Dad Days provides week of activities to promote fatherhood

Charlie Bryan

Just in time for Father's Day, families can celebrate fatherhood with free film screenings and a community children’s festival at a series of events sponsored by Dads of Douglas County, a local nonprofit promoting father involvement. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/jun/09/274835/ Dad Days will begin Wednesday at the Community Health Facility from 2:30 p.m. ...

Dad & Me Group meets at the Lawrence Parents as Teachers Playroom

Charlie Bryan

A playgroup for dads? Yes, that′s right. A playgroup for dads and their children meets monthly in various locations right here in Douglas County. Curious? Come to the Dad & Me Group at the Lawrence Parents as Teachers Playroom from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Stay ...

Community invited to celebrate dads with Party in Park, movies, pizza

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/07/256685/ Raising awareness about the value of fathers in raising healthy, successful children is the objective of Dad Days, a series of activities for and about fathers June 14-15 in Lawrence. Dad Days is sponsored by Dads of Douglas County, a nonprofit comprised of men and women dedicated to encouraging ...

Opening of Born Learning Trail set for Saturday

Alex  Parker

**By Alex Garrison** The United Way of Douglas County invites community members to the opening of the Born Learning Trail from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Deerfield Park, which is just west of the intersection of Princeton Boulevard and Lawrence Avenue. The Born Learning Trail aims to help preschool ...

Cordley Carnival on Friday Adds Wellness Fun!

Sally Zogry

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/25/241740/ The **Cordley Elementary Carnival** is this **Friday, September 28th** from 5:30-8:00pm. Come enjoy **free** games and prizes, **free** inflatables, laser tag and hamster balls, silent auction, henna tattoos, cake walk and more! Global Cafe, Iwig Dairy and AirSummerSnow Shaved Ice will be selling local food and drink. New this ...

Linking the Food and Health Pieces Together

Healthy Sprouts

When working to improve the health of the community and strengthen the local food system, all the pieces of the puzzle are needed. While each part is crucial, the system will not change in any meaningful or lasting way unless all components are present and working together. Without awareness, policies ...

Common Ground series: Garden Incubator in John Taylor Park

Kim Scherman

In north Lawrence, a new, magical, living kingdom is a place for exploration. It is a children’s utopia brimming with all colors of the rainbow, flying creatures whizzing above, creepy crawly creatures below, and new kinds of good food to eat in all different shapes and sizes. You can wind ...

Lawrence father recounts wife's eight-year battle with postpartum mood disorders, suicide

Karrey Britt

**Editor’s Note:** *This is the first in a series of stories on postpartum mood disorders. Tomorrow: Residents share their personal experiences.* http://www2.ljworld.com/videos/2012/jun/16/35584/ Aaron Polson kissed his wife good night, and she said, “That’s the last kiss.” He asked why she said that. “Well, we are going to be in prison ...

First-time father shares his experience with postpartum mood disorder

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/jun/12/236215/ If you think postpartum depression just affects mothers, think again. Dads can suffer, too. Carrie Wendel-Hummell, a graduate student in [Kansas University’s Department of Sociology][1], said a 2010 study found that 10 percent of fathers experience depression within one year of having a child, which is twice the normal ...

Community focuses on fatherhood in efforts to improve health and lives of children

Charlie Bryan

**By Dan Partridge** http://wellcommons.com/users/charliebryan/photos/2012/jun/13/236174/ As we work to improve the health and lives of children, I believe that our strongest partners are mothers and fathers. Most of us are personally aware that as we raise our own children there are many times where we need support and encouragement. As Father’s ...

Film festival highlights relationships between fathers and children

Alex  Parker

**By Terry Rombeck** http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2012/jun/12/236101/ Even now, 16 years after the trip, Steven Faulkner gets the question: Were you guys crazy? “I think in a lot of ways what we did was insane,” he says. It was 1996, and Faulkner, then a Ph.D. student at Kansas University, convinced his 16-year-old son, ...

Kids Summer Fun Fair celebrates local kids programs

Beth McKeon

http://wellcommons.com/users/skionski/photos/2012/apr/5/232949/ The Lawrence Kids Calendar and more than 25 area organizations invite families to attend the [2nd Annual Kids Summer Fun Fair][1] from 10am-2pm on April 21st at the Community Building. This carnival-like event features games, a sticker scavenger hunt, hands-on activities, crafts, performances, demonstrations, and more! In addition, parents ...

Dad & Me Playgroup plans outing to KU Natural History Museum

Charlie Bryan

http://wellcommons.com/users/charliebryan/photos/2012/feb/3/229443/ Dads of Douglas County and the Lawrence Public School Parents as Teachers program invite dads and their kids to enjoy "Dad & Me at the KU Natural History Museum" from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 11. All dads are welcome, including expectant dads, new dads, young dads, ...

Program promotes dads’ involvement in kids’ lives

Aaron Couch

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2011/dec/14/226651/ A dozen smiling toddlers bang drums, ring bells and smack wooden blocks. It’s part of a monthly outing for children and their fathers, and today they are learning the joys of percussion. “It’s just dads getting together to have fun with children,” says Jerome Marquez, his daughter peering out ...

Ask that man why he's sporting a mustache

Dennis Anderson

http://wellcommons.com/users/DennisAnderson/photos/2011/nov/2/224068/ Have you seen more men who normally are clean shaven suddenly growing a mustache? If so, it might be because of [Movember][1], a movement to raise awareness of men's health. The Movember movement reports: • The average life expectancy for men is five years less than women (77 years ...

Here's an old argument about the sport of boxing

Dennis Anderson

http://wellcommons.com/users/DennisAnderson/photos/2011/sep/27/221655/ You just never know what you'll stumble upon when you search the internet. Today I was looking for information on how clean public athletic clubs are when I found this editorial written by the sports editor of the Vancouver Sun suggesting to fathers that they not encourage their sons ...

Who knows best? Study finds fathers are less likely to die of heart problems

Dennis Anderson

http://wellcommons.com/users/DennisAnderson/photos/2011/sep/26/221591/ Ah, it's a good day to be a dad. Associated Press medical writer Marilyn Marchione reports that a father's heart is more healthy because of family life. We have more friends, likely a pet and we devote a lot of time to our spouse and the kids. Here's Marchione's ...

KU coach Turner Gill stresses importance of family

Nick Nelson

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2011/jun/14/215593/ Since his first day on campus, Kansas football coach Turner Gill has stressed the importance of family and relationships, both on and off the field. Gill shared his personal family-building experiences Monday night at the Liberty Memorial Central Middle School auditorium, 1400 Mass. The event kicked off Dad Days, ...

Week of Events for Dad Days in Douglas County

Gayle Anderson

Pass this on: Monday Coach Gill speaks FREE, Tuesday Leonard Pitts speaks FREE, Wednesday Film Festival FREE, Friday professional development FREE. Honoring men who have positive relationships with children PRICELESS.

Dads of Douglas County provides week of events in honor of fathers

Charlie Bryan

http://wellcommons.com/users/charliebryan/photos/2011/jun/10/215422/ Promoting awareness of the value of fathers in raising healthy, successful children is the objective of Dad Days, a series of activities for and about fathers to be held in Lawrence, Kansas June 13-18. Dad Days is sponsored by [Dads of Douglas County][1], a local council com­prised of men ...

Daddy & Me at the Farmer's Market

Gayle Anderson

Dads: If you have a child under the age of 5, come see us at the Farmer's Market Saturday morning! http://wellcommons.com/users/geanders/photos/2011/jun/9/215411/

Just a few days left to enter Dad Days Film Festival contest

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/may/29/214852/ The deadline is Wednesday, June 1 to submit your three- to eight-minute video for the chance to win... - best film about fathers with infants or toddlers, - best film by a Douglas County youth, - or best film about fathering kids 3-18 years of age, ...in the second ...

Daddy & Me Take a Hike - Sat., May 21

Charlie Bryan

http://wellcommons.com/users/charliebryan/photos/2011/may/9/213589/ Please RSVP online at http://dads20110521.eventbrite.com/. Bring your favorite little person and wear comfortable shoes for a beautiful walk at the University of Kansas Field Station. The path has been toddler tested by Bella (Charlie Bryan's 2 year old daughter) and Kennedy (Joseph Fowler's 20 month old daughter). Plan to ...

Daddy & Me on the Farm

Gayle Anderson

The lambs have been born and are ready for interaction! Come to Tom and Gail Sloan’s farm on SATURDAY, April 2, 2011 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM 772 Hwy 40, Lawrence, KS 66049 3.3 miles from the McDonalds on 6th and Wakarusa St; turn right at the first drive past ...

Daddy & Me playgroup to meet at Lawrence Public Library March 12

Charlie Bryan

Bob Lominska will lead the Daddy & Me Playgroup at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium on March 12 from 9:30 -11:00 am. RSVP online at [http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170031316378546][1]. Bob is planning a "Playing with Your Food" program that should be quite enjoyable. Music and songs are planned along with other activities to ...

Daddy & Me at the Park

Charlie Bryan

The Dads Group meets once or twice a month on Saturdays at various locations around Lawrence. All dads are welcome, especially expectant dads, new dads, adoptive dads, grandfathers or other male caregivers of children under the age of 5. Daddy & Me at the Park Sat., Feb. 19, 9:30-11 a.m. ...

Daddy & Me Playgroup meets at Parents as Teachers playroom Feb. 5

Charlie Bryan

A playgroup for dads? Yes, that′s right. A playgroup for dads and their children meets monthly in various locations right here in Douglas County. Curious? Come to the Daddy & Me Playgroup on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 9:30 am. Stay and play as long as your child is happy. We'll ...

Dads Group organizes Daddy & Me Swimming at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center

Charlie Bryan

Take a break from the cold weather and enjoy basking in the heated indoor swimming pool at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center while enjoying time with your infant or toddler. Please share this announcement with others who might be interested in joining us. The Dads Group is open to all. We're ...

Dads Group meeting at Prairie Moon on Dec. 11

Charlie Bryan

The next Dads Group meeting will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Prairie Moon Waldorf School, which is located at [1853 E 1600 Rd, Lawrence, Kansas][1]. For a preview of the planned activities, you can see how felted balls are made by watching this video. ...

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