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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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]
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. email@example.com www.palmertonimages.com [map]
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.
DeHoog's exhibit demonstrates his pleasure at working between the disciplines of sculpture and furniture and is influenced by makers from the around the world from Aleutian Island kayak makers to Japanese temple builders. Householdments challenges assumptions about stability, composition, and appropriateness while treating each object like a compositional puzzle to be solved. Most of the work is constructed in wood available from our local region thanks to the variety available but also due to the artist's sensitivity to the costs of transport and tropical deforestation.
Residential College Art Gallery, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Feb. 2, 17, 18, & 25-28. All invited to help maintain natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.
Feb. 2: Gallup Park (1-3 p.m., meet at the 1st parking lot after crossing the wooden bridge) to help remove invasive buckthorn from the prairie wetland along the B2B Trail in celebration of World Wetlands Day.
Feb. 17: Foxfire West Park (1-3 p.m., meet at the entrance on Birchwood Dr. between Hickory Point Dr. & Timbercrest Ct.) to improve frog habitats by removing invasives from the park's wetlands.
Feb. 18: Leslie Park (1-3 p.m., meet at the parking lot at the end of Leslie Park Circle, off Dhu Varren) to remove invasive shrubs to benefit butterfly and frog species.
Feb. 25: Oakwoods Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance off Dunwoodie, off Kilburn Park Cir. from Green Rd. east of Nixon Rd.) to remove invasives from this oak-hickory woodland in celebration of National Invasive Species Awareness Week.
Feb. 26: Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet at the intersection of Birchwood Dr. & Dhu Varren) to remove invasive plants from this 13-acre woodland.
Feb. 27: Leslie Woods Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth) to remove invasives from this woodland that boasts some of the park system's largest oaks.
Feb. 28: Argo Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs from the forest that runs along the river.
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
Feb. 12 & 26. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee. Feb. 12: Johns Hopkins University history of medicine professor Marta Hanson on "'Heaven and Earth Are Within One's Grasp': The Healer's Body-as-Technology in Chinese Medicine." Feb. 26: Clark University (MA) history professor Lex Jing Lu on "Mao's Secret Photo Retoucher: Redefining Chinese Masculinity for a New China."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]
"Apostolic Longing in the Early Modern Spanish World": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.more >
"Apostolic Longing in the Early Modern Spanish World": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.< less
Talk by U-M history professor Kenneth Mills. Q&A.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Osterman common room #1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]
Every day, whether big or small, hard or easy, you make decisions; from the kind of breakfast you will eat to changing jobs or returning to school. These choices, although a part of life, can be stressful. This interactive workshop is created to dedicate a space for you to hit 'pause' and find your center. You will leave equipped with tools and resources to help reduce stress by staying grounded while navigating the many decisions of life.
This workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop will take place from 1:30pm-2:30pm, followed by 30 minutes of optional networking.
CEW+, 330 E. Liberty St. Free. 734-764-6360. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
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:
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]
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) Jewish values professor Daniel Lasker discusses Iberian Jewish thinkers of the Middle Ages.
4-5:30 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [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:
"Frankly Speaking about Clinical Trials at St. Joe's Canton": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.more >
"Frankly Speaking about Clinical Trials at St. Joe's Canton": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.< less
FRANKLY SPEAKING ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS
at St. Joe's Canton
Beth LaVasseur, RN, MS, Executive Director of
Oncology, St. Joseph Mercy Health
Clinical trials not only create critical advances in
cancer research; they can also offer new, potentially
life-saving treatment options for certain patients.
This workshop will highlight the importance of
research and how clinical trials work, with plenty
of time for Q&A. Tuesday, February 26, 6-7:30 pm
Call 734-975-2500 to RSVP
St. Joseph Canton Cancer Center, 1600 S Canton Center, Canton. Free. 734-975-2500. email@example.com cancersupportannarbor.org [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 what we (don't want to) feel.
Readings to consider:
"The undertreatment of pain"
"Moral agency in pain medicine"
"Suffering and the goals of medicine"
"The unequal burden of pain: confronting racial and ethnic disparities in pain"
"Pain medicine and its models: helping or hindering?"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https:
Try not to hurt yourself over at the blog: https:
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. email@example.com https:
Screening of 6 comedy shorts from early female filmmakers Alice Guy Blaché, Grace Cunard, Helen Holmes, Mabel Normand, and Angela Murray Gibson. NYC-based film critic Elizabeth Weitzman introduces the films, and gives a post-screening talk on her new book, Renegade Women in Film & TV.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets TBA. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [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., 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]
It's a great time to check out Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America! All are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the Washtenaw County group, and find out what we're doing locally in Michigan for gun violence prevention. 2019 promises to be an exciting year!
Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw Cty meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the FUMC-Ypsi location, unless otherwise publicized.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan organization with no religious affiliation.
For more information, and to officially join us, go to momsdemandaction.org.
First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org [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]
Feb. 12 & 26. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]
Panel discussion with members of the Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation Mindful Eating Team, Legacy Land Conservancy representatives, Washtenaw County Park Planning and Natural Areas Planning Department representatives, and local farmers on current and future efforts to preserve local farmland, forests, natural areas, and open spaces.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]
"Justice Resounding: An Evening with Yvette Flunder": Church of the Good Shepherd/First Congregational Church.more >
"Justice Resounding: An Evening with Yvette Flunder": Church of the Good Shepherd/First Congregational Church.< less
Lecture by bishop Flunder, an Oakland (CA) pastor. Also, gospel music by the Willis Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale, pianist Andrew Jamieson, and soprano Henrietta Davis.
7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Tickets $10-$100 (students, seniors, & kids, $5) in advance at brownpapertickets.com
Compilation of some of the best independent and experimental films from the 2018 edition of this internationally renowned festival.
7 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]
"Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery" will be presented by Tiffany Schultz, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Co-occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders often converge in several complex ways. We know that addiction to substances is a primary, chronic, and fatal disease if left untreated; research also tells us that when these two disorders co-occur, treating them simultaneously is the best course of action for the individual seeking help, and that long-term recovery from both disorders is possible. However, finding a program able to treat both conditions effectively is challenging. This presentation will explore the ways in which these two very serious conditions intersect and how those intersections impact the course of treatment and recovery for the individual. 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:
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]
Eugene Rogers conducts these ensembles of music majors in Handel's Dixit Dominus, Christopher Theofanidis's Rainbow Body, and Frank Ticheli's Symphony no. 3 ("The Shore").
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [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 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.
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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