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Help Yourself Calendar: Jan. 2-9

The Daily News - 1/3/2018

JAN. 2

Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Support Group for Caregivers: 10 a.m.-noon, Canterbury Gardens, 1457 Third Ave., Longview; Gretchen Niemi, 360-423-2200; while attending the support group, complimentary care is provided at Canterbury Gardens, call 360-423-2200.

Celebrate Recovery Step Study: 6 p.m., two women's groups; 7 p.m., one men's group; Faith Family Christian Center, 2203 38th Ave., Longview; Rayleen, 360-430-3446; Marcie, 360-425-2440.

Children's Grief Support: 6-7:30 p.m., Avery Center, 1035 11th Ave., Longview; for children 5 to 13 years old.

Explorer's Bible Study: 9:30-11 a.m., small groups for men, women; study of the Gospel of Matthew; Calvary Baptist Church Educational Building, 1448 11th Ave., Longview; Susan Evans, 360-414-9160.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 6:30 p.m., Core Health, 748 14th Ave., Longview; 12-step program for anyone with food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia; Melissa H., 360-442-9061.

Fall Weekly Family Story Time: 6 p.m., activities include stories, crafts and a small snack; sign up not required; Kelso Public Library, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Suite 1263, Kelso; 360-423-8110.

Longview Public Library: 6 p.m., Movie Night; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

Meditation: noon-1 p.m., Lower Columbia College Room 210 (Fitness Center); led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

Meditation and Discussion: 7-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview; led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "Family Support Group": 4-5:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; gathering of caregivers of individuals, living with a mental illness to talk frankly about challenges and help one another through shared experiences; group led by trained NAMI members; participants encouraged to share in the work of the group; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

Safe Kids Lower Columbia Coalition: 12:30 p.m., 701 Vine St., Kelso; 360-414-7569; Sarah Hoskins, 360-442-5501 or Brandi Ballinger, 360-575-6280.

Strengthening Families 3-11: 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 312 First Ave., Castle Rock; parents and children must attend together; free with dinner, child care and prizes included; Dianne Swanson, 360-636-0530 or at dianneswanson@msn.com.

TOPS WA 0999: 8:45 a.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship, 1335 11th Ave., Longview; Richard, 360-232-8163.

TOPS WA No. 1129: 9 a.m. weigh-in (weigh-in not necessary), Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St. (across from school), Woodland; first visit free; Delores, 360-606-6434.

TOPS WA No. 1140, Longview: 9 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m., meeting; Robert Gray Baptist Church, 2448 46th Ave., Longview; Verna Grimes, 360-431-8123.

TOPS WA 1489: 9:30 a.m., Kalama United Methodist Church, 111 N. Second St, Kalama; new members welcome; Debbie, 360-673-5183.

Wood Carving: 6-9 p.m., Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., Cathlamet; Walt Geil, 360-795-0433.

JAN. 3

Awakening Enlightenment Buddhist Monastery: 6-7:30 p.m., Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St.; free meditation classes taught by Buddhist monk Yan Fo; Wendy Yan, 360-430-9287.

Celebrate Recovery: 7 p.m., Columbia Heights Assembly of God, 3609 Columbia Heights Road, Longview; Christ-based 12-step group study for men and women (child care available); 360-578-2424.

Children's Discovery Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Three Rivers Mall, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Kelso; for parents and guardians to bring their children (up to 17 years old) for hands-on exhibits; free admission; childrensdiscovery360.org.

Free Open Gym: 6:30-8 p.m., Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; for people younger than 18 years old; 360-423-6741.

Free Tai Chi Lessons: 10 a.m., Monticello Park Senior Living, 605 Broadway, Longview; call 360-575-1778 to reserve a slot.

Longview Community Yoga: 7 and 8:30 a.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview (at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street); Ruth, lvcommyoga@gmail.com.

Longview Public Library: 1 p.m., genealogy help from members of the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society; 3-5 p.m., Longview Room is open; 6 p.m., resume writing help, drop-in; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

Love and Logic: 9-10:30 a.m. (morning session) and 1:30-3 p.m. (afternoon class), Lower Columbia CAP, 1526 Commerce Ave., Longview; six week class; start any time; $5 materials fee; no child care available; Jani, 360-425-3430, extension 264.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 9 a.m.-noon, Washington State University Extension office, 1946 Third Ave., Longview; WSU Master Gardeners offer free help for plant or insect problems; 360-577-3014, ext. 7; garyf@wsu.edu.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "Expressive Arts": noon-3 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; express emotions through art; open group for people living with mental illness; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

TOPS WA 1407: 9 a.m., weigh-in, 10 a.m., meeting, Heron Pointe Recreational Center, 5815 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview; first meeting free; Ellen, 360-355-4353.

JAN. 4

Celebrate Recovery: 6-9 p.m., Longview Church of the Nazarene, 814 15th Ave., Longview; dinner available, by donation; Christ-based 12-step program; 360-577-1100.

Computer Help: 1-3 p.m., Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; open to anyone; free.

Longview Public Library: 12:15 p.m., English Conversation class; 1 p.m., Tech Drop-In help; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Columbia County Family Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., Rainier United Methodist Church, Good Shepard Room, 101 E. C St., Rainier; Teri, 503-556-9135.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "CONNECTION Recovery Support Group": 3-4:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; Connection is a peer-led support group for adults living with a mental health diagnosis; group follows a structured model to ensure everyone in the group has an opportunity to talk; drop-ins encouraged, no cost involved; 360-703-6722.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "STRivE First Steps": 1-2:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; confidential open group that provides a safe, supportive environment; 10 sessions provide education and tools for the first steps toward a successful and sustained recovery from mental and emotional challenges; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

Overeaters Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 1414 12th Ave., Longview; Gloria, 503-487-7020.

JAN. 5

Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. worship and teaching, 8 p.m. group meetings; Faith Family Christian Center, 2203 38th Ave., Longview; Rayleen, 360-430-3446; Marcie, 360-425-2440.

Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m., dinner (donation); 6:40 p.m., worship service, music, testimony and teaching, small groups; Columbia Heights Assembly of God; Christ-based 12-step study group for men and women (child care available); 360-578-2424.

Free Open Gym: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; for young people 13 to 18 years old; 360-423-6741.

Free Tai Chi Lessons: 10 a.m., Monticello Park Senior Living, 605 Broadway, Longview; call 360-575-1778 to reserve a slot.

Highlands Teen Book Club: 4-5 p.m., a monthly book club for middle- and high-school age young people; Highlands Community Center, 292 21st Ave., Longview; Becky, 360-442-5323.

Longview Community Yoga: 7 a.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview (at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street); Ruth, lvcommyoga@gmail.com.

Longview Public Library: 12:15 p.m., English Conversation class; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 9 a.m.-noon, Washington State University Extension office, 1946 Third Ave., Longview; WSU Master Gardeners offer free help for plant or insect problems; 360-577-3014, ext. 7; garyf@wsu.edu.

JAN. 6

Awakening Enlightenment Buddhist Monastery: 10 a.m.-noon, 123 Dainen Place, Longview; free meditation classes taught by Buddhist monk Yan Fo; Wendy Yan, 360-430-9287.

Children's Discovery Museum: 1-4 p.m., Three Rivers Mall, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Kelso; for parents and guardians to bring their children (up to 17 years old) for hands-on exhibits; free admission; childrensdiscovery360.org.

Longview Deaf Church: 7-8 p.m., Bible Study; 8-9 p.m., refreshments, visiting; Westgate Terrace Apartments, meeting room, 2024 Tibbetts Drive; bradketterling@gmail.com or text 360-749-2278.

Longview Public Library: 12:15 p.m., English Conversation class; 2 p.m., "Tales from the Loop" role-playing game; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

Open Swim: noon-3 p.m., Dick Mealy Memorial Pool, Mark Morris High School, 1602 Mark Morris Court, Longview; children younger than 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult; $3.50 per person or family swim passes for $40 for 20 visits.

JAN. 7

Celebrate Recovery: 6-8 p.m., Woodland Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Lewis River Road, Woodland; Christ-based 12-step recovery program; 360-225-8662.

Godly Play: 10 a.m., St. Stephen's Church, 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street, Longview; church secretary, 360-423-5600; for children whose parents want them to experience concepts that give young children a healthy spiritual start in life.

JAN. 8

Adult Grief Support: 6-8 p.m., Avery Center, 1035 11th Ave., Longview; for people 18 years old and older.

Free Open Gym: 6:30-8 p.m., Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; for people younger than 18 years old; 360-423-6741.

Free Tai Chi Lessons: 10 a.m., Monticello Park Senior Living, 605 Broadway, Longview; call 360-575-1778 to reserve a slot.

Longview Community Yoga: 7 and 8:30 a.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview (at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street); Ruth, lvcommyoga@gmail.com.

Longview Public Library: noon, Spanish Conversation Hour in the library auditorium; 1-2 p.m., Project Read pronunciation class; 3-5 p.m., Rainbow Community Diversity Youth Group; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 9 a.m.-noon, Washington State University Extension office, 1946 Third Ave., Longview; WSU Master Gardeners offer free help for plant or insect problems; 360-577-3014, ext. 7; garyf@wsu.edu.

Men's Step Study: 10 a.m., call for location, Dick Huhtala, 360-577-1392.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "STRivE First Steps": 1-2:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; confidential open group that provides a safe, supportive environment; 10 sessions provide education and tools for the first steps toward a successful and sustained recovery from mental and emotional challenges; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

Parent Support Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Children's Justice & Advocacy Center, 214 N. Pacific Ave., Kelso; for guardians who have a child who has experienced trauma related to a crime; to sign up or for details: 360-353-3933.

Playgroup for Kids:10 a.m.-noon, Life Works, 906 New York St., Longview; for children with and without disabilities; inclusive playgroup for children from birth to 6 years old; includes sensory play area; Lacey Cairns, 360-425-5494.

TOPS OR No. 0633: 8:30 a.m., weigh in; 9:30-10:30 a.m., meeting; Faith Lutheran Church, 1010 N.E. Fifth, Clatskanie; Gail, 503-728-3184.

TOPS OR No. 1024: 6:30 p.m., Clatskanie Baptist Church, 415 S. Nehalem St., Clatskanie; Lloyd, 360-355-4244.

JAN. 9

Active Parenting Today: 6:30-8:30 p.m., six-week class that focuses on working together as a family; appropriate for people raising children age 4 and older; Parents Place, 928 23rd Ave., Longview.

Celebrate Recovery Step Study: 6 p.m., two women's groups; 7 p.m., one men's group: Faith Family Christian Center, 2203 38th Ave., Longview; Rayleen, 360-430-3446; Marcie, 360-425-2440.

Explorer's Bible Study: 9:30-11 a.m., small groups for men, women; study of the Gospel of Matthew; Calvary Baptist Church Educational Building, 1448 11th Ave., Longview; Susan Evans, 360-414-9160

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 6:30 p.m., Core Health, 748 14th Ave., Longview; 12-step program for anyone with food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia; Melissa H., 360-442-9061.

Fall Weekly Family Story Time: 6 p.m., activities include stories, crafts and a small snack; sign up not required; Kelso Public Library, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Suite 1263, Kelso; 360-423-8110.

Meditation: noon-1 p.m., Lower Columbia College Room 210 (Fitness Center); led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

Meditation and Discussion: 7-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview; led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "Family Support Group": 4-5:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; gathering of caregivers of individuals, living with a mental illness to talk frankly about challenges and help one another through shared experiences; group led by trained NAMI members; participants encouraged to share in the work of the group; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

Strengthening Families 3-11: 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 312 First Ave., Castle Rock; parents and children must attend together; free with dinner, child care and prizes included; Dianne Swanson, 360-636-0530 or at dianneswanson@msn.com.

Teen Grief Support: 6-7:30 p.m., Avery Center, 1035 11th Ave., Longview; for children 14 to 17 years old.

TOPS WA 0999: 8:45 a.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship, 1335 11th Ave., Longview; Richard, 360-232-8163.

TOPS WA No. 1129: 9 a.m. weigh-in ; 9:45 meeting; Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St. (across from school), Woodland; first visit free; Delores, 360-606-6434.

TOPS WA No. 1140, Longview: 9 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m., meeting; Robert Gray Baptist Church, 2448 46th Ave., Longview; Verna Grimes, 360-431-8123.

TOPS WA 1489: 9:30 a.m., Kalama United Methodist Church, 111 N. Second St., Kalama; new members welcome; Debbie, 360-673-5183.

Wood Carving: 6-9 p.m., Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., Cathlamet; Walt Geil, 360-795-0433.

WORKSOURCE

Workshops that occur at WorkSource, 305 S. Pacific Ave., Suite B, Kelso: Skills and Abilities, Applications, Effective Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviewing, Job Search Strategies and Veterans. Job clubs include Mock Interviews, 60 Second Commercials, Money Smart, Intro and Beginning Computers, Portfolio Reviews, overview of online resources through worksourcewa.com and more. To access the schedule, visit worksourcewa.com and click on "Workshops & Hiring Events" and select Kelso in the Southwest Washington section. Calendars also are available at the WorkSource office 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays. The office is closed most major holidays. All classes are free to the public and walk-ins are welcome.

RECOVERY

Numerous "Anonymous" groups meet throughout the region on a daily basis.

For meeting times and places, call the following phone numbers or write to: Alcoholics Anonymous, 360-423-2520, (District 27, P.O. Box 1422, Longview); Al-Anon, 360-423-2520; Clatskanie Al-Anon, 503-728-3351; Cowlitz County Gamblers Anonymous, 360-270-8692 or 360-751-0428 or 360-560-3133; Gamblers Anonymous of Woodland, 360-601-1599; Dual Recovery Anonymous, 360-425-9529; Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 360-281-0712 or 360-442-9061; Narcotics Anonymous, 360-703-0120; Nar-Anon, 360-425-1622; Overeaters Anonymous, 503-487-7020 or 360-560-5038.

 
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