Calendar of Events
Classes, Seminars, and Workshops
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their declarer and defensive play. The class will run with students shuffling, dealing and playing 7-9 hands per session. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. Instructor will guide declarer on each hand as to the best plan and strategy to succeed. No book needed. Students may either pay for all 10 weeks at the start or pay as they go using the drop-in fee. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Ann Arbor Senior Center member $100 / non-member $120. Drop-in fee is $10 member / $12 non-member per class.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Bladwin Avenue. AASC members $100/$10; others $120/$12.. 734.794.6250. [map]
Class meets Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - noon April 15 - May 20
This is a simpler version of the increasingly popular Chinese game. It bears some resemblance to gin rummy in the collection of sets and runs, but uses colorful tiles instead of playing cards. It should be noted that the game is based on the original Chinese version, which differs from American Mah-Jongg. Stuart Baggaley, a U of M retiree, has taught this class for several years.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105), Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Every Mon. (except May 13 & 20), Apr. 8-June. 7. Yoga For Mamas is a hatha postnatal and prenatal yoga class honoring mothers and babies during the childbearing year. Practicing yoga during this time can help to relax the mind, strengthen the body, alleviate discomfort and support the growing bond between a mother and her baby. Gentle yoga poses combined with breath are taught to bring awareness to the changes in the body that occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Class is held in a warm, supportive space with an emphasis on celebrating the journey to mothering! Prenatal mamas and mamas and babies 12 months and younger are welcome.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $18 (7-week pass, $110; 14-week pass, $190). 734-769-6100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Class meets Mondays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. April 15 - April 29
This course will help property owners, investors and intellectually curious seniors understand the latest developments in the local housing market and how it affects them, their friends and families. Wayne Esch is a real estate professional who has taught several similar OLLI courses. There will be no professional solicitation.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Dr., Saline. $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com 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 students discounts.
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. 734-681-0477. firstname.lastname@example.org www.peachyfitness.com [map]
A baby class that you can attend with your baby! This is an 8-week baby class covering everything from feeding and sleeping, to changes in your relationship with your partner, and fun things to do with your new baby. The class is geared towards parents of 2-6 month old children who are looking for some further information on popular new-parent topics. The class is also meant to facilitate a "mom's group" type setting to help new parents meet others for support and friendship. Dad's are very welcome!
Tuesday mornings 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Instructor: Jane Glazer, RN
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $160. 734-769-6100. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve declarer skills. The main part of the course deals with play of the hand as declarer. Other parts include bidding reviews, defense, and more. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first 90 minutes. Students will then play hands for the last 30 minutes. The text may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. Text: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1302 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
Ayn Rand: Much Adored, Often Dismissed, Mostly Misunderstood-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.more >
Ayn Rand: Much Adored, Often Dismissed, Mostly Misunderstood-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.< less
Class meets Tuesdays, April 16 - June 18
Adored by the Tea Party, admired by the libertarians, summarily dismissed by liberals, selectively championed by conservatives, Ayn Rand remains an enigma. Love her or hate her, ignore her we shouldn't: for she was brilliant, deviant and arrogant; and is still widely read. This lecture-discussion course will use Anne Heller's biography, "Ayn Rand and The World She Made", take several detours and deep dives into her fiction and non-fiction work, feature interviews and other artifacts. The sessions will be led by Deb Mukherjee.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Avenue. $40. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their defensive play, learn advanced bidding conventions and do play practice with analysis. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first hour. Students will then shuffle, deal and play hands during the last hour. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. We will be working on chapters 8-9 in the text which may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore if you didn't take Part I or II. The conventions will be done by handout. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. Text: Defense in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
This workshop addresses the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board member, including board operations, strategic planning, resource development, oversight and ambassadorship. It also gives a short introduction to the nonprofit world, including structuring, funding and functioning as a mission-based organization. This is great for people that have recently joined a nonprofit board or are thinking about exploring volunteering for boards.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St. $50. (734)988-0160. email@example.com new.org [map]
Lecture by by Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD, specialist in internal medicine and addiction medicine; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. It's been said that the doctor's office is a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It's also been said that recovering people are terrible patients. This program will discuss whether these statements are fair, why doctors and healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery, and how recovering people can take responsibility for their physical health and recruit health care providers as allies. Free CE for addiction professionals is offered. Dawn Farm is a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [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. email@example.com www.a2gov.org/seniors [map]
Do you want more qualified leads from your company website? Are you trying to grow your email marketing list? Looking for ways to engage your customers and build deeper relationships?
Attend LA2M on Wednesday, April 17 to hear Ingenex Digital Marketing CEO and LA2M Founder, Derek Mehraban speak on Inbound Marketing.
His agency Ingenex has had successfully used inbound marketing to increase sales for its clients over the last 7 years. On April 17 at LA2M you will learn how you can use Inbound Marketing to grow your company and get more leads.
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.peachyfitness.com [map]
Learn how to use Google's Free web analytics tool to track website activity, measure site effectiveness, experiment with page layout, and more! Gain insight that matters - how visitors use your site, how they arrived there, and how you can keep them coming back.
At the end of the workshop, attendees will receive a free one on one consultation with a Google Guru.
Hannan House, 4750 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. $15. (734)988-0160. email@example.com new.org [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]
"Are We There Yet?" A Road Map for Parenting Challenging Children: University of Michigan Depression Center/Department of Psychiatry.more >
"Are We There Yet?" A Road Map for Parenting Challenging Children: University of Michigan Depression Center/Department of Psychiatry.< less
Parenting is a journey for all of us- we face bumps in the road and at times wish we had a "roadmap" to help us to be the best parents we can be for our children. This workshop is designed to provide skills and information for parenting. Useful for all parents, this workshop may be particularly useful for parents of children with attention or behavioral challenges.
This 2 series workshop will use education, demonstrations, and group discussion to help parents develop the "roadmap" that will work best for their family. Parenting Workshops are offered on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 5:30-7:30. Workshops are free and open to the public. Childcare/homework help is provided as well as a light dinner for parents and children. Advanced registration is required. Please register by visiting www.depressioncenter.org/frankel or by calling Kiel Opperman at 734-936-8702. For questions about workshop content, please contact Dr. Cynthia Ewell Foster at email@example.com.
Brown Chapel AME Church, 1043 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-764-3168. firstname.lastname@example.org www.depressioncenter.org/frankel [map]
A is for Aging, B is for Birthdays: Changing Attitudes Towards Aging-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.more >
A is for Aging, B is for Birthdays: Changing Attitudes Towards Aging-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.< less
Few deny our society bombards us daily with negative words and images regarding aging. But are we actively teaching age stereotypes to our children and grandchildren? We will explore and discuss both negative and positive messages in children's literature. Learn how positive aging attitudes may extend life and how to help children view late life as a vital stage. All books discussed will be shared in class. Lindsey McDivitt has written several non-fiction books for children about aging.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Avenue. $15. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Class meets Fridays, April 19 - June 7
This second set of eight presentations will take up the social meanings of language: class, gender, race etc. We will view and discuss excellent videos from The Teaching Company. Sharon Quiroz has a Ph.D. in English, specializing in language.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105), Suite C. $40. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
"Birth & the First Three Months: A Childbirth and Newborn Care Class": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.more >
"Birth & the First Three Months: A Childbirth and Newborn Care Class": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.< less
In this highly rated childbirth and newborn class, you will learn:
*When to go to the hospital or call your midwife.
*What to do at home during early labor.
*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.
*Many different techniques for coping with contractions.
*How to support and help laboring women.
*How to gather information from your doctor or midwife in order to make informed decisions about routine proceedures, interventions and pain control.
*Tips to prepare for and ease postpartum recovery.
*Women's health after birth.
*Early infant attachment.
* Understanding newborn cues and states of awareness; tips to reduce crying and better understand your baby.
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (there will be a 2 hour break for lunch)
Instructor: Deb Rhizal
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $175. 734-769-6100. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Bird Center Volunteer Training
April 20, 2013
The Bird Center is looking for volunteers for spring's baby bird season.
Training workshop, Saturday, April 20th from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required. Call Stephanie at (734) 668-6059. The cost is $5.00 for the training and coffee and snack. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
People who are not interested in hands-on bird care, but who would like to volunteer in other capacities are encouraged to attend.
The Bird Center works to provide care for injured and orphaned wild birds and to educate the public about the importance of protecting birds and our environment.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive. Donation. $5. (734) 668-6059. firstname.lastname@example.org www.birdcenterwashtenaw.org [map]