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Adult Enrichment

Online registration for
Summer Adult Enrichment 
begins Monday, May 23 at 10:00am.

All Summer Adult Enrichment classes will be in-person

 or online, may be outdoors, and the

 AAPS Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols 

will be followed. 

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AA Civic Chorus

Community Summer Sing

IN PERSON

Monday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

7/11 ONLY

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Summer Sing this summer. Sing engaging and eclectic SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group of singers. Repertoire will range from classical, contemporary, musical theatre, a cappella, and world music to vocal jazz. No audition or experience needed, all voices welcome! Sign up for individual sessions or for the 4-session series depending on your schedule! 1 class.

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AA Civic Chorus

Community Summer Sing

IN PERSON

Monday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

7/18 ONLY

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Summer Sing this summer. Sing engaging and eclectic SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group of singers. Repertoire will range from classical, contemporary, musical theatre, a cappella, and world music to vocal jazz. No audition or experience needed, all voices welcome! Sign up for individual sessions or for the 4-session series depending on your schedule! 1 class.

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AA Civic Chorus

Community Summer Sing

IN PERSON

Monday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

8/15 ONLY

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Summer Sing this summer. Sing engaging and eclectic SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group of singers. Repertoire will range from classical, contemporary, musical theatre, a cappella, and world music to vocal jazz. No audition or experience needed, all voices welcome! Sign up for individual sessions or for the 4-session series depending on your schedule! 1 class.

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AA Civic Chorus

Community Summer Sing

IN PERSON

Monday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

8/22 ONLY

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Summer Sing this summer. Sing engaging and eclectic SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group of singers. Repertoire will range from classical, contemporary, musical theatre, a cappella, and world music to vocal jazz. No audition or experience needed, all voices welcome! Sign up for individual sessions or for the 4-session series depending on your schedule! 1 class.

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AA Civic Chorus

Community Summer Sing

IN PERSON SERIES

Monday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

7/11, 7/18, 8/15, 8/22 Series

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Join the Ann Arbor Civic Chorus for a Community Summer Sing this summer. Sing engaging and eclectic SATB repertoire with an enthusiastic group of singers. Repertoire will range from classical, contemporary, musical theatre, a cappella, and world music to vocal jazz. No audition or experience needed, all voices welcome! Sign up for individual sessions or for the 4-session series depending on your schedule! 4 classes.

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The High Cost of 

Long Term Care

IN PERSON

Tuesday

6:00pm - 8:00pm

6/7 ONLY

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Did you know that 50% of people 65 years or older will spend some time in a nursing home and that it costs $8,000 a month for such care? Because neither health insurance nor Medicare covers these costs, losing your life savings in these situations is a natural fear. Learn about ways to avoid the nursing home, in-home care options, payment options, long term care insurance, life insurance conversions and hybrids, Veteran's and Medicaid benefits, special needs trusts and more.

1 class.

Tai Chi

Introduction to Tai Chi

IN PERSON

Tuesdays

11:00am - NOON

6/7 - 6/28

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Through movement, meditation and breathwork, you learn to cultivate energy. Regular practice can improve balance, coordination and confidence. These sessions are designed as an introduction for beginning students. 4 classes.

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iPhone Photography

IN PERSON

Tuesdays

6:00pm - 7:30pm

7/5 - 7/12

Grades: 10th - Adult. 

Learn all the photographic possibilities of your Apple iPhone and how to take creative images through this workshop. Learn about different camera settings on your phone, how to explore all angles and address different lighting, experiment with the programs provided, have in class and out of class exercises and lastly discuss additional tools that one can acquire in order to improve their images. You must have an iPhone or iPad (not an Android) to participate. 2 classes.

Tai Chi Practice Outdoors

Introduction to Tai Chi

IN PERSON

Tuesdays

11:00am - NOON

7/12 - 8/2

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Through movement, meditation and breathwork, you learn to cultivate energy. Regular practice can improve balance, coordination and confidence. These sessions are designed as an introduction for beginning students. 4 classes.

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Intro to Photography

ONLINE

Wednesdays

6:00pm - 7:30pm

6/22 - 7/13

Grades: 10th - Adult. 

Learn to take better photographs and begin to master your camera’s basic settings through homework assignments and online lectures. While doing these lessons, you learn the rules for taking pictures, and the fundamentals of photography. Topics covered include: Aperture, ISO, Shutter speed, Automatic Modes, Manual Modes, and how to read your camera’s playback information. Every class you must have access to the Internet, have access to your physical camera, the ability to upload and download photographs as well as view a PDF. To get the best out of class, please be prepared to do two assignments a week, so that you can get regular feedback on your photos as you learn these skills. There will be opportunities to schedule one-on-one video chat time with the instructor to get additional questions answered. 4 classes.

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Speaking & Reading French

ONLINE - LEVEL 1

Wednesdays

5:00pm - 6:10pm

7/6 - 7/27

Grades: 10th - Adult. 

In this beginner course we will work on speaking French by reading French! Through French Short Stories we will work on pronunciation and vocabulary development, with extra grammar practice coming from the Practice Makes Perfect series. For Level 1, no prior language experience is required. Required text: Basic French Grammar 2nd Edition (ISBN-10: 1264257317; ISBN-13: 978-1264257317) and Short Stories in French for Beginners (ISBN-10: 9781473683433; ISBN-13: 978-1473683433). 4 classes.

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Speaking & Reading French

ONLINE - LEVEL 2

Wednesdays

6:15pm - 7:15pm

7/6 - 7/27

Grades: 10th - Adult. 

In this intermediate course we will work on speaking French by reading French! Through French Short Stories we will work on pronunciation and vocabulary development, with extra grammar practice coming from the Practice Makes Perfect series. For Level 2, some prior exposure to French or other foreign language is recommended. Required text: Complete French Grammar 4th Edition (ISBN-10: 1260463176; ISBN-13: 978-1260463170) and Short Stories in French for Beginners (ISBN-10: 9781473683433; ISBN-13: 978-1473683433). 4 classes.

Rabbit

Integrated Pest Management

ONLINE

Thursday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

6/2 ONLY

Ages: 18 - Adult.

How do you protect your garden from all the creatures large and small that want to share in your harvest? Find out who they are and what you can do to control them without resorting to pesticides in this virtual class. The four strategies of Integrated Pest Control - cultural, physical, biological, and chemical will be discussed in detail. Topics include maintenance of plant and soil health, the benefits of crop rotation and companion planting, the importance of garden hygiene, and the role beneficial organisms play in keeping your garden growing. Learn what it takes to keep pest outbreaks from occurring and how to get along with rabbits, deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and groundhogs. 1 class.

Capturing Art

iPhone Photography

IN PERSON

Thursdays

6:00pm - 7:30pm

6/2 - 6/9

Grades: 10th - Adult. 

Learn all the photographic possibilities of your Apple iPhone and how to take creative images through this workshop. Learn about different camera settings on your phone, how to explore all angles and address different lighting, experiment with the programs provided, have in class and out of class exercises and lastly discuss additional tools that one can acquire in order to improve their images. You must have an iPhone or iPad (not an Android) to participate. 2 classes.

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Watercolor

Beginning & Continuing

IN PERSON

Thursdays

6:30pm - 8:30pm

7/7 - 8/11

Ages: 13 - Adult. BEGINNING: Explore a variety of techniques using this dynamic medium. Challenge your mind while developing a solid foundation in watercolor painting. Each week, the instructor introduces a new watercolor technique and design concepts such as color integration, tonal contrast and composition. CONTINUING: Work on independent projects in a supportive, encouraging environment. Instructor offers guidance as needed, including technical help, problem solving and goal setting. Prerequisite: You must have completed one term of beginner instruction or the equivalent and must be able to work independently.

6 classes.

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Traditional Argentine Tango

Beginning

IN PERSON

Fridays

7:30pm - 8:30pm

6/3 - 7/8

Ages: 18 - Adult. BEGINNING: Learn the basics of traditional Argentine Tango dance including the music and culture. Instructors teach you the cabeceo, how to use your eyes to invite your partner to dance, the milonga, an Argentine Tango dance party, the ronda, the flow of the dancers that allows large numbers of people to dance socially in the tango community and the tanda, how Argentine music is played to entice dancers to join in the ronda. Registration fee includes the practica where you can practice your technique; ask your instructors for details on dates and times. Fee is per individual. Partner is required. 6 classes.

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Traditional Argentine Tango

Intermediate

IN PERSON

Fridays

7:30pm - 8:30pm

6/3 - 8/19

Ages: 18 - Adult. INTERMEDIATE: Hone your dancing skills, with specific emphasis on improving the structure and mechanics of basic tango techniques like the boleo and sacada. We work on exercises and strategies that lead to improved clarity in the lead, sensitivity in the follow with the goal of finding a comfortable and precise connection on the social dance floor. Registration fee includes the practica where you can practice your technique; ask your instructors for details on dates and times. Prerequisite: experience in traditional Argentine Tango or instructor permission. Fee is per individual. Partner is required. 12 classes.

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Traditional Argentine Tango

Beginning

IN PERSON

Fridays

7:30pm - 8:30pm

7/15 - 8/19

Ages: 18 - Adult. BEGINNING: Learn the basics of traditional Argentine Tango dance including the music and culture. Instructors teach you the cabeceo, how to use your eyes to invite your partner to dance, the milonga, an Argentine Tango dance party, the ronda, the flow of the dancers that allows large numbers of people to dance socially in the tango community and the tanda, how Argentine music is played to entice dancers to join in the ronda. Registration fee includes the practica where you can practice your technique; ask your instructors for details on dates and times. Fee is per individual. Partner is required. 6 classes.

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Blom Meadworks

Tour & Tasting

IN PERSON

Sunday

3:00pm - 4:00pm

6/26 ONLY

Ages: 21 - Adult. 

At Bløm Meadworks (pronounced “bloom”), we make what we like to call session meads and ciders – they’re light, dry, carbonated, and remarkably sessionable. For our meads, we start with the same ingredients as a traditional mead - honey, water and yeast - which means we can source all of our ingredients from Michigan. Unlike most meads though, we ferment it like a dry craft cider, so the result isn’t nearly as thick or sweet as traditional mead. During this event, you'll learn all about how mead is made, tour the taproom and production area, taste the ingredients and sample two of our current meads and ciders. **Participants must be at least 21 years of age and proof of vaccination must be shown upon arrival (vax card or photo of card).** Materials fee of $10 (cash or credit card), due to instructors at class.

1 class.