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Community Movie Night! Beautiful Boy – June 4th


When:
Thursday, June 4th, 7-8:30pm
Where: In the comfort of your own home 🙂
Audience: This film is rated R and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 15 without adult supervision. It contains graphic content including the use of intravenous drugs, an overdose, the abuse of prescription pills, driving under the influence, marijuana use, and cocaine use. The film contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. The film is intended for mature audiences only.
What: Based on the memoir “Beautiful Boy” by David Sheff and “Tweak” by his son, Nic Sheff, “Beautiful Boy” chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.Watch the film with family and friends beforehand, or watch it with us at 5pm, and we’ll host the Q&A on Zoom when the movie concludes! It’s available on Amazon Videos, and free with Prime. The film lasts about 2 hours. Trailer Here: https://youtu.be/y23HyopQxEgThe watch party starts at 5pm on June 4th, just visit the video viewing room on TwoSeven here: https://twoseven.xyz/qxkivsl1h2Following the film, Shelly Warren, Longmeadow Public Schools Substance Use Response Coordinator, will moderate a Q and A with interested community members with a Discussion Guide developed by Partnership for Drug-Free America. The Q&A will be on Zoom here:
https://zoom.us/j/94451430273?pwd=QmVRS3NzWFFMclNSZzZFVEZwem1nZz09
Meeting ID: 944 5143 0273
Password: 260915
One tap mobile: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)This is a CLOSE Community Coalition event with funding by the Drug-Free Communities Partnership Grant. For info email info@closecommunity.org.

#ChalkofLongmeadow Campaign- show our neighbors some love!


When:
Now until June 7th!
Where: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat
Audience: This event is designed for any and all community members who want to share the love during this unprecedented pandemic.
What:Longmeadow needs to see and feel the love! Let’s keep “chalking” about how wonderful our community is and how proud we are to be neighbors in these difficult times. A special thanks to Jamie Fonseca for organizing the March 21st “Longmeadow Chalk Message Hunt”. Let’s keep the love going!Break out the sidewalk chalk and write an inspirational message or draw a cheerful picture for everyone to see!Place your writing on the end of your driveway or your sidewalks so anyone walking or biking by can see.No sidewalk chalk? No problem! Be creative with signs, drawings, etc. Or better yet, make your own chalk! https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/how-to-make-sidewalk-chalkTake photos of your messages and art work and post them on instagram, facebook, or twitter with the hashtag #ChalkOfLongmeadow. We’ll collect all of the photos we see online each Sunday on https://www.instagram.com/closecommunity/ until the stay-in-place is lifted and make a mosaic of all the things that make Longmeadow a safe, healthy, and happy place to live! Don’t forget to support our brave and tireless healthcare workers, especially!There’ll be some prizes for the most creative and most inspiring messages and art, so keep on chalking!PLEASE remember, avoid completing these projects in friend groups and please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.

*For info email info@closecommunity.org.

FREE Community Narcan Training @LFD – 10/16!


When:
Wednesday, October 16th, 6-7:30pm
Where: Longmeadow Fire Department, 44 Williams Street
Audience: This event is designed for any and all community members interested in saving a life during a potential opioid overdose event.
What: Please join  CLOSE Community Coalition  and the Hampden County Medical Reserve Corps at the Longmeadow Fire Department for a free community education workshop on recognizing, preventing, and reversing opioid overdose. Learn more about overdose prevention and community-based intervention, treatment, and recovery resources HERE.Hope you can make it. You can save a life! Please help spread the word.Presenters:  Christopher Goshea, Hampden County Medical Reserve Corps*For info email info@closecommunity.org.

National Rx Drug Take Back Event at LPD – 10/26!


When:
Saturday, October 26th, 10am-1pm
Where: Longmeadow  Police Department, 34 Williams Street
Audience: This event is designed for any and all community members interested in saving a life during a potential opioid overdose event.
What: Join CLOSE Community and the Longmeadow Police Department for a #NationalRxDrugTakeBack! Bring your expired, unused, and unwanted prescription pills down to the station. (*The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) Free and Anonymous!Hope you can make it. You can save a life! Please help spread the word.*For info email info@closecommunity.org.
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