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DECEMBER 13

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

Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m., Longview Church of the Nazarene, 814 15th Ave., Longview; Christ-based 12-step program; 360-577-1100.

Cowlitz Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DSHS Office, 305 Pacific Ave., Suite B, Kelso; Carla-Jo Whitson, MSW, CBIS, carlajow@biawa.org or 360-991-4928.

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

Goodwill Information Session: 2:30 p.m., information session, Goodwill Work Opportunity Center, 1030 15th Ave., Suite 300, Longview; twyllac@goodwillwa.org or 360-501-8356.

GriefShare: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Valley Christian Fellowship campus, in the new classrooms, 2911 Pacific Way, Longview; for anyone who has experienced a close loss, whether it happened many years ago or recently; Jim Gray, 253-905-5336.

Grief Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m., Toutle Christian Fellowship, 5067 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, Toutle; Marilyn, 360-274-4542.

LINK Beyond the Alphabet Open Gym: 2-5 p.m.,  Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; ages 0-7; 360-423-6741; free.

Longview Public Library: noon, French / German Conversation Group; 3-5 p.m., Tech Drop-In (computer help); 1600 Louisiana St., Longview; 360-442-5300.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "CONNECTION Recovery Support Group": 3-4:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; Connection is a peer-led support group for adults living with a mental health diagnosis; group follows a structured model to ensure everyone in the group has an opportunity to talk; drop-ins encouraged, no cost involved; 360-703-6722. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "STRivE First Steps": 1-2:30 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; confidential open group that provides a safe, supportive environment; 10 sessions provide education and tools for the first steps toward a successful and sustained recovery from mental and emotional challenges; drop-ins encouraged; learn about the full range of free programs and services; 360-703-6722.

Overeaters Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 1414 12th Ave., Longview; Gloria, 503-487-7020.

Read and Grow Playgroups: 10-11:30 a.m., Mint Valley Elementary School, 2425 38th Ave., Longview; for parents and their children ages 5 and under to attend together; groups do not meet when school is not in session.

Survivors of Murder and Vehicular Homicide: 6:30 p.m., Port of Woodland, 141 Davidson Ave., Woodland; Delores Cook, 360-425-8658, 360-751-8658.

DECEMBER 14

Brown Bag Lunch and Book Club: 11 a.m.-noon, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., Cathlamet; Joyce Orr, 360-430-3968.

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.

LINK Open Gym: 6:30-8 p.m., Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; for all ages; 360-423-6741; free.

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.

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.

DECEMBER 15

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.

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.

DECEMBER 16

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. 

DECEMBER 17

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

Bereavement Support Group (Cowlitz County): 1-2:30 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.

Dual Recovery Anonymous: 1-2 p.m., NAMI SW WA, 1128 Broadway, Longview; program for people experiencing both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness; 360-703-6722.

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

LINK Open Gym: 6:30-8 p.m., Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; for all ages; 360-423-6741; free.

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: noon, Spanish Conversation Hour in the library auditorium; 3-5 p.m., Rainbow Community Diversity Youth Group; 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.

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.

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.

DECEMBER 18

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

Battles, Hassle, Tantrums and Tears: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; class covers parental anger, children's anger, tantrums, calming techniques and more; Parents Place, 928 23rd Ave., Longview. (11-20 through 12-11 2018)

Evening Water Exercise Class: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Gaither Pool, 1904 Allen St., Kelso; drop-in fee $3.50, senior citizens $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.

LINK Beyond the Alphabet Open Gym: 2-5 p.m.,  Youth & Family Link gymnasium, 907 Douglas St., Longview; ages 0-7; 360-423-6741; free.

Longview Public Library: 6 p.m., Teen Tuesday; 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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) "Table Top Games": 2-4 p.m., 1128 Broadway, Longview; a safe place to relax and have fun with friends; games are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their favorite games to share; drop-ins are encouraged; learn about the full range of services provided at no charge; 360-703-6722; jan.k@namiswwa.org

Read and Grow Playgroups: 10-11:30 a.m., Kessler Elementary School, 1902 Kessler Blvd., Longview; for parents and their children ages 5 and under to attend together; groups do not meet when school is not in session.

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; 9:34 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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