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

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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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+).

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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+).

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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]



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Tuesday


May 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

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

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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]



 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]


 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]


15

Wednesday


May 2019
 1-3 p.m. 

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

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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]



 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.

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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]



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.

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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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