[HCCN] DE Health Children's Council October calendar

Candy Eaton children at downeasthealth.org
Thu Oct 1 11:13:26 EDT 2009


Hi All --

The *October 2009* calendar will soon be posted to our website at 
www.downeasthealth.org.  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 area.

Thanks for sharing this information with your friends, clients, 
colleagues and community.  Enjoy the foliage and cool autumn evenings!  
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.

_OCTOBER is_

 

·         /Let's Talk Month (about difficult issues) -- contact Downeast 
Health Services FMI 667-5304./

·         /_Domestic Violence Awareness Month_// -- contact The Next 
Step FMI 667-0176/

·         /_Parent Involvement Month_// -- FMI contact the Maine Parent 
Federation 1-800-870-7746 -- National standards for Parent / Family 
Involvement Programs are:/

/1.    //Communication between home and school is regular, two-way, and 
meaningful/

/2.    //Parenting skills are promoted and supported./

/3.    //Parents play an integral role in assisting student learning/

/4.    //Parents are welcome in the school, and their support and 
assistance are sought./

/5.    //Parents are full partners in the decisions that affect children 
and families./

/6.    //Community resources are used to strengthen schools, families, 
and student learning./

·         /Fire Safety Month -- FMI see //www.homesafetycouncil.org/ 
<http://www.homesafetycouncil.org>/ or  
//http://www.nfpa.org/sparky/family.html// /

·         /October 19-23^rd :  National Business Women's Week® -- FMI 
Ellsworth BPW 667-5429 (Jeri White)/

·         /October 24^th  -- "_Make A Difference Day_"  -- 
//www.makeadifferenceday.com/ <http://www.makeadifferenceday.com>/ or 
1-800-416-3824../

 

10.02.09 *_Ellsworth_* 7:00pm:  Writers and friends are invited to 
gather at the Maine Grind, Ellsworth for readings and discussions about 
banned books.  Writers and readers are encouraged to read their own or 
another's poem or short prose piece about banned books that have changed 
their lives.  All poetry and prose should be limited to 600 words so 
that many writers will be able to read.  FMI, 348-6669.
 
10.02.09-11.06.09 (6 weeks) *_Ellsworth_* 1:00pm-3:00pm:  Hospice of 
Hancock County's Caring Hearts Bereavement Program is offering free 
support group for "Parents Who Have Lost Adult Children".  Call 667-2431 
for required pre-registration and interviews.
 
10.2-03.09:   *_South Portland_*:  "Healthy Wealthy & Wise" - Maine 
Parent Federation's 25^th Anniversary Gala & Celebrating the Family 
Conference, featuring Keynote speaker:   Jack Levine, Founder of 
4Generations Institute and President of Advocacy Resources, to be held 
at Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, South Portland. FMI: www.mpf.org 
<http://www.mpf.org> email parentconnect at mpf.org 
<mailto:parentconnect at mpf.org>
 
10.02-03.09 *_Surry_* (7:00-9:00pm Friday evening & 6:00am-5:00pm 
Saturday):  ZEN, YOGA Retreat with Kirtan Chanting led by Hugh Curran 
and John Yasenchak.  A quiet contemplative day in a lovely setting 
overlooking Morgan Bay.  This day honors Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen 
(Ch'an) Buddhism. John will lead the Yoga & Kirtan sessions while Hugh 
will conduct Zen meditation. The practice of Kirtan involves chants 
containing healing and transformational energies that serve to reconnect 
us to the present moment (Participants can come Friday evening through 
Saturday or Saturday only 9 am-5 pm.) Costs are extremely reasonable. 
Meals are potluck. For more information contact Hugh Curran 667-7170 or 
check the website: www.morganbayzendo.org <http://www.morganbayzendo.org>


10.05.09:  *_Sullivan_* 6:30 pm: "Good Books for a Good Night" community 
story-telling hour at  Frenchman's Bay Library, 1776 US Route #1, 
Sullivan.  Children, come in your pajamas to hear wonderful stories read 
to you by Ms. Jen the Librarian, Ms. Myra the Children's Librarian, and 
this month's Mystery Reader.  Maybe you'll find it's the fire chief, the 
town clerk, or your teacher reading you a story this month. Parents or 
guardians, do bring your children to this free, fun program that 
encourages reading and helps build our community.  422-2307.
 
10.05.09-11.09.09 (6 weeks) *_Ellsworth_* 4:00pm-5:30pm:  Hospice of 
Hancock County's Caring Hearts Bereavement Program is offering free 
support group for "Survivors Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Suicide".  Call 
667-2431 for required pre-registration and interviews.
 
10.05.09-11.23.09 (8 weeks) *_Ellsworth_* 5:30pm-7:00pm:  Hospice of 
Hancock County's Caring Hearts Bereavement Program is offering free 
support group for "Adults Who Have Lost a Parent or Sibling".  Call 
667-2431 for required pre-registration and interviews.
 
10.06.09 *_Milbridge_* (6:00pm-9:00pm) 8 sessions:  "Supporting Maine's 
Infant and Toddlers, Guidelines for Learning & Development" with Faith 
Perkins at WHCA.  This curriculum is designed to help participants use 
these new guidelines. Participants will use various tools and strategies 
to engage in observation, to conduct authentic assessment, and to plan 
curriculum for this amazing age group. *Class will meet 8 times and 
there will be homework between classes for a total of 30 hours.  Cost: 
$20, Cost is $15 for programs enrolled in the QRS. Pre-registration is 
required, contact Joy Crockett at joyc at childandfamilyopp.com 
<mailto:joyc at childandfamilyopp.com> or 1-800-834-4378.
 
10.06.09 *_Blue Hill_* 7:00pm:  The World Water Crisis:  What Does It 
Mean for Maine? a panel discussion will examine water issues at the Blue 
Hill Public Library, Howard Room.  Maine is blessed with plenty of 
fresh, clean water, while much of the country and the world is running 
out. There will be opportunity for discussion.  The program is free and 
open to the public, and there will be refreshments.  The program is 
sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy Downeast, which will hold a 
short business meeting at the conclusion of the program.
 
10.07.09 *_Winter Harbor_* (8:00am-2:30pm):  Bullying: Identification, 
Strategies and Coping Skills with Marjorie Withers at Schoodic Education 
and Research Center.  FREE workshop & lunch included.  FMI, contact 
Brenda Clough 667-2430 ext. 93 or scftcm3 at yahoo.com 
<mailto:scftcm3 at yahoo.com> to register.
 
10.07.09-11.25.09 (8 weeks) *_Ellsworth_* 11:00am-1:00pm:  Hospice of 
Hancock County's Caring Hearts Bereavement Program is offering free 
support group for "Widows and Widowers".  Call 667-2431 for required 
pre-registration and interviews.
 
10.07.09 *_Bangor & Portland_* 10:00am:  Join the 2^nd annual "Step Up 
For Kids Day" at the Bangor Public Library or Portland City Hall.  
10:00am children's activities and entertainment; 11:00am press 
conference.  Again this year, Every Child Matters, a national advocacy 
organization is planning an event on the capitol steps in D.C. and in 
all 50 states to draw public attention to issues affecting America's 
children---poverty, health care, juvenile incarceration, early care and 
education, child abuse, and after-school programs. Advocates, 
volunteers, and kids across the country will also gather all across this 
nation to highlight the needs of children and families in every state.  
Here in Maine we'll be gathering at two events to show that kids are a 
priority all over this state!  We're looking for advocates, elected 
officials, parents, interested citizens to come together and Step UP for 
Kids! We'll be working with area child care programs and schools to come 
and bring their kids for a fun morning out and to help put faces to the 
issues we discuss and illustrate why investment in our children now, 
pays dividends later.  FMI:  Patrick Walsh, 338-2200 ext 109
 
10.07.09 *_Freeport_* 5:00pm-8:00pm:  15^th Annual Maine Children's 
Alliance Champions for Children & Giraffe Awards at Freeport Hilton 
Garden Inn.  FMI:  www.mekids.org <http://www.mekids.org>

10.08.09 & 10.15.09 *_Southwest Harbor_* (6:00pm-8:00pm):  "Managing 
Stress:  the HeartMath approach to better physical and emotional health 
(4 hrs) presented by Joyce Schelling at Harbor House, Southwest Harbor.  
In this class you will learn the Institute of HeartMath's 
scientifically-validated techniques to transform you physiological 
response to stress, so that you feel better, have more resilience, can 
think  more clearly and make smarter decisions, especially 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 skills for handling 
conflict. Computer software and technology, which provides immediate 
biofeedback on the emotions impact on physiology, will be available. 
Cost: $15.00, preregistration is required, contact Joy at 
joyc at childandfamilyopp.com <mailto:joyc at childandfamilyopp.com> or 
1-800-834-4378.
 
10.08.09:  *_Belfast_* (10:00am-2:00pm):  MAIN monthly meeting at 
Midcoast Christian Fellowship, 21 Patterson Hill Road, Belfast.  FMI: 
866-626-7059 x 204.
 
10.08.09 (8 weeks) *_Ellsworth_* (9:30am-12:30pm):  "Creating Your 
Future:  Learn and Earn Your Way to Success" free 8 session workshop 
offered by Women, Work and Community, Ellsworth.  You will explore your 
values and interests, identify your transferable skills, investigate 
viable career fields, lookat ways your job choice affects your personal 
finances, and find out what new skills, education or training you may 
need to fulfill your lifelong learning plan.  FMI, contact Glenon 
Friedmann at 667-1834.
 
10.13.09  *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  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.
 
10.13.09  *_Machias_* 7:30am-2:45pm:  "Partners in Legal Issues in 
Education" with speaker Eric R. Herlan, Esq. at University of Maine at 
Machias Performing Arts Center.  This FREE workshop (lunch included) 
will promote a common understanding of special education laws and 
regulations and improving collaboration among stakeholders.  To 
register, call 963-5973 or email ljoy at maintransition.org 
<mailto:ljoy at maintransition.org>.  FMI or request accommodations, 
contact nancy.drake at maine.gov <mailto:nancy.drake at maine.gov> or call 
255-3625.
 
10.16.09 *Blue Hill *7:00pm:  "After Stonewall" film presented by 
Peninsula Peace & Justice at Blue Hill Library.  FMI, call 326-4405.  
FREE and open to the public.
 
10.17.09 *_Ellsworth_* 10:00am-3:00pm:  Volunteer Resource Fair at the 
Down East Family YMCA.  The event is designed to show potential 
volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits and, social service 
agencies. Interested non-profits should contact Matt Montgomery at 
mmontgomery at midmaine.com <mailto:mmontgomery at midmaine.com> or 667-3086.
 
10.18-20.09 *_Northport:_*  2009 International Symposium on 
Pharmaceuticals in the Home & Environment at Point Lookout Resort & 
Conference Center, Northport. FMI:  
http://www.mainebenzo.org/2009conference.htm
 
10.21.09 *_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.
*_ _*
10.21.09 (8 sessions) *_Bucksport_* (6:00pm-9:00pm):  _Maine's Early 
Childhood Learning Guidelines (_30hrs) with Hector Sapien at Bucksport 
High School.  This course will help you integrate the Guidelines into 
your curriculum, and adapt them for children with special needs. 
Observation and authentic assessment are a key component to 
individualizing your program and will be central to the course. Cost: 
$15.00, preregistration is required, contact Joy at 
joyc at childandfamilyopp.com <mailto:joyc at childandfamilyopp.com> or 
1-800-834-4378.
 
10.21.09 *_Ellsworth_* 6:00pm-8:00pm:  "Developing Family Rules", 
presented by Anita Sommers, Marriage & Family Therapist, at KidsPeace, 
16 Kidspeace Way, Ellsworth.  To register, call 800-264-9224.  Workshop 
listings & registration forms are also located at 
www.gearparentnetwork.com <http://www.gearparentnetwork.com>.  All 
workshops are free to parents / grandparents / caregivers of children 
with emotional or behavioral health concerns.
 
10.22.09 & 10.29.09 *_Bucksport_* (6:00pm-8:00pm):  "Managing Stress:  
the HeartMath approach to better physical and emotional health (4 hrs) 
presented by Joyce Schelling.  See description 10.08.09. Cost: $15.00, 
pre-registration is required, contact Joy at joyc at childandfamilyopp.com 
<mailto:joyc at childandfamilyopp.com> or 1-800-834-4378.
 

10.22.09 & 10.29.09 *_Sullivan_* (6:00pm-9:00pm):  "Getting Started in 
Family Child Care (Part 1)" with Faith Perkins at Sumner Memorial High 
School, Sullivan (6hrs) This training introduces the aspects of opening 
up a family child care business in the home. It covers state inspection 
procedures, and addresses the reasons and importance of becoming a 
family child care provide. This revised curriculum identifies and 
provides a full array of resources to aid providers in establishing a 
successful and organized in-home business. (Required by DHS for 
obtaining a family child care business. Cost: $10.00, preregistration is 
required, contact Joy at joyc at childandfamilyopp.com 
<mailto:joyc at childandfamilyopp.com> or 1-800-834-4378.
 
10.23.09 *_Ellsworth_* 10:30am-12:30pm:  "Developing Family Rules", 
presented by Anita Sommers, Marriage & Family Therapist, at KidsPeace, 
16 Kidspeace Way, Ellsworth.  To register, call 800-264-9224.  Workshop 
listings & registration forms are also located at 
www.gearparentnetwork.com <http://www.gearparentnetwork.com>.  All 
workshops are free to parents / grandparents / caregivers of children 
with emotional or behavioral health concerns.
 
10.24.09 *_Sullivan_* (9:00am-3:00pm): "Disaster Preparedness" at Sumner 
Memorial High School in Sullivan. Training will cover how to prepare 
programs for any type of disaster -- including natural disasters, 
hazardous materials, technological disasters and domestic violence. 
Training will include planning for pandemics. Providers will be able to 
develop a comprehensive plan for their program based on the material 
covered.  Cost: $15.00, preregistration is required, contact Joy at 
joyc at childandfamilyopp.com <mailto:joyc at childandfamilyopp.com> or 
1-800-834-4378.
 


 


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