Reining in GriefThe Stepping Stones Workshop, held in May at Farm Friends/The McCannon Farm, gives families the opportunity to decorate stepping stones in memory of a loved one. Stones may be taken home or left at the Farm in the Children’s Prayer Garden. FREE, but registration is required.

Reining in Grief is an annual event at Blazing Prairie Stars Therapeutic Barn in Maple Park for children who have suffered the loss of a family member or friend. This special afternoon includes special activities with horses to help children understand some of the complexities of grief and healing. FREE, but registration is required.

Handling the Holidays helps grieving adults better prepare for the holidays.  This program, led by COCS group facilitators Judy Hansen and Lori Rueffer, offers six key points to consider when planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years and is held on the second Sunday in November from 2-3pm  in Room 10 of the Elburn & Countryside Community Center. FREE