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Edmonds Kind of Play: Mental health events and resources, plus free summer activities

Edmonds Kind of Play: Mental health events and resources, plus free summer activities

Jennifer Marx May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As I looked around for some stats to lead into some local free resources, it is clear that the need is widespread and that the pandemic “exacerbated existing disparities in mental health services.” Many of us can see the negative effects, though some found a better fit …

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Apodaca: Researchers inspired by Spectrum Speakers Gavel Club hope to model its success

Apodaca: Researchers inspired by Spectrum Speakers Gavel Club hope to model its success

A few years ago I wrote about an Irvine-based Toastmasters group for people with autism spectrum disorder. Founded by retired marketing executive Judi Uttal, whose son is autistic, the Spectrum Speakers Gavel Club has had a profound impact on the lives of its members by helping to strengthen their communication skills and self-confidence in a …

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Shenandoah County chamber writing group meets to discuss books |  Nvdaily

Shenandoah County chamber writing group meets to discuss books | Nvdaily

The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce has a new group of writers among its ranks. The Shenandoah County WRITES group has five members — Mark Muse, Cara Achterberg, Elizabeth Cottrell, James Davison and Coe Sherrard. “It was my idea, I guess,” Sherrard said. When he published a book in January of 2021 and Chamber President …

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community-calendar | Community | fayettetribune.com

Editor’s note: Clubs, churches, schools and other non-profit groups are invited to submit announcements to The Fayette Tribune’s community calendar at ckeenan@register-herald.com. meetings Fayette County Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education has released its schedule of May meetings. The BOE will meet as follows: regular meeting — Tuesday, May 24, 6 …

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Library Loop: Truckee Library celebrates grand opening of new ‘WorkSpace’

The Truckee Library, a branch of the Nevada County Library, celebrated the grand opening of the WorkSpace, a co-working and job assistance center, on May 2. Located at 10879 Donner Pass Road Suite A in front of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, the Workspace is a collaboration with the Alliance for Workforce Development. The space, …

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Almost 5,000 felony cases await resolution in King County Superior Court, thanks to COVID, other factors

Matt Lapin spent the first dozen years of his legal career as a deputy prosecutor — and the last dozen as a private criminal defense attorney. He was officially sworn in as the newest member of the King County Superior Court bench earlier this month, becoming the 11th judge to don black robes since the …

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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of May 20–22

Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson performs songs from her just-released Nonesuch debut albums, amaryllis and belladonnawith the musicians who perform with her on the albums—Mivos Quartet, Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), Nick Dunston (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Jacob Garchik (trombone), and Adam O’Farrill (trumpet)—at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, tonight and at Festival International Musique …

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AMERICAN THEATER | In ‘American Jade,’ Jodi Long Traces Her Imprints

Jodi Long. Discovering, owning, and expressing one’s own identity constitutes perhaps the scariest yet most validating process humans undergo. And now more than ever, that identity can be complicated, contested, fluid. Where does identity come from, and how does it take shape? According to Asian American actor Jodi Long, it’s rooted in a web of …

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Comedic wonderland: Mic Drop Comedy opens doors in Kearny Mesa

San Diego, prepare yourselves for some comedy in wonderland at Mic Drop Comedy, a new comedy club in Kearny Mesa that celebrated its grand opening this month. Well, the space isn’t exactly new. The building on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard actually used to house Comedy Palace, the now-shuttered club that brought laughter to San Diego for …

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Ben McGrath on ‘Riverman,’ the Story of an American Legend Who Disappeared

“],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> The cover shot of Riverman: An American Odyssey—a wide stretch of the Hudson River—was taken not far from Piermont, New York, where the book’s author, Ben McGrath, lives with his wife and two young children. “It would take me half an hour to be in that same spot,” McGrath says. He often does paddle …

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