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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 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]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun., except Mar. 24 & 27. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Mar. 3 & 6: "Wiggly Worms."

Mar. 10 & 13: "Who Lives on the Forest Floor?"

Mar. 17 & 20: "What Do Animals Eat?"
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]


 10a.m.-12p.m. 

"The Transformation of Michigan's Central Campus: 1963-2003 - OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

As Michigan entered the second half of the 20th century, its campus was in the midst of a transition from the 40-acre parcel of the 19th century to a larger and technologically more complex campus. In 1963 a new planning approach was developed that was much better suited to the realities of higher education in the post-World War II era. This approach transformed the campus from a loosely organized, unattractive setting with numerous functional and organizational problems to the more coherent, functional, and attractive campus of today.
This two hour presentation will focus on the key role played by open space, circulation systems, and community interface as well as architecture to achieve the desired outcome - a functional, well organized, pedestrian-oriented, and aesthetically harmonious campus. The emphasis will be on the implementation process and how the desired results were obtained, rather than theories of campus planning or the personalities involved. It will give insight in
Turner Sernior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

Art Exhibition: Householdments, John DeHoog: U-M Residential College.

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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. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/61098-15033968.html [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 Mar. 5. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. except Mar. 6. 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.  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]


 10:30 a.m. 

Society for Musical Arts.

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Performances by cellist Sebastian Berofsky, harpist Allison Mi, and flutists Jonathan Zou and Elizabeth Li, winners of the society's recent Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition for 13-to-18-year-olds. Followed by a meet-the-artists lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; groups of 5 or more, $10 each; students with ID, $5). Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: annarborsma.org, 930-0353. [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 Mar. 4. 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 Mar. 4), 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-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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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]


 Noon  Free! 

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. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Noon Lectures.

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Mar. 13 & 27. Bring a bag lunch, if you like. Mar. 13: University of Kansas Slavic languages and literatures professor Vitaly Chernetsky on "The Language Politics of Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema: From Unreflective Confusion to Strategic Multilingualism." Mar. 27: University of Texas population health postdoc Chelsi West Ohueri on "Romani and Egyptian Belonging in Albania."
Noon-1:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Brown Bag Organ Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by U-M organ and sacred music grad student Emily Solomon.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Film Screening @ the J": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 6: "Yentl" (Barbra Streisand, 1983). Streisand stars as a Jewish girl who poses as a boy to enter religious training.

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Mar. 13: "RBG" (Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Mar. 20: "For Your Consideration" (Christopher Guest, 2006). Comedy about 3 actors whose film-in-progress, Home for Purim, could be up for an Oscar.

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Mar. 27: "Funny Girl" (William Wyler, 1968). Barbra Streisand stars in her Oscar-winning film debut as Fanny Brice, the rags-to-riches 1920s comedienne with a tragic private life.

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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]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Democracy: Its History and Its Meaning Today": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We will explore the history and meaning of the idea of democracy. We will see how the idea of democracy has evolved in response to various historical situations, from its expression in the voice of a small self-governing ancient Greek city state, to the French and American revolutionary attempts to codify popular sovereignty, to becoming a universal aspiration expressed as a United Nations declared human right of the self-determination of peoples. Larry Berlin and John Rowntree will lead the discussions.
"Can Democracy Work" by James Miller (available at Literati Bookstore) will be the text and readings to be supplied. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., March 13 - April 24.
Church of the Good Shepherd, library, 2145 Independence Blvd. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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]


 1-3 p.m. 

The Mystery Book Club.

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Mystery lovers, looking for new authors to read? Each month this group selects an author and you are free to read any book or books of your choice from that author's repertoire. Then, the following month we discuss that author's ideas and writing techniques to learn how they are applied across his/ her books. We will also talk about what we liked or disliked about the book or books we read. "Please read any book by Rhys Bowen for the first session." This Study Group led by Sydney Kaufman will meet Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosmic Collisions Reveal Einstein's Gravitational-Wave Universe": U-M Astronomy Department Mohler Prize Lecture.

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Talk by Northwestern University physics and astronomy professor Vicky Kalogera. Reception follows.
1 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-3440. [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]


 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How Panzi Hospital and its Foundation Added Advocacy to Its Pillars of Care": U-M Program in International and Comparative Studies Young Leaders in Human Rights Lecture.

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Local Congolese-born physician Alain Mukwege discusses this Congolese hospital for sexual assault victims. Mukwege's father Denis won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy against wartime rape.
3-4:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-2268. [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 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
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]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Babel and the Language(s) of Universal History in the Middle Ages": U-M Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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Talk by King's College London French professor Simon Gaunt.
4-5:30 p.m., U-M Institute for the Humanities rm. 1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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U-M African studies professor Amal Hassan Fadlalla is joined by other professors in a panel discussion of her book about Sudanese identity in relationship to violence in Sudan and how it was perceived by the world during the Save Darfur movement.
4 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"US Military and Counter-Terrorism in Africa: Is Anybody Watching?": U-M Ford School of Public Policy/U-M Wallace House Livingston Lectures.

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Panel discussion with New York Times reporter Christina Goldbaum and Bronwyn Bruton, deputy director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Center. Moderator: U-M Ford School International Policy Center director John Ciorciari.
4-5:30 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490, 998-7666. . [map]


 4:15 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Everybody Knows": Michigan Theater.

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(Asghar Farhadi, 2019). Thriller about woman whose daughter is abducted at a family wedding. Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem. Spanish, subtitles.
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 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

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Documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the first moon landing.
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 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Captain Marvel": State Theatre.

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(Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019). Superhero origin story. Brie Larson.
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.


 4:30 p.m. 

"Crafty Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center.

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Kids in grades 3-5 invited for an animal-themed craft and a chance to play with cats and learn how to care for animals.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson ste. A1. $10 per kid; parents who want to stay, $5. 661-3575. [map]


 4:45 & 7:45 p.m. 

"Greta": State Theatre.

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(Neil Jordan, 2019). Thriller about a young woman who befriends a lonely widow harboring a deadly agenda. ChloŽ Grace Moretz.
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.  Free! 

"Citizen: An American Lyric": The Neutral Zone Book Club.

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Every Mon.-Wed. All teens invited to discuss Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, a genre-bending blend of poetry and criticism exploring racism in American life. In conjunction with the "NEA Big Read" (see Mar. 7 listing).
5-6:30 p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. Free. 214-9995. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) and Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshops": National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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People living with chronic diseases and their caregivers can learn to manage long-term health challenges in two no-cost workshops. PATH (Personal Action toward Health) provides skills and tools to help anyone with long term health problems, such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, cancer, kidney disease, arthritis, or other diseases. Powerful Tools for Caregivers provides coping strategies for anyone who is a family caregiver. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living have partnered to make these programs accessible to persons with disabilities and their caregivers. The six-week classes run concurrently so that someone with a chronic disease and their caregiver can attend at the same time.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. Free. 7342229800. PATHprograms@nkfm.org nkfm.org [map]



 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 p.m. 

"Planning a Successful Vegetable Garden": Community Enrichment, Washtenaw Community College.

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The best vegetable garden is the one that takes into account your space, money, time, ability and preferences. This class teaches you what you need to consider to make your vegetable garden a success-well before you sow the first seed or plant the first veggie. We'll cover how to decide on size, type, location, soil enhancements, what to grow, the tools and growing aides you'll need, and what tasks you can expect throughout the growing season.
You do not have to be enrolled as a WCC student to take this lifelong learning class. Washtenaw County residents age 65+ can join for free.

Register at https://goo.gl/rACJnQ or by calling 734-677-5060.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr. $29 -- free to Washtenaw County residents 65+. 734-677-5060. https://goo.gl/rACJnQ [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. and Apr. 7. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (except Apr. 7, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-7:30 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 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.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), and The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs.). [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Icons of Anime Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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Mar. 13: "Ghost in the Shell" (Mamoru Oshii, 1995). Anime about the hunt for a mysterious hacker. 7 p.m.

Mar. 20: "Kiki's Delivery Service" (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989). Coming-of-age anime about a teen witch trying to find her place in the world. 7 p.m.

Apr. 3: "Tokyo Godfathers" (Satoshi Kon, 2003). Harrowing yet heartwarming animated pseudodocumentary about a homeless duo who find an abandoned child. 7 p.m.

Apr. 17: "Ninja Scroll" (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1993). A journeyman ninja confronts a clan of demonic killers, aided by a female ninja and a crafty spy. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Class: Deepening Awareness": Jewel Heart.

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Becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations through meditation opens the door to understanding the nature of our mind and how it influences our experience. Instructors will provide light guidance and practice meditation sessions.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/ann-arbor/ [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Never Look Away": Michigan Theater.

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(Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019). An artist is tormented by his childhood in Nazi Germany. German, subtitles.
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]


 7-11 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. 

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Discussions and activities.

Mar. 13: Detroit landscaper Jan Bills discusses "Gardening with Comfort, Ease, and Simplicity."

Apr. 10: Local master gardener Chris Lapinski discusses "Encouraging Gardeners to Make Their Gardens Pollinator Friendly."

May 11 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.): Garage Sale. Club fundraiser. Donated items accepted.

June 12 (7 p.m., location TBA): "Garden Tour." Preregistration required.
7 p.m., Chelsea Depot (except as noted), 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. $5 (members, free). 358-3851. [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]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Citizen: An American Lyric": The Neutral Zone/Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to discuss Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, a genre-bending blend of poetry and criticism exploring racism in American life. In conjunction with the "NEA Big Read" (see Mar. 7 listing).
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 214-9995, 585-5567. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"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. 369-4568. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Doctor Who: Logopolis": Fathom Events.

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100-minute 1981 episode of this long-running BBC sci-fi show, the final episode with Tom Baker as the doctor.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Plants & Soil: The Mysterious Realm Beneath Our Feet": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local certified permaculture teacher David Hall.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The History of Mosaic Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local artist Wasentha Young discusses the history of mosaic art from ancient times to today.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"We Are Our Fathers' Daughters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Father-themed stories and music by AADL storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor and local musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller. Geared toward grade 9-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Fiddle Tunes from Michigan's Thumb": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talk by Michigan Folklore Society president Dave Langdon. 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]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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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.
7:30-9:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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Every Wed. All singers invited to rehearse with this semi-professional a cappella ensemble that performs Renaissance and Victorian-era music in period costumes. The Arbor Consort is the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Tonight's rehearsal is particularly geared towards newcomers.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller. Free. president@thearborconsort.org. [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Philharmonia Orchestra: University Musical Society.

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See 12 Tuesday. Tonight: Bruckner's Symphony no. 7 and Schoenberg's 1899 tone poem Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), an adaptation of German writer Richard Dehmel's poem about a woman who confesses to her lover that she's pregnant by a man she's never loved. "Rejected by the cultural gatekeepers of the time for its bold harmonies and 'forbidden chords,' [it] sounds far more comfortable and comforting to modern ears," says music journalist Peter Gutmann. "It's colored by intense chromaticism, full of accidentals and often traveling the long way around the circle of fifths (once switching abruptly from 6 sharps to 5 flats)."
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $19-$85 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"AD 381: Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by retired Ypsilanti adult education teacher Beverly Sprague, of Charles Freeman's 2007 book about corruption in the early Christian church.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Choral Cavalcade": Huron High School.

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Performances by the Scarlett and Tappan middle school choirs and the Huron choir.
7:30 p.m., HHS Meyers Auditorium, 2727 Fuller. $5. 994-2040. [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]


 7:45 p.m. 

Full Metal Jokers: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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This local comedy company presents several comics and musicians TBA. Adult content.
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. $8 in advance at info@pointlessbrew.com; $10 at the door. (989) 455-4484. [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. beginning Mar. 13. 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. (Mar. 13 & 20) & Ballroom (Mar. 27). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

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

Blind Pig: Dave Stone.

Veteran Atlanta-bred stand-up comic known for taking on the insane parts of life, from paranormal apparitions to misleading fast food commercials. Opener: Ayomide Iyapamuk. $10. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: R.A. The Rugged Man

Renowned veteran hip-hop rapper known for his deft, socially aware lyricism. $20. [venue info]

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. [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: Matt Gabriel

Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Old Town: Pete Siers Quartet

Led by local jazz drummer Siers. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Blue Rays Trio

Eclectic blues-based trio with bassist Ralph McKee, guitarist Peter Holland, and harmonica player Tim Douthit. [venue info]

 
 


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