Lifestyle Briefs: Lil' Iguana foundation plans craft fair, raffle

November 12. 2017 3:29AM

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Lil' Iguana foundation plans craft fair, raffle

NASHUA - The Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation is gearing up for its craft fair and raffle fundraiser on Saturday, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nashua High School North, 8 Titan Way.

The fair will feature more than 70 crafters, vendors and area businesses as well as a raffle room with more than 50 prizes and prize baskets valued at $100 or more. Raffle tickets are $6 for 25 tickets. The full prize list is available at www.liliguanausa.org/craft-fair.

Among the prizes are two round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets; four one-day Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World; floor seats to a Boston Celtics game; two $500 Bob's Discount Furniture gift cards; seven-night resort stays; and signed sports memorabilia.

Those unable to attend the festival may order raffle tickets though 3 p.m. Friday by calling 881-9805 or emailing info@liliguanausa.org.

The fair is the foundation's annual fundraiser, and proceeds enable it to continue free educational programming throughout New England.

Families First schedules series on child discipline

PORTSMOUTH - Families First Health and Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, is offering a four-part Child-Discipline Series on Tuesdays, Nov. 22 through Dec. 12, that will explore which kinds of discipline are hurtful for children and which are helpful and effective.

The topics are:

. Nov. 22, household rules and how to teach expectations;

. Nov. 29, how to employ consequences that teach good choices;

. Dec. 5 and 12, "No-Drama Discipline," which will introduce the whole-brain way to connect and redirect, based on the best-selling book by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

The free classes are scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and include free child care. Advance registration is required. To sign up, go to tinyurl.com/FFparenting or call 422-8208 ext 2.

Families First has other programs for parents coming up:

. Holiday Expectations for Families, Thursday, Nov. 30, 9:30 to 11 a.m. This session will help parents find holiday success without the stress.

. College-Bound with ADD/ADHD, Saturday, Dec. 2, 9:30 to noon. This session is about preparing for the pitfalls and distractions of college life for a child with ADD/ADHD and making the transition successful. Four panelists will discuss unique transition challenges for students with ADD/ADHD; how to choose the right college and right environment; on-campus resources to promote success; strategies to help students meet the academic and time-management demands of college; and how self-advocacy, organization and coaching make a significant impact on student success. Parents may attend with our without their teens and should indicate when signing up whether teens are coming.

. Stress Reduction, Thursday, Dec. 14, 9:30 to 11 a.m. This workshop is about working mindfulness into your daily routine.

. Family Gift Workshop, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. This workshop involves gifts and decorations for the whole family.

All of the programs are free and include free child care. Advance registration is required. To sign up and for more information about these programs and other offerings, go to tinyurl.com/FFparenting or call 422-8208 ext. 2.


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