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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of May 13, 2019

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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13

Monday


May 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Rosie the Riveter and the Willow Run Bomber Plant": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

This class will be a lecture with audience participation/ questions/comments surrounding the history of Rosie the Riveter and women in the defense plants during the WWII years. It will highlight the story of Willow Run Bomber Plant and bring to light the "Save the Bomber Plant Campaign" and the Veteran's Oral History Project, with which she is very involved.
Claire Dahl's, your instructor, background is in teaching. She taught Advanced Placement U.S. History at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School for 20 years.
She has now retired and is part of the Public Relations Committee for the Yankee Air Museum. In that capacity, Claire is a Tribute Rosie and does presentations in many venues. She has a Master's Degree in American Studies, with an emphasis on Women's Studies and lives in Ann Arbor. This Study Group will meet Monday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., May 13.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

"Virgil's Aeneid": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

We will read and discuss this great Roman epic poem (Robert Fagles' translation, Penguin Classics), which has been a key component of the Western canon for centuries. The schedule is as follows: session one - Introduction, session two - Books 1 through 4, session three - Books 5 through 8, session four Books 9 through 12.
Marilyn Scott, your instructor, has led many OLLI study groups and has taught the Aeneid in Latin. This Study Group will meet Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., May 13 - June 24.
University Commons, Houghton Room, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $40. 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]



14

Tuesday


May 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Basics of Retirement Investing": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

The class will focus on the basics of investments including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and more. You will learn your personal risk tolerance and apply it to an asset allocation model.
We will demystify the markets and learn how to create and re-balance a portfolio. Your facilitator is John Sepp, a veteran of the securities industry.
This Study Group will meet Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., May 14 - May 28.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Fall and Rise of Income Inequality in the United States": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

  community member   < less Tuesday

Income inequality in the United States decreased dramatically between 1928 and 1944. This "Great Convergence" was driven primarily by changes in public policies. Many of these relatively egalitarian policies were reduced or reversed in the 1970s and 1980s. Largely as a result of these policy reversals, income inequality has increased dramatically during the "Great Divergence" of the last 40 years. Professor Ballard will discuss the economics and politics behind these changes.
Charles L. Ballard is an author and award-winning Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and numerous other government agencies and research institutions, both in the United States and abroad. He has received a number of National Science Foundation grants and outstanding teaching awards.
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]



 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]


 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

"The Climate is Changing: What's a Planet to Do? OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less

Climate change is real, it's serious, and it's solvable! Through lecture and discussion, we'll gain an understanding of where we are, how we got here, and what we can do about it. Various experts will take us on a journey exploring this multi-faceted issue. We'll touch on science, alternative energies, human health, local impacts, national security, psychology, and justice issues. We'll look at strategies for reducing emissions such as land use, transportation, and carbon pricing. Speakers will include volunteers with the non-partisan Citizens' Climate Education and the Climate Reality Project.
Instructor Barbara Lucas is a journalist with a masters in Environmental Policy. The Study Group will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. from May 14 through May 21.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $15. (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]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

  community member   < less

"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]



15

Wednesday


May 2019
 1-3 p.m. 

"Remember Their Names: Family History Narratives": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

The course will focus on use of interviews, archival materials, and memories to develop narrative portraits of family members. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., May 15 - May 22.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

"A Rare Find: The Discovery of the Rough Sketch of the King's Domain at Detroit, 1790 - OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Curator of Maps Brian Leigh Dunnigan will share the serendipitous acquisition of a depicted plan of Detroit in 1790 by Captain David William Smith. This unknown, rare map of Detroit provides early history, six years before the British troops made way for the United States troops. This map hand-drawn and hand-colored by Smith is a wonderful addition to the existing stellar map collection at the Clements.
This session will meet on Wednesday, May 15, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Clements Library, 909 South University Avenue. $10. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Free Estate Planning Workshop": Legacy Law Center.

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At this FREE workshop we will discuss the following, and answer your questions:
Do I need a Will, a Trust, or neither? How do I avoid probate?
How to Protect my assets from Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Costs that can exceed $10,000 per month.
Learn how to preserve your savings for your children if your surviving spouse remarries.
Avoid having your most important asset mistakenly end up in Probate.
Protecting my family from poor financial decisions, creditors, and your children's ex-spouses.
Why my current Will, Trust or Estate Plan may not work the way I expect.
Why putting property in your children's names may be a mistake.
This workshop fills up fast, so reserve your seat now.
Call for reservations today.
734.995.2383 or email info@elderlawannarbor.com
Attend this event and receive a Free, no obligation, private consultation with one of Legacy Law Center's Attorneys in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor District Library (Westgate Branch), 2503 Jackson Ave (In Westgate Shopping Center), Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734-995-2383. info@elderlawannarbor.com www.elderlawannarbor.com [map]



16

Thursday


May 2019
 11:30 a.m. 

"WXW: Art of Connecting": Women's Exchange of Washtenaw.

  community member   < less

Learn what it means and feels like to be seen, heard, and valued - even when there are opposing points of views. In this interactive, thought provoking workshop you will explore connecting with others beyond social media, meeting for coffee and networking events. We will delve into what it means and feels like to be seen, heard and valued even when there are opposing points of views.
You will walk away with useful life skills for your work and personal life.
Mediterrano Restaurant, 2900 S. State St. $25 if you register by May 9th $30.00 if you register after May 9th $35.00 if you do not register in advance and need pay at the door. marketing@wxwbusiness.com https://wxwbusiness.com/events/05_2019-connecting/ [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]



17

Friday


May 2019
 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]



18

Saturday


May 2019
 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]


 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Bushcraft Workshop": Fjallraven Ann Arbor.

  community member   < less

Come by Fjällräven Ann Arbor located at 213 S. Main St. on Saturday May 18th and May 25th from 12:00pm-6:00pm to see some hands-on bushcraft activities with Kevin Dean of Tawodi Nature School.
Fjallraven Ann Arbor, 213 South Main Street. Free. 7345855628. annarborretail@fjallraven.us https://www.facebook.com/fjallravenannarbor/photos/a.418522471957171/585701685239248/?type=3&theater [map]






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