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Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The February 2018 issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived.  This issue features articles about sharing love by teaching kindness, including information about “National Random Acts of Kindness Day” (Feb. 17), making amends, book recommendations, exploring feelings, and references for more information about kindness.

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

To download the Spanish newsletter, please click here.


Baby Blast 2018

Ever wonder what resources are available in east Linn County for your baby’s growth and development, and for you as you grow into parenthood?  Find out at the 6th Annual Baby Blast on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 1-3:00pm:  a free drop-in celebration!

Baby Blast combines the fun of a baby shower with free health checks for your baby, as well as prizes and snacks.  Enjoy giveaways and meet representatives from numerous services in Lebanon and Sweet Home, including:  Family Tree Relief Nursery, Lebanon Public Library, Kidco Early Head Start, the Early Learning Hub, Linn County Public Health, the Parenting Success Network, Samaritan Health Services, Capitol Dental, and more!

For more information, please call (541) 451-7161.

To download an English flyer for the event, please click here.

To download a Spanish flyer for the event, please click here.


Family Fun Day – Save the Date!

The date has been set for the 41st Annual Family Fun Day:  Saturday, March 10, 2018!!  Held at the LBCC Activities Center, this annual fundraising event helps to build the Parent Education Grant fund, and attracts hundreds of young children from across Linn and Benton counties for a day of fun activities, good food, and lots of prizes!  Putt Putt Golf, Bouncy Castles, an obstacle course, a bean bag toss, fishing, a dig and dirt area, and basketball bowling give kids a lot of physical activity and excitement, while the face painting, play dough, silly putty, crown making, junk art, and a photo booth allow them to enjoy the fun of arts and crafts.  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 put us on your calendar and plan on attending!


2018 Parenting Educators Celebration – Save the Date!

The 2018 Parenting Educators Celebration has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 12:00-2:30pm at the Fireside Room on the Linn-Benton Community College campus in Albany.  Please mark your calendar for this fun event.  Our keynote speaker will be Deb Sutherland, MSW, and we will also have a luncheon and time for team building and networking.  (More details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the date.)



2018 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference – Save the Date!

Please remember to mark your calendar for the upcoming Oregon Parenting Educators Conference at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis.  Registration will begin on March 19, 2018.  The Welcome Reception will be held on May 20, 2018.  The Conference will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018.  The Training Institute will be held on May 22, 2018.

For more information, or to register, please click here.