Keep Calm With Counted Cross Stitch

Studies show that crafts and hobbies are great for stress reduction and mental well being. Counted Cross Stitch is a simple yet meditative form of needlework.  Join us as we tackle beginner counted cross stitch patterns and discover how relaxing and satisfying stitching can be! Registration Required

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, March 21 -
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room

Time For a Declutter with Soo Porter

Clutter has been scientifically proven to increase stress levels. Yet household organizing projects can feel overwhelming. Well help is here!  Join Professional Organizer, Soo Porter, for a fun and lively presentation that will motivate you to move you from stagnation to action.  There will be tips and suggestions on how to reach, achieve and maintain your organizing goals.  This presentation is the first step to helping you establish the lifestyle you would like for yourself.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, March 28 -
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room

Bullet Journaling & Wellness Workshop

Come learn about the hottest trend in personal organization and mental wellness. A Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. Workshop facilitator Linsa Varghese will highlight the mental health and wellness benefits of keeping a bullet journal as well as show you how to customize your journal to fit your individual needs. Participants should bring their own journal and writing instruments. Registration required.

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The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero

Meet 94-year-old Documented Original Tuskegee Airman (DOTA), "Red Tail" fighter pilot, WWII POW & Holocaust Eyewitness, LTC Alexander Jefferson and join us for a screening of the Michigan-made, International Award-winning Documentary, The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero about the legendary Tuskegee Airmen ("Red Tails") from WWII.

LTC Alexander Jefferson and the Executive Production Team will host a Q&A session after the screening to discuss the experience of these trailblazing heroes, the film industry and the twists & turns along the road to completing this important film.

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Taking Time Out for Tea

Come enjoy a cozy tea tasting while learning about the wellness benefits tea can provide. Vicky O' Neil of Victoria's Tea Salon will be on hand to demonstrate just how easy it is to brew loose leaf tea and share her knowledge about the variety of teas available. Participants will also have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of teas. Registration required.

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Love Stories From the Underground Railroad

Most individuals who ran away from slavery were single young men fleeing bondage alone or in pairs.  A number of couples also escaped along the Underground Railroad, however, motivated by the desire to be married and raise families in freedom.  Professor Finkenbine, from the University of Detroit Mercy,  will discuss three of these couples: teenage lovers George and Edy Duncan, who helped pioneer the route taken by freedom seekers heading to Canada; the light-skinned Ellen Craft, who masqueraded as a master traveling with his slave as she and her husband William ran away to freedom by “hiding in plain sight”; and Isaac Berry and Lucy Millard, an interracial couple who fell in love and escaped from Missouri to Windsor, Ontario, where they married.  They settled in Mecosta County, Michigan, after the Civil War.

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Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Research has shown that mindfulness not only reduces stress but also gently builds an inner strength so that future stressors have less impact on our happiness and physical well-being.  Join Laurel Hicks, LMSW of Integrative Counseling and Wellness for a workshop on living in the the present moment and being your best self.

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Your Best 2017: Recognize Your Life Purpose and Plant Seeds for Personal Growth

Designing the next year of your life isn't about listing off all the material things you want. This workshop will take you deeper so that you can dig out what you may have been trying to cover up: Your Life Purpose. Once you know your mission for your life, the main reason why you're here on Earth, everything else falls into place.

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn:

  • Techniques for clearing blocks, such as self-doubt, that have been preventing you from knowing your purpose and seeing it through. 
  • A specific meditation to help you recognize truth and falseness in your physical body so you can make decisions confidently and stop taking detours which prolong your progress
  • A powerful daily practice to help you redesign your mind so that you can recognize and achieve your vision for the coming year.  We'll cover eight areas of your life, including life purpose, how you show your love in the world, how you view life, your financial desires, as well as physical, emotional, and intellectual self-expression. The practice, comparable to a "vision board," is a more in-depth and action-oriented approach that first requires you to reconsider the beliefs you've acquired in your life so you can redesign your beliefs and create an authentic vision, or mind garden.  Registration is required. 

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How Detroit Saved the World, The Willow Run Story

The Willow Run Bomber Plant played a key role in what became known as the “Arsenal of Democracy” during WWII. Yankee Air Museum's Randy Hotton shares his extensive research on the Willow Run Bomber Plant and a short history of the Yankee Air Museum and its mission to preserve this important local and national history. 

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