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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:

Playing in the Park (Rotary Park)
Tuesday morning, July 30, 10:30-12:00

Meet us at Rotary Park (617 1 St. N.E.). We have the choice of playing in the park or getting wet in the splash area. Please bring your suntan lotion, hats, water, snacks and something to sit on. Older children are welcome. Rotary Park is located on the hill north of Memorial Drive and east of Centre Street in Calgary's northeast and contains an off-leash area, accessible playground and spray park.

Registration for the program starts July 9, please call 587-392-2771. For more information call 587-392-2272. This program could be cancelled due to weather or low numbers.

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Family Fun Fair
Tuesday morning, July 23, 10:00-11:30

Come join us at the Huntington Hills Community Association arena to participate in a variety of interactive games, activities and crafts, with a small snack provided. The Family Fun Fair is for children, infant to twelve years of age. There will be lots of information on resources available in the community as well as fun activities to do over the summer. Please feel free to bring your camera as we have invited some special guests!

Registration begins on July 2nd, if you would like to attend the Family Fun Fair, please call 587-392-2271 to confirm your attendance. This event is made possible with the partnership of the North Central Family Support and Lone Parent Programs, and the Family Connections Parent Link Centre. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Preschool Fun in the Gym (3-5 years)
Thursday mornings, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 10:00-11:00

Are you looking for some physical activity for your pre-schooler? Children will learn about moving their bodies while playing with others. Children will experience 30 minutes of movement activities follow by 30 minutes of free play. Siblings are welcomed but the focus will be for pre-school abilities. Families need to commit to attend all 4 weeks.

Call to register starting June 10 at 587-392-2271

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Summer Time Stories and Fun (story time for children 1-5 years)
Wednesday, July 10, 17 & 24 (2-3 pm)
Wednesday August 7, 14, & 21 (2-3 pm)

Come join us with the Judith Umbach Library where children and parents will share songs, rhymes and stories in this interactive circle program. To register call 587-392-2271 starting June 12 for both programs.

Families can only register for one program only, choose either July or August program and plan to attend all 3 sessions.

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Watch for this program starting in July - Summer Drop- in Play and Fun
Thursday mornings 10:00-11:30am

Join us for this summer drop-in program for all ages In July and August beginning July 11th. Our room will be available for play as well as the opportunity to experiment with art, science and sensory activities.

Come prepared to play and experiment!

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ESL Computer Class
Thursday evenings, May 2-June 27, 6:00-7:30

Come join the Calgary Public Library and Family Connection Parent Link Centre for this 7 week series EEK! A Mouse! (use of a computer mouse), Introduction to Keyboarding, Putting It All Together and more... More.

Please call Vivian to register or for information at 587-392-2273.

- Attention. No class on June 6th

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Summer Sock Hop
Friday evening, June 21, 6:30-8:00 pm

Come join us for an evening of dancing in your socks as we welcome Summer. Grab your brightest, silliest, funniest socks and join us for a fun evening of dancing in the GYM. Families will have an opportunity to paint a vinyl record for a small donation to the “Children’s Wish Foundation”. The recommended donation is $5, and they will take debit, credit and Cash. This is an optional activity for families.

This is a registered event, and registration will run May 24th – June 14th. Call 587-392-2271 to register. This event is for families who have attended programs in the last 6 months. Families must pick up their ticket for the dance before the night of the event. *Food and drinks will not be served at this event. We will have bottled water available during the dance and a snack for you to take home as you leave.

This event is being put on through partnership with North Central Family Support and the Building Strong Families Lone Parenting programs.

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Family Evening Fun
Thursday evenings, May 2—June 20, 6:15-7:15

This is an evening program for the whole family to come out and have some fun playing and chatting wit other families. To help you put the kids to bed fast 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). Looking forward to seeing everyone at the program.

For more information call Vivian at 587-392-2273. Please note this program will not run on May 9 and June 6.

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Just for Mom’s, “Let’s Go to the TELUS Science Centre”
Watch for this program to return in the Fall

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Me & My Dad, “Let’s Go to the Telus Spark Science Centre (1 year to 5 years old)
Watch for this program to return in the Fall

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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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Let’s Play in the Gym (All Ages 1-5 years)
Watch for this program to return in the Fall

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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.

Wednesday, June 19; The Library will be coming to share stories and songs at 2:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 26, this is our last group until the September. Bring a snack to share if you would like to. Families are welcomed to join our Tuesday afternoon summer program.

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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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Our Main Areas:

Contact Us:
Option 5 for Parent Link Centre; 8 for Family Support and Building Strong Lone Parent Families Programs

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