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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 10, 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. 

Champion Gymnastics Toddler Time: Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00am and Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:00pm. Have fun exploring and playing in our fun pits, bouncing on our 50' trampoline, play games and learn hand eye coordination, balance and more! There's always something to do at CGAA! Children 18 months or younger are FREE! All ages are welcome!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $7/ child. 7342221810. coachalexys@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Literacy Then and Now: Lessons from 1880-1930": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

This course will examine literacy activities in the US in the years 1880-1930 to see what lessons this highly engaged period offers for reading and writing in contemporary times.
This Study Group led by Alice Horning will meet Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., April 10 - May 8. There is no class on April 24.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Apr. 3: "Eggstravagant Eggs." Apr. 10: "Sensing Spring." Apr. 17: "Windy Weather." Apr. 21 & 24: "Garden Playtime."
LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

Logan Skelton & Scott Piper: Society for Musical Arts.

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Performance by pianist Skelton and tenor Piper, both U-M music professors. 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]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed., except June 12. Stories for kids ages 3-5 (with caregiver).
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

Workshops: Off-Leash Writing.

  community member   < less Outrun your inner critics!

Off-Leash Writing is a vital, no-holds barred, transformative process, in which you put pen to paper and cut loose, burning through to first thoughts, outstripping your inner critics with the sheer velocity of your words. I'll give prompts - usually poetry - and we'll write in exuberant ten to fifteen-minute bursts, saying yes to what's coming, surging forward without pausing, amending, or looking back. The prompts are not instructions so much as doorways, opening onto the vast field of your experience and imagination. At the end of each burst, we'll read aloud what we've written, bearing witness to the raw power of what's in the room.
Tanya Shaffer is an award-winning playwright, travel writer, and author of the memoir "Somebody's Heart is Burning: A Woman Wanderer in Africa."
Workshops are held both in-person in Ann Arbor and online. New sessions start next week. Visit the website for more details.
The Sun Room, Penberton Drive. $180 for six-week workshop. tanyashaffer@gmail.com offleashwriting.com



 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. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (Apr. 2 only): Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek, Apr. 4; Traverwood Apr. 11, 18, & 25.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 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. Downtown, & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Apr. 3 only 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.


 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., except May 27. 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 p.m.  Free! 

Kempf House Museum Noon Lecture Series.

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Apr. 3: Bee Safe Ann Arbor co-leader Eileen Dickinson shares pollinator-supporting tips in "What's the Buzz?"

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Apr. 10: Local music historian Stu Johnson discusses early postwar pop music in "The Pop Years: 1946-1950."

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Apr. 17: Local historian Grace Shackman discusses View of a Universe: A Love Story of Ann Arbor at Middle Age, Ann Arbor native Milo Ryan's 1985 memoir of his boyhood on State St. in the early 1900s. Ryan was a pioneer of Seattle public television and a legendary figure in radio history.

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Apr. 24: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club member Fabian Beltran discusses "Trains: Memories and More."

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Noon-1 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free (donations accepted). 994-4898. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How the West Corrupts the East: Swedish Bribes and Uzbek Dictators": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Noon Lecture.

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Talk by 2019 Knight-Wallace Fellow Fredrik Laurin, a Swedish investigative reporter. Bring a bag lunch, if you like.
Noon-1:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Print Culture as Platform in Late Ming China": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Yale University East Asian languages and literatures professor Tina Lu discusses 16th- and 17th-century Ming print culture in light of the multiple digital platforms we use today.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Koessler Rm. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Joseph Gascho directs the U-M Baroque Chamber Ensemble in works TBA.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m. 

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

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Apr. 3: "The Book Thief" (Brian Percival, 2013). Adaptation of the popular YA novel about a young girl who shares books with the Jewish refugee hidden in her adoptive German family's basement during WWII.

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Apr. 10: "Modern Times" (Charlie Chaplin, 1936). Chaplin's last silent film is a memorable satire of the machine age.

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Apr. 17: "Exodus: Gods and Kings" (Ridley Scott, 2014). Scott's visually stunning Biblical epic about Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt.

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Apr. 24: "Watermarks" (Yaron Zilberman, 2004). Documentary about the champion women swimmers of a Jewish sports club who were forced to flee Austria after the 1938 Anschluss.

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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]


 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]


 2 - 4 p.m. 

"Introduction to Home Computing": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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Lectures and demonstrations of interest to beginners. Topics include history of computing, purchase advice, uses of a home computer, tips, questions and answers, and demonstrations of Windows 10.
Instructor Gordon Totty has been a computer hobbyist for over 35 years.
This study group for those 50 and over will meet for two hours on April 10 and April 12.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://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.  Free! 

"Sister Pie": WCC Bailey Library/WCC Entrepreneurship Center.

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Sister Pie (Detroit) owner and head baker Lisa Ludwinski discusses her business, which has been featured in Bon Appétit and the New York Times, as well as her book, Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit, a cookbook that includes such favorites as toasted marshmallow butterscotch pie and sour cherry bourbon pie. Book sale & signing.
3 p.m., Bailey Library, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu, 429-5880. [map]


 4, 6:40 & 9:20 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 p.m.  Free! 

Arab Folk Dance with Karim Nagi: Department of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan.

  community member   < less Karim Nagi Arab Folk Dance

As part of the ongoing celebration of Arab Heritage Month, you are invited to join the circle of Arab folk-dancing in this one-of-a-kind workshop with Egyptian dancer, percussionist, musician, DJ and composer Karim Nagi.
Come and learn participatory group dances, including the Dabke (stomping line dance), Raqs Assaya (stick dance) and various other folk dances from around the Arab world.
All Welcome! No experience necessary!
This event has been sponsored by: The Department of Middle East Studies, CMENAS (Center for Middle East and North African Studies), MESA (Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs), AMAS (Arab and Muslim American Studies), GISC (Global Islamic Studies Center) and Arts at Michigan Course Connections.
Vandenberg Room, Michigan League (2nd Floor), 911 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. cbardens@umich.edu [map]



 4 p.m. 

U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 15-17: Manhattan College. Home-opening 4-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 15), 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (Mar. 16), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 17).

Mar. 19: WMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 26 & 27: San Jose State. 4 p.m. (Mar. 26 & 27).

Mar. 30: MSU. 4 p.m.

Apr. 3: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 5-7: Minnesota. 3-game series (Apr. 5, 4 p.m.; Apr. 6, 2 p.m.; Apr. 7, 1 p.m.).

Apr. 9 & 10: Indiana State. Apr. 9 & 10, 4 p.m.

Apr. 17: Bowling Green. 4 p.m.

Apr. 19-21: Northwestern. 3-game series (Apr. 19, 3:30 p.m.; Apr. 20, 2 p.m.; Apr. 21, 1 p.m.).

Apr. 26-28: Rutgers. 3-game series (Apr. 26, 6 p.m.; Apr. 27, 2 p.m.; Apr. 28, 1 p.m.).

May 7: MSU. 6 p.m.

May 8: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 10-12: Indiana. 3-game series (May 10, 8 p.m., and May 11 & 12, 2 p.m.).
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets $6 & $8. 764-0247.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Arab Heritage Month": U-M Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.

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This campus-wide series of events includes a talk on "Arab Masculinity & Mental Health Concerns" (Apr. 3; 5 p.m.; 1322 School of Education, 610 East University Ave.), a Grand Bazaar (Apr. 6; 5-7 p.m.; Palmer Commons Great Lakes Rm., 100 Washtenaw), an Arab Folk Dancing workshop (Apr. 10; 4 p.m.; Michigan League Vandenberg Rm.), a screening of the film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (Apr. 11; 7:30 p.m.; 2435 North Quad), a "Fundraising Dinner for Yemen" (Apr. 17; 6 p.m.; Rackham Assembly Hall; tickets TBA), and more.
Various times & locations. Free (except as noted). mesa.umich.edu/article/arab-heritage-month, 763-9044.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Neutron Lifetime Puzzle": U-M Physics Department Baer Lecture.

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Indiana University nuclear physics professor Chen-Yu Liu discusses the difficulties in measuring the lifespan of neutrons, which become unstable when freed from the nucleus.
4 p.m., 340 West Hall, 1085 South University. Free. 763-2588. [map]


 4:15, 6:35 & 9:20 p.m. 

"Gloria Bell": Michigan Theater.

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(Sebastián Lelio, 2019). Shot-for-shot remake of Lelio's 2013 film about a middle-aged divorcee who balances family life with nightclub outings. Julianne Moore, John Turturro.
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]


 4:15, 6:50 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Us": State Theatre.

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(Jordan Peele, 2019). Horror film about a family terrorized by doppelgängers.
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.


 4:25 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, 6:45 & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Aftermath": Michigan Theater.

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(James Kent, 2019). Drama about a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.
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]


 4:35, 7:05 & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Mustang": State Theatre.

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(Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, 2019). Drama about a convict whose rehabilitation program involves horse training.
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]



 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Celebrating the Poromboke Commons: Climate Change, Land-Use Change, and Cultural Activism": U-M Institute for the Humanities Marc and Constance Jacobson Lecture.

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Chennai (India)-based writer and social activist Nityanand Jayaraman discusses "poromboke," a derogatory Tamil term for communal space, and recent efforts to "reclaim" the word in light of climate change.
5:30-7 p.m., UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 936-3518. [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 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 p.m.  Free! 

"The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by Alzheimer's Association representatives Diane Wyse and Jim Mangi.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"ARROW Monthly Meeting: Parks on the Air": ARROW Communications Assn. (amateur radio club).

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All are welcome to attend this month's meeting, whether or not you're a licensed radio amateur. Julie, K8VOX will talk about Parks on the Air, a program that promotes portable amateur radio operations from national and state/province level parks.
UM Space Research Bldg, Rm #2424, 2455 Hayward St. Free. 734 930 6564. cwgeek@kb6nu.com w8rp.org [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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief Week": GrieveWell.

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Apr. 9-12. This series of grief-related events kicks off with New York writer (and cofounder of the bereavement website Modern Loss) Rebecca Soffer (Apr. 9; 7 p.m.; Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington) reading from her new book, Modern Loss: Candid Conversations About Grief. Beginners Welcome. The book draws on submissions to the website from such writers as rocker Amanda Palmer, Girls writer and comic Yassir Lester, CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter, and others. Q&A. Signing. Other events include the grief processing workshop "The Birdhouse Project" (Apr. 10, 7 p.m., $25, Red Cross Bldg., preregistration required at bit.ly/2BlYemn), a "Yupo Painting Workshop" (Apr. 11, 6 p.m., $35, 4844 Jackson Rd. ste. 100), an artmaking "Open Studio Workshop" (Apr. 12, 2-4 p.m., $25, 4484 Jackson Rd. ste. 100), a "Grief Art Walk" (Apr. 12, 6 p.m., free, meet at Literati) to view the Grief Week exhibit of art at downtown businesses, and "Tea and Conversations about Grief" (Apr. 12, 8:30 p.m., free, TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave.).
Various times & locations. Free (except as noted). 975-0238.


 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.  Free! 

"Transcendental Meditation Intro Talk": Maharish Foundation USA.

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Free Intro Talk on TM. It's a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. Absolutely effortless - It's so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it - even children with ADHD. This makes it very different from other techniques. No concentrating, No control of the mind, No monitoring of thoughts (mindfulness) No trying to "empty the mind". Authentic - The TM technique was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi over 50 years ago, and has been learned by more than six million people. It can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual. Evidence-based - Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented major benefits for:stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health. Nothing to believe in - The TM technique is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. No belief or expectation is needed for it to be effective.
Ann Arbor TM Center, 606 W Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-330-3282. tmasuga@tm.org www.tm.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Wine Wednesdays" Film Series: State Theatre.

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Apr. 10: "The Trip" (Michael Winterbottom, 2011). Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star in this largely improvised comedy about 2 men reviewing Northern England's best restaurants. 7 p.m.

Apr. 17: "A Year in Burgundy" (David Kennard, 2013). Documentary following 7 wine-making families. 7 p.m.

Apr. 24: "Somm" (Jason Wise, 2012). Documentary about 4 sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. 7 p.m.

May 1: "La Dolce Vita" (Federico Fellini, 1961). Classic about the hedonistic "sweet life" of 1960s Rome. 7 p.m.

May 22: "Amélie" (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001). Charming tale of a Parisian waitress determined to improve the lives of those around her. 7 p.m.

May 29: "The Great Gatsby" (Jack Clayton, 1974). F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). 668-TIME.


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You may park in the parking lot across from the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses, including the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha.
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [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! 

Book Discussion Group: Saline District Library.

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All invited to discuss books. Apr. 10: Amy Chua's 2018 book Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations. May 8: There There, Tommy Orange's 2018 novel about Native Americans in Oakland (CA) dealing with depression, alcoholism, unemployment, and other challenges.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [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]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Joan Belgrave: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jazz standards and love songs by this renowned Detroit jazz vocalist, an Ann Arbor native who has performed everything from soul and R&B to rock and blues. "Belgrave's voice is so soothing and sexy, she could give a pit bull goose bumps," says Metro Times critic Charles Latimer.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Serendipity Books AfterHours Book Club.

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All invited to discuss a book. Wine and chocolate provided. Apr. 11: a book TBA by one of the Midwest Literary Walk authors.

Apr. 10: Pachinko, Min Jin Lee's 2017 novel about 4 generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fighting to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan. Lee reads at the Chelsea Literary Walk Apr. 27 (see Festivals listing). May & June books TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. 475-7148. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sitting Meditation Followed by Discussion: Ann Arbor 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! 

"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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Flavor Infusion Effusion": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers shows participants how to infuse flavors into oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and honey. Also, info on basic flavor pairings and tips on storing infusions. For grade 6-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Howl's Moving Castle": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2004). Dubbed (Apr. 7 & 10) and subtitled (Apr. 8) screenings of this Oscar-nominated Japanese anime love story about an 18-year-old girl, cursed into an old woman's body, and a wizard who can see through the curse.
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).


 7 p.m. 

"The Man Who Killed Don Quixote"

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(Terry Gilliam, 2019). Comic fantasy about a disillusioned ad exec who's pulled into a time-traveling adventure when he's mistaken for Sancho Panza.
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).


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Visitor's View of Japan": OLLI after 5 (U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).

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Photo-illustrated travelogue by OLLI members Van Harrison and Bill Roberts of their recent 3-week trip to Japan.
7-8:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. $10. 998-9351. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Overview of CPR and AED": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Aventric/Heart AED manager Tom Perna discusses defibrillators and CPR training. 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, 769-1052. [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.  Free! 

"Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by retired Army procurement analyst Ron Fiorani, of Thomas Ricks's 2017 dual biography of Churchill and Orwell, with emphasis on his treatment of their efforts to protect democracy from the threats of authoritarianism.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [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]


 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. 

"The Beach Bum": State Theatre.

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(Harmony Korine, 2019). Stoner comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg.
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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Passafire

Savannah reggae-rock and progressive dub quartet. Opener: Leaving Lifted, a veteran Detroit reggae-funk quartet. $15. [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: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Old Town: Bill Heid Trio

A veteran pianist who splits his time between Detroit, L.A., and Japan, Heid plays an entertaining mix of jazz styles, from bebop and Latin-flavored tunes to spirited blues. [venue info]

 
 


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