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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 22, 2021

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 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. 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.

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Policy Talks": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Mar. 17 & 22. U-M faculty and visiting scholars discuss various topics.

Mar. 17 (4-5 p.m.): Virginia Commonwealth University sociology professor Tressie McMillan Cottom and U-M sociology professor Celeste Watkins-Hayes on "Modern Discourse," highlighting Cottom's 2019 essay collection Thick.

Mar. 22 (noon-1 p.m.): Illinois congresswoman Lauren Underwood and U-M health policy professor Paula Lantz on "Health Policy and the Future of the Affordable Care Act."

Various times, online at Free.

 Time TBA  Online 

"Spoon River Anthology": St. Andrew's Players.

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Mar. 20-22. Video of a St. Andrew's Players production, directed by Norm Richert, of Charles Aidman's stage adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters's 1915 collection of poetic epitaphs of the fictional citizens of a small midwestern town that take the form of postmortem monologues. Cast: Danielle Augsburger, Eric Braun, Rachel Baird, Sarah Inwood, Pelham Barron, Nathan Sten, Sally Boelter, & Chris Watson.
On demand anytime Mar. 20-22, for URL and tickets ($3-$50 donation) see 663-0518.

 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.

 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."

For URL see 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 Free. 214-9995.

 5:30-7 p.m.  Online 

"Firearm Injury and Prevention: A Public Health Perspective": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
In the presentation we will examine gun violence in America as a public health crisis, focusing on the ways in which particular populations such as women, children, communities of color, and individuals struggling with mental health challenges are uniquely affected.
We will examine the epidemiology of gun violence and outline some of the ways in which politics have become entangled with the pursuit of implementing life-saving interventions and discuss ways in which the medical community has approached gun violence through clinical interventions designed to educate and empower patients and practitioners.
Presenters Dr. Sonya Lewis and Dr. Jim Peggs are both members of Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence.
This study group will meet Monday March 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
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.
virtual event. Online. $10. 734-998-9351.

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Understanding Grief Webinar": GrieveWell.

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A presentation by GrieveWell Program Director Christy Miller, LMSW, provides information and affirmation for anyone mourning the death of a loved one, supporting someone who is grieving, or seeking more information about grief. The informational session includes a handbook, time to reflect and lasts about an hour and 20 minutes.
Free, but must pre-register online at or email for more information.
Livestorm Webinar. Free. Online.

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