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Sunday, April 30th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Sports and Recreation, cycling, running, biking, fundraiser, family, sports
    - The Ride for Recovery is a family- fun fitness event with opportunities to participate at various fitness levels, including 10 K, 25 mile, 40 mile, and 100 K bike rides and a 5K/10K run/walk. Routes are along scenic, country roads and through a local Metro Park. There will be rest stops positioned along the routes with restroom facilities, drinks, snacks and First Aid. SAG support will offer participants assistance on all routes. The event is supported by Team MANA, a team of nurse anesthetists in Michigan who raise awareness and funds for various organizations through cycling. This event has been officially endorsed annually by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sport; endorsement for 2017 is in process. The event will include breakfast snacks and a Recovery Celebration Lunch.

    In addition to a fitness event that the entire family can enjoy, the Ride for Recovery provides an opportunity to support a critical community service. Founded in 1973, Dawn Farm provides effective, compassionate and hope-filled professional care to members of our community who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction. Dawn Farm's continuum of services includes residential treatment, detoxification services, outpatient treatment, transitional housing, and community outreach programs. Dawn Farm is committed to helping people find recovery, regardless of their ability to pay. Community support for events like the Ride for Recovery helps to keep these vital services available for those who need them most!

    LOCATION:
    All events begin and end at Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197 (easily accessible from major highways.) Location map: click for details/about/location." target="_blank">click for details

    DATE and TIME:
    Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm; on-site registration will open at 7:00 am.

    SCHEDULE:
    Bike Rides: (Helmets are mandatory for all riders)
    100K Metric Century "Serenity" ride - starts 8:00 am.
    40 mile "Honesty" ride - starts 8:00 am.
    25 mile "Openness" ride - starts 9:00 am.
    10K "Willingness" ride – starts 10:00 am.
    Run/Walk:
    * 5k/10k "Stony Creek Shuffle" walk/run starts 10:30 am.
    * (Roads will be closed to through traffic during the run/walk)
    Registration: will begin at 7:00 am until 10:30 am
    Breakfast snacks: 7:00 to 9:00 am
    Recovery Celebration Lunch (with hot food) from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.

    COST/REGISTRATION:
    The registration fee is $25.00 through April 1, 2017 and $35.00 after April 1. Registration includes an event t-shirt, light breakfast snacks and the Recovery Celebration Lunch. *Note-we are unable to guarantee an event t-shirt or lunch for those who register the day of the event.
    A fundraising goal of $50.00 is suggested but not mandatory.
    Guests: The registration fee is $5.00 for guests who will not be participating in a bike ride or run/walk, but will be participating in the Recovery Celebration Lunch.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dawn Farm
    Address: 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197.
    Contact person: Olivia Vigiletti, Dawn Farm Development Director.
    Phone: 734-485-8725.
    Email: RideForRecovery@dawnfarm.org.
    Web site: click for details
    Dawn Farm
    6633 Stony Creek Road Ypsilanti MI 48197
    Olivia Vigiletti 734.485.8725 RideForRecovery@dawnfarm.org

Monday, May 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First held in 1915, this week promotes kindness and humane care towards animals. For more information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Also know as National Skin Self- Examination Day. People are encouraged to spot skin cancer and to examine their skin. Annually the first Monday in May,
     
           

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, addiction, recovery, free, education, substance use, teens, adolescents, parents
    - “Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part education series. Part one is presented on the first Tuesday of October, November, and January through June and provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance use problems. Part two Part is presented on the second Tuesday of October, November, and January through June and provides information on what does and does not 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 by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Network, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center and the Ann Arbor Public Schools. The series is free and open to all. The presentations are inclusive of parents and caretakers of teens and young adults, teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. Parents/teens are welcome to attend together. Registration is not required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request.
    CONTACTS/WEB SITE: For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see click for details
    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
    5305 Elliott Drive Ypilanti MI 48197
    Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC; Dawn Farm Outpatient Services Coordin 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 10:47PM, EDT.
     
           
  • - A month to focus on skin cancer. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. You can prevent and detect skin cancer with (1) prevention: seek shade, cover up and wear sunscreen; (2) detection: look for new or changing spots on your skin; and (3) awareness: see a dermatologist if you spot anything changing, itching, or bleeding.
     
           

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 7:15pm | Special Interest, addiction, recovery, free, education, substance use, family
    - Farm Family Matters is a free, six-session education, skill-building and support group for family members, loved ones and friends of people with alcohol and other drug addiction (including family/friends of people struggling with addiction, in treatment, or in recovery from addiction, and people who are concerned about another person’s substance use.) Topics repeat every six weeks and include, “Addiction 101,” “Treatment and Twelve Steps,” “Relapse and Recovery,” “Communication,” “Family dynamics,” and “Boundaries.” People can join the group at any phase in the cycle. The group provides an opportunity to learn about addiction and family dynamics, and share your experiences with others who understand. You are not alone!

    Dates and times: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm. Does not meet on the day of or day before Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s.

    Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 West Liberty Street, Ann Arbor Michigan 48103. Second floor, in “Creation Station” room.

    Contact: Katie Gordon, Dawn Farm Outpatient Services

    Phone: 734-821-0216

    Email: info@dawnfarm.org

    Web site: click for details
    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
    5305 Elliott Drive Ypilanti MI 48197
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • - On this day in 1936 Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Mental Health Month was created more than 65 years ago by Mental Health American to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health for all.
     
           

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | 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 5th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Anniversary is observed by Mexicans everywhere with parades, festivals, dances, and speeches.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
     
           

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The 143rd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
    Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875.
    For information on race times and party ideas go to click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Apr 7, 2017.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | 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 - 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.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Since 1981, a week to honor the many important roles pets have in our lives and to encourage responsible pet ownership. Annually, the first full week in May.
     
           

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