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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 28, 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.


 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Metaphysics of Spirituality Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of metaphysics on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 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. No experience necessary.
Online at bit.ly/wedmindmatters (passcode, 739714). Free. BRuthven@a2gov.org.


 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.


 11:30 a.m. 

"Babies and Parents Together": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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We will gather outside in the grassy area of Las Vegas Park each week to sing, dance, play and socialize (keeping Covid safety perimeters in mind). At the beginning of class, Bonnie leads circle time in a routine of lap songs, nursery rhymes, movement and stories. After the isolation of winter and covid, the babies will be thrilled to see other little ones on the laps of their friendly caregivers! The second half of class moves on to adult discussions focusing on parenting topics. While the babies play on their blankets or eat, the adults will have a chance to discuss topics related to this age group including sleeping, eating, developmental milestones, and the unique challenges of having babies during a pandemic. Sharing the joys and challenges of parenthood while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine of early spring will be good for the soul. Families bring a picnic blanket and lunch (optional) and are expected to wear masks except while eating. Participants will physical/social dist
Las Vegas Park, 1501 Las Vegas Dr. Ann Arbor 48103. $105. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55143 [map]


 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 info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet and greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sat. & Wed. Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Audio Techniques: The Neutral Zone.

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Every Wed. A local music professional TBA demonstrates to teens the basics of music production, mixing, and mastering. Beginners welcome.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Energy and Efficiency": City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations.

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Panel discussion (speakers TBA) on the policies and tactics that go into energy efficient projects.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/forumseries. Free. ZWaasSmith@a2gov.org.


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Science of Mind Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of Science of Mind via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 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 info@HVharmonizers.org. 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 Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Reading by 8 regular members of this group's writing workshop. With children's book writer Shutta Crum, retired biology and English teacher Joseph Kelty, former U-M Law School admissions assistant director Lorraine Lamey, retired clinical social worker Lissa Perrin, psychiatrist Greg Mahr, lawyer Dana A. Dever, and Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series co-hosts David Jibson and Edward Morin. Followed by an open mic.
For meeting URL email cwPoetryCircle@gmail.com. Free.


 7 p.m. 

"Shrek": Fathom Events.

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(Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson, 2001). 20th anniversary screening of this popular animated movie that features a comic Beauty-and-the-Beast-style tale about a genial green ogre who falls for a canny princess.
Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500).


 8-8:40 p.m.  Online 

"The W.I.T.C.H.": Theatre Nova.

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Diane Hill directs area playwright-actor Morgan Breon in Breon's one-person comedic drama about new behavior specialists in the Detroit Public Schools who starts Zoom counseling youth who come to see their trauma as "normal." Also, all invited to join a post-show discussion on youth trauma.
Online at TheatreNova.org. Tickets $10 per person (for a series of 4 monthly plays Jan.-Apr., $30 per person); ticketholders receive recorded versions only if they miss the show. a2TheatreNova@gmail.com.


 8:45 p.m. 

"Salute the Songbirds": The Ark Livestream Series.

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Rock & soul singer-songwriter Maggie Rose livestreams her acclaimed podcast from the Winery in Nashville. The show blends in-the-round discussions and performances with other female songwriters, including Nicole Atkins, Nicki Bluhm, Elizabeth Cook, Jillette Johnson, and Kalie Shorr .
9 p.m., for URL and tickets ($15), see boxoffice.mandolin.com/pages/maggie-rose?utm_source=ef&utm_medium=aff&utm_campaign=100&oid=100&affid=173. 761-1451.





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