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September 2020 Health Beat Calendar

JOIN AN ONLINE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP through Family Connection Of South Carolina. Each group is focused on specific parenting concerns and will offer a way to connect with other parents who understand. Options include parent support, special needs and advocacy, transition to adulthood and conversaciones de apoyo en línea para padres de Family Connection of SC. Learn more at

LEARN ABOUT NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING in a free, online group introductory sessionfor the Creighton Model FertilityCare System at 7 p.m. Sept. 10. This introductory session is offered by Allied Health professionals who received their certification by the American Academy of FertilityCare, and you will have the opportunity, if desired, to register for individual counseling sessions after this introduction. Contact Nancy McGrath at 864-292-0475 or

HISPANIC ALLIANCE offers a variety of volunteer opportunities – even if you do not speak Spanish. Join virtual meetings and community teams or find resources to help your family. Visit or

TAKE A LIFESAVING ONLINE CLASS – 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

PARENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A MISCARRIAGE, stillbirth or the death of an infant can get bereavement support at Spartanburg Regional Center for Women. Call 864-560-2229 or visit

THE BLOOD CONNECTION needs donors, including plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19. For details, visit

VOLUNTEER with the Homeless Period Project to supply sanitary products to women and girls in need. For details, visit

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE at Upstate International. Classes are offered in American Sign Language, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Thai.For details, email 

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

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 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 and request to join the group.  

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

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