Hi All — Happy New Year to everyone!
The monthly calendar will soon be updated on our website at www.downeasthealth.org.
You’ll find education and support opportunities offered through Downeast Health Services on the first page. Other training opportunities are listed by date, followed by recurring weekly, bi-weekly, monthly playgroups, support& online educational resources. An 11-page pdf printable copy may be downloaded from the website or requested via email.
See some listings below to get you started & as always, please do not hesitate to ask questions or seek additional information. 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
NEW: Washington County Relatives As Parents Program on January 4th
Relatives As Parents Program: Free Monthly Group on January 11th
NEW: Guiding Good Choices: Free
Weekly Group begins January 18th
Boot Camp for New Dads (for new expectant dads)
Weekly Playgroups — FREE
Tuesdays 10am-11:30am: Ellsworth Held at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 121 Bucksport Road, for babies and toddlers (under age 3) and parents. Call
667-5304 ext. 225 FMI.
Tuesdays 10:00am-11:30am: Bar Harbor Held at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall on Main Street, for babies and toddlers (under age 3) and parents. Call 667-5304,
ext. 260 (Connie) FMI.
Wednesdays 10am-11:30am: Blue Hill Held at the Blue Hill Public Library, Parker Point Road, for babies and toddlers (under age 3) and parents. Call 667-5304, ext. 248 (Dawn) FMI.
Thursdays 10am-11:30am: Bucksport Held at the Jewett School, for babies and toddlers (under age 3) and parents. Call 667-5304, ext. 240 (Tammy Branca) for more information.
FAMILY SUPPORT, EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS
1.03.11 Sullivan 6:30pm: “Good Night Good Books” story-time at Frenchmen’s Bay Library; call 422-2307 FMI Children are welcome to come in their pajamas for stories read by the librarians and a special community reader. There are also healthy snacks to be had, and a goodnight game or song. Children need to be accompanied by at least one adult. If that Monday is local school snow day, the Library will also be closed.
1.13.11 ONLINE: MRTQ: Operating a Family Child Care Business (24 hours) presented by Faith Perkins. FMI and Registration, call Joy at 667-2467.
1.13.11 WEBINAR 12:00pm-1:30pm: “Addressing and Preventing Harassment of LGBTQ Youth” This webinar explores how homophobia, bullying and harassment; the real experiences lead young people to mask their sexual identifies, feelings, and questions. CEUs will be available. To register, go to www.hghw.org.
1.14.11 Ellsworth 8:30am-3:00pm: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis” at KidsPeace New England. $45.00. FMI, register with Terri at 664-1216.
1.15.11 Ellsworth: CPR & First Aid Training at Down East YMCA. Call 667-3086 FMI.
1.16-17.11: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events throughout the state of Maine. Look for an event near you.
16: Thirtieth (30th) annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration, “From Civil Rights to Human Rights, MLK and the Demand for Economic Justice,” 5 PM on, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. Call Portland NAACP, 253-5074 email@example.com or www.portlandmlk.net.
16: Regional meeting of justice and peace groups, open house, and Martin Luther King holiday celebration, 2-4 PM (regional meeting) and 5-7 PM (MLK potluck and sing-along), new Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine space, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Call 942-9343 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.peacectr.org.
Searsport 5:30pm-7:30pm: “Positive Behavioral Supports & Tantrum Management: Self-Preservation & Success in Parenting Children with Behavioral Health Needs” workshop presented by Cindy Seekins, GEAR at Head Start, 3 Back Searsport Road, Searsport. FMI and registration, call 1-800-264-9224 or online at www.gearparentnetwork.org (workshop also in Ellsworth on 2.25.11)
Ellsworth 10:30am-12:30pm: “Understanding Child Birth Order” workshop presented by Cindy Seekins, GEAR at KidsPeace of New England, 16 KidsPeace Way, Ellsworth. Research shows that a person’s birth order has a direct link with his or her personality. Understanding birth order positions allows parents, guardians and teachers to guide and support children and strengthen positive attributes. FMI and registration, call 1-800-264-9224 or online at www.gearparentnetwork.org
Northeast Harbor 9:00am-noon: “MDI Early Childhood Resources Fair” at Mount Desert Nursery School, 15 Tracy Road, Northeast Harbor. FREE activities and community resources for families with young children (snowdate: 2.05.11)