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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.
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is offering adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid classes at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St.
To register or to find another area class, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.
A free program on estate planning with a revocable living trust will be presented at the Putnam County District Library’s Pandora-Riley Township branch at 6:30 p.m. Monday and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the main library in Ottawa.
The speaker is Joseph C. Schroeder, attorney at law of Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP.
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies.
Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation focusing on how to cope with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St.
The presentation is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.
Contact Niki Sidle, bereavement coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities.
Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification.
Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa.
Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A daylong program about what animals do in preparation for winter will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.
Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle.
The program is for children 6 to 12 years old. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. today, either online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office.
The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 24 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.