GRAND OPENING IN CADILLAC | Tammy Thompson will be live on-location Saturday, April 8th & April 22nd from 1p-3p
• Learn more about Petco Vaccination Clinics for dogs and cats.
• Looking to add a new family member, we will have dogs and cats available for adoption
• Come see our large selection of fish, reptiles and small animals, including guinea pigs and birds!
• We have chicks! Vital Care members Buy 3 get 1 free
• Sign up for Dog training sessions with our expert trainer
• Try out our Self-wash stations for your dogs.
• Check out the “yard” for your farm needs
Grand Opening event runs throughout April 2023
Charles St. Charles is a naturalist and renowned northern Michigan filmmaker. He will share select film footage and discuss the challenges of making a wildlife film featuring the Eastern Bluebird. His current film is being produced in partnership with the Michigan Bluebird Society.
Location: Cadillac Wexford Public Library, 411 S Lake St, Cadillac, MI
---Spring is just around the corner... time to start thinking about the Spring Session of MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes; sponsored by Northern Michigan Psychiatric Services, PC and the Mindfulness Center of Northern Michigan, LLC. Teen class begins Wednesday, April 12th and adult class begins Thursday, April 13th Reduced Rates/Financial Assistance is ALWAYS AVAILABLE and can be accessed on the registration page: www.mindfulnesstc.com Call 231-342-9634 for more information or help with registration. _________________________________________________________________Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week class that runs from April 13th through June 15th on Thursday evenings along with a full day Mindfulness Retreat on Saturday June 3rd.MBSR is an evidence-based, well -researched 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, 934 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686
Latin Grammy-nominated artist Sonia De Los Santos brings a joyful sound to children of all ages with the music of Latin America. Sharing songs of hope and joyful community understanding in English and Spanish, Sonia's music uplifts hearts and encourages all of us to look back at our own journey, cherish our homes, be grateful to one another, dream of a better future, marvel at nature, and find light within ourselves. Lively, lyrical and soulful, this is an evening of music for the whole family you do not want to miss.
Location: Midland Center for the Arts