June

15

How to Respond to an Overdose: Narcan Information and Training Session

Thursday June 15, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield. Hosted by State Representative John Frey and State Senator Toni Boucher

Join us for a training session and demonstration on how to acquire and administer Narcan and discuss legislative efforts and other resources to combat the opioid crisis.

EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Free Narcan kits will be distributed courtesy of Silver Hill Hospital. Sponsored by the Ridgefield Prevention Council, Silver Hill Hospital & Ridgefield Library

June

9

Movies Under the Stars: Sing

Free outdoor movie showings. At Jesse Lee Church, 207 Main Street, Ridgefield. Movie begins at dusk (app 8 PM). Food Trucks on Site. Kids Zone open 7:00-8:00 PM. Brought to you by: Ridgefield Prevention Council, Dr. Blaine Langberg, Kiwi Country Day Camp and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce

May

26

Movies Under the Stars: Trolls

Free outdoor movie showings. At Jesse Lee Church, 207 Main Street, Ridgefield. Movie begins at dusk (app 8 PM). Food Trucks on Site. Kids Zone open 7:00-8:00 PM. Brought to you by: Ridgefield Prevention Council, Dr. Blaine Langberg, Kiwi Country Day Camp and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce

May

10 (POSTPONED)

Haze documentary followed by Q&A panel -POSTPONED TO A TBD DATE

RPC and Silver Hill Hospital present Haze, a documentary about college binge drinking. We encourage mature high school students & parents to attend, to raise awareness and start the conversation about the risks of college binge drinking. Short film followed by Q&A panel.
St. Stephens Church , 7:00 PM
Register by emailing coalition@ridgefieldct.org

May

30

Marijuana and Alcohol: Just the Facts Without the Fiction

Join us for this parenting workshop presented by Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. Parents and teens are welcome!
Come learn about: - How marijuana and alcohol use a affect the teen brain. - Are marijuana and alcohol “gateway” drugs? - How potent is today’s marijuana and why does it matter? - Is marijuana addictive? - How do we set boundaries and consequences for teens around drug use that are effective and realistic?

Tuesday May 30, 7:00 PM at the Ridgefield Library
Register at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 202-438-2282

Presented by the Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield Prevention Council

Past Events and RPC in the News

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Ridgefield Press March 19, 2017 – Ridgefield Prevention Council Introduces Prevention Plus Column

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Ridgefield Press February 9, 2017 – RHS senior at drug forum: Town can do more

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Hamlet Hub January 13, 2017 – “Eyes Wide Open” Ridgefield Substance Abuse Forum

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Hamlet Hub October 25, 2016 – Rotary Club of Ridgefield Donates to Ridgefield Prevention Council

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Hamlet Hub, October 25, 2016 – ADHD Nation Author at Ridgefield Library on November 9

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Ridgefield Press October 19, 2016 – Ridgefield Police, Prevention Council, Team up for drug take back day Saturday

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Ridgefield Patch September 24, 2016 – Ridgefield Carnival at the Rec Center (to benefit the RPC)

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Ridgefield Press August 29, 2016 – Ridgefield Police Announce Safety Day Sept 18

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Ridgefield Patch April 19, 2016 – Ridgefield Police, Prevention Council, Bissell Pharmacy to Hold Drive-Thru Prescription Drug Take Back

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Hamlet Hub May 12, 2016 – A Note from the Ridgefield Prevention Council Regarding Proms & Spring Events

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Ridgefield Patch April 19, 2016 – Ridgefield Police, Prevention Council, Bissell Pharmacy to Hold Drive-Thru Prescription Drug Take Back

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Ridgefield Press April 4, 2016 – Drugs Led to Role in Murder (Lillo Brancato)

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Ridgefield Press October 29, 2015 – NBA Star Herren shares struggles

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Ridgefield Press Sept 20, 2015 – Coalition: Prescription drug Problem persists

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Ridgefield Press Sept 2015 – Carnival is Fun for a Cause

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Ridgefield Danbury News Times –Carnival Benefiting RPC this weekend

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Ridgefield Press – August 27, 2015 RPC participates in Safety Day

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Ridgefield Press – June 2015 – Kindness is Cool, Buddy bench is built

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BroadwayWorld.com – May 13, 2015 – Joe Pantoliano to Bring Documentary NO KIDDING ME TOO to Ridgefield-Playhouse

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Ridgefield Press – June 2, 2015 Vested: K9 Loki gets money for protective gear

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Hamlet Hub – May 29, 2015 – Ridgfield Police K-9 Loki gets protection and some love

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Ridgefield Press – October 24, 2014 – RPC co-sponsors Destination Wellness: building a healthy tradition (with Chamber of Commerce and Parks & Rec)

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Ridgefield Press – October 22, 2013 Giancarlo Esposito in anti-drug event

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Hamlet Hub – A Note from the RPC Regarding Proms & Spring Events

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Ridgefield Press – May 2, 2013 – RPC partnership with Boys & Girls Club – Ridgefield Keystone Club sets record at national conference

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Ridgefield Press November 13, 2013 – RHS student rep appointed to RPC

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Hamlet Hub April 29, 2012 RPC invites you to attend a Family University Series Programming

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