Children's music and crafts, free movie nights and bag lunch events are marking the February opening of Bridges on Main Street in downtown Savanna.
The Great River Outreach, a faith-based community service group, is the new GRO Community Resource Center consisting of several parts.
Bridges of Carroll County, 417 Main St., Savanna, is a safe gathering place to learn, share life experiences and enjoy life together.
Next door at 415 Main St. is the Classy Closet, opening in the spring, provides a boutique atmosphere for finding that special garment or treasure you have been looking for and other clothing necessities for the whole family.
Also next door at 411 Main St. starting in the spring, the Table, supported by Golden Meals, has a new home and continues to have noon-time meals and a variety of Fit For Life events.
Supported by its service partners, the GRO Community Resource Center is a great place to volunteer and help others while uniting our neighborhood and surrounding towns.
A number of free events are already in the offing at Bridges of Carroll County. Social distancing will be observed and masks required at all in-person events.
•Bring Your Own Bag Lunch and make friends, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Members of the public are invited to bring their own bag lunch to Bridges, 417 Main St., and get to know others in the community. Social distancing will be observed and masks worn.
•Free Friday Movie Extravaganza, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays at Bridges. Enjoy old-fashioned, fun films. Each Friday of the month has a different theme. First Friday, classic horror; Second Friday, classic romance; Third Friday, classic sci-fi; Fourth Friday, classic adventure.
•Kids Music Class, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come have fun and learn music basics.
•Kids Craft Class, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Learn about arts and crafts and come up with a creative project for fun or a gift.
•Community Care, 10-11:30 a.m. each Thursday starting Feb. 11. Runs a total of eight sessions. Available on Zoom and in person. The class will help you build the communication skills you need to be a helpful listeners to those in need. Call or text Parson Bob Stark at 630-240-1106 or Pastor Gary Panetta at 815-590-1792 to register for the free class.