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It's Not Too Early to Think about Summer Camp!

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:43am

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Do you know a young person who would be interested in having a camp experience this summer? If so, now is the time to complete a [http://www.washtenawcampplacement.org|campership application] on behalf of a child who has dreamed of the opportunity to go away to camp. The [http://www.washtenawcampplacement.org|Washtenaw County Camp Placement Association] believes that attending a summer resident camp is a unique life experience that provides children an opportunity for growth in social, emotional and physical well-being. Their mission is to connect at-risk youth to camps through community support. WCPA is the only camping program that accepts referrals from teachers and counselors in all Washtenaw county schools, as well as human service agencies throughout the county. Applicants must be entering Grades 5 through 12 in the fall following camp. WCPA takes referrals and applications from now and throughout the summer-please keep this opportunity in mind for kids who could use it.

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Symposium: Law Enforcement and Black Americans

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:28am

[img_assist|nid=355249|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=41][http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/|Washtenaw County Public Health] along with multiple community partners including the Sheriff’s Office, University of Michigan, and the [http://www.mbkalliance.org/about-us/|My Brother’s Keeper Initiative,] is hosting a Symposium on March 23rd called “Violent Interactions between Law Enforcement and Black Americans: A discussion on the Historical Context, Current Events, Public Health Impact, and the Quest for Solutions.”

-- Thursday, March 23rd--
1420 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
School of Public Health building II, Auditorium

The overarching goal is to have a solution-oriented discussion regarding violent interactions between police and blacks. he intended audience will be Washtenaw County community members, medical students, public health professionals, social scientists, legislators, and law enforcement.

The keynote speaker will be [http://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/117240/brian-williams.html|Dr. Brian Williams], a trauma surgeon and a very dynamic speaker from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Williams cared for multiple police officers who were killed and injured from targeted shootings in Dallas, TX, in the summer of 2016.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Stephen Wade, MUP, Health Equity Policy Analyst: wades@ewashtenaw.org or (734) 544-6829.

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Community Vinyasa Yoga

Saturday May 13, 2017: 10:00am to 11:00am
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 6-Adult

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Community Vinyasa Yoga

Sunday April 9, 2017: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Grade 6-Adult

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Community Vinyasa Yoga

Saturday March 11, 2017: 10:00am to 11:00am
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6-Adult

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Home Maintenance Workshops

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:14pm

New Year, New ... House? If you're looking to fix up a few things around the home, [http://www.h4h.org/|Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley][img_assist|nid=351169|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100] will be offering free Home Repair Workshops through 2017! These monthly sessions will teach you how to repair drywall, how to choose and use the right caulk, and help you decide when it's time to call in the professionals. Once you feel comfortable with your skills, don't forget about the wealth of [:catalog/search/callnum/643.7|home repair] resources at AADL!

Workshops will be offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley building located at: 170 Aprill Dr, Suite A, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. The first session meets on Tuesday, January 17th.

To register or learn more, contact Gaby Kuschmann by phone, 734-822-2006, or email, gaby@h4h.org.

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ESL Personal Tutoring Available!

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:16pm

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[http://washtenawliteracy.org|Washtenaw Literacy] has announced that they are offering an ESL Personal Tutoring option. With this service, an ESL tutor will meet with 3-4 learners every week to work on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Learners will decide together when & where to meet and will do so as a cluster for 6 months to work on the groups' goals.Tutoring is free and confidential.

If you are interested in Personal Tutoring, please email Alison (austin@washtenawliteracy.org) or call 734-879-1320 to register for a Learner Orientation.

Learner Orientation is the first step in Personal Tutoring. The learner will meet with a staff member to learn about Personal Tutoring. They will talk about the learner's goals and interests. Participants will need to provide contact information. Washtenaw Literacy will assess the learner's English level. The Learner Orientation lasts approximately 90 minutes. This is a great opportunity for English language learners from age 16-adult to get more consistent help to learn and better understand English.

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Safe and Effective Management of Pain & Addiction

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 1:56pm

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The [http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2016/pain-management-and-prescription-opioid-related-harms-proceedings.aspx|Institute of Medicine] estimates that around a 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain, & it’s estimated that about 10% of our population has or has had a substance use disorder. People with pain deserve relief and there are many strategies for both acute and chronic pain management that are safe and effective for people at risk of or in recovery from substance use disorders.

You’re invited to learn about Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the [http://www.dawnfarm.org/venue/st-joseph-mercy-hospital-education-center|SJMH Education Center]. Learn from local addictionologists and pain management specialists Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., FACOG, FASAM, ABAM; and Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD, about various methods of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management; their relative risks and benefits, and describe creative approaches to effective pain relief for people in recovery from substance use disorders. To learn more about the Dawn Farm Education Series, [http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series|click here].

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Calling All Creatives!! 24 Hour TEEN Film Competition

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 3:27pm

[img_assist|nid=352554|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]If you're familiar with the 24 or 48 hour film challenges, this is for you!

[http://neutral-zone.org/|The Neutral Zone] is holding their own 24-hour film competition for teens this January. This event is done in collaboration with YPSI24, CTN and Arbor Day Films. Registration for the teen [http://neutral-zone.org/event/teen-24-hour-film-competition/|24-Hour Film Competition] is an online process where entrants sign up to participate (with parental permission) and agree to the official rules. Registration is FREE and open through January 27, 2017.

DETAILS:
The competition kick-off will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Registered filmmakers can check in at the Neutral Zone, located at 310 E. Washington Street in Ann Arbor. All participants must have a Consent form signed by a parent or guardian if they are under 18 years of age, before they will be permitted to participate. This will be provided on the Neutral Zone website & copies will be provided during the Check-in Event. Click [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-24-hour-film-competition-tickets-29479592254|here] for more registration details.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. (NOTE: The official 24-hour production time frame is from 10 a.m. 01/28/17 to 10 a.m. Sunday 01/29/17).
- Filmmakers need to submit their completed film on the USB drive, provided to them at the kick-off event.
- When submitting your film, be sure there is only ONE file on the USB drive and that the file includes the name of the film and the last name of the person who registered the team. (e.g. myfilm_filmmakerslastname.MP4 or .MOV)

SCREENING: A screening of the top 10 films will be held at the Neutral Zone on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m. The films will be screened as part of the Neutral Zone’s DIY Hack Event, which will include a special screening of filmmaker Rik Cordero’s Session Error. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. and the grand prize will be awarded.

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February Warming Centers & Temporary Weather Havens 2017

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:30am

The [http://www.annarborshelter.org/|Shelter Association of Washtenaw County] has released the following information about Warming Centers. Daytime Warming Centers rotate on a monthly basis. The Day Warming Shelter will continue until April 3rd. [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/community-and-economic-development/news/2016/washtenaw-county-winter-warming-centers#daytime-warming-centers|The full schedule along with a link to Temporary Weather Havens may be found here]. Listed below are the sites for January and February:

--January 2017--
St. Mary's Student Parish (9:00am - 4:30pm)
331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-0557

--February 2017--
First Congregational Church (8:30am - 4:00pm)
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY ONLY
608 E William Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-1679

First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor (8:30am - 4:30pm)
TUESDAY & THURSDAY ONLY
517 E Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-9376

The Delonis Center offers an overnight warming center for those experiencing homelessness. The center is open 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday and 8:30am - 7:00pm Tuesday and Thursday. For access to the Warming Center, each client must call [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/port/housing|Housing Access of Washtenaw County] at 734-961-1999 and obtain a referral to the Delonis Center. [img_assist|nid=350223|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=88] The Night Winter Programs will continue through April 2nd 2017.

If you have any questions please e-mail Ellen at schule@ewashtenaw.org