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December Calendar

November 30, 2016 • JAK's Place

Just a quick post for now. The calendar sent to CSP was not correct. Check the calendar and this page’s sidebar schedule for latest info. We will be closed the Friday before Christmas and the Monday after, Dec. 23 and 26; also Dec. 30 for New Year’s Eve and Jan. 2.

We will also be closed during the CSP Holiday Party on Dec. 20, from 11am to 2pm, and there will be no dinner at JAK’s that day.

Don’t miss out on the holiday fun here at JAK’s.

December 2016 calendar (PDF) REVISED VERSION uploaded Dec. 1, 1:20pm

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November Calendar

November 2, 2016 • JAK's Place

Cooking with Magda enters a new phase on November 21. Other activities as usual, except as noted in the calendar. Magda’s first class was well attended, and five graduates received crockpots.

There will be a special Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 22. We will, of course be closed on thanksgiving Day.

November 2016 Calendar (PDF)

The CSP Halloween Party at JAK’s drew a crowd! Not everyone was in costume, but all had a good time. Bingo winners walked out with fantastic prizes.

group photo


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October Schedule

September 30, 2016 • JAK's Place

The October calendar is ready to view, download, or print. Lots going on at JAK’s these days. See our Programs page for descriptions. Knitting, origami, journaling, and Magda’s super cooking class. Seth is still doing Tai Chi every Thursday.

Wednesday is Game Day, with cards, chess, and board games for everyone.

October 2016 Calendar (PDF)

We hope to decorate a tree for the holidays with folded paper ornaments. Origami is a great way to create decorations and gifts with a personal touch. If you’ve never tried it, you don’t know what you’re missing. Check out Decoration Group, 3pm on Thursdays.

origami poster

origami poster

Origami Christmas decorating, at Origami Resource Center

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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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August Schedule Update

August 9, 2016 • JAK's Place

There will be no Faith in Recovery on Fridays; Marlys is unable to come to JAK’s Place because of her health. This month’s Rhythms of Recovery is also cancelled.

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August 2016 Calendar

July 25, 2016 • JAK's Place

August 2016 Calendar PDF — amended 7/28/16 to include the CSP Picnic. Friday, August 12, at Sunset Park, from 11am to 2pm.

No special events this month, at least at JAK’s Place. No newsletter, either, apart from email notifications, but the news is — we have air conditioning! So, if you need a break from the heat, JAK’s Place is The Place.


Many pounds of raspberries have gone into our freezer already.


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July Newsletter

June 29, 2016 • JAK's Place

JAK's Place - Lakeshore CAP logo
It’s the end of an era — which is the same as saying it’s the beginning. JAK’s Place was started by NAMI Door County in September, 2006. Ever since, it has been a constant struggle to pay the mortgage and maintain the building that houses so much hope. But now we have a strong ally; a knight in shining armor called Lakeshore CAP, Inc. has come to save us from the dragons of doubt, debt, and destruction.

As a program of Lakeshore CAP, JAK’s Place will have the support of a well-established system of professionals experienced in fundraising and management. We expect to expand our programs to reach more of the community. We must; we know that there are many more who need what we can offer.

People come to JAK’s Place for information. They stay for dinner. They find new friends and new interests. They learn and grow, and their improved well-being encourages others.

This newsletter is the last one published under the auspices of NAMI Door County. Among all the other changes and improvements the future will bring, there will be changes in the newsletter. It will be published less often (though there will still be a monthly calendar available online), and we hope to convert almost completely to digital media. We will still provide paper copy for anyone who has no email.

So…here it is.

NAMI Doorways July 2016 (PDF)

July 2016 Calendar (PDF)

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