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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of March 25, 2019

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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25

Monday


March 2019
 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]



26

Tuesday


March 2019
 1-3 p.m. 

Mah-Jongg: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

Mah-Jongg is a Chinese game resembling Gin Rummy, but is played with colorful tiles instead of cards. It is easy to learn and can become quite addictive! Classes start with a brief lecture, followed by actual playing of the game with continuous guidance from the instructor. Mah-Jongg sets will be provided. Stuart Baggaley has taught his modified and simplified version of the game at many venues. He is a British World War II veteran (RAF) who emigrated from Norway in 1957, leaving the Fulbright Foundation in Oslo. He retired from UM Medical School (Anatomy) in 1990. This Study Group will meet Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00, March 26 - April 23.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

Tour of Maker Works: Session A: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

Can you imagine a play space for adult hobbyists? It would be equipped with a jaw-dropping array of tools, machines, and supplies. You could learn and create with wood, metal, plastic, etc. There would be 3D printers, table saws, laser cutters, sewing machines, etc. And experts would be there to train you in how to use the equipment. Your family, friends, and neighbors would be amazed at what you create. This unique space exists right here in Ann Arbor.
And you can take a tour with OLLI! Space on the tour is limited to only 15 people, so register quickly. [Don't worry if you are put on a wait list…we can schedule additional tours]. Go to their website to learn more about Maker Works, and find a map to its location (3765 Plaza Drive, just west of Costco, Maker Works pennant flag flying outside). http://www.maker-works.com/
This Study Group led by Josh Williams will meet Tuesday, 2:00-3:30 p.m., March 26.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive (west of Costco). $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2-3:30 p.m. 

Tour of Maker Works: Session A - OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less

Can you imagine a play space for adult hobbyists? It would be equipped with a jaw-dropping array of tools, machines, and supplies. You could learn and create with wood, metal, plastic, etc. There would be 3D printers, table saws, laser cutters, sewing machines, etc. And experts would be there to train you in how to use the equipment. Your family, friends, and neighbors would be amazed at what you create.
This unique space exists right here in Ann Arbor. And you can take a tour with OLLI! Space on the tour is limited to only 15 people, so register quickly. [Don't worry if you are put on a wait list…we can schedule additional tours]. Go to their website to learn more about Maker Works, and find a map to its location (3765 Plaza Drive, just west of Costco, Maker Works pennant flag flying outside). http://www.maker-works.com/
These sessions will be led by Instructor Josh Williams. Session A will be held on Tuesday, March 26
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive. $10. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less

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]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery": Dawn Farm.

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"Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery" will be presented by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist and Didactic Group Facilitator; and Barb Smith, author of "Brent's World." Unresolved grief and loss frequently accompany people throughout the process of moving from the culture of addiction to the culture of recovery. Families of people with addiction experience grief and loss as well. This program will explain various theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that people with substance use disorders and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and discuss how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. The presentation will include a powerful personal story of grief, loss and recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



27

Wednesday


March 2019
 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

  community member   < less PATH logo

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]



 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]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

What Michigan Residents Really Want: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  community member   < less After 5

If you were a member of the Michigan State Legislature, wouldn't you really want to know what your constituents thought? The Center for Michigan has the answers. The Center works to identify citizen priorities for the state legislature and amplify resident voices straight to Lansing.
In 2018, the Center's public engagement team spoke with 8,000 residents at 173 events across the state. Personnel from the Center, led by Alexandra Schmidt, the Public Engagement Director, have been sharing results with our Legislature. Now you can hear too. Ms. Schmidt focuses on discerning how state policy impacts residents' daily lives and amplifying those experiences to achieve stronger public discourse. She holds a bachelor's degree with high honors and distinction in Urban Studies from the University of Michigan. Before joining the Center for Michigan in 2017, she worked with HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the Big 10 Network, TBS, and Comedy Central.
Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street. $10, OLLI membership not required. Open to the Public. 7349989351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



28

Thursday


March 2019
 10 a.m. 

"Art Marketing": Ann Arbor SCORE.

  community member   < less Ann Arbor SCORE logo

Are you tired of showing at art fairs and events - bored stiff as the hours pass, smiling at so many gawkers, talking to the interested, but not committed - and then closing on fewer pieces than anticipated? If you are, then do something about it! Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and Michigan SCORE Director Steve Feinman, formerly of New Orleans, present a fun interactive workshop that will give you proven tips that will help your creative work find a warm and cherished home.
Sign up at
https://annarborarea.score.org/event/art-marketing
NEW Center Building, 1100 N. Main Street. $10. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org annarborarea.score.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bookkeeping 101 for Your Small Business": Ypsilanti District Library.

  community member   < less

Learn the basics of bookkeeping for your small business from CPA Kim Laughton.
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. info@ypsilibrary.org https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/bookkeeping-101-small-business/ [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less multiple smiling students climb multiple poles

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]



29

Friday


March 2019
 2-3:30 p.m. 

Tour of Maker Works: Session B: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

Can you imagine a play space for adult hobbyists? It would be equipped with a jaw-dropping array of tools, machines, and supplies. You could learn and create with wood, metal, plastic, etc. There would be 3D printers, table saws, laser cutters, sewing machines, etc. And experts would be there to train you in how to use the equipment. Your family, friends, and neighbors would be amazed at what you create. This unique space exists right here in Ann Arbor.
And you can take a tour with OLLI! Space on the tour is limited to only 15 people, so register quickly. [Don't worry if you are put on a wait list…we can schedule additional tours]. Go to their website to learn more about Maker Works, and find a map to its location (Maker Works pennant flag flying outside). http://www.maker-works.com/
This Study Group led by Josh Williams will meet Friday, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., March 29.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive (west of Costco). $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2-3:30 p.m. 

Tour of Maker Works: Session B - OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less

Can you imagine a play space for adult hobbyists? It would be equipped with a jaw-dropping array of tools, machines, and supplies. You could learn and create with wood, metal, plastic, etc. There would be 3D printers, table saws, laser cutters, sewing machines, etc. And experts would be there to train you in how to use the equipment. Your family, friends, and neighbors would be amazed at what you create.
This unique space exists right here in Ann Arbor. And you can take a tour with OLLI! Space on the tour is limited to only 15 people, so register quickly. [Don't worry if you are put on a wait list…we can schedule additional tours]. Go to their website to learn more about Maker Works, and find a map to its location (3765 Plaza Drive, just west of Costco, Maker Works pennant flag flying outside). http://www.maker-works.com/
These sessions will be led by Instructor Josh Williams. Session B will be held on Friday, March 29, from 2-3:30 p.m.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive. $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]



30

Saturday


March 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Women and Wealth 2019": A New Path Financial.

  community member   < less

FREE Women's Educational Event - NOTHING WILL BE SOLD!
This fun and interactive event will offer something for women of all ages and levels of financial savvy. There will be door prizes and THERE WILL BE CHOCOLATE!
Many women don't take an active part in their financial lives because they are intimidated or don't know where to start. Worst case, they put off important decisions until it is too late to improve a vulnerable situation. Then life happens: a job change, a loved one gets sick, a child is born, or suddenly it seems retirement is around the corner. That little voice says, "I need to take charge." You have questions, we have answers!
Securities offered through Sigma Financial Corporation, member FINRA (FINRA.org) and SIPC (SIPC.org). Investment Advisory services offered through Sigma Planning Corporation, a Registered Investment Advisor. A New Path Financial, LLC is independent of Sigma Financial Corporation and Sigma Planning Corporation.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105. Free. 734.330.2266. Dpurcell@anewpathfinancial.com Www.anewpathfinancial.com [map]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less

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]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

STEAM at WCC "Chemistry is Fun!": Washtenaw Community College.

  community member   < less

WCC Steam - Free Middle and High School Sessions
"Chemistry is Fun"
March 30, 1-4pm LA 150
Participants will try their hand at building chemical molecules, generating a calibration curve to determine the concentration of an unknown substance, measuring pH of solutions, and competing in a chemistry "quiz"! Facilitated by chemistry faculty, Tracy and Eric Schwab
Register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lqXHN6f3EMUWMXJzwTO9kMMOvYmzyOMFxRnHLMPL56A/edit?fbclid=IwAR2VYjuc11WOXP6E1wdZJvsRQXipPRYiB4L2_BllwTzzUKmWmK2esjwZctA
Crane Liberal Arts and Science Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. sdentel@wccnet.edu http://sites.wccnet.edu/steam/ [map]



31

Sunday


March 2019
 5 p.m.  Free! 

Cannabis Patient Education Group.

  community member   < less

Are you interested in learning more about medical cannabis and how to integrate it into your health care routine? Come on out to our monthly group where you will meet others who use medical cannabis. We cover new topics each month & the group takes place at the Om of Medicine, a medical cannabis provisioning center. This group is open to the public and is set up in our lounge which also happens to be a local art gallery! Come by for community, comfort, and cannabis education!
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main St. Free. 7343698255. info@omofmedicine.org omofmedicine.org [map]







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