Parenting

5 Mar 20170 Jamestown, NY – You and the child(ren) in your life can learn about “Salamanders and Frogs” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday morning, March 11. The program is for children aged three to eight and their favorite grownups. March is the month when the living things that have been dormant all winter begin to awaken. With the first warm rain of spring, roots, shoots, frogs and salamanders start to move. These amphibians emerge from their winter burrows and begin moving to their spring pools to lay eggs. You will learn about different kinds of salamanders and early frogs, what they need, and -- if...

2 Mar 20170 “Today we are going to do improvisation. Have you ever heard that word before?” asked Kennedy Center Visiting Artist, Kassie Misiewicz to Ring Elementary School third graders in Elizabeth Johnson’s class. “Have you ever made up a story? That’s what improvisation is. There is no script. I don’t know how it’s going to go. There are just three rules to improvising: take risks, which equals making mistakes, make your partner/team look good through cooperation and using the ‘yes, and’ where we acknowledge what our partner is saying and add onto it.” Ms. Misiewicz worked as a visiting artist with Ring Elementary School...

28 Feb 20170 Fredonia First United Methodist Church’s popular Awana after school club is a holding their spring registration on March 8th at 5:30 in the Community Room. Club meeting will follow. All students Kindergarten - 8th grade are welcome to join. Awana meets once a week on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. At Awana, students make new friends, play exciting games, compete in rewarding and challenging contests, participate in field trips and other fun activities, sing songs, and grow in their knowledge of God’s word. Awana Club programs are specifically designed to help children become young adults who work at understanding and applying...

14 Feb 20170 Whatever the age of your child, being a parent today is a tough job. To get a good start, parents of children from birth through age five are invited to participate in “First Five Years,” a program that addresses basic parenting skills and is perfect for the new parent. Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services at the Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council, will present this four-session multicultural video and discussion program from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22. Classes will be held at the Mental Health Association (MHA) in the Gateway Center, 31 Water Street, Door 14, Suite 7, in...

8 Feb 20170 SMETHPORT – Cub Scout summer camp sign-ups are underway now for four sessions of resident camping at the Elk Lick Scout Reserve in Smethport, PA. “Wizards and Dragons: Come Discover the Magic of Our Land” is the theme of this summer’s camping program, with 3, 4 and 5-day sessions scheduled for July 9-11, July 13-16, July 19-22, and July 23-27. A Cub Scout family weekend also is scheduled for July 29-30. Activities include aquatics in our newly refurbished swimming pool, BB guns and archery, field sports, handicraft and nature. Scouts sleep in tents, and participate in campfires, camp-wide games, mealtime programs and vespers....

2 Feb 20170 Jamestown, NY – It’s Day Camp in the winter, and a great way to celebrate Presidents’ Day. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, February 20, kids ages four to 14 can experience the fun of the Audubon Community Nature Center’s summer Day Camp with a winter twist. Time will be spent outside, with camp games and songs inside. Campers are asked to dress for the weather and pack a complete change of clothes, winter gear, a snack, and a lunch. Cost for the day is $30 or $25 for members. Siblings receive a $5 discount. Enrollment is limited. Paid reservations are required by Thursday, February 16. To register, call (716) 569-2345...
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