Grant Beach Neighborhood


Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Fri
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Apr
30
Mon
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
1
Tue
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
2
Wed
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
3
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ The Fairbanks
May 3 @ 2:30 pm

Free produce delivered by Ozark Food Harvest and distributed to the Fairbanks every Thursday. Participants are required to join Springfield Community Gardens for $5 per year. Membership forms are available at the distribution.

Grant Beach Community Dinner and Circles program @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
May 3 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Free dinner. Free child care. Free resources to support you and your family. Participation in Circles is optional.

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.

May
4
Fri
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
5
Sat
Early Bird Registration Deadline for Grant Beach Baseball League @ Hovey House
May 5 @ 5:00 pm

Early bird registration is happening now through May 5 for $10. After that the price goes up to $20. Registration forms will come home through the schools, be available during soccer games on Saturday mornings or you can stop by Hovey House at 800 W. Hovey anytime. Forms are on the door along with background checks for coaches. We ALWAYS need more coaches!

Gamesy will begin June 7 and continue through July. Games will be Thursday or Friday evenings or Saturday morning depending on the age and number of teams. Concessions are available at the games. Don’t forget to grab your 25cent bag of popcorn to support the program!

For questions or more information contact Yolanda Taylor at 417-952-5735 or Hovey House at 417-942-2456.

May
7
Mon
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
8
Tue
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm