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After 5 Package ( 8 fall and winter term events)
A package of 8 fall and winter term After 5 events: September 27, 2017 -- Reinventing Real Journalism in the Age o Fake News Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 pm in the Campbell Room at the Turner Senior Resource Center Newspapers are dying. Television “news” is dominated by partisan opinion, yet Michigan news consumers can still find real news about real issues through Bridge Magazine. Based right here in Ann Arbor at the Center for Michigan, Bridge publishes in-depth news online at www.bridgemi.com four times each week. Center for Michigan/Bridge Magazine President and CEO John Bebow explains how to get the news you need to stay informed and how Bridge is building a long-term business model for sustainable journalism. October 17, 2017 -- Elections 101: An Insider’s View of Elections & Election Officials Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 pm in the Campbell Room at the Turner Senior Resource Center So much controversy has been in the news about voter fraud, election rigging, and ballot tampering that it makes us wonder why we should bother to vote. For almost twenty years Howard Scheps hired and trained thousands of frontline election workers for the City’s polling places, absent-voter count boards, receiving boards and other election positions. He tells us firsthand the practices, policies, laws, checks, and balances that are in place at the local and state level to ensure and protect your right to vote. A trained economist, Mr. Scheps worked on Wall Street, in the Federal Government and General Motors Corporation headquarters before serving as an Election Specialist for the City of Ann Arbor. November 8, 2017 -- How can the Independent Bookstore Survive and Prosper? Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor Come to hear how Hilary and Mike Gustafson, owners of Literati Bookstore, are pursuing their vision of success. What motivated them to take on the big box and internet booksellers? What strategies are they exploring to create relationships in our Ann Arbor community? Also check out the best of the comments found on the Literati typewriter! All attendees will receive a coupon worth 15% off on their next Literati purchase. This much anticipated After Five event will be limited to the first 60 people to sign up. (Attendees will need to be able to negotiate the stairs to the second level of the bookstore.) February 7, 2018 -- Creating and Running Great Ann Arbor Restaurants Wednesday, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Campbell Room at Turner Senior Resource Center Ann Arbor is fortunate to be home to many outstanding restaurants. Have you ever wondered what it is like to start and grow a restaurant that rises to the top? You will want to hear this engaging presentation by Adam Baru, creator of three great Ann Arbor eateries - Mani Osteria, Isalita, and Mikette. Adam will tell us about the challenges of starting a new venture in Ann Arbor, creating tantalizing menus, hiring and keeping staff, and how to make sure customers leave happy. Everyone who enjoys ‘eating out’ will want to attend this event! March 6, 2018 -- A Visitor’s View of Indonesia and Singapore Tuesday, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Campbell Room, Turner Senior Resource Center Experience a 3-week photo trip to four islands and 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Indonesia and Singapore with OLLI colleagues Van Harrison and Bill Roberts. You start in Jakarta on the Island of Java, Indonesia’s capitol. Fly to Yogykarta in southeastern Java, to see the sultan’s palace, the Buddhist temple complex of Borobodur, the Hindu temple complex of Parmbanan, and a volcano. Fly to the island of Bali to the upland artist colony of Ubud to visit the palace and travel through rice paddies to temple complexes. Fly to Labuanbajo on the island of Flores and travel to a mountain village to see a whip dance. Go by boat to Komodo and Rinca Islands to see 9-foot-long Komodo dragons. Fly back to Bali to relax in the southern beach town of Sanur and visit the Hindu Ulu Watu Temple and see the Kecak dance. Then fly to Singapore, the world’s only island city-state. Visit sites including botanic gardens, Marina Bay, and Gardens by the Bay. April 18, 2018 -- IBM’s Watson and the Future of Artificial Intelligence Wednesday, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Campbell Room at the Turner Senior Resource Center Learn about the far-reaching applications of IBM’s Watson since it won on Jeopardy a few years ago. John Mesberg, Vice President, Watson Health, will update us on the revolutionary developments of Watson, and the future of artificial intelligence. May 8, 2018 -- Refugee Resettlement in Washtenaw County: An Update from Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County Tuesday, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Campbell Room at the Turner Senior Resource Center Jewish Family Services has been resettling refugees in Washtenaw County for more than 20 years. This evening will include the latest information about local resettlement, provide some context from a state and federal level and clarify myths vs. truths about what has become something of a polarizing topic. Speakers include Sarah Hong and Shrina Eadeh. June 13, 2018 -- Local Government Matters: Stepping Up in an Era of Uncertainty Wednesday, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Campbell Room, Turner Senior Resource Center Local government faces great challenges in the next several years. From climate change to crumbling roads and bridges, from increasing levels of wealth inequity to the opioid epidemic: the needs are great, but local government in Michigan has limited ability to raise revenues. Crucial opportunities, as well as grave risks, lie ahead. In this time of great uncertainty, there are opportunities for local government to take the lead in the areas of green energy, innovative inclusion, affordable housing, sustainable living, and more. We’ll discuss major national trends for local governments, see how they are mirrored (or not!) in Washtenaw County, and explore some creative, visionary responses to local challenges.
Event Type : After 5      
Date(s) : 09/27/2017 - 06/13/2018
Day of Week : Select Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Time : 7- 8:30 p.m.
Location : varies, see the description above
Address : Ann Arbor, MI
Fee : $60.00 (OLLI membership is not required)
Event Status : OPEN