Upcoming events

    • Sunday, April 01, 2018
    • Friday, April 27, 2018
    • 10:00 PM
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    The TMC Cares Kids That Care Contest has been EXTENDED! Our new deadline is April 27th!


    It’s not too late to participate. And it does NOT need to be a large project! We encourage you to use this opportunity to teach your children the importance of giving back, showing kindness to others and how little gestures can make a big impact to those in need.  The TMC Cares Committee is looking forward to reviewing the submissions and sharing the stories with all of you!

    • Help your child pick a group, organization or person they would like to help.  This could be anything from local senior living centers or shelters, to children in hospitals, troops overseas or nationwide causes.  The possibilities are endless – and if you need suggestions, let us know.  

    • Decide on how you are going to help.  Will your child raise money, collect items to be donated, write cards or letters to brighten someone’s day? 

    • Take action and document what your child does.  We love to see pictures & videos – and so will your kids! Making a big deal out of their project will make them feel good about what they are doing. 

    • Email tmccares@themotherconnection.org with a brief summary of what your child did, why they selected the group/organization and what they thought of the experience.  Be sure to provide specific details and photos.    

    • The TMC Cares Committee will review the submissions and will determine winners based on various criteria – including, but not limited to, originality, child’s involvement and level of impact.

    • Grand Prize Winner will receive a Moonjar Bank, a feature in our June / July newsletter and a donation made in their name to the charity of their choice!
    • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Salvatore's, 34 Park Street, Andover, MA
    • 20
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    Join the TMC Cares Committee at our 2nd Annual Blessing Bag Assembly Event!  A blessing bag is something that you give to a homeless person you see or pass on the street asking for money, work or shelter.  It is a small bag filled with toiletries, small food items and encouraging notes - and is an excellent alternative to handing out cash.   

    Supplies and materials will be provided in an easy, assembly line layout so that pre-school/ school age kids can stuff their own bags to take home and hand out.  All you need to do is bring your own bag (we recommend cloth shopping bags, old purses, satchels or anything that can be useful to carry items in the future).  Younger children can also participate by coloring cards that can be included in the bags.   

    This event is a great opportunity to start the dialogue with your kids about the importance of helping those less fortunate.  Pizza will be served!   

    If you have any questions, please email Jackie at tmccares@themotherconnection.org.  We would also appreciate any donations of travel sized items that you may have (think tolietries from hotel stays).  

    • Monday, April 23, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Creative Arts Dance Academy
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    This 90 minute workshop on infant massage teaches parents and caregivers all of the strokes in one session.  This workshop is intended for babies 0-12 months.  Pregnant moms and siblings are also welcome!

    Infant massage helps normalize muscle tone, promotes intellectual and language development, and may help your baby sleep better and for longer! Discussion includes, sleep, soothing gas & colic, infant development, parenting, and the growing child.

    You will leave the workshop with a handout of the strokes and massage oil. Please note that registration fee is nonrefundable.

    • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Ballardvale Playground, 164-168 Andover Street, Andover, MA
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    Join us Tuesday April 24th at 11 am at Ballardvale Park to play and plant wildflowers to take home as we celebrate Earth Day.

    Then have some playtime on the playground.

    TMC will provide:

    Tools

    Containers

    Seeds

    Snacks

    You just bring your children and their green thumbs!


    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Andover Medical Center, West Entrance, Lower Level Conference Room, 323 Lowell Street, Andover, MA
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    Food Allergies & Nutrition

    Today, food allergies are more common than ever. Dr. Kornegay-Rougeau will discuss common food allergies, how to tell if your child may have an allergy and when to introduce certain types of foods. She will also be available to answer general food allergy questions. Children are welcome to attend with you.

    About the Presenter: Dr. Robin Kornegay-Rogeau, MD
    Dr. Robin Kornegay-Rougeau is a pediatrician in Haverhill, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Pentucket Medical. She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

    Location: This workshop will be held at Andover Medical Center in the 2nd building (NOT ExpressCare building). Enter the building and take the elevator down one level to find the conference room.


    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Andover Medical Center, West Entrance, Lower Level Conference Room, 323 Lowell Street, Andover, MA
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    Speaker: Nicole Marcin - Independent Director, Damsel in Defense

    Learn how to communicate Stranger Danger and Body Boundaries to your children. Various topics that will be covered include but are not limited to coercion, predators, sticky situations, body boundaries, and how to recognize them and stay safe. Nicole uses a variety of teaching methods including discussion and role playing. This workshop is intended for parents or guardians interested in this topic. Children are welcome to attend with you - there will be a  supervised Kids Corner available! 

    This workshop will be held at Andover Medical Center in the 2nd building (NOT ExpressCare building). Enter the building and take the elevator down one level to find the conference room.

    About Nicole Marcin
    Nicole Marcin has been with Damsel in Defense for over 5 years and prior to that worked in schools with Sp.Ed children. While Damsel sells a variety of non lethal safety products, Nicole’s focus has always been about educating children using their Safe Heart line of books as path to safety. 

Past events

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 TMC Cares Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 2018 New Member Coffee
Thursday, April 05, 2018 Zumbini Demo Class
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Newborn Connection
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 TMC Cares Committee Meeting
Monday, March 26, 2018 March Kids & Seniors Event
Saturday, March 24, 2018 Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Thursday, March 22, 2018 TMC Spring Speaker Series - Developmental Milestones 0-5
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Spring Succulents!
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Postponed - Discounted Play at Learning Express
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 New Member Coffee
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 TMC's Camp & Enrichment Fair
Monday, February 26, 2018 Discounted Visit to The Butterfly Place
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 TMC Cares Committee Meeting - Open Meeting
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Cookie Baking for a Cause
Friday, February 16, 2018 Private TMC Class: Mixed Ages Music at The Village
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 TMC Book Club
Monday, February 12, 2018 Kids & Seniors Valentine's Crafts
Friday, February 09, 2018 Valentine's Day Party
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 TMC Winter Social - Wine Tasting!
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Newborn Connection
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Private TMC Open Gym at Ready, Set, Go!
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 TMC Cares Committee Meeting - Open Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Newborn Connection
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Volunteer at The Wish Project
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Discounted Playdate at Imajine That
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 TMC Book Club
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Toddler Drop In Play
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 TMC Book Club Meeting
Friday, December 08, 2017 Movie Night: A Bad Moms Christmas
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Private Shopping Night at Helen Thomas Simply Smashing
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 TMC Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Pub Trivia at Andolini's
Friday, December 01, 2017 Pool School Plus Drop In Swim
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Winter Centerpiece Workshop (daytime)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Winter Centerpiece Workshop (evening)
Sunday, November 26, 2017 Marching in the Andover Santa Parade
Friday, November 17, 2017 Pool School Plus Drop In Class
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Newborn Connection Meeting
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Open Gym at Ready, Set, Go!
Thursday, November 09, 2017 PSF Volunteer
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Toddler Drop In Play
Friday, November 03, 2017 Private Storytime & Snacks at Memorial Hall Library
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Playground Meet & Mingle
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Firehouse Visit
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 TMC Cares Holiday Adopt-a-Mom Gift Drive

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