Grant Beach Neighborhood


Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Sat
Sounds in the Garden to benefit the Fairbanks @ The Fairbanks
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sounds in the Garden on Saturday, September 23 at 12-5:30pm at The Fairbanks. Everyone is invited  in the garden for fun, food, and great music! The event admission is FREE to Grant Beach residents and $5 for those outside of the neighborhood. Donations will be accepted to help support the Fairbanks renovation project.

Artists in performance include MSU Hibernotes, Grant Beach resident Allana Wilmoth, Hendrix and Craig, Tony Ingerson/Paper & Pen, Michae’La, and Kyle Lacy.

Sep
28
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ Hovey House
Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at Hovey House 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
Sep 28 @ 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.

Oct
5
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ Hovey House
Oct 5 @ 2:30 pm

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at Hovey House 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
Oct 5 @ 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.

Oct
7
Sat
Harvest Fest at Grant Beach @ Hovey House
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We’ll be giving away Halloween costumes and we’ll have a pet parade with prizes. There will be games for kids, face painting, music and more. Food will be served for a donation.

Oct
12
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ Hovey House
Oct 12 @ 2:30 pm

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at Hovey House 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
Oct 12 @ 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.

Oct
16
Mon
Grant Beach Neighborhood Association Meeting @ St. Joseph Catholic Church (Parish Hall)
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
19
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ Hovey House
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at Hovey House 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