Come and join us on Saturday, 11 May at 9.00am to celebrate all things mother. We will be meeting in our garden at Nightcliff Community Centre and are lucky enough to be joined by Kim Lock who will be talking about her new book Peace, Love and Khaki Socks. The book is set in Darwin and is all about our favourite topic – pregnancy, birth and empowerment. You can find out more about Kim at her website http://kimlockauthor.com/.
Join us at our next morning tea on Friday at 9.00am at our office. Claire Humprey from Territory Child Care Group will also be coming along to share information about Family Day Care in our area, about both places in childcare and about opportunities to start your own if interested. Hope to see you there.
Mums and Bubs class is a fun and social fitness session for mums with babies from 6 weeks of age until they begin crawling. At Mums and Bubs, you will learn simple core strengthening moves and stretches appropriate to your body and level of fitness. Set in a supportive and caring environment, it is designed especially for mums to be able to attend to bub if needed. Held every Tuesday 9.00am – 10.30am in the Meeting Room at the Nightcliff Community Centre. There is no need to book for this class, just come along with baby and yoga mat.
We have our film fundraiser coming up on Saturday, 23 March. Birth Story will be screening at the Museum and Art Gallery Theatrette, with doors opening at 6.30pm to complimentary drinks and food provided by the CEA committee. The film starts at 7.15pm – and finishes with a signed copy of “Birth Matters” given away as a lucky door prize, and raffle winners announced. Join us for the evening: take a step back in time with the world’s famous midwife, Ina May Gaskin and trace her awe inspiring birthing adventures from the 1970′s and the Farm Clinic to our birthing culture at present. Tickets are $20 and available from the CEA office or at the door on the evening. Click here for more on Birth Story.
Our first Morning Tea for the year will be celebrating International Women’s Day and is coming up on Saturday, 9 March. This event will be held at the Nightcliff Community Centre, 9am – 12pm. Come and join us in a celebration of the achievements of women and their contribution to our communities with guest speakers, display and refreshments.
Thanks to a CBF grant from the Department of Justice, we have been able to purchase a great list of new books. Check out the new titles that will be available soon in our library. We have also been able to purchase resources and equipment for our Educators to use in the Birth Preparation course and promotional material for spreading the word about this awesome organisation.
Our Christmas party is on this Friday 30th November, starting at 10am at the Nightcliff Community Centre. Jacqui Dysart will be bringing some Christmas Craft and merry songs for babies. Come and join us for some celebration, bring a plate to share, friends, family and Christmas cheer.
We will be seeking nominations for committee positions and general members. If you would like to make a contribution to Darwin families and the birthing community, and would like to work with a flexible and supportive group, then please consider joining the CEA Darwin committee at this coming AGM. Children are welcome as always and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by phone or email to the office.