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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Depression and Anxiety: What's Happening Physically and How to Get Help": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by Michigan Medicine psychiatrists Nick Morcos and Carrie Tamarelli.
For URL, email or call 998-9353.

 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Medical Ethics": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Urgent and Critical Lecture Series.

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Feb. 3, 10, & 17. A series of 3 weekly talks by U-M faculty on the fundamentals of this field.

Feb. 3: Michigan Medicine pediatric plastic surgeon Christian Vercler on "History of Clinical Ethics and Ethics" and "Epidemics and Clinical Ethics in the Time of Crisis."

Feb. 10: Michigan Medicine geriatric and pediatrics professor Adam Marks on "Ethics at the End of Life: Principles and Case Discussions" and "The Interplay Between Medical Ethics and Evolving Medical Science."

Feb. 17: U-M obstetrics and gynecology professor Edward Goldman on "Key Legal Cases in Medical Ethics" and "Ethics of Human Research."
For URL email $35 per lecture (for 3-lecture series, $50); for members, $10 per lecture and $25 for series; $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.

 10 -11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Winter Birding for Seniors": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists lead a hike for all age 55 & up to look for black-capped chickadees, juncos, finches, and other birds. Masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings. Free. Capacity limited; preregister at (search Activity #821007). [map]

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Be Our Valentine": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Drive-through the Senior Center's parking lot and pick up coffee, doughnuts, valentines, and other goodies. Festive attire encouraged. Masks required.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Adventures: Winter Birds": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Feb. 10 & 20. WCPARC naturalists lead a hike to look for black-capped chickadees, juncos, finches and other birds that winter in the area. Also, learn how to make an edible snack for the birds. Masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings. Free. Capacity limited; preregister for all age 2 & over at (search Activity #821002). [map]

 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Book Discussion and Author Q&A: Concordia University Kreft Arts Center.

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Feb. 10 & 17. All invited to join a discussion (Feb. 10) and author Q&A (Feb. 17), led by Concordia English professor Erin Laverick, of Flint pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha's 2018 book What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. Hanna-Attisha's research exposed the connection between Flint's water and elevated lead levels in children's blood there.
For URL see Free.

 5:30-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Cleo Parker Robinson: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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As Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (Denver) founder and artistic director, this widely respected dancer-choreographer has collaborated on diverse projects, from Lush Life, a work blending jazz, poetry, and dance she created with Maya Angelou, to the choreography for Georges Bizet's steamy opera Carmen. Tonight Robinson discusses black identity in dance with Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History CEO Neil Barclay.
Online at Free. 764-2538.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

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

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All invited to read and discuss poetry or short fiction. Have your original work ready to share, if you wish.
7 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for online URL email Free.

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Washtenaw County's Pandemic Response": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters Virtual Brews & Views.

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Talk by Washtenaw County Public Health Department communications and health dromotion director Susan Ringler-Cerniglia.
For online URL preregister at Free. 272-3634.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Rebecca Sacks: Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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This Israeli-American fiction writer and journalist is joined by Literati event director John Ganiard. for a discussion of City of a Thousand Gates, Sacks's novel about contemporary Israel and Palestine featuring a large cast of characters from various backgrounds in a setting where violence is routine and where survival is defined by boundaries, walls, and checkpoints that force people to live and love within and across them.

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

 8 p.m.  Online 

Amy Speace: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Nashville-based folk singer-songwriter originally from Hoboken whose music ranges from contemplative to rocking. Discovered by Judy Collins in the early 2000s, Speace left her job as a classically trained Shakespearean actor and kicked off her music career with a string of critically acclaimed albums. "Amy Speace is on a roll. Each new release has brought an expansion of her voice and her art, and she has reached the level of absolute mastery," says the celebrated country noir singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. "Folk music doesn't get any better than this."
For URL and tickets ($15-$25), see

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Open House: Daycroft School.

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Daycroft School is a toddler through Grade 6 Montessori inspired school on the west side of Ann Arbor. Join us for a 35-minute virtual event to see the inside of our classrooms, meet our teachers and ask questions of a current parent. Free. Online.

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