Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Latest Fundraising News!

We at the Family Centre are always looking for new and interesting ways to raise money.  Our latest project is with our friends at North Country Meats.  Please stop by the Family Centre, or call Terri (details below) for more information on how to order and to see the list of quality products, including many gluten free options.  We hear the salmon and the hot dogs are amazing!!  Please do consider placing and order and thanks once again for supporting our fundraising efforts.  Every penny raised stays here in our township and benefits local families!  Thanks!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Music & Movement

Our very popular (free!) Music and Movement program, brought to you with the generous support of Centennial Place and our amazing volunteers Lee and Nancy, continues in 2016! 

Dates are:  
Jan 11th and 25th
Feb 8th and 22nd
Mar 7th and 21st
April 4th and 18th
May 2nd, 16th and 30th

This free program, geared to kids under 5 and their parents/caregivers, takes place at Centennial Place in Millbrook on selected Mondays (usually every 2 weeks) from 10:00 - 11:00.  It features story telling, creative movement and music.  A snack is provided.  

To keep our friends at Centennial Place healthy and safe, please keep sick children at home.  Thank you for understanding.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's the most wonderful time of the year...!

We've had a bit of snow, and, the festive season is definitely in the air!  As with past years, the Family Centre holds one of its major fundraising efforts at this time of year.  The 'Win your Christmas Baking' raffle is a popular (and extremely yummy!) way to help us reach our funding targets.  We rely on the support of our families and volunteers who sell (and buy!) tickets, and donate the baked goods. You can sign up to volunteer to sell tickets or donate baking at the Family Centre.  Your generosity is so appreciated!  The Family Centre has a dedicated group of volunteers that need to raise between $5000 and $7000 each year, and it can be a struggle!  We rely on community support for every penny!  Please consider taking part in this raffle!

We'll also see you at one of the most magical nights of the year - Millbrook's Old Tyme Christmas - on Thursday December 3rd.  We'll be on the main street with a festive craft for children, and also will be selling raffle tickets!  See you there!

We need volunteers to sell tickets on Saturday November 28th outside of Millbrook Foodland, at Old Tyme Christmas on Thurs. Dec. 3rd, and, during the Santa Claus parade on Sat. Dec. 5th.  Please visit us on Facebook and send us a message if you can help!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Thank you!

Thank you SO much to the lovely folks who came out on Saturday night to support the Family Centre at our Oktoberfest event. Thanks especially toRelic's Boat for their amazing music and enthusiasm (seriously, they brought a Tuba!). Thanks too to the wonderful businesses in our community who donated silent auction items. Also, thanks to Kirk H., who won the 50/50 draw and then donated his winnings back to us! And finally thanks to the many volunteers who cooked sausages, decorated, sold tickets, and worked at the event - your help was so greatly appreciated!  We raised over $1,400 an could not have done it without your support! Thank you!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Oktoberfest is almost here!

Roll out the barrel, and we'll have a barrel of fun! Join us at the Millbrook Legion starting at 7pm on Saturday October 3rd for our 2nd annual Oktoberfest.

Pretzels, polkas, pints (sorry kids, this event is only for grown-ups!) and more!  Live music will be provided by Relic's Boat. 

Tickets are $15 each or in advance for 2 for 25$.  If there are any tickets left over, they will also be available at the door.  Pick up your tickets at: The Old Millbrook School Family Centre, The Quilter's Bolt/ Anchor & Company, OR, at the Millbrook Zucchini Festival on Sunday September 13th (from 12:30 'til 4:00, next to Needler's Mill).  

Last year we sold out, and it proved to be our most successful fundraising event of the year!  Please do come out and support us, and if possible, consider donating a silent auction item.

Thanks to the Millbrook Legion for their support, and to the other kind local businesses who have donated items!     

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Music and Movement 2015/2016

Music and Movement is one of our most popular programs, held at Centennial Place in Millbrook!  We're delighted that our amazing volunteers Nancy and Lee will be back to share their enthusiasm, talents, and kindness with Millbrook's children and their caregivers!
This multi-generational session helps little ones socialize, explore their imagination, and enjoy some music and movement!  It's geared to children under 5.  
VERY IMPORTANT:  Please keep sick children at home to protect our elderly friends at Centennial Place.  Thank you.  

All sessions take place at the Fireside Lounge, Centennial Place, from 10:00 - 11:00am.  This is a drop-in program, Registration is not necessary.  A snack is provided by Centennial Place.  
Dates for 2015/2016 are: 

October 19th   - cancelled - first day will be Nov. 2nd

November 2nd, 16th, 30th
December 14th
January 11th, 25th
February 8th, 22nd
March 7th, 21st
April 4th, 18th
May 2nd, 16th, 30th

Monday, June 22, 2015

Story Tree

Join us at the Millbrook Farmer's Market, in the parking lot of the Old Millbrook School, on the 4th Sunday of each month. Enjoy a story under the big tree, read by a volunteer from the community, and an activity.  Begins at 11am each market day.

Last Sunday of each month, 11am (Market runs 10:00 - 1:30pm)