Cheaper by the dozen

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The Saline Area Players will be presenting “Cheaper by the Dozen” on April 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30 p.m. and April 20 & 26 at 2:00 at the Liberty School Theater, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, Michigan. The play is dramatized by Christopher Sergel based on the book of the same name by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students through high school and seniors 65+. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 677-3727 or at the door. Special advance group rates are “cheaper by the dozen” – buy a dozen (tickets) and save a dozen (bucks)! Visit the website for more information. Meanwhile, you can also check out the 2003 DVD movie or the earlier 1950 version.

Ladies, Pay Bills the Organized Way

Do you need a new strategy for getting bills paid on time? Does saving money seem impossible? Learn new methods for getting your personal finances under control at Financial Organization: Planning for Financial Success at the Center for the Education of Women on Wednesday, May 7. Register by May 5th on line or by calling 764-6004.

Umbororo Crossing

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Did you happen to miss the large, hooved mammals casually walking down State Street last Friday evening? Don't fret. You can still catch a glimpse of them as they continue their stroll in front of City Hall (100 N. Fifth Ave.) between East Ann St. and East Huron St. from April 19 - 27. These wonderful sculptures are the work of University of Michigan MFA candidate Elshafei Mohamed and are based on experiences with the Umbororo nomads of the Sudan.

Music & Motion

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Join us downtown in the Multi-Purpose Room from 9:30-10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25, for Music & Motion. Babies and kids to age 5 will learn about the violin and piano, hear a story from Gari Stein, and dance to music from members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. The program will be repeated from 10:30-11:00 a.m.

All About Search Engines

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Are you happy with the results of your Google searches? Test your Search Engine Know-How on Thursday, from 1:00-3:00 pm, at the Malletts Creek Branch Training Center. Learn how to use search engines more efficiently and find out some tips and tricks for getting the results you want. Registration is required. Call 327-8367 to reserve a spot. (No charge for Library cardholders; $10 for non-cardholders).

Earth Day at WCC

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Are you trying to be more earth-friendly and live a green lifestyle? Is Earth Day circled on your calendar? On Thursday, April 17th, Earth Day will be recognized through displays and discussions on the Washtenaw Community College Campus. Come to the WCC Student Center to learn more about sustainability, environmental problems and solutions. Look for the Ann Arbor District Library display while you're there!

The Dalai Lama comes to Ann Arbor this weekend

Ann Arbor welcomes the 14th Dalai Lama this week for a two-day educational program, Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, sponsored by Jewel Heart, Garrison Institute, and The Tibet Fund. The Dalai Lama is the subject of several works in the Library, including the recent book The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, currently on order; the award-winning film Kundun, by Martin Scorsese; and the DVD 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama. He's also written many books. For an excellent overview, try The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings. The Dalai Lama will deliver the Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Crisler arena in conjunction with Ann Arbor Earth Day celebrations. A live broadcast will be carried on Michigan Channel 22 on Comcast cable in the greater Ann Arbor area and a live streaming video will be available at: http://umtv-live.rs.itd.umich.edu/pres/dalailama.asx.

Money Smart Week

Need help figuring out how to budget your money? Would you like to help promote financial literacy in the community? Come to one of the free events presented by Catherine McClary, Washtenaw County Treasurer, during Washtenaw County Money Smart Week, part of the Fifth Annual Money Smart Week of Michigan. Events begin Saturday, April 19th. For more information, call 734-222-6600.

In the Loop

Are you interested in meeting new people? Do you need to reduce the level of stress in your life? Do you like to knit or crochet? Combine all three into one at the Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Bring your own materials or use the materials and needles or crochet hooks that are available. Call 973-6779 to sign up and enjoy being In the Loop.

Sancho's Scene: Weekday Events at the Dude

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There’s a lot going on this week at the Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. Remarkably multitalented School of Music graduate student, Kathryn Olson, will demonstrate her musical skill on the saxophone at a recital on April 10 at 8pm. She'll be playing original compositions as well as music by Thelonious Monk and others, as well as exhibiting her video and still photography in the center’s Video and Performance Studio. Her origami will also be on display (!) and the event will feature other talented performers, too.

This week also marks the opening of the third annual rEVOLUTION : Making Art for Change exhibit in the Duderstadt Center Gallery. A reception will take place on Friday, April 11 from 7-10pm to celebrate the exhibit, a collaboration between the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center and SAFEhouse.

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