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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 21, 2017






 
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 7:00 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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]



 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Migration in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thursday, Aug. 31-Oct. 26. All invited to join WAS members for a leaderless hike through the Arb to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants, many of which are in their first-year plumage.
8-11 a.m., meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview (off Geddes near the east end of Dow Field). Free. washtenawaudubon.org.


 8:15 a.m. 

CVT: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This 45-minute, total body class will get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all levels! $20 for walk-ins; included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [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]



 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.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center (Sept.), 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Pollinator Power": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike for kids ages 2-4, accompanied by a caregiver.
10-11:30 a.m., County Farm Park, meet in the Pollinator Garden. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org (registration #811003, section A). 971-6337.


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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]


 12:10 p.m. 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area and visiting musicians. Sept. 7: Urban folk duo Jan Krist & Jim Bizer. Sept. 14: Jazz, funk, and blues band the Motorcity3. Sept. 21: Acoustic Eidolon, the acclaimed Boulder-based husband-and-wife duo of cellist Hannah Alkire and Joe Scott, who plays a custom-built double-necked guitar-banjo combination he calls a guitjo. Sept. 28: Veteran local guitarist Jake Reichbart. Also, Sept. 28 only, a coloring activity led by Ann Arbor District Library representatives, who discuss the library's unusual items for check out.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Eating the Rainbow": Chelsea Senior Center.

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Demos of easy, tasty recipes using seasonal produce.

Sept. 21: Purple produce, including eggplant, cabbage, and potatoes.

Oct. 11: Orange produce, including carrots and squash.


12:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. $5 suggested donation to benefit the CSC intergenerational garden. 475-9242.
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 1 & 4 p.m. 

"Tea with the Fairies": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Crazy Wisdom staff dress up as fairies to sprinkle fairy dust and serve tea, petits fours, and cookies to kids and their families. Also, fairy stories and readings. Bring your own fairy wings and dolls. the Sept. 21 tea celebrates the publication of a new Shel Silverstein book, Runny Babbit Returns.
1 p.m.., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. $11 (babies age 18 months & younger, free). Preregistration required (beginning Aug. 21) at crazywisdom.net/fairie-teas.html. 665-2757. [map]



 1 p.m. 

Ikebana International.

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An ikebana instructor TBA leads a session of Japanese flower arranging.
1-2:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. $20 materials fee (bring your own containers); metered parking. Preregistration required. a2ikebana@gmail.com. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open House: International Neighbors.

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A chance for all area women to join women from more than 60 countries to learn about and to sign up for various activities throughout the year, including beginning & intermediate English conversation, foreign language discussion groups, tea groups, and special interest groups such as hiking, quilting, and cooking. International Neighbors is a 59-year-old group of local women who welcome women from other countries during their stays in Ann Arbor. Child care (free) available for kids 5 & under.
1-2:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. (313) 815-0413. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Arthritis: SUN SHEN.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. 734. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Better Off Read" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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All invited to discuss Arrowood, Laura McHugh's 2016 mystery novel about a woman who returns to the childhood home where her twin sisters disappeared.
1 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group to talk and meet 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 Thursday monthly and is confidential, free, and open to the public.
Chelsea Retirement Community | Crippen Building, 805 W. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. kmpeil@alz.org http://goo.gl/MuUGDi [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]


 3-7 p.m. 

Farmers Market: Pittsfield Charter Township.

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The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is a weekly, rain or shine, summer open air Market, managed by Pittsfield Charter Township. Each market features local diverse offerings, including fresh locally grown seasonal produce, chicken and duck eggs, honey, pasture raised meat, artisan bread and cheese, stuffed pasta, cheesecake, pasties, natural personal care products, artisan wares and more. Free activities available for all ages including cooking demos, Ask a Master Gardener, live music, kids crafts, kids scavenger hunts and more. This is a Michigan producer only market. Bridge Card, Double Up Food Bucks and Prescription for Health accepted. Walk, park or ride (AAATA, route 67). Free parking available. Find us on Facebook to stay up to date on weekly activities: https://www.facebook.com/pittsfieldtwpfarmersmarket
Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Avenue. Free events; Pay as you go. 734-822-2121. farmersmarket@pittsfield-mi.gov www.pittsfield-mi.gov/farmersmarket [map]



 3-8 p.m.  Free! 

RASA Festival Visual Arts Exhibition.

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Rasa is a festival centered on the theme of South Asia to take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the Fall of 2017. This exhibit will partner with that event and display works by artists from South Asia, or works that have been inspired by the subcontinent.
First Friday Opening Reception at Riverside Arts Center Gallery
Rasa Exhibition from 5-8PM
This special evening will include a reception for our artists who explore the theme of "Rasa" and there will be a ritual floor painting demonstration by Meena Khasnabis at 7 pm
-Free Henna Painting
-Special India inspired flavor at Go Ice Cream & Ma Lou's Chicken
-For more info on featured artists and other Rasa Festival events in Ann Arbor and Ypsi, visit rasafestival.org
Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti. Free. gallery@riversidearts.org https://rasafestival.org/


 3:45 & 7 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]


 4, 7:30, & 9:15 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]


 4-6 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]



 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Lost at Sea: Charting the Shipwrecks, Cities, and Treasures Lost to the Depths": U-M Clark Library.

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Display of maps of sunken cities, famous naval battles, shipwrecks, and buried treasure as well as old nautical charts.
4-7 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-0646. [map]


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

Caldecott Club: Saline District Library.

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Kids in kindergarten and 1st grade invited to listen to picture books, discuss the art and words, and vote for a favorite.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

All Star Readers: Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades 3-5 invited to discuss favorite books. Snacks & activities. Sept. 21: Woof: A Bowser and Birdie Novel, Spencer Quinn's book about a girl and her dog who solve the mystery of her grandmother's stolen stuffed marlin. Oct. 19: Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
4:30-5:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [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 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]



 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

John Lewis Documentary Screening: U-M International Institute Conflict and Peace Initiative/U-M Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

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In lieu of a talk by congressman John Lewis (which was canceled due to a schedule conflict), the U-M Penny Stamps School of Art & Design shows the documentary Get in the Way, about Lewis's pivotal role in the Civil Rights movement and his subsequent work in congress and on human rights issues.
Michigan Theater. Free. Outdoor watch party for overflow at a location TBA (Rackham Auditorium in case of bad weather). 763-4528. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

New Enterprise Forum Showcase & Panel: SPARK.

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Showcase Presenter: A presentation by a start-up that has been through New Enterprise Forum coaching. This gives the start-up the opportunity to practice presenting to investors and others interested in the Detroit Area entrepreneurial community. Each presentation will reflect NEF training on what is important to communicate and what not to do. Come to ask questions, keep pace with local entrepreneurs, and connect with resources who support the local start-up community.
Panel Topic: With over 30 years providing value to entrepreneurs, the NEF continues to bring to its Forum meetings the most relevant topics that are important to entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Join us to keep current on critical start-up issues and meet our panel presenters.
Network: Meet other like-minded professionals who support entrepreneurialism, promoting innovation as a catalyst for a healthy Michigan economy.
Follow Us on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/nef-linkedin
SPARK Central, 330 E Liberty, lower level. Free. 734-665-4433. PR@NewEnterpriseForum.org www.NewEnterpriseForum.org [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Monthly Meeting: Instute of Management Accountants Ann Arbor Chapter.

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We are regional management accountants as well as C-level types meeting for food, fellowship, and career enhancement. This is an award winning chapter of 200 accountants, financial managers, controllers and chief financial officers of local companies, government entities, and non-profit organizations. Our chapter is part of a global accounting association. Please feel free to check our website. In Michigan the address is www.imamichigan.org/annarbor, and the global IMA website is www.imanet.org. Don't forget that one of the biggest benefits is the opportunity to network with your peers in the financial professions.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 3150 Boardwalk. $10 (pay for your own food). 734-222-6681. angelacombsima@yahoo.com http://www.imamichigan.org/annarbor/index.html [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Trampoline Fitness Class - Total Body Jump.

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Enjoy a FUN cardio workout without all the harmful impact on your joints and muscles. This high intensity low impact workout delivers all over muscle tone working every cell in your body. Trampoline fitness is unique in the fact that it detoxes the lymph system through the G-forces of jumping. I addition it strengthens the core like no other workout and improves posture and balance. All this while having fun and torching calories. Classes designed for beginners and fitness enthusiast alike.
Balance bars available on select trampolines.
New Students -$5 for 5 classes
Saturday mornings park on the south side of the studio due to tailgating. Arrive 5 minutes early.
The Mix Studio, 2007 S State Street. $5 for 5 classes. 734-786-1260. mollystamos@hotmail.com fittogowithmolly.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Breastfeeding Basics for Birth Doulas: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Join us for a professional workshop taught by lactation educator extraordinaire Barbara Robertson. Learn the very latest in evidence-based breastfeeding support from an expert lactation consultant and breastfeeding educator. This class will enhance the doula's ability to assist breastfeeding mothers immediately post-birth and in the early days postpartum. Barbara's enthusiasm for all things breastfeeding is contagious! Topics include: a new look at breast anatomy and physiology; importance of skin-to-skin contact; newborn self-attachment at the breast; a new view of positions and latch-on; getting off to the best start possible; how to know baby is getting enough/not getting enough breastmilk; and when to make a referral. This class fulfills a professional certification requirement for doulas.
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street. $80.00 / $65.00 Early Registration. 734-663-1523. patty@center4cby.com http://center4cby.com/ [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. 

Legal Issues for Small Business: Ann Arbor SCORE.

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What legal entity should I use? What is an operating agreement and do I need one? Do I need copyright protection? What do I have to do to register my business? What about taxes? A legal expert, Russell Brown, will walk you through these legal questions and more!
NEW Center - Second floor conference room, 1100 North Main Street. $10. annarborscore@scorevolunteer.org annarborarea.score.org [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Nature Walk: Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office.

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Water Resources Commissioner's Office staffers Catie Wytychak and Susan Bryan lead a walk to tour rain gardens planted between the sidewalk and the street. Bring water.
6-7:30 p.m., meet at 1916 Miller (across from Bruce). Reservations requested. wytychakc@ewashtenaw.org, 222-6813.


 6 p.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]



 6 p.m. 

Youth FLAG Rugby: Legacy Rugby Academy.

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This is an intro FLAG youth rugby league for boys and girls ages 5-12 years old. Athletes will learn the sport of rugby in a fun, safe, and non-contact environment. Temas will be split up into appropriate age ranges after registration closes. The league duration will be 6 weeks (September 19th to October 26th) and be held every Tuesday and Thursday at Freeman Field from 6-7:30 behind Go Like the Wind Montessori. Every kid who signs up will get a rugby ball of their own!
Sign up here: http://legacycenter.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=1800
Freeman Field, 3540 Dixboro Ln. $100. bsparks@legacycentermichigan.com. bsparks@legacycentermichigan.com Legacyrugbyacademy.com [map]



 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"3-D Printing:": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staff show adults and kids in grade 6 & up how to use the Printrbot 3-D printer. Also, "Post-production" (Aug. 10), tips on strategies for cleaning up your print once it is completed, along with a chance to use a delta-style printer" (Aug. 24) and "Scanning" (Sept, 7), a talk by local 3-D printing expert Joe Carr on how to scan an object to create a 3-D model suitable for printing. "Open Lab" on Aug. 31 & Sept. 21
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL secret lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 6:30 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"UMjobs.org": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A U-M Human Resources Office business systems analyst discusses how to search and apply for U-M jobs.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m.-close (usually midnight), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Barbara Fradkin and Vicki Delany: Aunt Agatha's.

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2 popular Canadian mystery writers discuss their new books. The Trickster's Lullaby is Fradkin's 2nd novel featuring Canadian international aid worker Amanda Doucette. Delany's Body on Baker Street is the latest in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series, featuring friends and bookstore owners Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson trying to figure out who killed a controversial Sherlockian mystery writer. Signings.
7 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [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, 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]



 7-9 p.m. 

Film Series: Climate Change: Issues and Responses: Michigan Friends Center.

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This six-week film series highlights some of the major contributing factors to global warming and examines actual ways that people may address them as challenges to be overcome. Interspersed with the weekly film selections, we will lead short presentations and/or group discussions about our responses here in the Chelsea area and beyond. Series hosted at Michigan Friends Center and co-sponsored by Transition Town Chelsea. Six Thursdays from September 7 through October 12.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118, Chelsea. Donation. Donations welcome.. (734)475-1892. manager@mfcenter.org www.mfcenter.org [map]



 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Popular monthly event featuring several speakers TBA (at annarbor.nerdnite.com) who give fun yet informative talks, 18-21 minutes long, about things that interest them, everything from nanoparticles to the science of the Simpsons and the genealogy of Godzilla.

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7-9:30 p.m. or later (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Live, 102 S. First. Free.. 327-4555. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cocktail Class: Celebrate Our Bourbon Heritage": Zingerman's Cornman Farms.

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Zingerman's staffer Beth Vandergrift discusses the history of bourbon and shows how to make 3 cocktails using bourbon, including 1 developed especially for tonight. Tastings. With appetizers. Recipes available.
7-9:30 p.m., Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $80. Reservations required. 619-8100. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Rasa Yatra: A Journey Through India to Appreciate the Diverse Styles of Indian Classical Dance": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lecture-demo by Srishti Dances of India founder Sreyashi Dey, an Ann Arbor-based exponent of the Odissi style of classical Indian dance. In conjunction with the Rasa Festival (see 1 Friday listing).
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"That Thursday Thing: Solar Powered Robot Bugs" Chelsea District Library.

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Teen in grades 6-12 invited to use solar cells and tiny motors to create solar-powered bugs that jump and skitter in sunlight.
7-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Pregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams": Literati Bookstore.

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Michigan native and Wall Street Journal editor Sam Walker discusses his entertaining new book that analyzes the best sports teams in history and draws parallels between their uncommon leaders. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:15 & 9:30 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]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs. (except Dec. 22 & 29), Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 8 p.m. 

The War and Treaty: The Ark.

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Soulful Americana band from Albion, anchored by the husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount. Trotter wrote his first song while on tour in Iraq, teaching himself to play on a piano confiscated from one of Saddam Hussein's private palaces. With Blount's influences of Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, and Aretha Franklin, the two create songs that are inspired by darkness and despair but lean toward a higher spiritual purpose.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $15. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 9:45 p.m. 

"The Trip to Spain": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2017). The latest in a series of improvised travelogues starring British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon meditating on the perils of middle age, domesticity, and career as they eat their way through the Spanish countryside.
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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Wild Belle

Seductive, musically sophisticated retro-pop with a reggae groove by this critically acclaimed band led by the sibling songwriter duo of vocalist Natalie Bergman and saxophonist/keyboardist Elliot Bergman, who founded the popular Afrobeat band Nomo when he was a U-M student. Their new album, Dreamland, is a collection of songs grappling with deep sorrow and anger after a breakup. Opening act is Fred Thomas, a veteran local indie rock singer-songwriter. Advance tickets, $15. [venue info]

Café Verde: Blair Miller

Traverse City blues singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Open Mike

All performers invited; sign-up begins at 8 p.m. Hosted by singer-songwriter Adam Labeaux. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Elks Lodge: Hip-Hop Open Mike

All hip-hop artists invited [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Mash: Laura Rain & the Caesars

. An intense fusion of funk, soul, and blues by this Detroit quintet fronted by vocalist Rain. [venue info]

Necto: DJ Jazzy Jeff

Best known for his 1980s & 90s collaboration with Will Smith in the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, this veteran Philadelphia DJ has continued to produce albums and mixtapes and performed the scratch overdubs for the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton. Advance tickets, $15-$25. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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