Dear OFC Families,
 
So much to share with you about the next few weeks!

This Friday, May 15 OFC has moved its spring gala online, and all day we'll be celebrating Night Out Goes All In! Of special interest to families with viewers of all ages are:
  • 10am: a very special Drag Story Time with Rexy
  • 2pm: Shelter in Love with the Alphabet Rockers ~ get your dancing shoes on, it's a live dance party!

There's a lot more happening this Friday that you're not going to want to miss. For info and to RSVP for Night Out Goes All In events, go to crowdcast.io/e/night-out-goes-all-in .

Beyond this action-packed Friday, we've got a lot in store for you in the next few weeks: the totally fabulous Arts and Crafts Time with our own Ayana Cariaso happens every other week, so the next one will be on May 19th . For any of you who missed it live, here's Episode 1 [link takes you to our YouTube channel] :
We continue to love reading our favorite children's books at Story Times Monday through Thursday mornings at 10am as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm . Tune in to our Story Times on Facebook and Instagram live – and if you miss them, you can find all the Facebook ones archived on this Facebook page .
 
We continue to provide opportunities for folks to get together in a range of "drop-in" online groups that meet in secure Google video and phone conferences. We offer a whole-community, weekly Drop-in Group , a weekly Prospective and Expectant Parent group , a biweekly group for Parents & Caregivers of Teens & Tweens , and a biweekly Queer/Trans Parents of Color group .

Details and links to RSVP to these groups and events are below. Please register to join us! And help us continue to make connections within the SF Bay Area LGBTQ+ community. 
 
Questions? Email me! :)
 
Best wishes,
Cheryl
New virtual programming
Arts & Crafts Time with Ayana
When: Tuesday @ 11am ~ May 19 (biweekly)
What: Live broadcast on OFC's Facebook and Instagram pages

Join us for Arts & Crafts Time with OFC staffer Ayana Cariaso! Ayana is an incredible graphic artist and designer who loves getting kids to think creatively! Twice a month Ayana will lead kids in fun, easy, at-home art projects live, via OFC’s Facebook and Instagram channels. Projects will range from crayon drawings to abstract art to kinesthetic projects – all of which will have a lesson or relation to queer icons, vocabulary, and emotions. 
Live Story Times on Facebook & Instagram
Good Morning Story Time

Where : OFC's Facebook and Instagram
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00am.

OFC staff read favorite picture books, live!

Bedtime Stories

Where : OFC's Facebook and Instagram
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm

OFC staff read favorite picture books, live!



Upcoming Virtual Groups [RSVP FOR PHONE & VIDEO ACCESS]
ABOUT OUR VIRTUAL EVENTS & GROUPS:

  • You must pre-register for the event; we'll reply with the event's phone # & video URL
  • Our online workshops and group chats are held via Google Meet phone and video conferences
  • All virtual events (not live broadcast on Facebook or Instagram) are are HIPAA-compliant and preserve the security and confidentiality of all our participants to the highest standards possible.
  • For more info, please email cheryl@ourfamily.org, or visit us at ourfamily.org

Your hosts: OFC's tireless & dedicated Programs Team members
~ with storytime book reading support on occasion from our OFC colleagues ~
• We acknowledge and give our respect the Ramaytush Ohlone people, on whose traditional and unceded land
we are grateful to live and work, and on which all San Francisco events take place.
• We strive to make our office and programs accessible to all families. Please let us know when you register what accommodations will help your family participate to the fullest. More Accessibility Statements here .

Programming brought to you thanks to generous support from these funding partners: