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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 13, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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 info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Session 3: Champion Gymnastics.

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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. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/ [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Accentuate the Positive": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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A six-week journey into the science and benefits of Positive Psychology. Victor Frankl said, "The events of our lives are not as important as the meaning we give them." Did you know there was a serious science demonstrating the benefits of positive feelings for your well-being, your health, and even your longevity? Positivity is not a "feel good" or smiley-face subject. Forget everything you know, and embrace the tremendous power of positivity.
Cameron Powell said, "It's the secret knowledge you keep buying books to discover." We'll discuss several books and articles that give us insight into the science of positivity. Our main text will be Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson who is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology.
Mike Murray, instructor, is a clinical psychologist. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., February 13-March 20.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, RM 7/8, 2309 Packard Street, Ann Arbor. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

"Accentuate the Positive: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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A six-week journey into the science and benefits of Positive Psychology. Victor Frankl said, "The events of our lives are not as important as the meaning we give them." Research demonstrates the benefits of positive feelings for well-being, health, and longevity. Forget everything you know, and embrace the tremendous power of positivity - cultivated ways of expressing things like love and gratitude that are proven to broaden us and build us up.
We'll discuss several books and articles for insight into the science of positivity. Our main text will be Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology.
Instructor Mike Murray is a clinical psychologist and has taught many OLLI classes. These sessions will meet on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from February 13 through March 20.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $35. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

"Bob Palmerton Pastels - Landscape Paintings Exhibit": Saline District Library.

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The Saline District Library is hosting an exhibit of landscape pastels by Bob Palmerton. The exhibit runs through Friday, March 29th. Bob's pastel paintings feature scenes from local and international settings, national and state parks, and much more. Bob's work can be viewed online at www.palmertonimages.com.
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline. Free. bob@palmertonimages.com www.palmertonimages.com [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. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., except Feb. 26 Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. except Dec. 25. 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 locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-noon 

"TED Talks: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Talks have become very popular. They are short presentations by notable people at TED conferences around the world. Over 2,000 TED talks are available on the Internet! In each of our sessions we will view two TED Talks as a group, and then engage in discussion about what we saw. The facilitator will pick the first two, then you may suggest future selections. Google Ted Talks to find favorites.
These sessions will be led by Instructors Lee Pizzimenti and Terry Smith. The study group will meet on Wednesdays from 10a.m to 12 p.m. on February 13 and 27, March 27, and April 10.
Turner Senior Research Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $25. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun.-Fri. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. (Sun.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), meet at the Barton Nature Trail parking lot (Mon.-Fri.), 1010 W. Huron River Dr. and Wheeler Park (Sun.), N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 649-9762 (Mon.-Fri.), 996-9122 (10 a.m. Sun.), & 347-1259 (1 p.m. Sun.). [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun., except Feb. 10 & 24. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different books. Feb. 3 & 6: Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax." Feb. 13: Alison Jay's "Bee & Me." Feb. 17 & 20: Thom Wiley's "Big Earth, Little Me." Feb. 27: Lauren Child's "We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers."
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]


 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 Feb. 25) 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., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Respite Available/$5.00 Optional lunch 12-1
Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Drop In Volunteering: SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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Volunteer Wednesdays at SCRAP!
Volunteers help us inspire creative reuse, and make materials available to the community. Volunteers assist with a variety of sorting, organizing, and creative projects while engaging with other creative reuse minded folks.
Volunteers are valued part of the SCRAP family. Help us continue our work to inspire reuse culture!
#volunteerpowered #weloveourvolunteers
Ages 14 and up. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers who complete a 3 hour shift receive a day of discount on reuse materials. Email info@scrapbox.org for more info!
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. 7342185620. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 Noon 

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. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Jane Eyre": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Adaptation of Charlotte Brontė's classic. Mia Wassikowska, Michael Fassbender.
12:30-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Labor of Love: Rosie the Riveter and the Willow Run Bomber Plant": Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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All are welcome to attend the February 13 meeting of the Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Guest speaker Alison Beatty will describe the role of the Willow Run chapter of Rosie the Riveter in the "Save the Bomber Plant" campaign, and the Guinness world record set by Michigan Rosies in 2018.
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. terrikleinschmidt@comcast.net [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Labor of Love: Rosie the Riveter and the Willow Run Bomber Plant": Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Talk by U-M public policy grad student Alison Beatty, who helped organize the 2018 EMU Guinness World Record-breaking gathering of 3,734 people dressed as Rosie the Riveter.
1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. Reservations requested. terrikleinschmidt@comcast.net. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

"A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This course is based on the book titled "A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order", by Richard Haass. Due to a range of global challenges, the author describes the end of the Old Order - the rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since WWII.
Haass argues for an updated global order and also details how the U.S. should act towards China and Russia, as well as Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Participants will read portions of the book in advance, and bring related materials if available, for discussion during class. The instructor Karen Bantel has facilitated courses for OLLI on Russia, Autocracy, Western Liberalism, and TED talks. She was a professor and consultant of business strategy and entrepreneurship for many years. This Study Group will meet select Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m., February 13 and 27 and March 13 and 27.
Community Health Services Bldg., Suite A2, Conf. Rm. 1502, 2025 Traverwood Dr. $25. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Storypoint/Senior Living Communities, 6230 S. State Rd./Independent Living, Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Never Not Once": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 17-Mar. 16. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Michigan playwright Carey Crim's drama about a biology major who brings her boyfriend home to meet her 2 moms and tells them she's hired a private detective to help her find her biological father. Cast: Casaundra Freeman, Michelle Mountain, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Jeremy Kucharek, and Rusty Mewha.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & 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]


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Dirty Dancing": Fathom Events.

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Feb. 10 & 13. Emile Ardolino classic 1987 romance about a coddled teen who falls for a guy who might be trouble. Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 4 p.m. 

"On the Basis of Sex": Michigan Theater.

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(Mimi Leder, 2018). Biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for equal rights. Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5:30 & 8 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org/ [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, 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. $215. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. (except Feb. 27) and Feb. 24. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (Sunday session, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Displaced Children in an Uncertain World'": U-M Residential College.

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This lecture is on Visual Narrations: From Journalistic Photography to Abstract Depictions with David Choberka, lecturer in the Germanic Languages and Literature department at the University of Michigan.
Room 1423, East Quadrangle, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/59958-14803941.html [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Telling Your Story: The Power of Words": The Ypsilanti District Library.

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What is your story? Why is it important? What can we learn about ourselves and others when we put pen to paper to tell our stories? In this two-part writing workshop, staff from EMU's Office of Campus and Community Writing will help you explore the stories of your life, focus on one significant moment, and write about that experience. No experience in writing memoirs? No worries! We're here to support you as you discover the power of your own words and memories.
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/event/telling-your-story-the-power-of-words-2/2019-02-13/ [map]


 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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

The Open Organization Of Lockpickers: TOOOL-Ann Arbor Locksport.

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The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport - https://a2-locksport.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/toool-the-open-organization-of-lockpickers [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Landscape for Life": Wild Ones.

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Landscape architect Julie Conley discusses this U.S. Botanical Garden program that helps homeowners create Earth-friendly gardens.
6:45-8:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 604-4674. [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]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Workshop: Laser Cut Jewelry": TinkerTech.

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Make either a wooden pendant (for a necklace or other use) or pair of earrings using laser cut geometric shapes or letters. Learn the basics of how to cut and engrave on a laser cutter and go home with a pendant or pair of earrings that you designed.
Students will learn the processes for preparing artwork for cutting and etching on the laser cutter and see their jewelry design cut from maple, cherry, or walnut.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $30.. 734-707-8019. michael@tinkertech.io https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/workshop-custom-laser-cut-make-take-jewelry [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! 

Sitting Meditation Followed by Discussion: KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Join us for a silent sitting meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, followed by a discussion. Basic meditation instruction can be provided upon request. There is no cost; donations are welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted. 734-678-7549. annarborktc.org [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

Tosha Owens: Hollow Body Productions.

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From her trademark fedora hat to her marvelous mix of Blues, Rock, Funk, and R&B, Detroit singer Tosha Owens has the word performer written all over her. While most singers struggle to create a unique brand Identity for themselves, there's no doubting what Tosha is all
about and why audiences are always asking for more.
Tosha's distinctive and versatile voice can be heard on the stages of popular Detroit venues like "St. Andrews Hall, Bert's Place, Callahan's Music Hall, The Ribs & Blues Festival, The Concert of Colors, The Magic Bag, and MGM Grand Detroit. When Tosha performs, she always packs the house with a longtime following of
dedicated fans and new admirers. Why? Because she delivers a unique sound and performance that no other Detroit singer can provide. "she's gritty. "she's bluesy. "she's funky. "she rocks."
Proceeds help support the Ann Arbor Blues Festival
Club Above, 215 N. Main Street. $10. 734-663-7758. [map]
 



 7-9 p.m. 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"James Boggs at 100: A Legacy and Lineage of Radical Social Change in Detroit": Literati Bookstore.

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U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor Stephen Ward discusses this late Detroit activist who was married to philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $20. Preregistration required at literatibookstore.com/local-learning-literati. 585-5567. [map]


 7:15 p.m 

"Stan & Ollie": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon S. Baird, 2018). Biopic about Laurel & Hardy's attempt to restart their comedy career by touring post-WWII Britain. John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Smart Gardening for Plant Disease Prevention": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talk by MSU Extension horticulture educator Irene Donne. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 274-0773, 761-6172. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Vice": State Theatre.

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(Adam McKay, 2018). Biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Brews & Views: The Role of Dark Money in Michigan Elections: League of Women Voters, Ann Arbor Area.

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Campaigns are becoming increasingly costly, and the donations harder to track. The 2018 Michigan election was the most expensive ever, with millions of dollars from dark-money groups that don't have to disclose donors. Executive Director Craig Mauger, Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN), will discuss what happened in 2018, how the role of money in state politics has changed and how it impacts policy decisions. The nonprofit MCFN works to illuminate the role of money in Michigan politics.
This event is open to the public, bu attendees must be over 21 to buy/drink alcohol.
Pointless Brewery, 3014 Packard St. Free. 9894554484. pointlessbrew,com [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Comander-in-Chief": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local historian Steve Thorp, of James McPherson's 2008 book about how Lincoln navigated the leadership of the Civil War with no previous military experience.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [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. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

Mandolin Orange: The Ark.

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Carrboro (NC) bluegrass-based roots music duo of mandolinist Andrew Marlin and fiddler-guitarist Emily Frantz.
9:30 p.m. (a 7 p.m. show is sold out), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Club Above: Tosha Owens Tosha Owens

Ensemble led by this veteran powerhouse Detroit blues, blues-rock, funk, and R&B vocalist. A benefit for the Ann Arbor Blues Festival. 7- 10 p.m. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [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: Sugartips Duo

Acoustic postpunk rock duo from suburban Detroit. [venue info]

Old Town: Jonathan Taylor Ensemble

Jazz ensemble led by local drummer Taylor. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Phil McMillion

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Pete Bullard & the Zou Animals

Blues, swing, and rockabilly by an ensemble led by veteran local guitarist Bullard. [venue info]

 
 


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