Wednesday, September 26, 2012


A General Equivalency Diploma can open the doors to employment or higher education.

Sign up for a FREE 20 week course offered by the Halifax Community Learning Network.  The course is open to those who are over 18 years of age, don't have a high school diploma and meet the registration requirements.

Study and learn in a relaxed and friendly setting at the Captain William Spry Community Centre.  You will receive instruction in all 5 areas of the exam as well have the option of individual tutoring.

Find out more by attending a GED Spryfield Information Session:
Tuesday, October 2ns, 7:00pm to 8:30pm or Wednesday, October 10th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Conference Room 2
Captain William Spry Community Centre
16 Sussex Street
Please call 422-7648 for more information.

Understanding the Nature of Anxiety-Free Public Lecture

Free Public Lecture
Wednesday October 17th, 7pm
Burke Building - Theatre B
Saint Mary's University, Halifax

A free public talk exploring the topic of clinical anxiety, and suitable for physicians, mental healthcare workers, and members of general public (ages 15+).  This presentation begins with a discussion of anxiety symptoms and how persistent anxiety impacts quality of life.  I then outline some of the side-ranging causes, including conscious versus unconscious anxiety, while also providing illustrative examples of its reinforcing nature.  Lastly, I will explore methods of intervention, including what I call "symptom management" versus "genuine treatment," suggesting that the standard medical model of mental illness often confuses the two.

This Lecture is being offered by Brad Peters, Psychologist - co-owner of Cornerstone Psychological Services, writer and part-time professor at Saint Mary's University.
For more information call 407-4455

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Spot -FREE collaborative workshop

You are invited to a FREE collaborative workshop for aspiring artists and musicians!
Drop in to: paint, draw, sculpt, write stories, songs, poems, make photos, videos, play music, sing, record and engineer songs

When: ThuWhrsdays Starting Oct. 4, 2012 4pm-5pm ages 12-18 and 6pm -8pm ages 19-30
Where: The Pavilion: 5816 Cogswell St.  Bus Routes 6,7,17,18,42,80,81,90
To register contact Maya & Barb at- or 223-8517/ 473-5227

Want to check us out first?  come to our Open House on Thursday September 27th, 5-6:30 @ The Pavilion

Free Adult Literacy and Upgrading Program

Free Adult Literacy and Upgrading Program

For ages 19 + Without a high school diploma.
Adult learners can work with a volunteer tutor once a
week to improve reading, writing and math skills.
-You could work towards your GED or increase your
chances of getting a better job!
-Programs are FREE and participation is confidential.

Spring Garden Road Public Library
Thursdays from 3 - 6 p.m. or 6 - 9 p.m. or
Fridays from 2 - 5 p.m.
Halifax North Memorial Public Library
Wednesdays from Noon -3 p.m. or 6 - 9 p.m.
Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Program Coordinator,
Jen Hill at 490-5990 or (click on "adult literacy")
Volunteer tutors may also be needed, especially for afternoon sessions.
More information is available at (click on "volunteer")

Celebrate Culture Days

Celebrate the nationwide Culture Days with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21!
Join us for I Heart Culture: Halifax, Friday, September 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Hub, 1673 Barrington Street (2nd floor).
Don’t miss our hands-on Chinese Paper Cutting workshop, Saturday, September 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Museum, 1055 Marginal Road.
For more information visit Events are free and presented in English.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Festival of Hope

Agency Display Registration Form
5th Mental Health Community Festival of Hope
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
1:00pm - 5:00pm,
The display section for the Festival will be quite informal and each table will be shared by two agencies. There will be room for agency signs. Please be at Olympic Hall by 12noon on Thursday, October 4th for set up.
If your agency cannot be represented but you would like to display information, please drop off your materials to the address below by October 2nd. If you need to make other arrangements, call Marg at 455-5445 or 455-6983.
Please return this form to:
Marg Murray by:
Monday, October 1st
fax: (902) 455-7858
drop off or mail to:
CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Branch
Bloomfield Centre, Room 216, 2786 Agricola Street
Halifax, NS B3K 4E1
Phone: (902) 455-5445/6983

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Club-Boccia Ball new Season

Saturday 22 September 2012 is the start of our new Boccia Ball Season
Open to all ages and abilities
Younger children and families welcome!

Boccia Ball is a fun and completely accessible game that can be played by children and adults of all ages and abilities.
You do not have to have played before to join in.
Our Saturday morning sessions are an enjoyable way to learn and practice skills such as aiming, throwing, strategy, and taking turns. They’re also a great way to spend social time with friends.
The venue is wheelchair accessible with adult/child change facilities. Members bring their own one-to-one support if required.

Sessions are weekly, on Saturdays at The Drop In Club, 11am to 12noon
from 22 September to 10 November (not Thanksgiving Weekend)
Free to members of the Drop In Club, or $40 for the season.
Additional siblings $10 for the season.

Please email your name and age to to register or sign up at our Body Rockers Fair on Sunday September 9th.
Any questions, call Alice on 478 1917.


St James Anglican Church Hall, rotary, Halifax. Entrance by the painted power box.
If you require assistance entering the building please call 477 6817 and we will be happy to help. In cases of extreme weather The Club may have to close. Please check your email or our Facebook page for updates (SCRI Society: The Club)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Step Up to Leadership at St Andrew's Centre

HRM, Volunteer Services will be offering a free “Step Up to Leadership” program at the St Andrews Centre starting on September 20th (Thursdays from 1:30 pm -4 pm). The program is a 10 session interactive and fun course that covers a wide range of topics to help develop leadership skills and build strong communities.

For more information or to register call 490-1946 or email or visit

Body Rockers at the Club on Sunday

Become a ‘Body Rocker at The Club Tonight!’
Join our new Healthy Living Program at the
Body Rockers Fair
Sunday 9 September 2012
2pm to 5pm

With live break dancing!
Sign up, get your free binder, try fun activities,
and get loads of information for a healthy body and mind

Admission Free
The Drop In Club, St James Anglican Church Hall, Rotary, Halifax
Organized by SCRI Society: The Club
Generously supported by the IWK Foundation
and the United Way of Halifax Region