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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 18, 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.


 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 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Multi-Family Yard Sale: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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"Multi-Family" yard sale fundraiser for The Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth. Held at 1201 Hutchins 48103. Fridays, Sept 11 & 18 From 9-2.
1201 Hutchins, Ann Arbor, 48103, 1201 Hutchins, Ann Arbor, 48103. Free. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Baby and Toddler Sign Language, Free Demo Class: First Steps, Ann Arbor Community Education and Recreation.

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You can meet Whitney Wilkes-Krier and see how fun signing with hearing children is. It's designed for babies and toddlers from 6 months up to 3 years of age. Whitney absolutely loves teaching others about this special way of communicating with your baby or toddler and even older children. Toddlers who learn sign language can use it when verbal expression hasn't fully developed to decrease frustration in communicating with parents.
The free demo class is on Friday, September 18 from 10:00 to 10:30a and we use Zoom as our platform. Want a little hint about the class? Here's Whitney's video: https://youtu.be/WrVO8T66xS4
To register, complete this brief form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq0-wceWVcsh9_M1S24FBpcT-EDkUEXuoBIO8EPZKmXvILbA/viewform
We will send you the zoom link on Thursday before Friday's class.
live via zoom, register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq0-wceWVcsh9_M1S24FBpcT-EDkUEXuoBIO8EPZKmXvILbA/viewform, your home. Free. Online. firststeps@aaps.k12.mi.us https://hyde140.wixsite.com/first-steps-annarbor


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Clements Bookworm Online Event": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements Library graphics curator Clayton Lewis and Lynch Archives collector/archivist Kevin Hugh Lynch discuss rare and unique music title-pages from the archive established by Lynch's father, one of the premier private collections of American sheet music.
10 a.m., for online meeting URL preregister at myumi.ch/gjgzR. Free. 649-3370.


 10:30 a.m. -noon  Online 

"Writers Unlimited": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online.
Participants present their creative essays, short stories, poetry, or novels for constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement from the group. Each participant submits their writing online to all other participants in advance of the Friday meeting. Comments will be offered after each reading.
Discussion leader Jerry Janusz has been a participant in this group for twelve years.
Pre-registration 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. Online. $95. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Reflective Meditation": Ypsilanti District Library.

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This 6-week online class, taught over Zoom by Erica Dutton of SkyGardens Meditation, will provide the fundamentals of Reflective Meditation which is an open, receptive, gentle practice of awareness. Beginners are welcome! If you already have a meditation practice, you can continue it in this class and learn two additional steps that are part of Reflective Meditation and enhance any practice. Reflective Meditation is based on the early teachings of the Buddha and is more student wisdom oriented than teacher wisdom oriented. This meditation encourages gentleness, curiosity, and permission to explore. The goal is to help the student develop their own practice. Classes will be held Fridays, September 18 through October 23. The classes build on each other, so attendance at all six is highly recommended. Registration required; register online, or call 734-482-4110 x 2411.
Ypsilanti District Library, Online, Ypsilanti. Free. Online. 734-482-4110 x2411. skillian@ypsilibrary.org https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/reflective-meditation-2/2020-09-18/



 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.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Zumba Gold": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Zumba Gold, a lower-intensity form of this popular exercise fitness program. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
11 a.m.-noon. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [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.


 3-5 p.m.  Online 

"Reading Women's Lives": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. This study group will read one memoir/month written by women. Several will focus on aging and old age, some on grief and loss, some on childhood or the middle years. Each month there will be group discussion of the selected memoir followed by a short reflective writing experience related to the issues raised by the memoir. This is not a memoir-writing class. It's an opportunity to use other women's reflections on their lives to examine our own. Instructor Beth Spencer, a mostly-retired geriatric social worker, developed and facilitated Women & Aging through Literature & Reflective Writing for several years. The study group will be held on Fridays September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18.
Pre-registration 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. Online. $30. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Bingo: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us for a fun virtual bingo game! The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the e-mail address used to register along with instructions on how to log-in to play. Pick up your bingo cards at the library or print your own at home using this link. https://myfreebingocards.com/numbers/1-75/edit. Register online at www.ntal.org/events
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. (734) 449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]


 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.


 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Healthy Back Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of yoga for back health. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
5:30-6:30 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Blue Ribbon Bash": Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Fundraiser.

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Virtual benefit featuring talks by riders, volunteers, and staff, a concert by local folk-rock band The Bob Skon Trio, an online auction, and more.
6:30 p.m., for online meeting URL preregister at TherapeuticRidingInc.org. Free, but donations accepted. 677-0303.


 7 p.m.  Online 

Holiday Observances: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Sept. 18, 19, 28, & 29. All invited to a religiously secular celebration of the 10 days of the Jewish New Year.

Sept. 18 (7 p.m.): Online Rosh Hashanah observance with readings, meditation, and music.

Sept. 19 (10 a.m.): In-person Tashlich observance, with participants encouraged to "let go of shortcomings" by tossing flower petals into the river. Meet at Island Park, off Maiden Ln. between Broadway and Fuller; preregistration required.

Sept. 28 (7 p.m.): Online Kol Nidre service in preparation for the Day of Atonement.

Sept. 29 (2 p.m.): Online Yom Kippur observance, with participants encouraged to consider how their actions affect the greater community. Followed at 6 p.m. by a Break-the-Fast Virtual "Potluck."
Various times, for online meeting URL preregister at JewishCulturalSociety.org (unless otherwise noted). Free, but donations appreciated online or by sending a check to Tamara Lewis, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr., 48108. 975-9872.



 8 p.m.  Free! 

8 Ball Patio Series: The Blind Pig.

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Every Fri. & Sat. A variety of artists TBA performing from the rooftop for patrons seated on the 8 Ball patio.
8-9 p.m. or later, patio adjacent to the 8 Ball Saloon entrance the Blind Pig, 208 S. First. No cover. 996-8555. [map]


 8 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Play Reading Series: The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Local actors read from a play TBA.
For location and other updates see PennySeats.org. Tickets $5. 926-5346, ThePennySeats@gmail.com.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Benard L. Maas Summer Series": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Sept. 3-5, 11, 12, & 17-19. Outdoor performances of original songs, show tunes, and more by acclaimed local talent. All seating is socially distanced. Masks required. Sept. 3-5: Geoff & Chelsea Packard. Broadway favorites TBA from these U-M music professors. Sept. 11 & 12: Ariel, Zoey & Eli. Music TBA by this Emmy-nominated Ann Arbor sibling trio, known for its "geek anthem" "Take Me to Comic Con." Sept. 17-19: Jessica Grové. Broadway, pop and rock favorites by this Encore regular, a Broadway veteran.
8 p.m., Encore parking lot, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $25 in advance only at TheEncoreTheatre.org. 268-6200. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Drive-In Movie Night A2": Planet Rock.

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Watch Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen's 2014 rock climbing flick "Valley Uprising." Snacks and soda available for sale.
Planet Rock parking lot, 82 Aprill Dr. $20 per car. 827-2680. [map]



 
 
 

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Blind Pig: 8 Ball Patio Series

Every Fri. & Sat. A variety of artists TBA performing from the rooftop for patrons seated on the 8 Ball patio. No cover. 8-9 p.m. or later, patio adjacent to the 8 Ball Saloon entrance the Blind Pig. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: "Jazz After Dark"

Every Fri. & Sat. Jazz originals and standards by a trio (Fri.) or quartet (Sat.) led by veteran local bassist Rob Crozier. On the outdoor terrace. 9-11 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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