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APRIL 2014 

Greetings to our friends and supporters,      



What a relief - April is nearly here, and we can put winter officially behind us!  We are in full planning mode now for our upcoming Gala ("Kids First and All That Jazz" ) at the Ocean Gateway on May 16th - it's going to be a good one!  We're changing things up this year and looking forward to seeing more people than ever before.  Invitations will go out soon, but no need to wait - online registration is available now at www.kidsfirstcenter.org where you can also get a sneak peak at what's in store! 


Programs available at the Center in April will include a free evening workshop for professionals entitled Zealous Advocacy the Kids First Way, as well as a 4-week session of the Next Step Program - Putting Conflict Aside to be held in Topsham.  Kids First Program for Stepparents is scheduled this month, along with our monthly drop-in group for dads on the first Tuesday of every month.  Please check the calendar below for specific dates and times.


And, if it's in the stars for you, please plan to join us on May 16th for our most important fundraising event of the year!


Warmest wishes,

Peg Libby 

Executive Director


In This Issue
Attending Kids' Events
April Calendar of Events

    brochurecover  photoQUICK LINKS   

Kids First website

Kids First on Facebook   

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Attending Kids' Events - Introduce New Partners to Children's Other Parent First
by Jann Blackstone  

Q:  My new boyfriend wants to go to my son's baseball games with me, but he and my ex-husband have never met and I'm worried there may be a scene.  How do you think I should handle this?   

APRIL 2014girl kissing father



Kids First Program 

Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

April 5 - Portland (207-761-2709)

April 5 -Augusta (207-859-1580 or 859-1578) April 5 - Skowhegan (207-859-1514)    

April 12 - Biddeford (207-761-2709) 

April 12 - Lewiston  8:00 am (783-3990)

April 12 - Belfast (207-338-2200 x109) 

April 16 - South Paris (Wednesday, 5:30 pm) (207-333-6425) 

April 19 - Portland (207-761-2709)   

(similar program)  - April 5 - Rockland (207-596-0359)

(similar program) April 12 - Bangor (207-942- 8200)


(similar program) April 12 - Wiscasset (207-596-0359)

(similar program) April 19 - Ellsworth (207-942-8200)


Next Step Program: Putting Conflict Aside - TOPSHAM

Mondays, April 28 - May 19, 2014  6:00 - 9:00 pm 


Kids First Program for Stepparents 

Saturday, April 12, 2014  8:30 - 12:30 pm 


Separation, Divorce & Dads  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014  6:30 - 8:00 pm 


Free Evening Workshop

Zealous Advocacy the Kids First Way 

Monday, April 28, 2014  7:00 - 8:30 pm 





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