The Great Lakes Branch - Ann Arbor
1923 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Great Lakes Branch
Welcome to the Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society website.
The purpose of the branch is to coordinate and promote events of interest to the anthroposophical and general community in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan, collaborating with the Greater Detroit Branch. Our home is located at the beautiful Rudolf Steiner House, home of the Anthroposophical Society in America.
The activities that take place at the Rudolf Steiner House include several weekly study groups, monthly lectures, and occasional workshops and artistic events. Additionally, there are festivals and a few theatrical performances organized throughout the year. On-going events are listed below, special events are in the column at right.
The Rudolf Steiner House includes a reading/lending library containing most of the titles of anthroposophical literature. The library is open during office hours, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Use of literature at the library is free. Members may borrow books for an annual fee of $15/$10 (first year/subsequent years).
We warmly welcome new friends and visitors to browse the library and to join us in our study groups and events!
Directions and Contacts
Most, but not all, events take place at the Rudolf Steiner House, located near downtown Ann Arbor at 1923 Geddes Ave [map].
Please contact each event coordinator for information on a particular event. For Steiner House reservations and questions email Cynthia Chelius, or call (734) 662-9355.
For general questions email: greatlakesanthroposophy@comcast. net
or call one of the following persons:
Dwight Ebaugh (517) 927-3696 or dwight.ebaugh@gmail. com
and for the Greater Detroit Branch:
Victoria Chehade at (248) 396-6596 email
Every second and fourth Monday in the month, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Branch Study Group is reading, studying and discussing Cosmosophy, 11 lectures by Rudolf Steiner, given in Dornach, September 23 - October 16, 1921. Membership in the Society and Branch is a prerequisite to join the study group, but everyone is welcome to visit and explore the group’s three-fold way of study before making a commitment. The group meets at the Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Avenue in Ann Arbor. Contact Andree Naylor for details (734.971.6217 or andree@). umich. edu
Monthly, 7 :30-9:00 p.m.:
First Tuesday of the Month Introductory Lecture Series, October through May (except January). See Special Events for the currently scheduled lectures. For further information, contact Dwight Ebaugh at dwight.ebaugh@ or 517.927.3696. Location: Rudolf Steiner House. gmail. com
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Biodynamic Beekeeping Study Group – Contact Eileen Dickinson (email) for more information. During the summer, the group may visit members’ bee yards. You may sign up to be on the email lists of both this group and the Biodynamic gardening group.
Weekly, 7:30-9:00 p.m.:
Wednesday Night Study Group of Ann Arbor – We read and discuss the books and lectures of Rudolf Steiner, including the basic books, as selected by the members of the group. We welcome new members - beginners, intermediate, and advanced. The group is currently reading Rudolf Steiner's 1911 lecture series titled From Jesus to Christ. Contact Linda Britt for further information at (734) 417-7810.
Location: as a rule, we meet at the Rudolf Steiner House but occasionally we meet elsewhere. Please call Linda (734.417.7810) to check meeting location.
Weekly, 12:00-1:00 p.m.:
The Harbor Springs Study Group meets in the Harbor Springs area, Northern MI. Contact Mary Adams at 231.838.8181 for further information. The group is currently studying The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity - A Philosophy of Freedom. The group also shares seasonal festivals together.
Alternate Fridays, 7:30-9:00 p.m
The Rudolf Steiner Study Circle of Ann Arbor Effective December 23, 2016, this study group merged into the Wednesday Night Study Group of Ann Arbor(see above).
Alternate Saturdays (by consensus), 7:30-9:00p.m.
The Detroit Branch Study Group reads books and lectures by Rudolf Steiner. Contact Susann or Bart Eddy 248.945.9039 for information regarding current reading and location.
School for Spiritual Science.
Members of the School meet regularly for class lessons. Blue cards required. Contact Douglas Miller 810.659.2204 or Quentin McMullen 734.761.8080 for more information.
The Christian Community Service
(go to link for information).
Local Links of Interest
The Christian Community (on that page follow the left-column link to "The Communities")
at Rudolf Steiner House unless otherwise indicated
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Traditional Three Kings Observance facilitated by Alex Nitsche at 7:00 p.m.
First Tuesday Lecture with Professor Frederick Amrine at 7:30 p.m.
Annual General Meeting and Rudolf Steiner Birthday Celebration
First Tuesday Lecture with Mary Stewart Adams at 7:30 p.m.
First Tuesday Lecture with Robert Thibodeaux at 7:30 p.m.
April 19 / April 20:
Good Friday and Easter Saturday
First Tuesday Lecture with Hazel Archer Ginsberg at 7:30 p.m.
June 23 (Sunday) or June 29 (Saturday):
St. John's Festival