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Help Yourself Calendar: Sept. 5-12

The Daily News - 9/5/2017

SEPT. 5

Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Support Group for Caregivers: 10 a.m.-noon, Canterbury Gardens, 1457 Third Ave., Longview; Gretchen Niemi, 360-423-2200; while attending the support group, complimentary care is provided at Canterbury Gardens, call 360-423-2200.

Celebrate Recovery Step Study: 6 p.m., two women's groups; 7 p.m., one men's group; Faith Family Christian Center, 2203 38th Ave., Longview; Rayleen, 360-430-3446; Marcie, 360-425-2440.

Children's Grief Support: 6-7:30 p.m., Avery Center, 1035 11th Ave., Longview; for children 5 to 13 years old.

Explorer's Bible Study: 9:30-11 a.m., small groups for men, women; study of the Gospel of Matthew; Calvary Baptist Church Educational Building, 1448 11th Ave., Longview; Susan Evans, 360-414-9160.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 6:30-8 p.m., PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, conference room E, 1615 Delaware St., Longview; 12-step program for anyone with food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia; 360-442-9061.

Fall Weekly Family Story Time: 6 p.m., activities include stories, crafts and a small snack; sign up not required; Kelso Public Library, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Suite 1263, Kelso; 360-423-8110.

Meditation: noon-1 p.m., Lower Columbia College Room 210 (Fitness Center); led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

Meditation and Discussion: 7-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview; led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "Family Support Group": 4-5:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; gathering of caregivers of individuals, living with a mental illness to talk frankly about challenges and help one another through shared experiences; group led by trained NAMI members; participants encouraged to share in the work of the group; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

Safe Kids Lower Columbia Coalition: 12:30 p.m., 701 Vine St., Kelso; 360-414-7569; Sarah Hoskins, 360-442-5501 or Brandi Ballinger, 360-575-6280.

TOPS WA 0999: 8:45 a.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship, 1335 11th Ave., Longview; Richard, 360-232-8163.

TOPS WA No. 1129: 9 a.m. weigh-in (weigh-in not necessary), Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St. (across from school), Woodland; first visit free; Delores, 360-606-6434.

TOPS WA No. 1140, Longview: 9 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m., meeting; Robert Gray Baptist Church, 2448 46th Ave., Longview; Verna Grimes, 360-431-8123.

TOPS WA 1489: 9:30 a.m., Kalama United Methodist Church, 111 N. Second St, Kalama; new members welcome; Debbie, 360-673-5183.

Wood Carving: 6-9 p.m., Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., Cathlamet; Walt Geil, 360-795-0433.

SEPT. 6

Awakening Enlightenment Buddhist Monastery: 6-7:30 p.m., Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St.; free meditation classes taught by Buddhist monk Yan Fo; Wendy Yan, 360-430-9287.

Celebrate Recovery: 7 p.m., Columbia Heights Assembly of God, 3609 Columbia Heights Road, Longview; Christ-based 12-step group study for men and women (child care available); 360-578-2424.

Children's Discovery Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Three Rivers Mall, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Kelso; for parents and guardians to bring their children (up to age 17) for hands-on exhibits; free admission; childrensdiscovery360.org.

Free Open Gym: 6:30-8 p.m., Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; for people younger than 18 years old; 360-423-6741.

Free Tai Chi Lessons: 10 a.m., Monticello Park Senior Living, 605 Broadway, Longview; call 360-575-1778 to reserve a slot.

Longview Community Yoga: 7 and 8:30 a.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview (at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street); Ruth, lvcommyoga@gmail.com.

Longview Public Library: 1 p.m., genealogy help from members of the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society; 3-5 p.m., Longview Room is open; 6 p.m., resume writing help, drop-in; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 9 a.m.-noon, Washington State University Extension office, 1946 Third Ave., Longview; WSU Master Gardeners offer free help for plant or insect problems; 360-577-3014, ext. 7; garyf@wsu.edu.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "ART Group": 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; express emotions through art; open group for people living with mental illness; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

TOPS WA 1407: 9 a.m., weigh-in, 10 a.m., meeting, Heron Pointe Recreational Center, 5815 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview; first meeting free; Ellen, 360-355-4353.

Union Familiar: 11 a.m., La Casa de San Juan Diego, 133 S. Pekin Road, Woodland.

SEPT. 7

Celebrate Recovery: 6-9 p.m., Longview Church of the Nazarene, 814 15th Ave., Longview; dinner available, by donation; Christ-based 12-step program; 360-577-1100.

Computer Help: 1-3 p.m., Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; open to anyone; free.

GriefShare: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Valley Christian Fellowship campus, in the new classrooms, 2911 Pacific Way, Longview; for anyone who has experienced a close loss, whether it happened many years ago or recently; Jim Gray, 253-905-5336.

Longview Public Library: 10:30 a.m., English Conversation class; 1 p.m., Tech Drop-In help; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Columbia County Family Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., Rainier United Methodist Church, Good Shepard Room, 101 E. C St., Rainier; Teri, 503-556-9135.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "CONNECTION Recovery Support Group": 3-4:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; Connection is a peer-led support group for adults living with a mental health diagnosis; group follows a structured model to ensure everyone in the group has an opportunity to talk; drop-ins encouraged, no cost involved; 360-703-6722.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "STRivE First Steps": 1-2:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; confidential open group that provides a safe, supportive environment; 10 sessions provide education and tools for the first steps toward a successful and sustained recovery from mental and emotional challenges; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

Overeaters Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 1414 12th Ave., Longview; Gloria, 360-749-7449.

SEPT. 8

Brown Bag Lunch and Book Club: 11 a.m.-noon, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., Cathlamet; Joyce Orr, 360-430-3968.

Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. worship, teaching, 8 p.m. group meetings; Faith Family Christian Center, 2203 38th Ave., Longview; Rayleen, 360-430-3446; Marcie, 360-425-2440.

Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m., dinner (donation); 6:40 p.m., worship service, music, testimony and teaching, small groups; Columbia Heights Assembly of God; Christ-based 12-step study group for men and women (child care available); 360-578-2424.

Free Tai Chi Lessons: 10 a.m., Monticello Park Senior Living, 605 Broadway, Longview; call 360-575-1778 to reserve a slot.

Longview Community Yoga: 7 a.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview (at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street); Ruth, lvcommyoga@gmail.com.

Longview Public Library: 10:30 a.m., English Conversation class; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 9 a.m.-noon, Washington State University Extension office, 1946 Third Ave., Longview; WSU Master Gardeners offer free help for plant or insect problems; 360-577-3014, ext. 7; garyf@wsu.edu.

SEPT. 9

Awakening Enlightenment Buddhist Monastery: 10 a.m.-noon, 123 Dainen Place, Longview; free meditation classes taught by Buddhist monk Yan Fo; Wendy Yan, 360-430-9287.

Children's Discovery Museum: 1-4 p.m., Three Rivers Mall, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Kelso; for parents and guardians to bring their children (up to age 17) for hands-on exhibits; free admission; childrensdiscovery360.org.

Lower Columbia Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: 1-3 p.m., Baird House (the house next to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in the alley entrance) 1418 22nd Ave., Longview; Gary Martin, 360-274-6513; Kim Toler, 360-751-2124; emeraldstar516@yahoo.com.

Open Swim: noon-3 p.m., Dick Mealy Memorial Pool, Mark Morris High School, 1602 Mark Morris Court, Longview; children younger than 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult; $3.50 per person or family swim passes for $40 for 20 visits.

Small Seeds Saturday: 1-3 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 2900 Parkview Drive, Longview; children's ministry event for children 5 to 8 years old; games, crafts, a Bible lesson and snacks provided.

SEPT. 10

Celebrate Recovery: 6-8 p.m., Woodland Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Lewis River Road, Woodland; Christ-based 12-step recovery program; 360-225-8662.

Godly Play: 10 a.m., St. Stephen's Church, 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street, Longview; church secretary, 360-423-5600; for children whose parents want them to experience concepts that give young children a healthy spiritual start in life.

Small Seeds Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 2900 Parkview Drive, Longview; children's ministry event for children of all ages; special child-focused worship service.

SEPT. 11

Adult Grief Support: 6-8 p.m., Avery Center, 1035 11th Ave., Longview; for people 18 years old and older.

Free Open Gym: 6:30-8 p.m., Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; for people younger than 18 years old; 360-423-6741.

Free Tai Chi Lessons: 10 a.m., Monticello Park Senior Living, 605 Broadway, Longview; call 360-575-1778 to reserve a slot.

Longview Community Yoga: 7 and 8:30 a.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview (at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street); Ruth, lvcommyoga@gmail.com.

Longview Public Library: noon, Spanish Conversation Hour in the library auditorium; 1-2 p.m., Project Read pronunciation class; 3-5 p.m., Rainbow Community Diversity Youth Group; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 9 a.m.-noon, Washington State University Extension office, 1946 Third Ave., Longview; WSU Master Gardeners offer free help for plant or insect problems; 360-577-3014, ext. 7; garyf@wsu.edu.

Men's Step Study: 10 a.m., call for location, Dick Huhtala, 360-577-1392.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "STRivE First Steps": 1-2:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; confidential open group that provides a safe, supportive environment; 10 sessions provide education and tools for the first steps toward a successful and sustained recovery from mental and emotional challenges; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

Parent Support Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Children's Justice & Advocacy Center, 214 N. Pacific Ave., Kelso; for guardians who have a child who has experienced trauma related to a crime; to sign up or for details: 360-353-3933.

Playgroup for Kids:10 a.m.-noon, Life Works, 906 New York St., Longview; for children with and without disabilities; inclusive playgroup for children from birth to 6 years old; includes sensory play area; Lacey Cairns, 360-425-5494.

TOPS OR No. 0633: 8:30 a.m., weigh in; 9:30-10:30 a.m., meeting; Faith Lutheran Church, 1010 N.E. Fifth, Clatskanie; Gail, 503-728-3184.

TOPS OR No. 1024: 6:30 p.m., Clatskanie Baptist Church, 415 S. Nehalem St., Clatskanie; Lloyd, 360-355-4244.

SEPT. 12

Celebrate Recovery Step Study: 6 p.m., two women's groups; 7 p.m., one men's group: Faith Family Christian Center, 2203 38th Ave., Longview; Rayleen, 360-430-3446; Marcie, 360-425-2440.

Explorer's Bible Study: 9:30-11 a.m., small groups for men, women; study of the Gospel of Matthew; Calvary Baptist Church Educational Building, 1448 11th Ave., Longview; Susan Evans, 360-414-9160.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 6:30-8 p.m., PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, conference room E, 1615 Delaware St., Longview; 12-step program for anyone with food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia; 360-442-9061.

Fall Weekly Family Story Time: 6 p.m., activities include stories, crafts and a small snack; sign up not required; Kelso Public Library, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Suite 1263, Kelso; 360-423-8110.

Meditation: noon-1 p.m., Lower Columbia College Room 210 (Fitness Center); led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

Meditation and Discussion: 7-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview; led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "Family Support Group": 4-5:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; gathering of caregivers of individuals, living with a mental illness to talk frankly about challenges and help one another through shared experiences; group led by trained NAMI members; participants encouraged to share in the work of the group; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

Teen Grief Support: 6-7:30 p.m., Avery Center, 1035 11th Ave., Longview; for children 14 to 17 years old.

TOPS WA 0999: 8:45 a.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship, 1335 11th Ave., Longview; Richard, 360-232-8163.

TOPS WA No. 1129: 9 a.m. weigh-in ; 9:45 meeting; Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St. (across from school), Woodland; first visit free; Delores, 360-606-6434.

TOPS WA No. 1140, Longview: 9 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m., meeting; Robert Gray Baptist Church, 2448 46th Ave., Longview; Verna Grimes, 360-431-8123.

TOPS WA 1489: 9:30 a.m., Kalama United Methodist Church, 111 N. Second St., Kalama; new members welcome; Debbie, 360-673-5183.

Wood Carving: 6-9 p.m., Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., Cathlamet; Walt Geil, 360-795-0433.

WORKSOURCE

Workshops that occur at WorkSource, 305 S. Pacific Ave, Suite B, Kelso: Skills and Abilities, Applications, Effective Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviewing, Job Search Strategies and Veterans. Job clubs include Mock Interviews, 60 Second Commercials, Money Smart, Intro and Beginning Computers, Portfolio Reviews, go2worksource.com overviews and more. To access the schedule, visit worksourcewa.com and click on "Calendar of Workshops & Events" and then select Kelso under the Southwest Washington section. Calendars also are available at the WorkSource office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. The office is closed most major holidays. All classes are free to the public and walk-ins are welcome.

RECOVERY

Numerous "Anonymous" groups meet throughout the region on a daily basis.

For meeting times and places, call the following phone numbers or write to: Alcoholics Anonymous, 360-423-2520, (District 27, P.O. Box 1422, Longview); Al-Anon, 360-423-2520; Clatskanie Al-Anon, 503-728-3351; Cowlitz County Gamblers Anonymous, 360-270-8692 or 360-751-0428 or 360-560-3133; Gamblers Anonymous of Woodland, 360-601-1599; Dual Recovery Anonymous, 360-425-9529; Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 360-281-0712 or 360-442-9061; Narcotics Anonymous, 360-703-0120; Nar-Anon, 360-425-1622; Overeaters Anonymous, 360-749-7449 or 360-560-5038.

 
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