December 2nd, 2013
It’s already December and so close to the end of the year—-time flies! This Saturday, December 6th, Internationals and American Volunteers will caravan in cars to shop the local stores of Bowling Green. We visit such stores as Wal-Mart, Meijer, Kroger and Aldi, to mention a few. It’s a great way to meet new people and if you don’t have a way to get around town, it’s much better than mass transit! Please email Mallory for details.
November 19th, 2013
You are invited to Global Connections’ annual International Thanksgiving Dinner. Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in addition to other food. There will also be a free raffle of various small household items and some wonderful International entertainment!
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Location: BG Covenant Church, 1165 Haskins Rd., (1 mile north from the corner of Poe and Haskins Rds.)
If you would like to volunteer at this event either by providing food or helping out , please sign up through the links below:
International Thanksgiving Dinner: Food Sign-Up
International Thanksgiving Dinner: Volunteer Sign-Up
Transportation will be provided from ISS from 6:15-7:00PM and after the event. Contact the GC Staff for directions and with questions.
November 14th, 2013
This Saturday Global Connections Volunteers and interested Internationals will travel up to Toledo and explore the International markets there. It’s a monthly event and always fun! We visit an Asian, a Middle Eastern, and an Indian market. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on some food from home (or at least as close as you can get to home while living in the US!) and maybe make a new friend! Date: Saturday November 16th, 2013
Please call or email Mallory if interested. Spaces are limited, so call early!
November 12th, 2013
GC does a number of monthly events. One of those is Friendship Friday! Focused on learning, FF includes knitting, crocheting, cooking, dancing, scrapbooking, plus many others. We usually have a crafter/teacher to guide us. We also always share a potluck meal (just bring your favorite dish to share with 5-6 other people). This event is open to any interested Internationals as well as GC Volunteers who want to learn a fun craft and maybe make a friend.
This Friday we are going to Klotz Flower Farm to create a fall centerpiece! Kelly, who does floral arrangement classes at Klotz, will show us how to create a beautiful arrangement using fresh flowers. These could be a lovely and fragrant addition to your home or apartment. Join us! Email Beth or sign up at the CEC table after English Class for more information. Rides are available. This is not a child-friendly event.
November 4th, 2013
This coming Saturday Internationals and American Volunteers will caravan in cars to shop the local stores of Bowling Green. We visit such stores as Wal-Mart, Meijer, Kroger and Aldi, to mention a few. It’s a great way to meet new people and if you don’t have a way to get around town , this is why we do it! Please email Mallory if interested and for details.
October 28th, 2013
This Saturday American Volunteers and International attendees will caravan up to Toledo to shop at the biggest and best mall in the area! Westfield/Franklin Park Mall is THE place to shop for almost anything! They have clothing stores like J. Crew, Banana Republic, Forever 21, and Buckle. They have sports stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods. There are coffee shops, tea shops, chocolate shops, jewelry shops, plus plenty of fast food restaurants where you can get a bite for lunch. The big anchor stores are Macy’s, Dillard’s and JC Penney. If you are in the mood for shopping, Westfield is the place to be! If you are interested in joining us for this trip, please email Mallory.
October 21st, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
6:00 – 9:00 pm
@ St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (315 S College Dr.)
Join us for an evening of fun and food from a variety of cultures, fun connections between Internationals & Americans, and fun entertainment!
Bring a dish of food (already prepared and enough for 5-6 people) from your culture for the potluck.
Click on the links below to sign up to bring food and/or to volunteer:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions. For a ride, meet in front of ISS, south end of University Hall in Faculty Parking Lot A. Rides will be available from 5:45–6:30 pm and after the event.
This is a child friendly event. Bring your family!
October 14th, 2013
Saturday is another opportunity to travel to Toledo and shop the International Grocery Stores. A group of Internationals and American Volunteers will travel together to shop. This month we travel to a Middle Eastern Market (Toledo Market), then a new Asian Market (LaiLai Asian Mart) and finally an Indian market (Deepam India). Both Toledo and Deepam have delis, so you can plan to eat if you’d like.
Please email Beth for this trip if interested.
October 8th, 2013
On Friday, October 18th, Global Connections’ American and International Volunteers will give their time in service to the poor of Wood County. GC volunteers to do this service several times per semester. This is a weekly service operating out of the United Methodist Church on Wooster Street in BG. A volunteer-made hot meal is served to anyone who comes and leftovers are sent home with those attending. If you are interested in helping to give back to Wood County, this is one way you can do it! Please email Mallory to sign up.