News & Updates from Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Parks & Recreation, with occasional items from City Hall

March for Meals and our FEAST Program has been in the News! 

My Champlain Valley: Meals on Wheels Celebrates 50th AnniversaryThe Montpelier Bridge: March for Meals: The 50th Anniversary and Celebration of the Meals on Wheels Program, A Lifeline for Many Vermonters

Community Services (MSAC, Parks, and Recreation) are Hiring in a LOT of positions!Hiring CS positions Bridge 3-9-22  7.47 x 9.5 in. ad  Opens in new window 

RecreationFC8 and FEAST Farm Day Camp registrations are open!  

Our Capital Kids Day Summer Day Camp (fully licensed, subsidies available) and our newer FEAST Farm Summer Day Camp are open for registration!  Click here for more details on Recreation’scamp and here for more information on the FEAST Farm and Camp

Does your dog need walking? MSAC at Home opportunity!

Looking for a great intergenerational social opportunity?  One of our high school volunteers loves dogs. They are hoping to gain experience walking dogs, and love meeting new people! This volunteer is available to walk your dog on Thursdays from 10-11. The dog must be very friendly with people. If you are interested in this opportunity, call 802-262-6287 or email msac-americorps@montpelier-vt.org to get the dog walking!

Advisory Council Election Season Begins: Nominations due March 31

March 31 is the deadline to nominate a member from any town! The May edition of our newsletter will include candidate information and photos as well as the ballot, and voting via paper or Survey Monkey begins May 1 and continues until June 1. By June 30, new Advisory Council members will be announced.  

Intergenerational Connections-MSAC and MHS: Are you interested in connecting with a Montpelier High School student?   

Do you have a skill or interest you would like to share with a younger member of our community?  Interested in talking to a student about your work history as they plan their own educational and vocational path?  Are there specific tasks that you could use help with?   We'd like to bring people together for one-time conversations or ongoing connections.  Please complete THIS SURVEY, and we will be in touch when a connection is possible.  

MSAC at Home Needs Volunteers!

MSAC at Home is also in need of volunteers, to support aging in place and community connection through help with indoor and outdoor chores, social visits, and technology assistance. Call 262-6287 or email msac-americorps@montpelier-vt.org to talk with Maddie. Maddie will have a tech device lending library update in the next newsletter!  

New Spring Classes & Old Favorites
Click here to find all the forms, details & online registration link!

Each quarter we endeavor to offer a few new opportunities in addition to our dozens of continuing, high-quality class series. We've got two new options for Spring (a new Film Series at Savoy Theater with Rick Winston about Classic Films Based on Short Stories, and "Ordering Your Affairs" with Cynthia Stadler. Plus, there are 30 more classes and 9 Drop-in group activities in store for you. Remember, registration started Monday, 3/7, for residents of all towns! Join MSAC staff in thanking MSAC instructors & facilitators for the amazing service they provide to our community in supporting affordable, diverse, lifelong learning and healthy aging! 

Welcome - rainbow - belinda-fewings-6wAGwpsXHE0-unsplashMSAC Hosted CVRAN in Welcoming new Afghan Family

The Central VT Refugee Action Network (CVRAN) met at MSAC recently to welcome a newly arriving Afghan family. CVRAN is currently supporting a number of Afghani families in the Montpelier area and the City of Montpelier is working to find ways to support these recent immigrants. To learn more about how you can get involved, click here.

More FEAST news and updates are here

Check out our re-designed main FEAST webpage here

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