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March Newsletter

February 27, 2016 • JAK's Place

Whichever way they blow, the winds of March bring Spring. This winter hasn’t been as hard as some, but the relief will be welcome all the same.

The Tenth Annual Love Festival Concert went off without a hitch. A big thankyou to all the performers, the volunteers, and the generous donors. Ten years of JAK’s Place, think of that! Here we still are, and here we will remain, with a new beginning almost in sight, like those spring flowers waiting beneath the frozen ground.

Skyler

Skyler

In this month’s newsletter, Skyler Champeau explains the mission of his Armor Group. Not just another little artsy-craftsy social, Armor Against Stigma hopes to raise funds to support JAK’s Place by creating saleable products. Skyler has an unusual skill to teach, that of medieval armorer. You’ve seen chain mail in movies; now you can learn how to make it.

JAK’s Place will be closed on Good Friday, the 25th. On Thursday, March 10th, Seth will not be available for Tai Chi, but we will try a little without him. Seth is now a Peer Specialist, having completed months of training and passed all tests with excelent scores. His internship keeps him a little busier than usual.

NAMI Doorways March 2016 (PDF)

March 2016 calendar (PDF)

 

Love Festival Highlights

Love Fest 10 program (PDF)

Jess Holland

Jess Holland

 

Leslie Hill with 8th Grade Chorus

Leslie Hill with 8th Grade Chorus

 

TJ Walker 8th Grade Chorus

TJ Walker 8th Grade Chorus

 

Leni Spaude and George Sawyn

Leni Spaude and George Sawyn

 

Pastor Malek welcomes all

Pastor Malek welcomes all

 

The Bone Boys

The Bone Boys

Photos by Aneta Schloemer

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September Newsletter and Calendar

August 28, 2015 • JAK's Place

The Momentous Event of the Month is our Open House on Saturday, September 19. JAK’s Place will celebrate the beginning of its tenth year. A lot has changed since the fall of 2006, and there’s more change to come, because change and growth are essential to life. Come on in, bring friends or family. There will be plenty of snacks.

Our last Valmy Brat Fry will be Sept. 4-7. Volunteers welcome up to the last minute!

Much more to read in the newsletter!

NAMI Doorways September 2015 (PDF)

September 2015 Calendar (PDF)

tall tomatoes

tall tomatoes

As ypu can see, the garden is flourishing. The tomatoes are reaching for the sky, and the roses have delivered their exquisite perfume all summer.

rosebud

rosebud

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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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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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