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June 2019

Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Summer Reading Success

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Summer is a time of relaxation, rest, and…reading together! Parents who read to their children every day and talk about what they are reading help their kids succeed in school. Join us and learn about simple things you can do to spark your child’s love of reading this summer. Facilitated by Maureen Donnelly, M. Ed, Curriculum Manager, TobiiDynavox.

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, June 26 @ 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 (except during the last week of August and the last week of December), 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 (includes child care with advance signup)

Sober Parenting Journey

Wednesday, June 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 14 times

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

What Is Sober Parenting Journey? Sober Parenting Journey is a 14 week session group (2 hours weekly) specifically designed for parents in recovery. This program helps parents explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds, and seize the opportunity to take a new path that involves personal responsibility, sobriety, and the mobilization of hope through focused action. Sober Parenting Journey will help you to: Identify Strengths and increase your resiliency. Build greater trust and connections to others. Become more…

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Free

Exeter Family Morning Out

Thursday, June 27 @ 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, 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. (Note: group will not be held July 4, July 11, August 15, August 29, November 28 or December 26)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup

How to Help Your Screaming Toddler

Thursday, June 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Does your toddler cry, whine and scream for everything? What is the best way to respond to these challenging behaviors? This discussion will offer strategies for dealing with tantrums during the toddler years based on the work of author and educator, Janet Lansbury. Facilitated by Parkie Boley,

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$5

Senior Luncheon

Thursday, June 27 @ 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)

Somersworth: Parenting Journey

Thursday, June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 27, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Parenting Journey is a 12-week course with hands-on activities and guided discussions that will help you develop knowledge and skills that support you as a parent and role model. All parents and caregivers of children of all ages are welcome.  This class will help you identify what you’re repeating from your childhood and what you want to change in your own parenting journey. Please note: This session is now full. To be added to the wait list, please fill out…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, June 28 @ 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 (except during the last week of August and the last week of December) 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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Free

Somersworth Family Morning Out

Friday, June 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 28, 2019

The Flanagan Center,
25 Bartlett Avenue, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning (now through June 28th!), at the Flanagan Center, 25 Bartlett Ave. in Somersworth, 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, snacks and story time. Facilitators: Kristin and Johanna.

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July 2019

$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, July 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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

Toddler Playtime is held each Monday morning (except during the last week of August and the last week of December), 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, July 2 @ 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, July 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Tuesday mornings, 10-11:30
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Held every Tuesday morning (except during the last week of August and the last week of December), 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 need child care for older siblings, please sign…

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