Ann Arbor Conversations with David Sedaris

The fourth installment of Ann Arbor Conversations will be at the Michigan Theater soon, and features author David Sedaris. This new series wishes for audiences to “experience the ultimate in cultural entertainment,” and past evenings in the series featured Kevin Smith, Anthony Bourdain, and Frank Warren.

The last featured guest, David Sedaris, is in the forefront when it comes to contemporary humor writers. Some of the funniest, laugh out loud pieces I’ve ever read are from this man, and though I’m not a huge fan of audio books, I’ll listen to anything Sedaris as written, as he reads his own books in a fabulous fashion. AADL has a slew of Sedaris books needing a reading. If you’re attending this event, have fun!

Wednesday, April 14 | 7:30pm | Michigan Theater

Dad Bits - Parent Sites to See

Websites especially for Dad's:
Dad's World is dedicated to three main things: celebrate great dads; encourage dads to take the initiative; and be involved.
Fathering Magazine offers magazine tips for men with families.
Father's Forum Online an online resource for "Expectant and New Fathers".
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's website offers numerous resources in support of Parents.
Don't worry. Buffalo's parent resources include Moms TOO.
Bravo! It's a BIG Job!!

Author Gary Paulsen to visit Ann Arbor

Best-selling author Gary Paulsen will be in Ann Arbor on Monday, April 12. He’ll be signing books at Nicola’s Books from 7-8pm promoting his newest novel, Woods Runner. The well loved author has written many books for both children and adults. Hatchet, Brian’s Winter, and Mudshark are stand-outs. paulsenpaulsen

Rory Freedman & John Salley at VegFest

Number-one New York Times bestselling author Rory Freedman of the popular in-your-face Skinny Bitch diet books and former Detroit Piston John Salley are keynote speakers at this year’s VegFest, an annual vegetarian tastefest presented by VegMichigan. VegFest will be at Ferndale High School on Sunday, April 18th, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event also features over twenty-five area restaurants serving samples of a variety of vegetarian foods, cooking and raw food demonstrations, and children’s activities. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door.VegFestVegFest

Family Fun Health Fair

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This Saturday, March 27 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm, come to the Ann Arbor Community Center where you can have your Blood Pressure checked; massages; a raffle and other Health Related screenings. Interested in dieting as a family? Check out the F.A.S.T. diet from AADL. And if you can, take the stairs!

Author's Forum: A World Without Ice

U-M geophysicist Henry Pollack – who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore – will join U-M weather and climate scientist Richard Rood in a conversation called A World Without Ice on Wednesday, April 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. at U-M Harlan Hatcher Library. Topics covered will include why ice matters, the delicate geological balance between ice and climate, and the pending crisis of a world without ice. The discussion is being presented by the Author’s Forum, a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, and the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

AADL Productions Podcast: 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival

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Tuesday marks the start of the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival, one of Ann Arbor's world-class annual events. AAFF's Executive Director, Donald Harrison, stopped by to give us a quick overview of what we have to look forward to in this year's festival. Aside from the many great films on offer, Donald talks about some of the panel discussions and live performances. This year's highlights include an evening with legendary experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger and a specially commissioned soundtrack, performed live by composer Flying Lotus, to Harry Smith's 1962 film Heaven & Earth Magic. Two of this year's events happen at AADL: Bison Boys & Famous Monsters of Michigan: 1970s Super-8mm Films of Jimm Juback & Cary Loren and Gerry Fialka Discusses Dream Awake: How James Joyce Invented Experimental Cinema & Disguised It As A Book.

The 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival runs from March 23-28, 2010.

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Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living - Gathering Place Tours

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living invites everyone to tour their building and learn about the services they offer for people with disabilities of all ages. The professional staff will let you know about the many ways it impacts our community every day. AACIL's large facility has an exercise room, computer and art classes, meeting rooms, skill-building classes, social and recreational events and other support services. There are two Thursday morning tours at 9-10 am on March 18 and May 13, and two Thursday evening tours at 5:30-6:30 pm on April 14 and June 9. Call Tom Hoatlin at 734-971-0277 x 18, or to RSVP.

Great Lakes, Great Times Reading Series 3/20

Great Lakes, Great Times is a monthly reading series that, according to the host, “showcases the best established and up-and-coming writers working today.” The March reading will take place at 826Michigan, and will feature readings from authors Dan Chaon, Laura van den Berg, and Christian TeBordo.

Check here to see which authors are up next in the series. So many authors are visiting, and these events have been filling the house!

The monthly event is geared towards adults, admission is FREE, and anyone is welcome. It's all happening Saturday, March 20, 7pm at 826michgan/ The Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair Shop at 115 East Liberty.

AA Lecture: Political author and journalist

Author and journalist Melinda Henneberger will speak about women and the church at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson St. Henneberger edits, wrote If They Only Listened to Us: What Women Voters Want Politicians to Hear, and writes a column for Commonweal. She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband, Washington Post reporter Bill Turque, and their 13-year-old twins.

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