Conley offers Handling the Holidays event

Elburn—Conley Outreach Community Services, together with Conley Funeral Home, will offer special support during the upcoming holiday season.

Handling the Holidays, featuring speaker Bruce Conley, will be held Sunday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Great Lakes Leadership Campus, 526 Main St., Elburn. This family event will include children’s activities and refreshments. Child care will be provided for infants and toddlers. Please call (630) 365-2880 to register by Friday, Nov. 13.

Conley Outreach will offer a second support opportunity, “Surviving the Holidays,” a GriefShare event, on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. This event is designed for grieving adults and features video instruction and insights as well as group discussion. Surviving the Holidays will be held at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove.

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, Friendship Night will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Great Lakes Leadership Campus, 526 N. Main St. in Elburn. Friendship Night is a free, self-help group for grieving adults. This month’s topic is: “I’m Not Ready for the Holidays.” Light refreshments and a time for informal sharing will follow the group discussion.

Photo: Carol Alfrey (left to right) of Conley Outreach Services; and Kaneland W.I.N.S. board members, Barbara Nielsen, Doris Covey, Michelle Brokop, Colleen Weinberg and Sarah Mumm, gather together after the group delivers items from its October collection. The donations helped fill the needs of the Good Samaritan Fund through Conley Outreach Community Service in Elburn. Courtesy Photo