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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 22, 2021






 
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 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.


 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]


 12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Washtenaw County Info Session: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.

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Being a part of our School Based Mentoring program allows Bigs and Littles to create a friendship participating in activities located at a local School. Bigs and Littles meet at the same day and time each week, and commit to a year match together. Bigs work with BBBS staff to plan activities and BBBS plans group gatherings during the summer months to help stay connected. BBBS is currently enrolling for our Lunch Buddies program at Estabrook Elementary in Ypsilanti. To learn more, attend one of our weekly virtual Information Sessions.
Online, 11 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. Online. 7349750933. Rachel.Sulkowski@BBBSWashtenaw.org www.wcbbbs.org/big [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"What in the World is Going On? A Top 10 Summary - 2021!": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
A comparison of the U.S. rankings in over 25 key global categories for 2021. We consider: economic factors like incomes, deductions and taxes; etc.; a change readiness index; happiest & most competitive countries; "best" countries ranked, "where" to be born - 2021; et.al.
All charts and links to data sources will be provided to participants. This is year four for the compilation of rankings and is the most comprehensive yet!
Our speaker, Doug Stowell, has been a national OLLI Instructor since 2018. His career includes - Director of Market Research for the Xerox Corp., U.S. Director for the U.K. firm National Opinion Polling, Ltd., and Senior Consultant with Wirthlin Polling Polling in DC.
Douglas Stowell leads this course on Monday November 22 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. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

34th Annual Jewish Book Festival: Jewish Community Center.

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34th Annual Jewish Book Festival: Jewish Community Center. Nov. 21-Dec. 16. This annual festival features 23 Jewish authors giving livestream talks on their books, ranging from cookbooks, expensive gift books, children's books, and reference books to books by local authors and new titles hot off the presses. (Publishers plan their releases for November, which is Jewish Book Month.) Today: Israeli politician Ami Ayalon is joined by Michigan Israel Business Bridge founding member Neal Elyakin to discuss Ayalon's memoir Friend ly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Ene my and the Hope for Its Future.
Online at book.jccannarbor.org. Free. 971-0990.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Climate of Responsibility: Learning to Feel Planetary History in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report": U-M Science, Technology, and Society.

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Talk by U-M information & history professor emeritus Paul Edwards. The IPCC is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. umstscontact@umich.edu. [map]


 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Find Meaning and Hope During the Holidays": GrieveWell and Washtenaw Community College.

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GrieveWell teams up with WCC Senior Focus and Bailey Library to bring you an interactive session with program director Christy Miller, LMSW ACSW, to learn about grief and make plans to manage grief during the holidays.
Zoom. Free. 734-975-0238. info@grievewell.com grievewell.com/calendar



 7 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball vs. Grand Valley State.

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The U-M has an exhibition game against Grand Valley State (Nov. 4, 7 p.m.), and regular season home games this month vs. IUPUI (Nov. 9, 7 p.m.), St. Francis (Brooklyn) (Nov. 13, 2 p.m.), UMass-Lowell (Nov. 16, 6 p.m.), and Oakland (Nov. 22, 7 p.m.).
Crisler Center. Tickets $6 & $8 at mgoblue.com/tickets. Masks required. 764-0247. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Gintama: The Final": Fathom Events.

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(Chizuru Miyawaki, 2021). Dubbed (Nov. 21) & subtitled (Nov. 22) screenings of the conclusion of this long-running Japanese anime franchise about a band of quirky samurai-battling aliens. 3 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Sun. at Emagine only & Mon. at both theaters).
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.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Improvisation & Encounter: Pedagogy": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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Roundtable virtual discussion, facilitated by CWPS scholar-in-residence Ajay Heble, with various educators: School of the Art Institute of Chicago music professor emeritus Douglas R. Ewart, U-M music professor Ed Sarath, Ontario-based dancer Georgia Simms, and Ottawa-based percussionist & visual artist Jesse Stewart.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/lxO3Q. Free. cwps.information@umich.edu.


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Oct. 11 & 25. Bruce Sagan leads a virtual acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience necessary.
For URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free. (908) 721-2599.


 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]


 9:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds, and Legumes": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Michigan chef and former farmer Abra Berens discusses (via Zoom) her new cookbook, a collection of more than 125 recipes for 29 different types of grains, legumes, and seeds.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-11. Free. 585-5567.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

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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