Calendar of Events
(Leos Carax, 2012). Sci-fi about a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next, becoming, by turns, a captain of industry, an assassin, a beggar, a family man, and more. 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]
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When schools are closed, come discover the wonderful world of nature. Explore the forest, fields, and ponds, or slide down a snowy slope – a new adventure awaits us every day!8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Two camps offered: grades K-2 & grades 3-5.Pizza lunch included.
Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $65/child. 734-997-1553. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lesliesnc.org [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 panel discussion is part of the ISR-sponsored event series celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.According to the United States Census Bureau, 13.8 percent of Michigan residents lived below the poverty line in 2011. For children, however, the figure is much higher. In Michigan, 548,000 children, or 24.4 percent of all children in the state live in households earning less than $18,123 per year (for a family of four). This discussion will address what is being done to address child poverty, what new approaches should be considered, and the consequences of simply continuing the same policies.Speakers are: Renée Wilson-Simmons and J. Lee Kreader National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University; Jane Zehnder-Merrell, project director, Kids Count in Michigan, Michigan League for Public Policy; Sandra Danziger, U-M professor of social work.A resource fair featuring local groups addressing poverty will follow the speakers.
Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S. State Street. Free. 734-615-7904. email@example.com http://www.facebook.com/events/307736119346426/ [map]
Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.–noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475–8732. [map]
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]
The class will cover the ideas of physics from a non-specialist point of view. We will view two 30 minute lectures by Prof. Steven Pollock on DVD, each followed by 20 minutes for answering questions and discussion. Dick Chase, the study group leader, worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and has taught physics from community college to the graduate level. Class meets Tuesdays, January 29 - April 16.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $40. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
All teens in grades K-12 invited to bring their Nintendo DS, DSi, or 3DS and favorite multiplayer games to play video games.
1-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.Free. 327-8301. [map]
As part of the photography exhibit "Places for the Spirit - Traditional African American Gardens" at Matthaei Botanical Gardens Jan. 18-March 10, the Botanical Gardens is hosting two free public lectures by "Places" photographer and author Vaughn Sills on January 29 at 2 & 7 p.m.The topic of the lectures is The Roots of Trust. For artists working across cultural boundaries, establishing mutual respect and building trust in the artistic project are essential. Professor Sills will lead a series of conversations and informal gallery walks focused on the roots of trust for this nationally significant exhibit. Limited seating available; visit the Matthaei-Nichols website today to reserve your place.
Mathaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 734-647-7600. http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/happening/PlacesForTheSpirit.asp [map]
Reading by this New Yorker staff writer, author of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, the critically acclaimed 2009 book, currently being made into a movie, about Percy Fawcett, a legendary British explorer who in 1925 disappeared while looking for an ancient lost city in the Amazon. Preceded by awards presentations to U-M undergrad poets and prose writers.
3:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-6296. [map]
Lecture by School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (Paris) social science professor Didier Fassin.
4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 647-2743. [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]
(Dustin Hoffman, 2012). Comedic drama about a home for retired opera singers where the arrival of one of the residents’ former wife disrupts their annual concert celebrating Verdi’s birthday. Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Bill Connolly.
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]
Our premier, comprehensive childbirth class is designed for pregnant women and their partners who prefer a more condensed format. This in-depth, interactive 6-hour series meets either all-day Saturday or two consecutive Sunday afternoons or two consecutive Monday nights. The series covers a wide range of topics in-depth based on Lamaze International's Six Healthy Birth Practices, including: •the various stages of labor, birth, and early postpartum;; •relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor and delivery; •partner's role with laboring mom; •pain management options and birth interventions; hospital procedures, and Cesarean birth. All of our childbirth educators are highly trained, active in the birth community and are Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE). The cost of this class also includes a two-hour breastfeeding class. After you complete your registration, we will email you the code to register for your free class.
University of Michigan Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. 185.00. 734.973.1014. email@example.com www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri., except Jan. 1 All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.) and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
Multimedia storytelling program featuring 3 timelines pitting the supernatural against the technological, the future against the past, and critical engagement against blind faith. Proceeds donated to organizations working to fight human trafficking.
6:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $5 in advance and at the door. (517) 750-1111. [map]
Open auditions for kids ages 7 years old through high school will take place from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 27 at the Saline Middle School Auditorium, 7190 N. Maple Rd. Saline. Auditions for adults will take place on Monday, January 28 at 7:00 or Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m at the same location. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 at Liberty School Auditorium. Rehearsals will typically take place 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, with an occasional Friday or Wednesday rehearsal. Rehearsals will begin February 11. The show will be performed at Saline High School April 19-21.Full audition information and character descriptions are listed on the website: www.salineareaplayers.org. Questions about auditions should be directed to the director, Tami Hindes at 517-902-9960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saline Middle School Auditorium, 7190 N. Maple Rd., Saline. 517-902-9960. email@example.com www.salineareaplayers.org [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). $7 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
Bring a band instrument. 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]
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]
The Twin Hearts Meditation, as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness. It is also an instrument of world and community service that blesses the earth with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. Presently being practiced globally by tens of thousands of people of different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity with amazing and dramatic results. All are welcome.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. firstname.lastname@example.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
25 Wines for $25. This fun & exciting walk-around tasting is one of our most popular events of the year. Enjoy the atmosphere of the Bubble room between 7 & 9pm.
Vinology, 110 S. Main St. $25. 7342229841. Events.email@example.com Vinowinebars.net/Vinology [map]
Author Jennifer Burd and local musician Laszlo Slomovits present a program of dramatic reading, music, and photography inspired by a local soup kitchen community. Followed by a Q&A session.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
Talks by U-M Depression Center social work manager Laura Nitzberg, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with U-M Depression Center experts.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327–4555. [map]
Detroit News art & architecture writer Michael Hodges discusses his new book, a photographic survey of 31 railroad stations around the state, along with architectural observations and short histories of the buildings. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola’s, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Lecture by Dr. Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; MSW Program Director, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
This University of North Carolina–Greensboro violin professor performs Turina’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Chausson’s Poeme, and Fauré’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major. With pianist Minjung Seo.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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