Table of Friends in The Dalles May 3

Table of Friends 2013Watch out, it’s a jungle out there…
Get ready to go bananas at Family First’s benefit dinner and dessert auction.
Luscious food, tasty tunes, and a hilariously exciting and thrilling dessert auction.
Watch friends go wild and bid together and against each other to win incredible desserts– all to help our community’s most vulnerable children! Tickets are $35. Reserve yours now: call Families First, 541-296-8118.

Friday, May 3, 2013 | 5:30 – 10:00 pm | The Mint, The Dalles
Details on table hosting and sponsorship at 541-490-6844.

She’s All Ears

Julie_RyanOur March newsletter: We try to make it so short you can read it in 60 seconds. How’d we do?

Spring 2013 Parenting Classes

LaniWebEnroll in a parenting series and learn the latest parenting techniques: Make Parenting a Pleasure is a fun, family-oriented series for parents, grandparents, foster parents, and caregivers & their children 0-8 years old. Learn to motivate your child, set limits, use positive approaches to discipline, and prepare your child for school success. Explore new parenting techniques while sharing the joys and challenges of parenting with other parents.

English classes start in The Dalles February 28 and in Hood River February 26. Spanish classes will begin on February 14. All classes include dinner and childcare. Register today!

New Parenting in the Gorge Guide

Families Change the WorldFun family activities, parenting classes, online resources, playgroups, library story hours. This guide makes it easy for parents to find what their family needs. Also available in Spanish.

Early Childhood Attitudes Change

Joella Dethman, Director of the Hood River County Commission on Children and Families, says, “Over the past 20 years public awareness about the critical importance of the early childhood years of life has grown dramatically.”  Read the rest of her article to see how our attitudes about early childhood have changed.