Ready for the holidays?
Staying sober during the holiday season can sometimes be tough. When people, places, and things surround you, sometimes your program is tested. Staying connected to a sponsor and network, making meetings, and getting involved in service are solid approaches to maintaining sobriety. There are plenty of special holiday events, like alkathons (24 hour events with round-the-clock meetings), which are available to anyone who needs them. More importantly, these events need volunteers! You can look for flyers and event contacts and then reach out to them to get involved in service. It's true that we have to "give it to keep it." Below are some of the local holiday events from the Area 48 HMB website...
12th Annual Winter Holiday Alcothon (Hosted by District 11)
December 24th 6:00pm until last meeting 11pm December 25th
30 Hours of NON-STOP AA Meetings
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 161 Mansion St, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
For info or to help please call Sandy 845-418-7235 and/or Matt 845-522-0780
For speaker sign-up please contact Alyssha 845-784-6083
District 7 Christmas Eve Alkathon December 24 6pm – December 25 6pm Benedictine Hospital Auditorium, 105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY
Holiday Alkathon 2017 (Hosted by District 13) December 24 6pm – December 25 6pm Christmas Day Dinner at 1pm United Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
District 16 New Year’s Eve Alkathon December 31 6pm – January 1 8am (last meeting starts at 7am) Saugerties Senior Center, 207 Market Street, Saugerties, NY For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
District 7 New Year’s Eve Dance December 31 9pm until midnight First Baptist Church, 77 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY
Holiday Alathon 2017 (Hosted by District 13) December 31 6pm – January 1 6pm New Year’s Eve dinner, speaker, and dance United Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!! BE SAFE OUT THERE!