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September News

August 29, 2016 • JAK's Place

Among all the other changes that have been going on at JAK’s Place, we have new activities on our schedule.

Cooking with Magda – Mondays at 3:35 pm
Knitting with Bonnie – Wednesdays, 10-11 am
Decoration Group – Thursdays 3:00 pm
Creative Journaling – Thursdays 4:30 pm

For the time being, Faith in Recovery has been canceled due to Marlys’ lack of mobility. Rhythms of Recovery is also off the schedule. Otherwise, everything is going on as usual. You can view or download this month’s calendar here:

September 2016 Calendar (PDF)

“Decoration Group” is a project to create hand-made paper ornaments for our Christmas tree. The emphasis will be on Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.

The practice of folding decorative shapes spread out from China after the invention of paper, many centuries ago. It has become a national pastime in Japan. Recently, psychiatrists have made use of it for its calming and focusing qualities.

Origami, unlike many other arts, requires very little investment in materials. Common print and copy paper folds very well. It is easy to make squares from rectangular sheets for learning and practice.

UPDATE – Art Group got a taste of origami. The introductory project was the traditional “flapping bird.” We had fun and — the birds flapped!

Read more about Origami at JAK’s Place
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