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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
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]
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]
Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.
Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. 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. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 8), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.
Join us for 8 FREE beginner yoga classes!
Intimidated by Yoga, want to try it out, but afraid you can't do it? With a focus on the basics, you will learn about how yoga is for EVERY BODY. 8 FREE yoga classes! On Tuesdays at 10:00am-11:00am - 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. Classes taught by Nugget Burkhardt
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. Free. 7346228119. email@example.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]
Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).
Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. 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 (except Oct. 8), see listing. Free. 327-4200.
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]
Maps for the best fall color routes and crane viewing areas are available at the Discovery Center desk. Also, on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tues.-Sat.) & Noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Free. Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]
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]
Remember the Clay Gallery that you knew and loved? Celebrate its return at Yourist Studio Gallery in a special Clay Gallery on Exhibit pop-up show beginning October 16.
Opening Reception, Friday, October 19, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
The exhibit runs from October 16-November 16
Reconnect with your favorite Clay Gallery artists and discover an outstanding selection of their latest works, from beautiful functional ware like plates, bowls, cups, and teapots to stunning decorative works like animal figures, tiles, sculptures, and wall pieces.
"We are excited to share the many pathways each of us has been exploring in clay since the closing of our 30 year cooperative gallery in Downtown Ann Arbor."
Participating Clay Gallery artists include Royce Disbrow, Craig Hinshaw, Shirley Knudsvig, Yiu-Keung Lee, Brigit Macomber, Susanne Stephenson, Kris Stewart, Joe Szutz, Debbie Thompson, Shirley White-Black, and Donna Williams.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 7346624914. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Every Tues. except Oct. 16. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Oct. 2: College of Idaho Chinese history professor Jeff Snyder-Reinke on "Spatializing Infant Burial in Qing China." Oct. 9: University of Utah philosophy professor Eric Hutton on "Plato, Through Confucian Eyes." Oct. 23: University of California-Davis modern Chinese literature professor Xiaomei Chen on "Why Bother?: The Place of Socialist Propaganda Theater in China." Oct. 30: U-M Center for Chinese Studies postdoc Elizabeth Berger on "Resource Diversification and Resilience: The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Northwest China."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]
A workshop for people with any type of chronic illness who want to discover new ways of coping. Done with a small group in a 3-step process, the workshop invites participants to 1) tell their story to a supportive person, 2) identify unhelpful stereotypes, and 3) engage in a simple art-making activity.
Participants tell us that this workshop has helped them feel less isolated and more confident:
"It was a relief to talk with others who truly understand what it means to be living with a chronic illness. Though each of us were dealing with different situations, many of our struggles were similar. Sharing stories was extremely validating and reminded me that I am not alone."- Leora Druckman
Parking is available next to the building, which is handicap accessible.
Facilitators are Janet Greenhut, MD, Idelle Hammond-Sass, artist, and Susan McDonald, ACSW.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Rd. $75. (734) 302-0230. email@example.com narrativedimensions.org
"The Knowledge Illusion: Do You Know as Much as You Think You Know?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).more >
"The Knowledge Illusion: Do You Know as Much as You Think You Know?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).< less
Acquiring knowledge and understanding are central to making our way in the modern world. Some of us claim to be experts because we try to know a lot about one topic.
Most of us are satisfied with knowing enough about some topics to get through the day. The book, "The Knowledge Illusion", by two cognitive scientists, Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach, explores why we are all under the illusion that we know more than we actually do.
They discuss how we think in groups, with technology and about science and politics. They also make recommendations for how to cope with our limitations. We will read their accessible book across the six sessions. Humility and curiosity are the only prerequisites for the course.
Craig Ramsay is a political scientist who taught for decades while coping with his own illusions of knowledge.
This Study Group will meet Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. October 30 - December 11.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, Room 9/10, 2309 Packard St. $35. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 22 & 30. All grade 6-adult invited to bring their knitting & crochet projects and interact with fellow crafters. Other fiber-based artists welcome.
1-3 p.m., AADL Westgate (Oct. 2, 9, 16, & 30) and 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Oct. 22). Free. 327-4200. [map]
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]
"Tying the Big Man's Hands: From Personalized Rule to Institutionalized Regimes": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.more >
"Tying the Big Man's Hands: From Personalized Rule to Institutionalized Regimes": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.< less
University of Virginia political science professor Anne Meng discusses her research on party building in autocratic regimes.
4 p.m., 5769 Haven Hall, 505 S. State. Free. 764-0351. [map]
"Whitechapel Noise: Politics, Sex and Religion in Yiddish Rhyme on the Streets of London's East End 1884-1914": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.more >
"Whitechapel Noise: Politics, Sex and Religion in Yiddish Rhyme on the Streets of London's East End 1884-1914": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.< less
Talk by London Yiddish folk singer and historian Vivi Lachs.
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 5, 15, 16, & 24) and Oct. 6 & 13. 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.
4:45 p.m. (except Sat. game days, 7 a.m.), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
This long-running 7-piece group plays traditional jazz and swing. Music director James Dapogny leads from the piano, along with clarinet (or sax), trumpet, trombone, guitar (or banjo), bass (or tuba) and drums. Guest vocalist some weeks. Excellent for listening or dancing. Cash cover at the door. Cards or cash for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/662-1202. zalgaz.org [map]
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.
U-M anthropology professor Alaina Lemon and U-M Italian professor Karla Mallette discuss Lemon's book examining the Cold War rumors of intelligence agencies developing telepathy as a spy tool, and how those rumors both bolstered and undermined 20th-century Russia-U.S. relations.
5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]
Have you used TinkerCAD or Google Sketchup before and want to take your 3D modeling to the next level? Are you new to 3D design, but want to get started with the best tools out there? Then this workshop is for you.
SolidWorks is a powerful parametric solid modeling program that allows for the creation of designs for fabrication with 3D printers, laser cutters, and other CNC (computer numerical controlled) tools.
By the end of this workshop, you'll understand basic construction tools, model design workflow, how to export your work for use with other software, and the power of parametric design.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $90. 7347078019. email@example.com https:
All invited to dance and sing along to a live concert featuring performances by singer-actors playing popular Disney characters, including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, the Puppy Dog Pals, and Fancy Nancy. Also, music videos featuring the Muppet Babies and the Lion Guard.
6 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $32.50-$52.50 at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]
Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri., 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), and Booster Draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]
In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
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]
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]
La Casa Ann Arbor presents Live Music featuring different music performers. Come enjoy a cigar, drink, and some music Tuesday & Fridays from 7p-10p.
Visit our webpage for a complete list of events.
La Casa Ann Arbor, 3780 Jackson Rd. Suite A. Free. 734-929-4382. http:
Performances by various student ensembles. Oct. 6: Orchestra & Fiddle Club 22nd Annual Hometown Show. Oct. 18: Fall Festival of Choirs. With choirs of kids in grades 5-12. Oct. 24: Echoes Concert Band. Oct. 30: Orchestra Halloween Concert.
7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]
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]
Talk by U-M elementary language education researcher Susan Atkins and Fenix Institute (Mexico) director Gustavo Dorado.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Rick Altizer's 2018 Christian documentary that chronicles gospel singer Russ Taff's battle with alcoholism.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).
Oct. 28-30. Dubbed (Oct. 28 & 30) and subtitled (Oct. 29) screenings of Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 Oscar-winning Japanese anime film about a girl who must rescue her parents from a haunted bath house. The Oct. 30 screening is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
12:55 p.m. (Oct. 28) & 7 p.m. (Oct. 29 & 30), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).
Veteran Detroit journalist Harvey Ovshinsky discusses this biography by Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett of his father, Stanford Ovshinsky, a self-taught genius whose inventions include rechargeable batteries and rewritable CDs and DVDs.
7 p.m., Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington. Free. 971-0990. [map]
Club members show their projected images (Oct. 2 & 30) and prints (Oct. 16) on various topics, including "People at Work" (Oct. 2 & 16) and "Textures." (Oct. 30). Presentations include Ann Arbor Symphony photographer Greg Czarnecki on "Building the Fine Art Photograph" (Oct. 2) and WCC photography professor Terry Abrams on "Simplify Your Travel Photography" (Oct. 16).
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School Auditorium, 1701 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]
"Personal Medicine: Becoming Active Agents in Our Own Recovery" will be presented by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist and Didactic Group Facilitator. Personal Medicine consists of things we do, not things we take, that increase our sense of wellness and help us feel better. There's been a great deal of interest in holistic methods of addressing conditions such as sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain that can challenge the substance use disorder recovery process. Relying on standard medical practices and medications for managing these conditions often relegates people in recovery to passive recipients of care and may subject them to marginally effective and at times deleterious interventions. This program will describe how Personal Medicine utilizes "skills not pills" to help recovering individuals deal with conditions that challenge recovery and to feel better overall.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
This Nelson (NH)-based quartet, praised as "dashing and extraordinary" by the Strad magazine, performs Debussy's Quartet and works by U-M alum Gabriela Lena Frank and 18th-century composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
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]
Ten teams of classical pianists and vocalists compete for cash prizes in this competition sponsored by the art song magazine Sparks & Wiry Cries. Each duo must premiere a new song that is no longer than 5 minutes. The winner is determined by the audience. Local soprano Kathleen Kelly hosts.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com
Club Above: Open Mike
Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. No cover. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Remainder of October schedule TBA.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: 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.
Ravens Club: 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. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage.
Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band
Old-time music. 7-9 p.m.
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