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Community In Connection.

Community In Connection is an initiative to bring people together in a safe, substance-free environment. Our Healthy Lifestyle Programming is a great way to support each other, learn a new skill, and have a great time doing it.

Holistic Natural Recovery Classes

A multi-dimensional approach to recovery addressing your physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs. Sessions may include a combination of gentle movement, breath, as well as more holistic wellness offerings.

  • April 18: Community Drumming – Drumming facilitates a state of relaxation, joy, and a sense of well-being. Part 3 of 4.
  • April 25: Grounding and Protecting Your Energy – Grounding is a practice that connects with the present moment ,fostering a sense of stability and balance by anchoring awareness in the physical environment.
  • May 2: Community Drumming – Drumming facilitates a state of relaxation, joy, and a sense of well-being. Part 4 of 4..
  • May 9: Contemplative and Creative Writing – Tune in to your inner creativity with some guided practices and prompts and see what develops.
  • May 16: Walking Meditation and Sound Bath – Cultivate mindfulness with a walking meditation practice followed by a nourishing sound bath to reduce stress and balance your energy.
  • May 23: Barre with Low Impact CardioWith high-reps and low-impact movements, barre challenges anyone looking to fine-tune their muscles.

All events will take place Thursday nights at from 6-7pm @ The Community Hub, 9 Church St, Bernardsville unless posted otherwise.

Please register below.

April 18 - Community DrummingApril 25 Grounding and Protecting Your EnergyMay 2 - Community DrummingMay 9 - Creative WritingMay 16 - Walking Meditation and Sound BathMay 23 - Barre with Low Impact CardioMay 30 - Breath Meditation

Community Drumming Class Series

A special Holistic Natural Wellness program.

The Community Hub

9 Church Street in Bernardsville, NJ

March 21 @ 6:00pm, April 4 @ 6:00pm, April 18 @ 6:00pm, May 2 @ 6:00pm.

Drumming facilitates a state of relaxation, joy, and a sense of well-being. In addition to learning rhythms, participants will develop tools to encourage wellness and social interaction.

This program gets you started with the basics necessary to play and participate in community drum circles and will strengthen the skill levels of those familiar with drumming.

A series of 4 classes will offer an overview of how to position and hold the drum, learning notes and rhythms, practicing and participating in drum circle, and much more! You are strongly encouraged to sign up for all 4 sessions of the series since each class will continue to build. However, you can sign up for individual sessions.

Space is limited for this FREE program. Presenter: Vicky Mulligan (Life Center Stage)

No experience or equipment required. Questions? Sarah Y: sarahy@communityincrisis.org

April 18 - Community DrummingMay 2 - Community Drumming

Canines for Recovery

YES! You heard it right. CiC has a dog-friendly All-Recovery meeting held once a month at the Community Hub.

Bring your pup on down and get ready for the coolest, slobberiest, meeting you’ve ever attended (we hope). This meeting open to all!
Friends, family, allies, pitties, corgis AND MORE! No dog? No problem! Throw yourself a bone and show up anyway!

The Community Hub

9 Church Street in Bernardsville

April 18 @ 11:00am

All breeds and sizes welcome, but must be well socialized and leashed at all times. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Light snacks, beverages and doggy biscuits will be provided.

Questions? Contact Sarah: spopa@communityincrisis.org

Register Here

Self-Defense Workshop

This workshop covers the vital areas of self-defense, including basic but effective strikes, kicking techniques, as well as reflex response. Instructed by Tom Tedeschi (Iron Horse Dojo), a karate expert with over 30 years of martial arts teaching experience,

April 27 from 10am-12:30pm @ The Community Hub, 9 Church St, Bernardsville.

Questions? Contact Sarah Yeung: sarahy@communityincrisis.org

Register Here

Planetarium Visit

May the Fourth from 1-4pm

Includes a planetarium show (we’ll be watching a show to learn more about the stars and planets visible during this time of year + the cosmic universe) plus some time for a scavenger hunt.

Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College

118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876

Questions? Contact Sarah Yeung: sarahy@communityincrisis.org

Register Here

Card Making For a Cause

Let’s Make & Create Spring Themed Cards for our Friends at Greystone Psychiatric Hospital

Friday, May 10 from 6:30-8:30pm

The Community Hub: 9 Church Street, Bernardsville, NJ

Join us May 10, where we will be writing and creating spring themed uplifting cards for the residents of Greystone Psychiatric Hospital. It’s an opportunity for us to share love and support with those who might need it the most. A card with an uplifting message to someone can make someone’s day.

Margie’s enthusiasm for crafting (jewelry making, collages, painting…) is contagious! She is passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and helping those who struggle to feel supported.

Questions? Contact Sarah Popa: spopa@communityincrisis.org

Register Here

Birding In Our "Backyard"

Sunday May 19, 8:00 am

Natirar Park: 2 Main St, Peapack and Gladstone, NJ 07977

Join us for a birding adventure at Natirar Park with Kevin, our expert guide who knows every bird by call and can tell you exactly where to spot them.

This event is perfect for all skill levels and offers an opportunity to connect with nature while exploring the serene surroundings of Natirar Park. Binoculars will be provided so you won’t miss a single detail. Join us for a morning of birding bliss and witness the stunning avian diversity at Natirar Park.

Questions? Contact Ken Musgrove: kmusgrove@communityincrisis.org

Register Here

BBQ at the Hub!!!

BBQ!!! May 26: 12-4pm

The Community Hub, 9 Church Street, Bernardsville

Let’s celebrate summer and each other with food, friends, and fellowship.

Music-juggling-surprises!

Bring a dishes or dessert to share.

Questions? Contact Ken Musgrove: kmusgrove@communityincrisis.org

Register Here

Adventure in Recovery Weekend

Join our revitalizing weekend retreat focused on individuals in recovery, family members, and allies (space permitting) to take a break from everyday stress. Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, and boating. With a focus on mindfulness and self-care, we invite you to come refresh your mind, body, and spirit.

May 31 – June 2, 2024

Arrive 5 pm Friday. Depart 11 am Sunday

Please check back later for future dates.

Fairview Lakes YMCA Camp, 1035 Fairview Lake Rd, Newton NJ

Additionally, please ensure you sign up for our newsletter so that you will be among the first to know about this and our many other Community in Connection programs.

Please contact Ken Musgrove for additional information spopa@communityincrisis.org.

Register Here
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Yoga At The Hub

When? Tuesdays from 6-7pm

Where? Community Hub, 9 Church Street, Bernardsville, NJ

Community and Connection and The Phoenix, sober active community are proud to introduce Karin German, creator of Yoga On The Go (YOTG). Karin is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor. Additional certifications include Gentle and Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Reiki Level I & II.

Each session incorporates asanas (poses) pranayama (proper breathing techniques), affirmations, visualizations and guided meditations for students of all ages, abilities and lifestyles.

YOTG’s simple approach is to meet each student exactly where they are (mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually) to integrate the whole yogic experience deeply within.

For additional info please reach out to Ken: kmusgrove@communityincrisis.org

Registration is through The Phoenix. Click on registration below to find the class.

Register Here

Roots for Recovery

Join us as we kick off this year’s gardening and landscaping project.

Come be a part of our incredible new beginning. We will break ground on a project that will enhance and beautify the green space at the Community Hub’s new home. With your help, our side yard will transform into a place of calm and tranquility where our community is invited to relax, unwind, and reconnect, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Whether you are a green thumb, or are all thumbs, we would love to welcome you to this project. We will sweat a little, laugh a lot and get down to earth for a common goal.

Roots to recovery is currently on hiatus. Check again for future dates.

The Community Hub, 9 Church Street, Bernardsville

Whether you are a green thumb, or are all thumbs, we would love to welcome you to this project.

We will sweat a little, laugh a lot and get down to earth for a common goal.

For more information on this and our other ‘Community in Connection’ programs, please reach out to Ken: kmusgrove@communityincrisis.org

Come VEG with us!

Are you a Foodie? Do you ever wonder how easy it might be to create some great dishes yourself? Are you willing to roll up your sleeves and have some fun?!

All vegetarian dishes and delicious baked goods.

There are no current dates available. Please check back for program availability.

Space is very limited for this in demand activity and registration is required. We’d strongly encourage committing to all 3 weeks to get the full experience of cooking, community and connection.

Where: The Kitchen, Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, Liberty Corner, NJ

When: To be announced

Questions? Please contact Ken: kmusgrove@communityincrisis.org

 

Volunteer for CIC

Community in Crisis depends on the time and talent of wonderful volunteers to support them on a project by project basis or on an ongoing basis.

Skillsets and interests are matched with the volunteer work involved. All volunteer hours can count towards community service. Volunteers from middle school and up are welcome to apply to volunteer with Community in Crisis by emailing info@communityincrisis.org. We are always thrilled to hear from you!

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Any Covid-19 guidelines in effect will be adhered to. Please contact Ken Musgrove for questions/additional information: kmusgrove@communityincrisis.org.

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