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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 15, 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 ums.org/performance. Free. 764-2538.


 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"The Physics of Modern Technology": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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In this study group, we'll learn about some of the physical and mathematical concepts behind various aspects of modern technology. In this six-session study group, we'll cover topics such as the sensors that make autonomous vehicles possible, fusion power, encryption, hydrogen fuel cells and other renewable energy sources, LEDs and digital cameras, and digital memory.
The style will be primarily online lecture, with some online demonstrations and discussions. There will not be any assumed knowledge of math or physics, the only pre-requisite is to be curious (and a device with which to use Zoom). Questions? Contact Instructor Brian Worthmann at brianworthmann@gmail.com.
The study group will meet Mondays on March 15 and 29, April 12 and 26, and May 10 and 24. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 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 TogetherŪ 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 TogetherŪ 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 Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music TogetherŪ 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. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54711


 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 myumi.ch/BoQol. Available all day. FREE. 763-0553.


 4-5:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Speaker Series: U-M Science, Technology, and Society.

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Mar. 15 & 22. Talks by various scholars.

Mar. 15: Williams College environmental studies professor Laura J. Martin on "The Specter of Irreversible Change."

Mar. 22: U-M information professor Silvia Lindtner on "A Conversation on Prototype Nation."

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For URL see lsa.umich.edu/sts. Free.


 5-6:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Weekly Programs: Neutral Zone.

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Young adult center with a variety of fun virtual social activities available on weekdays throughout the school year.

Every Mon. (5-6:15 p.m.): "Spinning Dot Theatre." Discuss playwriting, acting, directing, and more.

Every Tues. (5:45-7:30 p.m.): "Zone Hack." Hands-on workshop to explore new technology. All skill levels welcome, beginners especially.

Every Wed. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Audio Techniques." Learn the basics of recording, producing, mixing and mastering. No experience necessary. Emcee and Songwriting. Participatory workshops.

Every Fri. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Live." Livestream performing arts TBA. "Loop Nations." Learn and get feedback on sound looping. No experience or equipment necessary.
Various times, for URL, see neutral-zone.org/virtual-programs-202021. Free. 214-9995.


 6:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by Michigan Medicine activities specialist Elizabeth Toth.
For URL preregister by Mar. 15, noon at abwa-maia.org/events.html. Free. walkers@umich.edu.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Joseph Lee: Huron River Arts Collective (formerly Ann Arbor Women Artists).

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This area professional photographer discusses his work.
For URL see HuronRiverArtCollective.org. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Meeting: Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by socializing.
For URL call 335-0019. Free to visitors ($52 annual dues).


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Big Trees: How to Measure, Track, and Manage": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Michigan Botanical Club big tree database coordinator Ted Reuschel talks about this 65-year-old program that documents the largest trees of each species in Michigan. Then, local ecologist Jacqueline Courteau discusses how big trees should be protected and managed.
For URL email khaw@comcast.net. Free. 718-6114.





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