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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 21, 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.


 12 a.m. 

"Keep Your Distance 5k": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All invited to run or walk a 5k on a marked course. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime from Sept. 19-Oct. 18, Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $15, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 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.-7:30 p.m.  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 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Free Shredding Event: Pittsfield Township.

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Stop by the Pittsfield Township Administration Building parking lot on Saturday, September 19th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM to shred up to 5 banker boxes full of paper! No hanging folders or 3-ring binders please. This event is free for residents only, and proof of residency (drivers license, utility bill, etc.) is required.
Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave. Free. 734.822.3130. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

The Clements Bookworm: A book circle for history lovers: U-M William L. Clements Library.

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Join Clements staff and supporters in a discussion about the books we're reading. Inspired by the traditional Clements Library researcher tea time, we invite you to pull up a chair at our [virtual] table. Pour a cup of tea and enjoy a snack while you watch our commentators in a live feed. Chime in with your comments and questions via the chat function. We look forward to hosting you!
When: Fridays, 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Where: Register at the website link. In your confirmation email, find the link "Click Here to Join" to enter the meeting.
Book information at https://clements.umich.edu/public-programs/the-clements-bookworm-recordings/
Online Event. Free. Online. clemdevcom@umich.edu http://myumi.ch/gjgzR



 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Citizen Activism: Driver of A Healthy Democracy": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Election 2020.

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Panel discussion on how "bottom up" activity aids individuals in understanding ideas about citizenship, politics, government, and other issues important to communities. With League of Women Voters member Roddy Wares, League of Conservation Voters member Lisa Wozniak, and Detroit Action executive director Branden Snyder. Moderator is former United Way of Washtenaw board member Karen Bantel.
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 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.


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"The Soul of America": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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We will read and discuss the title book by Jon Meacham. He describes how our country overcame partisan fury and fear in the past, and he provides perspective on how the current critical moment in politics and life may be overcome by leadership and the will of the people.
The book details the actions taken by notable presidents to fight danger and dissension. We will also read how citizen-led movements such the suffragettes, civil rights and others initiated progress towards greater democracy, even when those in power could not or would not.
Gerry Lapidus has conducted OLLI book discussion classes since 2005. The classes are informal and conversational. Please read Introduction and Chapter One for the first session. The Study Group meets on Mondays Sep. 21 to Nov. 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (No class on Sep. 28.) Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access this Study Group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
virtual event. Online. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 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.


 2-4 p.m.  Online 

"Monday Painters": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Monday Painters is a flexible art group. Each week a DVD is shown about art that lasts half an hour. This group has become like family and all are welcome to join in for fun, learning, growing, and gentle critiquing. Instructor Barb Anderson has studied art for over thirty years and prior to that taught special education.
She hopes to welcome new members to Monday Painters. The Study Group meets on Monday Sep. 21 to Aug. 30, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (No class on Sept. 28, Dec. 28, Jan. 4 & 18, May 31 and July 5.) Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access this Study Group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
virtual event. Online. $90. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 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.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

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We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Meeting Online Edition: Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by socializing.
for online meeting URL call 330-5724. Free to visitors ($52 annual dues).


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Vanessa Veselka: At Home with Literati.

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Portland-based fiction writer and essayist Veselka reads from The Great Offshore Grounds, her forthcoming novel about 2 adult sisters, reunited in Seattle, who uncover a stunning family secret. Questions & commentary throughout by Michigan-born, Los Angeles-based journalist & fiction writer Tom Bissel.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see LiteratiBookstore.com. Free. 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. dvandermeer@firstpresbyterian.org. [map]





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