Stephan is a retired Ford physicist.
This class will meet at the North Campus Research Complex for two hours on Tuesdays from January 24 through June 27, with no class on April 11, April 25 through May 9 and June 6. Visitor parking is $1.60 per hour; there is also free public transportation.
UM North Campus Research Complex Building 10 Research, 2800 Plymouth Rd. $50. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, and book study groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Together: A Knitting and Crocheting Group for Grievers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grieving adults invited to bring their knitting and crocheting projects to work on and share grief support.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 794-5401, 327-8301. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Current Events": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U of M (50 +).

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This discussion group is for people interested in what's happening at the local, national and global level. All opinions receive a courteous hearing.
No materials or special expertise required. Just bring an open mind and a good sense of humor.
This group, facilitated by Joan Innes and Bill Milne, meets for two hours on Tuesdays, January 24 through August 22, except for April 11 and July 4.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $70. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 9-13 invited to discuss a book. Snacks.

Sept. 20: The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning novel about 16 heirs of a wealthy industrialist who are called upon at the reading of his will to solve the mystery of his untimely death. Also, a related activity.

Nov. 15: The Fourteenth Goldfish, Jennifer Holm's young adult novel about an 11-year-old girl whose exploration of the mystery of mortality and immortality takes her to the boundary that separates science from science fiction.

Jan. 24: 11 Birthdays, Wendy Mass's young adult novel about a girl whose unhappy 11th birthday keeps repeating itself.

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3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Seasons": Michigan Theater.

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(Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud, 2015). Sweeping nature documentary that follows animals through 4 seasons, with historical info about the seasons from the Ice Age to today. French, subtitles.
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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled--"No Geographical Lines: Slavery and Abolition in Michigan": U-M Office of the President.

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This event has been canceled.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 647-7909. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Margot Lee Shetterly: U-M College of Engineering.

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This freelance journalist discusses the research behind and the importance behind her acclaimed book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,, which has been made into a major Hollywood film that is to be released earlier this month. Q&A Followed at the U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium (1226 Murfin, North Campus) by a "fireside chat" with Shetterly and U-M College of Engineering dean and aerospace engineering professor Alec Gallimore (7 p.m.), and a reception and book signing (7:45 p.m.)
4 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 764-9263. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"No Geographical Lines: Slavery and Abolition in Michigan": U-M Office of the President.

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Lecture by U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor Tiya Miles.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 647-7909. [map]



 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Jews and Photography in Britain: New Perspectives in Jewish History and the History of Photography": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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University College (London) Jewish history professor Michael Berkowitz discusses his recent book, a historical investigation that ranges from the work of immigrant Jewish portrait photographers in the mid-19th century to Baron, the court photographer for the British royal family in the 1940s and 50s.
4:10 p.m., 202 S. Thayer (Rm. 2022). Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4:15, 6:45, & 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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(Damiel 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



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Diabetes Prevention Program: The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan's Diabetes Prevention Program is for people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Participants will be a part of a small, supportive group lead by a trained lifestyle coach.
For more information call 800-482-1455 or email preventdiabetes@nkfm.org.
U of M North Campus Research Center, 2800 Plymouth Rd. Free. 800-482-1455. preventdiabetes@nkfm.org nkfm.org/dpp [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Teen Creative Studio: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Drop in monthly for exciting projects. Be creative and eat a snack.
1/24: Pinwheel Pizzas
2/28: Chocolate Science
3/28: Leather Cuff Bracelets
4/25: Mug Cakes
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 734 482-4110 x1340. epitcher@ypsilibrary.org ypsilibrary.org [map]



 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]


 6:15 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor East Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Tues. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/snow or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw. Free. 548-6299. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6:30-8:30 p.m., location TBA at http://www.meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/ Free. 945-3035.


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Guided Meditation for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads kids in grades 1-5 (with or without a parent) in a series of guided meditations. At the end of the session, kids have a chance to process the experience through artistic expression. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
6:30-7:30 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Snowy Day Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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A program of songs, fingerplays, felt stories, and rhymes to introduce kids ages 2-6 to basic literacy concepts.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle".

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Brand New Testament": Michigan Theater.

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(Jaco Van Dormael, 2015). Comic fantasy about God living in Brussels with his daughter. French & German, subtitles.
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]


 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, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, and Thursday at 1:30pm. 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. 

Eastide 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 p.m.  Free! 

Eco Book Club: Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold's classic 1949 collection of essays on nature and ecological themes.
7 p.m., Literati (upstairs at the coffee shop), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by Detroit-bred poet Nandi Comer, a U-M grad who won the 2016 Detroit Write A House Fellowship. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [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]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Meetup": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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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/Ann-Arbor-Bluegrass-Meetup. 794-6250. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Chelsea Alehouse.

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Local illustrator Cynthia Silveri, creator of the coloring book The Passionate Colorist: Floral Delight, hosts a relaxing evening of coloring for adults.
7-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. 433-5500. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Electronic Music Production: Maschine Jam": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Veteran Detroit sound designer and dance music DJ Mike Huckaby introduces adults and teens in grade 6 & up to making electronic music using the Native Instruments Maschine Jam step sequencer (Jan. 17), Ableton Live music production software (Jan. 24), and Reaktor production software (Jan. 31).
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. Arrive early; space limited. 327-8301. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Self-Care Massage: TMJ, Jaw and Face": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lecture-demo by local massage therapist Brian Truskowski.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm  Free! 

"How To Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction": Dawn Farm.

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"How To Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction" will be presented by Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM. The course of an individual's substance use may be strongly influenced by family members, friends, employers and others. This program will address these common questions: When all else has failed, what does work when confronted with a loved one's addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person's recovery process? The course will outline simple but effective actions for family, friends and others to avoid enabling another person's addiction, support the person's recovery, and maintain their own health and well-being. FREE and open to all. No registration is required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request. FREE CE is provided for addiction professionals. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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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]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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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]


 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]




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