March 2016: VRC Events and Activities

So many good things have been going on here at the Vision Resource Center! We had an outstanding February. We were honored by United Way of Cumberland County with the 2015 Partner Agency Award for 2015. We are excited to continue to work with United Way and expand our partnership in the future!

We also had an amazing experience at the Rodin Exhibit last month at Methodist College. Being able to put on latex gloves and actually touch the exhibit was an entirely new way to experience artwork, and our blind and visually impaired thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Our trip to cook with Chef Bill of B & B Catering was awesome! It was amazing how Chef Bill worked with the kids; they truly felt like gourmet chefs for the day.  Many wowed themselves with the outcome of the meal, but most importantly that they did it on their own.

 

Coming up in March:

March 1 : John D. Fuller Center Recreation Center. We will gather and go for a walk from 9:30-11:30 am. This is a great time to socialize and get healthy!

March 3 : Tokay. From 9:30 to 11 am we will have time over at their fitness center to use their equipment. This is another great opportunity to interact and work on our wellness goals.

March 8 : Board meeting at VRC. 5:30 pm. Please join us–everyone is welcome to sit in on our meetings.

March 10 : Myers Recreation Center. 10 am-12. We will play Goal Ball. Goal Ball is a team sport for the blind and visually impaired where teams of three try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents’ goal. This is great fun–and if you haven’t played before, you will laugh a lot with us when you join in!

March 11 : Cypress Bend Vineyards. 6 pm. Join us for the Blackwater Rhythm and Blues and listen to some great jazz! cyp_ft_m2_sp11

March 15 : Patriot Theatre. 11 am. Using special technology for the blind and visually impaired, we will experience a movie-going experience like no other. Our community will have the opportunity to have a movie described over headphones in order to fully comprehend what’s going on on the screen without being able to see it. This is a great time for all who come.

March 16 : Bowling. 9:30-11:30 am

March 22 : Tokay. From 9:30 to 11 am we will have time over at their fitness center to use their equipment.

March 24 : Family Meeting. from 11 am-1 pm. This is a great time to come to the Center and find out what we have going on. We love to have family members present to learn about what we are planning and how we can help each visually impaired person that we serve.

March 25 : GOOD FRIDAY: VRC will be closed.

March 30 : 10:00 am.We will take a trip to the Dollar Store to shop and will follow that up with lunch.

Coming Soon:

In the coming months we have quite a few exciting activities coming up. We will be going to the Cape Fear Regional Theatre to see “Arsenic and Old Lace” on April 13th. Then we will also head to Greensboro on April 26th to see “Smoke on the Mountain” at the Barn Dinner Theatre. We are looking forward to some great outings and know everyone will enjoy both of these shows!

 

WingFlingLogo-300x300We are also looking forward to our FIRST ANNUAL Out of Sight Wing Fling coming up on May 7th! It will be held at JP Riddle Stadium, home of the SwampDogs! Is your favorite wing recipe a winner? Download the complete details including official competition guidelines, sponsorship signups, and vendor registration. Check it all out at our website. We need your support to make this event great.

Call us at the office to help: (910) 483-2719.

More details coming soon!

 

 

VRC Spotlight: Edna Dawson

Pictured: Edna playing Putt-Putt.CAM01948

“The Vision Resource Center means a lot to me. It allows me to get out and not look at the four walls (what I can see of them) in my home, and I get to communicate with other people,” Edna said.

We love spending time with you, Edna, and look forward to many more outings!

 

These are just the highlights. Please know that we have many more weekly events at our center located at 1600 Purdue Dr, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28304. Please call with any questions you may have at (910) 483-2719. Also check out our website at www.visionresourcecentercc.org. Also follow us on our Facebook page for weekly updates as well.

Please follow this blog and make a habit of commenting and sharing! We love your feedback, and want to work the hardest that we can on providing the best of resources to the blind and visually impaired of Cumberland County.

 

 

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