Parent-Family Programming Fall/Winter 2019

SEPTEMBER

Parent Class

Sunday, September 29, 11:45 – 1:00 in the library

Potluck lunch  — Genia provides salad and drinks, Chris ribs, people bring salad toppings

Childcare — Bri and another care provider have activities for kids

Class — Stress, and Stress  Management for Parents Part I with Barbara Lehman

Class Description

We will talk about the stress of our lives as parents and humans and about coping with that stress. Topics include the types of events that we find stressful, what qualities seem to make them especially stressful, and the positive and negative effects of those events on our emotions and bodies.  Contemporary research in psychology will be used to guide this discussion. This will be led by Barbara Lehman, a BUF member and a social/health psychologist who studies stress and coping at WWU.

(Part II, Stress Management, will be offered Sunday, November 17)

OCTOBER

Booktoberfest

Saturday, October 12, 5:00 – 9:00

A Family friendly evening with dinner, music and entertainment.
Kids carnival with games, Bouncy House and face painting from 5:00 to 6:30.

Parents’ Night Out

Friday, October 18, 5:00 – 8:00

Parents gather at BUF and drop kids off for dinner, activities and a movie.
Parents Walk to Elizabeth Station from BUF, eat, drink and hang out with other BUF parents for a relaxing night out.

NOVEMBER

Parent Class

Sunday, November 17, 11:45 – 1:00

Potluck lunch — Genia provides salad and drinks and bread, others bring salad toppings and other additions

Childcare — Bri and another care provider have activities for kids

Class — Stress, and Stress  Management for Parents Part II with Barbara Lehman

Class Description

We will discuss common ways of coping with stress, including reflective writing, mindfulness meditation, and relying on socially supportive relationships. It is not necessary for participants to have attended Part I and all are welcome. This will be led by Barbara Lehman, a BUF member and a social/health psychologist who studies stress and coping at WWU.                               

DECEMBER

Parent’s Night Out

Friday, December 6, 5:00 – 8:00

Parents gather at BUF and drop kids off for dinner, activities and a movie.
Parents Walk to Elizabeth Station from BUF, eat, drink and hang out with other BUF parents.

Caroling and hot chocolate party! 

Monday, December 22, 5:00 – 8:00

Join us for BUF’s all-ages Caroling Night! The festivities kick off at 5 pm with dinner in the social hall ($5/person, $12 for families with small children), followed by caroling through the neighborhood, and then cookies, cocoa, and seasonal story-telling back at BUF.