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The American Red Cross, Pacific NW Region has announced five blood drives for the Grays Harbor area in September.

EDventure on the Lady Washington

The EDventure with Grays Harbor College Continuing Education Department and Grays Harbor Historical Seaport begins on Sept. 17 at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, 500 N Custer Street, in Aberdeen. Meet at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of the historical landmark, lunch and a two-hour cruise on the Lady Washington.

Senior Events 8/30

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS: Sea Mar Community Health Center, in collaboration with Olympic Area Agency on Aging, has scheduled three FREE workshops open to the public: “Chronic Pain Self-Management,” “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” and “Diabetes Self-Management.” All of the workshops will be held in the Sea Mar first floor conference room, 1813 Sumner Avenue in Aberdeen. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop will begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will continue each Tuesday for six weeks ending on Oct. 7. This program was developed for people who have primary or secondary diagnoses of chronic pain and is designed to give participants the skills and confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives. The Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop will begin Monday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This workshop will continue each Monday for six weeks ending on Oct. 13. Any individual suffering from a chronic condition such as asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, and arthritis just to name a few, will benefit from attending the classes. The Diabetes Self-Management workshop begins Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. It will continue each Thursday for six weeks ending on Oct.16. This workshop will focus on individuals who suffer from a chronic condition related to diabetes. These workshops are designed to help lessen stress and frustration and help manage symptoms. The workshops will be taught by two trained leaders. All of the materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Those caring for a loved one with a Chronic Condition may benefit from the workshops also. For more information and to register for either workshop, call 538-2457 or toll free at 1-866-582-1487. The meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities and reasonable accommodations can be arranged when registering with advance seven-day notice.

Religion Events 8/30

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The Daily World is happy to print your church information. Sunday events and special events only. For mid-week services, call the church. Deadline for this page is noon on Wednesday. Send to kbarkstrom@thedailyworld.com

Missionaries

Joel Chuks Nwokike of Aberdeen will be in Harare, Zimbabwe South Africa from Aug. 11-22, holding several crusades, he said. He said he will be in poor villages, AIDS orphan homes, and will be distributing food and supplies as provided. Joel and Jennifer Chuks-Nwokike are missionaries based in Aberdeen. They served as long-term missionaries in Cape Verde and Mali from 2000 through 2008. They also do missionary work in London, Africa, Israel and New York, they said. For more information about them go to www.savingthenations.org or call (360)-581-7826.

Senior Events 8/9

VOLUNTEER NEEDED! Interested in improving local senior services? Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) seeks a Grays Harbor County Representative for O3A’s Advisory Council. Volunteer will serve on an advisory board which focuses on aging and long term care services. Contact Carol Ann Laase at 866-720-4863; laaseca@dshs.wa.gov for more information or application. Meetings are once per month in Shelton; mileage reimbursement and lunch included.

Looking Back — Flowers by phone

The height of modern technology in 1930 — flowers by telephone. Or, as the ad says “Modern High-Speed Inter-City Voice Communication.” Note the phone has no dial so you would have to have gone through the operator to get to Hollywood Floral Co. to place your order. If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit www.jonesphotocollection.com and submit it via the websites feedback form.