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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 9, 2020






 
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 8 a.m. 

Greater Washtenaw Local Food Summit.

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The Local Food Summit is a collection of individuals and organizations who share a common vision for "Greater" Washtenaw County, Michigan:
- To support sustainable farms, local food businesses, and consumers of local foods
- To establish strong infrastructure and affordable access to locally grown foods
- To identify and bridge the gaps in our local food system…helping the local food system thrive in our community
We meet throughout the year, and we plan one large event - the actual "Local Food Summit". In 2020, the Local Food Summit is Monday March 9.
If you support this vision - then you're a part of Greater Washtenaw County's Local Food Network! Please join us!
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. localfoodsummit@gmail.com localfoodsummit.org [map]



 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Local Food Summit.

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Daylong series of talks and workshops on how to build a more sustainable local food system. Keynote speaker (3 p.m.) is NY-based farmer, educator, & food justice activist Leah Penniman, whose 2018 book, Farming While Black, describes the technical contributions of black & brown people to sustainable agriculture. She also speaks at the U-M tomorrow. Breakfast, lunch, & snacks by local chefs.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $50 (sliding scale down to $15 for those in need) in advance at LocalFoodSummit.org. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Shodo-Japanese Calligraphy": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Shodo is the art of drawing characters with brush and ink to express spiritual depth through the beauty of the brush strokes. Calligraphy began in China, but in Japan, both Kanji (Chinese characters) and Kana (Japanese phonetic characters) are combined and devised to create a uniquely Japanese art. With the brush soaked in ink, the thickness and the tone of the characters can be controlled. In this way, a calligrapher expresses his or her own spirit and thought.
Students will express and practice the art of Japanese calligraphy with a brush and black ink, learning both Kana and Kanji characters. The drawing process itself encourages a calming of the mind and peacefulness, similar to a form of meditation. Tools provided for classroom only. This class uses black ink, so you might want to wear a smock or cloth that can be washed. Konomi Shinohara Corbin taught the first Calligraphy class offered at the University of Michigan some years ago. She has also taught Japanese language.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
meet at Bird Hills parking lot, 1951 Newport. Free. 347-1259. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Baby Playgroups: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (various times): Hour-long program for ages 24 months & under (with caregiver) of 15 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by open play. No older siblings, please.
AADL Downtown, Mon. 10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Tues. 10 a.m. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield, Wed. 11 a.m. Traverwood, Fri. (except Mar. 6) 10:30 a.m. Westgate, Thurs. (except Mar. 26) 2 p.m. Free. 327-4200.


 11 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.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Canceled: 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. 

Canceled: 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! 

Canceled: 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! 

Canceled: 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]


 1-3 p.m. 

"American Mah-Jongg for the Novice": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Don't know your Bam from your Crak? Then come learn American Mah-Jongg. American Mah-Jongg is a fascinating and rewarding game of skill and chance. It was originally brought to this country in the 1920s by Standard Oil executive Joseph Babcock, who rewrote and simplified the rules, forever distinguishing the game from the traditional version. If you have wanted to learn to play American Mah-Jongg or are just curious about the game, this is the course for you. You will learn to recognize the tiles, read and understand the "hands", and practice playing with ongoing review and support. The course is taught by Miriam Shaw, an expert player of many years' experience. The purchase of a current Mah-Jongg card is included in the class price. Classes run on Mondays from March 9 through 30.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $38. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3-5 p.m. 

"A Brief Review of Iran History and Culture"

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The main goal of this course is to inform and give a better understanding about Iran to the study group. This includes a brief review of Iran history from ancient times up to the 21st century, conversion of the Iranian from Zoroastrianism to Islam and later to Islam-Shia, a review of the three aspects of Iranian society: modernity, nationalism, and Islam, discussion of the Iranian two revolutions in 1906 and 1979, review of the history of U.S.-Iran relations. Instructor Moe Bidgoli will lead the study group on Mondays from March 9 through 30.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Freshwater Stories: Optics, Governance, and Adaptation Around the Great Lakes": U-M Institute for the Humanities Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture.

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University of Illinois-Chicago Freshwater Lab founder-director Rachel Havrelock offers an optimistic view of life around these freshwater seas.
Michigan League Michigan Rm. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 4, 6:50, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire": State Theater.

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(Céline Sciamma, 2020). Romantic drama about a French painter commissioned to do a wedding portrait of young woman without her knowing. French, subtitles.
Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 4:15 p.m. 

"Seberg": Michigan Theater.

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(Benedict Andrews, 2019). Thriller based on events in the life of French New Wave darling Jean Seberg.
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]


 4:20, 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Greed": State Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2020). Comedy about a billionaire, who's career is giving out, trying to save his reputation.
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, 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Emma": Michigan Theater.

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(Autumn de Wilde, 2020). Film adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved comedy.
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 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.


 4:45 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Ride Your Wave": Michigan Theater.

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(Masaaki Yuasa, 2020). Japanese anime. Subtitles.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Crafting for Adults: Cork Coasters": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Have fun creating colorful cork coasters! Spring colors will be popping soon, and so can your drink accessories! Learn this easy craft to make a set of 4 festive coasters and eliminate drink rings in style. Spots are limited for this free craft, visit www.ntal.easysignup.com to reserve your spot!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

Canceled: 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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"The Artist's Way: a 12 week class": Mary Ledvina, MOT, LMT.

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Do you want to unearth, envision and pursue your dreams? Do you want to refill your well and listen to your inner voice so you can accomplish creative exploits? The Artist's Way, a step-by-step process of creative recovery, will help accomplish these goals and unblock your creative ambitions.
"No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too silly to work on your creativity." -Julia Cameron
The Artist's Way has 2 main tools: Morning Pages (3 freehand journal pages every morning) and Artist Dates (a weekly solo date to refill your well). We meet weekly to support each other with these 2 activities and to do many written and creative exercises that will help you find out what you would really love to do with your life.
Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm, March 9th - May 25th
Whitmore Lake, Whitmore Lake. $300. (734) 676-9161. maryledvina@earthlink.net maryledvina.com



 6:30 & 9:20 p.m. 

"The Traitor": Michigan Theater.

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(Marco Bellocchio, 2020). Biopic about Tommaso Buscetta, the 1st Sicilian Mafia boss. Italian, subtitles.
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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "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.  Free! 

"Weaving by Design": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Textile artist Kelly Marshall discusses weaving and the development of her weaving business.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com. [map]


 6:40 & 9:25 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! 

Canceled: Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss books in different mystery series.

Apr. 13: Anthony Bourdain's Gone Bamboo, Bone in the Throat, & The Bobby Gold Stories.

May 11: Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing.

June 8: Book TBA.
Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr, Chelsea. Free. Nancy.Neff0522@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Taizé Evening Prayer.

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Brothers Emile and John, visiting Ann Arbor from the Taizé Community in France, will lead us in evening prayer.
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This event offers three community prayer services centered on this year's Taizé Community theme: "Always on the Move, Never Uprooted."
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Monday, Mar 9
7:00 PM
St. Mary Student Parish
331 Thompson Street
stmarystudentparish.org
Theme: Fully Present
Evening prayer followed by a light reception
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Tuesday, Mar 10
7:00 PM
First Baptist Church
517 E Washington Street
fbca2.org
Theme: Refugee Solidarity
Evening prayer followed by a light reception
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Wednesday, Mar 11
7:00 PM
Campus Chapel
1236 Washtenaw Court
campuschapel.org
Theme: Creation Care
Dinner at 6:00 PM followed by evening prayer
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"In life and in faith we are pilgrims, sometimes even strangers on the earth. In times of trial and joy, let us remember that God is faithful and invites us to persevere in our commitments; God is already preparing a future of peace."
See description for location as it changes each evening. Free. staceyduke@gmail.com



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan at Shiloh": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by MSU history professor Roger Rosentreter.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Education Center Exhibition Rm., 5305 Elliott Dr. Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Fight for Survival: From the Dakota Uprising to the Right for Citizenship": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians (Wisconsin) cultural affairs director Heather Bruegl.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Financial Anxiety Solution: A Step-by-Step Workbook to Stop Worrying about Money, Take Control of Your Finances, and Live a Happier Life": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local financial therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin discusses her new book. Signing.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

"Tokyo Godfathers": Fathom Events.

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(Satoshi Kon, 2003). Harrowing yet heartwarming animated pseudodocumentary about a homeless duo who find an abandoned child. Japanese, subtitles (Mar. 9) & dubbed (Mar. 11).
Emagine & Ann Arbor 20.


 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band": State Theater.

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(Daniel Roher, 2020). Documentary about the Robertson's young life and friendship with 4 other men who would become his band mates.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:10 p.m. 

"Parasite: Black & White": 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.


 7:30-9:30 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 p.m. 

"Taste of Cherry": Michigan Theater.

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(Abbas Kiarostami, 1997). Drama about an Iranian man who drives around in search of someone to bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. Persian, subtitles.
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]


 8 p.m. 

Sold out: Noah Reid: The Ark.

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Sold out.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Sold out. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Canceled: Argentine Tango Practice: Tangolab.

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Every Mon. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by lessons for beginners (6:30 p.m.) & intermediate/advanced dancers (7:30 p.m.)
8:30-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Union Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (with lesson, $10). 819-1292. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Canceled: 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Three 2 Many

CSN-style alt-folk-rock by this Toledo quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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