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Today is May 1, 2016 - Lincoln Park, MI 48146  

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Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part education
    series. Part one provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance use problems. Part two provides information on what does and does help when a teen substance use problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery.

    The series is presented on the first (part one) and second (part two) Tuesday evenings of October, November, and January through June, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Programs will be presented by the Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services team (Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC; and Jules Cobb, MA, LLPC.) The series is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Network, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center.

    All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome, and parents and teens often attend together, Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.

    The series is held in the Exhibition Room (ground floor) at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

    For information, please see http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs or contact Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC; Dawn Farm Outpatient, Community Corrections and Adolescent Services Coordinator and “Teens Using Drugs” coordinator at info@dawnfarm.org, or 734-485-8725.
    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
    5305 Elliott Drive Ypsilanti MI
    Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC; Dawn Farm Outpatient Services Coordin 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org
  • - On this day in 1936 Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
     
           

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
     
           

Friday, May 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 3:29PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Churchill Downs, KY. The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
     
           
  • | NATL - Trivia
    - A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.
     
           

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.
     
           

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part education
    series. Part one provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance use problems. Part two provides information on what does and does help when a teen substance use problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery.

    The series is presented on the first (part one) and second (part two) Tuesday evenings of October, November, and January through June, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Programs will be presented by the Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services team (Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC; and Jules Cobb, MA, LLPC.) The series is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Network, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center.

    All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome, and parents and teens often attend together, Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.

    The series is held in the Exhibition Room (ground floor) at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

    For information, please see http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs or contact Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC; Dawn Farm Outpatient, Community Corrections and Adolescent Services Coordinator and “Teens Using Drugs” coordinator at info@dawnfarm.org, or 734-485-8725.
    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
    5305 Elliott Drive Ypsilanti MI
    Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC; Dawn Farm Outpatient Services Coordin 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - First Quarter Moon Phase
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1954 President Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing construction of a waterway that would make it possible for ships to reach the Great Lakes.
     
           

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring police departments nationwide. Memorial ceremonies are held at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. For information visit http://www.aphf.org
     
           

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, addiction, recovery
    - “Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday May 17, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, MPH, MSW, Ph.D. Research supports mindfulness practices as effective techniques to support sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will describe mindfulness, demonstrate mindfulness techniques and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness, and review the evidence of the positive effects of mindfulness on recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
    5305 Elliott Drive Ypsilanti MI
    Mark Albulov 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1980 a major eruption at Mount St Helens volcano blew steaming ash more than11 miles into the sky.
     
           

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart flew 2,026 miles from Harbor Grace Canada and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. The flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes, she was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.
     
           

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - May full moon phase
     
           

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

  • | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, addiction, recovery
    - “The Recovering Body” will be presented on Tuesday May 24, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jennifer Matesa; author, educator and speaker. There will be a reception preceding the presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with snacks, beverages, and an opportunity to meet and socialize. Most discussions of abstinent addiction recovery focus strictly on developing spiritual approaches to life’s problems and challenges. But, this virtually ignores the experience of the body. The facts are that the body undergoes serious changes and damage during active addiction, and many recovering people wind up frightened that they have wrecked their neurology permanently. Full recovery asks us to change the ways we relate to our bodies, beginning with the discipline of resisting the mind’s obsession about external “solutions” and grounding oneself inside one’s body, which lives only in the present. This presentation will explore five approaches to addiction recovery that combine physical practices with the traditional spiritual enlargement of 12-step abstinent recovery. These approaches have abundant scientific research backing them, making them not only a way to gain confidence and “feel better” in recovery but also to prevent relapse and become fit to contribute to society. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
    5305 Elliott Drive Ypsilanti MI
    Mark Albulov 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 23rd annual event to promote the value of fitness and exercise for older adults. Seniors across the country are involved in health-promotion activities.
     
           

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