Events

Dec
11
Wed
Northwest Project Woodland Heights Maintenance Classes @ Springfield Dream Center
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Northwest Project Woodland Heights Maintenance Classes @ Springfield Dream Center | Springfield | Missouri | United States

Northwest Project maintenance classes meet at the Dream Center on Wednesday nights. Childcare provided. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., with classes starting at 6.

The goal of The Northwest Project is to pilot strategies over a five-year period to help families overcome the challenges that have kept them living in poverty and sustain their long-term success in emerging from those circumstances. The project includes a focus on 10 key areas for stability. Areas include: accountability, parent training, reliable transportation, affordable housing, quality childcare, budgeting/banking, financial planning, job training/education, resolved legal issues, and health and wellbeing.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks selected northwest Springfield for this project because much of the area exceeds the city’s overall 25.6 percent poverty rate. In addition, the privately funded Northwest Project will take place in concert with the City of Springfield’s focus on improving public safety, infrastructure and chronic nuisance properties in this geographic area.

The Northwest Project is a collaboration among Missouri State University, Drury University, and Drew Lewis Foundation.

Dec
12
Thu
Baby ABCs @ Nest Partnership
Dec 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Dec 12 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Free dinner. Free child care. Free resources to support you and your family.

Northwest Project Grant Beach Maintenance Classes @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Northwest Project Grant Beach Maintenance Classes @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks | Springfield | Missouri | United States

Northwest Project maintenance classes meet in the Library following community dinner in the gymnasium. Childcare provided.

The goal of The Northwest Project is to pilot strategies over a five-year period to help families overcome the challenges that have kept them living in poverty and sustain their long-term success in emerging from those circumstances. The project includes a focus on 10 key areas for stability. Areas include: accountability, parent training, reliable transportation, affordable housing, quality childcare, budgeting/banking, financial planning, job training/education, resolved legal issues, and health and wellbeing.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks selected northwest Springfield for this project because much of the area exceeds the city’s overall 25.6 percent poverty rate. In addition, the privately funded Northwest Project will take place in concert with the City of Springfield’s focus on improving public safety, infrastructure and chronic nuisance properties in this geographic area.

The Northwest Project is a collaboration among Missouri State University, Drury University, and Drew Lewis Foundation.

Dec
13
Fri
Fresh Food Fridays @ Springfield Dream Center
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come by the Dream Center between 10 and 1 to snag some fresh fruit and veggies for your family!

Dec
14
Sat
Grant Beach Food and Family Network @ Hovey House
Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm
Grant Beach Food and Family Network @ Hovey House | Springfield | Missouri | United States

The Grant Beach Food and Family Network is a program for low-income Grant Beach Neighborhood Association members to receive food and household supplies. Participants must be members of the neighborhood association, donate $5 per pickup and contribute two hours of service per month to the neighborhood association by working concessions at Grant Beach Sports events, working in the garden or manning the Hovey House. Food for the boxes is provided by Victory Mission while household supplies, such as toilet paper and other necessities, is purchased with donations.

Art Exploration @ Library Station
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Exploration @ Library Station | Springfield | Missouri | United States

For families with children in grades K-6 in the Story Hour Room. Come and create using your imagination and a range of artistic styles and mediums. Materials will be provided. Learn about radial symmetry by weaving on recycled CDs. Call 865-1340.

Dec
15
Sun
Sunday Make ‘n’ Play @ Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For age 3-grade 4. Don’t have time for storytime during the week? Drop in for a hands-on, interactive experience with a maker, play and art focus. We’ll provide multiple activity stations and fun read-alouds. Be prepared to make new friends, get messy and have family fun! Call 883-1974.

Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Dec 15 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Free dinner. Free child care. Free resources to support you and your family.

Dec
17
Tue
LEGO Brick Crew @ Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For grades 4-8. Bring your own bricks or use ours and create with other master builders.