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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 23, 2018






 
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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 Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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. 

"Circle of Wisdom": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This discussion group will examine the perennial wisdom of the world's great religions that contain central themes that occur repeatedly throughout the ages. These ideas will be explored and discussed with the intent of healing some of the misunderstandings, hate, and wars arising from them.

This study group will provide a safe place for doubt and dialogue in discussion of the shared insights of the world's great saints and sages. No text is needed; the instructor will supply handouts or a PowerPoint presentation.
Instructor J.T. Ramelis a lifelong student, teacher, and lover of the world's great religions and will lead these two hour study group sessions on Tuesdays beginning on January 23 and running through February 27, except for February 13.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road Suite C. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (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 Dec. 25, Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10-11 a.m 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. except Jan. 1. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.) branches.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Mothers Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Are you a new mom looking to meet other moms and share the joys and stresses of parenthood? Designed for moms and their babies from newborn to crawling, our Mothers Group provides vital support and information for new moms. Each group meeting begins with discussion on a topic pertinent to newborn development and parenting. Many moms form friendships in this group that last for years! Whether you have only a short maternity leave, or will be home with your baby for longer, don't miss out on the invaluable resources this group has to offer. Though run in 6 week sessions, you may join at anytime at a prorated rate (call or email to prorate). Not sure you want to commit? You can always try your first class for free--just email us to let us know to expect you.
Get out of the cold,and join us in a warm, cozy and welcoming space!
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $100/Six Weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Voices Valiant (U-M School of Music).

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Every Tues. beginning Jan. 9. All age 50 & over invited to join this choir. No experience necessary.
10:30 a.m., Liberty School Band Room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free for first-time visitors ($112 to join). 936-2660. [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 mah-jongg, 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 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]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. beginning Jan. 9. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to take up a predetermined challenge using provided art supplies.
Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Jan. 9, 23, & 30) & 4th-floor meeting rm. (Jan. 16). Free. 327-8301.


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What is a People?: Some Lessons from Gandhi's India": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by U-M history professor Mrinalini Sinha.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Osterman Common Rm., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Great Decisions": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This self-facilitated group will discuss eight critical international issues facing the U.S. using the Foreign Policy Association's study guide. All participants will receive their book.
Topics include: the waning of Pax Americana?, Russia's foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa's fragile democracy, and
Global health: progress and challenges.
This study group will meet for two hours on January 23, February 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, April 17, May 1 and 15, and June 5. It will be led by instructors Barbara Comai and Leo Shedden.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $67. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 - 3 p.m. 

"The Beginning and The End: History of Modern Cosmology": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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The history of astrophysics and cosmology will be illustrated using a combination of PowerPoint images, online readings, and discussion. A recommended book is Lillian Lieber's "The Education of T. C. Mits."
Among the topics to be discussed in this study group are the development of instruments and technology for cosmology, the division between theory in Europe and observation in the U.S., serendipitous discovery, Einstein and the battles over relativity, the discovery of the "big bang" and the expanding universe, the influence of emigration, war, and big science on "pure" science, cosmological controversies, personalities and research agendas, women cosmologists and the discoveries of dark matter and dark energy.
Instructor Rudi Linder has taught courses on the history of astrophysics and cosmology for nearly forty years at the UM and will lead these two hour sessions on Tuesdays beginning on January 23 and running through March 13.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road Suite C. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 p.m. 

"The Origin & Evolution of Earth II": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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The class will follow Earth from formation of continents to the present day and beyond using Robert Hazen's excellent DVD lectures from the Teaching Company. We'll view two 30 minute lectures per class, each followed by 20 minutes for questions and discussion. (The full course has 48 lectures; we covered the first 24 in the fall with the final 24 in this course.)
Study group leader Dick Chase worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and taught physics at several levels and will lead these two hour sessions on Tuesdays from January 23 through April 10.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Boulevard. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:15 p.m. 

"Writing Place: A Multi-Genre Space": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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We will read and write with the objective of bringing places to life. This course is open to novel writing, short stories, memoir and life writing, as well as poetry.
Whether writing of home or places of exile -- we will move through time with characters and through ideas -- by the examination of setting. Whether you bring material or an idea, or neither-- we will get 'there'. We may generate new work or prioritize workshop activity (and we'll be reading a variety of excerpts for inspiration). Be open. Be willing. Be kind.
Instructor Clarisse Baleja Saidi, a novelist and recent graduate of the Helen Zell MFA Program at the University of Michigan, will conduct these 90 minute sessions on Tuesdays from January 23 through March 27.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road Suite C. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Jan. 23 & 28. Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads kids (with or without a parent) in grades preK & K (Jan. 23) and grades 1-5 (Jan. 28) in a series of guided meditations. At the end of the session, kids have a chance to process the experience through artistic expression. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate (Jan. 23) & Traverwood (Jan. 28). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Strings Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Outstanding string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"#metoo: Why Talking about Sexual Harassment Matters and Where We Go from Here": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by SafeHouse Center director Barbara Neiss.
3-5 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 3:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Raised Right: Fatherhood in Modern American Conservatism": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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University of Connecticut political science professor Jeffrey Dudas discusses his book about the paternalistic logic of conservative ideology.
3:10 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 9-13 invited to discuss Shiloh, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-award winning young adult novel about an 11-year-old boy who rescues an abused beagle from a brutal neighbor.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4, 7, & 10 p.m. 

"Call Me By Your Name": State Theatre.

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(Luca Guadagnino, 2017). Romance set in 1983 Italy about a 17-year-old boy who begins a relationship with his father's male research assistant. Screenplay by James Ivory from the André Aciman novel. Italian, French, & German; subtitles.
State Theatre. 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.


 4, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Phantom Thread": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017). Drama starring Daniel Day Lewis as a dressmaker in 1950s London whose life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman.
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]


 4:15, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Post": Michigan Theater.

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(Steven Spielberg, 2017). A presidential cover-up pushes the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalism and government. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks.
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]


 4:15, 7:15, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Lady Bird": State Theatre.

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(Greta Gerwig, 2017). Critically-acclaimed drama exploring the bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf.

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State Theatre. 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.


 4:30, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"I, Tonya": State Theatre.

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(Craig Gillespie, 2017). Biopic about controversial ice skater Tonya Harding. Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney.
State Theatre. 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.


 4:30, 7:15, & 10 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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(Guillermo del Toro, 2017). Otherworldly Cold War-era drama about a lonely mute woman who develops a romantic connection with a creature that is the subject of secret government experiments.
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. 

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": State Theatre.

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(Martin McDonagh, 2017). Darkly comic drama about a mother who challenges the town's revered police chief to solve her daughter's murder. Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson.
State Theatre. 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.


 5-8 p.m. 

Easy Street Jazz Band: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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This long-running 7-piece group plays traditional jazz and swing. Interim music director James Dapogny leads from the piano, with clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar (or banjo), bass (or tuba) and drums. Guest vocalist most weeks. Excellent for listening or dancing. (Note time change beginning 1-16-18)
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/662-1202. zalgaz.org [map]


 6:00 p.m. 

"Restorative Yin Yoga": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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A passive practice, Restorative Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses held for 3 to 5 minutes with the aim of engaging the parasympathetic nervous system in charge of "rest and digest" and finding time to truly rest the body and mind. This class utilizes a number of props, such as blankets and bolsters, to comfortably rest and recharge in various relaxing positions. Take the time for yourself to relax your mind and rest your body with Restorative Yin Yoga, Tuesday nights at 6pm.
Come restore with us!
2 weeks for $20 special*
*includes unlimited classes and gym use for 2 consecutive weeks.
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. $20. 7346228119. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

Aerial Boot Camp: A2 Aviary.

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Get ripped and have fun doing it! Come for a great workout or supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via the included link before arriving for class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

GED Class Registration: Washtenaw Community College- Adult Transitions Pathway Program.

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We begin by helping you prepare to take the GED exam. Please note that a new passing score has been set which allows you to earn your GED faster.
The WCC program includes:
• Opportunities to earn GED testing vouchers
• Teacher-led instruction
• Integrated computer instruction
• Individual tutoring
• Personal and academic counseling
• Student mentors
• Day and evening classes at the WCC main campus and Ypsilanti locations
• Fast track to college enrollment and completion of the financial aid process
• Job readiness skills
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E.Huron River Drive. 734-677-5006. bafeldkamp@wccnet.edu https://www.facebook.com/WCCAdultTransitions/ [map]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Russia's Complex Relationship with the North Caucasus: Past and Present": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies.

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Panel discussion on Chechen-Russian relations, including the radicalism in the North Caucasus that led to the 2004 Beslan school siege. Panelists include U-M political science professor Pauline Jones, U-M Islamic studies professor Alexander Knysh, and Human Rights Watch Russia program director Tanya Lokshina. Moderated by center director Geneviève Zubrzycki.
6-7:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [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.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Family Storytime: Saline District Library.

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30-minute storytime program for kids age 2 & up, accompanied by a caregiver. Younger siblings welcome. Also, "Book Babies" (preregistration required, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 21 & 28 and Dec. 5) for kids under 2, accompanied by a caregiver (each baby needs an adult lap).
6:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Wed.-Fri.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. except Jan. 1. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, all invited to play the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Jane Austen-Inspired Embroidery": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grades 6 & up invited to embroider a monogrammed handkerchief. A noted needlewoman, Austen "might almost have put a sewing machine to shame," her nephew noted in her biography.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Night Dinner Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride on the B2B trail, 10-20 miles, to an Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti restaurant determined by the group. Front & back lights required; reflective clothing strongly suggested.
6:30 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3402 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ancient Teachings for a Modern World: ECIR.

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Free public screening of the award-winning documentary, Tribal Justice (Tuesday, January 23), followed by a conversation (Tuesday, January 30) with Judge Timothy Connors, Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court and Homer A. Mandoka, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi. Restorative justice, peacemaking, and healing practices that build stronger communities based on ancient indigenous teachings. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by ECIRs Global Engagement for Understanding (GEU) Program. The events will be held at ECIR, 921 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, ECIR Commons. Please call 734 662-5529 for more information. See attached flyer.
ECIR, 921 Church St. Free. bmartin@ecir.org. bmartin@ecir.org www.ecir.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: SUN SHEN.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. All age 18 & over invited to play. No partner needed. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill East, 3140 Packard. $5 entry fee; buy your own food. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 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]


 7-8 p.m. 

Intro to Aerial Silks: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air.
If you have never "flown" on the aerial silks before, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic climb, foot lock, and hollow body position, so you can join at any time. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be ready to move on to the next class level. Please register via the class schedule link before arriving to class, your first flight is $5 off!
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Line 5 and Other Challenges Impacting the Great Lakes: League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area AND Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion of the many challenges facing the Great Lakes, including an update on the Line 5 oil pipeline concerns. Speakers will be Dr. Eric Anderson, NOAA, whose research focuses on hydrodynamics in the Great Lakes AND Liz Kirkwood, environmental attorney and Executive Director of FLOW (For the Love of Water). Q&A will follow the presentation.
Ann Arbor District Library - Downtown Branch, Multi-Purpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. league@lwvannarbor.org www.lwvannarbor.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Moms Demand Action Washtenaw County.

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4th Tuesday of every month (except July)
7 - 8:30 pm
New member orientation: 6:30 - 7 pm
NEW 2018 LOCATION: FUMC Ypsi (209 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti 48197)
At our monthly chapter meetings, we receive skills training in various relevant areas, discuss and mobilize around pending legislation, and brainstorm strategies for upcoming events. Jan 23 mtg is also a special celebration of 5-years of Moms Demand Action!
Questions? momswashtenaw@gmail.com
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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots movement to mobilize moms, families, and everyday Americans to advocate for stronger gun laws. We are a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country.
www.momsdemandaction.org
Text JOIN to 644-33
First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. The Greenhorn Band for beginners (or those who haven't played in a long time or want to try new instruments) meets at 6 p.m.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 769-2613. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Rescheduled from November. Widely published Cleveland performance poet Siaara Freeman, who rose to national prominence in 2014 at the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Detroit with a searing performance of her autobiographical poem "The Drug Dealer's Daughter," reads from her debut collection Good Morning, Hood Warning. Many of her poems are in the voice of a persona called "Urban Girl." The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Dec. 10: Kent State. 2 p.m..

Dec. 12: North Florida. 7 p.m.

Dec. 16: Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. 2 p.m.

Dec. 21: Delaware State. 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 28: Penn State. 6 p.m.

Jan. 10: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Jan. 20: Illinois. 6 p.m.

Jan. 23: MSU. 7 p.m.

Feb. 1: Purdue. 8 p.m.

Feb. 8: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Feb. 22: Maryland. 6 p.m.
7 p.m., Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

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

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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Bluegrass-Meetup. 794-6250. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Line 5 and Other Challenges Impacting the Great Lakes": League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area/Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with Ann Arbor-based National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration scientist Eric Anderson and environment attorney Liz Kirkwood. Q&A.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Self-Care Massage": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 9 & 23. Lecture-demo by local massage therapist Brian Truskowski on how to self-massage muscles of the upper body (Jan. 9) and lower back (Jan. 23).
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek (Jan. 9) & AADL Pittsfield (Jan. 23). Free. 327-8301.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Plant-Based Solution": Literati Bookstore.

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WSU medical professor Joel Hahn, a renowned cardiologist known as "America's Healthy Heart Doc," discusses and reads from his new book advocating a whole-foods, plant-based diet.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Value the Voice: Nobody Told Me": U-M Comprehensive Studies Program/U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

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U-M students, faculty, and staff tell stories about what they wish they would have known before they started a new semester.
7 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-5517. [map]


  7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

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How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction will be presented by Dr. Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM. The course of an individual's substance use may be strongly influenced by family members, friends, employers and others. When all else has failed, what does work when confronted with a loved one's addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person's recovery process? The course will outline simple but effective actions for family, friends and others to avoid enabling another person's addiction, support the person's recovery, and maintain their own health and well-being. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"The Final Year": State Theatre.

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(Greg Barker, 2017). Documentary about Obama's last year in office.
State Theatre. 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.


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Twisted Pine: The Ark.

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Boston-based 4-piece string band known for its energetic, artfully multilayered bluegrass-inflected, infectiously jazzy, slyly cerebral acoustic pop.
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]



 9:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesday: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Argentine Tango Class 9:30pm-10:30pm $10
Open Practice 10:30pm-11:30pm $5 or free with class
no partner necessary. absolute beginners and drop-ins welcome.
SOMA: Studio of Movement Arts, 218 N 4th Ave. $10. sophia.amalia.daly@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/argentinetango2/ [map]



 9:45 p.m. 

"The Disaster Artist": State Theatre.

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(James Franco, 2017). Biopic about writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind The Room, the film often called "the Citizen Kane of bad movies." James Franco, Seth Rogan, Alison Brie.
State Theatre. 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, <>Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Ukulele Jam"

Musicians of all ability levels invited. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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