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Posted on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 5:32 a.m.

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping (yes, it's that time); Lunch and Learn with Mary Sue Coleman

By Ann Dwyer


TLC Expressions will hold a "Holiday Gift Sale" benefiting the Ozone House at Absolute Title Inc. Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Avoid collapsing in the middle of the mall in a tearful pile of inconsolability. Find unique and low-priced giftware offered at this fun sale and help your community! There will also be a free book swap. Get a 10-percent discount for being a book club member or checking out their face book page at Free admission. 410 S. Maple Road, Ann Arbor. 734-662-1050.



Mary Sue Coleman

Angela Cesere |

"Lunch and Learn with Mary Sue Coleman" at the Ann Arbor City Club. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. You know her, you may (or may not) love her, and now you can lunch with her. She's much more than the face of the university, she has also been selected by President Obama to help launch the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a national effort bringing together industry, universities and the federal government. $25. For reservations and additional information visit or call (734)-662-3279, ext. 1. 1830 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-662-3279.


The Jewish Book Festival continues at the Jewish Community Center until Nov 18. There are Lunch with the Author events throughout the week. Sunday will be super with a special Children’s Super-Hero event with Larry Tye, author of "Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero" (3 p.m.) Children are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero, have their picture taken with Superman and enjoy Superman ice-cream sundaes. $5 per person. Get a complete schedule at 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor. 734-971-0990.


The Penny Stamps Speaker Series continues with Stefan Sagmeister on "Design and Happiness" at the Michigan Theater. 5:10 p.m. He has designed branding, graphics, and packaging for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, the Guggenheim Museum and Time Warner. And he's had a long-standing collaboration David Byrne. Enough said. Free. 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8397.


Lucy Wainwright Roche & Lindsay Fuller will perform at The Ark. 8 p.m.The daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin by National Public Radio. She appears tonight with Alabama-raised Lindsay Fuller. $15. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-761-1800.