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Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. One local parent, husband and former educator is doing his part to encourage everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement.

Dancing Dogs Yoga opens in Bluffton

Shelley Lowther brought Dancing Dogs Yoga to Bluffton to meet the request of several yoga students. In April, she opened the doors to a 1,500-square-foot studio space in the heart of Bluffton's Promenade. 

Artist Uncorked Introduces Summer Camp

Artist Uncoked announces summer camp for the kiddos! Is your child dying to let our their inner Picasso? We have just the camp where they can do it, and you won't have to clean up any of the mess.  Please check out our newsletter for more information at http://conta.cc/JW5rYS or visit our website at www.artistuncorked.com or call (843) 837-4700 Kids can come paint 8 by 10" themed paintings each day of camp with a large 16"20 on the last day!

Christian Heritage Montessori School Summer Camp

Christian Heritage Montessori School

Address: 14 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton

Website:  www.Christianheritagebluffton.com

Questions or for paperwork: Laura Lesnett, M.Ed.

Life on Facebook Isn't What it Appears

Dear Facebook Moms,

I am so glad I’m not you. Don’t get me wrong—I think very highly of all of you, but I am so relieved that the bulk of my parenting was completed before the onset of social media. I don’t think that I could have survived the constant daily scrutiny and cutting comments. Don’t even get me started on the body parts shaming going on—mom body, mom hair, mom jeans. What’s next? Mom elbows? Like we’re all supposed to be so shamed and humiliated by what time, the lack thereof, and childbirth has done to us? “I’d love to meet for drinks after the kids are in bed, but I’m so ashamed of my mom elbows I’d really rather not leave the house.” I’m sure there is a part of us that knows that these criticisms are designed to sell products, Beach body anyone? However, there is another part of us that buys into the shaming. After all, the media has been training us to feel awful about ourselves our whole lives.

Songs & Stories of the South: A Concert @ ARTworks

Songs & Stories of the South: a concert @ ARTworks will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24.

 

News from the Pregnancy Center & Clinic

See American Idol finalist, author and motivational speaker Scott MacIntyre in concert!

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School Now Enrolling

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School (HTCCS), located at 302 Burroughs Ave., is now enrolling for the 2013-2014 academic school year in grades Pre-k (ages 2 +) through 6th grade. Applications can be found online at www.htccs.org or retrieved in person at the school. Open Houses will be held February 5 and 26, at 6 p.m. for those interested in learning more and wishing to take a school tour. For more information on enrollment, the open houses or tuition assistance, contact HTCCS at (843) 522-0660 or via email at htadmin@htccs.org.

Imagination Hour Thursdays at The Sandbox

An Interactive Children’s Museum’s hosts a weekly “Imagination Hour” every Thursday, at 10:30 am. Join us for a story time followed by a related arts and crafts project.  Each month features a fun and unique theme and is geared for children age 5 and under; siblings and guests are welcome as well.  Classes are designed for parents and caregivers to interact and assist their child with the art project and everyone is encouraged to stay and play in the museum following the program.

Calling All Liars!

Call for Liars ~ The BIG Story Fest & Liars Competition is April 11-14, 2013 in Beaufort SC.

Preliminaries are Sundays, February 17, March 10, March 24

This festival honors the deeply fun tradition of storytelling and storylistening with performances, family activities, workshops, and diverse voices, including Bil Lepp, Doug Elliott, Natalie Daise and Judy Sima (from WVA, NC, SC and MI, respectively.)