Calendar of Events
Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of January 7, 2019
All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]
Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Jan. 7: "Second Chances: From Down and Out to Up and at 'Em." Jan. 14: "Does God Play Favorites?" Jan. 21: "Kids Without a Country: An Immigrant's Story." Jan. 28: "Hard to Be Healthy: TV's Biggest Loser Weighs in."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]
Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]
"What to Expect in Health Policy After the 2018 Election": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.more >
"What to Expect in Health Policy After the 2018 Election": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.< less
Talk by U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation director John Ayanian. 5th in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]
"The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Landscapes": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.more >
"The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Landscapes": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.< less
Join us in January, as we walk humbly and learn more about racism. Racial Justice Film and Discussion Series - Tuesdays in St. Francis School, 7:00 - 8:30pm.
Jan 8 - Short films from Brave New Films; "40 Strangers, 50 Questions" - Are we really a divided country, or do we have more in common than we realize?
Followed by the 3-film series, "RACE-The Power of an Illusion"
Jan 15 - The Difference Between Us
Jan 22 - The Story We Tell
Jan 29 - The House We Live In
St. Francis School, Room 5b, 2270 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Local writer (and mother of 2) Jennifer Traig reads from and discusses her new history of Western parenting that was motivated by such quandaries as why we read our kids fairy tales about homicidal stepparents to how helicopter parenting became the norm. With biting wit and deep insight, Traig attempts to answer the question of whether or not parenting has evolved into something better. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
All age 21 & over invited to discuss Cixin Liu's 2006 novel, set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, about an alien civilization planning to invade Earth.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.
Nov. 6: Everything I Never Told You, U-M grad Celeste Ng's award-winning debut novel about about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.
Dec. 4: Selection of titles for 2019. Participants invited to bring a wrapped book for the annual White Elephant Book Exchange.
Jan. 8: Reading with Patrick, Michelle Kuo's memoir about her relationship, while teaching underprivileged students in Helena (AR), with a gifted student who was later jailed for murder.
Feb. & Mar.: TBA.
7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, ste. 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of the second half of La Fruta del Borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras's novel about a seven-year-old girl living in Bogotá during the drug violence of the 1990s.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
Talk by U-M ecology and evolutionary biology postdoc André Green.
6:45-8:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens rm. 125, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 604-4674.
Discussions and activities. Jan. 9: "Herbs for Pleasure and Purpose." Master Gardener Susan Betz discusses the fundamentals of choosing herbs for home landscapes and gardens.
Feb. 13: Bonnie & Patrick Ion present "Pictorial Tour of the Gardens of Peru."
Feb. 13: Detroit landscaper Jan Bills discusses "Gardening with Comfort, Ease, and Simplicity."
7 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. $5 (members, free). 475-9864. [map]
U-M Arab and Muslim American studies professor Su'ad Abdul Khabeer reads from her new book examining the relationship between Islam and blackness in hip-hop. She also performs her one-woman poetry-theater-dance show, Sampled: Beats of Muslim Life.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]
Club member Bronwen Gates describes the rituals of a traditional Fijian wedding, from her perspective as a non-Fijian mother of the groom. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]
Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]
Jan. 2 & 9. Rebroadcast of this August motivational talk for women by the founder of the popular Chic Site blog. Q&A.
7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $14 & $15 in advance at fathomevents.com
"The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits": History Readers.more >
"The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits": History Readers.< less
All invited to join a discussion, led by retired Army procurement analyst Ron Fiorani, of U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor Tiya Miles' 2017 book about the little-explored history of slavery in Detroit.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]
"The Future of Work: How Will Your Grandkids Make a Living?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.more >
"The Future of Work: How Will Your Grandkids Make a Living?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.< less
Every Thurs., Jan. 3-Feb. 7. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers. Jan. 3: U-M business administration professor Jerry Davis on "What is Going on in the World of Work." Jan. 10: MSU labor relations professor Maite Tapia on "Renewed Activism for the Labor Movement: The Urgency of Young Worker Engagement." Jan. 17: U-M business administration professor Gretchen Spreitzer on "Human Thriving in the New World of Work." Jan. 24: U-M information professor Kentaro Toyama on "Artificial Intelligence and the Vanishing Future of Work." Jan. 31: WCC president & CEO Rose Bellanca on "Preparing Students for the Future of Work." Feb. 7: Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan on "Build a Workplace People Love: Just Add Joy."
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series, $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [map]
All invited to join a discussion, led by Literati Bookstore creative program manager Gina Balibrera Amyx, of this 2017 essay collection on previously neglected black American artists 1963-83.
Noon-1 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery II, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Talk by advanced master gardener Janet Macunovich. Light refreshments.
1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $5. Preregistration required by Jan. 2 at annarborfarmandgarden.org. 330-8521. [map]
Representatives from Washtenaw Literacy provide an introduction to this local nonprofit, which provides free tutoring in basic reading, writing, math, and English as a Second Language
7-8 p.m., CDL McKune rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration requested. 475-8732. [map]
Talk by local aromatherapist Margo Hertzfeld.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]
"Starting from San Francisco: Thomas Rain Crowe in Conversation with Third Mind Books": Nicola's Books.more >
"Starting from San Francisco: Thomas Rain Crowe in Conversation with Third Mind Books": Nicola's Books.< less
Beat Generation scholar Arthur Nusbaum discusses his recent book about post-Beat writers published by Crowe in the 1970s and a 2018 collaboration between the Beat Museum in San Francisco and Nusbaum's local online bookstore, Third Mind Books, which specializes in works by Beat writers. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
University of Texas ethnomusicology professor Sonia Seeman discusses the musical activities of the Bach family in the 17th and 18th centuries and the Turkish Roman Sesler family from the 1920s to today.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several pairings of cheese-friendly hard ciders with delicious artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]
"Understanding the Mind, Learning and Technology": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.more >
"Understanding the Mind, Learning and Technology": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.< less
All invited to join a discussion, led by U-M Brain Imaging Laboratory codirector Ioulia Kovelman, of chapter 3 of Noreen Herzfeld's 2009 book Technology and Religion.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. . [map]
Interfaith Wisdom is a panel of five women from different faith backgrounds who work together to establish community and networks.
First Congregational Church, 608 E. William St. Free. 734-662-1679. email@example.com fccannarbor.org [map]
Veteran Chelsea storyteller and writer Steve Daut, a Second City Comedy Club grad, reads from his new collection of classic Mark Twain stories he adapted for modern audiences. The book also contains historical and performance notes for each tale. Book sale & signing.
2-3:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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