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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 14, 2021

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 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Playing with Fire: Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting": University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Mar. 12-21. Oscar Award-winning director Allan Miller directs a documentary on acclaimed conductor-harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell, founder of the Cleveland Baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire that's been praised for its "vibrant, life-affirming approach to the remaking of early music," by a BBC Music Magazine reviewer. The film shows Sorrell working and teaching at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music festivals, including rehearsals with Apollo's Fire and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Mar. 12 through Mar. 21, online at Free. 764-2538.

 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Talking With…": Children's Creative Center Benefit.

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Mar. 12-14. Local veteran director Cassie Mann directs actors from around the country in an abridged virtual production of Jane Martin's 1982 Drama Circle Critics' Circle Award-winning play. It's a series of comic monologues in which women of various backgrounds (6 in this abridgement) talk about their lives. They include an auditioning actress, a deluded housewife, and others.
Available 7 p.m. Mar. 12 through Mar. 14. Free, but donations requested. Online at

 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Oct. 24 & 25. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 505 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 546-4710. [map]

 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Family Nature Adventures:Metamorphosis": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists Elle Bogle & Kelsey Dehring lead a hike to collect data about unfolding seasonal changes and share your observations with fellow hikers.
10-11:30 a.m.., Brauer Preserve, Parker Rd. just south of Waters Rd., Freedom Twp. Limited To 20 participants; preregister via email to Free. 971-6337, ext. 330.

 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 27 & 28. A park naturalist discusses the history of maple sugaring and leads a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. To-go pancake and sausage breakfast ($6 per person; family of four, $26) available, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Also, take home a craft-kit TBA. Masks required.
Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6 (kids 1 & under, free). Preregistration required by 4 p.m. the day of event. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 11 a.m.-noon.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Talks: Jataka Tales": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses tales from this ancient collection of parables about the Buddha's previous lives.
For URL preregister at Free. 994-3387.

 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Climate Change: An Open and Critical Exchange on the Science": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion led by U-M chemical engineering professor Ronald G. Larson.
For URL email or call 662-4536. Free.


"Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5K": Running Fit/Conor O'Neill's.

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Run or walk 1k or 5k from any location and submit your time online. Registration fee includes T-shirt and a clover-shaped medal. Proceeds benefit Mott Children's Hospital Congenital Heart Center.
Anytime, pick up race swag Mar. 13, 1-5 p.m. at Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main, or have it shipped for additional $3. $36, preregistration required by Mar. 1 at 929-9027.

 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

"The Calm After The Storm": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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(Mercedes Gaviria, 2020). Documentary about the director's mixed feelings of admiration and reproach as she questioned the place of women in the film world and more while working on her father's new film. Spanish, subtitles. On Mar. 25, 4-6 p.m., a Q&A with Gaviria, NYU arts professor Juana Suárez, and U-M Spanish and Latin America studies professor Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola.
For URL, preregister at Available all day. FREE. 763-0553.

 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Men's Gymnastics.

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This month's schedule includes home meets vs.

Iowa (Mar. 7, 1 p.m.)

Minnesota (Mar. 14, 1 p.m.)

Ohio State (Mar. 17, 4:30 p.m.)

Livestream only from Crisler Center.
Various times, online at Free. 764-0247.

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Recovery Trivia": Ann Arbor Women's Group.

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All women in recovery from alcoholism or addiction invited to play trivia via Zoom.
2 p.m., for URL preregister at Free., (734) 846-4587.

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute-long livestream program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Online at (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. [map]

 4 & 4:15 p.m. 

"The Father": State Theater.

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(Florian Zeller, 2021). A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages, losing his grip on reality. Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman.
Various times, State Theater. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. Seating limited; advance tickets strongly recommended at 668-TIME.

 4 p.m. 

"Church People": Fathom Events.

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(Christopher Shawn Shaw, 2021). Comedy about an evangelist who wants to rediscover his passion for Jesus.
Masks required at all times except when eating concessions. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500).

 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Nessa: Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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Jazz-Celtic fusion with elements of pop, folk, and chamber music by this local band led by singer-flutist Kelly McDermott, with bassist and didgeridoo player Rob Crozier, and percussionist Mike List.
Online at Free, donations accepted. [map]

 4:30 p.m.  Online 

"Last Bite Sized: Single Topic Cooking Classes": Last Bite Chef.

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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 Email me for more info
online. Online. $20.

 5:30 p.m.  Online 

"Cook For a Cause for Garrett's Space"

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Are you looking for a fun way to distract you from the monotony of the COVID-induced quarantine and benefit a great cause? Cook for a Cause, a virtual event on March 14th hosted by Zingerman's Cornman Farms, will allow you the opportunity to prepare a scrumptious meal via zoom. Half of the proceeds will go to Garrett's Space. Garrett's Space is a a mental health nonprofit focused on reducing suicides among young adults. Our goal is to offer wellness programming and develop a residential treatment center with holistic options for those experiencing significant mental health challenges. You can either pick up the ingredients at Cornman Farms or pay a delivery fee to get them delivered to your door if you live in the area. The event is open to anyone, though, since you can opt to buy the ingredients yourself for a reduced ticket price.
virtual. Online. $150. 734-272-3841.

 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"Cooking for a Cause": Cornman Farms/Garrett's Space Benefit.

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Zingerman's chef Kieron Hales demonstrates how to make a 3-course meal, featuring a cheese gougère, gnocchi and runny chocolate cake. Participants are encouraged to follow along at home using ingredients available for pickup (noon-2 p.m. day of the event) and delivery.
For URL preregister at $150, includes food for 2 at curbside (for delivery, additional $15).

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Conversations!": Jewish Community Center.

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Two Michigan House of Representatives members, Democrat Debbie Dingell and Republican Fred Upton, are joined by Ryan Clancy, a senior adviser with the bipartisan governance advocacy organization No Labels, to discuss the prospects for bipartisan legislation in Congress. Hosted by Chuck Newman.
7 p.m., for URL see Free.

 7 p.m.  Online 

Alton Takiyama-Chung: Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild Living Room Live!.

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Performance by this renowned Hawaiian storyteller whose repertoire includes both ancient Hawaiian legends and Japanese and Korean folktales. He has released several DVDs, highlighted by Life Is the Treasure, his riveting 2010 collection of stories and experiences of Hawaiians during WWII.
For URL preregister at Pay what you can ($10 or more suggested donation).

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kol HaLev Rehearsal: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Sun. All adults invited to join the rehearsals of this volunteer choir that sings both Jewish sacred and secular music. Led by TBE cantor Regina Lambert-Hayut. Pianist Taylor Flowers accompanies.
For online URL email Free. 665-4744.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Evening Game: Codenames": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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All invited to play this popular guessing game. Have a pencil and paper ready to use. Beginners are encouraged to watch a YouTube tutorial in advance.
For URL email Free.

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