Calendar of Events
Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of July 8, 2019
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]
Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. July 1:> "Blowing the Whistle on Abuse." July 8: "When He Becomes She." July 15: "Declutter Your Life." July 22: "Where's the Justice? What to Do When Life Seems Unfair." July 29: "Life's Myths: What Really Leads to Happiness?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]
Readings by these 3 Michigan writers. Joynton's Welcome to Replica Dodge is a memoir about moving to a Northern Michigan farm that includes a life-size tribute to the Old West. Lenzo's Unblinking is a new collection of short stories that take place in or circle back to Detroit, portraying the beauty and grit of the city and its people. Schmuhl's Premonitions is a 2018 poetry collection, drawing on her experience as the daughter of a fruit farmer, that revolves around the emotional and physical isolation of a woman on a secluded farm. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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]
MSU physics and astronomy professor Edward Brown discusses the latest developments in light, neutrino, and gravitational wave astronomy. Part of CDL's summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."
6:30-7:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
Presentation by automotive history writer Russell Doré.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Ann Arbor District Library communications & marketing manager Richard Retyi discusses and reads from his 2017 book, a collection of 41 stories highlighting colorful moments in local history. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
All age 21 & over invited to discuss N.K. Jemisin's Hugo-winning 2015 novel about a woman coping with the end of the world.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
July 9, 15, & 23. A series of 3 talks by members. July 9: Gagbul Vanessa Thoburn on "Parenting Very Young Children." July 15: Joann Kelleher and Kusun Ztaise Bradley on "Parenting Teenagers." July 23: Mosamsam Lisa Inoue and Robert Martin on "Parenting Ourselves." Followed by a discussion of the issues raised by the lecture series.
7:30-9 p.m., 1214 Packard. $5 suggested donation. 761-6520. [map]
This talk discusses how care partners can work together with someone with dementia: What can we do differently that will lower stress level, foster cooperation rather than conflict, and communicate empathy and understanding to those who need it most? Learn from a professional dementia caregiver and trainer about the Positive Physical Approach™(PPA) technique and be introduced to ways to address potential environmental stressors to foster positive relationships and build rapport. 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 information see www.holy-faith-church-org. Holy Faith's Social Hall has lots of parking, no steps, wide doors, plenty of seats, and cookies. All are welcome
Holy Faith Church Social Hall, 6299 Ann Arbor Saline Rd Saline 48176, Saline. Free. 703-395-3824. firstname.lastname@example.org holy-faith-church.org [map]
These 3 writers read from their work. Mississippi-born Miller's Biloxi is her new novel about a recently retired man whose closest friend is a dog he brought home on a whim. West Virginia-based Escoria's debut novel Juliet the Maniac fictionalizes her teen experiences of self-harm and suicide attempts during the onset of bipolar disorder. Saul Stories is local writer Ellen's 2017 collection of linked stories that explore the relationships between a 40-year-old artist, her teen daughter, and the daughter's friends. Signing.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4345. [map]
Edward Jones financial advisor Mark Mazur gives investment advice. Themes: "Rules of the Road" (July 10), "Fixed Income Investing" (July 24), "The Nuts and Bolts of Stocks" (Aug. 7), & "Mutual Funds" (Aug. 21).
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]
All invited to join a discussion, led by local public health nurse Ann Garvin, of Jonathan Kauffman's 2018 book, subtitled How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Nonmembers also invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]
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]
All invited to join a discussion, led by Literati Bookstore creative program manager Gina Balibrera, of Rachel Kushner's acclaimed 2013 novel about a young woman intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles into art.
Noon, UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
All invited to discuss Hafsah Faizal's YA fantasy novel about a young woman tasked with restoring magic to a fictitious world inspired by ancient Arabia and its mythology. Food & drink samples.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]
A meeting for individuals who are living or would like to live a life free from external chemical inputs of sugar, gluten, wheat, alcohol, or other chemical substances. The focus is on healthy lifestyle choices such as exercising, hydrating, meditating, stretching, breathing, eating well, interacting socially, creative expression, reading, and being in the natural world.
Westside United Methodist Church, Lounge, 700 S Seventh Street. Free. email@example.com [map]
Please join us each Friday for a presentation/discussion covering various financial topics of interest. We will open with a 15-20 minute presentation, then take as much time as needed to cover questions.
June 28th - maximizing Social Security
Although the event is free, please call (734) 635-2652 to pre-register. Space is limited to 12 persons/event.
C&D Wealth Advisors, 3011 Miller Rd. Free. 7346352652. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
All invited to discuss Richard Webster's 2018 guide offering 50 ways for beginners to use a single crystal. Hosted by Crazy Wisdom staff member Deb Flint, who also discusses ways to select, clean, and "energize" crystals.
7:30-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
All invited to discuss Mat Johnson's acclaimed 2015 novel about a mixed-race man who takes possession of his deceased father's roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black Philadelphia.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
Chat with authors Dr.Michelle Frank and Sari Solden, MS for light refreshments as they sign copies of their new book, A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD.
Barnes and Noble, 3235 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-645-4274. email@example.com https:
Clinical psychologist Michelle Frank and psychotherapist Sari Solden discuss their new book, a resource guide for neurodiverse women. Refreshments.
2-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]
Argus Farm Stop cofounder Kathy Sample and local Steinhauser Farm owner Dave Steinhauser discuss small-scale farming, food processing, and innovative models for farmers markets. UMMA curator Jennifer Friess frames the discussion in the context of works in the current exhibit, The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required at tinyurl.com
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