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. ...

Dads Group to meet at Lawrence Public Library

Charlie Bryan

The Douglas County Dads Group meets this Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence. We will be participating in [Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2010][1], an annual celebration of reading from the State Library of Kansas. We'll meet in the Children's Room ...

Dads Group to meet at Schaake's Pumpkin Patch

Charlie Bryan

In case you haven't seen the latest post on the [Dads of Douglas County Facebook Page][1], the Dads Group is meeting at Schaake's Pumpkin Patch from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. next Saturday, Oct. 23rd. Send an email to Gayle Anderson at geanders@usd497.org if you'd like to join us. [1]: http://www.facebook.com/DadsofDGCO

Parenting Classes Offered

Rich Minder

[Success By 6 Coalition of Douglas County][1] offers the following parenting classes for families with young children 0-6 years of age. For more information call Toni Detherage at 979-7607 or email frt@sunflower.com 8-Week Class Beginning November 4th Thursdays, November 4, 11, 18 and December 2, 9, and 16. (short due ...

Welcome Parents!!!

Stacey Hatton

I am really excited to start the Healthy Kids! group. Being a stay-at-home pediatric RN and humor writer is challenging, but I have two of the best preschool girls who keep me hopping and laughing all day. I love to meet other parents who are struggling with the same parenting ...

Five Things To Do With

Jenn Preston

**FIVE THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS THIS SUMMER** (source: National Fatherhood Initiative; www.fatherhood.org) Remember how magical summer was when you were a kid? No school, long days, and running around outside for hours on end. Bring back that summer magic and bring back your childhood with these quintessential summer ...

Web Sites for Fathers

A friend of mine recently handed me her March-April 2010 issue of mothering magazine which has a short article by the editor and publisher, Peggy O'Mara. In "A Quiet Place - My Son A Father", Ms. O'Mara identifies some online resources for dads. The following sites are specifically about fatherhood: ...

Schedule for Conscious Fathering Classes

When: 5:30-8:30pm (Choose one of the following dates below) June 10th July 8th or 22nd Aug. 12th Sept. 9th Where: Douglas County Community Health Building 200 Maine St., Lawrence, KS 66044 http://www.flickr.com/photos/48124680@N06/4724989333/

Daddy & Me Playgroup & Dad's Group Gathering

Rich Minder

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48124680@N06/4725484502/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/48124680@N06/4725484502/

Dads celebrated at first Dad Days festival

Shaun Hittle

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/jun/20/193912/ The organizers for the first Dad Days Community Festival on Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds would likely have appreciated the idyllic father-son scene a couple of miles away on Connecticut Street. A man and a child just playing a game of catch on the sidewalk as soon ...

What Fathers have to do with Wellness

Rich Minder

The [National Fatherhood Initiative][1] web site states the following according to 2009 U.S. Census Bureau - Over 24 million children live apart from their biological fathers. That is 1 out of every 3 (33%) children in America. - Nearly 2 in 3 (64%) African American children live in father-absent homes. ...

Dad Film Makers

Rich Minder

This morning, downtown Lawrence, KS putting up posters about Dad Days events June 14-19, I ran into this guy in a coffee shop. He asked about the poster and so I gave him a flyer. One of the Dad Days events is a film contest for independent film makers. Turns ...

Fun Things to Do with Children in Lawrence

Peter Steimle

If you're looking for fun things to do with children in Lawrence, here are a few of my favorites: 1. There's a wooded bike trail along the north side of the river, on the east side of the bridge. Start at any of several parking lots next to the levee, ...

Welcome to Dads of Douglas County's Wellcommons Group

Rich Minder

**Welcome**. Dads of Douglas County has opened this Wellcommons group for father figures in Douglas County a resource for networking, advocacy for children, and news about the importance of father figures in the lives of children. **We celebrate dads.** We are asking fathers to become contributors by writing short blogs ...

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