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January 29, 2014 • JAK's Place

Holy winter! JAK’s Place has been closed down way too many times by weather lately. The worst of it is, the snow and deadly cold always strike on a Tuesday. We’ve always had a policy of closing on days that the schools close. Updates are posted on our FaceBook page, and we also try to call our regulars and anyone who has already signed up. It’s not that we don’t want to stay open, but when it is really too dangerous to be out, we don’t want to encourage people to take risks.

The good news is, it’s Love Festival Concert time again, and it’s our EIGHTH! So don’t miss it. The concert starts at 2pm, with refreshments afterwards. Bring your Valentine sweetheart. Everything’s free, but of course we do accept donations. This year’s performers are:

  • The Bone Boys
  • New Day Singers
  • Elizabeth Spaude, flute
  • Denise Zenko, Organ and piano
  • T.J. Walker Middle School 6th Grade Chorus, under the direction of Leslie Hill

There are ca. 60 young persons in that choir!

Another bright note — Bettie Greenwood has another beautiful quilt for us. Let’s get the fires burning for this year’s Quilt Raffle. Think of places where we can display the quilt, and talk it up. Details of time and tickets will be posted here, in future newsletters, and on FaceBook.

NAMI Doorways (PDF)

February 2014 Calendar (PDF)

Love Festival Concert poster — download PDF to print

Love Festival Concert poster

Love Festival Concert poster – click for full-size image

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November Newsletter and Calendar

October 28, 2013 • JAK's Place

Sometimes it’s hard to think of something to be thankful for. Try not thinking so hard. Close your eyes and listen to your own breathing. Hey, you’re alive! That’s something. 😉

Anyway, it’s newsletter time. The annual NAMI-DC Dinner Meeting is coming around again. Monday, November 11, at Hope Church (Yes, Hope, not Bay View). General hanging out starts at 5pm, dinner is served at 5:30, and the meeting starts at 6:15. We’ll be handing out Volunteer Awards too.

Two Packer Parties coming up, Sundays, Nov. 10 and 24, both at noon.

JAK’s Place Newsletter Nov. 2013 (PDF)

Nov. 2013 Calendar (PDF)

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October Newsletter and Calendar

September 27, 2013 • JAK's Place

OCTOBER! Mental Illness Awareness Week and then some. NAMI-Door County will have a display in the Sturgeon Bay Library foyer all month, and we’ll have a tble at the YMCA Health Fair on Tuesday, October 22, from 8:30am to 1pm. You can help by spreading the word. Bring a friend to the Health Fair, or to JAK’s Place.

The last brat fry will be on Oct. 12-13-14, Saturday-Sunday-Monday. Volunteers needed. If you’re headed north, you know where the best lunch is!

CSP is unable to provide any staff for a Halloween Party this year, but they can help out with the munchies and we’re having one anyway! Get out the costumes and come on in, 3pm, Thursday Oct. 30. Do some of your trick-or-treating early.

And heeeeeeere’s the newsletter:

NAMI Doorways Oct-Nov 2013 (PDF)

Oct. 2013 calendar

Our second quilt raffle went off well. We could have sold more tickets [insert sad smiley-face here] but still, we did pretty well. The lucky winner was LuAnn Desotelle, our “Egg Lady,” who has been regularly donating her wonderful free-range eggs to JAK’s Place. If anyone deserved to win a prize, she’s high on the list. LuAnn is a quilter herself, and so has all the more appreciation for Bettie Greenwood’s fine work.

quilt winner

quilt winner

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September Newsletter and Calendar

August 28, 2013 • JAK's Place

ANOTHER YEAR has gone around, and JAK’s Place is about to celebrate its 8th Anniversary with an Open House. Saturday, September 21, from 11am to 2pm, the whole world is welcome to stop by for a visit. We will have all sorts of tasty snacks. The climactic event of the day will be the Quilt Raffle drawing, at 2. There’s still time to buy tickets (or help us sell some).

You wouldn’t want to mis a chance at this lovely quilt, would you? Even if you don’t need it yourself, think what a great present it would make — Christmas, birthday, wedding….

The new quilt

The new quilt

Anyway, here are the newsletter and calendar for September. Note that we are closed on Labor Day, and also on Thursday, the 12th. We have THREE Sunday Packer Parties this month, however! Sept. 8th at 3:30, and at noon on the 15th and 22nd.

*The extra closed day and the Packer Parties are not in the calendar that was sent to CSP.

September Newsletter (PDF)

Sept. 2013 Calendar (PDF)

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August Newsletter and Calendar

July 26, 2013 • JAK's Place

The latest NAMI Doorways / JAK’s newsletter and JAK’s Place calendar are ready to pick up.

The CSP Picnic is on Friday, August 23. Gathering starts at 11am, dinner at 12. Games, swimming, just lounging around on the beach, and BINGO with prizes! Get down to Sunset Park with your sunscreen and have some fun. JAK’s will be closed that day.

We are hoping to sell more Quilt Raffle tickets this month. Don’t forget that the Open House and raffle drawing are next month. Any ideas on good places to display the quilt and sell tickets, give us a heads-up at JAK’s Place.

There will be Yoga on the 5th, 12th, and 19th, but not on the 26th.

August-2013 calendar (PDF) (Corrected version)

NAMI Doorways Aug-Sept 2013 (PDF)

NAMI_Doorways – lite (PDF) — for slow connections

This month’s Good News — we’ve had some large donations that will carry us on for a while. Thank-yous will be in next month’s JAK’s Place newsletter. Also, @NAMIdoor has 42 followers on Twitter at last count. Look us up if you tweet! Our Facebook page is way ahead with 157 Likes. 😉

NAMI Picnic

We had a beautiful day for the NAMI Picnic

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July Newsletter and Calendar

June 27, 2013 • JAK's Place

It sure is summer. The annual NAMI-Door County picnic is just around the corner. Monday, July 8, is the day; Otumba Park is the place; and 5:00 is the time. Dinner will be served at 5:30. We’re hoping to make our own little music festival this year, so bring an instrument if you have one. Everyone has a voice 😉

A lot has happened in the past month. The gardens are bursting forth from fresh compost, there’s a new(er) and rather awesome computer in the office, and a riding mower in the shed. We had a record-making Brat Fry, and we hope for a repeat performance at the end of July. The Quilt Raffle is progressing well, so far. Don’t forget that tickets are available at JAK’s Place!

Another new thing is that NAMI-Door County is now on twitter! Follow us — @NAMIdoor

So, here are the latest JAK’s newsletter and calendar. Please note that there will be no meal on Tuesday, July 9, the day after the Picnic.

July newsletter (PDF)

July 2013 calendar (PDF)

For those with slow connections:

News-lite (PDF)

Image quality is low in the “lite” version, making for smaller file size and faster download.

 

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March Newsletter and Calendar

February 26, 2013 • JAK's Place

February was awesome for its size. Our Seventh Annual Love Festival Concert was the best ever, raising over $3,000 as well as providing enjoyment for a large audience of music lovers.

Now March is blowing in, melting the snow and releasing the first spring flowers. A new quilt is blooming too. Sheryl Flores’ Aunt Bettie has made a lovely queen-size quilt for us to raffle. Last year’s raffle was quite successful for a first-time event. We’re hoping that with some experience, we’ll do even better.

Also new in March is the Film Group, with Ed DiMaio. If you’ve ever wanted to make a movie, JAK’s Place is now the place to start. Learn how to piece together sight and sound as well as how to shoot a visually attractive or dramatic scene. The group, open to everyone, will meet on Fridays at 2:30

March newsletter (PDF)

March calendar(PDF)

T.J. Walker Sixth Grade Choir

T.J. Walker Sixth Grade Choir

The new quilt

The new quilt

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