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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 31, 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]


 9:30-10:15 & 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]


  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.-noon  Free! 

"Ancestry Aficionados": Chelsea District Library.

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Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 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, 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]


 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.

Sept. 26: Nottingham China Policy Institute fellow J. Michael Cole discusses "Taiwan's Evolving Identity and the China Challenge."

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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]


 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]


 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, & 9:15 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]


 4:30, 7:15, & 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]


 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! 

"Life After Loss: Grief Recovery Discussion": Still Waters Counseling.

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Still Waters Counseling is hosting a Grief Recovery Discussion, led by therapist Kathryn Raths, M.A., LLPC. This event is FREE and open to the community. This 1-hour conversation about grief will address understanding what is normal, expectations, and coping. Kathryn is the author of What Can I Saw When Words Escape Me - Being Present in Times of Sorrow. Her extensive work in grief recovery and group counseling make her an invaluable resource for finding support in times of loss. Through discussions and group counseling, she brings her experience and knowledge to those who need it most. If you have any questions, please call us at (734) 944-3446 for information.
Still Waters Counseling, 37 Keveling Dr., Saline. Free. (734) 944-3446. contact@still-waters-counseling.com www.still-waters-counseling.com [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.  Free! 

K-2 Open House: Clonlara School.

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Clonlara's K-2 program builds on young students' curiosity for learning by emphasizing the importance of PLAY in addition to core academics. Everyday we bring enjoyment, wonder, and discovery into our classrooms to help our students build a strong foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
Event Details:
Tuesday, January 31, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
1289 Jewett, Ann Arbor
Meet our experienced K-2 teacher and tour our school. Activities and snacks will be provided for students and families. Short presentation and Q&A at 7 PM.
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave. Free. 734-769-4511. info@clonlara.org http://www.clonlara.org/events/k-2-open-house-3/ [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]



 6:15 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor East Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Thurs. 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/. $2. Reservations requested. 945-3035.


 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 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 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]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Jug Band and American Music: The Malty-Taskers.

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Acoustic jug band and Americana music from a featuring fiddle, tenor and five-string banjo, resonator guitar and washboard.
Ypsi Ale House, 124 Pearl St #100, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. Free. eshild1@gmail.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

Sundance Shorts: Michigan Theater.

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A collection of 8 the best animated and live action short films from the 2016 Sundance competition.
1:30 p.m. (Jan. 29) & 7 p.m. (Jan. 31), Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). 668-TIME, michtheater.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]


 7-8:30 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! 

"Predictors of Success in School and Beyond": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M psychology professor Fred Morrison.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Jan. 17 & 31. Jan. 17: A panel of expert photographers critique club members' previously submitted projected images. Jan. 31: Club member Dietmasr Haenchen, an experienced nature and travel photographer, presents "Photographing Birds in Flight: Techniques & Equipment." Also, club members show their recent digital images (Jan. 17) & prints (Jan. 31) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Bad Weather."
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center (Jan. 17), 1655 Newport, & Wines Elementary School auditorium (Jan. 31), 1701 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Oct. 3: Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood's 2016 novel about a theater director, unceremoniously ousted from his role as a festival director, for a festival, who lands a job teaching theater in prison, where he enacts revenge by staging an interactive, illusion-ridden version of The Tempest.

Nov. 7: The Trespasser, Tana French's latest Murder Squad novel. New partners Steve Moran and Antoinette Conway are investigating a woman's murder when Conway discovers the victim had a secret lover on the police force.

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7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]



 9 p.m. 

Jesse Kramer Jazz Trio: Aut Bar.

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Jesse Kramer trio plays an eclectic mix of Jazz. The trio features Jesse (drums), Damon Warmack (bass) and Bobby Streng (sax).
No cover.
Aut Bar, 315 Braun Court, Kerrytown. Free admission. (734) 994-3677. [map]





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