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Growing & Learning Calendar
Oyster Shell Bagging
Check the website for monthly dates. 9am-12pm.
Volunteers needed to help bag recycled oyster
shells in preparation for an upcoming oyster
reef deployment. Please wear closed-toed shoes
(no sandals or flip-flops please!) and if possible
please bring a refillable water bottle. Gloves
provided. Come on out and help restore our
river! Florida Oceanographic Society. 890 NE
Ocean Blvd. Stuart. 772-225-0505 Ext. 106. www.
floridaocean.org.
St. Lucie County
Adoption Orientation
Once a month there is a meeting for anyone
interested in learning more about adoption.
All are encouraged to come! This informative,
casual and free open house-style orientation will
provide an overview of foster care adoption and
answer all questions related to adoption and
CHS‘ adoption process. To register or for more
information, contact Children‘s Home Society
of Florida, Treasure Coast Division‘s Adoption
Information Line at 772-429-2001.
Break The Silence Empowerment &
Awareness Session - Fort Pierce
Oct 14 (2nd Saturday of the month). 11am-1pm.
The mission is to provide effective prevention,
intervention and outreach services that end the
cycle of abuse, promote healthier relationships,
increase community awareness and provide
support for victims of domestic abuse. These
Empowerment and Awareness sessions will stir
your passion for promoting healthy relationships
with inspiring guest seakers, table discussions
and community presenters.
United Against Poverty. 2520 Orange Avenue.
Fort Pierce.
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Break The Silence Empowerment &
Awareness Session - Port St. Lucie
Oct 14 (2nd Saturday of the month). 4:30pm-
7:30pm. The mission is to provide effective
prevention, intervention and outreach services
that end the cycle of abuse, promote healthier
relationships, increase community awareness
and provide support for victims of domestic
abuse. These Empowerment and Awareness
sessions will stir your passion for promoting
healthy relationships with inspiring guest
seakers, table discussions and community
presenters. Port St. Lucie Police Department
Community Room. 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie.
Guardian ad Litem Program
Ongoing. If you have a desire to help children,
are concerned for the wellbeing of children and
willing to advocate for their best interests, GAL
and the children need you. Volunteer today to
become a Guardian ad Litem. It will be the most
personally rewarding experience of your life. For
more information and to volunter visit www.
gfnf4kids.org. Guardian as Litem Program. 584
NW University Blvd, Suite 600, Port St. Lucie.
772-785-5804.
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La Leche League - Ft. Pierce
There are three locations in Ft. Pierce. 1) 2nd
Wednesday of the month (October thru March
ONLY). 10am. This is a seasonal toddler
playdate and discussion about breastfeeding
and mothering. Weldon B. Lewis Park. 4650
Oleander Avenue. Ft. Pierce. 2) 2nd Wednesday
of the month. 6:30pm. Bring your babywearing
and breastfeeding questions, fathers are
welcome. Birth Blossoms. 1903 Sunrise Blvd. Ft.
Pierce. 3) 3rd Saturday of the month. 10am. This
is an enrichment meeting discussing a variety
of parenting topics. Fathers are welcome. Fort
Pierce Library. 101 Melody Lane. Ft. Pierce.
La Leche League - Port St. Lucie
There are two locations in Port St. Lucie. 1) 1st
& 3rd Monday of the month (October thru May
ONLY). 10am. Informal stroll through Oak
Hammock Park (If weather looks questionable
contact Jessica Bejarano at 772-924-4479). 1982
SW Villanova Road. Port St. Lucie. 2) 3rd
Thursday of the month. 10am. This is a Series
Meeting for pregnant women and mothers
looking for breastfeeding information and
support. St. Lucie WIC Office Classroom. 531
Lake Whitney Place. Port St. Lucie.
org.
Parenting and Life Skills (PALS) - FREE
Parenting Classes at Care Net
Every Tuesday. 6:30pm-8pm. FREE. Pre-
Registration is appreciated but not required.
This month‘s topics include the following. Oct
3: Surviving On A Shoestring Budget. Oct 10:
Your/Her Changing Body. Oct 17: Your First
Trimester. Oct 24: Window Into The Womb. Oct
31. NO CLASS. Care Net Pregnancy Services of
the Treasure Coast. 6704 S Federal Hwy. Located
right behind Zapata‘s Restaurant. Port St. Lucie.
772-871-2211.
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Strengthening Families Program
Strengthening Families is a family skills training
program that serves families in St. Lucie
County with children ages 5 to 14. Families
attend classes over a 14-week period to learn
better parenting and family life skills. Frances
Langford Center For Children at New Horizons
Of The Treasure Coast and Okeechobee. 4500 W.
Midway Road. Fort Pierce. 888-468-5600. www.
nhtcinc.org.
Please call ahead to confirm course schedules
as they are subject to change.
Listings in our Growing & Learning calendar are
free of charge to all agencies, groups, or
organizations. This calendar is reserved for
support groups, parenting courses,
preventative workshops, and similar classes. If
you would like to be listed, please contact us.
E-mail:
or fax us at
(772)878-5131.
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