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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 29, 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.


 Noon-8 p.m. 

Santa: Briarwood Mall.

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Nov. 26-Dec. 24. All kids invited to sit with Santa or visit from a distance; photos available for purchase. Note: Santa takes breaks 3-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. only.
Mon.-Sat. noon-8 p.m. and Sun. noon-6 p.m., Briarwood Von Maur court. Appointments encouraged at simon.com/santa. 769-9610. [map]


 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]


 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]


 12:30-1 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Jewish Community Center Jewish Book Festival.

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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: NYC-area writer Heather Cabot discusses her new book, The New Chardon nay: The Unlike ly Sto ry of How Mar i jua na Went Mainstream.
Online at book.jccannarbor.org. Free. 971-0990.


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Detroit Theme Year: Civil Rights Film Series": EMU College of Arts & Sciences/ EMU History Department.

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Today: "4 Little Girls" (Spike Lee, 1997). Documentary about the 4 girls killed in the infamous 1963 Birmingham (AL) church bombing. EMU political science department head Barbara Patrick offers an introduction.
Student Center Auditorium, 900 Oakwood St. Ypsilanti. Free. Masks required. [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!  Online 

Boggle over zoom: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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This evening starting at 7 pm there will be a friendly game of Boggle over zoom. (If you have never played, please watch a tutorial in advance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ9CRLVvl6o )
PM me for the zoom link to copy and paste into your browser.
-Tom
123 Internet Street, 123 Internet Street. Free. Online. burrbarr7@hotmail.com. burrbarr7@hotmail.com [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cross-Cultural Clarinet Concerts": Northside Community Church.

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Nov. 29 & 30 (different programs). U-M clarinet students are accompanied by local musicians including pianists and others to perform a variety of works from outside of the traditional Western canon.
NCC, 929 Barton Dr. Free. Masks required. 649-7948, 649-2751. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Case for Rage: Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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University of California-Riverside philosophy professor Myisha Cherry joins (via Zoom) U-M philosophy professor Elizabeth Anderson to discuss Cherry's latest book, an argument that there is a constructive form of anger, informed by an inclusive and liberating perspective, that aims for change, motivates productive action, and builds resistance.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-11. Free. 585-5567.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Scott Ellsworth: Temple Beth Emeth.

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This U-M history professor discusses his books, including his recent New York Times bestseller about the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice. Livestream available at TempleBethEmeth.org.
TBE Sanctuary, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 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]



 
 
 

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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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