Catching Up with Allen Bros

Chad and Laura had a chance to catch up with Stacey Allen at Allen Bros to chat about the best ways to display fresh products, tobacco visibility and bringing back fresh cider. They also donated a bag full of apples for visiting trick-or-treaters! Check out what’s new with Allen Bros!

Chad

Family Brunch & Crafts

Family Brunch & Crafts for Adaptive, Kinship & Fostering Families
Saturday, November 16, 2013. 11:00am-1:00pm

Our monthly family gathering for adaptive, kinship and fostering families. Join us and bring the family!

Location:
Parks Place
44 School St.
Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Food Accessibility & Affordability: Patch Team Discussion

Patch Team Discussion: Food Accessibility & Affordability
Thursday, October 17. 9:30-11:00am

Monthly Patch Team discussion focusing on making food more accessible and affordable.

FOOD – a vital basic need == Let’s talk about:
1) The immediate needs of our community

2) Share what is currently happening in the community (ex: Our Place services, Garden Collaborative initiatives, faith-based meals, Boys & Girls Club Family Food nights, etc.)
3) Tie it all to the long term vision and initiatives to make healthy food
accessible and affordable (i.e. forum on food including local businesses, organizations, residents. Also, pursuing a local food policy council, identifying policies at the local level to support food security efforts)

4) How individuals and groups can support and get involved in the items
above

Location:
Parks Place Resource Center
44 School St.
Bellows Falls, VT
05101 

Coalition Gathering: Mental Health & Substance Prevention

October Coalition Gathering: Mental Health & Substance Prevention
Friday, October 18. 12:00-1:30pm

Join Greater Falls Connections for our monthly coalition gathering. This month, we’ll lead a lively discussion on the connections between mental health and substance use. A guest speaker will talk about these connections through the lens of recovery and mental wellbeing.

A free, homecooked meal will be served. All are welcome.

RSVP at our Facebook Event Here

Location:
Parks Place Resource Center
44 School St.
Bellows Falls, VT
05101

Guiding Good Choices Parenting/Caregiver Workshop

Guiding Good Choices Parenting/Caregiver Workshop
Starts Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013. 6:00-7:30pm
**5-week Workshop**
Greater Falls Connections is once again offering the “Guiding Good Choices” parenting/caregiver workshop in Bellows Falls. This workshop led by Deb Witkus, our Parent Outreach Coordinator, and Jamie Card, WNESU’s Student Assistance Professional, provides support and skill-building for parents and caregivers of kids ages 8-13. The class focuses on setting boundaries, monitoring, communication and dealing with conflict. Childcare and light food are available.
Classes run every Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm for five weeks starting October 16th. Register today!
To register and for more details, contact Deb Witkus at 802.463.9927 ext 212 or deb@greaterfallsconnections.org.
Location:
15 School St.
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Cafeteria

Responsible Beverage Training

Responsible Beverage Training
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 5:30-8:30pm

Type of seminar:
  • In-person cashier training (second class) for retailers selling tobacco and alcohol products.
Purpose of seminar:
  • Educate persons selling alcohol and tobacco products and persons serving alcohol regarding their legal responsibilities relative to the product.
Description of seminar:
  • Students are instructed by a Liquor Control Educator on criminal and civil liabilities regarding alcohol.  Specific topics include Dram Shop liability, serving or selling to minors, recognizing intoxication, intervention techniques, fake identification cards, and general regulations.
Seminar history:
  • VT Department of Liquor Control (DLC) yearly trains approximately 8,000 sellers and servers in the state. Certified training is a statutory requirement in Vermont. This method has consistently proved to be the most successful method of instilling responsibility and demonstrating good techniques. A full listing of DLC trainings can be found here.
To register:
  • Contact Steve Waldo at 802.828.2339.
Location:
  • Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, 390 River Street, Springfield, VT.

 

National Above The Influence Day

National Above The Influence Day
Thursday, October 17th, 2013. All day

Youth from across the country will show how they rise above through the 2nd Annual National Above The Influence Day. Activities and projects will launch in schools locally and throughout the country. For more information, go to: National Above The Influence 2013.

Want to find out what’s happening locally? Contact Chad Simmons at 802.463.9927 x 210.

Bellows Falls CROP Hunger Walk 2013

Bellows Falls CROP Hunger Walk 2013
Sunday, October 20th, 2013. 1:00pm registration, 1:30pm walk

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by CWS and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger. This is a benefit for Our Place Drop In Center.

For pledge forms and more information, contact: Rev. Janice Chilek at 802.463.4323 or therevJc1@localnet.com

Location: United Church of Bellows Falls, 8 School Street (across from the Middle School), Bellows Falls, VT.
Registration: 1:00pm. Walk: 1:30pm