Who: Our BEST artisans, artists, crafters and entrepreneurs and YOU (family, friends and the community) What: “A Valentine Craft Fair” that showcases the great works and talents of BEST participants; goods will be available for purchase Where: The BEST Learning Center, 2607 Bridgeport Way W. 2G, University Place, WA 98466 When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Other notes: admission is free; ample parking available onsite; handicap accessible, on major bus lines (27th and Bridgeport Way)
Kick-starter quote of the weekend: Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who is deaf, talking about advice he got from his parents. “You only want to surround yourself with people that want to see you succeed. The ones that don’t, and want you to pull you down to their level, walk away from them.” Check out Coleman’s inspirational commercial, with the link below. Prepare to be inspired. Derrick Coleman Duracell Commercial
If you want to see someone’s smile and energy light up a room, spend about five minutes with the Brain Energy Support Team’s Learning Coordinator, Janet Novinger. Novinger has this innate way of connecting with others in such a positive and big-hearted way; one can’t help walking away feeling empowered and cared about. It’s with this spirited persona that she has lovingly embraced the BEST family with open arms and an open heart. Novinger became introduced to the BEST organization in the fall of 2011. She began coordinating and facilitating BEST educational opportunities and trainings in 2012 and 2013.