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Dates and times subject to change. Contact your local Council to confirm the event details.

Calais Playgroup

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Washington)

Start Date: 1/2/2024    End Date: 3/26/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Every Tuesday

Time: 10am-11am

Town: Calais

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: http://www.sopreventioncouncil.com

Additional Information: Every Tuesday held at Sunrise Opportunities Community Center-21 Calais Avenue, Calais Come and meet new friends and build those social connections! Enjoy a cup of coffee while your kiddos get the wiggles out and have fun! For parents and children from birth to 5 years old! For more information please visit www.sopreventioncouncil.com or contact Monica Olivares at molivares@sun-rise.org or 255-8273

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Parenting and Play!

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Washington)

Start Date: 1/3/2024    End Date: 3/27/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Every Wednesday

Time: 10am

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: http://www.sopreventioncouncil.com

Additional Information: Join us for an hour of fun! Enjoy a cup of coffee while your little one plays with friends. Every Wednesday in Milbridge from 10:00-11:00 am. We will be at the Women for Healthy Rural Living(WHRL) building in Milbridge: 87 Main Street.

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Machias Area Parenting in Recovery Art & Support Meeting

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Washington)

Start Date: 1/3/2024    End Date: 3/27/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Every Wednesday - Machias Recovery Center - 11 Free Street, Machias

Time: 12pm- 1pm

Audience: Residents living is Safe Harbor sober living house

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: http://www.sopreventioncouncil.com

Additional Information: Join us for art activities and support in this amazing journey called parenthood. Share stories, find resources, get parenting information and so much more! Machias Recovery Center - 11 Free Street, Machias Free and Open to the Public! No Registration Needed! For more information please call 255-8273 or email molivares@sun-rise.org

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Parenting through Recovery at Inspire

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)

Start Date: 1/3/2024    End Date: 3/27/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesdays

Time: 6:00

Audience: Members of Inspire Recovery Center

In Person or Virtual: Hybrid

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJjpLX_xg9GiCQjV2wehkWYCGgHCJ2xIVxvA4DNHJkr6zLNg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Additional Information: Learn how substance and trauma impacts parenting. Focus on how to restore the parent and child relationship and strengthen this connection moving forward.

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Parenting and Play! Ellsworth Area Weekly Playgroup

Council: Sunrise Opportunities (Hancock)

Start Date: 1/4/2024    End Date: 3/28/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Thursdays

Time: 10:00

Audience: Hancock County Public

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://forms.gle/UtQKASjs86piV6wv8

Additional Information: This weekly playgroup is for parents of children ages 0-5! Bring your infants and toddlers and come play, meet new friends and build those social connections every Thursday! We meet at Downeast Community Partners in Ellsworth, 18 Avery Lane.

Contact: Monica Olivares   Phone: (207) 255-8273

Website: www.sopreventioncouncil.com


Circle of Parents

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 1/4/2024    End Date: 3/21/2024

Day(s) of the Week: 1st and 3rd Thursday each month

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Audience: Parents and caregivers - all are welcome!

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://forms.gle/DiZNjRteZDMtyg9p8

Additional Information: This is a mutual peer support group open to anyone in a parenting role. Connect with other caregivers, explore topics in nurturing ourselves and our children - share ideas and support!

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Story Hour

Council: Penquis (Penobscot)

Start Date: 1/5/2024    End Date: 3/29/2024

Day(s) of the Week: Friday

Time: 10:00am

Town: Newport

Audience: Parents/caregivers with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Additional Information: Location: Newport Library, 154 Main St. Newport FMI contact Reeni Cipullo 207-814-0001 or email at mcipullo@penquis.org

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Brownville Library Storytime

Council: Penquis (Piscataquis)

Start Date: 1/9/2024    End Date: 3/26/2024

Day(s) of the Week: alternating Tuesdays

Time: 11:15am

Town: Brownville

Audience: Parents and caregivers of infants, toddlers and preschoolers

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Additional Information: Come join us at the Brownville Free Public Library at 27 Church Street in Brownville. StoryTime includes a story and fun craft, and snacks are provided. Stories and activities are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Family Night at Thompson Free Public Library

Council: Penquis (Piscataquis)

Start Date: 1/9/2024    End Date: 3/26/2024

Day(s) of the Week: One Tuesday per month

Time: 5:30-6:30PM

Town: Dover-Foxcroft

Audience: Parents and caregivers along with children of all ages

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Additional Information: Please join us at the Thompson Free Public Library at 186 E Main St in Dover-Foxcroft for our monthly Family Night. We will be playing games, family activities, scavenger hunts etc, all while enjoying snacks and great fun. Children and families of all ages are welcome!

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Milo Library Storytime

Council: Penquis (Piscataquis)

Start Date: 1/20/2024    End Date: 3/30/2024

Day(s) of the Week: One Saturday a month

Time: 10:15am

Town: Milo

Audience: Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-10

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Additional Information: Come join us at the Milo Free Public Library at 4 Pleasant Street in Milo. StoryTime includes a story and fun craft, and snacks are provided. Stories and activities are perfect for up to age 10, but all are welcome!

Contact: Christine McMillen    Phone: 207-974-2481

Website: http://www.penquis.org


Community Playgroup

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 2/6/2024    End Date: 5/28/2024

Day(s) of the Week: 1st and 3rd Wednesday

Time: 10:30 am

In Person or Virtual: In-person

Registration Required: No

Link to Register: https://www.facebook.com/kvcapfec

Additional Information: Centenary United Methodist Church Dr. Mann Road Skowhegan Maine

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Dealing with Stress

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Kennebec)

Start Date: 3/19/2024   

Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://kvcap-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdeqtrz0qHdafFPzp1KXZr4uIGfBuTIN9

Contact: Megan Dickinson   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 1588

Website: http://www.kvcap.org


Strengthening Families

Council: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Somerset)

Start Date: 4/10/2024   

Day(s) of the Week: Wednesday, April 10th

Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm

In Person or Virtual: Zoom

Registration Required: Yes

Link to Register: https://forms.gle/wJ56DsomGXHHrRuFA

Additional Information: Join us for a conversation about resilience! We will learn about five protective factors that help families thrive, even in the face of stress and challenges. This single-session workshop offers ideas for how you can build on your own family’s strengths, and offer support to others when they need it.

Contact: Kristen Plummer   Phone: 1-800-542-8227 ext 2520

Website: http://www.kvcap.org