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ArtFun Fridays and Potlucks

Join us for our monthly community potluck and ArtFun Fridays!

Beginning in September, the NAMI Community will come together on the third Friday of each month to share good food and some artsy fun. Each month will have a different potluck theme and art activity. All you need to bring is a dish to share (serves 8-10) and serving utensil.  All other eating utensils, plates, napkins and beverages will be provided by NAMI. Absolutely no art experience is necessary! Instruction and all materials will be provided.

Fall Flavors Potluck and Help Paint Our Mural for Boardman Art Park!

Friday, September 20, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Think of foods and flavors that traditionally find themselves in the spotlight this time of year — pumpkins, potatoes, apples along with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and chili powder, to name a few. Bring a dish to share that incorporates some of these flavors*. (*This is optional)

After dinner, we’ll get out the paint brushes and give the mural some color. If you have ever painted by numbers, you will be awesome at this! If painting is not your thing, we will also have some bike wheels we will be decorating and weaving with colorful strips, also for an art installation in this Delaware park.

Crockpot Soup and Chili Potluck and Reversible Burlap Pennant Banner!

Friday, October 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Dust off your crock pot and use it to create an easy soup or chili recipe that you can share. If you don’t have a crock pot, think of the fixings that might go with soup and chili: shredded cheese, crackers, cornbread, etc. We’ll also want desserts.

After dinner, we’ll work on creating a decorative banner that will be usable for both the Thanksgiving season as well as the December holidays. Perhaps you want a banner that can stay up year-round. You can choose. This will entail several simple steps as well as letter stencils and paint so you will walk away with a professional looking bunting.


Favorite Recipe Potluck and Mandalas and Art for Relaxation and Stress Relief!


Friday November 15th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fix one of your favorite recipes to share this month. It’s fun to share the food we know so well. Heck, this may be the month of all desserts!?! It doesn’t matter and it’s fun to be surprised by what everyone shows up with.

After we eat we’ll learn about the art of mandalas and how to make them. It is an ancient art that is still used today. It’s a fun way to create designs and once you know how it’s a great way to take a break and relax. Each will be totally unique and beautiful.



Comfort Foods Potluck and Vision Boards for 2020!

Date TBD in January 2020

When it gets chilly outside we start to crave those yummy traditional comfort foods. Main dishes of stew, hearty soups, casseroles and lots of breads come to mind immediately. Throw in a few desserts or hot chocolate and you’ve got a great December potluck ahead.

After dinner we’ll talk about vision boards and the power they hold as we look toward the quickly approaching new year. Set your intentions and sights on your best year yet and let the vision board be the reminder or motivator you need. We’ll paint our boards and then spend time looking at magazines to find the pictures and words that will inspire us going forward into 2020. This evening should not be missed.



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