October Healthbeat Calendar
FREE! THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO A WHOLE FOOD, PLANT-BASED DIET is at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at Pelham Medical Center. Registration is required. Visit https://www.spartanburgregional.com/events/beginners-guide-whole-food-plant-based-diet.
FREE! PARENT PROGRAMS are offered at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. Programs are held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 12. Expectant parents and parents with babies up to 12 months old are invited to TCMU afterhours for workshops related to lactation support, infant sleep, infant safety and more. Registration is required. Admission and workshops are completely free. Register online at http://www.tcmupstate.org/baby-me-programs.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR is at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. Registration is required. Call 864-455-BABY (2229) or visit https://www.ghs.org/events.
THE VEG EDGE, a monthly plant-based potluck, is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Gibbes Cancer Center in Spartanburg. For more information, visit https://www.spartanburgregional.com/events/veg-edge-monthly-plant-based-potluck or call Lori Boyd 864-560-8185.
FACTS OF LIFE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is offered Oct. 23 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at http://www.stfrancishealth.org or call 864-675-4400.
GROUP TRIPLE P POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM CLASSES are offered at the Center for Community Services in Simpsonville. For details, email email@example.com or call 864-688-2228.
A BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of an infant meets regularly at Spartanburg Regional Center for Women. Call 864-560-2229 or visit https://www.spartanburgregional.com.
HOST A PERIOD PARTY or volunteer with Homeless Period Project to sanitary products to women and girls in need. For details, visit https://homelessperiodproject.org.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE at Upstate International. Classes are offered in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and more. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO LEARN ABOUT SAFE BUTTON BATTERY STORAGE and receive a free container with a child-resistant cap, email email@example.com.
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 https://www.pcymca.net/mentor.php.
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/194307137804707/about.
“MOM DATING” UPSTATE SC is 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.com and request to join the group.
FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 GreenvilleInfo@FamilyConnectionSC.org.
DIAPER BANK OF THE CAROLINAS needs donations to provide diapers for children in need. For details, visit www.diaperbankofcarolinas.org.
THE RED CROSS offers 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 http://www.redcross.org/sc.
CAR SEAT CHECKS are available by appointment with Safe Kids Spartanburg (register at https://www.spartanburgregional.com) or by appointment with Safe Kids Upstate (call 864-454-1109).