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Community Connections

July is National Anti-Boredom Month!

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Summer months are normally jam-packed with fun excursions, outtings and adventures. With the weather finally agreeable enough for us to spend quality time outdoors, the options are pretty much endless. From days at the beach, to relaxed backyard cookouts with family, there isn’t much opportunity for boredom. And so, it makes sense that July, which falls right in the middle of summer, is National Anti-Boredom Month. And that’s really what this time of year is all about. For people of all ages, the summer is a time for excitement...

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A few exciting announcements!

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It seems like things just keep getting more exciting here at CLI. Here’s the latest bit of good news: Musician Alexander Gallows will be performing at our upcoming Community Fun Day! Check out some of his music here, and you’ll know why we’re pretty psyched to have him. The Fun Day is going to be a blast — we’ll have food, vendors (Hippy Chick Hummus, Wegmans, WDVM, Styles by Sue, LuLaRoe by Cindy — just to name a few), face-painting, frozen yogurt from Menchie’s, adoptable animals from the Frederick...

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Nothing says summer like baseball and cookouts

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Nothing says summer like cookouts and baseball. Well, thanks to our friends at Potter Baseball and In the Dirt Baseball, you’ll be able to enjoy both this month. On Wednesday, July 26, the great folks at these organizations are hosting a full day of fun benefiting Community Living! We’re so excited, and we are so appreciative of their support. Come on out and enjoy a day of summer fun while supporting CLI — can’t get much better than that! See the flyer below for...

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Here’s what we’ve got coming up!

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Wow, what a year it’s been so far! From our Spring Fling to our summer walk, we’ve enjoyed every bit of every season. We were so happy to be able to share our first-ever #CommunityStrong Walk with our community supporters, and it really was a blast! We are so grateful for the support of our friends in Frederick and beyond who came out to spend the morning with us. We are also extremely thankful for the wonderful folks at Attaboy Beer, who donated all sales of their Creek Life beer on the day of the walk to CLI. Thank you! We are...

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We’re almost ready for the Big Day!

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Our first-ever 5k fundraiser is just a few short days away! We are so excited to join you this Sunday, June 25 at our Vocational and Support Services Building to kick off our #CommunityStrong 5K Walk 2017! Together with the support of In the Dirt Baseball and Potter Baseball, we’ve spent the past several months putting this walk together, and we are so excited to finally see it happen. The event will start with on-site registration/check in at 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. The route will take walkers around scenic Carroll...

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Be kind — there’s no better way to be

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It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-June. Our walk is just under two weeks away! Time really is speeding by. As summer gets into full swing, we get to enjoy more activities outdoors in the long hours of sunlight each day brings. This time of year is perfect for outtings, barbecues, and family events. And with more people outside, we can enjoy the company of new and familiar faces alike. Summertime is great for meeting new people. And that’s why it’s also a good time for a friendly reminder: All people are worthy of...

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Ways to help

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One of the most common questions we are asked here at CLI is, “How can I help?” To tell you the truth, we love this question. Here’s why: 1) It allows us the opportunity to explain what we do in more detail. 2) It gives us the chance to match giving opportunities with community members. We believe everyone is different. No two people will come to the table with the same experiences, abilities or interests. While some are more able to offer their time, others might be more able to offer a monetary contribution. That’s...

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We’re ready to walk!

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Our first-ever 5K fundraiser, #CommunityStrong Walk 2017, is just over a month away. We are so excited! We can’t wait to join our amazing community and stroll along the scenic Carroll Creek. But on this walk, we’ll be doing more than taking in the sights and sounds of beautiful downtown Frederick. We’ll be raising awareness about what CLI does and the importance of inclusion to our society. Inclusion means so much to our organization. It’s more than just something we advocate for — it’s something we are...

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Happy National Nurses Week!

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This week is National Nurses Week, corresponding with Florence Nightingale’s birthday May 12. This annual observation commemorates the men and women who work hard to safegaurd our health on a daily basis. They work long hours, not just to provide medical aid and expertise, but also to give us emotional support and kindness when we need it most. This week, and all weeks, it’s important that we tip our hats to people in a profession that doesn’t generally get much recognition, but is surely very deserving of it. To all the...

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Here’s what’s coming up this month at CLI!

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Happy May! It’s hard to believe we’re already five months into 2017. Where has the time gone? Here at CLI, we’re pretty excited to welcome this new month. For us, May is jam-packed with activities and events, and we’re super pumped to get started. Here’s what we have coming up this month: First off, we have our Alex & Ani fundraiser on Tuesday, May 9. From 5 to 7 p.m., we’ll be at Alex & Ani, in Montgomery Mall, to share what we do with the community, give away yummy treats, and raise money for CLI....

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