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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
Thursday evening, February 7-28th, 6:15-7:15 | No program on Feb.14th

This is an evening program for the whole family to come out and have some fun playing and chatting with other families. To help you put the kids in bed faster after the program we will provide a healthy special snack, and everyone can wear their pajamas. We have a warm beautiful space full of toys, puzzles (for different ages). We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the program.

For more information call Vivian at 587-392-2273

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Just for Mom’s, Beating the Winter Blues
Saturday afternoon, February 23, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Winter is in full force! As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down. Come join other Moms for great conversation and snacks in a relaxing setting. We will be chatting about ways to stay happy and active, and beat the winter blues in the colder months, we will also be doing a fun activity. Childcare will be provided.

To register call Tracey at 587-392-2271. Registrations will begin January 28, 2019

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Me & MY Dad, “Trains, Planes & Cars”
Saturday morning, February 23, 10:00-11:30 am

Dad’s ONLY (and children) activity for children 1-5 years; Come join our Me and My Dad program. Dad’s and children 1 year (able to walk and run) and older will be able to participate in variety of activities while meeting other dads.

Call Sue for more information at 587-392-2270. To register call 587-392-2271 starting February 4

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Family Day Storytime with Judith Umbach Library
Thursday morning, February 14, 10:00-11:00 am

Top Floor 520 78 Ave NW; Come join us for stories and songs with the Library.

Please call 587-392-2271 to register starting January 24. This program is for children 5 and under

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Parent Child Mother Goose for infants (must not turn 1 yr. before April 2019)
Thursday mornings, February 7th to April 11th, 1:30-2:30 (10 weeks)

Come socialize, laugh, and learn in this 10-week interactive program for you and your baby. The Mother Goose program uses songs, rhymes and stories which teaches language skills in a loving and interactive way. The focus will be on learning through repetition. No siblings please. We ask that you be committed to the 10 weeks, as this is a popular program.

No siblings please. We ask that you be committed to the 10 weeks, as this is a popular program.

This Program is now FULL

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Family Day Skate (FREE)
Friday afternoon, February 15, 12:30-2:00 pm
Huntington Hills Community Centre 520 78 Ave. NW

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

Please join our Mommy2Be group. All moms to be are welcome! Different topics, guest speakers, meet and chat with other Moms2be. Please know that this group is for moms only children are not able to attend.

If you would like more, please call 587-392-2268.

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Moms Getting Healthy Together
Sunday mornings, January 27 to March 24 (this is an 8-week program with no class February 17) 10:30am to 11:30am
In the Parent Link Centre – Top Floor 520 78 avenue NW

Are you a mom to children under the age of 5? Do you often think you’d like to make healthier choices for you and your family but aren’t sure where to start or how to find the time? Spend an hour each Sunday morning for 8 weeks, getting to know some other moms with the same objectives. Each week we will have a short discussion on what it means to “fill your cup first”, learn how to reduce stress and make healthier choices. The last 30 minutes will be a workout that you can easily replicate at home with limited time, space, and equipment! So, pack up your yoga mat, your runners and bring the kids for some independent play (you will have to monitor your children during this hour), while you learn about making yourself a priority without the dreaded “mom guilt”. **Babes in carriers are welcome** Brought to you by Jessica Pegg, Personal Trainer and Certified Health, Wellness, and Life Coach. Must commit to all 8 weeks.

To register please call 587-392-2271 or email between January 4 and January 17

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Let’s Play in the Gym (All Ages 1-5 years)
Friday mornings, January 11-March 8, 10:30-12:00 noon

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 Shoes NO PLAY!! Families need to arrive and sign in between 10:30 and 11:00 am 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 September 5 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.

Note: The Library will be joining us February 27, 2:30-3:00 pm

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Come Play with Me (Vivo)
Thursday mornings, January 31-March 21, 10:00-11:30

Come join us for this, free drop in playgroup for parents/caregivers and children (birth –5 years). 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.

For information call 587-392-2271. Vivo is located at 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary, AB T3K 6E3. This program is being run through partnership between Family Connections Parent Link Centre, Northern Hills Community Association and Vivo.

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

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 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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Kid's Corner
Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-3:00

Join us for this afternoon, relaxed, drop in group for parents and children free of charge (Birth - 5).

Our afternoon program is a little quieter than the morning program.

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