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 email@example.com or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
A moderate-paced ride with destination determined by the riders.
Meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport. 996-8440. [map]
TED is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to "ideas worth spreading," via powerful talks. TED began as a conference investigating topics where technology, entertainment, and design converged. Today, TED hosts remarkable speakers from all disciplines addressing a broad variety of fascinating topics before live, thoughtfully engaged audiences.
In each session we will view two TED talks as a group and will engage in a discussion about what we saw. Facilitators Lee Pizzimenti and Terry Smith will pick the first two talks to be discussed on the first day, and members of the group will select talks for further sessions.
You can google TED talks to sample the offerings and find background information.
This study group will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from October 29 through December 3.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C,. $40. 734-998-9351. email@example.com https:
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]
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org betterlivingfitness.com [map]
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.
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.
Join us on Tuesday October 29th from 10:30-noon for a free Halloween Fun moms group. All treats, no tricks. We'll have light snacks and coffee. You are invited to bring your baby in costume if you desire. You'll have the opportunity to make a Halloween footprint craft to commemorate baby's first Halloween!
We'll also have local photographer Julie Morrison on hand to take Halloween pictures of your little one if you choose. For $30 you can get the photo shoot and one digital file. Perfect for sharing with friends and family!
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. Free. 734-221-0158. email@example.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]
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]
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]
Talks by Frankel Center fellows Justin Cammy, Eve Jochnowitz, Mikhail Krutikov, Sunny Yudkoff, and Saul Zaritt on traditional and contemporary uses of Yiddish.
1-5 p.m., Rackham West Conference Rm.. Free. 763-9047.
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]
All seniors invited to join a group walk. Canceled for inclement weather.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]
"Restoring Movement via Electrodes Implanted in the Brain": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).more >
"Restoring Movement via Electrodes Implanted in the Brain": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).< less
The dream of using signals from the brain to restore motor control in people with paralysis or amputation is getting closer to reality. Electrodes that monitor or send signals to neurons in the brain have been reduced in size until they are no bigger than the neurons themselves, and arrays can interface with hundreds of individual neurons.
The course will discuss this area of research and highlight one such application, where 8-Ám carbon electrodes implanted in the finger control areas of the brain are being developed to control movement of individual fingers. Cynthia Chestek, instructor, is an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, where she runs the Cortical Neural Prosthetics Laboratory. This Study Group will meet Tuesday, 1:30-3:00 pm on October 29.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
(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]
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org a2aviary.com [map]
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.
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]
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. email@example.com http:
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. firstname.lastname@example.org WolverineBeer.com [map]
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]
All teens invited to form teams of up to 5 to play trivia based on 3 mystery novels: Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, and Ethel Lina White's The Wheel Spins. Prizes & snacks.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]
A discussion of our deepest darkest depths.
Readings to consider:
2. A Method for Evaluating the Ethics of Fear Appeals
3. Does fear of retaliation deter requests for ethics consultation?
4. The Two Faces of Fear: A History of Hard-Hitting Public Health Campaigns Against Tobacco and AIDS
5. Professor Nobody's Little Lectures on Supernatural Horror
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at email@example.com or visit http:
Please also don't be afraid to check out the blog: https:
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
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]
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]
Performances by various student ensembles.
Oct. 17: Fall Festival of Choirs. With choirs of kids in grades 5-12.
Oct. 19: Orchestra & Fiddle Club 23rd Annual Hometown Show.
Oct. 23: Echoes Concert with performances by the 6th-8th grade bands and the CHS Marching Band and color guard flag corps.
Oct. 29: Orchestra Halloween Concert.
7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]
All invited to paint a fall scene to celebrate the birthday of the host of the iconic 1980s PBS TV show The Joy of Painting. Materials provided; wear an old shirt or apron, if you like. No prior experience required.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.
Southeast Michigan graphic artist Jeff Morrison discusses his new book of photos and artist anecdotes.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]
Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction will be presented by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM; and Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD, D-FASAM. The Institute of Medicine estimates around a 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain, and it's estimated that about 10% of our population has or has had a substance use disorder. Both chronic pain and substance use disorders are major public health challenges, and treating concurrent pain and substance addiction is especially challenging. People with pain deserve relief, and the good news is there are strategies for acute and chronic pain management that are safe and effective for people at risk of or in recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will discuss various methods of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management and their relative risks and benefits, and describe creative approaches to effective pain relief for people in recovery from substance use disorders. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series.
Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. email@example.com http:
Club members show their project images (Oct. 1 & 29) and prints (Oct. 29) on various themes, including the assigned topics "Painterly" (Oct. 1 & 15) and "Humorous" (Oct. 29). Also, presentation by Camera Club member Patrick Morgan on "Long Exposure Techniques" (Oct. 1), and member Keith Matz on "Newfoundland (Oct. 15).
Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport (Oct. 1 & 15), Wines Elementary School Auditorium, 1701 Newport (Oct. 29). Free. 327-4781. [map]
Mark Stover directs this ensemble of music majors in Craig Hella Johnson's arrangement Dolly Parton's "Light of a Clear Blue Morning," Lloyd Pfautsch's Musiks Empire (Triptych), Josu Elberdin's "Segalariak," Purcell's "Hear My Prayer, O Lord," Stephen Paulus's "The Road Home," selections from Fauré's Requiem, and 2 Brahms works.
Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo
This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman.
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.
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