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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 11, 2021






 
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 12:01 a.m.-11:59 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Proving Up": U-M Opera Theatre.

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U-M opera lecturer Abbigail Cote directs U-M students in the acclaimed NYC-based composer Missy Mazzoli and her librettist Royce Vavrek's atmospheric 2018 chamber opera based on Karen Russell's short story. It's about an American family struggling to meet the overwhelming challenges of homesteading during the westward movement of settlers in the late 19th-century. A small chamber orchestra conducted by U-M voice professor Kirk Severtson accompanies. Prerecorded in November in the Power Center.
Online at YouTube.com (search "umich smtd"), available until Jan. 16, 2021. Free.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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New titles available all month online for 2-10 days after you start watching. Full January schedule online.
$6-$12 per film. Online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 2-10 days after you start watching. BoxOffice@MichTheater.org.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Winter Crafternoons for Kids": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Stop by the Northfield Township Area Library for a winter craft during the snowy season. We will be offering Winter Crafternoons on Mondays, from January 4 - 25. No registration is necessary. These crafts are available every on a first come, first serve basis. To view more library events, please visit ntal.org/events. Feel free to post your creations to our Facebook Page @Northfield Township Area Library.  

Monday, January 4: Spoon Penguin
Monday, January 11: Moving Polar Bear Cub
Monday, January 18: CLOSED
Monday, January 25: Birch and Cardinal Painting
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Baby Time": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All infants through 2-year-olds (accompanied by caregiver) invited to this program of songs, rhymes, movements, stories, and other activities.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

"Crafter Madness for Adults: Polaroid Coaster": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Attention crafters! The Library will be handing out polaroid coaster craft kits on Monday, January 11 with instructions for you to take home and create. No registration is necessary, these kits are available on a first come, first serve basis. To view more library events, please visit ntal.org/events.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

Community Wellness Kits: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Stop by the Library to pick up a wellness kit. Our goal is to bring a little positivity to the community during these trying times. Some items in the wellness kits may include, a free mask, a recipe, an affirmation card, a breathing technique, pre-package skin care, and/or pre-package tea. These items are subject to change based on availability. No registration is necessary for more library information visit ntal.org.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 2 - 4 p.m.  Online 

"Monday Painters": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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This group will meet online.
Monday Painters is a flexible art group. Each week a DVD is shown about art that lasts half an hour. This group has become like family and all are welcome to join in for fun, learning, growing, and gentle critiquing.
Study group leader Barb Anderson has studied art for over thirty years and prior to that taught special education. She hopes to welcome new members to Monday Painters.
This study group meets on Mondays from January 11 - August 31,2021. NO CLASS on January 18, May 31, and July 5, 2021. 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, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. Online. $75. 734-998-9351. olli-umich.org https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 2-4 p.m.  Online 

Monday Painters: 0sher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
Monday Painters is a flexible art group. Each week a DVD is shown about art that lasts half an hour. This group has become like family and all are welcome to join in for fun, learning, growing, and gentle critiquing.
Barb Anderson, instructor, has studied art for over thirty years and prior to that taught special education. She hopes to welcome new members to Monday Painters.
This study group will meet Mondays beginning January 11 through August 30. There is NO CLASS on January 4, January 18, May 31, and July 5.
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.
virtual event. Online. $75. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 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 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 via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Christine Hume: Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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This EMU creative writing program coordinator reads from her new collection of memoir and essays, The Saturation Project, with 2-time Pushcart Prize-winning novelist Deb Olin Unferth.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-01. Free, donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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L.A.-based writer Virginia Postrel discusses her new book.
For online URL preregister at AnnArborFiberArts.org/contact. Free. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com.


 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 bsagan@msu.edu. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Hood's Medical History": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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All invited to join a live Facebook discussion of Stephen Hood's C-SPAN talk on his 2013 book John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General. For Hood's hour-long talk, see aacwrt.org/aacwnews.htm.
Online at Facebook.com (search "AACWRT"). Free. jfepperson@gmail.com.





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