December JUMP Activities

What's going on with JUMP in December

This month we are...

Going caroling...


This Sunday (Dec. 7) we will be meeting at 1 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Library in meeting room B. The Library opens at 1 p.m. so don't arrive too early! We'll be making some super easy Christmas ornaments together at the library, and then we'll follow each other to Willamsburg Healthcare where we will sing Christmas Carols for the residents and pass out the ornaments. We *should* be done by 2:30 - for those of you with mentees who are hoping to make it back in time for the Christmas parade, which starts at 2:30. One of our mentors, Mike Wilson, has agreed to accompany us on guitar and will make the songs in kid-friendly keys , so it should be a lot of fun! Please let me know if you are planning on coming!


This Thursday (Dec. 4th) The Vanity Theatre has invited the JUMP and Inspire programs to come and view the dress rehearsal of It's a Wonderful Life at 7 p.m. If you and your mentee are interested in attending this - please let me know so I can let The Vanity know how many of us to expect.


Please note that the Youth Service Bureau will be closed from December 24 - Jan.5. I will not be in the office from Dec. 19 - Jan. 5. I don't plan on going anywhere, so if you need to reach me during that time, please call or text me on my cell: 419-699-5656


I hope all of you have a very blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all you have done this year for your mentee! YOU are making a difference!


"We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give." — Winston Churchill

December Activities in Montgomery County

Wednesday, Dec. 3: Crawfordsville Middle School Holiday Choir Concert from 7-8 p.m. at Crawfordsville High School, 1 Athenian Drive, Crawfordsville. $

Wednesday, Dec. 3: Open Studio Night at Athens Arts from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bring your own art to work on or come and watch artists at work.

Thursday, Dec. 4: Noche de Fiesta, A celebration of Hispanic Culture at International Hall in Detchon Center, Wabash College, from 7-9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Dec. 5 (And weekly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 28): Christmas at The Linden Depot Museum – 12 foot tall Christmas tree, big circus train, annual Christmas ornament, Free Admission. 520 N. Dr., Linden.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Dec. 5-7 and 12-14: “It’s A Wonderful Life” at The Vanity Theatre – presented by The Sugar Creek Players. Call 362-7077 for tickets.

Saturday, Dec. 6: Free Construction project at The Home Depot – 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6: 50% off day at Goodwill and $.75 day at Trinity Mission.

Saturday, Dec. 6: Pictures with Santa at The Carnegie Museum from 1-3 p.m. Bring your camera for take lots of pictures of your mentee with Santa Claus for FREE.

Saturday, Dec. 6: Wabash College Basketball. Wabash vs. Oberlin, 1 p.m. at Chadwick Court – Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Dec. 6: Scrapbooking with Deb Slater at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Bring your own memorabilia and book, and use Deb’s expertise and tools for free. From 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in rooms B and C in the basement of the library.

Saturday, Dec. 6: Kids’ Night Out at Wabash College. Children in grades 2-8 get full use of the Allen Athletics Center on the campus of Wabash College, under the supervision of the Wabash College Baseball Team and coaching Staff. There is a fee for this – contact Stephanie Cain for more information at steph.cain@gmail.com

Saturday, Dec. 6: Ceramic Painting Workshop at the Tannenbaum Cultural Center. “Ready for Christmas?” – Make a gift for family, friends or teachers, or create your own Christmas décor. Items will be fired and ready to be picked up before Christmas. To register call the Rotary Jail Museum at 362-5222 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-drink-be-merry-ready-for-christmas-ceramic-painting-workshop-tickets-12882530997

Sunday, Dec. 7: 2014 Christmas Parade from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., downtown Crawfordsville. The theme this year is “Christmas Around the World.”

Sunday, Dec. 7: Ornament making and Caroling with JUMP! Meet at the Library at 1 p.m. and then we’ll follow one another to Williamsburg to sing Christmas songs to the residents.

Sunday, Dec. 7: Chamber Orchestra Concert at Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, Wabash College, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 8: Christmas Bingo for Kids in the Children’s Area at the Crawfordsville District Public Library at 4 p.m. Snacks will be provided and small prizes can be won.

Tuesday, Dec. 9: Family Christmas Story Time in the Children’s Program Room at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Bring the family in to hear stories, do activities, make a craft, and have a snack with Ms. Karen, Ms. Janella, and Ms. Jane. Geared for ages 2-8, but all are welcome. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Dec. 10: Crawfordsville Middle School Holiday Band Concert from 7-9 p.m. at Crawfordsville High School, 1 Athenian Dr., Crawfordsville.

Thursday, Dec. 11: Sweet Treats at the Crawfordsville District Public Library: A cooking class for kids ages 6 and up starting at 4 p.m. Registration is required and class size is limited. This class will be making Cherry Fluff.

Thursday, Dec. 11: Watch the movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” in Room C, starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13: Fused Glass Workshop at Tannenbaum Cultural Center. “Let’s Build A Snowman!” Make a cheerful snowman that will last through the years. The glass snowmen will only melt IN the kiln – not out! Cost is $15. To register call the Rotary Jail Museum at 362-5222 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/fused-glass-workshop-lets-build-a-snowman-tickets-12680233921

Saturday, Dec. 13: A Victorian Christmas Celebration from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rotary Jail Museum, 107 W. Spring St., Crawfordsville. Come and celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas. Visitors will make ornaments, sing carols, enjoy refreshments, and visit with Father Christmas (The Victorian Santa Claus). Bring your cameras! $5 per person. You can pay at the door or in advance through the Rotary Jail. Call the jail for more information at 362-5222.

Sunday, Dec. 14: Christmas Bingo for Kids in the Children’s Area at the Crawfordsville District Public Library at 2 p.m. Snacks will be provided and small prizes can be won.

Tuesday, Dec. 16: The Holiday Show at the Crawfordsville District Public Library, starting at 6:45 p.m. The show has magic, audient participation, comedy and stories that describe and educate about the many December holiday events and traditions.

Thursday, Dec. 18: Sweet Treats at the Crawfordsville District Public Library: A cooking class for kids ages 6 and up starting at 4 p.m. Registration is required and class size is limited. This class will be making Holiday Muddy Buddies.

Friday, Dec. 19: Ceramic Painting Workshop at the Tannenbaum Cultural Museum from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. “I Love Winter!” – Want to create something that will last all winter? Come paint a bow, plate, mug or one of the other items in stock. Please note that these items will NOT be ready by Christmas. Cost is $10 and up. Register by calling the Rotary Jail Museum at 362-5222 or by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/i-love-winter-ceramic-painting-class-tickets-12882510937

Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau

Our Vision at the Youth Service Bureau is to have a community where all children and youth are respected, nurtured and protected. We appreciate the support we receive to make this vision a reality.

To accomplish this mission, the YSB:

  • Provides referrals to other community resources;
  • Provides a variety of prevention services to juveniles and their families;
  • Provides advocacy for youth and on youth issues; and
  • Provides community education through several different formats.