Save the Date! TG Barn Party & Talent Show – Oct. 27th

To celebrate our 10th year, we are bringing back an old favorite:  Our “smokin’ feast BBQ country supper, barn party, and talent show at the big barn at Long Acre Farms in Macedon!  The event is Saturday, October 27th, 6:00-8:00 PM.  All TG members are invited.  There is no required fee, but a $5-10 donation is suggested, and we want your talent for the evening’s informal entertainment!  Email Mrs. Mancini with your ideas, and fellow members if you plan to do an act together.  You can even reserve the TG for rehearsal time.

TG Open House & Early Bird Membership – June 12

Come on board with the CREW for the Training Ground’s 10th year!*

Membership forms and policies will be updated online by June 1st so that you can submit your membership form, payment, and (new this year) “TG Teen Plus Ten” volunteer commitment.  You may mail those to The Training Ground (postmarked anytime in June means an early bird discount!), or stop in at the Open House to drop them off.  New members can get tours and ask questions (look for the TG hosts wearing their t-shirts and caps), and there will be refreshments, too.

OPEN HOUSE:   June 12, 2012, from 2:00-4:00 PM.

*Expect some TEN-FOLD blessings this year for TG members!  Each month during the school year, we will have special events or give-aways or a TG Speaker Series event, as well as essays to encourage you ofTEN in your journey in Christ.  We will run a TOP TEN list occasionally during the year and give TEN extra TG points to the person whose submission earns the first spot.  Best of all, we will delve into the Gospel of John, chapter 10, and learn what it means to be a sheep in the fold of the Good Shepherd.

We welcome TG alums to visit, speak, fellowship, instruct.  Some of our earliest grads are now married with children.  We’d love to see you throughout the year.

My goal is that we rejunvenate while we celebrate — that the Lord has granted us a decade of fellowship, training, and inspiration at The Training Ground club.

To God be the Glory!

Spring Choral Concert – May 8

Come enjoy an evening of patriotic music performed by nearly 25 of our own TG teens.  The concert will be at Pittsford Community Church at 7:30 PM and is FREE.

The choral director, Mrs. Misty Irwin, said she “would love to have as many members of the military past or present come and enjoy the music the students have worked so hard to learn.”

Also, we welcome all TG families, their friends, neighbors, and the community!

Mrs. Judy Monro will provide piano accompaniment.

Refreshments following.

Make Fresh Tracks!

Sidetracked Seminars on Christian Living for Teens begin in February for Sr. High girls, then continue in April for Jr. High members, finishing in May for Sr. High boys.  Read the course description and register for this free, yet valuable, program.

Members in grades 7-10 can also make tracks at our Snowshoe Hike in February.  Email Mrs. Mancini to reserve a pair of snowshoes and be ready to “Adventure Out” at Powder Mills Park on the morning of Feb. 8 (or if there is insufficient snow, our second attempt will be Feb. 15).

TG Speaker Series Event

April 13th, 2:40-3:40 PM – “Your Role in God’s Plan for the World”, presented by a homeschooling missionary family who helps to improve the lives of orphans in China. The hour includes a presentation on the topic, Q & A, and refreshments.   Please email Mrs. Mancini to register for this event.

TG Barn Party & Talent Show – Grades 8-12

TG Members in grades 8-12 are invited to our second such Barn Party & Talent Show at Long Acre Farm’s Big Red Barn on Saturday, October 24th, 4-8 pm.  There will be some outdoor games (weather permitting), a “Smokin’ Feast” BBQ, and an array of student entertainment (no judging– just for fun!).  Email Mrs. Mancini by October 11th (for talent entry) or October 13th (to simply come and join the fun).  The price is only $5 per person.  A very special invitation to our TG grads from ’06, ’07, ’08’, and ’09 to come enjoy this fall party with us —dinner is complimentary for these folks!  So get some friends together for a skit, juggling, a duet, or other such talent, and sign up TODAY!