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Community Events and Conferences Where You Can Find thread!


September 22, Anchorage: Project Ki'L POW WOW family event at Begich Middle School


First Thursday of the month (during the school year), Juneau: Family Night at the Downtown Library,  5:30 - 7 pm. FREE.

Third Thursday of the month (during the school year), Juneau: AEYC Preschool Family Night at the New Valley Library, 5:30 - 7 pm. FREE.

Every 2nd and 4th Friday, Juneau: Family Nights at the Turf, 5 - 6:30 pm at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse. Light snacks included. FREE


Super Saturday - Spring Into Reading: Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with thread and the Fairbanks Children's Museum. Saturday, March 3, 2 - 4 pm at the Fairbanks Children's Museum, 302 Cushman Street, Suite 101. Crafts, photo opportunities, snacks, games, and more. Free with admission to museum ($8).

Parent TALK Community Café Schedule

thread’s Parent TALK is a free group where parents learn, share ideas, and ask questions about the joys and challenges of parenting. Enjoy a free dinner, giveaways, books & resources, children’s activities, and more. Parent TALK meets from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month, October – June, in the thread conference room at 3350 Commercial Drive, Anchorage, 99501. Pre-registration is required. Registration for an upcoming session opens at 9:00 am the Monday following the previous session.


October 11, 2018 

Strong Parents Alaska (SPA): Parenting can be stressful, but having the right “tools” in your tool belt helps. This session will focus on the research-based Strengthening Families Framework, which uses five tools called “Protective Factors” to help you build upon your family’s strengths, nurture resilience, and support each member of your family through good times and bad. Come learn about the five simple tools you need to be a strong parent and raise strong, resilient children!