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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 17, 2019






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 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. & 1 p.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.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 10-May 13. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.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, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10 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.


 10 a.m.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 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.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Early Fall Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, LLC.

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Our award winning Mothers Group is a great opportunity to meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. The group is facilitated by two experienced moms, a Social Worker and an MPH and Certified Lactation Consultant. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
The Fall Moms Group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from September 17th until October 22nd.
Save $5 by registering before September 15th and using the promo code SUPPORT
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $100/six weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.om [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

2019 Annual Campaign Kickoff Luncheon: United Way of Washtenaw County.

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United Way of Washtenaw County will kick off its 2019 fundraising campaign on September 17, 2019, with a luncheon at Eastern Michigan University's Student Center. This event will focus on United Way programs and initiatives powered by local businesses and individuals.
The luncheon will also recognize community leaders who have pledged to assist with the important work of raising money to invest in programs that address the unique health, education, and financial stability issues that many Washtenaw County members face. By 2030, United Way aspires to live in a community your zip code no longer determines your opportunity in life.
Oakwood St., 900, Ypsilanti. $29-$199. 7346777201. bwheeler@uwwashtenaw.org uwgive.org



 7:#0 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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Aug. 30: Florida Gulf Coast. Exhibition. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 2: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. 1 p.m.

Sept. 6: Cornell. 5 p.m.

Sept. 8: Washington. 6 p.m.

Sept. 17: Oakland. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Rutgers. 3 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Celebrity: A History of Fame": Literati Bookstore.

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U-M communication studies professor Susan Douglas discusses her new book, cowritten with Andrea McDonnell, about the influence of digital technology on the production and proliferation of fame in American culture. Signing.
12:15 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Understanding the Quantum World and Beyond": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We'll read Lee Smolin's new book, "Einstein's Unfinished Revolution". To get us up to speed, we'll also watch the first six DVD lectures of Understanding the Quantum World from the Teaching Company, and we'll pull in other lectures as needed. The goal is to understand what is missing from quantum mechanics as it currently stands and to see where changes are most likely to come from.
Richard Chase, the study group leader, worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and taught physics at several levels. At OLLI, he has taught 15 physics-related classes and led 5 book discussion groups. This Study Group will meet Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm on September 17 - December 10 (no class on November 26).
Trinity Lutheran Church, Lounge, 1400 W. Stadium Ave. $50. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Political Ideologies: Conservatism, Liberalism, and Socialism": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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This study group will begin by exploring the nature of ideological thinking. It will then proceed to describe and explore the historical development of these three leading ideologies. Their similarities and differences, and their changing relationship to each other, will be explored. Finally, we will focus on the current state of these ideological perspectives and scenarios for their futures. There will be modest readings to provide background information and stimulate discussions. Sessions will be held Tuesdays from 1-2:30 pm (September 17- November 5). Instructor Craig Ramsay is an emeritus political scientist who has taught a range of courses on American politics and government, as well as on political philosophy and comparative politics.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard St. $45. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Program: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Literacy.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation, and writing practice for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Current Events": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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This discussion group is for people interested in current events happening at the local, national, and global level. All opinions will be heard courteously. No materials or special expertise required, just an open mind and a good sense of humor. Instructor Thomas Longworth is a retired industrial engineer who resides in Ann Arbor and participates in many OLLI programs. Instructor Margaret Pooler is a retired librarian who has been a member of the class for over 10 years. The group will meet Tuesdays from 3-5pm from September 17 through December 17.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $50. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza and Pages": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to discuss popular books. Pizza. Sept. 17: "What Did You Read This Summer?" Oct. 15: Rebels Like Us, Liz Reinhardt's 2017 YA novel about a mixed-race teen who moves from Brooklyn to a small Southern town in her senior year. With a FaceTime chat with Reinhardt.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required at Salinelibrary.org. 429-5450. [map]


 3:15-5:15 p.m. 

"Current Events 2": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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For persons with wide ranging interests in current events who enjoy discussing news, trends, and ideas that are global, national, or local. Special expertise is never required; only an open mind and a sense of humor as we share what we read, hear, and see from the world around us. Sharing diverse thoughts and experiences helps all of us grow. Instructor Paul Wenger is a retired communications professor and investment analyst/adviser who is active in OLLI and has led other study groups. The group meets Tuesdays from 3:15-5:15 pm from September 17 through December 17.
Bank of Ann Arbor, 2601 Plymouth Rd.,. $50. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 9-13 invited to discuss The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin's 1979 Newbery-winning mystery novel about a group of apartment tenants named in a dead millionaire's will who must solve clues to win his money. Also, a related activity. Snacks.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-7832. [map]


 3:40, 6:30, & 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]


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues. With kids activities and live music 5-7 p.m. Also, farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. Aug. 6: Local Latin jazz trio Bop Dragons. Aug. 13: Local folk-blues-rock duo Bohemian Ru'sters. Aug. 20: Soul-inflected pop-folk trio PATH. Aug. 27: Rock, blues, alt-country, and R&B by local cover band The Randaliers.Sept. 3: Local eclectic singer-songwriter Tim Berla. Sept. 10: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra instrument petting zoo. Sept. 17: Local Americana singer-songwriter Jake Arthur. Sept. 24: Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist Chuck Swanagon.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan": U-M Donia Human Rights Center Lecture.

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Talk by Donia Human Rights Center director Kiyoteru Tsutsui.
4-5:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-8482. [map]


 4, 7, & 9:30 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, 7, & 9:45 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]


 4:20 p.m. 

"Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Max Lewkowicz's 2019 documentary about the originating context and legacy of the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.
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 & 9:40 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.


 4:45 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, 7:10, & 9:30 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]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

2019 Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.

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All invited to bring their classic and vintage autos to display. Weekly awards chosen by the participants. Also, games on the 3rd Tuesday of the month: Bean Bag Toss (June 18), "Movin' On Up" (July 16), & "Wet T-Shirt Toss" (Aug. 20).
5-8 p.m., Wendy's parking lot, Brown Dr. at Commerce Park (west of M-52), Chelsea. Free. 649-1106.


 5-6 p.m. 

Street Dance: A2 Aviary.

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In this fast pace rhythmic class, students will learn body control and techniques as they learn street dance styles such as popping, tutting, waving, animation and beginner breaking (break-dance). Beginners will gain the foundation they need to grow, while more advanced students will find the challenge of personal style, foundation refinement, choreography, and battling.
Each class begins with a 15 minute warm-up, please bring clean sneakers/tennis shoes. It is strongly recommended that students are able to lift their arms over heads. Class size is limited, all students must register via the included link to be guaranteed a spot in class. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

"KnITTY Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Every Tues. All invited to work on knitting projects and hang with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Football 101 with Devin Gardner": Wolverine State Brewing Co.

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Tuesdays during football season, join former Michigan starting quarterback Devin Gardner and WTKA Inside the Huddle host Michael Spath as they recap the Wolverines' most recent game, with film study insights, and a Q&A while enjoying the food and drink at Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-369-2990. michaelspath1980@gmail.com WolverineBeer.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Cut the Cord: Cable TV Alternatives": Dexter District Library.

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Librarians discuss streaming services (such as Netflix and Hulu) and live cable alternatives (such as PlayStation Vue and SlingTV). Also, an introduction to Kanopy, the library's new streaming video service.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride for women, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240, 755-0884.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Medicare 101/Welcome to Medicare": Dexter District Library.

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Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program representative Kris DeLong gives a talk geared toward new Medicare beneficiaries and pre-enrollees. Also, a follow-up on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.: "What's New to Medicare 2020."
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Secret to Success: Finding Your Joy in the Unexpected": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by certified professional coach Robin Shear. The proram begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. $20 (includes dinner) in advance at abwa-maia.org by Sept. 12. walkers@umich.edu. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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Tentative. All invited to bring knitting projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Busy People Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss The Lightkeeper's Daughters, Jean Pendziwol's 2017 novel about a blind old woman who forms an unlikely friendship with a delinquent teen, and together, they work to solve the decades-old mystery of her brother's disappearance.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Colorful Sculptures and Garlands": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Paper-folding craft for all grade 6-adult.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Forest Mindfulness Hike & Yoga": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Mindful City Ann Arbor co-founder Julie Woodward and WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle lead a 45-minute walking meditation hike to introduce the healing benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of "forest bathing." Followed by 45 minutes of gentle yoga.
6:30 p.m., County Farm Park Medford Rd. pavilion. Free. boglee@washtenaw.org.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Self": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on us by us.
Readings to consider:
1. Borges and I
2. Full-body illusions and minimal phenomenal selfhood
3. Identity, Self-Awareness, and Self-Deception: Ethical Implications for Leaders and Organizations
4. Individuals are Inadequate: Recognizing the Family-Centeredness of Chinese Bioethics and Chinese Health System
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/031-self/.
Please find yourself over at the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. Pay what you can; $8 suggested donation (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Sept. 17: Picks & Sticks Stringband. Local string ensemble whose eclectic repertoire includes swing, jazz, country, and bluegrass tunes.

Oct. 15: San, Emily, and Brian. Local trio of singer-songwriter San Slomovits, violinist-singer Emily Slomovits, and pianist Brian Brill.
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-4111. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Pinball Tournament: $2 Tuesdays at Pinball Pete's.

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$2 for Entry into tournament ($1 dollar goes into the payout pool $1 goes to IFPA)
Tournament information:
Tournament starts at 7pm. We will play until 9:30 (no new rounds will start after 9:30)
1 round (1 Game) final for top 3 if 7 players or less, top 4 if more than 7 players.
3 Player Final Payout
1st- 50%
2nd- 30%
3rd- 20%
Pinball Pete's, 1214 S University Ave. $2 + Coin Drop for Games. AnnArborPinball@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/2-Tuesdays-at-Pinball-Petes-Ann-Arbor-1369228379891817 [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"ABCs of Medicare": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by nationally recognized Medicare expert Jae W. Oh, author of Maximize Your Medicare. Signing.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dances of India: Classical and Folk Traditions": Rasa Festival (Ann Arbor District Library).

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Lecture-demo of Indian classical and folk dancing. Dancers TBA. Q&A.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Promare": Fathom Events.

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(Hiroyuki Imaishi, 2019). Dubbed (Sept. 17) & subtitled (Sept. 19) screenings of this anime adventure about an epic battle between humans and flame-wielding mutants.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424. [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 & 10 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]


 7:20 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.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Does Addiction Treatment Work?": Dawn Farm.

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"Does Addiction Treatment Work?" will be presented by Dr Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, D-FASAM. Recent publications claim to define research-supported definitive truths about the root causes of addiction and efficacy of treatment modalities; however, conclusions are conflicting and have been subject to divergent interpretations. Feel confused? Dr. Christensen will review the recent criticisms of treatment for addiction including Twelve Step, residential, and medication assisted therapy, the scientific studies that do and do not support their use and other controversial issues. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required
St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. edseries@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Sept. 3 & 17. Club members show their projected images (Sept. 3) and prints (Sept. 17) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Street Scenes." Presentations include "Ecuador" (Sept. 3), by member Dietmar Haenchen, an experienced nature and travel photographer who presents images taken on both the mainland and Galapagos Islands, and Clarkston-based professional photographer Bob Ratcliff on "Basic Video on Modern DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras" (Sept. 17).
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Sept. 3 & 17. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random to tell a 3-5 minute story-this month's themes are "Neighborhoods" (Sept. 3) & "Cars" (Sept. 17)-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $15 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What Is the Best Way to Stem Climate Change?": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Citizens Climate Lobby representative Richard Barron discusses the Green New Deal and the carbon tax and dividend plan to combat climate change.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Crash Test Dummies: The Ark.

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This Winnipeg quartet, best known for the 90s hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm," plays densely textured, rhythmic rock 'n' roll, blending anthemic excess with old-time country grit and lyrics ranging from Shel Silverstein-style comedy to pure darkness. Recently reunited, the band celebrates the 25th anniversary of its popular 1993 sophomore album, God Shuffled His Feet. Opener: Nova Scotia roots trio Port Cities
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $$40-$60. in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) & theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 9:20 p.m. 

"After the Wedding": Michigan Theater.

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(Bart Freundlich, 2019). Drama about an American woman who meets the generous benefactor of the financially struggling Calcutta orphanage she works at.
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]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Boyscott

Connecticut rock quartet. Openers: Den-Mate, an art-pop ensemble led by rural Virginia singer-songwriter Jules Hale and Brother Son, a popular Detroit rock quartet. $8-$10. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh- minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pittsfield Open Band

Old-time American and Irish dance tunes. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Keller Orchestra

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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