a nonprofit family resource center Volume 3, Issue 3 July/August 2008 Cape Cod Children‛s Place Family Newsletter 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 PARENT, BABY & TODDLER NEWS 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: 508‐240‐3310 (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 208-255-9893. La Leche League OUTER CAPE WIC PROGRAM 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. 800-675-1188 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 almonds 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 Playgroup 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 advance! 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 508-945-0611. 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 Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. 5 12 19 26 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: www.capecodchildrensplace.com ACTIVITIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS... WE CAN Single Moms Group 537 Main St., Suite 2H Harwichport 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 appointment Truro Library Wild Reads events Wednesday Nights 6:30 pm July 2 Zoe Lewis July 9 David Bates & Roger Tincknell music & storytelling 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 Seashore 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.) Eastham 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. MORE ACTIVITIES & ANNOUNCEMENTS... 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 spirits! 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 Baskets! All programs start at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call or email Martha to sign up. 508-349-0310 or [email protected] THANKS TO ALL OF THE FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE CAPE COD CHILDREN‛S PLACE... ARTISTS 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 BUSINESSES 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 Staples 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 FRIENDS OF THE CAPE COD CHILDREN‛S PLACE 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 PROFESSIONAL and LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS 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 www.capecodchildrensplace.com 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.
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