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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Monday


February 2014
 10 a.m.-noon 

Hearing and Balance for Seniors--OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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This class meets Mondays, February 17 - March 10

To better understand some of the problems many seniors have with hearing and balance, it helps to understand how these senses are supposed to work. You will learn about the structures and functions of the auditory and vestibular systems - how they evolved and work for us and some things that can go wrong. No books or special preparation is required but opportunities for group participation will be offered. Leon Stein is a retired audiologist who practiced and taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on both of these important senses.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Yoga for Mamas with Joy Van Bael

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Gentle yoga poses combined with breath are taught to support the changes that occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Prenatal mamas and mamas and babies 12 months and younger are welcome.Instructor: Joy Van Bael
Yoga for Mamas meets Monday mornings 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
Single Class (space permitting)- $18, 10-class pass - $145, 5-class pass - $80.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $145 - 10 class pass. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 4-6 p.m. 

Career Change Workshop Series: Center for the Education of Women.

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Exploring your career options? Planning to update your skills for a transition to a new field? CEW counselors are presenting a four-part workshop series on preparing for a major career change. Gain ideas and proven strategies to make a career move or hone your skills for a more successful job search. Workshops held Mondays, Feb 10, 17, 24, March 10.
Center for the Education of Women, 330 E. Liberty. $100 (series) / $25 (class). 734-764-6005. http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/programs [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Partner Acrobatics: Ringstar Studio.

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Partner Acrobatics (often referred to as AcroYoga, or Acro) offers an exploration into partner dynamics, through balance postures and movement. We will be working on supporting (basing) and flying in a variety of postures, learning how to use (as well as develop) strength, stability and balance. Each class will offer a focus on different moves, allowing you to slowly build up your repertoire.
If you have never tried anything like this, don't worry, this class is meant to be for everyone. We will gladly walk you through the basics. Now remember, this class is all about having fun and possibly learning something about yourself in the process. It will be available on a drop-in basis, until there is enough interest to develop into a progressive series. The cost will be $15/class, or $50/month. You can come solo, or with a partner. For more information, please check out the listed website.
Ann Arbor Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48108. $15. connor@connorotto.com www.a2ringstar.com [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Lamaze Condensed Childbirth Preparation Class: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our premier, comprehensive childbirth class is designed for pregnant women and their partners who prefer a more condensed format. This in-depth, interactive 6-hour series meets either all-day Saturday or two consecutive Sunday afternoons or two consecutive Monday nights. The series covers a wide range of topics in-depth based on Lamaze International's Six Healthy Birth Practices, including:
•the various stages of labor, birth, and early postpartum;;
•relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor and delivery;
•partner's role with laboring mom;
•pain management options and birth interventions; hospital procedures, and Cesarean birth.
All of our childbirth educators are highly trained, active in the birth community and are Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE).
University of Michigan East Ann Arbor Medical Center. $220. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

ZumbaŽ: Peachy Fitness.

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PARTY yourself into shape!!!
The Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning, dance fitness party.
Feel the music and let loose.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Energize and refresh with music such as Latin, Bollywood, Russian, Hip Hop/Pop, Salsa/Cha-Cha, Samba, Merengue. Squats and lunges are also included.
Join us for a 8 class session:
Mondays: 6:30-7:30pm
Chapel Hill Clubhouse (3350 Green Rd, Ann Arbor)
Cost: $69.00/8 classes
Drop-In: $12.00
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. info@peachyfitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
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Tuesday


February 2014
 6 p.m. 

Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - February 18: University of Michigan.

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This class, offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class at the beginning of your third trimester. Class meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center; 4260 Plymouth Rd. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required at: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center, 4260 Plymouth Rd. $15. 734-647-5645 or toll free: 1-800-433-6348. http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Creating a Lasting Memory: Memory Books: Arbor Hospice.

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Those who live in memories are never really gone. Join Arbor Hospice for a drop-in workshop for individuals interested in making a memory book of their loved ones. Bring photos of your loved one and anything else you would like to include, and Arbor Hospice will provide the remaining supplies. Memory books allow individuals to organize their photos in a unique and meaningful way. No experience is necessary. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Grief Support at 734.794.5460 or email mschultz@arborhospice.org.
Malletts Creek Library, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway. Free. 734.794.5460. mschultz@arborhospice.org http://www.arborhospice.org/calendar [map]
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 6:30-9 p.m. 

Infant Care Class: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Babies don't come with instructions, so we designed a series full of information and demonstrations to prepare for newborn care. Topics covered include swaddling, diapering, feeding, holding, bathing, cord care, crying, when to call a pediatrician, safety issues, sleep issues, and emotional adjustment. May be taken any time during pregnancy.
Classes are two weeks in length.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $80. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Memory Books for Adults, Children and Families: Arbor Hospice.

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Those who live in memories are never really gone. Join Arbor Hospice for a drop-in workshop for individuals interested in making a memory book of their loved ones. Bring photos and anything else you would like to include, and Arbor Hospice will provide the remaining supplies. Memory books allow individuals to organize their photos in a unique and meaningful way. This program is open to adults and children. No previous scrapbooking experience is necessary.
Malletts Creek Library, 3090 East Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. Donation. 734-794-5460. mschultz@arborhospice.org www.arborhospice.org [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze 1: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$15 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

ADHD: Get Off My Nerves: Canopy Chiropractic.

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Looking for natural ways to help with ADD/ADHD? Whether you are a parent of a child or an adult dealing with these challenges, come learn about a commonly overlooked cause and natural approaches. (Please RSVP)
Canopy Chiropractic, 2464 E. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-845-9064. CanopyChiro@gmail.com www.Facebook.com/CanopyChiropractic [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction: Dawn Farm.

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"Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction" will be presented by Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; MSW Program Director, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
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Wednesday


February 2014
 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Burlesque 1: A2 Aviary.

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Have you ever wanted to be a mermaid? How about a unicorn? Luna will teach you how, and so much more in this intro to burlesque technique and group choreography class! Dance for fun, dance for exercise. This class will include a jazz-based warmup to get your body ready to move and exercises to teach you the theory and technique of burlesque. We will then work on choreographed routines to build confidence and style for stage and for life! All students enrolled in the full seven week session will have the opportunity to perform their group routine at LIFT OFF< our student showcase.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a 7 week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/burlesque-1/ [map]
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 11:45 a m.-1 p.m. 

Business to Business Marketing, It's More Social Than Ever: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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A must attend event for companies looking to make their business to business marketing soar in 2014
Derek Mehraban is CEO of Ingenex Digital Marketing, an agency that specializes in helping companies reach business goals and increase qualified sales leads through inbound and content marketing.
Mehraban teaches social media marketing to 200 Michigan State students every semester in his popular New Media Drivers License class. He also co-wrote "Google This" The New Media Drivers License, a comprehensive list of 600+ top online resources for social media marketing for business with Richard T. Cole, PhD.
Mehraban's talk will focus on goal setting, digital strategy development, and tactics to reach your B-to-B marketing goals. See how the leaders in business to business marketing are using social media to move the needle and generate leads like never before.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]
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20

Thursday


February 2014
 6 p.m.  Free! 

Marketing I: Ann Arbor Score.

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Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business
This seminar presents practical applications of marketing concepts designed to grow small businesses. It covers basic marketing tools including market analysis and research, target marketing, assessing competitors, and key marketing implementation tools. A strategic, well planned approach to marketing is demonstrated, with several examples of effective hands-on marketing techniques. Focus is on the business's customers - creating and keeping them.
Developing Your Unique Marketing Plan Seminar
Successful small business owners need to develop a unique marketing plan. The interactive design of this seminar will allow you to assess your current marketing initiatives and determine marketing opportunities that will drive awareness and sales. In this seminar, time will be dedicated to creating a strong marketing plan for each attendee's business.
Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth Road. Free. (734) 929-9091. a2score@gmail.com www.annarborscore.com [map]
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 6:45-7:45 p.m. 

Hula Hoop: A2 Aviary.

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Hoop Dance is a cardio based workout that uses many different muscles of the body. It challenges both the mind and body while you learn moves that require skill, balance, and technique. "Hooping" is fun and challenging and will leave you wanting more. Please wear comfortable clothing and of course bring your hoop. There will be a limited number of hoops available for those who don't have one.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a 7 week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hula-hoop/ [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Meditation and Power: Consciously Applying the Energetic Laws of the Universe: Center of Light.

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Your heart and mind are incredibly powerful forces for transforming your life. The universe responds to your thoughts, feelings and beliefs in predictable and controllable ways. When you learn to understand and apply the laws of the spiritual and energetic world- your whole life will change. But don't just believe it- experience it for yourself!
This amazing series will teach you to recognize and apply the fundamental energetic and spiritual laws that govern the world around you. You will leave each class with simple and practical exercises that will change your life. Every exercise will bring you closer to knowing your own creative power. This class is simple enough for beginners and deep enough to provide new insights to long-term practitioners.

Jan 9th - Introduction Class; Jan 23rd - The Law of Manifestation; Jan 30th - The Light; Feb 6th - Essential Purpose; Feb 13th - Essential Nature; Feb 20th - The Path.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. $40 for the series, $30 if pre-registered. 734-330-5048. annarbor@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Lyra 1: A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Lyra. You will learn to get on and off the apparatus unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/lyra-1/ [map]
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Saturday


February 2014
 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze 1: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$15 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Art Explorer Saturdays! | Feb 1 - March 22, 7pm: Fly Children's Art Center.

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When: Saturdays, 6-7pm Feb-March Who: ALL FOLKS ages 6 and up welcome...adults, too! ;) Come play!! (students under 10 should be accompanied by an adult) What: Exploratory drop-in art class featuring a new medium each week Cost: $7 drop-in/class* (*plus material fee, depending upon medium) or $50 pre-registered for entire semester (includes all material fees) 2/1: Drawing 2/8: Wire Sculpture* (add $5 material fee) 2/15: Wax resist watercolors 2/22: Sharpie Art* (add $3 material fee) 3/1: Collage/Stamp Art 3/8: Oil pastels 3/15: Tissue paper art* (add $2 material fee) 3/22: Painting Groups of 4 or more must pre-register to be ensured a space! Have a party of 15 or more? Ask us about hosting a private class just for your group!
Fly Children's Art Center, 40 N. Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. $7/student. 734-218-2145. katie@flyartcenter.com http://www.flyartcenter.org/#!studio-classes/c20by [map]
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23

Sunday


February 2014
 1 & 2:30 p.m. 

Commando Krav Maga 4-WEEK Self Defense Course: Commando Krav Maga Chelsea.

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Two 4-week reality based self defense classes will be offered at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor. CKM is a reality-based self defense system utilized by Israeli Special Forces. Students learn the techniques needed to survive violent or aggressive encounters. The primary goal is survival.
Students will learn techniques for:
Gun Disarming
Knife Attacks and Hold-ups
Chokes & Grabs
Ground Survival
Hand-to-Hand Combat
The Basics Class is geared for beginners and will be taught at a pace appropriate for all abilities (ages 14 and over). The Challenge Class (ages 18 & over) will be for returning participants or individuals looking for a physically challenging, fast-paced environment. Workout attire is needed for both classes.
Preregistration is required.
$40 per 4-week session for JCC members
$50 per session non-members
Classes run every Sunday from Feb 9 through March 2nd. The Basics Class is 1-2:15, and the Challenge Class is 2:30-3:45
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $40-$50. (734) 971-0990. karenfreedland@jccfed.org www.commandokravmagachelsea.com [map]
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Science camp for kids ages 6-14
Esquire Interiors Ann Arbor MI
Top of the Lamp, Ann Arbor's locally owned lighting specialty store.