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

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
  • Register by calling our office (541) 779-5242
  • Details: Facilitated by Ellen Marks | Snacks will be provided | This class is 100% FREE

Parent Baby Group (Schedule TBA):  Parent Baby Group offers you and your baby the chance to discover, explore, and grow together. Enjoy dance, play music, tell stories, learn about baby massage, practice baby yoga, learn to sign with your baby, explore baby zen, and create beautiful and fun arts and crafts projects!

  • Date & Time: To be announced
  • Location: Meet at FNC Oakdale (212 N Oakdale Ave in Medford)
  • Details: For babies 0-12 months old | This class is 100% FREE

Cooking Matters: Join the Family Nurturing Center and ACCESS for a 6-week course that will teach you how to prepare nutritious and affordable meals! Receive a free cookbook with tips and recipes. Practice recipes at home with free ingredients!

  • Date & Time: Starting July 10th – August 14th from 1:30-4:30 pm
  • Location: St. Mark’s Hafer House ~ 426 W 6th St. in Medford
  • Register by calling our office (541) 779-5242
  • Details: Facilitated by ACCESS | Limited childcare slots 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
  • Register by calling our office (541) 779-5242
  • Details: Facilitated by Kristin Galabrun | Limited 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)
  • Register by calling our office (541) 779-5242
  • Details: Facilitated by Jaimee Cordero | Snacks provided | 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)
  • Register by calling our office (541) 779-5242
  • 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)
  • Register by calling our office (541) 779-5242
  • Details: Facilitated by Betsy Wright & 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
  • Register by calling our office (541) 779-5242
  • Details: Facilitated by Doug Lofdahl & Kristin Galabrun | Limited 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 register, 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!