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ANIMALS............................................... 08

For wildlife see section Nature: Nature & Wildlife Centers. Canine Assisted Reading................................8 Domestic & Farm Animals: Rescues, Sanctuaries & Farms.........................................8 Equine....................................................................9 Equine Clubs for Youth....................................9 Equine Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy................................................9 Equine Lessons, Camps, Trail Rides & Guest Ranches................................................9 Equine Rescues & Sanctuaries......................9 Spay/Neuter & Vaccine Programs & Clinics.............................................................. 10

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION DESTINATIONS............................. 12 EDUCATION...................................... 17

Co-op Preschools............................................ 17 Fundraising Ideas........................................... 17 Homeschooling Support & Resources......18 Homework Help & Info................................. 18 Learning Services & Tutoring..................... 18 School, Classroom & Teacher Support Programs.......................................... 19 Schools: Public Schools County Offices....19 Montessori & Waldorf Education............. 20 Schools: Charters............................................ 20 Schools: Private............................................... 21 Schools: Special Needs................................. 21 Schools: Colleges............................................ 21 Teaching Supplies.......................................... 22 Tours & Field Trips........................................... 22

FRUGAL FAMILIES................... 25

Also see section Healthy Food Resources: Discount Grocery Stores Consignment Stores...................................... 25 Surplus Stores & Reconstructed Goods......26 Thrift Stores....................................................... 26

FINANCE & LEGAL.................... 26 GENERAL RECREATION & PARKS................................................. 27

Aquatics: Swim Instruction, Pools, Centers & Parks................................... 27 BMX Bike Parks................................................ 28 Children’s Indoor Play Areas....................... 28 County Parks Departments........................ 28 Dog Parks........................................................... 28 Paintball & Airsoft Parks & Fields.............. 28 Skateboard Parks............................................ 29 Summer Camps & Programs 2014........... 29 Theaters: Film Festivals................................. 29 Theaters: Movie............................................... 29 Theaters: Performing Arts........................... 29 TV & Radio: Youth & Family Programming................................................... 29

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HEALTH................................................... 31 Acupuncture.................................................... 31 Allergies & Digestion..................................... 31 Birth: Birthing Classes................................... 31 Birth: Obstetricians, Midwives & Doulas............................................................. 31 Birth: Prenatal, Postpartum & Breastfeeding Support................................. 33 Children's Low-Cost / No-Cost Health Insurance............................................. 33 Chiropractic...................................................... 34 Community Health Clinics & Centers..... 34 Dental: Low-Cost Clinics & Resources.... 34 Hospitals............................................................ 35 Mental Health: Counseling & Therapy.......35 Nutrition Information................................... 35 Physicians: Family Practice/ Pediatricians........................................................35 Smoking Cessation........................................ 36 Vision Therapy, Screenings & Pediatric Exams............................................... 36 HEALTHY FOOD RESOURCES...................................... 38

Community & Teaching Gardens............. 39 Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) & Organic Produce Deliveries......................................... 39 Discount Grocery Stores with Natural Food Products....................... 39 Farmers & Growers Markets, Farm Trails & Marketplaces......................... 39 Healthy Cooking Classes............................. 40 Healthy Foods Organizations, Nutrition Info & Support.............................. 40 Natural Foods Stores..................................... 41 U-Pick Farms..................................................... 41

LITERACY.............................................. 42

Adult Literacy Enrichment.......................... 43 Early Childhood Literacy Enrichment.... 43 Public Libraries................................................ 43 Storytimes......................................................... 43

MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SITES................... 44 ORGANIZATIONS BENEFITING CHILDREN............................................ 46 PARENTING SUPPORT........ 47

Also see section Special Needs. County Human Services.............................. 47 Domestic Violence & Abuse Advocacy.....47 Early Childhood Programs & Child Care Referral Agencies...................... 47 Family & Community Resource Centers................................................................ 49 Foster Care & Adoption................................ 50 Grief Support.................................................... 50 Infant Massage................................................ 50 Parenting Methods and Classes............... 51 Parenting Support Helpline....................... 51 Playgroups........................................................ 51 Toy Shops: Specialty & Locally Owned................................................. 51

SAFETY.................................................... 53

Babysitting Training Courses..................... 53 Bike & Board Helmets................................... 53 Car Seat Safety................................................. 53 CPR & First Aid Training................................ 53 Product Recalls & Awareness..................... 53

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SCIENCE & NATURE................ 54

Geology-Rock Hounding............................ 54 Nature & Wildlife Centers, Organizations & Rescues............................. 54 Planetariums, Observatories & Astronomy..................................................... 56 Spelunking (Caves)........................................ 56

SPECIAL NEEDS........................... 57

Also see section Animals: Equine Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy Special Needs: General................................. 57 Special Needs: Cognitive & Physical....... 57 Special Needs: Domestic Violence & Abuse Advocacy / Abuse & Violence Prevention......................................................... 58 Special Needs: Health: General................. 59 Special Needs: Health: Cancer................... 59 Special Needs: Health: Diabetes............... 59

SPORTS & FITNESS................. 60

Baseball: Travel Ball........................................ 61 Baseball: Specialty.......................................... 61 Baseball/Softball: Little League................ 61 Basketball.......................................................... 62 Bicycling............................................................. 62 Bowling............................................................... 62 Cheerleading.................................................... 62 Fitness Centers, Clubs & Sports Facilities.............................................................. 63 Football............................................................... 63 Freerunning/Parkour.................................... 64 Golf: Courses, Resorts & Clubs................... 64 Golf: Miniature Golf....................................... 64 Gymnastics........................................................ 64 Hiking.................................................................. 64 Kart Racing........................................................ 64 Kayaking & Rowing........................................ 64 Lacrosse.............................................................. 64 Martial Arts........................................................ 65 Pilates.................................................................. 65 Recreation Departments............................. 65 Running.............................................................. 65 Scooter Riding (motorized)........................ 66 Skateboarding & Scootering..................... 66 Skating: Roller & Ice Facilities..................... 66 Skating: Hockey Leagues............................ 66 Snowsports: Parks & Programs................. 66 Soccer.................................................................. 66 Swim Teams...................................................... 66 Volleyball........................................................... 66 Yoga..................................................................... 66 YMCAs................................................................. 67 Ziplining............................................................. 67

THE ARTS.............................................. 68

Arts Councils & Commissions.................... 68 Dance.................................................................. 68 Infant/Toddler Music & Movement Groups......................................... 69 Music Instruction............................................ 69 Music Instruction: Music Schools & Music Stores Offering Music Instruction............ 69 Music Instruction: Youth Orchestras, Choirs & Music Groups................................. 69 Sewing & Needle Arts Classes................... 70 Theater Companies & Theater Groups For Youth............................................ 70 Visual Arts Instruction................................... 71

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES........................ 72 YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS, CENTERS, CLUBS & GROUPS.................................................... 74

North State Parent July 2014  

2014 Family Resource Guide

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