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 Sifu Joseph Wang at email@example.com or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
Champion Gymnastics offers a year-round recreational program comprised of six 8-week long sessions. We take enrollment daily, so there is never a need to wait until the next session begins to enroll in all the fun! With a variety of age appropriate classes, we're sure to find the perfect day and time to suit your busy schedule. We are also happy to offer one, no-obligation trial class to new students so your child can be sure to find the right fit for their age and skill level. Be sure to register for your trial to ensure class space and availability.
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Road. 734-222-1810. email@example.com https:
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]
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]
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]
Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from January 15th to February 19th. Class meets at Align Chiropractic--2464 East Stadium Blvd. in Ann Arbor.
Save $5 with promo code SUPPORT through January 13th
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]
Every Tues., except Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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]
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.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. email@example.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]
The course will be a continuation of Advanced German of Fall '18. We will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation. Renate Gerulaitis is professor emerita of German Language and Literature at Oakland University. This Study Group will meet Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., January 29 - May 14.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $45. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
Every Tuesday at 1pm and Thursday at 11am, rain or shine, we offer a free tour of the Tileworks. You can browse our studio gallery, meet our staff, learn about our company history, and observe our tile-making process firsthand. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes and are best for ages 8 to adult. Reservations are not required, however please call ahead if your party consists of 10 or more.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. email@example.com https:
The course will be a continuation of Advanced German of Fall '18. We will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation.
This study group will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from January 29 through May 14.
Instructor Renate Gerulaitis is professor emerita of German Language and Literature at Oakland University.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $45. (734) 998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation practice, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]
We will read and discuss Dream Country by Shannon Gibney, local author of See No Color. One reviewer notes that, "Gibney has masterfully woven together the history of America and Africa through the journeys of young people in search of home and self. Beautifully epic, timely, and outstanding in its breadth and scope, this story truly conveys what it means to be African American." Please read Part I (pages 1-85) before the first class.
Instructor Dick Chase will lead this study group for two hours on Tuesdays from January 29 through February 26.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $30. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
"Reflections of a Gene Hunter: The Value of Mouse Genetics in an Era of Genomic Medicine": U-M Distinguished University Professor Lecture.more >
"Reflections of a Gene Hunter: The Value of Mouse Genetics in an Era of Genomic Medicine": U-M Distinguished University Professor Lecture.< less
Talk by U-M human genetics professor Sally Camper.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 763-0779. [map]
"'Taxing Identities': The Impact of 'Pardon Taxes' on Converso Identity": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.more >
"'Taxing Identities': The Impact of 'Pardon Taxes' on Converso Identity": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.< less
Bar-Ilan University (Israel) history professor Claude Stuczynski discusses the "tax" people paid to be dissociated from lists of converted Jews in early modern Portugal.
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]
Yoga for Athletes is a class for athletes of all abilities and experience, not to be confused with athletic yoga! Our aim is to improve performance and pleasure in athletic pursuits and to prevent injury. Much of the focus is on stretching, but we go deeper than just becoming more limber. We tone underused muscles, build mental strength and stamina with a focus on breath work, and begin to correct the body imbalances that can lead to chronic pain and injury.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Running Fit, 5700 Jackson Rd,, Dexter. $12/class. 7346490796. email@example.com www.yogarising.fit [map]
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!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus 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.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! 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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Clonlara's K-2 program builds on young students' curiosity for learning by emphasizing the importance of PLAY in addition to core academics. Everyday we bring enjoyment, wonder, and discovery into our classrooms to help our students build a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
Join us on Tuesday, January 29, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Meet our K-2 teacher and learn about our Full Circle Learning Model. Activities and snacks will be provided for students and families. Short presentation and Q&A at 6:15 PM.
RSVP appreciated: http:
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett. Free. 734-769-4511. email@example.com www.clonlara.org
"Walk Toward the Sunset: Outdoor Historical Drama and Appalachian Identity": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.more >
"Walk Toward the Sunset: Outdoor Historical Drama and Appalachian Identity": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.< less
U-M theater professor E.J. Westlake discusses how Kermit Hunter's plays depict the multi-racial ancestry of those who live in the Cumberland Gap region.
6 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center rm. 207, 1226 Murfin. Free. 763-0032. . [map]
Have glowing fun with stories and activities in the dark!
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 ext. 1340. [map]
Daily, except Jan. 1. All invited to play in competitive or 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; Sat. 1 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), Pauper (Thurs. 6:30 p.m., casual), 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.-Thurs. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]
Every Mon.-Wed except Jan. 1. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]
Kids ages 2-5 invited to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for sleepover-themed songs & stories. The animals remain at the library for an overnight sleepover, during which volunteers photograph them having fun. Animals and photos can be picked up the following day.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride on the B2B trail, 10-20 miles, to an Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti restaurant determined by the group. Front & back lights required; reflective clothing strongly suggested.
6:30 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3402 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]
A roundtable discussion on who we are, who society sees, and who we want to be.
Readings to consider:
"For whom the burden tolls"
"Performative acts and gender constitution"
"The restroom revolution: unisex toilets and campus politics"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https:
Take a look at the blog: https:
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. email@example.com https:
Jan. 8: "Don't Look Now" (Nicholas Roeg, 1973). Adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier's horror novel about a bereaved couple on a trip to Venice. Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland. 7 p.m.
Jan. 22: "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (Nicholas Roeg, 1976). David Bowie stars as an extraterrestial in this cult film. 7 p.m.
Jan. 29: "The Witches" (Nicholas Roeg, 1990). Adaptation of the Roald Dahl book starring Anjelica Huston. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.
Join us in January, as we walk humbly and learn more about racism. Racial Justice Film and Discussion Series - Tuesdays in St. Francis School, 7:00 - 8:30pm.
Jan 8 - Short films from Brave New Films; "40 Strangers, 50 Questions" - Are we really a divided country, or do we have more in common than we realize?
Followed by the 3-film series, "RACE-The Power of an Illusion"
Jan 15 - The Difference Between Us
Jan 22 - The Story We Tell
Jan 29 - The House We Live In
St. Francis School, Room 5b, 2270 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
There are going to be ongoing tournaments at pinball pete's on Tuesdays at 7pm.
The buy in is 2 dollars.
The tournament format is as follow(include if needed)
2 Dollar Tuesdays!
The name says it all!
We are going for a more fair Tournament setting this time. Linear Scoring
6 rounds - Group Matchplay : Scoring 7/5/3/1 - 7/4/1
1 round (1 Game) final for top 4 if more than 8 players - 4th seed picks game
$2 for Entry - all goes back to players
if less than 16 players:
if more than 16 players
4th - 10%
Games start at 7pm
The idea is we're done by 10-1030
Have a fortuitous time!
Pinball Petes, 1214 South University. about 8$. email@example.com [map]
Get Audacious! Hula Hoop Dance is a unique art form that takes a simple plastic circle and transforms it into a powerful dance tool. Whether you are a seasoned hoop dancer or new to hooping, this class will teach you how to connect dynamic movements into a beautiful flow. You'll explore on and off the body techniques and get a killer, low impact, full body workout.Hoops are provided and also available for purchase.
PREREQ: Suitable for all levels, even beginners! Intermediate and advanced students can enjoy a super charged hoop dance experience and learn to expand skills to the next level.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $30 single class, $100 for all four classes. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Every Tues. beginning Jan. 8. 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. Note: location change.
7-9:30 p.m., Gretchen's House Child Care Center, 2340 Oak Valley. $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]
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]
Every Tues. beginning Jan. 8. All invited to compete in a pinball tournament of 6 games, followed by a playoff between those in the top half. Entry fees go toward cash prizes for top 3 or 4 players.
7-10 p.m., Pinball Pete's, 1214 South University. $2 entry fee plus the cost of games (75 cents to $1 per game). email@example.com, 213-2502. [map]
All invited to join a discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of Megan Hunter's 2017 dystopian novel about a woman who gives birth as London is being submerged in flood waters that soon force her to seek shelter elsewhere in a newly dangerous country.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
MSU journalism professor Joe Grimm reads from his new history of the iconic Detroit soda pop company, founded over a century ago by 2 Russian immigrant bakers who repurposed their cake frosting recipes for carbonated beverages. Introduction by 107.1 FM morning host Martin Bandyke.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]
"Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction" will be presented by Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP; Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. ) Current research highlights the relationship between substance use, substance addiction and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and substance addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Jan. 15 & 29. Club members show their projected images (Jan. 15) and prints (Jan. 29) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Machinery." On Jan. 15, members are encouraged to submit images to be critiqued in preparation for an upcoming Camera Club exhibit. On Jan. 29, "Moving In Closer," a talk by nature photographer Steve Gettle on advanced techniques for macro photography (larger-than-life-size photographs of small items).
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. . [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]
Kenneth Kiesler conducts this ensemble of music majors in Bartok's Violin Concerto no. 2 and Brahms' Symphony no. 2. With violinist Yu Chao Weng, winner of the 2018 U-M Concerto Competition. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Nov. 2: Northwood University. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.
Nov. 6: Norfolk State. 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 10: Holy Cross. 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23: Chattanooga. 4 p.m.
Nov. 28: North Carolina. 9 p.m.
Dec. 1: Purdue. 3:30 p.m. Sold out.
Dec. 8: South Carolina. Noon.
Dec. 15: WMU. 2 p.m.
Dec. 22: Air Force. 4 p.m.
Dec. 30: Binghamton. Noon.
Jan. 3: Penn State. 7 p.m.
Jan. 6: Indiana. 1:30 or 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 13: Northwestern. 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 22: Minnesota. 7 p.m.
Jan. 29: OSU. 9 p.m.
Feb. 9: Wisconsin. Noon.
Feb. 16: Maryland. Noon.
Feb. 24: MSU. 3:45 p.m.
Feb. 28: Nebraska. 7 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. Ticket prices $15-$60. 764-0247. [map]
Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio
Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With saxophonist Bobby Streng and bassist Damon Warmack.
Club Above: Open Mike
Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 9 p.m. No cover. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
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 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.
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.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band
Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.
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