Arizona Cooperative Extension Day

The Pinal County Cooperative Extension program is sponsoring a family fun day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the county complex, 820 E. Cottonwood Lane. The event includes hands-on activities, games, raffles, inflatable play structures, food, health screenings for children and more. The fun day recognizes the significance that Cooperative Extension has made through educational programs and information to improve lives, families, communities, the environment and economies in Arizona. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

CGUrban Sketchers

Casa Grande Urban Sketchers’ next meeting will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the children’s playground at Dave White Regional Park, 2121 N. Thornton Road. All skill levels are welcome to join to sketch what they see. There are no fees, no teacher and no critics. Contact Ellen Koehn, 253-350-1243 or ekoehn7@gmail.com or see the Facebook page Casa Grande Urban Sketchers for more information.

Medicare enrollment counselor availability

The annual open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. As part of the Arizona State Health Insurance Assistance Program, the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens will have enrollment counselors available on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Dorothy Nolan Senior Center, 330 N. Pinal St. in Florence and in Casa Grande on Monday, Oct. 21, and Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dorothy Powell Adult Center, 405 E. Sixth St. For more information or to speak to a SHIP counselor in your community, contact Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, 8969 W. McCartney Road, Casa Grande or call 520-836-2758. Arizona’s SHIP and SMP Hotline: 1-800-432-4040.

CG Alliance Community Speaker Series

Kelly Boyer of Arizona Complete Health will present “Your Guide to the Southern Arizona Crisis System” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at 280 W. McMurray Blvd. as part of the Casa Grande Alliance community speaker series. The talk will explain what the Southern Arizona Crisis System is and how it is designed to help anyone experiencing a crisis. The training provides an in-depth overview of the three primary functions of the crisis system: the crisis line, the crisis mobile teams and 23-hour crisis stabilization facilities. It also covers: what a crisis is, how to help individuals who are in crisis, how to problem-solve when faced with a mental health/substance use issue, and other services and resources that are available when needed most. For more information, call 836-5022. RSVP requested.

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