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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 4, 2022






 
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 9-10 a.m.  Online 

"Coffee with Marta.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Biweekly social hour with local retired psychologist Marta Skiba.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ongoing Meditation, Teachings, and Practice.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. Bilha Birman Rivlin of Still Mountain Meditation gives talks(via Zoom) on mindfulness practice for older adults.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353.


 TBA.  Free! 

Scrabble: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to play. Available if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. & Fri. if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

Supervised Play Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Non-duplicate bridge for practice. No partner needed.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $17 (members, $15). Mask required. For more information email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. [map]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Una Tertulia.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Socializing group for Spanish speakers.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 6-9 p.m. or so.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Panera Bread, 903 W. Eisenhower. $2 monthly dues. Facebook.com (search "Ann Arbor Stitch 'n Bitch"), momofpipi@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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Every Fri. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing. Led by AHA members; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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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 burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Jan. 4 & 18. Club members show their digital images (Jan. 4) and digitized prints (Jan. 18) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Black and White Nature Images in the Style of Ansel Adams, John Sexton or Howard Bond." Also, presentations by club member Rick Stratman on "In Search of a Personal Photographic Style" (Jan. 4) and club members on "How Experts Would Process Your Raw Image" (Jan. 18).
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Face masks and evidence of Covid-19 vaccination required. Free. 327-4781, a2camclub@gmail.com, AnnArborCameraClub.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with the long-running group German Speakers Round Table.
7-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394. [map]


 7:30 p.m. or so 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Thurs. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular outdoor weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people). Prizes.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee that goes to the winning team. 665-2968. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Comedy Experiment": Beer Grotto.

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Every Tues. Stand-up showcase featuring sets by local comics TBA.
The Beer Grotto, 8059 Main, Dexter. Free. bit.ly/comedybeergrotto. [map]


 8:30-9:30 p.m. 

Social Dance: The Dance Pavilion.

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Every Tues. & Fri. Ballroom dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded from 8-8:30 p.m. by practice (Tues.) or a group lesson (Fri.). Bottled water & chips provided.
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]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 7 p.m.  Free! 

**Event Cancelled** "Beautiful Little Fools": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Novelist Jillian Cantor joins NYC writer Fiona Davis to discuss (via Zoom) her latest book, a retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby that expands the narrative of the story's 3 main female characters.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2022-01. Free. 585-5567.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Albert Lee

A veteran English electric guitar virtuoso whom Eric Clapton calls "the greatest guitarist in the world," Lee is a master of just about every style of Anglo-American vernacular music, but he is best known for his influence on country guitarists, both from his stints in the bands of Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and the Everly Brothers and from his own "Country Boy," which helped redefine country guitar. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Sean Dobbins Trio

Local jazz ensemble led by drummer Dobbins. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited for an online version of this popular open mike, now in its 25th year. Hosted by Jim Novak. For online info, and to reserve a performing slot, see meetup.com/Ozs-Music-Songwriters- Open-Mic. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura. [venue info]

 
 


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