Community Connections Events
JAN 13 Ugly Quilts
12-2 PM – Sewers (no experience necessary!) are needed to assemble easy-to-roll-and-carry sleeping bags from re-claimed blankets for distribution to homeless shelters. Materials and instructions will be provided.
FEB 6 Winning the War Against Hunger
7-8 PM – Dietitian and Food Bank Director Clancy Harrison will present information about the hidden epidemic of "food insecurity" in the US, and about the programs that are addressing the needs and issues surrounding the distribution of food in our country.
MAR 20 Healthy Eating on a Budget
7-8 PM – Food expert Christine Fazio will be sharing ideas on menu planning, along with shopping tips and recipes for healthy eating while staying within a budget.
JUN 1 Strawberry Festival & Flea Market
9 AM-3 PM – Check out the fabulous finds under the tent, then stroll inside for more perusing followed by lunch and snacks, finished off with a strawberry sundae!
JUN 29 Community Carnival & Campfire
2-7 PM - FREE food, games, and campfire fun for all ages in the grove next to the Institute. Come play and snack all day or just join us to relax with a neighborhood picnic and marshmallow roast at 5 PM.
AUG 2 AAA Baseball
7 PM – Join us to get group discount tickets for a night of minor league baseball at our local PNC Field on Montage Mountain. See the fan favorite AAA teams Yankees vs. Phillies, followed by fireworks! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to order tickets before June 14 to be sure to get a seat.
SEP 18 First Aid and Bleeding Control
7-8 PM – Learn anyone-can-do-this basics for reacting to an injury in an emergency. BJ Ahearn from the Center for Public Safety will provide instructions and practice for determining the best course of action until professional help is available.
OCT 5 Rummage Sale
9 AM-3 PM – Rummage for clothes in every size, season, and fashion-sense and for every member of the family - by the item or the bag-full (after 1:00 PM.) Take a break for coffee or lunch while you shop - we've got that covered too!
OCT 27 Family Halloween Party
6-7:30 PM – Kids (accompanied by an adult) will appreciate this safe, entertaining evening of silly games, treats, hot-dog supper, and a campfire if the weather cooperates. Fun for all!
NOV 20 Healthy Aging
7-8 PM – A mini-health fair with information and advice from a variety of health care professionals on staying healthy and active from ages 50 to 100!
DEC 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight & Carols
7:30 PM – Everyone is welcome to hear the Christmas story and sing Christmas carols by candlelight (glow sticks for the little ones.) A family friendly service to celebrate the holiday that is sure to become a part of your Christmas tradition.
There is no charge for any of these events, except for baseball tickets and personal purchases at the flea market and rummage sale. Donations of funds and food items are always appreciated and shared where needed.