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This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their declarer and defensive play. The class will run with students shuffling, dealing and playing 7-9 hands per session. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. Instructor will guide declarer on each hand as to the best plan and strategy to succeed. No book needed. Students may either pay for all 10 weeks at the start or pay as they go using the drop-in fee. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Ann Arbor Senior Center member $100 / non-member $120. Drop-in fee is $10 member / $12 non-member per class.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Bladwin Avenue. AASC members $100/$10; others $120/$12.. 734.794.6250. [map]
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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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.peachyfitness.com [map]
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve declarer skills. The main part of the course deals with play of the hand as declarer. Other parts include bidding reviews, defense, and more. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first 90 minutes. Students will then play hands for the last 30 minutes. The text may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. Text: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1302 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [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. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their defensive play, learn advanced bidding conventions and do play practice with analysis. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first hour. Students will then shuffle, deal and play hands during the last hour. Hands will be analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. We will be working on chapters 8-9 in the text which may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore if you didn’t take Part I or II. The conventions will be done by handout. Students must register in advance and pre-pay or pay at the first class for all 10 weeks. The class is not designed for drop-ins. It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. Text: Defense in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. For more details, contact instructor Ray Gentz or the Senior Center office.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $100 AASC member; $120 non-member. 734.794.6250. [map]
Join the local floral designers of Bloom Florist Collective to design a gorgeous, artistic centerpiece in a tree stump using designer quality blooms and foliages. Advance registration required at www.bloomclass.com
Pot & Box, 220 Felch Street. $100. 734-368-2130. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bloomclass.com [map]
Learn how to cut & etch with a LASER this Saturday!Cost: We ask for $10 to $15 for this class.What does all this wonderful time and money get you? – Basic instruction on how to use the laser cutter– 1 hour (in addition / after class time) of use on the laser cutter, with the ability to pay for more time ($10 p/hour for members, $12 p/hour for non members)– Satisfaction in helping create a fund to maintain, repair, upgrade the laser cutter!Basic class plans:– Basic image editing and generation– Difference between raster and vector– Pre cut flight check– How to size your document– Laser cutter set up and lock/unlock– Power settings and configurations– Cleaning the bed– Basic trouble shooting– Acceptable materials– Post cut flight checkFYI: This class is limited to just 8 people. PREREGISTER at http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ now to guarantee your spot!This class repeats every fourth Saturday of the month!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Donation. $10 to $15. (734) 707-8242. email@example.com http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]
Lecture by Rabbi Yisrael Pinson; Director, Jewish Recovery International and Editor-In-Chief, JewishRecovery.org. Does spirituality contribute to one's recovery? Does recovery contribute to one's spirituality? The combination of the values of recovery and the values of spirituality create a powerful environment that brings a healthy and meaningful life. The audience will gain an understanding of Jewish spirituality, the spirituality of recovery, the difference between religion and spirituality, and how to use both for their recovery. 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 meditation and healing series artfully balances the scientific and the spiritual. In this five-part series you will learn how to use mindfulness to wake up to your life, increase your vital force and open to the deep peace and wisdom within you. You will learn how to move through stagnant self-protection patterns and engage deeply with your life, your feelings and the divine within. All faiths and spiritual practices are honored in this amazing series. April 18: Foundations of Mindfulness - Learn what mindfulness is and how it works. April 23: Mindfulness and Acceptance - Learn how you can use meditation to heal emotional wounds.April 30: Working with the Mind - Learn how to harness the mind's tendency to attach to words and images. May 7: Listening Within - Learn to listen to the wisdom inside your own heart and soul. May 14: Affirmation and Healing - Learn how to maximize the gifts you receive from within.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Donation. 734-330-5048. email@example.com www.centersoflight.org [map]
Outgoing individuals with an interest in gardening and the outdoors invited to participate in training to become a garden ambassador at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Training provides an overview of visitor services etiquette, general way-finding, and the Gardens' most popular points of interest. Two training sessions: Wed., April 24 or Sat., April 27, 9 am-4 pm, with lunch break. Preregistration required.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 734-647-7600. http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/default.asp [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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.a2gov.org/seniors [map]
Let's make Ann Arbor the greatest music city in American. How do you, your business or your band’s brand fit in and get ready for the ride?Matthew Altruda was recently named by AnnArbor.com as "The Ones To Watch” for 2103" for his contributions in helping build a strong local music scene. Matthew is the radio host of Tree Town Sound on Ann Arbor's 107.1 FM and the curator of the Bank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch. Matthew has also held & still holds many positions in the music business including management, promoter, booking agent, talent buyer, retail and most importantly a fan. Matthew is also involved with Festifool’s Foolmoon, Taste of Ann Arbor, Electric Forest, Summer Camp Music Festival, Townie Street Party, South University Art Fair, Let’s Get Weird Variety Show, Folk The Police & Music Under The Arch.
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]
Great soil is key to growing healthy plants, and compost makes soil great! Compost adds nutrients, reduces the need for fertilizer, and helps retain moisture. This class tells you everything you need to know to make compost out of kitchen scraps, leaves, and yard waste. You'll discover the correct ratio of ingredients, how to make and take care of a compost pile, how to troubleshoot problems, how to use the finished compost and how to make compost tea. Instructor is a master composter and master gardener volunteer.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr., TI Bldg Rm 114. $35. 734-975-6865. http://www.wccnet.edu/lifelong-learning/search/keyword/compost%2520ultimate/ [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]
7:00 PM - Jim Corcoran “My Journey to Weight Loss and Improved Health”; at Ann Arbor District Library, Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway. Join Jim Corcoran as he shares his surprisingly easy journey to improved health and lifelong weight loss.
Ann Arbor District Library, Malletts Creek, 3090 E Eisenhower Parkway. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborvegweek.org [map]
Speaking Peace, or non-violent communication, is a set of tools designed to bring your needs to the table, deepen your relationships, and promote peace. Join us as we learn how to apply these skills through this interactive workshop. This class is free, bring a friend!
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main St. Free. 734-330-5048. email@example.com www.centersoflight.org [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]
Nurturing Self-Trust for Female Teens. During these sessions you will sense the reality of your intuition and explore setting healthy boundaries through fun and interactive exercises. Time will be set aside for discussion.4 week series. Cost: $75Thursdays 4:30 -5:30 pm. Series begins April 25.For more information, or to register call 734-769-6100 or visit www.hygeiacenter.org.Wasentha Young has been studying transpersonal practices used to nurture the human spirit, keep us healthy, and respect the balance between nature and human life since 1968. A master of tai chi and chi kung, she has received formal training in Buddhist and Taoist meditation, and ritual practices in the African and Native American cultures.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $75. 734-769-6100. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
7:00 PM - Jeff Hampton “Saving the Earth, One Bite at a Time”; Workantile, 118 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Come and see this entertaining, lively, and engaging presentation about how you can change your life and save the planet, one bite at a time!
Workantile, 118 S. Main Street. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborvegweek.org [map]
Carolyn Weins, Pastel Artist - Artist Demonstration:Come join us for an artist demonstration with Carolyn Weins, Pastel Artist. Carolyn is an accomplished Pastel Artist who has received several awards for her work. She is a member of The Great Lakes Pastel Society, The Michigan Guild, Ann Arbor Women Artists, Chelsea Painters, and Ann Arbor Area Pastelists. We are very pleased to have Carolyn conducting an artist demonstration for our membership. She will set up her easel and work on a pastel painting starting from the beginning. She will explain as she goes along, and there will be plenty of time for questions. Carolyn will have several of her pastel paintings on display in the RAC gallery, so people will be able to see samples of her work. http://www.carolynweins.com/
Riverside Arts Center Gallery, 76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 4819, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 480-2787. www.annarborwomenartists.org [map]
Sunday 4/28: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Whole Foods Market Health Starts Here™ Cooking Demo and Sampling join Jan Kemp, Healthy Eating Specialist, for this fun event and watch as she prepares several plant-based dishes for you to sample. Learn how our Health Starts Here™ program at Whole Foods Market can support you in your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Cooking and Lifestyle Classroom, 2nd Level, Mezzanine, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 975-450. This event is FREE, but advanced registration is required. Please call (734) 975-4500 to register for this class. Space is limited to the first 25 people who register.
Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave. Free. email@example.com www.vegmichigan.org [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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.centersoflight.org/annarbor.html [map]