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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of December 4, 2017

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

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December 2017
 1-3 p.m. 

"Watercolor: White Flowers": USArtQuest.

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The challenge for this class will be seeing all the subtle coloration in white flowers & creating a beautiful background to make them pop.
Materials list provided upon registration - ask when you sign up.
Teacher: Rose Bradley
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea. $35. 734.562-2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest [map]



December 2017
 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, book study, and TOEFL prep groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]

 7-8 p.m. 

Intro to Aerial Silks: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air.
If you have never "flown" on the aerial silks before, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic climb, foot lock, and hollow body position, so you can join at any time. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be ready to move on to the next class level. Please register via the class schedule link before arriving to class, your first flight is $5 off!
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. [map]

 9:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesday: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Argentine Tango Class 9:30pm-10:30pm $10
Open Practice 10:30pm-11:30pm $5 or free with class
no partner necessary. absolute beginners and drop-ins welcome.
SOMA: Studio of Movement Arts, 218 N 4th Ave. $10. [map]



December 2017
 1-3 p.m. 

Angel on High pendant necklace: USArtQuest.

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Celebrate the holidays with a sparkling angel!
Victoria Newton leads you in the process of creating a mixed-media angel pendant using gilding, mica, & beautiful papers. You'll also learn finishing techniques to elevate your work to a new high.
Angel & materials supplied in this class.
Add your own chain.
Skill level: novice to experienced.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea. $35. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest [map]

 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": SUN SHEN.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction. The One Prayer is about having a vision, following your heart, but is also very concrete and practical. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Joanna Myers at or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. [map]

 6-9 p.m. 

Four Week Lamaze Childbirth Education Class: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Our four week childbirth class is our most comprehensive childbirth education option. This class meets on four Wednesdays from 6-9 pm. Please note that we skip the week of November 23rd due to Thanksgiving. We are proud to partner with UM and offer this class at the Family Center at Von Voigtlander Hospital. This class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and covers a wide range of topics including: anatomy of late pregnancy, signs of labor, stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor, common medical interventions, pain relief options, newborn procedures, and the early postpartum period. The emphasis is on informed decision making and working with your healthcare provider to create a birth plan that is right for you and your family.
Class meets November 15, November 29, December 6, and December 13
UM Von Voigtlander- Family Center, 1540 East Medical Center Drive. $210. 734-221-0158. [map]



December 2017
 6 p.m. 

"The critical things you MUST know before starting a business": Ann Arbor Area SCORE.

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This seminar is designed for those thinking about starting a new business or are in early stages of business planning or operations.
Topics covered include:
- business plans
- legal structures
- marketing
- financing
NEW Center Office Building, 1100 North Main Street - Second floor. $10. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

Book Conversation: "Drawdown" edited by Paul Hawken: Michigan Friends Center.

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What do we do about climate change besides worry or argue about it? Michigan Friends Center is sponsoring a discussion of a timely new book which describes dozens of proposed ways to reduce, halt, or reverse the effects of human activities that contribute to the warming of our planet. Each proposal is given a two- or three-page chapter of the book and rated according to its expected effectiveness. Join us, gain insights, and contribute your thoughts and opinions. A limited number of copies of "Drawdown" will be available through the Chelsea District Library in advance for participants. Co-sponsored with Transition Town Chelsea.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea. Donation. Donations welcome.. (734)475-1892. [map]



December 2017

CE and CEU Lunch N' Learn with Tina Gutman on Grief & Loss: THRIVE Counseling.

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Tina Gutman introduce the topic of bereavement and define the terms grief, loss, and mourning. Participants will discuss factors that influence an individual's grief experience, common symptoms of grief, and how to identify and treat different types of grief. we will conclude with how to best provide support to a grieving client and family member or refer to other professional.
StoryPoint Saline, 6320 S. State Road, Saline. $20. 734-436-4249. [map]



December 2017

Acro Balance: Essentials of Acro: A2 Aviary.

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This is an all-level class for everyone interested in learning more about Partner Acrobatics and Partner Balancing. In Acro, we play with good alignment and momentum to let the "base" balance and move a partner (flyer). There will be material appropriate to all comfort levels, with new students learning basic poses and flows while experienced students build to more challenging poses and transitions. You do not need to bring a partner or any previous experience to enjoy it!

We will begin with warm-up exercises and progress through fundamental poses that are just begging to be linked together in interesting ways! It's a fun, low-stress, and safe environment to improve fitness, balance, and communication. Please register via the included link before arriving to class.
The Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. [map]



December 2017
 3:30 p.m. 

"Tending the Wild Heart: A Weekly Mini-Retreat": Sun Shen.

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You've tasted delicious moments of feeling fulfilled, relaxed and happy. You yearn to live from that place of abundance all the time...but how? In this weekly mini-retreat, you'll immerse in creative arts, journaling, play and community! With the support of the group and a skilled facilitator, you'll learn how to move through challenges from a place of abundance and power, find out what's holding you back and unleash your full potential. Sundays 3:30-5:30 pm (3 weeks on, 1 week off). Try one week free!
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. (734) 707-7477. [map]

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