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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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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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May Newsletter and Calendar

April 27, 2016 • JAK's Place

MAY IS Mental Health Month!

Along with the spring flowers, we welcome our new Program Director, Jane Herlitz. She brings knowledge and experience that will give JAK’s Place a new life. Her bio will be in next month’s newsletter.Jane Herlitz

There are some notable mental health events in May; see the newsletter for details.

NAMI Doorways, May 2016 (PDF)

May 2016 Calendar (PDF)

Yet another event is a presentation by JAK’s Place staff member, Laura Haglund:

The Art and Nature of Fractals in Nature and Art
Monday, May 16, 6pm, at JAK’s Place
Food for thought with plenty of eye-candy. See what it’s all about and ask questions.

What is a fractal?
Benoit Mandelbrot coined the word in 1975, from the Latin word fractus, which means broken–like fractured, fragmented–or rough. His quest for a new kind of geometry that could be used to describe and measure natural forms led to the discovery of a world of indescribable beauty and wonder.
Mandelbrot was lucky to live in the age of the computer. Creative mathematicians in the past had no way to check similar theories. Fractal geometry needs the fast calculation of a computer because it takes thousands of repetitions to create a shape, and to assign color to every point in it. A fractal formula rendered as an image by a computer can be explored, and different views of it saved.
Now we can see what ancient thinkers knew only by intuition. Fractals are all around us and in us. Everything is fractal.
Fractal Foundation
Fractal Geometry at Yale University

Fractal image

Fractal image

Fractal exploration is a relaxing pastime that requires no knowledge of math, or any extra monetary investment. If you have a computer or a tablet, you can play with fractals

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Happy New Year!

December 28, 2015 • JAK's Place

We are not printing a January newsletter this year. There is a lot going on, but most of it is just keeping us too busy to write newsletter articles! The calendar, however, is available as always (see link below).

One thing must be said. There seems to be a rumor floating about that JAK’s Place is going to close. It definitely is not! That has never been an option. JAK’s Place is far too important to our community. It will continue, no matter what.

Rumors are seldom worth listening to in any case. Even when they are not outright lies, they are usually based on incomplete and’or misunderstood facts. A lot like what most people “know” about mental illness. So no matter how fresh and juicy a rumor seems, it is more like to be moldy crumbs than food for thought.

January 2016 calendar (PDF) — revised version uploaded 12-30-15

Magda in a cloud of steam

Our es-steamed cook

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June Newsletter

May 30, 2015 • JAK's Place

May was Mental Health Month, but we need to pay attention to mental health all year ’round. So, don’t forget to visit JAK’s Place, check out our library, and try some of our scheduled activities. We have two Tai Chi times now; Seth has added a 2:00 session on Thursdays. Paul Klapatch will be facilitating two¬†Wednesday drumming sessions at JAK’s Place beginning at 1:30 on June 17th and July 15th.
And do stop and see our fantastic irises! The first weeks of June bring a living rainbow to our front yard.

NAMI Doorways June 2015 (PDF)

June 2015 calendar (PDF)

Raffle tickets are now on sale for a lovely new quilt. We need suggestions for locations to display the quilt and sel tickets, and volunteers.

quilt label

Aunt Bettie proudly labels her creations

corner of quilt

corner of quilt

There are more quilt pics on our Facebook page.

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