Grant Beach Neighborhood


Upcoming Events

Nov
23
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ The Fairbanks
Nov 23 @ 2:30 pm

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at The Fairbanks every Thursday afternoon.  Plan to arrive by 2:30 p.m.

Participants are required to join the Grant Beach Garden Committee  for $5 per year and required to do two (2) hours of volunteer work that is Garden-related for Springfield Community Gardens. 

We will have opportunities available for volunteers who cannot do physical labor; i.e., seed sorting, cleaning in the garage-area, working in the raised beds, etc. 

To schedule your volunteer hours, please leave a message at Hovey House, 417-942-2456. 

Membership forms are available at Hovey House and the Produce Distribution.  Sign-up only takes a minute or two.

The Volunteer Coordinator for the Grant Beach Community Garden is Shelley Vaugine, 617-877-7836.

We have Health Advocates from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to do Blood Pressure Checks and referrals as needed to anyone who drops by during the Produce Distribution.  They usually arrive about 2:30 p.m. and stay until 3:30 p.m.  This is a FREE service.  https://health.springfieldmo.gov/3062/Community-Health-Advocate

We also have folks from the MU Extension Center who come by and do presentations on various food and food samples.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department also do food presentations with samples, as well.  https://extension.missouri.edu/greene/home.aspx

Nov
28
Tue
Green for Greene Program Info Sessions @ The Fairbanks
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Green for Greene training program is funded by a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. Certifications available are:  OSHA Hazwoper; OSHA 10; Environmental Sampling and Monitoring; Trenching and Excavation; Confined Space; Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP); Lead Abatement Worker; Asbestos Worker/Handler; Stormwater Management; Forklift Driver; First Aid/CPR, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Training will begin in February 2018.

Nov
30
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ The Fairbanks
Nov 30 @ 2:30 pm

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at The Fairbanks every Thursday afternoon.  Plan to arrive by 2:30 p.m.

Participants are required to join the Grant Beach Garden Committee  for $5 per year and required to do two (2) hours of volunteer work that is Garden-related for Springfield Community Gardens. 

We will have opportunities available for volunteers who cannot do physical labor; i.e., seed sorting, cleaning in the garage-area, working in the raised beds, etc. 

To schedule your volunteer hours, please leave a message at Hovey House, 417-942-2456. 

Membership forms are available at Hovey House and the Produce Distribution.  Sign-up only takes a minute or two.

The Volunteer Coordinator for the Grant Beach Community Garden is Shelley Vaugine, 617-877-7836.

We have Health Advocates from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to do Blood Pressure Checks and referrals as needed to anyone who drops by during the Produce Distribution.  They usually arrive about 2:30 p.m. and stay until 3:30 p.m.  This is a FREE service.  https://health.springfieldmo.gov/3062/Community-Health-Advocate

We also have folks from the MU Extension Center who come by and do presentations on various food and food samples.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department also do food presentations with samples, as well.  https://extension.missouri.edu/greene/home.aspx

Grant Beach Community Dinner and Circles program @ The Fairbanks
Nov 30 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner 5:15-6:00 (gymnasium) Programming 6:00-7:30 (Community – gymnasium; NWP Circles – library). Childcare provided.

Circles is a nationwide movement of communities in the United States and Canada focused on ending poverty by breaking down systematic barriers and creating community. Circles accomplishes this through community members who step forward and become chapter members. Currently, there are over 70 operating chapters. Circles has 10 years of evidenced based research demonstrating the success of this comprehensive model. Through unique programming, families, called Circle Leaders, identify why they are in poverty and begin to develop a plan to get out of poverty. Meanwhile, their children work with trained volunteers to learn age appropriate skills that create conversation starters and move towards breaking the generational cycle of poverty. After graduating, they are matched with an Ally. An Ally is someone from a middle to high income willing to invest time and connections (social capital) into helping the family meet their goals. Because MU Extension’s efforts revolve around economic development and impact, they have chosen to bring this program to Springfield.

The Circles program is available at The Fairbanks in the Grant Beach neighborhood, Robberson Community School in the Robberson neighborhood and at the Dream Center in Woodland Heights.

Dec
5
Tue
Green for Greene Program Info Sessions @ The Fairbanks
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Green for Greene training program is funded by a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. Certifications available are:  OSHA Hazwoper; OSHA 10; Environmental Sampling and Monitoring; Trenching and Excavation; Confined Space; Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP); Lead Abatement Worker; Asbestos Worker/Handler; Stormwater Management; Forklift Driver; First Aid/CPR, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Training will begin in February 2018.

Dec
7
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ The Fairbanks
Dec 7 @ 2:30 pm

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at The Fairbanks every Thursday afternoon.  Plan to arrive by 2:30 p.m.

Participants are required to join the Grant Beach Garden Committee  for $5 per year and required to do two (2) hours of volunteer work that is Garden-related for Springfield Community Gardens. 

We will have opportunities available for volunteers who cannot do physical labor; i.e., seed sorting, cleaning in the garage-area, working in the raised beds, etc. 

To schedule your volunteer hours, please leave a message at Hovey House, 417-942-2456. 

Membership forms are available at Hovey House and the Produce Distribution.  Sign-up only takes a minute or two.

The Volunteer Coordinator for the Grant Beach Community Garden is Shelley Vaugine, 617-877-7836.

We have Health Advocates from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to do Blood Pressure Checks and referrals as needed to anyone who drops by during the Produce Distribution.  They usually arrive about 2:30 p.m. and stay until 3:30 p.m.  This is a FREE service.  https://health.springfieldmo.gov/3062/Community-Health-Advocate

We also have folks from the MU Extension Center who come by and do presentations on various food and food samples.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department also do food presentations with samples, as well.  https://extension.missouri.edu/greene/home.aspx

Grant Beach Community Dinner and Circles program @ The Fairbanks
Dec 7 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner 5:15-6:00 (gymnasium) Programming 6:00-7:30 (Community – gymnasium; NWP Circles – library). Childcare provided.

Circles is a nationwide movement of communities in the United States and Canada focused on ending poverty by breaking down systematic barriers and creating community. Circles accomplishes this through community members who step forward and become chapter members. Currently, there are over 70 operating chapters. Circles has 10 years of evidenced based research demonstrating the success of this comprehensive model. Through unique programming, families, called Circle Leaders, identify why they are in poverty and begin to develop a plan to get out of poverty. Meanwhile, their children work with trained volunteers to learn age appropriate skills that create conversation starters and move towards breaking the generational cycle of poverty. After graduating, they are matched with an Ally. An Ally is someone from a middle to high income willing to invest time and connections (social capital) into helping the family meet their goals. Because MU Extension’s efforts revolve around economic development and impact, they have chosen to bring this program to Springfield.

The Circles program is available at The Fairbanks in the Grant Beach neighborhood, Robberson Community School in the Robberson neighborhood and at the Dream Center in Woodland Heights.

Dec
14
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ The Fairbanks
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at The Fairbanks every Thursday afternoon.  Plan to arrive by 2:30 p.m.

Participants are required to join the Grant Beach Garden Committee  for $5 per year and required to do two (2) hours of volunteer work that is Garden-related for Springfield Community Gardens. 

We will have opportunities available for volunteers who cannot do physical labor; i.e., seed sorting, cleaning in the garage-area, working in the raised beds, etc. 

To schedule your volunteer hours, please leave a message at Hovey House, 417-942-2456. 

Membership forms are available at Hovey House and the Produce Distribution.  Sign-up only takes a minute or two.

The Volunteer Coordinator for the Grant Beach Community Garden is Shelley Vaugine, 617-877-7836.

We have Health Advocates from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to do Blood Pressure Checks and referrals as needed to anyone who drops by during the Produce Distribution.  They usually arrive about 2:30 p.m. and stay until 3:30 p.m.  This is a FREE service.  https://health.springfieldmo.gov/3062/Community-Health-Advocate

We also have folks from the MU Extension Center who come by and do presentations on various food and food samples.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department also do food presentations with samples, as well.  https://extension.missouri.edu/greene/home.aspx

Grant Beach Community Dinner and Circles program @ The Fairbanks
Dec 14 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner 5:15-6:00 (gymnasium) Programming 6:00-7:30 (Community – gymnasium; NWP Circles – library). Childcare provided.

Circles is a nationwide movement of communities in the United States and Canada focused on ending poverty by breaking down systematic barriers and creating community. Circles accomplishes this through community members who step forward and become chapter members. Currently, there are over 70 operating chapters. Circles has 10 years of evidenced based research demonstrating the success of this comprehensive model. Through unique programming, families, called Circle Leaders, identify why they are in poverty and begin to develop a plan to get out of poverty. Meanwhile, their children work with trained volunteers to learn age appropriate skills that create conversation starters and move towards breaking the generational cycle of poverty. After graduating, they are matched with an Ally. An Ally is someone from a middle to high income willing to invest time and connections (social capital) into helping the family meet their goals. Because MU Extension’s efforts revolve around economic development and impact, they have chosen to bring this program to Springfield.

The Circles program is available at The Fairbanks in the Grant Beach neighborhood, Robberson Community School in the Robberson neighborhood and at the Dream Center in Woodland Heights.

Dec
18
Mon
Grant Beach Neighborhood Association Meeting @ St. Joseph Catholic Church (Parish Hall)
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm