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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 9, 2020

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 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 Free. 228-4338.

 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Computerized Investing: Using Morningstar Data and Actively Managed Funds": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Using your computer can help you actively select mutual funds and ETFs for investment. Index funds do not always win. There are managed funds that beat the indexes, but how do you find them, research them, and compare them? We will show you how to use Morningstar and other resources to answer these and other questions about actively managed funds while you explore how to integrate them into your portfolio. Time permitting, we will explore other web-based investment tools and investing in individual stocks.
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 Nov. 9 to Dec. 7 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.

 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Understanding and Enjoying Your Technology": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. For many people, there is a fear of using the devices that we've all come to depend on. We often feel helpless about our technology, or we only scratch the surface. Or worse, we give up. Instructor Jim Keen will help remove that fear. In session 1, we'll explore the various video chat apps, learn how to use them, and see which are best suited for you. In session 2, we'll explore some of the more useful functions of smartphones and tablets (iPhone and iPad): camera/photo features, navigation, news/info services, and social media. Jim earned his A.B. in Communication and M.A. in Educational Studies from the U of M. He has been heavily involved in studying how people learn and educational technology, and owns Keen Focus Technology Tutoring. Sessions will be held on Mondays, Nov 9 and 16. Preregistration 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. $15. 734-998-9351.

 10:30 a.m. 

"Fun at One": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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12 to 24 months & an Adult. Welcome to the world of the one year old! We will gather outside each week to sing, play and move with other families and same-age peers. Spending time outdoors in a social and active setting during late fall is good for the soul. Class begins with open-ended time on the playground in a safe, controlled environment with families who are mindful of social distancing and weekly, self-health screenings. A train-themed circle time will move to a grassy, fenced-in area adjacent to the playground. The train whistle signals the arrival in the station and for us to get up and be active while practicing important gross motor skills like walking backwards, marching, jumping and moving to the beat. New and familiar songs and props are shared during this circle time. Class will include an interactive story and brief discussions on developmental milestones specific to one year olds.
Westerman Preschool & Family Center Playground Area, 2775 Boardwalk Dr. $79. 734 994 2300 X 0. [map]

 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Toe Tappers": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3-5. Toe Tappers have a blast while learning about rhythm and coordination. Sam introduces children to basic tap steps as well as ways to move through space like skipping, sliding, jumping and hopping. Creative movement activities also spark their imaginations to move in new ways! Sam will let you know before each class what household props you may need. Tap shoes are helpful though not required for the virtual class. You are joining a class that began in September. Instructor: Sam Coffin. 6 classes. Scholarship recipients $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $65. 734 994 2300 X 0.


"Babies and Toddlers Together": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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4 to 18 months & an Adult. This newly-designed class is a combination of two of our longest-running classes, Curious WiggleWorms and Fun at One. We gather outside each week to sing, play and move on the playground and in the grassy, fenced-in area adjacent to the playground. Circle time includes a routine of music, nursery rhymes, stories and more. Families bring a picnic blanket and lunch to eat during our discussions. This combination class focuses on developmental milestones and topics relevant to this age group and the unique challenges of 2020. Sharing the joys and challenges with others is especially important in the middle of this pandemic and being outside in late Fall is good for the soul. Adults are expected to wear masks except while eating. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet virtually via Zoom. Instructor: Bonnie Kerber. 6 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Westerman Preschool & Family Center Playground Area, 2775 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, Mi 48104. $79. 734 994 2300 X 0. [map]

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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U-M Weiser Diplomacy Center professor Susan Page, the 1st U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan, is joined by Susan Sherman, a veteran global advocate for women who is currently president of Rwanda's only women's college, to discuss Sherman's new book.
For online URL see

 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 email or call 998-9353. Free.

 4-5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Animal Condition": U-M Science, Technology, & Society Program.

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U-M comparative literature and English professor Antoine Traisnel discusses the braided history of the human and environmental sciences.
For online URL see Free.

 6 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 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6 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 on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 7 p.m.  Online 

Karen Hampton: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Talk by this L.A.-based fiber artist, an amateur genealogist whose work is imbued with the hopes and visions of her ancestors and other African American lives.
For online URL see Free.

 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Criptographies": U-M Initiative on Disability Studies Fall 2020 Speaker Series.

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Nov. 9 & 17. Talks by scholars and activists exploring the connections between people with disabilities and nonstandard relationships between body & mind.

Nov. 9: Disability Visibility Project founder and directorAlice Wong.

Nov. 17: U-M family medicine professor Feranmi Okanlami.
For online meeting URL see Free. 764-6330.

 7 p.m. 

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest": Fathom Events.

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(Milos Forman, 1975). A feisty rebel faking mental illness in order to get off a prison work detail enters a mental hospital, where he galvanizes the beaten-down residents.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500 ).

 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience playing Scandinavian music necessary.
7:30-9:30 p.m., for online URL email Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]

 8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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All invited to join a Facebook discussion of the late writer Christopher Dickey's C-SPAN talk on his 2015 book. For Dickey's hour-long talk, see
Online at (search "AACWRT"). Free.

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