Charity & Grassroots in Indian Orchard

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Wags, an elderly pit bull, lives in a motel with his family, who recently lost their house. Tori, a nine-year-old boxer, is a source of comfort for her human companion, John, who lives on a meager fixed income. And Moose the Great Dane helps lift the spirits of his human companion, whose debilitating emphysema prevents him from working. All of these dogs were on the verge of being stripped from their families due to financial difficulties. That's when Kane's Krusade stepped in.

Kane's Krusade distributes Canine Assistance, Resources and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Kits to families in the Springfield area to help them feed and house their companion animals through difficult times. By doing so, they help reduce the amount of dogs who end up surrendered to shelters. The organization also educates the public about misunderstood dogs who are given a negative label due to their breed or appearance.

P.O. Box 1085
East Longmeadow,
MA
US

Students should bring: Water bottle, yoga mat

Average class length: 60-90 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: Before 1950

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: No

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Welcoming staff, beautiful 1855 building, welcoming community members from towns around Brimfield.

2 Brookfield Rd.
Brimfield,
MA
US

When Maggie Carchrie voyaged to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, she hardly expected to discover a passion that would win her the U.S. Mòd Women's Championship in Gaelic Singing two years later. She was immediately enchanted by the traditional music of the region, planning her future travels around the areas of Cape Breton and Scotland and diving headfirst into the Celtic culture. With a college degree in music therapy and a resume that boasts subsequent studies at the Ceòlas Music School, she built a foundation for a life filled with award-winning Celtic performance and education. She lays claim to two albums, books several East Coast showcases throughout the year, and furthers the reach of Celtic stylings through the concerts and CDs of Mermaid Productions. Maggie draws from all of these experiences to act as director of the Callanish School of Celtic Arts. There, she instructs students of all ages in music, dance, and lyrical language, managing a non-competitive venue for guests to experiment with age-old harmonies and master a brogue without having to install a second tongue. From the high-stepping choreography of Scottish Highland Dance to the signature keening of the bagpipe, she outlines several levels of melodic techniques, all of which are steeped in rich history.

5 Old Parish Dr
South Windsor,
CT
US

At Art & Soul Gallery Studio, Lis-el and Alexis Crowley lead casual art classes in a space brimming with creations by local artists. In the studio, the artists demonstrate steps in crafting items such as fused-glass pieces and painted scarves. Students follow along during class sessions, eventually bringing pieces into existence with their own individual flair and burgeoning telekinetic powers. After class, students can decamp to the gallery for a glimpse of other’s work or pop into a comfortable lounge for sips of coffee or tea.

645 Poquonock Ave
Windsor,
CT
US

Covenant to Care for Children aims to create a future where all Connecticut children have a caring support system and a safe place to live. Operating with this vision, the organization helps to mobilize community members to serve as advocates, mentors, and supporters for children who are neglected, abused, or impoverished. Additionally, its Children's Enrichment Fund collects critical items for children, including clothing and bed linens, and channels donations toward meeting the special needs and less ordinary requests of underserved youth, such as helping a child get a haircut, go to summer camp, or attend prom.

120 Mountain Ave
Bloomfield,
CT
US

Since 1986, Capitol Chiropractic Center has helped clients to attain and maintain health through chiropractic care while educating them on how to enhance their nutrition and lifestyle. Doctor of Chiropractic Karlos Boghosian holds certifications in the United States and Canada and has years of experience helping others to find relief from back pain, headaches, allergies, asthma, and stomach problems. His fluency in four different languages helps him to reach out to a range of clientele including those whose pain forces them to speak in various forms of "Ow." In private treatment rooms equipped with digital x-rays and digital infrared thermography, the doctor and his trained staff work to properly adjust spines and knead through tightened muscles.

24 Lewis St
Hartford,
CT
US