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August 2017
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Family Fun Night

Monday, August 21 @ 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. With Allison Dillon. ~ August 21st: Make your own Tie-Dye Shirts! ~ August 28th: NO FFN ~ September 4th: NO FFN  (Labor Day) ~ Tuesday, September 5th: Family Game Night ~ September 11th: Egg Drop Experiment ~ September 18th: Create Your Own Story ~ September 25th: Invent a Toy from Recycled Materials ~ October 2nd:…

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Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, August 22 @ 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! With 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, August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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

Held every Tuesday morning. Babytime is 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. With Parkie Boley.

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Free

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Tuesday, August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday evenings, August 15 and 22, 6 p.m.
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 (Aug. 15 & 22), 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. Experience some immediate success! Based on the best-selling book with the same title by…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, August 23 @ 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. With Parkie Boley.

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Free

Seabrook Family Morning Out

Wednesday, August 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Wednesdays at 9:30a.m., July 12 - Aug. 23.
Rockingham Community Action,
146 Lafayette Road, Seabrook

Held Wednesday mornings (July 12 through August 23), this group is 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. With Rachel Kradin. Come to the Head Start space at the Rockingham Community Action building.

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Free

Exeter Family Morning Out

Thursday, August 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
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

Parent Recharge

Thursday, August 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every Thursday during the Summer
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

During the Summer months, Parent Recharge is held every Thursday morning. Need some time to relax with other grownups? Want your kids to be socializing while you do? Kick back, get involved in relaxing activities, and recharge your parenting battery. Child care and refreshments included. Facilitated by Allison Dillon.

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$5

Senior Luncheon

Thursday, August 24 @ 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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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Your Challenging Teen

Thursday, August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Thursdays 5:30-7:30, 8/24, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for parents of teens (ages 12-21) who are struggling with emotional or behavioral problems. Topics covered will be anger-management and mindfulness, limit-setting, substance use, bullying, social media use, trauma, co-parenting, teen brain development and how best to communicate with your teen. This group can provide parents with an opportunity to be with others in the same situation. This is a parenting support and education group facilitated by Jeffrey Trahant and Tara Kizirian, who both have years of experience…

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WIC Clinic at Families First

Friday, August 25 @ 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, December 22, 2017

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Friday, December 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, August 25 @ 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. With Parkie Boley.

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