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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of November 1, 2021

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Monday


November 2021
 10:00 a.m. 

Bridge Class: R.G. Enterprises via City of Ann Arbor at Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Bridge class on Bridge Defense begins 9/20 and runs 13 weeks. Time is 10:00am-11:30am Students need to buy the text "Defense in the 21st Century" by Audrey Grant. Register via phone or in person or online at Ann Arbor Senior Center. For questions, call the Center at 734-794-6250 or email instructor at ray62856@gmail.com. Masks required.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $130 members, $156 non-members. 7347693994. ray62856@gmail.com [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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In "Think Again", Adam Grant examines ways we could and should question our opinions and attempt to open other people's minds. Many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn.
You will learn how an international debate champion wins arguments and how the author has coaxed Yankee fans to root for the Red Sox.
Instructor Gerry Lapidus has conducted OLLI book discussions since 2005. The classes are informal and conversational. He leads the first week's discussion and requests volunteers to lead the remaining sessions while he serves as moderator. Please read the Prologue and Section 1 (p.1-32) for the first session.
This study group will meet on Mondays for six weeks beginning on November 1. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
This Study Group will be online. Online. $35. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 3-5 p.m.  Online 

"The Bee Lady Talks": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Explore the life of the honeybee in and out of the hive. Instructor Victoria Dluzen McIntyre is an amateur apiarist whose love of honeybees comes to her naturally - her family name 'dluzen' means 'keeper of the 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.
Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
This Study Group will be online. Online. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



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Wednesday


November 2021
 1-1:50 p.m.  Free! 

"Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know": U-M Center for Positive Organizations Positive Links Speaker Series.

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Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones.
Join us for a virtual fireside chat with Adam Grant, Wharton's top-rated professor and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take. He'll share his bold ideas and rigorous evidence from his new book, Think Again, that reveals we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everyth
Virtual. Free. cpo-events@umich.edu https://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/events/think-again/



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Friday


November 2021
 10-11 a.m.  Online 

"Southern Cuisine in the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This Study Group will be online. The Janice Bluestein "Longone Culinary Archive" encompasses thousands of documents illuminating the production, promotion, preparation, presentation, consumption, and appreciation of food and drink in America. This presentation will focus on materials from the American South and will offer an introduction to Southern Cuisine and its representation in print through published cookbooks of the 19th and 20th centuries, from Mary Randolph's 1824 "The Virginia House-Wife" to Mary Jackson and Lelia Wishart's 1971 "The Integrated Cookbook".
NOTE: Please be aware that this lecture includes some publications with racist images and text, which will be discussed within historical context.
Juli McCloone leads this course on Friday November 5 from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org







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