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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 14, 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.

 12 a.m. 

"Mile-a-Day Marathon Challenge": Epic Races.

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All invited to complete a marathon by running, jogging, or walking one mile per day every day for 26 consecutive days. Awards & T-shirts for finishers.
Anytime & anywhere, Sept. 14-Oct. 10. $25-35 in advance only at, 531-8747.

 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  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.

 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.

 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Welcoming Week": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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Register Here:
Join JFS for Welcoming Week, when cities, towns and organizations across the nation bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections that make their communities a more welcoming place for all.
September 14-17
A week of free virtual offerings including Cultural Humility training, Creating Welcoming Communities training, Mentorship and its Impact Training, and Virtual Author/Book Event:
Meet Dina Nayeri, the Author of the Ungrateful Refugee. She will read an excerpt of her book and take audience questions. Books will be available to purchase online!
Thursday, September 17- 11:00am-12:00pm
Virtual/Online. Free. Online. 7347690209.

 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.

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

 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Intro to Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of intro yoga. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
6-7 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at Free. [map]

 6-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Iyengar Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Iyengar Yoga, an exercise-based form of yoga that focuses on bodily alignment. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
10-11:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at Free. [map]

 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 Free, but donations appreciated
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cold Case Discussion": Nicola's Books.

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Investigative journalist Cheyna Roth discusses popular true crime cases and reads from her brand-new book Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection.
7 p.m., for livestream URL see Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Yaa Gyasi: At Home with Literati.

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This Brooklyn-based Ghanaian-American novelist reads from Transcendent Kingdom, her brand-new novel about a neuroscience student searching for a scientific basis for the suffering she sees around her. Questions & commentary throughout by novelist and U-M creative writing professor Julie Buntin. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL preregister at $32.10-36.25, includes hardcover book copy. 585-5567.

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sanctus Ringers": First Presbyterian Chruch.

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Every Mon. All college-age and adult handbell ringers invited to join this local choir. In person rehearsals are set up with socially distanced tables for each ringer. Face masks required.
FPC, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home": U-M Clements Library.

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University of Maryland history professor Richard Bell discusses his 2019 book, which recounts the struggles of five boys trapped in the "reverse underground railroad" in the 1820s.
7 p.m., for meeting URL preregister at Free. 649-3370.

 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Sept. 14 & 28. 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 Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]

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