Oct
3
Tue
Take a Stand
Oct 3 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

October 3: Take a Stand

  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, FSM 208 (Awareness)

October is Domestic Violence Month. Drop into the art studio and take a few minutes to make a statement about respect and non-violence on a shirt! Then, hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of domestic violence.  Supplies, including t-shirts, provided.

Oct
5
Thu
National Depression Screening Day-Take the BDI
Oct 5 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

October 5: National Depression Screening Day-Take the BDI

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Atrium  (Balance)

Depression is one of the most common mental health diagnoses in America. Many individuals may be experiencing depression and not realize the help that is available to relieve the symptoms and address underlying causes. Have you ever wondered if you could be experiencing symptoms of depression? Evaluate depression in your life by taking a five-minute, completely confidential survey.

National Depression Screening Day-Take the BDI
Oct 5 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

October 5: National Depression Screening Day-Take the BDI

  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Atrium  (Balance)

Depression is one of the most common mental health diagnoses in America. Many individuals may be experiencing depression and not realize the help that is available to relieve the symptoms and address underlying causes. Have you ever wondered if you could be experiencing symptoms of depression? Evaluate depression in your life by taking a five-minute, completely confidential survey.

Oct
9
Mon
Community Drumming
Oct 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

October 9: Community Drumming

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Connection)

Group drumming can reduce stress, rejuvenate, calm, and help develop right brain creativity. Drumming alone has healing power, but in a group, healing expands exponentially. For thousands of years, people have used the drum as a means of coming together to heal individuals and build communities. Drums provided and no musical ability required.

Oct
12
Thu
Community Drumming
Oct 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

October 12: Community Drumming

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Connection)

Group drumming can reduce stress, rejuvenate, calm, and help develop right brain creativity. Drumming alone has healing power, but in a group, healing expands exponentially. For thousands of years, people have used the drum as a means of coming together to heal individuals and build communities. Drums provided and no musical ability required.

Oct
13
Fri
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Training
Oct 13 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

October 13: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Training

  • 9:00 – 10:30 am, FSM 204 (Awareness)

According to the CDC, childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on lifelong health and opportunity. Learn about the research and implications for individuals, parents, health care providers, and educators.

Oct
18
Wed
Break for Art! – Finger Painting for Grown Ups
Oct 18 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

October 18: Break for Art! – Finger Painting for Grown Ups

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm , FSM 208 (Off the Beaten Path)

Access your inner child and use your fingers to paint! Join us for this joyous celebration of art and creative expression.

It’s true: 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent.  Making art is good for the body, mind and soul.   Drop into the art studio to make a small project and take a stress break.

Oct
20
Fri
Trauma-Informed Practice
Oct 20 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

October 20: Trauma-Informed Practice

  • 9:00 – 10:30 am, FSM 204 (Awareness)

Many adults have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience (ACES). In this workshop, you will learn basic techniques for working from a trauma-sensitive framework that can improve your effectiveness and improve client outcomes.

Oct
23
Mon
Self-Care – Tai Chi
Oct 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

October 23: Self-Care – Tai Chi

  • Noon – 12:50 PM, Glenn Massay Theater (Balance)

Tai Chi has been referred to as “meditation in motion”. It is a noncompetitive martial art known for both its defense techniques and its health benefits. The regular practice of Tai Chi can strengthen muscles, improve balance, and reduce stress.

Oct
25
Wed
Healthy Relationships Panel Discussion
Oct 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

October 25: Healthy Relationships Panel Discussion

  • 6:00 pm, FSM 202 (Awareness)

Can you identify characteristics of a healthy relationship? Do you know how to set boundaries? Join us in a discussion to understand what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like. Gain new tools to foster healthy relationships and a healthy you!

Oct
26
Thu
Thoughtful Thursdays – Health Relationships: Principles that make relationships work
Oct 26 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

October 26: Thoughtful Thursdays – Health Relationships: Principles that make relationships work

  • 5:30-6:30 pm, FSM 200 (Awareness)

Bring your lunch or dinner and learn some practical, research-based steps to make your relationships even better!

Oct
27
Fri
Farm to Table Cooking Classes, Taste of Mexico
Oct 27 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

October 27: Farm to Table Cooking Classes, Taste of Mexico

  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, MSC Cafe, (Off the Beaten Path)

We all know that Alaskan vegetables and other farm products are just fresher and taste better, but when we buy local, we’re also keeping jobs and money in our community. The Mat-Su is currently at the center of the locally-grown food movement, and here’s your chance to learn how to cook some delicious and nutritious dishes using fresh ingredients from right here in the Valley. Join us to cook (and eat) a new theme each class!

Onward and Upward! – Geocaching
Oct 27 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

October 27: Onward and Upward! – Geocaching

  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm, FSM 112A (Off the Beaten Path)

Want to learn how to use a GPS? Take your navigation skills to the next level and step outside for a fun GPS class while learning the exciting sport of Geocaching. It’s a fun way to get out, explore, and find little treasures!

Adventure activities focusing on team work, creating authentic relationships, building self-efficacy, mindfulness, goal setting and more! Equipment will be provided for each session.  These are outdoor activities.  Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring water and snacks.

Nov
1
Wed
Self-Care – Tai Chi
Nov 1 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

November 1: Self-Care – Tai Chi

  • Noon – 12:50 PM, Glenn Massay Theater (Balance)

Tai Chi has been referred to as “meditation in motion”. It is a noncompetitive martial art known for both its defense techniques and its health benefits. The regular practice of Tai Chi can strengthen muscles, improve balance, and reduce stress.

Nov
6
Mon
Self-Care – Public Health Screenings
Nov 6 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

November 6: Self-Care – Public Health Screenings

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Balance)

Nurses from the Mat-Su Public Health Center will provide resources and self-assessment screening tools for identifying behavioral health concerns contributing to Domestic Violence (DV), substance abuse (Alcohol, tobacco, recreational and prescription drug use), STDs, risky behaviors and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)/Resiliency. Confidential consults will be available.

Nov
7
Tue
Heyi Niltu – Alaska Native Heritage Month Celebration
Nov 7 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

November 7: Heyi Niltu – Alaska Native Heritage Month Celebration

  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Glenn Massay Theater (Connection)

Join us as we celebrate the history, traditions, and many contributions of Alaska Natives and American Indian Cultures.

Self-Care – Public Health Screenings
Nov 7 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

November 7: Self-Care – Public Health Screenings

  • 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Atrium (Balance)

Nurses from the Mat-Su Public Health Center will provide resources and self-assessment screening tools for identifying behavioral health concerns contributing to Domestic Violence (DV), substance abuse (Alcohol, tobacco, recreational and prescription drug use), STDs, risky behaviors and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)/Resiliency. Confidential consults will be available.

Nov
9
Thu
Self-Care – Tai Chi
Nov 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

November 9: Self-Care – Tai Chi

  • Noon – 12:50 PM, Glenn Massay Theater (Balance)

Tai Chi has been referred to as “meditation in motion”. It is a noncompetitive martial art known for both its defense techniques and its health benefits. The regular practice of Tai Chi can strengthen muscles, improve balance, and reduce stress.

Nov
10
Fri
Farm to Table Cooking Classes, Italian Inspired
Nov 10 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

November 10: Farm to Table Cooking Classes, Italian Inspired

  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, MSC Cafe, (Off the Beaten Path)

We all know that Alaskan vegetables and other farm products are just fresher and taste better, but when we buy local, we’re also keeping jobs and money in our community. The Mat-Su is currently at the center of the locally-grown food movement, and here’s your chance to learn how to cook some delicious and nutritious dishes using fresh ingredients from right here in the Valley. Join us to cook (and eat) a new theme each class!

Nov
13
Mon
Community Drumming
Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

November 13: Community Drumming

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Connection)

Group drumming can reduce stress, rejuvenate, calm, and help develop right brain creativity. Drumming alone has healing power, but in a group, healing expands exponentially. For thousands of years, people have used the drum as a means of coming together to heal individuals and build communities. Drums provided and no musical ability required.

Nov
14
Tue
Community Drumming
Nov 14 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

November 14: Community Drumming

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Connection)

Group drumming can reduce stress, rejuvenate, calm, and help develop right brain creativity. Drumming alone has healing power, but in a group, healing expands exponentially. For thousands of years, people have used the drum as a means of coming together to heal individuals and build communities. Drums provided and no musical ability required.

Nov
15
Wed
Break for Art! – Chinese Brush Painting
Nov 15 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

November 15: Break for Art! – Chinese Brush Painting

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm , FSM 208 (Off the Beaten Path)

Can’t draw stick figures? No problem! You will be mesmerized by the ease and joy of Chinese Brush Painting as you learn how to hold the brush, make strokes, create flowers, bees, etc.

It’s true: 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent.  Making art is good for the body, mind and soul.   Drop into the art studio to make a small project and take a stress break.

Nov
16
Thu
Building Resiliency Panel Discussion
Nov 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

November 16: Building Resiliency Panel Discussion

  • 6:00 pm, FSM 202 (Awareness)

Social support, self-care, spirituality. What do these words have in common? They are different forms of resilience. Panelists will discuss creative forms of resilience and teach you ways to bounce back from life’s ups and downs through building up your resiliency.

Nov
30
Thu
Thoughtful Thursdays – Stress & Relaxation: Dealing with unnecessary stress
Nov 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

November 30: Thoughtful Thursdays – Stress & Relaxation: Dealing with unnecessary stress

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, FSM 200 (Awareness)

Getting rid of, and recovering from, unnecessary stress. Stress is a daily part of life for most of us, but why is that? And does it have to be? Come join us as we review how stress affects the body and learn simple tips to be free from the strain of stress. Everyone is encouraged to bring their best anti-stress tip to share (if you have one)!

Dec
1
Fri
Onward and Upward! – Snowshoeing
Dec 1 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

December 1: Onward and Upward! – Snowshoeing

  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm, FSM 112A (Off the Beaten Path)

Time to crawl out of hibernation mode and get outside to enjoy the fluffy white stuff! Snowshoeing is a great way to explore areas around Alaska you normally can’t get to in summer because it’s too overgrown or there are too many mosquitoes. If you have never tried it, now is the time! If you have done it before, come on out and help others learn to enjoy this fun winter sport.

Adventure activities focusing on team work, creating authentic relationships, building self-efficacy, mindfulness, goal setting and more! Equipment will be provided for each session.  These are outdoor activities.  Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring water and snacks.