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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 20, 2021






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

Bright Forest, an exhibition of sculpture by Michael Whiting: Creal Microgallery.

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Creal Microgallery presents "Bright Forest," an exhibition of small-scale steel sculptures by Michael Whiting. Whiting is best known for his monumental sculptures referencing Minimalism and early video games. Early video gaming imagery depicted objects using a minimal number of pixels as a way of limiting the computer memory space needed to express it. But while these sculptures use this 8-bit visual language, they are constructed using the rigid lines and materials common to Minimalist art, which seeks to simplify forms and materials to only their essentials.
The title for this show, 'Bright Forest' is a reference to Dark Forest Theory, which proposes that our galaxy has many civilizations, but they choose not to communicate with others out of fear the other civilizations might destroy them. In this exhibition, Whiting's UFOs descend upon a gathering of 8-bit creatures in the forest. In doing so, Whiting lays out a playful scene that is both simple in nature and complex in concept.
Creal Microgallery, 1215 Creal Cres. Free. 7187837837. levickas@hotmail.com https://www.instagram.com/creal_microgallery/ [map]



 10 a.m.- noon  Online 

" Your Literacy Autobiography": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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In this class, we will develop "literacy autobiographies." Through some readings, brief reflective writing assignments and discussion, we'll explore our personal histories and experiences with reading.
Class 1: What happens while we are reading? Class 2: How did we learn to read in our first (or second or third) language? Class 3: What are our personal and professional reading experiences/contexts? Class 4: What is the impact of all things digital (audiobooks, screen vs. paper, etc.)?
Instructor Alice Horning is retired from Oakland U where she taught writing and linguistics for more than 30 years.
This study group will meet on Mondays for four weeks beginning on September 20. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
This Study Group will be online. Online. $25. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Chinese 2": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
Continue to build strong Chinese language basics and foundation through analytic and systematic ways, also expand Chinese conversations.
Angela Yang leads this course on Mondays September 20 through December 20 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $50. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 10 a.m..  Free! 

"Harold Neal and Detroit African American Art: 1945 through the Black Arts Movement": University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University.

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The University Gallery, School of Art and Design, at Eastern Michigan University is pleased to announce the exhibition Harold Neal and Detroit African American Artists: 1945 through the Black Arts Movement. The exhibition will be shown at the EMU Art Gallery from Monday, September 13 through Wednesday, October 20, 2021. A closing reception will take place on Sunday, October 17 from 1:30-4:30 pm. Harold Neal was an aficionado of jazz, especially Detroit jazz, and the Detroit Marion Hayden Trio will play at the opening. Hayden is one of the nation's finest performers of the acoustic bass. In 2016, she received the prestigious Kresge Artist fellowship.
A panel discussion will follow the reception from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Participants on the panel will be Allie McGhee, well-known Detroit artist, and Shirley Woodson, the 2021 Kresge Eminent Artist, both of whom are represented in the exhibition. Additional participants are Dr. Samantha Noel, Associate Professor of Art History at Wayne State
Univeristy Gallery, EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 917-975-0146. gtom@emich.edu https://www.emugalleries.org [map]



 10:00 a.m. 

Bridge Class: R.G. Enterprises via City of Ann Arbor at Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Bridge class on Bridge Defense begins 9/20 and runs 13 weeks. Time is 10:00am-11:30am Students need to buy the text "Defense in the 21st Century" by Audrey Grant. Register via phone or in person or online at Ann Arbor Senior Center. For questions, call the Center at 734-794-6250 or email instructor at ray62856@gmail.com. Masks required.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $130 members, $156 non-members. 7347693994. ray62856@gmail.com [map]


 11 a.m. 

2nd Annual Golf Classic: Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley Fundraiser.

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Four-person 18-hole scramble with a shotgun start. (In a scramble format, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome, so lousy golfers can play without hurting their team.) Prizes for the closest pin, longest drive, and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Raffle.
11 a.m. (registration starts at 10 a.m.), Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe Rd. $175 per person (team of 4, $600). nbiehn@h4h.org, 260-8082. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m., or so.  Free! 

Peace Week: Megiddo Peace Project.

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Sept. 19-25. Games, peace-themed exhibits and art, live music, open mics, group discussions, and more. Sat. only: Dancing to music TBA (6 p.m. into the evening).
Most activities take place between noon-3 p.m. (except as noted), Center of the City Commons, S. Fifth Ave. next to the library. 657-8083.


 Noon-12:30 p.m  Free!  Hybrid 

Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. lesson (online and in-person) focusing on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Senior Art in the Park": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. An AASC staffer leads a themed craft activity. $5, preregistration required.
Burns Park, 1320 Baldwin. Free, but preregistration requested by emailing bpatton@a2gov.org. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Instagram Live: Miss Kim Ann Arbor.

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Every Mon. Miss Kim chef-owner Ji Hye Kim discusses topics related to cooking with guests TBA.
Online at instagram.com/misskimannarbor. Free. 275-0099.


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Walking Off the Pounds.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Guided steps to walk in place. Online and in person (beginning Sept. 8).
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"How to Avoid a Climate Disaster": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online. We will read and discuss the title book by Bill Gates, who spent a decade consulting with physical scientists, political scientists and leaders in finance to find the most acceptable ways to restrict climate change. He describes the breakthroughs needed in science and public policies to convince and create a consensus throughout the public and private sectors across the world. Gates details a plan for reaching zero emissions and he talks about what each of us can do.
Gerry Lapidus has conducted OLLI book discussions since 2005. The classes are informal and conversational. He leads the first week's discussion and requests volunteers to lead the remaining sessions while he serves as moderator.

Gerry Lapidus leads this course on Mondays September 20 through October 18 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. (starting sept. 10).
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Online 

"Monday Painters": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
Our study group not only studies, we actively use any art material available to us. The students are experienced painters as well as novices. We do our homework and see weekly videos pertaining to art and help each other navigate Zoom as well as the world of art.
We also appreciate each other's work and the growth we see and talk about our common interests and goals.
Study group leader Barbara Anderson is a retired special education teacher who used art to help teach children as they learned in different ways, ways that made sense to them. Since I retiring she has taken many classes and learned from expert teachers.
Barbara Anderson leads this course on Mondays September 20 through August 29, 2022 (No classes on holidays) from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $90. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Move and Groove.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. In-person exercise led by local fitness instructor Megan Simms.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Road Ahead for U.S.-Russia Relations": U-M Ford School of Public Policy Weiser Diplomacy Center.

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A Zoom talk with former Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, and Center for European Policy Analysis (Washington, D.C.) president Alina Polyakova.
For URL see bit.ly/fordusrussia. Free. 764-3490. fspp-events@umich.edu.


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Area Scrabble Club.

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Every Mon. All invited to play the classic word game, using the 5th edition Scrabble dictionary. Bring your own set, if you like.
For this week's in person location email Tom at burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free. 480-2739.


 6 p.m. 

Slow Burn Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Integrate breath and movement with this Slow Burn class. During this class, there will be a focus on alignment, strength and flexibility. Flow sequences involve holding certain postures to create internal heat, as you build muscle and stamina.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and place your belongings in the cubbies. You will be checked in at the door. Masks are not required, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one during class, feel free.
Register on our website or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Course in Miracles Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles via Zoom or in person. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron River Arts Collective (formerly Ann Arbor Women Artists).

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Livestream talk by local printmaker Paloma N˙ñez-Regueiro, an Ann Arbor Art Center instructor.
For URL see HuronRiverArtCollective.org. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Meeting: Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities and interests are invited to work on their own stitching projects and socialize.
West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. 7th St. Free to visitors ($52 annual dues). 335-0019. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman": Fathom Events.

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(Daniel Farrands, 2021). Thriller based on the early life of the notorious female serial killer.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Drumming Out Grief": GrieveWell.

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Washington, D.C.-based drumming instructor Josh Robinson leads a virtual creative healing session in which participants make music together with their own drums at home.
For URL preregister at GrieveWell.com/calendar. Free. 975-0238.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ecological Species Groups and Post-Fire Forest Succession at Mack Lake": Michigan Botanical Club.

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WSU environmental researcher Julie Sosin discusses how reliably certain flora species indicate soil fertility and moisture levels in jack pine forests in northern Lower Michigan.
For meeting location email khaw@comcast.net. Free. 718-6114.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Egg Marks the Spot": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Children's writer Amy Timberlake discusses (via Zoom) her latest picture book, a sequel to the award-winning Skunk and Badger, in which that titular odd couple embark on an adventure to recover a precious gemstone from crafty cousin Fisher. With illustrations by Caldecott medalist Jon Klassen, Timberlake conjures a complex animal society reminiscent of Frog and Toad and The Wind in the Willows.
For URL see LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-09. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by bassist Keller, vibes player Cary Kocher, electric pianist Adam Mosley, & guitarist Matt LaRusso. [venue info]

 
 


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