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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 10, 2020






 
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Solving Difficult Sudoku Puzzles": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This is a class for Sudoku fans who can solve the easy puzzles but want more techniques for solving the difficult ones. Each session covers a technique that will be illustrated with examples. Puzzles will be given each week for individual or collaborative practice. Instructor Jerry Janusz is a retired mathematician who loves working and teaching Sudoku. Classes will meet on Mondays from February 10 through March 23.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"The Indexical Print, curated by Andrew Thompson": U-M Residential College.

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Indexical art was defined as artworks whose physical and aesthetic manifestation was correlated and contingent upon specific conditions of the work's subject matter or, as more broadly described, 'the referent' of the work.
Featured in this exhibition are prints by Jay Fox, Ruth Koelewyn & Lee Marchalonis, 3D printed sculptures by Jason Ferguson, jacquard weaving from Cathryn Amidei, data visualizations by Jeffrey Lancaster and site-specific paintings from Ellen Rutt.
Opening reception Friday January 17th, 5-6:30pm
Refreshments will be served
Free and open to the public
Exhibit will be on display January 20 - February 14, Mondays-Fridays, 10am -5pm.
RC Art Gallery East Quadrangle, 701 UNIVERSITY AVE Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/70309-17566426.html [map]



 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Weekly Meeting: The U-M Club of Ann Arbor.

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Every Mon. All invited to talk sports with other enthusiasts, and listen to featured U-M sports coaches recap the season. Also, a Weber's catered lunch available ($10.75; seniors, $10.25).
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $5 for nonmembers, up to 2 weeks; free for members ($60 annual membership dues). 239-3428. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 13-Apr. 20 All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 10:30 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.


 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). 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.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., & Fri. Seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30-1 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. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"LOOK 101: Seeing Art in an Instagram World": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by Institute for the Humanities arts curator Amanda Krugliak.
Osterman Common Rm. 1022. Free. 936-3518.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"2020 Census 101": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by League of Women Voters member Margaret Leary.
2401 Plymouth. Free, preregistration required. 998-9353. [map]


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4 & 9:20 p.m. 

"1917": State Theater.

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(Sam Mendes, 2019). World War I action involving 2 British soldiers, an impossible task, and a race against time.
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 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Documentary": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short documentaries nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Madeline Miller: U-M Classics Department.

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This Philadelphia-based fiction writer reads from her 2018 bestselling novel Circe. Followed by discussion.
Hatcher Grad Library gallery (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-0360.


 4-5:20 p.m.  Free! 

"Opportunities & Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles: Role of Governments?": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Talk by former National Transportation Safety Board chairman Christopher Hart.
Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 4:10 & 7 p.m. 

"Little Women": Michigan Theater.

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(Greta Gerwing, 2019). Period drama about 4 sisters coming of age in America in the aftermath of the civil war.
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.


 4:10 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.


 4:20 & 6:40 p.m. 

"Clemency": State Theater.

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(Chinonye Chukwu, 2019). Death row executer must confront the psychological and emotional demons that her job creates.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Animations": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short animated films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 & 9:30 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.


 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]



 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Blood Cancers: Updates on Research and Treatment": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Monday, February 10, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at CSC with webinar option RSVP
Monalisa Ghosh, MD, University of Michigan
Recent breakthroughs in the treatment of blood cancers offer new hope to patients and their loved ones. Among them is CAR-T cell therapy, which harnesses the body's own immune cells to fight cancer. Join us to learn what's new in research and treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. This free program is offered in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and the program begins at 6:00 pm.
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 HOGBACK RD STE 3. Free. 7349752500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/educational-workshops/ [map]


 5:45 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with some stretching, and once the body warms up, begins to pick up the pace. You will work on a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

Euchre: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All invited to play.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2). 794-6250. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Nei-Gong Class: Sun Shen.

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The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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 Rd.). Snacks. Snow or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"The 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Compilation of some of the best independent and experimental films from the 2019 edition of this internationally renowned festival.
FREE. 327-4200. Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Triumphs and Dilemmas": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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All invited to join group discussions, organized by fiber technique. The program begins with socializing and displays of members' work.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com. [map]


 6:40 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Live Action"

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Screening of short films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6:50 p.m. 

"Weathering With You": State Theater.

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(Makoto Shinkai, 2020). Animated romantic fantasy about a young city boy who befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. Japanese, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Color Out of Space": State Theater.

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(Richard Stanley, 2020). Sci-fi about a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects the minds and bodies of a family of famers, transforming their rural life into a technicolor nightmare.
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! 

"Siddhartha": Interfaith Round Table.

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Herman Hesse's masterpiece, "Siddhartha" is a novel that explores the son of a wealthy family who develops a more spiritually based life during the time of the first Buddha. In a time when Americans are questioning the value of materialism, vital issues will be explored by no more than eight participants in a three-week study. The book study will be on a series of Monday nights (7pm-8:30pm) February 3, 10 and 17. The site will be at the home of Dwight L. Wilson, Co-Director of the Interfaith Round Table (1115 Baldwin Avenue, Ann Arbor). Please email dwightlwilson@hotmail.com to RSVP. Free.
Personal Home, 1115 Baldwin Avenue. Free. dwightlwilson@hotmail.com www.irtwc.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Dan Murphy: Literati Bookstore.

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This ESPN investigative reporter discusses his new book Start by Believing: Larry Nassar's Crimes, the Institutions that Enabled Him, and the Brave Women Who Stopped a Monster.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Colin Cotterill's Jimm Juree mysteries..

Jan.-Mar. TBA.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Mediterranean Cooking Class: HumusFalafil.

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Ferial Rewoldt, chef and owner of this local Mediterranean food business, demonstrates how do make a spinach cheese pie.
7-8 p.m., Argus Farm Stop, 1200 Packard. Free, RSVP required at https://bit.ly/2Gep7L5. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Café Shapiro": U-M Library.

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Feb. 10, 11, 17, 18, & 20. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Light refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-0400.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Local Writers Live": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Brief readings by 5 local writers from their published books, followed by discussion. Books are Bethany Grey's All That We Encounter, Johnny Thompson's Breaking Through, Miranda Kruse's To Be Loved, Loretta J. Poisson's A Woven Truth, and Coach Roscoe Cummings' God Spoke to Me and Listen to Him. Signings.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 10 & 24 All invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Bring your own sewing machine, if you wish. No experience necessary. Also, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to hem (Feb. 10) and make a flat-felled seam (Feb. 24).
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Southern Leaders Speak Out on Secession: Proclamations to the Southern People and the World": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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former Michigan Regimental Round Table president Don Garlit.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. rm. 2B45, 5305 Elliott Dr. Free. (517) 750-2741.


 7 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Three Christs": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon Avnet, 2020). Drama about a MI psychiatrist treating 3 paranoid schizophrenics patients who think they are Jesus Christ.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Agave: The Spirit of a Nation": Michigan Theater.

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(Matthew Riggieri & Nick Kovacic, 2018). Documentary about the social impact of this tropical plant.
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.


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

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Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

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