Event Date: 12/14/2019   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Welcoming another new addition to your family?  Is your older child excited about becoming a big sibling but not sure what their new title really means? Register now for this awesome Sibling Class. The Sibling Class is designed for children ages 2 and older. Each class we sit together and learn the basics about newborns - what they are wearing when they are born, how babies communicate, and what babies need (diapers, clothes, blankets, love). We talk about the process of labor and birth in G-rated fashion - where moms and dads go to have a baby or what it will be like to have a baby at home, how the baby gets out of mom, what are those funny sounds mom is making, and that mom is OK. Children are encouraged to bring a baby doll or baby-sized stuffed animal to class so they can diaper, clothe, swaddle, and hold the baby. They will learn the important ways they can help when the new baby comes home and learn how to "play" with thier little sibling and show the baby love. Each class includes time to read a book, watch a birth story, and do a craft and ebbs and flows to hold the attention of the various ages in the group. Although this class is primarliy focused on the children, parents will learn tips about integrating the new baby to the mix, including ways to welcome the new baby, how siblings can help with the day-to-day tasks a newborn requires, transitioning to a family of four or more, and how to prepare children for the birth of their new brother or sister.  The class will also have resources on what to expect, the changing family dynamics, challenges with older children such as toilet training and sleep.   The children will create a onesie for the new baby and create a big brother/sister tee shirt for themselves. They will also receive "I'm the Big Brother/Sister" certificate upon completing the class  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Childbirth Refresher Class We also offer class bundles:  Childbirth Refresher Class + Welcome Little Baby Sibling Class

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/14/2019   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Welcoming another new addition to your family?  Is your older child excited about becoming a big sibling but not sure what their new title really means? Register now for this awesome Sibling Class. The Sibling Class is designed for children ages 2 and older. Each class we sit together and learn the basics about newborns - what they are wearing when they are born, how babies communicate, and what babies need (diapers, clothes, blankets, love). We talk about the process of labor and birth in G-rated fashion - where moms and dads go to have a baby or what it will be like to have a baby at home, how the baby gets out of mom, what are those funny sounds mom is making, and that mom is OK. Children are encouraged to bring a baby doll or baby-sized stuffed animal to class so they can diaper, clothe, swaddle, and hold the baby. They will learn the important ways they can help when the new baby comes home and learn how to "play" with thier little sibling and show the baby love. Each class includes time to read a book, watch a birth story, and do a craft and ebbs and flows to hold the attention of the various ages in the group. Although this class is primarliy focused on the children, parents will learn tips about integrating the new baby to the mix, including ways to welcome the new baby, how siblings can help with the day-to-day tasks a newborn requires, transitioning to a family of four or more, and how to prepare children for the birth of their new brother or sister.  The class will also have resources on what to expect, the changing family dynamics, challenges with older children such as toilet training and sleep.   The children will create a onesie for the new baby and create a big brother/sister tee shirt for themselves. They will also receive "I'm the Big Brother/Sister" certificate upon completing the class  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Childbirth Refresher Class We also offer class bundles:  Childbirth Refresher Class + Welcome Little Baby Sibling Class

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/14/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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DBSA Asheville - Magnetic Minds provides peer-led self-help support groups for those who share the similar challenges of depression and bipolar disorder. As a peer-run organization, Magnetic Minds hosts topic-based discussion groups, not therapy sessions. DBSA Asheville - Magnetic Minds provides members with a chance to help themselves and others through supportive communication, mutual exchange of information and ideas, and a sense of belonging. People with mood disorders can benefit from others who have “been there.” We encourage community learning through sharing our experiences, challenges, and solutions.

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1316-C Parkwood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/16/2019   Event Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Are you ready to part yourself into shape? That's what the Zumba program is all about. If you can walk, you can Zumba! Bring water and towel. Wear comfortable exercise clothing and shoes!

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36 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/16/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MEDICINE FROM EPIONE EXPERTS TO ELEVATE YOUR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS JAN 21st- IMMUNE BOOSTING SYRUPS FEB  18th- PASSION & MOJO ELIXIRS MAR  18th- BALANCING THE THYROID - TEAS APR  15th- BEAUTIFUL SKIN - HYDRATING CREAMS MAY  20th- INFLAMMATION & PAIN - SOOTHING BALMS JUNE  17th- WEIGH LOSS & METABOLISM BOOSTERS JULY  22th- DYNAMIC DIGESTION - BITTERS AUG  19th- SUMMER FUN - SUNSCREEN & BUG SPRAYS SEPT  16th- LOVE YOUR LIVER - MIELS OCT  21st- BREATHING EASY- STEAMS NOV  18th- KIDNEY VITALITY - NUTRITIVE TONICS DEC  16th- MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHY HOLIDAY GIFTS

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19 Zillicoa Street , Suite 3 West Entrance , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/21/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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This is a non-sexual touch based event that invites participants to explore platonic intimacy with like-minded people in an environment that upholds personal boundaries and respect through a supportive framework of mutual agreements that maximize safety and create a space of easy openness and compassionate connection. At this event we have the chance to normalize touch and intimacy with clear boundaries; this is a space for respectful, consent-based touch. We allow ourselves to be seen. We have fun. We get our touch needs met. We welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, economic statuses, races, spiritual or religious beliefs, sizes, and ages (children welcome; parents/guardians must keep your eyes on your children and be responsible for them). THE RULES OF CUDDLING Clothes stay on for the whole event. You do not have to touch anyone at a Cuddle Club event. You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. Please be specific in your requests. If you feel a yes, say YES. If you feel a no, say NO. If you’re a maybe, say NO. You can always change your mind. Get your facilitator or assistant if you have a question or concern, or if you need assistance with anything during the event. Talking, laughter, silence, silliness, stillness, and crying are welcome. WHY CUDDLE? Touch is a basic human need, and many of us do not get enough; most people don’t even know they are missing touch, or have a way to ask for touch without sexualizing it. We believe deeply in the power of touch, and the importance of communication and consent in creating a safe space for touch. CUDDLING WITH STRANGERS Cuddling with strangers sounds weird or scary to most people. “Will I like it?” “What if someone wants to touch me and I don’t want to?” “What if I say yes and it’s not what I want?” “What if I really want to touch someone and they say no?” These are all normal questions. The answer is that this is a space created to ask for exactly what you want, and receive NOTHING you don’t want. Many people start out nervous at a cuddle event. Most are really, really glad they came. Schedule: 6:45-7pm: Arrive with snacks to share! Get comfortable, meet, mingle, & snack.7:05pm: Welcome Circle- its mandatory. We will set our container, talk about personal boundaries, communication, & consent. If you show up after 7:05 you will not be allowed to join.7:15pm: Icebreakers and connective activities.7:30pm: Open cuddling! You MUST ask and get a verbal ‘yes’ before touching or cuddling with anybody at this event. If you are not sure how to do this – great! – we will talk about it during the welcome circle.9:45pm: Closing Circle10:00pm: cleanup and head home. ETIQUETTE ARRIVE ON TIME: It is important that all participants arrive before the Welcome Circle. The Welcome Circle serves the purpose of creating the safe space for consensual, non-sexual touch between participants and making sure that everyone is informed about consent. Please be free of strong scents; many folks would rather not be close to someone who smells of cigarettes, perfume, or essential oils. Your clean self is a good smell! BE SOBER: Please do not drink or smoke before or at this event. WHAT TO BRING: personal water bottle and snacks to share, blankets, pillows, anything else cuddly, a friend, a date – whatever cuddle accessories you like! The only thing that you are required to bring is a clean and sober you. We take individual and group safety seriously! if you experience, see, or know that one of our participants is not safe to be at a touch based event we want to know about it. We are committed to doing our best to create a safe environment which means that if someone is causing harm (physical or mental) that person is not welcome here (this includes harm that takes place outside of our events). We stand behind survivors and know that some of our participants are here to heal from touch based trauma.

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Address sent in confirmation email , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/07/2020   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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WNC prostate support group Us TOO: a prostate cancer support forum for men, caregivers and family members. This month Laura Kraich Scott PT, DPT with Cornerstone Physical Therapy, a specialist in pelvic floor rehabilitation, will speak. No fee to attend.

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5 Oak Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/09/2020   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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The 3 Week Birth With Courage Mini Childbirth Class Series is best begun between 30-35 weeks and the series begins on the start date listed at registration and runs for 3 consecutive weeks unless noted otherwise:   2019 Thrusdays from 6pm -8:45pm September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17  November 7, 14, 21 December 5, 12, 19 2020 Thursdays from 6pm -8:45pm January 9, 16, 23 February 6, 13, 20 March 5, 12, 19 April 2, 9, 16 May 7, 14, 21 June 4, 11, 18 July 9, 16, 23 August 6, 13, 20 September 3, 10, 17 October 1, 8, 15 November 5, 12, 19 December 3, 10, 17 Classes are from 6 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. This 3-week condensed class series is the shortened version of our most popular 6 week Birth with Courage and is tailored to busy expecting families whose schedules are more challenging to coordinate. Whether you're a first-time or experienced parent, alone or with a partner, and no matter what type of birth your are striving to have (home or hospital birth, unmedicated, VBAC, epidural)  will enrich your knowledge not only of childbirth but of your relationships: to your baby, partner, your care provider, and most importantly, yourself!   In this Lamaze 3 Week Childbirth Class Series You'll learn: Basic Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology and how this baby knows how to get into your arms! Labor Stages & Signs of Labor so you feel confident in laboring at home for a period of time.   Tools to create a positive, satisfying birth experience no matter how you give birth Skills to increase connection with your partner, care provider and your baby! Mental and Breathing Strategies for Labor Coping for mothers and hands-on Support Techniques for partners Advocacy, evidence based, non biased information and how to make Informed Decisions during Labor How to address and work with Fears and Anxieties To Honor your Pregnancy and Birth as a Rite of Passage. And now for the fine print...Because our classes often sell out, we do not offer refunds or transfers for non-medical reasons, so please be sure you can attend the class you register for! If you choose to register for class beginning after your 34th week, there are no refunds if your baby arrives before the series is over. At this time, Homegrown Babies can only provide a discount for Primary NC Pregnancy Medicaid insurance YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Free Early Pregnancy Class which is taken between 8-25 weeks If you would like to purchase postpartum/breastfeeding related instruction separately from a childbirth class series or see the upcoming series dates go here:  Baby Moon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class  We also offer class bundles:  Birth with Courage + Baby Moon Postpartum Breastfeeding & Babycare Class Feel free to contact Chama Woydak with any questions or concerns at 828-777-8899 or [email protected]

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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