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Calendar of Events

Monday, October 5, 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  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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More than 20 new releases 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.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Step Up" to End Corruption in DC: Now - Oct 31: Wolf-PAC.

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Walk, run or bike to help save the future of America!
Wolf-PAC, a non-partisan, grassroots organization working to end corruption in DC, invites you join the 28 Million Steps Challenge. From now until October 31st, you can walk, run or bike to help raise awareness about the crucial need to end "pay to play politics" in Washington.

Why 28 Million Steps? Wolf-PAC is working to attain a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to fix our broken campaign finance system and restore a government that represents the people.

Registration is free. Visit wolf-pac.com/stepup for more info, to register, or start/join a team. "Step up" in the fight to end corruption -- and get some good exercise while you're at it!
Ann Arbor, Anywhere. Free. augustinedeb@gmail.com wolf-pac.com/stepup



 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Computerized Investing: Asset Allocation and Mutual Funds": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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We expect to improve your overall investment knowledge as well as your investing strategies, as we present methods of using various investment options. Join us for open discussion of the value of asset allocation, types of mutual funds, types of financial advisors, questions to ask your financial advisor, and ways to examine your current portfolio. We will make extensive use of information from web-based resources.
Dale Brandenburg is a retired research professor and Robert Shaw is a director and current Vice-President of the SE Michigan Chapter of Better Investing. The Study Group meets on Mondays Oct. 5 to Nov. 2 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 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. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Women's Issues: In Our Prime - Ageism and Women": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online.
We will be reading and discussing, In Our Prime by Susan Douglas, professor of Communications at UM. Dr. Douglas calls on women of all ages to join together now to fight against gendered ageism, to secure our country's financial safety net and to make a brighter more welcome future for older women.
Instructors Sigrid Hermon and Bernie Back will hold the study group on Mondays from October 5 through November 2.
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



 10 a.m.  Free! 

Fall Fun Fest: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Have your kids enjoy a weekly Fall or Halloween themed craft kit from the Library. The popsicle stick scarecrow will be available on October 5. You must register for this kit and pick it up at the library. Register today at www.ntal.org/events
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

Scarecrow Contest: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Build a scarecrow and we will display it at the library. All participating scarecrows are due by Monday, October 26 at 11 am. The scarecrows will be judged throughout the week and winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. View the contest rules at www.ntal.org/fall.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/fall [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free.


 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.


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy": U-M Ford School for Public Policy.

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The Atlantic staff writer (and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush) David Frum discusses his new book on the impact of the Trump presidency on American political culture. U-M public policy professor Megan Tompkins-Stange moderates.
For online meeting URL see FordSchool.umich.edu/events. Free. 764-3490.


 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.  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 discussion of A Course in Miracles via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Taisia Kitaiskaia: At Home with Literati.

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This Russian-born, Texas-based poet reads from The Nightgown & Other Poems, her new collection reimagining traditional fairy tales with dark feminist humor. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see LiteratiBookstore.com. Free. 585-5567.



 
 
 

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Blue LLama: Trio Escobar

Detroit-based ensemble led by guitarist Steve Jarosz specializing in Cuban salsa. With congas player Owl DiBlassio and bassist Eddie Caraballo. 7-9:30 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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