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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 12, 2018






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Interactive Exhibition - Public Works: Toby Millman, multidisciplinary artist": U-M Residential College.

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Toby Millman is a multidisciplinary artist living in Hamtramck, working with printmaking, photography, collage, narrative and book arts. She earned her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from Stamps School of Art and Design and is currently teaching printmaking and drawing at the Residential College. The prints works in this exhibition are based on extracted imagery from photographs taken around various locales within the past few years, using inanimate forms to allude to issues of safety, comfort and population control. These images include objects designed to modify the ways we navigate or control our environment and include barriers, traffic cones, highway signage all in states of disrepair, disuse, or dysfunction.
You can access the gallery from the door located near the northwest corner of East Quadrangle on East University. That door is open to patrons, students and faculty during the gallery open hours.
RC Art Gallery in East Quadrangle, 701 E. University Ave. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/54265-13563471.html [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

20th Anniversary Celebration: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Sept. 11-14. All invited. Complete details available at med.umich.edu/community/tswp.

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Sept. 11: "Arts & Eats." Cooking demos include "Risotto & Veggie Carving" (10 a.m.), "Philly Cheese Steak" (noon), and "Taste of Mexico" (3 p.m.).

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Sept. 12: Lectures on "Lessons Learned about Dementia Risk" (10 a.m.), "Taking Care of Our Skin as We Age" (1 p.m.), and "Aging Well with the Cards You've Been Dealt" (3 p.m.).

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Sept. 13: "Rec & Tech." Free 1-on-1 drop-in assistance with computers, email, cell phones, and other tech questions (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Also, a Mah-Jongg Tournament (10 a.m.-noon), Chess Tournament (1-4 p.m.), and Bridge Tournament (noon-4 p.m.). Spectators welcome; preregistration required for participants.

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Sept. 14: "Move Your Body and Celebrate." Open house & live music TBA. Activities include exercise classes (10 a.m., 12:30 & 1:10 p.m.) and cake cutting and remarks (2:30 p.m.).

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10 a.m.-4 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free, preregistration required. 998-9353. [map]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except. Sept. 3. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Bookworms": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Every Wednesday from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m., families with babies are invited to sing songs, listen to stories and participate in age appropriate activities that promotes early literacy. Parents and/or caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration necessary!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Sept. 3 Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Sept. 3), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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Sept. 12 & 26. All invited to accompany Gratzi head chef Dan Gawura to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Gawura prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"U.S.-Russia Relations in the Age of Trump and Putin": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Noon Lecture.

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Talk by MSU economics professor Lisa D. Cook. Bring a bag lunch, if you like.
Noon-1:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Animal Presentation: Domino's Petting Farm.

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Farm staffers show and discuss their animals.
12:30 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm Pole Barn, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (seniors, $5.40; kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
12:30-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Soaring High, Delving Deep with Literature from Around the World": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In these sessions, participants will discover how writers from around the world see the world and how they perceive the past, the present, and the future of their societies. Do we, educated Americans, see our world in ways similar or different from the ways those writers see it? On what do we agree or disagree with these writers? Let us fly together with these writers and look at the world through their perceptive eyes.

Our first journey will be in the world of a novel titled Exit West. Our tour guide will be the book's author Mohsin Hamid. Please come to the first meeting having read the novel and ready to fly… Subsequent readings/discussions will be determined at the first meeting, according to the group's interests.
This study group will meet 1:30-3:30, on September 12, October 10, November 14, February 5, 2019, March 5,2019, and April 2, 2019.
Instructor: Adnan Salhi
Community Health Services Building, Suite A2, 2025 Traverwood Drive (behind/North of Turner Senior Resource Center. $35. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Maximilian Dimoff & Ranaan Meyer: U-M School of Music.

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U-M double bass professor Dimoff and double bass artist-in-residence Meyer present a program TBA.
1:30 p.m., U-M Stearns Bldg. Cady Rm., 2005 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (2-6 p.m., hospital overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"The Sound of Music": Fathom Events.

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(Robert Wise, 1965). Classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an Austrian nun who becomes governess to the 7 children of a widowed Naval officer.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 3, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"BlacKkKlansman": State Theatre.

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(Spike Lee, 2018). An African American cop manages to successfully infiltrate the local KKK chapter so well he becomes its leader.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:15, 6, & 9 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:30 p.m. 

"Eighth Grade": State Theatre.

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(Bo Burnham, 2018). An unflinchingly honest portrait of a teenage girl trying to get through the last week of middle school.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:45, 6:15 & 8:45 p.m. 

"Juliet, Naked": State Theatre.

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(Jesse Peretz, 2018). Comedy about how a woman's life changes when she meets the obscure musician her boyfriend is obsessed with. Based on the Nick Hornby novel.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. (except Sept. 26) and Sept. 8, 15, 21, & 22. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours.
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 3), 4:45 p.m. (all other Mon.-Thurs. Dates & Sept. 21), 7 a.m. (Sat. game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 41st year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet at B2B Trailhead at Mill Creek Park on Jeffords St. between Alpine & Forrest, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi Pushing Hands: Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bikes & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton and Macon.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Aerial Sling": A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Sling (also known as aerial hammock), is a single loop of fabric 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 the Aerial Hammock. 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 Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [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 joanna@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. joanna@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m. 

Fall Gardening Tips: WCC Lifelong Learning.

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Fall is a great time for planting. Find out how to grow and harvest cold-weather vegetables and plant bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees for bloom next year. Learn how to prepare your garden beds for a long winter's nap, protect tender and potted plants, and what to do with all those leaves. Discover great plants for fall color and how to clean and store your garden hand tools for next year. You do not have to be a WCC student to enroll in this lifelong learning class. Class is free to Washtenaw County residents age 65+.
Washtenaw Communnity College, Morris Lawrence Bldg, Room ML 128, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800. $29. 734-677-5060. goo.gl/EgsCrg [map]



 6-8:30 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 consecutive Wednesdays from 6-8:30 pm, with additional material available online.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. Each class includes small group activities and practice of labor positions and comfort measures.
Von Voigtlander Hospital Family Center, 1540 East Hospital Drive. $210. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. except Oct. 3 All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Also, a competitive draft game on Sundays. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Discussions and activities.

Apr. 11 (7 p.m.): Grass Lake-based historic property renovator Wendy Chiodo discusses "Historic Gardens."

May 12 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.): Garage Sale. Club fundraiser. Donated items may be dropped off at the Depot on Thursday, May 10 from 3-8 p.m. or Friday, May 11 from 3-7 p.m.

June 13 (7 p.m., location TBA): "Garden Tour."Tour of club member Jodi Smolek's garden. Preregistration required.

July 11 (7 p.m.): "Garden Tours." Tour of a farm in Manchester.

Aug. 8 (7 p.m.): "Garden Tour." Tours at homes of members Carol Jackson and Mariette Purslow.

Sept. 12 (6:30 p.m.): Potluck & planning meeting at the Chelsea Train Depot. Guests welcome.

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Various times, Chelsea Depot (except as noted), 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. Free. eveningprimrosegardenclub@groups.io. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Krebs Cycle of Creativity": U-M Ross Business School Handleman Lecture Series.

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Architect, designer, & MIT Media Lab professor Neri Oxman discusses her framework for integrating art and science.
6:30-8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-5002. [map]


 6:45-7:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Lyra (Aerial Hoop)": A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring, or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the lyra unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental lyra vocabulary, technique, and sequences. Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6:45 p.m. 

"Madeline's Madeline": State Theatre.

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(Josephine Decker, 2018). The boundaries between performance and reality collapse when a theater director pushes her teenage star to mine her troubled home life for inspiration.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6:45 p.m. 

"Puzzle": Michigan Theater.

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(Marc Turtletaub, 2018). Drama about a suburban mom whose discovery of competitive jigsaw puzzling breaks her out of a humdrum existence.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Natural Areas Management": Ann Arbor Wild Ones.

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Panel discussion with Ann Arbor Natural Areas Preservation deputy manager Dave Borneman, Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program stewardship coordinator Allison Krueger, and Huron-Clinton Metroparks representative Ryan Stanton.
6:45-8:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. Annarbor.wildones.org. [map]


 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

"Black and White Like You and Me": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Thomas "Whitey" Daniels and Thomas "Cookie" Marsh met playing Geezer basketball in Detroit, became friends, and founded the 'Black and White' Like You and Me' movement in Detroit.
Through real life stories designed to show us that Blacks and Whites are quite similar in many ways, we will be challenged to put aside ignorance that lies at the root of preconceptions and stereotypes.
Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. $10 OLLI membership not required for this event. Open to the public. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 7 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Bookshop": Michigan Theater.

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(Isabel Coixet, 2018). Adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald's novel about a widow whose bookshop opening sparks controversy in a sleepy English village. Emily Mortimer & Bill Nighy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

An Evening of Poetry and the Written Word: Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

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Poetry workshop. All writers welcome to share
and discuss their poetry or short fiction.
BRING ABOUT SIX COPIES OF YOUR WORK.
COPIES WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.
Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson
see our blog at Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
Crazy Wisdomn Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 7346652757. info@crazywisdom.net www.crazywisdom.net [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for 'The Grand Duke, or the Statutory Duel': University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS).

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UMGASS is auditioning for "The Grand Duke, or the Statutory Duel" September 10/11/12 at the Student Theater Arts Complex, 1202 Kipke Drive, Ann Arbor from 7-10 pm. Affiliation with U-M *not* required. To sign up attend the Mass Meeting at 7 pm on 9/9/18 in the Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons (North Campus), or e-mail umgassexec@umich.edu. Walk-ins welcome. Please prepare ~32-64 bars of a selection from musical theater or opera in English; provide two copies. Cold readings from the libretto if you are interested in a speaking role. Show performed with full orchestra. Production directed by David Andrews, Music Director Suzanna Mathews, Choreographer Beth Ballbach. UMGASS is the oldest continuously-operating student-run G&S Society in the country, founded 1947. For additional information on The Grand Duke, including MIDI files of all the music, please see https://www.gsarchive.net/grand_duke/html/index.html
Student Theater Arts Complex (STAC), 1202 Kipke Drive. Free. umgassexec@umich.edu www.umgass.org [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Serendipity Books AfterHours Book Club.

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All invited to discuss a book. Wine and chocolate provided. Apr. 11: a book TBA by one of the Midwest Literary Walk authors.

May 16: Clare North's The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, a sci-fi novel about a man who keeps reliving his life.

July 18: Bird Box, Michigan writer Josh Malerman's hit horror debut about an unknown terror that drives people to deadly violence when seen. Blindfolded, a woman and her children search for refuge.

Sept. 12: Born a Crime, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's memoir of growing up in South Africa during and immediately after apartheid.

Nov. 14: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid's intelligent 2007 thriller about a Pakistani man whose failed love affair with an American woman sours him on the American dream. Wine and chocolate served.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. 475-7148. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ToastMasters: Public Speaking Wed 7PM: ToastMasters at Sweetwaters.

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ToastMasters at SweetWaters is an opportunity to practice your personal and/or professional speaking as well as Leadership in a fun friendly atmosphere.
The club is open to everyone. Attendees have the opportunity to speak, give and receive feedback about speaking, presentations and current events.
We typically have 2-4 prepared speeches followed by (Kind and constructive evaluations) to provide feedback and growth. Attendees will have an opportunity for impromptu speaking as well.
Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W Washington. Free. chrisjriley@hotmail.com [map]


 7 p.m. 

ToastMasters: Public Speaking Wed 7PM: ToastMasters at Sweetwaters.

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ToastMasters at SweetWaters is an opportunity to practice your personal and/or professional speaking as well as Leadership in a fun friendly atmosphere.
The club is open to everyone. Attendees have the opportunity to speak, give and receive feedback about speaking, presentations and current events.
We typically have 2-4 prepared speeches followed by (Kind and constructive evaluations) to provide feedback and growth. Attendees will have an opportunity for impromptu speaking as well.
Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W Washington. johnsonest121314@gmail.com. johnsonest121314@gmail.com [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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Bestselling writer Lisa McCubbin discusses her new biography based on interviews with Betty Ford's family, friends, and colleagues. Book sale, signing, and reception follow.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Natural Weight Management": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local raw foods enthusiast Ellen Livingston.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required by phone or email. outreach@peoplesfood.coop, 994-4589. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Tomato Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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James Beard Award-winning chef and culinary radio host Evan Kleiman discusses cucina povera (Italian peasant cooking) and hosts an evening of Italian food showcasing tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
7-9 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $75. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"What the Eyes Don't See": U-M School for Environment and Sustainability/Literati Bookstore.

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MSU pediatrics professor Mona Hanna-Attisha discusses her new book about the research she conducted to prove that Flint children were being exposed to lead. O: The Oprah Magazine says it's told "with the gripping intrigue of a Grisham thriller." Book sale & signing.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free, but tickets required at literatibookstore.com/event/dr-mona-hanna-attisha. 585-5567, 764-6453. [map]



 7:15 p.m. 

"Mr. Smooth's Basic Ballroom": Ypsilanti Township Recreation Department.

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"Mr. Smooth's Detroit Style Ballroom" classes offer students the opportunity to improve their health and socialize while learning ballroom style dancing.
"Mr. Smooth Certified" Instructors Orlando Arnold and Annie Gill will be teaching you this style of dance that combines the benefits of exercise with fun and grace.
SESSION I November 12- October 24, 2018 7:15 pm -8:15 pm
SESSION II November 7 - December 12, 2018 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Center room 204
Activity fee: $49.00
Registration due one week prior to event
18 +
Dress comfortably; leather bottom shoes preferred (no gym shoes or flip flops).
If you have health concerns, please check with your doctor first.
Ypsilanti Community Center, 2025 E Clark Rd., Ypsilanti. $49/ session. 734-544-3800. ytrd@ytown.org www.ytown.org/registration [map]



 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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(Björn Runge, 2018). Drama about the self-effacing wife of the Great American Novelist who reaches her breaking point when he's awarded the Nobel Prize. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by retired Ypsilanti adult education teacher Beverly Sprague, of A Square Meal, Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe's history of the food crisis during the Great Depression and how it transformed American culinary culture.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:45 p.m. 

Full Metal Jokers: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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This local comedy company presents several comics and musicians TBA. Adult content.
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Sept. 5 & 19), location TBA (Sept. 12), & Michigan League Ballroom (Sept. 26). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9:15 p.m. 

"Three Identical Strangers": State Theatre.

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(Tim Wardle, 2018). Documentary about three identical twins who rediscover each other after being separated at birth.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 9:15 p.m. 

"Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood": Michigan Theater.

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(Matt Tyrnauer, 2018). Documentary about Scotty Bowers, who claims he spent decades as sexual procurer to celebrities who wished to keep their wholesome public images intact.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Sapona

Detroit posthardcore quartet. Openers: DartMouth, a Dearborn Heights punk quartet, and Pull Back, a Detroit- area rock band. $5-$8. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Jazz Manouche.

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Jordan Adema. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul- infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Old Town: Paul VornHagen Trio

Jazz standards by this local trio led by saxophonist and flutist VornHagen. With keyboardist Tony Viviano and bassist Kurt Krahnke. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Singer-Songwriter Showcase."

With K Michael Joseph and other local singer-songwriters TBA. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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