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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 15, 2021






 
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Reinhart Annual Coat Drive: Reinhart Charitable Foundation.

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Reinhart Realtors has teamed up with our agents and the people of Washtenaw County to collect winter coat donations throughout the month of November.
From November 1st through November 30th, you can bring new and gently used coats to any of our Charles Reinhart Sales Offices to donate. Reinhart Office hours are 9am-5pm.
Any Charles Reinhart Sales Office, Any Charles Reinhart Sales Office. Free. Donation. ReinhartRealtors.com



 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Free! 

Reinhart Charitable Foundation Shoe Drive: Reinhart Charitable Foundation (RCF).

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The Reinhart Charitable Foundation is honoring life through donation...one shoe at a time!
The Reinhart Charitable Foundation is having a Shoe Drive. Do you have too many shoes (you know who you are)?
Throughout the month of November, we are accepting new or gently used sneakers and shoes. We will take men, women and children's shoes, all sizes. Unfortunately, we cannot accept shoes with holes, broken heels, athletic cleats, or single shoes.
Drop boxes for shoe collection will be located at all Reinhart Offices & the Gift of Life Office located at 3861 Research Park Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
Any Charles Reinhart Co. Realtor Office. Free. Donation. Maria (734) 845-6122 or Laurie (734) 658-7158.


 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]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"St. Patrick's Dirt Road Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. A slow/moderate-paced ride of 21 miles or so to Independence Lake and back.
Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). Masks required. For more information email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Native American Heritage Month: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 1-30. AADL staffers read quotes, recommend books, highlight local artists, and more to celebrate the lives of Native Americans.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


 TBA. 

"Dune": Michigan Theater.

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Denis Villeneuve's latest sci-fi epic about a young man destined to ensure the future of his people.
Michigan Theater, tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. [map]


 TBA. 

"The French Dispatch": Michigan Theater.

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Nov. 1-16 Wes Anderson directs this anthology film depicting the goings on at a fictional weekly magazine.
Michigan Theater, tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. [map]


 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. Non-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Bring a partner, or get paired up when you arrive. Beginners welcome.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $3 (members, $2). For more information, including URLs for virtual events, email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. Masks required. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Positive Links Speaker Series: How to Change with Katy Milkman": U-M Center for Positive Organizations.

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The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross' Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical science-based strategies to build and bolster thriving organizations. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

About the talk:
Whether you're a manager, coach, or teacher aiming to help others change for the better or are struggling to kick-start change yourself, this conversation can help. Katy Milkman and host Julia Lee Cunningham will talk about How to Change, a science-based guide to achieving your goals, once and for all, and helping others do the same.
Event link: https://myumi.ch/PlgdD
Virtual. Free. Online. cpo-events@umich.edu https://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/events/how-to-change



 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.
Arbor Brewing Company Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Free. burrbarr7@hotmail.com. [map]


 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]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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Join us for our monthly meetings. Guest speakers will share information, tips and tricks. Consider joining our crew!
Meeting are held via Zoom *at least until March - then location TBD.
email: stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com for information
October: Conserve Water Gardening - Carol Brodbeck
November: Garden Design - People and Water - Susan Bryan
January: Comfort, Ease & Simplicity - Jan Coppola Bills
February: Gardens to Art: Beginner's Guide to Photographing Flowers & Plants
March: Perennials For Pollinators: Laurie Medrea
April: Getting to know our County Conservation District - Summer Roberts
zoom - email for info, 1373 W Textile Rd, Saline. Free. 7346526465. stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com [map]



 6:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Garden Design: People & Water": Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner rain gardens coordinator Susan Bryan discusses successful design elements of a rain garden.
For URL email StoneAndThistleGardenClub@gmail.com. Free. 652-6465.


 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.  Free! 

"An Expedition to the Uttermost Parts of the Earth: The Flora and Vegetation of Isla de los Estados, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Former club president Garrett Crow, a MSU Herbarium researcher, discusses the findings from an 1852 botanical expedition to the southernmost tip of South America.
For meeting location email khaw@comcast.net. Free. 718-6114.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Beauty and Art: The Power to Inspire Change, Community, and Wellbeing": Huron River Arts Collective Speaker Series (formerly Ann Arbor Women Artists).

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Talk by Detroit-based mixed-media artist Rita G. Patel.
For URL preregister at HuronRiverArtCollective.org/events. Free.


 7 p.m. 

"Castle in the Sky": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 1986). Dubbed (Nov. 14 & 18) and subtitled (Nov. 15) Japanese anime about 2 children in a race with pirates to find a magical castle. Ann Arbor 20 only. 3 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Mon. & Thurs.)
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.


 7 p.m. 

"Journey with Jesus": Fathom Events.

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(Tony Evans, 2021). Documentary about a family's travels in the Holy Land.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Art of Revision: The Last Word": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Novelist, short story writer, and U-M creative writing professor Peter Ho Davies joins writer and editor Steve Woodward to discuss (via Zoom) his latest book, an exploration of the process of revision and why it remains invisible to the reader. He draws on examples from both his own novels and the work of such other writers as Flannery O'Connor, Carmen Machado, and Raymond Carver.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-11. Free. 585-5567.


 8-9:30 p.m. or so.  Free! 

Comedy Open Mic: The Blind Pig.

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Every Mon. Performances by up to 15 aspiring stand-up comics from around the state. Local comics emcee. To perform, sign up by sending a message on Facebook or Instagram (search "Blind Pig Comedy Show"). Age 21 & up only.
Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. Free. 996-8555. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra and University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler conducts these music student ensembles. The Philharmonic plays Mozart's Ballet Music from Idomeneo, and the Symphony performs Kodály's Dances of Galanta and Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death, with guest bass soloist Alan Williams. The two orchestras join forces in Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, a work that started a riot when it premiered in Paris in 1913.
Hill Auditorium. Free. Masks required. 764-2538. [map]



 
 
 

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Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 14-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest college student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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