New Dads' Group
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

New Dads' Group

For expectant fathers & dads of babies under a year

Make connections with other fathers, ask questions, exchange tips, and share your experience of parenthood and all the changes it brings with it. Fathers welcome to attend with or without babies.

Facilitated by Heather O'Brien, LICSW.

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New Dads' Group
Nov
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

New Dads' Group

For expectant fathers & dads of babies under a year

Make connections with other fathers, ask questions, exchange tips, and share your experience of parenthood and all the changes it brings with it. Fathers welcome to attend with or without babies.

Facilitated by Heather O'Brien, LICSW.

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New Dads' Group
Dec
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

New Dads' Group

For expectant fathers & dads of babies under a year

Make connections with other fathers, ask questions, exchange tips, and share your experience of parenthood and all the changes it brings with it. Fathers welcome to attend with or without babies.

Facilitated by Heather O'Brien, LICSW.

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New Dads' Group
Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

New Dads' Group

For expectant fathers & dads of babies under a year

Make connections with other fathers, ask questions, exchange tips, and share your experience of parenthood and all the changes it brings with it. Fathers welcome to attend with or without babies.

Facilitated by Heather O'Brien, LICSW.

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Discovery Museum Free Friday Night Fun
Sep
1
4:30pm 4:30pm

Discovery Museum Free Friday Night Fun

Join us with free admission and explore the Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored by MathWorks, Middlesex Savings Bank and the local cultural councils of Acton-Boxborough, Leominster, and Littleton.

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ME TOO! - A Mom to Mom Support Group
Aug
30
12:30pm12:30pm

ME TOO! - A Mom to Mom Support Group

Are you struggling with a perinatal mood disorder, a lack of support, or simply finding time for self-care? Do you have one or more children, and a need to connect with other moms who can relate?

Come join ME TOO! - a mom to mom volunteer run support group - to connect with other moms, share the struggles of parenting, and find some solace in knowing you're no alone.

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2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck (Hudson)
Aug
26
10:00am10:00am

2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck (Hudson)

Touch-A-Truck is a fundraising event that provides kids of all ages the opportunity to experince life sized vehicles and interact with community leaders.

We will have vehicles from the following organizations:
Berlin Police Department
Berlin Fire Department
Patriot Ambulance
Ricky's Towing

The Northeast Houndsmen, a police K9 bloodhound unit will be here doing demonstrations on how they track fugitives.

We will also have face painting with Face Escape and New England Reptile Shows will be here as well.

Juniper Farms will be here with an ice cream truck.

Admission - $5.00 per child ages 2-16 (Under 2 and over 16 free)
FREE Admission with a donation of a non-perishable food item. For every food item you donate (up to 10) you will receive a raffle ticket. Every 15 minutes, we will draw a winning ticket to receive a $10.00 Cabela's gift card. You must be present to win.

All proceeds to benefit the Berlin food pantry.

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Discovery Museum Free Friday Night Fun
Aug
25
4:30pm 4:30pm

Discovery Museum Free Friday Night Fun

Join us with free admission and explore the Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored by MathWorks, Middlesex Savings Bank and the local cultural councils of Acton-Boxborough, Leominster, and Littleton.

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Mobile Babies; 10-17 Months
Aug
23
2:30pm 2:30pm

Mobile Babies; 10-17 Months

This group is for babies who are crawling or newly walking. There will be free play time at the beginning, and stories and songs at the end. The facilitator will be available to talk to and answer questions, but we won't have the same structured adult talking time as in the infant group because the children are starting to move around and sitting still for more than a few minutes is too much to ask! Based on the Parents Interacting With Infants model.

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ME TOO! - A Mom to Mom Support Group
Aug
23
12:30pm12:30pm

ME TOO! - A Mom to Mom Support Group

Are you struggling with a perinatal mood disorder, a lack of support, or simply finding time for self-care? Do you have one or more children, and a need to connect with other moms who can relate?

Come join ME TOO! - a mom to mom volunteer run support group - to connect with other moms, share the struggles of parenting, and find some solace in knowing you're no alone.

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Breastfeeding & Chestfeeding Support Group
Aug
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Breastfeeding & Chestfeeding Support Group

  • Memorial Congregational Church (UCC) Sudbury (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our group meets on Tuesdays at 1 PM in a sunny, toy-filled room at Memorial Congregational Church (26 Concord Road, Sudbury MA 01776). Pregnant parents are invited, as well as those who are nursing babies of any age or pumping milk for their children. 

Are you exclusively breastfeeding, combo feeding, weaning, exclusively pumping, triple feeding, using donor milk, DONATING donor milk, using a supplemental nursing system? We’d love to have you with us! Weigh your baby, chat with other local families, ask questions, make friends.

What can you expect at our breastfeeding and chestfeeding support group? We sit in a circle on the floor while older children play. Our group is informal and anyone can bring up a topic or ask a question at any time. 

The goal of our group is for local MetroWest families to have a place to meet and talk about their babies and children in a space that is supportive of breastfeeding and chestfeeding.

$5/family (to cover snacks). Don't have $5? We'd still love to have you join us!

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Especially for Me! Free Autism- Friendly Evening
Aug
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Especially for Me! Free Autism- Friendly Evening

Come join in all the fun during this special free evening especially for families with members on the autism spectrum!

Dinner, including a gluten free option, will be provided. Pre-registration required at http://bit.ly/ASDNightAug2017 as space is limited.

Tonight’s program: Our furry friends from Therapy Dogs International will be visiting us from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. It doesn’t matter if you’re already a dog lover or maybe a little shy, stop in and say hello to friendly, certified Therapy Dogs who love to make new friends!

You may want to prepare for your visit by downloading the Story Guide to Discovery Woods athttp://bit.ly/DWStory3 and by visiting the Exhibits section of our website.

Funded by Yawkey Foundations, The TJX Companies, DCU for Kids, The Nathaniel and Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation, The Adelard A. Roy and Valdea Lea Roy Foundation, The Schrafft Charitable Trust, Morgan Stanley Foundation, the Boston Bruins Foundation, BAE Systems, Nypro, and several Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils.

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Discovery Museum Free Friday Night Fun
Aug
18
4:30pm 4:30pm

Discovery Museum Free Friday Night Fun

Join us with free admission and explore the Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored by MathWorks, Middlesex Savings Bank and the local cultural councils of Acton-Boxborough, Leominster, and Littleton.

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Mobile Babies; 10-17 Months
Aug
16
2:30pm 2:30pm

Mobile Babies; 10-17 Months

This group is for babies who are crawling or newly walking. There will be free play time at the beginning, and stories and songs at the end. The facilitator will be available to talk to and answer questions, but we won't have the same structured adult talking time as in the infant group because the children are starting to move around and sitting still for more than a few minutes is too much to ask! Based on the Parents Interacting With Infants model.

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ME TOO! - A Mom to Mom Support Group
Aug
16
12:30pm12:30pm

ME TOO! - A Mom to Mom Support Group

Are you struggling with a perinatal mood disorder, a lack of support, or simply finding time for self-care? Do you have one or more children, and a need to connect with other moms who can relate?

Come join ME TOO! - a mom to mom volunteer run support group - to connect with other moms, share the struggles of parenting, and find some solace in knowing you're no alone.

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Breastfeeding & Chestfeeding Support Group
Aug
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Breastfeeding & Chestfeeding Support Group

  • Memorial Congregational Church (UCC) Sudbury (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our group meets on Tuesdays at 1 PM in a sunny, toy-filled room at Memorial Congregational Church (26 Concord Road, Sudbury MA 01776). Pregnant parents are invited, as well as those who are nursing babies of any age or pumping milk for their children. 

Are you exclusively breastfeeding, combo feeding, weaning, exclusively pumping, triple feeding, using donor milk, DONATING donor milk, using a supplemental nursing system? We’d love to have you with us! Weigh your baby, chat with other local families, ask questions, make friends.

What can you expect at our breastfeeding and chestfeeding support group? We sit in a circle on the floor while older children play. Our group is informal and anyone can bring up a topic or ask a question at any time. 

The goal of our group is for local MetroWest families to have a place to meet and talk about their babies and children in a space that is supportive of breastfeeding and chestfeeding.

$5/family (to cover snacks). Don't have $5? We'd still love to have you join us!

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Discovery Museum Free Friday Night Fun
Aug
11
4:30pm 4:30pm

Discovery Museum Free Friday Night Fun

Join us with free admission and explore the Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer! We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored by MathWorks, Middlesex Savings Bank and the local cultural councils of Acton-Boxborough, Leominster, and Littleton.

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Mobile Babies; 10-17 Months
Aug
9
2:30pm 2:30pm

Mobile Babies; 10-17 Months

This group is for babies who are crawling or newly walking. There will be free play time at the beginning, and stories and songs at the end. The facilitator will be available to talk to and answer questions, but we won't have the same structured adult talking time as in the infant group because the children are starting to move around and sitting still for more than a few minutes is too much to ask! Based on the Parents Interacting With Infants model.

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ME TOO! - A Mom to Mom Support Group
Aug
9
12:30pm12:30pm

ME TOO! - A Mom to Mom Support Group

Are you struggling with a perinatal mood disorder, a lack of support, or simply finding time for self-care? Do you have one or more children, and a need to connect with other moms who can relate?

Come join ME TOO! - a mom to mom volunteer run support group - to connect with other moms, share the struggles of parenting, and find some solace in knowing you're no alone.

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New Dad's Group
Aug
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

New Dad's Group

Our new dads group allows dads to make connections with other fathers, ask questions, exchange tips, and share their experiences of parenthood. Fathers are welcome to attend with or without babies, most of whom are 0-12 months. Facilitated by Heather O'Brien, LICSW, who runs our postpartum group, and at least one "veteran" father. Email hobrien@jri.org to be added to the monthly reminder email list for discussion topics.

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