Family news, events
May 17. 2014 8:17PM
PELHAM - The Pelham Parent Outreach Group and the Pelham School District are sponsoring a free workshop on "Extended School Year (ESY) Who, What, Why and What Else?"
This workshop will give an overview of the ESY process for children with disabilities, covering such topics as how a child qualifies and the options, and also give an overview of the transition requirements in the Individualized Education Program, including strategies to use for effective transition planning.
SOMERSWORTH - The Somersworth Festival Association, which is hosting the 34th Somersworth International Children's Festival in June, is seeking more vendors.
The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, on the grounds of Somersworth High School as well as in the cafeteria for crafters. For information, call Sue at 692-5869 or go to nhfestivals.org, from where online applications can be printed.
NASHUA -Parents of children from infants to age 5 are invited to get out of the house and connect with other parents at the "Ultimate Free Play Date" program offered by the Family Resource Center of Greater Nashua.The drop-in program is offered from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Boys & Girls Club, 47 Grand Ave. The next dates are May 20 and 27.
The center says the program offers young children the opportunity to learn socialization skills, have fun and make friends and also serves as a bonding experience between parent and child. It offers parents a way to reduce stress, share experiences and develop parenting resources.
NASHUA - Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation is hosting a craft-themed contest to encourage kids to be creative and to give the winner a brand new bike and helmet.
To participate, families must donate $1 at the new Lil' Iguana Resale Store, 472 Amherst St., Suite 11, to receive a Crafty Cup.
The next step is to take a photo of the creation and email it to Info@liliguanausa.org, including the child's age and name.
The winner will receive a boy's or girl's bike and helmet, while all proceeds will go toward the nonprofit foundation's mission to prevent child abduction, abuse and serious accidental injuries through music-based programs designed for children ages 2 to 8.