January Meeting & February 2016 News

Delicate Firs
Good Morning,
 
We are excited about our next monthly meeting which is this Wednesday at the Athens Library.  As many of you may know, sometimes the toddler years can seem like a roller coaster of joy and challenges, but our presenter has some tips to help make that time fruitful for the whole family.  Please see below for details and we hope you will join us to learn more!
 
Also below you will find information about our next Play Group, Loss Support Group and an opportunity for those of you who are pregnant from the College of Osteopathic Medicine.  See you soon!
 
Warmly,
Claudia Bashaw
Executive Director, The Birth Circle
740-652-6262
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GROWING TOGETHER THROUGH THE TODDLER YEARS
Wednesday, January 27th
7:00 to 8:30pm at the Athens Public Library
Join us for an interactive dialogue about positive, proactive parenting with Dr. Sharon Carver, a developmental psychologist who directs the Carnegie Mellon University Children’s School (http://www.psy.cmu.edu/cs/).  She will share practical strategies for supporting young children’s development so that the whole family can thrive. There will also be time for questions about whatever challenges of parenting young children you may be facing.
All Birth Circle monthly meetings are co-sponsored by
the Athens County Public Library
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FEBRUARY PLAY GROUP
Thursday, February 4th
3-5pm
Athens Library Children’s Section
Winter has arrived and we all need a reason to get out of the house, so come join us for two hours of fun and conversation every first Thursday of the month.  All ages are welcome ,and we hope to see you there!
 
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FEBRUARY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Thursday, February 4th
6:30-8pm
Central Avenue Church–73 Central Ave. in 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 the 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.  Please let us know if you will be bringing any children so that we can provide enough supervision.
PREGNANT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION LAB
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is looking for pregnant women to participate in an Osteopathic medical student manipulation lab where students will use gentle hands-on treatments designed to help relieve aches and pains.  The lab takes place on Wednesday February 17, 2016, from 12:30 to 5pm and compensation is provided.  To register or for further information, please contact Alexis Sawyer:  as663715@ohio.edu or 740-593-1242
 
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