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Jenny the Juggler in The Gallery!
Nov
5
3:30 PM15:30

Jenny the Juggler in The Gallery!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present Jenny the Juggler in The Gallery! Bring your kids for the show while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer and family-friendly concessions from True West. If you are hungry for more than snacks, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

About Jenny
Jenny the Juggler is honored to be Boston’s Best (“and ONLY!”) Female Professional Juggler since 1997, transforming events into fabulous experiences with unforgettable memories for Kids “AND People!”

One of the top professional jugglers in New England, Jenny the Juggler is sure to bring lots of smiles and laughs with her fabulous variety show. Featuring her spectacular face painting, impressive balloon creations, and of course, the awe-inspiring juggling, this witty show is ideal for audiences of all ages.

ABFN members, please visit BigTent to access your ticket promo code. There is a limited number of discounted tickets available, so order today!

Interested in becoming an ABFN member? Go to www.abfamily.org to join.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW ON EVENTBRITE!
ABFN Members: $5 in advance / $7 at door
Non-Members: $8 in advance / $10 at door
PLEASE NOTE: These events sell out and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. Order tickets in advance to reserve space for your family!

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The Discovery Museums Speaker Series: The Importance of Play in the Lives of Children (and Parents)
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Discovery Museums Speaker Series: The Importance of Play in the Lives of Children (and Parents)

The Discovery Museums and First Connections present Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE OPPOSITE OF WORRY,  a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy.

Free; $5 suggested donation at the door
More info at the Discovery Museums Website

Play is where children live, and it is the main way that they learn. Parents and teachers can visit children in this play zone, for the purpose of forging closer connections, promoting learning, and just having fun. This talk, presented in conjunction with First Connections, will discuss dramatic play, physical play, and play to solve behavior problems and heal from emotional upsets. You will discover how to "learn from the natives" when you visit children's world of play, and you will find more relaxation and joy in parenting and teaching. 

Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE OPPOSITE OF WORRY, is a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy. In addition to his private therapy practice, he is also an international speaker and consultant to public and independent schools and community organizations. Dr. Cohen is also the co-author, with Anthony DeBenedet, of The Art of Roughhousing. He wrote two books about children's friendships and peer relationships with Michael Thompson and Catherine O'Neill Grace: Best Friends, Worst Enemies, and Mom, They're Teasing Me. His books have been translated into fourteen languages.  Dr. Cohen attended Haverford College and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University. Dr. Cohen lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He and his wife Liz have two grown children and a granddaughter.

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NAMMA Family Fair
Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

NAMMA Family Fair

For new, expecting, and future parents and caretakers- Don't miss this fun and educational fair hosted by NAMMA Families! Learn about providers who can support your family during the prenatal and postnatal periods, and through all of parenthood (lactation consultants, sleep consultants, midwives, doulas, chiropractors, etc!), attend workshops for parents and activities for kids! Raffles, food and drinks, fun for all ages (with a side of education!)

Activities include:

This is a FREE community event. For all the details and a list of Workshops please visit: nammafamilies.org/fair

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The Discovery Museums Speaker Series Presents: Ron Fournier
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Discovery Museums Speaker Series Presents: Ron Fournier

Ron Fournier: Love That Boy - What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations

In his book Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations, award-winning political journalist Ron Fournier writes movingly about the causes and costs of parental expectations in 21st century America through the lens of his relationship with his son Tyler. He lurches between the two poles of parenthood: what we want for our children - popularity, normalcy, achievement, genius - and what they truly need - grit, empathy, character.

Their journey turns the spotlight on all parents, urging us to do as Ron ultimately does: learn to love our children for who they are, not who we wish them to be. Love That Boy is a deeply personal and honest look at the universal pitfalls of modern parenting.

Ron Fournier is the senior political columnist for The Atlantic and National Journal, and a frequent contributor on politically themed TV shows, including NBC's Meet the Press, CBS's Face the Nation, FOX News's Special Report, and MSNBC's Morning Joe. He began his family and career in Arkansas, covering then governor Bill Clinton before moving to Washington in 1993, where he reported on politics and the presidency during the administrations of Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Fournier also served as a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics,where he cowrote the New York Times bestseller Applebee's America. He holds the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for coverage of the 2000 elections, and he is a four-time winner of the prestigious White House Correspondents' Association Merriman Smith Memorial Award.

This event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. A wait list is expected.
REGISTER HERE

Cash bar and light refreshments from True West will be available.
Ron will sign copies of his book, Love That Boy, following the presentation.

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Talk Saves Lives - A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

Talk Saves Lives - A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention

Come to this free talk to learn about the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and how together we can help prevent it.  Light refreshments will be served.  Presented by Danny's Place Youth Services and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Please visit www.dannys-place.org to reserve your space.

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Music for Aardvarks!
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

Music for Aardvarks!

FREE CLASS: Music for Aardvarks! Drop in and experience Indian Hill Music School’s NEW early childhood program with a special class in The Gallery at Villageworks.  Singing, dancing, musical games and hand percussion with teacher Joey P. Designed for children ages 4 and under with parents/caregivers (older siblings welcome, too).
 
Presented by Indian Hill Music School, West Acton Villageworks, and Wellness at Villageworks.

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Jun
12
4:00 PM16:00

Applewild School Open House at The Gallery: Applewild, The Arts, and Acton

Join The Applewild School on Sunday, June 12th from 4 to 7pm and engage in lively conversation while you learn about the signature programs that make Applewild School so special. This Admissions event is family friendly! Light appetizers and refreshments by True West.

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Feb
6
5:00 PM17:00

RCY: Girls Stand Tall Program

Girls Stand Tall Program: 
Stand Tall, Find Your Voice, Be Yourself, Get Inspired
w/ Jen Mast RYT 200, LICSW
Girls Aged 12-18 - $60 registration fee - REGISTER 


The Girls Stand Tall Program will empower girls to listen to their hearts by infusing yoga, breathwork, mindfulness, journaling, art, games and focused self-reflection.

  • Develop a balanced yoga practice for both physical and emotional strength.
  • Cultivate friendship and connection.
  • Get creative through theme inspired art projects.
  • Dive deeper into our true selves with journals, mindfulness activities and self-reflection.
  • Learn how to relax and breath when stressful situations arise.

Girls Stand Tall is an opportunity for girls to begin to contemplate, address, discuss, think outside of the box and make powerful connections to themselves and each other, while learning what makes them unique. This program explores important life lessons and is designed cultivate mindfulness, compassion and kindness, personal strengths, self-esteem and courage.

More info at Revolution Community Yoga's event page.

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Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Acton Family Network: Pictures with Santa Toy Drive

The Acton-Boxborough Family Network (ABFN) is happy to be hosting a Pictures with Santa Toy Drive on Sunday, December 11. With the donation of a new toy and/or blanket for the Acton Police Department your little one(s) can pose for a picture with Jolly Old St. Nick.  

This is a private event for Acton Family Network members. Please visit the Acton Family Network website if you are interested in joining AFN.

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RCY: Family Yoga
Oct
18
3:00 PM15:00

RCY: Family Yoga

Come explore yoga together! In this class you’ll have fun with movement and play to become more aware of your body and breath.  Together, you will learn partner poses and breathing techniques that will foster relaxation, strength and flexibility of both body and mind.  Come join us for a unique opportunity to promote family wellness and deepen the bond between you and your child. All abilities and levels of experience welcome.

More info at http://yogaacton.com/family-yoga/

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DPYS: Exploring ME through the Arts
Oct
6
4:30 PM16:30

DPYS: Exploring ME through the Arts

Exploring ME Through the Arts

14 Session Unit begins October 6th, 2015

This Fall, we will begin our 14 session program developed specifically for children in grades 6-8. Through activities and curriculum during each meeting, participants will get to explore some important and leading self-discovery questions: Who am I? What are the important times of my life? What are my strengths? What are the masks I wear?

In addition, participants will identify and develop their interests through visual arts, music, nature and animals, yoga and movement, drama, technology, and reading and writing. Participants will then have a chance to learn ways to share these strengths and interests to the world.

Sessions meet at Danny’s Place Youth Services on Tuesday afternoons beginning October 6, 2015.
10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/23, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 and 4/26.

 

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DPYS: Build Your Future: Choices…Connections…Careers
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

DPYS: Build Your Future: Choices…Connections…Careers

Build Your Future: Choices…Connections…Careers

14 Session Unit begins October 5, 2015

The National 4-H Curriculum, Build Your Future: Choices…Connections…Careers consists of nine activities that target high school students in grades 9-12. The purpose of the curriculum is to help youth develop skills and knowledge in career exploration. Using identified learner outcomes and success indicators, we lead fun, interactive learning experiences that help participants experience a variety of learning methods such as developing a business plan, competing in a quiz bowl, creating a portfolio, analyzing case studies, and discussing questions that reflect on their experiences. These interactive activities enhance learning and retention. Most activities range from 30 to 90 minutes.

There are 14 sessions meeting on Monday nights from 6:30-8pm at Danny’s Place Youth Services 537 Massachusetts Avenue Third Floor. Dates include: October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 30, December 14, January 5 and 25, February 8 and 22, March 7 and 21, April 4 and 25.

For more info and to register: http://dannys-place.org/build-your-future/

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RCY: Mom and Baby Yoga Series
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

RCY: Mom and Baby Yoga Series

For Mothers & their babies ages 6 weeks to 18 mos.
Mondays @ 10am – 11am

UPCOMING SERIES:
4 Week Series 
Sept. 14, 21, 28 & Oct. 5th
5 Week Series
Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16
5 Week Series 
Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21

Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited to pregnant women and new mothers. This session will combine Iyengar Style postures with breathwork for the health and happiness of both mother and baby. Yoga helps women to improve their strength and flexibility before and after childbirth. Practicing with your infant / child keeps Mom fit and creates a lasting bond.
Please be sure to check with your doctor to make sure you and baby get the thumbs up to start this practice!

More info at http://yogaacton.com/mom-baby-yoga/.

 

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Summer Yoga Camps
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Summer Yoga Camps

  • Revolution Community Yoga (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tuesday, July 28th @ 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Our amazing bodies.  During this time we will learn about how the body works and how our brain controls our bodies.  Kids will come home with a great list of affirmations to help their brains stay positive!

Wednesday, July 29th @ 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Games, Games, Games…. How many traditional games can you put a yoga spin on?  We will spend time creating yoga games together.

More info at http://yogaacton.com/summer-2015-yoga-camps/

 

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DPYS: Exploring ME Through the Arts
May
26
6:30 PM18:30

DPYS: Exploring ME Through the Arts

Exploring ME Through the Arts

May 26, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$50 for 10 classes

This winter, we’re introducing a new 10-class program developed specifically for kids in grades 6-8. Through activities and curriculum during each meeting, kids will get to ask some important and leading self-discovery questions: Who am I? What are the important times of my life? What are my strengths? What are the masks I wear?

In addition, kids will explore and develop their interests through visual arts, music, nature and animals, sports, yoga and dance, drama, computers, and reading and writing. Then we’ll learn how to share our interests with the world!

Class meets at Danny’s Place Youth Services on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm. Dates include: January 8 and 22, February 5 and 26, March 12 and 26, April 9 and 30, May 14 and 28.

http://dannys-place.org/event/exploring-me-through-the-arts/

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RCY: Yoga Family Game Night
Apr
18
3:00 PM15:00

RCY: Yoga Family Game Night

Start your vacation week of by reconnecting. Join us for a family yoga game night. Ever play tick tack toe, Jenga or memory the yoga way? We will also have a fun obstacle course set up for kids and adults. Come move, laugh and play together!

More at http://yogaacton.com/yogathon-benefit-classes/

All proceeds from this event will go to support Boston Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Brain Cancer Research, and Ben Speaks Louder Than Words.

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ABUW + DPYS: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

ABUW + DPYS: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

  • Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Acton Boxborough Regional PTSO, Acton-Boxborough United Way and Danny’s Place Youth Services announce our 2015 featured speaker. Michelle Gielan, Positive Communication expert, will speak to the AB community on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7 PM in the ABRHS auditorium.

Michelle is a nationally renowned expert on the science of positive communication and the founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, as well as a former news anchor for CBS News. During this interactive presentation, Michelle will explain how each of us can broadcast happiness to inoculate our brain against stress and negativity, boost performance, create positive change at school and home, and make positive messages go viral. This presentation is geared to 7th to 12th grade students, parents/guardians and faculty.

Free (suggested donation of $5 per person to support community forums).

There will be a complimentary dessert reception in the West Commons immediately following the presentation.

http://www.abuw.org/index.php/en/my-account/news-review/141-michelle-gielan-abuw-jan-2015

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RCY: Monthly Family Yoga Class
Dec
13
2:30 PM14:30

RCY: Monthly Family Yoga Class

From RCY: "Come explore yoga together! In this class you’ll have fun with movement and play to become more aware of your body and breath.  Together, you will learn partner poses and breathing techniques that will foster relaxation, strength and flexibility of both body and mind.  Come join us for a unique opportunity to promote family wellness and deepen the bond between you and your child. All abilities and levels of experience welcome".

http://yogaacton.com/family-yoga/

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RCY: Mom & Baby Yoga Series
Dec
6
8:15 AM08:15

RCY: Mom & Baby Yoga Series

Mom & Baby Yoga 6 Week Seriesw/ Jean Popovich
For Mothers and their babies ages 6 weeks to 18 months old.
Saturdays, 8:15am - 9:15am
Current Series Dates (Mondays): Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24
$75 for the full 6 week series; $16 drop-in (if space is available)

UPCOMING SERIES
Dec. Session (5 week Session / $65) – Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, Jan. 3 REGISTER }
Jan. Session (5 week Session / $65) – Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7 REGISTER }

Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited to pregnant women and new mothers. This session will combine Iyengar Style postures with breathwork for the health and happiness of both mother and baby. Yoga helps women to improve their strength and flexibility before and after childbirth. Practicing with your infant / child keeps Mom fit and creates a lasting bond.

Please be sure to check with your doctor to make sure you and baby get the thumbs up to start this practice!

http://yogaacton.com/mom-baby-yoga/

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Monthly Family Yoga Class
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

Monthly Family Yoga Class

From RCY: "Come explore yoga together! In this class you’ll have fun with movement and play to become more aware of your body and breath.  Together, you will learn partner poses and breathing techniques that will foster relaxation, strength and flexibility of both body and mind.  Come join us for a unique opportunity to promote family wellness and deepen the bond between you and your child. All abilities and levels of experience welcome".

http://yogaacton.com/family-yoga/

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The Discovery Museums @ Danny's Place Youth Services: Zombie Science!
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Discovery Museums @ Danny's Place Youth Services: Zombie Science!

October 30th from 7pm–8:30pm at Danny’s Place Youth Services. Co-sponsored by The Discovery Museums.  Pre-Registration by October 24th.  

From DPYS:  "Experiment with some rotting materials and see what happens in zombie science. Create a creepy coffin with voices from the undead. Make your own horror film using augmented reality. These hands-on activities connect to Tumblehome Learning's Galactic Academy of Science's new book, "The Perilous Case of the Zombie Potion", and will be led by the author Pendred Noyce."

Instructor: Pendred Noyce - Author

Ages 11 to 15.

Please call 978-264-4200 x 19 for more information.

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Monthly Family Yoga Class
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

Monthly Family Yoga Class

From RCY: "Come explore yoga together! In this class you’ll have fun with movement and play to become more aware of your body and breath.  Together, you will learn partner poses and breathing techniques that will foster relaxation, strength and flexibility of both body and mind.  Come join us for a unique opportunity to promote family wellness and deepen the bond between you and your child. All abilities and levels of experience welcome".

http://yogaacton.com/family-yoga/

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