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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 3, 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.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason: University Musical Society.

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Already internationally acclaimed at the age of 21, British cellist Sheku was named the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and has since performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in 2018. His recent album, Elgar, is an exploration of the musical landscape in pre- and post-war Europe anchored by Elgar's Cello Concerto. He is joined by his older sister, pianist Isata, in Beethoven's Cello Sonata in C Major and Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata in G Minor. Also, Oct. 25 only, the performance is followed by a livestream chat with both artists.
Available online anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 through Nov. 4, online at ums.org/performance/sheku-kanneh-mason-and-isata-kanneh-mason-ums-digital-presentation. Free. 764-2538.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Les Caractères de la Danse": Les Délices (Academy of Early Music).

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Daily in Nov. Founded by Handel & Haydn Society (Boston) baroque oboist Debra Nagy, this acclaimed Cleveland-based quartet is known for programs the New York Times calls "thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of." Tonight's prerecorded program of French Baroque music written for dancing includes Rebel's Les Caractères de la Danse, a scene from Rameau's Pigmalion, solo suites for oboe and viol by Philidor and Marais, and the earthy, rollicking dances of Boismortier's Ballets de Village.
Available online anytime from 7 a.m. Nov. 1 through 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org. Free. 228-4338.


 9 a.m.  Online 

"Little Bouncy Boppers": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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10 months to 2.5 years & an Adult. This virtual class for babies and toddlers focuses on fun movements for building your baby's body and brain. Class begins with a few minutes of getting to know each other through sharing developments and milestones. Next, we use repetitive welcome songs to teach waving, claping, stomping , and tapping movements. The remainder of the class uses fun props such as scarves, sticks, shakers, and stuffed animals to introduce a variety of dance and movement activities. Give your baby bonding time with you through the joys of song, dance, and movement! You are joining a class that begin in September. Instructor: Anna Gradwohl. 5 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom link, Your Home. Online. $65. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/little-bouncy-boppers-online-with-ms-anna/54552


 9:45 a.m.  Online 

'Fine Motor Fun": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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1.5 through 3 years & an Adult. Did you know fine motor skills refer to small movements of the hands and fingers including the smaller muscles of the face and even feet? Learn creative, homemade activities in this "make and do" class while experiencing materials like pasta, play-doh and paint in new and deliberate ways. Encouraging fine motor dexterity prepares your child for drawing, cutting, zipping, and manipulating small objects. Class includes time to learn new songs and rhymes with hand and finger motions, share outcomes with other families and laugh together in a classroom setting at home all with the focus on Fine Motor Fun! Susanna will post week-to-week materials and ideas lists to adults. By the end of the session, families will have a great collection of simple yet challenging activities to use over and over! Instructor: Susanna Brown. 6 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $75. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/fine-motor-fun-with-susanna-online-nov-new/54003


 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Great Riddles in Archeology": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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From the knights of King Arthur's roundtable to the deepest depths of Atlantis, some of the world's greatest archaeological riddles have eluded us for centuries. Discover and explore these mind-boggling riddles in the Penn Museum's popular monthly lecture series presented by current archaeologists and scholars. We will be viewing and discussing three of these lectures: (1) Ítzi the Iceman, a frozen body discovered in the South Tyrolean Alps, (2) discovering the true story of Noah's Ark, and (3) Atlantis, the Lost Continent. The facilitator for these lectures will be Sydney Kaufman. The Study Group meets on Tuesdays Nov. 3 to Nov. 17 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. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 11 a.m.  Online 

"I Wonder What Happens If...": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3 - 5 and an Adult. Do you love to try new things out and see what happens? This new class invites you to bring your curiosity, some easily gathered items from your home and YOU. Each week we'll apply inquiry-based principles to open-ended math, science and social/emotional questions. Share ideas, make predictions, change variables and come to conclusions as a group. For example, what happens if I mix cornstarch and water together? Or, what will paint look like on ice? How does a homemade scale work to weight objects? The list of "I Wonder" questions are endless, so let's figure out together how and why the world works the way it does one week at a time. Join us in this open-ended, interactive and unique class. Instructor: Susanna Brown. 7 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $95. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/i-wonder-what-happens-if-new/53982


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Grandparents as Parents Support Group - Virtual: Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw.

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Support groups that provide a sense of community for caregivers and the children in their care.
GAP (Grandparents as Parents) program provides grandparents, and other relatives caring for children, with information about self-care, children's needs, and the assurance that families with generational gaps are not alone. Adults age 60 and over who are caregivers of children under the age of 18 and who live in Washtenaw County are eligible.
To sign up to participate in support groups, or learn more about Grandparents as Parents, call 734-971-9781 and press "8" for Senior Services, or email fkhan@csswashtenaw.org.
Virtual. Free. Online. 734-971-9781 and press. fkhan@csswashtenaw.org https://csswashtenaw.org/seniors/grandparents-as-parents/


 Noon  Free! 

Lunch for Older Adults: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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In-person. Limited capacity; preregister 2 days in advance.
2401 Plymouth Rd. $3 for age 60 & over (age 59 & under, $5.50). Free. [map]


 Noon  Free!  Online 

Trivia: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Nov. 3 & 17. All invited to form 4-5 person teams to compete in a 2-round trivia contest. Solo Competitors will be matched up. Questions are geared towards ages 55 & up. Prizes (curbside pick up only).
For online URL email BRuthven@a2gov.org. Free.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

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

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Every Tues, except Nov. 24. Talks by U-M faculty.

Nov. 3: History professor Christian de Pee on "The City in the Present Tense: Writing the Urban Landscape in 11th-Century China."

Nov. 10: Sociology professor Yun Zhou on "The Gendered Pursuit of Individualism: Fertility Intention and the Meaning of Children in Contemporary Urban China."

Nov. 17: LRCCS postdoc fellow Wen Yu on "Constructing a China: Nationalism and Culture in Modern History."
Noon-1 p.m., for online URL see ii.umich.edu/lrccs. Free. 764-6308.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Half-Century in the Making: The Magic Behind Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village": First Presbyterian Church.

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Talk by Greenfield Village director and its historic structures & landscapes curator Jim Johnson.
For online URL see FirstPresbyterian.org. Free. 662-4466.


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Gallery Walks, Dutch Treats": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This group will concentrate its first three sessions on the life and works of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Eyck, focusing more closely on Rembrandt's self-portraits, Vermeer's technique, and Van Eyck's symbolism. The fourth session will be devoted to an artist chosen by the group, provided that he or she is Dutch.
Instructor Mike Kapetan is an artist of great versatility. He has created liturgical images for 65 Christian churches of all denominations, and a Synagogue. His abstract sculpture explores timeless themes. His solar sculpture links science and art. He taught art and art history twenty years at UM.
The Study Group meets on Tuesdays Nov. 3 to Nov. 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 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. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 3-4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Una Tertulia": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Socializing group for Spanish speakers.
For online meeting URL, email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 6 p.m.  Online 

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

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All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
For in-person location or online URL preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. $2 monthly dues. 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Sufi Class with Imam Kamau Ayubbi: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a Sufi class on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Donation: $5-10
Zoom. Online. Donation. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Death Café": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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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.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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





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