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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
Do you have painful legs? Are you a smoker? Do you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol? You may be at risk for PAD. PAD is a serious condition affecting both men and women that causes arteries in the legs to become narrowed by plaque. When arteries are clogged, blood flow to the legs and feet is reduced, causing pain and making it difficult to walk. Join us for a FREE screening on October 30 between 8:00 a.m.-Noon. Screenings are FREE but by Appointment Only.
St. Joe's Ann Arbor - Women's Health Center, Floor 2, 5320 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Free. 844-237-3627. stjoeshealth.org
Help people with diabetes live healthier lives! The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) seeks leaders for their Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (DPATH) workshops. The multi-day DPATH Leadership Training will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28; Wednesday, October 30; Monday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 6 at the NKFM main office, 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. PATH is an interactive 6-week workshop where two leaders facilitate a group of people learning to manage their diabetes. Coaches support participants by providing information, encouraging progress, and working interactively with the group. Teaching experience is not needed, but participants must attend all four days of training. There is no charge for the training but leaders must commit to facilitating one workshop in the next year. Please pre-register by calling Caitlin Loughery at 800-482-1455, x240 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Rd. Free. 800-482-1455. email@example.com http:
Theater Circles for Seniors is fun! From talking socks to high tech dating to realistic mother-daughter relationships, topics will vary from serious to humorous and in-between. In each of the sessions, the eight members of the class will be divided into three groups. Each small group will read their ten-minute script twice, once as a rehearsal within their circle and once as a reading to the rest of the class.
Following each play reading, there will be a lively discussion facilitated by Terry Madden, instructor, who will make sure all voices are heard. From facilitating Readers Theater in high school English classes in Brooklyn to elementary schools in Ann Arbor to OLLI classes in Washtenaw County, Terry Madden has enjoyed hearing the voices and the laughter of participants young and old reading short plays aloud. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am on October 30 - November 20.
Brecon Village, Primrose Kitchen, 200 Brecon Dr., Saline, MI. $30. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
As we investigate aspects of the 5000-year history of mathematics, we will recognize individual accomplishments as well as the context in which they were conceived. Mathematics developed because of the cultural, economic, and religious needs of society. Mathematical thought often flourished at times when societies had enough wealth to support a leisure class or in times of war. It is through this lens that we will study the discoveries of some great mathematicians, focusing on different times in history and emphasizing some amazing men and women whose discoveries advanced knowledge of mathematics in the eras in which they lived.
This course requires no advanced knowledge of mathematics, only a lively curiosity. There will be many hands-on activities throughout. Joan Cohen Jones, instructor, is a retired mathematics professor who has taught a number of OLLI classes. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm on October 30 - November 6.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $15. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [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 Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
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.
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]
Jazz trio led by pianist Rowe, a U-M jazz professor whose repertoire includes originals and reimagined standards. With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Sean Dobbins. Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; groups of 5 or more, $10 each; students with ID, $5) in advance at annarborsma.org & at the door. Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: annarborsma.org, 930-0353. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ntal.org
Sept. 11, 18, & 25 and Oct. 9, 16, & 30. 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]
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]
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]
All invited to join historians, curators, dentists, and archivists to discuss current issues within dental care in the light of an 1851 letter by a Phebe Jane Knapp to her brother describing her dental pain and other health issues.
Noon, 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free; preregistration required by Oct. 28. Letter available at myumi.ch/Lqoje. 764-2347. [map]
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]
The Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection at the University of Michigan Library's Special Collections Research Center consists of the personal and professional papers of a number of noted film directors including Robert Altman, Jonathan Demme, and John Sayles. Instructor Phil Hallman will help us explore a variety of material pertaining to the life and career of Orson Welles -- letters, diaries, photographs, drawings, and production documents, including the hundreds of letters sent to him following his Mercury Theater on the Air's infamous broadcast of "War of the Worlds" on October 30, 1938.
Hatcher Graduate Library, (South) Special Collections Research Center,, 913 S. University Ave.,. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
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]
This Nobel-winning physicist discusses her work. She developed a method of generating high-intensity ultrashort optical pulses, a technique that enabled the development of laser eye surgery and the machining of small glass parts, such as those in cell phones.
4-5 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 763-2588. [map]
"Do Adjuncts Have Academic Freedom?, or Why Tenure Matters": 29th Annual U-M Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.more >
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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. email@example.com a2aviary.com [map]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
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]
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]
"Moment of Reckoning: Imagined Death and Its Consequences in Late Ancient Christianity": U-M Author's Forum.more >
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U-M classical studies professor Ellen Muehlberger and U-M Judaic studies professor Deborah Dash Moore discuss Muehlberger's book examining the origins of the Christian idea of death as a physical ordeal followed by divine judgment.
5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. email@example.com sunshen.org
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]
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. email@example.com a2aviary.com [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org a2aviary.com [map]
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]
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.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5361 McAuley Dr. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org
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
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:
Oct. 30: Northwood. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.
Nov. 8: WMU. 7 p.m.
Nov. 10: Bradley. 2 p.m.
Nov. 23: Notre Dame. Time TBA.
Dec. 1: Morgan State. Time TBA
Dec. 5: Syracuse. 9 p.m.
Dec. 8 Oakland. 2 p.m.
Dec. 14: Appalachian State. Time TBA.
Dec. 31: Penn State. 2 p.m.
Jan. 5: Michigan State. Noon.
Jan. 12: Maryland. Noon.
Jan. 26: Rutgers. 2 p.m.
Feb. 2: Iowa. Noon.
Feb. 6: Purdue. 6 p.m.
Feb. 13: Northwestern. 7 p.m.
Feb. 19: Illinois. 7 p.m.
Mar. 1: Indiana. Time TBA.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]
Talks by local resident Jim Mangi, a longtime caregiver for a spouse with early-onset Alzheimer's. Q&A. Sept. 25: "Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia." Oct. 9: "Effective Communication Strategies." Oct. 30: "Conversations About Dementia." Nov. 6: "Envisioning a Dementia Friendly Community."
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of Dunya Mikhail's new poetry collection, written in Arabic and English, that shifts between her childhood in Baghdad and her present life in Detroit.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
Oct. 27, 28, & 30. (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Dubbed (Oct. 27 & 30) and subtitled (Oct. 28) screenings of dazzling Oscar-winning animated fantasy about a young girl who discovers a secret world of strange spirits and sorcery. 12:55 p.m. (Oct. 27) & 7 p.m. (Oct. 28 & 30). Note: The Oct. 30 show is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
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
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]
(Alexandre O. Philippe, 2019). Documentary about the collaborative movie-making process behind Ridley Scott's Alien series.
State 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.
All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (members, $2; students with ID, free). 761-1451. [map]
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]
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
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.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm
Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music.
Mash: Twenty TwentyFour
Toledo ensemble whose music is an eclectic, danceable mix of jazz, funk, R&B, soul, and rock.
Old Town: Bowen/Juarez/Kramer/Chandler
Local jazz ensemble with guitarist Max Bowen, trombonist Vincent Chandler, bassist Brian Juarez, and drummer Jesse Kramer.
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