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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums

Ann Arbor is an educated and educational community, providing an ample selection of brown bag lectures, seminars, and other colloquia. The Calendar covers events from authors on book signing tours to politicians on the stump.





 
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Monday


July 2013
 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily, June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction Python": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 8 & 15 and July 29 & 31. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited for one of these 2-part hands-on introductions to this high-level general purpose programming language.
Noon-3 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 Noon  Free! 

"Issues Facing the State Judiciary": Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor.

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Talk by Republican state senator Rick Jones, a former Eaton County sheriff who heads the Judiciary Committee. Lunch available ($10).
Noon, Kiwanis Activities Center, 200 S. First. Free. 660-1023. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

George "Animal" Steele: Barnes & Noble.

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This former professional wrestler, a Madison Heights native (and former Madison High football coach), talks about his career (1967-1989) in the ring as a wild man villain. Q&A.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Nonfiction Book Club: Barnes & Noble.

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All invited to join a discussion of Jai Pausch's memoir Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life after Loss.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Presentation by Alzheimer's Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter staff.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Printing Process for Stamps in Catalogues": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Talk by Steve Heaney, who owns a Toledo-area printing business. Also, a mini-auction and a chance to buy stamps from the American Philatelic Society sales circuit book.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]
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Tuesday


July 2013
 8-10 a.m. 

Board Chair 101: NEW Center.

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Join Board Chairs and Executive Directors to learn best practices for managing your board, strengthening your partnership, and leading the board and staff through visioning and strategic planning. Also, learn about important nonprofit trends, how board culture can impact its performance, and how to become a master facilitator. This two-hour workshop provides an opportunity for networking with peers to share common challenges and successes.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $50. (734)988-0160. jgates@new.org www.new.org/news/calendarofevents/view/322/date/2013-07-16/219.html?return_to=L25ld3MvY2FsZW5kYXJvZmV2ZW50cy9kYXRlLzIwMTMtMDctMTYuaHRtbA%3D%3D [map]
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 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily, June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Buddhism in America in 2013": Zen Buddhist Temple Summer Lecture Series.

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July 16 & 23. Panel discussion with University of Detroit Mercy religious studies professor Hsiao Lan Hu, EMU philosophy professor Andrew Antis, Blue Water Community of Mindful Living (Port Huron) teacher Sam Ewalt, Still Point Zen Buddhst Temple (Detroit) guiding teacher Koho Vince Anila, Ann Arbor Zen Buddhist Temple priest Haju Sunim, and students of Buddhism.
7:30-9 p.m., 1214 Packard. Free. 761-6520. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The North Country Trail, A Well-Kept Secret": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Talk by North Country Trail Chief Baw Beese Chapter president Mike Dundas about this immense national scenic trail being constructed to run from New York to North Dakota.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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Wednesday


July 2013
 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily, June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Lectures: Nutritional Healing Center.

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June 3: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Arteries & the Truth About Cholesterol."

June 12: Schmidt on "Food Freak Show: What's in Your Pantry?"

June 19: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Parasites in You."

June 27: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Meal Ideas for the Month."

July 10: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Stress & Fatigue."

July 17: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Lick the Sugar Habit."

July 20: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Dining Out."

July 29: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "How to Fix Your Thyroid."

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7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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Thursday


July 2013
 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily, June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 5-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Art as an Expression of the Human Condition": U-M Urology Department Chang Lecture on Art & Medicine.

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Lecture by U-M cardiac surgery professor Richard Prager. Reception follows.
5-6 p.m., U-M Hospital Ford Auditorium (2nd floor), 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 232-4943. [map]
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 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Prepare for a 5/10K": Chelsea District Library.

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Talk by Running Fit medical referral coordinator Victor Sellinger for novice and intermediate runners.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Chess Strategies and Tips": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Michigan Junior Chess champ and 2013 U.S. Chess Federation K-12 national champion Atulya Shetty. Followed by a chance to play chess.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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Friday


July 2013
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Health Talks: Saline Area Senior Center.

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Talks by area health care professionals. July 12: Probility Therapy director Michele Skladzien on "What Is Physical Therapy?" July 19: An Interim Healthcare representative discusses "Glaucoma and Cataracts." Q&A.
10 a.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required a week in advance. 429-9274. [map]
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 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily, June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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Saturday


July 2013
 9:45 a.m. 

Julie Hacala: Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Talk by this local quilt expert. Followed at 11 a.m. by a member show & tell.
9:45 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). (248) 349-7322. [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Death Cafe.

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All invited to join a casual conversation about death led by local home funeral educator Merilynne Rush. Note: different location for this month only, due to art fair.
10 a.m.-noon, Panera Bread, 5340 Jackson Rd. Free. deathcafe.com, afterdeathhomecare.com. 395-9660. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"The Sociology of Clothing: A Look at Beauty and Modesty in History": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by EMU costume design professor Melanie Schuessler.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Great Lakes Judging.

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Presentation on the Neofinetia falcata orchid by new club member R.J. D'Alessio.
11 a.m., Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Brain Quest Challenge": Nicola's Books.

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All kids ages 2-12 invited to play this popular Jeopardy-like 7-category educational quiz game.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cow's Eye Dissection": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. except Nov. 24 & 25. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Lectures: Nutritional Healing Center.

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June 3: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Arteries & the Truth About Cholesterol."

June 12: Schmidt on "Food Freak Show: What's in Your Pantry?"

June 19: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Parasites in You."

June 27: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Meal Ideas for the Month."

July 10: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Stress & Fatigue."

July 17: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Lick the Sugar Habit."

July 20: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Dining Out."

July 29: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "How to Fix Your Thyroid."

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7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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Sunday


July 2013
 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily, June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Talking about Race": U-M Natural History Museum.

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All invited to join a discussion facilitated discussion after visiting the current museum exhibit, Race: Are We So Different?
2-3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cow's Eye Dissection": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. except Nov. 24 & 25. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Top Chef Kristen Kish": Ann Arbor District Library.

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This Menton restaurant (Boston) chef, the recent winner of Top Chef: Seattle, discusses her Michigan roots, her culinary journey, her Top Chef experience, and her chef career in Boston.
4-5:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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