Calendar of Events
Tentative. Documentary about Bill Wilson, the cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Time TBA, Michigan Theater. Tickets $9 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $7; MTF members, $6.50; Wed., $6). [map]
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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.
"Optimizing Brain Fitness"—Class continues Mondays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. September 10 - December 3, no class 9/17 Instructor: Sydney Kaufman, Location: Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare’s Church $40We will view the Great Courses DVD series on brain fitness, followed by group discussions. Please go to OLLI website for more information."Chinese Culture and History"--Class continues Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, September 10 - October 15 Instructor: Amy Seetoo, Location: TSRC $35This class will provide an introduction to Chinese history, philosophy, and culture. Please go to OLLI website for more information."Monday Art"--Class continues Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. September 10-August 26 No class 9/17, 10/1, 10/8 Instructor: Barbara Anderson, Location: Jewish Community Center $70 ($35 per semester)If you like to paint, draw, collage or create in any other art medium, you are welcome. Please go to OLLI website for more information.
., . .. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org
Every Mon., except Sept. 3. Drop-in social group for seniors age 55 & over. Every meeting includes a speaker, word game, craft, or activity. Also, Bible study and chair exercises. Followed by lunch (bring a bag lunch) and socializing.
10 a.m.-noon, Salvation Army, 100 Arbana. Free. 668-8353. [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.-Thurs., Sept. 10-Nov. 1. Storytelling programs for kids ages 18 months–3 years (Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.) and 3–5 years (Mon. & Thurs., 11:30 a.m. and Tues., 1 p.m.). Also, a combined toddler and preschooler storytime (Wed., 11:30 a.m.). Also, a special “Drop-In Halloween Storytime and Craft” (Oct. 20, 11 a.m.) for kids age 6 & under, and a “New Sibling Story Time” (Sept. 29, 11 a.m.) for kids age 3 & up who have new siblings on the way.
Various times, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426–4477. [map]
Join Tilian farmers every second Monday of the month (April-October) in a variety of tasks that help keep our farmers alive and producing fresh food for you! Its a great way to meet great people and get your hands dirty! Bring water, wear sunscreen, closed toed shoes, and a smile!
Tilian Farm Development Center, 4400 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor MI. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org tiliancenter.org [map]
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 15 & 16), Sept. 8 & 15, & Oct. 13 & 20. The U-M’s highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sept. 3), 4:45-6:15 p.m. (every Mon.-Fri. beginning Sept. 4), 10 a.m.-noon (Sept. 8 & 15), 9 a.m.-noon (Oct. 13), & 8 a.m.-noon (Oct. 20), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]
All invited to play.
5:30 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis Rd.), Saline. Free. 429-9561. [map]
Increase your energy and feel better for life. A team of U-M Health System nutrition, physical activity and health behavior experts works with you for an entire year, helping you make small changes to build healthy habits to last a lifetime. Group meets for 12 weeks on Mondays, 5:30-6:15 p.m., starting on September 10. Registration is open August 13-August 31.
UM Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street. $82 (U-M employees, $66). 734-647-7888. http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/weight/healthy_life/ [map]
Auditions will be held for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Kathryn Schultz Miller---the spooky classic with thrills and laughs, on September 10 and 12 at the JCC of Greater Ann Arbor. Go to www.aayag.org or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
JCC of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org www.aayag.org [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]
All invited to join a discussion of various fiber crafts.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 665-0703. [map]
Saline dance instructor Mary Jane Ormsby leads beginner (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, Saline. $7. 429-4840. [map]
Every Mon. All invited to read from and discuss this popular Foundation for Inner Peace metaphysical book. Also, local social worker Lorraine Coburn leads a study group on the book, every Thurs., noon-1:30 p.m.
6:45-8:45 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Donation. 327-0270. [map]
All invited to join this local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), where we recreate the Middle Ages "as they were meant to be!" Attend a meeting to learn more about our group and its upcoming events and activities, which include Western martial arts (armored fighting and fencing), dancing, singing, costuming, crafting, camping, cooking, and all aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture.
Classic Cup Cafe (back room), 4389 Jackson Rd. Free. email@example.com http://www.cynnabar.org [map]
Balanced View Video Meeting 7:00 p.m., immediately followed by a Clarity Call at 8:00 p.m. For more information about Great Freedom, visit www.greatfreedom.org
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donations accepted. Rob Michalowski at 734-255-0163. firstname.lastname@example.org www.interfaithspirit.org [map]
Sept. 5, 10, & 13. Talks by local health practitioners. Sept. 5: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on “Allergies and Asthma Arrested.” Sept. 10: Holistic health practitioner Cindy Klement on “Health Benefits and Risks of Caffeine.” Sept. 13: Doula Dawn Bussey on “What Is a Doula, Anyway?”
7 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyles Classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. Free, but preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
All adults and kids invited to try their hands at fly casting, with instructors available for guidance. Also, “casting golf,” “catch the lawn trout,” target practice, door prizes, and a chance to use a digital casting analyzer. Beginners and advanced casters welcome. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by dinner and drinks.
7 p.m., Creekside Bar & Grill grounds, 5827 Jackson Rd. Free (buy your own food & drinks). email@example.com. [map]
Talk by entomologist Mark O’Brien.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 647-7600. [map]
Illustrated talk by Veronica Sidhu, author of Menus and Memories From Punjab: Meals To Nourish Body And Soul. Also, taste samples of the famous Punjabi dessert sevian, a toasted vermicelli pudding. Signing.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Talk by local Mathematical Reviews editor James F. Epperson, author of Causes of the Civil War.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426–4477. [map]
Does your “bad back” keep you from being active? Does back ache or pain get in the way of you living life to the fullest? In this class series, you will learn gentle, yet effective movement patterns that exercise your brain and stimulate your body to relax and re-organize. You will learn to elicit an effortless support from your spine that often gets obscured by excess tension and less-than-ideal posture. In short, you will get your back back so you can enjoy life with more comfort, ease, better posture, and more energy.The class is based upon the Feldenkrais Method - a gentle, buy very effective mind-body-movement method that is well-suited to dealing with back discomfort. In this class we will emphasize the benefit of well-organized movement and the importance of how we move and how we use our body. No prior experience with the Feldenkrais Method is necessary. $15 per class or buy a class card. Series runs through October.
Harmony Yoga, 1955 Pauline Blvd, Suite 100B. $15. 734.646.9368. firstname.lastname@example.org www.michiganfeldenkrais.com [map]
This is the first of a series of weekly sessions led by Alison Hine (LMSW) and The Rev. Joe Summers that focus on spiritual practices and embodiment exercises that promote the ability to be present and to experience the grace we call presence. This year our sessions will also focus on recovering religious language.
The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3257 Lohr Rd. Ann Arbor MI 48108. Free. (734) 846-3578. email@example.com www.ecincarnation.org [map]
New York, Madison Avenue, the 1960's. When men were men, women were women, and everyone knew how to make a decent Manhattan. I certainly don't yearn for a return to traditional gender roles, but I do think we could do worse than reinvigorating interest in the kind of simple but delicious cocktails that were a mainstay of 1950's and 60's entertaining, as seen on the AMC show Mad Men. This class will focus on applying today's standards for quality in cocktails to some classics like the Old Fashioned, Tom Collins and Manhattan. Along the way you'll learn about garnishing and glassware to make your drink look as good as it tastes. In honor of our theme, prizes will be awarded to everyone who comes dressed in period attire. Class is hands on, with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 734-276-3215. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.tammystastings.com/shop [map]
All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). 274-9463.
Candidates for county commissioner have been invited to discuss their positions on issues affecting the mentally ill.
7:30-9 p.m., King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard. Free. 994-6611. [map]
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