Fall Happenings 2017

                                                                  FALL EVENTS

Join us Friday September, 15th at 5pm – Picnic – If you are currently in a Grapevine program, were part of a Grapevine program in the past, or are considering joining us in the future- bring your own picnic and a blanket to sit on AND help us decorate the Grapevine’s Home and Harvest Float!!

2017 Grapevine Online Auction- Donations of Gift Certificates, creative goods or services and like-new items accepted during September and October. We will include a business logo or item photo that you provide, a description, and a website link if any. Donations are tax deductible and proceeds go to support the many programs and events we offer. Click HERE for a donation form. Talk about a win-win! LIVE Bidding NOV 1-30 – See how much FUN it is and join us at grapevineauction.org

                                                  UPCOMING WORKSHOP
Songs and Gesture Games: Bringing joy and companionship
This workshop is for all those in the company of the young child: parents and professionals. On Saturday, November 4th from 9:00 a.m. to noon, come for a morning of sharing as we refill our song tool boxes and enjoy the companionable art of singing together. We will share Songs and Gesture Games as a means of building social, emotional and language skills. Grapevine parenting educators Carol Lunan, M.Ed and Nancy Macalaster, MA are NH State certified trainers of early childhood educators, and this workshop will provide participants with staff development hours. For more information and to register, call The Grapevine.
                                                  ONGOING PROGRAMS
          Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren
If you are parenting your grandchildren, you are not alone. “Grandparents Parenting
Grandchildren” meets monthly and is free. Grapevine parenting educator Carol Lunan and River Center parenting educator Wendy Hill co-facilitate discussions on topics of interest to
participants. In the coming months guest speakers are being invited to lead discussions in their area of expertise, for example, an attorney and district court judge will discuss issues related to custody and adoption, and a psychologist will talk about trauma and related issues. Call Carol at The Grapevine to learn more. Childcare is available.
         Weekly Children’s Programs Begin September 5th
Better Beginnings playgroups and parent groups at The Grapevine give children an opportunity to play in an enriching environment while parents enjoy time with each other in an adjacent room for coffee and tea, and discussions about child- and family-centered topics with our parent group facilitators. Groups meet one day a week- Monday, Tuesday or Thursday 9:30-11:30. Call to inquire about space, for more information and to register.
        Hillsborough Better Beginnings Parent & Child Playgroup – Tuesdays 1-2:30
Held at the Dubben House located on 34 West Main Street in Hillsborough, a parent child playgroup will be offered on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. This group is for children birth to age four and their parents and/or caregivers. The group came together over a year ago as a collaboration of the Grapevine and The Smith Memorial Congregational Church. Amy Doyle and Paula Combs lead the group and provide toys, activities and snack. There is a minimal fee to attend and all are welcome.
        Better Beginnings for Babies at The Grapevine offers parents a great way to meet other parents while their babies make their first friends. Discussions include infant development, nutrition, crying (and what to do!), sleep for baby and parents, and others of interest. Parents with babies 12-20 months meet on Wednesdays from 10:00am – 11:30 and parents with babies newborn-12 months meet on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:30. Expectant parents are always welcome! Call for more information and to register.

        Learning Vine Preschool for children 3 to 5 years old. This hands-on program focuses on social interaction and problem solving skills in a small group setting to help prepare children for school in a fun and engaging environment. Three mornings per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
        Before and After School Clubs 2017-2018  Clubs are located on the Antrim Town Gym/ Antrim Elementary School campus for students, K- 4th grade. Clubs include social time with peers, homework help, board games, Legos, free & creative play, and activities outside and in the gym. Before school club runs 6:45am-8:20am and After School Club runs 3:15pm-5:30pm. For more information or to register contact Lisa Hennessy at basc@grapevinenh.org or call the The Grapevine.

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