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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Tuesday


May 2014
 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Quit Tobacco Program-Starts May 6: MHealthy.

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Quit Tobacco Program-Starts May 6
This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Tuesday, May 6, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco
Traverwood, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Free. 734/998-6222. quitsmoking@med.umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [map]

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 6 p.m.  Free! 

A Matter of Balance: Holy Faith Church and Area Agency on Aging 1-B.

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Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.
Holy Faith Church is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings from April 27th to May 20th, 2014. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.
Please call Kathleen Garvey, OTRL at 734-355-1595 or email at kgarvey2011@gmail.com for more information. Call Kathleen or church office at 734-429-2991 to register by April 14, 2013. Please include full name, chronological age, phone number and email on message. We will contact you to confirm your registration.
Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Saline, MI, Saline. Free. Free to Washtenaw residents. 734-355-1595. kgarvey2011@gmail.com [map]

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 6 p.m. 

Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - May 20: MHealthy.

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Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - May 20
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, May 20 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 Center, 4260 Plymouth Road. $15. 734/647-5645. herc1@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/ [map]

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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

A History of Alcoholics Anonymous: Dawn Farm.

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"A History of Alcoholics Anonymous" will be presented by James Balmer, Dawn Farm President. This program will present a fascinating overview and slide show describing the history and development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) program, including its founding and growth. The discussion will include a brief overview of the Twelve Steps of A.A. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with A.A.. or any twelve Step organization.) 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 Michigan Heart and Vascular Center auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]

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Wednesday


May 2014
 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Pure Michigan: Changing the Conversation: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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The Pure Michigan campaign launched in 2006 and quickly won national accolades, including being named by Forbes as one of the all-time best travel campaigns ever. In this presentation, Chad will share how Pure Michigan uses social media to accomplish specific objectives; as well as tips, tricks and tools any business can use to save time, grow followers and supercharge your social media efforts.
Chad Wiebesick is the Director of Social Media and Interactive Marketing at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and oversees social media for the State of Michigan's tourism office. Chad manages Pure Michigan's social media efforts across eight social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube and a blog.

Chad is a recipient of Online Media & Marketing Magazine's "America's Top 20 Interactive Media Rising Stars," and a national finalist in Media Magazine's "Creative Media Awards" competition.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]

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 6 p.m. 

Figure Sculpting at VEO: VEO Art Studio.

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In this 3-hour class you will be introduced to the process of sculpting the human figure working from the nude model. We will focus on capturing the essential gesture, that which brings life to the pose. Figures will be created in clay. The fee includes all materials.
VEO Art Studio, 114 North Main Street, Suite 8, Chelsea. $45. 734-417-6326. info@veoartstudio.com http://register.veoartstudio.com [map]

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Saturday


May 2014
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Water Conservation 2: Perennials for the Water Gardens: Project Grow Gardens.

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In this hands-on workshop, participants will be able to see various water conservation measures that have been installed at the Discovery Garden. Then, under the direction of Joet Reoma, Master Rain Gardener, they will be able to help transplant water garden perennials that have been grown on site into their final water-conserving location. Participants will be able to take home perennials to start off their own water garden. Dress for the weather and outdoor work. Class is free, but registration is required.
Leslie Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. education@projectgrowgardens.org http://projectgrowgardens.org/classes-events/classes [map]

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 1-3 p.m. 

The Women of Greek Tragedy-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets Thursdays, April 24 - May 29
This course provides a look at women in the various roles they play in Greek tragedies: sacrificial virgin, devoted wife, faithless wife, mother, daughter and slave. Our focus will be on plays dealing with the Trojan War. We may do some reading out loud and watch one or two productions of plays. Select any translation you find enjoyable of the following plays: Aeschylus' "Oresteia Trilogy"; Sophocles' "Electra"; or Euripides' "Iphigenia in Aulus", "The Trojan Women", "Hecuba", "Electra", or "Helen". Marilyn Scott has led a number of OLLI study groups and has studied many of these plays in Greek.
Genesis of Ann Arbor (Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare's Church), 2309 Packard Street. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]

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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Organic Farming :: Hoophouses & Season Extension for Vegetables: Tilian Farm Development Center.

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Greenhouse and Hightunnel Basics: A Primer for Beginning Farmers - covering seed starting, climate controls, and season extension techniques.
Washtenaw Food Hub, 4400 Pontiac Trail. Free. $5. 734.222.3817. tilianfdc@gmail.com http://www.tiliancenter.org [map]

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