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Calendar of Events

Monday, August 24, 2020






 
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 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 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 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday, except Aug. 31. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free.


 10:30 a.m.-noon  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



 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Quaranteen Digital Escape Room": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Hello and welcome to our end of summer, virtual escape room. Summer was a blast, but you are stuck at camp. You must be alert and use your wits to solve the brain teasers and get home. This escape room is intended for tweens and teens.
If you can escape, you will be asked for your name and contact info and will be entered into a drawing for a gift card. Entries will be accepted until 8 pm on Monday, September 7. The winner will be announced on Facebook and contacted on Tuesday, September 8. Register online at https://bit.ly/2DwtyTx
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. (734) 449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Healing and Compassion Meditation": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Mon. Led by Jewel Heart program codirector Hartmut Sagolla.
For meeting URL preregister at bit.ly/healingandcompassion. Free. 994-3387.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, call 998-9353 for meeting URL. Free.


 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream 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.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

A Course in Miracles Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a study in A Course in Miracles via Zoom. Details at InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Aug. 10 & 24. Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience playing Scandinavian music necessary.
7:30-9:30 p.m., for online meeting URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]





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