Lifestyle Briefs: Boys & Girls Club to provide summer mealsJune 08. 2018 5:33PM
Boys & Girls Club to provide summer meals
MANCHESTER - The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester's Union Street Clubhouse, located at 555 Union St., is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program.
Meals will be provided to all children without charge.
From June 18 through Aug. 31, breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. and dinner from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information call Ken Neil at 625-5031 ext. 230.
Scholarship foundation gives $13,500 in awards
MANCHESTER - The Greater Manchester Black Scholarship Foundation is celebrating its 44th year, awarding $13,500 in scholarships. This year's recipients will each receive $1,500.
Scholarship winners are: Dinebari Adumene of Manchester Memorial High School; Brianna Desharnias of Kennett High School, North Conway; Catherine Donahue and Georgie Gentile, both of Alvirne High School, Hudson; Molly Doyle of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Dover; Bejamine Eldridge and Dominick Tavaares, both of Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro; Beepana Gajmer of Manchester High School West; and Braxton Holloway of Portsmouth High School.
The foundation will host a private reception this month in Manchester for the students.
The 44th annual celebration that will formally acknowledge the scholarship winners will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Puritan Backroom Conference Center, 245 Hooksett Road. Tickets and additional information on ways to support Greater Manchester Black Scholarship Foundation and be in the souvenir book, which will be available in August.
Families First offers parenting programs
PORTSMOUTH - Families First Health and Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, is offering free parenting programs this month.
. Active Parenting, Tuesdays through June 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to win cooperation, teach values and responsibility and reduce power struggles at home. For parents of school-aged children.
. Co-Parenting Support Group, June 13 and the second Wednesday of other months. 6 to 7:30 p.m. A guided support group with Rebecca Buell Lavoie, CFM, of Olive Branch Mediation. Lavoie also offers this support group at Goodwin Community Health, 311 Route 108 in Somersworth, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. the third Thursdays of the month. Unlike the Portsmouth group, the Somersworth group does not include free child care.
. Sober Parenting Journey, Wednesdays, June 13-Sept. 19, 4 to 6 p.m., a 14-week group for parents in recovery to help them explore past family patterns, begin to heal past wounds and to take a new path that involves personal responsibility.
. Parenting Your Challenging Teen, Thursdays, June 14 and June 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Education and support group for parents of teens (ages 12-21) who are struggling with emotional or behavioral problems.
. Family Internet Safety, Tuesday, June 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to develop a comprehensive plan for managing internet use in your home on all devices.
The Portsmouth programs include free child care. Advance registration is required. To sign up, go to tinyurl.com/FFparentingJune2018 or call 422-8208 ext. 2.