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Family Time Health Beat

FACTS OF LIFE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is offered Aug. 28 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at http://www.stfrancishealth.orgor call 864-675-4400.

GROUP TRIPLE P POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM CLASSES are offered at the Center for Community Services in Simpsonville. For details, email danielle@centercs.comor call 864-688-2228.

HOST A PERIOD PARTY or volunteer with Homeless Period Project to sanitary products to women and girls in need. For details, visit

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE at Upstate International. Classes are offered in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and more. For details, email 

TO LEARN ABOUT SAFE BUTTON BATTERY STORAGE and receive afree container with a child-resistant cap, email

THE Y MENTOR PROGRAM needs volunteers to work with students in all schools in Pickens County and Anderson School District One. Mentors provide extra support to help students achieve their potential by committing to spend 30 minutes each week with a student while they are at school. To learn more, visit

MOM'S LIBERAL HAPPY HOUR SC is a close-knit local group of Upstate women (mostly moms) that share a passion for progressive politics and improving the community. Members participate in play-dates, community events, dinners and other social outings. The group also holds ongoing discussions on current events, parenting issues and more through its Facebook page. New members are welcome to join through at

“MOM DATING” UPSTATE SCis for Upstate moms who want to connect for play dates, outings, crafts, community involvement and more. To learn more, search “Mom Dating” Upstate SC on https://www.facebook.comand request to join the group.  

FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUPmeets 5 – 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at Greenville Health System’s Patewood Medical Campus. For more information, call 864-522-3144. 

PRUITTHEALTH NEEDS HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS to visit with patients or in the office. Opportunities are available in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. Training is provided. For more information, call 864-962-6699 or email

LEAP OF FAITH FARM, LLC needs volunteers ages 14 and older to assist special needs children and adults with therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Volunteers assist as side walkers and horse leaders. No horse experience is necessary. Training is provided. For details, contact Melissa Palotta at 864-351-9222 or

WOMEN’S HEART SCREENINGS are offered at the Prisma Health Women’s Heart Center. The screening focuses on the factors that closely relate to heart disease such as blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, nutrition and sleep. The cost is $100. To register, visit

THE EAR-RESISTIBLES, a play group for deaf and hard of hearing babies, meets 10 – 11 a.m. each Wednesday at parks throughout the Upstate. A knowledge of ASL (American Sign Language) is not required. For details and meeting locations, call 864-559-2632.

FREE! COFFEE AND CONNECTIONS AT CDS is monthly at the Center for Developmental Services. Parents and caregivers of children with special needs and learning disabilities can learn more about local resources, connect with others are experiencing similar journeys of life and navigate available resources and support. For more information, email

DIAPER BANK OF THE CAROLINAS needs donations to provide diapers for children in need. For details, visit 

THE RED CROSSoffers lifesaving health and safety classes in first aid, infant CPR, adult CPR, child CPR, AED, baby-sitter training and more. Call for information or the current schedule. Registration is required. Visit 

CAR SEAT CHECKS are available by appointment withSafe Kids Spartanburg (register at or by appointment with Safe Kids Upstate (call 864-454-1109).