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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]
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]
Quit Tobacco Program—Starts June 3This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System’s MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Monday, June 3, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco
MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3 Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. 734-998-6222. firstname.lastname@example.org http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco [map]
Quit Tobacco Program—Starts June 3This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System’s MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Monday, June 3, 2013 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco
U-M Health System’s MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3 Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. 734-998-6222. email@example.com http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [map]
An invitation from Jesse Tack, Design Consultant with the permaculture design firm Whole Culture Repair to join the new group: "Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti"This is an ongoing permaculture meeting every first Monday of the month. All are welcome. Our goal is to co-create abundance for our members in food, medicine, materials, economy and living water. We support Abundance in all Michigan Communities. Join 'Abundant Michigan' for our monthly permaculture meeting at the Growing Hope Center, entitled "Guild-Based Economic Activities". We will be creating functional guilds that work cooperatively towards abundance in food, water, materials, and lowered bills. Suggested donation: $10 or trade equivalent.
Growing Hope Center, 922 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org http://wholeculturerepair.wordpress.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]
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is offering a free of charge grief support group that is open to the community. The group is intended to help make this difficult time in your life a little less painful. It is held at 3009 Miller Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 on the 1st Tuesday of every month beginning February 5, 2013 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Facilitated by Amy Van Zee, MSW. For more information please call 800-370-8592
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 3009 Miller Road 48103. Free. 800-370-8592. firstname.lastname@example.org www.seasons.org [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. email@example.com www.hygeiacenter.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]
There has been a lot of discussion about social media marketing and how it might relate to search. In this talk, Bud Gibson will show some effective strategies for using social media to drive well targeted traffic to your search marketing campaigns. This traffic is highly motivated and very likely to become customers. Bud will also show social media tools you can use to fine tune your search marketing campaigns. Bud Gibson created the search marketing program at Eastern Michigan University. His students have managed well over a million dollars in annualized online advertising spend for 80 organizations and counting. Bud has a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a BS in French and Linguistics from Georgetown University. He's lived and worked in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. email@example.com la2m.org [map]
The Joys of Grandparenting - Ann Arbor – June 8When you become a grandparent, there will be some surprises in store. Learn the latest trends in childcare, child-rearing practices, safety and much more. We’ll also discuss the joys (and challenges) of being a grandparent, how you can support your child, and take care of yourself. Class meets 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 8 at the Domino’s Farm, Lobby H (Family Medicine), 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. To register visit: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
Domino’s Farm, Lobby H (Family Medicine), , 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48106. $10. 734-647-5645. firstname.lastname@example.org http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/classes.html
Your home should be comfortable year-round, keep you supplied with high-quality air, and waste as little energy and water as possible. Attend this free, fun, and informative seminar to discover just how well your home is currently performing, and what you can do to make it even smarter. You’ll learn:Common home performance deficiencies and how they can contribute to your discomfort, high energy bills, and poor health.Smart home upgrades – what people are doing right here in Southeast Michigan to make their homes smarter, safer, and more comfortable.Taking the first step to living in a smarter home.RSVP at 734-619-8024 or atwww.meadowlarkenergy.com/seminarsRegister now - Space is limited.
Meadowlark Energy, 3250 W. Liberty Road. Free. 734-619-8024. email@example.com http://www.meadowlarkenergy.com/seminars [map]
IN-DEPTH STUDY PROGRAMS100, 200, 300, 500 & 800-Levels: Choose from Authentic Custom Designed Basic Through Advanced Yoga Therapy, Yoga and Meditation Programs for general or specific purposes. Excellent opportunity for deepening your knowledge and experiencing personal growth and transformation! Learn by directly receiving. Yoga is so much more than what available at yoga studios! Mentoring one-on-one for yoga teachers.IN-DEPTH STUDY INTENSIVES5/25-6/26; 6/08-7/09; 6/25-8/25[Students pick area and pace of study, set their own schedule.]
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. Price varies according to level. 734-665-7801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [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]