15th Annual Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Art of Recovery Art Show
After having to be “Virtual” because of the pandemic, we are very pleased to announce that the show will be IN PERSON at the Traverse Area District Library again this year! The show will be up from November 1-28, 2022. Artist Reception Friday, November 4, 2022 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Traverse Area District Library - 610 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 (231) 932-8500
Christmas Outreach 2022
Registration Starts Oct 31st 8am-4pm NEW PHONE NUMBER THIS YEAR TO REGISTER call 989-773-4204PLEASE NO EARLY CALLS 2 week Registration is Oct 31 - Nov 4 Monday - Friday 8am-4pmNov 7 - Nov 11 Monday - Friday 8am-4pmMust register in Oct/Nov to attend event in Dec NEW Distribution Shopping Days in December Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - Dec 12, 13 & 14
Location: Register by calling 989-773-4204
All inclusive dinner held on Nov. 3rd. with live and silent auctions. Games and raffles. Dinner catered by Audies of Mackinaw City and includes a full bar. All proceeds go to Ducks Unlimited the largest conservation and preservation organization in the country.
Location: Knights of Columbus Hall Cheboygan
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or MBSR is an 8-week, evidence-based program that offers secular intensive mindfulness training to assist people with a host of stress-related physical, emotional and psychological conditions. Along with ongoing practice throughout the week, this class trains attention and cultivates awareness, providing one with positive coping tools needed to become strong and resilient in both body and mind.MBSR is a psychoeducational and highly experiential in nature. In addition to didactic teaching, classes are interactive and dynamic, using a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, yoga and the exploration of patterns of behavior, thinking, feeling and action. The MBSR program helps us become aware of our habitual patterns of reacting and the self-agency to interrupt this cycle and create more choice in our life. MBSR offers us the potential to relate to ourselves, our experiences and the world around us with fresh perspectives and in new and more meaningful ways.This is a hybrid class being offered both in-person and online via Zoom and each MBSR session includes:An Orientation (1 hour)8 – MBSR Class Sessions (2 ½ hours ea.)Full Day Silent Mindfulness RetreatFree Online Guided MeditationsMBSR was founded by Jon Kabat Zinn in 1979 out of the University of Massachusetts. Since then, there has been a tremendous amount of research coming out of U-Mass, Harvard, Brown, UCLA, Stanford, UW-Madison and numerous other institutions around the world providing insight into, not only how MBSR positively benefits the body and mind, but also how it changes the structure and function of the brain through positive neuroplasticity.This evidenced-based practice, deeply rooted in psychology, science and Far Eastern practices, has over 40 years of research and neuroscience demonstrating the profound ability to positively impact the health and well-being of body and mind. Over 1000 studies have shown that regular practice and mindful living can enhance attention, focus and memory, decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, decrease self-harming and addictive behaviors, increase emotional stability and balance, improve mood and optimism, improve communication, social and relational skills, decrease the risk for disease, and reduce symptoms of diseases of both body and mind – enhancing overall immunity.You will find a plethora of this research at the American Mindfulness Research Association www.goamra.orgViktor Frankl, a Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, explains how mindfulness teaches us to pause and bring moment to moment awareness to our thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations in the face of unpleasant stimuli; permitting us to calmly choose to respond thoughtfully instead of simply reacting habitually to life’s inevitable challenges. Most of us, are unaware of this space “between stimulus and response” because we get caught in our habitual patterns of reacting to life.“Between stimulus and response there’s a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response, in our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor Frankl
Location: Mindfulness Center of Northern Michigan, LLC (in-person and virtual), 934 S Garfield Ave, Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49686
Learn various methods for creating a moresustainable home garden – this workshop willintroduce you to multiple environmentally-friendlytechniques to incorporate into your backyard.
Location: Gahagan Nature Preserve 209 W Maplehurst Roscommon, MI 48653
Join us for a relaxing night out where you can enjoy a guided painting class using coffee grounds! Event will provide snacks, drinks, and door prizes. This event will be hosted in November 3, with two sessions starting at 6 p.m and 8 p.m.
Location: The Pohlcat Golf Course
Decades of Rock 'n' Roll - St. Mary School
40th Annual School Auction
The Decades of Rock 'n' Roll online event will go live Monday, October 24th. Check back often to see what's new! The site is up now to check out what is up for bid! In person event takes place Saturday, November 5th at St. Mary School in Lake Leelanau.
Location: 307 S. St. Mary Street, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
In an instant we lost our beloved Benny in a tragic accident.He leaves behind his fiance, Carly, and his two children, Benjamin (2 years old) and Bentley (2 months old).Benny was a hard worker and the sole provider for his family. He was also a huge supporter of his other family and friends… giving so much of his time and money to help them whenever they needed it.While our hearts are broken and we are all struggling to figure out what life looks like without him, we want to help as much as we can by trying to take the financial burden off of Carly and their two sons. A Celebration of Life: Service and Benefit is scheduled for November 12th, 2022 at 1PM at the Lake Eagles Lodge.Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated.
Location: 8460 West Ludington Dr. Lake Michigan 48632
The Dow Tennis Classic is a Women's Tennis Association Professional Tennis Tournament in its 34th year. Top world-class athletes battle it out on court for the chance at winning the $115,000 purse and prized points to help them move up the ranks. There are tickets for every type of fan all week long!
Location: Greater Midland Tennis Center, 900 E Wackerly. Midland MI, 48642