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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of June 10, 2019

Ann Arbor is an educated and educational community, providing an ample selection of brown bag lectures, seminars, and other colloquia. The Calendar covers events from authors on book signing tours to politicians on the stump.





 
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Monday


June 2019
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Mar. 11 David Handler's Berger & Mitry mysteries.

Apr. 8: Alan Hunter's George Gently mysteries.

May 13:Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite mysteries.

June 10: Ann Cleeves' George & Molly Palmer-Jones mysteries.

July 8: Martha Grimes's Richard Jury mysteries.

Aug. 12: Jean-Luc Bannalec's Commissaire Georges Dupin mysteries.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Khenpo Karma Tenkyong: Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Chöling.

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June 7 & 10. This Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery (Woodstock, N.Y.) resident teacher discusses "Connecting Your Heart to the Earth: Buddhism and the Environment" (June 7) and "Tales of a Modern Day Buddha: Personal Experiences with the 17th Karmapa" (June 10).
7 p.m., KTC, 614 Miner. Free. 678-7549. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. June 3: "How to Live to 100." June 10: "A Father's Power: How Dads Shape Us, for Better or Worse." June 17: "Can God Love a Mess Like Me?," which begins with a filmed interview with the author of the bestselling Christian novel The Shack. June 24: "Concussions: A Former NFL Player Speaks Out."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Downsizing the Silver Tsunami: Who to Call and Where Does the Stuff Go?": Literati Bookstore.

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Local writer Sharon McRill, owner of the organization and relocation company The Betty Brigade, discusses her book of tips for moving into a smaller home. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Minty and Wilder at Chickamauga": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Columbus Civil War historian Eric Wittenberg discusses the roles of Union colonels Robert Minty and John T. Wilder at the 1863 battle.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Education Center Exhibition Rm., 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Somewhere in Time" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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All invited to discuss a history, nonfiction, biography, or fiction book TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]


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Tuesday


June 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Constitution at the Border: When Immigration Policy and Constitutional Norms Clash": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M law professor Margo Schlanger.
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]


 4 p.m. 

Senior Supper Club: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea LiveWell.

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Age 55 & over invited for a program followed at 5 p.m. by supper. Preceded at 2:30 p.m. by cards. Apr. 9: Naturalist Gary Siegrist discusses "Identifying Spring Birds and Their Songs." May 7: "Facts & Myths About Aging," a discussion with physicians TBA. June 11: Jeanette Brooks discusses "3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques to Help You Live with Peace and Purpose." July 9: "The Appalachian Trail: My Journey," a talk by Philadelphia-based hiker Maureen "Momentum" Tait about her experiences hiking the entirety of the 2,178-mi Appalachian Trail. Aug. 13: TBA.
4 p.m., St. Joe Mercy Chelsea dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 593-5793. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Guide to the Small Hive Beetle": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Local beekeeper Andrew Mills discusses this beehive pest found in many US states.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sarah Dessen: Literati Bookstore.

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This Chapel Hill writer, a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels for teens, reads from and discusses The Rest of the Story, her new novel about a teen whose mother died when she was little. Sent to spend a summer with her mother's family, she unearths truths about her parents' past and begins to question her own identity. Q&A. Signing (a copy of the book is required to join the signing line).
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Canticle for Leibowitz": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Walter Miller's 1959 post-apocalyptic novel.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Guest Book": Barnes & Noble Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Sarah Blake's new novel, a multigenerational family saga about a privileged WASP family struggling to reconcile past bigotry with modern-day relationships with minorities. Food & drink samples.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Retired U-M American culture professor Bruce Conforth reads from his new biography, co-written with blues historian Gayle Dean Wardlow, of Delta blues legend Robert Johnson. Based on 50 years of research beginning with Wardlow's discovery of Johnson's death certificate in 1967, the book reveals many never-before-seen documents.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Wednesday


June 2019
 11 a.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (11 a.m. Wed. and 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
11 a.m. (Wed.) and 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Our Local Food System": Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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MSU Extension food systems coordinator Jae Gerhart discusses the local food supply chain. A light meal is served.
6-8 p.m., ZingTrain, 3728 Plaza Dr. $40. 761-7255. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Responding To Dementia-Related Behaviors": Holy Faith Church.

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Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.
In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, and with financial support from EHM Senior Solutions, this free class is offered as a community service by Saline's Holy Faith Church, and is part of Holy Faith's 11 week dementia awareness program, In This Together, featuring talks on dementia-related topics every Wednesday evening at 7 through July 17. For a full schedule and further information go to www.holy-faith-church-org. Holy Faith has lots of parking, no steps, wide doors, plenty of seats, and cookies. All are welcome.
Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor Saline Rd, Saline. Free. 7033953824. jimmangisr@gmail.com holy-faith-church.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Discussions and activities.

Mar. 13: Detroit landscaper Jan Bills discusses "Gardening with Comfort, Ease, and Simplicity."

Apr. 10: Local master gardener Chris Lapinski discusses "Encouraging Gardeners to Make Their Gardens Pollinator Friendly."

May 11 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.): Garage Sale. Club fundraiser. Donated items accepted.

June 12 (7 p.m., location TBA): "Garden Tour." Preregistration required.
7 p.m., Chelsea Depot (except as noted), 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. $5 (members, free). 358-3851. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Serendipity Books AfterHours Book Club.

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All invited to discuss a book. Wine and chocolate provided. Apr. 11: a book TBA by one of the Midwest Literary Walk authors.

Apr. 10: Pachinko, Min Jin Lee's 2017 novel about 4 generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fighting to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan. Lee reads at the Chelsea Literary Walk Apr. 27 (see Festivals listing). May & June books TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. 475-7148. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Cancer Support": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talk by Cancer Support Community program director Rosie Ingebritson. 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. 274-0773, 769-1052. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Thomas Paine and the Promise of America": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by retired clinical social worker Myrna Lueck, of Harvey Kaye's 2005 book on Paine's ideas about freedom, equality, and democracy and his impact on US history.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


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Thursday


June 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"A Celebration of Local Authors": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Summer Lectures.

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June 13 & 27 and July 11. A series of 3 weekly lectures by various speakers. June 13: "A Novel Path to a Second Career." Local writer Barbara Stark-Nemon discusses how she switched careers from speech therapy to novel writing. June 27: Bestselling Southeast Michigan writer Tom Grace discusses his work in "The Thriller Alchemist." July 11: Retired U-M law school librarian (and Observer contributor) Margaret Leary reads from William W. Cook and His Michigan Law Quadrangle, her 2011 book about the problems that jeopardized Cook's 1930 gift that financed the U-M law quad.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $15 for the 3-lecture series ($10/lecture at the door). 998-9351. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Older Adults Thursday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Thurs.. All invited to join a current events discussion group led by Heather Dombey.
1-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free, except as noted. 971-0990. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ocean Vuong: Literati Bookstore.

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Born in Saigon and raised in Connecticut, this celebrated writer, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds, reads from On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, his debut novel structured as a letter from a twentysomething Vietnamese American manto his single mother, who is illiterate. As he unfolds his family's history in Vietnam, he reveals parts of his life his mother has never known. Publishers Weekly calls it "a haunting meditation on loss, love, and the limits of human connection." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Little Taste of Michigan": Nicola's Books.

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Talk by Michigan food blogger Mandy McGovern, author of the cookbook My Little Michigan Kitchen. Tastings. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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EMU history professor emeritus Richard W. Thomas reads from Going Home to My Soul, his new collection of his poetry from the 60s that addresses the era's social and political turbulence. The program begins with an open mike for poets to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


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Friday


June 2019
 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Nicanor Perlas: Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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This Filipino activist discusses the key ideas of his most recent book, Humanity's Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence. He also hosts a workshop 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on his book on June 15 ($40; students, $30) at the same location.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor Lower School gymnasium, 2755 Newport Rd. $20 at the door only. 709-0107. [map]


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Saturday


June 2019
 9-10 a.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Community Forum": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss issues affecting the City of Chelsea as well as Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan Townships. Topics chosen by those in attendance.
9-10 a.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 9:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"The Right Time to Declare the Purposes of God": Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Talk by group leaders. Refreshments. Aglow is a Christian organization.
9:30 a.m.-noon, 340 WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (248) 437-9277. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Designing a Medicine Garden"

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Gaia Center for Herbal Studies founder Mary Light discusses herbs, plantings, habitat, seasonal considerations, and more.
10-11 a.m., Center for Holistic Living, 6276 Jackson Rd., ste. B. $8. Reservations requested at nshaassociates@gmail.com. gaiaherbalstudies.net, 769-7794. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death led by participants. Hosted by After Death Home Care founder Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. Tea & cake available for purchase.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]



 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demos. "Fantastic Fluids" (11 a.m.) explores the basics of fluid dynamics. Participants learn how wind creates waves and test the surface tension of different liquids. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 15 & 16. Adults & kids of all ages invited to meet more than 50 top area cartoonists and participate in workshops on making web comics, writing and drawing minicomics, creating video games, and much more. Kids can also vote in the 7th annual Kids' Comics Awards. Winners announced during a ceremony featuring puppets, super villains, and more. At 7 p.m. on June 15, Maris Wicks, whose science-themed work is on display this month (see Galleries), discusses "Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods." See a2caf.com/programming for full schedule.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 12:30-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (11 a.m. Wed. and 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
11 a.m. (Wed.) and 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


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Sunday


June 2019
 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demos. "Fantastic Fluids" (11 a.m.) explores the basics of fluid dynamics. Participants learn how wind creates waves and test the surface tension of different liquids. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (11 a.m. Wed. and 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
11 a.m. (Wed.) and 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 12:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 15 & 16. Adults & kids of all ages invited to meet more than 50 top area cartoonists and participate in workshops on making web comics, writing and drawing minicomics, creating video games, and much more. Kids can also vote in the 7th annual Kids' Comics Awards. Winners announced during a ceremony featuring puppets, super villains, and more. At 7 p.m. on June 15, Maris Wicks, whose science-themed work is on display this month (see Galleries), discusses "Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods." See a2caf.com/programming for full schedule.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 12:30-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]






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