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APRIL 20

Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. worship, teaching, 8 p.m. group meetings; Faith Family Christian Center, 2203 38th Ave., Longview; Rayleen, 360-430-3446; Marcie, 360-425-2440.

Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m., dinner (donation); 6:40 p.m., worship service, music, testimony and teaching, small groups; Columbia Heights Assembly of God; Christ-based 12-step study group for men and women (child care available); 360-578-2424.

Free Open Gym: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; for young people 13 to 18 years old; 360-423-6741.

Free Tai Chi Lessons: 10 a.m., Monticello Park Senior Living, 605 Broadway, Longview; call 360-575-1778 to reserve a slot.

Longview Community Yoga: 7 a.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview (at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street); Ruth, lvcommyoga@gmail.com.

Longview Public Library: 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time with stories, rhymes and simple crafts for ages 2-3; 12:15 p.m., English Conversation class; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300. 

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 9 a.m.-noon, Washington State University Extension office, 1946 Third Ave., Longview; WSU Master Gardeners offer free help for plant or insect problems; 360-577-3014, ext. 7; garyf@wsu.edu.

APRIL 21

Awakening Enlightenment Buddhist Monastery: 10 a.m.-noon, 123 Dainen Place, Longview; free meditation classes taught by Buddhist monk Yan Fo; Wendy Yan, 360-430-9287.

Children's Discovery Museum: 1-4 p.m., Three Rivers Mall, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Kelso; for parents and guardians to bring their children (up to 17 years old) for hands-on exhibits; free admission; childrensdiscovery3­60.org.

Longview Public Library: 10:15 a.m., English Conversation class; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300. 

Open Swim: noon-3 p.m., Dick Mealy Memorial Pool, Mark Morris High School, 1602 Mark Morris Court, Longview; children younger than 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult; $3 per person or family swim passes for $40 for 20 visits.

Winter Swim Lessons: 10-10:55 and 11:05-11:50 a.m., Dick Mealy Memorial Pool, Mark Morris High School, 1600 Mark Morris Court, Longview; $56 per student for eight lessons; children must be at least 4 years old to participate; 360-575-7709.

APRIL 22

Celebrate Recovery: 6-8 p.m., Woodland Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Lewis River Road, Woodland; Christ-based 12-step recovery program; 360-225-8662.

Godly Play: 10 a.m., St. Stephen's Church, 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street, Longview; church secretary, 360-423-5600; for children whose parents want them to experience concepts that give young children a healthy spiritual start in life. 

APRIL 23

Adult Evening Lap Swim: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; drop-in fee $3.50, seniors $2.50; 360-501-1855.

Bereavement Support Group (Cowlitz County): 6-8 p.m., James Avery Center for Grief Support, 1000 12th Ave., Longview; adults (ages 18 and older); registration required, 360-703-0300 or griefsupport@chhh.org.

Evening Water Exercise Class: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; drop-in fee $3.50, seniors $2.50; 360-501-1855.

Free Open Gym: 6:30-8 p.m., Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; for people younger than 18 years old; 360-423-6741.

Free Tai Chi Lessons: 10 a.m., Monticello Park Senior Living, 605 Broadway, Longview; call 360-575-1778 to reserve a slot.

Longview Community Yoga: 7 and 8:30 a.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview (at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Louisiana Street); Ruth, lvcommyoga@gmail.com

Longview Public Library: 10 a.m.-noon, Fun Hours, open play time for infants to 5 years of age; noon, Spanish Conversation Hour in the library auditorium; 1-2 p.m., Project Read pronunciation class; 3-5 p.m., Rainbow Community Diversity Youth Group; 7 p.m., Page Turners Book Discussion group; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.  (Page Turners is the last Monday of the month)

Love and Logic: 6:30-8:30 p.m., class that focuses on instilling responsibility in children; Parents Place, 928 23rd Ave., Longview. (FEB. 12-MARCH 12)

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 9 a.m.-noon, Washington State University Extension office, 1946 Third Ave., Longview; WSU Master Gardeners offer free help for plant or insect problems; 360-577-3014, ext. 7; garyf@wsu.edu.

Men's Step Study: 10 a.m., call for location, Dick Huhtala, 360-577-1392.

Parent Support Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Children's Justice & Advocacy Center, 214 N. Pacific Ave., Kelso; for guardians who have a child who has experienced trauma related to a crime; to register or for details: 360-353-3933.

Playgroup for Kids: 10 a.m.-noon, Life Works, 906 New York St., Longview; for children with and without disabilities; inclusive playgroup for children from birth to 6 years old; includes sensory play area; Lacey Cairns, 360-425-5494.

Strengthening Families 10-14: 6-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 312 First Ave., Castle Rock; Ramona, sfpwsucowlitz@hotmai­l.com or 360-261-3971; registration forms can be picked up at WSU Extension Cowlitz County, 1946 Third Ave., Longview. (THROUGH APRIL 2, 2018)

Swim Lessons at Gaither Pool: 5-5:30 p.m., Levels 1-4 and preschool; cost is $35 for eight classes; Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; 360-501-1855. APRIL 9-19, APRIL 23-MAY 3.

Swim Lessons at Gaither Pool: 4:45-5:30 p.m., 5-5:30 p.m., Levels 1-4 and preschool; cost is $35 for eight classes; Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; 360-501-1855. FOR MAY 7-17 ONLY

TOPS OR No. 0633: 8:30 a.m., weigh in; 9:30-10:30 a.m., meeting; Faith Lutheran Church, 1010 N.E. Fifth, Clatskanie; Gail, 503-728-3184.

TOPS OR No. 1024: 6:30 p.m., Clatskanie Baptist Church, 415 S. Nehalem St., Clatskanie; Lloyd, 360-355-4244.

APRIL 24

Adult Evening Lap Swim: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; drop-in fee $3.50, seniors $2.50; 360-501-1855.

Bereavement Support for Adults (Woodland): 2-3:30 p.m., Woodland Care Center, 310 Fourth St., Woodland; facilitated by MSW Denny Kartchner; registration requested, 360-703-0300 or griefsupport@chhh.org.

Celebrate Recovery Step Study: 6 p.m., two women’s groups; 7 p.m., one men’s group; Faith Family Christian Center, 2203 38th Ave., Longview; Rayleen, 360-430-3446; Marcie, 360-425-2440.

Explorer’s Bible Study: 9:30-11 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church Educational Building, 1448 11th Ave., Longview; small groups for men, women; study of the Gospel of Matthew; Susan Evans, 360-414-9160. (NO JUNE, JULY, AUG.)

Evening Water Exercise Class: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; drop-in fee $3.50, seniors $2.50; 360-501-1855.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 6:30 p.m., Core Health, 748 14th Ave., Longview; 12-step program for anyone with food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia; Melissa H., 360-442-9061.

Fall Weekly Family Story Time: 6 p.m., activities include stories, crafts and a small snack; sign up not required; Kelso Public Library, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Suite 1263, Kelso; 360-423-8110.

Longview Public Library: 6 p.m., Teen Tuesday with games, books and other activities and snacks for middle- and high-school age teens; 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

Meditation: noon-1 p.m., Lower Columbia College Room 210 (Fitness Center); led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

Meditation and Discussion: 7-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview; led by Buddhist Monastic Kisei Amy Costenbader from Great Vow Monastery; 503-728-0654.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "Family Support Group": 6-7:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; an open group that provides a safe and supportive environment for family members, caregivers or loved ones of a person with mental health challenges; the group provides support through shared experience; drop-ins are encouraged; learn about the full range of services provided at no charge; 360-703-6722.

Strengthening Families 3-11: 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 312 First Ave., Castle Rock; parents and children must attend together; free with dinner, child care and prizes included; Dianne Swanson, 360-636-0530 or at dianneswanson@msn.com(ENDS ??? KEEP CHECKING CALENDAR)

Swim Lessons at Gaither Pool: 5-5:30 p.m., Levels 1-4 and preschool; cost is $35 for eight classes; Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; 360-501-1855. APRIL 9-19, APRIL 23-MAY 3.

Swim Lessons at Gaither Pool: 4:45-5:30 p.m., 5-5:30 p.m., Levels 1-4 and preschool; cost is $35 for eight classes; Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; 360-501-1855. FOR MAY 7-17 ONLY

Teen Grief Support: 6-7:30 p.m., Avery Center, 1035 11th Ave., Longview; for children 14 to 17 years old.

TOPS WA 0999: 8:45 a.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship, 1335 11th Ave., Longview; Richard, 360-232-8163.

TOPS WA No. 1129: 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:45 a.m., meeting; Woodland Community Center, 782 Park St. (across from school), Woodland; first visit free; Delores, 360-606-6434.

TOPS WA No. 1140, Longview: 9 a.m. weigh-in ; 10 a.m., meeting; Robert Gray Baptist Church, 2448 46th Ave., Longview; Verna Grimes, 360-431-8123.

TOPS WA 1489: 9:30 a.m., Kalama United Methodist Church, 111 N. Second St., Kalama; new members welcome; Debbie, 360-673-5183.

Wood Carving: 6-9 p.m., Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., Cathlamet; Walt Geil, 360-795-0433.

WORKSOURCE

Workshops that occur at WorkSource, 305 S. Pacific Ave., Suite B, Kelso: Skills and Abilities, Applications, Effective Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviewing, Job Search Strategies and Veterans. Job clubs include Mock Interviews, 60 Second Commercials, Money Smart, Intro and Beginning Computers, Portfolio Reviews, overview of online resources through worksourcewa.com and more. To access the schedule, visit worksourcewa.com and click on “Workshops & Hiring Events” and select Kelso in the Southwest Washington section. Calendars also are available at the WorkSource office 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays. The office is closed most major holidays. All classes are free to the public and walk-ins are welcome.

RECOVERY

Numerous “Anonymous” groups meet throughout the region on a daily basis.

For meeting times and places, call the following phone numbers or write to: Alcoholics Anonymous, 360-423-2520, (District 27, P.O. Box 1422, Longview); Al-Anon, 360-423-2520; Clatskanie Al-Anon, 503-728-3351; Cowlitz County Gamblers Anonymous, 360-270-8692 or 360-751-0428 or 360-560-3133; Gamblers Anonymous of Woodland, 360-601-1599; Dual Recovery Anonymous, 360-425-9529; Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 360-281-0712 or 360-442-9061; Narcotics Anonymous 24-hour helpline, 360-749-6965; Nar-Anon, 360-425-1622; Overeaters Anonymous, 503-487-7020 or 360-560-5038.

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