Every Sun. in Feb. 10-minute virtual concerts featuring art songs by Undine Smith Moore, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Moses Hogan, and other African American composers.
8-8:10 a.m., for URL see ncca2.org. Free.
Feb. 7, 14, 21, & 28. A series of Sunday concerts celebrating Black History Month.
Feb. 7: NCC choir director Paul Clark, a jazz tenor & handbell soloist, performs Thomas Dorsey's "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday."
Feb. 14: U-M music student soprano Taylor Adams performs Undine smith Moore's arrangement of "Watch & Pray" and Florence Price's setting of Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy."
Feb. 21: U-M music student baritone Jack Wiliams III performs Henry Thacker Burleigh's arrangement of "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen" and Hall Johnson's "Ride On, King Jesus."
Feb. 28: U-M music student soprano Chase Warren performs Dave Ragland's setting of Gwendolyn Brooks's "Martin Luther King" and Moses Hogan's arrangement of "Give Me Jesus."
8 a.m., for URL see .facebook.com
All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet and greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]
Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org
"Outdoor Adventures with Andrea in the Mitchell-Scarlett Nature Area": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.more >
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Ages 2-5 years & Adult. Is your family ready to embrace the outdoors this winter and play outside in this newly-designed class full of surprises? Andrea, teacher of Little Tykes Sports City, will lead families in a COVID-safe fashion with a different focus and theme each week. Trek through the woods (and hopefully some snow!) completing scavenger hunts, creating winter-based art or learning new sports and games all while being in the company of other children and parents during this socially-isolated time. Meet in the grass at the entrance to the Mitchell Scarlett Woods Nature Area at the end of the bus loop. All adults and children are expected to wear masks. If weather conditions are unsafe, make-up class(es) will be offered on March 14th and/or 21st. The First Steps Early Childhood PTO will help to provide winter outerwear for families in need who otherwise would not be able to participate. Instructor: Andrea Nance. 6 classes.
Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area, 3300 Lorraine. $85. 734 994 2300 X 0. email@example.com https:
Every Sun. Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses tales from this ancient collection of parables about the Buddha's previous lives.
For livestream URL preregister at bit.ly
Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.
Starting Monday, January 4, Northfield Township Area Library will be having their very first snowman competition. Take a picture of your snowman and send it in an e-mail along with your snowman's name and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will then be entered into a raffle; winners will be announced on February 26. If you build your snowman in the Library yard, you will be entered into the raffle with 5 raffle entries. For more fun library events, visit ntal.org
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. email@example.com www.ntal.org
Feb. 14-24. Performance by these world-renowned recitalists who perform together frequently, prerecorded in Ehnes' home. Florida-based Canadian violinist Ehnes, a former protégé of Francis Chaplin, won a 2019 Grammy for best classical instrumental solo for his live recording of Aaron Jay Kernis's violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot. American pianist Weiss, named Classical Recording Foundation's Young Artist of 2010, performs regularly with some of the country's most prominent symphony orchestras. Program: Schubert's Sonatina in G minor and Saint-SaŽns' Sonata no. 1.
Available from 4 p.m. Feb. 14 through Feb. 24, online at bit.ly
Feb. 14-21. Performance by The Four Nations Ensemble, a New York-based early-music ensemble, led by harpsichordist Andrew Appel, that plays on period instruments. Program: Giuseppe Tartini's Sonata in G minor, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault's Medea cantata, Vivaldi's Sonata for cello and continuo, and a selection of love songs by Barbara Strozzi and Henry Purcell.
Available from 8 p.m. Feb. 14 through 9 p.m. Feb. 17, online at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org. Free. 228-4338.
Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org
Feb. 6, 15, 21, & 27. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.
Feb. 6: Furstenberg Nature Area.
Feb. 15: Leslie Park.
Feb. 21: Foxfire South Nature Area.
Feb. 27: Mary Beth Doyle Park.
Various times and locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com
Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to the African continent, including Bed Head the African crested porcupine, a spurred tortoise, and the tenrec. Guests invited to view other animals on display, including a kangaroo, albino alligator, and binturongs. Masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]
Every Sun. 5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Archived performances available at bit.ly
Online at YouTube.com (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. Contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]
Youths ages 8-12 invited to discuss The Parker Inheritance (3 p.m.), Varian Johnson's engaging mystery novel a pair of smart, likable preteen African American whose sleuthing uncovers the effects of its past on a Southern town, and youths ages 3 & up invited to discuss Legendborn (4:30 p..m.), Tracy Deonn's mystery-fantasy that interweaves the King Arthur legend with Black Southern folklore.
3 & 4:30 p.m., Online at LiteratiBookstore.com
Tired of the same two choices every election season? Do you wish political discourse were more civil and less divisive? Join our grassroots movement as we discuss how we can work towards a more representative and more civil democracy by ranking our choices at the ballot box!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for virtual meeting invitation. Visit www.RankMIVote.org to sign up for our newsletter, volunteer or donate!
Virtual -- Google Meet. Free. Online. email@example.com www.rankmivote.org
Premiere of Fred Culpepper's documentary film, produced by the Washtenaw chapter of My Brother's Keeper, exploring the experiences of young Black men in Washtenaw County.
4 p.m., for URL see eventbrite.com
A spectacular theatrical concert performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's blockbuster pairs University of Michigan Theatre students with a Broadway cast and creative team.
Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $12-80. 734-764-2538. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
"Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight That Revolutionized Cooking": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.more >
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Chef Allison of Last Bite Chef has a weekly online cooking class series every Sunday evening at 4:30-5:30pm EST. Each class covers one topic and is approx one hour, for $20 per screen. People have been having so much fun meeting together & learning a new technique! Best of all at the end of the class you have a warm Sunday dinner on your table for yourself and/or your family. Recipes are emailed one week prior for simple shopping. Join as an individual, family, or get a work or friend group to join as a team building event! More info at www.lastbitechef.com
online. Online. $20. email@example.com www.lastbitechef.com
Program TBA, livestreamed from KCH, by this pianist, a Chopin Academy of Music (Warsaw, Poland) and U-M music school grad who has won several national and international awards.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, donations accepted. [map]
Veteran Tony-winning Broadway star Tovah Feldshuh and NYC-based cabaret performer Ari Axelrod, an Ann Arbor native, sing show tunes.
For URL preregister at JewishAnnArbor.org
Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
For online meeting URL preregister at MeetUp.com
Storytelling by this veteran duo from the Pacific Northwest whose repertoires include a wide assortment of folktales and lots of humor. Their light, silly style is fun for adults and kids alike.
For URL preregister at TinyURL.com
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