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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 5, 2022






 
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"A Matter of Balance: Workshop to Prevent Falls in older adults": National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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No-Cost Online Workshops to Prevent Falls in older adults
Join A Matter of Balance!
Don't restrict your activities because you're afraid of falling! The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is hosting 2 no-cost "A Matter of Balance" Zoom workshops to help older adults reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Requires internet access and camera. We will send URL by email. Open to those 65+. If you need special assistance to attend, please let us 10 days in advance.

#1 - Information Session - Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 10:00 to 11:00 am
Eight sessions - Every Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 pm on January 12 to 26; February 2 to 23; March 2
#2 - Information Session - Thursday, January 6, 2022, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Eight sessions - Every Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on January 13 to 27; February 3 to 24; March 3

To register or for more information, call LaShawn Griffin at 800-482-1455, email lgriffin@nkfm.org, or visit www.nkfm.org/matterofbalance.
Online/Virtual. Free. 8004821455. lgriffin@nkfm.org www.nkfm.org/matterofbalance



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. A different local storyteller each week reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [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]


 12:00 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]


 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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Euchre: Turner Senior Wellness Center.

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2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

The Schmoozery: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Wed. Group conversation about aging, generations, and related topics, facilitated by local playwright and oral historian Hank Greenspan, a retired U-M psychology professor.
Register online at olli-umich.org/olli-commons. Free. 734-998-9351.


 1 & 6 p.m. 

"Cinderella.": Fathom Events.

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Live (Sat.) & taped (Wed.) broadcast of a Metropolitan Opera production of Jules Massenet's 1899 comic opera adapted from the classic fairy tale. This abridged 90-minute version, directed by Laurent Pelly, features an all-new English translation.
12:55 p.m. (Sat.), 1 & 6 p.m. (Wed. at Ann Arbor 20 only), 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. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: Bløm Meadworks.

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Every Wed. All invited to play popular board games. "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Proof of vaccination required to sit indoors; outdoor seating available.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). DrinkBlom.com/events. 548-9729. [map]


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, felters, sewers, and other crafters invited to work on their own projects with others. Questions welcome.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Meditation and Discussion: Karma Thegsum Choling.

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Every Wed. All invited for a silent group meditation with a focus on breathing, followed by a discussion on Dharma led by KTC resident Lama Nancy Burks.
KTC, 614 Miner St. (enter through the back door). Free. 678-7549, AnnArborKTC.org. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Michigan Theater 95th Birthday Celebration.

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With screening of The Circus, the 1928 Charlie Chaplin silent classic that stars Chaplin's Little Tramp as a clown hired by the ringmaster of an impoverished circus before it's discovered that he can be funny only unintentionally. Some critics believe it and The Gold Rush to be Chaplin's best comedies. With post-film talk by EMU film professor Deron Overpeck.
Michigan Theater. $70 (students, $35) includes annual MTF membership; members, free. 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. Different times. [map]


 7-9 p.m,  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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The chance to see club trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7-9 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. Masks required. info@aamrc.org. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Inside Michigan Basketball": WTKA (1050 AM)/ WXYT (1270 AM).

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Every Wednesday. Brian Boesch and Terry Mills host this live radio broadcast from inside this venerable tavern with popular U-M men's basketball coach Juwan Howard and U-M women's coach Kim Barnes Arico.
Pretzel Bell, 226 S. Main. Seating limited. Free admission, but must order food & drinks to sit. bit.ly/mibasketball. [map]


 8-9:30 p.m.  Online 

"Swing from Home": Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. All invited to swing dance to recorded music from home. No experience needed.
For URL see SwingAnnArbor.com/calendar. SwingAnnArbor@gmail.com.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 7 p.m.  Free! 

**Event Cancelled** "The Latinist": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Brooklyn-based writer Mark Prins, a recent Iowa Writers' Workshop grad, discusses (via Zoom) his debut novel, a contemporary reimagining of the Daphne and Apollo myth as the story of an Oxford classics professor who falls in love with a grad student and deliberately sabotages her career to keep her close.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2022-01. Free. 585-5567.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Open Stage

All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up (doors open 7:30 p.m.) to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark. $3 (members, seniors, & students, $2). [venue info]

Blue LLama: Aguanko

Local Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble led by composer-percussionist Alberto Nacif. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Zal Gaz Grotto: Keller/Kocher & Co

Straight-ahead jazz by this top-notch local ensemble led by vibes player Kocher and bassist Keller. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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