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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Lori Felker's 2018 documentary portrait of this post-punk artist and self-proclaimed alien hybrid.
Online anytime between Sept. 9-Oct. 13 at Free.

 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at

 6 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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More than 40 select films to watch from your home. Movie rental and purchases directly support the Michigan Theater Foundation and staff. For full schedule, see
Various prices per film. Available all Sept. online at for 2-10 days after patrons start watching each film.

 8 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free!  Online 

United Way of Washtenaw County 21 Day Equity Challenge: United Way of Washtenaw County.

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Equity in Michigan
21 Day Equity Challenge: Michigan Edition
United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC), has a vision that by 2030 your zip code will no longer determine your opportunity in life. At present-- in Washtenaw County and our State-- it does.
In response to newly available data on the wellbeing of households in our State who are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed (ALICE), United Ways across Michigan are launching a special State Edition of the 21 Day Equity Challenge.
This version of the Equity Challenge is designed to take participants through a state-level exploration of the history and impacts of racism and how it has shaped the lives of people in Michigan. Along the way, participants will be equipped with resources and tools to take action for racial equity in their work and lives. Join us! Free. Online. 734-971-8200.

 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Metaphysics of Spirituality Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of metaphysics. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Music Together Online Demo Class": Robinsongs for Kids.

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The Mixed Age class is the core offering of the Music Together program and is for kids 5 and under. Each class is an active music-making experience, designed to teach the way children learn: through play with the grownups they love. Registration is required for this online demo - see website link below to sign up.
Zoom/online. Free. Online. 734-929-2133.

 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Nicola's Books.

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Livestream picture book readings by Nicola's booksellers and guests TBA.
11 a.m., or livestream URL see Free.

 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed. & Sat. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal plays tunes TBA on this 17-bell chime.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]

 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, for online meeting URL call 998-9353. Free.

 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Area vendors, all from within 90 miles of Chelsea. Each month, kids activities TBA, market basket giveaway on the last Sat. & Wed., along with live entertainment every Sat. (10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or so) & last Wed. only (3-5 p.m. or so), June-Oct.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Bicycling for Fun & Fitness on Paved Trails": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Shared Interest Groups.

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Every Wed. Slow-paced group ride. Beginners welcome.
Various locations, preregistration required at $70 for fall season (members, $45); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.

 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Brain Gym Classes": U-M Turner Senior Resource Center.

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Every Mon. & Wed. Learning from the Heart founder Katy Held leads a series of movements that help reduce stress and enhance brain function. Suitable for all ages.
For online meeting URL call 998-9353 or email Free.

 4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Rhythm Kids Online Demo Class": Robinsongs for Kids.

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Rhythm Kids is a music, movement and drumming program for kids 4 - 8. Come see what a Rhythm Kids class is like in this free demo class, held on Zoom. For our fall 2020 session we will have Rhythm Kids classes outside and online. Registration required; see link for sign up info.
Zoom/online. Free. Online. 734-929-2133.

 6 p.m. 

"Summer Sunset Yoga at the Park": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Every Wed. Drop-in guided outdoor "slow flow" yoga sessions. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Please bring your own mat and wear a mask.
7 p.m. (Aug. 12) & 6 p.m. (Aug. 19 & 26). Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $10. Check for weather-related cancelations. [map]

 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Young at Art: Ask the Artist": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to join Michigan-based children's writer and multimedia artist Jennifer Carson in her home studio (via Zoom) and ask her questions about her work.
For online meeting URL, preregister at Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. All male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For online meeting URL email Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.

 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
For in-person or online location updates join Free. 926-8863.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Mark Gevisser: At Home with Literati.

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This South Africa-born, France-based journalist reads from his brand-new book The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers, which examines queer identities and the culture wars they ignite. One chapter focuses on the Neutral Zone's local teen LGBTQ+ activism group Riot Youth. Questions & commentary throughout by NYC-based Transgender Law Center fellow Milo Inglehart and Meredith Talusan, editor of Condé Nast LGBTQ+ digital publication them. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see Free. 585-5567.

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rick Roe Trio: The Blue LLama Jazz Club.

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Sept. 3 & 9. Local jazz trio led by Roe, a veteran pianist whose repertoire includes Disney songs, Star Wars themes, TV themes, classical pieces, and Thelonious Monk classics, along with wildly inventive originals.
7-9:30 p.m., Blue LLama, 314 S. Main. Cover optional. 531-6188. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word over Zoom": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss poetry or short fiction. Have your original work ready to share, if you wish.
7 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for online meeting URL email Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Danger, Mischief and Murder: Get Cozy!": Nicola's Books.

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Mystery writers C.M. Gleason, Darcie Wilde, and Dianne Freeman read selections from their mystery novels TBA.
7 p.m., for livestream URL see Free.

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Rochelle Clark & Jason Dennie: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Bluegrass-based Americana by the duo of Chelsea singer-songwriter Clark and highly regarded local acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and mandolinist Dennie, who plays an eclectic brand of folk-based music in the tradition of John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Michael Hedges. Dennie's high lonesome voice and Clark's edgy songwriting combine to heart-wrenching effect.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see Free. 761-1451.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: The Open Organization Of Lockpickers: TOOOL-Ann Arbor Locksport.

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The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport -
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. [map]

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