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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 1, 2021

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 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 Together® 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 Together® 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. Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music Together® early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30

 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.

 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Gender Politics and the Populist Moment: Will The East Save The West?": U-M Copernicus Center for Polish Studies.

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Talk by University of Warsaw American Studies Center professor Agnieszka Graff.
For URL preregister at Free.

 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Sphinx Virtuosi: This is America": University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Jan. 29-Feb. 8. This ensemble of 18 top Black and Latinx classical soloists, many alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, performs a program that's both archival and newly recorded, featuring contemporary African American composer Michael Abels' Delights and Dances and Sphinx Virtuosi composer-in-residence Jessie Montgomery's Source Code, which centers on a melody based on a syntax derived from black spirituals.
Available from 7 p.m. January 29 through Feb. 8, online at Free. 764-2538.

 1-2 p.m.  Online 

"Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion": Mindfulness with Paulette.

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Mindfulness and self-compassion may be the most important skills you will ever learn! Discover ways to manage stress and anxiety and work with difficult emotions in daily life, needed now more than ever. to register or for more info.
This one-hour online class meets on Zoom 6 Mondays, Feb 8-Mar 15, 1-2 p.m. EDT.
Free Introductory Session is Feb 1, 1-2 p.m.
Course cost is $150 (Compassionately discounted during COVID-19);
$100 for repeat participants.
Online. Online. $150.

 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Historical Ecology of Slavery in the Danish West Indies: An Archaeology of Redress": U-M Anthropology Department.

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Talk by Vanderbilt University anthropology postdoc Justin Dunnavant.
Online at Free.

 3-4:30 p.m.  Online 

"OLLI @ Home": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Feb. 1 & 15. Two talks in a series of 10 on a wide array of activities to do from home.

Feb. 1: Paesano's chef Wade Grysban demonstrates via Zoom how to make an Italian meal TBA, and Paesano's owner and wine enthusiast Michael Roddy discusses wine pairings. Participants encouraged to follow along with the recipe or buy the Paesano's meal for curbside pickup.

Feb. 15: University Flower Shop owner Dani Vignos shows how to make succulent gardens, and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens horticulturist Mike Palmer discusses succulent at-home propagation and care.
For URL email $35 per talk and $115 for 10-lecture series (members, $10 per talk and $90 for series); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.

 5:30 p.m.  Online 

Olive Oil Tasting: Fustini's Oils & Vinegars.

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Every Mon. & Tues. Fustini's staffers sample and discuss various olive oils.
For URL call 213-1110. $60, includes samples available for curbside pickup or delivery.

 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, snow, 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]

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

E. J. Koh: Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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This fiction writer, poet, and translator is joined by best-selling novelist Nancy Jooyoun Kim to discuss The Magical Language of Others, her powerful memoir built around letters from her mother, who had returned to Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. .............

7 p.m., Online at Free, donations accepted. 585-5567.

 7:30 p.m.  Online 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Virtual storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Storytellers are selected at random to tell a 5-minute story-this month's theme is "Luck"-and judged by an audience poll at the end of the show.
For URL preregister at Tickets $10 per household. 764-5118.

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