Local Briefs

‘Building Communities’

symposium this week

 

SHERIDAN — Early childhood and community experts will present a two-day symposium on “Building Communities where Children and Families Thrive.”

This symposium will discuss how communities can help encourage and support the skills adults need to create the best environment for healthy childhood development.

The conference is Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sheridan College’s Whitney Presentation Hall.

On Thursday, the focus is the particular interests of health care professionals and caregivers who work with children and families.

The morning of Friday is designed to engage a broad community audience to consider how all adults create an environment of relationships for children.

The Friday afternoon session discusses designing a future where children and families thrive, concluding with an informal dinner and networking for the participants.

The five presenters are early childhood and community experts from New York, Washington State University and Harvard Medical School.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, the agenda or to register, see www.wyokidsfirst.org and click on the “child symposium” tab or call Michelle Sullivan at 752-1637.

 

Senior Center Autumn Fest

set for Friday

 

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is holding their annual Autumn Fest, formerly known as the Harvest Moon Ball, at the Dayton Community Hall Friday.

Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing and live music by the Boot Hill Band.

The cost of dinner is $7 per person.

This is targeted to seniors, but all ages are welcome to attend.

RSVP by Wednesday to make a dinner reservation.

For more information or to RSVP call Lois Bell or Jane Perkins at the Sheridan Senior Center, 672-2240.


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