Families

SCHOOL BREAK ACTIVITIES FROM THE WELLS RESERVE AT LAUDHOLM

Tuesday, February 22, 12 to 3 pm
Owl Detectives program for ages 6 to 9. Discover which owls make their winter homes around the Wells Reserve at Laudholm and look for evidence they have left along the trails. What do owls eat? Can you hear as well as an owl? Dissect the clues with experienced educators. $24/18. Registration required. FMI 207-646-1555 ext 142 or camps@wellsnerr.org.

Wednesday, February 23, 12 to 3 pm
Coyotes, Bobcats, and Beavers - Oh My! for ages 9 to 12. Get a close look at animal artifacts and become a detective searching for wildlife clues along the trails of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Create your own ultimate winter-survival animal to take home. $24/18. Registration required. FMI
207-646-1555 ext 142 or camps@wellsnerr.org.

Thursday, February 24, 10 am to 2 pm
Winter Wildlife Day.

STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION & AWARENESS MONTH

STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZE TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION & AWARENESS MONTH

Every year, thousands of teenagers across the State of Maine experience dating violence.  February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in youth relationships and promote programs that focus on prevention. The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence and the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault are calling on Mainers to help recognize this important month, not only for youth in Maine, but for communities statewide.

Dating violence is “controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It occurs in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships and can include verbal, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or a combination of these behaviors.”  Dating violence often starts with what may seem like minor behavior, such as teasing and name calling.

Free Family Night at Children's Museum of NH

Free Family Night at Children's Museum of NH

Date: February 4, 2011 Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM http://www.childrens-museum.org

One World Exhibits at Children's Museum of NH Event Description
Thanks to support from Jane's Trust, the Children's Museum of NH will be open at no charge for a Free Family Night from 5:30 - 8 pm. On this evening, the museum will be open to all families as a special opportunity for parents or grandparents to spend time playing and learning with the children in their lives.

2nd Annual Drive-Through Nativity Again to Highlight Christmas in York

2nd Annual Drive-Through Nativity Again to Highlight Christmas in York

York-area residents and holiday visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a special Christmas celebration again this year as members of First Parish Church present the Second Annual Drive-Through Nativity, “The Journey to Bethlehem.”
 Staged as a living tableau with live actors portraying all the characters of the original Christmas story, the program will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday evening, Dec. 18, from 4:30 to 7:30pm, in the loop around Town Hall and the church in York Village. Admission will be free, and all are invited.
 Dozens of volunteers have worked for several months, according to Janet and Larry Cassidy, co-chairs of the event, and many more are signed up to work as actors on the evening of the performance. “The committees range from set design, props and costumes to carpentry, lighting and even live animals,” he said.
 “There will be seven distinct scenes,” Janet explained.

Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night

The York Police Department will be adding extra patrols for this year’s Halloween holiday.  Foot officers, mountain bike patrols, and unmarked patrol units will be added to insure the safety of our children throughout the community.  We are asking the community to help make this a safe time by “watching out for each other” and reporting any suspicious or unsafe activities immediately to us.

The Town of York will observe the annual Halloween trick-or-treat night on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 4:30 p.m.