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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of November 29, 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]


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Tuesday


November 2021
 9:30 a.m. 

Bridge Class: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Bridge Class titled: 2/1 Game Force Bidding System
Text: 2 Over 1 Game Force by Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell
The class is for those who have a good knowledge of the Std. Amer. Bidding system and are ready to learn a system similar to that with extra gadgets added to improve bidding accuracy. The first 60-75 minutes will be used for lecture with the remaining time left for students to play hands with analysis provided. The 2/1 system is becoming more popular today in the USA. Students are to pre-pay or pay on first day of class. For more info, contact the Senior Center at 794-6250 or the instructor at ray62856@gmail.com.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $100 members/ $120 non-members. 7347693994. ray62856@gmail.com [map]


 Noon  Free!  Online 

Washtenaw County Info Session: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.

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Being a part of our School Based Mentoring program allows Bigs and Littles to create a friendship participating in activities located at a local School. Bigs and Littles meet at the same day and time each week, and commit to a year match together. Bigs work with BBBS staff to plan activities and BBBS plans group gatherings during the summer months to help stay connected. BBBS is currently enrolling for our Lunch Buddies program at Estabrook Elementary in Ypsilanti. To learn more, attend one of our weekly virtual Information Sessions.
Online, 11 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. Online. 7349750933. Rachel.Sulkowski@BBBSWashtenaw.org www.wcbbbs.org/big [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

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

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Bridge class on Bridge for Beginners begins 9/14 and runs 13 weeks with no class on 11/2. Time is 12:30pm-2:00pm. Students need to buy the text "Bidding 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]


 1-3:30 p.m.  Online 

"John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath": Novel and Film": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Instructor Mary Engelhardt will facilitate a discussion of John Steinbeck's novel and John Ford's 1940 film adaptation, with ample time to discuss both. Steinbeck's masterpiece, The "Grapes of Wrath", is a story of human unity and love, confirming the need for cooperation rather than individualism during hard times.
Please secure and read the 455-page novel. First published in 1939, the novel takes place during America's Great Depression, from the Stock Market Crash of October 1929 to the start of World War II. A long drought and high winds impacted large parts of the American Midwest, creating what was called the Dust Bowl. Many people in the lower Midwest moved elsewhere, hoping to find fertile land on which to make a living.
This study group will meet on Tuesday, November 30 and Wednesday, December 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. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Volunteer Info Session: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.

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Volunteer Info Session to learn more about becoming a Big in our community based program, attend one of our weekly virtual Information Sessions.
Online. Free. Online. Jasmine.Edwards@bbbswashtenaw.org www.wcbbbs.org/big


 6:30-7:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Demystifying Grants and Crowdfunding": WCC Entrepreneurship Center.

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Demystifying Grants and Crowdfunding with Leslie Sobel, Environmental Artist
So you've got a great creative idea for a business or a project and you need to figure out how to fund it. This presentation will give an overview of the world of grants and crowdfunding. These options are not the answer for every need but they can be great tools to expand a creative business, fund a specific project or access training or a residency. Artist/grantwriter Leslie Sobel will share the wealth of options out there to fund projects for creative entrepreneurs. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of what the options are and how to assess which ones might fit their needs.
Register Here: https://servewebinar2.eventbrite.com
Zoom. Free. Online. entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu ec.wccnet.edu



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Wednesday


December 2021
 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Cuba and Venezuela: Contemporary Crises": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
Under Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro both countries formed a formidable alliance that was economic, political, and military. It particularly involved Cuba sending around 35,000 doctors to work in Venezuela in exchange for Venezuela sending around 90,000 barrels of oil a day. Both countries are now in a deep-seated state of crisis. This lecture explores the sources of the crises in both countries and their ongoing alliance.
Silvia Pedraza leads this course on Wednesday December 1 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 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



 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Linguistic Justice": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
Despite many discussions of social justice issues, little attention is being paid to Linguistic Justice. This phrase refers to the ways bias and discrimination play out in spoken and written language.
This course will offer brief readings on linguistic bias in the schools (cf. the Ann Arbor case from years ago), in language policy and planning (cf. English only), in the workplace and in housing, and open discussion of how linguistic justice might support key social justice goals.
Alice Horning leads this course on Wednesdays December 1 through December 22 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 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. $25. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



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Friday


December 2021
 Noon  Online 

"Stop Eating your Feelings (and all that food!)": Foundations of Wellness for Women.

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The holidays are upon us! You know that stress causes you to gain weight, and if you're wishing you knew how to deal with that stress, we're ready to share some practical tips and tools for keeping your calm during the holidays.
Through discussion and role-play with the FWW team (Dr. Suman Tewari, Jen Sprague, and Liza Baker), we will learn how to handle relationships during the holidays, navigate some common holiday scenarios, deal with awkward social situations in a stress-free way,tune in to your emotions, and prepare with mental rehearsals.
Don't go off the rails on your health journey: you can get through the holidays without gaining a pound (you might even lose some weight). Register at: https://bit.ly/FWWStopEatingYourFeelings
online. Online. $12. 734-418-2188. fww@a2hg.net https://foundations-of-wellness-for-women.mailchimpsites.com/







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