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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of October 14, 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


October 2019
 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Turning Leather into Accessories": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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PowerPoint presentation by Michigan leather artist Brenda Geiger. The program begins with socializing and displays of members' work.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. annarborfiberarts@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Ann Patchett: Literati Bookstore.

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This acclaimed novelist, whose work is known for its imaginative bravado and psychological nuance, reads from and discusses The Dutch House, her new novel, spanning 5 decades, that revolves around the inhabitants of a lavish suburban Philadelphia estate. When a real estate mogul purchases it at the end of WWII, he sets in motion the undoing of everything he loves. Q&A. Proceeds benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a VIP reception at the Michigan League.
7-8:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $30 (VIP, $170; all tickets include a signed copy of the book) in advance at eventbrite.com (search for ann patchett). 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Civil War Author Dennis Rasbach Presentation and Book Signing: Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Author Dennis Rasbach will be presenting Joshua L. Chamberlain at Petersburg, June 18, 1864 and signing copies of his book, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign.
The event is at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 14, 2019 hosted by the Ann Harbor Civil War Round Table (St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Exhibition Room 5305 Elliott Drive Ann Arbor, MI). For more information visit: http://www.aacwrt.org
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain had no idea that the failed attack he led at Petersburg on June 18, 1864, that nearly took his life would spark controversy more than a century later. According to his own accounts, penned decades after the event, he led his brigade against the permanent fortifications of the Dimmock Line at Rives' Salient, in an attack that originated from the future site of Union "Fort Hell." His line of battle advanced along the Jerusalem Plank Road through a murderous flank fire from what was soon to become Confederate-held Fort Mahone. According to author Denni
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Exhibition Room, PO Box 4527. Free. 9169416896. sarah.closson@savasbeatie.com



 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. Tonight's series is TBA.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. nancy.neff0522@gmail.com. [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. Oct. 7: "I Lived in a Dumpster: How a Homeless Teen Rose to the Top of Her Class." Oct. 14: "Surviving the Death of a Loved One." Oct. 21: "Loving Those with Cancer." Oct. 28: "Zombies! What's the Fascination?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Adult Storytime: Haunted Halloween Edition": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to listen to recordings of spooky poems and short stories and make a Halloween craft. Snacks.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief 101: What to Expect when Grieving": Ann Arbor District Library/Arbor Hospice Grief Support Services.

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Talk by an Arbor Hospice representative.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local historians Jon Milan and Gail Offen discuss their book. Signing.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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History, nonfiction, biography, and fiction books TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Sept. 9 & 23. All invited to join a discussion of Cosmosophy, a collection of Steiner's lectures.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. andree@umich.edu or 971-6217. [map]


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Tuesday


October 2019
 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 10-May 13. 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]


 11:30 a.m. 

James Delgado: U-M Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series.

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Talk by this maritime archaeologist, journalist, and historian.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $45 (members, free). Reservations required. cliff.sheldon@gmail.com, 665-5893. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Copyright and Coffee: Public Domain": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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U-M Library Copyright Office representative Justin Bonfiglio discusses how to determine whether a work has entered the public domain and how to access it.
2 p.m., Hatcher Grad Library Rm. 806, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-1424.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Football 101 with Devin Gardner": Wolverine State Brewing Co.

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Tuesdays during football season, join former Michigan starting quarterback Devin Gardner and WTKA Inside the Huddle host Michael Spath as they recap the Wolverines' most recent game, with film study insights, and a Q&A while enjoying the food and drink at Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-369-2990. michaelspath1980@gmail.com WolverineBeer.com [map]



 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness": U-M Bipolar Research Program 13th Annual Prechter Lecture.

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Former Washington Post journalist Pete Earley discusses his 2007 account of his bipolar son's mistreatment in the criminal justice system. Followed by a panel discussion on the future of bipolar research with U-M Psychiatry, Law, & Ethics Program director Debra Pinals, nurse practitioner Maria Bastida, psychologist Charles Graham, and a bipolar research participant TBA. Book sale, signing, & reception.
U-M Biomedical Science Research Bldg. Auditorium, 109 Zina Pitcher at Ann. Free, but preregistration required at prechterfund.org/lecture. 232-0456. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Gratitude: A Game Changer in Effective Leadership": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by U-M business school Center for Positive Organizations trainer affiliate Mary Ceccanese. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. $20 (includes dinner) in advance at abwa-maia.org by Oct. 10. walkers@umich.edu. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Body/Art": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on aesthetics.
Readings to consider:
1. Anchoring the (Postmodern) Self?: Body modification, fashion, and identity
2. Bodyworlds: The Art of Plastinated Cadavers
3. Bodyworlds and the ethics of using human remains: a preliminary discussion
4. What Should We Do about Eduard Pernkopf's Atlas?
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/033-body-art/.
For something approaching the bodily and the artistic, please consider the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineer, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cybersecurity and You: Effective Strategies for the Home Environment": Dexter District Library.

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Slide-illustrated talk by local information security expert Shane Harsch. Q&A.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preserving Farmland and Open Space in Washtenaw County": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Local land preservation experts discuss their efforts to protect more than 10,000 acres of land over the last several decades. Q&A.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


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Wednesday


October 2019
 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Warm Fuzzies & Slower Heart Rates: Unexpected Benefits of Interacting with Animals": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by Huron Valley Humane Society communications director Wendy Welch.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free; preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: Kempf House Museum.

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Theater historian Kevin Peshick discusses "The Golden Age of the American Opera House."
Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series.

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Oct. 3, 16, & 17. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 3: Johns Hopkins University history professor Casey Lurtz on "19th-Century Negotiations Over the Mexico-Guatemala Frontier." Oct. 16: DePauw University postdoc Paige Andersson on "Crises of Care: Narrating Central American and Mexican Migration Through Children and Families." Oct. 17: DePauw University history professor Tony Andersson on "Climate, Caravans, and Historical Violence in Central America."
Noon, 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Fee. 763-0553. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Extraction and Equity: Indigenous Communities and Oil Companies in the Russian Arctic": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies.

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Talk by Bowdoin College government and legal studies professor Laura Henry.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"SPEAK: Survivors Promoting Early Awareness & Knowledge": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance SPEAK program creator Michelle Shepherd discusses ovarian cancer myths, facts, symptoms, and risk factors. Lunch available (11:30 a.m., $15, reservations required).
12:30 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Galaxy Brain Center Presentations": Saline Area Senior Center.

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Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center (Ann Arbor) representatives Meg Scaling and Courtney Wang give talks on "How to Use Neuroplasticity Principles to Keep Your Brain Fit" (Sept. 18) and "Balance Breakdowns and Safety Strategies" (Oct. 16).
1:30-2:30 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-9274. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Zohar Weiman-Kelman: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
Zohar Weiman-Kelman will be discussing their recently published book, Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry (SUNY Press, 2018). Bringing together Jewish women's poetry in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew from late nineteenth century through the 1970s, this talk will explore how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories. Developing "queer expectancy" as a conceptual tool for understanding how literary texts can both invoke and resist what came before, Weiman-Kelman demonstrates how poets push back against heteronormative imperatives of biological reproduction and inheritance, opting instead for connections that twist traditional models of gender and history. Looking backward in queer ways thus enables new histories to emerge, intervenes in a troubled present, and gives hope for unexpected futures.
Rackham Graduate School, East Conference Room, 915 E Washington St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/64903-16485245.html [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Ben-Gurion University women's studies professor Zohar Weiman-Kelman discusses their recent book.
4 p.m., Rackham East Conference Rm. Free. 763-9047.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Desserts by Decade: The Swinging 40's": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers shares some popular dessert recipes from the 1940s and local writer/historian Patti Smith serves up some 1940s history.
AADL 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City": Saline District Library.

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Southeast Michigan graphic artist Jeff Morrison discusses his new photography book that documents Detroit gargoyles, grotesques, and the like as well as the stories of the artists who made them. Book sale.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Notes from a Young Black Chef, James Beard Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi's 2019 memoir about growing up in the Bronx and Nigeria and the ways food broke him out of a downward spiral.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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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]


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Thursday


October 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"South Africa: Past, Present, and a Look Forward": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 17. Six weekly lectures by various speakers.

Sept. 12 (9:30 a.m.): U-M ancient African history postdoc Raevin Jimenez on "Early History of South Africa, c. 900-1930." Followed by light South African fare.

Sept. 19: U-M political science professor Anne Pitcher on "Is Democracy Alive and Well in South Africa? Evaluating the Results of the 2019 National Elections."

Sept. 26: U-M Ford School lecturer Yazier Henry on "De Facto and De Jure Apartheid: On the Moral, Political, and Policy Failures of the Post-Apartheid State: A Call for an Official State Apology."

Oct. 3: U-M economics professor David Lam on "Education Inequality and Income Inequality in South Africa Since the End of Apartheid."

Oct. 10: U-M theater professor Anita Gonzalez on "South African Performing Arts in the New Democracy."

Oct. 17: MSU African history grad student Gigi Ngcobo on "Innovative Disruption: A Youth Dialogue on Reforming Exclusionary Systems in South Africa."
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $55 (members, $35) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $25 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.

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Oct. 3, 17, 24, & 31. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 3: University of Toronto law and politics professor Keisuke Iida on "Is Japanese Trade Policy Finally Proactive? Japan's Multilateral Leadership in TPP." Oct. 17: Bard College (NY) human rights and journalism professor Ian Buruma on "Reeking of Mud: Japanese Counter-Culture in the 1960s and 70s." Oct. 24: University of Tokyo Institute of Social Science professor Yukio Maeda on "The Prime Minister and Public Opinion in Japan." Oct. 31: Yale University East Asian languages and literatures professor emeritus John Treat on "Put to the Test: HIV/AIDS, Japan, and Sexual Citizenship."
Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series.

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Oct. 3, 16, & 17. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 3: Johns Hopkins University history professor Casey Lurtz on "19th-Century Negotiations Over the Mexico-Guatemala Frontier." Oct. 16: DePauw University postdoc Paige Andersson on "Crises of Care: Narrating Central American and Mexican Migration Through Children and Families." Oct. 17: DePauw University history professor Tony Andersson on "Climate, Caravans, and Historical Violence in Central America."
Noon, 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Fee. 763-0553. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Open Office Hours with Director Christina Olsen": UMMA.

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Every Thurs. & Fri. through Oct. 18. All invited to chat with the UMMA director about recent exhibits and ideas for the museum.
Noon-1 p.m. (Thurs.) & 3-4 p.m. (Fri.), UMMA Living Room, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Better Off Read" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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All invited to discuss fiction and nonfiction books TBA.
1 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Oct. 3, 8, 10, 17, 24, & 31. Visiting artists discuss their work.

Oct. 3: English milliner and fashion icon Stephen Jones, whose avant-garde hats have attracted celebrity clients from Princess Diana to Lady Gaga.

Oct. 8: Well-known feminist art critic and activist Lucy Lippard is joined by multidisciplinary artist and feminist art theory expert Faith Wilding in a discussion of Lippard's work and the current creative-political climate in the U.S. 5:30 p.m., UMMA (525 S. State).

Oct. 10: Japanese artist Mari Katayama, a double amputee who features her own body in provocative works that combine photography, sculpture, and textiles.

Oct. 17: Lauren Bon, an L.A.-based artist whose public art projects include a 32-acre field of corn she grew in a downtown L.A. brownfield and a project in which 100 mules walked along the L.A. aqueduct to illustrate the city's dependence on rural water sources.

Oct. 24: Marilyn Minter, a New York-based painter whose photorealistic works critique contemporary beauty and sensuality ideals and the hyper-feminization of pop culture and marketing.

Oct. 31: Joe Caslin, an Irish illustrator and street artist whose massive murals address suicide, drug addition, economic marginalization, sexual consent, and other contemporary issues.

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5:10 p.m. (except Oct. 8), Michigan Theater (except Oct. 8). Free. 668-8463. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

CM Burroughs: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Reading by this Columbia College Chicago poetry professor. "Burroughs delves into the ultra-sensitive roots of being; where sufferings and desires take shape, she gathers each breath as yet unheard and leads it to speech," says renowned French feminist scholar Hélène Cixous in a review of her 2012 collection, The Vital System. Book sale & signing. Preceded at 4 p.m. by a roundtable Q&A (1176 Angell Hall Hopwood Rm.).
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3710. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Erica Chapman & Patrick Flores-Scott: Nicola's Books.

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These 2 local writers discuss their new young adult novels. Teach Me to Forget is Chapman's novel about a teen planning a suicide and the boy determined to stop her. American Road Trip is Flores-Scott's novel about a high schooler confronted with some hard truths when he and his sister take a road trip with an older brother just returned from a tour in Iraq with a devastating case of PTSD. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Suzi F. Garcia, & David Hornibrook: Literati Bookstore.

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Readings by these 3 poets. Baez Bendorf is a Kalamazoo College creative writing professor whose new collection, Advantages of Being Evergreen, is "gentle and ferocious at the same time," says poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Garcia is an Arkansas-bred daughter of a Peruvian immigrant whose forthcoming chapbook is Dear Dorothy: A Home Grown Fairytale. Hornibrook is a Pushcart-winning U-M MFA grad from Detroit.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"An Array of Appetizers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers discusses how to entertain with a variety of appetizers.
AADL Downtown multipurpose room. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Humility That 'Overcomes the World'": First Church of Christ, Scientist.

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Talk by Christian Science practitioner, Mark McCurties.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1833 Washtenaw. Free. 662-1694. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan's Most Haunted Places and Darkest Legends": Dexter District Library.

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Local historians Jon Milan and Gail Offen discuss a haunted stream in Elmwood Cemetery (Detroit), poisonings at the Alhambra Theatre in Cass Corridor, and other macabre and paranormal stories.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477, ext. 120. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.,  Free! 

"The 2020 Presidential Election": Ann Arbor District Library.

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FiveThirtyEight.com senior political reporter Clare Malone discusses the roles gender, class, and race played in the 2016 presidential election and how they might impact the next one.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.


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Friday


October 2019
 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Community of Food, Society, and Justice Conference": U-M Residential College and other U-M affiliated departments and units.

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The ways that we meet the nutritional needs of our communities, while also protecting the planet, promoting healthy lives, and ensuring food justice are among the greatest challenges facing our Nation and the world today. Centuries of unsustainable agricultural practices and inequitable food distribution place our food systems in peril. How to address these challenges and feed a hungry population raise transformative issues for our communities and academics committed to sustainability and food justice throughout the world.
The Community of Food, Society & Justice Conference will engage students, faculty, staff, farmers, and the community in rigorous dialogue around these challenges. The conference will be structured around a foundation of interdisciplinary scholarship that agrees that recognizing structural relations of power are necessary in order to confront race, class, and gender privileges on issues such as food justice.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at the link below.
Keene Theater, 701 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. (734) 764-0100. https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/programs-and-community-engagement/2019-conference---the-community-of-food--society---justice-.html [map]


 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Food, Society, and Justice Conference": U-M Residential College.

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Daylong series of panel discussions and talks by U-M scholars, area farmers, non-profit leaders, and policy makers. Highlighted by a keynote address by investigative reporter (and Michigan native) Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.
RC Keene Theater, East Quad, 701 East University. Free; preregistration required at bit.ly/2lETjbb. 763-0032. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Can Marriage Save the Race? Ideas about African-American Marriage from W.E.B. Du Bois to Our Own Times": U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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Princeton University African American studies professor Tara Hunter discusses the ways marriage can and cannot redress ills of racial oppression.
1-3 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 615-7400. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Copts and Christian-Muslim Mediation: The Social Life of Theology in Egypt": U-M Anthropology Department.

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University of Chicago anthropology professor Angie Heo discusses the ways Christians and Muslims in Egypt use visual images differently and how that affects national and sectarian issues.
411 West Hall, 1085 South University. Free. 764-7274. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Office Hours with Director Christina Olsen": UMMA.

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Every Thurs. & Fri. through Oct. 18. All invited to chat with the UMMA director about recent exhibits and ideas for the museum.
Noon-1 p.m. (Thurs.) & 3-4 p.m. (Fri.), UMMA Living Room, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Cultural Connections Through Design in Detroit": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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U-M architecture professor Anya Sirota discusses "Detroit Square," the winning design she worked on for the DIA Plaza design competition.
4-6 p.m., Htcher Grad Library Gallery (Rm. 100), enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Aurality of the Long Shot": U-M School of Music Distinguished Lecture Series in Musicology.

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Tufts University music professor Alessandra Campana discusses the sounds associated with long takes, uncommonly protracted stretches of uncut film.
U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Parenting Toolkit Lecture Series": Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor.

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This series of lectures will offer information and helpful approaches to some of today's most pressing parenting questions. Series topics: Oct 18 Tools for your Toolkit, Jan 14 Approaches to Drugs and Alcohol, Feb 4 Your Developing Child Grades 1-8, Feb 11 The Teenage Brain, April 14 Understanding Cyber Safety. Talks held at both the Rudolf Steiner Lower School and High School. Please view our flyer for speakers and LOCATION OF EACH TALK. https://www.steinerschool.org/ourpages/auto/2019/9/30/48886964/Parenting%20toolkit.pdf
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. Free. 7349954141. kbrown@steinerschool.org https://www.steinerschool.org



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Jac Jemc: Literati Bookstore.

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This Northeastern Illinois University creative writing instructor reads from and discusses False Bingo, her new collection of disquieting stories in which the mundane becomes sinister, sometimes with supernatural overtones. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including poetry by Mariya Zilberman and fiction by Karolina Letunova.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Big Book of Numerology": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Crazy Wisdom staffer Deb Flint, of Shirley Blackwell Lawrence's new metaphysical compendium.
7:30-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


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Saturday


October 2019
 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Conference.

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Daylong series of talks on this year's theme, "Urban Beekeeping & More." Keynote speaker is University of Minnesota Bee Squad director Rebecca Masterman, who discusses "Mighty Mites vs. Mightier Beekeepers" (9 a.m.) and "Engaging Beekeepers and the Public to Support Bee Health" (1:15 p.m.). Also, sales of beekeeping supplies.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $45 (MBA members, $30; families, $50) in advance by Oct. 14 at michiganbees.org; prices increase after Oct. 14. a2b2club@gmail.com. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Scientist Spotlight": U-M Natural History Museum.

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U-M research scientists in a range of fields from anthropology and psychology to chemistry and sustainability lead various activities based on their current work. For example, visitors might look at miniature versions of an archaeological site to draw conclusions about the people who lived there. For kids in upper elementary-adults.
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown. Free. 764-0478.


 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 served.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

"How to Disagree Respectfully": St. Clare's Episcopal Church.

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All invited to learn strategies for having difficult conversations with people who have opposing political viewpoints. An organizer promises "fun role play." Light refreshments.
1-5 p.m., St. Clare's, 2309 Packard. $10 donation. Preregistration required at saintclareschurch.org/oct19. 239-1442. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"No One's Home": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mystery writer D.M. Pulley, author of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel The Dead Key, discusses her new book, a dark tale of a mansion haunted by a legacy of tragedy and a family trapped by lies.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


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Sunday


October 2019
 11 a.m.-noon.  Free! 

Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Oct. 6 & 20. Talks by Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche on various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free; donations accepted. 994-3387. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Sunday Talks with Demo Rinpoche: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Come listen to Jewel Heart's Resident Spiritual Advisor, Demo Rinpoche expound upon various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Also broadcast live via webinar - to register visit jewelheart.org
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]



 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Henry Ford's Lamy's Diner": Ann Arbor District Library/Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Curator Donna Braden discusses the museum's 1940s period diner.
AADL Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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CUNY Baruch College journalism professor Bridgett Davis discusses her new memoir about her Detroit family's secret dependency on her mother's livelihood in the illegal numbers game. Signing.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.






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