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Snackin’ smart

One in four people will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM). To raise awareness about anxiety, ADAM will hold a series of lunchtime workshops during Mental Illness Awareness Week.

This Wellness Lunch Series will run from Oct. 5 to 9 and will include four sessions, two of which will be held at the Notre Dame Campus.

The first is a seminar on anxiety and mindfulness. It will be led by psychologist Dr. Jason Ediger on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the Black Lecture Theatre.

Psychologist Dr. Richard Shore will lead the second, titled “Stress Less, Worry Less,” on Friday, Oct. 9 in the White Lecture Theatre.

All workshops are free and will held between noon and 1 p.m.

Puck drop

There’s a new scoreboard in the MTS Centre, and the Winnipeg Jets are ready to play.

The NHL season officially opens Wednesday, Oct.7, and the Jets will open their 2015-16 campaign on the road against the Boston Bruins on Thursday, Oct. 8.

They’ll also play the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and New York Rangers before returning home on Friday, Oct. 16 to take on the Calgary Flames.

Tickets for all Winnipeg Jets home games are available on

Autism Information Expo 2015

October is national Autism Awareness Month. To help increase awareness about autism and local services for people with autism, PACE (Parents of Autistic Children Everywhere) will hold Autism Information Expo 2015.

The Expo will be at the RBC Convention Centre on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s meant to connect people with autism and their caregivers to local specialized businesses and educators.

The event will feature guest speakers Tamara Rogers from On The Spectrum Therapy Services and Susana Scott, a disability advocate from Brematson & Associates. Children are welcome, and all participants can take part in face painting and other activities. Admission is free with a food donation to benefit local charities.