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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

National Arab Orchestra: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Mar. 26-Apr. 5. This Detroit-based orchestra, co-founded by conductor & music director Michael Ibrahim in 2009 as a U-M student ensemble, performs a program prerecorded in Saudia Arabia last year featuring the music of two 20th-century Egyptian singers hugely popular in the Arab World, Asmahan and Umm Kulthum. With Syrian singer Lubana Al Quntar, a descendent of Asmahan, and Egyptian singer Mai Farouk.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Mar. 26 through Apr. 5. Online at Free. 764-2538.

 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mind Matters": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven leads various mental exercises from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
Online at Free., 794-6250.

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email or call 998-9353. Free.

 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Self Care in the Ancient World": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Mar. 28-Apr. 6. A week of family-oriented activities showcasing ancient recipes, sports, and medicine.
Various times, online at Free. 764-9304.

 12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cool Careers in Writing": WCC English & College Readiness Department.

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Do you love to write? Do you love to get paid? Do you want to build a career on your love of writing? Join us for the 11th annual Cool Careers in Writing Panel & Networking Event! Learn about writing for a living from a panel of professional writers working in the fields of law, politics, creative fiction, film, and more. There will be a moderated Q&A and breakout rooms for one-on-one networking.
Learn more & pre-register for the event to win prizes via the Cool Careers in Writing registration page.
Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, March 31st
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
For questions please contact
Hava Levitt-Phillips at
Washtenaw Community College- Zoom, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. Free. Online. [map]

 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Energy Policy and Michigan's Economic Recovery": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Talk by DTE chairman and Michigan Economic Recovery Council co-chair Gerry Anderson. U-M public policy professor Kaitlin Raimi facilitates.
Online at Free.

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"'If They Only Knew': Informing Blacks and Whites about the Racial Wealth Gap": U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Talk by U-M political science professor Vincent Hutchings.
For URL see Free.

 5:45-7 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.

 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Waste Reduction and Circular Economy": City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations.

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Panel discussion focusing on Ann Arbor's waste stream. Speakers TBA.
For URL see Free.

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Pandemic Politics: From Lockdown to Liberation": U-M Residential College.

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Every Wed. (except Mar. 17), Feb. 10-Mar. 31. A series of livestreamed talks exploring contemporary and historical intersections between public health and structural racism, both in Detroit and throughout the U.S. Speakers TBA.

-Mar. 3: "Policing Public Health: Cops, Robber Barons, and Protest."

-Mar. 10: "The Violence of Poverty: Economic Inequality and Public Health."

-Mar. 24:. "Housing nd the Right to Live."

-Mar. 31: "Towards a People's Democracy."

7-8:30 p.m., for URL see Free. 763-0032.

 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. All male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.

 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
For URL join Free. 926-8863.

 8 p.m.  Online 

"Mortal Fools": Theatre Nova.

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David Wolber directs a livestream production of Catherine Zudak's drama about an intelligence officer stationed in Afghanistan who calls on his ex-wife via Zoom to help him determine whether an Army Major committed treason for the love of a beautiful war correspondent. Third in a series of 4 mon they productions of plays written specifically for a Zoom format; each play is available on demand through May for series pass holders.
8 p.m., online at Tickets $10 per person ($30 for the series of 4 monthly plays Jan.-Apr); ticketholders for this show only receive access to recorded versions only if they miss the show.

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