Services for Independent Living 1401 Hathman Place • Columbia, MO 65201 • Voice: (573)874-1646 • TTY: (573)874-4121 Fax: (573)874-3564 • Email: email@example.com • Web: www.silcolumbia.org December 2010 Wednesday, Dec. 1 Chanukah (Dec. 1 – 9) World AIDS Day Remembrance & Vigil (5:30 p.m., AP Green Chapel, MU Campus) Thursday, Dec. 2 Free Children’s Vision Screenings (6 mo. - 6 yrs old) 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Parents As Teachers (555 Vandiver) Friday, Dec. 3 Meet and Greet: Bowling (1 - 2:30 p.m.) Wii Excellerate (6 - 8 p.m., SIL) International Day of Persons with Disabilities Saturday, Dec. 4 Kids in the Kitchen (1 – 4 p.m., Boone Co. Family Resources) Sunday, Dec. 5 Power Soccer Practice (1 – 4 p.m., Woodcrest) Monday, Dec. 6 Injury Prevention (medication review, vision screenings, etc.) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boone Elec. Comm. Rm - Limited transportation available. Cooks in the Kitchen (1 - 4 p.m., Columbia Health Department) Tuesday, Dec. 7 Women’s Group: Discussing Holiday Community Service Project (2 - 3:30 p.m., SIL) MUSE, College Network (6 - 7 p.m., MU Memorial Union South, 2nd floor) Wednesday, Dec. 8 Mid Missouri CFIDS and Fibromyalgia Support Group (2 - 4 p.m., SIL) SIL’s Annual Awards Banquet and 30th Anniversary Celebration Details on next page. Thursday, Dec. 9 The Center Project: Feminist Book Club (7 - 8:30 p.m., 907 East Ash St. in Columbia) Friday, Dec. 10 Human Rights Day Saturday, Dec. 11 Kids in the Kitchen (9 a.m. – noon, Boone Co. Family Resources) Sunday, Dec. 12 Power Soccer Practice (1 – 4 p.m., Woodcrest) Monday, Dec. 13 The Center Project: Transgender Blender (7 p.m., 907 East Ash St. in Columbia) Tuesday, Dec. 14 Meet and Greet: Holiday Party (11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Blind Boone Center) Please bring finger foods, either an appetizer or dessert, to share. RSVP to Bryon (874-646 x223) by Dec. 9 for transportation assistance. Wednesday, Dec. 15 Acquired & Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group (1 - 2:30 p.m., SIL) Friday, Dec. 17 Wii Excellerate (6 - 8 p.m., SIL) Tuesday, Dec. 21 Women’s Group: Emergency Preparedness (2 - 3:30 p.m., SIL) The Center Project: Coming Out Support Group (7 p.m., 907 East Ash St. in Columbia) Friday, Dec. 24 SIL Closed for Christmas Sunday, Dec. 26 Kwanzaa (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1) Monday, Dec. 27 The Center Project: Transgender Blender (7 p.m., 907 East Ash St. in Columbia) Tuesday, Dec. 28 Women’s Group: Effective Communication with Service Providers (2 - 3:30 p.m., SIL) Thursday, Dec. 30 The Center Project: Crochet and Knitting Circle (6:30 p.m., 907 East Ash St. in Columbia) No experience necessary. Free to participate. Friday, Dec. 31 SIL Closed for New Years First Night Columbia, begins at 7 p.m. in the District ($8 in advance, $10 at the door) The beginning is always today. Mary Wollstonecroft PLEASE NOTE: To schedule SIL transportation, call (573)874-1646, ext. 245 or TTY (573)874-4121. All Monday through Friday trips must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Sunday rides MUST be scheduled by Thursday EACH week. All rides are subject to availability, existing schedules, and destinations. Announcements & Events SIL ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET AND 30TH ANNIVERSARY Dec. 8, 6 - 9 p.m. at Peachtree Banquet Center Ticket price is $25 per person with some reduced price tickets available. RSVP to Becky Stewart 874-1646 Ext. 239 by Dec. 1. SANTA HOTLINE Dec. 4 ONLY, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Children between the ages of 3-10 can call the North Pole to talk with Santa or one of the elves. 874-7473 or 874-6335. COLUMBIA COMMUNITY BAND “SOUNDS OF THE SEASON” CONCERT Dec. 4, 4 p.m. at Hickman High School Auditorium A DICKENS VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Dec. 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. at Historic Senior Hall Parlors, Stephens College $14 general admission CITY KWANZAA CELEBRATION Dec. 4, 2 - 5 p.m. at Douglass High School SUPPORT GROUP INFORMATION If you would like to feature a support group or event in our calendar, please call Jill 874-1646 ext. 238. NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill): meets 2nd Monday at Unity Church in Columbia at 6:30 p.m. Boone County Related Agencies Association: meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Columbia Public Library, noon - 1 p.m. Call Susan Schopflin at 443-2204 for more info. Sexual Assault Support Group: 6 p.m., Wednesdays. Call 875-1369 for meeting location. People First: meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Boone Co. Family Resources. For info, call Mark Satterwhite, Michael Hardgrove, Lauren Helmreich at 874-1995. Celiac Disease Support Group: 2 p.m., Saturdays at Boone Electric Building in Columbia. Call 573-657-1967 for info. Domestic Violence Support Group: 6 p.m., Mondays. Call 875-1369 for meeting location. Emotions Anonymous: 7 p.m., Mondays at Community United Methodist Church in Columbia ADD/ADDHD/ODD Support Group: contact Andrew (firstname.lastname@example.org) or LaQuita (email@example.com) Vet to Vet Peer to Peer Support Group: meets every Mon. and Thurs., 7 - 8 p.m., VA Hospital Rm E111. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Columbia/Mid-MO: first Thursday of the month at The Center Project, 907 E. Ash St in Columbia. DSA (Down Syndrome Association of Mid-Missouri): Meetings and special events throughout the year. Call Eric Remelius at 449-3149. Parkinson’s Disease Group: first Thursday of the month at Lenoir Community Center. Call 573-443-8665 for info. Mid-MO Chapter, Alzheimer’s Assoc.: call 573-443-8665 for information Alcoholics Anonymous: for meeting information, call 442-4424 Alzheimer’s Family Support Group: 3:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month at Lenoir Community Center. Brain Injury Association of Missouri: 7 p.m., second Thursday of the month at Rusk Rehabilitation Center. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. at It’s A Grind Coffeehouse in Columbia COOPER CO. GROUPS Alzheimer’s Support Group: 1 p.m., third Thursday of the month at Cooper County Mem. Hosp. RANDOLPH CO. GROUPS MS Support Group: meets the 2nd Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m., Randolph Co. YMCA. Call Lynne Richmond at 660-269-3115 for more info. AUDRAIN CO. GROUPS Diabetes Support Group: 1st Thurs.: noon at Audrain Med. Ctr’s Stribling House; 6:30 p.m. at Southside Christian Ch., Mexico (Children’s Diabetes); and 7:30 p.m. at Southside Christian Ch., Mexico (Adult Diabetes) 2nd Thurs.: 10 a.m. at Vandalia Lutheran Church on Business 54. For more information about Diabetic Education or Support Groups contact Cheryl Lummis at 573-582-8084. Alcoholics Anonymous Group: 7 p.m., Wednesdays at Mexico Area Recovery Ctr. Closed meeting; 442-4424 for info. Makin’ Tracks opens TRANSPORTATION SERVICES to people with disabilities Sundays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Boone County. Consumer rides will be provided to doctor appointments, medical equipment companies, Goodwill, Salvation Army, The Wardrobe, food banks, social service agencies, lawyers, and more. Call SIL for details. This material is available in alternate form upon request. Interpreter services for the Deaf will be provided for any event with a 48-hour notice. To allow SIL to be fully accessible to all people with disabilities, including persons with multiple sensitivities/ environmental illnesses, PLEASE DO NOT WEAR SCENTED PRODUCTS (perfume, aftershave, deodorant, shampoo, etc.) to any meetings, demonstrations, groups or workshops held at or by the center. Meetings are wheelchair accessible and assistive listening devices and materials in alternate formats are available upon request. Please address needs and/or questions regarding this calendar with SIL at (573) 874-1646 or TTY (573) 874-4121.