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Find your way to The Ark, 316 S.
Main, Ann Arbor. Tickets: (734)
• Ari Heist: Catch the singer-
songwriter from Brooklyn 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 19.
• Jorma Kaukonen: Hear the gui-
tarist play country-flavored songs
from the 1920s and '30s 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22.
Take in the Chamber Music
Society of Detroit's Opus 3 Piano
Series featuring Grammy winner
Garrick Ohlsson 8 p.m. Saturday,
March 21, at Seligman Performing
Arts Center on the Detroit Country
Day School campus, 22305 W.13
Mile, Beverly Hills. Tickets: (248)
Volunteer for a life-sized game of
chess 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, or
hear author Marilyn Yalom's his-
tory of the queen in the ancient
game 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14,
at the Detroit Institute of Arts,
5200 Woodward. The events are
in conjunction with an exhibit of
chess sets from the Dr. George and
Vivian Dean Collection, recently
extended to May 17. Free with
museum admission: $8 adults, $6
seniors, $4 ages 6-17. (313) 833-
Tune into WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) 5
a.m.-11:30 p.m. Thursday, March
19, to support Children's Leukemia
Foundation of Michigan. The sta-
tion's Vic Faust and JoAnne Purtan
will host the telethon to raise
money and awareness. (800) 825-
2536, www.leukemiamichigan.org .
Network at Ties Like Me, a profes-
sional business organization for
the gay/lesbian community, 5:30-8
p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Chen
Chow Brasserie, 260 N. Woodward,
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Check out "Heart, Soul & Jazz
of Motown," a bus tour Thursday,
March 19. Itinerary includes
Motown Historical Museum, his-
toric Boston-Edison neighborhood
and a musical hot spot. Departure/
return: 3:30-10 p.m., Einstein
Bagels,12 Mile and Orchard Lake
Road, Farmington Hills. $69;
includes soul food dinner. RSVP:
Welcome spring by taking a sce-
nic, non-strenuous hike with the
Jewish Hikers of Michigan 1-3 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, at Lilley Park in
Pittsfield Township, about 10 min-
utes from downtown Ann Arbor.
Temple Beth Emeth of Ann Arbor
co-sponsors hikes for all ages,
married or single. Bring backpack,
munchies and water. Next date:
April 26. Directions:
Call Greater Detroit Chapter of
Hadassah if you are a life member
who did not receive an invitation
to the event planned 6:30 p.m.
Monday, March 30. There is a
charge. (248) 683-5030.
Plan on joining the B'nai B'rith
family mission to Israel, Aug. 9-
23. Details: BarbHaber®aol.com ,
(877) 222-9590, www.bnaibrith.
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Come to Ann Arbor for University
Musical Society concerts. Unless
otherwise noted, all are at Hill
Auditorium, 825 N. University, Ann
Arbor. Tickets: (734) 647-6712,
• Silk Road Ensemble: The artistic
director is cellist Yo-Yo Ma, 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, March 13-14.
• Master class: Ma and the ensem-
ble will instruct high school and
college student ensembles, 11 a.m.
March 14. No charge to observe.
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Events That Help
Raise money for Mazon, the
Jewish Response to Hunger, and
also Temple Kol Ami's religious
school on Blues Night 7:30-11:30
p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the
temple, 5085 Walnut Lake Road,
West Bloomfield. The Brass
Knuckles Band will play; also a
live auction. Advance tickets: $15
members, $20 others; $20 at
door. Price includes appetizers,
desserts, wine and non-alcoholic
beverages. RSVP: (248) 661-0040,
Bring your gang to "Camp Kids
All Together (KAT) — A Day of
Family Fun to Benefit Children
with Special Needs," noon-4
p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the
West Bloomfield JCC. Fundraiser
helps to send children to camp.
Participants get DJs, rock-climb-
ing wall, inflatables, face paint-
ing, toddler gym, arts and crafts,
sports, magic, reptile shows and
food. Ticket required for age 3 and
older: $30 door or $25 prepaid
from JCC. Ann Patronik: (248)
432-5460, www.jccdet.org .
Cheer on friends and neighbors
playing in a women's only basket-
ball tournament 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Monday, March 16, at Yeshivat
Akiva, 21100 W.12 Mile, Southfield.
Proceeds will assist the Yeshivat
Hesder of Sderot's campaign
to construct dormitories that
can withstand impact of rocket
attacks. $10 charge includes a raf-
fle ticket. Sponsorships: $100, $50,
$36 and $18. Teenaged girls and
women must raise $180 to play
on a team. Details: itpaystoplay@
Congratulate honorees Rabbi and
Mrs. Elimelech Goldberg and Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Greenstein at
34th anniversary dinner of the
Kollei Institute of Greater Detroit
6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18,
at the Plaza Hotel, 16400 J.L.
Hudson Drive, Southfield. Dinner:
$100, $180 couple. RSVP: (248)
968-1891, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Join a charity pool tournament to
benefit Common Ground, a provid-
er of crisis intervention services,
2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at
Breaktime Billiards, 30850 Beck,
Novi. The American Poolplayers
Association will award trophies.
$20 admission includes burger or
chicken sandwich, fries and pop.
Purchase a mattress set from Art
Van Furniture on Sunday, March
22, and the Michigan chain has
pledged to donate a mattress
to local shelters COTS, Salvation
Army, Covenant House, CDC and
Cass Community Social Services.
Health / Support
Take fitness classes and dance at
JCC Healthy U, a free open house
and health fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, at the Oak Park
JCC. Vendors include Beaumont
and Karmanos. Free. Judy Front:
(248) 967-4030, jfront®jccdet.org .
Attend the Wayne County-spon-
sored Health Expo for the unin-
sured 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, March
23, at Cobo Hall's Riverview
Ballroom, Detroit. Features include
screenings, music and vendors.
Free to attend. (313) 833-3438.
Share your common experience
at the stroke support group Time
Travelers 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays,
through March 31, at Temple Shir
Shalom, 3999 Walnut Lake Road,
West Bloomfield. (248) 737-8700.
Try "Writing for the Health of
it," a free program 6-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17, at Weisberg
Cancer Treatment Center, 31995
Northwestern Hwy., Farmington
Hills. Karmanos' Survivorship
University sponsors. Advance reg-
istration encouraged: (800) 527-
Browse the gently used women's
and girls' finery at a dressy rum-
mage sale noon-5 p.m. Sunday,
March 22, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, March
23-24, at Davidson Hadassah
House, 5030 Orchard Lake Road,
West Bloomfield. Greater Detroit
Chapter of Hadassah: (248) 683-
Create cuddly fleece blankets
— no sewing needed — for Oakland
County children transitioning from
lives of abuse and neglect 10:30
a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays at National
Council of Jewish Women, 26400
Lahser, Suite 306, Southfield.
Materials provided. Participate for
mitzvah or high school project.
Bobbie Patt: (248) 355-3300.
Share informal outings with Jewish
parents of young adopted chil-
dren through Midwest Adoptive
Families. Details: (248) 545-8665,
Calendar on page B16
March 12 • 2009