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February 26, 2024

“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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Playgroups for Babies: AADL
10:30 am - 11:30 am Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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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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Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree, OnlineOnline
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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
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree, OnlineOnline
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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
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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 non-sanctioned. $3; members, $2. Preregistration required.

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Euchre: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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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. in person).

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Ben Miller's Artist Reception
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Ben Miller has an Art Exhibit at Sweetwater's Cafe near Ypsilanti's Water Tower. The reception is Monday, February 26th 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

735 W Cross St. ,Ypsilanti. FREE. bennrush@gmail.com www.benmiller.info 7343734581.

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Chair Exercise: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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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.

Chair Exercise (Mon. 3–4 p.m. in person).

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“Expression": The Neutral Zone
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Every Mon. A chance for teens ages 13–18 to work on their acting skills through monologue, scene study, and collaboration. With virtual coaching by Broadway actress Morgan Siobhan. 4:30–6  p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 W. Washington. Free. neutral-zone.org.

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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., Arbor Brewing Company Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Free. meetup.com/ann-arbor-scrabble-meetup. burrbarr7@hotmail.com.

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“A Ballerina’s Tale”: Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch
6:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch. Occasional free screenings in the lower level Multipurpose Room. (734) 327–4200. 

Feb. 26: “A Ballerina’s Tale” (Nelson George, 2015). Documentary that follows the prodigious rise of Misty Copeland, the first Black woman to occupy the position of principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre. 6 p.m.

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“Plan Your Vegetable & Herb Garden”: the Farm at Trinity Health
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Trinity Health farmer Will Jaquinde discusses selecting plants and using space efficiently to design vegetable and herb gardens that bring you joy. 6–7:30 p.m., the Farm at Trinity Health, 5557 McAuley Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. Preregistration required at tinyurl.com/trinity-garden-plan.

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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. 6–8 p.m. (Mon.–Thurs.) & 1–3 p.m. (Sun.), Spun, 401 N. Fourth Ave. Free. (734) 780–7867.

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Group Runs: Ann Arbor Running Company
6:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Every Thurs., Sat., Mon., & Tues. (different AARC locations). Runners of all abilities invited to join a 5K mapped route (Thurs. & Mon.), an advanced or beginner group run (Sat.), or an interval-based training run (Tues.). 6 p.m. (Thurs.), AARC Colonnade, 901 W. Eisenhower; 7 a.m. (Sat.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.), AARC Downtown, 209 S. Ashley; & 6 p.m. (Mon.), Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Free. annarborrunningcompany.com.

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Sewing Lab: Ann Arbor District Library
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Feb. 13 & 26. All invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Bring your own sewing machine, if you wish. No experience necessary. Also, sewing instructor Rae Hoekstra demonstrates shirring with elastic thread (Feb. 13) and local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to understitch (Feb. 26). 6–7:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. (734) 327–4200.

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Kids Gaming Meetup: Sylvan Factory
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor
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Every Mon. (6:30–8 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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Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor
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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. (noon): Drop-in session to learn to play the game. Free. 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. Various times, Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. Various costs. info@sylvanfactory.com.

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“Inside Michigan Basketball”: WTKA (1050 AM)/ WXYT (1270 AM)
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Feb. 1, 5, 19, & 26. Brian Boesch and Terry Mills host a live radio broadcast from inside the Pretzel Bell with popular U-M men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard and U-M women's coach Kim Barnes Arico. 7 p.m., Pretzel Bell, 226 S. Main. Seating limited. Free admission, but must order food & drinks to sit. thepretzelbell.com/radio-show.

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Scandinavian Music Jam
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Feb. 12 & 26. Bruce Sagan leads an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience necessary. 7:30–9:30 p.m., in person or virtual TBA. For location, email bsagan@msu.edu. Free.

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Tartan and Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor
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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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Comedy Open Mic: The Blind Pig
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
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Every Mon. Performances from up to 15 aspiring stand-up comics from around the state. Local comics emcee. To perform, sign up by sending a message on Instagram, bit.ly/comedyblindpig. Age 21 & up only. 8–9:30 p.m., the Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. Free. (734) 996–8555.

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