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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 10, 2022






 
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 9:30-11:30 a.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]


 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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"It's All About Life and Dignity": U-M Medical School Program on Health, Spirituality and Religion.

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Talk (via Zoom) by anti-death penalty advocate Sister Helen Prejean, author of the bestseller from which the 1993 film Dead Man Walking was adapted.
For URL see events.umich.edu/event/89288 Free.


 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]


 1-3 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]


 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.  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]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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To highlight what he calls "the ugly truth about the centrality of slavery to the Confederate enterprise," local amateur Civil War historian James F. Epperson discusses the 1863 incursion into Pennsylvania by Confederate general Albert Jenkins' cavalry to pursue Black people, with the intent of taking them into slavery.
For URL email jfepperson@gmail.com. Free. aacwrt.org.


 7:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Club member Alvey Jones presents examples of the 1st airmail stamps, issued by the U.S. and other countries in 1918. Also, a mini stamp auction.
Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. arbor@provide.net, 761-5859. [map]


 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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Hand Made Tale": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Livestreamed talk by Katherine Tilton, an Oregon-based designer and fabric artist who has designed patterns for Vogue and Butterick and her own line of clothing and accessories. Today she shares an overview of her work, including a new upcycling project. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
For URL, go to AnnArborFiberArts.org/contact. Free. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com.


 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]


 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! 

CANCELLED "Pirates of Penzance" auditions: University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS).

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UMGASS has postponed its production of the Pirates of Penzance until the fall semester.
Student Theater Arts Complex (STAC), 1202 Kipke Drive. Free. umgassexec@umich.edu. umgassexec@umich.edu www.umgass.org [map]



 
 
 

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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