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A VERY BIG THANK YOU THIS MONTH TO: Nina Nakamura, Jacki Malvini, all the bakers, pie makers and volunteers, and especially Maren Sampson, who coordinated the very successful Pie and Bake Sale.

DURING CUSD SCHOOL SUMMER BREAK, JUNE 15 THROUGH JULY 24, THE CENTER WILL BE OPEN ONLY ON THURSDAYS. THE FOOD PANTRY, FOOD COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LUNCH WITH US WILL NOT BE AFFECTED. QUILTING AND YOGA CLASSES WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE AS USUAL. USE OF WI-FI WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS.

AFTER SCHOOL DROP-IN PROGRAM: The program will be available Monday through Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. from June 1 through June 11. Dean Hunt, Youth Aide, will be available June 9-11. There will be an END OF SCHOOL PARTY ON JUNE 10 FROM 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Drop-In Program will resume on July 27.

LUNCH WITH US: This month Lunch with Us meals are scheduled for June 4 and 18, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Center opens earlier at 9:00 a.m. for coffee, socializing, and Wi-Fi use. These luncheons are jointly offered by the MRYA Resource Center, the Mountain Ranch Community Club, and local churches. Lunches are free but donations are very welcome. If you are interested in volunteering to help serve food or clean up, call the Resource Center at 754-4073. Donations of folding chairs in good condition would be greatly appreciated. Please call 754-4073 to donate.

FOOD COMMODITIES AND FOOD PANTRY: Distributions will be on Thursdays June 4 and 18 respectively, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the front building.

YOUTH & COMMUNITY GARDEN: The garden, funded by a CCF grant, got a big boost recently from Hodie Houghton and Tyler Childress, who built several new planting beds. Jayne Childress and some student helpers have been busy readying the new beds for planting, and putting vegetable sets in the older beds. The vegetables will be used for the Lunch with Us meals and the Food Pantry program. If you are interested in helping with this ongoing project, please call Leanne Bryan (754-5888) or Jayne Childress (754-1149).

ART ON DISPLAY: Art displays are currently on hold.

JUNE HERB CLASS WITH KRISTINE: This class features Natural Skin Care and will be held at Railroad Flat School on June 20 in conjunction with the Mtn. Mamas Herbal Wellness Collective. For more information or to register, contact Kristine at kristineslavenderlove@netzero.net or Autumn Andahl at autumnandahl@gmail.com.

GRANDPARENTS AND OTHERS RAISING RELATED CHILDREN: More and more grandparents and relatives are caring for related children, and they need to be acknowledged and supported. If you are one of these dedicated family members, you are invited to join other relative caregivers at the Resource Center for coffee, snacks, sharing and helpful information in a confidential and welcoming environment, These gatherings will be held once a month, in the morning, while the children are in child care or school. There is no cost. This is a free service of the Calaveras Grandparent Project. For more information, contact Arlene Weissman, MA, MFT at (209) 822-1257 or email orlygirl65@gmail.com.

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FUNDRAISER DINNER FOR LUNCH WITH US:

Check out pictures from the first in a series of theme dinners to benefit the Lunch With Us program.

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