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February 2017
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Family Fun Night

Monday, Feb. 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on Monday nights
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Monday is Family Fun Night! Join us to enjoy a family-style dinner and family-friendly activities, without the stress of making it happen. A fun, relaxing evening out for families who are experiencing stress. (Activities are subject to change.)  ~ Facilitated by Allison Dillon.  ~ February 20th: Play Dough Pictionary~ February 27th:  No FFN~ March 6th: Egg Drop Challenge~ March 13th: St. Patrick's Day Fun~ March 20th: Celebrate Spring with Art~ March 27th: B-I-N-G-O~ April 3rd: Story Time & Songs with…

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Feb. 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like. Facilitated by Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

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Babytime

Tuesday, Feb. 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

An educational, playful and supportive group for babies up to 12 months old and their parents or other caregivers; expecting parents also welcome. A developmental therapist from the Children's Rehab Center of Portsmouth Regional Hospital comes to Babytime once a month to talk about infants' motor, social/emotional, language and brain development. If you require child care for older siblings, please sign up (below), otherwise just show up with your baby. Facilitator: Parkie Boley.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Tuesday, Feb. 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Tired of having to repeat things 20 times? Do you wish your child would just listen and cooperate!? In this two-part series (Feb. 21 & Mar. 7), parents will find out how to connect with their children while maintaining authority and providing guidance. Come discover some of the best strategies for getting cooperation, setting consequences that teach, defusing outbursts and strong feelings, and teaching kids to solve their own problems -- and experience some immediate success. Based on the best-selling book with the…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on Wednesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Wednesday morning for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy Gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships. Parents and caregivers get ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Facilitator: Parkie Boley.

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Free

Exeter Family Morning Out

Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every Thursday morning except holidays
Exeter Parks & Rec,
32 Court Street, Exeter

Held each Thursday morning (except July 6), for children ages birth to six, with their parents or other caregivers. Children explore age-appropriate crafts and other activities, have positive play with peers and adults, and enjoy songs, stories and snack. Facilitator: Patricia Keck.

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Oral Hygiene Q&A

Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This oral health presentation by Families First hygienist and health educator Cindy Bishop, RDH, will offer tips (including age appropriate suggestions) that will help parents and their kids adopt healthier dental habits that will serve them for a lifetime.

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$5

Senior Luncheon

Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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4th Thursday each month
Community Campus,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Enjoy soup, sandwich, salad and dessert for $5; learn about resources for seniors; chat with friends and make new ones. Bring a friend! RSVP to 603-610-4433 at least five days before date of lunch.

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WIC Clinic at Families First

Friday, Feb. 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

On the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month (except in November) WIC is in our parent room! To make your WIC appointment call (800) 256-9880. If you would like free child care during your WIC appointment, ask to schedule it between 9:00-12:00. Then sign up below, or call 603-422-8208 (press 2).

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Feb. 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on Friday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Preschool Playtime is held each Friday for children ages 3 to 5 with their parents or other caregivers. Children enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and friendships. Adults share ideas for activities and parenting, and have a chance to connect with other parents. Facilitator: Parkie Boley.

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$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Feb. 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on Monday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning for children ages 1 to 2, and their parents or caregivers. Your child will enjoy gym, circle time, songs, story, snack, fun activities and first friendships, while you get new ideas for activities and parenting, and a chance to connect with other parents. Facilitator: Parkie Boley.

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Feb. 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Weekly on Tuesday mornings
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held each Tuesday morning, Mother-to-Mother Connections offers support to mothers during their baby's first year, when postpartum depression and anxiety are common. Come be with other mothers who know what it's like. Facilitated by Susan Remillard, PCD (DONA), CLC, who is trained in birth and postpartum care. For more info, call Susan at 207-439-3033. Free child care with advance signup.

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