Kids Activity–Valentine’s Crafts

Thursday, February 11. 10:00AM
Member’s House, Natick

Come bring your little valentines to make a little heart-person craft. Craft requires use of scissors and glue. Younger siblings welcome, and can color or play with toys. Fruit and crackers will be available for snacking or bring your own. RSVP for address.

How to Make and Keep Friends: Practical Tools to Help Your Child Build Social Skills & Develop Lasting Friendships

March 16—Wednesday, 7PM
Natick High School Sponsored by Natick SEPAC

Donna Shea and Nadine Briggs, friendship experts and social coaches, offer tools to help your child achieve social success. This program will address healthy relationships between children with and without special needs, and how a relationship with a child with special needs can have a positive impact on all relationships. Drawing on their own personal experience as social coaches, Nadine and Donna provide easy to implement and actionable tips that assist children in attaining, maintaining and sustaining improved social skills and true and lasting friendships. Details will follow on the loop and in the newsletter.

Book Group: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

March 1—- Tuesday, 7:30PM
Panera Bread, 400 Cochituate Rd, Framingham

Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm Tóibín’s sixth novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself. Please RSVP to Andy Pool so she can save enough seats.

Dinner Night Out–Framingham Beer Works

February 24– Wednesday, 7:30PM
Framingham Beer Works, 345 Cochituate Rd
hosted by Angela Abrams

Don’t hibernate! Come out for some creative, yummy pub fare at Framingham Beer works. Drinking beer is optional. Check out the menu . RSVP via evite or Meetup.

Mom’s Night Out– Trivia!

February 22– Monday, 7:30PM
BBC Framingham (British Beer Company)
hosted by Elyse Zheng and Rachael Tearle

Trivia night has been rescheduled! Come out to enjoy some beverages and snacks and learn some trivial facts from each other and possibly about each other. Bri sh Beer Company (BBC) is on Route 9 and has a wide selec on of beer (as well as other choices), and a varied menu that includes soups and salad as well as pub grub, including gluten-free op ons. RSVP to Rachael.

Discussion: The Future of Mothers & More

February 10, Wednesday, 7:30PM
Whitney Place, Three Vision Dr, Rt 9W, Natick

Members, come together to discuss the recent news from national regarding Mothers and More as an organization and give input into our next steps as a chapter moving forward.

POSTPONED — February Discussion: Raising Good Digital Citizens — Parenting in a High-Tech World

Tuesday, February 2, 2016. 7:30PM
Whitney Place, Three Vision Drive, RT 9W, Natick

Learn strategies, tips and trends to better manage your and your family’s life online. We’re delighted to host Lynette Owens, Founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families (ISKF) Program to speak about cyber safety and kids online. Lynette is a pro-technology parent and Internet safety advocate and spends most of her time raising awareness and educating the public about the safe and responsible use of the Internet. She speaks at public conferences and schools around the country and world, and blogs regularly on a wide range of issues pertaining to online safety and digital literacy. Please RSVP to Amy Mark at amarkmam@gmail.com.

Dinner Night Out: Met Bar & Grill

Thursday, January 28. 7:30PM.
Natick Mall, Natick

The MET Bar and Grill is a stylish restaurant that serves classic American fare with a touch of sophistication and comfort. The menu boasts something for every appetite. Try the traditional steakhouse options which are sure to please
the carnivore in you or select from the Met Creations for more inventive dishes. Come meet up with friends new and old and relax and enjoy… just because it’s January. RSVP via evite or to brookie122@hotmail.com

Book Discussion | Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl

Tuesday, January 26. 7:30-9:00PM
Panera Bread, 400 Cochituate Rd, Framingham

Comfort Me with Apples picks up Ruth Reichl’s story in 1978, when she puts down her chef’s toque and embarks on a
career as a restaurant critic. Her pursuit of good food and good company leads her to New York and China, France and
Los Angeles, and her stories of cooking and dining with world-famous chefs range from the madcap to the sublime. Through it all, Reichl makes each and every course a hilarious and instructive occasion for novices and experts alike. She shares some of her favorite recipes while also sharing the intimacies of her personal life in a style so honest and warm that readers will feel they are enjoying a conversation over a meal with a friend. Please RSVP to Andy Pool at apool@comcast.net so she can save enough seats.

January Kids Activity: Open Gym at YMCA

Monday, January 25. 11AM-11:40AM.
280 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham

For children ages 1-6
(younger children welcome at no charge)

Come bring your little ones to get their wiggles out at the Y’s preschool open gym hour while you chat with some fellow Mothers & More members. Join us for lunch at Panera afterwards if you wish. Free for YMCA members. Nonmembers are $5. Contact Elyse Zheng at epsulkow@gmail.com with questions.