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
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.
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
Various prices per film. Available all Sept. online at MichTheater.org
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
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ntal.org
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is holding a free virtual conference on October 6th at 10:00 am to help Michigan residents affected by Alzheimer's during the COVID-19 crisis.
The conference will provide information regarding Alzheimer's disease, Medicaid asset protection planning, self care, caregiving tips and strategies, and updates on Alzheimer's research. Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, will be a special guest speaker.
The free educational conference will be held virtually over the Internet and is open to everyone. For more information or to register, click here or call 866-232-8484.
Virtual, Over the Internet. Free. Online. 866-232-8484. email@example.com https:
All invited to discuss home safety, scams, and other topics with city police officer Douglas Martelle.
For online meeting URL, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 998-9353. Free.
Every Tues. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.
Oct. 6: U-M sociology professor Xiaohong Xu on "The Great Separation: How the Cultural Revolution Has Shaped Contemporary China and Its Relationship to Global Capitalism."
Oct. 13: U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies postdoctoral fellow Jundai Liu on "Civic Solidarity: Sustaining Contention and Building Democratic Institutions in Contemporary Village China."
Oct. 20: Reed College anthropology professor Charlene Makley on "Oral History and Fugitive (Non)presence: The Afterlives of the Tenth Panchen Lama in China's Tibet."
Oct. 27: UMMA Asian art curator Natsu Oyobe on "Monumental Friendship: Chinese Ceramics in the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art."
Noon, for online meeting URL see ii.umich.edu
Israel and Palestine represent two dramatically competing narratives and the conflict between them is one of the most difficult and complicated in the world. It has significant implications for US foreign policy.
It evokes strong emotions from many Jews, Muslims (Arab and non-Arab), and Christians. This course will aim to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a civil and open-minded way with a focus on philosophical issues of justice and human rights.
Strong opinions are welcome but only if accompanied by respect and openness to opposing views. Elias Baumgarten has published articles on this topic, spoken at University of Chicago and American University of Beirut. He has spent time in both Israel and Palestine. The Study Group meets on Tuesdays Oct. 6 to Nov. 17 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.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. $45. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org
"American Nations: The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America": U-M Margaret Waterman Town Hall Lecture Series.more >
"American Nations: The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America": U-M Margaret Waterman Town Hall Lecture Series.< less
Portland Press Herald (ME) state & national affairs journalist Colin Woodward discusses his popular 2011 book. The Waterman series also includes lectures in Nov., Apr., & May.
1-2:30 p.m., for meeting URL preregister at WatermanAlumnae.org. $100 in advance only for the 4-lecture series. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org WatermanAlumnae.org. [map]
Easy Street is Back!
Join us in the back parking lot.
Masks required, social distancing enforced, capacity limited.
Food by Cosa Sabrosa, bar is open.
Zal Gaz Grotto Club, 2070 W Stadium Blvd. $10. 734) 663-1202. email@example.com https:
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
Ann Arborite Will Jones III, a descendant of the first recorded African born on American soil, and AADL staffers lead a discussion of James Baldwin's 1963 bestseller The Fire Next Time, an impassioned plea to Americans to address the terrible legacy of racism.
For online meeting URL see AADL.org
All invited to join a frank conversation about death, hosted by Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko.
For online meeting location see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.
Oct. 6 & 20. Club members show their projected digital images (Oct. 6) and digitized prints (Oct. 20) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "At Home or in the Yard." Also, presentation by club member Awni Hafedh on a series of photos-mostly shot with an iPhone-taken around the world (Oct. 6), and members TBA on"How to Pick an Image Worth Editing, (Oct. 20).
For online meeting URL email a2camClub@gmail.com. Free. 327-4781, AnnArborCameraClub.org.
Canceled and Postponed Events:
The annual "National Night Out Safety Fair" event is designed to heighten crime & drug prevention awareness, and provide cybersecurity tips. We hope to generate support & participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit & police-community partnerships, and lastly send a message to criminals to let them know that Pittsfield Township neighborhoods and communities throughout the region are organized and fighting back. Target Stores (Carpenter Rd/Ann Arbor-Saline Rd) are sponsoring free raffle items, school supplies, senior safety items, snacks, treats, and more! Families, seniors, veterans, and faith communities are all welcome to attend this exciting event! Everyone will get access to free crime prevention resource materials, speak with providers, meet with law enforcement personnel, tour the emergency service vehicles, and learn how to make your home and community a tough target to crime!
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9725. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Blue LLama: Eliza Salem Trio
Local jazz ensemble led by drummer Salem. 7-8:30 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street
Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. Modern Mexican food by Cosa Sabrosa and adult beverages available. Masks required. Social distancing maintained, capacity limited. 5-8 p.m. in the back parking lot.
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