16th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting – Cancelled

This year’s event is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, we hope to see you in 2021!

Thank you for being a part of the Venture community! We appreciate your support.
We are disappointed to announce that we need to cancel the Annual Wine & Beer Festival this year due to concerns about social distancing and the limited availability of our venue. While we are saddened that our 15th annual event will be missed for 2020, we hope you’ll join us once again next year. Many thanks to Ted’s Package Store, Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, TD Bank, and all our other generous sponsors.

Venture is proud to be in its 16th year hosting this exciting event with Ted’s of Charlton.  Join us on Thursday, November 05, 2020 to sample a variety of beer, wine, spiked seltzer, vodka, cider and more while enjoying games, raffles, and our silent auction. Enjoy a night out while supporting our mission! For more information, please contact Paige Mador at (774)922-1135 or pmador@venturecs.org.

List of Sponsorship Opportunities 

Sponsor Online Here

Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and services at Venture including our new autism programming that features free adaptive yoga, free cooking classes, free music classes, and sensory friendly events.  We sincerely appreciate your support!

This is a 21+ event

Tickets are $40 each through 11/4/20 and $50 at the door.  225 tickets will be sold.

Date:  11/5/20

Time:  5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location:  Oliver Wight Tavern @OSV, One Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA

We will also be presenting our Direct Support Professional of the Year Award at this event.

Food:  tbd

Drink: tbd

Fun: get stamps at any 3 Venture stations for a chance to spin our prize wheel (game-card located on the inside your program)  Flip Cup Challenge, Venture Pong, Donation Station, Silent Auction, Wagon Raffle (you could win a wagon FULL  of wine, beer, and spirits).  Take a break at the snack and game station and challenge a friend to a game of Kerplunk, Perfection or Connect Four.

Our prize wheel is loaded with great stuff: scratch tickets, glasses, venture gear and more – Everyone is a winner.  All participants will receive a logo wine glass and tote bag.

 

2020 SPONSORS

PLATINUM

     

 

CRYSTAL

cornerstone bank       Fallon Health

Ogletree Deakins

Pelmeds

 

 

GOLD

bankHometownSouthbridge Credit Union, Wayside Youth & Family Support Services

SILVER

All Star Incentive Marketing, Blum ShapiroCK & Smith, Country Bank, Lightning Strikes Pest Control, Load ControlsLUK, Inc.   OFS Optics,  Open Sky Community Services,   Steadycare

BRONZE

Caruso Paving, Dave’s Appliance, Guaranty Glass, Interior Resources, ProCare Medical, Sablack Landscaping, San Marino Landscape, SCHOTT

 

 

CPR & First Aid

This class provides consistent guidelines that enable a person to give appropriate care, regardless of the type of emergency.  It stresses the basic steps to follow in an emergency, beginning with the most important – the decision— to act!  The class also includes an Anti-Choking module that is required by local Boards of Health for food service staff.  This training will help participants confront their fears of stepping forward to give assistance.

The basic certification includes:

  • Adult CPR – including AED
  • Pediatric CPR – including AED
  • First Aid

PLEASE NOTE:  all in-person trainings are on hold until further notice

REGISTER HERE

CPR & First Aid

This class provides consistent guidelines that enable a person to give appropriate care, regardless of the type of emergency.  It stresses the basic steps to follow in an emergency, beginning with the most important – the decision— to act!  The class also includes an Anti-Choking module that is required by local Boards of Health for food service staff.  This training will help participants confront their fears of stepping forward to give assistance.

The basic certification includes:

  • Adult CPR – including AED
  • Pediatric CPR – including AED
  • First Aid

PLEASE NOTE:  all in-person trainings are on hold until further notice

REGISTER HERE

CPR & First Aid

This class provides consistent guidelines that enable a person to give appropriate care, regardless of the type of emergency.  It stresses the basic steps to follow in an emergency, beginning with the most important – the decision— to act!  The class also includes an Anti-Choking module that is required by local Boards of Health for food service staff.  This training will help participants confront their fears of stepping forward to give assistance.

The basic certification includes:

  • Adult CPR – including AED
  • Pediatric CPR – including AED
  • First Aid

PLEASE NOTE:  all in-person trainings are on hold until further notice

REGISTER HERE

CPR & First Aid

This class provides consistent guidelines that enable a person to give appropriate care, regardless of the type of emergency.  It stresses the basic steps to follow in an emergency, beginning with the most important – the decision— to act!  The class also includes an Anti-Choking module that is required by local Boards of Health for food service staff.  This training will help participants confront their fears of stepping forward to give assistance.

The basic certification includes:

  • Adult CPR – including AED
  • Pediatric CPR – including AED
  • First Aid

PLEASE NOTE:  all in-person trainings are on hold until further notice

REGISTER HERE

Thank You Hoyt Foundation 2020!

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM

Made possible by donations from the Hoyt Foundation.


Venture is proud to report that the Community Outreach Program has grown tremendously over the 2019—2020 fiscal year.  The goal of this unique program is provide free social and recreational opportunities to both adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  During the past year, the program has provided:


  • Two free yoga classes monthly to children in the Blackstone Valley region
  • Six free yoga classes monthly to adult participants of our three day programs
  • Once-monthly therapeutic drum circles and live music for kids
  • Once-monthly therapeutic drum circles and live music for adult participants of our three day programs
  • Sensory-friendly Halloween Party and Spring Fling family fun events for kids and their families
  • Cooking classes and craft programs for kids and their families
  • An instructor-led Paint Night was enjoyed by more than 30 adults for each the spring and fall session
  • Herb gardening and Thanksgiving centerpiece creations hosted by Bemis Farms Nursery for more than 50 adults
  • Activities for day program participants such as projects with local artists, tai chi and more
  • More than 130 adults from our programs as well as the community at large attended both the Summer Luau and Winter Wonderland dances

CPR & First Aid

This class provides consistent guidelines that enable a person to give appropriate care, regardless of the type of emergency.  It stresses the basic steps to follow in an emergency, beginning with the most important – the decision— to act!  The class also includes an Anti-Choking module that is required by local Boards of Health for food service staff.  This training will help participants confront their fears of stepping forward to give assistance.

The basic certification includes:

  • Adult CPR – including AED
  • Pediatric CPR – including AED
  • First Aid

PLEASE NOTE:  all in-person trainings are on hold until further notice

REGISTER HERE


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