Calendar of Events
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]
[add a comment]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Letterpress is the printing using relief materials, such as hand-set type, process engravings (magnesium dies), or a variety of decorative or illustrational mediums (lino-cuts, wood engravings). This class, taught by Jim Horton, will teach designing for printing (mocking-up), the lay of the type case, the use of a composing stick, the setting of movable type, The proofing and preparing a form for printing on a vintage press, and printing techniques. Students will then have access to continued use of the printing equipment at Open Studio sessions. This initial class will focus on setting a short poem or quotation for a card. Decorative materials and border material will be available. Pre-registration required. Register at boundedition.com.
Boundedition Book Arts Studio, 3765 Plaza Drive. $100. (734) 545-8785. boundedition.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]
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]
In celebration of Dawn Farm’s 40th Anniversary you’re invited to a fun and informative evening that will include a reception with food, beverages and the opportunity to socialize with staff, alumni, families, clients and supporters; followed by a CE presentation on “From Fear to Faith” by James Balmer and Jason Schwartz, LMSW, CAADC. Dawn Farm was founded in 1973 by two men with little more than a vision Dawn Farm has continued to address the essential needs of the community with creative, community-based solutions and be a place of help and hope. Dawn Farm’s success has been made possible by staying true to our core values and with the unwaveringly generous support provided by the community around us. This evening is an opportunity to say “thank you” to those who have supported us throughout the years and share with you what we’ve learned along the way.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. email@example.com http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
This 7-week yoga series is designed to reduce the emotional and physical stress and discomfort associated with chronic pain conditions. This is a gentle, slow moving class; appropriate for beginners and those interested in increasing vitality and immunity while developing self-healing practices. Seated mostly on the floor and utilizing bolsters and props, slow intrinsic movements promote healing and offer the opportunity to relax deeply and completely. Our small class size allows for individualized instruction in a warm and supportive environment. Healing music and meditation are incorporated into each session.Restorative Yoga for Chronic Pain meets Tuesday evenings May 7th - June 18th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.Fee: $110 for 7 Weeks
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $110. 734-769-6100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.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]
Positive publicity for your business is like gold. Your company looks good and you could reap some significant benefits. But PR isn't an easy game. We all think we have great news stories. But how to you get the news media to notice, let alone care enough to follow up? In this presentation, Jason Brown of PublicCity PR will discuss:-What is publicity?-What is news-worthy?-How to create news-How to score an interview-What to do when you get the interview-Leveraging your publicity Jason is the Founder and Principal of PublicCity PR, a Southfield, Mich.- based publicity company focused on helping companies raise their visibility with their key audiences, including media, customers and key influencers.He launched the company in October 2008, so companies could have an affordable, reliable and seasoned PR professional to drive their public relations and publicity needs.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. email@example.com la2m.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]
Come to the Ann Arbor CIL for a series of Poetry Workshops this May designed to teach you about poetry and explore and develop your creative writing skills. Join other writers in your community as you work towards better expressing yourself through words. There is a $5 registration fee that covers all four weeks of classes. Scholarships Available.Class Schedule:History of Poetry– May 2nd 1-3PMTypes of Poetry– May 9th 1-3PMPoetic Devices– May 16th 1-3PMFunction and Symbolism– May 30th 1-3 PMPlease Register by Thursday, May 2ndContact Melissa at (734)971-0277 x27 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
United States, 3941 Research Park Drive. $5. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annarborcil.org [map]
Learn how to use the 3D Printers at All Hands Active! Includes:- Basic instruction on how to use the 3D Printers at AHA.- Use of 3D Printer beyond class!- Satisfaction in helping create a fund to maintain, repair, and upgrade the machines!Basic class plans:- Access common resources for the Maker Bot- Create a simple printer friendly 3D Model in SketchUp or OpenSCAD- How to print this model on the maker bot- Common issues/baby sitting techniques If you have a laptop, bring one! It would be great if you could install SketchUP or OpenSCAD. This class is limited to 8 people, you can guarantee your spot by pre-registering at: http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/We are asking $10 to $15 for this class.
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Donation. $10 to $15. 734-904-9595. email@example.com http://www.allhandsactive.com [map]
Free genealogy workshop for women interested in joining the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Trained volunteer genealogists and the state DAR Lineage Research Team will provide one-on-one help on a drop-in basis. Please bring a notepad, pencil, flash drive and copies of records of your first 3 generations (i.e. birth, marriage and death certificates for your grandparents, parents and yourself). Please join us to learn more about the great things DAR does for our community and country. Please RSVP by Friday, May 24.
Washtenaw Community College-Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor 48105. Free. firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com http://www.centersoflight.org/annarbor.html [map]