Calendar of Events
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, Ann Arbor 48108. Free. 734-971-0990. email@example.com www.jccannarbor.org [map]
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Dr. Kenneth Phifer, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister, will provide a glimpse into western culture's largest and most influential religion, Christianity, its origins, Jesus and Paul, and how the Jesus cult became a religion. Dr. Phifer will discuss Augustine--the greatest thinker in Christian history-- Orthodoxy, Medieval Scholasticism, the Reformation, the impact of science, Christianity in America, Christian antagonism toward Jews, and the future of the faith. Class meets Tuesdays, February 14 - April 24, no class 3/20 Registration is required. All OLLI events are open to anyone over age 50 with a $20 annual OLLI membership.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw. $35. 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]
Local advanced master gardener Carol Brodbeck discusses how to deal with good and bad insects in the garden.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 944-9131. [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]
Every Tues. (except Feb. 28) beginning Jan. 24. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Jan. 24: “Never Far Away,” a talk by MacArthur Fellow Bright Sheng, a U-M Music School composition professor, on the “Chinese-ness” of his compositions. Jan. 31: University of Illinois-Chicago Chinese lecturer Esther Klein discusses “Sima Qian’s Confucius and the Western Han Lunyu.”Feb. 7: WSU Sociology professor Sarah Swider on “Building China: Migrant Workers in China’s Construction Industry.” Feb. 14: “Translating Matteo Ricci’s Jiaou Iun,” a talk by Middlebury College English professor Timothy Billings on a 1595 treatise on friendship that was the 1st work written in Chinese by a European. Feb. 21: “Mapping the Dreamscape of Early Medieval China,” a talk by Vanderbilt University Asian Studies professor Robert Campany on Chinese views about the nature of dreams. .
Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-6308. [map]
ABOUT THE ROUNDTABLEOn July 9, 2011, Sudan, Africa’s largest country, split into two nations. The secession is a result of the longest civil war in world history between the north and the south that dates back to the country’s independence in 1956. Susan D. Page is the U.S. Ambassador to the newly established nation of South Sudan. She and a panel of U-M faculty will explore the following questions: What are the challenges facing South Sudan? What is American policy toward South Sudan? What are the challenges of a new country entering the world system?Sponsors: African Studies Center, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Ford School of Public Policy, International Institute, International Policy Center, and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Educational Conference Center, Room 1840, School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University Ave. Free. 734.763.9200. email@example.com http://bit.ly/zwv55e [map]
Self help & group support for people who hear voices or have uncommon beliefs. The Ann Arbor chapter of this innovative international group meets every Tuesday. We value acceptance, creative coping, autonomy, & finding one's voice. HVN has a 25 year history of helping people cope with & recover from unusual mental experiences.
Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St.. Donation. 734-709-2183. firstname.lastname@example.org hearingvoicesusa.org [map]
Feb. 14: “The Witches of Gambaga”(Yaba Badoe, 2010) Documentary about the experiences of a community of ostracized women in northern Ghana condemned to live as witches. Named Best Documentary at the 2010 Black International Film Festival. French, subtitles.Mar. 6: “Cuba: An African Odyssey” (Jihan El-Tahri, 2008). Documentary about Cuban involvement in African politics, from Che Guevara’s efforts in the Congo to the Angolan Civil War. French, subtitles.Apr. 10: “Calypso at Dirty Jim’s” (Pascale Obolo, 2010). Documentary about the role of calypso storyteller-musicians in Trinidadian culture. Preceded by La Femme Invisible, Obolo’s 6-minute 2009 short about how African women are invisible in Paris. French, subtitles..
4 p.m., 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 764-5344. [map]
U-M Armenian studies research fellow Levon Petrosyan discusses the mystical writings of this 10th-century Armenian monk.
4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 647-2743. [map]
Lecture by U-M geology professor Rob Van Der Voo.
4-5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Library, enter from the Diag. Free. 615-5783. [map]
Screenings of the 2011 animated short films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children, students, seniors, & veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). 668-TIME. [map]
Occasionally canceled during the holidays; see dexterumc.org for schedule updates.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. $6 (families, $24; kids age 5 & under, free). 426-8480. [map]
A Parenting Workshop to Help Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One.Caregivers who are grieving often struggle to assist their children during such a difficult life transition. This educational workshop is designed for bereaved parents/caregivers who have experienced the death of a loved one and have a child under the age of 18 who is also grieving. Growing Through Grief Workshops are offered on the second Thursday of every month. Advance registration is required. Please register by visiting the web site at http://www.depressioncenter.org/patients-visitors/workshops-and-groups/growing-through-grief/ or calling Kiel Opperman at 734-936-8702. For content specific questions, please contact the workshop leader, Dr. Julie Kaplow, at email@example.com or 734-615-1641.
Rachel Upjohn Building, room 2763, 4250 Plymouth Rd. Free. 734-615-1641. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.depressioncenter.org/patients-visitors/workshops-and-groups/growing-through-grief/ [map]
Every Tues. & Thurs. through Apr. All adults invited to play music. Bring an instrument and music stand. Beginners are asked to call ahead to set up lessons.
7–8:30 p.m. (Tues.) and 1–2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline–Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 429–1742. [map]
For those of you who have not yet registered for Little League Baseball, our last walk-in registration session is Tuesday, February 14th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Estabrook Elementary School. Also, you may register on-line now by going to our web site at www.ypsilittleleague.org. If you have any questions please call Darrell Hawley.
Estabrook Elementary Cafeteria, 1555 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. 734-707-9255. www.ypsilittleleague.org [map]
Every Tues & Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-20 miles, along the Border-to-Border Trail or lightly traveled Whitmore Lake Rd.
6:30 p.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. Preregistration required by joining groups.google.com/group/aabts-winter-evening-rides and emailing email@example.com before 5 p.m. 276-0240. [map]
Rose Martin, of Rose's Good Company, presents the first annual Sweet Hearts Dinner at the Clarion Hotel Banquet Room. A wonderful dinner is planned, with a cash bar, jazz band and several inspirational speakers. Funds raised will help Rose and her volunteers support "those individuals and families who have lost hope," providing for reentry for ex-convicts, homeless families,and those in crisis.
Clarion Hotel Banquet Room, 2900 Jackson Avenue. $150. 734-686-4143. firstname.lastname@example.org www.rosesgoodcompany.org [map]
Every Tues. All local writers invited to bring samples of their writing to read and discuss. Observers welcome.
7-9 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 665-8194. [map]
Relax together as you receive tandem Thai Massages. Each of you will have an individual practitioner as we open our space for this special time together. Thai Yoga Massage Provides Relaxation & Stress Relief, Improves Circulation, Balances Energy and Feels Great!Cost: $120 per Couple for 1 hr Massage. Pre-Registration Only. Space is limited to a Max of 3 Couples per time slot.Times Available: Fri. Feb 10 5:30-6:30 pm; Sat. Feb. 11, 2-3 pm., 3:30-4:30 pm, or 5-6 pm Sun. Feb. 12 5:15-6:15 pm Mon. Feb. 13 12-1pm Tue. Feb 14 7-8 pm or 8:30-9:30 pm
Sun Moon Yoga, 404 W. Huron St. $120/couple advance registration.. 734-929-0274. email@example.com sun-moon-yoga.com [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 okay). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $7 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
All age 21 & over invited to discuss Dying Inside, Robert Silverberg’s award-winning 1972 novel about a telepathic NYC man who squanders his gift by using it only for his own convenience.
7–9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
Jan. 10: Professional gardener Janet Macunovich on “Mixed Borders.” Feb. 14: Club member Allen Gorgas on “Flower Arranging.”
7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St. Free. 424-2580. [map]
Talks by local experts. Feb. 9: Physician and Centers of Light minister Lela Iduna on “Tools for Healing Depression and Anxiety.” Feb. 14: Raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston on “Attain Your Ideal Weight Naturally with Raw Foods.” Feb. 23: Holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt on “Herbal Wisdom at the Beginning of Life.”.
7-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 990 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Cranbrook Village shopping center. Free. Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
Couple’s Thai Yoga Massage For Valentine’s DayRelax together as you receive tandem Professional Thai Massages. Each of you will have an individual practitioner as we open our space for this special time together. Thai Yoga Massage Provides Relaxation & Stress Relief, Improves Circulation, Balances Energy and Feels Great!Cost: $120 per Couple for 1 hr Massage. Pre-Registration Only. Space is limited. Other times possible, please call 734-929-0274. Times Available: Fri. Feb 10 5-6; 6:30-7:30, 8-9 pm; Sat. Feb. 11, 12:30-1:30; 2-3, 6:30-7:30 & 8-9 pm Sun. Feb. 12 5:15-6:15 pm Mon. Feb. 13 12-1 pm;Tue. Feb 14 7-8 pm or 8:30-9:30 pm
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $120/couple advance registration. 734-929-0274. firstname.lastname@example.org sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
Performance by Ann Arbor Youth Chorale, an ensemble of talented local youth singers ages 9-16.
7-7:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
The 2nd in a series of talks aimed at novice beekeepers and those interested in learning more about honeybees.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 660-8621. [map]
All teens in grades 6-12 invited to bring a favorite book to introduce to each other in 5-minute one-on-one sessions.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
Screenings of the 2010 live action short films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $9 (children, students, seniors, & veterans, $7; MTF members, $6.50; Wed., $6). 668-TIME. [map]
All invited to discuss Eric Jay Dolin’s Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America.
7:15 p.m., Nicola’s, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
Every Tues. Nighttime mountain-bike rides through different local trails and parks each week. Bike lights required.
7:20 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 971-2121. [map]
Makers gather here at the AHA! Shop. We take our world and play with it like legos. Mixing and matching recipes of life like a top chef with a picky client. A dash of electronics, a pinch of art, a scoop of biology and a MONSTER amount of awesome.Have a project? Bring it down! We can provide:– Basic Hand Tools (Screwdrivers, hammers, files, wrenches, scissors, knives)– Safety Equipment (Goggles, Gloves, Masks)– Power Tools* (Drill, Reciprocating Saw, Dremel, Drill Press)– XYZ Tools** (3D Printer, Laser Cutter, CNC Mill)– Awesome (Sewing Machines, Needles, Thread, Glue Guns)– And a whole lot more.Don’t have a project? Come down and WATCH AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN. You’ll learn something, and maybe help someone else out!* You must demonstrate knowledge / safety precautions before using** Must take a class. Though there’s a good chance you can find someone here that can do the job for you. Offer to buy them a beer (AFTER), or cupcake (BEFORE) : )See you there!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Free. 734-252-9595. email@example.com http://www.allhandsactive.com [map]
"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, two-part series to help participants learn to understand, identify and address adolescent alcohol/other drug problems. Part 1 is presented on the first Tuesdays in October, November, and January through June and describes how to understand and recognize signs of teen substance abuse. Part 2 is presented on the second Tuesdays in Tuesdays in October, November, and January through June and describes what should/should not be done when teen substance abuse is suspected or recognized. The series is presented by a Dawn Farm therapist, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center. It is free and open to all. Programs are targeted primarily to parents/caretakers of teens, but are inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 973-7892. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]
Feb. 2 & 14. TBE cantor Annie Rose leads a discussion of Jewish poet Rodger Kamanetz’ book about his experience as one of several American Jews invited by the Dalai Lama to Dharamsala to discuss how to preserve faith and practice in exile.
Noon-1:30 p.m. (Feb. 2) & 7:30-9 p.m. (Feb. 14), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
Led by multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan on banjo, mandolin, guitar, flute, and tin whistle, Solas is the hottest of several young Irish-American bands who play traditional Celtic music with an expansive contemporary edge. The band also includes fiddler Winifred Horan, accordionist and concertina player Mick McAuley, guitarist and keyboardist Eamon McElholm, and new vocalist Niam Varian-Berry. The band’s 2002 Shanachie CD, The Edge of Silence, gives Celtic treatments to songs by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Nick Drake, and other contemporary American songwriters.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com); and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Nationally acclaimed area operatic tenor Aaron Sanko performs Broadway hits from the 1940s to today. With pianist Brian E. Buckner, drummer Jesse Kramer, and bassist Joe Fee. Proceeds benefit the local teen center The Neutral Zone.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Ecological songs by local singer-songwriter Joe Reilly and a performance by pianist and vocalist Evan Chambers, who presents his song settings of U-M undergraduate creative writing coordinator Keith Taylor’s environmental poetry. Preceded at 7:30 p.m. by a Valentine’s Day reception in the Benzinger Library (upstairs).
8:30 p.m., U-M Residential College Keene Auditorium, 701 East University, East Quad. Free. 763-5065. [map]
(Wim Wenders, 2011). Visually stunning 3D dance film and documentary based on the life and work of the late German choreographer Pina Bausch. German & French, 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). 668-TIME. [map]
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