Katelyn Staecker, a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Astoria, announces the formation of "Living Wise," a community learning experience, to help foster connecting with self and community in a positive and fun way. Two free introductory meetings will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday and April 10 at the Netel Grange on Lewis and Clark Road in Astoria.

"It's about finding positive ways to connect with yourself and how to use your talents and skills to then connect with others in healthy ways," says Staecker.

For further information, call 325-1808.