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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 25, 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.


 10 a.m. - Noon  Online 

"Chinese 1": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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This Study Group will be online.
This course places emphasis on basic and fundamental Chinese. By using analytical and systematic ways to introduce Chinese characters, sentences, structures, patterns and templates, etc.
At the end students should be able to replace subject, verb and object to make sentences they would like to say or carry on conversation.
This study group led by Angela Yang will meet Mondays beginning on January 25 through May 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, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. Online. $50. 734-998-9351. olli-umich.org https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 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]



 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Women's Issues: "In Our Prime- Ageism and Women" ": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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We will be reading and discussing, "In Our Prime" by Susan Douglas, professor of Communications at UM. Dr. Douglas calls on women of all ages to join together now to fight against gendered ageism to secure our country's financial safety net and to make a brighter more welcome future for older women.
The study group led by Instructors Sigred Hermon and Bernie Bach will meet Mondays from January 25 through February 22. 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



 10 a.m.  Online 

Healing and the Ever-Perfect Workshop: Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry.

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Healing and the Ever-Healed Workshop via Zoom
Barbara Brodsky, Aaron, and The Mother, with Tavis Taylor and John Orr
and likely Yeshua, Love, Father John, and other spirit entities.
Aaron and the other spirit entities are channeled through Barbara Brodsky.
Spirit and human join together for a week to meditate, to remember we are already radiant and whole, and to remember we must still invite that wholeness to express. Please join us - for yourself and for all beings everywhere.
online - Zoom. Online. Donation. $200-$400. 737-477-5848. 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.


 10:30 a.m.  Online 

"Music Together": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music TogetherŪ early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30-minute online class - no musical instruments necessary! Additional content is provided throughout the week to encourage continued music-making at home. Registered families receive a Bells cd and songbook + access to download music. Music TogetherŪ Mixed Age classes, even when they're online, encourage children and families to experience the joy of making music together! The time-tested, research-based curriculum supports the idea all children are musical and learn best through play. Join us for tons of musical fun! Instructor: Stephanie Urban. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $50 material fee.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $159. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music TogetherŪ early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Jewish-Muslim Research Network Seminar: Affective trouble: a Jewish/Palestinian heterosexual wedding threatening the Israeli nation-state?": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Roey J. Gafter, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev & Tommaso M. Milani, University of Gothenburg
The aim of this presentation is to illustrate and analyze the reactions of some mainstream Israeli politicians to a celebrity marriage between Tzahi Halevi, a Jewish Israeli actor, and Lucy Aharish, a Palestinian Israeli TV personality. Drawing upon the notion of stance, we unveil the affective trouble generated by this heterosexual union vis-ā-vis the Israeli national project.
Zoom Meeting. Free. Online. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldeiopj4sGdD5vHKjgcHI9tOIfbyR8LiR



 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.


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Toe Tappers": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3-5. Toe Tappers will 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 will 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. Instructor: Sam Coffin. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients: $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54711


 1 - 3 p.m.  Online 

"Susan Rice -- A Remarkable Life and Career": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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This Study Group will be online.
We will read and discuss "Tough Love: My Story of Things Worth Fighting For" by Susan Rice. Her personal story begins with her great-grandfather, who was born a slave and it unfolds through Susan, who grew up in privilege with an elite education, worked at the State Department and rose to become UN Ambassador and National Security Advisor.
Ms. Rice provides an insider's account of the complex international issues confronted by the United States during her decades of service.
Gerry Lapidus leads the first week's discussion and requests volunteers to lead the remaining sessions while he serves as moderator. Please read the Prologue and Sections 1 and 2 (p.1-58) for the first session.
This study group will meet Mondays for eight weeks beginning January 25. 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 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]



 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


 7:30-9:30 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]





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