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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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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/digicolls/henkel/index.html [map]
Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
9 a.m. (Apr. & May) & 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 663-5060.
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their declarer and defensive play. The class will run with students shuffling, dealing and playing 7-9 hands per session. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. Instructor will guide declarer on each hand as to the best plan and strategy to succeed. No book needed. Students may either pay for all 10 weeks at the start or pay as they go using the drop-in fee. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Ann Arbor Senior Center member $100 / non-member $120. Drop-in fee is $10 member / $12 non-member per class.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Bladwin Avenue. AASC members $100/$10; others $120/$12.. 734.794.6250. [map]
Every Mon., Sept. 10-Dec. 10. and Jan. 28-May 6. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women’s chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh. Free to visitors ($115 per semester dues for those who join). 665-9271. [map]
Every Mon. (except May 13 & 20), Apr. 8-June. 7. Yoga For Mamas is a hatha postnatal and prenatal yoga class honoring mothers and babies during the childbearing year. Practicing yoga during this time can help to relax the mind, strengthen the body, alleviate discomfort and support the growing bond between a mother and her baby. Gentle yoga poses combined with breath are taught to bring awareness to the changes in the body that occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Class is held in a warm, supportive space with an emphasis on celebrating the journey to mothering! Prenatal mamas and mamas and babies 12 months and younger are welcome.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $18 (7-week pass, $110; 14-week pass, $190). 734-769-6100. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Apr. 8 & 22, May 13 & 27. All invited to join a philosophical discussion that draws on the Socratic method of questioning underlying assumptions. The Socrates Cafe models its discussions on the book of the same name by Christopher Phillips.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
Every Mon. except May 27. Play group for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play groups are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Tues., 10-11 a.m. & Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Pittsfield (Wed. 11 a.m.-noon), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m.) 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs.All seniors age 55 & over invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) and ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., $3 (members, $2) on Mon. 794-6250. [map]
Every Mon. & Thurs. All ages invited to play this intricate game played with colorful tiles. Lunch available (except Dec. 24 & 31) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). reservations required.
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]
Joint reception for exhibits in the Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, the Clark Library of maps, and the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Exhibits include artwork by U-M students, an exhibit on filmmaker Robert Altman (see Galleries), and exhibits in conjunction with the current LS&A theme semester on “Understanding Race.” Activities and refreshments.
4-7 p.m., begin at 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-3166.
Get Healthy, Get Fit with our SPROUT A NEW HABIT WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE.10 Week Challenge Includes:· Weekly Nutrition Education Classes· 12 Physical Fitness Classes· One-on-One Coaching· Private Weekly Weigh-Ins· Free Monthly Metabolism Tests· Customized Nutrition Solutions· Weekly Raffle Prizes & Fun Group SupportOnly $35 to Register for the Entire 10 Weeks! The Ca$h Prize Pool will be SPLIT among the Biggest Losers! Past losers have won more than $300.Come on, what do YOU have to LOSE?Register today and SPROUT A NEW HABIT this SPRING!!
Get Fit Ann Arbor, 3830 Packard Rd, Suite 150, Ann Arbor, MI. $35. 240.388.2537. firstname.lastname@example.org nutritionbychoice.com [map]
Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Mar., Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [map]
FREE and open to the public.Area public, private and homeschool students are invited to find out about local as well as national summer programs. Whatever the students’ interests, from horseback riding or sailing, to a serious study of Russian Language or Advanced Physics, kids can take part in a summer program or design their own experiences. Clonlara Advisors and Campus Teachers will be on hand to provide information about the Clonlara Home Based Education Program, as well as details of the Clonlara Campus Program. Campus tours will be going on throughout the evening.
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett St. Free. 734-769-4511. email@example.com www.clonlara.org [map]
Kicking off our FREE spring fitness challenge. This is a 4-week fitness challenge that includes 12 smart strength/cardio trainings, 2 fitness evaluations (beginning and end), 1 extreme challenge and loads of fun! All fitness levels welcome. Register online by April 8 (spaces are limited) at 24fitcamp.tumblr.com
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 202-570-4013. firstname.lastname@example.org http://24fitcamp.tumblr.com/ [map]
Every Mon., Mar. 11-May 20 (except Mar. 18). Saline dance instructor Mary Jane Ormsby leads beginning (6:30 p.m.) and experienced (7:30 p.m.) dancers. With recorded oldies, Latin, and country music. First-timers are asked to call ahead.
6:30-8:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. $7. 429-4840. [map]
Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and students discounts.
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. 734-681-0477. email@example.com www.peachyfitness.com [map]
We often get asked to offer a sauce class. Truth is, pan sauces, rather than traditional "Mother Sauces", have become much more the norm in the home cooking and even high end restaurants. While that is all well and good, learning how to make any of the five mother sauces gives you the foundation and orientation from which to deviate. This class will focus on the proper technique for creating the sauce thickener 'roux'. We will make the classic sauce, Bechamel made from vegetables, herbs and milk that meld into a sublime velvety-textured sauce that is sublime. You will also create Fume - a fish stock, not only excellent for poaching but also soups and chowders. From the intoxicating fumet, we will execute another classic white sauce, Veloute. Full participation. Menu: Luxurious Macaroni and Cheese made with Sauce Bechamel; Asparagus sauteed and Finished with Sauce Mornay; Sea Scallops poached in Fumet and Finished with a Fish Veloute. Register online 48 hours in advance.
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Voice majors perform works TBA.
6:45 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Apr. 22-27. This weeklong series of pro-vegetarian events kicks off with talks by former Detroit Pistons player John Salley and Mayor Heiftje. Light refreshments. Highlights include a screening of the documentary Vegucated (see Ann Arbor District Library in Films) and talks on Apr. 24-27 (see listings). Full schedule at annarborvegweek.org.
7 p.m., Downtown Home and Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. annarborvegweek.org. [map]
Kickoff Event featuring John Salley, former Detroit Piston and Ann Arbor Mayor John Heiftje; at Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley St. Light refreshments provided by Trader Joe's.Ann Arbor’s first ever Veg Week is planned for April 22-28, 2013, an initiative of VegMichigan, the state’s largest, nonprofit vegetarian organization. This nationwide event, when thousands of people come together to learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet is coming to Ann Arbor. Individuals pledge to eat only vegan or vegetarian foods for one week to improve their health, reduce their impact on the environment, and save the lives of animals.
Downtown Home and Garden, 210 S. Ashley St. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborvegweek.org [map]
Calling all communitarians, visionaries, creators, sustainers, and dreamers, for a film premiere screening & discussion about co-creating our shared and sustainable future in SE Michigan.WITHIN REACH explores one couple's pedal-powered search for a place to call home. Mandy and Ryan gave up their jobs, cars and traditional houses to "bike- pack" 6,500 miles for nearly 2 years around the USA seeking sustainable community. Rather than looking in a traditional neighborhood, they begin to recognize that community is the secret ingredient to living sustainably on this planet. Along the way, they explored 100 Ecovillages, Cohousing Communities, Co-op Houses, Communes, Transition Towns and their own principles and commitment. http://www.withinreachmovie.com/ Bring your favorite treat or beverage to share for a festive Earth Day Celebration.6pm Tour of Sunward Cohousing.RSVP.Donations gladly accepted to support Film Makers.https://www.facebook.com/events/375126485936539/
Sunward Cohousing, 424 Little Lake Dr. Free. 734-213-5995. email@example.com http://www.sunward.org/events/within-reach.html [map]
Performance by Saturday Looks Good to Me, a veteran local indie rock quartet led singer-songwriter Fred Thomas whose influences range from the Beach Boys to Guided by Voices. Part of an an 8-week series of concerts and films (see March 13 listing).
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Naturalist Endeavors (Columbiaville) owner Randy Baker gives a family-friendly presentation about human impacts on local and global ecosystems.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426–4477. [map]
U-M creative writing grad Joshua Henkin discusses his novel, recently released in paperback, about a family brought together when the youngest sibling dies while on a journalism assignment in Iraq in 2005. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola’s, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; dances this month are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen’s House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]
Inspiration will burst into your lungs and vocal chords when you sing your heart out at the wonderful Kip Barry's Tricks & Treats & Performing Arts Center during our Karaoke Kara-Jokey night, hosted by Ready Eddy!Fun Prizes, Drink Specials, and MORE!We have coffee and delicious Kip Kakes to get you comfortable enough to get up on stage, or just hang out.Anyone and everyone welcome! Come check out the new digs, sing a few songs, and get to know your fellow artists!
Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. $5. 734-769-2787. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.kipbarryproductions.com [map]
Soul-inflected pop-rock by this Arkansas singer-songwriter best known as the Season 8 winner of American Idol. Opening act is Jillette Johnson, a young NYC pop singer-songwriter who recently released her debut EP, Whiskey & Frosting.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Music students perform works TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Livonia piano teacher Mary Siciliano and local violin instructor Jack Robbins perform violin sonatas by Leclair, Debussy, and Saint-Saens, in honor of their late student, Caleb Lei. All proceeds to fund a memorial award for a student musician in the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10 general admission (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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