Preserving the land

At their annual banquet, the Washtenaw Land Trust officially changed their name to the Legacy Land Conservacy to reflect the group's reach beyond the county. The trust was organized to help landowners who wanted to preserve all or parts of their land by creating conservation easements. In addition to the name change, the Conservancy has formed a "Forever Fund" which will be used, if necessary, to protect the land if ownership is legally challenged. To learn more about the Conservancy and the work they do, call 734-302-5263 or visit them at the The New Center, "Non-Profit Enterprise at Work" at 1100 N. Main St.

The Library has several good books on land trusts including Conservancy: The Land Trust Movement in America by Richard Brewer.

This weekend, try comic opera

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Check out Albert Herring, which opens today at Mendelssohn Theatre. The music in this three-act comic chamber opera is by Benjamin Britten, one of England’s best known composers. The libretto is by Eric Crozier. The U-M production was wittily previewed last month by the director, U-M Professor Robert Swedberg, in an appearance at our Pittsfield branch.. Read a preview of the show at Mlive.

Join the Job Club!

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Washtenaw County Michigan Works! is introducing Job Club, a support group for job seekers. The purpose of the WCMW Job Club is to help individuals in their job search by providing tools to build and expand networks while assisting with resume preparation and interviewing skills, with the added benefit of peer-to-peer interaction and support. The WCMW Job Club is a 6-week commitment and will be held Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm beginning Tuesday, March 24 at the Michigan Works! Service Center. Seating is limited so be sure to reserve a seat at 734-481-2517 ext. 249 or Al-Igoej@ewashtenaw.org.

Corea/McLaughlin/Ann Arbor: Then and Now

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The University Musical Society and AADL invite you to participate in Then and Now: Community and Cultural Change from the Fusion Era to Today, an online exhibit in celebration of Ann Arbor’s community heritage from 1968-1975 and the return of Chick Corea and John McLaughlin to UMS on April 4. Both of these musicians have continually reinvented themselves over the years while maintaining an exceptional level of artistry and commitment to their music.

Help us to show Ann Arbor's parallel evolution in its cultural, musical, and community landscape. Do you have a photograph from that era or the present day that you’d like to share? We’d love to include it on our site. Go to pictureAnnArbor to find out how to submit your photographs online, or email AADL Productions at productions@aadl.org to arrange a time to submit your photographs in person.

Job Fair for People with Disabilities

On April 15, 2009, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, a Job Fair for Individuals with Federally Targeted Disabilities, sponsored by U.S. Army TACOM LCMC, will be held at Macomb Intermediate School District, 4401 Garfield, Clinton Twp 48038, between 19 Mile and Hall Rd., SE Bldg. entrance, first floor. Come prepared for an interview, with 20 copies of both your resume and the Schedule A Certification of Disability letter. For more information contact Sarah Utich at 586-412-5403 or utichs@michigan.gov.

Film Showing - "On the Line"

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Winner of the 2008 Silver Telly Award in the social issues category, On the Line, will be shown Downtown, 4th Floor Meeting Room (Grades 9-Adult) 6:30-8:30pm on March 19/Thursday.

The discussion to follow will be led by UM students and other local residents who have participated in protests at the School of the Americas.

Cosponsored by the Michigan Community Scholars Program and Michigan Television.

Depression Awareness Event

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Sometimes what we see as an odd or excessive behavior can be masking depression or anxiety in someone we love or ourselves. Learn more at this community dialogue on the topic next Sunday March 22. Register on Jewish Family Services website or call 769-0209. This program will be from 2:00-4:45 PM at the Jewish Community Center.

Nonprofits will find this profitable

In these tough economic times, NEW - Nonprofit Enterprise at Work - continues to help southeast Michigan non-profits succeed. The NEW Center, located at 1100 N. Main St., provides office space for area nonprofits. NEW also hosts an internet radio show, the Nonprofit Buzz, which airs here each fourth Thursday of the month, 9-10 a.m On March 26, the topic will be "Partnering For Success." At the library, electronically browse some of our books on nonprofits, or visit our special collection downtown on the second floor.

Darfur Benefit tonight

Come to the Darfur Benefit Gala sponsored by STAND, the Neutral Zone’s Student Anti-Genocide Coalition--a special evening featuring guest speaker Susan Burgess-Lent, program director at Darfur Peace and Development in Washington DC. The event also features a silent auction and refreshments. All proceeds will benefit the International Rescue Committee Program in Darfur. The event is at 8 p.m. at the Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor. Tickets start at $15 per person. For tickets or information, call (734) 214-9995 or go to www.neutral-zone.org.

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