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Welcome Baby! Meet-ups, Metro North

Panera Bread, First Wednesday of each month (year round) 11am-12:30pm

Designed for parents with babies ages 0-1 year
Meet other parents with babies, and enjoy a cup of coffee in a relaxed setting the first Wednesday of each month. Staff from the JCC and Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston will advise on area resources and upcoming programs. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Metro North Playground Meet-ups!

Parks North of Boston, Tuesdays, May 13-August 12 (10am)

Geared for children ages 0-5 with adult
Open to the entire community • Snacks provided

Make friends for you and your kids at local playgrounds.

May 13....... Hodgkins-Curtin Park (Davis Square, Somerville)
May 20....... Whittemore Robbins Playground (Arlington)
May 27....... Rev. William Playground (North Cambridge)
June 3......... Hodgkins-Curtin Park
June 10 ...... Whittemore Robbins Playground
June 17 ...... Rev. William Playground
June 24 ...... Hodgkins-Curtin Park
July 1.......... Whittemore Robbins Playground
July 8.......... Rev. William Playground
July 15........ Hodgkins-Curtin Park
July 22........ Whittemore Robbins Playground
July 29........ Rev. William Playground
August 5..... Hodgkins-Curtin Park
August 12... Whittemore Robbins Playground

In case of inclement weather call 215-301-9282 after 9am on Tuesday mornings for program updates, or join JCC playdate at jccplaydate-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to be notified of weather updates and program changes.
For more information, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Look for the staff member with a yellow flag at each park
• Hodgkins-Curtin Park by the toddler slide near the baby swings
• Rev. William Playground by the water park
• Whittemore Robbins Playground by the play structure

Directions to each location
Hodgkins-Curtin Park ~ Somerville (Davis Square)
This playground is located on Holland Street at Simpson Avenue and Paulina Street. There is two hour parking on Holland Street near the playground and a municipal parking lot on Holland Street at Buena Vista Road that takes credit card. The Park is a 5 minute walk from the Davis T Stop on the red line.
Whittemore Robbins Playground ~ Arlington
This playground is located behind the Robbins Library and the Whittemore Robbins House. There is a small parking lot beyond the library’s lot, with additional parking spots available on Mass. Ave. The #77 bus runs along Mass. Ave.
Rev. William Playground ~ Cambridge
This playground is located between Massachusetts Ave. and Rindge Avenue, on the cross streets of Dudley and Cedar in the North Cambridge area. There are parking meters on Mass. Ave. The nearest public transit is the #77 bus along Mass. Ave. to Dudley Street.

Metrowest Playground Meet-ups

Parks West of Boston, Fridays, June 20-August 22 (10am)

Geared for children ages 0-5 years with adult
Everyone welcome • snack included
Make friends for you and your kids at local playgrounds

June 20 .......... Walnut Hill (Natick)
June 27 .......... SMILE Tot Lot (Sudbury)
July 11 ........... Choate Park (Medway)
July 18 ........... Kidspot (Ashland)
July 25*.......... Hannah Williams Park (Wayland)
Have little one under one year? Join Welcome Baby!
Bring a blanket, toys and snacks to play in the shade.
August 1 ........ No meet-up ~ Shabbat in the Park
(Village Green in Framingham Centre)
5:30-7pm • Bring a picnic dinner
August 8 ........ EMC Park (Hopkinton)
August 15...... Cushing Memorial Park (Framingham)
August 22...... Goodwill Park (Holliston)
Look for the blue flag at all parks to find JFN at the playgrounds. 

In case of inclement weather, meet at JFS Children’s Room, 475 Franklin Street, Framingham. Visit facebook.com/jewishfamilynetwork after 9am on Fridays for weather updates.

For more information, contact metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300.
Address of each location
Walnut Hill • Intersection of Bacon Street, Walnut Street and Belvedere Street, Natick
SMILE Tot Lot • 12 Fairbank Road, Sudbury
Choate Park • Rte. 109/Main Street, Medway
Kidspot • Summer Street, between Rte. 135 and Main Street, Ashland
Hannah Williams Park • Cochituate Road, Rte. 27 and Rte. 30, Wayland
EMC Park • 131 Massachusetts 85, Hopkinton
Cushing Memorial Park • Dudley Road, Framingham
Goodwill Park • 416 Green Street, Holliston

Shabbat in the Park

Framingham Village Green, Friday, August 1, 2014 (5:30-7pm)

For families with children 0-5 yrs

Celebrate Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) with an outdoor picnic in a relaxed setting with family and friends. Stay for the Framingham Concert on the Green. Families provide their own picnic meal.

For more information, contact: metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300.

JCC Day at Grossman

JCC Camp Grossman, Sunday, August 10, 2014 1-4pm

Geared for families with children
Spend the afternoon at camp with your family! Enjoy a range of activities including: waterfront (beach, swimming, boating, water trampoline, water slide, fishing and more), sports (newcomb, gaga, basketball, street hockey, capture the flag and more), arts and crafts and the rock climbing wall. GPS address: 294 Powissett Street, Dover. No raindate. Check bostonjcc.org/grossmanjccday after 11am on the day of the event for an update. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For more information, contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center, Newton Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, August 14, 2014 5-6pm

Designed for families with children ages 6 weeks-five years
A vibrant, engaging learning environment with Jewish values at the core: this is the essence of the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center. The Center nurtures children, embraces families, mentors educators, and in every way possible brings out the best in children and in our community. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. For more information, contact newton-elc@jccgb.org or 617-558-6420.

Happiest Baby On The Block Workshop

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (6:30-8pm)

For expectant and new parents with children ages 0-4 months
Discover soothing techniques to calm your crying or fussy baby and get longer stretches of sleep (for you and baby!) Based on methods developed by best-selling author and pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp. The workshop follows a step-by-step approach to soothe and calm your baby including:

• The missing 4th trimester
• The calming reflex
• The 5 S's
• The cuddle cure

**Please bring your own baby doll or stuffed animal if you are not coming with your baby!**

Instructor: Melanie Venuti, IBCLC, RLC, CHBE
Melanie has been working in the maternal and child health field for many years beginning in pediatric nutrition where she developed a passion for breastfeeding support and parental education. Her focus is breastfeeding consultations, prenatal breastfeeding education, and family support. She is also a certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator, teaching the soothing techniques of Dr. Harvey Karp.

To view our full listing of early parenting programs, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting. For more information contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

PJ Library Bagels and Books Drop-in Group

Geared for children ages 0-4 years with adult

Temple Sinai, Starts September 3 -ongoing through April 2015 (except school vacation weeks and holidays) Wednesdays (9:30-11am)

Geared for children ages 0-4 years with adult
Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Grab a bagel, hear a story and meet other parents while your children socialize and have fun.  All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. 

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

JCC New Mom’s Meetup

Congregation Sha’aray Shalom , Wednesdays, September 3, 2014 - May 27, 2015 (9:30-10:30am)

For adults with infants (babies welcome)
Do you have a new baby? Would you like to meet other moms and get some support to manage the changes in your life? Come with your infant to share experiences and hear about area resources. In collaboration with Jewish Family and Children’s Service.

Meet-up will take place on Wednesdays (9:30-10:30am) starting September 3, except for school vacation weeks and holidays

For more informataion, contact south1@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510. To learn more about the JCCs Early Parenting programs, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting. To learm more about other programs in the South, visit bostonjcc.org/south

Weekly Playtime Meetup

Geared for children ages 0-5 years with adult

Now in 3 locations, Ongoing Mondays (10am), Mondays (10:45am), Thursdays (10am)

Geared for children ages 0-5 years with adult
Join JFN every Monday and Thursday morning for our FREE Playtime Meet-up. Kids can play in a safe, stimulating environment while adults socialize and relax with new friends and old. A light snack and drink will be provided for the kids. Choose one or come to all. 

JCC Early Learning Center, Wayland at Temple Shir Tikva
141 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Wayland
Mondays (10am)
Contact: vsalesgeary@jfsmw.org
Medway Public Library
26 High Street, Medway
Mondays (10:45am)
Contact: ddoucettekaplan@jfsmw.org
The Children’s Room at Jewish Family Services
475 Franklin Street, Framingham
Thursdays (10am)
Contact: nweiss@jfsmw.org

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. 

For more information, contact: metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300.

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