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Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The December 2017 issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived.  This issue features articles about the Holidays and the value of traditions to a family.  Articles include “Talking Traditions”, “The Value of Sharing Family Traditions”, “Trending Traditions” and even an article about how to create your own traditions!  There is also a fun and family-friendly activity to make snowflakes together.  Happy Holidays!

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

To download the Spanish newsletter, please click here.


2017 Thanksgiving and Christmas Resource Guide

This is the time of year when people in need sometimes have a hard time making ends meet.  In an effort to help, our staff has compiled and updated a list of Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals and Gift Basket Resources for Linn and Benton Counties.  We hope that all of the families in our region have a wonderful holiday season!

To download the list, 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.