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The following events are scheduled in St. Joseph County:


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FRIDAY
OCT 19
Fitness @ Oak Enrichment Center (Cardio Drumming)
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost: Free- Must be COA member to participate
Location:
Oaks Enrichment Center
Sturgis

Weekly on Fridays

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CONTACT INFO
Samantha Stone
269-279-8083
sstone@sjccoa.com


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FRIDAY
OCT 19
Fitness @ Rivers Enrichment Center (Line Dancing,Balance Exercise)
No specified time

Cost: Free- Must be COA member to participate
Location:
Rivers Enrichment Center
Three Rivers

Offered weekly on Fridays: Balance Exercise 11am-12noon; Line Dancing 9:30am-10:30am

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CONTACT INFO
Samantha Stone
269-279-8083
sstone@sjccoa.com


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SATURDAY
OCT 20
Composting 101
10:00am - 12:00noon

Cost: Free
Location:
Three Rivers Public Library
Three Rivers

Learn about the basics of composting, just in time to clean up your yard and garden for the fall! Local gardener Jeff will share tips and tricks for transforming plants, fruits, and vegetables into rich soil.

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CONTACT INFO
Deborah
2692738666
dhaak@threeriverslibrary.org


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MONDAY
OCT 22
Be Fit (Support Group) (Mondays in October)
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Wellness and Recovery Room
Sturgis

A journey in being physically, emotionally, and mentally fit. Topics of discussion are nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and goal setting.This group is free of charge and open to all community members regardless of their eligibility for services at CMHSAS. * All peer support wellness and recovery groups/content are peer to peer evidenced based practices. They are not a substitute for professional therapy, diagnosis, or treatment. The Wellness & Recovery Team, part of the Peer Support Services program at Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMHSAS), offers a variety of groups focused on enhancing the whole person through peer support, recovery education, and advocacy.

VIEW EVENT FLYER/DETAILS
CONTACT INFO
Melanie Eifort
269-467-1001 ext 377
meifort@stjoecmh.org


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MONDAY
OCT 22
Fitness @ Oak Enrichment Center (Balance Exercise, Line Dancing)
No specified time

Cost: Free- Must be COA member to participate
Location:
Oaks Enrichment Center
Sturgis

Weekly on Mondays: Balance Exercise 10am-11am; Line Dancing 2p-4p)

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CONTACT INFO
Samantha Stone
269-279-8083
sstone@sjccoa.com


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TUESDAY
OCT 23
Fresh Food Initiative Distribution@ White Pigeon Schools 410 E Prairie
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: Free
Location:
White Pigeon Schools, 410 E Prairie
White Pigeon

Free event for those who could use some help putting fresh fruits and veggies on their tables. The Food Bank of South Central Michigan and White Pigeon Community Schools will be hosting a fresh food initiative from 4 PM to 6 PM at 410 E Prairie St. Anyone in St. Joseph County in need of fresh food can come and pick up free fresh vegetables by signing a statement that they need the food. Naturally, everyone that has been coming to the any of the St. Joseph County Food Sites are eligible for these additional items, and they do not count towards your monthly distributions. Open to all. Bring your own bags/boxes to carry your items. Sponsored by Food Bank of South Central Michigan and White Pigeon Community Schools.

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TUESDAY
OCT 23
Fresh Food Initiative Distribution@ Glen Oaks
12:00noon - 2:00pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Glen Oaks Community College Parking Lot
Centrevile

Free event for those who could use some help putting fresh fruits and veggies on their tables. The Food Bank of South Central Michigan and Glen Oaks Community College will be hosting a fresh food initiative from 12 PM to 2 PM in the Glen Oaks Community College parking lot. Anyone in St. Joseph County in need of fresh food can come and pick up free fresh vegetables by signing a statement that they need the food. Naturally, everyone that has been coming to the any of the St. Joseph County Food Sites are eligible for these additional items, and they do not count towards your monthly distributions. Open to all. Bring your own bags/boxes to carry your items. Sponsored by Food Bank of South Central Michigan and Glen Oaks Community College. For questions, please call 269-294-4241.

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TUESDAY
OCT 23
Exercise for Active Agers
10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Donations welcome; benefits church food pantry
Location:
First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers

A fun-filled, good-for-you class for seniors. Includes warm-up, strength, flexibility, cardio, balance, and cool down. Your body will thank you!

CONTACT INFO
Nancy and Steve Manos
(269) 279-7708



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WEDNESDAY
OCT 24
Back from the Bluez -Support Group (Wednesdays in October)
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Wellness and Recovery Room
Sturgis

This interactive group will increase our awareness of depression, how it can affect us, wellness and recovery tools that help, prevention, and action planning.This group is free of charge and open to all community members regardless of their eligibility for services at CMHSAS. * All peer support wellness and recovery groups/content are peer to peer evidenced based practices. They are not a substitute for professional therapy, diagnosis, or treatment. The Wellness & Recovery Team, part of the Peer Support Services program at Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMHSAS), offers a variety of groups focused on enhancing the whole person through peer support, recovery education, and advocacy.

VIEW EVENT FLYER/DETAILS
CONTACT INFO
Melanie Eifort
269-467-1001 ext 377
meifort@stjoecmh.org


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THURSDAY
OCT 25
Wellness & Relaxation (Thursdays in October)
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Wellness and Recovery Room
307 W. Chicago Rd, Ste 260, Sturgis

Join us as we explore different pathways to be a promoter of personal wellness. Areas of exploration include relaxation exercises, meditation, changing negative thoughts to positive thoughts, yoga stretches, and deep breathing.This group is free of charge and open to all community members regardless of their eligibility for services at CMHSAS. * All peer support wellness and recovery groups/content are peer to peer evidenced based practices. They are not a substitute for professional therapy, diagnosis, or treatment. The Wellness & Recovery Team, part of the Peer Support Services program at Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMHSAS), offers a variety of groups focused on enhancing the whole person through peer support, recovery education, and advocacy.

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CONTACT INFO
Melanie Eifort
269-467-1001 ext 377
meifort@stjoecmh.org


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THURSDAY
OCT 25
Naloxone Training
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Sturges-Young Auditorium
Sturgis

This free training will focus on identifying the difference between opiate abuse and withdrawal and how to respond in an emergency situation. Naloxone (Also known as Narcan) kits will be available free of charge for anyone who completes the training. Naloxone is a third-party prescription with no abuse potential that is easily administered to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose.

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CONTACT INFO
Nate Anderson
269-467-1000
Nanderson@stjoecmh.org


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THURSDAY
OCT 25
Exercise for Active Agers
10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Donations welcome; benefits church food pantry
Location:
First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers

A fun-filled, good-for-you class for seniors. Includes warm-up, strength, flexibility, cardio, balance, and cool down. Your body will thank you!

CONTACT INFO
Nancy and Steve Manos
(269) 279-7708



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SATURDAY
OCT 27
Halloween Community Run
8:00am - undefined time

Cost: Free
Location:
Start at Five Lake Coffee
Sturgis

Let's meet for a free community run! All paces are encouraged and welcomed! We will meet by Five Lakes Coffee, out front. Dress up for fun in orange/black or even in a costume! We will run the downtown loop, about 3.2 miles. The downtown loop goes from Tuffy to Franks Ave. Please invite your friends and join us!

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SATURDAY
OCT 27
Fall Carnival and Chili Cookoff
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Doyle Community Center


Games, Prizes, Food, Hay Rides, Bounce House, and MORE FUN for the Whole Family! Only $5 per child entry.

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SATURDAY
OCT 27
Halloween Safety Town Extravaganza
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Safety Town
Sturgis

Save the date for the 5th Annual Safety Town Halloween Extravaganza! Donuts, Cider, Hayrides, and LOTS of candy will be provided free of charge to those who attend. This is a wonderful community event that is made possible by local businesses in the community!

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SATURDAY
OCT 27
Trunk or Treat at Moorepark Community Church
Starts: 10-27-2018 @ 5:30pm
Ends: 10-27-2018 @ 6:30pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Moorepark Community Church
Three Rivers

It is time for our annual Trunk or Treat!! Come out and enjoy the candy, playground, bounce house, hot dogs and hot chocolate!

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MONDAY
OCT 29
Be Fit (Support Group) (Mondays in October)
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Wellness and Recovery Room
Sturgis

A journey in being physically, emotionally, and mentally fit. Topics of discussion are nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and goal setting. his group is free of charge and open to all community members regardless of their eligibility for services at CMHSAS. * All peer support wellness and recovery groups/content are peer to peer evidenced based practices. They are not a substitute for professional therapy, diagnosis, or treatment. The Wellness & Recovery Team, part of the Peer Support Services program at Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMHSAS), offers a variety of groups focused on enhancing the whole person through peer support, recovery education, and advocacy.

VIEW EVENT FLYER/DETAILS
CONTACT INFO
Melanie Eifort
269-467-1001 ext 377
meifort@stjoecmh.org


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TUESDAY
OCT 30
Exercise for Active Agers
10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Donations welcome; benefits church food pantry
Location:
First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers

A fun-filled, good-for-you class for seniors. Includes warm-up, strength, flexibility, cardio, balance, and cool down. Your body will thank you!

CONTACT INFO
Nancy and Steve Manos
(269) 279-7708



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WEDNESDAY
OCT 31
Trunk or Treat @TR Church of the Nazarene)
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost: Free
Location:
TR Church of the Nazarene, 1221 Coon Hollow Rd.
Three Rivers

Free event, rain or shine. 30+ Trunks, Games, treats, crafts, visiting fire truck and hayrides!

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WEDNESDAY
OCT 31
Haunted Halls
Starts: 10-31-2018 @ 5:30pm
Ends: 10-31-2018 @ 7:30pm

Cost: Free
Location:
First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers

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THURSDAY
NOV 01
Exercise for Active Agers
10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Donations welcome; benefits church food pantry
Location:
First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers

A fun-filled, good-for-you class for seniors. Includes warm-up, strength, flexibility, cardio, balance, and cool down. Your body will thank you!

CONTACT INFO
Nancy and Steve Manos
(269) 279-7708



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SUNDAY
NOV 04
Happy Holiday Expo & Laura Kurella Cooking Show
11:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: Free
Location:
1 Falcon Dr. (Constantine High School)
Constantine

The Constantine Community Fitness Center presents Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 Happy Holiday Community Expo & Cooking Show featuring Laura Kurella. EXPO booths 11:30 am - 2 pm - Cooking Show 2 pm - 3 pm. Come spend a fun, FREE festive afternoon in Constantine High School's main hall and enjoy a special, "Happy Holidays" themed Community Expo, featuring an awesome assortment of wonderful things provided by both locals and area businesses that help make our community great! Shop Local!! At 2 pm, grab a Free seat in the LGI room and treat yourself to a special, "Happy Holidays" cooking show by Food Channel and Sturgis Journal contributor, Laura Kurella. Filled with 60-minutes of food fun, samples, prizes and giveaways including a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, this event is sure to put more Happy in your Holidays! For more information, or to reserve vendor space, please call 269-435-8940. Sponsors: Sturgis Media Group/Sturgis Meijer/PostNet-Sturgis.

CONTACT INFO
Kathy Messner
2694358940
kmessner@constps.org


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TUESDAY
NOV 06
Exercise for Active Agers
10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Donations welcome; benefits church food pantry
Location:
First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers

A fun-filled, good-for-you class for seniors. Includes warm-up, strength, flexibility, cardio, balance, and cool down. Your body will thank you!

CONTACT INFO
Nancy and Steve Manos
(269) 279-7708



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THURSDAY
NOV 08
Exercise for Active Agers
10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Donations welcome; benefits church food pantry
Location:
First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers

A fun-filled, good-for-you class for seniors. Includes warm-up, strength, flexibility, cardio, balance, and cool down. Your body will thank you!

CONTACT INFO
Nancy and Steve Manos
(269) 279-7708



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SATURDAY
NOV 10
Three Rivers Fresh Food Distribution
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost: Free
Location:
Skidmore Park
Three Rivers

Free events for those who could use some help putting fresh fruits and veggies on their tables. The Food Bank of South Central Michigan and the Three Rivers Food Site are hosting a fresh food initiatives on Saturday November 10 from 1:00 to 3 PM at Scidmore Park in Three Rivers. Anyone in St. Joseph County in need of fresh food can come and pick up free fresh vegetables by signing a statement that they need the food. Naturally, everyone that has been coming to the any of the St. Joseph County Food Sites are eligible for these additional items, and they do not count towards your monthly distributions. If you have extra boxes or grocery bags, please bring them with you. Thanks!

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TUESDAY
NOV 13
Exercise for Active Agers
10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Donations welcome; benefits church food pantry
Location:
First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers

A fun-filled, good-for-you class for seniors. Includes warm-up, strength, flexibility, cardio, balance, and cool down. Your body will thank you!

CONTACT INFO
Nancy and Steve Manos
(269) 279-7708



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THURSDAY
NOV 15
Exercise for Active Agers
10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Donations welcome; benefits church food pantry
Location:
First Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers

A fun-filled, good-for-you class for seniors. Includes warm-up, strength, flexibility, cardio, balance, and cool down. Your body will thank you!

CONTACT INFO
Nancy and Steve Manos
(269) 279-7708



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THURSDAY
NOV 22
Constantine Beast Before the Feast Turkey Trot 5K
9:30am - undefined time

Cost: Free
Location:
1 Falcon Dr. (Constantine High School)
Constantine

Beast Before the Feast Family Fun 5K Run/Walk 9:30 AM Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 Meet at Sweetland Stadium main gate, course will be the high school side of 131 - easy road run, maybe a touch of the cross country course and/or track. FREE - NO CHARGE - Happy Thanksgiving!! Bring a non-perishable food item for the Constantine Food Bank if you wish to. Bathroom will be available. Not responsible for accidents, as a participant you are acknowledging that you are physically fit & able to run/walk the 5K course. Permission slip/waiver will be available to be signed at the event. Wear your fun Thanksgiving stuff for fun if you like!! It's Turkey Day! Sponsored by Constantine Community Fitness Center.

CONTACT INFO
Kathy Messner
2694358940
kmessner@constps.org




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