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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 18, 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.-8 p.m. 

"The Original A2 Turkey Trot": Epic Races.

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Nov. 18-27. All invited to run an "Iron Turkey Challenge," that involves running a mile or more a day, today through Thanksgiving day. See complete list of challenges at EpicRaces.com/events/original-turkey-trot. Entry fee includes a hat, and T-shirt, medal, and racing bib. Also, on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m., watch a virtual awards ceremony.
Anytime Nov. 18-26, anywhere. $37 & up (kids, $22-$27) in advance RunSignUp.com/Race/MI/Dexter/A2TurkeyTrot; prices increase after Oct. 31. 585-7101.


 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.


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Little Listeners Story Time": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for fun stories, silly songs, and age appropriate hands-on activities. Story time is designed to promote early literacy. Register for your Little Listener craft kits online at www.ntal.org/events.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Holiday Artist Market: The Guild of Artists & Artisans.

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Every Wed-Sat. in Nov. and Tues.-Sat. through Dec. 23. Holiday sale of works in various media and styles by over 50 jury-selected area artists. Featuring jewelry, functional and decorative ceramics, small and large painting, prints, fiber art, wood carvings, and more. Also, artist trunk shows every Fri. & Sat.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wed.-Sat. in Nov. and Tues.-Thurs. in Dec), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. in Dec.), & 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Sat. in Dec.). Free admission. 662.3382, Elizabeth@TheGuild.org. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program Information Session: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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Thinking about taking the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in the future? Attend a no-cost information session and learn more about our upcoming interactive online sessions! The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) now offers the DPP online using a video conference platform. If you have prediabetes or concerns about developing type 2 diabetes, this nationally-recognized, CDC-certified lifestyle change program can help reduce the risk, delay the onset, or even prevent diabetes. In the online DPP, as part of a small, supportive group online, you can attend the program from wherever you can access a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone. A trained coach will help you learn how to eat healthier, lose weight, and incorporate more physical activity into your life over the course of 16 one-hour weekly sessions followed by monthly sessions for one full year.

RSVP to attend any of the following sessions
Mon, Nov 2nd at 6pm
Tues, Nov 10th at 4pm
Wednesday, Nov 18th at 11am
This is a virtual program, This is a virtual program. Free. Online. 734-222-9800 ext. 219. 800-482-1455 www.readysetprevent.org



 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Nicola's Books.

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Every Wed. Picture book readings by Nicola's booksellers and guests TBA.
Online at Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 Noon-1:20 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Someone Else's Problem: The Dissident Author Post-Dissidence": U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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U-M Slavic languages and literature professor Benjamin Paloff discusses the careers of 4 prominent postwar writers-Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Brodsky, Czesław Miłosz, and Milan Kundera-against the backdrop of the struggle for civil rights and racial justice in their adopted countries.
For online URL preregister at myumi.ch/DE70Z. Free. crees@umich.edu.


 2:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Habitat Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All ages invited to hike and observe local habitats in natural settings. Led by WCPARC naturalists Elle Bogle and Kelsey Dehring. Masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Whitmore Lake. Free. Capacity limited; preregistration required for all age 2 & over at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #811002). [map]


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Get to Know Your Metroparks": Ypsilanti District Library.

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The Huron-Clinton Metroparks span 25,000 acres with 13 parks across southeast Michigan. Spend some time getting to know the parks a little better with Director Amy McMillan. She will give a brief introduction to the parks, then she'll highlight what you can do in the parks-even when the weather cools down and snow starts to fly. She'll describe the different annual passes that the parks offer and how you can save by purchasing your 2021 annual pass early. Lastly, she will provide information about the economic benefits of the Metroparks and what is continuing to be done to support and serve our surrounding communities. They're your Metroparks. Join us to learn more.
This program will be recorded and posted to the library's YouTube channel.
Ypsilanti District Library, Online, Ypsilanti. Free. Online. 734-482-4110 x2411. skillian@ypsilibrary.org https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/get-to-know-your-metroparks/



 3:30-5 p.m.  Online 

"Love Starts Here: The Humane Society of Huron Valley and Its Role in the Community": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Afternoons with OLLI.

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Talk by HSVC humane education manager Jessie Hitt. Q&A.
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $30 (members, $5); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 5:30-8 p.m.  Online 

"Happy Hour Listening Party": University Musical Society Digital Artist Residency.

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Award-winning Beirut-born pianist Tarek Yamani and members of the Spektral Quartet, a Chicago-based jazz & classical chamber ensemble, perform music ingrained in each of their backgrounds and discuss how it has helped form their artistic identities. Part of a year-long collaboration exploring the junctures between Western classical, jazz, and traditional Arab music.
Online at ums.org/season/2020-21-season. Free. 764-2538.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Bingo!: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us for a fun virtual bingo game! The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the e-mail address used to register along with instructions on how to login to play. Pick up your bingo cards at the library or print your own at home using this link. https://bingobaker.com/view/1228516
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 6 p.m.  Online 

Watercolor Tags and Gift Tags: The Guild of Artists & Artisans.

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Lansing nature-inspired watercolor painter Michelle Detering leads a hands-on demo.
For online URL preregister at TheGuild.org/Gutman_Gallery/Events-Workshops. $15, includes a recorded version of the demo. Elizabeth@TheGuild.org.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Online 

"An Evening with NPR's Don Gonyea": U-M Michigan Radio.

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Veteran NPR national political correspondent Gonyea is joined by Michigan Radio personality Zoe Clark to discuss the 2020 election and its likely consequences.
7-8:30 p.m., for tickets ($10) and livestream URL, see https://michigan-radio.ticketleap.com/an-evening-with-nprs-don-gonyea/dates/Nov-18-2020_at_0700PM.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For location see hvharmonizers.org/email. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org.


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.





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