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March 02, 2000

Jaycees offer family workshop

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Jaycees, a leadership training organization, is hosting a program on effective communication for parents and guardians of young children. Parents or anyone who functions in a primary parenting role, expectant parents, and anyone thinking of having children are invited to attend this free event Monday, March 13, beginning at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Frederick Jaycees' office in Everedy Square, second floor by Tauraso's restaurant rear patio.

Featured speaker, Rose Berdahl, director of the Early Childhood Family Education Maryland program, will help adults understand how to talk so children will listen, thus decreasing conflict and increasing cooperation. The program atmosphere is casual and a question and answer period is included.

For information, contact April Bartel at 1-301-371-8184.

Parent, children workshops offered

Workshops sponsored by Resources for Children and Families, formerly Western Maryland Child Care Resource Center will be:

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March 11 - "They're All Children First" from 9 to 11 a.m.

March 13 - "CPR Renewal" from 6 to 9 p.m.

March 16 - "How to Successfully Handle Transition Times" from 7 to 9 p.m.

March 20 - "Interviewing and Conferencing with Parents" from 7 to 9 p.m.

March 22 - "Operating a Family Child Care Program" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

March 30 - "Math Can Be Fun with Preschoolers" from 7 to 9 p.m.

Fees for each workshop range from $10 to $35, and they are open to parents, child-care providers and other interested persons.

Call Michele Nixon or Jackie Williams at 301-733-0000 for location and information.

Healthy Families program to host open house

Healthy Families Washington County, a new home visiting program, which will promote well-baby and maternal health care and positive parenting to first-time parents in the county, is holding a baby shower/open house, Friday, March 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.

Donations of new or gently used infant items are needed. Tax-deductible cash donations also will be accepted. Healthy Families Washington County Healthy is at 239 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, 301-745-4949.

MarVa Marriage Encounter Weekend scheduled

Married couples are invited to experience a Marva Marriage Encounter Weekend, Friday, March 10, to Sunday, March 12, at Skycroft Conference and Retreat Center, 9621 Frostown Road, Middletown, Md.

The weekend is an interfaith retreat where couples can go to get away from the distractions of today's world and learn communication skills to renew and enrich their relationships.

To register for a weekend, send a $50 deposit to Marva Marriage Encounter, 6507 Sherwood Road, Baltimore, Md. 21239.

For information, call 1-410-997-0758 or 1-703-620-1019.

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