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Family Fun Day

00- low resolutionThe 39th Annual LBCC Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, February 20th, from 10:00-2:00pm, at the LBCC Activities Center.  This annual fundraising event attracts hundreds of young children from across Linn and Benton counties for a day of fun activities, good food, and lots of prizes!  Activities include Putt Putt Golf, Bouncy Castles, an obstacle course, a Bean Bag Toss, Fishing, a Dig and Dirt area, and Basketball Bowling gave kids lots of physical activity and excitement, while the Face Painting, Play Dough, Silly Putty, Crown Making, Junk Art, and a Photo Booth allowed them to enjoy the fun of arts and crafts.

Last year we also had Safe Haven with their “doggie Ambassadors” for the children to pet and love, Karate ATA Kids helped the children to break boards, the Mid-Valley Doula network provided a family rest area, Kidco Head Start provided a reading area, Cub Scout Pack 7355 was there with their Pinewood Derby track for the kids to race homemade cars on, and we had a special visit from Rocky the Roadrunner! This year promises to be even more fun! In addition, there will also be a wide selection of books and toys for sale, and a concessions stand to provide lots of delicious snacks and beverages.

Please plan on attending!

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Introducing the Free Text4baby App!

Text4Baby LogoThe free Text4baby app makes it even easier for you to get more critical health and safety information. As a companion to the text messages, you can get more health and safety tips and access fun, interactive features, including:  how your baby is growing each week, your progress and medical updates, appointment reminders, and fun quizzes.

Download the app by searching for “Text4baby” in the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

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Prevent Alcohol Use as Students Transition to Middle School & High School

unnamedAlcohol use increases as youth transition from elementary to middle school, and again to high school. Staying connected to your kids during transitions is one of the most important things parents can do.

Communicate: Talk to your teen about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Open lines of communication and be your teen’s trusted resource.

Monitor your teen’s activities: Ask “Who? What? When? Where?”

Team up: Get to know the parents of your teen’s friends. Let them know you do not let your children drink alcohol.

Count it or lock it up: If you have alcohol in your home, know how much you have. Keep it in a secure location.

How to Keep Kids Safe from Alcohol – handout