Things to Know About This Week
Learn circus skills at workshop; Garden Club goes to the birds; BAY Team strengthening families
Circus skills workshop
Barrington Community Theater continues its weekly Circus Skills Workshop on Monday evenings from 5 to 7 pm at the Barrington Middle School.
Students can come and learn a variety of skills, including Juggling, Hula Hoop Dancing, Poi Spinning, Stilt Walking, Unicycling, Yo-Yo tricks, and more from Maurice Reid Eighme, community theater director and an accomplished juggler and a host of other performers.
There is a fee: $150 for a full 10-week program or $20 at the door per workshop.
Garden club meets Wing Master
The Barrington Garden Club meets for its monthly luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at noon in the Barrington library. It features guest-speaker Julie Collier this month.
Collier is a member of Wing Masters, an organization that cares for injured birds of prey in Massachusetts. She will be sharing six live birds with the club, ranging from the smallest to the largest of raptors.
The birds include an eagle, hawk, falcon and owl. The program is designed to explain predation, the birds' place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and status in a rapidly changing world. There is a $5 guest fee.
BAY Team series on strengthening families
The BAY Team, Barrington’s coalition to prevent abuse, is hosting a Parent2Parent workshop series starting Tuesday, Jan. 15, that is designed to introduce the Strengthening Families Program (SFP).
The Strengthening Families Program is a nationally and internationally recognized family skills training program found to significantly reduce problem behaviors, delinquency, and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance, according to Kathy Sullivan, BAY Team program director.
The free program will take place in the Barrington Public Library on Jan. 15, 22, and 29, and Feb. 5 and 12 at 6:30 pm. Parents are encouraged to attend all five sessions, but need not attend every one to experience the benefits of the program.