Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
The next Cut the Craft sessions at the Forest-Jackson Public Library will be held at 1 and 7 p.m. Monday. Participants will make a vintage bulb snowman ornament. Supplies will be provided, and sessions are open to teens and adults.
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.