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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 8, 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. & 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! 

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

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A moderate-paced ride with destination determined by the riders.
Meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport. 996-8440. [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]


 10am-5pm  Free! 

"Día de los Muertos Tapete and Ofrendas Display": U-M Residential College.

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Oaxaca- and Seattle-based visiting Artist Fulgencio Lazo will work with U-M students and community members to design and create a tapete, or carpet of colored sand for Mexican Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. It will be created on the floor of the RC Art Gallery within East Quadrangle.
The tapete and Día de los Muertos ofrendas will be on display to the public through October 18.
RC Art Gallery East Quadrangle, 701 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/67434-16849230.html [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 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 11 a.m. 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.-1 p.m. 

Social Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 10-11 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. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

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! 

"Thyme to Learn about Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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A Legacy Land Conservancy representative discusses this invasive grass and what's being done to control it.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 10-11 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]



 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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Oct. 1: U-M Chinese studies professor Miranda Brown "On Why Chinese Buddhists Were Not Vegans." Oct. 8: Syracuse University sociology professor Yingyi Ma on "The Ambitious and the Anxious: Chinese Undergraduates in the US." Oct. 22: Northeastern University history professor Phillip Thai on "China's War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State." Oct. 29: University of Virginia professor of media studies Aynne Kokas on "From Grindr to Cybersovereignty: The Loaded Interplay between Community, National, and Global Standards of Data Governance in China."
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Advanced German V": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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The course will be a continuation of Advanced German of winter/spring 2019. The class will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation. Instructor Renate Gerulaitis is professor emeritus of German Language and Literature at Oakland University. The course will meet Tuesdays from 1-3 pm from October 8 through December 17.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Dr.,. $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]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to join a group walk. Canceled for inclement weather.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Ypsilanti Memory Cafe": We Care Connect recommended by Alzheimer's Association.

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Please Join We Care Connect Memory Cafe for snacks, activities and time to socialize. Call Monica or Shonda at the Ypsilanti Senior Center for more information at 734-483-5014
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti. 734-483-5014. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to color while listening to music. Supplies provided.
2-3:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

"The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: Adaptation and Influence": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Join us for a gallery talk and guided exhibit tour delving into the history and influence of Daniel Defoe's "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe", first published in 1719. In the 300 years since its publication, Defoe's narrative of shipwreck and survival has captured readers' imaginations, inspiring a multitude of adaptations and spin-offs, and becoming a cultural touchstone. Featuring material from the University of Michigan Library Special Collections Research Center's Hubbard Imaginary Voyages Collection, the exhibit explores questions about self-sufficiency, otherness, and the role of gendered and racialized ideas in constructing the self.
Hatcher Graduate Library,, 913 S. University Ave.,. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:30, 6:30, & 9 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]


 3:45 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.


 3:45, 7, & 9:45 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]


 4, 6:15, & 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]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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With kids activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. Oct. 1: Tim Berla. Veteran local singer-songwriter who writes quirky jazz & country tunes. Oct. 8: Jeremy Skidmore. Local guitarist who plays 20th-century rock covers and originals. Oct. 15: Chuck Swanagon. Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist.
Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton's acclaimed 2018 royal court fantasy novel that upends the genre by eviscerating Western beauty standards.
4-5 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Special Collections After Hours: Library of the Occult": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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Display of books on witchcraft, necromancy, demonology, tarot, alchemy, devil worship, and magic. Light refreshments.
4-6 p.m., U-M Special Collections, Hatcher Grad Library 6th fl., enter from the Diag. Free. 647-3059.


 4:15, 7, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Joker": State Theatre.

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(Todd Phillips, 2019). Drama from the perspective of Batman's nemesis, caught between apathy and cruelty. Joaquin Phoenix.
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, 7:10, & 9:50 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.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Lecture Series.

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Oct. 8 & 22. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 8: "Curative Violence: How to Inhabit the Time Machine with Disability." Syracuse University disability studies professor Eunjung Kim discusses what the investment in curing illnesses and disabilities reveals about Korean Cold War imperialism. Oct. 22: "North Korean Art: Discovering Chosonhwa's Hidden Creativity." Georgetown University art history professor B.G. Munh discusses how to make sense of North Korean ink wash paintings and North Korean art in general.
4:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 4:45 & 7:20 p.m. 

"Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Janice Engel, 2019). Documentary about the celebrated Texan political columnist who took on good-ol'-boy southern politics.
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. 

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. 

Caramel & Candy Tastings: Zingerman's.

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Staffers discuss and offer tastings of various caramels (Oct. 8) and other candies (Oct. 22) for kids ages 4-14. Parents welcome to observer for free.
422 Detroit St. $15 per kid. Preregistration recommended. 663-3354. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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A slow/moderate-paced ride for women, about 15 miles, towards Dexter and back.
Meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 755-0884.


 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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Oct. 3, 8, 10, 17, 24, & 31. Visiting artists discuss their work.

Oct. 3: English milliner and fashion icon Stephen Jones, whose avant-garde hats have attracted celebrity clients from Princess Diana to Lady Gaga.

Oct. 8: Well-known feminist art critic and activist Lucy Lippard is joined by multidisciplinary artist and feminist art theory expert Faith Wilding in a discussion of Lippard's work and the current creative-political climate in the U.S. 5:30 p.m., UMMA (525 S. State).

Oct. 10: Japanese artist Mari Katayama, a double amputee who features her own body in provocative works that combine photography, sculpture, and textiles.

Oct. 17: Lauren Bon, an L.A.-based artist whose public art projects include a 32-acre field of corn she grew in a downtown L.A. brownfield and a project in which 100 mules walked along the L.A. aqueduct to illustrate the city's dependence on rural water sources.

Oct. 24: Marilyn Minter, a New York-based painter whose photorealistic works critique contemporary beauty and sensuality ideals and the hyper-feminization of pop culture and marketing.

Oct. 31: Joe Caslin, an Irish illustrator and street artist whose massive murals address suicide, drug addition, economic marginalization, sexual consent, and other contemporary issues.

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5:10 p.m. (except Oct. 8), Michigan Theater (except Oct. 8). Free. 668-8463. [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 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]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do": Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substane use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network and Saint Joe's Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Free, open to all, registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"CreativeBug & More": Dexter District Library.

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All invited to learn how to use the library's CreativeBug crafting database and other free research tools.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

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

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All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Call for location. $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Michelangelo of Yoga": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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U-M art history professor Nachiket Chanchani discusses how famed yogi B.K.S. Iyengar came to see yoga as an art and himself as an artist.
U-M Keene Theater, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 936-2777. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"New Business Networking": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by local business strategist Kathy Myers.
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Vermont beekeper Ross Conrad discusses his beekeeping knowledge and apitherapy, the use practice of using bee-derived products as medicine.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. a2b2club@gmail.com, 647-7600. [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! 

"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]


  6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand Embroidery: Getting Started": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn the basics of hand embroidery, including choosing fabrics, threading a needle, and starting a sampler. Materials provided.
AADL Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"National Coming Out Week": U-M Spectrum Center.

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Talk by Chicago-based Ecuadorian queer and trans multimedia artist River Coello.
6:30 p.m., SSWB Rm. ECC, 1080 South University. Free. spectrumcenter.umich.edu. [map]


 6:50 & 9:55 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.
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 p.m.  Free! 

Astronomy on Tap Ann Arbor.

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Join us for a chat with our colleges in the department of physics. Updates and more details on facebook http://www.facebook.com/astroontapAA or twitter @AoTAnnArbor
TBD. Free. astronomy.on.tap.ann.arbor@gmail.com http://astronomyontap.org/locations/ann-arbor-michigan/



 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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Men invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). Newcomers should call in advance: 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Jon Sands: Literati Bookstore.

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This Brooklyn poet, who's been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, reads from It's Not Magic, his new collection of nostalgic, joyful, and vivid poems about youth. By turns autobiographical and fictional, the poems bounce everywhere from NYC subways to a Cincinnati Waffle House. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Stepping Stone Workshop: Dexter Garden Club.

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All invited to make a garden stepping stone.
7 p.m., Lucy Farm, 8141 Mast, Dexter. Free. 996-4441. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Oct. 8 & 22. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
1320 Baldwin Ave. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Holiday Observances": Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Oct. 8, 9 & 20. All invited to this Kol Nidre service, which features haunting melodies sung by the JCS High Holiday Harmony Choir in preparation for the Day of Atonement. A Yom Kippur observance (Oct. 9, 2 p.m.) features readings by JCS members and friends, followed by a Break-the-Fast Potluck (6 p.m.; bring a vegetarian and nut-free dish to pass). Also, a Sukkot observance (Oct. 20, 10:30-noon) with recipe sharing, storytelling, and a chance to decorate the sukkah, a temporary shelter built for the weeklong festival.
Jewish Cultural Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $25 (students, $10; family, $50) per observance. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Registration required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City": Huron Valley Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Mona Hanna-Attisha's 2018 book about the Flint water crisis.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 8 p.m. 

Davina & the Vagabonds: The Ark.

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Fronted by the powerful vocals of singer-songwriter Davina Sowers, who has been compared to everyone from Etta James and Janis Joplin to Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, this Minneapolis Americana quintet plays a brand of high-energy horn-based blues that incorporates New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, tender gospel passages, and dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill. Their new album Sugar Drops "feels fun, frisky and alive," says an American Songwriter review.
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.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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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.).
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 9 p.m.  Free! 

"Ritual": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Joko Anwar, 2012). Indonesian horror film about a man who must find his 2 kids lost in the woods.
Michigan Theater. Free. 764-2538. [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: Bear Call

Wistful, plaintive psych-rock by this San Francisco quartet. Openers: the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quartet Zzvava, the local psychedelic rock trio Goodyhead, and a local folk-rock band Twin Girls. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Yellowhammer

Area quartet led by trumpeter Ross Huff that plays jazz standards and funk. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage"

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [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. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Devyn Mitchell

Plymouth pop-folk singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

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

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

 
 


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