- Decide To Be Kind
- QPR for suicide prevention
- Pete the cat
- community connections resource fair
- Pie and paint night
- Gallery Night
- Spirit Karate
- SPIRIT ART
- Narcan training
The Decide to Be Kind committee was formed in the summer of 2015 by Ellington Youth Services and the Council for Developing Positive Youth Culture (DPYC) with a mission to provide inspiration, education and resources to build a kinder and more compassionate community.
Help us brainstorm how to keep the Decide To Be Kind Movement going by offering events, programs and activities. Visit our website to find out how you can join the Decide to Be Kind Movement.
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Ask a Question, Save a Life
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. This "Gatekeeper" training will be offered to community members age 16 and up.
WHEN: Thursday April 4th
TIME: 5:30pm to 7:00 pm.
WHERE: Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
REGISTER: Please email Diane Lasher-Penti to register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete the cat
The Ellington School Readiness Council, along with Ellington Hall Memorial Library, is thrilled to host
MICHAEL LEVINE, musical producer of the
"Pete the Cat" books.
Come enjoy listening to him read and perform "Pete the Cat books" in a fun and interactive performance. This event is open to families with young children in celebration of launching the "1000 Books before Kindergarten" campaign.
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2019
TIME: 12:30pm to 2:00pm
WHERE: Center School Gymnasium
FEE: FREE family event
REGISTER: Please email Tressa Giordano at email@example.com to register.
sponsored by the DPYC
Parents and community members are invited to attend and gather important resources on issues affecting our teens and pre-teens. Over 16 exhibitors with two break-out sessions will be offered. Free admission, door prizes and refreshments.
WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 2019
TIME: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple Street
FEE: Free Admission
Click here to see more information on our event.
Pie & Paint night
We have been teaming up with LuAnn's Bakery to provide a fun night full of pie and painting! Come and be guided through a painting while you enjoy a delicious piece of LuAnn's pie and a cup of coffee or tea. Come out with family and friends for a fun filled evening. Ages 15 and up.
WHEN: Friday, March 15th
WHERE: LuAnn's Bakery at 238 Somers Road
TIME: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
FEE: $25 per class. Pay at the door with cash or check
REGISTER: to sign up, email Kayla Condron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, February 23 4-7 pm
Join us This Saturday!
Local artists display their work for the community to come and view. Artists, youth through adult are welcome.
For Ages 5-14
Children with special needs and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon learning Karate in an environment that is safe and fun. Come meet new friends and learn new skills. This clinic will be held at and hosted by American Karate.
WHEN: Sunday, February 24, 2019
TIME: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
WHERE: American Karate, 175 West Road, Ellington
REGISTER: Must register on Activenet. Code: SPIRIT.KARATE224
For ages 5-14
Children with special needs and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon creating art. Come meet new friends and learn new skills through a variety of Art Media stations. Refreshments will be provided.
WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2019
TIME: 2:00pm to 3:30PM
REGISTER: Must register on Activenet. Code: SPIRIT.ART19
save a life
FREE NARCAN Training
NARCAN (naloxone) is an opiate antidote. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills such as oxycodone, codeine and morphine. NARCAN is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. Trained individuals are allowed to possess and administer NARCAN to a person having an overdose.
Participants will receive a FREE NARCAN kit after completion of training
WHEN: Monday, April 15, 2019
WHERE: Ellington Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
REGISTER: Participants Must register. Space is limited. Please email Debbie Stauffer at email@example.com by April 8th.
31 Arbor Way
Ellington, CT 06029
31 Arbor Way Ellington CT 06029
P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029
Phone: 860-870-3130Fax: 860-870-3198
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Evening appointments for counseling are available.