A FREE workshop for parents and professionals. 6 pm – 8 pm. Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough in the Library. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures. Presented by Gayle Dublin, Federation for Children with Special Needs, Parent Training & Information Center.
NSPAC invites you to join co-hosts Shrewsbury SEPAC and Westborough SEPAC for this free workshop presented by Alison Ratner Mayer, LICSW, of Child Therapy Boston. Please RSVP to email@example.com by 9/22. Location: Floral Street School Media Center, 57 Floral Street, Shrewsbury.
This one-time, introductory workshop will give you some benefits and research in this area as well as ways to teach your baby many American Sign Language Signs. The class is taught by Sheryl White who has used the Sign with Your Baby program by Joseph Garcia with her own children. Sheryl begins the class with instruction detailing, how to teach your baby sign language, benefits and research for caregivers. Afterwards, Sheryl brings out a bag filled with props, toys, puppets, etc. and signs with the babies. Caregivers then get a turn learning signs while interacting and engaging with the babies. This workshop is a feast for the babies’ eyes and they usually leave ready for a nap after all of that learning and stimulation. Some parents even report longer naps after class! Caregivers leave with handouts and armed with the tools they need to sign with their babies. This workshop is appropriate for expecting moms through moms with babies who are not yet walking. Please register yourself for this workshop. Attendance for appropriately aged babies and a maximum of one additional caregiver is complimentary.
What is Infant Massage? Infant massage is a form of loving communication that fosters bonding and trust between parent and child. The strokes are a combination of Swedish and Indian Style massage as well as Reflexology, and are a natural and enjoyable method of providing nurturing, bonding contact during a baby’s early life. The developmental benefits of positive contact and bonding is truly immeasurable. Why Massage Your Baby? – Body Awareness – Stimulation – Helps to relieve the discomfort associated with gas and colic – Promotes the strengthening of the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems – Helps to establish that special bond between parent and baby by focusing on important elements such as eye to eye and skin to skin contact – Helps baby to have a more restful sleep – Increases parents confidence and sensitivity to baby’s cues – Relaxes and releases tension About the Class This one time introductory workshop will teach you how to massage, relax, and soothe your newborn to pre-crawling baby. All of the techniques will be demonstrated on a doll and you will practice the strokes on your own baby during the class. The class also includes relaxation techniques, Sheryl’s Colic Hold that she […]
A collaborative effort of makers, creators and Vintage Style decor enthusiasts, the Pro.Found Market is a new Vintage Market in Central, MA. It all started when four women with passion and a keen eye for vintage and unique decor became friends. They not only shared this passion but also the belief that they could do more together than any of them could do alone. The trio’s debut market will be heldat Kalon Farm and Winery, on RT 117 in Lancaster and situated on a sprawling scenic landscape. The gorgeous setting of Fall in New England will set the tone for our first market weekend. Vendors with a vintage lifestyle look will showcase their products in individual tents for a unique collaborative shopping experience. Local food trucks and live music will add more flair to this festive weekend for the whole family. For more information visit www.profoundmarket.com
A great way for the whole family to spend the day together, building a scarecrow! We will provide the scarecrow mounting, straw, twine and material for the face; you provide the clothing and any accessories. *Please note that scarecrow clothing & materials cannot be returned afterwards. Your family’s scarecrow will be displayed at the park until Halloween. A photograph with you scarecrow will be emailed. We only have enough material for 40 scarecrows, please sign up early!
Community Fall Festival Fun, food and more for families and all Church of the Nativity proudly announces its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday September 30th 2017 from 10am to 3pm at its Northborough campus located at 45 Howard St. This annual event is loaded with fun for the whole family. The Festival is open to the community and will feature fantastic cuisine from local vendors, live musical performances including the regionally renowned Assabet Valley Chamber Singers. Vince Femia, Northborough’s own local author who will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book “Comeback: Tom Brady’s Two Year Mission To Overcome DeflateGate”. Pastor Chad McCabe says, “experience fun for the whole family and bring the kids out to enjoy a day of joy with the bounce house, crafts, games, face painting, and our Touch-A- Truck event with first responders on hand to showcase their emergency vehicles and answer questions about what it’s like to be a first responder.” Pastor Chad invites the community “to come on out for a day of wholesome family fun that is uplifting and exciting!” Guest services (including restrooms, food and refreshments, special needs parking) and all activities will be located at the Church.
Ages: 2 months through pre-verbal Register at: www.babykneads.com _ Reduces Frustration for everyone _ Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak _ Accelerates baby’s development of speech _ Enhances early literacy skills _ Can be more content _ Deepens bonding _ Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak About Baby Kneads Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for since 1999. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Baby Development Consultant, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role in these classes is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication. Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your baby the ability to communicate before he/she can speak. Review research and benefits, learn and practice several signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby through games, songs and more! You will learn everything that you need to know to get started signing right away. Register at: www.babykneads.com
Stop by Armeno’s Coffee Roasters to taste a selection from their Wine Room—and sample some Anna Banana’s Homemade Chocolate while you’re there! Details about wines offered for the tasting will be announced soon, and all info will be sent out to those on Armeno’s general email subscription list, which you can sign up for here. Not only is this a free event, but they will be offering discounted wine prices: 10% off all wine, 15% off 6+ bottles, and 20% off 12 or more!
“My shoulder is killing me….” “I can’t throw to my kids any more….” “I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in months….” If you have said any of these statements over the past few months, you hear this presentation from Flaherty Physical Therapy on the rotator cuff and why your shoulder hurts. Advancements in rotator cuff surgery, rehabilitation and pain management for shoulder dysfunction have greatly improved over the past decade and more and more non-surgical treatment options are available. This presentation will be on various shoulder problems, various treatment options and what can be done to prevent further injury. Please RSVP by October 1st at 508-393-9000.
Do you have a broken toaster or some clothes that need mending? Don’t throw them away. GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club’s Conservation Committee is hosting a Repair Cafe to be held at Trinity Church from 10-2 on Saturday, October 14 Saturday. Bring your items that need repair, and knowledgeable volunteers will help you try to fix them for free. The volunteers can work on items such as small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, jewelry, clothing, and power equipment. They can also sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools. You only pay for needed parts. If you know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time and bring them to the Repair Café to save time. For more information or to volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking for volunteers with repair talent and for helping with the event. Jointly Hosted by GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club, Conservation Committee: Laurie LaBrecque 774-253-4432 Repair Café: Ray Pfau 978-779-5545 Trinity Church: Pastor Valeria Schmidt 508-393-8156 Toss it, No way! Get it fixed for FREE!!!
Announcing Romaine’s first annual Hogtoberfest in the Romaine’s Parking Lot! Pig roast, live music, great fall desserts, Patriots on the big screen, obstacle course for the kids, great beer from Cold Harbor Brewery and wines from Napa Wine Cellars! This is a free event with communal seating and food and beverage available a la carte.
As toddlers become preschoolers, new challenges may arise. Learn strategies to help your child through new developments, new environments, starting school, and welcoming siblings, while optimizing sleep. This workshop is helpful for parents with children aged 3-5 years.
The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Millennium Health present If Only, a short film that raises awareness about the dangers of teen prescription drug misuse and abuse. Youth in nearly every community around the nation are experimenting with prescription drugs not prescribed to them to get high or change their moods. It’s important to raise awareness about these dangers and to share with one another the steps we can take to promote safe use, storage and disposal. A panel discussion will follow the showing of the film and Jim Wahlberg will be in attendance. In Plain Sight Exhibit Set Up at ARHS – http://powertotheparent.org/hidden-in-plain-sight/
On Thanksgiving Day, the 10th annual Northborough Turkey Trot 5K run/3K walk will kick off from the Zeh School, raising funds for the Northborough Food Pantry. Children 5 and under are free. Prizes for male and female will be given in six categories. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
At last, a chance for you to get away to NYC! Get an early start on your holiday shopping, spend the day sight-seeing, or visit the world class museums. From the world’s largest department stores to the finest restaurants and Broadway, the Big Apple has it ALL! On arrival, stops will be made at both Rockefeller Center and Macy’s. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree will be on display for your viewing pleasure! Transportation provided by Fox Tours. An itinerary with more information will be mailed to you before the trip. Non-residents welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Boosting Your Immune System
I’m always being asked if Acupuncture can boost the Immune System. The answer is yes… it is amazing at doing this. We call the first line of defense wei qi. This is energy that circulates just beneath our skin and regulates sweating and immunity. Wei qi keeps pores closed preventing viruses and bacteria from entering our body. In Chinese Medicine we call them pathogenic factors. Environmental factors such as wind, cold, heat and damp form the basis for an imbalance, that allows a pathogenic factor to enter our body. For example, if we sweat in a cold wind our pores are open and it is easy to catch a chill or cold. A cold wind on our back or neck can cause a stiff neck or shoulder and excess heat or sun can cause heat stroke. A healthy balanced body has a strong and effective immune system. Things that leave us feeling run down, tired, lethargic, or depressed will lower immunity and compromise how our bodies respond to pathogens. Here are a few tips that help boost the immune system, and improve wei qi – especially with cooler weather approaching: Eat appropriate to the seasons: cool foods like salads in summer, lightly […]
Does Your Child Have a Bad Back?
Natural health care, including chiropractic care, isn’t just for adults! In fact, using natural healing techniques for children is every bit as beneficial for them as it is for their parents. Nevertheless, the idea that children, even newborns, would see a chiropractor to get adjusted is a stretch for some. Why would a parent bring them in? How would a child benefit? What would prompt the need for chiropractic care? Here are a few reasons: Birth trauma. Even so-called natural childbirth methods can take a toll on a baby’s spine. Cesarean Section can be even more so. Colic. Lacking the ability to explain their discomfort, babies cry. And cry! Many experience extraordinary relief with chiropractic care. Ear infections. Mechanical tension in the upper spine can compromise the inner ear and eustachian tubes, becoming fertile ground for infection. Gentle, Effective Care Children seem to enjoy their adjustments. Besides requiring a lighter touch than the ones you receive, most infants respond quickly. They rarely have the build up of scar tissue that we often see in adults with long-standing problems. Do you know a child that could benefit from today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Resolving these problems early can avoid problems […]
August Birthstone: Peridot
So your birthstone is peridot. “Pear-a-doe”? “Pear-a-dot?” Actually, both are correct—but I digress. More importantly, what exactly is this gorgeous apple-green stone? Often associated with light, this stone was referred to as the “gem of the sun” by the ancient Egyptians. What better stone to represent the sunny summer days of August? The word peridot comes from the Arabic “faridat,” which means “gem”. In fact, some historians believe that Cleopatra’s famous emerald collection might actually have been peridot. Most peridot is formed deep inside the earth and delivered to the surface by volcanoes. It is naturally mined all over the world, from Alaska to Australia. A much rarer form of this stone—unlikely to be seen in a retail jewelry store—actually came c rashing to the earth via meteorites. Often confused with other similarly-colored stones such as Emerald or Topaz, Peridot is rather fragile with only a 6.5 rating on the Mohs hardness scale. As such, it is not a great choice for rings or bracelets (Green Apple Diamonds are a suitable replacement.) However, it does make for an exquisite pendant or set of earrings, with the larger stones having more color saturation. Peridot’s elegant and unique color has little compromise, […]
Nboro T-Shirts on Sale to Support Harvey Relief
We had so much interest in our “Heart Nboro” t-shirts over Applefest weekend that we’ve decided to make them available for sale—while supporting the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The tees are available at https://teespring.com/stores/heart-nboro in Mens, Ladies and Childrens styles. Thanks to all of our friends who wore them proudly across town for Applefest!
Scenes from Applefest ’17
Congratulations to the Applefest Committee on a spectacular Applefest Weekend 2017! And thank you to all of you who shared your photos with us. We love everything this weekend represents for our little town!
Northborough Shop Owner Helps Create New Vintage Market
NORTHBOROUGH, MA—Four local female shop owners have joined forces to create a “pro.found” vintage market in Central Massachusetts. Kimberly Reed, owner of the Purple Rose in Northborough, is teaming up with Michelle Palmer and Kim Urquhart of Laurel Grove in Sudbury, and Trisha Monagle of Vintage Prairie Home in Clinton to offer The Profound Vintage Market that will take place on Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Kalon Farm and Winery in Lancaster. “We not only share a passion for vintage and handmade, but also the belief that we can do more together than any of us could do alone,” said pro.founder Reed in a statement. The location host, Kalon Farm and Winery in Lancaster, is situated on a sprawling scenic landscape. Vendors with a vintage lifestyle look showcase their vintage and handmade items for a unique collaborative shopping experience. The market also plans to have local bands and food trucks.