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
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]
The event will be a half-day symposium at which scholars, public officials, private sector representatives, and other census stakeholders will address preparations for the 2020 Census and the challenges it faces, include funding, the proposed citizenship question, and the implications of an inaccurate count.
Al Fontenot, Associate Director, Decennial Census Program, U.S. Census Bureau
James House, Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology, University of Michigan
Barbara Anderson, Ronald A. Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies, University of Michigan
Jason Owen-Smith, Director for the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) (U-M)
Joelle Abramowitz, Director of the Michigan Research Data Center
Jowei Chen, Research Associate Professor, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, U-M
Institute for Social Research, 426 Thompson St. Free. 7346479069. firstname.lastname@example.org bit.ly/CensusISR [map]
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]
This program identifies basic differences between science and the law and how legal training is counter to basic scientific methods.
Instructor The Hon. Donald E. Shelton directs the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at UM-Dearborn.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [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:
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.
Every Wed. and Sun. except Oct. 3, 14, & 28. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Oct. 7 & 10: "Magnificent Mammals." Oct. 17: "Feathered Friends." Oct. 21 & 24: "Rockin' Reptiles." Oct. 31: "Awesome Amphibians."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [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]
This U-M piano grad student performs Schubert's Six Moments Musicaux, Beethoven's Sonata no. 28 in A Major, Debussy's L'isle Joyeuse, and Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme by Corelli. Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; groups of 4 or more, $10 each; students with ID, $5). Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: annarborsma.org, 930-0353. [map]
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. email@example.com http:
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.
All costumed kids, accompanied by a caregiver, invited to stroll through downtown and pick up treats from businesses displaying black & orange balloons.
Main, Liberty, Fourth, and Washington area. Free. 668-7112, ext. 226.
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]
Oct. 3: Local genealogist Laura Hedgecock, author of Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life, discusses "How to Start Sharing the Stories of Your Life." Oct. 10: Cobblestone Farm board president George Taylor discusses "The History of Cobblestone Farm." Oct. 17: Ann Arbor-based freelance historian Stewart Gordon discusses his new book, There and Back: Twelve of the Great Routes of Human History. Oct. 24: Music buff Stuart Johnson, a member of the Michigan Jazz Record Collectors, talks about "Girl Singers of the Big Band Era." Oct. 31: Local food advocate Tina Stephens discusses "Slow Food Huron Valley and Ark of Taste," 2 local organizations preserving food heritage.
Noon-1 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]
Oct. 10 & 31. Oct. 10: Amsterdam-based Croatian novelist Dubravka Ugrešić on inter-European migration in "Invisible Europe." Oct. 31: Chamber Theatre (Moscow) director Irina Khutsieva on "Theater, Sociability, and Politics in Putin's Russia." Bring a bag lunch, if you like.
Noon-1:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]
All cultures, past and present, have used mathematics to make sense of their lives. In this course we will explore some of the ways that different cultures have used mathematics for counting, trading, measuring, keeping track of time, scheduling religious practices, recreation, passing on cultural traditions, and design. This course requires no expertise in mathematics but should interest those who are curious about other cultures and how they lived their lives. The course will be fun and lively with lots of hands-on activities.
Instructor Joan Cohen Jones is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at EMU, where she taught mathematics for teachers. She is interested in the history of mathematics, especially how different cultures have used mathematical ideas throughout history, both formally and informally.
This study group will meet on Wednesdays, 1-3, from October 31 through November 14.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $20. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
We will screen and discuss some significant international films from the mid-twentieth century that were in part a reaction to the recent world war and also an endeavor to transcend Hollywood's traditional filmmaking. These films are sometimes called "art films" because of their stylistic innovations and the humanism that fills their images and narratives.
The class will screen and discuss La Strada (Italy, 1954), Rashomon (Japan, 1950), The Ladykillers (England, 1955), Hiroshima Mon Amour (France 1959), Breathless (France, 1960), and Winter Light (Sweden, 1962).
Instructor Ira Konigsberg is Professor Emeritus of Film and Literature at the University of Michigan. This study group will meet Wednesdays, 1-4, from October 31 through December 12 (no class on December 5). For transportation and parking options, call the OLLI office at (734)998-9351.
UM North Campus Research Complex, Building 10 (enter at Building 18), 2800 Plymouth Road. $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
History books are filled with tales of war and violence, but less so with stories of peace-making and non-violence.
This course will explore various approaches to the possibility of peace rather than war, non-violence rather than violence, and ways of resolving conflict without harming others. The lectures will examine religious understandings of peace and look at various historical approaches taken by different societies to dealing with difficult issues without resort to arms.
Instructor Ken Phifer is a Unitarian Universalist minister of 45 years standing, 25 with the Ann Arbor Congregation. Ken has twice served 3 years in the Army and has for 53 years been involved in the peace movement. This study group will meet on Wednesdays, 1-3, from October 31 through November 21.
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. $25. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
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.
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 29. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Jeff Daniels' new comedy about 3 Midwestern stay-at-home moms who plan a trip to NYC to see Celine Dion, but things go awry in hilarious fashion as soon as they get on the plane.
3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [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.
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]
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 email@example.com for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. 734-845-9786. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
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]
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 email@example.com or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [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]
Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale. Members show their work Oct. 6 at the Saline Woodcarvers Show (time TBA, Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline).
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]
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]
Oct. 27 & 31. Live broadcast (Oct. 27) and rebroadcast (Oct. 31) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's 1910 opera, set in the Old West, about the love affair between a robber and a saloon owner with many suitors. Stars Eva-Maria Westbrook and Jonas Kaufmann. Italian, subtitles. Note: The Oct. 31 show is at Ann Arbor 20 only.
12:55 p.m. (Oct. 27) and 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 31), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $18-$27 in advance at fathomevents.com
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. email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
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:
(Andrzej Wajda, 1977). Savage comic drama about a film student making a controversial documentary about a bricklayer hailed as a national hero in the 1950s who had fallen into obscurity. Polish, subtitles.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
Oct. 26-28 & 31. Annual Halloween parties with live animal presentations, including a big owl, a raven, a spider, a snake, and more. Also, a chance to see big Egyptian fruit bats in free flight (9 p.m.; those who come to early shows are welcome to come back to view the bats). Note: The Sat. shows and the Sun. early show are geared toward those with kids age 6 & up; other parties are for age 18 & up.
7 p.m. (Fri.-Sun. & Wed.) & 5 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $20 in advance only. thecreatureconservancy.org, 929-9324. [map]
Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]
Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]
Sept. 22, 28, & 29; every Fri.-Sun. in Oct.; & Oct. 31. Six different scary attractions--a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Also, Splattertown paintball shooting at costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
7:30-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Sun.), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets: $18 for access to one area (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99). hauntedhousemichigan.com, 390-9212. [map]
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde
Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier.
Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club
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 Tyler Rindo.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Slice
East Lansing pop dance quartet.
Mash: Adam Labeaux
An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter.
Ypsi Alehouse: "Halloween Open Mike."
All acoustic musicians invited. 7-9 p.m.
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