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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 14, 2020






 
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 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.), except Dec. 24., Hands-On Museum, 220 E Ann St., $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439.


 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 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Learn about the Bird Center of Washtenaw County": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Talk by Bird Center clinic manager Andrea Aiuto.
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., except Dec. 24. New and expecting parents invited to discuss new baby experiences. Babies welcome.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Early Winter Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a social worker and an MPH/Certified Lactation Specialist. 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.
This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from January 14th to February 18th.
Save $5 with promo code SUPPORT through January 12th
Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cognitive Theory and Science as Frameworks for the Understanding of Roman Public Commemoration": U-M History of Art Department.

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Talk by U-M art history professor Diana Ng.
12:30-1:30 p.m., 1022 Osterman Common Rm., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 764-5400. [map]


 3:20, 6:30, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker": State Theater.

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The final battle commences between the surviving Resistance forces and the Order.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 9-13 invited to discuss a book. Also, a related activity. Snacks.

Nov. 19: Amina's Voice, Hena Khan's 2017 novel about an 11 year-old Pakistani American girl who struggles with reconciling her dream of becoming a soul singer with her Muslim faith.

Jan. 14: Circus Mirandus, Cassie Beasley's debut novel about a young boy who discovers that his grandfather's wild stories about a magical circus are true.

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3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-7832. [map]


 3:45 & 9:20 p.m. 

"Uncut Gems": State Theater.

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(Josh & Benny Safdie, 2019). American crime thriller.
State Theater. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:50 p.m. 

"A Hidden Life": Michigan Theater.

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(Terrence Malick, 2020). Drama about an Austrian farmer who faces the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War II.
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.


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Awards Season Warmup": U-M Special Collections After Hours.

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Display of the late filmmaker Robert Altman's awards, including a Golden Globe, an Independent Spirit Award, & an Oscar. Light refreshments.
4-6 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-9377.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How Yiddish Tales Are Told": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by Jewish Theological Seminary professor David Roskies.
4-5:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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(Taika Waititi, 2019). Audacious anti-hate satire about a young boy in Hitler's army who finds out his mother's hiding a Jewish girl between the walls of their home. Scarlett Johansson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Cunningham": Michigan Theater.

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(Alla Kovgan, 2019). 3-D documentary, drawing on archival footage and live recreations, about renowned choreographer Merce Cunningham.
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.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Simple Steps for Starting Your Business": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local SCORE business management counselor Kathryn Myers discusses myths & realities of entrepreneurship, funding & cash management, and other critical issues in starting a business.
ADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Code Lab: Animation Using Processing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to explore simple and advanced video animation techniques using the Processing coding language on a Raspberry Pi. Bring your own Pi, if you wish. No experience necessary.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Workshop": Chelsea District Library.

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Dianna Kause discusses how to clear your energy field and leads attendees through a guided meditation session.
6:30-7:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Swarm Biology and Swarm Control": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Beekeeper Meghan Milbrath discusses managing bee colonies.
6:30-8:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free, metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 6:45 & 9:20 p.m. 

"Parasite: Color": State Theater.

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(Bong Joon-ho, 2019). Satirical black comedy thriller. Korean, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Others": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on us and them, but mostly them.
Readings to consider:
1. Neuroethics and the Problem of Other Minds: Implications of Neuroscience for the Moral Status of Brain-Damaged Patients and Nonhuman Animals
2. Undocumented Patients: Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Health Care
3. Bioethics and International Human Rights
4. Against culturally sensitive bioethics
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/038-others/.
I hear every one else is reading the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Open to ages 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 of Traditional Music and Dance.

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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. Dec. 3: Arlene Kindel & Julie Esch lead, music by the Time Travelers. Dec. 10: Louise Siddons (OK) leads, music by Debbie Jackson, Brad Battey, and Steve Schneider. Dec. 17: Winter Solstice Party. Ray Bantle & Drake Meadow lead, music by Childgrove. Festive attire encouraged; bring a treat to share.
7 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Gardening Talks: Dexter Garden Club.

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Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.

Nov. 12: "Groundcovers." Talk by Michigan Gardening writer Julia Hofley.

Jan. 14: "Permaculture Gardens." Talk by Ann Arbor schools science teacher Matt Nolan.

Feb. 11: "The World of the Senses." Talk by local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd.

Mar. 10: TBA.

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7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center (Apr. 9), 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter, and Hilltop Nursery (May 14), 8996 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Free. 253-2727. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Literati Bookstore Poetry Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of a book TBA at LiteratiBookstore.com.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Pinball League: Pinball Pete's.

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Every Tues. & Sun. All invited to compete in a pinball tournament of 6 games, followed by a playoff between those in the top half. Prizes.
7 p.m., Pinball Pete's, 1214 South University. $2 entry fee plus the cost of games (75 cents to $1 per game). 213-2502. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Perfect Breakfast Pastries": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers demonstrates how to make various pastries, highlighted by crepes, crescents, & Danishes. Tastings.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [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.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free, food & drinks for sale. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Snow Crash": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Neal Stephenson's 1992 cyberpunk novel about a fight to prevent a computer virus-triggered "infopocalypse".
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Gerald Cleaver's Violet Hours: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by a jazz ensemble led by Detroit jazz drummer-composer Cleaver.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss this 2018 book by William E. Glassley.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center, 2513 Jackson. Free. 971-1157. [map]


 8 p.m. 

G. Love & Special Sauce: The Ark.

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This band has been around since the early 1990s, when they came on the scene in Philadelphia with a loose, spontaneous mix of sounds that treated the hip-hop, R&B, and grunge conventions of the day with total creative freedom. Since then they've released numerous albums (plus several G. Love solo efforts), all with a different musical mix, but all with the same effortless sense of fun and way of combining old and new sounds. They come to Michigan with a new album, The Juice Glove. Opener: Shamarr Allen, a trumpeter-vocalist from New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $40 (VIP, $99.) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Vancouver-based guitarist Grdina, who is known for avant-garde jazz and free form improvisation, contemporary indie rock, and classical Arabic music, joins NYC pianist Matt Mitchell and NYC drummer Jim Black to perform rock, free jazz, and modern classical compositions by Grdina.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$30 in advance at a2tix.com. 769-2999. [map]
 


 9:35 p.m. 

"Knives Out": Michigan Theater.

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(Rian Johnson, 2019). Drama about the investigation of the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Chris Evans & Daniel Craig.
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.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10 a.m.-noon 

Canceled: Social Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. 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 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled 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). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek), 11 a.m. (Downtown), 1 & 6 p.m. (Westgate).

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

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


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except June 9, and Apr. 11. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

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

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
Call for location. $2 monthly dues. MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch, 945-3035.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "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]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Astronomy on Tap: Astronomy on Tap Ann Arbor.

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Join AoT Ann Arbor for an evening of science and so much more!
Each month, we hear from two scientists about their astronomy related research, plus try some trivia, ask questions, and chat with other astronomy enthusiasts.
Doors open at 7pm - sit down, relax, and order something! The first talk will start at 7:15.
For more information and to keep up to date visit us on the facebook page and follow us on twitter @AoTAnnArbor.
Pizza House, 618 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI. 48104. Free. astronomy.on.tap.ann.arbor@gmail.com http://astronomyontap.org/2019/12/astronomy-on-tap-ann-arbor-january-14-2020/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. 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 ($214 annual dues). Newcomers should call in advance, 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: 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]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

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. [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. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [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]

Zou Zou's Cafe: "Groovy Tuesday"

Folk & blues Americana by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Mike Steele & Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

 
 


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