- Tour of CT State Police Troop C
- Plant the seeds of mindfulness
- Creative Connections
- Spirit Dance
- Project Linus
- support our troops
Tour of CT State Police Barracks
5th and 6th grade students are invited to come and tour the Troop C State Police barracks in Tolland, Connecticut. We will have a personal tour by State Troopers and then enjoy a pizza dinner. Parents must transport to and from Troop C.
When: Tuesday, December 5th
Time: 6:15 to 7:30 pm
Place: Troop C State Police Barracks, 1320 Tolland Stage Road in Tolland
Registration: To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant the seeds of mindfulness
For Grades 3 and 4
Essential tools to help children find balance, calm and resilience. A group to help children with expressing emotions, letting go, anxiety, stress, friendship issues etc. Six nights of fun, creativity and hands on activities. Topics will include; What is mindfulness? Feelings/Listening, Ride the Wave, Kindness, Gratitude & Positivity.
When: Wednesdays, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, & 11/15
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Where: Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
Instructor Diane Lasher-Penti
Register: Register on Activenet . Code:SEEDS.MIND
Come create arts and crafts, play games, and make fun healthy snacks all inspired by our favorite children’s books! Every other Tuesday night for six weeks.
When: 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Place: Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
Register: Register on Activenet. Code:CREATIVE.CONNK2F17
Decide to be kind spirit dance
Children with special needs and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon learning to dance ballet, jazz, and hip hop by area dance instructors. Non-residents welcome!
Special guests will be there as well as a t-shirt given to each participant.
Refreshments will be included.
*To become a sponsor, please email email@example.com
When: Sunday, November 19th
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Place: Ellington Middle School Gym, 46 Middle Butcher Road
Register: Register on Activenet. Code: SPIRIT.DANCE
Volunteer blanket making club
This club, hosted by Ellington Girl Scouts, will be making blankets again to be donated to "Project Linus." The Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Their blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources.These blankets provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."
AGE LEVEL: 5th grade to 12th grade
All skill levels are welcome. We will be knitting, crocheting and weaving. Participation can count towards community service hours.
WHEN: October 2nd, October 30th, November 6th, November 13th, November 27th and December 4th.
TIME: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Ellington Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
Please register on Activenet . Code: Blanket.Club2
Support our troops! Decorate a medal to be sent to a member of the military.
When: Thursday, November 9th CANCELLED
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Place: Ellington Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
Register: by November 7th, email firstname.lastname@example.org
HANDS TOUCHING HEARTS is a global outreach effort developed by Rockville resident Ann M. Cosgrove (Ann-spirations). Her program gives Americans of all ages the opportunity to create medals of appreciation for members of the military.
The night will include decorating a medal ribbon that will be attached to a hand made medal (made by Ann) and writing a personal thank you note that will go with the medal to a service member.
Medals are given out at military bases and healthcare facilities. No specialized artistic skills are required to participate. All materials are provided. The only thing you supply is a heartfelt desire to say "thank you" to our service members.
To register (by November 7th), email Deb Stauffer at email@example.com. $5 will be collected at the door (covers cost of medal and postage).