Saturday, April 18, 2015
New baby resources, story times, playgroups, parenting classes, family life skills and recreation guides for kids K-12. Here's the Spanish Parenting in the Gorge Guide
Meet other parents, exchange ideas and resources, get breastfeeding and other support!
Throughout Hood River County, see the events page for Blossom Festival celebrations.
See the events page for Cherry Festival Happenings in The Dalles.
Every month on the 2nd Saturday at Hood River Cinemas. "Sensory friendly" means that we keep the lights turned up so it is not too dark and the sound turned down so it's not too loud. In order to avoid crowds, the movie is shown early in the morning before the theater is open to the general public.
This group is designed to guide students in developing appropriate social skills important for students as the create friendships and being to participate in various school and community activities. Emphasis will be in communication skills, working with others and friendship skills. Call Kidsense
at 541-386-0009 for dates, times, more information and registration.
Both Hood River and Northern Wasco County School Districts need volunteers for the SECRETS program introducing hundreds of new students to the ecological principals of our local forest and shrub-steppe communities of the Gorge. SECRETS is a program of the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute.
The Hood River County Library announces
that the Association of Library Services to Children has created a guide to parents
for their child’s
online use. See their recommended
websites for kids
Walk through the main entrance of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, and chances are you will notice the smell of coffee—and the energy of high school students at Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop. The Youth Transition Program at Hood River Valley High School is using the café to provide valuable work experience for youth with barriers to employment.
Throughout the Columbia Gorge, see the event calendar for Earth Day events and celebrations!
For parents and Youth ages 10-14. Seven Thursday evenings from April 9 through May 21.
It's an early education program for ages 2-5 happening at at the History Museum of Hood River County.
Northwest Marriage Institute in partnership with The Next Door presents this helpful workshop for Dads.
The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition will begin a newly formed mother-to-mother support group that offers guidance during this important time. The group is conducted by a trained facilitator who listens and guides the discussion, the first and third Wednesday each month at Riverside Church in Hood River from noon to 1.
Parents share their personal experiences related to Sensory Processing Disorder. Call t 541-386-0009 for current group times as they do change.
Here are a few excellent places to check for information or to call when
you, a parent or a teenager you know needs some quick support and help.
Parent Trust for Washington
Parent Trust Family Help Line
: 1-800-932-HOPE (4673) - Toll-free in
Washington State Teenline