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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of March 11, 2019

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Monday


March 2019
 10 a.m.-noon 

"Michigan's Schools are Failing: What Can We do About It?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Participants will see the evidence of the decline of Michigan's schools over recent decades, consider the causes, and examine educational innovations and successes throughout the state. General topics to be covered include: Persistently deteriorating student achievement data, failing national and state political support for public education, state educational policy and administrative chaos: who is accountable for what; growing financial disparity and educational inequality; threats to local and state economic prosperity and social equity; the need for sustained, well-financed, public-spirited, powerful citizen-led engagement.
Dr. Beverley Geltner has more than 40 years' experience in public and higher education, she is a tenured professor at Oakland and Eastern Michigan Universities. This Study Group will meet Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. March 11th through 25th.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]


 6-7:15 p.m. 

"Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less an instructor coaches multiple students on the aerial silks

If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you!
Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 75 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
This intro level class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic skill on all apparatus, including ascent/descent, mount/dismount, foot locks, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position. It should be repeated until your instructor clears you for beginning level classes.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



12

Tuesday


March 2019
 10 to 11:30 a.m. 

"Macroeconomics Prospects for Us and the Globe": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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After an unusually slow recovery from the global recession in 2008, macroeconomic conditions in the U.S. have improved markedly over the past few years. Economic growth has also improved in other countries, though the pace of that expansion has become increasingly uneven, and prospects for future growth have become increasingly uncertain. This lecture will consider how escalating trade tensions and policy shifts in the U.S. are likely to impact U.S. and global growth going forward.
Speaker Kathryn Dominguez is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She teaches in the Ford School and the Department of Economics, where she also serves as the Director of the Honors Program. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Yale University, and taught at Harvard before joining the Michigan faculty in 1997.
Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. $10 Day Pass - $25 five lecture series (see the web site). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Early Spring Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Program: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Literacy.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation practice, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

"Origins of the Italian Renaissance": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Most people, if asked about the Italian Renaissance, would respond with something about Leonardo di Vinci or Michelangelo. But from where did these artists get their ideas and who hired them to create their masterpieces?
This class will introduce students to the art and literature of what is called the proto-Renaissance of the 14th and early 15th centuries. We will take a look at Dante's Divine Comedy, Petrarch and the origins of the Italian sonnet and Boccaccio's Decameron, the introduction of which is the only contemporary account of the Plague. The background for all of these accomplishments was the rise of the merchant class and the social and economic repercussions of the arrival of plague in 1347.
Be ready for a little homework so you can come prepared to discuss and ask questions. This Study Group led by Susan Nenadic will meet Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., March 12 - April 9.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street, RM 7/8. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, 2-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and teens hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



13

Wednesday


March 2019
 10a.m.-12p.m. 

"The Transformation of Michigan's Central Campus: 1963-2003 - OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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As Michigan entered the second half of the 20th century, its campus was in the midst of a transition from the 40-acre parcel of the 19th century to a larger and technologically more complex campus. In 1963 a new planning approach was developed that was much better suited to the realities of higher education in the post-World War II era. This approach transformed the campus from a loosely organized, unattractive setting with numerous functional and organizational problems to the more coherent, functional, and attractive campus of today.
This two hour presentation will focus on the key role played by open space, circulation systems, and community interface as well as architecture to achieve the desired outcome - a functional, well organized, pedestrian-oriented, and aesthetically harmonious campus. The emphasis will be on the implementation process and how the desired results were obtained, rather than theories of campus planning or the personalities involved. It will give insight in
Turner Sernior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Democracy: Its History and Its Meaning Today": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We will explore the history and meaning of the idea of democracy. We will see how the idea of democracy has evolved in response to various historical situations, from its expression in the voice of a small self-governing ancient Greek city state, to the French and American revolutionary attempts to codify popular sovereignty, to becoming a universal aspiration expressed as a United Nations declared human right of the self-determination of peoples. Larry Berlin and John Rowntree will lead the discussions.
"Can Democracy Work" by James Miller (available at Literati Bookstore) will be the text and readings to be supplied. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., March 13 - April 24.
Church of the Good Shepherd, library, 2145 Independence Blvd. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

The Mystery Book Club.

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Mystery lovers, looking for new authors to read? Each month this group selects an author and you are free to read any book or books of your choice from that author's repertoire. Then, the following month we discuss that author's ideas and writing techniques to learn how they are applied across his/ her books. We will also talk about what we liked or disliked about the book or books we read. "Please read any book by Rhys Bowen for the first session." This Study Group led by Sydney Kaufman will meet Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) and Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshops": National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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People living with chronic diseases and their caregivers can learn to manage long-term health challenges in two no-cost workshops. PATH (Personal Action toward Health) provides skills and tools to help anyone with long term health problems, such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, cancer, kidney disease, arthritis, or other diseases. Powerful Tools for Caregivers provides coping strategies for anyone who is a family caregiver. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living have partnered to make these programs accessible to persons with disabilities and their caregivers. The six-week classes run concurrently so that someone with a chronic disease and their caregiver can attend at the same time.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. Free. 7342229800. PATHprograms@nkfm.org nkfm.org [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

"Planning a Successful Vegetable Garden": Community Enrichment, Washtenaw Community College.

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The best vegetable garden is the one that takes into account your space, money, time, ability and preferences. This class teaches you what you need to consider to make your vegetable garden a success-well before you sow the first seed or plant the first veggie. We'll cover how to decide on size, type, location, soil enhancements, what to grow, the tools and growing aides you'll need, and what tasks you can expect throughout the growing season.
You do not have to be enrolled as a WCC student to take this lifelong learning class. Washtenaw County residents age 65+ can join for free.

Register at https://goo.gl/rACJnQ or by calling 734-677-5060.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr. $29 -- free to Washtenaw County residents 65+. 734-677-5060. https://goo.gl/rACJnQ [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Class: Deepening Awareness": Jewel Heart.

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Becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations through meditation opens the door to understanding the nature of our mind and how it influences our experience. Instructors will provide light guidance and practice meditation sessions.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/ann-arbor/ [map]


14

Thursday


March 2019
 6 p.m. 

"Show Me the Money - Financing Your Business": Ann Arbor SCORE.

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From SBA Loans to crown funding, entrepreneurs want to know how to raise capital to start or grow their business. Led by a SCORE financial expert, this workshop will take you through the basics of where to look for capital, how to prepare to ask for funding and more!
Topics covered include:
- SBA Loan Programs
- Microloans
- Alternative Financing
- Loan Terms and Conditions
- The 5 Components of Credit Worthiness
- SCORE Resources
Sign up at
https://annarborarea.score.org/event/show-me-money-financing-101
NEW Center Building, 1100 N. Main Street. $10. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org annarborarea.score.org [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this 90 minute class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. You will also learn how to set up and break down the X-Poles, so that you will be able to use them when you are cleared for open gym.
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class.
All genders are welcome in every class at the Aviary. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



15

Friday


March 2019
 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

"The Business of Photography Boot Camp": The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College.

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Cost: $25 per person - Lunch Included (FREE for current WCC students*)
* Email entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu for WCC student discount code
Lessons in business and practical tips in professional photography. Learn how to start, build or grow your business through presentations and discussions with working professional photographers.
Topics & Speakers:
Time Management & Strategy - Jim Parker
Marketing, Branding & Websites - Dayna Mae Mager
Pricing, Proposals & Copyright - Steve Rich & Ann Savage
Networking & Getting Leads - Rob Woodcox
Register Here: http://store.wccnet.edu/ec
Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr. $25 for public, FREE for current WCC students. 7342495880. entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu http://ec.wccnet.edu/archives/event/business-photography-boot-camp?instance_id=636 [map]



 11 a.m. -noon 

"Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Join us for a tour to learn more about the Clements Library and its collections. Tours begin with a presentation about our new space and an opportunity to view the current exhibit, "Over There" with the American Expeditionary Forces in France During the Great War. This exhibit, featuring collections preserved at the Clements, highlights the first-hand accounts of American soldiers serving in the Great War in 1917-18. Through their handwritten letters, death reports, postcards, photographs, and objects, glimpse the day-to-day lives, longings, and horrific realities of war they experienced while fighting "Over There" on the Western Front.
This session will meet on Friday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Clements Library, 909 South Uniiversity Avenue. $10. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 5:45-7 p.m. 

"Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less an instructor coaches multiple students on the aerial silks

If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you!
Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 75 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
This intro level class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic skill on all apparatus, including ascent/descent, mount/dismount, foot locks, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position. It should be repeated until your instructor clears you for beginning level classes.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6-7:15 p.m. 

"Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less an instructor coaches multiple students on the aerial silks

If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you!
Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 75 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
This intro level class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic skill on all apparatus, including ascent/descent, mount/dismount, foot locks, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position. It should be repeated until your instructor clears you for beginning level classes.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



16

Saturday


March 2019
 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"How Home Happens": Ann Arbor Real Estate Associates.

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THINKING OF MAKING THAT NEXT HOUSING MOVE, BUT NOT REALLY SURE WHERE TO BEGIN?
PLEASE JOIN US WHILE WE HAVE A WORKSHOP-STYLE SEMINAR, TO GET YOU ORGANIZED AND MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE WILL BE OFFERING VALUE ADDED PLANNING TOOLS, ACCESS TO OUR VENDOR NETWORK, HOUSE HUNTING TIPS, FINANCING, THE LOCAL CONTRACT AND SO MUCH MORE TO GET YOU PLANNING ALL OF YOUR NEXT MOVES.
WE AT THE ANN ARBOR REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES ARE IN YOUR SERVICE.
LET US MOVE YOU
ANN ARBOR SENIOR CENTER, 1320 Baldwin Ann Arbor MI 48104. Free. 7343954990. a2realestatelady@gmail.com www.AnnArborRealEstateAssociates.com [map]






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