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Updated: May 8

UPDATES FROM THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, April 30, 2021

SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT THE MLK

Join us for new community programs, just in time for spring

May is just around the corner, which means spring is here! Our Community Programs staff have been busy bees putting together some exciting new programs - many of which begin right at the start of May, so make sure you RSVP today! For all of these events, masks and social distancing are required. All in-person indoor events have capacity limits, so please register in advance.

Sabores Latinos, Clase de cocina y nutrición impartida en Español, Mondays at 5 pm: Sabores Latinos is the MLK’s first cooking class taught completely in Spanish. Participants will cook a new recipe alongside the instructor and get to take home a hearty meal to share with their families. The class is taught by two amazing cooks who both speak Spanish: Yoli and Chef Carmen. Yoli’s class will explore a variety of Latin dishes, and Chef Carmen of Sprout and Lentil will focus on plant-based options. Classes will alternate each week between traditional & plant-based.

  • Monday, May 3 at 5 pm: Sabores Latinos with Yoli (traditional)

  • Monday, May 10 at 5 pm: Sabores Latinos with Chef Carmen (plant-based)

Spanish speakers interested in attending may register by calling the Center at (401) 846-4828 (ask for Jose) or email.

Lunch & Learn, 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12 pm:

Lunch & Learn, the MLK’s lunchtime lecture series for older adults, returns to the MLK for a regular schedule starting in May: every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.

  • Participants at this coming Tuesday, May 4th’s Lunch & Learn will enjoy a hearty hot lunch and Lois Vaughn will provide musical entertainment on the piano.

  • Tuesday, May 18th’s Lunch & Learn will also feature a delicious meal, plus a talk by the RI Office of Healthy Aging (topic TBD).

To register, call the Center at (401) 846-4828 or email.

Surf & Turf Grab 'n Go Meal, sponsored by BedJet and the Aramli Foundation, Wednesday, May 5th at 11:30 am:

This Wednesday, May 5th from 11:30 - 1 pm (while supplies last), enjoy a delicious free Surf & Turf meal, catered by Speakeasy Bar & Grill, at the MLK. A beautiful meal of steak tips, shrimp scampi, and garlic mashed potatoes will be served. This meal is generously sponsored by our friends at BedJet and the Aramli Foundation. No RSVP required; while supplies last.

HIV/Hep C Testing: Thursday, May 6th by appointment 12 pm - 2 pm:

Free, accurate, and confidential HIV & Hep C testing will be offered at the MLK Community Center on Thursday, May 6th from 12 pm - 2 pm, by appointment. This program is presented and run by the knowledgeable professionals at AIDS Project Rhode Island.

To make a confidential appointment: contact APRI by phone at (401) 831-5522 or email.

AN OCEAN OF SUPPORT

Pictured: Representatives from the businesses involved in the Fish & Chips Giveback Program present a check to Heather Hole Strout, Executive Director of the MLK FISH & CHIPS FOR GOOD: WE'RE "BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER"

Remember the Fish & Chips For Good campaign from a month or so ago? Local businesses O'Brien's Pub, Midtown Oyster Bar, Atlantic Grille, and Fieldstones Bar & Grille came together throughout February and March to donate a percentage of Fish & Chip sales to the MLK, and the Fitzpatrick Team and Tavern on Broadway joined in to match the sales. Well, the results are in, and we're officially blown out of the water: this campaign generated over $5,800 in donations for the MLK! Lured in by these delicious eateries, our community really took the bait on this one, and we are so thankful. (Sorry for the fish puns, we had to.) Thank you to these amazing local businesses & the community members who showed their support. Together, we can do an ocean of good for Newport County.

THANK YOU, LNA CLASS 20030

This past Saturday, students from the Naval Justice School of Newport's Legalman Accessions Class 20030 volunteered their time to beautify the Center's outdoor space after a long winter, and get the Center ready for Spring. Students and their families planted gorgeous flowers, cleaned up garden beds, and much more. We're thankful it was such a beautiful day, and even more thankful to the students for donating their time on a sunny Saturday.

CALEB & BROAD: DO GOOD

Caleb & Broad's motto has always been "Good Food for Good People." In that spirit, they've launched the DO GOOD apparel collection, to do good in the community. When you purchase a piece from this collection, an incredible 100% of proceeds support the MLK Community Center. Look stylish this Spring, support a local business, and Do Good? It doesn't get much better than that.

CLEAN OCEAN AVENGERS AT THE MLK

Our friends at Clean Ocean Access (COA) are trying to make MLK After School students into Clean Ocean Avengers! To spread ocean awareness throughout the community, COA hopes to donate 40 Clean Ocean Avengers kits to the MLK - but they're a bit short of their goal. By making this contribution to Clean Ocean Access, you'll ensure an MLK student receives a kit.



ONGOING PANTRY NEEDS: Dish Soap

Imagine: You're a single parent. You work full time and are the primary caregiver to your 2 children. You rent an apartment and your housing community doesn't have amenities like a dishwasher. You prepare dinner after a full time work and parenting schedule, and then it's time to do the dishes.

When you wash dishes by hand, dish soap is one of those things that you feel like you're constantly running low on. And, when every dollar spent is a well-thought out choice, even dish soap can be considered a luxury. So, if you're looking for a different way to uplift your Newport County neighbors, consider grabbing an extra bottle of dish soap or 2 at the market this week. You're welcome to bring any donations by the Center's loading dock Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

HERE TO HELP

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Please note: The MLK will soon be able to offer community members the ability to register for Community Programs online! So, you would no longer have to call or email the Center in order to RSVP. Of course, anyone who is unable to register online will still be able to call, but we hope this new technology adds convenience and flexibility to your lives and schedules. Programs with online scheduling capabilities will eventually include: all fitness programs (yoga, Toning in '21, Zumba), Sabores Latinos, LivFit, and Lunch & Learn.

  • Grab & Go Breakfast Mon-Fri, 7:30 - 8:30 am. (Marcus Wheatland Blvd entrance)

  • Food Pantry: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday evenings from 4 pm to 6 pm; first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 12 pm

  • Food 2 Friends delivery for homebound seniors. Contact Ed for more info

  • Mobile Food Pantry visits to low-income housing communities. Schedule

  • Daily Bread: Mon-Fri at the Marcus Wheatland Blvd entrance, while supplies last

  • Produce to the People (formerly Veggie Days): weekly vegetable distribution, Thursdays 10 am to 1 pm or while supplies last.

  • Grab & Go Lunch: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Free! Presented in collaboration with McGrath's Clambakes & Catering. Menu TBD. Eating on-site not permitted. Main Entrance on Marcus Wheatland Blvd

  • THIS WEDNESDAY: Surf & Turf Grab 'n Go Meal, catered by Speakeasy Bar & Grill: this Wednesday, May 5th from 11:30 am to 1 pm, enjoy a meal of steak tips, shrimp scampi, & garlic mashed potatoes sponsored by BedJet and the Aramli Foundation. Meal available while supplies last! Free. Masks required; eating on-site not permitted.

  • THIS THURSDAY: Free, Confidential HIV / Hep C Testing: Make an appointment for a free, accurate, and confidential HIV / Hep C test for this Thursday, May 6th's clinic at the MLK from 12 pm to 2 pm. Presented by APRI - AIDS Project RI. To make an appointment, call (401) 831-5522 or email info@aidsproject.org.

  • NOW ENROLLING: Preschool for registered students. DHS accepted & generous scholarships available. Openings available for 3 year olds. Contact Tanya by email or by phone: (401) 846-4828 x117

  • After School program for registered elementary school students. DHS accepted & generous scholarships available. Contact Jeanine by email or by phone: (401) 846-4828 x209

  • NOW ENROLLING: Summer Adventure Camp: Offered June 28 - August 20, 2021 Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm for registered campers. Rising 1st through 5th graders eligible. Campers enjoy daily field trips around Aquidneck Island, and make & maintain academic strides in math, literacy, science, & more through daily lesson plans. DHS accepted & generous scholarships available. Contact Jeanine by email or by phone: (401) 846-4828 x209. Registration documents available to download online

  • WAITLIST ONLY 6/30: SafeSitter Babysitting Safety Course: This free class, presented by LifeSpan, will introduce aspiring babysitters ages 11-14 to essential babysitting safety guidelines, including first aid, CPR, sitter safety, and more. Wednesday, June 30th, 8:45 am - 2:30 pm. To join the waitlist in case of any cancellations, contact: Jeanette Nessett, LifeSpan: email or call (401) 444-8088.

  • NEW DATE ADDED 7/14: SafeSitter Babysitting Safety Course: This free class, presented by LifeSpan, will introduce aspiring babysitters ages 11-14 to essential babysitting safety guidelines, including first aid, CPR, sitter safety, and more. Wednesday, July 14th, 8:45 am - 2:30 pm. Space is limited & classes book fast, so reserve your child's spot ASAP: Jeanette Nessett, LifeSpan: email or call (401) 444-8088.

  • NEW TIME ADDED: Yoga Class: Yoga is offered at the Center every Tuesday and Friday morning at 8 am. All skill levels welcome. Masks required & space is limited. RSVP with Mel: email or call (401) 846-4828 x124.

  • Toning in '21 Fitness Class: Every Wednesday at 8:30 am, this full-body workout aims to improve balance, bone health, flexibility, and strength of participants in a safe, welcoming, and fun environment. All skill-levels welcome. Masks required & space limited. RSVP with Mel: email or call (401) 846-4828 x124

  • Zumba Fitness Class: Every Thursday morning at 8:30 am. All skill levels welcome. Masks required & space is limited. RSVP with Mel: email or call (401) 846-4828 x124

  • NEW - THIS MONDAY: Sabores Latinos: Every Monday at 5 pm, Spanish speakers are invited to join Yoli and Chef Carmen for Sabores Latinos, the MLK's first cooking class offered completely en Español. Yoli will teach recipes from around the Latin world, while Chef Carmen of Sprout & Lentil will teach plant-based recipes & nutrition. Participants cook alongside the instructor, take home a meal for their families, and learn a new recipe. Classes will alternate between traditional (taught by Yoli) & plant-based (taught by Chef Carmen). Yoli (traditional) will kick off the first Sabores Latinos this coming Monday, May 3rd at 5 pm. Spanish speakers are invited to attend & RSVP in advance: email or call (401) 846-4828, ask for Jose

  • LivFit Cooking & Nutrition: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 pm. to approximately 6 pm. Participants explore healthy, low-cost recipes using ingredients commonly found in the food pantry. Participants cook alongside the instructor, take home a meal for their families, and learn a new recipe. RSVPs required with Kristin via email or text (401) 368-7614.

  • Lunch & Learn, the MLK's lunchtime meal and lecture series for older adults, will return to the MLK for a recurring schedule starting in May. Registered seniors can enjoy a hearty meal, socially distant socialization, and a fun activity or informative speaker every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12 pm. THIS TUESDAY: Tuesday, May 4th at 12 pm: Lois Vaughn will provide musical entertainment on the piano. Tuesday, May 18th at 12 pm: the Center for Healthy Aging will give a talk (topic TBD). RSVP with Mel: email or call (401) 846-4828 x124

  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, presented by the Bazarsky Family Foundation in partnership with the MLK Community Center, puts books into the hands and hearts of children all across Newport County. They partner with local communities to mail a hand-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality book each month to registered children from birth to age five, completely free of cost & regardless of family income. Registration & more info

  • Food Pantry Donations: We accept donations of non-perishable food, fresh produce, household cleaning and personal care items at our loading dock Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Please ring the bell upon arrival. Masks required to donate. A list of our current needs available here.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

(401) 846-4828

anovick@MLKCCenter.org

www.MLKCCenter.org






No temenos la capacidad de traducir cada entrada del blog a español porque usamos una herramienta de traducción en el internet. Por favor, disculpe cualquier error gramática. Por favor, llame al Centro si tiene alguna pregunta.


A partir del lunes, mira lo que está creciendo en MLK 🌸


ACTUALIZACIONES DEL CENTRO COMUNITARIO DE MLK

Viernes, 30 de abril de 2021

SPRING HA SPRING EN EL MLK

Únase a nosotros para nuevos programas comunitarios, justo a tiempo para la primavera


Mayo está a la vuelta de la esquina, ¡lo que significa que la primavera está aquí! Nuestro personal de Programas Comunitarios ha estado ocupado preparando algunos programas nuevos y emocionantes, muchos de los cuales comienzan a principios de mayo, ¡así que asegúrese de confirmar su asistencia hoy!


Para todos estos eventos se requieren máscaras y distanciamiento social. Todos los eventos interiores presenciales tienen límites de capacidad, así que regístrese con anticipación.

Sabores Latinos, Clase de cocina y nutrición impartida en Español, Mondays at 5 pm: Sabores Latinos es la primera clase de cocina de MLK que se imparte completamente en español. Los participantes cocinarán una nueva receta junto con el instructor y podrán llevarse a casa una comida abundante para compartir con sus familias. La clase es impartida por dos cocineros increíbles que hablan español: Yoli y la Chef Carmen. La clase de Yoli explorará una variedad de platos latinos, y la chef Carmen de Sprout and Lentil se centrará en opciones basadas en plantas. Las clases se alternarán cada semana entre tradicionales y basadas en plantas.


Lunes 3 de mayo a las 5 pm: Sabores Latinos con Yoli (tradicional)

  • Lunes 10 de mayo a las 5 pm: Sabores Latinos con Chef Carmen (a base de plantas)

Los hispanohablantes interesados en asistir pueden registrarse llamando al Centro al (401) 846-4828 (pregunte por José) o email.

Lunch & Learn, 1er y 3er martes de mes a las 12 pm:

Lunch & Learn, la serie de conferencias de MLK a la hora del almuerzo para adultos mayores, regresa a MLK para un horario regular a partir de mayo: cada 1er y 3er martes del mes.


Participantes en el próximo martes 4 de mayo Lunch & Learn disfrutará de un abundante almuerzo caliente y Lois Vaughn ofrecerá entretenimiento musical en el piano.

  • Martes 18 de mayo Lunch & Learn también contará con una deliciosa comida, además de una charla a cargo RI Office of Healthy Aging (tema por determinar).

Para registrarse, llame al Centro al (401) 846-4828 o email.

Surf & Turf Grab 'n Go Meal, patrocinado por BedJet y la Fundación Aramli, miércoles 5 de mayo a las 11:30 am:

Este miércoles 5 de mayo de 11:30 a 13:00 (hasta agotar existencias), disfruta de un delicioso Surf & Turf meal, atendido por Speakeasy Bar & Grill, en el MLK. Se servirá una hermosa comida de puntas de bistec, gambas al ajillo y puré de papas con ajo. Esta comida está generosamente patrocinada por nuestros amigos de BedJet y la Fundación Aramli. No se requiere RSVP; mientras duren las reservas.

HIV/Hep C Testing: Jueves 6 de mayo con cita previa de 12:00 a 14:00 horas:

Gratis, exacto y confidencial HIV & Hep C testing se ofrecerá en el Centro Comunitario de MLK el jueves 6 de mayo de 12 pm a 2 pm, con cita previa. Este programa es presentado y dirigido por profesionales expertos en AIDS Project Rhode Island.

Para hacer una cita confidencial: comuníquese con APRI por teléfono al (401) 831-5522 o email.

UN OCÉANO DE APOYO

En la foto: Representantes de las empresas involucradas en el Programa de Devolución de Fish & Chips presentan un cheque a Heather Hole Strout, Directora Ejecutiva de MLK


PESCADO Y PATATAS FRITAS PARA EL BIEN: "SOMOS SOPLADOS DEL AGUA"


¿Recuerda la campaña Fish & Chips For Good de hace aproximadamente un mes? Negocio local O'Brien's Pub, Midtown Oyster Bar, Atlantic Grille, y Fieldstones Bar & Grille se unieron durante febrero y marzo para donar un porcentaje de las ventas de Fish & Chip al MLK, y el Fitzpatrick Team y Tavern on Broadway se unió para igualar las ventas. Bueno, los resultados están aquí, y oficialmente estamos fuera del agua: ¡esta campaña generó más de $ 5,800 en donaciones para el MLK! Atraídos por estos deliciosos restaurantes, nuestra comunidad realmente mordió el anzuelo de este, y estamos muy agradecidos. (Perdón por los juegos de palabras de peces, tuvimos que hacerlo). Gracias a estas increíbles empresas locales y a los miembros de la comunidad que mostraron su apoyo. Juntos, podemos hacer un océano de bien para el condado de Newport.

GRACIAS, LNA CLASE 20030


El sábado pasado, los estudiantes de la Clase de Accesiones Legalman 20030 de la Escuela de Justicia Naval de Newport ofrecieron su tiempo como voluntarios para embellecer el espacio al aire libre del Centro después de un largo invierno y preparar el Centro para la primavera. Los estudiantes y sus familias plantaron hermosas flores, limpiaron jardineras y mucho más. Estamos agradecidos de que haya sido un día tan hermoso y aún más agradecidos a los estudiantes por donar su tiempo en un sábado soleado.

CALEB & BROAD: HAZ EL BIEN

Caleb & Broad's El lema siempre ha sido "Buena comida para buena gente". Con ese espíritu, han lanzado la colección de ropa DO GOOD, para hacer el bien en la comunidad. Cuando usted purchase a piece de esta colección, un increíble 100% de las ganancias apoya al Centro Comunitario MLK. Luzca elegante esta primavera, apoye una empresa local y haga el bien? No hay nada mejor que eso.

VENGADORES DEL OCÉANO LIMPIO EN LA MLK


Nuestros amigos en Clean Ocean Access (COA) están tratando de convertir a los estudiantes de MLK After School en Clean Ocean Avengers! Para difundir la conciencia del océano en toda la comunidad, COA espera donar 40 Clean Ocean Avengers kits al MLK, pero están un poco por debajo de su objetivo. Al hacer esta contribución a Clean Ocean Access, se asegurará de que un estudiante de MLK reciba un kit.



NECESIDADES DE DESPENSA CONTINUAS: jabón para lavar platos