May News & Events

Pink Peony
Good Morning Everyone,
 
May has arrived and we are in full swing with spring!  After a wonderfully successful PREGNANCY & BABY FAIR and GREAT CLOTH DIAPER CHANGE, we at the Birth Circle are on a roll!  We want to extend a huge thank you to our Fair Coordinator, Laura Post, for putting together another rockin’ family-friendly event.  The GCDC was a fun addition to the Fair this year and we thank Rachel Szostek for organizing this super-fun event as well.  A GRAND thank you goes out to our sponsors, vendors and volunteers.  We are so appreciative of your support and want you to know how much your participation means to us–thank YOU!!
 
We have a fine month of events ahead of us with our Monthly Meeting scheduled just before the holiday weekend at the end of May.  We hope that you will join us beforehand though at our Play Group or Loss Support Group meetings which are happening this week.
 
Happy Mother’s Day and we will see you soon!
 
Warmly,
Claudia Bashaw
Executive Director, The Birth Circle
740-652-6262
 
 
SHARING BIRTH STORIES
Wednesday, May 25th 
From 7:00 to 8:30pm
At the Athens Public Library
Every year we dedicate one meeting to the sharing of birth stories. Whether your children were born last week or a decade ago, we invite you to share your story or just sit and listen to others. All backgrounds, experiences and choices are honored at all Birth Circle events
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TEEN & YOUNG MOM SUPPORT GROUP

This group for young moms began as a way to continue support after Prepared Mommy Camp. The group meets once a month. Please see our calendar for upcoming meetings and/or contact coordinator Amber Dellinger, athensbirthcircle@gmail.com, for more information.

Wednesday, May 25th, noon – 2pm

Richland Avenue Park, Athens, OH

From group coordinator, Amber Dellinger:

Let’s meet at the park this month to let the kids play! I will also have something for all you mamas to help celebrate Mother’s Day!!!

 
MAY PLAY GROUP
Thursday, May 5th
from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
at the Athens Library’s Kid’s Section
 
Come join other parents, care-givers and children for two hours of fun, socializing and camaraderie.  All ages are welcome and we hope to see you there!
 
MAY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, May 5th
from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
at the Central Avenue Church—73 Central Avenue 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 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.
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Wolf Tree Collective is inviting all parents to attend their free open doors on Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm. Their nature-inspired space is designed with families in mind. Wolf Tree offers open-ended toys and nurturing spaces for children to explore. Parents are welcome to feed their babies, roll out a yoga mat, read books from our lending library or simply relax and meet other parents. Often a local librarian is on site with seasonal stories and Wolf Tree is scheduling food trucks to be on site, to ease the adventure of leaving the house with kids. They’re located at 74 East state and offer free parking. If you’d like to stay up-to-date on food trucks being offered and story time, feel free to visit their Facebook page while their website is being created. www.facebook.com/wolftreecollective/ 
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