Calendar of Events
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]
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Donald Schweim, a community gardener with 20+ years of gardening experience, will try his best to answer all of your organic gardening questions! Special emphasis will be on how to adapt gardening techniques to make them accessible! Interested gardeners will learn about companion planting, organic pest control, fertilizer and more! Participants can also suggest subjects that they are interested in learning more about. All ages and abilities are welcome!DATES AND TIMESMondays: March 25th, April 8th, April 29th, May 13th, June 3rd, from 1-2:30 pm.REGISTRATION INFORMATIONThere is a $4.00 registration fee for the series of classes. Limited need based scholarships, are available.Please register for the class by contacting Ava at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 734-971-0277 x-55. Interested participants MUST register by March 20th!
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. Donation. $4. (734) 971-0277 ext. 55. email@example.com [map]
We will read “This I Believe, An A to Z of a Life” (2005) by Carlos Fuentes, a prominent Mexican intellectual, novelist, essayist, diplomat and scholar. In this, his most personal work, Mr. Fuentes offers wisdom and maturity by writing on a variety of topics that few can address with similar brightness. A close reading will certainly lead us to animated conversations about the many topics he addresses. Instructor: Eliana Moya-Raggio.Class meets Mondays, April 8 - May 20.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $40. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [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]
A baby class that you can attend with your baby! This is an 8-week baby class covering everything from feeding, to changes in your relationship with your partner, to fun things to do with your new baby. The class is geared towards parents of 2-6 month old children who are looking for some further information on popular new-parent topics. The class is also meant to facilitate a “mom’s group” type setting to help new parents meet others for support and friendship. Dad’s are very welcome!Tuesday mornings 10:00 am - 11:00 amNew 8-week sessions begin April 9 and June 4th.Instructor: Jane Glazer, RN
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $160. 734-769-6100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
This study group will do a close reading and discussion of “The Iliad”, using the Robert Fagles translation. We will spend some time looking at the forms and devices of epic poetry, but our main focus will be on Homer’s characters, and what they tell us about life, death, and war. Marilyn Scott was a lecturer in classics and great books at the University of Michigan and taught Latin and English literature at Community High School.Class meets Tuesdays, April 9 - May 21.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $40. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All workshops are free and open to all. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Classroom EC4, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-973-7892. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]
Mastering complex medical terms can be hard. UMHS Interpreter Services' Medical Terminology and Body Systems course makes it easier.This 40-hour course is ideal for medical interpreters, medical professionals, and anyone interested in learning the basics of medical science. The course teaches the Word Building Technique, which helps you decipher medical terms by dividing them into three basic parts: the prefix, root and suffix. By learning common prefixes, suffixes, and root words, you can easily make sense of even the most complex terms. It’s a quick, efficient and amazingly easy way to learn medical terminology.Medical Terminology and Body Systems is open to everyone. It is language neutral, and all materials and instructions are presented in English. If you're a medical interpreter, the course is an ideal way to prepare for the National Certification exam and/ or to earn continuing education hours.
UMHS Interpreter Services, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A4. $280. 734-936-7021. EducationDivision@med.umich.edu http://umiservices.osoutfitters.com/interpreter/ [map]
This advanced class is for those who possess a strong foundation for conversing in French and wish to interact with others in the language. During our class time we discuss a variety of topics and advance our knowledge of Francophone culture through French literature, film, and song. If you are interested in joining the class mid-session, pro-rating options are available. Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Current session: March 6 - April 24.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Entire 8-week session: $50 Ann Arbor Senior Center members, $60 non-members. (734) 794-6250. email@example.com www.a2gov.org/seniors [map]
Want to discover women’s roles in the Church during the first 1000 years of Christianity? Were women ever ordained? What is the Papal “NO” and what is it based on? What can be done about the sexual bigotry practiced by the Vatican and the Catholic Church hierarchy? Do these questions interest you? If so, come and join in the discussion! Peggy Clough has 17 years of Catholic education in the Bible and Catholic teachings and sacraments.Class meets Wednesdays, April 10 - May 1.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $35. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
There seems to be an unspoken "love/hate" relationship that marketers have with clients. If you don't believe me, just take a look at ClientsFromHell.net. Sure some people are difficult to work with, but bad interactions is typically the fault of marketers. We often don't realize it's just as hard being a client as a provider. The simple solution to most client woes is managing expectations. This presentation will include a panel of design agency veterans who will talk about selling, working with and befriending clients. Declan O'Neill will talk about managing expectations during the sales process, Ross Johnson will discuss handling issues that come up during projects and Lyndsay Dusek will share how she built her company around client friendships.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. email@example.com la2m.org [map]
If you possess a beginner’s understanding of the French language and would like to improve your speaking abilities, this intermediate French class is for you. In a small group setting, we will provide you with the tools to strengthen both your grammatical and conversational skills. We will also explore Francophone language and culture through a variety of books and films. If you are interested in joining the class mid-session, pro-rating options are available. Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Current session: March 6 - April 24.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Entire 8-week session: $50 for Ann Arbor Senior Center members, $60 for non-members. (734) 794-6250. firstname.lastname@example.org www.a2gov.org [map]
Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and student discounts.
Gretchen's House, 2625 Traver Blvd. 734-681-0477. email@example.com www.peachyfitness.com [map]
In these Thursday morning sessions, you will learn a practice somewhat similar to Chinese acupressure but which also draws on the wisdom of ancient yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. You can decide what would be of the most benefit to you, whether weekly sessions or a class now and then. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a cushion and a blanket. Instructor Ramesh Narula has been practicing yoga and meditation for 58 years and has facilitated workshops in 12 countries. The class is free; a donation to the Ann Arbor Senior Center is welcome.
An Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Free. (734) 794-6250. [map]
What is Digital Storytelling?Digital Storytelling is the art of telling a personal or fictional story using digital media. These stories are great for using on personal blogs, Facebook pages, at special events or just for sharing with friends and family. We will be using a free online software called Animoto for class.For More Information contact Melissa at (734)971-0277 x27 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or toregister.Space is LIMITED! Please register by Monday, April 1st!Fee: $4.00 for all four weeks. Scholarships available to those who qualify.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. $4. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborcil.org [map]
As a group, volunteers will go through a ‘practice run’ to monitor an easement property. You will learn what to look for in the field and the how-tos of monitoring forms and photo management. Please bring your camera and GPS unit (if you have one). Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear if the ground is wet. NOTE: This training is part 2 of the Photo-Monitoring Training.
outside, 769 Merlin Way, Dexter. Free. email@example.com legacylandconservancy.org [map]
The Arduino Microcontroller allows one to easily create devices that interact with the world. From something as simple as a door alarm, to complex line following robots and hovering quad-copters.We’ll be covering the basics in this class, from installing the software and connecting the hardware, to putting together a simple circuit and playing with different electrical components. For the most part, we will be following tutorials on arduino.cc & ladyada.net.What you absolutely have to bring:- A laptopOptional, but helpful:- Install the software: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software- Bring some supplies (not necessary, but helpful if you have it already)- – Arduino- – Breadboard + Wire- – Resistors, photocells, Switches, etc.This class assumes you know absolutely nothing about electronics, microcontrollers, etc.Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non Members. If you can’t swing that, but think you can help out with setup / takedown / promotions, let us know and we’ll wo
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. $10 to $15. 734-252-9595. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]
Join us for this 6-week introductory course designed for modern-day mystics. Classes include teachings on the inner spiritual path, meditation, soul, light, prayer and blessing. Classes offered on an ongoing rolling basis, join us when you can.
Ann Arbor Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. (N. Main just before Hwy, on left). Free. 734-330-5048. email@example.com http://www.centersoflight.org/annarbor.html [map]
Antiques Appraisal Day at Kempf House MuseumJoin us on Sunday, April 14, 2 – 4 pm. Fundraiser. Chuck Schmidt of Schmidt’s Antiques will offer up to two verbal appraisals of your antiques for $20; additional items appraised for $5 each. No jewelry. Bring only photos of large items. Payment by cash or check only. All proceeds benefit Kempf House Museum, 312 S. Division St. 734-994-4898.
Kempf house Museum, 312 S. Division St. Donation. $20 for two appraisals. 734-994-4898. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kempfhousemuseum.org [map]
Carole will share information about the rise of the "extrovert ideal" in the 20th century & its far reaching effects. Learn about the advantages & potentials of introversion & of being quiet in a noisy world. Become aware of the cutting edge research in psychology & neuroscience that reveals surprising differences between extroverts & introverts. Get tips as parents & teachers of children who are introverted or seen as socially awkward & isolated. Discover how these differences may play out in your relationship. Carole will share information from Susan Cain's recent book, Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking as well as from her own life experience and her experience as a therapist. While FREE, please register.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore. Free. 734-424-2797. email@example.com www.therapy4couples.com