November News

This month is chock full of many wonderful and informative Birth Circle events.  We hope that you will join us at the end of the month for a special monthly meting led by volunteer Linda Solt from the American Red Cross.  
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We are in need of volunteers and sponsors for our AWESOME annual New Year’s Eve family-centered event, JIVE!  If you, your place of work, or someone you know would be interested in lending time or a financial contribution to help make this another successful and fun fundraiser, please contact Margaret, Emily or I (information below).  Thank you for all of your help and support throughout the year!
 
Have a great month and we hope to see you all at one of our upcoming events!
 
Warmly,
Claudia Bashaw
Executive Director, The Birth Circle
740-652-MAMA (6262)
 
NOVEMBER PLAY GROUP
Thursday, November 5th
3-5pm
Athens Library, Children’s Section
Even though the temperatures are dropping and making us feel cozier, we all still need time to play and socialize.  Join us for two hours of fun and conversation every first Thursday of the month.  We hope to see you there!
NOVEMBER LOSS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Thursday, November 5th
6:30-8pm
145 Columbus Road (the Intelliwave building, around the back)
If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss, or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us.  These meetings are free and facilitated by a professional counselor.  All family members such as grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as friends are welcome.  The support group is held on the first Thursday of every month and childcare is provided.  Please let us know if you will be bringing any children so that we can be sure to provide enough supervision.
For more information, contact us at athensbirthcircle@gmail.com or 740-652-6262
 
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS:  WHAT CAN YOUR FAMILY DO?
Tuesday, November 24th
7:00 to 8:30pm
At the Athens Library
Please note that this meeting is on a different day of the week.
Have you ever wondered what you can do in advance to prepare for the next power outage or ice storm?  As we move into the season of inclement weather, join us for an informative discussion led by Linda Solt of the American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio.  She will share her presentation on preparing an emergency/disaster kit for each person in your family, even your pets.  There will also be time for questions and discussion about all ARC-related topics including childproofing your home, choking, and hands-only CPR.  It will be an evening chock full of good information so bring your pens and notebooks! 
 
JIVE! 2015:  VOLUNTEER AND SPONSORSHIPS
Each year Jive! is a super-fun, fantastic event thanks to all of our volunteers, and you could be one of them!  Believe it or not this family-friendly New Year’s Eve event is right around the corner!  If you are interested in helping organize, we would love to have your help on any of these committees:  Food, Decorations, Kid’s Activities, Posters and Ticket Sales.  Please contact Emily Schmaltz or Margaret Hoff for more information. 
 
We are also looking for sponsors to support this wonderful annual fundraiser.  If you, or your place of work, would like to find out more about this great opportunity to help the Birth Circle and advertise your business, please contact me, Claudia Bashaw, for more information regarding sponsorship levels and perks.  Thanks!
Autumnal Wreath

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