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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 19, 2022






 
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 All day.  Online 

"Sermon": Davóne Tines & The Philadelphia Orchestra (University Musical Society Digital Presentation).

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Jan. 14-24. Bass-baritone Tines, accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, performs this program that intersperses readings with 3 songs, all on social justice themes. The music is highlighted by "You Want the Truth, but You Don't Want to Know" from Anthony Davis's opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, a role Tines will perform at Michigan Opera Theatre in May. Also, "Vigil," a song dedicated to the memory of Breonna Taylor that Tines co-wrote with Igee Dieudonné, and "Shake the Heavens" from John Adams' Nativity oratorio El Niño. This free online presentation is in anticipation of the Philadelphia Orchestra's upcoming UMS concerts in March.
Anytime from Jan 14 until Jan. 24. For URL, go to ums.org/performance/digital-presentation-sermon-davone-tines-the-philadelphia-orchestra, or preregister to be reminded. Free. 764-2538.


 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"What's Your I-Factor?: Writing for Self-Discovery and Healing": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This study group will be online. This one-morning, two-hour presentation will include lecture, storytelling, and discussion about the power of the I-Factor if you're looking for resolution, understanding, and healing through writing. Students will learn to harness the energy of freewriting no matter where they currently are with their books.
Instructor Ken Wachsberger will lead this study group.
This study group will meet Wednesday January 19.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $10. 7349989351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress"

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Online talk by licensed social worker Mariko A. Foulk.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Senior Naturalist: Winter Predators": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All age 55 & up invited to join WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle on a brief walk to discuss how non-hibernating carnivorous animals survive the winter.
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt Rd. Meet at Medford Pavilion. Free. Preregistration required at boglee@washtenaw.org. [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 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]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Space Exploration: What's New?": American Association of University Women.

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Talk by SRI International engineer Line van Nieuwstadt.
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. For livestream URL see AnnArbor-MI.aauw.net. Free. Vaccination and masks required. (844) 973-6287. [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]


 1-3:15 p.m.  Online 

"The Origin & Evolution of Earth II": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This study group will be online. The class will follow earth from the formation of continents to distant future using Robert Hazen's excellent DVD lectures from the Teaching Company supplemented with the latest findings. We'll view two-30 minute lectures per class, each followed by 20 minutes for questions and discussion. (The full course has 48 lectures; we'll cover the second 24.)
The study group leader, Dick Chase worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and taught physics at several levels. At OLLI, he has taught 21 science courses and led five book discussion groups. This study group will meet Wednesdays beginning January 19 through April 6.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $50. 7349989351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 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.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Volunteer Info Session: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.

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Volunteer Info Session to learn more about becoming a Big in our community based program, attend one of our weekly virtual Information Sessions.
Online. Free. Online. Jasmine.Edwards@bbbswashtenaw.org www.wcbbbs.org/big


 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]


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A2 Retro Tech Meetup": All Hands Active.

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All invited to bring your old tech to show off via Zoom-anything from older computers from the 70s-90s to phones and telegraph equipment, or even a typewriter that hasn't worked for years. Also, members go over what other retro computer events there are to attend throughout the year.
For URL see MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free, but donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.


 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Common and Least Terns in Chesapeake Bay": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Club member Matt Hack discusses his field work monitoring breeding

terns and banding chickson a Chesapeake Bay island.
For online URL see facebook.com/washtenawaudubon. Free.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Gregory Lee: U-M School of Music.

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This University of Oklahoma violin professor performs a program TBA.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin & U-M Moore Bldg. Free. Masks required. 764-0594. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Center-Mid": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Pioneer High English teacher Jeff Kass, an award-winning poet, discusses (via Zoom) his debut young adult novel, a coming-of-age story about a high school field hockey captain navigating on-field and off-field drama.
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]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Ypsi Alehouse: Norm & Sandy

Local duo of singer-guitarists. [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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