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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 12, 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.


 All day  Online 

"Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Main in the Waters": Michigan Theater Foundation Virtual Movie Palace.

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(Rosalynde LeBlanc, Tom Hurwitz, 2021). Online screening of this documentary that explores the making and legacy of D-Man in the Waters, a memorial dance for a former Bill T. Jones Dance company member that died from AIDS. Available for 48 after you start watching.
Online at https://michtheater.org/virtual. $12 per film (for members, $10).


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Dance Despite Covid": U-M Dance Department.

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May 5-12. U-M dance department faculty members Shannon Gillen, Fangfei Miao, and Charli Brissey and alumna Nicki Reehorst lead dance students in original group works. Also, Miao performs her own solo work. Prerecorded in the Power Center and other local stages in early March.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 12 online at YouTube.com (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Romeo & Juliet": U-M Theatre & Drama Department.

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Shakespeare in Detroit founder Sam White directs U-M theater students in a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 17 online at YouTube.com (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.


 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(via Zoom) from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
Online at bit.ly/mindmattersapril. Free. bpatton@a2gov.org, 794-6250.


 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-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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U-M carillon students Kevin Lieberman, Deanna Shih, Abigail Findley, and Jenna Moon play a variety of tunes on this 17-bell chime. Preceded by a brief introduction.
Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"From Furs to Fudge: Mackinac's Rich History": First Presbyterian Church Lunch and Learn.

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Talk by Mackinac State Historic Parks director emeritus Phil Porter.
For URL, email mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org.


 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," guided steps to walk 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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Every Sun. All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, and a talk on humane education. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Nature Adventures: Water in Our World": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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May 12 & 15. WCPARC naturalists lead a family-oriented hike through a marsh and discuss how plants and animals (even humans) benefit from water and show how to make a mini watershed system in the sand. Limited to 10 people; masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. Free, but preregistration required for all age 2 & over at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Fried Green Tomatoes": Fathom Events.

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(Jon Avnet, 1991). Adaptation of Fannie Flagg's novel about the friendship between two unconventional Southern women. Masks required at all times except when eating concessions.
3 p.m. (Sun. only) and 7 p.m. (Sun. at Emagine only & Wed. and Thur.). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Online 

Olive Oil Tasting: Fustini's Oils & Vinegars.

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Every Mon. Fustini's staffers sample and discuss various olive oils.
For URL call 213-1110. $60, includes samples available for curbside pickup or delivery.


 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.


 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Celebrating Chinese Ceramic Arts & the Weese Collection": UMMA.

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U-M grad ad longtime supporter William C. Weese and UMMA Asian Art curator Natsu Oyobe discuss Weese's collection of more than 1,000 ceramics and decorative arts from China's Neolithic period through the Ming and Qing dynasties. also a preview of fall exhibit of Asian ceramic arts.
7-8 p.m., for Zoom link preregister at events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehwrffkwcfbe085d&oseq=&c=&ch=. Free.647-2064, lyoo@umich.edu.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For location see hvharmonizers.org/email. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org.


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, felters, sewers, and other crafters invited to work on their own projects with others. Questions welcome.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Baby and Solo": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Michigan fiction writer Lisabeth Posthuma is joined by best-selling Kentucky novelist David Arnold to discuss Posthuma's young adult novel about a troubled 17-year-old boy seeking the elusive "normal" life who, at the behest of his psychiatrist, takes a job as a video rental store clerk where he takes on a new identity and befriends an abrasive but vulnerable girl who is also hiding a secret. Q&A.
Online at www.LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-05. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"How Did Michigan's New Election Laws Work in 2020? Let's Ask the Director of Elections": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters Virtual Brews & Views.

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Talk by state elections director Jonathan Brater.
For URL see my.lwv.org/michigan/ann-arbor-area. Free. 272-3634.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Book of Joy": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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May 12, 19, & 26. All invited to discuss archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama's 2016 guide to experiencing joy in the midst of pain and confusion. Facilitated by IRTWC former codirector Dwight L. Wilson.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/bookofjoy123. Free. roederer@umich.edu.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"As You Like It": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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U-M theater professor Malcolm Tulip directs musical theater students in an expressionist adaption of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy, a high-spirited exploration of the requirements of justice between lovers, brothers, friends, and rivals.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 19 online at YouTube.com (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Canceled: "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.





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