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Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 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.


 9:30 a.m.  Online 

"Jump into Speech": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 15 to 30 months & an Adult. Between 15 and 30 months toddlers develop their vocabulary at an amazing rate. This class provides tools and strategies for adults to use with their children all centered around communication skills. There is time for social chatting and dialogue at the beginning and end of each class facilitated and modeled by Susanna with help from the participating adults using puppets, stuffed animals, visual aids and other props we may have around the house. Circle Time includes songs and fingerplays with movements, partner activities and "What's in the Box." A weekly extension will be available privately on YouTube highlighting the specific strategies to practice after class ends as well as a private group for posting additional content, building community and sharing progress. Instructor: Susanna Brown. 6 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $79. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54702


 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Digital Escape Room": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Calling all teens and tweens! Can you solve these clues to escape this fun escape room? Starting February 1 - March 1. Click the link to enter the digital escape room and have the chance to win a gift card. https://bit.ly/2LwWSgV
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 734-449-0066. info@ntal.org https://bit.ly/2LwWSgV [map]



 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. 

"Little Paws Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Stories, crafts, finger plays, a tour of the adoptable cat area, and a dog meet and greet. For ages 2-5 (with caregiver); kids age 5 & up and adults must wear a mask. Social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per kid (babies 11 months & under, free), preregistration required. 661-3575. [map]


 11:30 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. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54733


 Noon  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 on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Lunch Break Club": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Thurs. All invited to discuss a weekly topic TBA, or just sit back and listen.
Online at bit.ly/aasclunch (passcode, 463533). Free. BRuthven@a2gov.org.


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Wise Guys": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All men invited to discuss issues of aging.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353.


 5-6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Jericho Brown: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Poetry reading by this Emory University (Atlanta) creative writing program director whose latest collection, the Pulitzer-winning The Tradition, questions why and how Americans have become accustomed to terror. Brown invented the "duplex," a 14-line poem of staggered couplets that's part pantoum, part sonnet, and part ghazal, linking phrases and images and repeating words.
Online at tinyurl.com/ZellWriters. Free. 764-6330.


 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Louis Lessons": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Lecture-concert by popular local pianist Louis Nagel, a retired U-M music professor. Livestream from KCH.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. kch@KerrytownConcertHouse.com. [map]


 6-6:10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Biblio Files": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Three AADL staffers each answer a book question in about 5 minutes, such as "What book do you never seem to get to?" and "What is the prettiest book on your bookshelf?"
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Justice for Black Farmers: A Local Perspective": Growing Hope/Willow Run Acres.

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Panel discussion with Keep Growing Detroit co-director Tepfirah Rushdan and local farmers Norris Stephens, Jesse Raudenbush, and Alex Ball.
6:30 p.m., for IRL see eventbrite.com/e/justice-for-black-farmers-a-local-perspective-tickets-141735459575. Free. info@growinghope.net.


 6:30 p.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. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54732


 7 & 8:30 p.m.  Online 

"Scott Silven's The Journey (Virtual)": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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In this live, virtual theater experience, travel from your living room to Silven's home in rural Scotland through beautiful cinematic imagery and high-definition immersive sound. Hear a long-forgotten story, interact directly with Silven in a cutting-edge digital space, and help shape the evening's extraordinary illusions and mesmerizing events.
With a maximum of 30 guests per show, each intimate, interactive event is constructed by you, your own sense of home and connection, and your fellow travelers inhabiting the same digital space from across the world.
Through the power of storytelling and the work of a masterful illusionist, discover the path that connects you to Silven's past, your own present, and a collective future. The Journey awaits.
BUY TICKETS: https://tickets.a2sf.org/events
The Journey is generously supported by Erin McKean & Steve Sullivan.
Virtual. Online. $46. info@a2sf.org https://tickets.a2sf.org/events



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Town Hall: Natural Gas Upgrades": DTE Energy.

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Get the Facts About Natural Gas Upgrades Coming to Your Community.
The DTE natural gas team, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor City Council, is hosting a community gathering so you can learn more about gas system upgrades happening in your neighborhood.
Mark your calendar now!
Feb. 25, 2021
7-8 p.m.
To participate, please click the following link and sign in anonymously.
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ODhmOGViMmEtY2FhMS00YTI4LTgzZTMtNThhMjdmYjM0Nzlj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%228e61d5fe-7749-4e76-88ee-6d8799ae8143%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c45c58ba-4c0c-464d-ae3b-60cffe1c8af4%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d
You'll also have a chance to win a DTE Energy Efficiency Kit with products to save you money.
Questions?
Call:
313.270.9240, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please leave a message after hours and a representative will return your call.
Visit:
dteenergy.com/gasrenewal
dteenergy.com/gasrenewalmaps
Virtual Event, Virtual Event. Free. Online. 313.270.9240, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please leave a message after hours.. https://newlook.dteenergy.com/wps/wcm/connect/dte-web/home/service-request/common/system-improvements/natural-gas-system-improvements



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
For URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 7 p.m.  Online 

"Annual Save a Heart": C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Congenital Heart Center Fundraiser.

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A virtual benefit for Mott Congenital Heart Center featuring patient stories, entertainment TBA, and an auction.
For URL preregister at umSaveAHeart.med.umich.edu/virtual-event. Tickets TBA. umchc-events@med.umich.edu.


 7 & 8:30 p.m.  Online 

"The Journey": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Feb. 23-28. Renowned Scottish mentalist and storyteller Scott Silven hosts an evening of mesmerizing illusions and sounds, interspersed with tales live from his home in rural Scotland. Silven's shows are known for their sophistication, intelligence, and immersiveness.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.), 9 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), and 5 p.m. (Sun. only); no late entry. For URL & tickets ($51 per person per device), see tickets.a2sf.org. 994-5999. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Vault of Knowledge": Vault of Midnight.

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Every Thurs. Vault of Midnight events head Caleb Wimbrow hosts a live Instagram trivia quiz in which participants post their answers in the comments section. Prizes.
Online at Instagram.com/VaultOfMidnight. Free. 998-1413.


 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Drop In and Get to Know Us": Ann Arbor CCL.

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Ann Arbor Citizens' Climate Lobby is the local chapter of a national organization advocating for federal legislation to tackle climate change. Would you like to know more about our work and how you can get involved? Join our casual drop-in session to meet a few members of our chapter, learn about our group, and ask questions. All are welcome and able to contribute to our efforts - you don't need to be an expert! Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkc-qtqTotHtFYnOWIF4kLw6rZ5IkmsXKL
Zoom virtual platform. Free. Online. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org https://citizensclimatelobby.org/






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