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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 20, 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.


 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Metaphysics of Spirituality Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of metaphysics on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Free Writing": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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The way to begin that writing project is to write. Responding to memoir prompts, we will practice turning off our text editors. Free writing is about exploring ideas and memories. It is about first drafts not finished products. We will not share or critique work written outside of the workshop. Have a notebook and a comfortable pen. Be ready to write.
The study group led by Instructor Diane Nash will meet Wednesdays from January 20 through February 217 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. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Join us for a talk with Dr. Richard Bell, author of the new book "Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home"-a finalist for both the 2020 George Washington Prize and the 2020 Harriet Tubman Prize.
Study Group leader Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the new book "Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home"- which is shortlisted for the George Washington Prize and the Harriet Tubman Prize. Dr. Bell has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award.
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. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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University of Maryland history professor Richard Bell discusses his new book, a finalist for both the George Washington Prize and the Harriet Tubman Prize.
For online URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 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 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. No registration is necessary. The craft is available every week beginning on Wednesday, on a first come, first serve basis. To view more library events, please visit ntal.org
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [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]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Online 

"Write through Life Changing Events": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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The best stories are often the tough ones about life changing events. For some of us, 2020 is one of those stories. Our shared history as a generation gives us a unique perspective when it comes to processing recent events. Responding to writing prompts, we will reflect on the events of past decades and consider how our past helps us understand this year of COVID-19.
The study group led by Diane Nash will meet Wednesdays from January 20 through February 10. 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. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Craft Chat": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 6 & 20. AADL staffers discuss their current crafting projects, plans for future projects, and the inspiration they find online and in books.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 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 log-in to play. Pick up your bingo cards at the library or print your own at home using this link https://bingobaker.com/view/1228516 and register online at ntal.org/events.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. All male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For online meeting URL email info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 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 online URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Jan. 13, 20, & 27. All invited to discuss Washington University (St. Louis) law and religion professor John D. Inazu's 2016 book.
For online URL email roederer@umich.edu. Free.


 7 p.m.  Online 

"Jazz at the Lincoln Center's Swing University: Jazz as a Tool for Liberation": University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Every Wed. JALC education resources and public programs director Seton Hawkins leads a 4-week lecture-discussion series that explores jazz through a social justice lens. Guest artists TBA. It is a sequential series, but each talk can be viewed as a standalone event.

Jan. 6: "New Orleans and the Birth of Jazz."

Jan. 13: "Chicago and the Spread of Jazz."

Jan. 20: "New York and the Big Bands."

Jan. 27: "Detroit Before Motown."
online at ums.org/?s=jazz+as+a+tool. $10 per week (students, $5), for the 4-week lecture series, $30. 764-2538.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Telling the Tale: Growing A Community's Future in Sierra Leone": American Association of University Women.

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Sherbro Foundation Sierra Leone director Arlene Golembiewski discusses the benefits of community-led programs.
For online URL see AnnArbor-MI.aauw.net. Free. Facebook.com/AAUWAnnArbor.


 8:10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The History of Darien, Panama": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Livestream slide-illustrated talk by renowned local ornithologist (and former WAS president) Michael Kielb.
For online URL see bit.ly/historyofdarien. Free.


 9 p.m.  Online 

John Doe: The Ark Livestream Series.

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The former frontman of the legendary L.A. punk band X, Doe is a versatile singer-songwriter whose songs mix and match folk, country, rock, punk, and pop genres. His describes latest (2016) CD, The Westerner, as a "psychedelic soul record from the Arizona desert." For tonight's show, a solo performance from the Cactus Café in Austin, Dow promises "play as many requests as I can remember & fit into 75+ minutes."
9 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20), see boxoffice.mandolin.com/collections/john-doe-s-travis-county-world-tour.





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