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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 20, 2021






 
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 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Online 

MTF Virtual Movie Palace.

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New titles available this month online for 2-10 days after you start watching. Remainder of April schedule online at MichTheater.org/Screenings.

"Made in Bangladesh" (Rubaiyat Hossain, 2019). Documentary about textile workers fighting for employee rights.

"Martha: A Picture Story" (Selina Miles, 2020). Documentary about the celebrated American photojournalist Martha Cooper, best known for her 1970s & 80s graffiti and street images.

"Collective" (Alexander Nanau, 2020). Documentary about a small group of journalists and activists investigating political corruption in Romania.

"Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba" (Mika Kaurismäki, 2011). Documentarty about the late South African singer and crusader against apartheid.

"Her Name is Chef" (Peter Ferriero, 2020). Documentary about changing gender roles in the restaurant industry told through the stories of 6 women chefs.

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Online at MichTheater.org/Screenings.


 9 a.m.  Online 

"Bouncy Boppers": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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This virtual class for toddlers focuses on movements for building your baby's body and brain. Class begins with a few minutes of getting to know each other through sharing developments and milestones. Next, we use repetitive welcome songs to practice waving, clapping, stomping, and tapping movements. The remainder of the class uses fun props such as scarves, sticks, shakers, and stuffed animals to introduce a variety of dance and movement activities. Give your child bonding time with you through the joys of song, dance, and movement! Instructor: Anna Gradwohl.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $119. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55153


 10 a.m.  Online 

"Little(est) Bouncy Boppers": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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This virtual class for babies and young toddlers focuses on movements for building your baby's body and brain. Class begins with a few minutes of getting to know each other through sharing developments and milestones. Next, we use repetitive welcome songs to teach waving, clapping, stomping, and tapping movements. The remainder of the class uses fun props such as scarves, sticks, shakers, and stuffed animals to introduce a variety of dance and movement activities. Give your baby bonding time with you through the joys of song, dance, and movement!
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $105. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55150


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Covid-19 Pandemic Impacts on the Environment and Climate": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program/U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Talk by U-M Earth and environmental sciences professor Chris Poulsen.
Online at bit.ly/pandemicandclimate. Free. info.tswp@umich.edu, 998-9353, 998-9351.


 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.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Tuesday Morning Mindfulness Meditation: Open Mindfulness Meditation.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Online. Please join us for this weekly free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between. Come when you can. Experience the power of mindfulness in community!
Please message mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com for Zoom link.
Now Online!, Saline. Free. Online. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com


 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Holy Rage to Holy Hope": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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All invited to join a discussion on moments when you experienced or witnessed injustice. Facilitated by IRTWC codirector Renee Roederer.
For URL email roederer@umich.edu. Free.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"The Buddha in 10th-17th Century Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Narratives": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by American University philosophy & religion professor Shath Almutawa.
Noon-1 p.m., for URL preregister at bit.ly/buddhaumich. Free. js-event-coord@umich.edu. 763-9047.


 1 p.m. 

Hello Toes: Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Does your child pretend to be a ballet dancer? Then he or she will love this virtual class designed for our newest ballet students. Ms. Tyra uses musical activities to teach balance, rhythm, movement and coordination, along with basic ballet steps. They'll learn the French words for the ballet movements too. The main purpose is to gently encourage our beginning dancers so they gain confidence in a social and relaxed environment. This class is a combination of Hello Toes and PreBallet for any child interested in learning ballet basics. Ballet attire recommended.
Zoom Link, Your Home. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55120


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Live Trivia via Zoom": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to form teams of 4 or 5 persons to compete in a 2-round trivia contest. Solo competitors are matched up together. Questions are geared towards ages 55 & up, but all ages welcome. Prizes (curbside pick up only).
online at bit.ly/aasctrivia (passcode, 194912). Free. BRuthven@a2gov.org.


 3-4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Una Tertulia": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Socializing group for Spanish speakers.
For online meeting URL, email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Caregiver Conversations: Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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Please join us for connection, sharing and ideas around caregiver issues as we navigate our lives during these challenging times of Covid-19. The group will include educational content, is facilitated by a licensed JFS Social Worker, and is open to anyone who cares for someone aged 60+.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://jfsannarbor.org/event/caregiver-conversations-2/
Online. Free. Online. 734-769-0209 ext. 374. robertah@jfsannarbor.org



 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Getting Creative With": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. AADL staffers share and discuss creative projects they've been working on based on weekly themes TBA. Past themes include "Glue," "Socks," "Triangles," and more.
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Zone Hack": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Tues. A local tech professional TBA demonstrates the basics of coding and how to make apps, games, and more. Beginners welcome.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. $2 monthly dues. 945-3035.


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening with Tashia: Immigrant Voices on America": WCC Bailey Library Dig In Series.

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WCC librarian Tashia Miller leads a group discussion based on materials to be announced at libguides.wccnet.edu/book_discussions.
For URL see wccnet.edu/events. Free.


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Sufi Class with Imam Kamau Ayubbi: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a Sufi class via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Bioethics Discussion Group.

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Apr. 6 & 20. All invited to join philosophical discussions on various themes facilitated by U-M biomedical engineering professor Barry Belmont. For questions to ponder prior to meeting, see belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group.

Apr. 6: "Virtual Reality".

Apr. 20: "Abdication."

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For URL see https://events.umich.edu/group/4078. Free. belmont@umich.edu.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All female singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7 p.m.-midnight  Online 

"Michigan Trees: A Guide to the Trees of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region": Fifth Wall Performing Arts.

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Apr. 20-27. Recording of the 2019 premiere of Grey Gant's opera, directed by Karl Ronneburg, about a trans woman grappling with self-acceptance as she travels to Northern Michigan, guided by the Mother of Trees, to transform herself into a white pine overlooking Lake Superior. Also, post-production talkback with the cast and crew on April 20, 7 p.m. With the Converge String Quartet. Cast: Allison Prost, Grey Gant, Kate Moss, Kara Huckabone, and Samantha Kao.
On-demand viewing starts Apr. 20 7 p.m. and is available through April 27. For URL and tickets ($5-$20 pay-what-you-can) preregister at bit.ly/michigantreesguide. FifthWallPerformingArts@gmail.com.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Five Wounds": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Award-winning fiction writer Kirstin Valdez Quade, a Princeton University creative writing professor, is joined on Zoom by U-M English professor Peter Ho Davies to discuss Quade's debut novel, a family saga, set in small town New Mexico during Holy Week that centers on a 33-year-old unemployed Mexican American who's preparing to play the part of Jesus in the Good Friday procession when his 15-year-old daughter shows up pregnant on his doorstep. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-04. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Apr. 6 & 20. Club members show their digital images on any subject or theme (Apr. 6) and those submitted in the club's annual critique (Apr. 20). Also, on April 6, local photojournalist Robert H. Miller discusses his career highlights in "One Million Clicks."
For URL email a2camClub@gmail.com or call. Free. 327-4781, AnnArborCameraClub.org.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Environmental Adventure": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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U-M Sierra Club president Paityn Wedder, a U-M senior, shares her experience traveling the world as a student of environmental sciences.
Online at bit.ly/backyardbirdsinfeb. Free. hvg@Michigan.SierraClub.org.





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