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PARENT TALKS: Baby Gear & Teen Drivers

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 5:45 am in Parenting Issues.

Calm drivers ILLUS.jpg“Autism Education Series for Parents”
Thursdays through November, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto. A 10-part educational series for parents of young children (1-5 years) newly diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. ($5 per session)

“Risky Behavior for Middle Schoolers”
Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Stanley Middle School Library, Lafayette. Panel discussion on current risky behaviors in our middle schools and how we, as parents, can identify and address them. Free. (For details, e-mail Vera Babor )

“Iron Horse Mothers Club Baby Gear & Toy Sale”
Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Danville Congregational Church, Danville. This annual baby gear and kids toys blow-out, run by the Iron Horse Mothers Club, donates all proceeds to the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County.

“Lamorinda Mom’s Club Preschool Fair”
Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Oakwood Athletic Club, Lafayette
The Lamorinda Mom’s Club hosts its 11th annual preschool fair. Free.

“Smart Money: Using the Bank Instead of Mom and Dad”
Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Las Lomas High School Theater, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Christine Fields Dillow, CEO Metro1 Credit Union talks to teens and parents about how to make smart credit choices, apply for auto loans and the hidden expenses involved, and more. Sponsored by Las Lomas PTSA’s Parent Ed and Healthy Choices Committees. Free.

“Every 15 Minutes”
Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Las Lomas High, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Pat Lickiss, Las Lomas principal, and members of the Walnut Creek Police Department
View the “Every 15 Minutes” anti-drunk driving video and discuss how it has affected families in the community. (Free)

“Drive Smart, Stay Safe: A Class for Teens and Parents”
Dec. 2 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at the Miramonte High Theater, Orinda
A free road safety class sponsored by the California Highway Patrol for parents and teens to attend together. (Free)

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