WELCOME TO THE
NEXT MEETING: Thursday,
2014 @ 5:30 pm
and gathering at 5:30 pm,
Dinner at 6:00 pm
Senior Center, 26
Park Place, Rockville,
VCN Executive Committee Meeting November 11, 2014 at 10 am VYSB Offices
and Officers, click here
Agenda and announcements, click here
Rockville Fest -
Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Central Park, Rockville, CT
Rain date Sept. 21, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsored by Rockville Community Alliance and the Vernon Parks & Recreation Dept
Tom DiDio 860-646-5320
On Saturday, Sept. 20th, from 10am-3pm the Rockville Community Alliance (RCA) in
cooperation with the Vernon Parks & Recreation Department, Vernon
School Readiness Council, Tri-Town Cruzers and the Vernon Community Network will be sponsoring the
Rockville Fest in Central Park in downtown Rockville, CT. Annually thousands of people
attend this family-oriented event. There will be a car show, entertainment,
exhibits, demonstrations and plenty of FOOD.
The Tri-Town Cruzers
will be organizing the Car Show along East Main Street and the Vernon
School Readiness Council
will be presenting the "Ready-Set-Baby Fair" in Talcott
Park, one block north of downtown Rockville.
WE WOULD LIKE YOUR GROUP TO PARTICIPATE!
Click here for the Application & Participation
> The RCA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution may be deductible. Please consult your tax professional. <
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Rockville Community Alliance
From the VCN Jobs Forum
College Transition Program – Enroll Now!
Regional Adult Based Education, in partnership with Manchester Adult
and Continuing Education and Manchester Community College have
joined together to offer a FREE College Transition Program!
REACT program provides academic support in Math and English for
students who have a high school diploma, or a GED, and would like to
enroll or start taking courses at a community college.
If you have been thinking about starting course work at a
community college, and are anxious about your math and English
skills, this program may be for you!
FREE 13 week program begins September 22rd,
2014. Classes will be
held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m., or Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with tutoring
available for enrolled students on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00
p.m., at the Rockville Learning Center, 33 West Main Street, Rockville, CT.
Now! Classes begin on
September 22rd! Contact Christine Vincent at (860)
870-3703 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
to begin the REACT application and registration process.
Ending Hunger Through Community Involvement
can you guarantee that your donation is the most effective
when supporting local charities??????
$4.79 through Foodshare or
For more information,
The Vernon Hunger Action Team (HAT) brings together local government, schools, faith groups, businesses, nonprofit service providers and concerned residents to eliminate the problem of hunger in our community.
We collaborate to maximize available resources and work to identify any gaps in service. Our goal is to provide workable solutions to ensure that no Vernon resident goes hungry.
NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
2014 @ 5:30 pm
VCN ANNUAL MEETING
Vernon Senior Auditorium
26 Park Place, Rockville, CT
VCN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING:
Nov. 11, 2014
@ 10 am
Location of our meetings at Bev's Corner,
9 Elm Street, Rockville, CT
Help People in Connecticut has
been connecting Connecticut residents to federal, state, and local
agencies for over twenty years. Need information? Need Help? Need
Services? LOOK INSIDE!
Association for Human Services (CAHS) updates the program entries and
Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) publishes this booklet. We are
grateful to everyone who supplied information for the new edition.
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GUIDE, containing brief
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offered, and funding are subject to change. PLEASE
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If you need a
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have a Youth Services Bureau that can link you to groups that could meet
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Additional copies are available through CL&P or CAHS by written
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