Building Communities

There’s been a lot of new followers lately (almost 480 now!), so first off I want to say Welcome, and thank you for joining! Feel free to leave any thoughts or comments you may have, I’d love to hear from you! 

We’re very lucky to live where we do. In a small town with a vibrant history (including the infamous Cavan Blazers), an eclectic group of citizens, and what I’ve just come to realize recently, amazing resources and groups!

Our town offers a free stay and play for parents/caregivers and their children aged 0-6 every Tues. and Thurs, mornings, a Creative Movement class (free again!) for the same age group on Monday mornings, and my favorite to find, was the Community Kitchen! A group of people get together twice a month to plan and cook meals together, buying ingredients in bulk and directly from producers to make nutritious and inexpensive meals. There’s also a community garden

that allows people to rent a plot for a very minimal fee, and they are provided a space to garden, all the tools and seeds they need, and expert advice from the Garden’s organizers!

This past Sunday was the first Service of the new year. Our minister made a point of listing all the great groups (some that I didn’t even know of!) that make up our Church. One such group that I was unaware of was the Knitting/Crocheting group that gets together Friday afternoons to knit prayer shawls. I love to knit and crochet so I was very excited to learn about this. It will be great to get out of the house and socialize with adults (any parent knows how important that is!) and a wonderful way to give back to the people of our community.

When I sat back and thought about it, I was amazed by what great opportunities are available to not only get involved in the community, but  provide ways to get out and do something, without spending any money!  We’re so blessed to have such a great community.

Have you looked in to what kind of groups/programs your community runs for free? (or at minimal cost) Do you participate in any of them?

-M

(Did anyone count how many times I used the word community in this post? 🙂 )

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