- Decide To Be Kind
- canvas and cupcakes
- Internet Safety and Social Media Awareness
- Narcan training
- Small town big talent community variety show
- kindness rocks
- Spirit lacrosse
- Rugged Farmer Obstacle fun run
- spirit summer series
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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Canvas and Cupcakes
We have been teaming up with LuAnn's Bakery to provide a fun night full of cupcakes and painting! Come and be guided through a painting while you enjoy a delicious cupcake and cup of coffee or tea. Come out with family and friends for a fun filled evening. The painting that we will be doing will be on a flyer posted the month of the program. Ages 15 and up.
WHEN: Friday, May 17th
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 email@example.com
Internet Safety and Social media awareness
WHAT IS YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT?
Rescheduled from a previous date and place
Join Trooper Kate Cummings, The CT State Police Statewide DARE Coordinator, for a presentation on current social media trends and adolescent behavior online. Learn about your digital footprint and get resources for keeping you and your family safe. Admission is free. Space is limited.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
TIME: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: Ellington Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
REGISTER: Space is limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
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
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE NARCAN TRAININGS
WHEN: Monday, April 15, 2019
WHERE: Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple Street **
REGISTER: Participants Must register. Space is limited. Please email Debbie Stauffer at email@example.com by April 8th.
Audition dates will be Monday April 15th and Thursday April 18th from 7pm to 9pm in the Ellington High School Auditorium. All ages are encouraged to share their talents at our yearly show.
SHOW DATE: Saturday, May 18th
WHERE: Ellington High School
FEE: Tickets sold at the door, $8 General, $6 Seniors and Students
For more information on auditions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us make our kindness garden grow! Come create rocks that will be placed in the Kindness garden at Arbor Park.
WHEN: April 25th and/or May 23rd
TIME: 5:30 to 6:30pm
WHERE: Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way
REGISTER: Email Kayla at email@example.com
Children ages 5-18 with special needs and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon enjoying fun lacrosse activities, learn skills, have snacks and make new friends. Area high school and college level coaches will be on staff.
Participants receive a free t-shirt
Non-residents are welcome.
WHEN: Sunday, May 19th
TIME: 2 to 3:30pm
WHERE: Pinney Street Fields
REGISTER: At Youth Services or on Activenet. Code: SPIRIT.LAX19
Join us for a fun family obstacle course, filled with farm challenges all along the way. Fun for the whole family. Out of towners welcome! Special activities for children 5 and under.
WHEN: Saturday, April 27th
TIME: 2 to 6pm
WHERE: Brookside Park
FEE: $20 Fun Run for ages 5 and up. Children ages 5 through 10 must have an adult with them.
REGISTER: At Youth Services or on Activenet
For more information visit: parkrec.ellington-ct.gov
spirit summer series
This program is for children 5-18 years old who have special needs. Parents are also invited to spend an evening enjoying fun activities, have snacks and make new friends. We will have an area for parents to relax and unwind with some snack and beverages to connect with other parents and get a small break.
You can sign up for individual dates or the entire season, up to you!
WHEN: 4 sessions on Tuesday July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
TIME: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
WHERE: Ellington High School, 37 Maple Street
July 9th: Backyard Games-Playing backyard games such as corn hole, parachute, Frisbee golf, ring toss, and spoon race.CODE: SPIRIT.SUMMER7/9
July 16th: Life size board games - Jenga, Twister, Kurplunk, Candy Land, Hungry Hippos, Chutes and Ladders, and bowling. CODE: SPIRIT.SUMMER7/16
July 23rd: Sensory and Arts - Stations with sensory activities and arts and crafts activities. CODE: SPIRIT.SUMMER7/23
July 30th: Soccer - Simple soccer drills and mini games. CODE: SPIRIT.SUMMER7/30
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.