WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle leads a hike to explore how the woods, marsh, and prairie are preparing for the cold months ahead. Bring binoculars if you own them.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd. (north off North Territorial), Whitmore Lake. Free. Space limited; to preregister email firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
Bridge Class titled: 2/1 Game Force Bidding System
Text: 2 Over 1 Game Force by Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell
The class is for those who have a good knowledge of the Std. Amer. Bidding system and are ready to learn a system similar to that with extra gadgets added to improve bidding accuracy. The first 60-75 minutes will be used for lecture with the remaining time left for students to play hands with analysis provided. The 2/1 system is becoming more popular today in the USA. Students are to pre-pay or pay on first day of class. For more info, contact the Senior Center at 794-6250 or the instructor at email@example.com.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $100 members/ $120 non-members. 7347693994. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Every Tues. Bilha Birman Rivlin of Still Mountain Meditation gives talks(via Zoom) on mindfulness practice for older adults.
For URL, email email@example.com or call 998-9353.
WSU political science professor Kevin Deegan-Kraus discusses (via Zoom) the challenges of long-term policy making. Fourth in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
For URL preregister at olli-umich.org. $80 (members, $55) for the 10-lecture series. $10 per lecture for members. Membership, $25 a year. 998-9351.
Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org
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
Bridge class on Bridge for Beginners begins 9/14 and runs 13 weeks with no class on 11/2. Time is 12:30pm-2:00pm. Students need to buy the text "Bidding 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks required.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $130 members, $156 non-members. 7347693994. email@example.com [map]
Nov. 21-Dec. 16. This annual festival features livestream talks by 24 Jewish authors 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: Two Zoom talks. Israel-based writer Jonathan Dunsky is joined by EMU Jewish Studies director Marty Shichtman to discuss his new novel The Auschwitz Detective (1 p.m.), the 6th book in his Adam Lapid series about a retired Hungarian police detective and Holocaust survivor. And Heather Dune Macadam, a writer who splits her time between the Hamptons and England, talks about her new nonfiction, the haunting 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz (7 p.m.).
Online at book.jccannarbor.org. Free. 971-0990.
Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Partners required on Fridays only. If you plan to come without a partner on Tuesday or Thursday, email firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand. Refreshments available.
Games start at 1-4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:50 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person. Masks required. email@example.com. [map]
"Open the Prison Doors! Selections from the Joseph A. Labadie Collection": U-M Library Special Collections After Hours.more >
"Open the Prison Doors! Selections from the Joseph A. Labadie Collection": U-M Library Special Collections After Hours.< less
Curator Julie Herrada leads a virtual tour of library materials relating to prison abolition, prisoner support, and political prisoners. A related U-M Hatcher Library exhibit opens next month.
For URL preregister at umlib.us
Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, pavilion in the backyard, 8635 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org. [map]
Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest on Zoom featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome. Masks required. For updates, see a2bluGrass.com.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. Masks required. For updates, see a2bluGrass.com. [map]
Michigan Radio Cheers! hosts Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen discuss (via Zoom) the regional craft cocktail scene and some unique cocktail recipes from their recent book Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Subtitled screening of Shinichirō Watanabe & Shōji Kawamori's 1995 Japanese sci-fi anime about a pair of childhood friends pitted against each other piloting giant fighting robots.
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.
All age 21 & over invited to discuss (via Zoom) 2 films, John McPhail's 2019 horror comedy Anna and the Apocalypse and Jake Schreier's 2012 sci-fi comedy Robot & Frank.
For URL email email@example.com. Free.
Every Tues. Recorded talks by the late Jewel Heart founder Gelek Rimpoche. Followed by livestream discussion.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Local Morris dancers lead participants in an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs, all sung via Zoom. No set program; all participants welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus.
For URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Open mic storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 5-minute story on "Beginnings"-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Seating limited; arrive early.
7:30-9:30 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. General admission tickets $15 in advance at TheMoth.org beginning a week before each event. (212) 742-0551. [map]
Club members and others invited to share (via Zoom) memories and photos from their most adventurous trips. 5-10 minutes per presenter. Also, award ceremony for local citizens and officials for their actions and advocacy on behalf of planet Earth.
Online at bit.ly
Every Tues. & Fri. Ballroom dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded from 8-8:30 p.m. by an optional lesson. Drinks & snacks.
8:30-9:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1918 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. $12 (Tues.) & $15 (Fri.). TheDancePavilion.com, 369-9700. [map]
Blue LLama: Kanola
New Orleans-style jazz ensemble from Kalamazoo.
Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage."
All acoustic musicians invited for an online version of this popular open mike. Hosted by Jim Novak. For online info, and to reserve a performing slot, see meetup.com
Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band
Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura.
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