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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]
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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. (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]
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve declarer skills. The main part of the course deals with play of the hand as declarer. Other parts include bidding reviews, defense, and more. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first 90 minutes. Students will then play hands for the last 30 minutes. The text may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. Text: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1302 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
A baby class that you can attend with your baby! This is an 8-week baby class covering everything from feeding, to changes in your relationship with your partner, to fun things to do with your new baby. The class is geared towards parents of 2-6 month old children who are looking for some further information on popular new-parent topics. The class is also meant to facilitate a “mom’s group” type setting to help new parents meet others for support and friendship. Dad’s are very welcome!Tuesday mornings 10:00 am - 11:00 amNew 8-week sessions begin April 9 and June 4th.Instructor: Jane Glazer, RN
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $160. 734-769-6100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr.) & 9 a.m. (May), 8 a.m. (June & July), Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 996-8440.
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]
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]
Lecture by Detroit-based artist Lynne Avadenka.
12:30 p.m., 1022 Thayer, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]
Class meets Tuesdays, April 16 - June 18Adored by the Tea Party, admired by the libertarians, summarily dismissed by liberals, selectively championed by conservatives, Ayn Rand remains an enigma. Love her or hate her, ignore her we shouldn't: for she was brilliant, deviant and arrogant; and is still widely read. This lecture-discussion course will use Anne Heller's biography, “Ayn Rand and The World She Made”, take several detours and deep dives into her fiction and non-fiction work, feature interviews and other artifacts. The sessions will be led by Deb Mukherjee.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Avenue. $40. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their defensive play, learn advanced bidding conventions and do play practice with analysis. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first hour. Students will then shuffle, deal and play hands during the last hour. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. We will be working on chapters 8-9 in the text which may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore if you didn’t take Part I or II. The conventions will be done by handout. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. Text: Defense in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
Screening of this biopic (1992) about the legendary and controversial filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.
1 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426–4477. [map]
(Wayne Blair, 2012). Biopic about 4 indigenous Australian women who are discovered by a talent scout and travel to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for the troops.
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]
All youth grades 6–12 invited to make a magnetic poetry tin and newspaper “blackout” poems.
3 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429–5450. [map]
Find acceptance, understanding, & support from others who hear voices or have uncommon beliefs. Be heard, grow creatively, learn about others' experience. Thousands of voice hearers attend HVN worldwide & many have found their path to recovery through this innovative self-help group. Meets monthly, every 3rd Tuesday.
Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St.. Free. 734-709-2183. firstname.lastname@example.org DepressionSolutionsofAnnArbor.com [map]
This workshop addresses the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board member, including board operations, strategic planning, resource development, oversight and ambassadorship. It also gives a short introduction to the nonprofit world, including structuring, funding and functioning as a mission-based organization. This is great for people that have recently joined a nonprofit board or are thinking about exploring volunteering for boards.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St. $50. (734)988-0160. email@example.com new.org [map]
4 p.m., Ray Fisher Stadium. $5 (youths age 12 & under, $3; U-M students, free). 764-0247.
Talk by Ben-Gurion University (Israel) foreign literatures and linguistics and gender studies professor Catherine Rottenberg.
4-5 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]
Apr. 15 & 16. All kids grades 2–6 invited to play bingo to win books.
4:15–5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429–5450. [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]
Washtenaw Community College’s GalleryOne is currently showcasing the work of three talented artists educated in southeast Michigan. Featured artists James Rotz, Marco Terenzi, and Kate Silvio will discuss their sculptures and photography during a special exhibit reception on Tuesday, April 16. The exhibit remains on campus until May 24. Gallery hours during the week are: Monday-Tuesday, 10:00am-6:00pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 10:00am-8:00pm; Friday, 10:00am-noon.
WCC GalleryOne, Student Center building first floor, 4800 East Huron River Drive. Free. 734-477-8512. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Apr. 12, 13, 15, & 16. U-M opera professor Kay Castaldo directs U-M undergrad opera students in scenes from Vivaldi’s 1727 Baroque opera based on Ariosto’s Renaissance epic.
5:30 p.m. (Fri., Mon., & Tues.) & 7 p.m. (Sat.), U-M School of Music McIntosh Theater (Fri. & Tues.), 1100 Baits (off Broadway), and Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium (Sat. & Mon.), 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-2538. [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
Tour of the store’s bulk department, followed by a cooking demonstration using quinoa, rice, and farro.
6 p.m., Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5. Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240, 717-9583, 755-0884, 649-1023.
National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16. Join with other Americans across the country completing Advance Directives documents at an Advanced Directives Party6:30 Drinks and hors d’oeuvres7:00 Presentation and Q & A8:00 Small Group discussion and filling out documentsFor more information and to RSVP, visit After Death Home Care (dot) com or contact Merilynne RushNow that the taxes are done, do the other paperwork you’ve been putting off! National Healthcare Decisions Day highlights the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. Documents, information and tools provided. Let your loved ones know your wishes! Special guests Pat Lyndale, Chaplain, John Erdevig, Attorney.
Center for the Childbearing year, 722 Brooks St. $15/person/$20/family. 734-395-9660. email@example.com afterdeathhomecare.com [map]
Come make cats dance! Learn to program using Scratch. Scratch is a programming language created by the MIT Lifelong learning group. It’s a freely available visual programming interface. It’s designed to allow anyone to program in an easy to learn and graphical way.All ages are welcome.
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/learn-to-program-using-scratch/ [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]
.Feb. 12: North Oakland Dixieland Band. 9-piece ensemble from Lake Orion with a repertoire of Dixieland and swing music that today plays a variety of Mardi Gras music. Mar. 19: Kitty Donohoe. Irish-American singer-songwriter from Detroit is known for her bell-like soprano--an instrument that has been described as “rich, flexible, soaring, and haunting”--and her grittily realistic, bluesy original songs. Apr. 16: Mark Randisi & the Motor City Horns. a Detroit jazz crooner who performs Sinatra tunes, singing with a timbre and phrasing remarkably similar to that of Sinatra himself, Randisi is accompanied by this veteran horn trio.This show is held at the Washington Street Education Center (500 Washington), and tickets are not required. May 21: Great Lakes String Quartet. A Detroit area ensemble with a varied repertoire that ranges from Baroque to contemporary music. .
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets (available at the Chelsea Senior Center) required. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475—4111. [map]
A variety show featuring poems, stories, plays, and essays written and performed by middle and high school students who won awards in this spring’s writing contest. Preceded by a showcase of student artwork.
7 p.m., Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. Free. 769-4010. [map]
All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]
Reading by Dee Matthews, a 2-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [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]
Chef Alex Young is joined by Zingerman’s managers Sarah Mays and Amos Arinda to host a dinner featuring kubbeh, a meat dumpling served in a sour, tangy soup called hamousta, and other traditional foods of the Iraqi Jewish community.
7-10 p.m., Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $45 (beverages not included). Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]
Talk by Manpower candidate care manager Meredith Evans. Preceded by networking (6 p.m.) and dinner (6:30 p.m.).
7 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Free (buy your own dinner). Reservations requested by Apr. 11 at abwa-maia.org. 755-0575. [map]
A representative from the nonprofit senior citizens educational organization Elderwise discusses their programs. Also, Storytime Players demonstrate the kind of reader’s theater they perform for school children. Note: new location.
7-8:30 p.m., Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth. Free. 973-6287. [map]
Representatives from the local Creature Conservancy display and discuss some of their collection of wild animals, including a kangaroo, a kookaburra, an armadillo and, an indigo snake. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Screening of the U-M College of Engineering documentary Fracktopia, followed by a panel discussion with U-M civil & environmental engineering professor Brian Ellis, Energy in Depth Michigan field director Erik Bauss, Michigan Environmental Council communications director Hugh McDiarmid, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality senior geologist Bill Mitchell. Moderator is Michigan Radio reporter Lester Graham.
7 p.m., U-M Business School Blau Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free. 764-7087. [map]
Lecture by by Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD, specialist in internal medicine and addiction medicine; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. It's been said that the doctor's office is a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It's also been said that recovering people are terrible patients. This program will discuss whether these statements are fair, why doctors and healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery, and how recovering people can take responsibility for their physical health and recruit health care providers as allies. Free CE for addiction professionals is offered. 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]
Apr. 9 & 16. Annual member projected image (Apr. 9) and print (Apr. 16) competitions.
7:30 p.m., Wines School auditorium, 1701 Newport. Free ($25 annual dues for those who join). 327-4781. [map]
John Dorsey and Kofi Ameyaw direct these 2 EMU music-student ensembles in a program showcasing standard and multiethnic configurations of percussion instruments and repertoire.
7:30 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
Students of professor Donald Sinta perform works TBA.
7:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
See review. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a Grand Slam on April 11 (see listing). Space limited, so it’s smart to arrive early. Jan 15: "Detours."Feb. 19: Love Hurts.Mar. 19: Clumsy.Apr. 16: Mystery.May 21: "Busted."June 18: "Scars."July 16: "Lost."Aug. 20: "Swagger.".
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), The Circus, 210 S. First. $5. 764-5118. [map]
Retired journalist and U.P. resident Pat Egan discusses a plan to create ethanol out of U.P. trees. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 665-0248. [map]
This ensemble of nonmusic majors performs works TBA.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Every Tues. All German speakers invited for conversation.
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394. [map]
This folk-rock quartet from Newfoundland, winner of many Juno Awards, is known for the intensity and power of its contemporary arrangements of traditional Celtic maritime ditties and its Celtic-flavored originals. An All Music Guide reviewer praises the band’s latest CD Safe upon the Shore for a “vibrancy and energy that are simply intoxicating.”
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $25-$50 in advance at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the door. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]
Apr. 8 & 16. U-M music professor Christopher Harding directs U-M music students in an informal concert of classical music TBA. Proceeds benefit a local charity.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free; donations accepted. Reservations recommended. 769–2999. [map]
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