Family Fun Events

All families are invited to quarterly Family Fun Events that are designed for families to play, have fun, enjoy a meal and learn together. Scheduled at FNC or at community venues, families celebrate the joy of community and the relationships  they are forming together.

Parenting Classes and Groups

FNC offers a variety of parenting education and engagement opportunities for parents who are looking for support. Our parenting opportunities are open to any client or community member who is interested.

Current Classes and Groups

Mindfulness Gathering for Families: Join us for a special gathering for families who want to connect with each other and learn about mindfulness and movement. We are so excited to be able to introduce JusTme to you! ** This event is for children and families! **

  • Date & Time: Wednesday May 30th, 2018 from 2:30-4:30 pm
  • Location: 212 N Oakdale Ave, Medford OR 97501
  • Details: This event is for children and families

About JusTme:
JusTme (Timothy Scott, Jr.) is a mindful hip-hop artist and mindfulness instructor from California’s Bay Area. Since 2012, he has been spreading love and insight on mindfulness and well-being. Bringing students and their families positivity, mindful practices, and well-being through his coined term, “mindful Hip-hop”, JusTme started working with K-12 students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District of Richmond, CA.

In 2015, JusTme collaborated with Richard Davidson’s Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to help with a study on the benefits of bringing mindfulness into elementary school classrooms. Inspired by JusTme’s musical approach, a group of 5th grade students at Glendale Elementary made a music video for JusTme’s “D.F.Y.L” (Don’t Flip Your Lid). This song explains the brain science on the ‘Fight or Flight response’, and how mindfulness can help a person calm that response.

Later that year, JusTme and Breathe For Change began collaborating and sharing his work with Breathe For Change staff and students. In 2016, JusTme earned his 200-hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Certification.

JusTme continues to study mindfulness and yoga practices through various trainings and personal exploration. He incorporates a plant-based vegan lifestyle and meditation into his daily routine. JusTme continues to share his talent with students around the globe through his engaging school visits, mindful hip-hop tracks, and social media.

Check out his website for more information: www.justmindfulness.com

GED Preparation ClassYour future is calling! Let FNC help you earn your GED!

  • Date & Time: Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm. Meets weekly.
  • Location: 511 NW 6th Street Office in Medford
  • Details: Facilitated by Ellen Marks | Snacks will be provided | Help with childcare available | This class is 100% FREE

Mindful Mothers Group: Join the FNC Farm & Food Program for a ten-week group at Historic Hanley Farm.  Form and strengthen connections to our food, the farm, and one another as we work together to prepare the soil for planting, perform farm maintenance, care for our animals, and plant the first seeds of the season. Enjoy the company of other Moms in a beautiful farm setting.  Return throughout the year to harvest food for your family, and stay connected with our Graduate Food Group.

Our Goal: For Families to be physically nourished so that parents and children can be fully present in relationship with one another.

New 10 week series will begin Monday 5/14 and end 7/30 (no class on Monday 5/28 or 7/2).

  • Date & Time: Starting May 14th, 2018 ~ Monday from 1:30-4:30 pm
  • Participants will receive a weekly food share of organic produce grown on the farm
  • Childcare available (space is limited, so call us for more information)
  • Location: Meet at FNC Oakdale – Transportation provided to Hanley Farm
  • Details: Facilitated by Doug Lofdahl & Kristin Galabrun | Limited Respite childcare slots available | This class is 100% FREE

The Essentials of ParentingJoin us for a class focusing on learning the basics of parenting! Topics will include Nurturing Parenting, Child Development, Positive Discipline, Bonding, Attachment & Empathy, Nutrition and Health, Self-Care & Stress Management, and more!

  • Date & Time: Thursdays from 1:45-3:45 pm. Class meets weekly
  • Location: Medford YMCA (522 W 6th St)
  • Details: Facilitated by Jaimee Cordero | Snacks provided | Respite childcare available (space is limited) | This class is 100% FREE

Budgeting Classes: Join us for free quarterly Budgeting Workshops with Wells Fargo Bank! Learn to build a budget and set goals, live within your means, and save money for your dreams.

  • Date & Time: Wednesday August 15th, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Location: FNC Oakdale (212 N. Oakdale Ave. Medford)
  • Details: Quarterly offerings | Dinner provided | childcare provided | This class is 100% FREE

A Window Between World’s ~ Healing Art Workshops: The purpose of these monthly workshops is to provide parents and children with a window of time where they can feel safe and supported within a community, while discovering a renewed sense of themselves through creative expression.

  • Date & Time: Wednesday June 6th, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Meets monthly.
  • Location: FNC Oakdale (212 N. Oakdale Ave. Medford)
  • Details: Facilitated by Betsy Wright and Laurie Gilkey  | Dinner provided | Parent session and child session | This class is 100% FREE

Family Food Group:  Join us with your family for this 6-week series! Harvest, prepare and share a family style meal together in the outdoor kitchen at beautiful Hanley Farm! Share your knowledge and learn new skills! Meet other parents, strengthen community, and enjoy a supportive environment focused on nurturing family health. Transportation available from Oakdale Center.  Seats are limited, sign up to reserve space on the bus. (Bus will leave center at 1:15 and return at 4:30) Families can bring home produce harvested from the farm.

  • Date & Time: Starting Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 ~ Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30 pm
  • Participants will receive a weekly food share of organic produce grown on the farm
  • Childcare available (space is limited, so call us for more information)
  • Location: Meet at FNC Oakdale – Transportation provided to Hanley Farm
  • Details: Facilitated by Doug Lofdahl & Kristin Galabrun | Limited Respite childcare slots available | This class is 100% FREE

Support Groups: A partnership between the Family Nurturing Center and Community Works for parents who need extra support.

  • For more information and to sign up call the Community Works HelpLine at (541) 779-4357

For the most updated schedule of our classes, please refer to our Parent Education Calendar below. To sign up for classes call our office at (541) 779-5242!