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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 18, 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.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [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! 

Community Health Fair: Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation.

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Get a flu shot, blood pressure checked and obtain information and resources to help make decisions for better living as you age.
Community Center, 701 W. Ellsworth Rd. Free. 734.822.2120. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov [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! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
8 a.m., (9 a.m. in Sept.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 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]


 10 & 11 a.m. and 1 & 6 p.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.


 10:30 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]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat., & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11 a.m. (Wed.) & 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Little Listeners Storytime: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us at Northfield Township Area Library every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities. Storytime is designed to promote early literacy. Registration is not required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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Sept. 11, 18, & 25. All invited to accompany Gratzi chef John Somerville to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Somerville prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]


 11 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! 

"Story Time with A2 Therapy Works": Nicola's Books.

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Sept. 4 & 18. A2 Therapy Works representatives read stories for preschoolers and discuss the speech and occupational therapy and tutoring they offer.
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Terror in the City of Champions: Detroit in the Mid-1930s": Ann Arbor City Club Lunch and Learn.

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University of Detroit Mercy journalism professor Tom Stanton gives a talk based on Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit, his bestselling 2016 book about a white supremacist vigilante organization that menaced Depression-era Detroit. Lunch.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $30 (members, $25). Reservations required by Sept. 13. 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]


 Noon-3:45 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]


 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-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.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Stretch Yoga Series 1": Saline District Library.

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Yoga instructor Jo Ann Yates shows how to use stretch yoga to increase flexibility and improve memory. Bring a mat, if you have one; some available to borrow.
Noon-1:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Computer Maintenance and Internet Security": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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This class will focus on how to protect your data and identity. Topics include antivirus software, internet threats (ransomware, phishing, etc.), backup alternatives, password best practices, wireless security tips, latest Internet/phone scams, and identity theft tips-including dealing with some of the latest data breaches. There will be time for questions and discussion. Harvey Juster is a semi-retired IT Consultant who has guided friends, family and businesses through the task of protecting their data from internal and external threats. He holds an engineering degree from UM and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
This study group for will last two hours and be led by instructor Harvey Juster.
No Osher Lifelong Learning Institute membership is required for this course.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C,. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"The Mystery Book Club": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Mystery lovers, looking for new authors to read? Each month our group selects an author who few in the group have read and then we all read any of that author's repertoire. The following month we discuss how engaging the author was, what we liked and disliked about the writing, and whether we would recommend that author to a close friend.
For our first meeting read any book by George Pelecanos. This Study Group led by Sydney Kaufman will meet Wednesdays, 1:00 -3:00 pm on September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18, January 15.
Church of the Good Shepherd, Fellowship Hall, 2145 Independence Blvd. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Galaxy Brain Center Presentations": Saline Area Senior Center.

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Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center (Ann Arbor) representatives Meg Scaling and Courtney Wang give talks on "How to Use Neuroplasticity Principles to Keep Your Brain Fit" (Sept. 18) and "Balance Breakdowns and Safety Strategies" (Oct. 16).
1:30-2:30 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-9274. [map]


 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

"Murder Most Foul: Homicide in Early America": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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In the summer of 2012 the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan mounted an exhibition of primary sources on murder in America from the 1670s to 1900. Clements Director J. Kevin Graffagnino's PowerPoint presentation of murder books, pamphlets, serials, prints, photographs, and ephemera illustrates the ways our ancestors dealt with murder as vehicle for moral instruction, basis for social attitudes and legal policy, and source of guilty-pleasure titillation. Given the enduring popularity of crime and punishment for America readers, collectors, and researchers, this lecture should appeal to scholarly and popular audiences alike. J. Kevin Graffagnino has been Director of the University of Michigan's William L. Clements Library since 2008 and will be retiring after 11 years at the end of December.
William J. Clements Library, 909 S. University Ave. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2 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.
Chelsea Retirement Community, Crippen Building/805 W. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Art for Teens": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to use watercolors, slime, clay, markers, and other supplies.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3:45 & 6:30 p.m. 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 & 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 & 7 p.m. 

"Blink of an Eye": Fathom Events.

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(Robert Wise, 1979). 40th anniversary screening of this sci-fi classic. 1 & 4 p.m. (Sept. 15); 4 & 7 p.m. (Sept. 18).
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).


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"For Dear Life: Women's Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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U-M women's studies professor Carol Jacobsen is joined by attorney Lynn D'Orio and U-M women's studies professor Ruby Tapia in a discussion of Jacobsen's new book about the racism, classism, and gender discrimination that inform how American criminal-legal systems treat women lawbreakers.
4-6 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-9537. [map]


 4:05 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.


 4:15, 7:10, & 9:55 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]


 4:20, 6:30, & 9:20 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]


 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.


 5-6 p.m. 

"Yoga for People Who Don't Do Yoga but Should": A2 Aviary.

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Grr, argh! Stiff joints and tight muscles got you feeling like a zombie? Join us for this gentle, introductory class for absolute beginners! This class is especially for desk bound folks who know they should stretch more, but just aren't finding the motivation to do so on their own. Discover your inner bendiness with poses to increase flexibility, especially in the hips and legs, and spend time cultivating core strength and playing with balance. Perfect to help reduce recovery time and prevent injury, this class is appropriate for all levels. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at (734) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bikes & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. 30-40-mile ride to the southwest of Saline, with pace and post-ride restaurant determined by riders.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Chinese Hip-Hop Experience": U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Chinese rappers Lil Bag and Don Dream give short performances and discuss the history of Chinese hip-hop with Detroit native Dana "Showtyme" Burton, founder of Iron Mic, the largest MC competition in China. Q&A.
5:30-7 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [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. 

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]


 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling & Static Trapeze: 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 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]



 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling and Static Trapeze: 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]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. & Aug. 31. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (except Aug. 31, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Robot Club.

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Robot enthusiasts invited to bring their current projects to discuss with club members.
6-8:30 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. mirobotclub.com. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Every Wed. Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6:15 & 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]


 6:30 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.
EHM Senior Solutions/Brecon Village, 101 Brecon Dr., Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [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! 

"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! 

"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. 

"Class: Insight Meditation for Everyone": Deep Spring Center.

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INSIGHT MEDITATION FOR EVERYONE - 2019
Teacher: Dan Muir
Level: All levels.
Prerequisite: None
Held at: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth | Get Directions
Suggested Donation: $120-$240
6 classes | Wed
Sept. 18 | Oct. 2, 30 | Nov. 13 | Dec. 4, 11
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Information and registration: https://www.deepspring.org/2019-insight-meditation-for-all/
The ancient practice of Insight meditation is a simple and direct form of inner inquiry that looks deeply at our situation right now, just as it is. As we continue to watch, we see more and more, which naturally leads to profound effects over time. As we cultivate a kindhearted awareness, we begin to uncover the wisdom and compassion that is at our essence, as well as the habitual patterns of thinking and behavior that cause pain and suffering. As we mindfully work with these habits from our new perspective, we gradually become calmer and better able to deal effectively with negativity in ourselves and others.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI. Donation. 7344775848. tanaree4@gmail.com deepspring.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Class: The Awakened Heart": Deep Spring Center.

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THE AWAKENED HEART CLASS - 2019
A one year class, anyone may register for this first semester.
Teachers: Barbara Brodsky, assisted by Kathleen Ivanoff.
Level: All levels.
Prerequisite: Special guidance for newer students. Anyone completely new to vipassana is required to also take the Sat., Sept. 14, Introduction to Vipassana
Held at: Meditation Hall, 3455 Charing Cross Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 | Get Directions
Or GLOBAL LIVE STREAMING - You will receive a link to join online live.
Suggested Donation: $85 - $170
REGISTRATION
6 classes | Wed
Sept. 18 | Oct. 2, 30 | Nov. 13 | Dec. 4, 11
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
I call you "angels in earthsuits." Each of you has this divine core of your being, the "angel," and here you are in your earthsuits. Sometimes the earthsuits feel very stiff and unwieldy. You feel trapped in incarnative experience and the angel in you wants to soar out of the body.
More information: https://www.deepspring.org/2019-fall-awakened-heart/
DSC Meditation Hall, 3455 Charing Cross Rd,. Donation. 7344775848. om@deepspring.org deepspring.org [map]



 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Follow your (political) heart": League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

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Brews & Views: Join Professor Lisa Disch for a conversation about Ranked Choice Voting, an electoral reform that lets people vote for the candidate they truly prefer without fear of throwing the election to the one they least want, that stimulates grass roots political activity, and that gives voice to diverse opinions and beliefs in a way that a two -party duopoly (or a one-party system) cannot!
Lisa Disch is Professor of Political Science, with a courtesy appointment in Women's Studies, at the University of Michigan. She teaches classes on democratic politics, feminism, and political philosophy and has written many books and articles, including The Tyranny of the Two-Party System.
This event is open to the public (but must be over 21 to buy/drink alcohol).
Pointless Brewery, 3014 Packard St. Free. 989-455-4484. publicity@lwvannarbor.org pointlessbrew.com [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 half-hour of silent sitting meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, followed by a discussion of Buddhist concepts. Meditation instructions are provided. Donations are welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted. 734-678-7549. annarborktc.org [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! 

Polly Rosenwaike & Cody Walker: Nicola's Books.

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These two local writers discuss their recent books. Rosenwaike's Look How Happy I'm Making You is a collection of candid short stories about women navigating infertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. Walker's The Trumpiad is a collection of blistering and hilarious poems about contemporary politics. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A History of Native American Activism and Policy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians (Wisconsin) cultural affairs director Heather Bruegl.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"AfterHours Book Club": Serendipity Books.

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All invited to discuss books. Sept. 18: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey's 1962 novel about an iconoclastic free spirit who incites his fellow asylum inmates to rebellion against an iron-willed nurse. Oct. 6: Michigan true-crime writer and memoirist Mardi Jo Link discusses her work. Q&A.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"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 p.m.  Free! 

"She Would Be King": Literati Bookstore Feminist Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Wayétu Moore's critically acclaimed 2018 debut novel that mixes magical realism and historical fiction to reimagine the story of Liberia's early years. Moore reads at UMMA Sept. 19 (see listing).
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope": Evenings with OLLI (U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).

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Holocaust survivor and U-M economics professor emeritus Irene Butter reads from her 2018 memoir detailing her girlhood in prewar Germany and Amsterdam, her family's deportation to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and their time as stateless refugees.
7-8:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. $10. 998-9351. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Taste and Tell: The Story of Seasonal Gins": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning flavor and fragrance blog Glass Petal Smoke, evaluates Ann Arbor Distilling Company's 4 seasonal gins inspired by local landscapes.
7-9 p.m., Ann Arbor Distilling Co., 220 Felch St. Free; buy your own gin. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Michigan writer Doc Fletcher discusses his new book. Q&A. Book sale & signing.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"What's New with AAUW?": American Association of University Women.

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Members discuss the club's various interest groups. Also, a chance for new and returning members to sign up for groups and projects. Refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss High on the Hog, Jessica Harris's 2011 history of African American cuisine.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Feit 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. 

Jenny Lewis: The Ark.

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Veteran California indie rock singer-songwriter who first came to prominence as the lead singer of Rilo Kiley and is currently a member of the politically tinged all-female rock trio Nice as Fuck. Her brand-new album, On the Line, is filled with her characteristic vivid storytelling and impressionistic turns of phrase. She's "reached her troubador phase," says a Pitchfork critic, who likens her to a "skeptical Stevie Nicks for old millennials." Opener: The Watson Twins, the California-based, Kentucky-bred alt-country duo who collaborated with Lewis on her 2006 CD Rabbit Fur Coat.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $37.50 & $50 in advance at theark.org, MUTO @ The Michigan League Underground (911 North University), & at the door. 761-1800. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Endless Forms Less Beautiful: Asian Prinia Species": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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MSU zoology professor Pamela Rasmussen discusses these insect-eating wrens found throughout Asia.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Amy Speace: The Ark.

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Nashville-based folk singer-songwriter originally from Hoboken whose music ranges from contemplative to rocking. Discovered by Judy Collins in the early 2000s, Speace left her job as a classically trained Shakespearean actor and kicked off her music career with a string of critically acclaimed albums. Her latest, Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne, is a collection of richly detailed songs that showcase her big voice.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Nonmembers also 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]


 8 p.m. 

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: The Ark.

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Soulful, swinging country blues by this acoustic trio from southern Indiana that blends old-time instrumentation (resonator guitar, washboard, and bucket percussion) with themes both contemporary (crystal meth abuse and the rising cost of living) and traditional (unrequited love and murder). Their new album, Poor Until Payday, is a bluesy ode to blue collar workers.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20. 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]


 8:30 p.m. 

"Mystic Nights at the Grotto": Zal Gaz Grotto.

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Detroit certified consulting hypnotist Misha Tuesday, a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, performs his one-man show, a self-described "blend of trickery, subtle psychology, and genuine intuition" to conjure an illusion of telepathy and clairvoyance. Audience participation.
8:30 p.m., Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium. Tickets $10 in advance at mishatuesday.wellattended.com & at the door. 506-0650. [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., location TBA (Sept. 4 & 11) & Michigan League Ballroom (Sept. 18 & 25). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). swingannarbor.com/calendar, 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue Llama: Alex Harding & Organ Nation

Jazz organ trio led by Harding a veteran Detroit baritone saxophonist known for his bluesy, church-steeped style. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

CoOp: Open Mike

All musicians invited. First come, first served. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown. [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: Sugartips Acoustic Sugartips Acoustic

Acoustic postpunk rock cover duo from suburban Detroit. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Old Town: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Blue Rays Trio

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

 
 


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