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Winter 2020 Semester

November 21, 2019 – April 30, 2020

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Classes by Category | Class List | Calendar
Communication & Leadership Skills
Early Childhood (0–8)
Health & Wellness
New & Expecting Parents
Parents of Young Adults (15–21)
Parents of Youth (9–14)
Professional Development
Teen Parents

2019 Income Tax Updates

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. Join us for this informative session regarding the new tax laws and regulations for the upcoming tax season.
Instructor: Darshell Abney, Accounting for Tax Purposes Services
Wednesday 1/15/2020 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm HIVE A

Books Open Doors!

Reading is the Gateway to a promising future offered by Libraries, Museums, Barbershops, Laundromats, & Pediatrician Offices! Participants of this Interactive Workshop will learn ways to Enhance Literacy for their families. Attendees will be introduced to some of the unique resources and facilities where reading takes place such as: Barbershops (Barbershop Books), Laundromats (Wash and Learn), Pediatrician’s Offices (Reach Out and Read), Libraries (Battle of the Books), and Museums (Meet the Scientist).
Instructor: Arlene Reese, Community Partner, Detroit Public Library
Wednesday 3/18/2020 9:00 am – 11:30 am CRWD

Couponing 101

Our instructor, Lakeba, will help you to learn how to save money by couponing!
Instructor: Lakeba Braswell, Starfish Family Services
Thursday 3/19/2020 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm MAB Multi Room

Crafting 101

This class will teach you how to make you own DIY crafts! We will cover craft shirts, canvas, wood crafts, and more!
Instructor: Lakeba Braswell, Starfish Family Services
Tuesday 2/4/2020 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm MAB Parent Room
Tuesday 2/11/2020 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm MAB Parent Room
Tuesday 2/18/2020 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm MAB Parent Room

Family Carnival Dance

To register: click the "Child Care" option to add your family members names! Thank you! Come one, come all! Dads, be sure to mark your calendars and bring your family to the Starfish Early Childhood Carnival Dance!
Instructor: Starfish Early Childhood
Friday 3/20/2020 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm HIVE Gym

Healthy Cooking 101

Are you interested in a healthier diet but don’t know where to start? Have you ever wanted to learn the methods behind a healthy lifestyle? It all starts in the kitchen! Book this class to learn the basics of vegan and vegetarian cooking. Each class includes a lecture and cooking demonstration with recipes to take home and try!
Instructor: Alaina Randall, Community Partner
Wednesday 2/5/2020 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Wednesday 2/12/2020 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Wednesday 2/19/2020 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Wednesday 2/26/2020 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Wednesday 3/4/2020 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Wednesday 3/11/2020 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room

Mental Health First Aid Training

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with teachers, coaches, foster care staff and parents, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.
Instructor: Tammy Coker, Family Engagement Specialist & Jasmine Miles, Training Manager of Starfish Family Services
Thursday 11/21/2019 8:00 am – 4:00 pm CRWD

Parenthood Childbirth Education Classes

Learn about stages of labor & delivery, Develop a birthing plan, Self-care before & after delivery, Lite Breakfast & Lunch will be served, Connect with other pregnant Moms. Transportation is available. For more information please call Susan Powers at: 734-756-1860
Instructor: Susan Powers, Starfish Family Services
Friday 1/24/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Atrium (3rd floor)
Friday 4/24/2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm The Lennon Pregnancy Center

Physical Fitness

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. Physical activity is one of the best ways to help with mental health and physical strength, and it's said that physical fitness can even help with better sleep! Join us for this great 4-week course with our instructor, Denise!
Instructor: Denise Hill, Community Partner

Self-Defense for Mothers & Daughters

TO ADD YOUR DAUGHTER'S NAME: Choose the "Child Care" option and add the daughters name & age! We DO NOT otherwise have child care. Thank you! Join us for this one-time course from our instructor, Heidi. This session will be for mothers and daughters ages 11+. Heidi will be teaching us basic self-defense techniques along with boundary settings.
Instructor: Heidi Sproull, Community Partner
Tuesday 4/7/2020 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm HIVE Gym

State Farm Life Insurance Workshop

Whether you're looking for the affordability of term insurance, the lifelong protection and cash value of permanent insurance, or a combination of both, we have options to fit your needs and budget. GIFT CARDS WILL BE RAFFLED AT THIS EVENT. Register at: https://starfish-workshop.eventbrite.com
Tuesday 12/10/2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm HIVE Gym

Understanding Medicare

This has been canceled. Thank you. Join us and Health Insurance Consultants to discover your health care options and further discuss Medicare.
Instructor: Health Insurance Consultants
Thursday 2/20/2020 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm TB5 Training Room
Thursday 2/20/2020 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm HIVE A