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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mailbag: Jim: What's Coming Up at Creekside

January 17 at 6:30 pm Living Lively!, Living Lively!, a Breast Cancer Survivor Group will begin meeting on the third Thursday of every month beginning January 17th. The one-hour meetings will be free and open to all and will begin at 6:30pm. This is an organizational meeting to determine the needs of the group. Friends, and family will join survivors of breast cancer and organizer Bonalyn Barker, who is a survivor herself.. Another meeting is planned for February 21st. January 17 at 7 pm Homelessness In Rock County: Erin Loveland Do you ever wonder how many people in Rock County are dealing with homelessness this winter? Erin Loveland, the Operations Coordinator at The House of Mercy, a 25-bed homeless center located in Janesville, WI will be at Creekside Place on January 17 at 7 pm to discuss the issue and how it affects us all. The House of Mercy accepts homeless single women and families for stays of up to 30 days with a goal for each household to achieve stable housing on their own. Erin has been employed there for almost 8 years and was a volunteer for 5 years before that. She is an experienced speaker and a member of Toastmasters International. She will discuss the House of Mercy program, admission criteria and the services they offer. She will also talk about the Rock County Homeless Intervention Task Force and the effort it makes to end homelessness. Please join us for this discussion. The Creekside Place Speaker Series is free and open to all. It is made possible in part by a grant from the Evansville Fund. Winter Market and Artisan Craft Fair January 19 9am-1pm Join your favorite vendors from the Evansville Farmers Market and local crafters as they display their wares in the Grand Room at Creekside Place. The Winter market will be held on the third Saturday of the month until April before moving back outside. Kid’s Stuff Saturday January 19 10-11am Kids that attend this workshop will get a head-start on Valentine’s day. This craft activity will make a gift pillow and card to be given on Valentine’s. All materials and adult supervision will be provided for a cost of $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Participants must register by Jan 16th and sign-ups are limited to the first ten. Activity Fair January 19 9am-1pm Join Evansville organizations at Creekside Place and see what activities are available for your family. Whether you are looking to participate, to volunteer, or just to see the variety of fun things to do in Evansville, you'll have a good time at the Fair Beer Study Returns January 21 7 pm Join Tom Calley and learn the story behind some of your favorite brews and some you may not have met yet. This week’s featured brewers are: New Glarus Brewing, Pangaea Beer Co., Hacker-Pschorr Brewery, Chameleon Brewing Co., and Horney Goat Brewing. There’s still time to sign up for the Creekside Place Mug Club, too. Thirty-five dollars gets you and etched 15 oz beer mug and discounts on some great beers at Beer Study. The Wizard of Oz Friday January 25 at 1:30 Join us for the story of Dorothy and her friends presented on the big screen. Relax in our comfy chairs and couches and enjoy. Matinees are still just $1 for members and $3 for non-members. Jim Brooks Program Coordinator Creekside Place, Inc 608-882-0407 Jim Brooks Program Coordinator Creekside Place, Inc 608-882-0407

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