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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 27, 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 for 2-10 days after you start watching.

 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 Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 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.

 10-10:50 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Everything You Need to Know About Copyright": U-M Library.

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Talk by U-M copyright specialist Raven Lanier.
Online at Free., 615-1351.

 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 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
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. [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]

 3- 4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Wine Down with Art": Glacier Hills Senior Living Community.

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Enjoy wine and create art one winter afternoon from the comfort of your own home with art therapist Margaret Wielbut. Margaret will share the history of Glacier Hills' art program before guiding participants in an hour-long creativity session. Beginner, intermediate and advanced artists are invited to participate. An art and wine basket will be provided by Glacier Hills.
A Zoom link will be sent to your email on Monday, January 25, via email. The email will include an access code that will allow you to enter the virtual art class. If you have any issues, feel free to call 734-913-0730 for assistance.
RSVP Deadline:
Friday, January 22, 2021, at 4:30 pm
RSVP to the Sales and Marketing Department via phone (734-913-0730) or email (
Pick-up (or schedule a drop off) wine and art basket by:
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 4 pm
Online - Zoom Event. Free. Online. 734-929-6811.

 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 Free. 327-4200.

 4-5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"U.S. Race Relations and Foreign Policy": U-M Donia Human Rights Center Annual MLK Lecture.

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Talk by U-M law and international diplomacy professor Susan D. Page, a former ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, 2011-15.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-8482. [map]

 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 and register online at
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Science of Mind Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of Science of Mind via Zoom. Details at Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270.

 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 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 Free. 926-8863.

 7-8:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Reading by Kalamazoo-based polyglot essayist and poet Hedy Habra, whose third book of poems, The Taste of the Earth, won a Nautilus Book Award silver award. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mic.
For meeting URL email Free.

 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 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 $10 per week (students, $5), for the 4-week lecture series, $30. 764-2538.

 8 p.m.  Online 

"Parenting Through the Pandemic": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Adults with newborns to 5 year old children. Join a small group of parents to focus on developmental milestones and subjects relevant to the unique challenges of parenting in 2020. Lisa and Susanna have backgrounds in Child Development and Education and will lead parents through meaningful discussions and time together during the more isolating winter months. Mothers and fathers can ask questions, compare and contrast child-raising theories and find humor in the challenges we sometimes face. Upon registration, parents receive a survey to determine the topics for this 5-week interactive and supportive session. Some classes will include break-out rooms according to children's ages and additional reading materials. Class will meet bi-weekly and for local families, an in-person play date on Saturday, 3/20 (weather-depending) is planned. Instructors: Susanna Brown and Lisa Bandemer. 5 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom Link, Your home. Online. $79. 734 994 2300 X 0.

 8 p.m.  Online 

"Whatcha Doin?": Theatre Nova Play of the Month.

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Theatre NOVA's PLAY OF THE THE MONTH premieres with WHATCHA DOIN? by Jacquelyn Priskorn, performed LIVE on Zoom on Wed, Jan 27, 8pm & available on video during Feb. About the play: A film student interviews a former child star turned voice over actor for a documentary project. Thrilled to witness Marnie's work-from-home recording studio in action, Raven is surprised to learn about the difficulties Marnie had while portraying the goofy, unattractive kid on a TV serbut even more so, Raven is curious about why Marnie is now unable to leave her home. Directed by Theatre NOVA Producing Artistic Director, Diane Hill. Featuring Kate Stark & Megan Wesner.
Tickets are $10 each month, or $30 for a Series Pass which admits ticket holders to a new play each month, January through April, 2021. Purchase tickets online at For more information, please email
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St. Online. $10. [map]

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