Community Stuff 1/26/13

Play with Clay
Cape Ann Sea Creatures is a February school vacation clay class for children and/or adults with Rockport potter Susan Hershey.  It’s a three-part series on Monday, February 18th, Wednesday, February 20th and Friday, February 22nd from 2 to 5 p.m.  at the Opportunity Center at Pond View Village in Gloucester. Limited to 24 students. To reserve a spot, contact Stacy Randell at 978-281-8181, ext. 141 or . A $5 donation for the series is requested, but not required.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

There’s no doubt that growing up in today’s world is challenging and perhaps it’s even more challenging to be a parent of a child going through adolescence. O’Maley Innovation Middle School is committed to doing all it can guide both young and old through this important phase of life. With that in mind, we have scheduled two free workshops for parents.

The first one will be held on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in our library. The title of this workshop is “Growing up Male in America”. Some of the topics covered will be: The Boy Code, Boys and Aggression, The Boys Inner Life (a focus on the emotional life of boys), Boys and Schooling, Parent Relationships and Changing into Men.

The second workshop will be held the following Tuesday, February 5th, also from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. This workshop is entitled, “Growing up Female in America”. Some of the topics of this session include: The Girl Code, Girls and the Media, Girls and Schooling, Parent Relationships and a segment called Daughters of the Revolution (a look at the future for girls).

The presenter is Joann Stemmerman. She is an expert in gender as it relates to adolescents. Although now working in the private sector, she has held faculty positions at Harvard University and the University of New Hampshire. Please join us for these informative workshops. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and sharing of common experiences.

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