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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 27, 2021






 
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 12:01 a.m.-midnight 

12th Annual Ride for Recovery: Dawn Farm Fundraiser.

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Apr. 25-May 25. Ride, run, walk, or roll from any location. Entry fee includes a race bib, event shirt, and a finisher medal.
All day, anywhere. $25 registration required at DawnFarmRideForRecovery.org. RideForRecovery@dawnfarm.org, 485-8725.


 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.


 12:01 a.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.


 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 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


 1-2:30 p.m.  Online 

"Gene Editing and the Food We Eat": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Calling all non-biologists interested in learning how gene editing technology will impact the food in our grocery stores. Make more informed decisions. Learn about GMO food. Understand the concerns about safety and security. Discuss controversial topics including how we feed a growing world population, how crops are developed, GMO labeling, the hope for gene editing, and the role of government regulation.
The course includes online video, articles, and TED talks viewed prior to class, followed by a Zoom conference to discuss controversial topics.
Instructor Bryan Mckersie has 40 years' experience in leading plant biotechnology research programs.
The study group will meet Tuesdays from April 27 through June 1. 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



 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


 2-3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Finding and Navigating Health Information Online": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by U-M Taubman Health Science Library informationists Mark MacEachern and Merle Rosenzweig.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 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.


 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Annual Meeting: People's Food Co-op.

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Featured speaker is nationally known sustainable agriculture & food systems activist Oran Hesterman. Business meeting follows.
6:30-9:30 p.m., for URL go to Zoom.us/join and use meeting ID 989 0880 8771 with passcode PFC. 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


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Margaret Noodin: Skazat! Poetry Series.

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Poetry reading by this University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee English and American Indian studies professor. Her new collection, What the Chickadee Knows, written in both English and Anishinaabemowin, describes nature, tradition, and everyday relationships according to her tribe's worldview.
For URL preregister at Facebook.com/Skazat. Free. 223-3165.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Meeting: Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw County.

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Please join us for an informational and inspiring meeting this month! We will feature a guest speaker, discuss current events, and address legislative updates. Register here and the Zoom link will be emailed to you the morning of the meeting. https://momsdemandaction.org/events/
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grass-roots movement of mothers and allies demanding commonsense solutions to address our country's dangerous culture of gun violence, which jeopardizes the safety of our children and families. momsdemandaction.org
zoom. Free. Online. momswashtenaw@gmail.com momsdemandaction.org/events



 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.  Free!  Online 

"The Blue Divide: Poems": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Grand Rapids poet Linda Nemec Foster is joined on Zoom by retired U-M creative writing professor Keith Taylor to discuss Foster's new collection of poems exploring the history of conflict and resilience, from the Balkan wars in Bosnia and Croatia to the intimate tableaux of family dissonance. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-04. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A History of the Basic Test of Narcotics Anonymous": Dawn Farm Education Series.

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Talk by Healing Transitions (NC) executive director Chris Budnick.
Online at bit.ly/dfeduseries. Free. 973-7892.





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