Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

So many exciting things happening this Spring!  Teen nights for Middle Schoolers, Silent Auctions raising funds for the local Prevention Council, and we are launching our first Parenting the Love and Logic Way program.  This nationally recognized parenting program is used throughout the country and has helped thousands of parents work the kinks out of parenting styles to reduce conflict and increase the joy they find in raising children.  West Hartford offers this program to both its teachers as well as parents year after year to very positive reviews.

Our first 7 week class will begin on May 7th and run on Tuesday evenings until June 11th.  The group will meet from 6:30 to 8 PM here at the Town of Granby youth Service Bureau.  The program is free, however onsite babysitting will be provided for a small fee.

Space is limited to ten households, so please register quickly if you wish to attend.  The registration form is available on our website at  Have questions?  Call me at (8600 844-5355

Check out the GPC Silent Auction!

On Saturday April 27th the Town of Granby Prevention Council will be hosting its first ever silent auction.  From local farm produce to Kindle packages, YMCA memberships to table wine the offerings are many and varied.  As you check out the auction items, entertainment will be provided by some talented high school musicians and snacks will be provided by the chefs from area high schools as they participate in an Iron Chef style cook off!

The fun starts at 5:00 PM at Holcomb Farm and will conclude at 8:00 PM.  Check out more on the auction items by liking the Granby Prevention Council's Face Book page.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Exciting news!  The YMCA is hosting it's first Teen Nite for ages 11 to 14 on Saturday April 27th.  This will be open to any youth in the area, membership at the YMCA is not required.  Check out our website for a copy of the flyer.  It is listed on the Youth Services Department page.

Parents, drop your teen off at the Y and head over to Holcomb Farm and check out the GPC's first annual silent auction and Iron Chef competition.  Funds raised will support prevention programming within our community!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring is here, and it FINALLY feels like it!  The added sunshine has given me an energy boost, just in time to see GO! starting up for the combined Spring/Summer session.  GO! is a group for 6th and 7th grade boys, and our plan as always is to be out and about as much as possible.

This may we will use Holcomb Farm as out home base.  We have been given a challenge...haul enough rocks from the stream to build a fire pit.  If we can do it, our names will be engraved on a marker giving us credit for creating the fire pit.  How cool will it be for local groups to have a place for a safe campfire!

We will take a few hikes, and if the guys want, plan a bike tide.  When the weather turns warmer, it is off to Salmon Brook Park in late July and August.  We will have the pond to ourselves, as well as access to the stream, trails, and pavilions.

For more information or to find registration forms, check out the town website  Click departments, then click Youth Services!