Join us for Harvest Festival this Thursday!
Dress like a farmer and bring your children six and under to the Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the GCCF. Fun includes pumpkin decorating, games, pizza and cookies. Admission is free, but donations of canned foods or new children’s socks & underwear are appreciated! Each family gets 1 free pumpkin. Extra pizza slices available for $1, and extra pumpkins available for purchase.
Activities prepare children for school
To boost school-readiness skills, the Gladstone Center for Children & Families [GCCF} offers a series free events after school each month from October through May. The GCCF is located at 18905 Portland Avenue in Gladstone.
Story Hour: On first Thursdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m., children six and under are invited to share books and activities. Each child attending will receive a free book. This event is supported by Gladstone/Oak Grove Rotary.
Activity Hour: On second Thursdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m., children six and under are invited to enjoy games, movement, and fun with their peers and caregivers. Children will build social skills, language skills, and physical coordination while making new friends.
STEAM Hour: On third Thursdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m., children six and under are invited to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math [STEAM], working on hands-on, age-appropriate projects with their parent or care-giver.
Science Hour: On fourth Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., children and parents are invited to explore science and engineering through hands-on activities such as building structures, studying motion, and making hypotheses. For information, call Kassy Babeckos or Rebecca Russell at 503.496.3939.