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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 13, 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.

 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Can Employees Avoid Work, Avoid Discipline And Get Paid?": Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber.

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Bodman PLC Attorneys Aaron Graves, John Below, Gary Fealk and Rebecca Seguin-Skrabucha discuss how employers can maintain staffing levels.
10:00-11:00 a.m. Free; preregistration required at [map]

 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 Lavinia Hanachiuc, a Romanian-born, Ann Arbor-based ceramic artist and fine art photographer.
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]

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"At Home With Literati: Alexandra Chang & Lillian Li": Literati Bookstore.

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Alexandra Chang reads from her new novel Days of Distraction, a wry, tender portrait of a young woman who is finally free to decide her own path, but unsure if she knows herself well enough to choose wisely. She is joined in conversation by Literati Bookseller and author Lillian Li.
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]

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Evenings with Aaron: Livestream": Deep Spring Discussion Center.

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All invited to discuss their metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices.
$10-$30 suggested donation, preregistration required at for meeting URL.

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Respite with Ragtime": River Raisin Ragtime Revue.

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Livestream performances by musicians from around the country. Featuring old time, bluegrass, ragtime, classic country blues, and more.


May 13 Virtuoso banjo player and fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis

May 20 Violist Leslie DeShazor

May 27 New Orleans-based jazz clarinetist Evan Christopher

June 3 New Orleans-based pianist and composer Tom McDermott

June 10 Chicago-based cellist Kelsee Vandervall

June 17 Finger-style guitarist Rollie Tussing

June 24 Ragtime, Old-Time, Blues, and Stride piano "Perfessor" Bill Edwards

July 1 Old-time piano player Adam Swanson

July 8 Flutist Shantanique Moore

July 15 Viola player Caleb Georges

July 22 TBA

July 29 Ann Arbor violinist Priscilla Johnson
8 p.m. Free, donations accepted for musicians. [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]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Open Art for Teens": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited for arts & crafts. Art supplies available for use, including watercolors, clay, markers, and more.
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]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: The Open Organization Of Lockpickers: TOOOL-Ann Arbor Locksport.

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The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport -
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. [map]

 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read for 15 minutes to registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "AfterHours Book Club": Serendipity Books.

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All invited to discuss a book. Wine & chocolate provided.

Apr. 7 & 8: Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson's 2000 novel about an ambitious 14-year-old living in Philadelphia during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793.

May 12 & 13: Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult's 2016 novel about an African American nurse caring for a white supremacist couple's newborn son.

June 9 & 10: Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi's 2019 fairy tale inspired novel about a woman who believes she is from a mysterious far-off land.
Serendipity Books, 113 Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148. [map]

 7-9 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Songwriters in the Round": On the Tracks: Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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Performances by veteran folk-rocker Scott Fab, Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Audra Kubat, sultry-voiced country-rocker Julianne Ankley, and David Rossiter, frontman of the classy local alt-country ensemble Hoodang.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 12 Jackson, Chelsea or online; for status updates, check $15 suggested donation. 330-5226. [map]

 7-8 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Eat the Rainbow: How to Fit More Fruits and Veggies Into Your Day": Chelsea District Library.

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Talk by St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea dietitian Cassy Rivard.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]

 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Potlucks & Talks: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talks on various topics. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck--bring a dish to pass. Apr. 8: Back Door Food Pantry leader Kathy Daly on her work. May 13: Civil War reenactor Robert Stone performs Civil War songs & stories. June 10: TBA.
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Free. 274-0773. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m. (Postponed)  Free! 

Postponed: "Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local historian Steve Thorp, of Barbara Barton's 2018 book, which examines how clashes between the capitalist culture of early European settlers and the spiritual culture of the Anishinaabe people affected wild rice production.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]

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