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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 9, 2020






 
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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mentorship Today Impacts the Future": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series Online Edition.

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Talk by Concordia University athletic training program director Timothy Neal.
Meeting URL posted on OLLI-umich.org the day before the event. Free. 998-9351.


 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestreamed Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

San & Emily perform at 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the Gemini Children's Music Facebook page.

Laz performs Tuesday and Thursday on the Gemini Children's Music Facebook page.
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


 5:45 p.m.  Online 

ONLINE 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 class focuses on breath work to clean and cleanse the lungs. It also blends techniques of Vinyasa, Yin, and Hatha, alternating between holding and flowing through postures. Holding postures will allow the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissue to be gently stretched, while flowing from one posture to the next will help to increase strength and balance. This class will help to tone muscles and increase flexibility, reduce stress, keep joints and bones healthy, and will create an overall improvement in one's mental and physical health.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. Online. Donation. motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 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 Intefaithspirit.org.
Donation: $5-$10
Zoom. Online. Donation. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Pub Trivia over Zoom."

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Every Tues. Pub-style team-based trivia, hosted over video chat. Teams congregate in video breakout rooms to discuss their answers. Ten questions per trivia night. Individuals and teams welcome; individuals will be assigned to a team. Beginners welcome.
7 p.m. Email Tom Gottsman at thomasjg46@hotmail.com for meeting URL. Free. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. No set program; all participants are welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus. This is a participatory event.
7-10 p.m. Email bsagan@msu.edu for meeting URL. Free. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Misty Lyn: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Local country-inflected folk-rock singer-songwriter who tended toward gothic imagery but has shifted toward moods of "love, light, and hope" in her music since a serious auto accident in 2015.
8 p.m., see TheArk.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-06 for livestream URL. Free. 761-1451.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 9:30 a.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]


 4 p.m. 

Canceled: Senior Supper Club: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea LiveWell/Chelsea Senior Center.

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Age 55 & over invited for a program of live music or discussion TBA followed at 5 p.m. by supper.
4 p.m., St. Joe Mercy Chelsea dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 593-5793. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do": Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substane use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network and Saint Joe's Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Free, open to all, registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [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. victoria@veraposeyoga.com www.veraposeyoga.com/events [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Gardening Talks: Dexter Garden Club.

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Apr. 14: Topic & speaker TBA. June 9: Stiltgrass Working Group member Alice Elliott on the aggressive invasive plant "Stiltgrass."
7 p.m., St. Andrew's Church, 7610 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free. 673-9100. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [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]


 7:30-9 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 TheMoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]





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