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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 16, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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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. 

"Toddler Time": Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time
Monday: 9:00-10:00am
Tuesday: 9:00-10:00am & 1:00-2:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm * your ONE hour begins when you arrive*
Thursday: 9:00-10:00am & 1:00-2:00pm
Friday: 9:00-10:00am
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]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

Welcoming Week 2019: Jewish Family Services.

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During this annual series of events, Washtenaw County as a Welcoming Community become part of a global movement to recognize the economic, social and cultural advantage of welcoming all people, regardless of origin of birth.
By participating in Welcoming Week, the following businesses recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes everyone stronger economically, socially, and culturally.
Please patronize these Welcoming Week businesses by downloading your own "I'm A Welcomer" packet and showing it to the staff!
https://files.constantcontact.com/a8dc887f001/5d479f59-13f7-4c40-b018-30e03a7fb7ab.pdf
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, 2245 South State Street, Ste 200. Free. 9895339357. jbjarvi@jfsannarbor.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 663-5060.


 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 9. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 10 a.m. -noon 

"Chinese 6": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Learn Chinese language and culture. Students will learn Chinese characters and basic sentences, so they can carry on Chinese conversation. Sessions will be held Mondays from 10am-12pm from September 16 through December 16 (no class on September 30). Instructor Angela Yang retired from medical research at UM. She was also a teacher in a Chinese school in Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor.
Bank of Ann Arbor, 2601 Plymouth Rd.,. $50. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Solving Easy Sudoku Puzzles": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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If you like puzzles and want to learn the basics of solving Sudoku, this is a good place to start. We will cover several elementary patterns that will enable you to solve easy puzzles and most medium level puzzles. Instructor Jerry Janusz is a retired mathematician who loves working Sudoku puzzles. The group will meet Mondays from 10-11:30 am from September 16 through October 7 (no class on September 30).
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $20. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

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


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Monday Painters": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Monday Painters is a flexible art group led by Instructor Barbara Anderson. Members are free to come and go as they please. Each week a DVD is shown about art that lasts half an hour. This group has become like family and all are welcome to join in for fun, learning, growing, and gentle critiquing. Instructor Barb Anderson has studied art for over twenty years and prior to that taught special education. She hopes to welcome new members to Monday Painters. The group meets Mondays from 11am-3pm from September 16, 2019 through August 3, 2020 (no classes on September 30th, October 14th and 21st, and February 14, 2020.
Jewish Community Center,, 2395 Birch Hollow Dr. $65. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 Noon-1:30 p.m. 

"Journey with Contemporary Writers from Around the World": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In these sessions, participants will take a deeper look at how contemporary award-winning writers from around the world think and what concerns they have in today's life. Do we, educated Americans, see our world in ways similar or different from the ways those writers see it?
Let us look at the world through these perceptive eyes. Let us try to be SINBADS and enjoy a free flight of discovery on the magic these writers have woven for us.
Join us and do not be afraid. Our first journey will be in the world of a novel titled "The Moor's Account" by Laila Lalami. This Study Group led by Adnan Salhi will meet Mondays, 12:00-1:30 pm on September 16, October 7, November 4, December 16.
Community Health Services Bldg., Suite A2, Conf. Rm. 1502, 2025 Traverwood Dr. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., except Sept. 2. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except Sept. 2. 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]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri., except Sept. 2. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Doing God's Will - From the Crusades to the Holocaust": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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An understanding of how the "Christian" world sought to impose its interpretation of "God's will" on other peoples leading to the most destruction and devastation that the civilized world had ever known; two of the darkest periods in the history of man. Lecture and class discussion (with active participation) using two texts, 1. "Holy War: The Crusades and their Impact on Today's World" (Karen Armstrong) and 2. "Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust" (Daniel Jonah Goldhagen).
Dr. Cameron is a retired dental professional with an active ongoing interest in world's history and how that history is shaped by religion. Instructors John Cameron and Bill Hermon lead this Study Group and will meet Mondays, 1:00-3:00 pm on September 16 - October 14 (no class September 30).
Church of the Good Shepherd, Conference Room - 2nd Floor, 2145 Independence Blvd. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Understanding the Revolutionary Changes in Businesses and Jobs": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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We will examine the numerous ways that technology, competition, globalization, and trade have affected American businesses and the nature of work. Some of the most iconic companies such as Eastman Kodak, Bethlehem Steel, and Westinghouse have gone bankrupt or disappeared, while newer types of companies such as Amazon and Uber are ascending.
We will read and discuss "The Vanishing American Corporation" by U of M professor Gerald Davis. The author tracks the rise of the large corporation and then describes the economic, social, and technological developments that have led to its decline. He shows how these trends are leading to income inequality and social instability. Dr. Davis goes on to describe the future of business and how workers can navigate changing conditions.
Instructor Gerry Lapidus contributed professionally to the emergence of the new tech world. Please read through Section 2 for the first meeting.
This group will meet for 2 hours on Mondays from Sept. 16 - Oct. 21.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C,. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Seniors at Washtenaw Community College": Saline Area Senior Center.

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WCC president Rose Bellanca discusses the school's outreach to seniors.
1-2 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-9274. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series.

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Sept. 16 & 23. Talks by visiting scholars. Sept. 16: University of Hawaii geography professor Reece Jones on "Border Walls and Violent Borders." Sept. 23: UC-Santa Cruz Mediterranean studies professor Camilo Gómez-Rivas on "Islamic Law in Movement--Saints, Merchants, and Technocrats."
2 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 647-4143. [map]


 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Spanish III - Advanced": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Spanish III Advanced is a continuation for those who have taken Intermediate Spanish or have equivalent knowledge. Participants will further develop their fluency with the spoken language as we study irregular verbs, advanced verb tenses, and complex sentences. Course materials consist of the "Advanced" book and CDs in the Living Language Spanish Complete Edition that we have used in the beginning and intermediate study groups. The sessions will meet Mondays from 304:30 pm from September 16 through December 2 (no class on September 30). Instructor Jennie Lieberman, a native Spanish speaker, was born in Cuba and has extensive tutoring experience.
Community Health Services Bldg., 2025 Traverwood Dr. $50. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:50 p.m. 

"David Crosby: Remember My Name": State Theatre.

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A.J. Eaton's 2019 documentary about the late career renaissance of the iconic folk-rock singer-songwriter.
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 & 9:50 p.m. 

"IT Chapter Two": State Theatre.

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(Andy Muschetti, 2019). Horror sequel set 27 years after the original, where a group of misfit kids battle a killer supernatural clown.
Various times, 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]


 4:10, 6:45, & 9:25 p.m. 

"The Goldfinch": State Theatre.

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(John Crowley, 2019). Adaptation of the Donna Tarot novel about a boy is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Various times, 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 p.m.  Free! 

Kids Book Clubs: Saline District Library.

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Book discussion groups for kids, including Chapter Champs (Sept. 16 & Oct. 14) for kids in grades 1-4, the Caldecott Club (Sept. 30) for kids in kindergarten and 1st grade, and Pageturners (Oct. 7 & Nov. 4) for kids in grade 4 & up.
4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required at Salinelibrary.org. 429-5450. [map]


 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Official Secrets": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Gavin Hood, 2019). Thriller, based on the true story of a British whistleblower who exposed an illegal US wiretapping operation designed to force the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 Iraq invasion. Keira Knightley,
Various times, 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]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. beginning Sept. 4. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours.
4:45 p.m., Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.


 4:45 p.m. 

"Mike Wallace is Here": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Avi Belkin, 2019). Documentary about this prominent investigative journalist.
Various times, 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]


 5:30 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.
Northfield Township Senior Center, 9101 N. Main St., Whitmore Lake. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level
Better Living Fitness Center, 2960 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $20. (734) 747-0123. betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Kids Integrated Group: Still Waters Counseling.

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This group, aimed at kids age 10-13, introduces various techniques for understanding and expressing emotions, social skills, and relaxation techniques. Kids learn to understand how their brain works and how to use the whole brain to improve their emotions and mental health. Art, mindfulness, brain integration, Tai Chi, and many other techniques come together to give kids a comprehensive mental health toolkit. The group meets for 6 consecutive Monday evenings, for 2 hours. The group is facilitated by several trained therapists at Still Waters Counseling. There is a concurrent parent group, focusing on the Nurtured Heart Approach, for those interested. Spots are limited, so register soon!
Still Waters Counseling, 137 Keveling Dr. Saline MI 48176, Saline. Insurance Copays or $45 per 2 hour session, $270 total. 7349443446. contact@still-waters-counseling.com www.still-waters-counseling.com [map]


 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Nurtured Heart Parent Group: Still Waters Counseling.

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This group aims to guide parents through the Nurtured Heart Approach. This approach is intended to alter the parent-child relationship to emphasize strengths and successes and increase confidence and to teach alternate ways to address negative behaviors. The approach, while created to help transform difficult children and empower kids and parents alike, is great for any parents wishing to learn some new techniques. Parents will meet others and discuss issues and ideas, guided by a certified facilitator Bridget Young, MS LLP. This group runs for 6 consecutive Monday evenings, and restitution for all 6 weeks is required. There is a kids group running concurrently for those interested, the Kids INTEGRATED Group. Spots in both groups fill up fast, so call soon to reserve!
Still Waters Counseling, 137 Keveling Dr. Saline MI 48176, Saline. Insurance Copays or $45 per 2 hour session, $270 total. 7349443446. contact@still-waters-counseling.com www.still-waters-counseling.com [map]


 5:45 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with some stretching, and once the body warms up, begins to pick up the pace. You will work on a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling & Lyra: A2 Aviary.

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Description:Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary!
We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
Class size is limited. All students must be signed up for class before arriving to the studio, please register via website.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25-$215. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling and Lyra: A2 Aviary.

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Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary! We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Nei-Gong Class: Sun Shen.

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The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Monday at 6pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat., except Sept. 2. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m. Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), the Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs.), & 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), & 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat.). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stitches & Knots: Drop-In Knitting and Crochet": Saline District Library.

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All invited to bring a fiber art project to work on.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL Brecon Rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"AIReal Yoga: Core Power": Ringstar Studio.

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AIReal Yoga is real yoga, practiced with the assistance of a "silk" hammock. Not to be confused with its circus counterpart, practitioners breathe, stretch, and strengthen just as you would in a ground-based practice, while taking advantage of deeper stretches and unique poses.
Gymnastic flexibility, ahtletic strength, and master yogi-level experience not required. You can even enjoy AIReal Yoga even if you can't touch your toes and you've never attended a regular yoga class before.
This special one-time offering will focus on poses that strengthen and tone the core muscles of the torso. While it is an intense physical practice, the poses are accessible to people at any level of ability. No previous experience necessary.
Class sizes are very small- maximum of 6 people- so online preregistration is required.
Weekly classes are also available. See our schedule for details.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $15. 734-335-1625. mail@a2ringstar.com https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/a2ringstar?k_class=149710&k_class_tab=6712 [map]



 7 p.m. 

"The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra Roars Back to Life": Zal Gaz Grotto.

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The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra ROARS BACK TO LIFE to begin their 31st season of presenting great Monday night big band jazz at their home, Zal Gaz Grotto in Ann Arbor. Sarah D'Angelo will join PKO to sing, play clarinet and spread joy! Sarah will debut Keller's new PKO arrangement of W. C. Handy's classic Saint Louis Blues, and two of Keller's new Constellation songs called Aquarius and Gemini (with lyrics by Sarah D'Angelo). Lots of fun big band swinging and singing in that beloved, straight-ahead PKO fashion!
Showtime 7 till 10 PM
PKO's guest student band is The Jake Lee Quintet. Jake is a senior at A2 Community High School; his impressive trumpet playing and string bass playing will blow you away! Jake Lee Quintet will play a 30 minute Intermezzo at about 8:15 PM.
*Zal Gaz Grotto is a humble, clean and welcoming haven for jazz lovers
*Good food and drinks at ZGG - all reasonably priced
*$10 at the door helps pay the musicians
*Under 18 years old enter FREE
*Fre
Zal Gaz Grotto. $10 cover charge. 734-663-1202.



 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 434-9450 or 330-5724. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. beginning Sept. 9. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Sept. 9: "10 Minutes to Live--Now What?" Sept. 16: "Dreams & Nightmares: The Science Behind the Stories of Your Mind." Sept. 23: "Stem Cells: The Miracle Cure You May Be Missing Out On." Sept. 30: "A Story of Hope from Rwanda."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Members Night: Out Loud Chorus.

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Sept. 16 & 23. Beginning to advanced singers invited to join the weekly rehearsal of this chorus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their friends. Snacks.
7-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. Free. outloudchorus@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Robert Perrish: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Michigan Plein Air Painters co-founder discusses his design, sculpture, and painting work.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Budapest: The Heart of Europe": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by area resident Mariya Fogarasi, who spent a decade in central Europe.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate": Literati Bookstore.

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U-M history professor Alexandra Minna Stern discusses her new book, subtitled "How the Alt-Right is Warping the American Imagination," that explores concepts such as "red-pilling," strategic trolling, gender essentialism, and other white nationalist tropes. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Rob Zombie's 3 from Hell": Fathom Events.

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Sept. 16-18. Sequel to Zombie's 2005 horror flick The Devil's Rejects. With auxiliary content (Sept. 16 & 17), a poster giveaway (Sept. 16), and a double feature of both films (Sept. 18). Ann Arbor 20 only (except Sept. 17, Ann Arbor 20 & Quality 16, 3686 Jackson).
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 623-7469 (Quality 16). [map]


 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Brittany Runs a Marathon": State Theatre.

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(Paul Downs Colaizzo, 2019). Comedy about a woman who takes control of her life by training for a marathon.
Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:15 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 2019). Documentary about the iconic pop-rock singer.
Various times, 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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Game Changers" Special Screening.

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The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet - and it's backed by them too - with additional EPs including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul.
Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers follows the story of James Wilks-elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter-as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks' journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $12. avalon.jones@civic-us.com https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-game-changers [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. beginning Sept. 9. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Yizhak Schotten: U-M School of Music.

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Tentative. This U-M viola professor performs Schubert's String Trio in B-flat Major, Arpeggione Sonata, and Trout Quintet. With violinists Aaron Berofsky and Kathryn Votapek, bassist Maximilian Dimoff, cellist Nathaniel Pierce, and pianist Hye Jin Cho--all U-M music professors.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Discover Our Underwater Forests! Michigan's Aquatic Plants": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife aquatic ecologist Jo Latimore. The program begins with a short business meeting. Preceded at 5:45 p.m. by "Dinner with the Speaker" (Rappourt, 2721 Plymouth Rd.; buy your own dinner).
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Game Changers": Fathom Events.

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(Louie Psihoyos, 2018). Documentary about professional athletes' rising interest in plant-based diets. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, and NBA All-Star Chris Paul.
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).


 7:30 p.m. 

"Treasure Hunt": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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A chance to sift through a big grab box of foreign covers (envelopes with canceled stamps) purchased from the American Philatelic Society. Small charge for each cover you take home. Also, club members prepare for the annual stamp show, Nov. 2 & 3.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9:35 p.m. 

"The Farewell": State Theatre.

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(Lulu Wang, 2019). Awkwafina stars in this dramatic comedy about a woman who returns to China after her grandmother's terminal cancer diagnosis.
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: Cursive

All ages admitted. Veteran Omaha indie rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Tim Kasher. Opener: Oquoa, an Omaha space-rock quartet. $16 ($18 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cat Canyon

Veteran Detroit roots-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Roe Bickley Kramer Trio

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Josef Deas, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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