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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of June 19, 2017

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Monday


June 2017
 9:30 a.m.-noon 

Kinetic Camp: Maker Works.

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This is a week long day camp.
Flying, Rolling, Crashing! Join Maker Works for a series kinetic themed Make & Take classes. Students will be introduced to a variety of traditional kinetic projects and the tools to create them. Everything from rubber band planes, mouse trap powered cars and stomp rockets will be covered in this week long series of half day workshops. Starting from kits, students will end the camp with their own custom creations and a new appreciation for designing from scratch!
Prerequisites: None
Light snacks provided!
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $250. 734-222-4911. membership@maker-works.com http://maker-works.com/classes/kinetic-summer-camp-2017/ [map]


 10 a.m. 

Know Obstacles Music Enrichment Camp: Oz's Music Environment/Yamaha Instruments.

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An interactive therapeutic music camp that serves children and adults who have a range of special needs. The Know Obstacles Music Camp will feature:
• A five-day, hands-on art and music learning environment where musical experience is NOT required, instruments are supplied, and parents and caregivers can participate.
• Experienced instructors from the local music community.
• The camp culminates with a performance by participants on Friday, June 23.
• The camp runs Monday-Friday, June 19-23. For information, call 734-476-5153 or visit ozmusic.com.
Scholarships available.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. $200. 734-662-8283. ozmusic.com [map]


 Noon-1 p.m. 

Beginning Aerial Silks: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks (also known as tissue, fabric, or ribbons) are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - and gain a few bruises in unusual places…! Please register via the class schedule link before arriving to class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Meet the Doulas": Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Have you been considering hiring a doula? Join us for a Q&A about the role of the doula followed by an opportunity to meet and chat with several area birth and postpartum doulas. You may meet one whom you want to hire on the spot or collect several business cards to set up more in-depth interviews later. Light snacks will be provided. RSVP to toni@treetowndoulas.com (requested but not required).
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks St. Free. patty@center4cby.com. patty@center4cby.com www.center4cby.com [map]



20

Tuesday


June 2017
 10 a.m. 

Know Obstacles Music Enrichment Camp: Oz's Music Environment/Yamaha Instruments.

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An interactive therapeutic music camp that serves children and adults who have a range of special needs. The Know Obstacles Music Camp will feature:
• A five-day, hands-on art and music learning environment where musical experience is NOT required, instruments are supplied, and parents and caregivers can participate.
• Experienced instructors from the local music community.
• The camp culminates with a performance by participants on Friday, June 23.
• The camp runs Monday-Friday, June 19-23. For information, call 734-476-5153 or visit ozmusic.com.
Scholarships available.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. $200. 734-662-8283. ozmusic.com [map]


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

Savvy Social Security Planning: Thrivent Financial Ann Arbor Group.

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Join us for a free workshop! Savvy Social Security Planning: What baby boomers need to know to maximize retirement income. Dinner will be served.
Join local representatives from the Ann Arbor Group for one of these free sessions for those in or nearing retirement. Thrivent Financial speakers Darren VanHevel, FIC, CLTC and Catherine Gateman, CLU, FIC, CLTC will cover:
-Social Security and strategies for maximizing your benefits
-The ideal time to apply for Social Security
-Ways to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits
*no products will be sold at this event
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center, 8768 North Territorial Rd, Plymouth. Free. 734-369-3178. AnnArborGroup@thrivent.com [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Free Home Buyer Seminar: Laurie Schultz & Co., Huron Valley Financial, State Street Title.

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It's not IF you can buy it's WHEN you can BUY! Learn more at this exclusive Home Buyer's seminar!
Some topics that will be covered:
- What NOT TO DO when applying for a Home Loan
- 0% down Rural Development Program
- Government loan programs designed for First Time Home Buyers
- Credit Score Simulator
- Loans with Little to NO Down Payment
Reserve your seat!
Email laurieschultz@kw.com
Westgate Ann Arbor District Library, 2503 Jackson Avenue. laurieschultz@kw.com laurieschultz.com [map]



21

Wednesday


June 2017
 10 a.m. 

Know Obstacles Music Enrichment Camp: Oz's Music Environment/Yamaha Instruments.

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An interactive therapeutic music camp that serves children and adults who have a range of special needs. The Know Obstacles Music Camp will feature:
• A five-day, hands-on art and music learning environment where musical experience is NOT required, instruments are supplied, and parents and caregivers can participate.
• Experienced instructors from the local music community.
• The camp culminates with a performance by participants on Friday, June 23.
• The camp runs Monday-Friday, June 19-23. For information, call 734-476-5153 or visit ozmusic.com.
Scholarships available.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. $200. 734-662-8283. ozmusic.com [map]


 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Beginning Aerial Silks: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks (also known as tissue, fabric, or ribbons) are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - and gain a few bruises in unusual places…! Please register via the class schedule link before arriving to class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Dancing For Birth ~ Free Sample Class: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Dancing For Birth classes are a unique fusion of pre/post-natal fitness, birth preparation and support circle. The classes teach a "language of movement" specially designed for women in any stage of pregnancy and for postpartum women wearing their babies in soft slings or wraps. The movements are inspired by world dance forms like Belly dance, African dance and Latin dance. The 90-minute weekly classes fuse dance fitness with birth preparation. Women often come to class for fun and fitness and gain more than they expected to as they are encouraged to tap into their innate wisdom of how to give birth.
Join a supportive community of expectant and new moms. Share in essential birth wisdom. Laugh (we don't care if you have two left feet). Wear baby in a sling or wrap and continue to dance after your baby is born. Your first class is FREE!
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks St. Free. 734-663-1523. patty@center4cby.com www.center4cby.com [map]



 7-8 p.m. 

Burlesque: A2 Aviary.

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Luna will teach you the burly basics 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!
The Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]



22

Thursday


June 2017
 10 a.m. 

Know Obstacles Music Enrichment Camp: Oz's Music Environment/Yamaha Instruments.

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An interactive therapeutic music camp that serves children and adults who have a range of special needs. The Know Obstacles Music Camp will feature:
• A five-day, hands-on art and music learning environment where musical experience is NOT required, instruments are supplied, and parents and caregivers can participate.
• Experienced instructors from the local music community.
• The camp culminates with a performance by participants on Friday, June 23.
• The camp runs Monday-Friday, June 19-23. For information, call 734-476-5153 or visit ozmusic.com.
Scholarships available.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. $200. 734-662-8283. ozmusic.com [map]


 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Beginning Knitting (3 hours).

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Teacher: Beth Battey
Want to get started knitting but don't have time for a multi-week course? Try this three-hour quick-start lesson with Beth. You'll learn all the basics, from casting on to knitting, purling, and binding off, and you'll leave with the skills to move ahead and tackle simple knitting projects.
Pre-requisites: None
Materials: US 8 needles, one skein of Shepherd's Wool Worsted, purchased from Spun
Maximum number of students: 7
Spun Ann Arbor, 407 N. 5th Ave. $50. 7347807867. pete@spunannarbor.com http://www.spunannarbor.com/3-hr-beginning-knitting [map]



 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Savvy Social Security Planning": Thrivent Financial Ann Arbor Group.

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Join us for a free workshop! Savvy Social Security Planning: what baby boomers need to know to help maximize retirement income. Dinner will be served.
Join local representatives from the Ann Arbor Group for one of these free sessions for those in or nearing retirement. Thrivent Financial speakers Darren VanHevel, FIC, CLTC and Catherine Gateman, CLU, FIC, CLTC will cover:
-Social Security and strategies for maximizing your benefits
-The ideal time to apply for Social Security
-Ways to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits
Please RSVP to reserve a place for you and a guest.
*no products will be sold at this event
Bravo Cucina Italiana, 760 Briarwood Cir. Free. 734-369-3178. AnnArborGroup@thrivent.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Breastfeeding Basics for Birth Doulas: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Join us for a professional workshop taught by lactation educator extraordinaire Barbara Robertson. Learn the very latest in evidence-based breastfeeding support from an expert lactation consultant and breastfeeding educator. This class will enhance the doula's ability to assist breastfeeding mothers immediately post-birth and in the early days postpartum. Barbara's enthusiasm for all things breastfeeding is contagious! Topics include: a new look at breast anatomy and physiology; importance of skin-to-skin contact; newborn self-attachment at the breast; a new view of positions and latch-on; getting off to the best start possible; how to know baby is getting enough/not getting enough breastmilk; and when to make a referral. This class fulfills a professional certification requirement for doulas.
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street. $80.00 / $65.00 Early Registration. 734-663-1523. patty@center4cby.com http://center4cby.com/ [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Credit and Debt Management: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Credit affects many aspects of our daily lives. Learn the myths and facts about credit, how to access your credit report, what's in a credit score, how to create or improve your credit, and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft. Presented by Terry Clark-Jones, MSU Extension.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. havens@ypsilibrary.org http://ems.ypsilibrary.org/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=5229 [map]


23

Friday


June 2017
 8:30 a.m. 

DONA Birth Doula Workshop: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Join us for a professional training that blends a deep appreciation for the miraculous physiology of women's bodies with a practical approach to the challenges of giving birth in a fear-based culture. How can we guide the birthing mother and her partner out of fear to strength and empowerment? Hands-on three-day training teaches practical support skills and fulfills two professional certification requirements for birth doulas through DONA International.
In this hands-on training, we will practice:support techniques for normal birth; how to troubleshoot common challenges; how to best facilitate informed choices; centering techniques, acupressure, massage and use of the rebozo; comfort measures and natural approaches to pain management; communication and advocacy skills for navigating the medical setting effectively; movement and positioning to support physiologic birth; and more!
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street. $535.00 / $485.00 Early Registration. 734-663-1523. patty@center4cby.com http://center4cby.com/ [map]


 10 a.m. 

Know Obstacles Music Enrichment Camp: Oz's Music Environment/Yamaha Instruments.

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An interactive therapeutic music camp that serves children and adults who have a range of special needs. The Know Obstacles Music Camp will feature:
• A five-day, hands-on art and music learning environment where musical experience is NOT required, instruments are supplied, and parents and caregivers can participate.
• Experienced instructors from the local music community.
• The camp culminates with a performance by participants on Friday, June 23.
• The camp runs Monday-Friday, June 19-23. For information, call 734-476-5153 or visit ozmusic.com.
Scholarships available.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. $200. 734-662-8283. ozmusic.com [map]


24

Saturday


June 2017
 9-11 a.m. 

"Ecology Series: Birding 101": Robin Hills Farm.

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Robin Hills Farm will be offering two-hour educational hikes as part of our Ecology Series. Topics will range from plant identification, to animal calls, to mammal skulls, and more! Great for families and groups. (Hiking is involved: please bring water and appropriate attire.)
This bird walk, led by avid birder and Washtenaw Audubon Society board member Jessica Adamczyk, will explore the various habitat zones of Robin Hills Farm in order to find and identify common avian species. Focusing on visual and auditory identification, as well as discussion of bird behaviors and life cycles, this class will follow a leisurely pace and is suitable for all ages and experience levels.
RHF will provide binoculars, but participants are invited to bring their own. Meet in the parking lot, and we will continue to the nature trails during the class.
Robin Hills Farm, 20390 M-52, Chelsea. $15, or $25 family ticket. 7348348496. education@robinhillsfarm.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecology-series-birding-101-tickets-35041808994 [map]



 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

"Serving Spirit: A Hands-On/How-To Course in Evidence-Based Mediumship": Suzanne Giesemann.

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Suzanne holds nothing back in this practical, hands-on course for students at all levels. She will teach you a step-by-step process for connecting with those on the other side. You will have ample opportunities to improve your abilities and experience new levels of connection across the veil.
The only prerequisites for students are the belief that spirit communication is possible and the desire and intention to make the connection. Not all students intend to become mediums-over half are in the class to improve their connection with higher consciousness for their own spiritual growth. Come prepared to immediately apply what you learn, practicing with fellow students and with the cooperation of those on the other side.
While you will follow a syllabus, the program will be flexible enough to flow in response to the needs and questions of the group and the guidance of Spirit.
More information about Suzanne and her work may also be found at:
www.Facebook.com/SuzanneGiese
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $250. 888-692-0781 x1. SGiesemann.events@gmail.com www.SuzanneGiesemann.com [map]



 9 a.m. 

Marathon Running School (full and half): Ann Arbor Running Company.

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Running School is a 16-week program designed to get you ready for a 10k, half-marathon or full-marathon. Ann Arbor Running Company and Run Ann Arbor will provide the support along the way to make sure you are ready for the run of your life come race day.
SAT 6/24/17 - 9am Pre-School Meeting & Late Registration @ AARC Oak Valley
TUE 6/27/17 - 6pm First day of class @ AARC Kerrytown
Program levels: 10k, 13.1 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced; 26.2 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.
Training days:
Tuesdays @ 6pm. AARC Kerrytown (200 N Fourth, Ann Arbor)
Saturdays @ 7am. AARC Oak Valley (2755 Oak Valley, Ann Arbor) - with "pace" leaders for 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00 + pace groups.
Runners receive…
A 16-week training plan for the level they have signed up for.
Educational clinics throughout the program.
A $10-off shoe coupon to AARC.
Post-season party to celebrate all your hard work.
As much run fun as you can handle.
Ann Arbor Running Company, 2755 Oak Valley Drive. $75. (734) 662-2400. runannarbor2@gmail.com http://www.annarborrunningcompany.com/running-school/ [map]


 10-11am  Free! 

"Free Seminar: Create a Garden to Attract Pollinators": English Gardens.

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Our experts will share tips on creating a garden
that pollinators will love to call home.
English Gardens, Maple Village shopping center. Free. ewinger@englishgardens.com http://www.englishgardens.com/events/create-a-garden-to-attract-pollinators/



 10 a.m.-noon 

Darn It All!.

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Have you ever lost a sock to wear and tear? Do you have a sweater with worn elbows languishing in your drawer? Or maybe a favorite scarf that a mouse found and gave 4/5 stars on Yelp, saying that the scarf was tasty, but the atmosphere of your closet was a bit stuffy.
In this class, we will evaluate three basic methods for mending holes in knitwear and look at samples that need mending provided by the teacher. We will cover the pros and cons of each method, and look into which one to use for the sock, the sweater elbow, and the scarf. Students are asked to bring any questions they have and one project that requires mending. Together we'll consider the best approach to mend the garments brought to class.
Materials: Students should bring a pen and paper for notes.
Maximum number of students: 7
To reserve your spot, stop by the shop or call 734.780.7867!
Spun Ann Arbor, 407 N. 5th Ave. $30. 7347807867. pete@spunannarbor.com http://www.spunannarbor.com/darn-it-all [map]



 11 a.m.-noon 

Beginning Aerial Silks: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks (also known as tissue, fabric, or ribbons) are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - and gain a few bruises in unusual places…! Please register via the class schedule link before arriving to class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Yoga Nidra Certification Course: Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation RYS200, RYS300.

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Program is designed by Ema Stefanova, E-RYT500,seasoned Yoga Therapist and Teacher Trainer since 1979, Member IAYT,
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider Since 2002.
Mastering Yoga Nidra will make your meditation (Dyana Yoga) effortless. Satyananda Style Yoga Nidra is excellent for deep work on oneself and helping others heal.
Yoga Certification includes the weekend seminar plus additional hours by appointment. www.YogaAndMeditation.com
AIKIDO studio, 1904 Federal Blvd. $1,450. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]



25

Sunday


June 2017
 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

"Serving Spirit: A Hands-On/How-To Course in Evidence-Based Mediumship": Suzanne Giesemann.

  community member   < less Suzanne Giesemann: Messenger of Hope

Suzanne holds nothing back in this practical, hands-on course for students at all levels. She will teach you a step-by-step process for connecting with those on the other side. You will have ample opportunities to improve your abilities and experience new levels of connection across the veil.
The only prerequisites for students are the belief that spirit communication is possible and the desire and intention to make the connection. Not all students intend to become mediums-over half are in the class to improve their connection with higher consciousness for their own spiritual growth. Come prepared to immediately apply what you learn, practicing with fellow students and with the cooperation of those on the other side.
While you will follow a syllabus, the program will be flexible enough to flow in response to the needs and questions of the group and the guidance of Spirit.
More information about Suzanne and her work may also be found at:
www.Facebook.com/SuzanneGiese
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $250. 888-692-0781 x1. SGiesemann.events@gmail.com www.SuzanneGiesemann.com [map]



 1-2pm  Free! 

"Free Seminar: Create a Garden to Attract Pollinators": English Gardens.

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Our experts will share tips on creating a garden
that pollinators will love to call home.
English Gardens, Maple Village shopping center. Free. ewinger@englishgardens.com http://www.englishgardens.com/events/create-a-garden-to-attract-pollinators/



 1-5 p.m. 

Yoga Nidra Certification Course: Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation RYS200, RYS300.

  community member   < less www.YogaAndMeditation.com

Program is designed by Ema Stefanova, E-RYT500,seasoned Yoga Therapist and Teacher Trainer since 1979, Member IAYT,
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider Since 2002.
Mastering Yoga Nidra will make your meditation (Dyana Yoga) effortless. Satyananda Style Yoga Nidra is excellent for deep work on oneself and helping others heal.
Yoga Certification includes the weekend seminar plus additional hours by appointment. www.YogaAndMeditation.com
AIKIDO studio, 1904 Federal Blvd. $1,450. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]







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