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Calendar of Events

Friday, May 1, 2020






 
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 6:30 a.m.  Free! 

43rd Annual May Day Celebration: Ann Arbor Morris.

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All invited to join traditional English dances in celebration of this holiday.
6:30 a.m., U-M Nichols Arboretum (meet at the Observatory St. entrance). Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm.


 10 a.m.  Online 

"ONLINE Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=424765&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0
Please register AT LEAST 15 minutes before class starts. Make sure your email address is correct when you register, as we will be emailing you the login information. You will receive this information at least 15 minutes before class begins.
This class is a great way to begin your day. Morning Yoga combines breathing, stretches, and slow flow. All ONLINE classes are donation-based as we would like everyone to be able to access them. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
(When open, the studio is located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Online. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

The Clements Bookworm: A book circle for history lovers: U-M William L. Clements Library.

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Join Clements staff and supporters in a discussion about the books we're reading. Inspired by the traditional Clements Library researcher tea time, we invite you to pull up a chair at our [virtual] table. Pour a cup of tea and enjoy a snack while you watch our commentators in a live feed. Chime in with your comments and questions via the chat function. We look forward to hosting you!
When: Fridays, 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Where: Register at the website link. In your confirmation email, find the link "Click Here to Join" to enter the meeting.
Book information at https://clements.umich.edu/public-programs/the-clements-bookworm-recordings/
Online Event. Free. Online. clemdevcom@umich.edu http://myumi.ch/gjgzR



 Noon  Free!  Online 

Older Adults: Share Your COVID-19 Experience: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation & Root Cause.

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We are looking for adults 60 years and older in Washtenaw County to share your daily experiences with us.
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and Root Cause are studying what healthy aging looks like in Washtenaw County - on a "normal" day, and especially now during the coronavirus outbreak. Are you able to see a doctor when needed? What is it like to cover your expenses and meet your daily needs? What worries you? What helps and what gets in the way of really living as we get older?
We are interested in seeing life in Washtenaw County through your eyes, and would like to first speak to you on the phone about what your daily routine looks like. When we talk, we can also discuss other ways to share your experiences like taking photos or keeping a journal. If you are interested, a small stipend will be provided.
If interested, please contact Alekhya ASAP: achaparala@rootcause.org.
Date: through Apr-May 2020
By Phone. Free. Online. 617-475-1616. ACHAPARALA@ROOTCAUSE.ORG


 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"At Home With Literati Book Club": Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to join this three-part virtual book club. This month's book is Marilynne Robinson's 2004 novel Gilead, the fictional autobiography of the Reverend John Ames, an elderly Congregationalist pastor in the small, secluded town of Gilead, Iowa (also fictional), who knows that he is dying of a heart condition.

Schedule:

Part 1/3

Friday April 17th @ 5:30pm EST

Read to Page 94

"If I live, I'll vote for Eisenhower.

How I wish you could have known me in my strength."

Part 2/3

Friday April 24th, 5:30 pm EST

Read to Page 154

I truly doubt I would know how to live by it for even a day, or an hour. That is a remarkable thing to consider.

Part 3/3

Friday May 1st, 5:30 EST

FINALE - a discussion of the entire book!
5:30 p.m., Zoom meeting link available at https://www.literatibookstore.com/event/home-literati-book-club-pt-1. Free.


 6 p.m.  Online 

ONLINE Slow Flow Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=424765&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0
Please register AT LEAST 15 minutes before class starts. Make sure your email address is correct when you register, as we will be emailing you the login information. You will receive this information at least 15 minutes before class begins. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
This yoga class will help you find the space between poses while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class. Slow Flow classes are a combination of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with fewer transitions than a typical Vinyasa yoga class.
(When open, the studio is located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. Online. Donation. motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 9-10 a.m. (canceled) 

Canceled "Matwork Pilates": Saline Area Senior Center.

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Matwork Pilates uses techniques of Pilates and yoga for a well rounded workout. This class is low-impact and will challenge you from the ground up. Posture and stabilization are tested with stretching, low-impact movements and by focusing on your breathing for a more efficient you! Walk away feeling more toned, lengthened, and strong. Class is performed barefoot, standing, sitting and laying on a mat. Please bring your own yoga mat to class. Nonmembers are welcome for $5 extra. Open to anyone 45+.
Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Rd, Saline. $42. 7344299274. kenyonm@salineschools.org salineseniors.org [map]



 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Treasure Island": Wild Swan Theater.

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Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island spins a tale of swashbuckling adventure, complete with buried treasure, parrots, and a lot of mystery and suspense. Young Jim Hawkins comes of age under the tutelage of pirates like Long John Silver, discovering that goodness and evil are not always what they seem.
Towsley Auditorium - Morris Lawrence Building - Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $12 - $15. 734-995-0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Dementia Awareness": St. Andrew Church.

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Every Fri., Apr. 17-June 5. A series of talks on Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. On April 17 only, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., an expo of dementia-related resources and information. For full schedule of talks, see StAndrewSaline.org.
10-11:30 a.m., St. Andrew Church, 910 Austin Dr., Saline. Free. 429-5210. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Family Story Time": Saline District Library.

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Drop-in family story time. For age 2 & up with a caregiver.
Tues. 6:30 p.m. & Wed.-Fri. 10:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Bath Bombs Away": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to make a bath bomb to take home. Supplies provided.
3 p.m. (Apr. 27) & 1 p.m. (May 1), Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Dungeons and Dragons": Dexter District Library.

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Teens grades 6-12 invited to play this popular fantasy roleplaying game.
5:30-8:30 p.m. (please arrive promptly). Preregistration required. [map]


 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Game Night: Sweetwaters Downtown.

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All invited to play card & board games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
6:30-10:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington. Free. 417-4266. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Clue": Dexter High School Drama Club.

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Erin Palmer directs students in Peter DePietro's 1997 musical adaptation of this classic murder mystery board game.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. $15 (students & seniors, $10), cash/check only. 424-4240. [map]


 7 p.m. (canceled) 

Canceled: "Curtain Up": Saline High School Drama Club.

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SHS students direct and perform scenes from various plays TBA.
7 p.m., Saline High School Black Box Theater, 1300 Campus Way, Saline. Tickets $5 at the door only. SalineHSDramaClub@gmail.com. [map]


 7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Les Miserables": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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Apr. 25 & 26 and May 1-3. Students perform Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer's adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th century Parisian life, centered on a petty criminal who reinvents himself as a model citizen, becomes a town mayor, and befriends an unfortunate single mother whom he attempts to rescue from her grim circumstances.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, and PHS staff, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. PTGuild.org, 994-2120. [map]
 


 7:30 p.m. (Postponed) 

Postponed: "Guys and Dolls": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 9-May 24. World-renowned Broadway musical set designer Tony Walton directs this local professional theater company, joined by veteran Broadway actress Jessica Grové, in the popular Frank Loesser musical based on Damon Runyon's stories and characters. Set in New York City in the 1930s, the action focuses on 2 contrasting romances. The lively score includes such classics as "Luck Be a Lady," "Adelaide's Lament," "If I Were a Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat." Cast: David Moan, Emily Hadick, and Matthew Brennan.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $34-$36 (seniors, $2 off; age 17 & under, $4 off) in advance at TheEncoreTheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]


 8 p.m. (Postponed) 

Postponed: "Paint Night": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 2-May 30. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Michigan playwright Carey Crim's drama about 5 long-time best friends gathered for a bachelorette paint-and-pour night who confront buried truths about themselves and their relationships.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PRT, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $47 (Sat. eve.) in advance at PurpleRoseTheatre.org, by phone, & (if available) at the door. 433-7673. [map]





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