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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Who Gets Care in a Pandemic": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Online Edition.

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U-M law and philosophy professor Scott Hershovitz discusses how doctors should allocate care when resources are scarce.
See for meeting URL. Free.

 10 - 11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Who Gets Care in a Pandemic?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This event is free and available to the public. OLLI membership is not required.
Recent reports make clear that American hospitals have already had to ration lifesaving treatment for Covid-19 patients. And if cases spike again, the problem could get worse. This talk will explore how doctors should allocate care when resources are scarce. Should they try to save the greatest number possible? Or distribute resources randomly, or on a first-come, first-served basis? And what may they consider when they allocate care: age? disability? the choices that the people who need care have made? the way they've been treated by society in the past?
Our speaker, Scott Hershovitz is the Thomas G and Mabel Long Professor of Law at the UM Law School and Professor of Philosophy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Link to Scott Hershovitz's lecture:
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 945 6878 1
Online. Free. Online. 734-998-9351.

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kidzone: Build a Birdhouse": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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All kids invited to make a decorative birdhouse at home. For a list of required materials, visit
See for livestream. Free.

 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., Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Retreat: Capoeira": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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All invited to partake in this virtual Afro-Brazilian martial art form demonstration.
See for livestream. Free.

 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Learning Center: Sustainability Family Trivia": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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All invited to this casual game of virtual sustainability trivia, featuring questions on energy, animals, nature exploration, and waste. Led by the U-M Office of Campus Sustainability.
See for meeting URL.

 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

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.

 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.

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Skazat! Poetry Series Remote Edition.

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Reading by Jennifer Sperry Steinorth, a Michigan-based experimental poet whose 2019 collection, A Wake with Nine Shades, is a Dantean descent through a contemporary midlife crisis. Preceded by an open mic.
preregister at for meeting URL. Free. 994-6663.

 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 for meeting URL. Free. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Coordinating a Community Response to the Opioid Epidemic": Dawn Farm.

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Coordinating a Community Response to the Opioid Epidemic will be presented by Molly Welch Marahar, MPP, Opioids Policy Analyst, Michigan Public Health Institute; and Carrie Rheingans, MSW, MPH; WHI Project Manager, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, and a panel. The WHI Opioid Project is a cross sector coalition with members from the health systems, substance use agencies, government, schools, law enforcement, academia and the recovering community who come together to collectively design and implement policy changes to stem the tide of opioid overdose in Washtenaw County. From Red Barrel Events, to Naloxone trainings, to prevention education in schools, The Opioid Project is the touchpoint for initiatives at all levels of public health intervention. Learn about coordinating a community-level response to the opioid epidemic from a public health perspective, and find ways to get involved. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 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]

 7-9 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 beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]

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