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Family Connections Parent Link Centre

We would like to remind parents/caregivers that, when attending the Family Connections Parent Link Centre activities, wet snowy/muddy footwear needs to be removed before entering the play area. We recommend that you bring a clean pair of footwear to change into as socks can be slippery on the floor and if we need to leave the building in a hurry there will not be time to find and put on your other footwear.

Please bring your own "travel mug" with lid for hot drinks and a water bottle for water for you or your child, when attending programs with the Family Connections Parent Link. This mug or water bottle should be non-breakable. The Family Connections Parent Link Centre will continue to have coffee and tea available at most of our programs.

Thank you for helping us to be kind to our planet!

Technology Free Zone!

The goal for the Family Connections Parent Link Centre is to provide a safe and fun environment for our families to play together in. To this end we have a new policy that we will be introducing immediately to all our programs; it is now the Policy of Huntington Hills Community Association that our programs be technology free.

This means that we are asking you to put your cell phones, tablets, etc. away while you are at our programs. Please do not talk, text, play games, etc while you are in the play groups. We understand that there will be times that it is necessary for you to use your device, and we ask that you do so outside of the play space, after ensuring your child is safe by asking someone else to watch them, or by taking them with you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to talk to one of our staff about them.

Our Current Activities:

Family Evening Fun; Pajamas Play
Thursday evenings, January 16, 23 & 30, 6:15-7:15

Come join us for our Family Evening Fun Pajamas play. This evening register program is for the whole family to come out and have some fun playing with your children. We will end the program watching a teachable movie with popcorn. Play time 6:15-6:45 PM Popcorn & Video 6:50-7:15 PM PS: The whole family is welcome to wear their pajamas

Registration starts on Jan.6th 2020, call Tracey at: 587-392-2271. For more information call Vivian at: 587-391-2273

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Family Day Skate (FREE)
Friday afternoon, February 14, 1:00-2:30, Huntington Hills Community Centre, 520 78 Ave. N.W.

Come join the Huntington Hills Community Association and Family Connections Parent Link, and North Central Family Support Program for a Family Day Skate. All children 17 and under must have a buckled helmet and skates to be on the ice to participate in this Free event. It is recommended that everyone, children and adults wear helmets (hockey or biking when on the ice). Please wear mittens and proper footwear, preferably skates. Skate with care and respect (no racing) and No hockey sticks.

For more information, call 587-392-2272

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Family Evening Fun with ready materials to color (for 3-6 year olds):
Thursday evenings, 6:15-7:15, February 13, 20 & 27

The first 20 minutes the kids will play, then the last 40 minutes the kids will colour with their family. The siblings are welcome if you have someone to help them.

For more information about this program please contact Vivian at 587-392-2273. To register for this program please call Tracey at 587-392-2271 starting January 16.

Please register for one time only (Your choice):

1-Feb. 13 colour your cup
2-Feb.20 paint your sea Animals
3-Feb.27 make your bracelet

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Family Day Storytime
Thursday morning, February 13, 10:30-11:30; Top Floor 520 78 Ave NW (Huntington Location)

This is an all ages Storytime where we will celebrate Family Day with stories and songs about Family, Love, and Friendship. The second half we will bring out some books, toys and puzzles to play.

Register starting January 23 at 10am by calling or emailing Tracey at (587) 392- 2271 email: This program is for children 1-5 years old.

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Stop N Play: New Program
Friday afternoon, January 9-February 28, 1:30-2:30

Come join us for this relaxed afternoon drop in playgroup for parents/caregivers and children (Birth – 5). Our afternoon program is a little quieter than the morning program.

NO program on February 14, check out Family Skate instead.

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Come Play with Me at Vivo*
February 6-March 19 (No program on February 13)
Thursday mornings, 10:00-11:30

Vivo is located at 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary, AB T3K 6E3; Come join us for this, free drop in playgroup for parents and children (birth –5 years). For information call 587-392-2271. Children are able to move about in the room and pick from a variety of play areas such as dress up, play dough, puzzles and play with lots of toys. Staff will be available to answer questions about developmental growth, parenting, and help parents identify community resources.

*This program is being run through partnership between Family Connections Parent Link Centre, Northern Hills Community Association and Vivo.

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ESL Chat & Coffee for Beginners +
Thursday evening, January 16-March 19, 4:00-6:00

For more information on this program please telephone Vivian at 587-392-2273. Please note there is no childcare for this program.

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Me & My Dad (for children 1-5 years old) - Let’s Go to the Big Box Playground (922 64 Ave NE #120)
January 25 9:30 am-11:30 am

Come join our Dad’s & children’s get together where we will visit the Big Box playground.

Registration will begin January 10 at 10:00 am where you can call 587-392-2271 and leave a message with your name, children’s name and age and your telephone number. You can also email your information to Families will be registered in the order received. We will meet on site for 9:30 am just inside the doors. Call 587-392-2270 for more information.

**Registration priority will be given to new families who have Not participated in past field trips.** If you have attended a previous field trip you can go a waiting list.

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Just for Mom’s - “Beating the Winter Blues”
Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2:00-4:00

We invite you to join us for this fun and informative group. We will be looking way to stay mentally healthy during the cold and dark months of Winter. Come join other Moms for great conversation, snacks, and a fun activity in a relaxing setting

Childcare will be provided. For more information call Cassandra at 587-392-2268. To register please call Tracey at 587-392-2271. Registrations will take place between January 2, 2020 and January 20, 2020

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Mommy 2 Be/ New Mom Group
Friday mornings, 10:00-12:00

Please join our Mommy 2 Be/ New Mom group. All moms welcome! We provide snacks (sometimes homemade) as well as beverages including coffee. This group is FREE and is drop in, therefor if you can’t make it one week or you need to leave early that is all good. We are also a no Mom-Shaming group, respect is huge in this group. we all have our difference of opinions and that’s ok! Every Friday when we meet, we talk about different topics such as -Sleeping -Drs vs Midwives -Mom hacks -Safety tips -Partners -Struggles -Changes -Breastfeeding Monthly we bring in guest speakers including -Lactation Consultant -Maternity RMT -Pelvic floor therapist -Nutritionist -Dental Hygienist -Red Cross CPR.

For more information please call Cassandra at 587-392-2268.

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Tuesday Gym (All Ages 1-5 years) - New Day and New Time
Tuesday January 7-February 25 ***2:30-3:30 pm noon Please note the time change***

Please join us for this active drop-in play program for children 1-5 years old (children need to be walking). Activities will involve exploring and developing physical and social skills with other children and adults in a gym setting. Siblings are welcome. Children and adults must wear indoor non-marking running shoes. (NO socks or bare feet) NO Indoor Shoes NO PLAY!!

Families need to arrive and sign in at 2:15 pm to participate in the gym program. Please come early. For more information call 587-392-2271.

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Baby and Me (under 12 months)
Wednesday afternoon, 1:30-3:00

Baby & Me will start up start up January 8 at the Parent Link site at the Huntington location 520-78 Ave NW. Stop in and join the fun playing with your baby and talking with other parents.

Watch the calendar for special guests eg. Library, AHS nutrition.

December 18 “Christmas Babies” (Last Baby & Me until January) Come join us for a Christmas celebration. The library will join us for stories and songs at 2:30 pm. You are invited to bring a snack to share.

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Playtime Fun
Tuesday mornings, 10:00-11:30

Please Join us for this free, drop-in, playgroup for parents/caregivers and children (Birth to 5).

Children are able to move about in the room and pick from a variety play areas.

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Play & Songs
Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:30

This is a playgroup for all ages with a variety of activities to explore in the Parent Link Room and ending with a short song time. Please sit with your child on the rug during this time. Toddlers are not expected to sit for songs and wandering will happen. We ask parents/caregivers not to have conversations with one another during song time, please model sitting on the carpet, taking part in singing the songs, and or listening to the story quietly. Exposing your child to these song times is great for developing their attention span.

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Contact Us:
Option 4 for Parent Link Centre; 5 for Family Support and Building Strong Lone Parent Families Programs

520 - 78 Ave. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada