Community Vinyasa Yoga

Saturday August 2, 2014: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grades 6 and up

Yoga is a fun way to gain strength, flexibility and balance, while decreasing stress and tension. Come learn some of the basics of the Vinyasa style of yoga, which integrates breath with movement. Certified yoga instructor, Raina LaGrand of A2 Yoga, will be teaching. Participants should dress ready to work out and bring a mat if they have one! All levels welcome, but participants should be able to move comfortably from the floor to standing.

Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery!

The 5th Annual Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery is Sunday, April 27 with early registration happening now through April 1st! This is a family-fun-filled fitness event & a fundraiser for Dawn Farm. There many ways to participate at any fitness level; with 10k, 25 and 40 mile and 100 K bike rides; 5K and 10K walks or runs. There will also be food, tours of the working farm, and more! In addition to a fun event that the entire family can enjoy, the Ride for Recovery provides an opportunity to support a critical community service. Dawn Farm is committed to helping people find recovery from addiction, regardless of their ability to pay. Community support for events like the Ride for Recovery helps to keep these vital services available for those who need them most! For more information call: 734-485-8725.

Pioneer High School Spring Musical: Rent

Theatre Guild at Pioneer High School will present the musical Rent by Jonathan Larson April 25 - May 4. From the AADL website: "A year in the life of a group of friends who love, fight, and laugh together as they face important social issues such as AIDS, homosexuality, drug abuse, and homelessness." More information is
here. The show is not for young children.

Skyline High Spring Show: Moon Over Buffalo

Skyline High School in Ann Arbor will present Ken Ludwig's comedic farce Moon Over Buffalo April 25-27. More information is here. The New York Times had this to say about the stage production: "Ken Ludwig is one of those rare contemporary playwrights who thinks in terms of old-fashioned knockabout farce, and that’s something to be cherished."

Performance Network: Richard III Re-imagined

Performance Network Theatre in downtown Ann Arbor will present a reimagined version of William Shakespeare's classic play Richard III from April 24 - June 1. From the PNT website: "... One of Shakespeare’s most famous histories gets an innovative ... treatment in this boldly re-imagined tale of power, treachery, seduction and fate. Performance Network Associate Artistic Director Carla Milarch stars as Richard, the ruthless and conniving Plantagenet, whose ascent to power is littered with corpses. This revolutionary take on the age-old classic explores the themes and fate of gender, power, and government set in the distant yet ominous future." Ticket information is here. The theater is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 120 E. Huron Street.

MI Bridges Navigation Workshop

Anyone engaged in social service work with families will benefit from attending the April 23 free workshop at Washtenaw ISD, Vogel C, 1819 South Wagner, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, 9:00 am – noon. MI Bridges Navigation Collaborative Learning Opportunity is developed and maintained by the MI Department of Human Services and allows households to apply for food, medical, child care, cash, energy, and non energy assistance, in addition to checking the status of benefits and reporting household changes. This session provides participants an overview of the MI Bridges system and hands on opportunity to use MI Bridges with sample cases. It is recommended for outreach workers, case managers, program coordinators, family support parents, service coordinators; anyone working with families should attend. To register call 1-800-292-7851 x472. For directions only call 734-994-8100.

Purple Rose Theatre: Spring Comedy Festival

Mark your calendars! Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea is presenting a Spring Comedy Festival: Lovers, Liars & Lunatics, through May 24. Directed by Guy Sanville, this is a collection of world-premiere short comedies looking at the nature of loss, love, revenge, and renewal. New plays by Jeff Daniels and other Purple Rose favorites will be presented. Language and content are geared for adults. For ticket information, click here

Yoga @AADL

Monday March 31 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
This event is FREE and intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

Spring is here, but after this tough winter, most of us are still trying to chase the winter blues away - and yoga can help! Join us for a clarifying and detoxifying yoga set with local yoga instructor Victoria Duranona. We will learn about how yoga can be used to detoxify the body, mind and emotions, while cleansing the blood through breathing and movement.

Please note: Bring your own mat or towel to sit/lay on and dress comfortably for the workout.

Sign Language for Infants and Toddlers

Saturday March 29 | 11:00 am to 11:45 am | Malletts Creek Branch
Event is intended for hearing babies ages 6 months - 2 years and their families (No older siblings, please)

Kathy Brady, Certified Instructor at Signing Smart in Ann Arbor, will be teaching families how to incorporate American Sign Language (ASL) into daily interactions with hearing infants and toddlers, ages 6 months to 2 years. ASL is commonly and successfully used to help babies speak their mind and better communicate their needs and wants. Kathy will teach common, everyday ASL signs through songs and play, making signing easy, fun, and successful!

55+ and Looking for Work?

The Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Agency will host an onsite event with AARP on Wednesday, March 26th from 9:30 am - 12 noon at the Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Service Center. Representatives from AARP will be onsite at the Michigan Works! Service Center to talk with older workers (55+) about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides both community service and work-based training. Working an average of 20 hours a week, participants are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage and are compensated by SCSEP directly. Participants are placed in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities like day cares, senior centers, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training experience can then be used as a bridge to find employment opportunities outside of the program. To be eligible you must be age 55 or older, unemployed and financially qualified.

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