May 2018 

TLC Family Resource Center supports and strengthens all families, children, and youth
with a wide range of free programs, support groups, education, and events.

Diversity Reading Series Continues
On Thursday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m., join us for a reading of "Still A Family" by Brenda Reeves Sturgis, the next book in the Understanding Diversity and Inclusion through Children's Literature series. The event will be held at Maple Avenue School, located at 210 Maple Ave. in Claremont, and will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Visit our Calendar of Events for additional readings on May 3.
Learn How to Crochet
Learn How to Crochet on Saturday, May 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. at TLC Family Resource Center. The free class open to those 11 years and older, all genders, and skill levels. No experience is needed. Learn how to do a basic crochet stitch and start a small project. Please bring a crochet hook (size H/7 is recommended). A limited number will be available to buy for $1. Yarn will be provided but you can bring your own. Volunteer tears are welcome to join us. Any questions, contact Neil at 603-542-1848 ext. 311 or neil@tlcfamilyrc.org.
"It's Criminal" Screening on May 10
Join us for a free screening of "It's Criminal" followed by a panel discussion on Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at Stevens High School in Claremont. Please use the event entrance. The film is a transformational movie that delves into privilege, poverty, and injustice, and asks viewers to think about who is in prison and why. Co-sponsored by System of Care-FAST Forward, Turning Points Network, TLC Family Resource Center, and Quaker City Unity Friends Meeting. For more information about the film, click here.
Advocacy for Kids Training on May 19
Rural PRIDE Looking for Vendors
Rural Outright, a program for LGBTQ+ youth and their families and allies, is planning the first Rural PRIDE event in Claremont to be held on Saturday, June 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Visitor's Green. The event is free. They're looking for vendors and entertainers. Information about confirmed vendors and entertainers will be updated soon. To find out more and how to participate, visit here.
Conference on Pre-K and Charter Schools
The League of Women Voters NH invites you to a Conference on Pre-Kindergarten Education and Charter Schools on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The conference will be held at the Hopkinton Town Library Community Room, located at 61 Houston Dr. in Contoocook. Advance registration is required. We are limited to 60 participants. 

This event is for League members and their invited guests, including school board members and legislators. Register now via email to LWVNewHampshire@gmail.com. Include your name, town, if you are a League member, if you are affiliated with any other relevant organization. Payment of $15 to cover lunch and expenses is payable at the door (cash or check only).
Peer Recovery Support Groups and Recovery Coaching
The Center for Recovery Resources will be offering limited services as they continue to reorganize. Topic Discussion Peer Support Groups are held Tuesday to Friday, from 1 to 2 p.m. Walk-in Recovery Coaching is available Tuesday to Friday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both are held at 169 Main St. in Claremont (the former home of HOPE for NH Recovery). For updates and cancellations, please go online to facebook.com/recoveryresourcecenter.
On the Move
TLC is still On the Move! We're encouraging everyone in Sullivan and Lower Grafton counties to be On the Move and active.  You can read more about how you can be involved  here
 
The On the Move page has links to our new Facebook group, how to access the app Every Move, links to placed to be active, and much more. You can share your pictures on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #TLCOntheMove. Come join us!
Stay informed with the TLC website
The TLC website is full of information about our programs and services, a new Calendar of Events for our upcoming events including Rural Outright and The Center for Recovery Resources events, a list of training programs for professionals, community resources, forms to sign-up for the SHINE program and to send referrals to our intake coordinator, and much, much more. Stop by tlcfamilyrc.org today to see all that we offer.  
Neil Allen
VISTA Member
(603) 542-1848 x 311