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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Online Edition.

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New Yorker copy editor & bestselling writer Mary Norris discusses her recent book about her decades-long obsession with Greece. New York Times reporter Vivian Gornick calls it "one of the most satisfying accounts of a great passion that I have ever read."
Meeting URL posted on the day before event. Free. 998-9351.

 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

AHEAD Virtual Career Fair: KLA Corporation.

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KLA Corporation is a semiconductor industry veteran whose equipment likely enabled the making of your laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device and smart car.
KLA is executing a major hiring push in Ann Arbor. The company will host a virtual career fair next week for both students and professionals interested in working for an established leader in innovation. The event will feature a live keynote from KLA CEO Rick Wallace and include breakout sessions on next-gen tech including AI, hardware engineering, and cybersecurity and IT.
Online, N/A. Free. Online.

 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Zoom Dance Lessons": Dance Revolution.

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Virtual dance classes. Dances can be learned solo (salsa, pachanga, and cha cha), or with a partner (Saturday lessons).


6:30 p.m. Beg/Int Pachanga & Cha Cha

8 p.m. Int/Adv Pachanga & Cha Cha


8 p.m. Virtual Dance Jam (Facebook Live)


6:30 p.m. Int Salsa (On2) (Solo & Partner Options)

8 p.m. Adv Salsa (On2) (Solo & Partner Options)

Send a message to @A2DanceRevolution on facebook for zoom link and password.

Donations accepted on Venmo (to @DanceRevolution or (313)808-0358) and Paypal (to Free; donations accepted.

 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Sufi class with Imam Kamau Ayubbi: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a Sufi class via Zoom.
details at
Donation $5-10
Zoom. Online. Donation. 734-327-0270.

 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Play Reading Club: The Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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All invited to join members of this local ensemble to read a part in a play TBA. Listeners welcome.
Visit for meeting URL. Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Eco Book Club": Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to discuss The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry. Hosted by Alison Swan.
7 p.m., Free.

 7-9 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For meeting URL email Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.

 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.). Note: Face masks required.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except June 9, and Apr. 11. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Pizza & Pages": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to eat pizza and discuss young adult books. Mar. 17: I, Claudia, Mary McCoy's 2018 book about a teen in charge of student government at her L.A. high school. Apr. 21: Paint Me Like I Am, a 2003 collection of poems by various teens. May 19: The Babysitter's Coven, Kate Williams' 2019 fantasy novel about a teen babysitter with magical powers.
3 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]

 4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Band Marches Concert": New Horizons Band.

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Dick Schoenfeldt conducts this local senior band in various marches TBA.
4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1200 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free. 276-6285. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Busy People Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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A book club featuring books no longer than 300 pages. Mar. 17: A.J. Pearce's novel Dear Mrs. Bird. May 19: TBA.

6:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]

 7-8:15 p.m. 

Canceled: "Sacred Cacao Ceremony": Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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Drinking sacred cacao in ceremony is considered spiritual medicine by many indigenous cultures around the world. As we sit together in a small group and consume this sacred beverage, practice mindfulness, participate in guided meditation with intention in a backdrop of sacred sound, our soul is nourished, our heart opens and we experience greater spaciousness. It is a time for deep reflection and connection. The sacred cacao is prepared with intention, prayer and love.
Group size limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration required.
Please arrive 10 minutes early, and bring a meditation cushion an optional shawl/blanket. Fast 3 hours prior and arrive hydrated. Class is upstairs.
Facilitated by Victoria Schon.
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $25. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all ages 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various high school student ensembles.

Canceled: Mar. 14 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): State Band and Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Festival.

Mar. 26: Jazz Band Concert.

Apr. 29: Band, Orchestra, & Choir Concerto Concert.

May 19: Band & Orchestra Concert.
CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. 433-2201. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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Every Tues. All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. Beginners welcome.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free. 276-6285. [map]

 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Cooking With Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals.": Dexter District Library.

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Cooking demo by Zingerman's Bakehouse employee & author Lindsay-Jean Hard.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled:The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Open mic storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on an assigned topic-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.

2020 topics:

Jan. 7: Beg Borrow Steal.

Jan 21: Beauty.

Feb. 5: Revolution.

Fev. 18: Cold.

Mar. 3: Celebration.

Mar. 17: Co-Habitation.

Canceled Apr. 13: Idols.

Canceled Apr. 21: Illusions.

Canceled May. 5: Dedication.

Canceled May. 19: Do-Over.

Jun. 9: Deadlines.

Jun. 23: Enthusiasm.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), The Blind Pig, 208 S. First. Tickets $15 general admission in advance only at beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]

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