Calendar of Events
The Huron River Watershed Council is offering rain barrels at a discounted rate! Save money now and later on your water bill!Go on line to www.hrwc.org/rainbarrels for the promo code. Then shop for and order your barrel at www.greatlakesrainbarrel.com by May 13, 2013. Pick up is Saturday, May 18, 2013 9am-2pm at the Washtenaw County Road Commission
Washtenaw County Road Commission, 555 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor. $75 & $85.. 734-769-5123. hrwc.org [map]
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Great Networking Opportunity! Come meet and hear from members about their businesses and about what is going on in our community.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $15 (members, $12). 734-429-4494. firstname.lastname@example.org www.salinechamber.org [map]
The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters features the National Library of Medicine's collection of the family correspondence of a remarkable family of doctors in 19th century Virginia. The letters document the working lives of the Henkel physicians as they share medical cases, professional rivalries and the experience of the Civil War.
Taubman Health Sciences Library, 1135 Catherine St. Free. email@example.com http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/digicolls/henkel/index.html [map]
Every Tues.–Fri., Mar. 12–Apr. 26. Storytimes for “2s & 3s” accompanied by a caregiver (Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 a.m.), “On My Own,” age 3 and up with or without a caregiver (Wed. 1 p.m. & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.), family story time (Tues. 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Wed. 9:30 a.m.), and “Book Babies” for the under-2 set accompanied by a caregiver (Fri. 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.).
Various times, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429–5450. [map]
Every Tues. All seniors age 50 & over invited to play noncompetitive bridge. No partner required. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 769-5911. [map]
Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11.-Apr. 30. 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.
9:45-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $15 for the year. 665-0105. [map]
Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.–noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475–8732. [map]
Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings. Also, “Toddlertime” (June 5, July 3, Aug. 7), a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30–11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475–8732. [map]
Daily, Mar. 8-30. A chance to visit the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 10 (6-8 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 & 5:15-8 p.m. (except Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-6 p.m.) Briarwood Sears seating area. Free. 769-9610. [map]
Every Tues. (except Feb. 5 & Mar. 5) beginning Jan. 29. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Mar. 12: University of California-San Diego Sarah Schneewind on “Father and Mother of the People: Thinking Through Ming Bureaucratic Paternalism.” Mar. 19: U-M Chinese arts & cultures professor Martin Powers on “The Cultural Politics of the Brushstroke.” Mar. 26: Tulane University political science professor Martin Dimitrov on “State Capacity and the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Laws in China.” Apr 2: U-M business strategy professor Brian Wu on “Similar and Different: Architectural Complementarity in Target Selection by Horizontal Acquirers.” Apr. 9: U-M natural resources professor Ming Xu on “China’s Exports and Global CO2 Emissions.” Apr. 16: University of Westminster East Asian medicines professor Volker Scheif on “Chinese Medicine for Global Ills? The History of Yu and its Significance in the Treatment of Depression.” .
Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-6308. [map]
Free income tax assistance for those who cannot pay for tax preparation. Trained volunteers will prepare simple tax returns and e-file them for low-income, elderly and disabled taxpayers. Appointments start each hour from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Preregistration encouraged. A few walk-in slots also available. To register, and find out what documents to bring, call (734) 794-6250.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue, Tecumseh. Free. 734.794.6250. [map]
Come join us to strengthen, stretch, restore and renew yourself! Yoga Awakening is a slow-to-moderate vinyasa flow class that blends elements of several yoga styles, with a focus on healthy posture, balanced strength, flexibility, and calming meditation/relaxation. Taught by instructor Kimberley Carl, who has 15+ years of experience. Yoga mat required, small fleece blanket, block and strap suggested. This is a free/donation-based class, with 100% of the proceeds donated to local and national charities. PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO class on March 19 & 22.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Road. Donation. 734-761-9320. firstname.lastname@example.org westpresa2.org [map]
Every Mon.–Thurs., Mar. 25–May 16. Includes toddler story time (Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.) for ages 18 mo.–3 years, preschool story time (Mon. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m. and Tues. 1 p.m.) for ages 3–5, and a combined toddler/preschool story time (Wed. 11:30 a.m.).
Various times, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required beginning Mar. 11. 426–4477. [map]
(Christian Petzold). Drama set in 1980s East Germany about a doctor who’s banished to a small country hospital after applying for an exit visa. German, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
(Katie Dellamaggiore, 2012). Documentary about a junior high school champion chess team.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
Mar. 20: Columbia University history and sociomedical sciences professor Samuel Roberts on “A Political History of Heroin Addiction: Race, Crime, and the Fractured Liberalism of Methadone Maintenance and Harm Reduction in New York City, 1963-1973.” Mar. 26: DePaul University public policy studies professor Fassil Demissie on “Remaking Space for Neoliberal Urbanism: Dispossession Through Urban Renewal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.”
4 p.m., 4701 Haven Hall, 505 S. State. Free. 764-5513. [map]
New School for Social Research anthropology professor Miriam Ticktin discusses contemporary transnational discussions of sexual violence and suggests these discussions can be divided into two kinds: one is used to distinguish between different kinds of people, the other to distinguish between different kinds of politics.
4-5:30 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]
Every Tues. & Thurs. All teens and adults invited to play this popular role-playing game.
4:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475–8732. [map]
Reading by this Temple University creative writing professor, a Nebula- and Hugo-winning sci-fi writer best known for his 1960s novels Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection.
5-6:30 p.m., EMU Roosevelt Auditorium, W. Forest at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-1310.
Laurie Olin, founding partner of the landscape architecture and urban design firm OLIN, delivers this year's Whittemore Lecture on Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater. The title of his lecture is "Sustainable Cities: New Name, Old Topic."His firm received the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Design in 2008, and in 2010 was on the winning team in the competition to design the new United States Embassy in London with architects KieranTimberlake.He is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, an American Academy of Rome Fellow, an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the 1999 Wyck-Strickland Award recipient, and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Rackham Amphitheater, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734.936.2447. email@example.com http://snre.umich.edu/news/01-24-2013/olin_delivers_whittemore_lecture_on_landscape_architecture_march_26 [map]
This Cuban artist is joined by U-M American culture and women’s studies professor Larry La Fountain-Stokes in a discussion of her wide-ranging work in visual and performance art of the past 3 decades that explores the legacy of the African diaspora across the Atlantic.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
All invite for a secular seder, written by JCS members, focusing on the human struggle for freedom throughout time. Vegetarian dinner.
6-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $15 (family of four, $40). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org 975-9872. [map]
All invited to play.
6 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. Minimal charge TBA. 429-9561. [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 709 Packard. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
Screening of 2 episodes from this 7-part 2008 PBS documentary exploring the ways racism and economic disadvantage effect health. “When the Bough Breaks” explores how racial justice and civic engagement improve community health, and “Not Just a Paycheck” explores the negative health effects of layoffs, unemployment, and job insecurity. Followed by a discussion led by U-M Community Scholars Program faculty and students.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Did you know that there are actual health benefits to cooking in cast iron? Have you ever wondered how to use that old pan you've 'inherited'? Or have you been thinking about buying a cast iron pan or Dutch oven, but not sure where to begin? In this class we will use all different kinds of cast iron pots and pans to make all of the items on our menu. We will also talk about the proper care for cast iron - and just how easy that is! Menu: Seasonal Frittata; Michigan Beer Stew; Pan-Fried Potatoes; Apple Crisp. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Come learn how to use our CNC machine to make a sign! No prior CNC experience needed, but having taken our CNC class will help. This class will not certify you for unsupervised use of the CNC machine.Bring a laptop with the free image editing software Inkscape installed. We’ll show you how to use Inkscape to design a sign that our CNC machine can run. After your design is finished we’ll generate tool paths for the sign in our copy of Vectric VCarve.When the class is over you will have a file that you can run on our CNC at a later point in time to create a sign. Many jobs on the CNC take 1-2 hours so it isn’t realistic to be able to run your sign during the time allotted for this class.Class cost: $10 members / $15 non-members.
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/cnc-workshop-come-make-a-sign/ [map]
'Twin Hearts Meditation', as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique, aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness for the planet. It is thus an instrument of world and community service that contributes to harmony on the earth by blessing it with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. The Twin Hearts Meditation is a noble tool that can raise one’s vibrations toward higher states of awareness and expanded levels of consciousness. It is being practiced globally by tens of thousands from many different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity but produces amazing and dramatic results. Join us as we practice this powerful meditation together for the upliftment of our world.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. email@example.com annarbor.CentersOfLight.org [map]
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
An award winning journalist and former Washington Post reporter, Patrice Gaines works to empower girls and young women at risk, drawing from the heart of her experiences on the streets and in prison. She is the co-founder of Brown Angel Center, seeking to provide formerly incarcerated women and their families with the tools to renew their lives. Gaines is author of "Laughing in the Dark" and "Moments of Grace: Meeting the Challenge to Change.-Sponsored by the Graduate School and Women's and Gender Studies
EMU Student Center Auditorium, 900 Oakwood St Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org www.emich.edu/womenshistorymonth/ [map]
Mar. 19-21 & 26; May 1, 20, & 22. Performances by various student ensembles. Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert. Mar. 20 & 21 (time TBA): District Choir Festival. Mar. 26: Jazz Band. May 1: Concerto Concert. May 20: Band & Orchestra. Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert. See also May 17 Company C and Mar. 27 & Apr. 27 fundraiser listings..
7 p.m. (except as noted), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 475–4524. [map]
Every Tues. All invited to join this fun-loving independent local mixed chorus to sing mostly familiar tunes, along with some serious music, in various genres. David Perample directs.
7-9 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh. Free to visitors ($80 per semester dues for those who join). 355-7738. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of chapters 5 and 6 of Michelle Alexander’s influential new study, the 2012 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads selection.
7-9 p.m., St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1679 Broadway. Free. Child care available with advance notice. 663-1870. [map]
Lecture by Dr. Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM. When all else has failed - what does work when confronted with a loved one's addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person's recovery process? These and other questions will be addressed in order to assist participants to find effective methods to successfully support another person's recovery, avoid enabling another person's addiction, and maintain their own health and well-being. Free CE for addiction professionals is offerred. Dawn Farm is a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. email@example.com http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
U-M music professor emeritus Willis Patterson directs this popular local choir in a program of traditional and contemporary Easter spirituals.
7:30 p.m., Bethel A.M.E. Church, 900 John A. Woods Dr. Freewill offering. 663-3800.
Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7:30 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). Newcomers should call in advance: Greg Humbel at 445-1925. [map]
Students of U-M saxophone professor Donald Sinta perform works TBA.
7:30 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Students of U-M harpsichord professor Edward Parmentier perform works TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Moore Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
The daughter of Hank Williams Jr., Holly is a young Americana singer-songwriter whose influences range from Laura Nyro and Jackson Browne to Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, and Dylan. Williams has a brand new CD, The Highway, a collection of rootsy story songs.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]
Distinguished Javanese dancer, musician, and composer Anon Suneko leads the U-M Gamelan Ensemble and student dancers in a traditional Javanese program that depicts ancient epic tales.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0352. [map]
Students of U-M trombone professor David Jackson perform works TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Music School McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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