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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 19, 2021






 
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 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.


 9 a.m.  Online 

Weekly Sunday and Tuesday Meditation via Zoom: Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry.

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Insight meditation offered via Zoom twice weekly: Sundays 11 am - noon; Wednesdays 9:00 am - 9:30 am, all times Eastern. No experience necessary; all levels of meditators welcome. No instruction.
Get the weekly link, it come to your email each Friday: https://mailchi.mp/deepspring.org/weekly-online-meditation
online - Zoom. Online. Donation. 7344775848. om@deepspring.org https://www.deepspring.org/



 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.


 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Who Helped Make You...You?": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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All invited to discuss the people who shaped your vision for living. Facilitated by IRTWC codirector Renee Roederer.
For online URL email roederer@umich.edu. Free.


 Time TBA  Free!  Online 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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Livestream only from Crisler Center.

Jan. 3: Northwestern.

Jan. 6: Minnesota.

Jan. 12: Wisconsin.

Jan. 19: Maryland.

Jan. 30: Indiana.

Feb. 6: Michigan State.

Feb. 11: Illinois.

Feb. 18: Rutgers.

Mar. 4: Iowa.
Time TBA, online at mGOblue.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule. Free. 764-0247.


 1 - 3 p.m.  Online 

"Great Decisions": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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This Study Group will be online.
Great Decisions is the largest program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Foreign Policy Association's briefing book provided for each member, watching a DVD, and meeting in a group to discuss the most critical issues facing America today.
The eight topics are: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic, Global supply chains and national security, China and Africa, Korean Peninsula, Persian Gulf Security, Brexit and the European Union, The fight over the melting Arctic, and The End of Globalization?
Instructors Barbara Comai & Leo Shedden will lead the group.
This study group will meet Tuesday January 19, February 2, February 16, March 6, March 20, May 4 and May 18.
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. $45. 734-998-9351. olli-umich.org https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"How Life Works, Part 2: Molecular Biology": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This course is based on The Great Courses series of lectures by Prof. Kevin Ahern of Oregon State University.* Building on the concepts of biochemistry covered in Part 1, Part 2 will cover topics such as DNA, RNA and protein building, as well as genetic diseases and cancer.
Study group leader Craig Stephan is a retired industrial physicist who has led many previous OLLI courses including The Science of Climate Change, Cosmology, The Aging Brain, Music and the Brain, and Astrophysics.
The study group will meet Tuesdays from January 19 through March 9 (NO CLASS on January 26). 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.
*See www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/ biochemistry-and-molecular-biology-how-life- works.html.
Online. Online. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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In this course, you will learn how the lessons and insights of diversity have become even more relevant in an increasingly flat, complex world in which challenges and opportunities change quickly." So says Professor Scott Page of the University of Michigan, who will be giving 24 video lectures from the Teaching Company.
We'll view two 30 minute lectures per class, each followed by 20 minutes for questions and discussion.
Study group leader Dick Chase worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and taught physics at several levels, including graduate level at Wayne State University. At OLLI, he has taught 17 physics-related classes and led 5 book discussion groups.
The study group will meet Tuesdays from January 19 through April 6. 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. $50. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 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]



 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Live Trivia via Zoom": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Jan. 5 & 19. All invited to form teams of 4 or 5 persons to compete in a 2-round trivia contest. Solo competitors will be matched up. Questions are geared towards ages 55 & up, but all ages welcome. Prizes (curbside pick up only).
online at bit.ly/aasctrivia (passcode, 194912). Free. BRuthven@a2gov.org.


 2:30 - 4 p.m.  Online 

"Art History III: Early Christian and Byzantine Art": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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This Study Group will be online.
Each meeting of Art History III will focus on 5 or 6 works of architecture and fine arts, so that we can explore each one in depth. Learners will bring their travel, curiosity, and questions to this study group, thereby enriching it.
History of Art III emphasizes syncretism between older and newer artistic traditions, for example, the transition from pagan worship to Christianity in the second through fourth centuries CE in Italy. If time permits, we will look at early Islamic art and the syncretism that occurred when Islam spread to the Christian territories in the West.
This study group led by Molly Lindner will meet Tuesdays for six weeks beginning on January 19.
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. $40. 734-998-9351. olli-umich.org https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 3-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Covid-19 Health Update": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/Turner Senior Wellness Program Urgent and Critical Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M epidemiologist Emily Toth Martin and U-M infectious disease physician Lona Mody.
For online at OLLI-umich.org. Free. 998-9351.


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Getting Creative With": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. AADL staffers share and discuss creative projects they've been working on based on weekly themes TBA. Past themes include "Glue," "Socks," "Triangles," and more.
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.  Online 

"Current Events": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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This Study Group will be online.
This discussion group is for people interested in current events happening at the local, national and global level. All opinions will be heard courteously. No materials or special expertise required, just an open mind and a good sense of humor.
This group is co-led by Margaret Pooler and Bill Milne. Bill Milne is a chemist who retired from the federal government. He resides in Ann Arbor and participates in many OLLI programs. Margaret Pooler, also an Ann Arbor resident, is a retired librarian who has been active in OLLI for many years.
This study group will meet Tuesdays beginning January 19 through August 31. 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. $80. 734-998-9351. olli-umich.org https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 3:30-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Meal Without Wine is Called Breakfast: A Conversation": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Afternoons with OLLI.

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Village Corner owner Dick Scheer, known as one of the most knowledgeable wine experts in the state, discusses his interests and knowledge with OLLI volunteer Bev Geltner.
For online URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $30 (members, $5); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Fiber Arts Social Hour": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 9 & 19. All invited to work on their fiber and textile arts and socialize with AADL staffers.
For online URL see aadl.org/node/575007 an hour before event starts. Free. 327-4200.


 6-8 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 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 via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7-8:30 p.m.  Online 

"Soul Injury/Soul Healing for Caregivers": The Dying Year End-of-life Doula Training.

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Soul Injury, a term credited to the organization Opus Peace, is a trauma that separates us from our "real self." Learn to recognize, understand and experience restorative healing through self-compassion. We all have a spectrum of wounds that lead to pain avoidance and debilitation. Through Soul Healing we learn to disarm our hearts, re-home our pain, and live more deeply. Our grief does not have to be stored in our bodies. This work is especially important for end-of-life caregivers. Register to receive the link.
zoom. Online. $15-30. 734-395-9660. thedyingyear@gmail.com https://www.thedyingyear.org/



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kevin Barry: Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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This widely acclaimed Irish fiction writer is joined by novelist Jonathan Dee to discuss his new collection of short stories, That Old Country Music.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-01. Free, donations accepted. 585-5567.


 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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Jan. 5 & 19. Club members show their digital images (Jan. 5) and digitized prints (Jan. 19) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Solitude." Also, presentations by Minnesota-based professional photographer Ian Plant on "Visual Design Techniques for Making Stunning Photos" (Jan. 5) and amateur photographer John Santilli on "Cityscapes, Architecture, and Miniature Diorama" (Jan. 19).
For online URL email a2camClub@gmail.com. Free. 327-4781, AnnArborCameraClub.org.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Windows on Diversity": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Slide-illustrated talk by Oregon-based entomologist and master photographer David Cappaert on 20 ant species you might find in an urban landscape, the architecture of bee morphology, and more.
Online at bit.ly/windowsondiversity. Free. hvg@Michigan.SierraClub.org.





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