Camp scheduled for children coping with grief

MONTICELLO — Applications are being accepted for a free, one-day camp being held Oct. 19 for children and teens coping with loss and grief.

This will be the ninth year for Camp Healing Heart, hosted by Carle Hospice at the University of Illinois 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello.

The camp is designed for kids and teens ages 7-17 who need help coping with the loss of a loved one. It offers activities focusing on emotional and physical healing and helps teach healthy responses, according to Carle.

Children can attend free regardless of where their family receives medical care. Costs are covered by the Carle Center for Philanthropy.

For a registration packet, see Carle.org/hospice or call 1-800239-3620.

Haiku study group plans first meeting

CHAMPAIGN — Lee Gurga, editor of the C-U Haiku feature in Sunday's News-Gazette, is starting a haiku study group that will meet Sunday afternoons.

The first meeting is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 in the second-floor Foundation Room 222 at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

The idea for the meetings — which are free and open to anyone interested in haiku — is to study, write and critique each other's poems.

At the first meeting, Gurga will make an introductory presentation on writing haiku and share several resources with those attending. Possible agendas for future meetings also will be discussed.

Haiku written by those attending can be critiqued if the attendee is interested.

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