*** There will be no meeting at the Athens Library in August. Instead we will have our annual family picnic. See below for details! ***
What a great month we have ahead of us with so many fantastic events going on!!! It is a month of play, support, two rockin’ Yard Sales, and to round things out, a super-fun Family Reunion Picnic at Little Fish Brewing Company. Sure, some of the kids are heading back to school, but we can all take a moment to rejoice in the season and reconnect with friends at one or more of these fun events. We hope you will join us for all of them, and you can find more details below for each one. Also don’t forget…this month is National Breastfeeding Month–yipee! See you soon!
Executive Director, The Birth Circle
TWO GREAT YARD SALES IN ONE DAY…
12th ANNUAL BIRTH CIRCLE & LA LECHE LEAGUE YARD SALE!!!
Friday, August 26th–Noon to 5pm
Saturday, August 27th–8am to 2pm
East State Street Shelter–East State Street near the Athens Community Pool
For a twelfth year in a row the Birth Circle and La Leche League are hosting a fundraising Yard Sale to round out the summer. If you need baby and mama-related items, books, and other family goodies, this is the place to shop! Come check out the wares and support two incredible community organizations at the same time. We can’t wait to see you there!
Donations of baby gear, clothing, maternity wear, toys and other related items are gladly accepted. Please drop off at 102 Sunnyside Drive. For more information, check out our Facebook event page. Thanks!!
THE OHIO VALLEY MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY YARD SALE
Saturday, August 27th–8am to 2pm, rain or shine (no early sales please!)
67 Columbus Rd., near the Athens Fire Department
Once you’re finished shopping at the Birth Circle & LLL Yard Sale, head on down the road to the new location of the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery for more yard sale fun! They will have food and kids’ activities, and your purchases will help support their programming as well!
Donations will be accepted August 15th from 1-4pm and the 23rd from 5-8pm. Contact Liz for more information–firstname.lastname@example.org
BIRTH CIRCLE “FAMILY REUNION” PICNIC
Wednesday, August 31st
Little Fish Brewing Co., 8675 Armitage Rd., Athens
In lieu of a regular monthly meeting, each August we gather to celebrate the wonderful community of families old and new with a festive picnic in a kid-friendly location. This year we are reuniting at Little Fish Brewing Company where the kids and parents can eat, drink and be merry while supporting The Birth Circle. The folks at Little Fish will offer a drink special and the proceeds will go to The Birth Circle to support our free programs. Bring a picnic dinner for your family or grab some food from the Cajun Clucker food truck. We hope that lots of you will join us that evening to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and celebrate summer. See you there!
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
- Prepare a meal for a family with a new baby! We have several families with new babies who would love to receive meals now and later this summer! Our Meals for Moms program is one of the Birth Circle’s greatest success stories. Postpartum families who would like to have help in the form of meals may sign up with us sometime during their pregnancy. After the baby arrives, the family notifies the Meals for Moms coordinator, who then organizes the meals. Meals are prepared and delivered by Birth Circle volunteers like YOU. If you are interested cooking a meal, please click here to fill out our online form or contact coordinator Ariel Carver, email@example.com.
- Nelsonville Library’s Breastfeeding Diaper Changing Respite at the Parade of the Hills–Wednesday August 17th and Thursday August 18th, anytime between 1-5pm
Volunteers needed to “woman” and “man” this oasis for parents & caregivers.
Contact The Birth Circle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
- Annual Birth Circle La Leche League Yard Sale–August 26th 27th
Donations of mama and baby-related items needed. Drop off at 102 Sunnyside, Athens!
Volunteers needed beforehand for sorting, pricing and set-up
Volunteers needed each day of the sale for various tasks
Contact Carolyn Hain to sign up, email@example.com, or check out the event on Facebook.
- Paw Paw Festival Breastfeeding Diaper Changing Tent–September 16th-18th
Donations of snacks, bottled water, diapers wipes needed
Volunteers needed to check in and restock items including snacks as needed
Contact Rachel Szostek for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST PLAY GROUP
Thursday, August 4th
3 to 5 pm
Athens Public Library, Kids’ Section
Beat the heat and join us for our August Play Group. We always enjoy seeing kids of all ages and their parents or caregivers and we hope we’ll see you there!
AUGUST LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, August 4th
6:30 to 8pm
Central Avenue Church, 73 Central Ave. Athens
If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us every first Thursday of the month for this support group. These meetings are free and facilitated by a professional social worker. All family members, such as grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as friends are welcome. Childcare is provided.
THE BIG LATCH ON!
Friday, August 5th
10am (Please arrive promptly if you plan to participate)
Richland Avenue Park, Athens
Please join Athens La Leche League in celebrating World Breastfeeding Month by participating in or supporting this great event!! Join others this Friday at the Richland Avenue Park & Playground for the big countdown at 10:30am. Free food is available and lots of fun. Registration begins at 9:30am. For more information check out Athens LLL Facebook page and
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!