Health-related events for families in October
FREE! WOMAN TALK WITH DR. REDMOND is 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Mary Black Health System. When it comes to women's health, it can be hard to know what's “normal” and what may be a sign of a potential health problem. Discuss it at this women-only event. To register, visit http://www.maryblackhealthsystem.com.
FREE! WALK WITH HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Oct. 20 at Liberty Park in Spartanburg. Registration is not required. For details, visit https://www.spartanburgregional.com.
FREE! CLASSES ARE OFFERED at South Carolina BLUE at Magnolia Park in Greenville. Classes include yoga, healthy cooking, Zumba and more. For details, visit http://www.scblueretailcenters.com/Events.
FREE! A FOSTER CARE INTEREST MEETING is at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Taylors Branch Library and at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Anderson City Recreation Center. For details, call 864-676-0210 or visit http://www.scyap.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE at Upstate International. Classes are offered in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. For details, email email@example.com.
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 http://ghs.org/events.
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 http://www.thornwell.org.
FACTS OF LIFE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is offered at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 17 at St. Francis Eastside. Learn about the physical, internal and emotional changes during puberty in a relaxed atmosphere. Register online at http://www.stfrancishealth.org or call 864-675-4400.
FREE! COFFEE AND CONNECTIONS AT CDS is 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 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. This month’s topic is “How Will My Teenager Become an Adult?” 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. Oct. 26 at St. Francis Eastside. Prepare for the financial changes that come with having a new baby. Register online at http://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.
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.
HEARTSAVER CPR is offered Oct. 25 at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at http://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).