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News & Events

  • 25
    OCT 2014
    Books Alive! Drama Workshop for Kids at the Libary.
     

    The Greater Sudbury Public Library will be hosting drama workshops for kids in grades 3 to 6. Using the story The Strange Visitor, participants will explore drama, movement, music and sound effects using masks and costumes. Workshop leader is Valerie MacMenemey who is a local playwright, story teller and director of youth theatre.  Participants must register in advance as spots are limited. Saturday, October 25, 12 PM to 4 PM, Lively Library and Sunday, October 26, 12 PM to 4 PM, Valley East Library

  • 25
    OCT 2014
    Family Spookfest- Chelmsford.

    Free haunted house and family fun. Donations accepted on behalf of Our Children Our Future.

  • 25
    OCT 2014
    Community Flu Shot Clinic- Flour Mill.
    The seasonal flu shot is now available and community clinics are being offered by the Sudbury District Health Unit on a drop in basis at community clinics. The Sudbury & District Health Unit is also administering flu shots by appointment at their  location at 1300 Paris Street. You can make an appointment by contacting them at 705-522-9200 or 1-866-522-9200. You can also get your seasonal flu shot at your doctor’s office, a walk-in clinic, or a community health centre.

     

  • 25
    OCT 2014
    Laurentian Trails' Trick or Trek.

    Scary halloween fun in the woods at Laurentian Trails. Click for poster with all the details. October 25th. 6:30 Not-so-Spooky-Hike for young ones and 7:30-10:00 Spooky 2km hike.

  • 27
    OCT 2014
    Pumpkin Carving @ Copper Cliff Library.

    Halloween Pumpkin Carving for Children ages 5-10. Go online or call to register.

     

  • 28
    OCT 2014
    Community Flu Shot Clinic- Laurentian.
    The seasonal flu shot is now available and community clinics are being offered by the Sudbury District Health Unit on a drop in basis at community clinics. The Sudbury & District Health Unit is also administering flu shots by appointment at their  location at 1300 Paris Street. You can make an appointment by contacting them at 705-522-9200 or 1-866-522-9200. You can also get your seasonal flu shot at your doctor’s office, a walk-in clinic, or a community health centre.

     


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From prenatal classes to picky eaters--our library of topics offers you practical, easy-to-use information, and links to resources and services in Greater Sudbury.

Preparing your child for a French-language school
Preparing your child for a French-language school

For many families, the decision to send their children to a French-language school is easy.  But, when only one parent is francophone, or in families where the parents grew up speaking French, but now speak mostly English at home, the decision may be more difficult.

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Preparing your child for school
Preparing your child for school

A lot of parents think the best way to prepare their children for school is to teach them their numbers and the alphabet. Helping your child learn their ABCs and 123s is a great idea, but what’s most important in the early years is how you play and interact with your child.
 

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Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them
Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them

Starting around ages four and five, many children show an interest in organized recreation, arts and sports programs.

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Helping your kids play safe
Helping your kids play safe

Kids need lots of play to use their imaginations, exercise, socialize and build their skills. But, being active and curious can come with risks, so it’s important to make sure that kids have safe places to play and that their play doesn’t result in serious or life altering injury. Good information and a little planning can help parents to minimize the risks that can come along with play.

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Introducing Best Start's new "Parenting Pointers" Video Series
Introducing Best Start's new "Parenting Pointers" Video Series

The Best Start Networks of Sudbury and Manitoulin Sudbury are very proud to present our new video series "Parenting Pointers". These videos feature local Triple P Trained staff speaking on a variety of parenting topics, selected from the successful Parenting Live Webinar event that took place at the Cambrian e-dome in February. If you missed the Webinar, you can also watch the whole event here. Our first featured video is called "Embracing Quality Time".  To view them all, go to the Best Start You Tube channel, by clicking here.

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