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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 25, 2018






 
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 9 a.m  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
9 a.m., meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Parks, Rivers, & Trail Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Slow/moderate-paced ride, 13-25 miles, from Dexter to Hudson Mills on the B2B trail.
9 a.m., meet at the B2B entrance behind the Marathon gas station, 8135 Main, Dexter. Free. ggonyo@peoplepc.com. [map]


 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 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]



 10-11 a.m.  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.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.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.


  10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Ancestry Aficionados": Chelsea District Library.

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Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Because of an Acorn": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists Shawn Severance (Thurs.) and Sarah Felder (Tues.) lead a hike for kids ages 2-4 (accompanied by a caregiver) to look for acorns and other signs of fall.
Scio Woods Preserve, 4000 Scio Church. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
We are currently discussing readings from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for Beginners: reclaiming the present moment--and your life. No need to buy the book.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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Sept. 25 & 27. All invited to join a discussion, led by TBE cantor emerita Annie Rose, of Einstein and the Rabbi, rabbi Naomi Levy's exploration of the meaning of the soul, inspired by correspondence between Einstein and a grieving rabbi.
Noon (Sept. 25) & 7:30 p.m. (Sept. 27), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free; preregistration requested via email to cantorannie@gmail.com. 665-4744. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Performing Activism: Feminists, Lawyers, and Online Mobilization in China": U-M Center for Chinese Studies Tuesday Lecture Series.

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Talk by University of Toronto sociology professor Sida Liu. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee.
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Advanced German IV, Continued: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The course will be a continuation of Advanced German of winter/spring '18. We will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation.
This study group will meet Tuesdays, 1-3, from September 25 - December 18. Instructor Renate Gerulaitis is professor emeritus of German Language and Literature at Oakland University.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $45. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Mah-Jongg": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Mah-Jongg is a Chinese game resembling Gin Rummy, but played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Easy to learn, it can become quite addictive!
Classes start with a brief lecture, followed by actual playing of the game with continuous guidance from the instructor. Mah-Jongg sets will be provided. Stuart Baggaley has taught his modified and simplified version of the game at many venues.
He is a British World War II veteran (RAF) who emigrated from Norway in 1957, leaving the Fulbright Foundation in Oslo. He retired from UM Medical School (Anatomy) in 1990.
This Study Group is led by Stuart Baggaley Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. September 25 - October 30.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, and book 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]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"U-M DeRoy Visiting Professor Lecture Series-Carmen Bugan": LSA Honors Program.

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At 2 am on 10 March 1983, Carmen Bugan's father left the family home, alone.That afternoon, Carmen returned from school to find secret police in her living room. Her father's protest against the Ceausescu regime in Romania had changed her life forever. Bugan was born in 1970 in Romania and has since lived in the US, Ireland, England, and France. She is the author of three collections of poems: Crossing the Carpathians,The House of Straw, and Releasing the Porcelain Birds; as well as the memoir Burying the Typewriter. Sept.11: Lyric Language & the Language of Oppression. Interface between poetry and politics in language. Sept.14: Private and Public Narratives.(1339 Mason Hall) What happens when private and public identities become conflated because of politics? Sept.25: Writing in-between Languages: Poetry in a Second Language. Poet's relationship with an adopted language. Oct.2: Artistic Distance & the Language of Oppression. Emotional distance in poetry when one has been the victim
U-M Chemistry Building, Rm.1300, 930 N. University. Free. ask.honors@umich.edu [map]


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues. May 22-Oct. 23. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. Sept. 4: Team Love. Versatile local acoustic trio. Sept. 11: Bohemian Ru'sters. Eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock, and country covers and originals by local musicians Ru Knoedler and Dave Williams. Sept. 18: Jerry, Sabina, and the Red Ukulele. Covers of 20th-century popular music. Sept. 25: Isosceles. Local vocal pop trio. Oct. 2 & 23: Chuck Swanagon. Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist. Oct. 9: Bohemian Ru'sters. Eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock, and country covers and originals by local musicians Ru Knoedler and Dave Williams. Oct. 16: Jerry, Sabina, and the Red Ukulele. Covers of 20th-century popular music.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Fun Night: Chelsea Senior Center.

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All seniors invited for dinner, dessert, square dancing, and games.
4-6 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-9242. [map]


 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]


 6-7pm 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Get ripped and have fun doing it! Come for a great workout or supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Voter Registration Opportunity: League of Women Voters.

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Register to vote at the Saline District Library. Volunteers, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, will be available on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:00 PM on August 14 & 28 and September 11 & 25. The deadline to register for the November election is October 9. You don't need to be a resident of Washtenaw County to register at this event, but you do need to be a Michigan resident, a US citizen, and 18 years of age by election day. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Nov 3.
At this event, you will be able to:
* Register to Vote
* Complete an application for an absentee ballot for the November 6 general election.
* Pick up written information about voting and the ballot
* Ask questions of knowledgeable League of Women Voters volunteers.
Please bring your driver's license, Michigan State ID card, or the last 4 digits of your social security number.
This is a drop-in event. You may come to any of the four Tuesday sessions at the Saline District Library, 55
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Rd, Saline. Free. lynne.kochmanski@gmail.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Sacagawea's Capture and the History of the Early West": U-M Clements Library.

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Talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Elizabeth Fenn.
6-8 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-5864. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Drugs": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on the manipulation of our biochemical status.
Readings to consider:
"Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy"
"Adverse health effects of marijuana use"
"Practical, legal, and ethical issues in expanded access to investigational drugs"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/017-drugs/.
Partake in the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group [map]



 7-9 p.m. 

"Learn to Solder": TinkerTech.

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This is a 2-hour introduction to through-hole soldering. You will learn to identify what a good solder joint looks like, how to properly select an iron temperature, understand the difference in quality between irons, and practice your technique with a small take-home project.
This workshop is open to anyone 10 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a separately registered adult.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $30. 734-707-8019. kristy@tinkertech.io http://tinkertech.io/event/workshop-learn-to-solder-5/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Jasmine An: Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by this Thailand-based queer poet, a Midwest native, whose latest book, Naming the No-Name Woman, likens her experiences as a Chinese American woman with various overlapping identities to those of the 1st Chinese American movie star, Anna May Wong. "The poems in [this] transformative, erotic collection teeter on the impossible border between consuming and rebuffing, naming and not naming the enigmatic presence of [Wong]," says Michigan poet Diane Seuss. "An's formal choices tread a wavering line between poetry and prose, just as the poems draw as much from theory as memory and feeling." Preceded by an open mike.
7-8:30 p.m. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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At monthly chapter meetings, members receive skills training in various relevant areas, discuss and mobilize around pending legislation, and brainstorm strategies for upcoming events.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a nationwide, non-partisan, grass-roots movement of millions of Americans who work to:
--Close gaping loopholes in the background check system.
--Prevent child access to unsecured guns.
--Limit where, when, and how loaded guns can be carried in public.
--Support survivors of gun violence in America.
Text JOIN to 644-33
First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com www.momsdemandaction.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. The Greenhorn Band for beginners meets at 6 p.m.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 769-2613. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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Aug. 18: Loyola-Chicago. Exhibition. 7 p.m.

Aug. 24: Tulsa. 7 p.m.

Aug. 27: South Florida. 7 p.m.

Aug. 31: University of California-Riverside. 7 p.m.

Sept. 3: Canisius. 1 p.m.

Sept. 7: WMU. 7 p.m.

Sept. 10: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Penn State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 25: Ohio State. 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Oct. 10: Detroit. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16: Notre Dame. 6 p.m.

Oct. 28: Maryland. 4 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Wayétu Moore: Literati Bookstore.

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This Brooklyn writer reads from She Would Be King, her debut novel that mixes magical realism and historical fiction to reimagine the story of Liberia's early years through the perspectives of 3 characters: a woman exiled from a West African village, a man raised on a plantation in Virginia, and a Jamaican who's the son of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A2Energy Power Hour": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from Habitat for Humanity, DTE, Washtenaw County, and MI Saves discuss cost-effective ways for homeowners and renters to make their homes more energy efficient. Prizes. A2Energy is an outreach effort by the City of Ann Arbor.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Jam": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Sept. 11 & 25. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Journalist and activist Herb Boyd discusses his new book, which covers such figures in Detroit history as abolitionist William Lambert, Motown founder Berry Gordy, the city's first black mayor Coleman Young, and others.
7-9 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Centennial Farms": Chelsea District Library.

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Legacy Land Conservancy trustee Larry Doll discusses his family's Centennial Farm, the meaning of that designation, and its community impact.
7-8:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Permaculture Applied to Everything": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local certified permaculture teacher David Hall.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required by phone or email. outreach@peoplesfood.coop, 994-4589. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Permaculture Futures": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Sept. 11 & 25. Local certified permaculture instructors Bridget O'Brien and Charlie Brennan discuss the basics of this approach to ecological sustainability (Sept. 11) and how to address future challenges to permaculture practices (Sept. 25).
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate (Sept. 11) & AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Sept. 25). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"X: A Novel": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to a discussion of this YA novel, a fictionalized account of Malcolm X's early life, co-written by his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz. Also, a potluck book discussion (bring a dish to pass) Sept. 28, 11 a.m.
7-8:30 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. Preregister for a free copy of the book. 794-6250. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

Open Rehearsal: Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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Sept. 11, 18, & 25. All women invited to join this women's chamber choir to sing early music. This month's rehearsals include auditions for new members.
7:15-9:15 p.m., call for location. Free. AnnArborGrailSingers.org, 662-0631. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Addiction and Families": Dawn Farm.

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Addiction and Families will be presented by Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D. Alcohol/other drug addiction is often described as a "family condition." Each member of the family unit is affected by addiction within the family and often family members have challenges in supporting each other and taking care of their own health and well-being. To survive within a framework of chaos, family members often develop roles and defense mechanisms that help them to cope. Family involvement is an important element of the recovery process for people with addiction, and family members themselves can recover from the effects of having person with addiction in the family. This program will provide participants with an overview of ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, and options for family members to obtain help and cope.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8:30-10:30 p.m. 

"Harry Potter Trivia: Connor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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8:30-10:30 p.m., Connor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Tickets $15/team at a2tix.com/events/harry-potter-trivia/tickets. 665-2968. [map]
 


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Club Above: Open Mike

Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. No cover. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman, [venue info]

Mash: The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Ukulele Jam"

Musicians of all ability levels invited. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working- class heritage. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band

Old-time music. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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