Calendar of Events
Photo exhibit of natural ice formations taken along the Huron River near Zeeb Rd., in March 2011, for five consecutive days. See their amazing forms and surprising variety! 20 large photos are on the east wall of Biggby's. Photos were taken by Ann Flowers and Fred Ringia, who can be contacted at email@example.com
Biggby Coffee, 539 E. Liberty St. Free. 734-997-0992. [map]
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The Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor’s Amster Gallery is proud to present the photos of Elena Weissman. The exhibit Eye Wonder is a breathtaking collection of photographs taken mostly in Michigan. Through the camera, Elena has brought us a story of the natural wonders of nature in color and texture. She uses shadow, shapes and captured beauty to please our eyes. See the exhibit and meet the artist on Sunday, January 29 at 4 p.m. for a reception and formal viewing. The exhibit will run through February 29 during regular JCC business hours. For more information, contact Karen Freedland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-0990. The JCC is located at 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor. Or visit www.jccannarbor.org for more information.
JCC of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. 734-971-0990. email@example.com www.jccannarbor.org [map]
Work by African-American artist Jacob Lawrence is on display at WCC’s Gallery One now through Feb. 17. The serigraph prints were inspired by the life of abolitionist John Brown, who was hanged in 1859 for his crimes against the Commonwealth of Virginia.
WCC Gallery One, 4800 East Huron River Drive. Free. 734-477-8512. http://www.wccnet.edu/news-events/articles/view/263/ [map]
The first session will cover this educational and cultural movement, which began in the mid-nineteenth century, reached its peak in the 1920s and is still quite active. It consists of the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Network, Chautauqua Trail and other entities. The second session will include discussion and illustrations of typical educational and cultural programs and speakers. The speaker, Gene Berrodin, has been active in the Chautauqua community and owns property there. The class concludes on February 8.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $25. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olliumich.org [map]
Daily. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination, except Saturday mornings, which feature a 22-mile ride at various paces along the Border-to-Border Trail to the Side Track in Ypsilanti for breakfast. Also, on weekdays, riders can also start at 11 a.m. from the gazebo in downtown Dexter. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. (daily) & 1 p.m. (Sat. & Sun. only), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 545-0541 (morning ride), 994-5908 (afternoon ride). [map]
What is science and what is its use in industry and everyday life? Its approach to understanding the world around us is amazingly successful, but it is often misunderstood in today’s culture, as it has been in other times of economic stress. Drawing on his quarter century at Ford’s Research Laboratory, Dick Chase will discuss what science is and illustrate concepts of chemistry and physics to shed light on timely topics such as fuel economy, pollution control, and climate change. Class continues on Wednesdays thru March 14.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olliumich.org [map]
Jan. 5 & 19. Riders meet for lunch at different restaurants the 1st and 3rd Wed. through the winter.
11:30 a.m., location TBA. Free. Pay for your own lunch. 662-5052.
Bryan Beecher leads the technology team at the world's largest archive of social science research data. His team has been using "the cloud" for the past three years as a core part of the enterprise: disaster recovery planning, application hosting, archival storage for research data, and delivery of confidential data via virtual desktop computers. During this talk Bryan presents a high-level overview of what people mean when they talk about "the cloud" and the advantages (and disadvantages) of using the cloud. Bryan is currently the director of ICPSR’s Computer and Network Services at the University of Michigan. ICPSR, or Inter-university Consortium of Political and Social Research, is the world’s largest archive of digital social science data.Presentation Level: IntermediatePlanning on attending? You can RSVP: http://linkd.in/xRHKpB
Conor O'Neills, 318 South Main Street. Free, Suggested donation $3; Lunch is discounted to $10 for LA2M. 734.272.4698. firstname.lastname@example.org The ABC's of the Cloud [map]
Jan. 29-Mar. 3. A national, juried exhibition of hand-crafted ceramic cups. Reception Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m.
Noon-6 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.), noon-7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Clay Gallery, 335 Main St. Free admission. 662-7972. [map]
Feb. 1 & 3. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars on “Queering Cinema” (Feb. 1) and “The Social Costs of Falling Short of Gender Equity in High School Sports” (Feb. 3).
Noon-1:30 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]
Author Tom Wolfe has written the wonderfully colorful and true story of how America began its journey to the moon in the book "The Right Stuff", which is based on extensive interviews with the seven Mercury astronauts. We will cover the science of space travel such as why it is necessary to travel at the speed of five miles per second to orbit the earth. It is a very dangerous business, especially during launch and re-entry as we have witnessed in the shuttle disasters. Steve Schewe, the presenter, is Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy at Schoolcraft College. Class continues on Wednesdays thru March 7.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. (48103). $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olliumich.org [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 19-Mar. 10. See review. Rhiannon Ragland directs William Mastrosimone’s touching drama about a retired stone mason who’s evicted from his home to make space for a highway. When he barricades himself in his house, his son must convince him to leave the home and all the memories that come with it. Cast: Matthew David, Guy Sanville, Charlyn Swarthout.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), and 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Jan. 19-27 preview tickets: $20 (Wed. & Thurs.), $25 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & 30 (Sat. eve.). After Jan. 27: Tickets $25 (Wed. & Thurs.), $35 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $40 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Three days of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter fun at Cavanaugh Lake. Also, a euchre tournament ($5 entry fee; prizes) on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., and a chili cook-off (1 p.m.) and dancing to classic and contemporary rock by the Manchester band Star 69 (8:30-11:30 p.m) on Feb. 2. The weekend competitive ice fishing derby (eeather permitting) runs 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Feb. 3. Refreshments, breakfasts, and lunches available. Raffle.
4 p.m.–midnight (Feb. 1), 7 a.m.–midnight (Feb. 2), & 7 a.m.–3 p.m. (Feb. 3), American Legion Hall, 1700 Ridge Rd. (off Cavanaugh Lake Rd. from Kalmbach Rd. north from I-94 exit 156), Chelsea. Free admission. To enter the chili cook-off, call Larry Doll at 260-1540. 475-1964. [map]
University of Pittsburgh linguistics professor Scott Kiesling and U-M linguistics professors Anne Curzan, Robin Queen, and Shelley Swearingen discuss how language has been used to construct and perform gender and sexuality.
4-5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Library, enter from the Diag. Free. 615-5783. [map]
(Michel Hazanavicius, 2011). Black-and-white silent film set in Hollywood in the late 1920s about a May-December romance between a declining silent film actor and a rising actress in the talkies.
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). 668-TIME. [map]
(Aki Kaurismaki, 2011). An aging shoe shiner takes pity on an African boy who arrives by cargo ship in the French port city of Le Havre. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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). 668-TIME. [map]
Presenter: Renee Malone, Kick the Moon, LLCIf your stomach flips over at the thought of giving a presentation, you are in good company. The good news... it's natural to have that feeling.
The great news... what you are feeling is energy.
The best news... you can learn to channel that energy to eliminate nervousness and connect with your audience. Commanding Presence is an interactive workshop which covers how to harness energy, enhance your style, and connect with any size audience - even an audience of one. Renée Malone is founder of Kick the Moon LLC consulting firm. Ms Malone has more than 20 years of experience creating and delivering effective frontline training programs for premium brands and corporations, including members of the Global Fortune 500. Deadline to register: Monday, January 30. Fee: $25.00
Center for the Education of Women, 330 E. Liberty Street. $25. 734-764-6005. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/commanding-presence-skills-giving-effective-presentations/20111222 [map]
For high school age and younger field hockey athletes of all levels! ~ Fer De Lance FHC will be holding 10 indoor field hockey sessions this winter at the University of Michigan Coliseum, starting January 11th and continuing each Wednesday, through March 21 (excluding February 29th due to college break). ~ Sessions run from 5:30pm to 7pm the University of Michigan Coliseum on 721 S 5th avenue in Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Every session will include skill and game instruction, along with game play. ~ Take advantage of first-class coaching and a **NEW fast indoor surface to improve your skills in the off-season. The Coliseum was just resurfaced with Terra-Flex sport court.~ Participants will be coached by USA Field Hockey Level 3 certified Coach Ryan Langford, the assistant coach for the University of Michigan Field Hockey program.
University of Michigan Sport Coliseum, 721 South Fifth Ave. $35 per session. email@example.com ferdelancehc.com [map]
Auditions for A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur, a lively adaptation of Mark Twain's classic story.
JCC of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org www.aayag.org [map]
Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6–8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944–1918. [map]
6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan, Saline. $1 for hard cards (book of 10 games, $7). 429–7310. [map]
6:30 p.m., Crisler Arena. $15 & $22. 764-0247. [map]
Arrowwood Community Center 2566 Arrowwood Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 offers Zumba classes on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.FREE FIRST CLASS Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That's exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that's moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Join ZIN Instructor Margarita Shelley on Wednesday nights at 6:30 at Arrowwood Community center for your free Zumba class* and experience Zumba for yourself. *Free to first-time participants only
Arrowwood Community Center, 2566 Arrowwood Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. Donation. $5. 734-239-3425. email@example.com www.zumba.com [map]
Illinois writer David Finch discusses his new memoir that tells how, after being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome 5 years into his marriage, he decided to improve his relationship with his wife by memorizing rules for relating to her, such as “Don’t change the radio station when she’s singing along.” Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola’s, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Join us as we view this amazing series that has been airing on PBS and EWTN over recent months. We will facilitate one episode per Wednesday night, over the course of ten weeks (with a break for Ash Wednesday). Bring a friend - everyone is welcome!2/1 - The Ineffable Mystery of God: That Than Which Nothing Greater can be Thought2/8 - Our tainted Nature's solitary boast: Mary, the Mother of God2/15 - The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure2/29 - A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church3/7 - Word Made Flesh, True Bread from Heaven: The Mystery of the Church's Sacraments and Worship3/14 - A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints3/21 - The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit3/28 - World Without End: The Last Things
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 530 Elizabeth Street. Free. (734) 761-8606. http://sainttc.com/ [map]
All invited to discuss The Scholar in His Study, Dora Thornton’s account of the importance of private studies among leading citizens in Renaissance Italy.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
Soprano Carmen Pelton is accompanied by oboist Nancy Ambrose King and pianist Matthew Thompson in songs by Viardot, Clearfield, Skalkottas, Hidas, and Kalliwoda.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits Dr. (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Christopher James Lees conducts this music student ensemble in Poulenc’s light and humorous Les Biches Suite and Dvorak’s expressive Symphony No. 8. Preceded at 7:15 by a talk.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-2538. [map]
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you’re active. Preceded by intermediate (7 p.m.) and beginning (8 p.m.) swing lessons. The Feb. 15 "Vintage Valentines" dance features live music by Alex Belhaj's New Orleans Jazz Quartet, a performance by the vintage jazz dance quartet Erin Morris & Her Ragdolls, a costume contest, and a raffle.
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room. $5 (students, $4) includes lessons. 945-8428. [map]
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