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September 2019

$5

Toddler Playtime

Monday, Sep 23 @ 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, 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. Led by Parkie Boley. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Group

Tuesday, Sep 24 @ 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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Free

Babytime

Tuesday, Sep 24 @ 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, 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 up (below); otherwise, just show up with your baby. With Parkie Boley. (Does…

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Parenting Journey (Portsmouth)

Tuesday, Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

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

This program is now closed. Please click "Add me to wait list" below to be notified the next time we are offering the program. Parenting Journey is a 12-week course for parents who want to learn more about themselves, their relationships, and the resources they need to effectively parent their children. In a warm and nurturing environment, parents are supported and encouraged to care for themselves and each other while participating in a series of hands-on activities and guided discussions. *Please…

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$5

Terrific Twos Playtime

Wednesday, Sep 25 @ 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. (Does not meet during the last week of August or the last week of December.)

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Free

Exeter Family Morning Out

Thursday, Sep 26 @ 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 August 15, August 29, November 28 or December 26)

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Free (includes child care with advance signup)

Go to Sleep!

Thursday, Sep 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

Baby not sleeping through the night? Child resisting bedtime? Teen not getting enough sleep? These aren't good for anyone, child or parent. They can result in cranky behavior, difficulty getting through the day, poor sleep habits and stressed relationships. Yet it's hard for overtired parents to make a plan and carry it out on their own. Come to this Q&A with Randy Tallent, Families First's Child Development Specialist.

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$5

Senior Luncheon

Thursday, Sep 26 @ 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)

No-Drama Discipline

Thursday, Sep 26 @ 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, Sep 26, 2019

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Note: The dates given for this program in the September "Family Focus" newsletter were incorrect. The dates shown here are correct. Held at Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth, this four-part series will help you think deeply about how you connect and communicate with your children and teens.  Activities and discussions will focus on: Strengthening relationships and resolving conflicts more peacefully Developing clear and consistent strategies for responding to misbehavior Understanding children’s brain development and using this information in everyday life…

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$5

Preschool Playtime

Friday, Sep 27 @ 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 July 5, August 30, November 29 and December 27) 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, Sep 27 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Goodwin Community Health,
311 Route 108, Somersworth

Held each Friday morning (except July 5, August 23 and August 30) at Goodwin Community Health on the second floor, 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. Facilitated by Kristen and Johanna.

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October 2019

Free

Caregiver Group

Thursday, Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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First Thursday of each month
Families First Health & Support Center,
100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth

This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia, either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by trained volunteer Dick Chamberlain and Families First social worker Cindi Shanley. To learn more, call Mr. Chamberlain at (603) 642-8758, or just drop into the next session.

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