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a monthly publication of the JCC Family Programs department

Lunch and Learn: Step Parenting Thursday, February 2, 11 a.m. – 12:15 pm JCC, Board Room $10/JCC Members; $12/Guest Unpacking the mysteries of a blended family often adds stress to new families. Please join Pat Skinner, licensed psychotherapist and specialist in divorce,communication and anger management, for a conversation on developing better understanding of family dynamics, enhancing communication, and supporting your partner and children. For more information about Pat Skinner, please visit Please bring a brown bag lunch.

family member. Seth Davis is a Certified Financial PlannerTM and Private Client Advisor with RMB Capital Management, LLC, who spends much of his time working with younger families. He will provide a solid overview on the finan-

cial topics you need to know about and answer any questions you may have.

Dads Night Out: Let’s Go Bowling! Tu B'Shevat: Plant, Explore and Learn! Sunday, February 5 9:30-11:30 a.m., JCC $9 per person, ages 2 and up; $36 max per family/JCC members $11 per person, ages 2 and up; $44 max per family/Guests Come join us for the birthday of the trees! Celebrate with Hazon, Denver Botanic Garden,Sticky Fingers Cooking,the JCC Early Childhood Center and other earth-friendly organizations as we learn about and experiment with things in nature —composting,planting,tasting and more.Children will learn about the‘big ideas’of the holiday,while participating in hands on activities.

ABC’s of Financial Planning Thursday, February 9 6:30 — 9 p.m., JCC $45/session/JCC Members (includes partners); $52/session/Guests Diapers, bottles and gear—oh my! Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have, yet also the most one of the most expensive. It can be overwhelming to understand the changes required to your saving and spending patterns to plan for the everyday costs of having a child, planning for preschool/grade school and for many parents, saving for college. It’s also critical to plan for how your children will be taken care of in the event of a loss of a

Thursday, February 9 7–9 p.m. Lucky Strike Lanes (500 16th Street Suite 340 Denver, CO 80202) Cost: $25/person Dads Night Out is finally here! Kick back at Lucky Strike Lanes with the guys.Enjoy two hours of bowling, shoe rentals, soft drinks, appetizers and great company.

Sibling Rivalry: How to Increase Shalom in the Home For Parents of Children Pre-school—School-Age Wednesday, February 15, 6:30—8 p.m. JCC, Reading Jungle (room 205) $10/JCC Member; $12/Guest Sibling rivalry has been around since the days of Cain and Abel and yet parents still struggle with how to handle conflict when it comes to their children. If you are wondering how to decrease the tattle-telling, bickering and all out wrestling matches between your children this class is for you. Amy Topelson, Child and Family Therapist and mother of two will provide an interactive class on this topic giving you several new strategies to try at home!

All classes and events require advance registration. Please contact Jill Katchen (303) 316-6336 or register online at

Day at the J (Presidents Day) Enjoy a Taste of Family Programs- Ages newborn – 4 Monday, February 20, 2012 JCC $10/family—choose 1 class from each session. All of these programs require parent/caregiver engagement with the children. Session 1: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. • Mixed-Age Music (newborn – 4 years) • Kinder Kixx Tot Soccer, Gym or Social Hall (18 mo – 4 years) • Sticky Fingers Cooking (2 – 4 years) Session 2: 10:35 – 11:20 p.m. • Mixed-age Music (newborn – 4 years) • Sticky Fingers Cooking (2 – 4 years) • Kinder Kixx Tot Soccer (18 months – 4 years) Snacks and Social Time: 11:30 a.m. – Noon, Lobby

A Free Community-wide Festival for Families with Children Newborn—Age 8


Celebrate Family! MAY 20, 2012

Visit website for programs for older children on Presidents Day!

At the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246

Working Moms Network (WoMeN): Chocolate and Champagne Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 – 9 p.m. The Forum Hair Studio (425 S. Cherry St., Glendale 80246) $25/JCC Member; $30/JCC Guests or day of registrants Chocolate and Champagne makeover night! Take a little time for YOU in the middle of your winter doldrums.Each person will choose two services from the following: blowouts, mini mani, mini pedi, and more. So pamper yourself, bring your friends, and join us for a fun night!

10:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. Bike Swap • Train Rides • Bounce Castle • Petting Zoo Helicopter • Rock Climbing Wall • Kid’s Products for Sale Free Snacks • Face Painting • Prizes • Lunch for Purchase Vendor and exhibition tables are available. Contact Dani Wynn for details at Sponsored by:

Passport to Purim Sunday, Feb. 26, 3-5 p.m. $9/person, ages 2 and up; $36 max/family/JCC $11/person, ages 2 and up; $44 max/family/Guest Miriam,Vashti,Ahasuerus and friends will be at the JCC to celebrate Purim with young children and their families…Come in costume.

JCC Sports & Fitness 3-Day Pass This pass authorizes you and your family to experience the JCC Fitness Center Expires Dec. 31, 2012

One pass per family.Must be 18 years or older.First time guests only.Local residents only. Photo ID required. Certain conditions and restrictions apply. Pass must be activated at the JCC membership office.

JCC Sports & Fitness Center • 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80504 • 303-316-6308

With questions or to register for all of these programs please go to under “families” or contact Jill Katchen, (303) 316-6336 or

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