DPYS is holding an open house for all high school students (grades 9-12) interested in learning about the Danny’s Place Youth Leadership Council. This free event is a chance to check out DPYS and learn more about leadership opportunities. Free pizza and lots of prizes! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Join the AB United Way to celebrate the power of community and give thanks to the outgoing Directors, welcome new Directors, and honor the Volunteer of the Year: David Naparstek. Srija Nagireddy, ABRHS '19 and AB United Way Board member, will present the Illumination App, a mobile app she co-created to support teen mental health and the Open Door Theater will perform from Cinderella.
Join Danny's Place Youth Services Tuesday May 29th from 6-8pm at The Gallery at Villageworks for their annual U Project Celebration! We’ll be honoring the outstanding accomplishments of High School Seniors at ABRHS who have led their own community service projects. The student-led projects range across diverse topics including: Smart Houses for Healthy Living; The Body Positivity Project; Fulfilling the dream - Integration & Equity in Schools; The Living Greenhouse; and Design for Sustainable Living: Backpacks for the Homeless.
We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening, with light refreshments, and an opportunity to learn more about these amazing projects that young people in our community are leading!
Learn more about the U Project program here: http://dannys-place.org/programs/the-u-project/
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Tashi & The Monk is an award-winning documentary about a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas created by Buddhist Monk Lobsang which rescues orphaned and neglected children. Lobsang has channeled his own unhappy childhood into an opportunity for other ‘uninvited guests of the universe’ to avoid a similar fate.
More info at the Event Facebook Page.
Join Neighbor Brigade for a special performance of "Neighbors", an original play written, directed and produced by Acton-Boxborough High School Senior Julia Lasker and inspired by the stories of Neighbor Brigade. The theatrical performance illustrates the stories of four Neighbor Brigade recipients, revealing the often hidden struggles and triumphs happening all around us.
We will also take this opportunity to thank our retiring Neighbor Brigade Chapter Leaders who have given years of dedication to our mission of helping families and individuals facing crises.
*Appetizers and beverages will be available.
**Please see important parking instructions at www.westactonvillageworks.com/visit
Learn from Bay State Elder Law, Minuteman Senior Services, and Acton Law Enforcement - Senior Fraud Prevention about care-giving issues, helpful community resources & steps you can take to ease your caregiver journey.
This FREE Event is sponsored by AB United Way, LWV-Acton Area, and CHNA15.
Come by The Holiday Village in The Gallery during the West Acton Merchants Association Holiday Stroll for pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, a Gift Wrap Station, Festive Decorated Trees, and a free family singalong presented by Indian Hill Music! The Holiday Village will be open from 1pm-5pm and the the Singalong will run from approximately 2pm-3pm. We will be collecting non-perishables for the Villageworks Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Acton Food Pantry -- a donation is appreciated but not required.
Come celebrate the birth of rare Blanding's turtle hatchlings and support local conservation. This evening of craft brews, farm-to-table food, live animals, and fun activities is not to be missed!
All proceeds from the event will go to Grassroots Wildlife Conservation and our many local biodiversity conservation projects, including our signature Blanding's Turtle conservation program. Our educational programs engage several thousand Massachusetts students from grades K-12 who learn that they can directly help restore threatened plants and animals in their own communities.
Doors open at 7:00
Tickets: $40 adult/$20 child at www.grassrootswildlife.org
Food, beer and wine provided by True West.
Open Mic Night @ Revolution Community Yoga! Enjoy Music For a Great Cause... Come To Play Or Come To Listen ~ All Are Welcome! Benefit for The American Cancer Society's Acton-Boxborough Relay for Life.
$10 Suggested Donation to Attend * All Proceeds Go To Relay For Life * Feel free to bring refreshments.
Habitat For Humanity Benefit Yoga Class
Suggested Donation $15-20
Our lives are full of to do lists, responsibilities, plans, and goals. Make some time to come back to yourself in the here and now, still your mind and calm your nerves by combining movement awareness and breath. Give yourself this gift of self-care while also giving compassionately during our Refresh and Restore Workshop benefiting Habitat for Humanity International.
More info at Revolution Community Yoga's event page.
Join us for a fun night with friends and neighbors at ABUW's annual fundraising party of the year: Casino Royale at The Concord Country Club. Enjoy blackjack, Texas hold'em poker and roulette, with volunteer dealers. Enter the raffle to win A Night in Tuscany. This is a dinner party for ten featuring a wonderful Italian menu and wine pairings for each course at Farfalle Italian Market and Cafe in Concord.. Bisousweet treats for dessert.
Tickets for Casino Royale are now on sale: Tickets
Summer is the slowest time of the year for food pantries. That’s why Friday, July 31st, Erin LoPorto is leading a special benefit class for the Acton Food Pantry to close out our 40 day challenge and celebrate and support community. We invite you to bring any food items – particularly the ones listed here:
Soup • Cereal • Spaghetti sauce • Rice pilaf • Canned fruit • All canned meats and fish • Peanut butter and jelly
Non-Food Items Needed: Baby Wipes • Diapers
We will also announce the winners of the 40 day challenge! We will be accepting donations on Friday even if you can’t attend the class. Just drop off your donations while classes are running.
Start your vacation week of by reconnecting. Join us for a family yoga game night. Ever play tick tack toe, Jenga or memory the yoga way? We will also have a fun obstacle course set up for kids and adults. Come move, laugh and play together!
All proceeds from this event will go to support Boston Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Brain Cancer Research, and Ben Speaks Louder Than Words.
All agencies and organizations delivering services to the residents of Acton and Boxborough are encouraged to apply for an Acton-Boxborough United Way grant. Applications are due back to ABUW by Friday, March 13, 2015.
Click here for a direct link to the Grant Process and Application