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Calendar of Events

Monday, October 19, 2020

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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"What We Left Unfinished": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Mariam Ghani's 2019 documentary, which features newly restored footage from lost fiction films shot during Afghanistan's Communist era (1978-1991).
Online anytime between Oct. 7-Nov. 3 at Free.

 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Fun Fest: Popsicle Stick Spider Web"

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Have your kids enjoy a weekly Fall or Halloween themed craft kit from the Library. The popsicle stick spider web kit will be available on October 19. You must register for this kit and pick it up at the library. Register today at
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. [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
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Olli Reads.

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All invited to discuss 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed's new book. Part memoir, part epidemiological study, Healing Politics examines underlying insecurities afflicting America. Led by U-M academic affairs assistant vice provost Dilip Das.
For online meeting URL see Free. 998-9351.

 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Disaster Preparedness":: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by AmeriCorps disaster cycle services member Emily Thayer.
For online meeting URL, email or call. Free.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

San and Emily Slomovits.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. Multi-instrumentalist San (best known as half of the popular family-friendly duo Gemini) and his vocalist-violinist daughter Emily perform livestream folk music geared towards kids (Mon.) and adults (Thurs.).
Online at (Mon) and (Thurs). Free, but donations for Food Gatherers or a social or racial justice-oriented organization accepted.

 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"The Bee Lady Talks": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Southeast Michigan-based amateur apiarist Victoria Dluzen McIntyre discusses how 50,000 bees can work together for a common good.
For online meeting URL preregister at $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Rusty Frentner: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Michigan artist discusses his nature- and wildlife-inspired oil paintings.
7 p.m., for meeting URL see Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Race, Gender, and Rights: Histories of the Practice of Democratic Citizenship": U-M Clements Library.

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Talk by Cornell University English professor Derrick Spires and Johns Hopkins University history professor Martha Jones. Moderator is Case Western Reserve University provost Ben Vinson.
7 p.m., for meeting URL preregister at Free. 649-3370.

 8 p.m. 

"Open Mic Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 15 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance at (recommended) and at the door. 996-9080. [map]

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