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Saturday, June 13, 2015 08:00 AM

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminars

Certified Dementia Practitioner training for all persons who work or care for an individual with dementia related illness. Four (8am-5pm) dates to choose from: June 13, Jul 11, Aug 15, Sep 12.
Closing date: Saturday, September 12, 2015 09:00 AM

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 06:30 PM

Parenting Young Children

An 8 week facilitated discussion group will discuss development, behavior, communication, building self-esteem, and discipline that works. Based on the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting program.
Closing date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 12:00 PM

Monday, July 27, 2015 06:30 AM

Parenting School Aged Children

Parenting School Age Children workshops provide real solutions for real parents by offering educational information focused on building solid relationships with others. Children and adults can learn ways to effectively solve their own problems.
Closing date: Monday, July 27, 2015 12:00 PM

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 06:00 PM

FREE Kickball 55+ Clinic!

Come and learn the easy rules of the game; kick a kickball; and see what fun this co-ed sport brings to the table!
Closing date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 06:00 PM

Friday, September 11, 2015 12:00 PM

Brighton Center for Recovery 2nd Annual Open House

Come to meet the Staff - Aftercare Coordinators, Therapists, Milieu Techs & Supervisors. Please bring & share Info/photos on your housing/agency with BCR Staff
Closing date: Friday, September 11, 2015 03:00 PM

Saturday, September 12, 2015 09:00 AM

Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia Care Seminar, ( 7 CEU'S )

This is the REQUIRED seminar for those pursuing Certified Dementia Practitioner Certification and who qualify through the International/National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (nccdp.org).
Closing date: Saturday, September 12, 2015 09:00 AM

Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:00 PM

Kids-TALK CAC Lunch & Learn

Please join us for this opportunity to learn and network at the next session of our Kids-TALK Children Advocacy Center's (CAC) Lunch & Learn series!
Closing date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:00 PM

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 09:30 AM

Meet & Greet: A Gathering for School, Mental Health and Other Professionals

Community Professionals: Meet and share information with other community professionals working with youth and families (educators, therapists, physicians, attorneys, dentists, clergy, etc.). Meet & Greet at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Boulevard, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Closing date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 09:00 AM

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 07:00 PM

Mindfulness in Schools: The Missing Piece of Modern Education

Mindfulness practices applied in school environments help students, staff and administrators be less stressed, more kind and caring toward self and others.
Closing date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 07:00 PM

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 05:30 PM

Mental Health First Aid Training - Youth Curriculum

Would you know how to administer first aid for a youth in a mental health crisis? Could you recognize suicidal thoughts or behaviors? This 8-hour course is taught by certified "Mental Health First Aid USA" instructors.
Closing date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 05:30 PM

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 05:30 PM

Mental Health First Aid Training - Adult Curriculum

Would you know how to administer first aid for an adult in a mental health crisis? Could you recognize suicidal thoughts or behaviors? This 8-hour course is taught by certified "Mental Health First Aid USA" instructors.
Closing date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 05:30 PM

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 07:00 PM

Mindfulness Series: Mindfulness: A Call for Calm

Enjoy life more by doing less. Learn how mindfulness can help you slow down to live better and enjoy a richer quality of life.
Closing date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 07:00 PM

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 06:30 PM

Touched by Cancer - Now What?

Learn how to talk about cancer with family/friends and be supportive to someone with cancer.
Closing date: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 06:30 PM

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 07:00 PM

Mindfulness Series: Mindful Parenting

Families today are sometimes so busy, we do not take time to truly appreciate what and who we have in our lives! Parents and children alike can benefit from learning how to live "in the present moment" and build happier, healthier families.
Closing date: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 07:00 PM

Thursday, October 08, 2015 09:00 AM

22nd Annual Senior Expo

Exhibits, give-aways, complimentary luncheon, health screenings and more. Senior Expo Keynote Speaker: Brandon Roux WDIV-TV Meteorologist
Closing date: Thursday, October 08, 2015 12:00 PM

Monday, October 12, 2015 06:30 PM

Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing Class - How to Prevent Separation in Salad and in Life

In this creative class on making your own salad dressings and vinaigrettes at home, you will not only learn how to emulsify oil into vinegar from Chef Freeman Gunnell, but you will also engage in thought provoking dialog lead by Megan Gunnell, LMSW, MT-BC, local psychotherapist, on the fundamental elements of effective communication and creating harmony in your relationships
Closing date: Monday, October 12, 2015 06:00 PM

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 06:30 PM

Top Ten Mistakes Parents Make with Baby's Sleep

Patty Werner will be presenting on Infant/Child Sleep. Patty will explain common pitfalls and elements of sleep that are often overlooked. Parents will begin to understand what is preventing sleep for their own child as Patty outlines the unique Baby Sleep All Night methodology.
Closing date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 06:00 PM

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 07:00 PM

Tween Tech: Helping Kids Understand the Impacts of Their Online Presence

Enjoy an evening of two FREE 45-minute talks, featuring: 7pm "The Consequences of Social Media on Middle School Adolescents," with Michael Dib, EdD and at 7:45pm "Let’s Talk Tech," with Beth Walsh-Sahutske, MA, LPC
Closing date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 07:00 PM

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 06:30 PM

The Senior Gems: Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer's and Dementia

Learn which stage of dementia a person is experiencing for better engagement and interaction.
Closing date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 06:00 PM

Monday, October 26, 2015 06:30 PM

Bread and Butter - Baking and the Art of Mindful Living

Participants will learn the art of breadmaking by Master Baker and sole proprietor of Cornwall Bakery, Freeman Gunnell and engage in a thought provoking discussion on mindfulness based practices facilitated by Megan Gunnell, LMSW, MT-BC, psychotherapist in private practice.
Closing date: Monday, October 26, 2015 06:00 PM

Monday, November 02, 2015 06:30 PM

Making a Torte Start to Finish - Confronting your Challenges through Buttercream

Participants will learn to make a three-layer torte with a mousse filling, iced in buttercream with various decorative finishes by sole proprietor of Cornwall Bakery, Chef Freeman Gunnell. The workshop will also include a thought provoking dialog lead by Megan Gunnell, LMSW, MT-BC, psychotherapist in private practice about confronting challenges and overcoming obstacles in our lives.
Closing date: Monday, November 02, 2015 06:00 PM

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 07:00 PM

Tips for Getting Ready for Kindergarten

This special presentation will help to clarify what children need academically, socially and emotionally in order to be prepared for Kindergarten. We will present our Top Ten tips that help parents make learning a joyful experience and promote a journey of life-long learning for their children.
Closing date: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 07:00 PM

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 07:00 PM

The College Selection Process: Keeping it Real and Making it Yours

Held at Grosse Pointe North: Learn how to successfully navigate and manage the stressors of the college selection process in a "Race to Nowhere" culture. Be proactive; plan early and set realistic goals! For Parents and Students (Grades 9-11)
Closing date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 07:00 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 07:00 PM

The College Selection Process: Keeping it Real and Making it Yours

Held at Grosse Pointe South: Learn how to successfully navigate and manage the stressors of the college selection process in a "Race to Nowhere" culture. Be proactive; plan early and set realistic goals! For Parents and Students (Grades 9-11)
Closing date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 07:00 PM

Friday, November 20, 2015 06:00 PM

HOLLYFEST 2015

HOLLYFEST is our popular holiday benefit. You'll enjoy time for socializing while bidding on silent auction items at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Dinner, live auction and music by the Ben Sharkey Quartet make an evening to remember.
Closing date: Friday, November 20, 2015 12:00 PM