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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of September 10, 2018

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

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September 2018
 10 a.m. 

Tina Hotchkiss teaches art at Ypsilanti Community Center: Ypsilanti Township Recreation Dept.

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This fun, step-by-step class is appropriate for beginner or intermediate artists.
Students will master many watercolor techniques used by professional artists.
Please note each session's focus.
A list of supplies provided at first class.
Sessions begin September 10 and continue until October 18, 2018
Session I: Watercolor/ Pen/ink ON Monday morning (10 a.m.) and Thursday evenings (7 p.m.)
Session II: Watercolor and colored pencil
Monday morning (10 a.m.) and Thursday evenings (7 p.m.)
50 & beyond members= $40.00
Ypsi Township residents = $40.00
Non- residents = $55.00
Ypsilanti Community Center, 2025 East Clark Road, Ypsilanti. $45-$55. 734-544-3815. [map]

 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Refugee Foster Care Informational Session: Samaritas Refugee Youth Services.

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Could you provide a home to a refugee youth without family?
Unaccompanied refugee minors from around the world are waiting for foster homes to give them the opportunity of safety, family, and a
future. Register for an informational session to learn more about the need and what it takes to be a foster parent!
Contact Kayla Park at (517) 321-7663 or to RSVP or for more information.
Samaritas, 3820 Packard St #170, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. (517)827-5179. [map]



September 2018
 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]



September 2018
 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Soaring High, Delving Deep with Literature from Around the World": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In these sessions, participants will discover how writers from around the world see the world and how they perceive the past, the present, and the future of their societies. Do we, educated Americans, see our world in ways similar or different from the ways those writers see it? On what do we agree or disagree with these writers? Let us fly together with these writers and look at the world through their perceptive eyes.

Our first journey will be in the world of a novel titled Exit West. Our tour guide will be the book's author Mohsin Hamid. Please come to the first meeting having read the novel and ready to fly… Subsequent readings/discussions will be determined at the first meeting, according to the group's interests.
This study group will meet 1:30-3:30, on September 12, October 10, November 14, February 5, 2019, March 5,2019, and April 2, 2019.
Instructor: Adnan Salhi
Community Health Services Building, Suite A2, 2025 Traverwood Drive (behind/North of Turner Senior Resource Center. $35. (734) 998-9351. [map]

 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction. The One Prayer is about having a vision, following your heart, but is also very concrete and practical. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Joanna Myers at or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. [map]

 6 p.m. 

Fall Gardening Tips: WCC Lifelong Learning.

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Fall is a great time for planting. Find out how to grow and harvest cold-weather vegetables and plant bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees for bloom next year. Learn how to prepare your garden beds for a long winter's nap, protect tender and potted plants, and what to do with all those leaves. Discover great plants for fall color and how to clean and store your garden hand tools for next year. You do not have to be a WCC student to enroll in this lifelong learning class. Class is free to Washtenaw County residents age 65+.
Washtenaw Communnity College, Morris Lawrence Bldg, Room ML 128, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800. $29. 734-677-5060. [map]

 6-8:30 p.m. 

Four Week Lamaze Childbirth Education Class: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Our four week childbirth class is our most comprehensive childbirth education option. This class meets on four consecutive Wednesdays from 6-8:30 pm, with additional material available online.We are proud to partner with UM and offer this class at the Family Center at Von Voigtlander Hospital. This class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and covers a wide range of topics including: anatomy of late pregnancy, signs of labor, stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor, common medical interventions, pain relief options, newborn procedures, and the early postpartum period. The emphasis is on informed decision making and working with your healthcare provider to create a birth plan that is right for you and your family. Each class includes small group activities and practice of labor positions and comfort measures.
Von Voigtlander Hospital Family Center, 1540 East Hospital Drive. $210. 734-221-0158. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

An Evening of Poetry and the Written Word: Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

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Poetry workshop. All writers welcome to share
and discuss their poetry or short fiction.
Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson
see our blog at Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
Crazy Wisdomn Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 7346652757. [map]

 7:15 p.m. 

"Mr. Smooth's Basic Ballroom": Ypsilanti Township Recreation Department.

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"Mr. Smooth's Detroit Style Ballroom" classes offer students the opportunity to improve their health and socialize while learning ballroom style dancing.
"Mr. Smooth Certified" Instructors Orlando Arnold and Annie Gill will be teaching you this style of dance that combines the benefits of exercise with fun and grace.
SESSION I November 12- October 24, 2018 7:15 pm -8:15 pm
SESSION II November 7 - December 12, 2018 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Center room 204
Activity fee: $49.00
Registration due one week prior to event
18 +
Dress comfortably; leather bottom shoes preferred (no gym shoes or flip flops).
If you have health concerns, please check with your doctor first.
Ypsilanti Community Center, 2025 E Clark Rd., Ypsilanti. $49/ session. 734-544-3800. [map]



September 2018
 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Recruiting in the Age of Googlization": SCORE.

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The line between science fiction and reality is blurring. Come hear Author and TEDx speaker, Ira S. Wolfe, discuss how the convergence of the wired, tired and technology is disrupting business and the future of work and recruitment. This is a FREE event.
Avoid 5 recruiting blunders that cripple organizations
How to hire more quality candidates faster
Using Google to power up small business recruitment
Eastern Michigan University College of Business, Gary M. Owen Building, 300 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. [map]



September 2018
 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Intro to Arduino Workshop": TinkerTech.

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Program the world around you with the Arduino microcontroller. This device was designed for those with no programming experience, so even if you've never programmed anything before, this workshop is for you. If you already have some programming experience, consider our Arduino Sensor Lab workshop.
Ages: 12 years through Adult
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $45. 734-707-8019. [map]



September 2018
 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Community Bicycle Repair: Common Cycle.

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Common Cycle's volunteer-run, co-operative workspace is open to the public weekly on Sundays from 11AM-3PM. Visitors are welcome to seek help from volunteers and/or make use of community tools to resolve maintenance issues or work on personal projects.
CC volunteers range from experienced mechanics to interested newbies, and we help all kinds of cyclists fix all kinds of bikes. The only requirement for getting help is that visitors be willing to get their hands dirty. Assistance from Common Cycle is free, and donations are welcome.
Common Cycle Workspace, 416 W Huron, Suite #11. Free. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Infant Health and Safety": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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This two hour class meets from 1-3pm on a Sunday afternoon (September 16th, October 21st, or December 2nd) at Align Chiropractic. Appropriate for both pregnant couples and those with infants, this class provides an overview of the essential health and safety information you need to know for baby's first year. Topics covered include safe sleep, infant CPR, choking, safety-proofing, and medical emergencies. Please note, this class does not provide CPR certification, although you will get a chance to practice Infant CPR and choking techniques and receive feedback.
Cost includes mom and partner. Babies in arms are welcome. You may add an additional caregiver for $25 by contacting us at
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $50. 734-221-0158. [map]

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