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Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 13, 2020






 
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 1 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"A Thousand Cuts": Michigan Theater Virtual Cinema.

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(Ramona S. Diaz, 2020). Stream online this documentary about the social media disinformation campaigns that fuel the authoritarian regime of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.
Seven-day rental $12. https://watch.eventive.org/athousandcuts/play/5f108e6d95f4fb003ea0a28a?fbclid=IwAR2pys9ApzYmAhhnvotanEZfhChl5AVmxTS7oMfYbZ4T5APRBl7LIR-Kl7Q.


 8 a.m.-8 p.m.  Online 

"A Cantor's Head": Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.

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Online screening of Erik Greenberg Anjou's 2019 documentary about renowned cantor Jack Mendelson and this centuries-long art form that combines spiritual exploration, communal bonding, and showmanship. Part of an annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes. For complete festival schedule, see Film.jccAnnArbor.org.
Online anytime between Aug. 7-31 at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. $12 per film. 971-0990.


 10-11 a.m.  Online 

Summer Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Like like our original in-person moms group, but in a hybrid online/in person meeting format. Six weeks of ZOOM meetings on Monday mornings from 10:30-noon with optional park meetups on Thursday July 23rd, Thursday August 13th, and Thursday August 27th from 10-11am .This six week moms group is designed to help connect you with a core group of new moms and build your village. We'll also have a closed email group so you can connect and ask questions between meetings.
The Moms Group meetings are facilitated by a childbirth educator and social worker with years of experience working with new moms. Each week we'll cover a different discussion topic chosen by the group (topics include feeding, sleeping, relationships, postpartum recovery, and much more).
online/parks. Online. $80/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com



 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Nature Explorers: Dragonflies": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Elle Bogle teaches kids ages 5-7 about the life cycle of dragonflies and leads a hike to look for adult dragonflies.
10 a.m., West Lake Preserve, 14980 Waterloo Rd., Chelsea. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: All the Wild Wonders": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike for kids ages 2-5, accompanied by a caregiver. Bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask.
10 a.m., County Farm Park Perennial Garden. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Tangle Time": Tangle Addicts (Zentangle Community).

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Every Thurs. All invited to draw structured patterns and learn techniques for mindful (and satisfactory) doodling.
For online meeting URL see MeetUp.com/Tangle-Addicts-Zentangle-Community/Events. Free.


 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 

"Let's Get Crafty/Chill Hangouts in the Park."

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All queer adults invited to bring their own craft projects to work on during this informal hangout.
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. MeetUp.com/I-Need-Queer-Friends. [map]


 6:15 p.m. 

Slow Flow Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class will help you find the space between poses while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class. Slow Flow classes are a combination of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with fewer transitions than a typical Vinyasa yoga class. 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!
Pre-register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com) or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15 drop in (or package prices). motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Meg Cabot and Jasmine Guillory: Nicola's Books.

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Bestselling romance novelists Cabot (The Princess Diaries) and Guillory (The Proposal) discuss the romance genre and Cabot's brand-new novel No Offense, a small-town romance about a children's librarian and the town sheriff. Discussion led by Ineye Komonibo, entertainment writer at pop culture website Refinery29.
7 p.m. Free, preregistration required at EventBrite.com (search "Meg Cabot and Jasmine Guillory"). NicolasBooks.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Comhaltas.

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All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments.
For meeting URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Singing for Comfort": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a sing-along of soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
For online meeting URL see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Matt Watroba & Robert Jones: The Ark Family Room Series.

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This veteran duo has been making music together for more than 20 years, ever since they met while doing back-to-back music shows on WDET-FM. WKAR radio host Watroba sings lyrical songs and poignant ballads in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar and punctuating his performance with sharply humorous observations. Jones, an ordained Baptist minister, is an excellent singer and guitarist whose huge repertoire draws on Delta, Texas, Chicago, and other blues traditions.
8 p.m., see TheArk.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-08. Free. 761-1451.



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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