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]
"Windows PC Maintenance and Internet Security Tips": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U of M (50 +).more >
"Windows PC Maintenance and Internet Security Tips": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U of M (50 +).< less
This course will focus on how to protect your data and stay safe on the Internet.
Topics include: keeping your Windows PC safe (firewalls, antivirus, etc); email and Web Security Threats and Tips (ransomware, phishing, etc.); backup alternatives; password best practices; wireless security best practices; latest Internet and phone scams; Facebook security tips and identity theft basics.
There will be ample time for questions and discussion during this two hour session.
Instructor Harvey Juster is a semi-retired IT Consultant who holds an engineering degree from UM and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $10 (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute membership is not required for this class). 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [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.
10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.) & 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Tues.), AAHOM Green Room (lower level), 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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]
In 300 years, no composer has had more influence over the direction and beauty of Western music than Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This is especially true for choral music where Bach's creativity and inventiveness have been the mileposts for countless master composers.
Join Voices Valiant for an open rehearsal and mini-lesson on Bach. We'll analyze and sing several Bach choral pieces which highlight his gorgeous melodies and intelligent counterpoint as well as several newer works inspired by this Baroque genius. Music will be provided.
Instructor Norma Freeman will lead this class which meets for two hours.
Liberty School, 7265 Ann Arbor St., Saline. $10. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [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]
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]
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. email@example.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [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, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]
If you would like to learn techniques and skills to paint scenes on canvas or watercolor paper, this class is for you! Learn composition, art & brush techniques, color mixing, blending, shadowing, highlighting, material usage & so much more!
All materials are provided.
All skill levels are encouraged.
Instructor: Sue Craig, Michigan Impressionist Artist
Online registration available.
USArtQuest, Chelsea. $42. 800-766-0728. AskAnything@USArtQuest USArtQuest.com
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]
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]
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. email@example.com ypsilibrary.org [map]
Every Sun.-Fri. 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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at email@example.com or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.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]
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
Chef Alex Young hosts a dinner showcasing the impact of this celebrated Bourbon Street restaurant on New Orleans dining, with a menu featuring a choice of red drum (redfish) en papillote Sardou or filet mignon au march de vin, along with roasted duck crepe. Seafood okra gumbo, king cake bread pudding, and more.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $55 (beverages not included). $75 includes a pre-dinner cocktail reception at 6 p.m. Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]
"Relapse Prevention" will be presented by Erik Anderson LMSW, CAADC, University Counseling and Psychological Services therapist. Substance addiction has been identified as an illness that requires long-term management. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process helps recovering people develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, factors that contribute to relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and creative, effective strategies to handle both every-day and high-risk situations.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. email@example.com http:
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]
All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.
Jan. 31: $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, U-M social work professor Luke Shaefer and Johns Hopkins University sociology professor Kathryn Edin's acclaimed study of the forms poverty takes in contemporary America. $2 a Day is the 2017 Washtenaw Reads book, and the authors are at the U-M Rackham Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 to discuss their book and the research behind it.
Feb. 28: The Girls of Atomic City, Denise Kiernan's book about the women working during WWII at Oak Ridge (TN), one of the Manhattan Project's secret cities.
Mar. 28: Turn of the Mind, Alice LaPlante's best-selling literary thriller about a retired orthopedic surgeon suffering from dementia and accused of killing her best friend.
Apr. 25: So You've Been Publicly Shamed, best-selling nonfiction writer Jon Ronson's wry, incisive study of the culture of mostly anonymous shaming in social media.
May 30: Just Kids, Patti Smith's acclaimed memoir about her youthful experiences with Robert Mapplethorpe trying to make a life for themselves as artists in New York City.
7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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]
Brooklyn-based, Peoria-bred Americana duo of twin brothers Adam and David Moss, who accompany themselves on guitar, cello, violin, and banjo. "They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down anyone's spine," says Sarah Jarosz.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]
Popular Seattle folk-rock sextet on the Sub Pop label known for its exhilarating live shows whose music has been described as "Americana meets the Beatles." The band recently released its 3rd CD, Signs of Light, on which allmusic.com reviewer Mark Deming says the band has "taken the leap from melodic indie folk with Americana tendencies into full-blown radio-friendly pop." Opening act is Whitney, a Chicago-based indie rock band.
8 p.m., The Hill Auditorium. Tickets $30-$40 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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