families of all ages. Open Wed. through Sun. noon to 5pm. For more information, call 898-4121 or visit www.csuchico. edu/gateway.
Great Expectations Childbirth Education:
This 4 hour pregnancy and childbirth education workshop will prepare you for childbirth. Get all your questions answered and learn how to prepare for a positive, informed, & supported birth experience. Private classes scheduled at your convenience. Please go to www.theNestChico.com for more info.
Home Depot Kids Workshops:
Chico & Oroville. Hands-on building workshop for ages 5-12. Saturdays, 9am-12pm. Free. Chico: 342-0477; Oroville: 538-0521.
Patrick Ranch Museum is also open on Saturdays for tours of the Glenwood Farm house. Tours from 11am3pm. Visit website for upcoming events on Saturdays at patrickranchmuseum.org or call 342-4359.
Perinatal Loss Support Group:
6pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month. This is a monthly support circle for women who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Whether you loss is recent or in years past, this group is offers a confidential & compassionate space to share your story and connect with other mothers who understand. Please join us and get the support you deserve. FREE! www.theNestChico.com.
Pregnancy Education Series:
Low cost car seat program for Butte County residents. For more info on this program, please call Butte County Public Health 800-339-2941.
This four-week childbirth education series is designed to prepare expectant women and their support person for their childbirth experience. We recommend that you choose to attend a session that ends one month before your baby is due. Call 876-2518 to register or go to www.frhosp.org for more information.
Kids Night Out:
Roo’s Zoo Skate Session at Cal Skate:
Childcare! Contact for more details and class times. 896-9743, www.jazzercise.com.
Kids in Safe Seats:
Fridays at In Motion Fitness from 5:30-9:30. Each night includes dinner and an exciting activity. Must pre-register. Call 895-kids or visit www.inmotionfitness.net to find out more.
La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group:
Join Roller-Roo for this specially designed session for kids 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. $5.50/child, includes quad skate rental (parents skate for $2.75); or $25/6-weeks. 343-1601.
La Leche League offers free mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding. Babies and young children are always welcome at meetings. Meetings are held throughout the month. Please refer to the LLL of Chico Facebook page, call 487-4109 or email email@example.com for details and times.
Rowell’s Pals Playgroup:
Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshops:
Sliver Dollar BMX: First race is FREE for those looking
Free kids clinic, Saturdays at 10am. Must pre register at: www. lowesbuildandgrow.com or call for more info.
Meet & Greet:
Meet & Greet Parent Support Group will be held the last Thursday of each month, from 6-8pm. Meet & Greet is for parents or caretakers of children (adult or youth) with developmental disabilities. This free program offers an evening of respite and enjoyment for parents. Meet & Greet provides supports and ideas from knowledgeable parents in a light-hearted, enjoyable environment. Childcare is not provided. For more information please call Loren at Autism lifespan, 897-0900.
MOMS: Making Our Mothering Significant is a group of
moms who get together to share the joys and challenges of motherhood. Every mom needs a community that will encourage and support her. 1193 Filbert Ave, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 9am, from September through May. Child care is provided. First meeting is free! Contact EV Free Church for more information: 343-6022.
A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Come sing, dance, read & play. 10-11am, Fridays. Free; preregistration encouraged. Rowell Family Empowerment of N. CA, 3075 Cohasset Rd., #2. 899-8801.
to try something new here in Chico! There are racers as young as 3 years old and all ages are welcome! Practice/ racing every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, weather permitting. “Like” us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ sdbmx to receive current track updates.
Silver Dollar Speedway:
Held every Friday night. Gates open at 6pm and races start at 7pm. For more info and for a full schedule of events go to, silverdollarspeedway. com.
Sunny Garden Montessori Mommy and Me Playgroups: An ongoing weekly PLAYGROUP for children and their parents. Children will be introduced to stimulating toys and activities; all guided by their parent! Please call 343-3101 for more information or visit www. sunnygardenmontessori.com.
The Mom Spot: A place for mothers of young children
MOPS at Grace Community Church: support group for mothers of children 0-preschool, just like you! Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays September-May. Call for more information: 343-5528. Free Childcare.
(birth through kindergarten) to connect by building friendships and sharing experiences. Meets on second and fourth Tuesdays of the month 9-11:30 am. Join us for a hot breakfast, craft, speaker, and free onsite child care. Meets at Paradise Alliance Church 6491 Clark Rd. Paradise-call for questions 877-7069.
Mothers Strong Support Group:
The Studio 561:
“Baby blues and beyond. . . .” We are moms who provide support and strive to empower each other. Our group is a safe, advice free, and judgement free zone. A place to speak the truth about mothering even when you may feel anxious or depressed. Held on Thursdays from 9-10:30am at The Nest Chico, www.TheNestChico.com.
Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA): The mission of the Museum is to make art accessible and promote awareness of northern California artists through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. www.monca.org.
Newborn Care Class:
This 2 hour class will teach you the basics of newborn care including diapering, feeding (bottle/breast), bathing, swaddling, baby wearing, umbilical cord care, & circumcision care. Call 530-8281900 to schedule. www.thenestchico.com.
Patrick Ranch Museum:
Educational Field Trips & More at the Historic Patrick Ranch. To schedule a field trip, please call 588-3869 or 592-9260. For more information visit our web-site at www.patrick ranchmuseum.org. The
Children’s painting classes, mixed media, family painting parties, birthday paint parties, and summer camps. Also offers adult classes and painting parties. By local artist, Christine Mac Shane, 370-1285, 561 East Lindo Avenue.
Thursday Night Market:
Held April – September from 6-9pm in Downtown Chico. Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Street, including side streets and the fabulous City Plaza! Features a bounty of farm-fresh produce, mouth-watering prepared foods from food trucks and booths, handmade, local arts and crafts, and live entertainment for all ages. downtownchico.com.
Yoga for Every Woman:
This is a class for women of all ages and abilities! Pregnant & postpartum moms are welcome. This is a relaxed, non-competitive class. Modifications will be available for expectant mothers & injuries. This class is taught by Jarynna Chua; yogi, mother, MFT & LLL leader. Sundays 10:45am at The Nest, www.thenestchico.com.
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Published on Apr 29, 2016