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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
“Help! My child is Being Bullied” – Parent Discussion Series

JCS offers a parent discussion group series addressing the many challenges of parenthood.  The group will be held monthly, 6:00 – 7:30 pm,  at Jewish Community Services in Owings Mills, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue.

Join with other parents for “Help! My child is Being Bullied”, facilitated by Susan Kurlander, Health Educator, Prevention Education.

And mark your calendars for these upcoming sessions:

Sunday, October 27 – “Grandparenting in the 21st Century”
Tuesday, November 12 – “Parenting without a Partner”
Tuesday, December 10 – “As a Parent, Knowing When to Hold and When to Fold”

The series is free and open to the public.  For information and registration: jcsbaltimore.org/parenting-series or 410-843-7568.

If you would like to request ADA accommodations, please contact us at least 3 weeks prior to the scheduled program. Please note that not all requests may be able to be fulfilled.

Babysitting is available and provided by the JCC. There is a 2 hour time limit and the cost would be $4.50 per child.  These passes may be bought in advance or at the Front desk on the day of parent discussion group.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Open Mic Night at the Gordon

On Tuesday evening, September 10 at 7pm in the lobby of the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, at 3506 Gwynnbrook  Avenue, Owings Mills, “Open Mic Nights at the Gordon”  will begin.

This FREE event is an opportunity for performers to showcase their talents to friends, family, or neighbors.   A P.A. system is provided so artists can come prepared with their acoustic instruments, whether they are guitars, voices, verses, or a djembe. Only hand drums can be accommodated (no drum set provided). Come one, come all! Spread the word about this to your music-loving friends.

Open Mic nights provide a great platform for amateur or up-and-coming musicians (or for that matter- poets, comedians, anyone who wants 15 minutes of fame). It’s also a fun night to be an audience member and enjoy supporting local talent—after all, artists cannot do what they do best without an audience.

Sign-up for the event starts at 6:30pm. First come, first served. Music begins at 7pm. Each artist will be limited to three songs. Refreshments will available for sale.

The Gordon Center strives to give more local artists performance and collaboration opportunities. Stay tuned for an exciting 2013-14 Gordon Center season of national talent in music, dance, comedy, film and more to be announced later this summer.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
FREE Class on Caring for An Adult with Mental Illness

NAMI is offering FREE Family to Family classes for Family & Friends Who Care about an Adult with Mental Illness

Spaces for this free class are filling up fast!  Call today.

Did you know that 1 in 5 families are affected by mental illness?

Family to Family is a free 12-week course sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for close relatives of individuals with mental illness.

The course teaches the clinical treatment of major mental illnesses and the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.  Topics include: communication skills, coping techniques, brain biology, medications, advocacy and more and are taught by other family members.  A rigorous community‐based randomized study provided strong evidence of the effectiveness of the NAMI Family to Family Education Program; the most widely disseminated family support service in the country, and the longevity of its effects.  NAMI – Metropolitan Baltimore is sponsoring three classes this fall session. Participants must call to register. Call today at (410) 435-2600.

Start Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013  from 7 PM -  9:30 PM

End Date: December 5, 2013

Location: 6 Millgate Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117 (On street parking)

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Open House

Well for the Journey is holding two WELL-COME Open House events on Thursday, September 12, 9:30 -11 am and 7-8:30 pm. The Well is a non-profit, interfaith spiritual center that offers innovative programs and resources for men and women seeking spiritual wellness in daily life. The Open Houses are free and open to the public.


Thursday, September 12, 2013
Shofar Blowing Contest and Chazzon’s Concert

An annual shofar blowing competition for adults and children. Prizes will be awarded for the loudest, longest, and most creative shofar blowers. The contest will be followed shortly after by a soulful concert with Israeli musician and MMAE chazzon, Shlomo Abramson. FREE

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