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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 16, 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 AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org. Free. 228-4338.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"The Tempest: Act 1": Community High School Ensemble Theatre.

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Quinn Strassel directs CHS students & beloved literature teacher Judith DeWoskin in a virtual staged reading of Act 1 of Shakespeare's visionary romance about a magical island ruled by an enigmatic sorcerer and her beautiful daughter. The Tempest is filled with verse and song and it contains some of Shakespeare's most gorgeously haunting poetry.
Online at a2cet.org. Free. 994-2025.


 6:30 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Episode 1: Behind the Scenes: The Making of 13 Tongues": Cloud Gate Dance Theater (University Musical Society).

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Nov. 13-23. First episode of a 4-part documentary short about the making of and inspiration for 13 Tongues, a tribute to rural Taiwan that's the signature piece of new Cloud Gate artistic director Chen Tsung-Lung. This internationally acclaimed dance company includes dancers trained in tai chi, meditation, martial arts, Chinese opera movement, modern dance, ballet, and calligraphy. Preceded by Beckoning, a prerecorded 40-minute dance-theater piece that incorporates movements from Ba Jia Jiang, a form of Taiwanese street dancing.
Anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 through Nov. 23, online at ums.org/season/2020-21-season. Free. 764-2538.


 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. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/fun-at-one-outside-with-ms-bonnie-nov-decmondays-10-30/54525 [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. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/toe-tappers-online-with-miss-sam/54554


 Noon 

"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. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/babies-toddlers-together-outside-mon-12-noon-nov-dec/53195 [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed. & Sat. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal plays tunes TBA on this 17-bell chime.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. [map]


 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 info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Reason and Moral Values Made the West Great -- Now What?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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We will read and discuss The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro. In his view, many of the great accomplishments of the Western world are the result of Judeo-Christian values and the Greek-born power of reason. He traces the development of these attributes through history and shows how they created our modern society.
But now there are signs things are changing. The author argues that Western civilization is in a crisis of purpose and ideas. We have let grievances replace our sense of community, allowed political expediency to limit individual rights and are ignoring the needy.
He talks about practical ways we can use our differences to regain our footing as a society. Gerry Lapidus has conducted OLLI book discussion classes since 2005. The Study Group meets on Mondays Nov. 16 to Dec. 14 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. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 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. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

%stSusan Clinthorne: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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Talk by this local painter, whose art seeks to spark interest in what lies hidden from the casual observer.
For online URL see AnnArborWomenArtists.org. Free. AnnArborWomenArtists@gmail.com.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Meeting: Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by socializing.
for online meeting URL call 330-5724. Free to visitors ($52 annual dues).


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Identifying Invasive Plants": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by club member Don Drife, creator of the blog Michigan Nature Guy.
Online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88668566208?pwd=NnUvbHFjZTE2Nnp0Z2orSXNiekxpUT09. Free. 718-6114.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Sierra Club Ypsi Night.

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Ypsilanti mayor Lois Richardson, Ypsilanti Township supervisor Brenda Stumbo, and Superior Township rep. TBA discuss environmental issues in eastern Washtenaw County.
Online at bit.ly/sierraclubypsinight. Free. hvg@michigan.sierraclub.org.





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