LOCAL RESOURCES


Sunrise Opportunities (Washington)

232 Court Street
Machias, ME 04654


Primary Contact Person: Mandie Pepperman

Email: mpepperman@sun-rise.tv

Phone: (207) 255-4156
Fax: (207) 255-4707

Website: http://www.sun-rise.tv

Service Area: Washington County

Dates and times subject to change. Contact your local Council to confirm the event details.

Nurturing Parenting: Prenatal (Parent Education or Community Training)

Start Date: 3/17/2021

Additional Information: Understand babies development and adjusting to life after birth! A GREAT workshop for new parents. Please call or text 263-5270 for more information or to register.

Day(s) of the Week:

Time: 5-7pm

Town: Machias

Audience: Expectant Parents and Caregivers in Washington County caring for newborns.

Registration Required: Yes


Nurturing Parenting: Through Recovery (Parent Education or Community Training)

Start Date: 12/31/2020

End Date: 4/22/2021

Additional Information: Discuss how substance and trauma impacts parent. Focus on how to restore the parent and child relationship and strengthen this connection moving forward. Please call/text 263-9270 for more information or to register.

Day(s) of the Week: Every Thursday

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Town: Machias

Audience: Parents and Caregivers in treatment and recovery with children 0-4 and 6-9 in Washington County.

Registration Required: Yes


Active Parenting- First Five Years (Parent Education or Community Training)

Start Date: 2/2/2021

End Date: 2/23/2021

Additional Information: Join us for this free training open to the public! Learn all about child development from birth to the age of 5. This training includes a discussion on discipline, tantrums, preparing for school and learning all of the developmental milestones. A great resources for ALL parents. Please call/text to register or for more information 263-5270

Day(s) of the Week: Every Tuesday for 4 Weeks.

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Town: Machias

Audience: This training is for parents and caregivers in Washington County with children 0-4 years of age.

Registration Required: Yes


Calais Virtual Playgroup

Start Date: 1/5/2021

End Date: 3/30/2021

Additional Information: FREE!!! All infants and toddlers are welcome to join this play hour to get energy out, learn social skills and have fun! Get a chance to meet other parents in your area and talk about the ups and downs of parenthood. For more information and to register please call or text 263-5270

Day(s) of the Week: Weekly playgroups every Tuesday

Time: 11am

Town: Calais

Audience: parents and caregivers with children 0-5 in the Calais area.

Registration Required: Yes


Machias Area Virtual Playgroup

Start Date: 1/6/2021

End Date: 3/31/2021

Additional Information: FREE!!! All infants and toddlers are welcome to join this play hour to get energy out, learn social skills and have fun! Get a chance to meet other parents in your area and talk about the ups and downs of parenthood. For more information and to register please call or text 263-5270

Day(s) of the Week: Every Wednesday

Time: 11am

Town: Machias

Audience: parents and caregivers with children 0-4 in the Machias area

Registration Required: Yes


Circle of Parents: Parenting in Treatment & Recovery

Start Date: 1/4/2021

End Date: 3/29/2021

Additional Information: Free! Our parent lead groups are open to all. It's a wonderful place to meet other parents going through treatment and recovery and to talk about challenges in an open and supportive environment. Please call/text 263-5270 to register or for more information.

Day(s) of the Week: Every Monday

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

Town: Machias

Audience: Parents and Caregivers with children 0-4 and 6-9 in Washington County

Registration Required: Yes


General Parent Support Group

Start Date: 1/7/2021

End Date: 3/18/2021

Additional Information: Our support group is free and open to the public! Come and meet other parents and learn the tips and tricks of parenting! Please call or text 263-5270 for more information or to register.

Day(s) of the Week: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Town: Machias

Audience: Parents and Caregivers with children 0-4 and 6-9 in Washington County

Registration Required: Yes


Circle of Parents: Parents of children with Special Needs

Start Date: 1/11/2021

End Date: 3/22/2021

Additional Information: This support group is free and all are welcome! Join other parents as they discuss and share the challenges and successes of raising children with special needs. Please call or text 263-5270 for more information or to register

Day(s) of the Week: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month

Time: 5:00pm

Town: Machias

Audience: Parents and caregivers in Washington County with children of special needs.

Registration Required: Yes


Nurturing Parenting Workshop #1 - Praising Children and their Behavior

Start Date: 1/27/2021

End Date: 1/27/2021

Additional Information: Let's talk about all the ways your child is succeeding and how to let them know! A great workshop for ALL parents! Call or text to register or for more information - 263-5270

Day(s) of the Week:

Time: 4-5pm

Town: Machias

Audience: parents and caregivers in Washington County with children 0-4 and 6-9

Registration Required: Yes


Nurturing Parenting Workshop #2 - Alternatives to Spanking

Start Date: 2/24/2021

End Date: 2/24/2021

Additional Information: Join us for this free workshop and open to the public! Discipline means to teach, join us to talk about a variety of ways to help parents manage their children's behaviors. To register or for more information, please call or text 263-5270

Day(s) of the Week:

Time: 4-5pm

Town: Machias

Audience: Parents and caregivers in Washington County with children 0-4 and 6-9 years of age.

Registration Required: Yes


Nurturing Parenting Workshop #3 - Positive Ways to Deal with Stress & Anger

Start Date: 3/31/2021

End Date: 3/31/2021

Additional Information: A free workshop for the public! Parenting is the hardest job and we all get stressed and angry some days, its important to take care of ourselves! Learn the tips and tricks for handling your stress and anger. For more information or to register please call/text 263-5270.

Day(s) of the Week:

Time: 4-5pm

Town: Machias

Audience: Parents and Caregivers in Washington County with children 0-4 and 6-9

Registration Required: Yes