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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of November 4, 2019

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Monday


November 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health Leadership Training: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

  community member   < less PATH Logo

Help people with diabetes live healthier lives! The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) seeks leaders for their Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (DPATH) workshops. The multi-day DPATH Leadership Training will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28; Wednesday, October 30; Monday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 6 at the NKFM main office, 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. PATH is an interactive 6-week workshop where two leaders facilitate a group of people learning to manage their diabetes. Coaches support participants by providing information, encouraging progress, and working interactively with the group. Teaching experience is not needed, but participants must attend all four days of training. There is no charge for the training but leaders must commit to facilitating one workshop in the next year. Please pre-register by calling Caitlin Loughery at 800-482-1455, x240 or emailing pathprograms@nkfm.org.
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Rd. Free. 800-482-1455. pathprograms@nkfm.org http://www.nkfm.org/path [map]



 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. 

"Computerized Investing: Using Morningstar Data and Actively Managed Funds": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

Using your computer can help you actively select mutual funds and ETFs for investment. Index funds do not always win. There are managed funds that beat the indexes, but how do you find them, research them, and compare them? We will show you how to use Morningstar and other resources to answer these and other questions about actively managed funds (60) while you explore how to integrate them into your portfolio.
Time permitting, we will explore other web-based investment tools and investing in individual stocks. Dale Brandenburg, instructor, is a retired research professor and Robert Shaw is a director and current Vice-President of the SE Michigan Chapter of Better Investing. This Study Group will meet Mondays November 4 - December 2, 9:30-11:00 am.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"American Mah Jongg for the Novice": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

Don't know your Bam from your Crak? Then come learn American Mah Jongg. American Mah Jongg is a fascinating and rewarding game of skill and chance. It was originally brought to this country in the 1920s by Standard Oil executive Joseph Babcock, who rewrote and simplified the rules, forever distinguishing the game from the traditional version. If you have wanted to learn to play American Mah Jongg or are just curious about the game, this is the course for you. You will learn to recognize the tiles, read and understand the "hands", and practice playing with ongoing review and support.
The course will meet Mondays from 1-3pm from November 4 through December 2 (no class on November 25). The course is taught by Instructor Miriam Shaw, an expert player of many years' experience. The purchase of a current Mah Jongg card is included in the class price.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $38. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Everybody Lies": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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Author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former Google data scientist, lecturer at the Wharton Business School, and NY Times opinion writer, draws this conclusion in the title book. He analyzed data derived from bits of information left on Google, social media, dating, and even porn sites, that reveal people's personal truths. He maintains that Internet searches done in private and social media postings reveal what folks really think and that people lie to friends, lovers, surveys - even themselves.
This study group will read and discuss this book. The first session will cover the Forward and Introduction (p. xi - 24).
Instructor Gerry Lapidus has lead over 50 OLLI book discussion groups on topics such as social science, politics, and religion.
This study group will meet for two hours on Mondays from November 4 through December 16.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C,. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"CARES presents Caring for You Caring for Me": Jewish Family Services.

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Join CARES for a unique, no-cost group which aims to educate and support professional and family caregivers in a relaxed setting. Facilitated by a licensed master social worker, the group will follow a well-established curriculum known to improve the well-being of caregivers.
Specific Topics Covered:
• What it means to be a caregiver
• Taking care of yourself
• Building cooperative relationships
• Preventing and solving problems
• Accessing and developing resources
Participants will learn ways to cope with the stresses and strains of being a caregiver and about resources available locally, regionally and nationally. Group members will have the opportunity to learn from and support one another, share common concerns and promote solutions to everyday caregiving challenges.
For those interested, professional in-home caregiver services may be arranged at no charge so that your loved one will have care at home while
United Way, 2305 Platt Rd. Free. 9895339357. chelsiek@jfsannarbor.org https://form.jotform.com/92795507183164 [map]



 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling & Lyra: A2 Aviary.

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Description:Designed 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!
We'll 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!
Class size is limited. All students must be signed up for class before arriving to the studio, please register via website.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25-$215. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling and Lyra: A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less an aerilist in black and white striped clothing balances on a lyra, text on photo reads don't just s

Designed 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! We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial 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! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

"The Bee Lady Talks": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

Explore the life of the honeybee in and out of the hive. Victoria Dluzen McIntyre, instructor, is an amateur apiarist whose love of honeybees comes to her naturally - her family name "dluzen" means "keeper of bees" in Polish.
Known as "The Bee Lady," Victoria has travelled around southeastern Michigan giving talks (The Bee Lady Talks) to schools, garden clubs, and civic groups. Come and learn about the mysteries of the hive and how 50,000 bees work together for one common good. This Study Group will meet Monday, 6:00-8:00 pm on November 4.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



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Tuesday


November 2019
 1-3 p.m. 

"Anyone who Thinks He Understands Quantum Mechanics Has to have Rocks in His Head": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Quantum physics - the physics of ultra-tiny objects like atoms, molecules, and subatomic particles - is arguably the most successful theory in all of science. It predicts a stunning variety of phenomena to an extraordinary degree of accuracy.
Yet at its foundation quantum physics is seriously flawed, the orthodox "Copenhagen interpretation" replacing locality with "spooky action at a distance".
We will discuss this and several other interpretations using physicist/philosopher Adam Becker's fascinating book, "What is Real?". Please read Part 1 (of 3) for the first session. The fourth session will be a discussion with an expert in the field, TBD (possibly Adam Becker).
Craig Stephan, instructor, is a retired physicist who has led several study groups at OLLI, including ones on cosmology, the Higgs boson and astrophysics. He is quite sure he does not have rocks in his head. This Study Group meets select Mondays and Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm on Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19. and Nov. 25.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $30. 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, and writing practice 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]


 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, two-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 substane use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and young people together 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 co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network and Saint Joe's Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Free, open to all, registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



6

Wednesday


November 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health Leadership Training: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

  community member   < less PATH Logo

Help people with diabetes live healthier lives! The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) seeks leaders for their Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (DPATH) workshops. The multi-day DPATH Leadership Training will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28; Wednesday, October 30; Monday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 6 at the NKFM main office, 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. PATH is an interactive 6-week workshop where two leaders facilitate a group of people learning to manage their diabetes. Coaches support participants by providing information, encouraging progress, and working interactively with the group. Teaching experience is not needed, but participants must attend all four days of training. There is no charge for the training but leaders must commit to facilitating one workshop in the next year. Please pre-register by calling Caitlin Loughery at 800-482-1455, x240 or emailing pathprograms@nkfm.org.
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Rd. Free. 800-482-1455. pathprograms@nkfm.org http://www.nkfm.org/path [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Grant Writing for All": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

  community member   < less Study Group

Participants will learn about different types of grants, how grants are used to fund Geriatric Community Programs, and specific steps to writing a grant proposal. Additionally, participants will work in groups to write an actual grant proposal designed to provide funding for OLLI, Wellness Center, or Silver Club programs. Through a combination of lecture, PowerPoint, discussion, handouts, and hands-on experience participants will learn to write an effective community grant application.
This study group for those 50 and over will meet for two hours on Wednesdays from November 6 through December 4 (except on November 27).
Instructor Beverly Bagozzi, MA, Gerontology, most recently was the OLLI staff member responsible for the preparation of grant applications and grant reports.
Instructor Sara Holmes, MPH, was the Education Coordinator for the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UM and currently serves as Chair of the Silver Club Advisory Council.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C,. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 5-6 p.m. 

"Yoga for People Who Don't Do Yoga but Should": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less a woman in zombie makeup sits in a straddle that emphases her flexibility

Grr, argh! Stiff joints and tight muscles got you feeling like a zombie? Join us for this gentle, introductory class for absolute beginners! This class is especially for desk bound folks who know they should stretch more, but just aren't finding the motivation to do so on their own. Discover your inner bendiness with poses to increase flexibility, especially in the hips and legs, and spend time cultivating core strength and playing with balance. Perfect to help reduce recovery time and prevent injury, this class is appropriate for all levels. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling and Static Trapeze: A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less a student aerilist balances on the aerial silks while the instructor watches, text on photo reads do

Designed 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! We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial 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! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Gateway to the Spiritual Path"

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An introduction to basic Buddhist and spiritual principles,
exploring aspects of the spiritual path embodied by Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. $80. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/ [map]


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Thursday


November 2019
 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]



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Friday


November 2019
 1 - 2:30 p.m. 

"House Sitting: Travel the World and Your Lodging is Free": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

Stay in homes anywhere in the world. Websites connect you with homeowners who are going away on holiday. Imagine immersing in a culture in the French countryside, an apartment in Florence, or a ranch in the Australian bush. While there, look after the home, cut the grass, and look after animals. Stay for a weekend or for months -- at no cost.
Instructors Josie Schneider and Conrad Knutsan have ten years of house sitting experience under our belts and enjoy sharing that knowledge with others in hopes you'll understand the beauty of this way of traveling farther, for longer than you ever dreamed possible. Learn the nuts and bolts of making house sitting happen for you. We've already made the mistakes so that you don't have to. Josie and Conrad's website is www.housesittingtravel.com
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Silks and Lyra: A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less an aerialist in a multi-colored unitard performing on red aerial silks, she is in full extension and

Designed 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! We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial 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! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



9

Saturday


November 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]


10

Sunday


November 2019
 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

Wu Style Tai Chi.

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Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi with Marilyn Feingold. Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this 'soft style' martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Suggested donation $5. Drop ins welcome.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Donation. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling & Lyra: A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less

Description:Designed 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!
We'll 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!
Class size is limited. All students must be signed up for class before arriving to the studio, please register via website.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25-$215. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]







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