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For Families & Kids #LifeHacks Adult & History Our #lifehacks series offers programs on real-world skills for teens and adults. Learn practical tips for navigating everyday life. Healthy Ways to Beat the Winter Blues Monday, January 13, at 6:00 p.m. Brittany Bennett, L.S.W. , Counselor for Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services, presenter Learn what the winter blues are, how to identify them, and ways to help combat the winter blues. 20 20 VISION Clothing Tips and Tricks Monday, February 3, at 6:00 p.m. Emily Kimball, Sandusky Library, presenter Need to learn tips to remove wrinkles from clothing without an iron, fix a seam, or sew on a button? We will cover basic tips to keep everyones’ clothing looking its best! Cooking Monday, March 9, at 6:00 p.m. Susan Shickley, Erie County OSU Extension, presenter A first apartment with a kitchen! What to do now? Learn about what kitchen tools are necessary and how to use them. Learn some basic cooking skills and simple recipes. 20 20 VISION Money Matters: Basic Budgeting Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. VacationLand Federal Credit Union, presenter Join VacationLand Federal Credit Union during Money Smart Week as they give tips and tricks about how to set & achieve financial goals while using a spending plan - otherwise known as a budget! This information is useful for anyone who wants to develop a first budget or adjust one that’s already in place. Grandfamilies Legal Project Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. January 8: General Presentation February 12: Presentation on Legal Issues March 11: Presentation on School and Medical Issues April 15: Presentation on Public Benefits and Kinship Care Resources Denise Zanni, Attorney at Law and Rachel Hartshorn Paralegal, presenter Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO) has created the Grandfamilies Legal Project to help families and kinship care providers affected by the opioid crisis in Ohio. They offer free presentations that provide support for legal and emotional issues, school guidance, and public resources available to help one navigate ways to raise grandkids or kin. Knit One, Crochet, Too! Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14 Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. January 30, February 27, March 26, April 30 Join the company of other knitters and crocheters. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn! And the Award Goes to... Tuesday, January 28, at 6:00 p.m. Jennifer Buch & Emily Kimball, Sandusky Library, presenters Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Grammys, Pulitzers... so many awards! Enjoy a fun-filled evening of trivia revolving around awards of all kinds from television to movies to music to Broadway plays to books. Teams of up to six people may participate. Don’t have a team? Come and make some new friends. The Joy of Birding Saturday, February 22, at 11:00 a.m. Sheryl Young, Firelands Audubon Society, presenter Birdwatching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the country. In a program suitable for all ages, experience the sights and sounds of some of the many birds of our area. Discover how this ideal pastime can enrich everyone’s life. Chair Yoga Tuesdays, March 31, April 7 & 14, at 11:00 a.m. Sherrena Bilgen, certified yoga instructor, M.Y. Yoga and Open Way Studios, presenter Yes, anyone can do yoga. Chair yoga is an adapted form of yoga that makes it accessible to everyone even if one has a bum knee, bad back, shoulder pain, or more. Chair yoga offers a practice that includes seated poses on the chair and standing poses using the chair for balance and support. It is a wonderful form of exercise and a way to calm the body and mind. It will do wonders for stress and tension, provide a great stretch, and bring self-awareness to mind and body. Suicide Prevention Tuesday, April 7, at 6:00 p.m. Diane Taylor and Linda Gerber, Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties, presenters An overview of suicide prevention: 1. Signs and symptoms, 2. National and local statistics, 3. How to respond and who to call. Civics Essential Game Show Wednesday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m. FreshWater Cleveland staff, presenters Join us for a Civics Essential Game Hour. Sharpen your civics knowledge during this fun, fact-filled evening of trivia and gamification emceed by a local educator or attorney. Want to brush up on civics and get ready for the Game Hour? Read the Ohio Civics Essential series on Soapbox Cincinnati or FreshWater Cleveland and make sure to take the quizzes. Did we mention, there will be prizes? Come ready to play! (all ages)

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