Date: Saturday, May 11th , 2019 Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail – St Albans to Sheldon Jct VT Or KEN’S RIDE, THE VIRTUAL RIDE OF HOPE via Facebook.
The Ride of Hope Bikeathon if organized to celebrate the life of Ken Appel, Vermont attorney and passionate cyclist, who passed away from Prime of Life neurodegenerative diseases, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). The proceeds of the event will be shared between CurePSP, a national organization that helps support research efforts to find a cure and treatment for Prime of Life Brain Diseases (PSP, FTD, MSA, ALS,CBD) and a local agency, Franklin County Home Health Agency that offers comprehensive health care within the home setting.
In a typical week, Middlebury College students, staff, and faculty engage in our community beyond campus in dozens of meaningful ways as volunteers, activists, educators, and collaborators. For National Volunteer Week, the Middlebury College’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) wants to highlight a selection of 24 experiences supported by the CCE from the past week (April 4- April 9).
To learn more about the CCE and the programs we offer and advise, visit go.middlebury.edu/cce. Thanks to all involved!
Wednesday, April 3
Wednesday’s photos show mentorship as one of the key components of the work we support at the CCE, whether it be through language and cultural learning with high school students, connecting as a reading buddy, or mentoring through Community Friends.
Thursday, April 4
The CCE helps connect community experiences to the college’s academic curriculum and internships. Thursday features the Privilege and Poverty Academic Cluster, Environmental Studies capstone projects, and the Charter House.
Friday, April 5
Friday is a busy day for CCE programs! As the week comes to a close, students have more flexibility to move and think beyond the campus bubble. From workshops and board meetings to climate marches, this day is full of the different kinds of work and projects that take place in any given week.
Saturday and Sunday, April 6 – 7
Bring on the weekend! Outreach with adults in our community often works best outside of the workweek.
Monday and Tuesday, April 8 – 9
From saving lives to preparing for intercultural immersion, the beginning of the week starts strong.
Many thanks to photographers, coordinators, collaborators, and editors in the CCE for helping create this selective snapshot of the Week in the Life of Middlebury Community Engagement. Special thanks to CCE student staff members: Meg Pandiscio, Lia Swiniarski, Will DiGravio, Jocelyn Tenorio, Madison Holland, and Amanda Rodriguez.
Each year H.O.P.E (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects) hosts a Holiday Shop that helps families provide gifts for their children that make the holiday season that much more special. Please consider supporting Addison County families through H.O.P.E’s annual Holiday Gift Shop! Sign up by visiting go/holidayshop or visit the Center for Community Engagement (20 Old Chapel Road, DKE House) to pick an idea off of the Wishlist Tree. You can sign up any time before December 12th, either individually or with a group of colleagues or friends, and bring an unwrapped gift worth $25 (ideas provided in sign-up) to the Center for Community Engagement between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm by Wednesday, December 12th.
Middlebury College, home of Muggle Quidditch, is continuing its tradition of magic with this year’s Middlebury Classic Quidditch Festival. Over a dozen teams from around New England will battle on the pitch in this goofy sport. Last year, over 700 people took part in the festival, enjoying potion demonstrations, quidditch workshops, food trucks, acrobatics, face painting and visiting bands. All are invited to participate in activities and watch performances throughout the day at this family-friendly festival.
The Middlebury Quidditch team proudly hosts the festival, but creating such a magical day is a community effort. Information and interest forms for teams, vendors, non-profits, and volunteers are available online at: www.go.middlebury.edu/quidditch. For more info, check out the Facebook event.
Also: Starting now, keep your eyes out downtown for five snitches hidden in local businesses in the “Snitch Hunt” leading up to the event!