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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 20, 2017






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 7:00 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. - 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: A Place in the Shade: Selected Projects by Charles Correa": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Charles Correa (1930-2015) is arguably the most influential architect to have worked in modern India. Born in India and educated in the U.S., Correa earned a B. Arch. at the University of Michigan in 1953 and went on to receive his M.Arch. at MIT.
Over a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Correa's architecture, urban design, planning, and writings inspired generations, adapting the international language of modernism to the Indian context.. This exhibition, organized by Nondita Correa Mehrotra, the director of the Charles Correa Foundation, explores the breadth of his built work, through highlighting thirteen selected projects. Professor Craig Borum designed the exhibition. The exhibition accompanies the inaugural Charles Correa International Lecture, an annual lecture by an emerging architect engaged with global architecture and activism. The lecture will promote cultural understanding through design practice and discourse.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/09/07/exhibition-view-place-shade-selected-projects-charles-correa [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
Various times, Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 10 a.m. 

"Glimpses of Spirit in Story": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Spirituality is the path of knowing ourselves and finding our place in the world. Stories are a window for insight and revelation!
In this study group we will read and discuss titles like these looking for breakthroughs of insight and spirit: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince (Section XXI); Hyemeyohsts Storm, Jumping Mouse; Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (Chapter 7); Ray Bradbury, Bless Me, Father, For I Have Sinned; C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle; and selections suggested by class members.
Instructor Abby Wilson loves dancing with life's hard questions and finding a place of healing and balance and will lead these 90 minutes sessions on Wednesdays from September 20 through October 25.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

"In Transit": Ann Arbor Art Center/Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority.

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Through Sept. 30. 70 works by current WCC students and alums. In conjunction with a mobile exhibit of artwork by WCC students on the interiors of TheRide's 100 buses and the exterior of 4 buses.
Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. Free. 994-8004. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Beginning Mah-Jongg: Saline District Library.

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Sept. 20 & Oct. 19. All invited to learn how to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
10-11:30 a.m. (Sept. 20) & 6:30-8 p.m. (Oct. 19), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Challenging Yoga workout that links breath with movement to create a dynamic flow of postures. This class is best suited for those with a strong yoga practice. $20 walk-in; included with some Better Living memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytime: Chelsea District Library.

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CDL youth librarians present a program of stories, songs, fingerplays, and craft activities for kids ages 3-5 accompanied by a caregiver.
10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free 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]


 11-11:30 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. EXCEPT OCT. 9, 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]


 noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Problematizing Populism: The Polish Radical Right and the Return of National Communism": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Talk by U-M history professor Brian Porter-Szűcs. Bring a bag lunch, if you like.
Noon-1 p.m., 170 & 182 Weiser Hall (formerly Dennison), 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"On Civil Disobedience: A Tool for Change?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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What is the role of civil disobedience in a democracy? Can non-cooperation be a powerful means of social change? Under what conditions is it acceptable for a
minority to passively resist a law passed by the majority? What is the role of individual conscience when it conflicts with the law? When is breaking the law the right thing to do?
Join us to read classic defenses of civil disobedience by Socrates, Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gandhi, King, and others that will guide our exploration of a citizen's moral relationship to the law.
Instructors Larry Berlin and John Rowntree will lead this two hour study group on Tuesdays from September 20 through November 8.
Church of the Good Shepherd, 2145 Independence Blvd. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Next Chapter Book Club at Chelsea Senior Center: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss a different book each month. Copies of the books are available at the Senior Center.

Sept. 20: Death Comes to Pemberley. P.D. James's murder mystery that begins where Austen's Pride and Prejudice left off. Six years into the Darcys' marriage, Wickham is murdered on the eve of their annual autumn ball.

Oct. 18: TBA.

Nov. 15: TBA.
Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-9242, 475-8732. [map]


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial": Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX.

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(Steven Spielberg, 1982). 35th anniversary screening of this sci-fi classic about a young boy who befriends a creature from outer space. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts.
2 & 7 p.m., 4100 Carpenter. Cost TBA. 973-8424. [map]


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Future Needs...Something Blue": U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Exhibition. Could anyone have foreseen the technical, social, and conceptual issues that have confronted the University of Michigan since its founding 200 years ago, or the challenges it has faced in the last 100, 50, or even five years? In the marshaling of knowledge and expertise, the greatest achievement of the University lies not in its continuity, but in its ability to address the unforeseen. Drawing on the student work from the Taubaum College Architecture Program, "The Future Needs…Something Blue" addresses an idea of the future that lies not in the answers to questions we now know, but in possibilities we are only now beginning to imagine. Sited at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning's Liberty Research Annex, the display is simultaneously shop window, gallery, and salon. Organized around a series of emergent themes it is an interactional space in which to view (in perspective, parallax, parallel, and contrast) the multiple points of view that constitute the future.
Liberty Research Annex, 305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/09/20/exhibition-view-future-needssomething-blue [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Special Meetup: What we learned at ComCap17": Revalue.

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We are taking the time out of our schedule to go to the ComCap17 conference in Monterey, CA Sept 10-13th so you don't have to!
https://2017.comcap.us/
Join us for a discussion about what we learned, what's on the horizon, and how it's relevant to what you care about in our community.
Discussion leaders:
Angela Barbash, Revalue, Ypsilanti
Chris Miller, Economic Development, City of Adrian
Kate Redman, Commonplace Law, Traverse City
Clayton Smith, GoWork CoWork, Ypsilanti
Kwaku Osei, Cooperative Capital, Detroit
The ComCap conference is THE place where economic development, community capital, investment crowdfunding, public policy, and financial market innovation converge into one place.
And hey, do you have something in particular you want us to keep our eyes and ears open for while there? If so, RSVP and drop us a line on the Meetup page.
Spark East, 215 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. 888-642-2728. inquire@revalueinvesting.com http://meetu.ps/e/D9lNX/vJz9S/f [map]



 4 & 9 p.m. 

"The Midwife": Michigan Theater.

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(Martin Provost, 2017). Bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship between a tightly wound midwife and her late father's eccentric ex-mistress. Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve. 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! 

Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join our caregiver support group to learn, talk, and meet with others who are experiencing the challenges of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia firsthand. The group meets every 3rd Wednesday monthly and is confidential, free, and open to the public.
Regency at Whitmore Lake, 8633 Main St., Whitmore Lake. Free. 800.272.3900. kmpeil@alz.org http://goo.gl/MuUGDi [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"A Taste of the Nation: Regional Cuisines in the New Deal Era": U-M Library.

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Historian Camille Bégin discusses her 2016 book about the Federal Writers' Project, which dispatched writers across the U.S. during the Depression to sample the fare at social events like church dinners, political barbecues, and clambakes. The book also explores how nostalgia, prescriptive gender ideals, and racial stereotypes shaped how the FWP framed regional food cultures.
4-5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 936-2309. [map]


 4:15 & 7 p.m. 

"Lady Macbeth": Michigan Theater.

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(William Oldroyd, 2016). Sold into marriage, a young 19th-century English woman starts a risky affair with a worker on her husband's estate.
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, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Menashe": Michigan Theater.

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(Joshua Z. Weinstein, 2017). Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. Yiddish, 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]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. and Sept. 9 & 16. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours. Also, on Sept. 9 & 16 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 4), 4:45 (all other Mon.-Thurs. dates), 7 a.m. (Sept. 9 & 16 game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 40th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet at Paladin parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Full-Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Energetic strength-training session including cardio subsets and work on balance and posture. $15 walk-in; included with most Better Living memberships. For all ages, and customized to suit your abilities.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale. Members show their work Oct. 7 at the Saline Woodcarvers Show (9 a.m.-4 p.m., Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline)
5:30-7 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi Pushing Hands: SUN SHEN.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Alexis Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or alexis@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

Dexter Quartermania: Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

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A cross between a live auction and a raffle in which participants bid 1-4 quarters on items in order to be eligible to win them in a raffle. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Center (Chelsea) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The first hour is a sale with 20 vendors. Auction begins at 7 p.m.
6-9 p.m., Columbus Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free admission. 424-3002, 426-5558. [map]


 6-7:30 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. except Oct. 9), 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]


 6 p.m. 

One Prayer Class: SUN SHEN.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction. The One Prayer is about having a vision, following your heart, but is also very concrete and practical. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Joanna Myers at joanna@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. joanna@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group to talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia firsthand. The group offers support, education, problem solving, and guest speakers. The group meets every 3rd Wednesday monthly and is confidential, free, and open to the public.
Evangelical Homes of Michigan | Brecon Village Memory Support Center, 101 Brecon Dr., Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. kmpeil@alz.org https://goo.gl/bBjb6R [map]



 6:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor West Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Wed. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/snow or shine.
6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson. Free. 929-9022. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bats in the Library": Saline District Library.

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Organization for Bat Conservation representatives show and discuss live bats. For kids in grade K & up. Younger children & babies are not allowed in the room.
6:30-7:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Winterizing Your Garden": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by English Gardens representatives.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 6:45 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Titicut Follies": Michigan Theater.

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(Frederick Wiseman, 1967). Controversial documentary exposing the subpar conditions of the patient-inmates of Bridgewater (MA) State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
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.  Free! 

"Nature's Getaways": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Author Ron Rademacher (michiganbackroads.com) will reveal several little known, easy walking trails and nature areas in Michigan. He'll identify nearby local attractions so you can make a day of it. Perfect for those planning a fall color tour! Signed copies of Ron's books will be available for purchase after the program.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. ggainsley@ypsilibrary.org http://ems.ypsilibrary.org/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=6117 [map]



 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Eco Book Club: Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local writer Alison Swan, of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature, ornithologist J. Drew Lanham's memoir about growing up in rural South Carolina and what it means to find joy in the same land that his enslaved ancestors worked.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. Reservations requested at literatibookstore.com. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Holiday Observances: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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A secular Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 20, 7-9 p.m.) observance celebrating the Jewish New Year, with readings, meditation, and music. Also, apples & honey, challah & honey cake, coffee & wine. Child care provided. All invited. Also, a free (reservations required) Tashlich Observance (Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Island Park, off Maiden Ln. between Broadway and Fuller) features a secular ceremony celebrating the Jewish New Year with readings, meditation, and music. Followed by coffee, cider, & pastries. Also, Kol Nidre (Sept. 29, 7 p.m.) and Yom Kippur (Sept. 30, 2 p.m.) observances and a free Break the Fast potluck (Sept. 30, 6 p.m.; bring a non-meat dish to share; you need not have fasted to come), all held at the JCC.
Various times, Jewish Community Center (except as noted), 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $25 (students, $10; family, $50) per observance, $50 (students, $25; family, $100) for all 3 observances. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. 975-9872. [map]



 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Robot Club.

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All robotics hobbyists invited to work on and discuss robots. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a Kids Robot Club meeting for kids ages 5-13, accompanied by a parent.
7-9 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). Free. mirobotclub.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Toastmaster's at Sweetwaters: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea and Toastmaster's.

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Sweetwaters and Toastmaster community members are creating a new Toastmasters Club at Sweetwaters! We will have 1 or 2 prepared speeches, showcase some of our (kind, encouraging and gentle) evaluations of the speeches, and some opportunities for people to have impromptu speaking fun. There will also be a chance for Q & A during the meeting too.
Come a little early and pick-up a beverage or snack from the cafe and have fun making new friendships with encouraging and supportive people!
Sweetwaters Washington St., 123 W. Washington St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. joshs@sweetwaterscafe.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1053675414768433/ [map]


 7 p.m. 

Yin/Restorative Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched.
Class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"A Day with Animals": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from the local Creature Conservancy display and discuss some of its collection of wild animals. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
7-8 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"What's New with AAUW?": American Association of University Women.

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Members discuss the club's various interest groups. Also, a chance for new and returning members to sign up for groups and projects. Refreshments.
7-9 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Paul Lukacs' Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movie: Karma Thegsum Choling.

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DVD showings of movies related to Tibetan Buddhism.

Jan. 18: Tulku (Gesar Mukpo, 2010) Documentary about the experiences of 5 young Western men who were identified in childhood as a tulku, a reincarnated Tibetan Buddhist master.

Feb. 15: Lost Treasures of Tibet (Liesl Clark, 2003). Documentary about a group of art preservationists who are attempting to restore the artwork in ancient Buddhist temples in the Mustang district of Nepal.

Mar. 15: Buddha on the Silk Road (Magic Play Entertainment, 2013). A film crew follows the route taken by Xuan Zang, a 7th-century Buddhist monk who traveled from Tang dynasty China to Bodhgaya in India in search of enlightenment and original Buddhist scriptures.

Apr. 19: Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint (Neten Chokling, 2006). Biopic, filmed by a lama, about Tibet's greatest mystic. When an 11th-century boy is denied his rightful inheritance, he studies sorcery in a quest for revenge. Shot on the visually stunning Indo-Tibetan border.

May 17: Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet (Luc Schaedler, 2005). Documentary that follows in the footsteps of the rebellious early-20th-century Tibetan monk Gendun Choepel to uncover facets of ancient and contemporary Tibet that contradict popular stereotypes.

Sept. 20: The Silent Holy Stones (Pema Tseden, 2005). A young Tibetan monk go back home for the New Year's celebrations. Fascinated by television, he wants to bring his family's television to the monastery to show it to his master.

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7:30 p.m., KTC, 614 Miner. Free. annarborktc.org. 678-7549. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal & Audition: The Arbor Consort.

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Sept. 20 & 27. All singers invited to rehearse with this semi-professional a cappella ensemble that performs Renaissance and Victorian-era music in period costumes. Tonight's rehearsal is particularly geared towards newcomers.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller. Free. president@thearborconsort.org. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birds of India": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Canton photographer Amurthur Ramamurthy, an avid birder, gives an illustrated presentation on birds from his native India.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Rudolf Steiner's The Spiritual Hierarchies, a cycle of ten 1909 lectures given in Düsseldorf.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Nov. 19 & Dec. 3 & 17), and Pendleton Ballroom (Dec. 10). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Joseph Gascho & Aaron Berofsky: U-M School of Music.

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U-M harpsichord professor Gascho and violin professor Berofsky perform Telemann's Concerto in A Major and Quartet in E Minor, Bach's Trio Sonata in G Major, the 5th concert of Rameau's Pièces de Clavecin, Jacques Morel's Chaconne en Trio, and C.P.E. Bach's Trio Sonata in A Minor.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Penny & Sparrow: The Ark.

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Austin alt-folk singer-songwriter duo of Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke, who cite the Swell Season, Bon Iver, and Mumford & Sons as influences. Their new album, Wendigo, explores themes of love, darkness, and urban legends, and includes a trilogy of songs that humanize the Grim Reaper. Opening act is Lowland Hum, the husband-and-wife folk duo of Lauren and Daniel Goans.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $25. 761-1451. [map]



 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., location TBA at swingannarbor.com/calendar. $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Com Truise & Nosaj Thing

Double bill. Com Truise is the stage name of L.A.-based electronic musician Seth Haley, who plays synth-heavy 80s- style songs. Nosaj Thing is an L.A. electronic musician who writes atmospheric, textural, hip-hop influenced songs. Opening act is L.A.-based Australian electropop singer- songwriter Cleopold. $18 in advance ($20 at the door). [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi- instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul- infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Jay Fry

Local singer-guitarist who plays rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk covers and originals. [venue info]

Old Town: Duo Mosaic

With violinist Henrik Karapetyan and cellist Martin Torch- Ishii. [venue info]

 
 


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