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Meetings start with refreshments and a review of general Club business. This is followed by specific program events. Meetings are usually held the secod week of the month at 7:00 PM, at local locations.
Meetings dates can be subject to change, so recheck this site or watch the monthly newsletter for confirmation.

 

2013-2014 Meetings
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October - GNNC Social and Make your Own Thank you cards with Sharyon Honess of Stampin' up!

Enjoy a GNNC social as you visit with other members, and welcome new members.  Learn to make your own thank-you cards with a Stampin' up
! expert. Don’t miss the kick-off to another successful year of Granby Newcomers and Neighbors.

November - A Wine and Start-Your-Holiday-Cards party!

Relax, have some wine and if you want....get a start on your holiday cards or a finish a craft project. This meeting with be held at the home of Regina Jahrstorfer. Please call 860-844-0272 for directions if needed. (7pm on Tuesday 11/19/13)



December- Holiday celebration 

The GNNC December meeting will be a social at Lost Acres Vineyard this Thursday, December 12th!  The Vineyard is hosting a Sip-N-Shop night from 5-9pm.  We will plan to meet at 7pm but feel free to go earlier to shop.  There will be lots of vendors but we were told that the owners would try to find an area for us to gather for our Yankee Swap.  Participation is optional but if you would like to swap please bring a holiday or winter themed item (about$10 value). Hope to see you there!


January- Girls’ night at Han Asian Cuisine (Granby)
6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 14th


The rush of the holiday season is over. Come and recharge by spending time with friends and trying the cuisine at one of Granby's newest restaurants. What will the Chinese New Year (Jan. 21st) bring to you as the Year of the Horse?!


February- Bingo and Fondue  - Granby Senior Center Meeting Room,at 7pm on Wednesday Feb. 12th, 2014

We've brought this favorite back for another year!
We'll dip fruit, bread, veggies, cookies, pretzels, and other goodies in sweet and savory fondues, while we play games to win a variety of prizes donated by members and area businesses!  Players are encouraged to bring a prize for the table or make a donation to our community fundraising jar.   All area women are welcome.  Come join us for a night of fun and excitement! All business donations will be acknowledged by a thank you note and a listing on our web site for the coming year.


March- Bunko 7pm on March 14th

Keep those dice rolling! Come join a fun bunch of ladies to play the easiest dice game ever. Never played the game before and don’t have a clue how it works? Don’t worry! Come and learn! Bunko is a fun dice game that doesn’t require any special skills....just roll the dice and have fun! at Tami's (11 Stonewall Drive)



May- Game night at the *home of Kerrie Stelly - at 7pm on Friday, May 23rd.


Ready for a lively game of Taboo? Come to Kerrie's for a wine social and some game fun. Bring a beverage or snack to share.

*home meeting locations will be announced via email to members. If you are a prospective member, please join us and call 860-653-3826 for directions to these homes!

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September - Coffee House meeting


October - Granby Ladies Night at the Vineyard!
Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby

October 11th is Granby Ladies Night at the Vineyard! We invite present, past and prospective members and friends to come socialize and try the fine wine offerings of our local vineyard
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November - Craft night and social
At the studio of Cheryl Bliss -103 Petersen Road , Granby

Join us for a fall craft or just to hang out and socialize with some Granby Ladies! Please RSVP ahead so Cheryl can plan for materials. 860-653-7705

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December - Holiday Party

'tis the season for holiday cheer! Come join us for GNNC's December meeting and gathering to be held at Regina's house. Bring and appetizer or wine to share. If you would like to participate in the grab bag grab, bring a holiday or winter themed item (about$10 value). Hope to see you there!


January - Bunko social

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Keep those dice rolling! Come join a fun bunch of ladies to play the easiest dice game ever. Never played the game before and don’t have a clue how it works? Don’t worry! Come and learn! Bunko is a fun dice game that doesn’t require any special skills....just roll the dice and have fun! at Tami's (11 Stonewall Drive)

February/March - Bingo and Fondue

We've brought this favorite back for another year!
We'll dip fruit, bread, veggies, cookies, pretzels, and other goodies in sweet and savory fondues, while we play games to win a variety of prizes donated by members and area businesses!  Players are encouraged to bring a prize for the table or make a donation to our community fundraising jar.   All area women are welcome.  Come join us for a night of fun and excitement! All business donations will be acknowledged by a thank you note and a listing on our web site for the coming year.

April -a GREEN and CLEAN Social!

Join us for our April meeting, Thursday 4/25/13 at 7PM for a GREEN and CLEAN Social!

Valarie Corado will host a GREEN and CLEAN GNNC social at her East Granby home!  (82 Spoonville Rd. in East Granby. 860 463 4140)

Valarie is a stay at home mom who loves having a clean and natural home on a beer budget. Nature provides us with numerous solutions to conquer our everyday dirt, grime and "ew what is that? " She will teach us to make some of her favorites that have been tested in her own home & loved by those close to her.

  • All-purpose disinfecting cleaner
  • Eco friendly "comet"
  • Head to toe all in one body wash/shaving cream/hand soap
  • All natural bug spray

If possible, please bring:

$5 for supplies and:

  • Empty & clean spray bottle (old Windex, all purpose, or can even be found at the dollar store)
  • Container with a shaker top... old parm cheese container or even drill some holes to the lid of a peanut butter jar.
  • Empty & clean foaming soap dispenser. 
  • Empty & clean spritz bottle... much like a travel size hair spray or body splash bottle.
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  • A beverage, appetizer, snack or dessert to share.

If there is anything specific you want to make , please contact Valarie and she’ll see if it can be added to the list.
To get fragrances out of plastic you can fill the container with white vinegar & let sit overnight. 
Valarie will have some empty containers if you are missing some, but not enough for everyone.
Please RSVP to Valarie at grasso1982@hotmail.com or 860 463 4140 ASAP so she can purchase the supplies!

May - Just Ordinary Moms - at the Vineyard

Thursday, May 9th – Join us at Lost Acres Vineyard, North Granby, CT from 6:30-8:00 pm as we attend a book signing and “Message in a Bottle Party!” with "Just Ordinary Moms". This group of women met at Granby Newcomers Club in the 1990's and just published a book about motherhood.

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Personal Coaching With Jackie Johnson!

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Are You Ready to Positively Transform Your Life?

• Are you finding that despite your successes, something is missing?
• Do you crave more meaning in your life and a feeling that you're truly making a difference?
• Would you like to strengthen your most valued relationships?
• Is it time to have more fun?
• Are you thinking about the "footprint" you want to leave?
• Are you ready to awaken to your own power and potential and make that next big leap?

If you answered "Yes!" to any of the above questions, you might learn from spending some time with Jackie at our next meeting. Jackie is a local business woman who empowers individuals to make meaningful changes in their lives. She helps people look at where they are now in life and where they want to be. This promises to be a meaningful and thought provoking meeting! Come and learn to look at your life from a different perspective. Jackie has over 20 years experience empowering others through consulting, counseling, training and coaching.
Read more at Jackie's web site --Choice Coaching
Please RSVP to Erika Hallberg no later than May 4, 2012 so that materials can be prepared.


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2011-2012 Meetings

September - Meet and Greet

It’s time to get reacquainted and welcome new members as we host our first meeting of the season.  Come socialize, meet the board members and see what we have planned for this year. Some fun games will be available to play!  Don’t miss the kick off to what will be another successful year of Granby Newcomers and Neighbors.

October - Halloween Votive Holder

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Come join us for some great female interaction and to make a pumpkin, ghost or ghoul votive holder to take home for the Halloween Holiday.


November -Candle Making at Freedom Candle!
Note: This is an off-site meeting at the store
(569 Salmon Brook Street- Route 10,  Granby, CT)

free

Join us for a special event at Freedom Candle of Granby.  Owners Jerry and Janeene Crane will teach us about the candle making process and help us make our very own Christmas Tree scented 15 oz. jar candle.  Take your candle *home for only $10 (an $18 value).

Not feeling crafty?  Still join us for wine and snacks, watch the demonstration, and enjoy a short talk by Janeene on decorating tips with candles and a tour of the store.
*Candle may be picked up the following week as Jerry and Janeene do a second pouring to eliminate air bubbles.
Click here for an article and video on Freedom Candle.


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December - Cookie Swap & "Happy" Exchange

You won't want to miss one of our most popular meetings of the year! Bring as many packages containing a half dozen cookies as you wish to trade in our cookie exchange.
Also bring an item or ornament that
brings back a happy memory (approx. $12 in value and wrapped) for our traditional Yankee Swap. Participate in one or both events, or just come and socialize with your friends. And don't forget to bring an extra ½ dozen cookies for our sampling table!



January - Zumba into 2012!
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Spark up those New Year's resolutions! Instructor Ann Marzo will teach us Zumba! Zumba is a dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements.  This cardio-based workout is designed for everyone. People of any fitness level, from any background and of any age can start this program right away!  “It’s exercise in disguise!”  You’ll be having so much fun that you won’t even realize you’re exercising! Just bring your sneakers and a water bottle and be ready to move! 


February - Bingo & Fondue


We've brought this favorite back for another year!
Come join us for a night of fun and excitement!
We'll dip fruit, bread, veggies, cookies, pretzels, our fingers, and anything else we can come up with in sweet and savoury fondues, while we play Bingo to win a variety of prizes. Cards will be sold for $5 each, as this is one of our fundraisers. So come with your appetite and some good luck! Remember to save any unwanted Holiday gifts to donate to GNNC for Bingo prizes ;)
Click to see our generous supporters.

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March - Cook-off and Social

Take shelter from those March winds with some comfort food and a chance to chat with your GNNC friends!  Our March meeting will be a “cook-off and game night”. 

Please bring your favorite homemade food to share and the recipe (if it's not a secret).  There will be prizes awarded in a savory category and a sweet category based on our members’ votes!  While we are sampling all of the delicious entries, we will have a good old fashioned game night!

No time to cook?  Please, still come and join in the fun
. See past recipes.

April - Photography Tips and Tricks from an Expert

Come meet Amanda Whalen to learn more about photography.  Graduation coming up? Learn how to take professionally looking photos with your own camera. Not sure how to get a particular effect, or how to use a feature on your camera? Send in any specific questions for her to answer. Bring your camera and Amanda can show you how to use all those features you have been wondering about. Amanda Whalen is from Windsor Connecticut. She attended Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC and currently runs her own photography business called Points In Time.

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May - Show and Tell


Come join your GNNC freinds for some Show and Tell for a prize! Bring a few items that you love and we'll share the stories! We'll vote on our favorite story and that person will win a prize. We will also plan our June outing.


Join us for an End of Year Celebration in June at Good Life Grill, Thursday, June 7th at 7PM!

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2010-2011 Meetings

September - A 21st Century Model for Healthcare

This meeting will feature Chinese medicine practitioner Steven Paine, OMD.  Paine, of Turnkey Consulting USA in Granby, will give a talk entitled “A 21st Century Model for Healthcare: A Partnership of Clients and Their Doctors.”  Paine is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist in Hawaii and Connecticut.


October - Rely Local!

Melien Lavoie from Granby-Simsbury relylocal.com will come give us a talk about great resources right here in our community and the benefits of Relying on local merchants!

November -
Keep a budget


Our own Michelle Treadwell will be giving a talk on a simple budget plan she uses to keep track of exactly how much money she has to spend every month.  Just in time for the Holidays!

December - Cookie Swap & "Happy" Exchange

You won't want to miss one of our most popular meetings of the year! Bring as many packages containing a half dozen cookies as you wish to trade in our cookie exchange.
Also bring an item that
brings back a happy memory (approx. $12 in value and wrapped) for our traditional Yankee Swap. Participate in one or both events, or just come and socialize with your friends. And don't forget to bring an extra ½ dozen cookies for our sampling table!

January - Soup and Bread Cook-off

Beat the January chill with some comfort food and a chance to chat with your GNNC friends!  Our January meeting will be a “soup and bread cook-off”.  Please bring your favorite homemade soup or savory bread to share.  There will be prizes awarded in each category based on our members’ votes!  No time to cook?  Please, still come and join in the fun. See the recipes.

February - Bingo & Fondue

We've brought this favorite back for another year!
Come join us for a night of fun and excitement!
We'll dip fruit, bread, veggies, cookies, pretzels, our fingers, and anything else we can come up with in sweet and savoury fondues, while we play Bingo to win a variety of prizes. Cards will be sold for $5 each, as this is one of our fundraisers. So come with your appetite and some good luck! Click to see this year's Prize list.

Remember to save any unwanted Holiday gifts to donate to GNNC for Bingo prizes ;)

March - A Visit to “Granby Yoga”

Join us for a visit to Granby’s newest Yoga Studio, Granby Yoga, located at 29b Hartford Avenue (Rt. 189). Wear comfortable clothing, as a beginner’s yoga class will be taught. Refreshments (including wine) are welcome. RSVP to Stacie Truntz by Monday, March 7th since space is limited!

April - Craniosacral therapy

Cranio - what?? Come learn about Craniosacral therapy with Lynn Simpson. Resolve the stresses that tug and pull on your body, disrupt your vitality, and cause pain. The therapy focuses on the connective tissues and nervous systems. It can alleviate headaches/migraines, neck and back pain, jaw problems, autism, learning disabilities, and depression. Moreover, if you are feeling good, craniosacral therapy can help expand your boundaries and creativity. For more information visit Lynn's website or read full article.

May - Sign With Your Kids – Teaching Tiny Fingers to do the Talking

Get ready for some fun and plan to participate as Jennifer Simpson, M.S., CCC-SLP presents a lesson in Sign Language for parents, teachers and caregivers to use with young children. Sign Language has become quite popular in recent years for use not only with children who have special needs but also with typically developing infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children. Signing with young children has been shown to increase vocabulary at an early age, decrease frustration (for both the adult and the child!) and build self-esteem as children learn that they can express themselves and be understood. It is a bonding experience between parent and child, and it is fun! Join us and learn some helpful vocabulary, a song, and maybe even a familiar book to sign at home with your child!




2009-2010 Meetings

September - Welcome Meeting

Join us for a fun night to reconnect to old friends and meet new ones!  Bring a couple of photos to help us get to know you or your family ... pictures from picnics, vacations or any summer activity.  GNNC Member, Cheryl Bliss will be there, with supplies from Creative Memories, to help everyone create a scrapbook page for framing or using in your own album. 

October - Mosaic Vase

Learn to make a mosaic stained glass and tile vase! Member Diana Stephens, will teach us to create a beautiful vase decorated with stained glass and mosiac tile. Supplies are provided but please bring a popcicle stick or similar item to use for spreading the caulk/glue. This program will start promptly at 7PM!

November - Pottery Night or Game Night

The Granby Newcomers and Neighbors Club’s November 12th meeting
 will be held in two places at the same time! How? One meeting place will be at the pottery studio of Avis Cherichetti of Honey Hill Pottery, 31 Barn Door Hills Road , Granby.  Avis will show her pottery and give a demo.  There will be an opportunity to make something independently with the expert guidance of a talented potter.   This meeting has a head count limit of 14 people.  At this time, all 14 places have been taken and a waiting list has been started.    To be added to the waiting list, please email Fiona at FShack@cox.net 

The other meeting place will be at our usual site, First Congregational church at 7PM.  Come join us for a Game Night, some Fall Treats and Social time!  Games TBD, but will be something like group Pictionary or  group Outburst …other game suggestions  are welcome!


December - Cookie Swap & Ornament Exchange


You won't want to miss one of our most popular meetings of the year! Bring as many packages containing a half dozen cookies as you wish to trade in our cookie exchange, along with a wrapped ornament ($10 in value) for our traditional Yankee Swap. Participate in one or both events, or just come and socialize with your friends. And don't forget to bring an extra ½ dozen cookies for our sampling table!

January - Antique Buttons Roadshow

Remember going through Grandma’s button box? Remember playing “Button, button, who’s got the button?” Interested in history? Then join the Acorn Button Club of Central Connecticut as we revisit the art, history, and beauty of antique buttons. 

Arlene Creswell will be presenting an informative and visually interesting overview of antique buttons and the hobby of button collecting, for the novice and the curious. Antique buttons from various materials, eras and genres will be reviewed. Questions welcome! 

Let’s take a trip together down memory lane to see these buttons as they were meant to be–miniature works of art. If you have any old buttons, bring them along, and we’ll help you learn about their age and history. Want to know some more? Visit the web site for the National Button Society.


February - Bingo & Fondue

We've brought this favorite back for another year!
Come join us for a night of fun and excitement!
We'll dip fruit, bread, veggies, cookies, pretzels, our fingers, and anything else we can come up with in sweet and savoury fondues, while we play Bingo to win a variety of prizes. Cards will be sold for $5 each, as this is one of our fundraisers. So come with your appetite and some good luck! Click to see the 2010 Prize list.


March -
Lost Acres Vineyard

   This meeting will feature Michelle Niedermeier who will present her new venture, Lost Acres Vineyard. This is a sustainable Farm Winery located on 65 acres in Granby. Note that this meeting is off-site and will be held at Holcomb Farm ( 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby). Here we will partake in a tasting of wines which Michelle will discuss in her presentation. We very much look forward to hearing all about the plans for the future vineyard and hope that you can join us for the evening.

April - Get Organized!

Learn from professional home organizer, Eileen Perrotti. She'll present several topics including organizing mail and closets (as requested by our members!).

Eileen was born a compulsive organizer and became a professional approximately 7 years ago. She is experienced in organizing whole houses, from attic to basement to closets to offices, as well as staging, downsizing, paper management and time management. She has designed closets to fit clients' needs and has someone who does the carpentry available. Additionally, she has worked with compulsive hoarders and those with ADD.

     

May - What makes a Terrific Children's Book?


     Join us for a lively conversation with award-winning author and educator Barbara Mariconda about what makes a terrific children's book!  From board books to picture books, beginning readers to the middle grade and young adult novels, find out what's hot and what's not!  Learn how to select books and how to use them to your best advantage in inspiring in your child a life-long love of reading!  After the session you'll have the opportunity to purchase your personalized, autographed copy of Barbara's most recent picture book, "Sort it Out," winner of the 2008 Moonbeam Award and a National Best Books 2008 finalist!



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2008-2009 Meetings

September - Kick Off Meeting

Join us to kick-off our new program year. Our theme---Places to Go, Things to Do, People to See---will engage members to share and learn about fun family activities in the region to take us into the fall and beyond.
James Little, from CT Forest and Park Association, will speak to us about the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System in CT. Come join the fun and hear about what we have planned for the year.



October- Decorating for the Holidays


A designer from our local Granby florist, Flowers-N-Such, will come to teach us about decorating with flowers for the holidays. She will make a centerpiece and then donate it to be raffled!


November- The Holidays Food and Photos

Join us for a Thanksgiving theme cook-off. Members are encouraged to bring holiday inspired dishes and all members can vote to award a prize for some of the best dishes. Don't feel like cooking? Please still join us to sample the goodies, socialize and cast your vote.

Capture some tips on capturing some perfect holiday photos. Wendy VanWelie of Indigo Images Photography Studio and Gallery and a member of the Granby Artists Association be speaking on Photography.

December - Cookie Swap & Ornament Exchange

You won't want to miss one of our most popular meetings of the year! Bring as many packages containing a half dozen cookies as you wish to trade in our cookie exchange, along with a wrapped ornament ($10 in value) for our traditional Yankee Swap. Participate in one or both events, or just come and socialize with your friends. And don't forget to bring an extra ½ dozen cookies for our sampling table!



January - Zumba!


Debbie Orex from the YMCA will teach us Zumba! Zumba fitness is a dance-fitness exercise program that motivates its participants by incorporating a party-like atmosphere. Zumba instructors guide their students to
follow a combination of dance steps such as salsa, merengue, and
reggaetone. Zumba also uses fitness exercises such as squats, knee-lifts,
and bicep curls. Zumba fitness is characterized by "booty-shaking"
moves that make people smile, laugh and let loose! Zumba music uses
mostly latin rhythms but also uses other upbeat music from calypso to swing.



February - Bingo & Fondue

We've brought this favorite back for another year!
Come join us for a night of fun and excitement!
We'll dip fruit, bread, veggies, cookies, pretzels, our fingers, and anything else we can come up with in sweet and savoury fondues, while we play Bingo to win a variety of prizes. Cards will be sold for $5 each, as this is one of our fundraisers. So come with your appetite and some good luck! Click to see Prize list.



March - John Michael Hair Salon

Join Granby Newcomers and Neighbors members at the John Michael Hair Salon, 15R Hartford Ave. for a fun-filled evening. Jack and two stylists will graciously provide three haircuts and styles that evening. There will be plenty of refreshments (wine and catered appetizers) and socializing, too! You won't want to miss this meeting!

April -Live in a Healthy Environment and Book Swap

The video, recipes and educational handouts for this program are provided by Women's Voices and the Earth (WVE), a national organization that engages women to advocate for the right to live in a healthy environment. WVE’s goal is to educate the public about the harmful effects of chemicals, particularly those that affect women, and provide them with the tools they need to protect themselves and effectively advocate for a healthy environment.
http://www.womenandenvironment.org

The program will consist of a short intro video and then we will make some of our own safe cleaning products to take home.

Educational materials consist of the following fact sheets:
--Chemicals in Household Cleaners
--Reproductive Harm and Household Cleaners
--Asthma and Household Cleaners
--What Your Can Do - 7 Simple Steps to Help Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in Household Cleaning Products


Stock up for summer at the GNNC “recycle summer book swap” at the APRIL meeting.   Anyone interested can please bring in up to five adult and five children books to swap.  It will work much like the cookie swap, put ‘em all in a pile and pick out how many you brought.
Any extras will be donated to the Granby Library book sales.


May - Get Fit



Join us for the End of Year Celebration on June 11th at Granby Pub and Grill, 7PM.





2007-2008 Meetings

September - Meet and Greet

It’s time to get reacquainted and welcome new members as we host our first meeting of the season.  Come socialize, meet the board members and enjoy delicious desserts.  You’ll have a chance to win a prize with our “icebreaker” game and hear about what we have planned for the upcoming year. Bring a baby picture of yourself and a wedding or grown-up picture too for another game. Don’t miss the kick off to what will be another successful year of Granby Newcomers and Neighbors.


October-
Come Learn to Vote at the Newcomers Cook-Off


Come join us on October 11th while the Granby Registrar of Voters gives us a quick demonstration on how to use the new voting machines. There will be a short presentation with some test voting and time for questions and answers.
In addition, to go along with our “Voting” theme, we will be holding our ever-popular Newcomers COOK-OFF. There will be three culinary categories: Appetizer, Crock-Pot/Soups and Dessert. Plan to bring your dish and a few copies of the recipe to share. Too busy to cook? Just come and sample and collect some new recipes. At the end of the evening, we’ll vote a winner for each category. Even if you do not have an entry you are eligible to vote! So, come and learn to vote on the new machines and pick your favorite recipes. See you on the 11th!



November - Raising Financially Responsible Children

Would you like to know how to teach children about the value and responsible use of money? If so, don't miss this free seminar created by noted financial expert, television personality, and New York Times Best Selling Author, Neale S. Godfrey.

During this informative program, you will discover age-appropriate ways to teach kids how to…

Earn And Appreciate Their Allowance,
Develop Good Savings And Investing Habits,
Separate Wants And Needs,
Become Disciplined Shoppers…And So Much More

This seminar is sponsored and presented by agent Erica Fearn from your local New York Life Insurance Company, Windsor.



December - Cookie Swap & Ornament Exchange


You won't want to miss one of our most popular meetings of the year! Bring as many packages containing a half dozen cookies as you wish to trade in our cookie exchange, along with a wrapped ornament* ($7 - $10 in value) for our traditional Yankee Swap. Participate in one or both events, or just come and socialize with your friends. And don't forget to bring an extra ½ dozen cookies for our sampling table!



January - Poison Control

Please join us for an informative and interactive discussion on Poison Control. We will discuss what information is needed when you call the Poison Control Center and what the center does with that information. There will be examples of poisons that have been disguised as common household items. Poisoning can happen to anyone, anytime and anyplace. While 60 percent of all calls to the Connecticut Poison Control Center involve children, adults can make mistakes too -- taking medications, at work, or at play.

February - Bingo & Fondue


We've brought this favorite back for another year!
Come join us for a night of fun and excitement!
We'll dip fruit, bread, veggies, cookies, pretzels, our fingers, and anything else we can come up with in sweet and savoury fondues, while we play Bingo to win a variety of prizes. Cards will be sold for $5 each, as this is one of our fundraisers. So come with your appetite and some good luck!



March - Safety for Women

Clay McNally owner of East West Karate of Granby will discuss safety tips for women and will give us a demonstration of some self defense moves.

April - Going Green

GOING GREEN - for your family, the environment & our future.
Have you been thinking about making changes that would have a positive impact on your family's health and our environment? Come join us on 4/10/08 to learn more. Michelle from Granby Village Health & Kimberly Huot will discuss ways to clean your home, reduce your trash, composting, the importance of reusable bags, and more. All with the goal of helping us identify changes that we are able to make that will decrease the toxins released into the environment, reduce waste and save us money!


May - Clean Food


Terry Walters, author of CLEAN FOOD, will speak to us about making positive physiological changes through whole food cooking instruction, and programs designed to support and facilitate change to a healthier life.

CLEAN FOOD will inspire you to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the changing seasons. No matter what your dietary preference or needs may be, these recipes will provide a feast for your senses, and will nourish your mind, body and soul.

Terry draws from extensive educational and life experiences including training from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, The Natural Gourmet Cookery School, The Kushi Institute and The Chopra Center.
She is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor.

Her cookbook is available at Granby Village Health and will also be available for sale (and signing) at the May meeting.


June - End of Year Celebration Out

We’ve had another great year and want to celebrate with an event for all the members of the Granby Newcomers and Neighbors.
Come to the Granby Pub and Grill
on Thursday, June 12th
from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


In addition to having one last time to get together as a group before the summer, we’ll have an opportunity to thank the incumbent Board Members and introduce the new members.

The celebration will be held in the banquet room where we’ll have a variety of appetizers, delicious summer cocktails, and a wine tasting for our wine lovers. The cost is $25 per person.


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