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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 20, 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 aafilmfest.org/aaffpresents. Free.


 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.-4 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Monster's Record & CD Collector's Show": Rerun Records.

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Popular fair with more than 30 dealers from a half dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted popular culture memorabilia. Food and beverages for sale. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell (ask for Rod Branham). Early bird sale, 8-10 a.m. ($15 admission).
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 regular admission (children age 10 & under, free); $15 early bird admission. For information or to reserve a dealer table, contact Rod Branham at 604-2540. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Lessons Learned from Flint and Implications for Reducing Health Disparities Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute The Lasting Impact of Covid-19 Series.

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Talk by MSU public health professor Debra Furr-Holden and Flint-based pediatrician Lawrence Reynolds.
Online at bit.ly/healthdisparities1. Free. 998-9351.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Policy Talks": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Oct. 7, 12, 15, 20, & 21. A series of talks by U-M faculty and visiting scholars. Participants encouraged to join the conversation by using #policytalks.

Oct. 7 (4-5 p.m.): Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas and Lawrence Summers, National Economic Council director under Obama, on "Is the Federal Deficit Unsustainable?"

Oct. 12 (11:30-12:30 p.m.): Two senior political reporters, Vox's Jane Coaston and The Guardian's Daniel Strauss, discuss what it's like to cover the presidential 2020 campaign trail. U-M Ford School associate dean Paula Lantz and U-M health policy professor James Hudak moderate.

Oct. 15 (4-5 p.m.): International Rescue Committee president David Miliband discusses "International Politics, Humanitarian Needs, and the Global Significance of the U.S. Election." U-M Weiser Diplomacy Center director John Ciorciari moderates.

Oct. 20 (10-11 a.m.): Panel discussion on "U.S.-China Relations During Covid-19: Finding a Path Forward." With U-M political science professor Mary Gallagher, U-M public policy professor Ann Lin, and Brookings Institute foreign policy fellow emeritus Ken Lieberthal, also a U-M political science professor emeritus who served as senior director for Asia on the National security Council under President Clinton. U-M public policy faculty moderate.

Oct. 21 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics director Len Nichols on "U.S. Health Policy Directions: Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood."
Various times, for online meeting URL see FordSchool.umich.edu/events. Free. 764-3490.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Translating the Sacred Word": Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Aviya Kushner, Author and Language Columnist at The Forward
In her prize-winning book "The Grammar of God" (Spiegel & Grau, 2015), Aviya Kushner recounts her experience of reading the Hebrew Bible in multiple English translations and the surprises and revelations she encountered along the way. Drawing from this book, as well as her current project on the great commentator, poet, and translator Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra, she will share with us her insights on the history of biblical translation and the lives of translators.
Advance Registration Required: https://forms.gle/5W2DXGTaph5XGimB8
The Zoom Webinar link and password will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.
Online Event. Free. Online. 734.763.9047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/76186-19671619.html


 Noon-1 p.m. (Canceled)  Free!  Online 

Noon Lectures: U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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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/lrccs. Free. 764-6308.


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Dexter Farmers Market.

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Every Sat., May-Oct. Sale of produce, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more from local vendors. Also, performances by local musicians.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3233 Alpine St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8303. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Leaning to Make a Quiche": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Demo by a Hillside Terrace chef.
For online meeting URL, email info.twsp@umich.edu 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 Facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic (Mon) and Facebook.com/Emily.Slomovits (Thurs). Free, but donations for Food Gatherers or a social or racial justice-oriented organization accepted. sandor2021@gmail.com.


 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. ll knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips with others in person. Livestream available at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch.
Community High School back lawn, 379 N. Fifth. $2 monthly dues. 945-3035. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Trick-or-Treat: Drive-Thru": Washtenaw County Farm Bureau.

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All kids age 12 & under (accompanied by an adult) invited to drive through 15 stations of local agriculture products, featuring apples, blueberries, cherries, dairy, doughnuts, flowers, cranberries, honey, pumpkins, and more.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, B pavilion building, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free, but limited supply so arrive early. [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Over-Wintering Techniques for Bonsai": Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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Talk by club members TBA. Q&A.
6:30 p.m., email aaBonsaiSociety@gmail.com for meeting URL. Free.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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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.


 8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Conversation with Trevor Noah": University Musical Society/U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Livestream pre-election talk by Dailky Show host, a trenchant, devilishly humorous social critic. Also, U-M Ford School dean moderates a Q&A with U-M students.
8:30 p.m., for URL see ums.org/performance/trevor-noah/. Free; preregistration required.





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