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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 2, 2019






 
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 4:10 & 9:45 

"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.
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.


 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]



 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $18.75 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $14.49 (babies, free). 390-9211. [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. Malletts Creek & 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. Downtown.

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


 10 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.
Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"India's Religious Traditions": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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India is home to the ancient religious traditions of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. They differ significantly from Abrahamic religions on the idea of Divinity, soul, and afterlife. They have evolved over time and are open to further interpretations in future. The lectures will include their philosophies, historical evolution, and their role in the contemporary socio-political landscape. Instructor Venkat Lakshminarayanan grew up in India and is a follower of Hindu tradition. Sessions will meet Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am from October 2 through November 27 (no class on October 9).
Brookhaven Manor, 401 W. Oakbrook Dr.,. $45. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytimes": Leslie Science & Nature Center,.

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Every Wed. & Sun. (10-11 a.m.) except Oct. 6 & 20. All kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Oct. 2: "Magnificent Mammals."

Oct. 9: "Feathered Friends."

Oct. 13 & 16: "Rockin' Reptiles."

Oct. 23: "Awesome Amphibians."

Oct. 27 & 30: "Super Spiders."
Programs temporarily offsite at Olson Park (1515 Dhu Varren). $5 per kid (members, $4), adults & kids under 12 months, free. 997-1553.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

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

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A slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more, along gravel country roads.
Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Plymouth-Ann Arbor Rd., 663-5060. [map]


 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]


 10:45-11:45 a.m. 

"General Therapeutic Yoga Course": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School, 1904 Federal Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $96. EmaStefanova@cs.com [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! 

"Story Time": Nicola's Books.

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Stories, songs, and crafts for preschoolers. Themes: "On the Farm" (Oct. 2), "Apple Picking" (Oct. 9), "Fall Leaves" (Oct. 16), "Eric Carle" (Oct. 23), and "Halloween" (Oct. 30).
11 a.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

"Gerrymandering: Rejecting the Obvious": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Now that it's clear that efforts to deal with gerrymandering cannot be litigated in federal court, the question is whether state independent redistricting commissions are the best approach to the problem. Another approach would be to adopt a state-wide list system of proportional representation, as described in Bob Davidow's recent article in the Wayne Law Review. With a state-wide system, there would be no district line to draw -- hence no gerrymandering. The proposed system would not only reduce the amount of money needed for election, but also reduce the influence of the wealthy and well-connected. Demographic changes would not affect the operation of the system. An independent redistricting commission would do none of these things.
This court will be led by Instructor Bob Davidow, Professor of Law (retired) from George Mason University. He is the author of Response to Gerrymandering.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: Kempf House Museum.

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Local music historian Stu Johnson discusses "Music of the Great Depression 1929-1932."
Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 2-6 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! 

"Disability Community Month": U-M Council for Disability Concerns.

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Oct. 2 & other dates. This month-long series of events kicks off with a "Unintended Consequences," a panel discussion on the impact of opioid crisis messaging on those with chronic pain (Oct. 2 at 3 p.m.; 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag). Other highlights: a talk by disabled artist Mari Katayama (Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.; Michigan Theater), a "Dogs on the Diag" service and therapy dog demo (Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Diag), screening of films from the Superfest Disability Film Festival (Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.; UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State), and more. For full schedule, see cfdc.umich.edu/dcm.
Various times & locations. Free. disability@umich.edu.


 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 p.m. 

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 21. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's 2nd Sherlock Holmes play, which features the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the playboy Prince of Wales on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, the master chef Auguste Escoffier needs the detective's help as well. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Tom Whalen, and David Bendena.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 3:40, 6:30, & 9:15 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Central Bank of the Future Conference": University of Michigan Center on Finance, Law & Policy.

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Central Banks play an increasingly important role in what is called "financial inclusion," which is providing useful & affordable financial services to people around the world in a sustainable way. As technology continues to change the financial sector, however, there may be new ways in which these institutions undertake this work. Jennifer Tescher of Financial Health Network & Mary Ellen Iskenderian of Women's World Banking keynote this conference, co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Governors & Deputy Governors from around the world, along with standard-setters, regulators, and other stakeholders will cover technology and financial inclusion, digital currency (fiat and non-fiat), and Anti-Money Laundering.
University of Michigan Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-763-4687. centralbankconference@umich.edu http://financelawpolicy.umich.edu/central-bank-of-the-future-conference [map]



 4, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Downton Abbey": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Michael Engler's 2019 film adaptation of the hugely popular PBS series about the the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
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 p.m. 

"Honeyland": State Theatre.

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(Tamara Kotevska & Ljubo Stefanov, 2019). Documentary about beekeeping in the mountains of Macedonia.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Brazil under Bolsonaro: What Is Emerging? What Is Submerging?": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Panel discussion with Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil) political science professor Guilherme Casarões, Weiser Center fellow Marília Corrêa, and University of Chicago political science professor Benjamin Lessing. U-M sociology professor Robert Jansen moderates.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


  4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Central Bank of the Future": U-M Center on Finance, Law & Policy.

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Oct. 2 & 3. Two-day conference of talks by financial experts on how banks could use monetary policy, financial sector supervision, and payment systems to increase access to financial products for low-income people, immigrants, women, and other vulnerable groups around the world. Keynote talks by Women's World Banking CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian (Wed., 4:10 p.m.) and Financial Health Network CEO Jennifer Tescher (Thurs., 9:10 a.m.).
Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw. Free; preregistration required at financelawpolicy.umich.edu/central-bank-of-the-future-conference. 763-4687. [map]


 4:10 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Aquarela": State Theatre.

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(Victor Kossakovsky, 2019). Documentary exploring the beautiful and destructive aspects of water.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15, 7:10, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Ad Astra": State Theatre.

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(James Gray, 2019). Adventure film about a space explorer on a mission to recover his missing father's prior expedition. Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:25, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. 

"Judy": Michigan Theater.

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(Rupert Goold, 2019). Biopic starring Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland 30 years after The Wizard of Oz.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, free; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 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]



 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Food Truck Rallies: Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

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Get outside for dinner this summer! Ann Arbor Farmers Market Food Truck Rallies take place on the first Wednesday evening of each month, beginning in May. Trucks, carts and other local vendors will be on site 5-8 p.m., so bring a chair, a friend, and get ready for some tasty eats and live music.
Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit Street. Free. 734.794.6255. a2gov.org/market [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! 

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

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A 40-mile ride, at various paces, though Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline, 747-1862. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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A slow/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.
Meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Longer ride: 426-5116. Shorter ride: 665-4552.


 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. 

49th Annual Fall Dinner: Ecology Center Fundraiser.

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Dinner followed by a keynote address by 19-year-old indigenous climate activist/hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.
WCC Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $150 (members, $110, students, $40) in advance at ecocenter.org and at the door. 369-9269. [map]


 6 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.
Gilbert Residence, 203 South Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [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! 

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 p.m.  Free! 

"Manhattan Short Film Festival": Dexter District Library.

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Screening of the 2019 finalists from arguably the largest short film festival in the world. Followed by voting for a favorite.
2 p.m. (Sept. 29 & Oct. 6) & 6 p.m. (Oct. 2), DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

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.
UUAA Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30-8:30 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. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues., 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson.).
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues. & Jackson Sat. run). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Manhattan Short Film Festival": Saline District Library.

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Sept. 29 and Oct. 2 & 6. Screening of the 2019 finalists from arguably the largest short film festival in the world. Followed by voting for a favorite.
Noon (Sept. 29 & Oct. 6) & 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 2), Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free; tickets (required) in advance only at SDL (555 N. Maple, Saline). 429-5450. [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]


 6:45 & 9:50 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.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Gateway to the Spiritual Path"

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An introduction to basic Buddhist and spiritual principles,
exploring aspects of the spiritual path embodied by Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. $80. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.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]


 7-9 p.m. 

Edie Carey and Greg Klyma: On the Tracks Singer-Songwriter.

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Double bill. Carey is a Chicago-based pop-folk singer-songwriter whose songs are what the Chicago Sun-Times calls "smart tales of love, life, and longing." Klyma is a Boston-based roots-rock singer-songwriter. The songs on his latest album, Never Knew Caroline, grapple with a breakup and explore his Buffalo (NY) roots.
7-9 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Info: call Annie Capps at 330-5226. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

S.E. Michigan CNC Enthusiast Group: Maker Works.

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For folks who want to get started with CNC as well as veterans to share information. Focus of the group is anything CNC-related: projects, additive machines like the Makerbot or subtractive mills, CAD, CAM, and the holy war of issues like Servos vs. Steppers, NURBS vs. Meshes, and EMC2 vs. Mach3.
Meetings are normally on the first Wednesday of the month (except when they land on a holiday and Maker Works is closed), free and open to everyone and you don't have to be a member of Maker Works to attend.
With the approach of winter, if the weather is too inclement for safe travel, the meeting may be cancelled if conditions warrant it.
Any CNC-related topic is game and if you have something to show off, please bring it.
For more info, visit: SEMICNC Yahoo! Group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/semicnc/info
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/se-michigan-cnc-enthusiast-group [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. 

"Friends 25th": Fathom Events.

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Sept. 23 & 28 and Oct. 2. 25th anniversary celebration of this beloved sitcom, with screenings of about a dozen popular episodes, including the pilot, "The One With the Black Out," "The One Where Ross Finds Out," "The One With the Embryos," and others.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50 & $12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Gone to the Village": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Kwasi Ampene, 2019). Premiere of this documentary that follows funerary rites for a 111-year-old Ghanaian woman, a leader in the matriarchal Asante society. Sponsored by the U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the U-M African Studies Center.
Michigan Theater. Free. 764-2538. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Matthew Reimer: Seeing Queer History": Ann Arbor District Library.

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This Washington, D.C., writer, co-author of We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation, discusses his work. Reimer runs the Instagram account @lgbt_history with his husband Leighton Brown. Signing.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Meditation": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads a series of guided meditations and breathing exercises. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Scottish Gardens": Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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Club members Bonnie & Patrick Ion discuss their travels to Cluny Gardens near Edinburgh, Logan Botanic Garden in southwestern Scotland, and Inverewe Garden in western Scotland.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 761-8281. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Overstory": Literati Boosktore Eco Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of Richard Powers' Pulitzer-winning 2018 novel about 9 people whose varied life experiences with trees bring them together to address deforestation.
7-8:30 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Road to Home": SOS Community Services Fundraiser.

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Live and silent auction of artisan bowls and experiences. Appetizers. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a happy hour with drinks for VIP ticket holders.
7-9:30 p.m., Sesi Lincoln, 3990 Jackson. Tickets $125 (VIP, $200) in advance at soscs.org & by phone, and at the door. 485-8730. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss When Books Went to War, Molly Guptill Manning's 2014 book about librarians, outraged by Nazi book burnings, who launched a campaign to send free books to American troops.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-9:30 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.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL. Oct 2: How to Walk Away, Katherine Center's 2018 novel about a woman who has to begin her life anew after being severely injured in a plane crash. Nov. 6: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra's acclaimed 2013 novel, set in Chechnya during the Chechen Wars, about an 8-year-old small-town girl, hunted by the government, who travels with her neighbor to an abandoned hospital in the city where a sole surviving doctor treats the wounded.
7:30-9 p.m., Ugly Dog Distillery, 218 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed. & Fri. except Oct. 9, 14, & 21.Local dance instructor Karen Silverman leads this high intensity, low-impact aerobic dance workout.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A History of Coffee in Three Cups": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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Johns Hopkins University history professor Casey Lurtz, author of From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico, discusses the ways coffee production spread outward from eastern Africa and how its production reshaped various societies and economies. Coffee tastings.
7:30-9 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. #5. Free. 763-0553. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. except Oct. 30 Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Andrea Gibson: The Ark.

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Boulder spoken word artist, the winner of the inaugural Women's Poetry Slam, whose work addresses war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. Opener: Performance poet, LGBTQ activist, and Detroit native Natasha T Miller.
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) and theark.org, and 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.  Free! 

U-M Concert Band: U-M School of Music.

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Courtney Snyder and grad student Giovani Briguente conduct this ensemble of music majors in Sally Lamb McCune's Pocket, Joel Puckett's It Perched for Vespers Nine, Milhaud's Suite Française, Ruth Gipps's Seascape, Bates's Mothership, "March to the Scaffold" from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, and Karl King's Invictus.
Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [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 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. Oct. 30 is a Halloween dance (costumes encouraged).
9-11 p.m., location TBA (Oct. 2, 9, & 16) & Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Oct. 23 & 30). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). swingannarbor.com/calendar, 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: No Fun Haus

Local rock quartet. Openers: Boob Sweat, a Grand Rapids riot grrrl punk duo, and Atomic Omelet, a local funkified ska- punk quartet. $5 ($8 at the door). [venue info]

CoOp: 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]

 
 


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