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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 4, 2020






 
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 7 a.m.  Free! 

The World Noncommunicable Diseases Congress 2020: Michigan Medicine and World NCD Federation.

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The World NCD Congress 2020, co-organized by the University of Michigan and the World NCD Federation, will assemble stakeholders from around the world and across diverse sectors to address the critical, growing impact of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) on the well-being and economies of all nations. The conference will leverage cutting-edge research to inform and catalyze multisectoral actions for reducing the global NCD burden.
Two days of high-impact workshops preceding the main conference will cover topics including the principles of learning health systems, the role of big data in identifying trends, comprehensive disease surveillance strategies, big data and predictive analytics for prevention, health system strengthening and intervention evaluation.
Within a learning health systems framework, each of the four days comprising the main Congress program will address the evidence base and recommended actions for one or more root causes.
University of Michigan Campus. Free. worldncdcongress2020@umich.edu http://worldncdcongress2020.com/



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Meditation Drop-In": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. Local insight mindful meditation instructor Bilha Birman Rivlin leads an informal session for all ages & experience levels.
For meeting URL preregister at bit.ly/virtualmeditation2 or call 998-9353. Free.


 10:30 a.m.  Online 

Phoenixphest Chamber Music & Jazz Festival: Community Music School of Ann Arbor.

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August 3-7 | 10:30am-5pm
In everyday life and even more during the ongoing pandemic, we need to feed our passion and creativity. During PhoenixPhest, students will learn new technological tools to continue nourishing their creativity, their love of music, and enjoy camaraderie with their fellow musicians, even though they cannot meet in person.
The curriculum is equally structured to care for a student's wellness as it is to nourish their musical creativity. Compassion and mindfulness are essential to building a supportive community. At PhoenixPhest we nourish the whole musician in each of us.
The virtual PhoenixPhest curriculum for chamber music and jazz ensembles will provide music study and exploration, introducing new technologies, while building observational and listening skills. Re-energize and engage with PhoenixPhest!
Virtual. Online. $475. 734-213-2000. communications@cmsa2.org https://www.cmsa2.org/phoenixphest.html



 11-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Baby Time": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. All age 2 & under (with caregivers) invited to this virtual, interactive program of songs, rhymes, baby bounces, and more.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

2021 Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.

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All invited to bring their classic and vintage autos to display. Awards chosen by the participants.
Arctic Breakaway, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 649-1106. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips with others. In-person outdoors and also streamed live via Zoom (see MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch for URL).
Community High School back lawn, 379 N. Fifth. $2 monthly dues, preregistration required at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. 945-3035. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Troubadour Tuesday"

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Every Tues.. Livestream performances from his home by Chris Buhalis, a popular veteran local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage.
6-8 p.m., Facebook.com/chris.buhalis.5. Free; donations accepted.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

National Night Out: DPS.

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The annual "National Night Out Safety Fair" event is designed to heighten crime & drug prevention awareness, and provide cybersecurity tips. We hope to generate support & participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit & police-community partnerships, and lastly send a message to criminals to let them know that Pittsfield Township neighborhoods and communities throughout the region are organized and fighting back. Target Stores (Carpenter Rd/Ann Arbor-Saline Rd) are sponsoring free raffle items, school supplies, senior safety items, snacks, treats, and more! Families, seniors, veterans, and faith communities are all welcome to attend this exciting event! Everyone will get access to free crime prevention resource materials, speak with providers, meet with law enforcement personnel, tour the emergency service vehicles, and learn how to make your home and community a tough target to crime!
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9725. Free. colemanr@pittsfield-mi.gov [map]



 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"What is Racial Trauma?": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion on racial and generational trauma, its impacts on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and steps that can be taken towards building a more anti-racists society. With social worker and U-M librarian Marna Clowney-Robinson, Amplify Colectivo trauma therapist Raina LaGrand, Integrative Empowerment Group therapist Micah Saniyah, and somatic psychologist Lauren Tatarsky.
Online at AADL.tv. Free.


 7 p.m. 

Yin/Restorative Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Reconnect with yourself-mind, body, and spirit! This slower paced style of yoga is a good compliment to our fast-paced lifestyles. Passive asanas (postures) are held for long periods of time, sometimes up to 3-5 minutes, allowing the deep connective tissue to stretch, the fascia to release, and an increase circulation in the joints. Learn to listen to your body and breath, how subtle movements can change the asana completely, and how to find peace in that which brings you discomfort.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Your first class is free. Otherwise, drop-in for $15 or use a class package. Register on Mindbody or www.motathaiyoga.com
(The studio is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.). Email info@motathaiyoga.com if you have any questions.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $15 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: 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]





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