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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 16, 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 aafilmfest.org/aaffpresents. 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 bit.ly/inspire5k.


 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 UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 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 www.MichTheater.org/Screenings.
Various prices per film. Available all Sept. online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 2-10 days after patrons start watching each film. BoxOffice@MichTheater.org.


 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!
https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/equity-michigan. Free. Online. 734-971-8200. media@uwwashtenaw.org



 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. Interfaithspirit.org


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

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

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Register Here: http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/
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. info@jfsannarbor.org http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/



 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 12-Oct. 31, and every Wed.-Fri. Sept. 16-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Apple cannon & paintball shooting gallery available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $20; weekday admission: $15; kids age 2 & under, free. 390-9211. [map]


 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 Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 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-12:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Campaign Kickoff: United Way of Washtenaw County.

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This year, to ensure the health and safety of all, we will be transitioning our annual campaign kickoff into a virtual experience! The COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed to us the inequities that are deeply rooted in our systems and institutions. We will continue to Unite for Equity for our community in Washtenaw County
https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/civicrm/event/info?id=200&reset=1. Free. Online. Donation. 7349718200. media@uwwashtenaw.org https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/civicrm/event/info?id=200&reset=1



 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 OLLI-umich.org. $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 TSWP.info@umich.edu. Free.


 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Literary Short Fiction": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. This is a study group for literary short fiction aficionados, where we engage in close-critical- artful-joyful readings of literary short fiction from well-regarded short story anthologies. Each week we will read and discuss ONE story. All reading materials will be emailed in advance. This study group will be instructor-led, but with ample time for discussions. Instructor Deb Mukherjee has been leading fiction and non-fiction study groups at OLLI since 2012. The study group will be held on Wednesdays on September 16, 23, and 30, November 4,11, and 18, and December 2, 9, and 16. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 6-7:15 p.m.  Online 

"Yoga with Traci Carson": Youth Arts Alliance.

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U-M public health PhD candidate Traci Carson leads a calming yoga session via Zoom. All proceeds go to supporting the creative pursuits of formerly incarcerated youth.
For online meeting URL, preregister at www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-arts-alliance-fundraiser-yoga-with-traci-carson-tickets-116885974095. Tickets $15. https://youthartsalliance.com.


 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 Washtenaw.org/Parks for weather-related cancelations. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Science of Mind Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of Science of Mind via Zoom. Details at InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Know Your Voting Rights and How to Protect Them": League of Women Voters Ann Arbor Area.

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Talk by Jaffee Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC (Southfield) family lawyer Diana Raimi, who's involved in ACLU voter protection efforts.
For online meeting URL, preregister at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfu6uqzgqGNKJikzjZ4T4fxv3ZmMdiHB6.


 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 info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Jamie K. McCallum: At Home with Literati.

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This Middlebury (VT) College sociology professor reads from his brand-new book Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see LiteratiBookstore.com. Free. 585-5567.


 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 Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"What's New With AAUW? A Virtual Open House": American Association of University Women.

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Members discuss the club's work empowering women through education and community engagement. 18 of their 29 Interest Groups continue meeting this year on Zoom. A brief introduction to each of these will be presented during the Zoom Open House.
7-8:30 p.m., for meeting URL see AnnArbor-MI.aauw.net. Free. Facebook.com/AAUWAnnArbor. [map]





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