May-June Calendar and Newsletter

 May-2020-Calendar        June-2020-Calendar

 DAC COVID 19 Connection Kits
The Disability Action Center has been working closely with the United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties and has secured emergency funding to provide Stay At Home “Connection Kits” to families wishing to follow along with our daily classes (supplies for group fitness, creative arts, gardening, bible study, book club etc.) and who are in need of food or emergency resources. The Salvation Army is also assisting with the Connection Kits through food essentials.
The DAC is looking at other funding sources to expand this program but at present we could serve 20-24 clients. Connection Kits are available to members of the DAC on a first come, first serve basis as quantities will be limited to start. Connection Kits will be available for safe pick up at the DAC or delivered to the door of the client. Connection Kits should be available for programming beginning April 20th through May.

 DAC Programming and CDC Recommendations
Please note that the May and June Calendar of activities is subject to change based on CDC recommendations for group gatherings and social distancing. The DAC will NOT resume in person programming until we are absolutely sure that we can be safe.
We will continue on with our regular calendar of activities via Facebook and other platforms (GoToMeeting) as needed during this crisis. The Connection Kits will allow clients to follow along with group instruction or also work independently with activities provided.
We will keep you informed of any updates on classes and programs and please feel free to reach out to us at any time during our time apart. While we may be apart in distance, we are together in spirit.

Sub Sale- Tentatively Rescheduled for
August 6 and 7th, 2020
Stay tuned for more details.


GO! Get Outdoors Activities
May 13, 2020 1-3 p.m. To Be Determined
June 10, 2020 1-3 p.m. To Be Determined
NOTE: GO Activities may be “On Your Own” or Virtual Field Trips if social distancing recommendations for safety are still in place.
Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate with us either together or individually.

DAC Basket Bingo-
Tentatively Rescheduled for July 26, 2020
Sunday, July 26, 2020    Doors Open: 12:00 p.m. Bingo Starts: 1:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus, Fairmont, WV
Tickets are on sale now for our Annual Basket Bingo! This fabulous fundraiser features an assortment of gift baskets themed with remarkable prizes from American Girl Doll, WVU, Vera Bradley, Fiestaware, Longaberger, Wine and Cheese, Outdoor Living and more.
Additional raffles and games on site.
Refreshments and fresh baked goods will be available.
For Tickets and More Information, Please contact:
Julie @ (304) 366-3213 or Or Liz @ (304) 290-6724.

Experience IT Co-Op
Full STEM Ahead and Creative Arts
A partnership of the DAC and Homestead Farm Center

The DAC and HFC are pleased continue the very successful Full STEM Ahead and Creative Arts classes that include:

  • Abilibots: Will break until September 2020
  • Full STEM Ahead after school/high school program: On BREAK for SUMMER. VEX Robotics Team NEW Enrollment in September.
  • Try This Thursday (TTT) on Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • May TTT: Sign Language (Alphabet, Common Phrases) Bev Slagle
  • June TTT: Nature Arts Guest Instructor, Cynthia Garcia
  • Tuesday Morning Classes will continue through summer following a similar 4 week schedule as Try This Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays in May: Green Thumb Garden Starters
  • Tuesday in June: Board Game Mania 

Through Summer, Try This Thursday classes and Tuesday morning classes will be 4 weeks blocks of amazing programming including music, home economics, STEM, photography, theatre, board games, cooking, summer skill retention, and much more.
Check the calendar for full details and descriptions of classes. 

(Rural to Urban Agricultural Learning)
June 9th to August 13th
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday each week 8:30 to 3:00 p.m.

A Partnership between the Disability Action Center and the Homestead Farm Center, Inc., designed to provide employment and job training in agricultural education to individuals with disabilities.  Farm Trainees will complete a variety of lessons/work including gardening, landscaping, greenhouse, livestock, and more.
We are hopeful to begin the RURAL Program on time this year and all applicants will be contacted by Ann Burns with program details and a confirmed start date! Stay tuned!

 Friday Night Outs
May 15, 2020 6-8 p.m. Family Cookout Theme
June 12th, 2020   6-8 p.m. LIFE UMC Church
Stay tuned for more information of our Friday Night Outs…depending on CDC Recommendations we may meet in person or we will have to get creative with individual family fun nights!

DAC/Mallamo Golf Tournament
Green Hills Country Club
June 19 or 26th 2020  (To Be Determined)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Volunteers, Golf Tournament Sponsors, and of course golfers are needed to participate in this year’s tournament. This tournament is our largest fundraiser and the longest standing Golf Tournament in Marion County. If you are interested in being a part of the tournament, please contact Julie at the Center at (304) 366-3213  Or Jimmy Hess at (304) 838-0571.

 DAC Summer Camp CAN-DO
July 27-31, 2020  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration is will OPEN SOON!!
Our Camp CAN-DO 2020 Theme is “Wild and Wonderful DAC”
A Full Schedule of activities will be released in June.

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