9/2/2015 | 7:30 pm | Kiehle Auditorium, UMC Campus
Recovery Month Event - Singer Mike Farris
As part of the Recovery Month events, singer Mike Farris will perform at 7:30 pm. Farris, winner of the 2008 American Music Association’s award for “Best New or Emerging Artist” has performed with the who’s who of American music legends including Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Dave Matthew’s Band, Sheryl Crow, and Bob Dylan. He became the first artist to receive a Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album, for his album Shine for All the People. With a personal history that includes alcohol and drug addiction, Farris’ music celebrates his freedom from chemicals and his faith in God.
9/8/2015 | 7 pm | Kiehle Auditorium, UMC Campus
Recovery Month Event - Comedian Marti MacGibbon
Comedian Marti MacGibbon will entertain the crowd at 7:00 pm with her life story – much like that of a Hollywood thriller, Lifetime movie and romantic comedy all rolled into one. MacGibbon’s life has included doing standup comedy with the likes of Sam Kinison and touring the U.S. with her solo show, Men and Mayhem. But she’s also seen a lot of low times in her life.
MacGibbon was once entangled in an abusive relationship, drug addiction, and desperation. She wound up trafficked to Tokyo and held prisoner by Japanese organized crime figures, but escaped with the help of a Hong Kong smuggler.
The tragedy she experienced left her traumatized and homeless, but she used positive visualization, relentless resiliency and hard work to turn her life around.
Today, MacGibbon is an inspirational speaker and author of the bestselling memoir, Never Give in to Fear, a gritty and humorous account of her journey through addiction that inspires recovering addicts, their families, and anyone who enjoys a gripping story of the triumph of the human spirit. She is also a Gorski-certified relapse prevention specialist, and has worked with special populations such as combat veterans and chronically homeless veterans.
Local Recovery Month events are made possible through generous sponsorship from The Glenmore Foundation, the UMC Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) education program, the UMC Career Development and Counseling Department, UMC Concerts and Lectures, UMC Campus Ministries, and RiverView Recovery – a division of RiverView Health.
9/8/2015 | 7 pm | Meeting Room 4
This is the first class in a series of four, all held on Tuesdays. For more information or to pre-register, call the obstetrics department at RiverView at 218-281-9300 or 1-800-743-6551, extension 300, or register on-line under the “events’’ category at www.riverviewhealth.org.