Cape Cod Children‛s Place Family Newsletter CCCP News...

a non­profit family resource center
Volume 3, Issue 3
July/August 2008
Cape Cod Children‛s Place Family
for families and caregivers of children from birth
through age six living on the Lower/Outer Cape...
CCCP News...
July marks the start of a new fiscal year for Cape Cod Children's Place and all our grantfunded programs used by hundreds of families living on the Lower and Outer Cape. We are
happy to report that it appears these grants have been renewed, and the programs will be able
to continue.
About six weeks ago, it appeared that the Mass. Family Network grant, which funds free programs in our 8 towns and many other programs around the state, would be eliminated entirely.
What saved it? The calls of parents in many Massachusetts communities, who responded to
the threat by calling their state senators and telling them how important the program is to
them and their children.
So as you and your children step into summer mode, we hope that while you enjoy some shared
family time you will also bear in mind this important message: your voice is important.
It is important to speak up on behalf of your own needs, your children's needs, your community's needs.
It is important to pay attention to decisions being made, at every level - local, regional,
national - and speak up when you disagree, or voice your approval when you agree.
It is important to vote, and take every opportunity to make your voice heard. Your children can
learn from you the important lesson that their voice matters, too.
Have a great summer!
Thanks and Giving…
Thanks! To Jane Nielson for donating the sandbox to our preschool.
Thanks! To Kelly Currier for donating the bags of soil to the Lobster group.
Thanks! Cape & Islands United Way for the generous grant which made our Raising Healthy
Families video project possible.
Thanks! To “pirate” Russ Campbell for an entertaining story time in our preschool room.
New Moms: Meet other moms!
free Moms & Babies groups :
These groups are informal gathering s of moms
(dads and caregivers are also welcome!) and
their pre‐walking infants. We meet to share sto‐
ries, ask questions and get familiar with re‐
sources that support you such as:
nutrition, parenting, breastfeeding, etc.
Wednesdays, 10:00 11:30 a.m. Cape Cod Chil‐
dren’s Place, N. Eastham with Monica Keefe:
(funding for these groups from Children’s
Trust Fund)
Toddler Yoga Class
An Itsy Bitsy Tots Yoga class meets Fridays at
4 pm, at the Life Center for Health in Orleans,
opposite the Whole Foods Store.
Babies should be somewhere between almost
crawling & 2 years old, accompanied by a parent
or caregiver. If you pre-register and pre-pay
for the summer is costs $40. Drop-in fee is $10
per class. Fore more information call Alison at
La Leche League
Will meet at Cape Cod Children‛s Place on
Tuesday, July 29 and August 26, from
3:30-5 p.m. Nursing and expectant mothers are welcome to attend, with their
young children. For information on the
group, and on the local La Leche chapter,
call Carolyn at 508-255-8521.
Providing nutritious foods, health information
and referrals to pregnant women, infants and
children to the age of 5. Offices in Harwich,
Orleans, Wellfleet and Provincetown.
Wild Rice Salad
1 (6 ounce) package wild rice; 3/4 c. light mayonnaise; 1 tsp. white vinegar;
1 tsp. sugar; salt & pepper to taste; 2 c. cooked, cubed turkey meat;
1/4 diced green onion; 1 c. seedless red grapes; 6 ounces blanched slivered
Cook rice according to package directions. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
In medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir in
rice, turkey, onion and grapes until evenly coated with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 1
to 2 hours. Before serving, sprinkle slivered almonds over the top of the salad.
Preschool Years / Announcements
Brewster Recreation & The Laurel
Day Camp Present:
Eastham‛s Tuesday Toddler Time
Chickadee Time
When: Thursdays
July 3rd—August 14th
Where: The Laurel Day Camp @ The
Laurel School
Rte. 137, Brewster
Who: Baby & Mom or Dad or Grandma…
(Ages 2 and Under)
Time: 9:30 am—10:15 am
Curious & creative babies need to explore
the world around them. This informal
playgroup will give babies & caregivers an
opportunity to play and socialize. You and
your child will enjoy the company of others in a clean, fun environment. Drop in
any Thursday or call to register in
For more information, please call
Brewster Rec @ 508-896-9430 or the
Laurel Day Camp @ 508-896-4934.
The Rocking Unicorn
Nursery School in Chatham
has a few openings for 3 &
4 year olds on Tuesdays &
Thursdays in the fall.
Interested families could
contact us at
Will meet informally during the
months of July and August from
9:30—11 A.M.
(bring your own snack & drink)
July 1
Walk at C.C. Nat. History
Museum, Brewster
July 8 Campground Beach, Eastham
July 15 Eastham Elem. School Playground
July 22 Orleans Elem. School Playground
July 29 Wiley Park, Eastham
Walk at Fort Hill, Eastham
Walk at Kent‛s Point in Orleans
Wellfleet Playground
First Encounter Beach
Call Parent Coordinator Laura Handville at
(508) 255-7452 for information.
Stroller Walks
Mondays, 9:30 am
Fridays, 10:30 am
At Nickerson State Park
For information call; Rebecca TademaWielandt 508-255-3093.
Art Outside the Box Auction
In an event that has captured the imagination of artists and the attention of art
collectors, the Cape cod children‛s Place will hold its 4th Annual Fine Arts
Lunchbox Auction. This year the event will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2008
from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Blue Heron Gallery, 20 Bank Street, Wellfleet, MA. All
proceeds from this “Art Outside the Box” event will be used to help support
children and families and also keep families working here on Cape Cod.
Big names in the local art world such as Paul and Pharr Schulenberg, Dorothy
Strauss, Jim Holland, Ellen Le Bow, Peter Kalil, William Bartlett, Rick Fleury, and
others contribute to the fundraiser to benefit programs for children and families on the Lower and Outer Cape. Says Fleury of the benefit, “It‛s a great way
for Cape artists, and art lovers, to give back to the community: to the children,
something the Children‛s Place does every day, all year. And, what better
reminder of the spirit that drives us than a lunchbox—feeding the muse of the
child within.”
Because of its tremendous popularity, a second event, “Art Outside the Box Too”
has been added. Decorated by local craftspeople, these boxes will be available
at the Wellfleet Oyster Fest in October.
Cape Cod Children‛s Place, a non-profit resource center, has been serving local
families for 13 years from its center at 10 Forest Ave. (off Nauset Road), in
Eastham. A satellite childcare program, Sea-Babies, at the Wellfleet COA, is in
its third year. To learn more about Cape Cod Children‛s Place and about “Art
Outside the Box” call 508-240-3310 or visit:
Single Moms Group
537 Main St., Suite 2H
Tuesday, July 29th
Monday, August 25th
5:30—7:00 p.m.
Free Legal Clinics for women:
Thursday, May 8
9-11 am—Family Law
1-3 pm—Bankruptcy
Thursday, June 12
9-11 am—Wills, Estates
1-3 pm—Family Law
Call 508-430-8111 to schedule a half hour
Truro Library
Wild Reads events
Wednesday Nights
6:30 pm
July 2 Zoe Lewis
July 9 David Bates & Roger Tincknell music &
July 16 Elements Etc. - Animal Camouflage
July 23 Wild Weather with Megan O‛Leary
July 30 White Line Woodcut technique with
Bridget MacDonald from Cape Cod National
August 6 Create your own Fairy House
August 13 Dream Tale Puppets present the
Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood
Ice Cream social 6pm
Cape Cod Children’s Place Family Newsletter
At Cape Cod Children‛s Place
10 Forest Ave. (off Nauset Rd.)
Come join Kate and Cindy for this nontherapeutic group designed to encourage individuals to share their challenges as well as
their successes. Meet new friends and be
supported and empowered by each other.
This group meets monthly. Free pizza
dinner & childcare provided.
Call Cape Cod Children‛s Place 508-240-3310
to register.
Funding provided by a Mass. Family Centers
grant through Children‛s Trust Fund
Parenting Video Project
Cape Cod Children‛s Place is working to create a
video, “Raising Healthy Families”, funded by Cape
and Islands United Way. The two-part video will
feature a series of parenting classes with Cindy
Horgan, Family Support Coordinator at Cape Cod
Children‛s Place.
The classes will be held this summer at the
Wellfleet Council on Aging, and filming will be by
Tom Tracy Music Productions, which will produce
the finished videos.
This collaborative project offers an exciting opportunity to bring valuable parenting information
to a wider audience. Cape Cod Children‛s Place
appreciates the grant from the Cape and the Islands United Way and the use of space at Wellfleet COA. For more information about the project call 508-240-3310.
Brewster Ladies‛ Library
Summer Reading Activities 2008
July 1 Animals you Love to Hate—Science
program 10:30 am
July 2 Mike Bent—Wild about Reading stories & magic 10:30 am
July 5 Meet the Whitecaps—Meet the
players & coaches, get autographs. 10 am
July 8 Sea Life– Science Program 10:30 am
July 10 Glue & Go Costumes—Craft Workshop (ages 6 & up) 4 pm
July 15 Wild Reads Craft 10:30 am
July 17 4-H Coastal Explorer Van—Marine
life exhibit (parking lot) 10 am—3 pm
July 17 3rd Annual Kristi A. P. Hay Family
Program—Roxaboxin—interactive storytelling with Sarah Salerno Thomas 2 pm
July 22 Animals at Night—science program 10:30 am
July 24 Scott Jameson—Magician 2 pm
July 29 Insects—science program 10:30am
August 1 Jungle Encounters–Live Animals
2 pm
August 5 Wild Reads Craft 10:30 am
August 7 Sparky‛s Puppets—Animal Adventures 2 pm
August 12—Junk Day—Let your imagination
go Wild create your own craft project
from “junk”
Wellfleet Public Library
Summer Performances for Families
Tuesday, July 1 7 p.m. Boston Bubble Guy. Fun &
discovery with bubbles, a bubble magic show.
Friday, July 11th 7 p.m. Glue & Go Fashions. A fun
group project. We will make 3 costumes out of all
kinds of materials!
Thursday, July 24th 7 p.m. Scott Jameson.
Enjoy a wonderful evening of magic, juggling and high
Thursday, July 31st 7 p.m. Rona Leventhal. Fun,
Frolic, and Fancy: Stories.
Friday, August 8th 7 p.m. Denya Levine. Wild Times
with music. Let the wild rumpus start, an evening of
multicultural music for listening and joining in.
Monday, August 11th 7 p.m. and Tuesday, August
12th 10:30 a.m. Carol Weis author of When the Cows
Got Loose performing a lively reading with puppets and
a calliope!
Wednesday, August 20th 7 p.m. Farmer Minor and
Daisy. Farmer Minor and his live pig, Daisy, join us to
“pig out on reading” with stories and laughs.
Terrific Tuesday Time Travels. Join Martha & the
Time Warp Trio on trips to the past!
July 15th Knights of the Kitchen Table Medieval Times
July 29th DaWild, DaCrazy, Da Vinci Invention Convention
August 5th The Not So Jolly Roger Pirates!
August 19th Tut, Tut Pyramids and Hieroglyphics
Thursday Craft Workshops:
Wild reads wrap-up party with Daisy the
Reading Pig at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History—August 20th 4 pm
July 3 Paper Crafts; July 10 Mask Making; July 17
Bead It; July 24 Crazy Hats; July 31 Collage; Aug. 7
Friendship Bracelets; Aug. 14 Hula Hoops; Aug. 21
All programs start at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call
or email Martha to sign up.
508-349-0310 or [email protected]
Roy Thurston
Julie McAskill
Dorothy Strauss
Vera Chaplin
Anne Packard
Jim Holland
John Neubauer
Cynthia Samuelson
John Mulcahy
Donna Mahan
Jesse Blanchard
Vincente Amicosante
Pauline Lim
Bruce McFadden
Rick Fleury
Blossom Newman
Beverly Bridgewater Fuller
John Clayton
Pharr Schulenburg
Janet Gilmore
Lorraine Trenholm
George Lynde
Larry Horowitz
James Maddocks
Stephen Roth
Cynthia Guild
Lynn F. Walker
Shirley Aleman Carson
Paul Suggs
Hilda Neily
TJ Walton
Anne Hartley
Mary Giammarino
Rohkaya Waring
Bob Korn Imaging
Winslow Tavern
Windmill Liquors
Tristan Gallery
Chris Green, Photographer
Truro Vineyards
Framing Gallery
Rowely Gallery
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Snow Library
The Beacon Room
Mac‛s Shack
Charles Moore Arena
Wellfleet Harbor Arts Theatre
Sir Speedy Printing
Fitness Revolution
Stella‛s Pizza
Belmont Springs
Cobie‛s Ice Cream
Village Farm Market
Brewster Pizza House
Friends Marketplace
Emack & Bolio
Sam‛s Deli
Flowers by Cathy Malone
Wellfleet Spirits Shoppe
Stop & Shop
Shaw‛s Market
Hot Chocolate Sparrow
The Baseball Shop
Candleberry Inn
Inn at The Oaks
Seamans Bank
Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Brewster Wine Cellars
FishAye Trading Co.
Cape & Islands United Way
Dorothy Strauss
Babe Weinstein
Judy Lynch—Community Artist
Beth Seizer—Parent
Rebecca Nolan—Parent
Sue Kiklis—Parent
Kristen Hilley—Cape Cod Computer
Gail Fee—The Boston Herald
Marianne and Michael Quinn
The Red Sox Foundation—
Courtesy of: Justin Prettyman
and Meg Valencourt
Josh Beckett
Mike Timlin
Javier Lopez
Boston Bruins Organization:
Jason York
Boston Celtics Organization:
Tony Allen
N.E. Patriots Photo—
Courtesy of: Larry Squire
Brewster Whitecaps—
Courtesy of: Clair Gradone
and the players
Orleans Cardinals—
Courtesy of: Sue Horton
and the players
Chatham A‛s—
Courtesy of: Virginia Kangas
and the players
Tennis Stars: Courtesy of Epic
Sports—Ryan Macauley
Mike Bryan
Bob Bryan
Marat Safin
PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID EASTHAM, MA PERMIT NO. 14 Cape Cod Children's Place, Inc. PO Box 1935 Forest Avenue, off Nauset Road North Eastham, MA 02651 Phone: 508­240­3310 or 800­871­9535 Fax: 508­240­2352
This newsletter is funded by grants from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education
and Care and the Children’s Trust Fund Helpful telephone numbers:
· · · · · · · · · · · · · · Outer Cape Women, Infants & Children’s Nutrition Program (WIC): 1­800­675­1188
Fuel Assistance Program (emergency help for fuel/heating costs): 508­746­6707
MSPCC (MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children): 508­775­0275
Alanon (support for families of those with drinking problems): 508­394­4555
Healthy Connections (insurance and MassHealth referrals, applications and info): 508­255­1903
Mass­APEAL (free clothing shop in Wellfleet / info on Food Share program): 508­349­1173
Lower Cape Outreach Council (financial assistance for emergencies, food, clothing): 508­240­0694
LaLeche League (breastfeeding information): Carolyn Witt at 508­255­8521
The Center for Breastfeeding (toll free line to get answers to breastfeeding questions) 1­888­890­2229
Consumer Credit Counseling Service (non­profit assistance with budgeting & debt consolidation): 1­800­208­2227
Family Support Program (free referrals to parenting resources, child & family therapists, etc): Cindy Horgan 508­240­3310
Massachusetts Child Support Enforcement (Hyannis office): 508­771­2414 ext. 3
Maternal Depression (resources and referrals): Cindy Horgan 508­240­3310
Provincetown Family Resource Center (support, referral and financial aid through John A. Henry Trust, administered by CCCP. Located at the Grace Goveia building, limited hours. Call CCCP 1­800­871­9535 or Tuesdays call 508­237­2688.