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Coles County Community Events September 2018

Volunteer At Friendship Garden Every Monday and Thursday from Douglas-Hart Nature Center’s Friendship Garden. A gardener’s dream with a wide variety of horticultural plants. Located at the corner of Layfette Avenue and 17th Street in Mattoon, the garden is very popular over the lunch hour for adults and after school with families. Refreshments will be served at the end.… Read more →

Effingham County Community Events September 2018

R.I.S.E. – After School Program Every Tuesday & Thursday from 3 to 5:30 p.m at the Effingham library for students in grades 6-8. Contact the library about their new after school program, R.I.S.E., Read, Innovate, Serve, Engage. Registration forms will be available at the library or on their website on August 22. To register, visit or call 217-342-2464. Effingham… Read more →

Effingham County Community Events August 2018

Effingham Farmers Market Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Downtown Effingham May through October. The Effingham Farmers Market, located on the on the Effingham County Courthouse Museum lawn, provides the Effingham community and area visitors with fresh, locally-grown food, art, live music and quality artisan goods. For more information on becoming a vendor, please email them… Read more →

Talking with kids about strangers

With all the talk in the news, it is important to keep your child safe by teaching them about stranger danger. The following tips can help protect your child’s safety in a dangerous situation. First off, your child needs to understand the difference between a “good” stranger and a “bad” stranger. Not all unknown people are necessarily bad or dangerous. Examples of a “good” stranger… Read more →

Does Your Child Have School Anxiety?

Anxiety is something that all children will experience throughout their childhood in one way or another. When anxiety becomes severe enough to interfere with normal daily activities such as going to school or playing with friends, a caregiver would do well to consult a professional for an evaluation or advice. Some reasons why kids avoid school A bully may be bothering them problem… Read more →

Helping Cope with Grief

Each year thousands of children experience the death of someone they love. When a parent, sibling, friend or relative dies, children feel the overwhelming loss of someone who helped shape their fragile self-identities. And these feelings about death become a part of their lives forever. Caring adults, whether parents, teachers, counselors or friends, can help children during this time. If… Read more →