• Recycling Ambassadors Training
  • Teens in Action Potluck Lunch
  • TreeKeepers Academy
  • Stonegrinder 7K
  • CARP
  • ROC 7K Trail Run
  • Adopt-A-Trail Training

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2019 Neighborhood Services Annual Report 
Ways you can get involved!
  • Respite Care Event for Foster Families, Friday, January 21, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Volunteer will help with childcare and facilitating classes. ARC-1701 W. Ash.
  • A Dozen Ways to be Healthy and 12345 Fit-Tastic starts January 29 at Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. Volunteers will help with childcare and facilitating A Dozen Ways to be Healthy curriculum. 
  • CARP training Thursday, January 20 & Thursday, February 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Parks Management Center. Volunteers will assist Parks and Recreation staff with aquatic planting and shoreline management plans. 
  • Litter Team Cleanup- Saturday, February 15, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Volunteers will meet at MBS Book Services, 2711 W. Ash St.
  • Recycling Ambassadors Training, Tuesday, February 25, 6:00p.m. -8:00p.m. at the ARC, 1701 W. Ash St. Trainees are asked to share 12 hours of service prompting waste reduction and recycling.
  • Adopt-a-Trail Training, Tuesday, February 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Parks Management Center. Volunteers will be asked to adopt a quarter mile section of trail. 
  • Teens in Action Lunch, Saturday, March 7, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Waters House-2104 Hillcrest Dr. for grades 10-12. 
  • Special Olympics! Volunteer for an hour each week to help support athletes participating in Basketball, Swimming, Track & Field, or Volleyball. Dates for each sport will vary. 
  • Looking for a project for a group?  We can help you organize a litter pick up event or park project. 

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Volunteer of the Month for January-Jasmina McNutt

When Recreation Leader, Mary Dewey, noticed Jasmina McNutt knitting while waiting for her children as they participated in various activities at the Armory, she approached her about starting a program to teach crochet and knitting, and Jasmina says, “The rest is history”.

 Jasmina has always found crochet and knitting to be both soothing and comforting. Jasmina says it takes about an hour to learn the basics, but “you can spend the rest of your life mastering it”. The only challenge Jasmina has faced is getting the word out about the program. Currently there are several participants, but she would ... Read More