[HCCN] DE Health Children's Council January 2010 calendar

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Wed Dec 30 11:27:24 EST 2009


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The *January 2010* calendar will soon be posted to our website at 
www.downeasthealth.org.  The 14-page calendar may also be accessed 
online, which includes ongoing activities, support and workshops. 

Below, you will find some activities to get you started.  Please do not 
hesitate to ask for a printable version of the complete calendar 
including recurring weekly & monthly events throughout our Downeast area.

Thanks for sharing this information with your friends, clients, 
colleagues and community.  Wishing you a most HAPPY NEW YEAR & Cheers, Candy

/Candy Eaton, Program Director
Hancock County Children's Council
a program of Downeast Health Services Inc.
52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth, ME  04605
207-667-5304, ext. 261           /
/children at downeasthealth.org/ <mailto:children at downeasthealth.org>

_FAMILY SUPPORT, EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS _

This information is also online at www.downeasthealth.org 
<http://www.downeasthealth.org> for your convenience.

 

*/NEW:/*  Online Support Group for Adoptive Parents -- Casey Family 
Services is pleased to announce the start of an online support group for 
adoptive parents in the state of Maine.  This is a free service and is 
available to all child welfare, private and international adoptive 
families.  The program will begin January 2010 and you may register 
immediately by calling Shelly Anderson, 207-974-1510.  This support 
group is comprised of two parts.  The first part is a Forum Discussion 
that is available 24/7.  These discussions are structured into topic 
areas that you can go back and forth between.  The second part will be a 
chat room offered at a specific time.  The chat room allows us to have 
real time conversations about topics discussed earlier or start 
additional topics that arise. 

 

*/NEW:/*  *_Milbridge_* 9:00am-10:00am:  The Women's Health Resource 
Library now offers a free parent/child playgroup on Mondays /and 
/Wednesdays from 9 - 10 a.m. This program is for moms with children ages 
newborn-3; siblings up to age 5 are welcome. This is a great opportunity 
for your toddlers to interact with other children, participate in games, 
crafts, and music. It gives you a chance to visit with other moms and 
benefit from the camaraderie of a shared mission - raising happy, 
healthy children. The program is free and registration is not required.  
FMI, call 546-7677.

 

Help Prevent Child Abuse in Maine through filing Schedule CP on your 
Maine State Income Tax return.  Your "tax-check-off" contribution goes 
to the Maine Children's Trust.  FMI, see www.mechildrenstrust.org 
<http://www.mechildrenstrust.org>. 

 

_JANUARY  is:_

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1.01.10 *_Southwest Harbor_* 12noon-2:00pm:  "Common Good Soup Kitchen 
Community" special brunch at Seawall Café, 566 Seawall Road, Southwest 
Harbor.  Local eggs cooked to order, local smoked seafood and baked 
goods will also be featured.  Chuck D. and Emma will provide 
entertainment on Celtic Guitar and Fiddle.  FMI, www.commongoodsoup.org 
<http://www.commongoodsoup.org> or call 266-2733.

1.04.10 *_Milbridge_* 6pm:  Monthly parent facilitated support group for 
families with children who have special needs at the Milbridge Medical 
Center.

1.05.10 *_ONLINE_* 10:00am-11:30am:  "Health Care Reform & Nonprofits" 
online webinar presented by Doug Clopp & Brenda Peluso through MANP 
Skillbuilders.  FMI:  www.nonprofitmaine.org 
<http://www.nonprofitmaine.org> or 871-1885.
 

1.06.10 *_Bangor_* 9:00am-noon:  "HR Best Practices -- practical advice 
for employers" presented by Anne-Marie Storey at Vision Care Center, 
Bangor through MANP Skillbuilders.  FMI:  www.nonprofitmaine.org 
<http://www.nonprofitmaine.org> or 871-1885.
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1.06.10 *_Blue Hill_* 6:30pm:  "Breaking the Silence" will host an 
informational session on "Keeping our Kids Safe" at the Blue Hill 
Congregational Church. Mary Kellett, Assistant District Attorney in 
Hancock County, will speak and answer questions. The public is invited 
to attend. Mary Kellett graduated from George Stevens Academy & rec'd 
her BA from Yale University & law degree from the UMaine Law School. For 
more information, call 667-4580.

1.11.10 *_Ellsworth_* 10:00am-12noon:  "Introduction to Self-Employment" 
presented at Hancock County Higher Education Center, 248 State Street, 
Suite 1, Ellsworth.  This FREE introductory workshop will walk you 
through the pros and cons of owning your own business, how to get 
started step by step, the major elements of a business plan, the many 
resources available in the Hancock County area, and will help you 
decided whether self-employment is the right choice for you!  FMI and 
registration, call 667-1834.

 

1.11.10 *_Milbridge_* 3:00pm:  "Cooking Light on a Budget" presented at 
Women's Health Resource Library.  FREE, but advance registration 
required.  Call 546-7677 or www.whrl.org <http://www.whrl.org> FMI.

 

1.12.10 *_Augusta_*:  Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Trade Show and 
annual meeting, workshops at Civic Center, Augusta.  FMI, call 568-4142 
or www.mofga.org <http://www.mofga.org>

1.12.10 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  (EVENING) Hancock County 
Children's Council "Relatives as Parents" *FREE* Monthly Support Group 
at Downeast Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth.  Call 
Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI & to register. 

 

*/NEW:/*  1.13.10 *_Ellsworth_* 10:30am-12:30pm:  (DAYTIME) Hancock 
County Children's Council "Relatives as Parents" *FREE* Monthly Support 
Group at Downeast Health Services, 52 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth.  
Call Candy at 667-5304 ext. 261 FMI & to register. 

 
1.13.10-3.17.10 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-9:00pm:  "Working with School-Aged 
Children and Youth" (30 hours, Wednesdays) presented by Hector Sapien at 
Child Care Opportunities.  .  This training covers the aspects of 
providing child care for 5-13 year old children in a center-based or 
family child care setting.  FEE:  $15. FMI contact Joy Crockett, 667-2467.

 

1.14.10 *_Ellsworth_* 9:00am-12noon:  FREE */"Recognizing Signs of 
Stress in Families"/* training for mandated reporters of suspected child 
abuse and neglect presented by the Hancock County Children's Council.  
The training will help you understand the role of mandated reporters, 
recognizing child abuse and neglect, responding to disclosures of abuse 
and neglect, how to make a report, DHHS CPS process and the linkage of 
child abuse and animal abuse.  Limit 15.  To register & FMI, please call 
Candy at 667-5304 x 261.

 
1.14.10 *_Augusta_* 10:00am-12:30pm:  M.A.I.N. Statewide monthly meeting 
at  Maine Equal Justice, 126 Sewall Street, Augusta.  FMI, call Barbara 
Rankins, 513-6292

 

1.14.10 *_Machias_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  "Active Storytelling" presented by 
Megan London, Child Care Opportunities.  For providers who serve 
preschool or school-age children.  Learn techniques for turning 
storybooks and folk tales into fun, interactive experiences that engage 
the whole child.  Fee: $15.  FMI:  Joy Crockett, 667-2467.

 

1.15.10 /_(Alternate Tuesdays)_/ *_Jonesport_* 11:00am-12noon:  
Bi-weekly playgroup held at Jonesport Community of Christ Church for 
moms & children ages newborn-3; siblings up to age 5 welcome.  FREE, 
call 255-0212 FMI.  This program is for moms with children ages 
newborn-3; siblings up to age 5 are welcome. This is a great opportunity 
for your toddlers to interact with other children, participate in games, 
crafts, and music. It gives you a chance to visit with other moms and 
benefit from the camaraderie of a shared mission - raising happy, 
healthy children. The program is free and registration is not required.

1.17.10 *_Blue Hill_* 4:30pm:  Candlelight vigil in honor of MLK holiday 
at Blue Hill Town Hall followed by discussion and refreshments, Blue 
Hill Library.  FMI, call 326-4405 or judy at robbinsandrobbins.com 
<mailto:judy at robbinsandrobbins.com>

1.17.10 *_Orono_* 4:00pm-8:00pm:  MLK Jr. Commemoration "I Have a Dream 
Café" presented by Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine at Anderson 
Community Center, Orono.  FMI, 942-9343 or www.peacectr.org 
<http://www.peacectr.org>

/1.18.10 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service -- FMI, //www.mlkday.gov/ 
<http://www.mlkday.gov>//

1.18.10 *_Bar Harbor_* 2:00pm-3:30pm:  Eco-Healthy Child Care at MDI 
YMCA, Bar Harbor.  This training will help providers and parents become 
aware of potential environmental risks and support simple choices that 
benefit the health and well-being of children.  FREE.  FMI:  contact Joy 
Crockett, 667-2467

1.18.10 *_Belfast_* 4:30:  Martin Luther King Jr. holiday event, 
candlelight vigil and walk, Post Office to First Church, Belfast, with 
program to follow.

1.21.10-2.25.10 *_ONLINE:_*  "Foundations of Health, Wellness, and 
Safety" (18 hours) presented by Faith Perkins, Child Care 
Opportunities.  Participants will be introduced to the importance of 
health, wellness and safety through personal care routines, nutrition 
education, and environmental hazards.  FEE: $15. /_Registration 
deadline:  1.07.10._/  FMI:  contact Joy Crockett, 667-2467.

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1.25.10 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  "Memory, Aging and Alzheimer's 
Disease" presented by Sally Smith at Ellsworth High School. Do you worry 
about your memory?  Are you concerned about a family member's 
forgetfulness?  Do you ever wonder about Alzheimer's disease?  This 
workshop will discuss issues of memory and aging, and answer your 
questions..  If you cannot attend, please call the Alzheimer's 
Association at 1-800-660-2871 FMI. Call Ellsworth Adult Education 
667-6499 or Register online for FREE workshop, 
www.ellsworth.maineadulted.org <http://www.ellsworth.maineadulted.org>.

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1.26.10 & 2.02.10 *_Bucksport_* 6:00pm-8:00pm (4 hours):  "Managing 
Stress:  the HeartMath approach for better physical and emotional 
health"  You will learn techniques to transform your physiological 
response to stress, so that you feel better, have more resilience, make 
smarter decision, expecially under pressure.  You will also learn about 
HeartMath's holistic curriculum unit that teaches similar tools to 3-6 
year olds, teaching them steps to manage their emotions and develop 
problem solving.  FEE:  $15.  FMI:  Joy Crockett, 667-2467.

 

1.28.10 *_Ellsworth_* 9:30am-12:30pm (8 Thursdays):  "Creating Your 
Future:  Learn and Earn Your Way to Success" presented at Hancock County 
Higher Education Center, 248 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth.  During 
this FREE 8-session workshop you will explore your values and interests, 
identify your transferable skills, investigate viable career fields, 
look at ways your job choice affects your personal finances, and find 
out what new skills or training you may need to fulfill your lifelong 
learning plan.  FMI & registration, call 667-1834.

 

1.28.10 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  "The Case Review" presented by 
Megan London at Downeast YMCA Children's Center.  This workshop focuses 
on a seven-piece framework for evaluating children's behavior for 
providers who serve all ages.  FMI:  Joy Crockett, 667-2467.

 

1.29.10-1.30.10 *_Belfast_*:  Maine Farmers' Market Convention presented 
by Downeast Business Alliance in Belfast.  FMI, call 664-2424 ext. 4460 
or sjsalagala at whcacap.org <mailto:sjsalagala at whcacap.org>



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