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Mondays & Tuesdays ~ Kindergym ~ River to Coast Children‚s Services offers Kindergym Monday and Tuesday mornings 9:45 AM to 12:20 PM in Guerneville at the Guerneville Vets‚ Hall, located on the corner of 1st and Church Streets in downtown Guerneville. Features activities for children 0 to 6 years (accompanied by their care givers). FREE, but donations are accepted! Call 707.869.3613 for current schedule or check the current RCCS newsletter online at www.rccservices.org
Every Tues ~ Farm Classes at Root ~We work with children, teaching life skills through organic farming practices, with greater compassion and responsibility towards animals, the earth, and each other! We cover wild crafting ( edible and medicinal plants found in the wild), studying animal tracks, hiking with pack goats, planting a bee friendly garden for our honey bees, in the spring we will learn all about milking goats, and at the core of every class caring for farm animals in a compassionate and respectful manner! $10 fee, 2-3pm at Root Farm in Sebastopol. www.rootcarefarm.comor 707-477-3542 for more info.
4th Wednesday ~ All About Headaches: Join neurologist Allan L. Bernstein, M.D., in an open-ended discussion about the types of headaches, their causes and the role of medicine behavior and diet. Meetings are free and open to those who suffer from headaches and to their family and friends. The Headache Education & Support Group meets the 4th Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at Palm Drive Hospital, 501 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. For more information, please call 829-4007.
Every Wednesday ~ Kindergym ~ River to Coast Children's Services brings Kindergym to Forestville on Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Held at the Forestville United Methodist Church, 6550 Covey Road in downtown Forestville. A bilingual program, features activities for children 0 to 5 years (accompanied by their care givers) FREE, but donations are accepted, Call 707.869.3613 for current schedule or check the current RCCS newsletter online at www.rccservices.org
NEW! River to Coast Children's Services offers Kindergym in Bodega Bay starting Thursday, Dec 13, 2102 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM , continuing on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Held at the Bodega Bay Union Church, 1320 Bayview St. Features activities for children 0 to 5 years (accompanied by their care givers) FREE, but donations are accepted, Call 707.869.3613 for current schedule or check the current RCCS newsletter online at www.rccservices.org
Services & Support
Adoptive Family Support ~ Groups for all ages! Parents Place, 1360 N Dutton Ave, Ste C, Santa Rosa ~ 571-2048 ~ parentsplaceonline.org/Sonoma
Babysitting Courses ~ for 11-to-15 year olds. American Red Cross of Sonoma & Mendocino Counties, 5297 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa ~ 577-7600 ~ arcsm.org
Bookmobile ~ Free, high-quality books to persons in rural areas not served by libraries ~ 520-4536 ~ sonomacountybookmobile.org
Breastfeeding Support ~ sonoma-county.org/health/ph/mcah/breastfeeding.htm
Bunnies, Cats and Chicks. Oh my! ~ All about the animals we love. Sponsored by the West End Neighborhood and Historic District ~ srwestend.com/2012/03/bunnies-cats-and-chicks-oh-my/
Car Seat Safety Program ~ Children must ride in an approved child safety seat until 6 years old or 60 lbs. Low-cost seats & installation help at River to Coast Children’s Services ~ 869-3613 ~ rccservices.org
Charles M. Schultz Museum Mondays ~ Fun & games for children ages 1-5 with a caregiver. $5 child; 2 adults free. 10:00 am, Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa ~ 707-284-1265 ~ Go to schulzmuseum.org for more family fun!
Community Resources ~ River to Coast Children’s Services offers resources for families and child care providers in west Sonoma County. Free referrals for child care, help paying for child care for eligible families, low cost Car Safety Seat program, low cost counseling for children and their families, children’s seasonal events, Kindergym twice a week in Guerneville, parent education workshops and parent support group, emergency resources for families with young children, resources and training for child care providers, information on shopping for quality child care. RCCS is located in downtown Guerneville at 16300 1st St. Call 707.869.3613 or email email@example.com. Read our monthly newsletter online at www.rccservices.org.
Environmental Discovery Center ~ at Spring Lake Park. Free admission w/ paid parking. Hours: Wed-Sun, Noon-5:00 pm ~ 539-2865 ~ sonoma-county.org/parks/edc.htm
Foster Parent Information Meeting ~ Free. 1st Wed, 6:00 pm, Valley of the Moon Children’s Center (near Oakmont), 112 Children’s Circle, Santa Rosa ~ RSVP: 565-4274 ~ sonomafostercare.org
Kids Bowl Free ~ Visit www.kidsbowlfree.com, pick a local bowling alley to register with, and kids get to bowl two games per day for free. Must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Kindergym ~ Birth-5 yrs with a caregiver. Donation. ~ 707-869-3613 ~
Mon & Tue ~ 9:45-12:20, Guerneville Vets Hall, 1st & Church St
Wed ~ 9:30-Noon, Forestville United Methodist Church, 6550 Covey Rd
Low Cost Health Examinations at SSU ~ Through May 4 Appointments may be made by calling SSU’s Nursing Department at (707) 664-2466, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Music & Movement ~ The Orff approach integrates song, speech, creative movement, instruments, drama. Ages 4-10. Wischemann Hall, 460 Eddie Ln, Sebastopol ~ Director Janet Greene,
632-5526 ~ orffmusicandmovement.com
Parents Place ~ Social networks, guidance & counseling for parents & children. Early childhood mental health & post-adoption services. 1360 N Dutton Ave, Ste C, Santa Rosa ~ 571-2048 ~ parentsplaceonline.org/Sonoma
Parenting Group ~ Improve the relationship with your children & increase cooperation. Free. Fridays, 8:30 am, Guerneville School, 14630 Armstrong Woods Rd ~ 865-1200 x103 ~ rccservices.org
Parents Place Workshops ~ To enroll, contact Anita at 707-571-2048 or AnitaW@jfcs.org.
Physical exams ~ Complete low-cost physical exams for well adults & children, Wednesdays & Fridays. Exams are conducted by Sonoma State University FNP students with on-site faculty supervision. 707-664-2466
Pregnancy Counseling Center ~ Scared, alone, or confused about a possible pregnancy? Free & confidential services. ~ pccsonomacounty.org
Santa Rosa, 750 Mendocino Ave ~ 575-9000 Rohnert Park, 1331 Medical Center Dr ~ 588-9176
Post Adoption Services ~ Tue ~ Socialization Play Group for Young Children (6–9 years), 3:30–5:00 pm. Help young children to develop healthful social skills and to practice talking about adoption. ~ 707-303-1509 ~ LizJ@jfcs.org
Preschool Storytime ~ Stories, songs, & fingerplays for children ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Free! ~ sonomalibrary.org
River to Coast Children's Services ~ Free referrals for child care, help paying for child care for eligible families, low cost Car Safety Seat program, low cost counseling for children and their families. RCCS is located in downtown Guerneville at 16300 1st St. Call 707.869.3613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russian River Children’s Choir ~ Singers ages 6-14. Thursdays, 4:15-5:00 pm, Guerneville Community Church, 14520 Armstrong Woods Rd ~ 869-3273 or
865-2702 ~ riverchoir.org
Safe Kids Sonoma County ~ a coalition that helps connect parents & caregivers with the safety resources they need ~ 707-525-5300 x3264 ~ safekidssonomacounty.org
SAY Crisis Hotline ~ Social Advocates for Youth shelter staff are available 24/7 to answer calls from parents and teens in crisis, and we offer emergency shelter for teens ages 12-17. (888) 729-0012
Sonoma County Adventures ~ A guide to Free, Family-Friendly activities in Sonoma County. http://www.sonomacountyadventures.com
Sonoma County Moms ~ Community for Moms offers: playdates, Moms’ Night Out, online forum ~ sonomacountymom.com
Storytime ~ Sebastopol Library. 7140 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol ~ 707-823-7691 Wed ~ Toddler Storytimes, 10am, 18-36 months ~ Preschool Storytimes are 11am, ages 3-5 ~ Read to a Dog Wednesdays at 3pm Thu ~ Baby Storytime ~ 11 AM beginning Nov 3, 0-17 months
Teen Clinic ~ Free & confidential birth control, STD, & pregnancy testing & counseling. No appointment! Mon-Tue-Thu, 2:30-5:30 pm. CASA, 6570 1st St, Forestville ~ 887-0427 ~ wchealth.org
Temper Tantrum Training ~ This is a daytime group that meets weekly for an hour & a half, and runs for six weeks. Group Works groups are $35/week and meet at 130 Petaluma Avenue, Suite 2C, Sebastopol. Ilene can be reached at 707 634 4824, or at www.therapygroups.com.
West End Neighborhood and Historic District ~ Community, History, Art, Culture, and Downtown Living. srwestend.com