September: Health classes and events for families
FREE! CLASSES ARE OFFERED at South Carolina BLUE at Magnolia Park in Greenville. Classes include yoga, healthy cooking, Zumba and more. For details, visit www.scblueretailcenters.com/Events.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE at Upstate International. Classes are offered in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S HEART SCREENINGS are offered at the Greenville Health System 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 ghs.org/events.
FREE! WOMEN’S HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY is 9 a.m. – noon Sept. 27 at the Anderson Area YMCA. Get information and services for a healthier you. Visit andersonareaymca.org.
UPSTATE MOPS (Easley/Powdersville) meets the first and third Tuesday mornings of each month, September – May, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Piedmont. Expectant moms and those with children ages kindergarten and younger are invited. Childcare is provided. Annual dues are $75 each with scholarships available. For more information, join the group's Facebook page (Upstate Mops) or call Erin at 864-640-0302.
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.
THORNWELL’S FOSTER CARE PROGRAM helps recruit, train, and support foster families in the Upstate. For details and upcoming events, visit www.thornwell.org.
FACTS OF LIFE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is offered at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. Francis Eastside. Learn about the physical, internal and emotional changes during puberty in a relaxed atmosphere. Register online at www.stfrancishealth.org or call 864-675-4400.
FREE! COFFEE AND CONNECTIONS AT CDS is 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month 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.
FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets at 5 p.m. each Thursday at the Greenville Health System Life Center. For more information, call 864-522-3144.
A FINANCIAL CHECKLIST FOR NEW PARENTS is offered at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at St. Francis Eastside. Prepare for the financial changes that come with having a new baby. Register online at www.stfrancishealth.org or call 864-675-4400.
MIRACLE HILL MINISTRIES hosts an orientation and information session for potential foster families twice each month. To learn more, visit https://miraclehill.org/children/foster-care.
PENDLETON PLACE offers supervised visitation and custody exchanges through the Family Bridges program. Visits and exchanges are offered in a safe, homelike environment without contact between the custodial parents or caregivers and the noncustodial parents. For details, visit pendletonplace.org or call 864-516-1236.
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 www.redcross.org/sc.
HEARTSAVER CPR is offered Sept. 27 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at www.stfrancishealth.org or call 864-675-4400.
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).