Calendar of Events
Classes, Seminars, and Workshops
An invitation from Jesse Tack, Design Consultant with the permaculture design firm Whole Culture Repair to join the new group:
"Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti"
This is an ongoing permaculture meeting every first Monday of the month. All are welcome. Our goal is to co-create abundance for our members in food, medicine, materials, economy and living water. We support Abundance in all Michigan Communities. Join 'Abundant Michigan' for our monthly permaculture meeting at the Growing Hope Center, entitled "Guild-Based Economic Activities". We will be creating functional guilds that work cooperatively towards abundance in food, water, materials, and lowered bills. Suggested donation: $10 or trade equivalent.
Growing Hope Center, 922 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10. email@example.com http://wholeculturerepair.wordpress.com/ [map]
Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and students discounts.
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. 734-681-0477. firstname.lastname@example.org www.peachyfitness.com [map]
Develop loving communication and attachment with your baby through the ancient art of infant massage.
During this 4-week class series, parents will have opportunities to:
Enhance communication and loving interaction with your baby.
Develop greater confidence in your ability to read and respond to your baby's cues.
Establish routines that reduce infant fussiness, enhance sleep, and facilitate relaxation for parents and babies.
Class meets Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 11:45 am.
Fee: $110 for 4 class series.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $110. 734-769-6100. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is offering a free of charge grief support group that is open to the community. The group is intended to help make this difficult time in your life a little less painful. It is held at 3009 Miller Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 on the 1st Tuesday of every month beginning February 5, 2013 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Facilitated by Amy Van Zee, MSW. For more information please call 800-370-8592
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 3009 Miller Road 48103. Free. 800-370-8592. firstname.lastname@example.org www.seasons.org [map]
"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All workshops are free and open to all. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Classroom EC4, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-973-7892. email@example.com http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]
Mastering complex medical terms can be hard. UMHS Interpreter Services' Medical Terminology and Body Systems course makes it easier.
This 40-hour course is ideal for medical interpreters, medical professionals, and anyone interested in learning the basics of medical science. The course teaches the Word Building Technique, which helps you decipher medical terms by dividing them into three basic parts: the prefix, root and suffix. By learning common prefixes, suffixes, and root words, you can easily make sense of even the most complex terms. It's a quick, efficient and amazingly easy way to learn medical terminology.
Medical Terminology and Body Systems is open to everyone. It is language neutral, and all materials and instructions are presented in English. If you're a medical interpreter, the course is an ideal way to prepare for the National Certification exam and/ or to earn continuing education hours.
UMHS Interpreter Services, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A4. $280. 734-936-7021. EducationDivision@med.umich.edu http://umiservices.osoutfitters.com/interpreter/ [map]
This advanced class is for those who possess a strong foundation for conversing in French and wish to interact with others in the language. During our class time we discuss a variety of topics and advance our knowledge of Francophone culture through French literature, film, and song. If you are interested in joining the class mid-session, pro-rating options are available. Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Current session: March 6 - April 24.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Entire 8-week session: $50 Ann Arbor Senior Center members, $60 non-members. (734) 794-6250. firstname.lastname@example.org www.a2gov.org/seniors [map]
Stories are windows to insights and revelations of our lives. We will read and discuss sections of several books, looking for insight and breakthroughs of spirit. They will include: "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame (Chapter 7), "The Last Battle" by C.S. Lewis, "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Section XXI) and selections from class members. Abby Wilson has taught adults on a wide range of subjects, from the Lamaze method to leadership development. She is retired clergy in the United Church of Christ.
Class meets Wednesdays, April 3 - April 24
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
How would you like to be able to create videos, for free, after watching a 30 minute presentation? It sounds good and is true!
Video marketing is a terrific way to market a business online, but many business owners-especially small businesses-don't understand how to make a video. Not only do they think it's hard, but they also think that they can't afford it; it costs a lot of money. But business owners can afford free.
Chris Wechner of The Ultimate Analyst online marketing company, will share, at least 3 ways to create free, easy to make videos. In addition, he'll provide a live demonstration by creating those videos directly in front of the audience-all within the short presentation.
Chris Wechner is the Director of Marketing for The Ultimate Analyst.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. firstname.lastname@example.org la2m.org [map]
If you possess a beginner's understanding of the French language and would like to improve your speaking abilities, this intermediate French class is for you. In a small group setting, we will provide you with the tools to strengthen both your grammatical and conversational skills. We will also explore Francophone language and culture through a variety of books and films. If you are interested in joining the class mid-session, pro-rating options are available. Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Current session: March 6 - April 24.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Entire 8-week session: $50 for Ann Arbor Senior Center members, $60 for non-members. (734) 794-6250. email@example.com www.a2gov.org [map]
A Short History of Nearly Everything-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).more >
A Short History of Nearly Everything-OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).< less
This popular class will be held again to describe how science informs us about our world. We will read and discuss the title book by Bill Bryson, which traces the development of the universe, the growing diversity of life and the development of human beings and society. This book provides a rare chance to learn the fundamentals of science in simple terms. Please read 62 pages for the first class. The course leader is Marlin Ristenbatt, retired Electrical Engineer and science enthusiast. Dick Chase, a career physicist will be our guest expert.
Class meets Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray, Ann Arbor, 48105. $40. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and student discounts.
Gretchen's House, 2625 Traver Blvd. 734-681-0477. email@example.com www.peachyfitness.com [map]
Yoga class--Yoga for facial glow, mental peace and better sleep: Ramesh Narula / Ann Arbor Senior Center.more >
Yoga class--Yoga for facial glow, mental peace and better sleep: Ramesh Narula / Ann Arbor Senior Center.< less
In these Thursday morning sessions, you will learn a practice somewhat similar to Chinese acupressure but which also draws on the wisdom of ancient yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. You can decide what would be of the most benefit to you, whether weekly sessions or a class now and then. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a cushion and a blanket. Instructor Ramesh Narula has been practicing yoga and meditation for 58 years and has facilitated workshops in 12 countries. The class is free; a donation to the Ann Arbor Senior Center is welcome.
An Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Free. (734) 794-6250. [map]
What is Digital Storytelling?
Digital Storytelling is the art of telling a personal or fictional story using digital media. These stories are great for using on personal blogs, Facebook pages, at special events or just for sharing with friends and family. We will be using a free online software called Animoto for class.
For More Information contact Melissa at (734)971-0277 x27 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to
Space is LIMITED! Please register by Monday, April 1st!
Fee: $4.00 for all four weeks. Scholarships available to those who qualify.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. $4. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborcil.org [map]
Birth and the First Three Months: A Comprehensive Birth & Newborn Class: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.more >
Birth and the First Three Months: A Comprehensive Birth & Newborn Class: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.< less
In this highly rated childbirth and newborn class you will learn:
How to help labor go well and decrease the necessity for c-section and other interventions, including tips for how to do this with or without an epidural.
What contractions are like and how to work with them, opening your body and tapping into confidence, as well as tips for how to support and comfort laboring women.
What to expect and how to prepare for postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
The early developmental tasks for babies, how to give your baby a strong start and build a deep bond and connection with them.
What adjustments you may face in your relationship with your spouse or partner, in your sexuality, and as an individual. Tips for enhancing the joy and meaning of parenthood while decreasing risk for postpartum depression.
Instructor: Deb Rhizal
Cost for the six-week series is $240.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $240. 734-769-6100. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Starting in the late 1910s, following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and the Fascist takeover in Italy, modern architecture was supported for a time in these countries. But leadership opposition caused a return to more familiar and conservative historic styles. In the 1930s, Nazi Germany developed a type of modernized classicism that was unlike the radical designs found in Russia and Italy. This illustrated lecture will describe and
explain these phenomena. Kingsbury Marzolf is Professor Emeritus at U of M in architectural and urban history, having taught for 36 years.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray, Ann Arbor, 48105. $15. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
What better way to see beautiful local places than to volunteer to photograph them? The Photo-Monitoring Squad volunteers are dedicated and hardy individuals interested in bush-whacking, GPS use and digital imagery. Join these volunteers and help Legacy administer our conservation agreements. Part I will be an indoor orientation session. Part II is outdoor field training. Attend both trainings (on April 6th and April 13th) to join the squad!
NEW Center, 1100 North Main Street. Free. email@example.com legacylandconservancy.org [map]
Groundcover News Writer's Workshop - April 7, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Freelance writer and writing coach Vickie Elmer leads a workshop for writers on developing your story. Participants will develop better skills for interviewing, storytelling and revising your articles. Elmer will be joined by other experienced journalists who will share ideas for improving your non-fiction writing and journalism. Cost:$20 for adults and $10 for students (goes directly to Groundcover), FREE for Groundcover writers.
Bring along a short biography of yourself and one idea you'd like to write about life in Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti.
Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. 4th Ave.,. Free to $20. (734) 972-0926.. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.groundcovernews.com/ [map]