Bird Festival @ Crex Meadows
Come to the Crex Meadows Visitor Center on Saturday, May 19 from 10-1. The FRC will be hosting the children's activities in the classroom for their annual bird festival. Crex is also sponsoring other activities.
Spring Hike (In the snow!)
Even though we just got a load of snow, we are still planning our hike. Meet at the Crex Meadows Visitor Center at 5:00pm on Thursday, April 19. Wear boots and dress for the weather. We will hike to the viewing platform, learn about migration, have a snack, and hike back. The hike is between 1.5-2.5 miles (depends on how far you want to go) Please RSVP and go the bathroom before you come as the visitor center will not be open.
Come to the FRC at 5:00 and cook with your kids. Please RSVP by the day before. Space will be limited for Lil' Chefs.
May 8 -TBA
June 4 - TBA
All About FlowersCome to the FRC on May 3 at 5:00pm to learn about flowers. We will have learning activities, a snack, decorating pots, and planting flowers. Please RSVP.
We will have playgroups every Monday and Thursday at 10:00 am at the Family Resource Center in Siren. Caregivers and their children can come for play, activities, projects and a snack . No RSVP necessary.
Healthy Families of Burnett County - Home Visitation
The FRC has home visiting program for families who are pregnant or have newborn babies. This free, weekly home visiting program will support you through your pregnancy and the early years of your baby's life. We will give you ways to make your home safer, information on how to care for your baby, facts regarding development, activities you can do with your baby, and much more. To learn more about this exciting program call the FRC.
Home Visits/Parenting Classes
Someone from the FRC will visit you in your home, at the FRC, or a location of your choice for assistance with parenting, budgeting, discipline, or just someone to talk to. If you are interested or in need of support, please call us.
This program is a supervised visitation program for parents with custody or safety concerns.
We offer two playgroups a week - Mondays and Thursdays - from 10:00-11:30am at the FRC in Siren. Parents, guardians, daycare providers, or grandparents bring your children to play, do crafts, and have a snack. You can play with your children and chat and network with other adults. A great chance for your little one to play and socialize. Open to all ages.
****Note: During the warmer months we will meet at Crooked Lake Park in Siren.
Lil's Chefs will promote healthy eating and nutrition. Come to the FRC and cook with your children. Watch your children get excited about cooking as they wear their chef's hats and aprons. We hope to get them to try new foods. There will always be something to eat and sometimes food to take home. Occasionally families will be requested to bring cooking items from home (ie: pans, bowls, storage containers). The smaller children are welcome - they can play while we cook and there is always extra food. Please RSVP for this event so we can plan the food accordingly.
Arts and Crafts Night
We will have a monthly themed Arts and Crafts Night. All ages are welcome and snacks will be served. Check the "Upcoming Events" section for details on the monthly theme.
Family Fun Activities and Field Trips.
Join us for family fun activities during the month. Everyone is welcome to join us in fun activities that include the whole family. Past activities include holiday parties, pumpkin carving, sun and sand party, gardening night, pirates and princesses, and much more. In the warmer months we try to get outside and meet at different areas in our county. Past trips have included Crex Meadows, Tammi's Wildlife Rescue, Pizza by the Pond, Fort Folle Avoine, apple orchards, fall outings, sledding, dairy farm tours, and more.
Come to the FRC for free, gently used baby clothes (newborn - 4T). Take what you need and give back when you can. Other miscellaneous items are available from time to time such as blankets, toys, books, winter gear, etc. Donations are also accepted but we request that they are not stained, ripped, or broken. We cannot accept cribs or car seats.
Bosom Buddies and Prenatal Breastfeeding Group
Bosom Buddies is a Breast Feeding Group led by a certified lactation counselor. We will meet every Wednesday at the FRC at 9:00am. Some topics to be covered will be going back to work , when and how to pump, sore nipples, mastitis, plugged ducts. On the first Thursday of every month at 5:00pm , we will host a prenatal breastfeeding group (please RSVP for the prenatal group).
Car Seat Safety
The FRC has a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician on staff! Please call to make an appointment to have your car seats inspected, fitted to your child, information on recalls, and help with installation. Please expect appointments to take at least 40 minutes and have children present if possible.
Burnett County Family Resource Center, INC