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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Coffee with a Cop": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Home safety, scams, and other topics in person with an Ann Arbor police officer.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email or call 998-9353. [map]

 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 (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. [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 or call 998-9353. [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 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, [map]

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Euchre: Turner Senior Wellness Center.

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2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email 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 Free. 734-998-9351.

 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). 548-9729. [map]

 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Toward a Theorization of Nested Memory": U-M Center for Armenian Studies.

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U-M Manoogian fellow Helen Makhdoumian outlines her model for understanding overlapping memories of geopolitical violence.
555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Livestream available by registering at Free. 764-6453. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Outlook for Abortion Rights in 2022": League of Women Voters of Washtenaw County Brews & Views.

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Talk (via Zoom & Facebook) by U-M law professor Leah Litman.
Preregister at or Free. 272-3634.

 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 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, [map]

 7-8:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word over Zoom": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore.

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All invited to read and discuss (via Zoom) poetry or short fiction. Have your original work ready to share, if you wish.
7-8:45 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for URL email Free. [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. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Big Hurt": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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L.A.-based critic and essayist Erika Schickel joins writer-editor Meghan Daum to discuss (via Zoom) her new book, a darkly funny memoir about coming of age in a literary household, being expelled from prep school for sleeping with her teacher, and finding her voice in the predatory world of 1970s Manhattan.
For URL see Free. 585-5567.

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Behind the Scenes at an Election": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Washtenaw County clerk Larry Kestenbaum discusses the work that his office does to put on an election.

Grange Hall, 3337 Ann Arbor Saline Road, please enter by the front door. Free. Mask and proof of vaccination is required. A photo of the vaccination card may be emailed to beforehand, if you wish.

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. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ark: Skerryvore

This Scottish Celtic pop-rock band formed as a quartet on the Scottish Isle of Tiree in 2005. Since then they've grown to an octet, released several albums, and won some prestigious awards. They blend their traditional roots with influences from country to Cajun. $22. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Aguanko

Local Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble led by composer-percussionist Alberto Nacif. Tonight's show is a WEMU Fundraiser, with tickets (price TBA) available at Times TBA. [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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