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March 4, 2024

“The Chosen Season Four": Fathom Events
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“The Chosen Season Four": Fathom Events
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Fathom Events. (734) 973–8424 (Ann Arbor 20), (734) 316–5500 (Emagine). Tickets $12.50 (except as noted) in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline), various times. 

Feb. 1–Mar. 7: “The Chosen Season Four” (Dallas Jenkins, 2024). Screenings of episodes 1–4 (Feb. 1–14), 4–6 (Feb. 15–28), and 7-8 (Feb. 29–Mar. 7) of this serialized retelling of the story of Jesus and his disciples. Various times; see fathomevents.com/events.

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"Rise and Shine Exercise": Pittsfield Township Senior Center
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Pittsfield Township Senior Center, 701 W. Ellsworth. bit.ly/pittsfield-seniors. (734) 8222120. Weekly events run Jan. 9Mar. 31. Free (except as noted) in-person activities. Check meeting status before coming.

Rise and Shine Exercise (Mon. & Fri. 910 a.m.).

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“Preschool ArtStart”: AADL
10:30 am - 11:00 am Observer EditorObserver Editor
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Mar. 4, 6, & 7 (10:30–11 a.m., different branch locations).  AADL staff lead children ages 2–5, accompanied by an adult, in fun, process-based arts and crafts. Traverwood (Mon.), Pittsfield (Wed.), & Malletts Creek (Thurs.). 

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Playgroups for Babies: AADL
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Playgroups for Babies: AADL
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Every Mon.–Wed. & Fri. (different times). Fifteen minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs led by AADL staffers, followed by a short open play. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings. Malletts Creek (Mon. 10:30 a.m.), Traverwood (Tues. 11 a.m.), Westgate (Wed. 10:30 a.m.), and Downtown (Fri. 10:30 a.m.). Free.

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Preschool Storytimes: AADL
10:30 am - 11:30 am Observer EditorObserver Editor
Preschool Storytimes: AADL
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Every Mon.–Fri. (different times). Half-hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2–5 (with caregiver). Pittsfield (Mon. 10:30 a.m. & Thurs. 11 a.m.), Downtown (Tues. 11 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Tues. 11 a.m. & Wed. 10:30 a.m.), Traverwood (Thurs. 11 a.m.), and Westgate (Fri. 1 p.m.). Free.

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Carillon Concert Series: U-M School of Music
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Every Mon.–Fri. (different locations). Performances by U-M carillon faculty and students. The carillons are open to visitors during the recitals; earplugs recommended. For a complete schedule see smtd.umich.edu/events. Noon, Burton Tower, 230 N. Ingalls & 1:20 p.m., Lurie Tower, 1230 Murfin, North Campus. Free. (734) 764–0583.

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Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Weekly activities. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required for some events. For Zoom links see calendar at tinyurl.com/a2-turner-cal. (734) 998–9353, michmed.org/tswp, tswp.info@umich.edu.

Tai Chi (Mon., Wed., & Fri. noon–12:30 p.m. via Zoom).

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Weekly Rehearsal: Women’s Chamber Chorus
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Every Mon., Jan. 22–Apr. 22. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women’s chorus to sing an eclectic program including classical, folk, Broadway, pop, and jazz. Ben Gaughran directs; Joshua Marzan accompanies. Concert in late April. 12:15–2:15 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com, (734) 665–9271. 

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"Walking Off the Pounds": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Weekly activities. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required for some events. For Zoom links see calendar at tinyurl.com/a2-turner-cal. (734) 998–9353, michmed.org/tswp, tswp.info@umich.edu.

Walking Off the Pounds (Mon., Wed., & Fri. 12:30–1 p.m. via Zoom).

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Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor
Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center
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Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave., bit.ly/a2-senior-cnt, (734) 794–6250. Weekly activities. Preregistration required for some events by emailing bpatton@a2gov.org or calling.

Bridge (Mon. 12:30–3:30 p.m.), duplicate nonsanctioned. $3; members, $2. Preregistration required.

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Bridge: Pittsfield Township Senior Center
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
Bridge: Pittsfield Township Senior Center
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Pittsfield Township Senior Center, 701 W. Ellsworth. bit.ly/pittsfield-seniors. (734) 8222120. Weekly events run Jan. 9Mar. 31. Free (except as noted) in-person activities. Check meeting status before coming.

Bridge (Mon. & Fri. 12:30–3:30 p.m.).

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"Writing, Reflections, & Conversation": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
"Writing, Reflections, & Conversation": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Weekly activities. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required for some events. For Zoom links see calendar at tinyurl.com/a2-turner-cal. (734) 998–9353, michmed.org/tswp, tswp.info@umich.edu.

Writing, Reflection, & Conversation (Mon. Mar. 4, 1–3 p.m.), preregistration required.

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Euchre: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
Euchre: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Weekly activities. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required for some events. For Zoom links see calendar at tinyurl.com/a2-turner-cal. (734) 998–9353, michmed.org/tswp, tswp.info@umich.edu.

Euchre (Mon. 1–3 p.m.).

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Mah-jongg: Pittsfield Township Senior Center
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
Mah-jongg: Pittsfield Township Senior Center
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Pittsfield Township Senior Center, 701 W. Ellsworth. bit.ly/pittsfield-seniors. (734) 8222120. Weekly events run Jan. 9Mar. 31. Free (except as noted) in-person activities. Check meeting status before coming.

Mah-jongg (Mon. 1–3 p. m. & Tues. 10 a.m.–noon).

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Carillon Concert Series: U-M School of Music
1:20 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
Carillon Concert Series: U-M School of Music
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Every Mon.–Fri. (different locations). Performances by U-M carillon faculty and students. The carillons are open to visitors during the recitals; earplugs recommended. For a complete schedule see smtd.umich.edu/events. Noon, Burton Tower, 230 N. Ingalls & 1:20 p.m., Lurie Tower, 1230 Murfin, North Campus. Free. (734) 764–0583.

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“Conversations on Europe”: U-M Center for European Studies Lecture Series
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
“Conversations on Europe”: U-M Center for European Studies Lecture Series
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Mar. 4 & 18. Talks by visiting scholars, followed by Q&A. Mar. 4:  University of Pittsburgh German film and cultural studies professor Randall Halle on “Seeing European Developmentalism: The Transition from Colonial Rule to Foreign Aid Across European Media.” Mar. 18: School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Paris) history professor Sabina Loriga on “Italy: Strategies for De-Demonizing Fascism.” 4–5:30 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. (734) 764-0351.

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Ann Arbor Area Scrabble Club
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Every Mon. All invited to play the classic word game, using the 5th-edition Scrabble dictionary. Bring your own set, if you like. 5–9 p.m., Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Free. meetup.com/ann-arbor-scrabble-meetup. burrbarr7@hotmail.com.

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“The Role of an Activist Artist  (Playwright/Librettist) in Post-Genocide Cambodia and in Human Rights”: U-M Donia Human Rights Center
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“The Role of an Activist Artist  (Playwright/Librettist) in Post-Genocide Cambodia and in Human Rights”: U-M Donia Human Rights Center
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French American playwright Catherine Filloux is joined by U-M art history professor Nachiket Chanchani to discuss her experience working with victims of the Khmer Rouge to produce various theatrical works and an oral history project. In conjunction with the U-M Museum of Art’s exhibition Angkor Complex: Cultural Heritage and Post-Genocide Memory in Cambodia (see Galleries). 5:30–7:30 p.m., UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. (734) 615–8482.

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Drop-In Knitting: Spun
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Every Sun.–Thurs. (different times). All invited to work on their knitting, crochet, weaving, and embroidery projects. 1–3 p.m. (Sun.) & 6–8 p.m. (Mon.–Thurs.), Spun, 401 N. Fourth Ave. Free. (734) 780–7867.

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Group Runs: Ann Arbor Running Company (AARC)
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Group Runs: Ann Arbor Running Company (AARC)
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Every Sat., Mon., Tues., & Thurs. (different AARC locations). Runners of all abilities invited to join an advanced or beginner group run (Sat.), a 5K mapped route (Mon. & Thurs.), or an interval-based training run (Tues.). 7 a.m. (Sat.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.), AARC Downtown, 209 S. Ashley; 6 p.m. (Mon.), Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti; & 6 p.m. (Thurs.), AARC Colonnade, 901 W. Eisenhower. Free. annarborrunningcompany.com.

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Kids Gaming Meetup: Sylvan Factory
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Kids Gaming Meetup: Sylvan Factory
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Every Mon. (6–8 p.m.). Kids ages 8–12 invited to drop in to play popular tabletop role-playing games. Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium Blvd. $5. Preregistration required at sylvanfactory.com, (734) 929–5877. 

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Yoga Fit with Jenny Grone
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Yoga Fit with Jenny Grone: Imagine Fitness and Yoga
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Build your strength, balance and flexibility in this unique Yoga class.  A gentle move through vinyasa flows will fine tune your practice and focus on your needs.

3100 W Liberty ,Ann Arbor. https://imaginefitnessandyoga.com/pricing/ $23 for a class drop in or check website for class packages. joanna@imaginefitnessandyoga.com www.imaginefitnessandyoga.com (734) 622-8119.

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“Emerging Writers Workshop: Share Your Words”: Ann Arbor District Library
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Local veteran short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal share practical tips on how to receive feedback, as well as the differences between a critique group, a beta reader, and a professional editor. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 6:30 p.m. on Mar. 18. 6:30–7:45 p.m., AADL Westgate, 2503 Jackson Ave. Free. (734) 327–4200.

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“His Girl Friday”: Michigan Theater
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Film screenings every Wed.–Sun. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see michtheater.org. 

Mar. 4: “His Girl Friday” (Howard Hawks, 1940). Classic screwball comedy with legendary fast-paced dialogue about a Chicago newspaper editor who goes to extravagant lengths to keep his ex-wife—an ace reporter—from remarrying. Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell. 6:30 p.m.

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Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory
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Every Mon.–Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering (MTG). Fri. (6:30–10 p.m.): Magic rotating draft. Cost varies. Sat. (6–10 p.m.): Commander Pods. For casual groups of 4 players. Free. Mon. (6:30–10 p.m.): Power Cards. $10. Tues. (6:30–10 p.m.): MTG Pauper. A fun and fast format for all skill levels. $5. Wed. (5–9 p.m.): Casual Commander. The most popular form of the game. Free. Wed. (6:30 p.m.): MTG Standard. Play with competitive tournament rules. $10. Various times, Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. Various costs. info@sylvanfactory.com.

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Tartan and Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor
Tartan and Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
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Every Mon. Learn to dance jigs, reels, and strathspeys. All dances taught. Usually with live music by Susie Lorand, Josh Burdick, and friends. 7:30–9:30 p.m., Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. $5. (734) 274–0773.

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