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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Metaphysics of Spirituality Study Group.

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Come join a discussion of metaphysics.
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Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ambitious Reform in Saudi Arabia: Its Current Status and What It Means for the Kingdom and Religion": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Online Edition.

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Talk by WSU global studies professor Saeed Khan.
Online at, or by phone at (312) 626-6799 or (646 876-9923 (Webinar ID: 91950218037). Free. 998-9351.

 TBA  Free!  Online 

"Why Can't I Be Me? Around You": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Harrod Blank, 2019. Documentary film about a transgender auto mechanic who's also a drag-racing aficionado. Winner of the aut FILM Award for Best LGBTQ Film at the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Price TBA. More information at

 1-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Area vendors, all from within 90 miles of Chelsea. Each month, kids activities TBA, market basket giveaway on the last Sat. & Wed., along with live entertainment every Sat. (10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or so) & last Wed. only (3-5 p.m. or so), June-Oct.
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]

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"House Calls": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Virtual studio visit with Mandy Cano Villalobos, a Grand Rapids-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice focuses upon life's ephemerality and collective memory.
4 p.m., livestream at Free.

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Discovery Series: Photography": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements graphics division staff present historic photos from the library's collection and discuss the evolution of early photography techniques.
4 p.m. Preregistration required at for meeting URL. Free. 647-0864. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Science of Mind Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us a discussion of Science of Mind via Zoom
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Free, but donations accepted
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"At Home With Literati: Gaby Dalkin"

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Los Angeles-based trained chef, recipe developer, entrepreneur and food/lifestyle writer Gaby Dalkin discusses her brand-new cookbook, What's Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want: 125 Recipes for Real Life.
7 p.m., Zoom meeting URL at Free.

 7 p.m.  Online 

"ONLINE Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched.
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.
At this point, all of our 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. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Online. $18. [map]

 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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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.
7 p.m. or so, join for updates on virtual or in-person meeting location. Free. 926-8863. [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Preschool and Toddler Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling programs with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities, for both toddlers and preschoolers. Kids must be accompanied by a caregiver.
10:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Art with Keith": Saline District Library.

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Local artist Keith McGuire introduces various techniques to teens. Mar. 25: "Anime drawings & inking." Apr. 8: Clay figures. Apr. 22: "Indigenous American art oil pastel." May 6: "Abstract self-portrait." May 20: "Watercolor scenes." June 3: TBA. At 1:30 p.m. on May 17, an art show featuring work from the program.
3 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]

 3 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, by phone, & (if available) at the door. 433-7673. [map]

 4-5 p.m. 

Canceled: "Chair Yoga': Saline Area Senior Center.

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Chair yoga is a gentle form of Yoga practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. This workout is suitable for all fitness levels. Bring two yoga blocks for use in class.
Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Rd, Saline. $30. 7344299274. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Mary Anna Kruch, Laura Apol, & Cheryl Caesar: Serendipity Books.

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These 3 Michigan poets read from their latest collections. Signing. Refreshments.
Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. 475-7148. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: S.E. Michigan CNC Enthusiast Group: Maker Works.

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For folks who want to get started with CNC as well as veterans to share information. Focus of the group is anything CNC-related: projects, additive machines like the Makerbot or subtractive mills, CAD, CAM, and the holy war of issues like Servos vs. Steppers, NURBS vs. Meshes, and EMC2 vs. Mach3.
Meetings are normally on the first Wednesday of the month (except when they land on a holiday and Maker Works is closed), free and open to everyone and you don't have to be a member of Maker Works to attend.
With the approach of winter, if the weather is too inclement for safe travel, the meeting may be cancelled if conditions warrant it.
Any CNC-related topic is game and if you have something to show off, please bring it.
For more info, visit: SEMICNC Yahoo! Group
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. [map]

 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Roses: America's National Flower!": Dexter District Library.

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English Gardens staff discuss how to care for roses.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 7:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]

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